Sunday, July 08, 2007

Evening the Odds

A recurring theme here at Gates of Vienna is that we’re on our own.

Evening the oddsOur governments have effectively abandoned the Counterjihad; hence the repeated efforts on both sides of the Atlantic to uncouple the word “Muslim” from the word “terrorist”, and the sickening capitulation of our governments to the cultural demands of the imams. The media and the academy went over to the enemy a long time ago, so the only possible focus of resistance left to us lies within networks of ordinary citizens connected to each other by the internet.

I said last week that the opinions of most people in the West about immigration and Islam remain unvoiced, thanks to the muzzle of political correctness imposed by the media and our major institutions. A large reservoir of pent-up feeling is out there, waiting to be released. Nobody knows its true magnitude — the very mechanism of cultural suppression prevents that — but it’s there.

However, we're not really completely silenced. There are a few voices crying in the wilderness, even within the MSM.

Cal Thomas is one of these voices. With his syndicated column and his television and radio programs, he manages to get the message out to a wide audience across the United States. He’s one of the few who don’t hesitate to name the menace of violent jihad in our time.

But the other day Mr. Thomas went too far — he insulted CAIR, and immediately got himself into hot water.

I can insult CAIR with impunity any time I want, because this is a little blog with only a few thousand readers, and CAIR doesn’t bother swatting gnats like us. But Cal Thomas had the temerity to go on the air in our nation’s capital and speak the truth about CAIR and its allies to a large audience.

Here’s the story as related by Doug Farah in Family Security Matters:

An interesting bruhaha developed over the July 4th holiday when Cal Thomas, well known syndicated columnist and author, chose to speak out on WTOP FM Radio about CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) and the other Muslim Brotherhood groups operating in the United States. CAIR cried foul, as it is wont to do, and demanded listener reactions.

A source at WTOP reports that they have moved beyond the brief tempest created, after determining that email generated in response to CAIR’s caviling demands for an attack campaign ran 10-to-1 in favor of Cal Thomas. Perhaps CAIR underestimated Americans’ commitment to free speech, or they overestimated the willingness of listeners to pay much attention to a group now formally outed as an un-indicted co-conspirator in yet another Federal terrorism trial and a U.S. body of the Muslim Brotherhood. Or both.

When I showed the above passage to Dymphna, she asked, “What in the world made CAIR ask for listener reactions? What were they thinking of?”

One assumes that CAIR is accustomed to take the pulse of the American public by reading the major newspapers and watching the talking heads on TV. They’re not the first people to mistake what appears in the pages of The New York Times for the opinion of the average American. Most national politicians — including an infuriating succession of our presidents — gauge their policies based on the editorial responses of the MSM, and not on what the American people actually want.

CAIR, of course, followed its usual modus operandi and distorted what Mr. Thomas said by using selective quotes out of context.

Here is the relevant portion of what Cal Thomas said: “How much longer should we allow people from certain lands, with certain beliefs to come to Britain and America and build their mosques, teach hate, and plot to kill us?” Thomas asked. “Okay, let’s have the required disclaimer: Not all Muslims from the Middle East and southeast Asia want to kill us, but those who do blend in with those who don’t. Would anyone tolerate a slow-spreading cancer because it wasn’t fast-spreading? Probably not. You’d want it removed.”

So, those Muslims who want to kill us are limned as “a slow-moving cancer” (this is pointedly not the same as saying that all Muslims are, which is how CAIR has formulated the remarks to incite its audience).

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the “required disclaimers” are not enough to shield a prominent person from the wrath of CAIR. If he says something negative about even a single Muslim, or speaks the simple truth about something that reflects badly on Islam, he crosses a line that puts him beyond the pale, and the Wahhabist engines of destruction then gear up to cast him into the outer darkness.
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The good news is that WTOP’s listeners agree with Cal Thomas, and don’t buy into the religion-of-peace nonsense. Somehow, despite the 24/7 bombardment of dhimmi indoctrination that they are subjected to, people still understand what’s going on.

And we need that ten-to-one margin just to even the odds, because the CAIR’s funding has a ten-to-one or even a hundred-to-one advantage over the Counterjihad.

They’ve got the money, but we’ve got the numbers — at least for now.

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In her speech in Toronto last week, Bat Ye’or said this:

Doudou Diène, the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Xenophobia and Related intolerance at the Human Rights Council (Geneva) links immigration controls, security measures and European cultural and national revivals to Islamophobia.

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He condemns as Islamophobic “the purely security-based approach to the inspection and surveillance of places of worship and culture and even the teaching of Islam, and thereby in the resurgence of policies and the adoption of legislative, administrative and police measures, that stigmatize or criminalize national or foreign minorities of the Muslim faith as demonstrated by the increase in the number of Imams who have been deported. Lastly, the rejection of diversity and multiculturalism is manifested by the creation of obstacles to the construction of mosques and by intolerance and repression of Islamic cultural expressions and symbols and attire and therefore its very visibility.”

