Friday, December 30, 2011

Expressing Grave Concern

Church bombing in Nigeria, Christmas 2011

For the last few days I’ve been tied up with programming work, unable to do much in the way of blogging. However, I kept on monitoring the news feed items as they came in, and skimmed off the most disturbing stories that cried out for special attention.

The fabric of the civilized world seems to be disintegrating before our eyes. What — besides the fact that they all involve Muslims — do these gruesome news items have in common? Why do they seem connected? Are there any clues?

The first clue may be found in the official reaction to the Christmas bombings in Nigeria. The Pope responded immediately:

Pope Benedict on Monday condemned Christmas Day bomb attacks by Islamists in Nigeria that killed dozens of Christians.

President Obama followed suit in short order. Or rather, the “White House” did — the building is authorized to speak in his name when the president is vacationing: “The White House condemned the violent attacks in Nigeria”. The building was unable to bring itself to mention Islam, but it did deplore the “senseless violence and tragic loss of life”.

Our leaders are adept at condemning and deploring. That’s what they do best. And, when things get really nasty, you can count on the functionaries at the U.N. to “express grave concern”. They’re dusting off the thesaurus right now in anticipation of what Iran may do in the Strait of Hormuz. “Severe displeasure” may be appropriate, but if mushroom clouds appear, escalation to “grave concern” may become necessary. And maybe even additional economic sanctions, if the bureaucrats of Turtle Bay really want to show how tough they are.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not in favor of expending American blood and treasure to keep third-worlders from blowing each other up. But all this condemning and deploring is the official equivalent of teddy bears and candlelight vigils. It’s yet more evidence of the utter impotence of the deracinated formerly Christian remnants of Western Civilization.

The Pope and the President of the United States are tacitly affirming that nothing meaningful can be done about the destruction of our culture.

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Nigeria lies squarely on the Bloody Borders of Islam, and what happened on Christmas day is what we’ve come to expect in non-Muslim areas that are in the process of becoming Muslim. Nigeria is now roughly 50% Muslim, so it is poised on the brink.

Although it has a much lower percentage of Muslims, Uganda is experiencing its own anti-Christian jihad. In another Christmas atrocity, Muslim attackers threw acid all over a Christian pastor in Uganda:

The health of Pastor Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International who was attacked with acid on Christmas Eve, is improving.

Speaking exclusively to the New Vision, Mulinde said he felt some improvement in his condition. He said the pain all over his body had greatly reduced.

“I am recovering. Experts are monitoring my condition and they have promised to do their best to help me recover,” Mulinde, who is currently admitted at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), said.

He is under strict guidelines by doctors at IHK not to talk for long, as this affects the sores on his lips. The doctors are struggling to restore his sight after his right eye was affected during the attack.

“My right eye which had closed has been opened. But I cannot see anything at the moment,” Mulinde said.

Unknown people laced Pastor Mulinde with acid as he left his church, leaving his face, neck and other parts of his body severely injured.

Pastor Mulinde may have been targeted for converting from Islam to Christianity:
On Monday, Pastor Mulinde blamed the attack on religious fanatics opposed to his conversion from Islam, as well as his strong critique on the faith during religious debates and sermons.

As we all know, by daring to leave the Religion of Peace, apostates face the greatest risks.

Leaving the Bloody Borders behind, we move on to Afghanistan, into the Heart of Darkness itself.

NATO didn’t conquer Afghanistan; we “liberated” it. Then we recruited and trained its soldiers. They are now our “allies”. Nevertheless, with disturbing frequency Afghan soldiers take it upon themselves to attack and kill the infidels in their midst:

A man dressed in Afghan army fatigues on Thursday shot dead two French soldiers in what appeared to be the latest attack by a member of the Afghan security forces on NATO troops. The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the soldier joined the army in order to carry out his attack in Kapisa province, in the volatile east of the country where many of the 3,700 French troops in Afghanistan are based. The insurgent group, which has been waging a 10-year insurgency against US-led NATO and Afghan forces, also said they carried out a roadside bombing in the southern province of Helmand that killed 10 local police.

