by EDWARD CLINEMarch 6, 2017
We all know – “we” being those who bother to read or think about it – what “Islamophobia” is.
I’ve discussed Islamophobia in dozens of columns over the years. Islamophobia is a (morbid) fear of Islam, Muslims, about how they can reduce an advanced nation to an Islamic pest hole (and hardly “multicultural). It is the fear of anyone who swears unswerving allegiance to Islam, and starts slaughtering infidels, or of anyone who blinks or submits in indifference to islam, such as most of our politicians, and of dhimmies (a.k.a. the dimwitted, clueless activists who believe that Islam is a “religion of peace”), that is, of morons who carried “Refugees Welcome” signs in virtually every Western country.
One correspondent ingeniously devised a new term, Islamo-hegemony, which aptly describes and identifies the principal end of Islamic doctrine and methodology (stealth jihad), which is to establish Islam as the supreme political and religious “way of life” everywhere it turns Western gold into Islamic lead. She also devised another apt term – Islamo-catatonia – which is “unresponsiveness to negative information about Islam.” That is, it is a shrug of the shoulders when reading that women have been raped and beaten by Muslim migrants, or that another woman or girl has been “honor-killed,” or that an infant Muslim girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM).
But islamophobia isn't limited to those who know the score about the belligerent, violent nature of Islam and want to fight it or speak out about it. It emasculates and terrifies those who are first-hand witnesses to it, chiefly in Europe. Europeans are rendered impotent not only by their own “Islamophobia,” but by fear of their own governments, which have penalized any criticism of Islam with stiff fines, prison time, or “shaming.” To be afraid of “blasphemy laws” – particularly when they shield Muslims against legitimate or scholarly “trash talk” about them, Allah, and Mohammad – which put freedom so speech and open discussion about Islam at a premium. Europeans, especially Swedes and Germans, are in a catatonic state afraid to “blaspheme” or to help victims of Muslim sexual assaults. If a Swede or a German appeared in a public space carrying a “Refugees Not Welcome, Go Home,” he’d be handcuffed and hauled off almost immediately. He wouldn’t need to appear in person; the monitoring of his email account would be enough for the state to beat him down.
It's frightening when a Western country, such as Canada, seriously contemplates censorship by declaring that any utterance or print of statements that can be declared "Islamophobic" and punishable by the state.
Doubly frightening now is that two of President Trump's national security advisors, Lt. General McMaster and Sebastian Gorka, advise that connecting Islam, such as in the term “Radical Islamic Terrorism,” to terrorism is "unhelpful," in the war against Islam, because they claim that Islam has nothing to do with waging jihad; has been "hijacked" by Islamic terrorists who quote the Koran chapter and verse (clueless and literally dumbfounded George Bush started the “hijack” meme on 9/11) every time they slaughter people in Allah's name, and that the term "Radical Islamic Terrorism" won't ever escape McMaster’ or Gorka’s lips (even though Trump said it during his speech before the Joint Session of Congress, perhaps in defiance of McMaster and Gorka). I sincerely hope Trump gets his facts straight and shows McMaster and Gorka the door.On March 3rd, Gatestone carried a hard-hitting column by Judith Bergman, “The West Submits to Blasphemy Laws,” in which she details just how dhimmified Western governments have become in the face of Islam. Blaspheme laws are becoming quite ubiquitous, even in North America.
- "Now that Islamophobia has been condemned, this is not the end, but rather the beginning..." — Muslim Brotherhood affiliate Samer Majzoub, Canadian Muslim Forum.
- The motion still does not offer any definition or any statistics to support its claim that "Islamophobia" is a problem in Canada.
- However, it should hardly shock anyone that the first motion condemning Islamophobia has so swiftly been followed up by a new motion demanding concrete government measures.
The West is submitting to blasphemy laws. Denmark, for example, has apparently decided that now is the time to invoke a dusty, old blasphemy provision. Denmark still has a provision in the penal code against blasphemy, but until now, it has only been used three times. The last time was nearly half a century ago, in 1971. Denmark's Attorney General has nevertheless just charged a man for burning a Quran….
In Norway, the provision against blasphemy was abolished in 2005. A poll conducted in January showed that 41% of Norwegian Muslims believe that blasphemy should be punished, and 7% believe that the penalty for blasphemy anywhere should be capital punishment….
In Britain, at least one man has been prosecuted and sentenced for burning the Quran (in 2011) and several arrested in 2010 and 2014 .
