Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Dhimmitude, whimmitude, and platitude


"Yes but, yes but...."

We aren't faced with the need for intelligent discussion regarding the relative merits of fascism and progessive Humanism. Our purpose here is to present the documents one needs to understand the description of fascism as it is, and if one finds it to ones liking, then so be it. When one has a clear understanding of the difference between progress and reaction, one chooses a side, and that's an end of it. Special pleading and apologetics and taqiyya, none of it makes any difference. You choose.

Below is a piece of whimmitude [excerpted] that isn't even shocking. It's laughable; but then again, when this kind of pimping for Islam isn't laughable it's frightening, violent, murderous, and insane. Oh, well that's what this woman writing below is anyway. Below that is a story on child molesting in Saudi Arabia.


We make no secret here of our desire to mobilize masses of progressive Westerners to form mercenary bands of men and women who will continue the imperialist colonization for the sake of universalizing the Revolutions of Modernity. Like it or not we advocate the private enterprize of invading other peoples' homes and homelands for the purpose of subjecting them to Modernity whether they like it or not. Think of it as the Bush Doctrine on steroids. Think of it as the furtherance of William Walker's adventures into Latin America for the 21st century. Think of it as "I don't care if you don't like it."

Will anyone take it seriously? Not likely at all. Nevertheless, our position is one of aggressive colonization of primitives by Modernists. We have argued here that we proggressive people of the West should invade Sweden. It's a perfectly legitimate goal to conquer Malmo and turn it into a colony of Western civilization. Like it or not, most people are conformists, reasonable and timid people who do what others do, and if we are progressive and concerned about the rights of others we must, as moral agents, impose freedom on those who would destroy it, not for the sake of the living but for the sake of their children who will otherwise be raised as slaves. It's a personal choice for individuals to decide whether they care to take the moral position to its logical conclusion or whether they will simply get along by going along, into further dhimmitude, as the case is now. It's not a matter of intellect or lack thereof: it's a matter of what you do. No amount of reasoning will change the writer's opinions below. You want change for the better? You do something to make it happen. Or you don't. But someone will, and that someone is often the Islamic fascist and his dhimmi cheer-leader.

Below is a whimmitude puff piece that makes us nauseous. She's really not much different from any other idiot conformist who says what those around her say. That's why we feel it's essential to make those around her act like decent human beings regardless of what their current meme is. And the only way it's going to happen is by force of arms.
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For years you [Saudi Arabians] have publicly apologized for comparatively low levels of violence, lack of reform, or the slow pace of change. Repeatedly I heard the despair and cynicism blinding you to what is happening in front of you: Palpable change, construction growth, new institutions, reform efforts, and the mutawa. You have much to be proud of, but your politeness and kindness allows the West to trample you, naming you a threat to "democracy" and the world.

You cannot let this continue. Pre-empt the increase in anti-Saudi hostility and stop re-emphasizing your weaknesses. You are a dignified people, so take pride in your country in action, not just spirit. Explain to the world how you respect women, how safe and free from crime you are, and how family takes priority. Demand how the US, world leader in murder, rape and domestic violence, dare accuse you of human rights abuses. Ask how Americans can defend their preferred method of capital punishment by electrocuting women, minors and the mentally handicapped. How, if democracy includes the export of the largest pornographic industry throughout the world, can they judge the Kingdom for its restrictions? Why can a Saudi leave his wallet, laptop and digital camera on the front seat of a car, as I did, and return to find everything intact? Americans live in gated subdivisions with security alarms; child molesters roam free in every neighborhood. Half empty compounds in the Kingdom are triple barricaded, one Alkhobar compound protected by five security walls and armored trucks. Murderers don't return to the scene of their crime, so why such fear? Nuns, priests, Jewish settlers, rabbis and Catholics cover their heads but Saudi women are "oppressed" for such? Why apologize for your rate of progress when it took the United States two hundred years, until 1920, to grant women the right to vote? American women are paid seventy-five cents to the dollar compared to men; the Prophet's first wife was his employer, a successful and powerful businesswoman.

