What are you, some kind of bigot?
Anyway, I have some energy today so here is a very worthwhile contribution to the general topic of why we are so troubled by Islam around here. This is from the website of the well-known bigot, hater and racist Stephen Lennon - at least that's how the mainstream press describes him. Obviously with that sort of intro we should expect the most jaundiced, cheery-picked steaming pile of parrot droppings imaginable.
Well here's a chance for us to test whether our media know what they're rabbiting on about isn't it?
As an sideline I see that the FBI have released their latest list of "Most Wanted Terrorists". Of the 28 people listed at least 26 of them seem to be from one particular religious community. I'll let you decide which one because if I were to give my opinion I might be seen as a racist provocateur. That's how things are going these days in our strange world.
Yet the news media keeps presenting us with the "fact" that those dreaded Right-Wing extremists - as they keep calling Christchurch mass murderer Brenton Tarrant, even though he didn't describe himself as such but as an "Eco-fascist" - are the real problem. He was a racist but his position was rather more nuanced than simply being "Right Wing", especially when he admitted to being "Left Wing" depending on "what you mean by that term". But you'd have to read his manifesto to know this and as our government won't permit ordinary New Zealanders to do so and as our news media (and many "academic experts") obviously have not bothered to read it we are left with the proverbial willfully blind leading the blinded.
I also saw the other day that there are more Trans-gendered people in the USA than there are members of the KKK. Still the media and politicians tell us that "Right Wing" extremism is the real boogieman. BTW - that term "Boogieman", do you know its etymology? It originally referred to the Sharia pirates of an area of Indonesia around Aceh many years ago. Don't let the Boogieman get you indeed.
Well back in the real world where reasonable people take notice of good research, the special teachings intrinsic to each separate religion and the evidence of our own eyes we have a slew of good reasons for our concern over Islam and those Muslims who closely follow its dictates.
Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) is running for the office of Member of the European Parliament for North-East England, hence some of the references here.
Why CRITICISE Islam And Muslims?
Before reading, please take time to watch all the videos and click on all the links we have provided in this article, when someone asks you, “why do you criticise Islam and Muslims?” you will have an answer.
Throughout Tommy’s campaign to become the North West MEP, we have heard people say things like “why attack Muslims?”, why don’t you attack Christianity?
If truth be told, Tommy has not attacked all Muslims, he has attacked certain types of Muslims, and he has well-founded criticisms of the Islamic faith, like any ideology it should be scrutinised.
People on the left conflate the Islamic ideology with individual Muslims, we don’t, Muslims are not a monolith, they can and do have different views on Islam, however as we have said before, apart from the fluctuating opinions of Muslims about their religion, the one constant of their religion is the Quran itself.
As soon as anyone brings up the subject of Islam and the problems and attitudes associated with its adherents, left-wingers go crazy, literally shaking with anger. Please do check out this video of Ben Affleck, Sam Harris and Bill Maher as they discuss the global number of “Muslim radicals.”
So why do Muslims and Islam seem to be singled out for more criticism than perhaps any other group or faith?
Well for a start, global terrorism is monopolised by Islamic groups, the data and the numbers speak for themselves, that’s not hateful, its the truth. According to the Global Terrorism Index 2018, compiled by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) just four organisations were responsible for 10,632 deaths in 2017. Those groups were Islamic State, the Taliban, Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram.
Guess what they have in common?
They are Muslims who follow the Islamic faith.
Clearly, Islamic fighters pursue a cult of death and terror more than anyone else on the face of planet Earth.
Because Islamic texts allow for the death of the non-believer and apostates. Islam does not mean peace as we are all led to believe, it means “submission.” That “submission” is to the will of Allah, where can we find the will of Allah? In the Quran and other Islamic texts of course.
We certainly won’t be finding it in the New Testament, that’s for sure.
There are other reasons for criticising certain types of Muslim and the Islamic faith, especially when Western nations have imported a massive influx of Muslims from troubled Islamic states. Muslims (not all of course) bring with them their culture and their ideological perspectives as well, not all are exactly “compatible” with Western laws and culture.
Let’s look at some facts from the Pew Research Centre, they are the “gold standard” for empirical research, they provide facts that can and should guide global policies when dealing with the issues of individual Muslims, their affiliation to certain groups and the Islamic faith.
There is an overwhelming percentage of Muslims in many countries who want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to Pew’s worldwide survey. The survey was conducted in 39 countries; they were divided into six regions – Southern and Eastern Europe (Russia and the Balkans), Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.
What is the sharia? What constitutes sharia?
Sharia law in the first instance relies upon the text contained in the Quran; it also draws from the hadith, which include the accepted sayings and deeds of Muhammad. Take these two sahih hadith as an example…
We agree wholeheartedly, it persecutes gay people, it reduces women to the status of cattle, it executes people who leave the Islamic faith, it allows old men to marry and molest young children, it normalises sex slavery, it allows for the beating of wives and the punishment of disbelievers, there is more, but we don’t have enough room here to list everything.
There will be many cultural clashes between the West and Islamic countries; for example, a majority of Muslims believe that Western music, movies and TV hurt “morality”, which is a little hard to take in given the fact that sharia is advocated by most Muslims worldwide.
To be clear, we are not saying that all Muslims think marrying a child is an acceptable thing to do, we are saying that Islamic texts do!
If Muhammad is the perfect example for all of mankind (as per the Quran) then its perfectly ok to marry and molest a child. That to us Westerners is abhorrent, its certainly not a culture we want or need in our society, nor do we need or appreciate apologists defending such practices.
Tommy has always always drawn attention to the issues that lie within the Islamic faith, he has also drawn attention to the Muslim birth rate, if we think we have issues now, those issues will become harder to deal with as the Muslim population grows faster than any other demographic. It is reasonable to believe that radical thought and beliefs will increase with the growth of the Muslim population.
As we have a “global perspective” of Muslim opinion, lets now look at Muslim opinion here in Great Britain. Trevor Phillips the former chair of the Equality And Human Rights Commission produced a documentary in 2016, it was titled – What British Muslims Really Think.
In that documentary he found some extremely concerning results, such as :
Only 34% would inform the police if they thought somebody they knew was getting involved with people who support terrorism in Syria.
4% sympathise with people who take part in suicide bombings.
4% sympathise with people who commit terrorist actions as a form of political protest.
52% do not believe that homosexuality should be legal in Britain.
47% do not believe that it is acceptable for a school teacher to be homosexual.
23% support the introduction of Sharia Law.
32% refuse to condemn those who take part in violence against those who mock the Prophet.
39% agree that “wives should always obey their husbands”.
31% think it’s acceptable for a man to have more than one wife
You can find the Channel 4 survey results HERE and the documentary HERE.
According to Pew research the Muslim population in Britain is set to triple in 30 years.
Perhaps we need to get our criticisms in now, if left too late then what will become of our beloved country?
Our politicians are on notice.