Islam’s goal — as stated in its own scriptures, and proclaimed by its religious leaders when speaking in Arabic — is world conquest.
According to Muslim tradition, the entire globe will one day bend the knee to Allah and join the Universal Caliphate. Those who resist will be killed or enslaved.
However, Islam hasn’t a prayer of accomplishing this conquest by military means, so other methods are necessary.
First there are the harder forms of violent jihad — bombings, shootings, poisonings, and various other forms of terrorist attack. Descending the scale we find arson, looting, rape, assault, and other violent criminal acts. Next come threats, extortion, and intimidation. Finally there are all the elements of “stealth” jihad: bribery, co-option, infiltration, “lawfare”, conversion of violent felons, and immigration to targeted infidel countries.
If the infidels can be fooled into believing that the “hard” jihad — mostly involving terrorist attacks — is the only thing they need to worry about, then the milder forms of jihad can advance the Caliphate continuously in the background while the Western powers fight and declare victory over “terrorism”.
For any of this to be possible, the right of free speech in non-Muslim countries must be suppressed.
If we are free to voice our opinions about Islam and reveal the plain facts about the history and current actions of Muslims, resistance against the Islamization of our countries will stiffen. Thus, if the jihad is to succeed, the voices that speak up must be silenced.
Muslims in the West have been masterful in working towards this goal. Taking advantage of our general tolerance and sense of fair play — and aided by our cultural degradation, decadence, passivity, and the atmosphere of multicultural indoctrination brought on by Gramscians in our midst — Islam has largely succeeded in persuading us to censor ourselves. A non-Muslim in Australia or Canada who quotes the Koran may be hauled into court for inciting religious hatred. Geert Wilders is being prosecuted in the Netherlands for largely the same reasons: he quoted the Koran as well as Islamic religious leaders, displayed images of barbaric attacks committed by Muslims in the name of their faith, and cited the growth of the Muslim population in the Netherlands. Such actions are officially construed by the Dutch authorities as being insulting to Islam.
In Sweden, the UK, Finland, France, Belgium, and Austria, similar official actions have been mounted against those who speak up about Islam. Even in countries without any such official persecution — such as the United States — unofficial pressure is constantly brought to bear, and a miasma of self-censorship has settled over the government, the media, and the academy. Virtually nobody in the USA has seen any of the Motoons except via the Internet. Somehow, despite the First Amendment, these images have remained largely taboo.
This is why free speech is so important. This is why we must fight for it.
The enemy is also aware of its great importance. This is why they have employed every weapon in their arsenal to prevent us from exercising our God-given right to speak freely.
I bring all of this up because of a recent email correspondence between Lars Hedegaard and a citizen of Turkey. As regular readers know, Lars Hedegaard is the President of Trykkefrihedsselskabet, the Free Press Society of Denmark. As a fund-raising device, his organization has recently been selling signed and numbered prints of the most famous Motoon, Kurt Westergaard’s “Turban Bomb”.
With the permission of both parties, their email exchange is published below. First, from Oktan Erdikmen to Mr. Hedegaard:
Dear Lars Hedegaard
I have read a new in today’s newspapers regarding to your last acting about putting Prophet Muhammad cartoons on sale and decided to write this letter for your consideration as a Turkish person.
I am sure that you interpret the situation under the perspective of freedom of speech. However, I pleased you to realize that cartoons are the threats against your ideal. Noone has a right to make a mockery of a person or just of a think that millions of people believe. We respect all kind of ideas which are fair and acceptable. Anyone can think anythink but please led them to do thisa anwhere else which are so far from freedom of speech and ethic principles of the journalism.
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I believe you will understand our reflection and think again your action which threats the chance for the harmony of the religions.
If not, you and your organization might follow your activities which are guaranteed by the written laws and constitutions, but could never reach a level which has the responsibility of journalism; which is an unwritten conscience. You can act as a free person which is also important, but you cannot act as a journalist. Because journalists are the people who are subjectives to the unbalanced powers, they wanted to be in favor of peace and dialog between two sides of the same humanity.
Here is Lars Hedegaard’s response:
Dear Oktan Erdikmen,
Every day of the week — year in and year out — somebody throws a bomb or cuts a throat in the name of Allah and the prophet. And they can find ample justification for their acts in Muslim scripture — the Koran, the hadith, the sira, any number of commentaries on the Koran in addition to numerous fatwas.
At the same time the ulema, leaders of Muslim states and local imams make no bones about their intention to wipe out the West — turning its inhabitants into dhimmis and killing those who refuse to pay the jizya.
Are you suggesting that free artists should not be permitted to express what Muslim religious leaders and terrorists are saying about themselves and about the religious justification for their actions?
That would be tantamount to an acceptance that sharia law has in fact been adopted as the legal system of the free West. We will of course resist such an eventuality with all our might — seeing what conditions obtain in the lands where sharia has already been implemented, de jure or de facto.
You talk about respect. Just how much respect are you proposing that we should show towards those who are planning our enslavement?
Respect is not a human right. It has to be earned. If Muslims want respect, they should behave in a way deserving of respect. And, by the way, it would be nice if Muslim luminaries would begin by showing a little respect for the rights of others.
For the record, here’s a reminder of what free speech means:
Despite the intimidation, violent protests, threats, and pressure from Muslims; despite the unintentional or deliberate collaboration of Western leaders; despite official censorship and the self-censorship of our media; despite the near-universal politically correct Multiculturalism which insists that this image is an example of hateful racism and Islamophobia…
Despite all of these obstacles, ol’ Turban Bomb has become one of the most widely-viewed and iconic images of the 21st century, thanks to the Internet.
This is what free speech means. This is what a real “unwritten conscience” is about.
Ignore the voices that call you Nazis and racists and fascists and haters and right-wing extremists.
Write your conscience. Exercise your right to free speech.
Use it or lose it.