Leftist Cultural Cleansing Rooted in Hate


About a week ago I posted Justin Smith’s erudite essay called “Purging History”. This submission should be considered a part two because the theme is the same and it too is erudite.

 

One thing I am noticing in efforts to preserve Confederate history that too many people are trying to stick up for White Culture. I pray that all history needs to be preserved because it shows where we were, how we got to now AND HOPEFULLY how we can make better choices for an American future that not only is “In God We Trust,” but also is “E Pluribus Unum” – Out of many, ONE.

 

When Americans begin contrasting White America, Black America, Hispanic America, Native Americans and for that matter Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Irish, Italian, Nordic, et al American; then we are falling for the Multiculturalist delusion over having ONE America out of many past heritages. Just my opinion.

 

JRH 6/20/17

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Leftist Cultural Cleansing Rooted in Hate

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 6/17/2017 4:10 PM

 

Constitutional conservative minded Americans must stop the recently accelerated movement to remove Confederate Monuments, because it is a tool used by the racists of the regressive Democratic Communist Party and the Black Caucus to gain more power and destroy our Constitutional Republic. Their campaign uses “white supremacy” as an excuse to attack the Western and Judeo-Christian principles that built America; and in their zeal to create a sanitized fantasy world, where nothing bad ever happened in America’s history, they are destroying both American and Black history and eliminating anyone, and anything, that they deem to be “racist”, from the public square and the annals of history.

 

States like Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee already have laws protecting their historical monuments, while the monuments along Richmond’s Monument Avenue rest in a protected historical park. Alabama recently extended such protection to its monuments on May 24th 2017 through the Alabama Monument Preservation Act.

 

Now Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who allowed Baltimore to be torn apart by riots, are leading the movement to remove the Roger B. Taney Monument, on Mt. Vernon Place, and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monuments in the Wymann Park Dell. The approximate $600,000 price-tag is the only thing that has stopped them so far, but they are considering auctioning them off.

 

In St. Louis, Mayor Lyda Krewson and city treasurer Tishuara Jones are leading the charge to remove a 32 feet tall monument in Forest Park, dedicated in 1914, that depicts a Confederate soldier leaving his family for the Civil War. An angel hovers above them, and the inscription reads, “in memory of the soldiers and sailors of the Confederate States By the United Daughters of the Confederacy of St. Louis“.

 

Those people willing to eradicate the Confederacy from America’s consciousness seem to forget many things. They forget that Jefferson Davis, although an advocate for slavery, was a hero of the Mexican-American War, a former U.S. Senator and Secretary of War for the United States. They forget that many Confederate Veterans fought with distinction in the Spanish-American War and they are American Veterans, who received pensions and benefits by an act of Congress.

 

As Senator Gerald Allen of Alabama recently noted: “… history itself … it may be good, bad, or ugly — you can’t whitewash it … When you start removing monuments and statues … in a sense you lose history.”

 

By and large, most Southerners really do wish to simply preserve the history of these Confederate heroes and their Southern heritage. They have long set aside their racial prejudice, on the whole, even if it was a struggle getting there.

 

However, America could destroy every Confederate monument and that would still not satisfy the Left, especially the Black Caucus and some black and Hispanic communities across America. They would continue this cultural cleansing aimed at white society. Behind their remorseless drive against white culture is an egalitarian extremism rooted in hate and envy.

 

Democrat Rep. Reginald of Arizona fumes over “six (Confederate) monuments … using tax payer dollars to actually prop up … terrorism of its day”. He has yet to denounce the radicals and the Leftist terrorism that is surging and becoming increasingly more violent.

 

Last month, hundreds of illegal aliens tried to ban U.S. citizens from a city council meeting in Cudahy, CA. Shouts of “white supremacists back to Europe” were fired across the halls and outside. [Blog Editor: Check out Louder With Crowder & Canada Free Press]

 

In an August 2012 New Black Panther Broadcast, Samir Shabazz said, “You’re going to have to kill some of these babies, just born three seconds ago … go into the God damn nursery … and just kill everything white in sight …”. His hate-filled rant called for bombing white churches and “[burning] up some cracker white supremacy”, if blacks wanted to be free.

 

In January 2017, a Black Lives Matter activist in Seattle, a preschool teacher, calling for reparations and the confiscation of white property, said, “We need to start killing people … F**k white supremacy, f**k the U.S. empire”. [Blog Editor: See Occidental Dissent & Blue Lives Matter] And then on Flag Day, we were horrified to witness a Bernie Sanders Leftist gun down Representative Steve Scalise (R) and Matt Mitka, both in critical condition at this writing, along with Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner.

 

I wonder if these Leftist and Democrats have forgotten that free black men owned slaves prior to the Civil War too?

 

Some free black men owned family members to protect them, but there were plenty like William Ellis***, one of South Carolina’s largest land owners, who were in the slave breeding business for profit. Ellis even sold one of his own daughters into slavery.

