An American friend who is very well connected in Washington, D.C., was telling me he’s worried about Europe.

“So what else is new?” I said.

“No, I really mean it.  Future generations could grow up under Islamic rule.”

It was a John McEnroe moment, as in You can’t be serious.  He assured me he was.  Let’s see: Anything is possible, but—an Islamic Europe?

Well, Brussels is 40-percent Muslim, and there are 5.5 million Muslims in France alone, with no-go areas in Paris and other major cities.  Britain has close to four million followers of Allah, with thousands of imams teaching hate of the infidel to young and old alike, while pusillanimous politicians and human-rights lobbies ensure any dissenting Christian voices are stillborn.  Would-be jihadists are free to come and go, while European border controls subject middle-aged Europeans to stringent body searches, especially if grandma is in a wheelchair.

Even worse, 1,400 underage girls were left to be abused by Pakistani and other Asian men because the authorities in Britain feared being labeled racist.  This unheard-of scandal in South Yorkshire covered a 16-year period, with children as young as 11 being sexually abused and exploited by gangs of Muslim men, and the police and elected council officers suppressed evidence of the crimes to avoid causing damage to “community cohesion.”  The local councils were warned that something horrible was going on, yet they continued to turn a blind eye, anxious to ignore the ethnic element because of the damage it would cause to community relations.

As if this weren’t enough, in dear old Birmingham, there were attempts to impose an Islamic agenda on state schools, with children being subjected to anti-Christian indoctrination, while dozens of pupils were recruited as religious police to spy on fellow students and staff.  If the Daily Telegraph hadn’t exposed it, this squalid scandal would also have been swept under the carpet.  Once out, however, the p.c. Gestapo went to work and called it “plain old Islamophobia.”  Yet teachers of the Islamic faith were discovered sending messages through social media to students in which they maintained an anti-British, anti-American, and anti-Christian attitude, even calling the murder of a white British soldier by two Muslims in London last year a hoax.

And our Jewish cousins are not helping.  When Muslim mobs attacked supermarkets that carried kosher products, the editor of The Jewish Chronicle, Stephen Pollard, never mentioned the fact it was an all-Islamic mob, leaving the impression that it was Christian.  The American Deborah Lipstadt, a litigious woman who sees antisemitism everywhere, wrote in the New York Times about the same incident, suggesting it was antisemitism on the part of the British public, somehow failing to mention it was purely and simply Islam at work.

Will the Islamic revolution in Europe come from within?  Well, as of this writing, it could also come from ISIS, the new and hellish country that straddles both Syria and Iraq in an area bigger than Britain and as large as France, with great oil reserves, a population of about six million, and a military capability that is second only to Israel’s.  Instead of allying with Assad of Syria, the new British foreign minister has ruled out any cooperation with the man who, along with his father, safeguarded Christians these last 50 years.  The “Caliphate” would surely come to the aid of fellow Islamists if, say, the Muslims in Belgium decided to take power at the point of a gun.

How have we come to this?  Easy.  Step forward Saudi Arabia and Qatar, along with Bahrain, the UAE, and other such crappy so-called states.  Although the Saudis and Qataris are at odds, those two corrupt, illegitimate, and dictatorial regimes, both swimming in oil and gas money, have for the past 25 years been the official sponsors of terrorism in Europe and the Middle East.  (The Saudi backing of radical Islam goes back 50 years.)  Thousands of madrasas the world over, including in the United States, are paid for by the Saudis—schools that teach religious extremism and hatred of the West and Christianity.  Saudi Arabia created the monster that is radical Islam, yet British and American leaders genuflect in front of these grotesque camel drivers whenever they come whoring over to our shores.  Qatar, a tiny country owned by a gangster family called Thani, aggressively sponsors terrorism around the world in return for peace at home, which means the freedom to whore and drink whiskey, yet the queen of England recently had the mother of the head gangster for lunch at Buckingham Palace.  The Gulf’s so-called monarchies—gangsters in sheets—and the Saudis need to be given an ultimatum by the West to stop, or else.  Then and only then can we go after the murderers of ISIS.  Actually overthrowing the gangsters in sheets should be the first step.

Poor old Europe, how much it resembles Byzantium around 1350.