How to reduce the Muslim presence in the West

In reply to my challenge to him about how we can end and not just manage the jihadist menace in the West (the e-mail is also posted at his website), Daniel Pipes asks me: “How do you propose to ‘initiate a net out-migration of Muslims from the U.S. and the West’?”

The answer is in a five-part strategy I laid out in an article last year at FrontPage Magazine, “How to Defeat Jihad in America.” The use of the word “defeat” in the title is deliberate. I’m not talking about managing or coping with jihad in America. I’m not talking about marginally reducing its danger through occasional prosecutions of terrorists and terror funders and through the endless cataloguing of jihadist activities. I’m talking about defeating jihad in America, by steadily reducing the number and the power of the Muslims among us until they can no longer pose a domestic danger.

Readers may also be interested in a follow-up article, “The Search for Moderate Islam, Part II: If it doesn’t exist, then what?”, in which I placed my immigration ideas in the context of an overall, “civilizationist” approach to Islam. This view recognizes that Islam is a permanent adversary to our civilization, and that it is therefore not within our power to assimilate it, “moderate” it, or democratize it. What we must do instead is disengage from it, isolate it, and place it back in a position where it cannot threaten us. Part I of this article, where I argue that there is no such thing as moderate Islam, and where I focus on Mr. Pipes’s writings on this subject, was extensively discussed by readers at Mr. Pipes’s website. Part II of the article, where I propose a radically different global strategy toward Islam, has not received the attention it deserves.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 22, 2005 03:39 PM | Send

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