Fjordman’s latest essay, “The Iron Burka”, has been published at Tundra Tabloids. Some excerpts are below:
According to sharia, non-Muslim dhimmis can on certain conditions be allowed to retain their lives under Islamic rule, provided that they are totally submissive to Muslims at all times. Any perceived insult, however slight, could immediately trigger violent retaliations. In practice, a mere rumor that somebody has done something which displeases Muslims can cause murders. This is how the few remaining Christians in Pakistan, for instance, live on a daily basis.
If just a single non-Muslim says anything critical about Islam, his entire community can in principle be punished for this. Basically, this means that if one person in the USA or Denmark makes a cartoon mocking Muhammad, this could potentially trigger Jihadist attacks against his entire country for “waging a war against Islam” because his “tribe” is held collectively responsible for his actions. This was the Islamic logic behind the terrorist attack in Stockholm in 2010. There is no such thing as an individual in these cultures; the tribe is everything.
Muslim spokesmen are usually quick following any attempted or successful Jihadist terrorist attack to state that all Muslims should not be punished for the actions of a few individuals, yet this is precisely what their own Islamic sharia laws prescribe for all non-Muslims worldwide.
Author Paul Berman describes how Salman Rushdie since 1989 has metastasized into an entire social class, a subset of the European intelligentsia who survive mainly because of bodyguards and safety precautions. 1989 also marked the fall of the Berlin Wall and thereby the liberation of the eastern half of Europe from the shackles of Communism. Many observers then predicted that winds of freedom would sweep across the world. One generation later, a new storm of totalitarianism is brewing in the western half of Europe with Multiculturalism.
The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the 1940s talked about an Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe under Communism. Today, an Iron Burka appears to have descended upon Western Europe under Multiculturalism, a veil of fear from Islamic threats and intimidation.
Read the rest at Tundra Tabloids.