This is Mark Steyn at his best-not shying away from the tough topics, never afraid to discuss the Islamo-Elephant In The Room.
The Veil Descends
Steyn's essays generally make me laugh and smirk and ponder the future of Western civilization (hint: WE'RE DOOMED), but this is the first time (and I have been reading his stuff for a looooooong time) that I teared up. The thought of the little boy missing the Teddy Bears' Picnic is so poignant, it's really heartbreaking.
The demographic experiment in Europe is a failure for the Western world.
Where the Iron Curtain once descended on Europe, but was destroyed by Western resolve-the same case cannot be made to describe any resistance to the Iron Veil descending on the European continent.
And as Peggy Noonan noted in her fantastic book about Ronald Reagan, the Berlin Wall did not "fall"-it was felled by an extraordinary troika: Reagan, The Pope and Margaret Thatcher.
There is nobody shouting the requisite: TAKE OFF THAT VEIL.
I don't want to give away any of the content of Steyn's essay here, you have to read the whole thing because the phrasing is very poetic and it is better read in your head-the words will wash over you and ring sad, but true.
In a few year's time people will look back and talk about how we should have paid more attention to Mark Steyn.
Shame on all of the liberal Jews-the decadent and despicable liberal extremist Jews who vilify philosemitic, prescient gentiles such as Mark Steyn.
Steyn, like Daniel the Prophet sees the writing on the wall.
But there is no longer writing.
No longer is there מנא ,מנא, תקל, ופרסין Mene, Mene, Tekel u-Pharsin.
If you listen closely, it's the distant sound of the Adhan, its eastern quarter tones and mesmerizing repetition.
So you need not ask for whom the minaret tolls.
It tolls for you.