Melanie Phillips has an excellent post on the film Obsession and the west's refusal to accept the Global Jihad for what it really is - a war of conquest.
It should be made compulsory viewing for every politician and pundit who clings to the misguided belief that all we face is terrorism rooted in various grievances around the world. It is the single most powerful and terrifying public exposition of the fact that a global Islamic jihad is now being waged from Bali to Istanbul, from Chechnya to Madrid, from Morocco to Manhattan, from Thailand to Bloomsbury – and that the world that is under attack is deeply in denial about what it is facing.
Wherever there is Islam there is conflict.
More than that, this film shows in graphic and undeniable detail that this jihad is a direct descendant of Nazism.
The similarities to the Nazis are indeed overwhelming. The screaming demagogues, the wholesale indoctrination of children into the cult of hatred and death, the repeated use of diabolical propaganda, the aims of genocide and global domination – and the fact that although such aims are constantly reiterated, although the deeds that follow plumb unimaginable depths of barbarity, although the lies are as transparent as they are systematic, the watching world still refuses to acknowledge that this is indeed a global war that is being waged. Just as in the thirties, it takes refuge in fantasies and excuses and refuses to act; worse than in the thirties, it elevates Islamic fascists to downtrodden martyrs and heroes.
One big difference is, that in the thirties there were people who recognised the threat for what it was, who warned us against not taking it seriously and who had enough influence to force the government to take some steps towards preparing for it - barely in time as it turned out. There is no one like that today. Even Bush and Blair - the very people who have led their countries into wars against Islamic fascism - fail to grasp that their "wars" are just minor battles in the real war. Afghanistan is just another Norway. Iraq is our El Alamein.
The most critical difference, however, is that the Second World War was fought in clear view. The borders were clear, the targets were apparent and the enemy was obvious and used, mostly, conventional warfare methods and, mostly, followed the conventions of war. We knew who the Nazis were and where they were. Today, through unchecked immigration and demographics, this is no longer the case. The Islamofascists mingle with the masses all over Europe. Nobody can tell who is friend and who is foe. Who knows where or when the next westernised, affable "Sid" is going to become the next Mohammed Sidique Khan; suicide bomber?
We really are in a perilous position. It may already be too late to avoid some unpleasant consequences if we are to survive. It may even be too late for us to win. It's not certain. One thing is certain, though - until we recognise the threat and understand it for what it really is, we are certain to lose.