CIVILIZED folks recognize that something is terribly awry with a particular segment of society, one whose leadership and adherents feel entitled to threaten WW 3 – via mayhem and murder over cartoons, plus every other perceived slight towards their religion – if their dictates are not met. Oh, really?
ATOP said nightmare, almost as if dropped into Orwell’s universe, what’s the response from western leaders and an increasingly terrified society? Basically, for all practical purposes, they have adopted the strictures of Shariah Law’s blasphemy. That is that. Regardless of anything else, let’s not delude ourselves by placing lipstick on a pig. Effectively, cowed is cowed and bowed is bowed. And if anything is emblematic of said reality, well, the outrageous reaction to cartoon contests in America – from Islamists and western mouthpieces – tells the devastating tale.
ILLUSTRATIVELY, just imagine a marauding gang of scores of teenagers on a city-wide wilding spree, all the while the police hand them the keys to the domain and plead: have at it, we just want to keep the peace! Ratchet said insane response to the highest exponential factor, and the tip of the danger from Allah’s soldiers is barely peeled back.
NOT only that, think about all the cartoons and art work which violate bounds of decency towards Jews and Christians. Stipulated, the amount of anti-semitic imagery, cartoons alike, is beyond the pale. Moreover, what about images defiling Jesus in particular, and Christianity in general? Are those who are offended “entitled” to rampage and murder? If so, why don’t they? Furthermore, if they did, would they too be appeased? These are more than fair questions. Germane.
THEREBY, rational individuals, whatever their beliefs, understand that special dispensation is being given for Allah’s soldiers, despite the framing of the issue. Simply put, western leaders have submitted due to the specter of continuous threats of destruction and death. Have they (their mouthpieces too) collectively lost their minds and spines? Apparently.
MORE specifically, let’s get the following off the table: the fact that Muslims consider drawing cartoons (or any likeness thereof) of Muhammad blasphemous is neither here nor there, that is, if you are living in a western nation! Understood?
MOST recently, the Dutch government has gone berserk, to the extent of threatening one of its leading party officials. Get this:
Dutch MP Geert Wilders, the leader of the Freedom Party will use a political party TV broadcast to air the controversial cartoons in his slot on Saturday in order, he said, to “support the right of free speech.” Dutch authorities said Wilders’ right to airtime could be suspended for up to four years if he decides to show the cartoons.
SKY News Under the Dutch constitution, no prior supervision is allowed of any content of a radio or television broadcast. The cartoons were entered into an anti-Islamic competition in Texas that was attacked last month. Two Muslim terrorists were shot dead during the attack on the event, at which Mr Wilders gave a speech.
There are fears over the inflammatory nature of the stunt, as many Muslims find drawings of the prophet to be disrespectful or outright blasphemous. Dutch embassies are understood to have been told what measures to take if the broadcast goes ahead, as it could spark violent MUSLIM protests around the world.
The Dutch Media Authority provides airtime to parties to make political statements, but says it only looks at what is broadcast after they are shown. Mr Wilders tried to put on an exhibition of the Mohammed caricatures at the Netherlands parliament but was turned down.
He said previously: “If we say, ‘it might be offensive, so let’s not do it,’ then we send a signal to the people who wanted to get into the event in Texas … and all their followers that it works … that we can be intimidated, that we get frightened.”
NOW that we are convinced that even freedom-loving leaders in Europe are having their free speech eliminated, what can an average citizen expect? But never mind all that. As is known, there is power in numbers. Essentially, if tens of thousands – at the very least – assert their fundamental rights across the west, well, what are the authorities going to do, place them all in jail and worse? Come on…
MOVING right along, let’s seque to the latest kerfuffle in Northern Ireland. Oh yeah, as always, Islamic dictates mutate like cancer.
An evangelical pastor in Northern Ireland is under fire and will be prosecuted after calling Islam “satanic” and claiming that its doctrine was “spawned in hell” during a controversial 2014 sermon that streamed over the Internet.
Pastor James McConnell, 78, of Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, made his comments — which included calling Islam “heathen” — in a sermon delivered last May, the BBC reported.
McConnell continued, “Islam’s ideas about God, about humanity, about salvation are vastly different from the teaching of the holy scriptures. Islam is heathen. Islam is satanic. Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell.”
He initially defended his comments, but relented and apologized for offending anyone after a public outcry; the police were subsequently called to investigate him for a potential hate crime.
Watch McConnell’s comments about Islam below:
McConnell, who is accused of violating the law, reportedly denied the issuance of an “informed warning,” which is not a conviction, though it stays on a person’s criminal record for the period of one year.
Accepting the informed warning, though, would have prevented the pastor from being prosecuted in court.
A representative for the Public Prosecution Service in North Ireland told the BBC that McConnell had violated the Communications Act 2003 and that his offence was “one of sending, or causing to be sent, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive.”