 

***[Blog Editor: The name “William Ellis” mentioned here is an irony of similarities. By context of Justin’s paragraph I am certain Justin actually has William Ellison in mind, a Black man born to slavery that learned enterprising skills enabling him to buy his freedom and become a wealthy South Carolina slave owner. The irony is there is also a former slave from Texas that gained his freedom named William Ellis. After freedom, he moved to Mexico and changed his name to Guillermo Enrique Eliseo. The English version of his Hispanic name is William Henry Ellis. Eliseo became a Mexican millionaire.]

 

There were approximately 488,000 free black men in America — ten percent of the black population — according to federal census reports from June 1st 1860, and of these free black men, there were approximately 262,000 living in the South, with 10,700 or so living in New Orleans. And, according to Duke University Professor John Franklin, over three thousand free black men in New Orleans owned slaves, or about twenty-eight percent of freed blacks in New Orleans.

 

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Fox News on May 8th 2017: “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you’ … Confederate heroes should be viewed in the context of their time instead of through the prism of modern values.

 

Where does this end? Are we now expected to dynamite half of Mount Rushmore out of existence and topple the Washington Monument? Are we expected to rename Washington, D.C and other cities across America like Jefferson City, Missouri? The Left and the Democratic Party would tell us that “Yes, we expect you to do deconstruct America”.

 

The dead stones of the Confederate monuments honoring noble men on the wrong side of history are cut from the virtues of their day and harmless, even if some say they symbolize the evil done by the real monsters from the Confederate and Jim Crow eras. Those monsters are a long time dead, long passed. The monsters of the regressive Democratic Party, those Communists [HERE & HERE], Black Lives Matter [HERE & HERE], the New Black Panther Party and LA RAZA [HERE & HERE] are here today, in the here and now, with us.

 

Some of these Leftists and Democrats are just as evil, if not more so, as the most evil slave traders in American history. They claim to be fighting against “white supremacy” and the racism it perpetrated, but in return, they offer black and brown supremacy, intolerance, racism and hate directed at white people in general. They embrace an anti-American ideology that leads to the abuses and slavery that they claim to despise — the “re-education camps” and the gulags — as they attempt to foist their fractured fairy tales upon all America. They are the very monsters they claim to fight.

 

The Long Road to Freedom is being deconstructed. The Road to Civil War is being paved. [Bold Text by Editor]

 

By Justin O Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets and all source links are by the Editor.

 

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Pamela Geller Column: J’ACCUSE THE LEFT OF WAR!


While Dems blame Conservatives for inspiring Leftist assassin James T. Hodgkinson, Pamela Geller has a better guess. Geller believes years vitriolic hate spewed by the Left and reaching a zenith with hatred directed toward President Trump is the primary cause of an assassination attempt. Geller moves the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the top of violence pushing list.

 

JRH 6/16/17

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Pamela Geller Column: J’ACCUSE THE LEFT OF WAR!

 

HOW THE LEFT DESTROYS THE NATION

 

By Pamela Geller 

June 15, 2017

PamelaGeller.com

 

Go over to Jihad Watch and read my latest report on the left’s war on freedom and America.

 

Yesterday’s shooting by an SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) supporting, Bernie Sanders devotee is the obvious and logical consequence of the left’s treasonous war on America. This is but another assassination attempt by a left-lauded Southern Poverty Law center supporter. SPLC, a vicious hate and smear machine, is  held up as some kind of authority by elite media and academic institutions. SPLC enthusiast Floyd Corkins  shot up the Family Research Council with the hope of killing as many employees as possible in August 2012. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

SPLC Hit List:

 

VIDEO: Pamela Geller: SPLC Hit List


 

Posted by Pamela Geller

Published on Feb 22, 2016

 

For years, the left and its media lapdogs have created narratives out of whole cloth about the impending violence from the right. President Obama, inciter-in-chief, regularly used violent rhetoric to gin up the Democrats: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” He has supported the most violent, seditious movements of 21st-century America (Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Muslim Brotherhood groups, etc.) while directing the Department of Homeland Security to track “right wing extremists” — in other words, Americans like you and me.

 

Here are some choice and sparsely reported quotes from Barack Obama:

 

“My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” Obama to CEOs.

“Get in Their Faces!” Obama to his doorknockers.

“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” Obama to ACORN crowd.

“Punch back twice as hard!” Obama to his Obomunists.

“We talk to these folks…so I know whose ass to kick.” Obama to the Left on the private sector.

“A Republican victory would mean hand to hand combat.” Obama to supporters.

“It’s time to Fight for it.” Obama in a speech to his supporters.

“Punish your enemies.” Obama to Latino supporters.

“I’m itching for a fight.” Obama to Democrats in a speech.

