The dangers of radical Islam have recently been a hot button issue in American politics. When Donald Trump was running for president, he made defeating the ideology a central part of his campaign. Since taking office, his policies have followed through on his promise to tackle the problem. Although his actions haven’t always been popular, President Trump clearly understands radical Islam represents a real threat.Of course, President Trump wasn’t the first to sound the alarm about radical Islam. Under Barack Obama’s administration, many were critical of his handling of the rise of ISIS. Going back further, some were critical of former President Bush not doing more to prevent 9/11. However, one Australian may have had more foresight than everyone, leaving his predication about radical Islam in a time capsule way back in 1995.
From the Sun:
Greg Wilkinson’s incredible vision of life in 2060 was found by a tradesman Sasha Ilic hidden in the bathroom wall of his former property in Sydney, Australia.
The letter, accompanied by a picture of Greg and his wife Roslyn Green on their wedding day, was penned on Easter Sunday April 15, 1995 when the then 39-year-old was renovating the home in the Rozelle district.Chillingly, Greg accurately predicted conflict involving warped forms of Islam before the 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He wrote: “Islam will become the next ideological problem, sparking an equal and opposite reaction plunging large parts of the globe into a ridiculous ‘Holy War’.”
This battle could end when “both sides realise that if this is what their God wants, then there probably isn’t one after all”, Greg added.
And if that wasn’t enough, Greg also predicted the economic rise of China:
China would become a “world economic superpower” and “Australia could become their target”, he also warned.He encouraged fellow Aussies to learn “Chinese language and culture”, and increase immigration from the county.
Greg’s musings on the future actually show quite a bit of foresight. Sadly, he seems to have realized more in 1995 than some of our present leaders are willing to acknowledge today. In the midst of Trump’s fight to defeat radical Islam, many have called his policies racist. Worse yet, political correctness has made it taboo to even utter the words “radical Islam” at all.
Thankfully, President Trump doesn’t care much for political correctness. Like Greg, he realizes radical Islam is a dangerous threat to Western civilization. Finally, we have a president willing to defeat it.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]