The 1400s were a remarkable time for Europe. The kingdoms of northern Spain were united under strong leadership, and they slowly but surely reconquered the lands of their fathers. Pushing out the Islamic invaders, they made their way south until they had forced the hordes back to northern Africa. No longer would the Christians living in Spain be forced to pay the jizya, a tax designed to subjugate non-Muslims and encourage conversion. By 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella had completed the task of national recovery and, no longer having to spend all of their funds on war, could instead invest in voyages of discovery as had their neighbor, Portugal. Christopher Columbus came calling, and the rest is history.
During the late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, a new Islamic invasion of Europe has been occurring. I'd like to say it has been a bloodless invasion, but in reality it hasn't been. Violence against the native inhabitants of Europe, especially women, has become the new norm in areas the invaders hold sway. Violence, violence, and more violence. It is openly stated that the goal is to conquer Europe by reproduction and to impose Sharia at the national level once a majority is achieved. It's an open secret, one that European liberals refuse to admit exists. Europe has failed to reproduce adequately to keep up its numbers. It is a society that seems to have lost its will to live.
Or so it seemed. Repeated violence from Islamic immigrants has pushed enough native Europeans to the point that they can no longer ignore the threat that has been staring at them for so long. Guilt has been overpowered by a reviving survival instinct. The people are coming around in every European nation, and in a few nations in Eastern Europe, and Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic are refusing migrant quotas at the national level. Why? They want to preserve their own culture. Liberals call it xenophobia. I call it intelligence.
I am hoping that rising right-wing parties in the rest of Europe will eventually carry the day and stop the invasion before Europe is forcibly regressed into a barbarism that will subjugate its women and curtail all liberty in exchange for slavery to Allah. Submission, in the Islamic sense, is not necessarily voluntary. Indeed, throughout history, it has more often than not been enforced by the sword. Europe needs to unite its remaining strength if it hopes to preserve freedom of conscience for future generations.