 

For years, the street thugs have been agitating, and for years the elites in the Democrat Party have egged them on, giving the violence their imprimatur, legitimacy and sanction. All the while, they blamed the right for unrelated violence. While there was no connection between what a Norway mass-murdering madman did and we what said, what we recommended for countering jihad terrorism and the brutal sharia, the left blew up and blood-libeled us almost to the point of extinction. When it came out in court that this Norwegian madman was inspired to violence by al Qaeda and Hamas, that was never widely reported. The left always blames us for violence, no matter how non-existent the ties. Even when I was the target of an assassination plot in Garland, Texas, for example, the left blamed me because I would not adhere to the blasphemy laws under the sharia.

 

Bernie Sanders fundraised by blaming Sarah Palin and conservatives in general for the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Daily Caller reported that “there was never any actual evidence presented that Jared Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic who pleaded guilty to the shooting, was a Palin fan, a Tea Party supporter, or that he had ever seen Palin’s ‘crosshairs’ map” that was widely blamed for the shooting. In fact, according to the Caller, “one friend tweeted that ‘he was left wing, quite liberal.’”

 

Last week’s shooter in Portland was also a Bernie supporter; he ranted against Christians, Jews and Muslims, but the enemedia reported his shooting of two people as an “Islamophobic” “hate crime.”

 

I have been covering leftist and Islamic protests for years, and they are rife with hate and violence that never get reported in the mainstream media. My colleague, Pamela Hall, has been indefatigable in covering the rise of the left-wing totalitarians. Followers of my website, the Geller Report, know her work and what it proves: a systematic, organized movement to overthrow American freedoms and install an enemy regime.

 

At every pro-America, pro-Trump, anti-sharia, counter terrorism protest, leftists show up full of bloodlust and primed for battle. These primitives agitate, incite and attack our people whenever we peacefully assemble. And their stooges in the media, like clockwork, then report what happened as follows: “Violence breaks out at far-right rally…” “Far-right” the media’s term for anyone who doesn’t submit to these goose-stepping, jackbooted thugs. At my rally against CUNY’s invitation to terror-inciter Linda Sarsour to give its commencement address, New York City Mayor “Red Bill” de Blasio directed the NYPD to put the violent leftists not three feet from our people. It was not pretty.

 

Conservative and pro-Israel speakers are attacked and silenced on the rare occasions they are even invited to speak. Trump supporters have been beaten at rallies and demos in support of the President. From Berkeley to Brooklyn, college campuses have become nothing short of war zones.

 

As the Daily Wire noted: “In recent years, under the tender tutelage of the Obama Department of Justice, mass violent action by leftists has become commonplace across the country, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to Black Lives Matter-inspired mob violence in Ferguson and Baltimore, from campus chaos at California State University of Los Angeles to this sort of violence at Trump rallies.”

 

This is not static. This situation on the ground is fluid.  Do the leftists think freedom-lovers will continue to stand down? Does the left want war? They are going to get it. Because we know where this road leads. We saw this same kind of violent thuggery in the 1930s in Germany. And we have seen what happens when good people do nothing.

 

As for the “good people” in the Democrat Party, where are they? Where are the mass protests where Democrats proclaim, “Not My Party!” Why aren’t we seeing that the way we are seeing “Not My President!”

 

If you are a Democrat Party member, you are part of the problem.

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Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the ResistanceFollow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

 

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Libyan Security Committee Calls U.S. Muslim Leader a Terrorist


Esam Omeish at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center 9-18-15

 

I realize that the government situation in Libya is not exactly stable, yet I find it very amusing that a Libyan parliamentary procedure has placed Muslim Brotherhood linked Esam Omeish – who resides in America – on a terrorist watch list. Omeish has gone ballistic when a foreign government has exposed his trojan nature in the USA.

 

Here is an Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) article on the issue.

 

JRH 6/13/17

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Libyan Security Committee Calls U.S. Muslim Leader a Terrorist

 

By IPT News

June 12, 2017

Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

Omeish and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. Source: Facebook

 

A prominent Muslim American political activist is included on a list of 75 terrorists issued by a Libyan parliamentary committee.

 

Esam Omeish is a former president of the Muslim American Society and remains a prominent figure at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va. He is among 75 people the Libyan House of Representatives’ Defense and National Security Committee labeled Friday as enemies.

 

Libya’s government remains fragmented, with the House of Representatives based in a city called Tobruk. It is considered closely aligned with Egypt.

 

Omeish is the 29th name listed on the terror list and is described as an “international member of the Muslim Brotherhood.” Another American, Aly Abuzaakouk, appears just after Omeish’s, also identified as an international Muslim Brotherhood member.

 

Omeish blasted the move in a statement on his Facebook page, saying “my name had unjustly and falsely been placed on a so called list of supporters of terrorism.” He protested Saturday to Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, and plans to try meeting more members of Congress today.

 

Omeish wants the committee’s leader “legally prosecuted for fraud, slander and defamation to obtain a judgement inhibiting their ability to travel to America…” He also wants penalties for committee members who approved the list, accusing them of “randomly charging American citizens who have no offense or crime, or involvement with any of the forms of terrorism, and who are major in the American landscape in the fight against terrorism and working with all security and legal agencies to preserve the country’s security and the safety of the society and communities with transparency and integrity which everyone near and far knows.”

