The answer to our Islam problem?
Islam realists are always wondering: What can wake up the West from its liberal delusions about Islam, so that it finally starts defending itself from its age-old Mohammedan adversary, instead of blindly continuing to help it, empower it, subsidize it, and surrender to it? Not that I expect this to happen, but the Koran riots offer us a glimpse into how the West might free itself from its shameful slavery. Consider what the New York Times says about the murder of two American soldiers in the Afghan Interior Ministry yesterday:
The killings, which happened within one of the most tightly secured areas of the ministry, add to the drumbeat of concern about a deepening animosity between civilians and militaries on both sides that have led to American and coalition forces being killed in increasing numbers even before the Koran burning ignited nationwide rioting.So it’s pretty straightforward. If our “allies” keep committing mayhem and threatening to kill us over a couple of books that were burned by accident, if they show themselves as simply too dangerous for us to be around them, the whole utopian project of West-Muslim cooperation could come crashing down.
As I’ve often said, we liberal Westerners are incapable, through a rational thinking process, of seeing the falsity of a false liberal belief (e.g. “Muslims desire freedom”) and renouncing it. Only immediately intolerable circumstances, brought on by liberalism, can bring us to that point. Such as, every time we involve ourselves with Muslims, they get “insulted” and start rioting. Such as, every time we station our soldiers in Islamic government ministries, they get shot in the head.
I do not wish for any American soldier to be killed by our Muslim “allies.” My wish is that no American soldier be stationed in any Muslim country. But when a nation insanely believes that its god-sworn enemies are its friends or potential friends, such deaths are both the inevitable consequence of that belief, and the only way that nation can wake up to reality.
You state: “The neocons always say that unless Muslim adopt freedom, we are doomed. The truth is the exact opposite. Unless Muslims keep rampaging against us, we are doomed.”February 27
Jim P. writes:
My brother was deployed yesterday to Afghanistan (a couple more weeks for orientation here before flying to Bagram were he will be stationed) so your most recent remarks on the cosmic absurdity of calling “friends” people who randomly shoot you in the back was well timed.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 26, 2012 04:19 PM | Send