|Again one keeps coming back to what should be obvious: the ideology of Islam, not poverty or wealth, not democracy or despotism or variants on either, is for Infidels and Believers alike. It is the source of the Great, if sometimes seemingly intermittent (in those periods of quiescence when Muslims lack the wherewithal to act on their beliefs) and Permanent Divide. That Divide comes from immutable, canonical texts.|
So says Hugh Fitzgerald at Jihad Watch. His words may be the beginning of a convergence of those with more voice who can be heard over the din of the apologists and the “why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along” crowd, and all the rest of the misguided and ignorant who refuse to read the texts which would give them the information they need to defend themselves:
|The Jihadist impulse, and the hostility inculcated against Infidels, does not go away, and does not depend on the wealth or poverty of the Believers. It depends only on the strength and power with which the texts of Islam are received, distributed, believed. That’s it.|
Mr. Fitzgerald’s words are echoed in the statements of Geert Wilders, who has finally yelled “Stop!” from the confines of the hiding place in which he lives for protection from the Netherlands’ jihadists, who want to kill him. Interviewed by Andrew Stuttaford in this week’s National Review (subscription required for full article), Wilders is unapologetic in “proclaiming the superiority of Western values
|“I don’t believe in a European Islam, in a moderate Islam…Islam and democracy are incompatible”…trying to change Islam is, in his view, a hopeless task…|
Perhaps the chorus will swell. Mr. Fitzgerald at Jihad Watch delineates the five kinds of fellow travelers which keep the real melody of Islam from being heard for the dissonant, martial music it is, has been, and always will be:
1. Those born into Islam who see it for what it is but are too embarrassed to speak up.
2. Then there are the “converts” who know little of the real deal. Islam was just the last stop in their spiritual search and it’s too much trouble to get back on the bus. Their Islam is an “imaginary, willed construct” which has little to do with reality.
3. Those who have been bought off by Arab interests. These fellow travelers are not Muslims. Instead, their infidel derrieres are perched “on a well-endowed chair (or) the wherewithal has been supplied for (the) Center for Muslim-Christian this-and-that”…in other words, no biting the hand that feeds you.
4. The cynics who know it won’t work but refuse to say so, not finding fault with the extremists and the violent, but directing us instead to the more ‘moderate’ voices of Islam.
5. The last group is characterized by its narrow education at the feet of Bernard Lewis, who is knowledgeable, but internally and constantly self-contradictory. He claims that Islam is all right and then frets about the “inevitable… islamization of Europe… before the end of the century.”
So what is to be done? Mr. Fitzgerald suggests education for a start.
|Those at the top could “create a cadre of aides able to understand Islam…” [That is] when a sufficient number of Infidels show that they have studied the theory and practice of Islam, then those Muslim “moderates” who further the jihad at present by continuing to mislead about Islam will and should be treated as part of the problem, and not the solution.|
Then we close the purse.
|…the government need to be less prodigal in attempting to bribe Muslims into what can only be very temporary good behavior. The Jihadist impulse, and the hostility inculcated against Infidels, does not go away, and does not depend on the wealth or poverty of the Believers. It depends only on the strength and power with which the texts of Islam are received, distributed, believed. That’s it.|
There you have it. Two people who believe, as Gates of Vienna has been saying, that dhimmitude is not only possible but also very likely if we have eyes but will not see, ears but will not hear…
How can anyone see or hear when plagued with the devious and dissolute din produced by the MSM?
Jihad is forever, folks, or for as long as it takes to make the world safe for Allah. And once the world has “submitted” then the Sunni and Shi’ite and Wahhabi and Sufi, etc., can turn on one another, purifying doctrine right down to the last man standing.