MODERATE ISLAM OXYMORON

 

Only two hundred Muslims showed up against terrorism in a Cologne demonstration. The biggest Islamic association in Germany, the Turkish-Islamic Union, boycotted the Saturday rally, saying the Not With Us demonstration signals that it is only up to Muslims to tackle international terrorism.

Islam is not a religion, but a terrorist culture. Every time of terror, we hear the same hollow words of shock and grief and how incomprehensible it all is. But we never hear the leaders of Western countries, tell us the truth: The cause of all this bloodshed, all this misery, all this pain and sorrow, is Islam.

Instead of the truth, we get crocodile tears. We have to listen to platitudes, we have politically correct hot air blown at us, again and again. But the truth remains that no bad tree bears good fruit.

What we are witnessing is pure Islamic practice. It is the Koran with its admonishment to “cast terror in the heart of the non-Muslims” (Surah 8:12). It is the so-called prophet Muhammad, who boasted to his followers: “I have been made victorious through terror” (Bukhari, 4.52.220).

Their argument is deceptive and flawed. It is mostly up to the Muslim community to marginalize radical elements within their ranks, reform their places of worship and promote a moderate version of Islam. But it takes more than a few demonstrations and statements by Islamic organizations in the West to confront Jihadis.

The recent terrorist attacks in the UK, and a number of deadly assaults claimed by militant Islamic groups and individuals in Germany in the past few years, point to an alarming level of radicalization among the Muslim communities living in Europe. Despite that, Muslim scholars and opinion-makers blame the rise of Islamist extremism on the Western governments’ foreign policies, their interventions in the Middle East and other Muslim-majority regions. In this way, they attempt to exonerate themselves from any responsibility for the atrocities that have terrified Europe and the rest of the world.

Islam is not a peace-loving religion, but an evil totalitarian ideology. It wants all non-Muslims to submit. It is totally incompatible with freedom and human decency. It preaches hatred, propagates violence and is barbaric and violent by nature.

And it also abuses our own freedoms and democratic liberties to subvert our democracy and rob us of these freedoms. It builds mosques and Islamic schools, often with Saudi money, where hatred against the West is preached. It abuses our legal system to harass its critics. It behaves like a fifth column in our midst. It is not global warming that is threatening the world; it is global Islam.

European Muslims will always be in conflict with Western norms and values if they continue to shift blame on others and don’t look inwards. The Turkish-Islamic Union’s refusal to participate in the Cologne demonstration is yet another proof that many Muslims are simply not interested in self-introspection.

European Muslims need to take a number of measures to convince the world that they truly oppose extremism in all its shapes. First of all, they must admit that there is definitely a need to convince the rest of the world that they have nothing to do with Islamist attacks.

Attack after attack, innocent people are being killed. Everyone is a target. It is absolutely unacceptable that there are still political leaders and media ignoring the problem. They want the citizens to believe that Islam is a peace-loving religion and that there are only a few Islamic extremists who are ruining everything for everyone. But do not let yourselves be fooled. Opinion polls show that no less than two-thirds of Muslims find Islamic rules more important than our secular democratic laws. Research from the University of Amsterdam shows that as many as 11 percent of Muslims find it acceptable to use violence in the name of Islam.

It is impossible for the ideology of Islam to assimilate in a free society. People can assimilate; an ideology cannot. We should not import it any longer to our society. Not because we hate the people, but because we have a problem with an ideology that is totally incompatible with freedom. Those who sow Islam must realize that they will harvest nothing but terrorism and the barbarism of Sharia law, with its oppression of women, Christians, Jews, apostates and Islam critics.

It is true that a majority of Muslims are peace-loving people, but the terrorists that have massacred people in Britain, Germany, France and Belgium belong to Muslim groups. It is not enough to say that militant organizations like Islamic State, al Qaeda, and the Taliban have nothing to do with Islam or that they do not represent Muslims. Muslims need to explain why these fundamentalist groups do not represent them and how their views differ. What is the alternative, and where is it visible?

While many Muslims blame media for their negative portrayal, the fact remains that the killings of non-Muslims in Syria, the brutal murders of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh, and the horrific lynching of alleged blasphemers by angry mobs in Pakistan are not positive examples. In today’s interconnected world, the Muslim nations can’t hide these incidents. Unfortunately, the negative image is more internal than external.

In an age when images are sometimes more important than reality, it is imperative for Muslims to come forward and present a version of Islam that is compatible with modern values. The battle for enlightenment within Islam has been ongoing for centuries, but now it has become even more crucial than before. It is pivotal for Muslim societies to open up, embrace modern sciences and cultivate a tolerant culture for its artists, writers and thinkers.

