Sergei Bourachaga returns with a meditation on the enablers of Islamic supremacism in our governments, our media, and our academic institutions.
Islamism, “The Naked Emperor”, and The “Useful Idiots” of Canada
by Sergei Bourachaga
For the last two decades, in private conversations and public forums, I have often argued that what infuriates me the most in the rise of Islamic fundamentalism is not the demonisation and dehumanisation the Koran promotes against the infidels of this world who reject the message of the desert bandit known as Prophet Mohammad. Instead my ire is aroused by the stupidity of many Westerners, mostly naïve idealists born and raised in Western democracies, who espouse the self-deceiving notion that Islam is the religion of peace, who insist that the West deserves the tragedies inflicted on it by Muslim radicals, and who harbour a pathological contempt for the democratic values and principles that have shaped and coloured the Western way of life. Within their ranks you will encounter leftists and left-leaning liberal intellectuals, lawyers, political figures, university professors, journalists, etc. In other words, individuals who shape minds and attitudes in the very institutions entrusted with the protection of the Western way of life.
Throughout history, the previously described group played a significant destructive role in every major historical event, from hastening the demise of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution and their successful elimination of the Tsarist regime. Though they always existed in the annals of history, it was Lenin who first called this group the “Useful Idiots” of the revolution, who would sell to his Communist regime the very rope it needed to hang the capitalists of the world and the democracies that support them. During the Cold War, these useful idiots served as apologists for Soviet expansionism, and with their unending diatribes attacked all things Western, and though all of them in the comfort of their living room couches were enjoying the very best Western democracies offered in terms of supremacy of the law, individual freedoms protected by a constitution or bill of rights, the total independence of the judicial system, etc. Many of them left their professions (physician, lawyer, writer, …) to become guerrilla fighters and leaders dedicated to the worldwide triumph of Communism.
Most of them were disappointed when, during trips to the Soviet Union, they were exposed to the miserable realities of the daily pain and frustrations experienced by the average person on the street. On rare occasions, isolated voices from the ranks of the Western idiots condemned the long agonizing line-ups to buy the basic essentials of daily survival, the empty shelves in major department stores, the rampant corruption and nepotism within the ranks of the Communist Party, from the Politburo to the commissars of the army, and, last but not least, the brutal repression employed the KGB to silence dissent and maintain the illusion/deception that communism had managed to create a utopian paradise on earth.
All the “Useful Idiots”/parasites of the Western democracies took the very best the Western civilization had offered in every major area of human endeavour, from medicine to advanced agricultural methods, from the conquest of most communicable diseases to freedom of thought and worship, and denounced the very values that were the pillars upon which our freedoms in the West rested — the values inherited from the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Today the West is no longer facing the threat of the hammer and sickle, but a formidable new enemy, more brutal and bloodthirsty than the KGB, has focused its attention on the West for the last two decades and declared a war of terror, a war of attrition that will be waged mercilessly until the West is destroyed and the green banner of the prophet of Islam flies triumphantly on every acre of soil conquered by the dedicated soldiers of Allah. The “Useful Idiots” of Canada, from politicians with a vested interest in appeasing Islamic radicalism, to leftists waving the flag of multiculturalism and the marvels of the Canadian ethnic mosaic, have refused to hear the drums of war, and have been quick to accuse those ringing the alarm bells as “Islamophobes overreacting to excesses committed by a few misguided radical Muslims, and labelling their isolated violence as WAR.”
Let us for a moment dissect the previous accusation and see if a thorough scrutiny based on the rules of “cold logic” and historical longitudinal analysis can assign any merit to it. First, let us direct our attention “to excesses committed by a few”. Atrocities committed in the name of Allah during and since 9/11 cannot be labelled as mere “excesses” when the death toll is in the thousands. Only a full-blown war waged over a period of time leads to heavy casualties in the thousands. My starting point in history will be the tragedy of 9/11 with a death toll of 3,000 infidels.
|October 12, 2002||The simultaneous bombing of two night clubs (Sari’s Club, Paddi’s Pub) in Bali, Indonesia, frequented mostly by Western infidels (Australian). Death toll 202, 240 injured and maimed. The soldiers of Allah who committed this pious act of revenge belonged to the “Jemaah Islamiah”.
|October 23, 2002||The Moscow Theatre (House of Culture) hostage crisis in Russia. 50 heavily armed Chechen Islamists occupied the theatre and took 850 patrons hostage. The ordeal ended with a death toll of 129 hostages and 39 attackers.
|March 11, 2004||Madrid Commuter Train Bombing, Spain. Death toll 210 infidels, 2050 injured. The soldiers of Allah who masterminded and executed this savagery belonged to “Al Jihad Al Salafi” a North African Islamist movement loosely affiliated with Al Qaeda.