Another wife, Aisha[ nine years old when Mohammed, then 57, began having sex with her after hw "married" her at the age of six,] fought in battle alongside men, and Islam forbids racism. How then did it take until 1963 after riots and protests before blacks were granted civil rights, the end to segregation, and freedom? Bias remains rampant and races still do not mix freely.

Why can the US government attack any Arab nation when not one Arab state has ever threatened America? Is this "democracy"? More importantly, is this what you want?

Of course, there is much to fix within the Kingdom. All regions rise and fall. There is little difference in the speed of bureaucracy between Saudi Arabia and Sweden or France; ministers settle in to roles of government power and have no desire for change.

You have a ready-made group available for pressing issues: The mutawa could be assigned to fine dangerous drivers (intent to kill is haraam) or punish anyone seen littering: It is a disgrace to the religion, the environment and people's health.

Globalization and technology are here to stay, so as Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab brought reform for the sake of unity in the eighteenth century, again use ijtihad (individual interpretation) and contextualization to unite for the sake of the Kingdom, Islam, and national pride.

There is indeed something enigmatic about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — perhaps the people, perhaps the history, perhaps the land. Had I the chance to stay I would have searched until I found an answer. A piece of my heart remained in the Kingdom. I can only hope that I may soon return to find out why.

— Tanya C. Hsu is the author of the forthcoming book, "Target: Saudi Arabia". She may be reached at TanyaHsu@mindspring.com

Reprinted with permission of Arab News..

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Study on Child Molestation in Saudi Arabia Reveals 6 and 10 year olds are at Highest Risk

18/06/2005By Jawaher Al Hayas

Riyadh-A recent study conducted in Saudi Arabia revealed that children between the ages of 6 and 10 are the most likely victims of sexual abuse, with 23% of this age group suffering from indecent advances. The percentage decreases as children grow older, with 20% of 11 to 15 year old and 13% of 16 to 18 year olds likely to experience abuse. In turn, 3% children, aged 5 and less, are sexually abused in the Kingdom.

The study conducted by Dr. Ali bin Hassan al Zohrani, a specialist in Psychiatry at the Ministry of Health, sampled of university studStudy on Child Molestation in Saudi Arabia Reveals 6 and 10 year olds are at Highest Risk

18/06/2005By Jawaher Al Hayas

Riyadh-A recent study conducted in Saudi Arabia revealed that children between the ages of 6 and 10 are the most likely victims of sexual abuse, with 23% of this age group suffering from indecent advances. The percentage decreases as children grow older, with 20% of 11 to 15 year old and 13% of 16 to 18 year olds likely to experience abuse. In turn, 3% children, aged 5 and less, are sexually abused in the Kingdom.

The study conducted by Dr. Ali bin Hassan al Zohrani, a specialist in Psychiatry at the Ministry of Health, sampled of university students and individuals across Saudi Arabia and obtained the results by post. The analysis of the responses shows that abusers belong to the networks of family, friends and teachers. Dr. al Zohrani confirmed the study was accurate and unique in its field, as families are usually silent on the subject. A child, according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, is a person under the age of 18, unless national law states a different limit for maturity. An abuser, on the other hand, is an individual older than the victim and, in most cases, closely related to him/her.

Abuse can manifest itself in a variety of ways, usually either through persuasion, sweet-talking, caressing and the buying of presents, or threats and intimidation, including violence.

According to psychiatrist Dr. Abdullah al Hariri, most of the patients he sees at his clinic have been the victims of sexual abuse in their childhood. Many suffer feelings of guilt and self- blame for not resisting their abusers. As a result, they lose confidence in themselves, their families, and society in general. In some cases, the victims can become abusers in their own right and assault others, as a kind of retaliation. One six year old girl, al Hariri said, was repeatedly abused by the dark-skinned family chauffeur, developed a fear of dark- skinned individuals and rejected the idea of marriage and intimacy with a man.