 

Omeish formerly served as president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), which insiders have acknowledged is the Muslim Brotherhood’s overt arm in the United States. In a December Facebook comment, Omeish wrote  that Muslims “have not known of the people of Islam … those more just in understanding, wider in approach and closer in application than the Muslim Brotherhood. We have not known of humane brotherliness and its people, (and we are affiliated with all men whom Allah has created a propensity for love, mercy, an upright disposition, good morals and honorable character) better in ethics, of gentler parts, deeper in adherence to duty, nobler in morals among all their sons, and every one of their actions than the Muslim Brotherhood.”

 

Last year, he advocated that the U.S. support for a group known variably as the “Revolutionary Shura Council,” or the “Mujahideen Shura of Derna,” despite ties between its officials and al-Qaida. Egypt’s air force bombed the group last month in retaliation for terror attacks against Coptic Christians in April.

 

Abuzaakouk also has deep Muslim Brotherhood connections. He has served as executive director of the American Muslim Council (AMC), and publications director for the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He became foreign minister of the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Government of National Salvation based in Tripoli after dictator Muammar Gaddafi fell. That group opposes the internationally recognized government in Tobruk.

 

The AMC was founded in part by Mahmoud Abu Saud, who helped Hassan al-Banna create the Brotherhood in Egypt, the Washington Post reported in 2004. FBI officials have long suspected that the IIIT housed leading Brotherhood officials in the United States.

 

Despite his overt support for “the jihad way” and for the Brotherhood, Omeish has been close to Kaine for at least a decade. When Kaine was Virginia’s governor in 2007, Omeish was forced to resign from a state immigration panel after Investigative Project on Terrorism video showed him praising Palestinians during a 2000 rally for knowing that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”

 

At a separate event two months earlier, Omeish similarly praised Palestinians “for their bravery, for their giving up their lives for the sake of Allah and for the sake of Al-Aqsa [Jerusalem]. They have spearheaded the effort to bring victory upon the believers in [Palestine].”

 

It was during a 2010 fundraiser for Omeish’s state assembly campaign that U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison – now the Democratic National Committee’s vice chair – complained that Israel unduly influence U.S. policy in the Middle East. “A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million,” Ellison said. “Does that make sense?”

 

Ellison added: “We can’t allow another country to treat us like we’re their ATM. Right? And so we ought to stand up as Americans. Now some of us have affinity for other places around the globe. Some of us are new Americans and adopted America as our home. But whether you’re born here or whether you accepted America as your own voluntarily, this is our home. Right? All of our home equally, and we can’t allow it to be disrespected because some, by a country that we’re paying money to.”

 

In this case, Kaine serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s subcommittee for North Africa.

 

It is unclear what impact the Libyan House committee’s terror list will have, especially among U.S. policy makers. There’s no public information indicating Omeish was directly involved in any terror support. But he has openly advocated for “the jihad way” and lauds the Brotherhood, a movement which articulated a goal of creating a global Islamic state and serves as an inspiration for Sunni jihadist groups including al-Qaida, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad  and Ja’amat Islamiya.

 

“The common link here is the extremist Muslim Brotherhood – all of these organizations are descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers,” former National Security and Counter-terrorism Coordinator Richard Clarke testified in 2004 before a U.S. Senate committee.

 

There are twin bills pending in Congress that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.  The United Arab Emirates has already done so.

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About The Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than two decades, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums. Research carried out by the IPT team has formed the basis for thousands of articles and television specials on the subject of radical Islamic involvement in terrorism, and has even led to successful government action against terrorists and financiers based in the United States.

 

The IPT accepts no funding from outside the United States, or from any governmental agency or political or religious institutions. Tax deductible contributions should be made to its fund-raising arm, the Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

 

Steven Emerson

 

Founder and executive director Steven Emerson is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security and author. Consulted by the White House, National Security Council, FBI, Justice Department, Congress and intelligence agencies, Mr. Emerson is in great demand as one of the most astute, insightful and knowledgeable experts in the world today on the threat and prospects of militant Islamic terrorism. He has been quoted in more than 500 news articles and READ THE REST

 

Muslim spokesman Mohammed Shafiq blames UK government for Manchester jihad massacre


The homicidal suicide-bombing by Salman Abedi in Manchester UK at an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 (including seven children under 18 — and injured more than 100). As is quite typical these day so-called Muslim moderates are coming forward to spout such terrorism is not the “true” Islam. The reasoning of course is the propaganda that Islam means peace. It is a 100% bogus lie that Islam is peace! Rather the better translation for English is “submission”. Submission to what? The answer: submission to the authority, superiority and hegemony of everything Islam.

 

The ONLY peace involved in submission is the acceptance of the mind-washing ideology of Islam – OR ELSE! And the result against those who refused submission: “This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.