|September 01, 2004||Beslan School Massacre, Russian Federation. Chechen soldiers of Allah, under the command of a thug named Shamil Basayev, reached the town of Beslan in North Ossetia on Sept.01/04 and took 1,100 infidels hostage (including 750 children) in a school. After 3 days of non-productive negotiations, Russian Security Forces in an ill-planned attack stormed the school. The Islamic militants detonated explosive charges placed in a dozen critical locations inside the school, and the carnage that followed resulted in a death toll of 385 infidel hostages, including 304 children, 21 Russian Special Forces, and 783 maimed and injured (hostages and security forces combined).
|July 7, 2005||Underground Trains Bombing and a Double Decker in London, England. Death toll 52 infidels, 4 Islamic martyrs/suicide bombers, 705 commuters and innocent bystanders injured. In a videotape delivered by Al Qaeda to the Arab owned Al Jazeera station, and aired on September 1, 2005 Mohammad Sidique Khan, one of the suicide bombers conveyed this message to the West:
“I and thousands like me are forsaking everything for what we believe. Our drive and motivation doesn’t come from tangible commodities that this world has to offer. Our religion is Islam, obedience to the one true God and following the footsteps of the final prophet messenger. Your democratically-elected governments continuously perpetuate atrocities against my people all over the world. And your support of them makes you directly responsible, just as I am directly responsible for protecting and avenging my Muslim brothers and sisters. Until we feel security you will be our targets and until you stop the bombing, gassing, imprisonment and torture of my people we will not stop this fight. We are at war and I am a soldier. Now you too will taste the reality of this situation.”
|July 11, 2006||Mumbai Train Bombings, India. Explosive devices were placed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (an Islamic terrorist organization based in Pakistan) and The Students Islamic Movement of India inside commuter trains linking towns and villages to central Mumbai. Death toll 210 infidels, 714 injured.
|November 26, 2008||Coordinated Mumbai Attacks (known also in the media as India’s 26/11). Masterminded by Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based Islamic militant organisation and extensively supported by Pakistani Intelligence (ISI), 10 soldiers of Allah used a speed boat to reach Mumbai and for three days rampaged and killed innocent infidels in train and bus terminals, hotels, a cafe, a hospital, and a synagogue. Death toll of the massacres on Nov. 29/08 was 164 infidels and 308 were wounded. For the purpose of this article, I will devote several paragraphs to the synagogue attack to undermine and contradict the argument made by “useful idiots” that the synagogue was selected because it represented a “soft target” or a “target of opportunity” for the Islamic militants from Pakistan, when in reality it was strictly a symbol of hatred and contempt harboured by every Muslim militant for the Jews.|
The Nariman House, also known as the Mumbai Chabad House, located in the Colaba area of southern Mumbai, housed an educational cultural centre, a synagogue, a Jewish outreach office offering counselling and drug prevention program to locals, and a hostel providing modest accommodation to Jews from Israel on business trips in India. On November 26, 2008, two Islamist terrorists seized the building and several residents were held hostage. The following day, the house was stormed by Indian Army commandos. After a long battle that lasted several hours the terrorists were killed, but before they died they executed Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka Holtzberg, who was six months pregnant.
What is significant in this tragedy is not the death of a Rabbi or his pregnant wife. In Israel and many Western capitals where Jews were taken hostage, a large volume of well-documented records exist of similar brutal attacks targeting Jewish religious figures and their family members. What is of significant importance in the Chabad House butchery is the radio transmissions intercepted by the Indian Intelligence community, detailing conversations involving the two Islamist attackers and their handlers in Pakistan. Prior to and during the attack Pakistani handlers pointed out to the attackers that “… the heavenly rewards for taking the lives of Jews are worth 50 times those of non-Jews.” The same passages taken from The Hadith were recited again and again to the attackers:
Hadith number 5200 in Sahih Muslim
Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, reported:
Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone will say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew hiding himself behind me; kill him.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 191
Narrated Anas bin Malik
The Prophet said, “Nobody who dies and finds good from Allah (in the Hereafter) would wish to come back to this world even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again in Allah’s cause.
Beyond any reasonable doubt, the intercepts collected by the Indian Intelligence community indicate clearly the level of hatred every pious Islamist harbours for Jews. Whether he ever met a Jew, or had any form of contact with Judaism is irrelevant. If the Prophet of Islam, based on instructions conveyed by Allah, says the Jew is the worst enemy of the believer, then every Islamist on this planet has a sacred duty to kill the Jew.
I am not going to bore readers with more statistical figures about the atrocities the soldiers of Allah committed in Israel and the end results of their suicide attacks on innocent civilians, to emphasize the reality that what Islam has been doing since 9/11 (and even earlier in the case of Israel) is waging a “Holy War”. Instead I will provide a statement by the founder of Hamas, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, who proudly pointed out to the international press on more than one occasion that “There’s a war going on not just against Israeli occupation but against all secular governments including the Palestinian authority because there is no such thing as a secular state in Islam” . Sheikh Yassin’s Friday’s sermons carried always in different forms and colours the venomous rhetoric that “Reconciliation with the Jews is a crime… and Israel must disappear from the map… We chose this road, and will end with martyrdom or victory.”
