When I heard of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion I was infuriated. In broad daylight, on a street in Woolwich, a pair of Muslim murderers hacked this man to death. The crowd did nothing but film it. The police took 20 minutes to arrive at the scene. A a few brave women stood over Rigby’s body in defiance towards the murderers.
And yet David Cameron blamed the victim, and exonerated Islam from this act. Just like the perfect Dhimmi he is.
But the people of Great Britain are fed up. They are outraged at not only this act, but at the whole idea of Multiculturalism. They want answers and not platitudes.
The most recent round of terror in London has spawned a renewed round of explanations along the lines of David Cameron’s “there is no justification for this murder in Islam,” accompanied by musings over “isolated act of psychopaths.”
Though these views have lost some currency after the attacks of 9/11, Madrid, Moscow, Burgas, Toulouse and Boston, it is time to ask ourselves why our political and intellectual elites still pay homage to such platitudes. Political and diplomatic expediency aside, the origin of such statements lies in the fact that Western academics, diplomats and journalists tend to cavort with highly-educated Muslims whose worldview has been influenced by thorough exposure to the Judeo-Christian heritage of the West.
Yet this is not a piece about the shallow knowledge of our elites about the Muslim world, nor one about the distinction between elite Islam and the pugnacious one popularized by Salafi or Muslim Brotherhood preachers. This is an article about the fine line Westerners need to draw between demonstrating goodwill on the one hand and forfeiting freedoms they have struggled centuries to secure.
Muslims have the right to practice Islam the way they wish in Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Westerners have the right and the duty to expect that those who move to their countries respect basic ethical tenets, one of them being that to kill in the name of God is always immoral; and regardless of whether Christians and Jews adhered to this principle centuries or millennia ago.
To this day Islamic bookstores in cities such as London and Paris sell children’s books where the first Muslims are celebrated as sword-brandishing knights vanquishing enemies in glorious battles. Does it take a PhD in psychology to guess that boys fed on such narratives will wish to do likewise when they grow up? When such literature is the staple religious diet of millions of young Muslims is it genuinely surprising that jihadists are recruited without difficulty even from well-integrated families?
No one would tolerate Christian children books that portrayed the Crusaders as exemplary Christians, yet to this day the highest honors in Islamic literature are reserved to Muslim “crusaders.” Most Muslims are sincerely appalled by the attacks in Toulouse and London, but it is no longer enough to draw subtle distinctions between legitimate and illegitimate jihad. As long as it is admirable for most Muslims that Islam conquered the world through the sword in the seventh and eight centuries, there will be more than enough Muslims in our days who welcome the murder of infidels in Madrid and London. And as long as Western Illuminati tolerate the apologetic attitude Muslim leaders adopt towards the murder of Jews in Palestine, it will be impossible to draw an unambiguous line elsewhere between acceptable and unacceptable rhetoric and behavior.
In fact, we must demand from all Muslim lay and religious representatives to publicly abjure all violence in the name of God, without ifs and buts, and regardless of whether religious sentiments are slighted in the process of doing so. Those for whom this demand is too taxing can emigrate to Saudi Arabia or Gaza and stay there.
It is worth remembering that the price of not demanding such a stance from Muslim clerics and lay leaders will be paid most dearly by Muslims themselves. Although this fact is often overlooked, we ought to remember that those who have suffered most from jihadist incitement and violence have been Muslims. Not only does the silent majority of Muslims bear the brunt of the jihadist bloodshed, but its reputation is soiled by those who wish to import seventh century practices into the 21st century. And Western leaders who in this clash choose caution over courage are no less to blame for harming the prospects of long-term peaceful coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims.
It is not just the politicians of the world but the media complicit in this deception too. In Great Britain (and other European nations) it is practically illegal to call a Muslim criminal a Muslim. They are called “Asian”. In Sweden for now 5 nights Muslims have been rioting to force the government to accede to their demands. A tactic that Muslims learn in the 1920’s and 30’s when they rioted in Palestine (Israel) to force the British to help murder Jews in Europe. They can be assured that the Swedish government will not only accede to their demands, but exceed them.
All over Europe groups like the EDL, Légion étrangèr, and other anti-Muslim groups have arisen in Europe. Is it any wonder that neo-Nazi groups are rising faster than thought they could? The native Brit, Frenchman, Swede, Greek, etc… see himself as being pushed aside by their governments, their press, their courts in favor of the immigrant newcomer. They see their customs, laws, and morals being tossed out by the newcomer in favor of their barbaric customs. And they see themselves as being disarmed by Socialist elites who are rich enough to have armed bodyguards while they and their children are defenseless. They see their daughters raped by the unwashed Islamic barbarians and judges who dismiss the criminals as they explain that rape is permitted in their religion.
It is only a matter of time before the native peoples of Europe rise up and take back that which the Socialist elites have stolen from them. Remove the barbarian in their midst and return their native countries to their culture and morals.
Perhaps it is time for the people of Britain to paint their faces blue and once again show the World why the Romans feared them.