In Israel, Arabs stone Jewish children, set forests alight, ram cars into grandmothers, knife pregnant women asleep in their beds.
I consistently maintain that it is their Muslim culture/religion/heritage that drives them to these barbaric, primitive acts that reek of a total lack of civilisational norms.
I have many friends, absolutely dedicated Zionists, Jews and believers in democracy and equal rights, who take issue with me when I say this is the result of Islamism. They claim a lot of these attacks are admittedly carried out by secular Muslims, but their religion has nothing to do with it.
I beg to differ. Their religion, whether or not they rigorously practise it, has everything to do with it.
In one sense, Islamism has little to do with Islam. It is a vicious political ideology that embraces violence and death, but it takes its succour from the religion of Islam – which contrary to the idiotic mantra of the Progressive Left is most emphatically NOT a religion of peace. It is a religion of war, violence, death and destruction.
When Jewish children, grandmothers, pregnant women and so on are attacked, when forests are set alight and pedestrians are deliberately mowed down by Muslim Arabs in cars, it is an expression of their faith in Islam. Whether or not they themselves happen to be rigid followers of the Muslim religion.
Because every social structure in Muslim Arab society – family, clan, tribe – is completely subservient to the absolute strictures of Islam – even if the family/clan/tribe member is not a faithful follower of every Islamic code. Islam shapes the family/clan/tribe, and everything that every individual within it does and thinks and says.
Does the above apply to every single Muslim Arab? Obviously not. Thankfully there are many, very many, exceptions.
But it DOES apply to every single Muslim Arab who chooses to engage in the kinds of horrific anti-civilisational acts we see both in Israel and elsewhere, anywhere in fact that the Islamist mentality of inherent supremacy (otherwise known as racism) gains a foothold. In Israel as in France as in Sweden as in wherever.
The time has come to label things correctly – not politically correctly.
The correct label for what we are seeing and experiencing is the sub-civilisational ascendancy of Islamism.
It is not up to us non-Muslims to work hard at distinguishing Muslims from Islamists. It is up to peace-loving, democracy-embracing Muslims to clean out the filth within the Islamic body.
Islam is fine, Islamism is a poison, a political movement bent on subjugation and domination.
Muslims who commit horrific acts against civilisation are doing so as Muslims, whether they are more religious or more secular in their outlook.
It is therefore up to Muslims themselves to rid their culture, their religion, their social structures, of these destructive elements within their midst.
Or risk being tarred with the same brush. At their insistence, not ours.
It’s not the success of the moderate Muslims in this endeavour that is important – the civilised world community will help them. It is the will of the moderate Muslims that is important – absent that demonstrable will, they will have to content themselves with being branded extremists as they sit idly by while horrors are committed in their name.
Until they do their bit, they will have to accept the general understanding that it is their Muslim culture/religion/heritage that drives them to these barbaric, primitive acts that reek of a total lack of civilisational norms.
My friends and I will have to agree to differ on that score.