The lure of fundamentalist Islam

Römische Ruine mit einem Propheten, 1751, Giovanni Panini. Graf Harrach’sche Familiensammlung, Schloss Rohrau (outside Vienna)

Römische Ruine mit einem Propheten, 1751, Giovanni Panini. Graf Harrach’sche Familiensammlung, Schloss Rohrau (outside Vienna)

Dalrymple points out that many immigrants to Europe are drawn to radical Mohammedanism because they see it as an antidote to Western degeneracy.

Those parts of Western culture they see are…the least attractive side: gross promiscuity, the idea that one’s whim is law. They do not understand anything of the better aspects….If we lack the confidence to pass our culture on to our children it is hardly surprising we do not have the confidence to pass it on to other people.

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