 

In this modern era, the Muslim apologists take advantage of Leftist-Multiculturalist sympathies by using deceptive dialogue that provides the appearance of the abhorrence of Islamic terrorism; however, the reality is the use of twisted words that only the knowledgeable decipher to show the real intentions of an Islamic ideology or agenda.

 

Mohammed Shafiq

 

Ergo, in the wake of Islamic terrorism in British Manchester, Robert Spencer dissects the deception of Ramadan Foundation Chief Executive Mohammed Shafiq. (Just to view another source of Shafiq deception go to Stephen Knight exposing Muslim duplicity via an examination of Twitter dialogue.)

 

JRH 5/29/17 (Hat Tip: Paul Sutliff)

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Muslim spokesman Mohammed Shafiq blames UK government for Manchester jihad massacre

 

By ROBERT SPENCER

MAY 26, 2017 5:49 AM

Jihad Watch

 

VIDEO: Obscene: Sky news helping a muslim spokesman justify enable genocide after Manchester


 

Posted by Pamela Geller Editor-in-Chief

Published on May 24, 2017

 

Mohammed Shafiq is the Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, which claims to be dedicated to combating “extremism.” In this interview with Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan after the Manchester jihad massacre, he does his best to equate jihad terrorist killers with the forces who oppose them (which he smears as “far right”), dissembles about Islamic teaching, and blames the Manchester attack on the British government’s foreign policy.

 

We’re not going to let the terrorists succeed, and we’re not going to let the far-right, also, come to our city and divide us.”

 

Note the moral equivalence: there are the terrorists on one side, the “far-right” on the other, both seeking to divide people, and here is good old Mohammed Shafiq smack in the middle, the voice of sanity, the voice of reason, the voice of peace, the voice of unity. Shafiq doesn’t mention one all-important fact, and Murnaghan doesn’t challenge him on it: the “far-right” in Britain hasn’t killed anyone, isn’t plotting to do so, and isn’t condoning any violence. The death toll from Islamic jihad terrorism is 22 in Manchester, plus other violent attacks and plots in Britain, as well as 30,000 murderous jihad attacks around the world since 9/11. So Shafiq’s equivalence between the two is ridiculous. What is he trying to do? He is trying to defame and discredit those who are calling attention to the reality of jihad activity in Britain, and its motivating ideology. If he succeeds, jihad activity will go on in Britain while everyone is too afraid of being labeled “far-right” or “Islamophobic” to raise their voices in protest. And that is exactly what is happening now.

 

“No faith in this world encourages the brutal massacre of children as we saw Monday night. No faith! And if that was what my faith was teaching, I wouldn’t want to be in it, either.”

 

In reality, a hadith depicts Muhammad reacting with savage indifference to the killing of children by the Muslims: “It is reported on the authority of Sa’b b. Jaththama that the Prophet of Allah (may peace be upon him), when asked about the women and children of the polytheists being killed during the night raid, said: They are from them.” (Sahih Muslim 4321)

 

These children were collateral damage of the raid, just as they today might be collateral damage of a jihad bombing such as the one we saw in Manchester Monday night— and Muhammad allows for that.

 

“My faith teaches compassion, and they’ve distorted our faith, we’ve gotta take them on. But more importantly, as a community, we’ve still not done enough. When we’ve got young people who are so disconnected from our society that the moment we talk about what’s happening in Libya, in Syria, in regards to our foreign policy, we get accused of being apologists for terrorism. Let’s have an honest and open debate about these issues, and above all, let’s not let people divide us.”

 

Shafiq says: “We’ve gotta take them on, but more importantly” — and shifts into a critique of British foreign policy. The subtext here is that the jihad attack was the fault of British actions in Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq. If only the U.K. would adopt a foreign policy that was to the liking of the global umma, then there wouldn’t be jihad attacks such as the one in Manchester. If the British government stops fighting against jihadis, then the jihadis will stop fighting them. This view sounds reasonable and has many advocates inside Britain, but it ignores the fact that the jihad imperative to “fight until religion is all for Allah” (Qur’an 8:39) remains even against compliant infidels. It also ignores the fact that Britain only got involved in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq because of jihad attacks that predated those interventions and thus cannot reasonably be blamed on them.

 

Murnaghan then asks Shafiq if Muslims feel oppressed in some way, and so get the idea that they have to fight back, even in extreme form? Shafiq agrees, and continues to blame jihad terror upon British foreign policy:

 

“Yeah, so you look at what happened in Libya, we went in, we bombed Libya, and then we left, and ISIS was on the rise in Libya. The same in Afghanistan, the same in Iraq. So I’m arguing that because of our military adventures in these countries, we have allowed the terrorist narrative to take hold, we’ve allowed people to be brainwashed, and then we have what we saw here on Monday. There’s no justification –“

 

When Murnaghan asks Shafiq what he says to Muslims who want to go to Syria to join the jihad, Shafiq ends up blaming Sky News itself:

 

“Well, first of all, I think we’ve gotta take on the narrative. So they’ve got in their mindset this ideology which says you can use violence to make political points, and Islam sanctions that. And we’ve gotta use the edicts that we’ve seen from scholars like Tahir ul-Qadri or Sheikh Hamza Yusef, American, they’ve produced real strong evidence from the Qur’an and the sayings of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, why terrorism is wrong. And that’s what we’ve got to promote, do that, and grass roots, and actually give young people a voice and give them a platform. Cause Dermot, no disrespect to you and Sky News, on these panels, how often do we actually give young people a chance to speak up, and talk about their issues?”

