These are the beginning of times I have spent ten years warning about.
I spoke this spring and early summer — many times — about the end of Europe as we know it. I warned that France, specifically Paris, would be attacked first because of its history with Islam during the Crusades. I warned that ISIS/ISIL is living in the 14th century, a time when France pushed the Moors out of Spain, ending the caliphate from sweeping across Europe. I warned that Paris would be the number one target of ISIS.
I take no pleasure or comfort at all in knowing I was right.
My heart aches for the people of Paris — innocent people, going about their daily lives, who became unnecessary victims of a religious war. I use those words deliberately because we are fighting a religious war. The President of the United States and the Democratic nominees may not be not be able to say it, but I will: We are at war with radical Islam.
Sadly, all of the things I predicted — the collapse of Libya, the collapse of Egypt, the caliphate spreading across the Middle East like a cancer, beheadings, Jews being targeted in Europe, and now the attack in Paris — I wonder if this all could have been avoided if our government and politicians had just shed their arrogance and stopped playing politics.
You may remember I said a time is coming when we will have no choice. We will have no choice but to fight or die. I believe that time is upon us. We are facing our 1942 square in the eye, and it’s either us or them.
The Islamic State is evil. The debate is over. The entire world knows it, and they must be stopped.
Today, I mourn with the people of Paris, and pray for the victims and their families. I pray God will comfort them and bring healing to their wounded hearts and souls.
I wish I could say this was the end, but I know it’s not; it’s only the beginning. You may not recognize it yet, but we are now in the first pages of Churchillian history.
Featured Image: People gather outside Notre Dame cathedral during a ceremony to honour the victims of friday's terrorist attacks on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors is to be held at Paris'Notre Dame'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)