But McConnell — who retired from Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle following the controversy — isn’t backing down, proclaiming in an interview that he is “not going to be gagged.”
“The police tried to shut me up and tell me what to preach. It’s ridiculous. I believe in freedom of speech. I’m going to keep on preaching the gospel,” he said, according to the Guardian. “I have nothing against Muslims, I have never hated Muslims, I have never hated anyone. But I am against what Muslims believe.”
McConnell continued, “They have the right to say what they believe in and I have a right to say what I believe.”
ONCE again, as posited above, “thus, rational individuals, whatever their beliefs, understand that special dispensation is being given for Allah’s soldiers, regardless of how the issue is being framed.” Agreed?
REGARDLESS, if addled westerners believe Islam’s stranglehold is something they can escape – if not beaten back – think again:
The excuses are manifold. Racism, cultural differences, Islamophobia, relativism… but it all ends the same way, with Western writers, artists and thinkers being censored and Western women being subject to Taliban treatment.
An Afghan refugee would drive from his home in Tullamarine to nightclubs in Frankston late at night searching for drunk, vulnerable young woman to prey on, a court was told today.
He would pick them up in his white 1988 Honda Civic and rape them.
The victim was sitting on the footpath behind the 21st Century Dance Club when Esmatullah Sharifi approached her and offered to give her a lift to the Bay Hotel.
She accepted but became anxious and confused when they had been driving for an hour and she saw a road sign saying Sorrento.
Sharifi then pulled over into a dark side street and raped her in the front passenger seat.
“She began to scream and cry out for help,” Ms Dalziel said.
“The accused put his left hand over her mouth and his right hand around her neck, restricting her breathing. He said to her, ‘I’ll take you home after it, I’ll give you back your phone as well’.
In the rapist’s defense, his lawyer argued that he wasn’t at all clear about this whole “Women are human beings” thing.
Mr Regan said Esmatullah Sharifi was uneducated, illiterate, inexperienced in forming relationships with women, and was confused about the nature of consent. He is in Australia on a permanent protected visa.
The judge didn’t buy it then, but the usual lefty approach is to just keep appealing until you find a bleeding heart judge who accepts the horrible notion being put forward. And that didn’t take very long.
Granting leave to appeal, Court of Appeal Justice Robert Redlich said: “The sentencing judge rejected any suggestion (Esmatullah Sharifi) didn’t have a clear concept of consent in sexual relations.”
In April last year, a psychologist told the County Court that Sharifi had “an unclear concept of what constitutes consent in sexual relationships” in Australia.
“It proves, in my view, an adequate basis for most grounds of appeal that (Sharifi) wishes to pursue,” the judge said.
We’re not just dealing with ignorance of the law. We have Western judges setting out the notion that if a Muslim settler in Europe, America or Australia does not understand the concept that women can refuse sexual contact, that this is a mitigating circumstance….
YOU got that? So, atop said threats via wild-eyed Islamists to shut your (western) traps, leaders have no issue with accommodating said submission with any loophole they can find, irrespective of the consequences to western civilization.
BE that as it may, those who first issued the clarion calls – as to the west’s fate – they too must be acknowledged. Besides, let’s not give center stage to the barbarians inside (and outside) western gates.
AS such, Bat Ye’or and the late Oriana Fallaci should be heralded as heroines, for they were the only ones who shouted from the rooftops, even though most played deaf, dumb and blind. They courageously pointed out where the Euro-Arab collusion originated: Brussels: The New Capital of Eurabia. They understood where the sell-out was headed – a complete western betrayal. Its downfall.
- Bat Ye’or has traced a nearly secret history of Europe over the past thirty years, convincingly showing how the Euro-Arab Dialogue has blossomed from a minor discussion group into the engine for the continent’s Islamization. In delineating this phenomenon, she also provides the intellectual resources with which to resist it. Will her message be listened to?
Robert Spencer, an American writer on the West’s relationship with Islam, described her as “the pioneering scholar of dhimmitude, of the institutionalized discrimination and harassment of non-Muslims under Islamic law”. He argued that she had turned this area, which he believed the “Middle East studies establishment” has hitherto been afraid of or indifferent to, into a field of academic study. British writer David Pryce-Jones called her a “Cassandra, a brave and far-sighted spirit.”
Johannes J.G. Jansen, Professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Leiden University, wrote in the Middle East Quarterly that “In 1985, Bat Ye’or offered Islamic studies a surprise with her book, The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam, a convincing demonstration that the notion of a traditional, lenient, liberal, and tolerant Muslim treatment of the Jewish and Christian minorities is more myth than reality.”
According to historian Niall Ferguson, “future historians will one day regard her coinage of the term ‘Eurabia’ as prophetic. Those who wish to live in a free society must be eternally vigilant. Bat Ye’or’s vigilance is unrivalled.”
ALAS, “stick a fork in it”, unless MORE contests are run, as opposed to less. America is on the precipice….tumbling….falling… down…