Lack of sexual awareness is one reason why children in Saudi Arabia have to endure such terrible experiences. In al Hariri's opinion, families need to increase awareness in their children as they grow older. Efforts in the Kingdom's schools have to accompany family education.

Economic factors can also be to blame, for example when members of a single family sleep, in crammed conditions, in a single room. In other instances, parents leave their children for long periods, unsupervised, with domestic servants. This gives children the chance to practice sexually deviant behavior with others.

With regard to solutions, al Hariri proposes that children be introduced to notions of sexuality in a frank and decent manner, starting with simple information and increasing in complexity as children grow older. Parents also need to closely observe their children during playtime, especially in private, as they might innocently want to imitate adults. Al Hariri also warns parents not to use sexually arousing words or phrases around their children and advises mothers to avoid touching their children's genitals.

Children need the love and affection of their parents to feel confident and at ease. Parent- Child relationships shouldn't be based on fear, but, instead, on dialogue. This, al Hariri believes, will ensure honesty between family members, protect children from fear, and ensure they have a healthy life, physically, physiologically, and sexually.

ents and individuals across Saudi Arabia and obtained the results by post. The analysis of the responses shows that abusers belong to the networks of family, friends and teachers. Dr. al Zohrani confirmed the study was accurate and unique in its field, as families are usually silent on the subject. A child, according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, is a person under the age of 18, unless national law states a different limit for maturity. An abuser, on the other hand, is an individual older than the victim and, in most cases, closely related to him/her.

Abuse can manifest itself in a variety of ways, usually either through persuasion, sweet-talking, caressing and the buying of presents, or threats and intimidation, including violence.

According to psychiatrist Dr. Abdullah al Hariri, most of the patients he sees at his clinic have been the victims of sexual abuse in their childhood. Many suffer feelings of guilt and self- blame for not resisting their abusers. As a result, they lose confidence in themselves, their families, and society in general. In some cases, the victims can become abusers in their own right and assault others, as a kind of retaliation. One six year old girl, al Hariri said, was repeatedly abused by the dark-skinned family chauffeur, developed a fear of dark- skinned individuals and rejected the idea of marriage and intimacy with a man.

Lack of sexual awareness is one reason why children in Saudi Arabia have to endure such terrible experiences. In al Hariri's opinion, families need to increase awareness in their children as they grow older. Efforts in the Kingdom's schools have to accompany family education.

Economic factors can also be to blame, for example when members of a single family sleep, in crammed conditions, in a single room. In other instances, parents leave their children for long periods, unsupervised, with domestic servants. This gives children the chance to practice sexually deviant behavior with others.

With regard to solutions, al Hariri proposes that children be introduced to notions of sexuality in a frank and decent manner, starting with simple information and increasing in complexity as children grow older. Parents also need to closely observe their children during playtime, especially in private, as they might innocently want to imitate adults. Al Hariri also warns parents not to use sexually arousing words or phrases around their children and advises mothers to avoid touching their children's genitals.

Children need the love and affection of their parents to feel confident and at ease. Parent- Child relationships shouldn't be based on fear, but, instead, on dialogue. This, al Hariri believes, will ensure honesty between family members, protect children from fear, and ensure they have a healthy life, physically, physiologically, and sexually.
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Yes, there are child molestors everywhere. In the West we imprison them and their fellow prisoners kill them. In the Moslem world they have an entire religion based on the rantings of a child molestor, and each and every Muslim in the world is expected to follow Mohammed's life's example.

"Yes, but, yes but...."

There's nothing to say. There is no debate to be had here.

2 comments:

La Bona said...

What do you think of Female Circumcision involving removal of the clitoris and render the girl unable to experience orgasm?
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dag said...

The letters forum here is for those who care to exchange opinions and have their say. I leave that to you, dear readers, having had my say in each post. I encourage you to continue on your own without any interference from me.

Thanks for writing.