The obstacles to ‘defeating Islam’

David Selbourne, author of The Losing Battle with Islam, offers ten reasons why the West will succumb to the advance of Islam. For example:

“The second reason why, as things stand, Islam will not be defeated is that the strengths of the world community of Muslims are being underestimated, and the nature of Islam misunderstood. It is neither a ‘religion of peace’ nor a ‘religion hijacked’ or ‘perverted’ by ‘the few’. Instead, its moral intransigence and revived ardours, its jihadist ethic and the refusal of most diaspora Muslims to ‘share a common set of values’ with non-Muslims are all one, and justified by the Koran itself.”

Times, 9 September 2006