Another news article from Afghanistan describes what Muslims there do to each other — or, more precisely, how a Muslim society treats its women. A fifteen-year-old wife was locked in a toilet by her in-laws and brutalized for months because she would not agree to become a prostitute:

Afghan police have rescued a teenage girl who was beaten and locked up in a toilet for over five months after she defied her in-laws who tried to force her into prostitution, officials said Tuesday.

Sahar Gul, 15, was found in the basement of her husband’s house in northeastern Baghlan province late on Monday after her parents reported her disappearance to the police.

“She was beaten, her fingernails were removed and her arm was broken,” district police chief Fazel Rahman told AFP.

Three women including the teenager’s mother in-law had been arrested in connection with the case but her husband had fled the area, he added.

Notice that Muslim men were not the sole perpetrators of this degradation against the young girl — they relied on the active collaboration of female members of the husband’s family.

The situation ought to be different for Muslim women in the West. Canada lies far outside the Bloody Borders, but not far enough to help the first wife and three daughters of Sahar Shafia. All four were drowned in a canal to protect the family’s honor.

How about Texas? In yet another Christmas Day massacre, Aziz Yazdanpanah shot and killed six people, including his estranged wife and two children, before killing himself. Was the incident another “honor killing”? The family, originally from Iran, seemed to be fully secularized, celebrating Christmas and generally acting like ordinary Americans.

Yet there were hints that “honor” might indeed have been involved. Interestingly enough, the local police force has no interest whatsoever in determining what motivated the killer:

The Grapevine police department remained silent even as wild theories have been circulating in local media regarding the killer’s motive.

“Motive is not really the primary point right now,” said Grapevine police Lt. Todd Dearing. “It’s more along the lines of what happened, how it transpired and making sure that who we believe to be the shooter is the shooter. Motive is what comes afterward for us if we can get it,” he added.

Why this reluctance to examine the full story? Is there something going on that we would rather not look at?

To see this thing-that-must-not-be-mentioned in a more fully developed state, we must travel to Britain. Every day there are more incidents of culturally enriched robbery, rape, murder, and mayhem in the United Kingdom. Every day you find stories like this one in the British newspapers:

A woman has been found stabbed to death after a sobbing schoolboy turned up on a neighbour’s door covered in blood.

A man was also discovered with injuries and is in hospital in a critical condition after the double stabbing earlier today in Wolverhampton.

The child, believed to be of secondary school age and the son of the couple, fled the bloody scene to raise the alarm.

The man in his 30s and woman, 36, were discovered at the address at about 7.47am after police arrived at the gruesome scene.

One neighbour said: ‘We heard the little lad was covered in blood and crying uncontrollably when he knocked on a neighbour’s door, that’s when police were called.

Carol O’Mahoney, another resident who lives nearby, said: ‘Neighbours said they had a five-year-old boy and that the little one was seen running from the house for help this morning covered in blood.’

Police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident which happened in a house that is used as temporary accommodation in the Whitmore Reans area of the city.

The family is believed to be of Iranian origin and West Midlands Police have launched a murder inquiry.

Or this one — another Christian convert killed by a Muslim. But this story has an unusual twist: the murdered young woman came from a Sikh family that had become Christians:

A Christian convert whose body was found dumped in a canal on Christmas morning was the mother of a month-old baby boy, it has emerged.

Ruby Love, 23, from Harrow, North London was found by a dog walker in the Grand Union Canal in Southall, West London, by a dog walker shortly before midday on Sunday.

Manzar Juma, 27, the father of two of her children, was charged by police with her murder. He is understood to be Muslim and unemployed. He is due to appear in court on Friday.

Miss Love was born Rabina Malik into a Sikh family but her mother changed the family’s names by deed poll in 2003. They attend a nearby Catholic church, she said.

Afghanistan is a fully realized Islamic culture, so women there may be raped, stoned to death, and locked up in cellars by their in-laws. The perpetrators of such deeds may act with impunity because they live in an environment where Islamic law reigns supreme.

Nigeria is in the process of becoming a fully Islamic environment. Bombs and rapes and massacres targeting Christians and other infidels are part of the standard procedure during the later stages of Islamization. By such methods non-Muslims are driven out or persuaded to say the shahada and join the Ummah, clearing the ground for the eventual imposition of sharia.