 

“Edicts that we’ve seen from scholars like Tahir ul-Qadri or Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, American, they’ve produced real strong evidence from the Qur’an and the sayings of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, why terrorism is wrong.” Murnaghan doesn’t ask him at that point to explain what he means by “terrorism,” and that’s a shame, since all too often in such contexts sly Muslim spokesmen are referring to the supposedly “terrorist” actions of the U.K., the U.S., and Israel, and not to the actions of Islamic jihadists.

 

Murnaghan should have asked him to clarify that point especially since the reformers Shafiq mentions are anything but. Tahir ul-Qadri issued a massive fatwa against terrorism that is really just a gigantic exercise in deception: it never even mentions, much less explains away, the Qur’an passages that jihadis use to justify violence and terrorism. Moreover, Tahir ul-Qadri himself is the framer of Pakistan’s blasphemy law that has been used to persecute countless Christians and other non-Muslims. Some reformer! Hamza Yusuf is no better: he ridicules the idea of Islamic moderation and said that the victims of the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre “knew what they were doing” — i.e., they had it coming once they blasphemed Muhammad.

 

That Shafiq is also taken for a moderate and given such a platform on Sky News and elsewhere is evidence of confused and complacent, if not complicit, the media elites in the U.K. and all over the West really are.

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Why Jihad Watch?

 

Why Jihad Watch? Because non-Muslims in the West, as well as in India, China, Russia, and the world over, are facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy their societies and impose Islamic law upon them — and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.

 

Jihad (Arabic for “struggle”) is a central duty of every Muslim. Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam. But violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history and a central element of Islamic theology. Many passages of the Qur’an and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, which denies unbelievers equality of human rights and dignity, is available today for anyone with the will and means to bring it to life.

 

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Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left


I found an article/editorial on the Canada Free Press (CFP) that is certain to raise the ire of Left-Wing Multiculturalists and Islamic Apologist. The Left in particular accuse CFP of White Supremacist racism. You can only imagine what the lying propaganda the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC – SEE ALSO HERE & HERE) will spew about this piece of journalism entitled, “Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left”.

 

SADLY, there are some authentic racist White Supremacists that I have no doubts will hop onto this article as confirmation from the mainstream of their racist hatred against all things White. The truth in this article about Leftist suppression of hate crimes in Europe against Caucasians committed by self-entitled Muslims is something that must alarm Europeans going through the silencing of the truth, BUT Americans that have not quite experienced the horrors of Leftist Multiculturalist policies bringing harm to the majority of its population must become attentively ALARMED!!!

 

JRH 5/28/17

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Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left

 

By BombThrowers — Tina Trent

May 27, 2017

Canada Free Press

 

Oxford Muslim Gang Rapist Groomers

 

It has been more than a quarter century since social workers in Rotherham, England and elsewhere began reporting that young women and girls were being “groomed” (i.e. drugged, beaten, raped, threatened with death) and then pimped out by ethnic minority (i.e. Islamic) taxi drivers living in their “community.” The girls were beaten and worse if they tried to escape. Some were murdered.

 

Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal, is a hard book to read, but it should be required reading. Maybe universities and colleges could make it their social-consciousness-raising community read for the beginning of next school year.

 

And maybe hell will also freeze over.

 

In Rotherham, the few social workers not already seduced into senselessness by the daddy pimp of them all—Sir Political Correctness—were quickly schooled by their superiors to look the other way—away from evidence of child rape—or lose their jobs.

 

The same government bureaucrats who suppressed the social workers also shut down the blogs being written by brave policemen who were trying to warn the public about the perverse takeover of policing by Sir PC and company.

 

With no First Amendment to protect them, and with hate speech laws spreading like a mental black plague, the police bloggers never stood a chance. See here and here for other police accounts of the effect of identity politics on police work.

 

Amassed against the police who wished to treat everyone, you know, equally, were globalist multiculturalists, academicians, politicians, preening media, and other gilded birds in gilded high rises successfully imposing a racial regime that would make a Victorian phrenologist blush.

 

Police blogging was merely the last, impotent line of defense for the wrong types of victims victimized by the wrong types of criminals.

 

Once the police blogs were forcibly silenced, the girls of Rotherham, and, in fact, all of Britain was on its own. The lights went out, to Winston Churchill and Mark Steyn. Always before the lights go out, speech is silenced.

