Posts Tagged ‘political correctness’

It’s time to label things correctly – not politically correctly

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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.

Hatred triumphs over ethics

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

As the Muslim Middle East burns, the Presbyterian Church (USA) takes a brave stand – against Israel.

Sunni Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram is slaughtering its way through Christian communities in Nigeria, its reputation for barbarism preceding it as it rides a wave of genocidal attacks.

Somalia’s Sunni al-Shabab Muslim terrorist group is wreaking havoc in both Somalia and neighbouring Kenya, its reputation for mindless brutality well-deserved following many significant attacks in both countries. It is viciously opposed not only to Christianity but also to Sufi Muslim traditions and seeks every opportunity to uproot all traces of Sufi Islamic practice.

A large number of Sunni Al Qaeda-inspired Muslim terrorist groups are spreading their poison across the Maghreb; North African Muslim nations such as Libya are being increasingly held to ransom as the violence enters a new phase with the use of advanced weaponry.

Lebanon is in a vice, trying desperately to maintain some semblance of normality as the Shia Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah tightens its stranglehold on this multi-ethnic nation that has seen so much sectarian strife and bloodshed over the past few decades.

Shia Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah is also operating with impunity in neighbouring Syria, whose nominal head of state, the Muslim Alawite Bashar al-Assad, has so far slaughtered about 160,000 of his own citizens while at the same time making more than 9 million Syrians, of whom 5.5 million children, either internally displaced or refugees overseas as a result of the civil war.

The other party in that Syrian civil war is the Sunni Muslim ISIL/ISIS forces (Islamic State in the Levant/Islamic State in Syria). Their brutality is legendary, they indiscriminately behead Shia Muslims and burn Christians alive in a deliberate campaign of terror aimed at driving away all those who do not conform to their strict interpretation of Islam. ISIS/ISIL have achieved immense military successes both in Syria and now also in neighbouring Iraq, about one-third of which they control.

Iraq’s Shia Muslim Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has deliberately sidelined his country’s 35 percent Sunni minority, leading to the civil strife we see now, with the Sunni ISIS currently in control of about one-third of Iraq and much of its vital oil infrastructure.

Further to the east, neighbouring Shia Iran has genocidal nuclear weapons ambitions and is now being given a free ticket by the US and other blinkered Western nations to play a decisive role in Shia-majority Iraq to prevent its further dismemberment. Iran has always had its eyes on greater control of the Shia parts of Iraq, and world powers now handing this prize over to the mullahs in Tehran – a gift not even they would have dreamed of in their wildest imagination. But such is the fickleness of the West – and its inability to see beyond the extremely limited agenda it has set for itself.

What is that limited agenda, you ask? Well, with North Africa and large swathes of sub-Saharan Africa ablaze with fanatical Islamist terrorism, and equally fanatical Islamist terrorism setting uncontrollable sectarian fires across the Levant and reaching all the way into Iraq and Iran, the world powers have their sights set on just one tiny, utterly irrelevant but massively costly scenario. A scenario that over the past 70 years has cost the world community untold billions of dollars in “aid” which somehow ends up in overseas private bank accounts (see also here, here, here and here).

The Israeli-Palestinian Arab issue. A non-issue. Something that can be resolved tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock over a cup of coffee and a bagel if only the Palestinian Arabs reconcile themselves to having lost every war of extermination they and their overseas backers have started against the Jewish state. All it takes is for them to publicly acknowledge that they no longer have any ambition to erase Israel and eradicate every last Jew from the region. That’s all.

Instead, as Africa and the Middle East are ablaze with Islamic terrorism, the West continues to pay lip service – and massive amounts of its citizens’ hard-earned tax revenues – to Palestinian Arab expansionist ambitions. Continuing to feed the insatiable appetite of the Palestinian Arabs for our income, our resources, our goodwill, our time.

But the world can no longer afford to devote a grotesquely disproportionate portion of its limited resources to continue pandering to the Palestinian Arabs’ wanton thirst for Jewish blood, Jewish teenagers and schoolboys, Jewish families. The world now has to deal robustly with the scourge of Islamist terrorism that is spreading far and wide. One spiralling problem is the fact that many Islamists from Western countries are travelling to hotbeds of conflict to gain military experience before returning home to practise their black art on the societies that gave them shelter and nurtured them. It’s a problem that intelligence, security and police services want to address, while their political masters try desperately to avoid the issue hoping it will go away. That’s just not going to happen.

As Islamist terrorism spreads throughout already volatile parts of the world, the world community is feeling increasingly uncomfortable about devoting all its resources to the pampered, spoilt brats of the Palestinian Arab leadership. We can ill afford to continue appeasing the Palestinian Arabs every time they throw a tantrum. The world community is getting increasingly impatient with Palestinian Arabs kidnapping Jewish schoolchildren for use as blackmail in achieving what increasing numbers of people see as a distasteful goal – the release of convicted mass-murderers into mainstream society, which evidently is the highest aspiration of Palestinian Arab society.