He also condemns “the selective profiling in airport stations and at borders of people with alleged Islamic appearance, whether physical or because of their clothing”.

These accusations are, of course extremely serious because they deny to Europeans their own human rights to security under the pretext of Islamophobia, while in fact, security for the human being is a basic and primal right that comes before the rights of immigrants. In the same spirit, the sovereign, national and cultural rights of Western societies are denied in order to promote those of Muslims to immigrate into these societies with their own traditional rules, languages and customs.

We see therefore, that the issue of terrorism and immigration touches in some ways the Jihadic principle of the right of Muslims to immigrate in the dar al-Harb, the land of War (Harb) of the infidels, to Islamize it, and that this right has primacy over the rights of the infidels for security and their national or cultural rights, which are anyway not recognized. Doudou Diène requests Europe to accept (and this is repeated constantly in his reports), that it is multicultural as if Europeans should renounce their own culture and national patrimony in order to accommodate Muslim immigrants. He calls their refusal Islamophobia.

It’s no big deal when Doudou Diène says these things — after all, he works for the UN. Not only that, he’s not a native of the West, and his own country and culture are the net beneficiaries of a policy which lays Europe open to the hosts of Mohammed. It’s in his interest to label any resistance to the Islamization of Europe as “Islamophobia”.

But what about the people within Europe and other parts of the West who facilitate Eurabia? It’s true that they and their cronies stand to gain from the new régime — but at the expense of the destruction of their own cultures? How do they think their grandchildren will be living?

We are enjoined to accept all of this — the subjugation of women, the dietary restrictions on school lunches, the suppression of free speech, etc. — because the religion of the Muslims requires it. Their religious freedom trumps all our other rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Somehow Christians and Jews never receive the same deferential treatment. Try putting a crèche up on public property and see what happens. And when was the last time you saw ham taken off a public school menu out of respect for its Jewish students?

But Muslims are different. Muslims are special.

Is it because they have convinced us of the superior quality of their faith?

Or is it because they will blow us up and behead us if we don’t comply?

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The principle of religious freedom does not require us to destroy ourselves in order to uphold it. From Doug Farah’s article:

As Winston Churchill said, when the West confronted another existential and fascist threat, “As between the fire and the fire brigade, I refuse to be impartial.” I would imagine that a rather substantial percentage of our fellow citizens would share this view given the facts, and will increasingly come to support a more rapid calculus in favor of protection, echoing Justice Jackson’s observation that “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.”

Let’s see whether Cal Thomas can hold out against CAIR. With opinion running ten-to-one in his favor, WTOP and his syndicate are unlikely to sanction him.

But CAIR is not done with him yet. It represents the Deep Pockets of the jihad, and a civil rights lawsuit can be very, very expensive to fight.

18 comments:

nimbus said...

"the Wahhabist engines of destruction then gear up to cast him into the outer darkness."

Well said!

gun-totin-wacko said...

Don't feel too badly, Baron: your few thousand readers probably outnumber the actual number of American Muslims that CAIR represents.

Beaman said...

I agree with you and Cal Thomas. The political correctness is going to extremes and becoming dangerous. It's almost certainly worse over here in the UK.
I also agree that there is a large untapped reservoir of people who don't buy into this 'religion of peace' nonsense. Bloggers and writers are vital at this time.

John Sobieski said...

It could be worse. In England, Cal Thomas would have been arrested and put on trial for hate speech and offending Muslims. AND THAT IS NOT A JOKE!

Timbre said...

Thomas Friedman understands the problem as well. From his most recent column: "Of course, not all Muslims are terrorists. But it's been widely noted that virtually all suicide terrorists today are Muslims. Angry Norwegians aren't doing this - nor are starving Africans or unemployed Mexicans. Muslims have got to understand that a death cult has taken root in the bosom of their religion, feeding off it like a cancerous tumor."

Many of us would say that Islam itself has an intrinsic strain of cancerous DNA. But Friedman comes very close to tagging the heart of the problem.

Profitsbeard said...

Cal Thomas is old enough not to give a damn.

Bless him for it.

Keep their submissional feet to the fire of the unbending truth, Cal!

The Koran is the Mother of All Tumors.

Until its malignant suras are excised, it will always continue to spread intolerance and terror and death.

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Dan said...

“He [Mohammed] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST; TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE [sic]... While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.” - John Quincy Adams

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Jauhara said...

Enough with the live and let live mentality. Time to tell the truth to the powerless: Islam is a false religion. The prophet, the god and the books of Islam are lies. No more of this stupid Reformation Within Islam, and only Moderate Muslims can stop this... Islam is a cancer. You cannot reform a cancer. Unless of course it is malleable, like clay...but the fact remains that the clay is still poisonous, no matter what shape it takes.

Sir Henry Morgan said...

Stormgaard

While I sympathise with what you say - and goodness knows, I too get bloody furious on occasion - I think it's a good ideas to have an anti-Islam blog that is suitable for young teenagers to read. The Pc attitudes they are presented with in the media, the TV and in the schools has to be opposed; not just amongst we adults, but directly at them.