Despite statements by radical Islamic movements that secularism and Islam are anathema, the useful idiots of Canada and other secular democracies are still entertaining the delusional thought that the West has a moral obligation to accommodate the intolerance and contempt Islam harbours for the entire Judeo-Christian tradition that gave birth to Western secular democracies. Hegel was absolutely correct when he insisted that “What experience and history teach us is this-that people and governments have never learnt anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” Had the useful idiots of Canada learnt anything from history, they would have scrutinized the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the concerted efforts it invested in obliterating the secular Left within a very short period of time, and last but not least the fact that today it is acquiring the atomic bomb and thus preparing for the climactic end of history, when evil will be violently eradicated with the destruction of the State of Israel and all the democracies that have sustained its survival since 1948.
The Islamic revolution in Iran may not be a good example for the “useful idiots” of Canada, since one of the key traits of “Useful Idiots” is historical amnesia — any event that did not happen within the last five years is totally forgotten. Let us shed some light on more recent revolutions where secular idiots from all walks of life joined forces with Islamist parties to overthrow dictators such as Colonel Gaddafi of Libya.
What did Mr. Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de facto president of Libya, do when the Libyan popular uprising ended with the execution of Colonel Gaddafi? He gathered a substantial number of foreign journalists to break the good news — Libyan constitution and laws in the future will be based on Sharia. By presidential decree he lifted without consulting any political party the ban imposed on polygamy under the Gaddafi regime. By announcing that future bank regulations will ban the charging of interest, he stabbed the Western democracies — who brought him to power through sustained air strikes on Gaddafi’s strongholds — in the back. The new rules will align with sharia requirements that will apply evenly to Libyan banks and foreign/western financial institutions. Why so much gratitude to the West? Mr. Abdul-Jalil argued: “Interest creates disease and hatred among people.”
It should be very obvious for the useful idiots of the West that what occurred in Libya, and will occur very shortly in Egypt where elections are currently being held, is not democracy but the ultimate triumph of the will of Allah and the just laws reflecting his wisdom in the Islamic Sharia. The time has also come for the useful idiots of the West to remember the key fact that when an Islamist says he is dedicated to democracy he is not dedicated to democracy as a set of values integrated into the political fabric of a society. His dedication is to the process of democracy, where the power of numbers or majority is used to impose an Islamist political agenda on the entire country, to eradicate opposition, and suffocate any voice of dissent within an Islamic State; in other words to impose “Islamic Totalitarianism”.
The troubles that Islam has with democracy as a set of secular values stem from the warped belief most Muslims cherish, that the Great Architect of the Universe, Allah, made Islam the “Perfect Deen” (Arabic word for religion). The Lord reassured the desert bandit Mohammad after his “Farewell Pilgrimage” (last one before his death), “This day I have perfected your deen for you and have completed My blessing on you, and have chosen Islam for you as your deen”. (The Koran 5:3) This obsession with the perfect status of the Muslim religion undermines a fundamental reality all Western democracies believe and strongly support — democracy is not perfect. We pass laws that reflect the consent and the values of the governed. We monitor their impact on society. We review the laws after a certain number of years, we introduce more refinements if need be, but we never insist that we have the “perfect” formula for every grievance society is facing. We have a strong belief in science, where improvement is often based on questioning and doubting the limits of the known. We challenge the barriers imposed on us by religious or cultural traditions, and thus we are prompted to doubt— a process that eventually paves the way for the proper understanding and gathering of evidence necessary to decide whether some blindly accepted customs are obsolete or still indispensable parts of existing norms and behaviours.
All health care professionals working in the field of psychiatry endorse unreservedly the notion that the evil of slaughtering innocent civilians in a suicide attack on a wedding party, a school, a bus etc. is not committed by individuals who feel uncertain about their righteousness, or have the courage to question their motives. All the Islamic evil we have encountered on this planet since 9/11 has been committed by fanatics convinced that they are without sin, since they were born into a “perfect religion”, where there are no requirements to scrutinize the words of the desert bandit named Mohammad, who gave every “Muslim True Believer” the sacred right to use a fearsome destructiveness against any person who dares to question the Islamic claim and monopoly of “perfection”.
In the annals of psychiatry a huge amount of scientific evidence indicates that it is easier to cope with the pain inflicted on others in the name of Allah than face the excruciating agony of self-scrutiny. Psychiatrists know well that every image of self-perfection promoted by Islam is supported by layers and layers of sophisticated lies designed to sustain the image (not substance) of moral purity, and this is where one is sometimes forced to admire an illiterate who became a genius in building an empire based on the evils of lies and perversity.
But the useful idiots of the West still insist that Islam, as established by the noble emperor Mohammad, is a glorious religion where only those who have an utmost “purity of heart” can see the true dimension of its glory. Those Islamophobes who insist that the emperor is naked have a heart tainted by fear, clearly preventing them from joining the collective madness that has elevated a dark cult called Islam into a glorious religion. To all the “useful idiots” of the West I say: “insulating consciousness and escaping individual moral responsibility by hiding behind the instructions of Allah is an abrogation of our capacity for moral judgment, and any effort to conceal this truth, actively or passively, is a contribution to the ultimate triumph of evil and the total destruction of the West”.
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