Thursday, May 06, 2010

Crush the Dyer's Hand

If we do what they do, we'll be as bad as they are.

That's the crap we get from those who care only for the display their conformity to Left nihilism. Those who pout and pose and glance around to see if they have the public's approval for their emotive shows of "sensitivity,' of concern for the oppressed, for their deep emotions and fine shoes and all-natural hemp berets; the phoney, the cynical and the stupid who cling like lampreys to the dark bottom rocks of moral ugliness spout cliches, fake every anger, conjure ex niliho the least reality of feeling and show the room the very wastes of humanness as if it is The Agathon itself.

Some people are morally and emotionally void: they have no genuine feeling at all. They suck up whatever floats past them, parasites of feelings and ideas, people who have no core, who will follow any evil they sense is predominant, who play at living and fake it badly.

Here is some plain reality about Islam and jihad. No tie-dyed nonsense posing.

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Nicolai Sennels, a Danish psychologist who worked for several years with young criminal Muslims in a Copenhagen prison. He is the author of Among Criminal Muslims. A Psychologist’s Experience from the Copenhagen Municipality. The book will be out in English later this year. He can be contact at:

Nicolai Sennels in a Frontpage Interview with Jamie Glazov.

[S]even out of ten teenagers in the average Danish youth prisons have a Muslim background. ... They were all between 15 and 17 years old....

[O]ne significant conclusion was that having been raised in a Muslim environment – with Muslim parents and traditions – includes the risk of developing certain antisocial patterns.

About two thirds of all teenagers accused for criminal actions in Copenhagen have a Muslim background. ...


Seen from the therapy room, the mentality stemming from Islamic influence on the societies where it is the dominating value system is so strongly rooted in the culture that Muslims are influenced by its dogmas and values no matter if they pray five times a day and can recite the Quran or not.


The most important characteristics that I found concerns aggression, self-confidence, individual responsibility and identity.

Concerning anger, it quickly becomes clear that Muslims in general have a different view on aggression, anger and threatening behaviour than Danes and probably most of our Western world.

For most Westerners, it is an embarrassing sign of weakness if people become angry. This view on anger is probably consolidated already in early childhood. I have been working as a school psychologist for several years and bullying is a continuous problem at the schools that I work in. The interesting thing is that the children who are most likely to be the target of being bullied are the children that get angry the easiest. If people get angry we have a tendency to lose respect for them and in many cases we try to tease them to provoke them even more – with the pedagogical aim of helping the person to realize the childishness of his or her behaviour. Trying to get one’s will by acting aggressively or using threats is seen as immature and our reaction is often to ridicule or simply ignore them. Thus, the shortest way to lose face in our Western culture is to show anger.

It is completely opposite in the Muslim culture. While most of my Danish clients who had problems with anger felt embarrassed about it, none of my Muslim clients ever seemed to understand our view on anger. ...

In Muslim culture, it is expected that one should show anger and threatening behaviour if one is criticized or teased. If a Muslim does not react aggressively when criticized he is seen as weak, not worth trusting and he thus loses social status immediately.

This cocktail of cultural differences has sparked the ongoing debate on free speech all over the world. The free world’s criticism and jokes about Islam is met with anger and threats of terror. When a Danish cartoonist shows the Muslims’ prophet with a bomb in his turban to illustrate the fact that Mohammed conducted dozens of massacres and called for global violent jihad against non-Muslims, the reaction of Muslim leaders and their followers was exactly to confirm Westergaard’s drawing: They responded with jihad on all possible levels – threats of genocide, terror, economical boycott, lawsuits and using democratic systems in our countries, EU and the UN to challenge and destroy our laws on free speech.

The wisdom and bravery of any child in any school yard to people using aggression to hide their own insecurity because of a simple drawing would lead to more jokes and logic as a mean to pedagogically point out obvious human weaknesses. Unfortunately most of our politicians are not as wise and brave as the average school child.


The concept of honor in the Muslim culture is – just like in the case with anger – opposite of our Western view. It is common in the Muslim culture to be exceedingly aware of one’s status in the group, other peoples’ view of oneself and any signs of any kind of criticism. The aggressive response to anything that can make one insecure is seen as an expression of honorable behaviour. But what is honorable about that? What kind of honor needs to be defended by all means necessary – including the abolishment of women’s human rights, such as the right to pick their own sexual partners, clothes, husband and life style? What is honorable about anger and the lack of ability to ignore provocations and handle criticism constructively?

After listening to more than a hundred Muslim teenagers telling their stories about their feelings, thoughts, reactions, families, religion, culture, the life in their Muslim ghettos and their home countries, it became clear to me that to a Muslim such behavior is the very core of keeping one’s honor. But seen through the eyes of Western psychology, it is all an expression of a lack of self-confidence. According to our view, the base of being authentic and honorable is to know one’s strengths and weakness – and accepting them. The ability to think “your opinion about me, not mine – and mine counts to me” when provoked and being mature enough to handle criticism constructively is a source of social status in the Western world.

Unfortunately, the Muslim concept of honor transforms especially their men into fragile glass-like personalities that need to protect themselves by scaring their surroundings with their aggressive attitude. The show of so-called narcissistic rage is very common among Muslims. The fear of criticism is in many cases not far from paranoia. It is not without reason that self-irony and self-criticism is completely absent in the Muslim societies. Seen from a psychological perspective – whose aim is to produce self-confident, happy, free, loving and productive individuals; and not to please a hateful God or culture traditions – Muslim culture is in many ways psychologically unhealthy to grow up in.