In Canada, meanwhile, anti-Islamophobia motions, aiming gradually to prohibit all criticism of Islam -- and part of Muslim blasphemy laws -- are being passed. The Ontario Provincial Parliament unanimously passed an anti-Islamophobia motion in February. The motion called on the legislature to "stand against all forms of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance; rebuke the... growing tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiments" and "condemn all forms of Islamophobia." Needless to say, no such motions were introduced to protect Judaism or Christianity.
In October 2016, Canada's national Parliament unanimously passed an anti-Islamophobia motion, which was the result of a petition initiated by Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Samer Majzoub, president of the Canadian Muslim Forum. At the time, no one knew what they were condemning: Criticism of Islam? Criticism of Muslims? Discussing whether ISIS is a true manifestation of Islam? No one knew, as no one had bothered to define it.We Muslims don’t need no stinking definitions!
The lack of definition, however, has not stopped Iqra Khalid, a Member of Parliament from the governing Liberal Party, from introducing a new motion on the back of the previous one, Motion M-103, in the Canadian parliament. The motion demands that "Islamophobia" not only be condemned, but that the government develop a comprehensive approach to reducing or eliminating Islamophobia. The motion still does not offer any definition, or any statistics to support its claim that "Islamophobia" is a problem in Canada. However, it should hardly shock anyone that the first motion condemning Islamophobia has so swiftly been followed up by a new motion demanding concrete government measures. After the first motion was unanimously passed, the man who initiated the original petition, Samer Majzoub, had this to say in an interview with the Canadian Muslim Forum:
"Now that Islamophobia has been condemned, this is not the end, but rather the beginning... We need to continue working politically and socially and with the press. They used to doubt the existence of Islamophobia, but now we do not have to worry about that; all blocs and political figures, represented by Canada's supreme legislative authority, have spoken of that existence. In the offing, we need to get policy makers to do something, especially when it comes to the Liberals, who have shown distinct openness regarding Muslims and all ethnicities... All of us must work hard to maintain our peaceful, social and humanitarian struggle so that condemnation is followed by comprehensive policies."Quiet in the peanut gallery, you dhimmies! European silence, and the suppression of information on the crime rates in Europe – crime rates ballooned by Muslim “refugees,” together with an alliance with Politically Correctness, is aiding in the transformation of European societies into ones in which the byword among citizens is “Mum’s the word!” Liam Deacon, in his Breitbart column, “Government Report: Islamists Building ‘Parallel Society’ in Sweden Aided By PC Culture of Silence,” of March 4th, reported:
Aided by a politically correct culture of “tolerance”, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is secretly building a “parallel” society in Sweden by infiltrating organisations and political parties, a government report has concluded.
Surprisingly, the document takes aim at “political elites” for fostering a doctrine of multiculturalism and silence, which can help and facilitate the nefarious ends of anti-democratic organisation like the Brotherhood….The paper’s authors claim the Brotherhood is working to increase the number of practicing Muslims in Sweden, encouraging tension with Secular society, and targeting political parties, NGOs, academic institutions and other civil society organisations.
They also slam the “established structure of values among the country’s political elite [which] places a high value on ‘acceptance’ and ‘tolerance’ of citizens who are in some sense different from the mainstream”.
In the report, the Islamism of the MB is described as a totalitarian political ideology born out of Islam, a religion. This can make it “difficult to oppose what on the surface appears to be (a vulnerable minority) religious rights”, it explains.Separate but equal “parallel” societies? Hardly. Islamo-hegemony won’t hear of it. Islam claims the whole turf. No fences. No borders. No “good neighbor” policies.
Meanwhile, back in France, Guy Millière reports on “France’s Death Spiral.”
In 1990, the "Gayssot law" was passed, stipulating that "any discrimination based on ethnicity, nation, race or religion is prohibited". Since then, it has been used to criminalize any criticism of Arab and African delinquency, any question on immigration from the Muslim world, any negative analysis of Islam. Many writers have been fined and most "politically incorrect" books on those topics have disappeared from bookshops.At the end of the 1943 movie, “This Land is Mine,” a French school teacher instructs her students (under duress) to tear unapproved pages from their French history books, unapproved, that is, by the occupying Nazis. M. Millière continues.
The French government asked the media to obey the "Gayssot law." It also asked that history textbooks be rewritten to include chapters on the crimes committed by the West against Muslims, and on the "essential contribution" of Islam to humanity. All history textbooks are "Islamically correct."Shall we call it Islamofacsism, as well? It is, after all, a companion term to Nazism.
Basically, Islamophobia is the traumatizing, action-stifling fear of intervening when Muslims commit rapes, murders, and just sheet nihilism against anything Western. Muslims would never, as the MSM are in the habit of doing, ascribe their irrationality to “mental illness.” However, I don’t know of any other “religion” but Islam that sanctions mental illness as a normal state of mind.