Tunisia Is the Exception, Not the Model
By Kamel Daoud, Oct. 27, 2015 (LINK to article)
In the 7th and 8th centuries, Islam was able to conquer so much territory, because the civilisations which ruled them were weakened by the internal divisions of their self-exploitation.
The same is true of the West today. Although economically and militarily still extremely powerful, we are also self-exploiting and extremely divided amongst ourselves. As the struggle for limited resources and to avoid the impact of climate change, environmental degradation, overpopulation and mass migration intensifies in the decades ahead, our civilisation will tear itself apart.
And it may well be that Islam takes advantage of this and that by the end of this century the green star and crescent flag will be flying over Washington, London, Paris and Berlin.
I'm not being cynical, but realistic. If we were to recognise and develop an understanding of what is wrong with western civilisation, we might yet save it, but time is quickly running out: http://philosopherkin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/civilisation-evolutionary-cul-de-sac.html