Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Facing Muhammed

Let us be honest folks. The riots and rampaging mobs of Islamic fanatics is part and parcel of Islam itself. This is not to say that every Muslim must hold such primitive values. But these values are Islamic. The same is true for Christianity. At it’s core the values of Christianity are intolerant and vicious and history shows that. That they are not today so vicious is due, not to the nature of Christianity itself, but to the Enlightenment values that came to dominate the West.

These Enlightenment values were a solvent that, for the most part, eroded the viciousness inherent in the monotheistic, monopolistic faiths. Like most solvents there are parts of the whole that were missed or which resisted the solvent. Fundamentalist Christians are that part. Not all such Christians are vicious but that they are not is due to their own nature and not to the nature of their faith.

Islam is a religion of primitive people. But fundamentalism of all kinds appeals to such classes. Polls have regularly shown that the less educated an individual the more likely he is to say he has been “born again”. The more poverty stricken the individual the more devout. This does not mean that well off individuals can’t become religious fanatics. All the 9/11 murderers were well off financially. Often such individuals become leaders where the poor and ignorant in their fold are the followers.

The world-wide mob tactics of Islamics is a clear indication that the West needs to reconsider whether it wishes to allow such people into their nations as immigrants especially in light of the huge numbers of such immigrants who sit on welfare for most of their lives and whose children run riot in the streets.

It is said that such individuals are an intolerant few and not representative the vast majority. This is hard to believe. In Auckland, New Zealand 800 of these people marched demanding censorship. There are only 4 million in New Zealand and 800 Muslims is a significant percentage of the Muslim population especially in the Auckland area.

We witnessed massive mobs of fanatics. These were not small bands of malcontents. They were swarms of violent prone religionists demanding that the West abandon Western values and embrace their own vile values of the Dark Ages. In the name of “multiculturalism” they want the destruction of Western culture. They are hypocrites as are all fundamentalists.

They use freedom to attack freedom. They use our tolerance in order to destroy tolerance. In essence they force us to accept their values. In the West they demand the right to run around with their faces covered. And we respect that right. When our people visit their countries they must adopt their culture. So if a European is in Saudi Arabia he must respect Islamic tradition. In Europe he must also respect Islamic culture. While the Muslims in neither place respect European culture. It is Europe that surrenders constantly in the face of the violent threats of these fanatics.

Hirsi Ali is a refugee from the Islamic lunacy. She was born in Somalia one of the man Islamic hell-holes in the world. Her father tried to force her into an arranged marriage. She fled to the Netherlands in 1992. She enthusiastically embraced the freedom of the West and renounced her faith in Islam. She became a critic of Islamic intolerance and was elected to the Dutch parliament as a member of the liberal VVD Party. With Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh she produced a documentary Submission about Islamic treatment of women. For that film van Gogh was executed on the streets by Islamic cretins. And this took place, not in some backwater like Iran but in Holland.

She says that, instead of apologizing, the West should stand in solidarity with each other. “The cartoons should be displayed everywhere. After all, the Arabs can’t boycott goods from every country. They are far too dependent on imports.”

Ali argues that the West trips over itself to apologize to these violent sects. “Not a day passes, in Europe and elsewhere, when radical imans aren’t preaching hatred in their mosques. They call Jews and Christians inferior, and we say they’re just exercising their freedom of speech. When will the Europeans realize that the Islamists don’t allow their critics the same right? After the West prostrates itself, they’ll be more than happy to say that Allah has made the infidels spineless.”

She says that Islam will not change because the central obstacle to reform is the Koran. “The doctrine stating that the faith is inalterable because the Koran was dictated by God must be replaced. Muslims must realize that it was human beings who wrote the holy scriptures.” Of course the same is true for the fundamentalist Bible beaters as well.


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