Here in the West we are in the very early stages of the same process. But our own fecklessness is accelerating the rate of Islamization in our culture. By ignoring, refusing to see, explaining away, and otherwise denying what is happening before our eyes, we are allowing the Hosts of Mohammed to accomplish in mere decades what took them centuries to achieve in the Near East and India.

There are plenty of clues. The handful I have collected here is just a tiny sample of what may be found in the news media every single day.

We have enough evidence to make a case for deploring what is happening to us. We condemn those who are doing it.

And special attention should be paid to the political elites throughout the West who have abetted and encouraged the Islamization of our nations. Their abject betrayal gives us more than enough reason to express our grave concern.

Hat tips for all the articles: C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Gaia, JP, Kitman, Nick, and Vlad Tepes.


1389 said...

All of our "leaders" are profoundly flawed, at best. Most of them are, in fact, traitors, in that they have, in one way or another, knowingly sold out US interests to our avowed Muslim enemies.

LeatherNeck133 said...

With every passing day, I become more dispairing of the future of the United States, and western civilization in general. Our so-called leaders are traitors. They are actively aiding and abetting our avowed enemies. I am not worried for myself, but for my four year old daughter. What kind of barbaric country and world will she have to live in because of the spineless actions of our "leaders".
My only hope is that the instinct of self preservation will get the west to act in it's own defense before it's too late.

Anonymous said...

At 71 years I find I am frequently asking of myself and others when will the war start. The average white man is really quite patient and hard to stir but when he snaps, and he will, it will be a bloodbath. One only has to look at the history of France, Germany, the UK and others to see what is going to happen. I won't be in my time but I fear it will be a reality for my children,s children. There will be much bloodshed, wailing and gnashing of teeth but when the people of the west are finally stirred Islam will become a thing of the past.

Anonymous said...

Their obstructionist approach is flabbergasting in consistency and scope and its effectiveness painfully highlights how inept and seemingly collusory the republican/conservatives are in these matters. It's almost like "Obstructionism" as a form of governance itself. That's what the Dems are really & arguably the Western left in general: the Obstructionist Party. All hail the Obstructionists. RoR

Sagunto said...

Baron (did you write this? If not, I'm simply addressing author X) -

This is the cardinal part of the article, as far as I'm concerned (and I am concerned ;)

"Don’t get me wrong: I’m not in favor of expending American blood and treasure to keep third-worlders from blowing each other up. But all this condemning and deploring is the official equivalent of teddy bears and candlelight vigils."

I must confess that I'm somewhat at a loss as to why B-16 should be lumped together with O-bomber here, as if the reason behind their "condemning" doesn't matter. But that's another discussion, maybe.

Question is, if you're against all this condemning (though the article ends with exactly that, condemning, so by extension of your own method, let me lump you, the Pope, and O-bomber together in this respect ;) but you're also not willing to support Western intervention, what is the option that you do favour?

Kind regs from Amsterdam,

Baron Bodissey said...

Sag. --

I'm just observing symptoms, not recommending anything. These symptoms are the equivalent of teddy bears and heaps flowers in the face of what is being done to the West.

I don't recommend anything because I don't really see anything that can be done -- not at an official, governmental level, anyway -- to change the course of events.

I suppose what I really mean is that I wish the Pope did have some divisions... ;)

Lawrence said...

In the middle east we're giving the Islamic side of the conflict as much support as we're giving the Jews. However, the Christians caught in the middle get no support.

Most Humanitarian aid we give to Africa ends up in the hands of the despots, which only serves to further the despot's agenda.

We know of hostages held by Somali pirates, but we don't do anything about it. We have terrorists in Afghanistan and we go rescue that nation. We're not at all consistent in how we deal with these problems.

In the end, we probably end up helping the depots more than the victims.

Sagunto said...

Baron -

"I don't recommend anything because I don't really see anything that can be done -- not at an official, governmental level, anyway -- to change the course of events."

That is so true!

The symptoms you observe are deeply disturbing, and we all - well most of us - share the diagnosis that we live in a "sick" society these days, troubled as we are by having allowed our political establishment to lower our defences against the virulent and violent parasitism of Islam.

