- Samuel Huntington’s: Clash of Civilizations (Wikipedia)
More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism—that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values—that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists. All these historical and modern factors combined, Huntington wrote briefly in his Foreign Affairs article and in much more detail in his 1996 book, would lead to a bloody clash between the Islamic and Western civilizations. The political party Hizb ut-Tahrir also reiterate Huntington’s views in their published book, The Inevitability of Clash of Civilisation.
- Europe Must ‘Wake Up’ to ‘Clash of Civilizations’ – Polish Minister After Catalonia Attacks
In the wake of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Poland’s interior minister said Europe should wake up to the “clash of civilizations” where Muslim enclaves form “support bases” for terrorists. He claimed Poland is safe as it had prevented the emergence of such “enclaves.”
“We are dealing with a clash of civilizations,” Mariusz Blaszczak told state broadcaster TVP Info. Blaszczak said he asked his country’s security services what they were doing to prevent similar incidents and noted thatPoland is safe because “we do not have Muslim communities which are enclaves, which are a natural support base for Islamic terrorists.”
The official, a member of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice Party (PiS), maintained Europe should “wake up” to what is happening. A “possibility” to prevent terrorism is closing in Europe, according to the minister. Blaszczak also lashed out at the refugee resettling scheme in the EU, claiming it’s “encouraging millions of people to come to Europe,” and that would effectively have tragic consequences.
The politician voiced his anti-immigration stance earlier this year when he suggested that Muslim settlements in Western Europe started from small numbers with Brussels now trying to shift responsibility.