By Tom Quiner

Isis Muslims captured 21 Egyptian Christians and chopped off their heads.

They sent a message to the heart of the Christian World:

“…we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our Prophet, peace be upon him.

Oh people, recently you have seen us on the hills of Al-Sham and Dabiq’s plain, chopping off the heads that have been carrying the cross for a long time, and today, we are on the south of Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya, sending another message.

All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together. The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”

Because of their expansive socialist welfare programs, Italy cut their military budget by 40% two years ago. The country only has 5000 deployable troops, less than the size of the Army National Guard in my little state of Iowa.

With a presence in Libya, ISIS is now a mere 300 miles from Sicily off the coast of Italy.

So is Islamic terrorism (or workplace violence, as the American president and his party characterizes it) Italy’s biggest threat?

Definitely not.

Italy long ago chose death. Islam is the least of their problems.

So what is killing Italy? Demographics. More people die there each year than are born. Their replacement birthrate has plummeted to 1.4, well below the 2.1 children needed for each man and woman to maintain population equilibrium.

The European flavor of socialism is called Democratic Socialism. However, you dress it up, it needs fresh blood to pay the tab for their expansive welfare state.

This is the economic model promoted by the American president. Interestingly, social democracy turns people inwards. They live for themselves. Children become a burden, leading to declining birth rates. The entire European continent is dying a demographic death. Italy is leading the collapse.

As Hilary White reported on LifeSite News, Italy is facing a demographic collapse. Italy’s Health Minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, laid it on the line.

“We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions.

[Italy needs] a wake-up call and a real change of culture to turn the trend around in the coming years.”

In other words, they need to end human abortion, which terminates nearly one out of four pregnancies in Italy. They need to reverse the contraception mindset which views human creation as a disease, rather than a blessing.

Ms. White reports that Italian politicians have no fire in their belly to save their nation:

“Italian politicians have left their concern over the nation’s low and declining birth rate mostly unvoiced for years, as there is almost no political will to ban or even significantly restrict abortion or contraception.”

Will Italy be overrun by infidels once again?

It doesn’t matter. Their real enemy is within. Their death appears inevitable.

 

7 Comments

  1. lburleso on February 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    My heart sinks. I did not know that such a Latin country as Italy was in that level of peril. 1.4?

    • quinersdiner on February 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Countries that were once strong, Catholic nations, such as Spain and Italy, are the worst.

  2. Tom Maly on February 18, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Yes, Thomas with France close behind! “Demographics is Destiny” may be a cliché but with much truth built in to it! Not to be alarmist, but all of Western Civilization appears to be in jeopardy. A couple of generations of legalized and virtually unrestrained abortion looks to have grave consequences impending.

    • quinersdiner on February 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

      The U.S. replacement birth rate has dipped to 2.0, just below replacement level. We’re heading in the same direction as Europe if we don’t change our ways.

  3. wiseblooding on February 19, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Wise words that need to echo far and wide!

  4. oarubio on May 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    — and we thought a Dark Age was restricted to history books (at least those which haven’t been through arbitrary revisions)

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