The Cologne demonstration is praiseworthy, but what it is crucial is that Muslims living in the West prove through their actions that they are not against gay rights, that they believe in gender equality, and that they are tolerant towards ex-Muslims who are critical of Islamic scriptures. Don’t expect others not to criticize you if you don’t believe in fundamental human rights like the freedom of speech.

All this will be impossible to achieve if Muslims continue to believe they are victims. The victim narrative created otherness and is an impediment in their proper integration in Western societies. It has result in the ghettoization of the Muslim communities in Occident. Muslims must also not label every secular state policy as Islamophobic because it gives the impression that they are reluctant to follow the Western law.

The world is becoming ever more Islamic. Between today and 2060, the number of Muslims will grow by 70 percent. That is more than twice as fast as Christians, thrice as rapid as Hindus, and almost five times faster than Jews. By 2060, Islam will have almost as many adherents as Christianity. And soon after, it is bound to become the largest belief system on earth.

In many Western European countries, populations are growing only because of immigrants. And many of these are Islamic. Muhammad is already the most popular name among newborn boys in major cities in Britain, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and elsewhere. Islam uses all the tools it can lay its hands on. Guns and bombs, knives and cars and planes. But also demography and immigration.

Last year, over 180,000 people crossed in shabby boats from Libya to Europe. And this is just the beginning. The United Nations expect the population of Africa to quadruple by the end of the century. From 1 billion today to 4 billion. One third of the Africans want to leave their own countries. Many of them are Islamic. And many want to move north. If Western Europe continues with its present open-door policies, the population of the European continent is in danger of being replaced and its nations colonized and Islamized. No longer European, but a province of Africa.

In order to save ourselves from atrocities and to stop the process of population replacement in Europe, these are the three most important things we should do:

1. Realize that Islam is the problem and start to de-Islamize our societies. No Islamic schools anymore, no hate preaching. We are facing an existential threat and should treat it as such.

2. End all immigration from Islamic countries. Enough is enough! Those immigrants who are already in our nations are welcome to stay, but only if they fully adhere to our values, our constitution, our laws. If they commit crimes or start acting according to Sharia law, we should expel them at once. If necessary, radical Muslims must also be administratively detained.

3. Get rid of political correctness. We should not let Islam abuse our freedoms and our constitutional rights just to abolish them. It is naïve and dangerous to grant rights to a totalitarian ideology which, if it gets its way, wants to rob us of our rights. We should realize that Islam has declared war on us, but that we will never allow it to win! Islam hates and kills us. And nobody protects us. Our leaders betray us. Let us start acting bravely, do our duty and de-Islamize our nations in order to protect us and remain a free people.

Last but not least, Muslims are as much a victim of Western interventions and wars as people in other parts of the world. The US bombed Japan during the World War II but today Japan is allied with the West and is a leading economic power.

European Muslims have the right to disagree with the Western governments’ domestic and foreign policies, but they should do it in a way that doesn’t feed into the narrative of political Islam, which thrives on the enemy discourse. The West as a whole is not their enemy and they have to accept it. After all, no where in the Muslim world can people practice their religion as freely as they do in the West.

Recently, a judge in Germany acquitted a Turkish drug dealer of raping one of his customers last August. He had forced himself on her for four hours and left her incapacitated for weeks. He told the judge that in the culture from where he came, what she had experienced as rape might be considered merely wild sex. What culture is this?

Every month in Turkey, at least forty women are killed, two hundred women are exposed to sexual violence, and one hundred children are molested. Many children are sexually abused for years, and often attempt suicide.

63% percent of femicide is committed by husbands, boyfriends, fathers, brothers or sons.  Stupid courts state that the murder of women in Turkey is spurred more than half the time by women! It is supposedly their fault: they actually wanted to make decisions about their lives, such as getting a divorce, before they were murdered. Worse, nearly a third of those are classified by authorities as suspicious murders, perpetrated by unknown assailants.

Torturing women to death is also increasingly widespread, as well as killing young children along with their mothers. One case involved a man who slit the throats of his ex-wife and their five-year-old daughter.

As above, crimes against girls and women are often shrugged off by Turkey’s criminal justice system. One case in point is of a man acquitted by a judge in Eskisehir; the man was accused by his cousin of repeated rape and death threats, from the time the victim was 13 years old. After a nine-month trial and massive evidence against him, the man was acquitted.

Although crimes against women take place all over the world, practices such as sexual enslavement and stoning to death are far more widespread in Islamic societies, where they are also socially and legally tolerated — as rooted in Islamic scripture. The Quran, for instance, allows men to beat his wives.

