In Cairo, Obama masterfully laid out the Islamist narrative, evoking a world in which Muslim cultural superiority to Europe and America gave way to European and American physical supremacy over the Muslim world. Like all forms of flattery aimed at Islamic supremacists, this was naturally the worst possible approach to reform Islam.
This perverse logic is the inescapable outcome of supporting the Islamist view of history, it is a logic that dictates more conflict, more violence, more terror and more brutality as the Wahhabi backed elements within the Muslim world look to turn back time and restore "the greatness of Islam that once was".
No ideology or nation can reform without criticism. To pander to Islam is to strengthen its worst qualities, to affirm its superiority, its righteousness and its appetite for world domination. By contrast only challenging Islamic supremacism holds out any form of reforming Islam.
In the Islamist narrative that Obama endorsed in Cairo, Muslims are the victims of a European world that neglected their greatest gifts and tarred them with unjust accusation. In the true history, Islam was built on half-savage bandits carving out a worldwide empire through the sword, pillaging the cultural treasures of far greater civilizations, and taking credit for the genius of Rome, Greece and India.
Where the Islamist narrative encourages Muslims to revert to type, to see themselves as wronged victims who must rebuild an incorruptible ummah and "civilize" the whole world under Islam, the post-Islamist critical narrative would encourage Muslims to turn their backs on mainstream Islam in favor of more reformist Islamic movements such as the Ahmadis, ruthlessly suppressed by Pakistan's Islamist Haq regime.
Little wonder then that the Saudi propagated Wahhabi Islam insists on promoting the Islamist myth of a lost glorious empire, or that Obama is happy to take up the narrative. That narrative is the best possible means for perpetuating and increasing Islamic violence, terrorism and expansionism.
Just as the willingness of Western liberals to accept the National Socialist mythology of an innocent wronged Germany reclaiming her dignity and lost territories helped bring on World War II, flattering Islam can only bring on a greater global conflict between Islamists seeking their lost caliphate and those free nations and peoples determined to resist them.
The need by Western liberals to constantly find fault with their own countries and favor with that of the enemy, takes the form of actively collaborating in creating and promoting the artificial histories of victimology that are then used to defend the violence and wars unleashed by that same enemy in pursuit of "justice".
Furthermore by restraining and even banning criticism of Islam, Western liberals themselves close off the path to Islamic reform. As it stands now, Islam is the only religion both in the West and in Muslim countries that hears nothing but praise about itself, without a word of criticism being tolerated. What better affirmation could there be of Islamic supremacism than that?
Both the Muslim and the Non-Muslim who hear Orthodox Judaism, the Catholic Church, Evangelical Christians, Mormons, and many others routinely mocked and dragged through the mud, while Islam and Muslims are treated as above criticism-- cannot help but draw the conclusion that Islam is superior to all other religions.
It is inconceivable that any religion or ideology could be responsible for ongoing terrorism and violence in dozens of countries around the world, a death toll approaching a million in the 20th century alone, and still be considered above criticism.
The resulting path is not hard to follow. By flattering Islam, we are discouraging the reform of Islam, and ultimately flattering ourselves to death. Treating Islam as superior, will insure that Muslims act superior to us. Pretending that violence is something apart from Islam will only empower Muslims to ignore the consequences of their own actions. And finally accepting the Islamist myth means accepting our own inferiority, which inevitably results in Muslims treating the more compliant of us as Dhimmis and the more independent as Kufirs. The slaughter, the conquest and the wars follow naturally from there.
Only by challenging Islamic supremacism can we defend ourselves and challenge Muslims over their morals, history and future.
Beautifully written article packed with truths.ReplyDelete
"By flattering Islam, we are discouraging the reform of Islam, and ultimately flattering ourselves to death."
If people remember nothing else they should remember that. Just as a person with colon cancer dies of embarassment because he is too ashamed to get a colonoscopy, the non-Muslim world can die from flattering Islam and treating it as some sort of sacred cow above reproach.
Excellent blog, love reading it but just want to make a couple of points regarding this entry if I may.
1. The failure to win the peace after WWI and singling out Germany as the "guilty party" was ONE of the factors contributing to Hitler's rise. The LoN's punitive reparitions crucified Germany unfairly and let off other guilty parties. It caused great resentment and combined with other contributory factors added fuel to the Nazi fire.
2. The death toll is far greater than "approaching 1 million in the 20th Century", the Armeniain hiolocaust committed by the Turks claimed around 1.5 million lives. That's before we look at India and Pakistan where I think around 80 million hindus have been slaughtered since Mohammed's jihadists arrived there in 638.
Keep up the good work,
You should see the books ariving to the university libraries, praising Islam up and down, not ONE critical in the least. What do the students who know nothing about life and politics learn? That Islam is wonderful and it's our fault they hate us.ReplyDelete
The satan has his own religions.They always oppose what is good.ReplyDelete
Anonymous--yes, that is true largely because Islamic societies and organizations support so many university Islamic Studies departments.ReplyDelete
A little while ago the Muslim Student Association at my college was advertising a sort of "Muslim Awareness Week". One of the days was "Wear your Hijab to School" day. This was advertised to non-Muslim students to understand what it feels like to wear a hijab. Whatever.ReplyDelete
So I was walking down a hall and I saw a giant poster of a woman wearing a hijab, and a nun wearing her habit. Underneath was written, "The Ultimate Hypocrisy". I'm not Catholic but that poster made me so incredibly angry. I thought the point was to show non-Muslims what Muslim women have to deal with for "displaying" their piousness.
It took everything for me to not make my own poster showing a woman in tight clothes, make-up, and high heels; then next to her show a woman in tight clothes, make-up, and high heels with a hijab on and underneath write, The Ultimate Hypocrisy. Where I go to school, 90% of the Muslim girls look like that. I've only seen one wearing a burkah and we have a HUGE Muslim Arab and Pakistani population.
Instead of getting expelled,(you know they would have put a fatwa on me for doing that too) I wrote to the Provost and the poster was taken down immediately.
My point in saying all this is to show that no matter how small, stand up for what is grossly wrong. Islam is making great gains in America because people are too lazy or scared to stand up and say no.
Keep writing Sultan, you're the Tuvia Belski of the blog world!
Many religions were begun not really to worship G-d but to control people.ReplyDelete
I think this religion is one of them. It provides a way for dictatorial leaders to have great control over masses of people.
Telling people that god wants them to do something is a very good way of mind control and getting them to do things for you.
Furthermore by restraining and even banning criticism of Islam, Western liberals themselves close off the path to Islamic reform. As it stands now, Islam is the only religion both in the West and in Muslim countries that hears nothing but praise about itself, without a word of criticism being tolerated. What better affirmation could there be of Islamic supremacism than that?ReplyDelete
The West's constant self-excoriation and self-doubts also give "proof" to the ummah that Islam must indeed reign supreme. Indeed, many Moslems believe that the West's voluntary submission is proof of the will of Allah.ReplyDelete
exactly, and in doing so play into the hands of islamic supremacismReplyDelete
Oh dear Sultan I send you this link also to help in the fight you most so graciously fight on the pages of this computer hidden behind the screen of anonymousnesses.ReplyDelete
I wish that everyone can read of this infamy that goes on