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An Ill Wind from Spain

Charles Colson

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There is a white flag blowing in the breeze over the beautiful city of Madrid. Muslims, who once fought a bloody war to occupy much of Spain--which they did for centuries, have now done it with a few bombs, an ominous portent indeed.

In The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington wrote that there are three great religious blocks in the world: Eastern religion; the scattered nations of Islam; and Western civilization, influenced by the Judeo-Christian tradition, embodied in the United States and Europe. As we look at September 11 and its aftermath, we have to conclude that Huntington was right when he predicted that the clash between Islam and the West would be the great struggle of the twenty-first century.

Huntington went on to say that Islam would win. I disputed that at the time, but given recent events in Europe, I'm beginning to wonder.

Read the entire article on the Town Hall website.

Posted: 3/18/04



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