Here's why Europe is plagued by Islamic terror
In "an astonishingly savage tirade" – to quote from the U.K.'s Express – Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban recently tore into the European Union "over [Muslim] migration and taunted Angela Merkel for failing to protect German people from Islamist terror."
(Click here to learn why central and eastern European nations, Hungary chief among them, are wary of Islam.)
In the course of his speech, Orban made two important points that I habitually make, and that explain the true reasons behind the unprecedented rise of terrorism in EU nations: 1) Islam's Rule of Numbers and 2) Western enablement of Islam.
In regards to the first point, Orban:
... issued a stunning rebuke to Mrs Merkel on migration, blaming recent terror attacks on the mas[s] influx of refugees… Migration, he argued, "increases terrorism and crime" and "destroys national culture" in a thinly-veiled swipe at Mrs Merkel's decision to roll out the red carpet to millions of people from the Middle East.
This is as simple as it gets. Over three years ago, in May 2013, I explained why a Muslim man decapitated a British solider in the middle of a busy street in London as follows:
It reflects what I call "Islam's Rule of Numbers," a rule that expresses itself with remarkable consistency: The more Muslims grow in numbers, the more Islamic phenomena intrinsic to the Muslim world – in this case, brazen violence against "infidels" – appear. ...
Thus as Muslim populations continue growing in Western nations, count on growing, and brazen, numbers of attacks on infidels – beheadings and such.
And so it has been. While EU leaders and Western media scurry to find pretexts to explain the rise of terrorism – from "Muslim grievances" to wars for "money" and "natural resources," as Pope Francis recently claimed after Muslims slaughtered a priest in France – reality is much simpler: Islam promotes hate for and violence against non-Muslims. Accordingly, wherever Islam is in power (the Muslim world, for example) non-Muslims are grossly persecuted – and not just by ISIS, but by "regular Muslims" – from heads of state to police to educators down to the mob.
If Muslims persecute non-Muslims where they are strong, is it any wonder that, as Muslim numbers grow in Europe, as they have in recent times, attacks on non-Muslims will grow with them? Or, as Orban put it, Muslim immigration "increases terrorism and crime."
The Hungarian prime minister's second important point agrees with another point I've been making:
Those who seek to reverse this situation [growing Islamic terrorism] must begin by embracing a simple fact: Islam is not terrorizing the West because it can but because it is being allowed to. ...
Today [as opposed to historically], Muslim terrorists, rapists, and criminals are not entering the West against its will but because of it[.]
We must make it clear that our problem is not in Mecca, but in Brussels [capital of the EU]. The obstacle for us is not Islam, but the bureaucrats in Brussels. We would be able to deal with Islam if we were allowed to deal with it in the way we think we should.
Simply put, whatever Islam is or teaches – whether it is violent or not, whatever it does "over there" in Mecca and elsewhere – is not the immediate problem.
Rather, EU "bureaucrats in Brussels" have brought Islam "over here," making it a big problem – or, as I more bluntly concluded:
Western policymakers who insist that Islam is peaceful (despite all evidence otherwise) and that the West is "obligated" to receive Muslim migrants, are 100% responsible for the daily victims of jihad, most recently an octogenarian priest. ... The war begins with them. Kick them and their suicidal policies out, and watch Islamic terror on Western soil fizzle out.
It's all very simple: More Muslims equals more violence against non-Muslims. This formula acknowledges that not all Muslims, or even the majority, are inclined to acts of terrorism. However, as Muslim numbers grow in general, it's only natural that the numbers of "radicals" will grow with them (e.g., 10% of 100 is only 10, but 10% of a 1,000 is 100). And the immediate issue isn't whether or why Islam is violent; the immediate issue is that Western leaders are the ones enabling it, by importing it into the West.
It still remains to be seen if Orban is right "that other European nations [will] come around to Hungary's no-nonsense way of thinking as the reality of regular terror attacks set in."
Raymond Ibrahim, author of The Al Qaeda Reader and Crucified Again, holds fellowships at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Middle East Forum.