In talking about the London terrorist attack tonight, Bill Maher and his panel ended up clashing over Islamic terrorism and Maher’s assertion that people can’t say it has “nothing to do with Islam.”
If you had grown up, as I did, between two authoritarian governments — the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria — under the leadership of people such as Hafez al Assad, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, you would have seen your youth influenced by two major denominations of Islam in the Muslim world: the Shia and the Sunni. I studied both, and at one point was even a devout Muslim. My parents, who still live in Iran and Syria, come from two different ethnic Muslim groups: Arab and Persian.
You also would have seen how the religion of Islam intertwines with politics, and how radical Islam rules a society through its religious laws, sharia. You would have witnessed how radical Islam can dominate and scrutinize people’s day-to-day choices: in eating, clothing, socializing, entertainment, everything.
You would have seen the tentacles of its control close over every aspect of your life. You would have seen the way, wielded by fundamentalists, radical Islam can be a powerful tool for unbridled violence. It is the fear of this violence, torture, and death, wielded by extremist Muslims, that keeps every person desperate to obey.
The UK’s traitorous political class allowed the mass immigration of cultists who despise the west and aided & abetted their settler efforts by pushing the lie of multiculturalism. It was the Labour Party’s stated goal to open the immigration floodgates and rub conservative noses in “diversity”. Much as PM Useful Idiot is doing here.
Then they began to criminalize British citizens who spoke out against the peculiar vibrancy of Islam, all in the name of “community cohesion”.
So vicious were the efforts by the political class to silence dissent that they allowed the mass sexual assault of working class children by Islamist Rape Gangs to go unchecked – for years. Rest assured that silencing dissent is the ultimate goal of M-103 here in Canada.
The Emperor has no clothes, not in Britain, not in Canada.
The political left does one thing pretty well: they are good at falsely characterizing an argument in order to make their opponents seem like pure evil.
Take, for example, a recent “anti-racism” demonstration in the UK. Sounds like a positive development, yes?
Well, that’s not what they were protesting at all…
US President Donald Trump repeatedly rebukes the media for “dishonest” coverage and “fake news.”
Despite its fury over the accusations, however, the press continues to prove him right — albeit inadvertently.
Take a recent New York Times piece as an example. In their article, titled “Trump Pushes Dark View of Islam to Center of U.S. Policy-Making” (Feb. 1), authors Scott Shane, Matthew Rosenberg, and Eric Lipton cite a questionable source — Prof. Asma Afsaruddin of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University — to prove their point that the president is promoting a “master narrative that pits the Muslim world against the West.” This, they claim, appeals to Trump supporters, “who know nothing of Muslims or Islam beyond news reports of terrorist attacks.”
Opposing protests are planned on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12 pm at Nathan Philip Square. Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCCC) will rally in support of free speech and against Motion 103, also known as the anti-Islamophobia motion, while the Facebook group “Toronto social for Muslim Women – Events & Meets” calls on “intersectional, anti-racist and anti-fascist groups and individuals” to join a counter protest accusing CCCC of terrorism.
Pope Francis will travel to Egypt next month, the Vatican said Saturday, giving him another opportunity to promote better relations between Catholics and Muslims.
Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room.
No there isn’t. It is perfectly Islamic and that’s not news.
You can thank our useful idiot political class for enriching Canada with a violent supremacist cult.
Since the presidential campaign began, and then right up until the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 24, 2017, President Donald Trump has kept saying the same thing: that the United States is at war with radical Islam, mainly represented by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Yet, the leftist media and other American liberals insist on portraying his position as a fight against Islam and Muslims. In fact, most moderate Muslims are not offended by the phrase “radical Islam,” because they are very distressed by the fact that their religion has been commandeered by the radicals and transformed from a religion of peace into a more radical version. Unfortunately, instead of the leftists giving a voice to and supporting these moderate Muslims, a kind of leftist-Islamist alliance has emerged.
Abdel Rahman al-Rashed, a Saudi columnist for pan-Arab newspaper Al Sharq al Awsat, said in 2004:
“It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims… The majority of those who were suicide bombers on buses, other vehicles, in schools and other places, all over the world, were Muslim”.
This statement from a well-known columnist and a former General Manager of the Al Arabiya news channel demonstrates how moderate Muslims are critical of their own culture and how they are saddened by how their religion has been hijacked by radicals. However, these appeals fall on deaf ears with leftists; they call moderate Muslims passive, which instead supports and furthers the radical Islamists’ cause.
Yes, the similarities are eerie!
I suppose we’ll be having a St. Mohammed Day parade soon.
Beheadings of infidels all round!
I can’t imagine how Bill Leak coped as bravely and for as long as he did, not with the authorities and Muslim fanatics each determined to put his head on a pole. This is Australia’s disgrace: a relentless, speech-enforcing bureaucracy making common cause with head-loppers
This is a complete news item from the free British newspaper Metro:
“ONE in three terror suspects arrested in Britain last year were [sic] white, figures show.
“They totalled 91 out of 260 individuals — 35 per cent — of those held on terrorism-related offences, according to the Home Office.
“It was the only ethnic group to show a rise, up from 25 per cent in 2015.
“The sharpest fall was for those of Asian ethnic appearance, down 24 to 125.” — (Metro, paper edition, March 10th, 2017.)
Now, what conclusions do readers come to after reading the above? Give yourselves a minute before reading on…
Over forty years ago, in The Painted Word, Tom Wolfe aptly described the Sunday edition of the New York Times as “that great public bath, that vat, that spa, that regional physiotherapy tank, that White Sulphur Springs, that Marienbad, that Ganges, that River Jordan for a million souls” — an object into which one submerges oneself, “weightless, suspended in the tepid depths of the thing.”
Which is an elaborate way of saying that the Gray Lady, while occasionally, perhaps, running an op-ed that questions its editors’ own opinions, strives not to mount a serious challenge to the worldview that keeps its reader base content in its ideological bubble.
So it is that as the Dutch elections approached (they’re happening today), one thing was for sure: eventually the Times would run a long piece by Ian Buruma.
One of the things that surprises me on an almost weekly basis, is how axe, machete, knife and bomb attacks against nationals across Europe are responded to by anti-terror squads even though they are not, apparently, terror.
We are categorically told: this was not a terror attack.
And as if to sugar-coat our daily dose of multiculturalism, we hear surprisingly quickly if the attacker came from anywhere that isn’t a mainly Muslim country.