Qatargate: The Shift From Jihad To Soft Power In Islam

Psychologists claim that awareness of a danger depends on how much and how you talk about it. If the object of a threat disappears from public debate and private conversations it is weakened up to being relegated to the album of memories. Think of what is happening in relation to the difficult relationships between the Christian West and the Islamic world.

Cultural And Civil Universes

It seems that between these two political, cultural and civil universes, peace has suddenly broke out after years of terror. Yet, it takes little to recall the distressing images of the jihadist massacres who have sowed and killed people in recent years. Those who deal with the history of the relationships between these two communities know that the problem is not represented by fundamentalists, but concerns Islam as such.

It is, as Samuel P.huntington observes, a different civilization whose populations are convinced of the superiority of one’s culture and which have western civilization in hatred. Until the Islam remains such and the West remains the West the conflict between these two worlds is destined to continue without stopping ».

Just the opposite of what still persist in believing politicians and intellectuals of the left, denying now incontrovertible truths. For over a thousand years from the first Moorish landing in Spain to the second Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683 Europe found itself under the constant threat of Islam, risking its survival many times as a cultural entity. In fact, the nature of the clashes only marginally concerned territorial issues.

The reasons are every time attributing them to themes of civilizations starting from a basic difference: Islam has never recognized the separation between political and religious sphere, while the Christian-western precept affirmed itself immediately under the sign of the net Distinction between Caesar and God, that is, between temporal power and spiritual power.

Meanwhile, while the news records increasing numbers of landings of irregular immigrants on the Italian coasts, we get closer to the scenario provided for by the French demographer Michèle Tribalat when she talks about the “process of replacing Europe”. In this sense, a reflection should be launched above all in the light of a clear change of strategy by the Muslim world.

The feeling is that for the moment, the traditional terrorist weapon has been set aside, to try to develop a form of hegemony through a slow but progressive cultural penetration. With the current European weakness – ready to deny the politically correct its spiritual and civil roots by enhancing those of the countries where the freedoms and fundamental rights are denied (the Qatarta is the tip of the iceberg) the Islamic choice could prove to be successful In this case, Eurabia, as Oriana Fallaci warned, is close to us more than we can imagine.

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