Here’s the latest about Mohammed Omar, as translated by our Swedish correspondent CB. First, an introductory note from the translator:
Mohammed Omar is fast making himself completely impossible in mainstream society by his ever more radical statements and provocations. Just this past week he’s been quoted and debated in public by several cultural personalities, editors, and bloggers, and ridiculed — as if he betrayed them somehow.
At the same time, based on a check of his website, he’s getting more Muslim followers.
But I think this article has value in many respects.
Firstly, prominent in this are his words about the Muslims in Europe being such a strong force that they can’t be stopped or contended with. He might very well be correct in assuming the Swedish church — former state church — is dying. But you don’t have to be a “prophet” to think that a likely future.
Are Europe’s liberal values dying? Well, it depends — what you are referring to? Equality before the law and the rule of the same law for every man, woman and child of the land or the change in values that has been that last 40-50 years? In both cases, that remains to be seen. But at the present, liberal Europe seems to have a hard time defending itself from political Islam, since it denies that the threat even exists.
Secondly, he says he didn’t have any aim with his poetry. Judging by his own homepage, he claimed that his earlier books were written to obscure and deceive the Swedish cultural elite, to mix honest Islamic values with outright lies, to sell the books. Without the lies, Omar claims, the books would never have reached his audience.
Also he claims that this made him lose all respect for the cultural elite — a respect he had in some measure before this.
Thirdly, Omar is quoted as saying that he disbelieves there ever was a holocaust in Cambodia, since the really leftist communist Jan Myrdal has told him there was none. So, who’s the not-so-honest human being? But, as Muhammad said: “War is deceit!”
Fourth, note the kicker! He didn’t say (according to the interview) that he just supported Hezbollah and Hamas. He said he supported their “purpose”. That must mean he supports Hamas’ purpose to kill every Jew, and all Omar’s rantings about Anti-Semitism not being allowed in Islam is just a hoax on his part to cover his true intentions. And he also claims this to be true of all Muslims.
One has to assume he means political-Islam-Muslims. Too bad the reporter didn’t have his wits about him and ask follow-ups on this.
Here’s CB’s translation, from Dagen.se:
Omar: The priest Mikael Mogren lies- - - - - - - - -
The priest Mikael Mogren lies. So says the poet Mohammed Omar, and claims that their jointly written book was written just for the money and that any friendship between them never existed.
“It’s been a long time since I had any conversation with Mikael Mogren. He has never been interested in any human friendship, and is simply not an honest human being.”
To make money
According to Mohammed Omar the book Who Are You? was written together with Mikael Mogren with one purpose — to make money.
“I didn’t have any job. I thought the book would provide me opportunities to lecture. That’s why I wrote poetry, to become famous, build a platform and make money. I didn’t have any real purpose with my poetry.”
But why do you choose to tear down that platform right now?
“It’s not necessary anymore. Now the Muslims have become so strong in Europe that we don’t need media anymore. Islam’s power grows at an enormous rate; it can’t be stopped. There’s nothing to stand against it. The foundation of liberal values in Sweden is decayed, the Swedish church is a dying organisation, just like the whole of Europe’s civilisation. Israel is about to collapse and the USA is a sinking ship.”
Not even Minaret’s legally responsible publisher Abd al Haqq Kielan speaks the truth, according to Mohammed Omar.
“I quit long before the date he claims. I funded Minaret privately, but finally I grew tired of it. Quitting has nothing to do with my views.”
Mohammed Omar’s controversial views about the Holocaust figures, the genocide in Darfur, and the USA’s involvement in September 11th still stand. But he says that he never made any statement about the genocide in Cambodia.
“I hate communism, so there are no reasons for me to defend them. On the other hand, I’m sure that USA was behind September 11th, that the number of six million dead Jews during the Holocaust is a mythical figure. And my supporting the purposes of Hezbollah and Hamas is nothing strange. All Muslims do that.”