16 Oct 2014

Islam: Religion as Desert



Dan Greenfield is fed up with all the cant about Islam as just another religion.

Islam is not a spiritual religion, even its paradise is a materialistic place, a fantasy harem where the physical pleasures of life can be enjoyed without restraint. That gives it an advantage over Judaism and Christianity, just as it gives the Saudis and the Pakistanis an advantage over the Americans and Israelis. There is no angst in Islam, no spiritual seeking and no room for doubt. The marching orders are always clear and individual deeds and thoughts matter less than a willingness to always obey.

Islam came out of the desert and it has never left the desert, instead it has brought the desert with it along with its codes, its deep hatreds, its constant deprivation, its deceptiveness and its nomadic expansionism. Where Islam goes, the desert rises, its tents, its red knives and its insecurities. It was backward even at the time of its birth and it has only become more so, but its singlemindedness is an advantage in an age of effete leftectuals and eurocrats dreaming of a transnational world.

While the leftectuals dream of windmills, the Saudis hire foreigners to pump their oil and then sell it to them, the money goes to fund the Hegira, its mosques in every city from Dublin to Moscow to Buenos Aires and Toronto, the fatwas, the bombs, the websites where the masked faithful hold up AK-47’s, the Islamic science courses and sessions on learning to love the Hijab and then the Burqa,

The Saudis just want what everyone wants, for everyone to acknowledge their greatness and live like them. They can hardly be blamed for that when the West spends almost as much money promoting democracy and its own way of life to people who still execute witches and blasphemers. They may be savages, but they fell ass backward into enough black gold to fuel a global religious war, and they’re using it cleverly and cunningly to transform our societies and wage war against us even while attending dinners at the White House. It’s smoother work than our diplomats are capable of.

You can hardly blame the desert bandits for being what they are, but you can blame the apostles of reason for preaching about a golden age of tolerance and enlightenment from every purloined pulpit and then turning away the heartland to a religion that is nakedly brutal and intolerant at home.

An honest look at Saudi Arabia, at its cruelty, its slaves, its intolerance of other religions and even of women, should be enough to tell even the dimmest Eton or Harvard grad exactly what the West is in for. No matter how many specialists in Muslim tolerance show up at universities, there is the Grand Mufti explaining that Mohammed commanded the eradication of Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula, and therefore there can be no churches allowed there. …

There are two Islams. The real Islam of the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and an imaginary Islam that exists only in the mosques of air and card table Korans of academics apologists and political pundits who have decided that Islam cannot be bad, because no religion can be bad, not even one which kills and kills, it must just be misunderstood.

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T. Shaw

The enemy isn’t Islam. The threat to our country and way of life is founfd among the “leftectuals and eurocrats.”


The enemy is Islam. The thing is the radical muslims want to kill you and enslave your children and the moderate muslims want the radical muslims to kill you and enslave your children. So while not every muslim is radical or dangerous to non-muslims their religion/political system will keep producing a large number of radicalized muslim that is. The discovery of oil in the Middle East and the vast amount of money that produced woke up a sleeping terror organization that has not changed since the 6th century. They intend to kill or enslave everyone and take over the world. You may laugh at that thinking that certainly they can’t succeed but they will try and they will kill many, many people even if they fail to take over the world. Our choice is simple and incredibly distasteful. We need to go to war and kill as many of them as possible until they are devastated. Alternatively we can sit back while they do that to us. I feel confident that few will agree with such a hard choice so those who remain unconvinced will have to wait awhile until the musllms commit such a horrendous act that it convinces you there is no way we can negotiate a peaceful solution. I think Iran will use nukes, maybe Israel, maybe Europe or maybe the U.S. That is what it will take to change minds.

T. Shaw

GWTW: We’re both right. Below I’ve replaced the word “Saxon” with “American.”

(1915, published 1917)

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the American began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the American began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the American began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the American began to hate.

It was not suddenly bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the American began to hate.


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