The essay below is an attempt, and a failed one, to present Muslim moderation to the public. We are accused of right wing bigotry. We are accuse of racism. We are accused of imperialism. Yada yada yada. What we do not see is the first hint of genuine moderation on the part of Muslims as below.
In the beginning of the essay we find ourselves encouraged that Muslims call dhimmi self-censorship a playing into the hands of extremists both Muslim and socialist. That's lovely and decent. Then we find it's the Jooos. It's the Hindus. It's the Americans. It's the same old Muslim bullshit. When, if ever, will these people tire of their own lies?
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Muslim Canadian intellectuals denounce Islamophobia, Islamism
By Khalid Hasan
WASHINGTON: Eleven Muslim Canadian academics and community leaders have issued a joint statement expressing regret that a "curtain of fear has descended on the intelligentsia of the West, including Canada (and) the fear of being misunderstood as Islamophobic has sealed their lips, dried their pens and locked their keyboards."
The joint statement, which is seen as unprecedented, said that with hundreds dead around the world in the aftermath of the infamous Danish cartoons, Canada's writers, politicians and media have imposed a "frightening censorship on themselves, refusing to speak their minds, thus ensuring that the only voices being heard are that of the Muslim extremists and the racist right." The statement pointed out that emboldened by the free rein they have received, Canada's Muslim extremists and their supporters held a meeting in a public park with speakers promising to drown the Danish people "in their own blood". Elsewhere, in Pakistan, a Muslim woman was pictured carrying a sign, "God bless Hitler," and a Muslim cleric placed a $1 million reward for the murder of a Danish cartoonist. Embassies were burned, churches ruined and hundreds died in different Muslim countries.
The statement is signed by Jehad Aliweiwi, Tarek Fatah, Taj Hashmi, Amir Hassanpour, Prof Tareq Y Ismael, Prof Jacqueline S Ismael, El Farouk Khaki, Prof Shahrzad Mojab, Prof Haideh Moghissi, Munir Pervaiz and Prof Saeed Rahnema.
The joint statement said, "Undoubtedly, Muslims were angered by the insulting cartoons. But the overblown reaction was partly due to their pent-up frustrations, and partly the result of orchestrated mischief by certain Islamist leaders. Islamic societies, run by variances of autocratic regimes, are in turmoil. Ravaged by rampant corruption, a widening gap between rich and poor, and suppression of dissent, the people in these societies have lost hope in their own futures. The US-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the unending occupation of the Palestinian territories and the quagmire of the Kashmiri dispute, have led many Muslims and non-religious peoples of Islamic origin, to view the West as the source of their countries' problems. The growing popularity of the extremists in Muslim societies, the electoral success of the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran, Shia radicals in Iraq, and Hamas in the Palestinian territories, rather than signifying the growing religiosity of the peoples of the Middle East, reflect political despair in the region."
[I interrupt this nonsense at this point to demand some honesty from the men who wrote this rubbish. The US, Israel, and India have nothing to do with the centuries and centuries of jihadi conquest and dhimmitude of Islamic history. The pretentious and sanctimonious use of victimisation rubs us wrongly and shows to our irritated selves simply more lying and self-deception on the part of those who might like to claim moderation.
The political problems of dar al Islam are due to Islam. The smarmy deflections and moral equivalencies with more to follow show that the so-called moderates are dishonest intellectuals pulling more lies out of a seemingly bottomless hat. This will not do. This is not a statement of moderation but one of evasion of responsibility and deceit.]
The academics and community leaders said that in the West, people of Muslim origin, whether religious or secular, are facing growing racism, Islamophobia and discrimination reflected in immigration policies and anti-terrorist legislation. "The cartoon crisis was the straw that broke the camel's back" and Muslim extremists seized the opportunity to add fuel to the fire. They criticised the "calculated role" played by the two Danish Muslim extremists, backed by Islamic fundamentalist regimes, which not only aggravated an already inflammatory situation.
[We see clearly the dishonesty of the writer and signers above int he appeals to sympathy on grounds of race-baiting. They, the dishonest bastards, would like to lay claim that those who hate Islam are racists who hate not so much Islam but Arabs. The truth is that Indonesians are the majority population of Islam, and who is yelling for the deaths of Indonesians? Arabs make up perhaps 20 per cent of the Muslim world, and Arabs are also now 10 per cent of the Arab world, down form a vast majority before they were dhimmified and exterminated into near nothingness. The racism taunt is garbage pulled by dishonest bastards.
Islamophobia, a garbage neologism that needs be tossed by thinking people, is further dishonesty. Islam is a 7th century tribal code. It has neither moral nor intellectual core. It is an orthopraxy based on neurotic resentments and hatred of others. It is a racist Arab supremicism inflamed by hatred of Modernity. Islam is a fascist poligion that no sensible person would view in any other way than with fear and loathing. That we who are endangered by Islam and we who have some concern for Humanity generally, regardless of their religious attitudes, hate Islam generally are phobic about this primitive fascism is only reasonable. And yet this is flung at us as an accusation of wrong thinking and evil action. These dishonest writers have no shame.]
Imam Abu Laban and Ahmad Akkari of Denmark who ignited the fires of protest should be held accountable for their actions, the statement demanded. The academics and community leaders pointed out that for too long the media have created an image that portrays communities from the Muslim world as a monolith entity, best represented by extremists. The media have created a false dichotomy that pits these Muslim extremists against the West. The fact is that in all Muslim countries, progressive citizens are trying to break loose from the tyranny of the autocrats and clerics and wish to develop a civil society where citizenship is based not on inherited race or religion, but the equality of all, irrespective of faith, race, sexuality or gender. Only outrageous, violent expressions of faith by Muslim extremists are taken as the aspirations of people from Islamic societies.
[This paragraph above can only be taqqiya written by a fool. When orthodox Islam is practiced by a vast majority of Muslims, the result is jihad, whimmitude, dhimmitude, and social and cultural decay. The false dichotomy between believers in orthodoxy and apostasy is clear to those who understand Islam as it is and those who are liberals talking to each other in uninformed cliches provided by the dishonest likes of those above.]
The statement called upon Canada's intelligentsia to stand shoulder to shoulder with Muslims and secular individuals from the region who reject both Islamophobia and Islamism. "Islamism is not the new revolutionary movement against global forces of oppression, as a section of the left in this country erroneously perceives. Today, the religious right and autocracies in the so-called Islamic world are united in their call for passing legislation to make any discussion on religion a criminal offence. We call on Canadian politicians and intellectuals to stand up for freedom of expression. Our democratic values, including free speech, should not be compromised under the garb of fighting hate. To fight Islamophobia and racism, we do not need to sacrifice free speech and debate," the statement said.
[These people are worthless and dishonest. We still seek the honest moderate Muslim, and he is not to be found in this lifetime because Islam is a fascist poligion form the start to the end. Falsely trying to conflate fascist Islam with legitimate resistance to is is so dirty and disgusting that we should forget forever anything these people claim to be the voice of Islamic moderation.]