And for sure, I share your view that some sort of cure, if indeed there is any, won't be found in official government circles, because these circles are really spirals if you look at it from a slightly different angle ;)

I have read many an essay by fine writers within the CJ community ("inchoate" or not), pointing out possible cures for the ills of our societies. Some of these writers have displayed a knack for "doomy" scenarios, while others sought solace in some form of restyled pan-Western nationalism. I've read about proposals to withdraw wholesale from civil society as we Westerners know it, while others are simply preparing for the inevitable civil war that won't take long to materialize. Some of these articles have elicited a response by "optimists" reciting their mantra of allegiance to a well-meaning but "misguided" welfare state. I must admit that I sometimes find the exchanges between "doomers" and "boomers" thoroughly uninspiring.

Some of the suggestions for a possible cure are no more than that, suggestions, but what I increasingly find troubling, is a certain undercurrent consisting of allusions to the collectivist spirit - with overtones of some contrived form of meta-tribalism - which i.m.o. doesn't bode well for the restoration of our freedom, which should be the ultimate and most fundamental natural right we're trying to defend here.

So I genuinely feel sympathy and I'm inclined - well I was for some time - to say, "same here," when you express your sincere doubts about anything that can be done by GoV, besides signalling and trying to serve as a small but brilliant beacon of truth in a sea of political correctness.

Kind regs from Amsterdam,

P.s. nice one about the benediction of having papal divisions ;)

Nilk said...

Good morning, all.

One point I'd like to make about the Pope which is usually forgotten about is that other than expressing his concern, what can he actually do?

Unlike the UN he doesn't have a standing army to send hither and yon when the whim takes him, nor can he say whatever he wants, because there are christians in farflung lands who will pay for his words.

Regensberg address anyone?

Obama could do more than have the WH issue a press release, and has done so as in the case of Libya. He's quite happy to take action when it suits him, and whether or not Congress is in on it.

It boggles my mind that people (not necessarily on this blog) will demand that the Pope do something, but while he can express an opinion, he can't do a whole lot more.

/rant off. Now to get ready for Mass.

Anonymous said...

Between the thoughts of the anonymous septuagenarian and those of LeatherNeck133 concerning the timing and character of the inevitable conflict, I am reminded of the wisdom of William Tecumseh Sherman. "War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." Or, to quote Sun Tzu, "When doing battle, seek a quick victory."

I am very confident that the West will prevail against Islam once open warfare is embraced by those wishing to preserve the nations of Europe. Whatever their historical tally of bloodshed (amassed over more than a thousand years of aggression), one thing that is utterly clear from the last several centuries is that no Islamic nation is any match for a remotely comparable Western nation in modern war. The difference is not merely technological...and I do not believe it to be only racial. Frankly, Western Civilizations have values worth living and dying over. Islam struggles to make its violence serve any higher end than mere sadism.

Sun Tzu also said, "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." This could be considered the central failing of goes to war without making any provision for the possibility that Allah will not miraculously grant victory. The Chinese imperialists lick their lips looking forward to the day that Islam will have outlived it's usefulness as a cat's paw to distract and weaken the West. But while the West has not been as conscious or organized in their preparations for victory, I believe that they will enter the battle with more prudence than Islam has.

But at what cost the West will achieve victory against the latest assault by Islam is a very large question. Postponing your response to repeated acts of aggression only buys you so much time to prepare victory...wait longer to resolve an intransigent conflict than you must, and you only increase the butcher bill in the end. It is possible to win an unnecessary war without ever committing to battle...but the Jihad is already upon you with open acts of war.

Europe is going to fight rather than die. An interesting public safety for women becomes a thing of the past due to Koranic "cultural enrichment", you'll find that your population replacement problems will start to correct themselves. You'll also find masculinity making a big-time comeback. Whether these trends (and their causes) can be again reconciled with Western values is up to the next generation, but in the long term they mean that the situation is less hopeless than some would portray it.

Europe does not have the serious option of losing this fight. Not in the "fight or die" sense, but in that the laws of history dictate that Europe will battle Islam...and win. It is a matter of "when" rather than "if", and at what cost.

Chiu Chun-Ling.