In less than five brief minutes author and Dutch Parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells us why Islam’s political thought, its culture, its law, its religious tenets, and every facet of life one can imagine, are intransigently locked in the 7th Century – forever.
One can understand tribal people who live in very remote areas of the world, who have never been exposed to 21st Century life, carrying on today as they have for thousands of years. What seems to be so difficult for Western Civilization’s inhabitants to grasp is that, with the exception of a very few apostates (Ms. Ali being one of them), modern-day leaders and followers of Islam’s theo-political system are incapable of awakening from that 7th Century tribal mindset.
Any idea which questions even one the Quran’s mandates, or calls for objective investigation of the value of anything said or done by Muhammad, is considered heretical in Islam, and condemns the person who puts forth such an idea to a death sentence.
This kind of thinking is entirely foreign to the Western mindset and values. There is no room in Islam for reconsidering criminal punishments such as amputating thieves’ hands and feet, crucifixion, stoning adulterers to death and flogging people who consume alcoholic beverages. Such acts of cruelty were business as usual in the 7th Century and they remain business as usual today in the World of Islam. Citizens who are convicted of sorcery are beheaded in Saudi Arabia.
All of which makes importing hordes of Muslims into the Western World an exercise in suicidal madness. Or, as my distinguished friend Diana West put it, it is really an act of premeditated murder of the countries and cultures into which political leaders are forcibly injecting millions of Islam’s 7th Century warriors.
The ancient Romans made the same mistake late in the 4th Century, by allowing the Goths to cross the Danube River and re-settle within the Empire. I can think of no reason why the ultimate result of today’s identical strategic mistake will be any different than that which befell the Romans.