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Can radical Islam can win?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 16, 2004 @ 6:25 am In Current Affairs,Politics,War/Defense | Comments Disabled

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Interesting commentary from The Asian Times: Spain’s elections show why radical Islam can win [1]:

“Radical Islam has scored its first unambiguous victory against the West, and it should have been visible at a long distance (Why radical Islam might defeat the West [2], July 8, 2003). Winston Churchill’s quip that the appeaser hopes the crocodile will eat him last does not apply when the prospective victim expects to be in another world before the crocodile comes around . . .

Spain’s death-knell sounded long before the train bombings in Madrid, however. No country in the world is more determined to disappear. The country’s fertility rate of 1.12 live births per female is the lowest in the world. As recently as 1975, at the death of strongman Francisco Franco, the fertility rate stood at 3 births per female in 1976. By 2050 Spain will have lost a quarter of its population. Germany and Italy, whose fertility rates fell earlier than Spain’s, will lose a third, according to economist Anthony Scholefield.”

Give the whole thing a look.

Source:
by Spain’s elections show why radical Islam can win [1]
SPENGLER
Asia Times Online, March 16, 2004

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FC16Aa01.html

You can see a recent list of SPENGLER’s writings here [3]


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[1] Spain’s elections show why radical Islam can win: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FC16Aa01.html

[2] Why radical Islam might defeat the West: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EG08Ak02.html

[3] here: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/others/spengler.html

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