Western civilisation succumbs to Islam

“If a population ‘at odds with the modern world’ is the fastest-breeding group on the planet – if there are more Muslim nations, more fundamentalist Muslims within those nations, more and more Muslims within non-Muslim nations, and more and more Muslims represented in more and more transnational institutions – how safe a bet is the survival of the ‘modern world’?”

Mark Steyn in the New Criterion, January 2006

Melanie Phillips is impressed (“great piece by Mark Steyn”), but Robert Auster feels that Steyn’s emphasis on demographic changes and the West’s “lack of civilizational confidence” (due to “the progressive agenda – lavish social welfare, abortion, secularism, multiculturalism”) underestimates the evils of Muslim immigration.

See Melanie Phillips’s Diary, 2 January 2006 and View From the Right, 1 January 2006