 

As leftists in America shut down free speech on college campuses across America—and they won’t stop at college campuses—take lessons from that, as you will.

 

Officially, the pimped-out girls of Rotherham were extra-legally deemed guilty of being “raped while white.” Officially, their rapists were extra-legally deemed innocent of child rape and pimping on the grounds of being “rapists while minority.”

 

This is precisely the deadly calculus of identity politics as it has played out in law enforcement for 50 years now, for half a century, for the entire time Bill Cosby, for example, has been drugging and molesting starlets and student coaches and supermodels.

 

Bill Cosby may sneer that it is “racism” that motivated the belated charges of sexual assault against him, but he is only half right. It is indeed racism—racism against his victims and on his behalf—that enabled him to get away with sexually abusing woman after woman for decades with no consequences. What woman, black or white (and Cosby’s victims span the color spectrum) would be stupid enough to come forward and report being raped by America’s black dad?

 

Whether you are a poor white child in foster care in a slum in England being passed around by a gang of Pakistani thugs or a high-class, black supermodel being drugged and molested by America’s funniest black man, political correctness dictates that you will be held responsible for the rape visited upon your body because black males can’t possibly be held responsible for the rapes they commit because they are black males.

 

Meet the new lynch mob. It’s no different from the old lynch mob, except it’s not called a lynch mob anymore: it’s called “justice.”

 

And so when an ethnic minority man detonates a bomb at a teenybopper’s concert, why do politicians even bother to denounce the violence? They, after all, are the ones responsible for the body count. They are the ones who tied the hands of the real police and turned policing itself into thought policing of non-terrorists. They are the ones who shut down public discourse about immigration and terrorism. They are the ones who purged from decent society anyone who dared to voice what everyone is thinking, all the time now: what if we could go back to the time when women could walk the streets unmolested and little girls could grow into women without being turned out by throngs of hate-filled Islamists treating them like discarded bags of meat, to quote one prominent imam?

 

What if England could go back to being England, where Winnie the Pooh was the concern of 10-year-old girls, not how many sex acts they would need to perform in order to avoid being beaten by their pimps as the pimps showered them with anti-Christian, anti-female, anti-England “hate speech,” which is the only flavor of hate speech allowed these days. Heck, such speech is practically a sacrament in some circles, including official ones.

 

What if England could go back to the days of the Beatles, when the only danger one faced at a concert was the danger of going a bit deaf from the hysterical screams of teenyboppers screaming, not in horror at watching their chums’ limbs being torn from their bodies, but screaming with joy at the harmless pleasure of being a teenage girl with a crush on a boy band?

 

Not only don’t these things exist anymore in England: the right to talk about them doesn’t exist anymore either.

 

And it can happen here. The leftist mobs attacking conservative speakers on college campuses; the unpunished hate crime hoaxes; the media’s dishonest trumpeting of this or that imaginary “rising tide” of white supremacist hate; their dishonest participation in burying the real hate hoaxes; their decades-long cover-up of violent crime committed by minorities—all this isn’t mere proto-fascism: it is full-blown fascism.

 

Terrorism, fascism, and political correctness are frequent fellow travelers with sexual violence. How better to suppress and render docile half the population than by threatening them sexually? And how much easier is this when the predators have the ace in their pockets of special exemption from culpability for their crimes because of their ethnicity or race?

 

New York City’s Puerto Rican Day parade used to be notorious for acts of “wilding” and “whirlpooling,” in other words, gang sexual attacks committed against women unlucky enough to happen upon the throngs of males who felt entitled to grab and molest any woman in their path.

 

Just like the police in Rotherham, the police monitoring the Puerto Rican Day Parade were told to shut up and stand down in the face of those sexual assaults because the offenders were ethnic minority men, and you can’t blame ethnic minority men for committing sexual violence.

 

This year, in addition to the usual unmentionable sexual threats, the Puerto Rican Day parade is honoring a leftist terrorist just released from prison by Barack Obama. So first, Obama spat in the face of the police and civilians murdered by Oscar Lopez Rivera by springing Rivera from prison, and next, Mayor Bill de Blasio is excitedly marching with Rivera in a parade with a reputation for gross sexual abuse of women.

 

Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t the Democratic Party’s biggest optics problem after all.

 

Bill Ayers, Obama’s unrepentant terrorist mentor, also has a history of sexual perversion and sexual violence that doesn’t seem to bother the types of people who honor him, such as the universities granting him tenure and speaking honoraria and the dumb bunny grade school teachers who elected him to run curricular studies for the largest K-12 teacher’s professional organization in the United States, the American Educational Research Association. If merely trying to blow up cops and soldiers and civilians were not enough for the collective idiots who teach your children, one would hope that Ayers’s sexual history might give them pause, but apparently it never did.

