Muslims as the enemies of western civilisation

Alex Klaushofer takes issue with “the ubiquitous rhetoric of the ‘clash of civilisations’ between Islam and the west which, as the UN-sponsored Alliance of Civilisations group notes, is the prevailing political doctrine of our time.” He writes:

“Recently I came up against its most extreme form when an evangelical Christian presented me with a copy of the book Jerusalem Countdown by the Texas-based pastor John Hagee. Although broadly familiar with the tenets of this brand of Christian conservatism and ‘end-time’ theology, nothing prepared me for the contents – page after page of ‘evidence’ demonstrating incontrovertibly that Muslims, as members of a faith group out for the destruction of Christians and Jews, are the enemies of western civilisation.”

Guardian, 23 February 2008