In the wake of numerous terrorist attacks that have taken place recently: We are now experiencing a cultural clash between the Western world and the Islamic world. Thanks to globalization and open borders, terrorist groups have been allowed to plan their vendettas. What we have seen now, is only the beginning. There will be more blood flowing in the streets of Paris. Who knows when we will have the next terrorist attack in Denmark?
The political and tolerant course, we have been promoting for too long, has brought collateral damage upon our Western civilization. It has already happened. For too long tolerance and anti-racism has been preached, rendering us oblivious to the intercultural (aggressive) progression (or in this case: “regression”) that has taken place. Meanwhile, we are now awakening from our slumber, experiencing the nightmare of failed integration and good intentions that come at a horrific cost.
I sadly imagine a greater separation between ”muslims” and ”non-muslims”. One will find it harder to make a distinction between ”moderate muslims” and ”radical muslims”: It will simply be a question of ”good” vs. ”evil”. Considering the immigration we have experienced/are experiencing in Europe, I imagine that we (or our descendants) are likely to experience a civil war within the next hundred years. Our ressources won’t suffice in handling the oncoming conflicts as well as keeping down terrorist-groups.
Our civilization is relatively new, and we do not, to my knowledge, have any examples of so different cultures co-existing peacefully together. Perhaps our civilization is condemned either way, but such cultural differences are bound to accelerate the process. In Samuel Huntington’s words:
“It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.”