To discuss individual responsibility, I need to first introduce the readers to the psychological term “locus of control.” Locus of control concerns if people see their life mainly influenced by inner or outer factors. In our Western culture, we see inner factors as more important than outer ones. Our point of view, our way of handling our emotions, our way of thinking, our way of reflecting, our way of reacting is all seen as ways that we decide our own lives. We may not always be aware of the way we think etc. and a whole industry has appeared because of that fact. Indeed, psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, coaches plus countless self-help books and magazines are overflowing in our societies and are all aiming at helping us to become aware of how we decide our own lives.

None of these things exists in the Muslim world. The few psychiatrists they have are often educated in the West and whatever psychology and pedagogy that exists in Muslim countries does not have root in the Muslim culture but are ideas imported from the West.


An important aspect of this difference concerning locus of control is that people who see their own lives mainly guided by outer factors – a fearsome God, a powerful father, influential imams, ancient but strong cultural traditions – very easily develop a victim mentality. It is thus not without reason that conspiracies and blaming the non-Muslims are so central in Muslim leaders’ rhetoric and politics. This victim mentality also dominates the mentality of Muslim immigrants, who often have a long row of demands for economic support and Islamization of our societies to satisfy their personal needs.

[Y]ou need three things to be able to integrate. You need to want it, you need to be allowed and you need to have the surplus. Very few Muslim immigrants fulfil these three criteria.

We are in the historical embarrassing situation that we have invited millions of people to our continent that do not want to integrate and are also not able to. Since the integration of Muslims will never happen – a fact I think that has already been proven years ago – we will end up with a significant part of our population that are actively working to Islamize our societies. There exist both Muslims and non-Muslims that see this Islamization as Islamic jihad – but it is more than that: it is human nature. ...

As Muslim immigrants push for Islamization and the original Europeans increasingly feel being exploited and threatened by growing and still more violent Muslim communities, a continent wide civil war might become unavoidable. ...

They push, we don't push back: becasue that would be "racist" or masculine and "traditional" and so on, steeped in conformity Hippie cliches of the hour. If we do what they do, then we'll be just as bd as they are. Fact is, I'm highly in favour of being so much worse than the Muslim terror that they'd rather flee than stay. I don't car how bad we are. I'm not impressed by being stained like the dyer's hand by doing what they do. I expect to feel quite good when we see whatever victory we have over the Muslims invasion of our time. But I'm by nature a fighting man, not a hippie, not a metro-sexual, not a guy who cares deeply about how others see me. We see above pretty much Muslims as they are. Muslims don't impress me. I'm happy to fight.


truepeers said...

Alas, unless you are going to cave in and become a terrorist (and hence quite possibly divide our society in ways that hurt us and help Islam) you cannot have the kind of fight you seem to want unless and until we push the present "cold" war to the point where our duly elected leaders can see the(ir) good in bringing things to a yet sharper point. And to do that we need not swear off the need for armed conflict - indeed we need to hold it up as sometimes necessary and good. But we do need to get people to the point where they can see that our civilization is better than theirs and it is worth fighting for on all fronts. We do need to conduct ourselves in a superior manner if we are to push things to the point where our people will recognize what is worth fighting for and that now is the time for a hot fight because it can be a quick, sharp fight to decide the issues that have already been made plain - because this plainness is not something just clear to people like you but to all parties with a stake in the fight, so that everyone has to decide where they really stand and what they really believe so that the Muslim (and Western) world can be divided between those who really want nothing but Islam and those who will give up what can't exist alongside the modern or free world. We do have to isolate the "extremists" from all the "Muslims" and multiculturalists too cowardly or resentful or honor bound to be against "the brothers" but who don't really want Sharia/Islam/third world anti-Western resentment anymore. So, we have to start by saying and legislating to the Sharia/left alliance: no more moral blackmail or appeasement. So that they go away or push back. And we have to push where we can in order to position ourselves for the final conflict where we can, as a coherent and free society, let loose ballistically what we cannot let loose at present and still maintain our civil society. To be effective we have to care what other people are thinking...

Alternatively, you can say this kind of thinking is hopeless and our only hope is pushing things to civil war in the West as soon as possible. But if you do that and don't care about being better than the other side, and looking so, what will inherit the whirlwind that will have been worth the fight?

When it comes to war, professionals care about logistics, setting the stage with all the patient leg work that requires. The intellectual counterpart of that is patiently developing narratives. It's a great thing that today we don't have "white men" blowing things up so that the left only looks more and more absurd the longer they go on tv praying the latest terrorist is a white man because we're just as bad as they are. And when they can't hide from the truth, we win a little but necessary foot hold, without blowing things up.

truepeers said...

In other words, when it comes to a real fight, we, for the forseeable future, have the military means to win.

So why don't we just have the fight and get it over with?

Because, all finger pointing aside, we are not at present ready and willing to inherit the mantle of that victory. No one has an idea how we would deal with the aftermath (we can't even deal with Iraq or Afstan) or the likelihood of more Western guilt at killing millions.

We get ready and willing to inherit the mantle by preparing for it in a long cold war of pushing and framing and isolating that and those who really must die from those who need not.