Because the world has far, far more important issues to deal with. Real problems that threaten whole societies and nations, as opposed to the redacted and often laughably staged Pallywood scenarios that the Palestinian Arabs employ to tug at the heart-strings – and purse-strings – of a world increasingly fed up with their spoiled-brat antics.

Despite the occasional successes of some BDS campaigns, despite their despicable successes in kidnapping schoolchildren and the Palestinian Arabs’ sick preoccupation with violence and death, today they are in danger of being ignored by a world fed up with their selfishness and the massive drain on limited resources that they represent, while genuine humanitarian and strategic crises are flaring up and demanding world attention.

Only problem is, the Palestinian Arab leadership is simply too stupid to realise any of this.

For an in-depth look at some of the many problems affecting the Islamic world today, read Daniel Pipes’ excellent studies of ISIS, Iraq, SyriaTurkish involvement, Islamism evolvingIslamism and more.

The New Stockholm Syndrome

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

This article was first published in The Jerusalem Report Magazine on 13 June 2013.

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Swedish politicians and the media are paralyzed by fear of even acknowledging the issue of Muslim hooliganism

Stockholm Syndrome is the irrational empathy of a cowed hostage for his captor, his subservient gratitude for not being further debased. The term was coined following a bank robbery in the Swedish capital in August 1973. In the course of that six-day ordeal, the victims bonded with the criminals even as their personal liberties were being trampled on.

That was Sweden, summer of 1973. The victims were alone, afraid, had no contact with the police and depended on their violent abusers for their survival.

Forty years later, summer of 2013, the majority of Swedish society has largely adopted this craven attitude towards violent radical Muslim abusers of their personal liberties.

Muslims. All Swedish Muslims? Far from it. On the contrary, most Swedish Muslims want no truck with the radicalized hooligans who are given a free rein by the country’s politicians and media. Many Swedes – including immigrants from Muslim states – complain that blind Swedish allegiance to political correctness ties the hands of the judiciary.

The media are culpable here. There have been suggestions that left-wing tabloid Aftonbladet offered rioting youths thousands of kronor for “good” photographs of burning cars at the height of the recent urban unrest. One TV journalist documented his refusal to join this “arson auction.” So there is evidence the media are actively fuelling the problem while refusing to spotlight the common denominator – the ethnicity of the arsonists.

The rioters claim their actions are a response to systematic job discrimination. This argument holds little water. Although Sweden is by no means free of xenophobia, this does not translate into the workplace. Not least because most employers here have strong programs to support ethnic diversity. Job applicants at large companies such as Volvo, Scania, AstraZeneca and SKF have a better chance of succeeding if they are from a cultural minority – that’s how keen employers are to demonstrate their dedication to multi-ethnicity.

Ironically, demands to abandon the state religion of Political Correctness are gaining traction among Muslim Swedes, who fled their home countries years ago to escape the extremism now pursuing them in the new wave of Muslim immigration. Many immigrants from Muslim countries openly say what native Swedes don’t dare voice – that whatever their grievances, the thugs need to be made to fear the police, not to be allowed to disrespect them with impunity.

A June 3 editorial in the respected Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet notes that one group of Muslim rioters urged their co-religionists as follows: “The world and the future are yours. The future of the suburbs should not be determined by people who don’t live where you live, don’t have the same surnames you do, don’t look like you do.”

There are signs that the Swedish population, in general, and police officers, ambulance crews and firefighters, in particular, may all turn sharp right in the September 2014 general election because they are on the front line of this ethnic urban warfare, which is being increasingly seen as an attempt to subjugate Swedish society. Ambulances and fire engines are routinely torched and require police protection while performing emergency duties. Even the police have to travel in multiple vehicles, one squad car shielding the other.

How is all this impacting on Sweden’s tiny, embattled Jewish community? Jews have lived here for about 250 years and number about 16,000 souls. They are totally integrated linguistically, culturally and socially. However, the Jewish community is under pressure, nowhere more so than in Malmö, whose Jewish population has virtually halved in the past decade thanks to radicalized Islamists, a virulently anti-Jewish mayor and subjugated mainstream media that consistently ignore the onslaught for fear of being accused of racism.

Something is rotten in the generous state of Sweden when members of its 400,000-strong Muslim community demand that the state deal robustly with Muslim hooliganism, while politicians and the media are paralysed by fear of even acknowledging the issue’s existence.

That fear is eroding Sweden’s democracy. Because, so far, mob rule is winning.

Ilya Meyer, deputy chairman of the West Sweden branch of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association, blogs on Sweden and the Middle East at www.ilyameyer.com