Islam with a Happy Face

The West’s Most Important Ally: Islam’s Dissidents

Islam, warned the best-selling Algerian novelist, Boualem Sansal, is going to split European society. In an interview with German media, this brave Arab writer painted a vision of Europe subjugated by radical Islam. According to Sansal, the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels are directed at the Western way of life: “You can not even defeat the weak Arab states, so they have brought in fifth columns to bring the West to destroy itself. If they succeed society will fall.”

Mr. Sansal, who has been threatened with death, belongs to a rapidly growing army of Muslim dissidents. They are the best liberation movement for millions of Muslims who aspire to practice their faith peacefully without submitting to the dictates of fundamentalists and fanatics. These Muslim dissidents pursue freedom of conscience, interreligious coexistence, pluralism in the public sphere, criticism of Islam, and respect for the rule of common law. For the Islamic world, their message could be devastating. That is why the Islamists are hunting them down.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Western political leaders, obviously, should be listening carefully to Muslim dissidents. However, to do so would appear to be “giving in” to “Islamophobia”, or worse, perhaps agreeing with those on the “right” who desire to abolish all Muslim immigration, profile Muslim communities, and so forth.

    • But dissidents will soften/challenge/destroy Islamism and its valuable hold on financial assets and cultural groups that challenge the Laurentian crowd, so, no, Trudeau et al will never let these people get away with their sane opposition.

  • Once a critical mass reaction has started, it is nearly impossible to stop.

    Islam is a critical mass social problem. A few dissidents may quell Islamification, in a finite local, for a finite period of time. But it will take way more than a few Islamic dissidents to stop the Islamic theological critical mass reaction.

  • Alain

    Sansal is spot on except for one thing: they have already succeeded and society has fallen already in Western Europe. In North America we remain headed in the same direction but have not yet reached the point of no return.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Hopefully, the EU will break apart and nations will again assert their national agendas and strict border controls and revert to their former currencies. At least this is my “fantasy” and I’m not too hopeful it will occur in the next five to ten years. Indeed, it might be too late for Europe but I hope against hope that I’m wrong.