Image via Wikipedia"FBI thwarts terrorist bombing attempt at Portland holiday tree lighting, authorities say".
This headline from an Oregon newspaper (home of the Mo-Mo bomber) tells you why the West will fail. A culture that is so apologetic and weak-kneed it cannot bring itself to call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree doesn't deserve to withstand the onslaught of muscular militant Islam.
Jesus, and Christianity, more than anyone or anything, are responsible for the freedoms of western individualism: not society, or the crowd, but "he who wills, let him take up his cross"; and, "as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become the children of God". Western individualism is founded on Christianity. If we can't even bring ourselves to acknowledge a benign, non-religious symbol of Christianity, we don't deserve to survive the onslaught of submit! surrender! Islam -- an intolerant religion that punishes apostates with death.