The takeover of Lebanon from a country basically Christian, 54% versus 44% Muslim, rising to 60% Muslim in just several decades – is described in "Lessons of Lebanon Lost", with a nightmarish description of events through the eyes of a teen- age, terrified Christian-Lebanese girl – it should be a wake-up call. Among the historians and political observers who follow the sweep of Islam as both religion and culture, is Dr. Peter Hammond in his book "Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, the Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat". The source of the percentage data below is the US Central Intelligence Agency, World Facts Data, 2007.
Of the nearly 200 countries in the world, about a quarter are summarized below with their Muslim population percentages: the average for all of Europe being now about 5%. However, low or moderate values tend to be completely misleading as to political influence, for example England and France, because of Muslim concentration in tight, closely-packed enclave neighborhoods, circling main-city-centers. This results in a significant magnified Islamic presence and power, especially with media-monitored political rallies. In Belgium, for example, fully one-third of the residents of the capitol, Brussels, are Muslim, with some municipalities reaching 80%. Marseilles, in France, is probably about 40% Muslim.
The result is major Islamic influence in European and world politics, especially with regard to the Mideast, notably Israel, with the US seen as her supporter. With an eye to catering to Muslim interests – and votes – non-Muslim politicians tend to be at the forefront of current anti-Israel rallies, significantly affecting the growing European anti-Israel (and US) policies. While Muslim politicians tend to play down their religion, "I care more about party issues, not Islamic ideology", political wariness is also growing – even a discussion of rising Muslim political influence is considered taboo in many countries.
Last October, Rotterdam became the first major city in Europe to elect a Muslim mayor.
The steadily increasing percentage of Muslims in various countries is presented below in groupings, along with the politico-religious activities generally related to those percentages. The pattern and panorama of Islamic growth and influence is significant. To fully comprehend the nature and (potential) threat of Islam in a tolerant "turn-the-other-cheek" world, the factuality of Muslim-country politics can be fully appreciated when the percentage population reaches the absolute levels, 99-100% .
Comments from Islamic historian-experts are worth noting: "100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam', the Islamic House of Peace – peace because everyone in the world is a Muslim, -", then adding, " but of course, that's not the case. Muslims [historically] soon start killing each other. "
The message is clear: a religion and people seeking 100.0% of their own religious purity to reign supreme in the world – raised from infancy to believe in blood-letting when resolving disagreements – seeing an ideological ideal in their own children becoming suicide killers of infidels . Daily accounts describe Muslim killing Muslim due to differences between sects and factions or for political control – all diversity is possibly resolvable only by blood, there is no history or teachings of solution by compromise.
Our western civilization has apparently achieved a full flowering of material blessings: not only with necessities for life, but also with technical "toys" and entertainments galore, plus medical advances enabling the enjoyment of health and vigor until quite advanced in age (the only real concern, mankind's ability to live peacefully together. The logical "best" form of government, the (experiment) in Democracy, where those governed enjoy all the essential "freedoms", without which life is not worthwhile – and openly elect their own governors, giving them immunity power for a limited time period – and has now exhausted and flowered for over two centuries. Human morality and ethics has just been shaped by Hebrew and Christian religious ideology for millennia, where the ultimates in mundane satisfactions are eclipsed by the soarings of imagination and spiritual fervor, and where "human" emotions "of kindness and tolerance are idealized and provide a foundation for purposeful living.
What will be the result: Islam, a people and religion "on the march" – with dominant control of most oil reserves in our technology-driven world – historically, uncompromising on ideology – establishing itself in all (open and tolerant) countries of western culture?