Thursday, October 26, 2006


INFIDEL OF THE DAY: Serge Trifkovic

Serge Trifkovic is the author of the excellent new book, Defeating Jihad: How the War on Terrorism Can Be Won - in Spite of Ourselves. Mr. Trifkovic dissects the unique threat posed by Islamic jihad, the mistakes the West is making and what must be done in order to save Western democracies from this existential threat.

The problem, says Mr. Trifkovic, is that identifying potential problems and solutions fall outside of the accepted boundaries of conversation in the West. He compares the situation to the Soviet Union when its leaders were searching for solutions to their economic decline. No one who was part of the Soviet elite could propose capitalism as the answer to the Soviet Union's economic woes as that would be a rejection of the entire communist project.

In the same way Western elites, either out of ignorance or denial, refuse to face the possibility that Islam, with its attendant political ideology, is inherently hostile to infidels and democracy. A devout Muslim accepts jihad as an essential tenet of Islam. That individual cannot honestly swear loyalty to the United States. His only loyalty is to the Islamic umma. His ultimate goal is to impose sharia (Islamic law) on the United States, which would reduce women and non-Muslims to second-class citizens. But for either neoconservatives and liberal universalists to admit that devout Muslims are naturally going to be hostile to American democracy would be to admit that their one-size-fits-all worldviews have a fatal flaw.

I highly recommend reading Defeating Jihad by Serge Trifkovic, a worthy choice for Infidel of the Day.

Read quotes from the book on our sister-site, Jew Hear Me, by clicking here and here.

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