Sharia’s Incompatibility with Western Values, Explained

The idea that the West is in a clash of civilizations with the Islamic world is one that has been propounded by well established scholars. Indeed, a scholar no less than Bernard Lewis, the widely regarded doyen of Islamic studies, is the progenitor of the idea that Western civilization is in a clash with Islamic civilization (he seems to have first used the phrase in an article published in 1990 by the Atlantic, entitled, “The Roots of Muslim Rage.”

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I want to know what happened after 1990.
    When I was a kid the Cold War and Imminent Nuclear Holocaust preoccupied us all.
    Then the Soviet Union fell and some asshole wrote a book called the End of History.
    Ten years later some fucking sand fleas are flying planes into the Twin Towers.
    And it’s been getting worse ever since.
    What the fuck is really going on?

    • Maggat

      Good Christ d…dttr, do any of us know?

    • Minicapt

      In 1992, Billy-Jeff was elected President of the United States.

      Cheers

    • GrimmCreeper

      A simplified explanation below shows how doing nothing encouraged a greater number of attacks. The maggots became emboldened and built on the successes of earlier attacks, perfecting their methods of death and destruction. When no one responded with a disproportionate and overwhelming response the attitude was probably, “hey this is easy.” While the west decided to bury its head in the sand the maggots became nimble in adjusting their tactics. And here we are today.

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/target/etc/modern.html

    • Slickfoot

      The Marxists buy votes through bringing in undesirables that nobody wants to live near, and the elitists don’t have to.

    • El Martyachi

      This.

      You’re not crazy. Well, maybe you are, but not about this specific thing.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I read it because you posted the link.
        Something needs to be said about the corporation angle.
        How they indulged every government ‘initiative’ of social engineering.
        And failed to resist it with common sense which spawned corporate do gooderism.
        Anecdotally, I saw it first hand in 1999 in Winnipeg when ‘we’ hosted the Pan-Am Games.
        Aside from destroying my paycheques that summer, because no weddings were booked and all the hospitality suites were given away to get room revenues, corporate do gooderism was nakedly on display.
        Xerox was one of our clients.
        Their employees were voluntold for duty as ambassadors of their corporation and they told me that they gave up their vacations to come and work for free as the face of their company.
        It was part of being a team player and seen as a way to get ahead or at least not fall behind.
        There is another instance where there was a business contest to make the best snowman in Winnipeg one February.
        Whoopee!
        Our general manager said that’s a great idea so he got the sales staff to go outside and make one.
        A pathetic one that no one ever gave a second thought to.
        I’d walk by it and go what the fuck is that Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Snowman?
        Fucking idiots.
        Have you seen the one’s downtown made by the banks by professional snow sculptors?
        Always, the leaders of our company fell for this stupid boosterism, and they still do.
        There was a time when people came together in service clubs and made playgrounds and campgrounds and public spaces for their community.
        And that was co-opted by government and corporate interests that produce fuck all of value for society.
        I could go on with other examples and talk about it for hours.
        Look around and you will see it everywhere.

        • El Martyachi

          .. can be trying at times 🙁
          Well.. ya know.. “we live in a whorl….”
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sJDhJ-6iE

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’m still trying to figure him out.
            Would he like the father of two Metis kids?

          • El Martyachi

            Probably.

            I’ve stopped trying to figure anything out.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            This song is based on the French student riots of 1968 and I hate the inspiration for it but it is a great fucking chune.
            So many of my musical heroes were left leaning dinks.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3WkIENVY_M

        • El Martyachi

          We live in an increastingly-less-soft totalitarian monoculture whorl… rather. I dunno man. Surf the Kali Yuga.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Something else I am going to have to look up.
            Me, I just usually constrain myself to musical references.

          • El Martyachi

            … think i’ll put on the stone roses.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Trying to think of something apt.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I got goose bumps watching this for the first time just now like I used to do when I listened to The Who.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx-2_JcKkSk

          • El Martyachi

            There’s these really nice mounted speakers in my current workspace. I need to wire them up…

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Lucky bugger.
            I have to listen ‘classic rock’ if I am stupid enough to sit at my desk.

          • El Martyachi

            Lucky, but not that lucky. ie.. bare wires hanging in a corner. It’s possible but unlikely that one of these weeks I’ll scare up a soldering iron and figure it out.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            That’s my bread and butter!
            You can also use butt crimps.
            I prefer solder and heat shrink, though.
            I’m leaving a station where whatever wiring I have done will stay there for many years.
            When I’m gone I don’t want some kid to say who was the asshole who installed this crap wiring.
            My professional pride is a personal pride.
            (Borrowed from Dexy’s)

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Dang you, I’ve just gone on Roses wallow.
            This is the one….

          • El Martyachi

            Ya know.. upon reflection it may be easier to just borrow the bose computer speakers 8 feet away…

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            There is a song that uses the phrase ‘on reflection’ but it is going to take a while to remember it.

          • El Martyachi

            … there. rockin the bose.

            The things I do to avoid actual work seem limitless.

        • El Martyachi

          .. long march through the institutions. 90s finished off the corporate world. The military, security and hard sciences are currently undergoing mastication…

  • simus1

    There is a constant thread that runs through the past 150 years or so when it comes to potential or actual conflict between or within nations.
    The most potent one is that of a newly arrived leader of a newly dynamic country on the world scene who can convince his followers in particular and his country’s xenophobic populace in general that they are being screwed by rival “old money” wealthier countries or factions and those opponents are just paper tigers.

    There are extra points awarded in the case of muslims if these “paper tigers” contain subversive factions who do their utmost to make sure an image of weakness is carefully crafted to encourage violence by sons of the prophet.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Before the sharia lovers act they should be quick out , the West should never allow people with ideas from the stone age , if they don’t like over here they should move to Saudi Arabia.