5.26.2007

Getting to the Root of: Islamophobia

SOME
THOUGHTS
BY
REMULAK
MOXARGON

(Ruler of the Known Universe)

Greetings puny Earthlings.

Last time I talked about why the left is wrong, and today I'd like to take a moment to discuss a word that gets bandied about quite a bit.

No, I'm not talking about 'low-carb,' 'hogzilla,' or 'Sanjaya.'

I'm talking about Islamophobia.

It's not a scientifically accepted phobia like claustrophobia or an amusingly obscure one like triskadekaphobia that I can mention just to show off how much smarter I am than you, but it is a term that gets used quite a lot.

It's supposed to mean an irrational fear of Muslims based on ethnic or religious prejudice, but it serves another purpose entirely.

ITS PURPOSE IS TO STIFLE DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE OF ISLAM IN TERRORISM

You see, the worst thing you can do to someone in polite liberal society is to call them a bigot. It immediately conjures up images of inbred redneck yokels staring slack-jawed at burning crosses from beneath home-made white hoods while they wait for the Johnny Walker to kick in and give them the courage to jump and lynch some poor innocent guy who happened to be the wrong skin-tone at the wrong place and the wrong time.

Nobody wants to be seen that way.

So they usually shut up, and pass on criticizing people, usually individuals, for their boorish, mean spirited, and sometimes criminal behaviour.

Hell, Al Sharpton's made a career out it, and it's made him rich and powerful.

So the easiest and cheapest way to stop a debate on a topic that you cannot win is to accuse your opposition of being prejudiced.

It's even better if you can come up with a nice, technical sounding buzz-word the media can use, like, let's say.... Islamophobia.

Right now, the major issue of the world is the role of Islam in international terrorism. Now while not all Muslims are terrorists, only a small percentage are, the overwhelming majority of the world's terrorists are Muslim.

I'll bet you dinars to donuts that right now somebody, somewhere is preparing to type the word: Islamophobic racist in my comments section in the vain hope that it will make me shut my proverbial noise hole.

It won't.

It will prove to me that the person typing is wrong and that they most likely support terrorism.

That's a pretty broad assumption, you may declare, what about the majority of Muslims who do not support terrorism?

Those Muslims, or the true moderates, actually want a debate on the issue. They want everything out in the open because evil can only grow in the dark. Sadly, they are often shouted down by the louder and more aggressive Islamist factions that dwell in the mosques and communities like metastasizing cancers looking to kill the entire body.

Look at the groups who use the term Islamophobia and you'll be hard pressed to find any that don't have any connection to groups like Hamas or Al Qaida.

They don't want you to know that, so they play the politically correct victim card to avoid any hard questions.

That's why they demand special treatment in western countries that serves only to isolate and radicalize their communities, while Islamic nations regularly and viciously oppress all other faiths, and call all who dispute it Islamophobes. They know what they are doing is wrong, and destructive to their communities, but they don't care, not when there is power to grab.

However, there's another side to Islamophobia, and that's the fact that:

THERE ARE GOOD REASONS TO BE AN ISLAMOPHOBE

Take a look at the world. It is wracked with wars, civil wars, genocides, and insurgencies.

The majority of these conflicts involve what some call "the bloody borders of Islam." Basically a clash between radicalized Muslim factions and everyone else who doesn't want to be reduced to dhimmi serfdom status or slaughtered.

Everywhere in the world Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Animists, Buddhists, and even other Muslims are being killed in large numbers by radical Islamist groups hopped up on Salafist and Wahhabi theology and oil cash from Middle Eastern dictatorships.

Salafi Islamist theology is almost like a Bizarro-World version of the western world's Greco-Judeo-Christian moral foundation. It is a theology where morality is inverted, where murder replaces discussion, where revenge replaces forgiveness, and power over others replaces love.

And if you claim that I'm full of Syborean nose-nuggets then take a look around and see where rapists are honored while their victims are murdered, where slavery is still practiced and where it's been abolished, and remember who did the abolishing. Look at who lets young girls burn to death rather than allow them to violate a religious taboo of questionable origin and who is horrified by this.

And let's look at the numbers.

The great majority of the world's Muslims just want to live in peace, do their jobs and raise their families. But not all are content.

In the USA, where Muslims live better than anywhere on Earth, way better than in Muslim dominated countries, around a quarter of Muslims between the ages of 18 to 30 believe that suicide bombings can be morally justified.

So let's say that the majority want peace.

But a quarter can cause a hell of a lot of death and destruction if their idea of expressing their faith is blowing up a school full of children.

So let's say that only 10% of the world's Muslims think the sun shines out of Osama Bin Ladin's back orifice and are willing to kill and die for a shot at 72 virgins, that's over one hundred million people worldwide.

Folks have good reason to be afraid.

And yet, the western world has not been swept by hordes of bloodthirsty Americans lynching Muslims on light poles, banning their faith, and burning down their mosques. Aside from isolated cases of misguided and idiotic violence and petty vandalism, Muslims in America have yet to suffer any real backlash for the sins of their brethren thanks to the Western Judeo-Christian ethical foundation.

And there's something else you should know.

RADICAL ISLAMISTS SCARE OTHER MUSLIMS

That's right.

The majority of Muslims are scared to death of the radical Islamist minority who dominate too many of the world's mosques.

Everyday Muslims who wish to live in the 21st century and in peace with their fellow human beings are being threatened, assaulted, and often murdered as 'apostates' or 'false Muslims.'

When a nut-case like Fred Phelps and his 'Christian church' go around ranting and raving, they are mocked and derided by other Christians who know they are radical wankers and treat them accordingly. They do this because they are comfortable that any attempt to intimidate or violently oppress others will get the full weight of the law falling on them like a ton of hardened turds.

However true moderate Muslims don't have that luxury. The radical Islamist factions, while a numerical minority, have the backing of too many governments in Islamist countries, and western governments are too scared to protect the moderates and confront the radicals for fear of being branded Islamophobic.

This leaves the poor true moderates out gunned all over the world. All it takes is the word of a single Imam, or self-declared 'True-Muslim' to get everyone in your family killed. Thus the majority are too scared to truly speak out, and those who do are ostracized, threatened, or even murdered.

So remember these simple points:

*Anyone who uses the term Islamophobia is a supporter of terrorism who wants to use political correctness to stifle debate on a serious issue.

*There are good reasons to be afraid, but we in the west are really ruled by reason & compassion, not fear, despite what the lefties and terror-supporters say.

*Truly moderate Muslims are in the most danger from Islamist radicalism, and they need our support. Support that can't be stopped by the shameful posturing of race baiting radicals trying to use politically correct white guilt to further the cause of oppression.

2 comments:

B.C. said...

"Mr. Hammer, meet Mr. Nail."

John Kaiser said...

Darn good post. You guys must have an excellent view from up there.