“A tolerant society is not a suicidal society… Openness can never be open-ended.” Geert Wilders
Many times I have found myself shaking my head totally bewildered at how much trouble the media and western politicians have gone through in their vain attempts to paint Islam as tolerant, sane, and peaceful. I wonder if the madness of the Muslim world is just too disturbing for them, and that just as the wife of an alcoholic explains away the madness of her husband’s actions; the western political elite do the same. The concept of moderate Islam is a projection of western values and culture onto a religion and culture that is totally alien. This projection is eagerly upheld by the Muslims themselves as they try to sell their inferior culture and religion to the West. The concept of a generally “Good Islam” which is attributed to the rulers of the Muslim world and the waves of immigrants washing up on western shores that is separate from the “Bad Islam” composed of a tiny minority of extremists may be comforting, but it has no objective reality, and is nothing more than a psychological defense mechanism against the horror of the reality of violent Islam and the threat it represents. This psychology was present when the Titanic sank, and when Hitler rose to power in World War 2. The unfortunate reality is that in all of these instances the long term damage was greater than it would have been if denial of reality was not active.
President Bush was quick to label the 9/11 attacks as the work of a small minority of Islamic extremists that in no way represented Islam as a whole. I often wondered how the video footage of the Palestinians and multitudes in the Muslim world that danced in the streets for joy on that infamous day could totally escape him? Why did he feel so inclined to declare that the war was against the extremists rather than the Muslim world as a whole when the Muslim world was dancing in the streets when they saw the images of American towers toppling? I am sure that if you asked the “Muslim street” they would tell you that America is the “Great Satan” and is an enemy of Islam.
President Obama has his own warped view of Islam. He sees the Islamic takeover in Egypt and the Muslim world as popular resistance movements against colonial oppression and the evils of American foreign policy. His Marxist view is even more out of touch than Bush. I can’t help but wonder how it escapes him that these people that are taking over are hostile groups like the Muslim Brotherhood etc that have goals to convert the whole world to Islam, through force if necessary.
Islam is in no way Western. It is quite different from anything our civilization is used to dealing with. Islam does not rely on a centralized leadership. It has seeped into the cultures of the regions it conquered for hundreds of years, and in some areas for over a thousand years. Islam is an identity for its adherents much more than Nazism or Communism ever was. Islam is a ruthless ideology/religion that stole belief from other religions, and stole wealth and knowledge from other civilizations. Islam is similar to a parasite in that it needs a host to feed on, and it does not produce anything of value except to multiply itself. Islam does not boast of any enlightenment to its adherents, only submission, and its greatest achievements have not been spiritual (such as exalting the human spirit) but physical in its expansion that was accomplished through warfare and deceit.
We take unity for granted. That is why we don’t understand the unity appeal of Islam that is felt by more tribalized people. We are united because of meaningful national identities. The Muslim world has no national identities, they are still tribal in essence, and the only force of unity that exists within their societies is Islam itself. Some of the more ruthless despots like Saddam Hussein and Nasser managed to forge their respective countries into relatively functional entities but they never got close to Soviet Russia or any of the dictatorships of the Western world. We can draw all the lines on the map that we want, but the Muslims themselves see themselves defined as tribes and families, not nations. The only forms of government in the Muslim world that are stable are dictatorships held by military strongmen that use secret police and rule by fear. Remove the dictator, and civil war always follows. That is the truth behind the whole “Arab Spring” which is nothing more than revolts against dictatorships that have lost the power to hold the tribes in check. Muhammad did nothing more than eliminate all religions into one in order to join the warring tribes and families.
Unity, strength, all accomplished through Jihad. This is the appeal of Islam to the tribal peoples of the middle east. This is why the unity accomplished by warfare and bloody conflict is the act of greatest religious devotion and ecstasy to the true Muslim. Within the bloody butchery of Jihad all tribal quarrels are supressed and all the treacherous backstabbing tribesmen see themselves as something greater. This is why the Muslims thirst for blood, they desire war. They find religious meaning through war. Jihad is the ultimate religious act for a Muslim, and establishment of a global Caliphate is their goal.
When you understand the true nature of Islam, you start to realize what a sham all this talk of moderate Islam is. To the Muslim, Islam is a form of global unity that must be achieved at any cost. Some Muslims try to achieve conversions through Dawa or missionary work, but Islam has always spread by the sword. The sword is how mass conversions are achieved. A non-violent Islam has no substance in and of itself, and collapses into a system of tribal morality and half-empty truths; which further recedes to secular and cultural forces. In response, the Islamists revive its core ethos through violence and once more beat the drums of war. Islam is nourished by conflict.
The Western political elite do not understand this. They think that Islam can be “cured” or “tamed” by democracy and capitalism. Capitalism has only served to enrich the house of Saud which uses the money to finance the Islamic invasion of the west. Where do you think all the money for the mosques is coming from? Giving the Muslims wealth has actually increased the Muslim threat, everything we have done thus far has only served to empower our enemy. History always repeats itself. The Islamists are effectively exploiting Democracy and Capitalism. The uprisings in several of their countries have been sold as Democratic movements to garner support and air strikes from the West. The whole “Arab Spring” which has been sold as a grassroots movement for freedom across the Muslim world is really an Islamic takeover. Just ask the Copts in Egypt what is in store for them.
Capitalism and Democracy are only tools used to express the potential of the civilization employing them. They are not intrinsically good in and of themselves. They cannot cure Islam.
Every Time I read the news, I see a new instance of Muslim rage at some horrible “atrocity” that the West has done. I am embarrassed every time the idiots in power try to cater to their sensibilities (or should I say, insensibility’s?) by profusely apologizing to them and harassing our people if they do not cater to the Muslim sensibilities as they do. Don’t they realize that these displays of anger give the Muslims a sense of power? Catering to them only reduces us to Dhimmi (servant) status in their eyes. We must realize that to the Muslim anger is its own reward, anger in the name of Allah is a religious experience to the Muslim. Rioting in the streets, beating their wives, cutting off the heads of infidels, all of these are expressions of Muslim devotion to the war god Allah. It does not matter what we do, the Muslims will always be angry. It is part of their religion.
Our policymakers try to battle the terrorists by creating alliances with the faction of the month, hoping to use them and end up being used by the tribal factions themselves for their ends. Western policy making has totally failed because they still don’t understand the Muslim society. The Muslims have the appearance of nationhood and industry, but at their heart they are still tribal barbarians that are not civilized. Dress a pig in clothes it is still a pig, and will behave as such. Islam does not have the separation of the mosque and state, because their is no state, only the mosque. You can put the pig in the farmers house, he is still a pig. Moderate Islam exists only in the heads of the political elite, and to flirt with fantasy and wishful thinking when the survival of civilizations is at stake is at best insane and at worst downright diabolical.