Those teenagers are the future adults: it would be as well if they grow up having a basic grasp of reality rather than a head full of kumbaya happy-clappy.

I'm glad you said that though because it gave me an idea. Why not an anti-Islam blog actually targetted at children? Not, like this one, able to pick up children in passing by virtue of language etc policies, but actually targetted at them. Dealing with stuff kids are interested in, but slanting it all with our point of view. It's not impossible as evidenced by the raft of children's magazines and books out there - all written by adults. I don't think I could do it, but there must be people who can.

Worth thinking about folks?

Baron Bodissey said...

Stormgaard—

One of our rules is that we require our commenters to be civil. You’re very fortunate: if you don’t agree with our rules, you can start your own blog in order to have your say.

Controversial opinions are fine with me. I don’t have to agree with everything our commenters say. I only require that it be civil and temperate.

To demonstrate my good faith I am reproducing your comment below with only a slight change to bring it up to PG-13.

I’ll do this just once. If you persist in being foul-mouthed and confrontational, I will simply delete your comments, period.

BTW — I am not a European; I’m an American, a native Virginian. But don’t feel bad — a lot of people make the same mistake. :)

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Stormgaard said...

"I said last week that the opinions of most people in the West about immigration and Islam remain unvoiced, thanks to the muzzle of political correctness imposed by the media and our major institutions."

It's not only in the major institutions.

It's right here, right now - in the willingness to censor my comments for the sake of maintaining a "PG-13" rating for your blog.

You know what?

Do us ALL a favor and GROW THE F**K UP. The internet is NOT A CHILDREN'S MEDIUM.

And until you recognize that fact and start allowing those passions we all have pent up unbridled access to authority you will remain just as f**ked as those spineless, yellow-backed cowards who rule you in the European Union.

By your will alone will you stand or fall. And I can guarantee you that St. Peter won't find it a bit amusing that you chose to forestall the slings and arrows of conflict in this life for the judgment which is to be placed upon your cowardice in the hereafter.

Stand and deliver. If not - then fall and die.

I WILL NOT answer to a heathen god in the name of polite conversation.

falcon_01 said...

I think we would all be better served by working together to fight Islam not eachother. There are many an "officer and gentleman" who dislike foul language in a public forum based on principle and decorum- discipline and control focused towards an enemy and not at comrades. These individuals are no less willing to fight and die for freedom- being polite and calling for decency is no sign of cowardice, merely a sign of chivalry.

In any event the radical majority of muslims are at it again- this time their leaders are publicly calling for the death of Blair and the overthrow of the US and UK governments!

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56503

Gringo_Malo said...

The Baron wrote, "They’ve got the money, but we’ve got the numbers — at least for now."

Yes, but where does CAIR get its money? From us, of course, every time we buy gasoline or any other petroleum product. The fundamental problem, as I see it, is that Muslims have money.

Muslims have money only because we, in the West, allowed Middle Eastern Muslims to nationalize oil production industries developed entirely by Western (mostly British and American, actually) companies. Even today, these industries are run by Westerners with token local supervision. Obviously, we need to stop funding Islam by means of our petroleum purchases.

There are three ways to do this:

1) Revert to a horse-and-buggy economy.

2) Quickly develop alternative energy sources (if any really exist) and stop using Middle Eastern petroleum.

3) Transform the silly "War on Terror" into an old-fashioned, imperialistic resource grab. Take the gloves off and utterly crush all resistance in Iraq. Then invade Saudi Arabia, the country that actually attacked us on 9/11/01, and do likewise there. By the way, stop wasting military resources in Afghanistan, which has no oil.

One way or another, we've got to stop paying our enemies to attack us. I'm sure that you can infer which method I think most practical.

gun-totin-wacko said...

I'm confused- did Stormgaard have anything useful to say other than to accuse us of immaturity?

Or does he just go with the "logic" that if you don't allow bad language on your Blog you are not just censoring him, but indeed are condemned to an eternity in Hell?

lunkhead said...

We are facing the gathering storm our forefathers faced in the 1930's. We may not be at 1939 just yet, but perhaps 1937. I hope I'm wrong, but the storm is approaching. Thank God for the Second Amendment.

Jason_Pappas said...

Speaking about taking the war into our own hands ... check this out.

USpace said...

Other people have beaten CAIR, so can Cal, you just have to keep after them to produce documents and stuff. They don't want the truth to come out and they know everyone they attack speaks the truth.

Hopefully more of their suits will be thrown out when more judges grow balls for dealing with these charlatans, and then people can start suing them for legal fees. Then start going after the officers of CAIR in these lawsuits. Just keep getting paid off and taking the Saudi's money.

Then again, actually going to court and blowing them away there and having all their dirty laundry in the public could be very helpful in educating those still in denial.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
all Christians are terrorists

killing more everyday
justified by the Bible
.