I was intending to write a fiction account. From the perspective of some future date, perhaps 50 or 100 years from now, the telling of the tale of the Muslim conquest of Europe. As opposed to the methods employed a thousand years ago, this conquest was accomplished relatively peacefully. In fact, the victors were invited, housed, fed, and clothed by the earlier residents of the land.
As an aside: It is not my place to cheer or boo these events. Politicians make choices, people choose to ignore or otherwise live with the choices made by their so-called leaders – and the potential consequences of these choices.
Of course, I will boo the causes behind the events: the west turned the Middle East and North Africa into a living hell for those who lived (or continue to live) in the region.
To the extent that the migrants are refugees, it is quite understandable that they would flee in search of peace – flee, in fact, to the very countries that contributed to the chaos from which they fled (another interesting twist that I would have woven into the fiction account that I was going to write).
I was going to write this fiction account. Now I am not. While poking around for some background material I found the following:
We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe—without swords, without guns, without conquest—will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.
Muammar Gaddafi, 10 April 2006
What could I write to follow this?
Other than…the West has been actively self-inflicting wounds for one-hundred years now. That western culture has survived (to one degree or another) this long is a testament to the extensive and rich cultural heritage built on 1700 years.