Apocalyptic Visions of Islam

Apocalyptic Visions of Islam, by Theodore Dalrymple. After another terrorist act in France (policemen and partner murdered by 25 y.o. Muslim in front of their 3 y.o. son):

Oceans of ink have been spilt on the attempt to estimate the true extent of the threat of Islam to the West, and the attempts range from the frankly paranoid to the most supinely complacent. For myself, I veer constantly between the two, hardly pausing in between.

In the last analysis, the West has all the cards, intellectual and military; but if it refuses ever to play them, they are of no account.

We have the means, but not the will. They have the will (the cultural confidence), and now, after several centuries and the advent of political correctness, they seem to almost have the means.