Hey everyone! Sorry I've been away for a whole week. My writer's block still has a bit of a hold on me but I was going to write a post today if it killed me. I was going to write about the on going controversy over Barack Obama's pastor but I was sidetracked by a comment left on my post "Battle Hymn Of The Anti-Jihad!". I thought that post had seen it's last comment until I came across this pithy little missive while checking my e-mail: FUCK YOU FAT BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!
That's the exact quote friends, complete with all eleven--count 'em 11!--exclamation points. Clearly the author of this message, who didn't leave his/her/its name, had some strong feelings against anyone standing up to jihad. I strongly suspect he/she/it was either a Muslim or a liberal. Both groups vehemently oppose any criticism of or opposition to Islam. But why? Why does opposing Mohammed's religion usually elicit nasty rebukes like the one above?
Every since 9/11 I've been surprised, frightened, disappointed, and frusrated by the cowardice and even collaboration of so many Americans and Westerners in the face of violent Islam. After an intial outburst of patriotism and righteous anger immediately following September 11, most Americans have now retreated back into denial, self-condemnation, and self-doubt. As many as 30 per cent of us prefer to believe that the government had something to do with 9/11 rather than accept the fact that the attack was an act of war against us by Islam.
Criticism of Islam is denounced as racist, bigoted, and/or xenophobic. No matter what atrocities Muslim terrorists commit we're told by our cultural elites and opinion makers that Islam is a religion of peace. We're told that poverty, not religion, is the cause of Muslim terrorism despite the glaring fact that the teeming masses of non-Muslim poor aren't strapping bombs to themselves. We see the archbishop of Canterbury caving to Sharia law in Britain and universities in America doing the same. We see all this and still tell ourselves that everthing is ok.
We see Pim Fortuyn assassinated by an animal rights activists angry over Fortuyn's "scapegoating" of Muslims and we convince ourselves it happened because we aren't tolerant enough of Islam. We see Theo van Gogh, another Dutch critic of Islam, sliced and diced on the streets of Amersterdam and we draw the same delusional conclusion. Never mind that van Gogh also criticized Christianity and Judaism but wasn't murdered by a Christian or a Jew. We see other critics of Islam such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji, Salman Rushdie, and Kurt Westergaard going into hiding or living under armed guard to protect themselves from peaceful Muslims. We see "blasphemous" cartoons or a toy named Mohammed inciting more violent protests from "moderate" Muslims than the murder, by Muslims, of non-Muslim civilians.
We see all of the above and more, yet continue to tell ourselves that all is well. Muslims really don't mean us any harm and the ones that might can be easily appeased. We just have to show them more tolerance, let them build more mosques, let them continue immigrating to our lands, let them proselytize, change our foreign policy to reflect their grievances and, above all, ditch our racist notion of free speech which allows people to criticize Islam without penalty. If we do all this the sun will always shine, God will be in His heaven, and everything will be right with the world. Yeah, right.
We are commiting cultural suicide in the name of peace and tolerance. Our corrupt "anti-racism" and unprincipled pacifism have convinced us that we are the problem, that our white, Western, Christian civilization is the fount from which all racism, imperialism, colonialism and war springs. Islam, on the other hand, is deemed benign simply because its followers are overwhelmingly non-Western and non-white. Consequently, the demise of our civilization through Islamification is seen not only as a good thing but the hope of humanity. Sound farfetched? Maybe, but I can think of no other explanation that fits the fact of the West's spineless capitulation to violent Islam. If anyone has a better explanation I'd like to hear it, but I don't think you do.