Hat tip to Bracken for this one: Tommy Robinson incarcerated in England. After sitting around this morning at ye old waffle house the conversation was of course on the final presidential debate last night and what laughably passes nowadays for American foreign policy. Let me get my viewpoint up front so you understand where I’m coming from: IMHO eastern Islam is a threat to western civilization (I’ll explain why below).
Ya know when you’re headed out to kill someone it pays to know as much as you can about them. As a young troop I studied everything I could get my hands on about the Soviet Union, Central American Nations, and the Middle East. Part of my studies led me to take a good hard look at the Koran, something every foreign policy maker should do but obviously has failed to up to this point in time. Why study the Koran? That text in itself will explain the fundamental reasons that western civilization and ideals are completely and irrevocably opposed to each other. I spent some time this morning laying it out to the hands around a couple of tables and once I explained it they saw the light. I’m going to cover some of the very same points in this entry that I spoke about this morning.
So why is Islam and what we consider western ideals so opposed to each other? Simply put Islam doesn’t allow for what we take as our concept of freedoms. Let’s take freedom of speech first. In most western nations (except Britain as it appears from the article above) you can say pretty much anything and as long as it isn’t liable or slander it’s within your rights without repercussions. Even then you can say what you want although you may face a lawsuit over it. Islam and by extension it’s concept of law (Sharia law in this case) doesn’t allow for that. Oh sure you can bad mouth Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, etc. all you want but the moment you bad mouth either Islam or it’s prophets you face a penalty and from what we’ve seen in most instances in Islamic nations it’s death. Ya know I ain’t fond of the Westboro Baptist idiots in any way shape or form but I believe in their First Amendment rights to spread their vile. Just as I believe the Black Panthers, Skinheads, and all those other little narrow minded bigoted groups have the same right as well. Not so in Islam. The requirement to supplicate yourself in word and deed or face not only criminal but civil repercussions as well is perhaps the greatest point of difference. But Treaded, we have Muslims in the US and they don’t raise hell over it. True. Here’s where you need to examine the differences in groups. There are different types of Muslims. The Muslims born and raised in the US for the most part hold freedoms above their religion and identify themselves as “Americans” before their faith. Yeah there are exceptions (we hear about honor killings, beatings, forced marriages every now and then) but for the vast majority native American Muslims live within the laws and norms of our nation. Muslims born in Islamic nations hold their religion above all else including the law of man. You need a better example? Take good old used to be great England. Per capita their percentage of immigrant Muslims from eastern Islamic nations is probably greater than any other nation. And that is why you see such a huge radical protesting and violent presence in that nation. Those immigrants do not hold freedom and common law above all else but instead their Muslim faith defines their very existence and guides their actions in almost every instance.
Now look at Freedom of Religion. In America you are free to believe in God, Allah, Bhudda, Moses, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, or nothing at all. There is no penalty for your faith or lack thereof. In Islam this isn’t true. Non Muslims in Islamic nations are forced to pay A Jizya which is a form of taxes for the right to simply exist in those some of those nations. That exists for the sole purpose of forcing people to accept Islam. Not very reconcilable with our ideal of freedom of religion is it? And if you don’t pay – well there’s been enough in the news about the persecution of non Muslims in Islamic countries lately to illustrate that for me. Where does it say that?
Koran9:29: “Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not Islam as the religion of truth among the people of the Scripture, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
That is the very passage that drives things like Jihad, violent protests, and the mentality of most Islamic nation Muslims. This is where I get a little pissed. What if the passage read:
“Fight against those who believe not in Jesus/Bhudda/Moses/FSM, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by God and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not Christianity/Judaism/Buddhism/Pastafarianism as the religion of truth among the people of the Scripture, until they pay taxes with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
No one would really give a shit in the US, right ? Exactly and that’s my point. Such nonsense is the very subject of free and open ridicule here. Try and play that game in Saudi Arabia and see what it gets you. A few years back on a flight into Dhahran a guy was detained by the Immigration authorities for wearing a cross. Detained for wearing a cross until he surrendered it for destruction. And if he didn’t he was going to face some pretty harsh fines and immediate deportation. Folks that is where England is headed.
Make no mistake as a commenter on Bracken’s facebook page correctly stated “Britannia is dead”. Yup, and it’s undergoing the zombificaiotn of Sharia law. Why? Because they have given into the foolish and asinine concept that western ideals and freedoms are compatible with Islam. Folks, as I’ve illustrated above with those two simple examples you can see they aren’t. At least not until Muslims accept that personal freedom is more important than mass religious rights.
Bottom line: When you use your religion as the core principle and guidance and accept it as law with little to no regard for the common law of man or the liberties and rights of others you’re a threat. Be it Muslim, Westboro, etc. etc.
No religious group should ever wield such power over our nation that their perceived rights and laws should overcome our personal liberties. We’ve seen it here already and we’re headed down the same trail as England. Remember – the threat isn’t only from armed criminal elements, factions of our very own government, or the brainless twit sheeple that vote american idol nowadays. We have a very real and credible threat from radical religious groups as well. The question stands are we going to wake the hell up before it’s too late? I ain’t taking that bet.