Something missing in the anti-jihad movement

Jihad Watch has an item about the attempt on Kurt Westergaard’s life, and in 36 hard hitting, courageous, and true readers’ comments about the Islamic menace that follow the entry, not one commenter says what we should do about this menace. Not one. The notion that we must do something about the Islam threat, instead of just talking about how bad Islam is, doesn’t even occur to the most outspoken anti-jihadists.

Thus a JW commenter “Canto 28,” quotes Kurt Westergaard from the CNN article on the attempted murder and adds a further thought:

“It has made me angry that a perfectly normal everyday activity which I used to do by the thousand was abused to set off such madness.”

The madness is already there in Islam itself, and if Muslims rule Europe one day there will be many perfectly normal everyday activities that will be punished, like owning a dog as a pet—esp. a black dog which Muhammad claimed should all be killed—like painting images of humans, making music that is not military or jihad inspiring, or women showing their hair in public. Essentially everything that is great in Western Culture eventually would be banned, free speech being the first to go. Even “moderate” Muslims, if they are honest, must know this.

All true. So, “Canto 28,” what do we do about that? Do you have nothing to say about that?

Here’s what I say. I say that (1) we must state publicly that Islam is a mortal danger to us; then (2) we must get politicians to state publicly that Islam is a mortal danger to us, as Geert Wilders consistently does; and then (3) we must pass and enforce laws that remove Islam from us.

I am fully aware that Western countries are not at present prepared even to contemplate such steps. But how can we get there, except by arguing for it and, one by one, persuading people of it?

Does anyone have a better plan?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 02, 2010 02:15 AM | Send

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