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The West After the Charlie Hebdo Massacre
My first thoughts after the Islamic Jihadist attack on the offices of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in Paris focused on those who were brutally murdered and the families who lost loved ones.
My second thought was that this attack had clearly involved some planning. This was not some random crime. It was an act of war, as Geert Wilders correctly pointed out. It was an act of war the same way as the Jihadist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the USA. A war has been declared on Western civilization, yet Western ruling elites refuse to acknowledge this. They still treat Islamic attacks as a law and order problem. It is not. Not anymore.
The massacre on January 7, 2015 took place in one of the largest cities in Europe, the capital of one of the largest countries in Europe. It hit a target that was already known to be a potential target for Islamic terrorists. Despite this, the country’s authorities were unable to prevent the attack. This is an indirect admission that Western authorities can no longer guarantee the safety of their citizens. There are now simply too many Muslims and potential Jihadists in a country such as France to keep effective control over all of them.
Charlie Hebdo’s staff were murdered in cold blood specifically because they had made fun of Islam and its founder in some cartoons. Free speech is very important, but it’s one battleground in a wider war to preserve our civilization. The only way we can win is through physical separation. As long as Muslims are here in significant numbers, we will not have freedom of speech. It’s that simple.
The other alternative is the Singapore solution, where free speech is banned for everybody, including Muslims. In Singapore they actually arrest radical imams and regulate what they say. Nobody has freedom of speech, but at least it is equally enforced for everybody. In the West, radical Muslims now have free speech whereas Islam-critics are harassed. At the same time, the authorities in Singapore take unofficial steps to import non-Muslim immigrants in order to keep the number of Muslims down, despite high Muslim birth rates.
Singapore is the only way a Multicultural society with a large Muslim minority can work, at least for a while: a soft-authoritarian model with no free speech.
If you have a big Muslim minority, you must be strong and willing to fight. Like the Russians or the Israelis. If you are not willing to fight, you lose badly.
Our freedom of speech is already diminished with the Muslims we have in the Western world today. And their numbers keep growing fast. As long as we have a significant number of Muslims here, we may never be able to regain our freedom of speech. That is a sad fact, but it is nevertheless a fact. They may win, by sheer brutality and willingness to kill.
A few of our people, such as Lars Hedegaard or the editors of Charlie Hebdo, might be willing to die for offending Islam. However, they constitute a small minority. Most people will simply adjust. Violence and intimidation works. It has for millennia.
Once you kill off the few people who are willing to die, the rest will quietly bow their necks. As long as the number of Muslims willing to kill is higher than the number of non-Muslims willing to die, they win. This is mathematics, not politics. Islam is a highly effective and evolved killer ideology.
Look at Fox News. Have they republished the Mohammed cartoons yet? As far as I know, no. Which means that they have submitted to sharia law and de facto Islamic rule, even if they don’t realize or admit this.
Fox News and other “strong conservative” news outlets will huff and puff for a while, but they won’t generally republish the cartoons. That is my prediction, but I would be happy to be proven wrong.
Muslims have every reason to gloat. So far, they are winning. They have been winning for decades, at least since the Salman Rushdie affair in 1989.
More practicing Muslims means more people willing to kill those who criticize or mock Islam. In short, as long as the total number of Muslims in your society is growing, you are losing. Everything else is hot air and empty talk. You are not winning until the total number of Muslims in your society is decreasing.
By that measure, every single Western country is currently losing badly.
Our political leaders say very little about changing the immigration policies. So what if Muslim immigrants speak better English, French or German? This simply means that they can say “Islam should rule” in more fluent English, French or German. It doesn’t change anything. They shouldn’t be here in the first place.
We must halt Muslim immigration in all forms and make our countries Islam-unfriendly by banning any practice of sharia law. That is the very minimum policy that should be advocated by any serious Western political leader.
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