Skip to comments.Debate is Europe's best hope against extremism
Posted on 03/16/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by bayouranger
The standoff between Europe's secular, Islamist and sectarian forces can only be solved by constructive public conversation
Political extremism runs in the family. An-Sofie Dewinter, the 19-year-old daughter of Belgium's far-right party leader in northern Flanders, recently posed in a niqab and bikini to support her father's "Women against Islamisation" campaign. Her breasts and crotch are covered with provocative slogans, urging women to choose between their freedom and Islam, on billboards in the streets of Antwerp. The young model said she received death threats before and thinks this time will be no different.
The campaign emerges five months after Belgium's first sharia law court was established by Sharia4Belgium, a radical Muslim organisation, and right before the spokesman of the court, Fouad Belkacem, was sentenced to two years in prison for inciting hatred and violence against non-Muslims.
On Monday night, religious violence peaked as an imam was killed in an arson attack on the Rida mosque, the largest Shia mosque of Brussels. The attacker, who described himself as a Muslim, committed the crime to intimidate the local Shia community, linking the events to religious tensions in Syria, Belgian media reported.
Belgium's extremists are not alone. Elsewhere in Europe, the fumes of burning cars and simmering conflict continue to intoxicate the continent's failing integration policies. Lawmakers try to relegate religion to the private sphere, marking clear boundaries between Islam and the west.
There is, however, a way out of this standoff between secular, Islamist and sectarian forces. Despite indignant outcries at Dewinter's boldness, Belkacem's jihad and the Rida mosque tragedy, the events offer an opportunity to elevate the discussion to a higher level. Religious controversy fuels awareness, introspection and public debate a central tenet of all modern, liberal societies.
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Paul Weston, the Chairman of the British Freedom Party, has just published an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron about his complicity in the transformation of the UK into a de facto sharia state.An
Open Letter to David Cameron
Dear Prime Minister,
Whether your recent bizarre policy decisions are driven by a fear of Islam or a woeful lack of Islamic understanding remains unclear, but to most impartial observers it would appear you have crossed the loyalty line and are now officially endorsing sharia law in Britain.
I would remind you that as our Prime Minister your primary duty is to put the interests of your country and your own people before the interests of a foreign people or ideology. I am of course talking about Islam here, more specifically sharia law, which is making rapid progress in Britain and the West. It is both astonishing and chilling that what was formerly considered haraam (forbidden under sharia law) only in Islamic countries is now equally considered haraam in Britain.
A Christian travelling to Saudi Arabia cannot take a bible or a cross into that country, nor could he display pictures or caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. I have no particular problem with this when in Rome etc. but I do have a problem, to put it mildly, when my own government appears intent on importing the political ideology of sharia into my own country.
Two recent news stories suggest Britain is not just adopting a policy of appeasement toward sharia, but is already a de-facto sharia state. Firstly, your government is quite incredibly arguing that British Christians should not be allowed to appeal against a ban which outlaws the wearing of crosses in the workplace, and secondly that an Englishman, Darren Conway, has been jailed for twelve months after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.
The MSM seems reluctant to inform us how this new thought-crime of religiously aggravated harassment was contravened, but posters displayed by Conway in the windows of his home are rumoured to link the sexual consummation of the marriage between the Prophet Mohammed and his nine year old bride Aisha with the casual disregard Muslims exhibit toward the rape and grooming of underage English girls in Britains northern towns and cities.
I am not going to suggest that displaying such posters is the most diplomatic way of drawing a comparison between Mohammed sexual predilections and the ongoing Muslim rape of English girls, but the only point to be made is that the jailing of Darren Conway should not be possible in a non-Islamic country, and would simply not have been possible in Britain ten years ago.
What we are witnessing here, along with the outlawing of Christian crosses, is the rule of sharia in what is still termed a Christian country. You, Mr Cameron, and Britains traitor class in government and the media have prostrated yourselves before the onslaught of a fanatical, murderous and resurgent Islam, even as you publicly proclaim Islam to be a religion of peace.
Successive British governments (along with the BBC) have portrayed Islamic terrorists as deluded fanatics who kill for no better reason than to kill as if the fact that they are brutal means they are insane. Britains ruling class deliberately adopts the disingenuous narrative that Islamic terrorists couldnt possibly be accurately representing a well-grounded interpretation of Islam, and must therefore be perverting or hijacking Islam, or indeed are betraying the true Islam.
But as Andrew McCarthy notes, there is logic to terrorism. It is jihad, the purpose of which is to implement, spread, defend or vindicate sharia, the Muslim legal code. Sharia is the necessary precondition to Islamicizing a society. Once you realize that, you quickly realize that the same sharia-driven campaign can be waged, and is being waged, by non-violent means, and that the violent and non-violent methods are inextricably linked.
In her book The Dhimmi Bat Yeor writes:
The jihad is a global conception that divides the peoples of the world into two irreconcilable camps: that of the dar al-Harb, the Territory of War, which covers those regions controlled by the infidels; and the dar al-Islam, the Territory of Islam, the Muslim homeland where Islamic law reigns. The jihad is the normal and permanent state of war between the Muslims and the dar al-Harb, a war that can only end with the final domination over unbelievers and the absolute supremacy of Islam throughout the world.
To further your education, Mr Cameron, you must understand that wars are fought between rival tribes, races and religions not in order to sate mankinds desire for violence but as a means to an end, with the end being one thing and one thing only political control over the defeated people. When you act against Britains Christians in the way that you now do, and lock up Englishmen who dare to portray Mohammed in posters, you are in effect enforcing sharia law against traditional Britain.
You are therefore not representing your country and your people; you are representing the ideology and law of sharia, an alien political system with a history of absolute enmity against the West, and which currently seeks to dismantle the liberal democracy of Great Britain over which you preside. You are in short, exhibiting the behaviour of a traitor.
It is possible I am being somewhat harsh on you Mr Cameron. It is possible your education and professional life to date leaves you ill-equipped to absorb the realities of Islamic imperialism, but ignorance about a matter of such profound importance is not a legitimate defence. Perhaps you think the Islamic threat is blown out of all proportion by right-wing extremists, but the threat is more than real: it is overpoweringly the single biggest issue of not just our time, but of all time.
You may not want to admit that Islam is at war with the West, but Islam fully realises it is engaged in a physical and ideological war against us. Until such time as you accept this reality then it will be a war we can only lose. How can we mount a defence when the traitor class refuse to even acknowledge we are under threat?
The rise of Tommy Robinson and the English Defence League signify the initial stage of an inevitable religious civil war in Britain. It is the working man of England who must face the reality of living in our rapidly increasing Islamic areas, but demographics suggest the middle-classes will also face Islamic reality in the very near future. Old Etonians, Oxbridge graduates and the champagne socialists (who all choose to live well away from the deliberately imported multicultural hell-holes created by the traitor class) have assured a truly terrible future for Britain and its betrayed indigenous people.
Western politicians such as yourself, Mr Cameron, have operated in a liberal democracy for so long you have forgotten the law of the jungle and are thusculturally unable to descend to its level. Islam, with its refusal to accept democratic man-made laws; its openly discriminatory attitude toward non-Muslims, its propensity for intolerant violence and its tribal/political/religious ideology is the law of the jungle, and the Savile Row suited and politically correct Western politicians all reared on a diet of non-discrimination and tolerance are thus rendered defenceless before it.
I would be glad to hear a coherent argument against the content of this open letter, Mr Cameron, but fully understand that your vocal appeasement of resurgent Islam makes such a response more than a little unlikely. This is a shame, because I am sure I speak for many millions of British people who find your official endorsement of sharia law in Britain baffling in the extreme.