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Monday, November 07, 2005

The Islamic Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost, and Europe Hasn't A Clue

The manure being shoveled on television news this morning has reached spectacular levels. Of course, this refers to the "rioters" in France. Now, deaths are piling up alongside the property destruction. And, it has spread from Normandy to Nice. Furthermore, it has jumped to Germany and Belgium.

Do these countries have something in common that pertains to these "rioters"? To anyone who can see and name the truth, the answer is "Yes," and that answer keeps coming up as Islam. For 14 centuries, Islam has taught people that their finest actions consist or murder, mayhem, destruction, conquest, enslavement--and the complete refusal to accept any responsibility for their own lives and behaviors. I am stripping away the trappings and excuses, and all the "yes buts." It's all right there for anyone to read. We have a web page devoted to outstanding books and websites devoted to the truth about Islam, from Robert Spencer to Ibn Warraq.

This morning, Fox News paraded out some old wheezes to "explain" what is going on over there. First, there was that paragon of objectivity Stephen Schwartz who can find nothing wrong with Islam, except the Wahabbi stuff coming from Saudi Arabia. Then, some Frenchman from Radio One, touted as "terrorism expert," came on to issue stale Marxism as an "explanation." Aside from these two, there were many minor deities opining ad libitum. Not a one, including Chirac and de Villepin, gave any reason to suspect that they have a clue about what is going on, nor what to do about it.

Every explanation involved Marxian victimhoodism.: You know, the poor, disaffected youth in a fundamentally hostile society which has alienated them.

It is always astonishing to watch grown people twist themselves into pretzels in order not to name the obvious or speak the truth, and it is not admirable, either.

OK, starting from Beirut in 1976, then 1983, then the 1993 Trade Towers attack, on to the embassies in Africa, the USS Cole, the events of 9-11-2001, Madrid 3-11-2003, and now Europe itself, what is common to all of these? What set of ideas programmed all of the perpetrators in all of these events?

Marx is not the answer--to this, or to anything else.

The answer is Islam. We are watching the ideas of Islam in action. We are watching the real meaning of Islam, not some pabulum-ized "moderate" bastardization of Islam, but the real deal. That this behavior is not organized in some al Qaeda or Hizbollah styles matters not. It is what it is.

Strip all the window-dressing from it. Strip all the phony excuses. Strip away the socialism trying to take credit for any explanations. These are not ordinary indigenous French youth, nor indigenous German youth, nor indigenous Belgian youth. These are Muslims.

Europe brought this on itself with its rotten ideas and practices. Reality delivered on its premises.

The only question left is whether there are enough rational Europeans left to solve the problem.

Do we?


  • At Mon Nov 07, 05:34:00 PM PST, Anonymous Enlightenment Reactionary said…

    Excellent post. I've made some smaller posts on this topic and I came to pretty much the same conclusions as you.

    I don't think they'll get the message. My experience with Leftists is that they are "hair of the dog" people. If socialism or modern liberalism blow up in your face, it's proof that you weren't practicing enough socialism or modern liberalism. It's sad.


  • At Tue Nov 08, 04:08:00 AM PST, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    It is always astonishing to watch grown people twist themselves into pretzels in order not to name the obvious or speak the truth...

    My father, who blessedly did not live to see 9/11, used to say, "How do you straighten out a pretzel?" The words I hear from leaders of state are so convoluted as to be denial of the truth. I am constantly put in mind of Orwell's 1984.

    Do we have enough rational people to deal with the reality of the subversion of our society? I believe, from the numerous conversations I have with clients and friends, that lots of people know and understand the threat we are facing (indeed, at war with, though nobody wants to name the real enemy, just a select portion of the enemy). But--and this is what's got me nearly desperate--our elected officials do not take the necessary action of pulling out the problem by its roots.

  • At Tue Nov 08, 08:46:00 AM PST, Blogger George Mason said…

    Thanks to Enlightenment Reactionary and Always on Watch (love those names): Good comments, and you finger the greatest pains we are having to face these days--our leaderless nation. It's not just Bush, although he is asleep at the switch, but it is Rice who serves as an Islamic claque, et and al. Not even Homeland Security shows the fortitude to name the enemy or get the message. It is all extremely Orwellian, and even Kafka-esque.

    Back in founding days, we had leaders, unlike today. But, we also had good followers. Adams' famous comment was to the effect that the revolution de facto was easy because it had already occurred in the minds of the people.

    What we bloggers are doing is making a difference. We are educating and thereby readying the populace. Yes, indeed, it seems very slow and very bumpy if not downright irregular. The apparent lack of progress discourages. But there are lots of little signs suggesting accruing success. Just one is the enormous proliferation of bloggers of the same orientation that we have. Just this last week, several persons have indicated new sites they plan to put up, and that was just one week. New stuff comes in weekly.

    We have noticed a phenomenon over the many years we have been around (oh, to be able to get some of those years back!). Early stages of great change leading to "paradigm shift," if you will, are bloody hard to detect. There is a sort of base building going on, one that is all but invisible until it reaches critical mass, and it must go on if change is to come. It reminds me what the financial talking heads say about the market--buy before things get popular. We are building that base.

    How long that has to go on and how hard it must be, well, I am just not smart enough to know.

    What really worries me is that we might sustain some more "9-11" attacks before those in government find their voices and their fortitude, and before the populace really "gets it."

  • At Tue Nov 08, 06:38:00 PM PST, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    There is a sort of base building going on, one that is all but invisible until it reaches critical mass, and it must go on if change is to come.
    I'm in for the long haul!

    And, yes, we bloggers are making a difference. Lots of people who read what we have to say don't leave comments. I was one of those quiet observers for nearly two years before I jumped in--with both feet. I never was one to do anything half-assed (Pardon my French. Oops! The pun doesn't fit, does it?)


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