Tragically, Europe, when Muslims are the perpetrators, seems to be adopting the sharia approach to rape.

A man who raped a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Austria has had his conviction overturned after judges found he may have believed the child consented. Police said the 20-year-old Iraqi refugee, who has not been named, assaulted his victim in a toilet cubicle at the Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna. The child reported the rape to a lifeguard and his attacker was arrested at the scene, reportedly telling officers in initial interviews that he was experiencing a sexual emergency after not having sex in four months. In June, he was jailed for a minimum of six years for rape and aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, and ordered to pay €4,700 (£3,700) compensation to the boy’s family. The victim’s mother told us her son had been screaming and crying every night since the attack and had talked of suicide.

A young left-wing German politician has admitted she lied to police about the racial background of three men who raped her in case it triggered reprisals against refugees in her country. Selin Gören, the national spokeswoman of the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in the city of Mannheim where she works as a refugee activist. The 24-year-old was ambushed late at night in a playground where she was forced to perform a sex act on her attackers. After the assault, she went straight to the police — but she did not tell them the ethnic make-up of the men, that they were speaking Arabic or Farsi. Selin, aware of the backlash that migrants suffered after the events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve – when hundreds of women were sexually assaulted and robbed by marauding gangs of immigrant youths – instead said she was robbed and said her attackers spoke German. Now she has told us why she lied, because she did not want to stoke more hatred against migrants in Germany.

These examples are merely a sampling of what is becoming commonplace across Europe. In the name of human rights, inclusion, diversity and equality, enlightened activists and judicial authorities are apologizing for and excusing Muslim criminals for behavior that would not be tolerated from anyone else, and that should not be tolerated.

By overlooking or justifying Islamic atrocities, Europeans are not only endangering innocent women and children; they are actually encouraging rape and other forms of violence. Meanwhile, they are also complicit in destroying Western values.

If one such value is multiculturalism, sadly — contrary to progressive belief — not all cultures are necessarily equal. Those cultures in which women and children as are viewed as property deserve no respect, and certainly not preferential treatment.

Do these judges work for sharia courts or for secular European courts? What kind of a message do these judges give to Muslim and other criminals in Europe with their decisions? These court rulings are an open call to Muslim men in Europe to rape women, children, anyone they like. What will a society be like to live in if the courts will be on the side of the rapists and they will not be held accountable?

Why not publicize that if people decide to move to a country, they must respect the citizens and laws of that country? Bringing the primitive aspects of one’s culture to a host country should not be encouraged or tolerated. Rape is always rape, assault is always assault, no matter who the perpetrator is. Western countries must stop tolerating Muslim criminals because of their religion. That is not wise public policy or even justice. Cultures and religions that do not respect women and others do not deserve to be respected.

Unfortunately, these extremely basic truths haven been largely ignored. The politically correct multiculturalists have created an environment in which some Europeans have forgotten what it means to stand up for reason, truth and justice- perhaps out of fear of being called racist; or the very misguided desire to prevent a backlash against Muslims. It would be nice if Muslims would help to prevent the frontlash.

By tolerating Muslim criminals in the name of human rights, tolerance, inclusion, diversity, or equality, however, these judges or activists are actually destroying those values. By taking the side of the rapists and becoming complicit in their crimes, they are encouraging rapists and turning everyone — including children — into potential victims. Trying to justify rapes and other crimes committed by Muslims is an attack against the safety and dignity of everyone.

Female genital mutilation is the cutting or removal of the clitoris and the labia, as a way of eliminating a Muslima’s sexual desire and pleasure, to guarantee that she be a virgin before marriage and remain faithful to her raghead afterwards. FGM has no health benefits, and it harms Muslimas in many ways. It involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of Muslimas’ bodies. Generally speaking, risks increase with increasing severity of the procedure. Procedures are mostly carried out on young Muslimas sometime between infancy and adolescence, and occasionally on adult Muslimas.

The influx of migrants from Islam into Occident has led to a dramatic and dangerous increase of FGM in Europe, UK, and USA. At least one Muslima each hour is subjected to this excruciating procedure in UK alone, 30 years after it was outlawed. One million Muslimas in Europe have undergone FGM, while many others are at risk of being forced to undergo it. In Germany, for example, a clinic was opened in 2013 to provide both physical and psychological treatment to victims of the procedure; an estimated 50,000 Muslimas in the country had been affected by it, with approximately 20,000 in Berlin. Called the Desert Flower Center, the endeavor was spearheaded and funded by Somali-born supermodel Waris Dirie, a prominent anti-FGM activist.

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