 

Back in the Weathermen days, Ayers was known for arranging inter-racial re-education sex sessions to punish white females for being white females.  Such stories were hardly uncommon throughout the civil rights era. When I was researching the feminist movement of the 1960s and early 1970s in university archives, I found scores of similar stories by female civil rights workers who were forced to degrade themselves sexually—often in public—to “make up for” societal prejudice against black men. And female civil rights workers of all races were also pressured to keep quiet when they were raped by black men, a not uncommon occurrence.

 

There is a direct line from Rotherham to raped-and-silenced civil rights workers to Bill Cosby grousing that he’s the “real victim” of his sexual exploits that literally dozens of women have called rape. There’s a direct line between Al Sharpton literally trying to lynch a white gang rape victim by inciting a crowd to attack the police van transporting her to the courthouse and Al Sharpton being invited to the White House and being honored at Democratic Party conventions and being given a show on MSNBC. There is a direct line between police being silenced in Britain if they tell the truth about sexual abuse of girls by minority men and police being told to stand down as women get gang-raped in broad daylight at the Puerto Rican Day parade, a parade that is now honoring a terrorist on sidewalks dusted not so long ago with the pulverized bones of other American victims of terrorism.

 

The direct line between all these things is fascist leftism, a death cult embedded in a Democratic Party so cynical about its own acceptance of some sexual violence and some terrorism that no person who identifies as a Democrat can possibly look in the mirror and honestly confront themselves about such things.

 

And when you can’t acknowledge your own culpability in the death cult within your own political party, there’s only one thing left to do: outlaw any speech that tells the truth about it.

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In line with our name, we do not hold back. We have a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to fighting for conservative principles. The Left doesn’t play nice, and that’s why they’ve been winning. It’s time for conservatives to rise up and turn the tide.

 

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Give Voice to the Voiceless


Shamim Masih (Mahmood) is a Christian Human Rights activist and journalist from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In case you are unaware, Pakistan has some of the most stringent Islamic Blasphemy Laws enforced globally among Muslims. Blasphemy Laws are often used as a financial by greedy or vengeful Muslims that trump-up false charges for one kind of gain or another.

 

That is the environment that Christian-Pakistani Shamim has dealt with his whole life. You can imagine Shamim’s life and livelihood might be held by a thin thread that American Christians would consider incredulous in understanding.

 

I am asking you to be an advocate for Shamim Masih on a financial basis whether it is a one-time gift or an ongoing monetary support. Support for Shamim just could be a glimpse of hope for impoverished Christian-Pakistanis who live constantly under the thumb of Islamic Supremacism.

SUPPORT Shamim’s Christian advocacy in Pakistan. First contact Shamim in case he has found an easy way to donate. I like to use Western Union sending money with this LINK to the destination of Islamabad (Contact Shamim in case he has changed cities). Shamim’s email is shamimpakistan@gmail.com, Western Union may ask for Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560

 

JRH 5/15/17

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Give Voice to the Voiceless

 

By Shamim Masih (Mahmood)

Sent 5/14/2017 9:58 PM

 

Respected Sir,

 

Based on my personal experience while covering the incidents of religious discrimination and persecution of Pakistan’s minorities’ communities in the recent years. I have observed that main stream media in Pakistan do not cover the persecution and religious discrimination. So I have planned to become the voice of the voiceless people of Pakistan. Thus starting “thecovenant.tv” with the aim not only to cover the routine events, but especially to become the voice of the voiceless people in Pakistan. Some work has been done on it and much to do. I am writing this letter to you seeking the support in this regard in any sense you can either financially or morally. Please Google me as “Shamim Masih” Below is the concept note please go through it and give your input.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Shamim

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Give Voice to the Voiceless

 

During the recent decade, it is observed that the national main stream media does play down incidents of religious discrimination and persecution of Pakistan’s minorities communities. This is partially due to government’s ‘requests (read orders)’ to newspapers editors and TV channel heads not to highlight or give extensive coverage to such issue as “they bring a bad to the country.” The other factors of lack of coverage of minorities’ communities is the fact that main stream channels are not very keen on giving a voice to the voiceless. There are only a handful of journalists belonging to minorities’ communities working in the mainstream media but they too are unable to project the plight of their people effectively as they have little or no say at all in editorial matters.

 

There is a dire need to produce more journalists from such communities’ train them professionally and provide them with a platform in the national media from where they can bring forth the issues facing their people as well reports persecution and discrimination meted out by the majority.

 

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[Blog Editor: Below is the text of an attachment sent along with the Shamim email. The attachment text is similar to the text of the Covenant Communication Shamim-profile page. Since there are some differences, I’ll stick with the attachment text which is a bit more detailed.]

 

SHAMIM MASIH, CHIEF EDITOR

Short Profile

 

Shamim Masih, a professional journalist with diverse work experience from humanitarian to journalism.  He has bilingual work experience at print and electronic media outlets; starting from Independent News Pakistan (INP) English desk to columnist at “Daily Times”. Shamim worked as a diplomatic correspondent with the leading Urdu paper, “Daily Khabrain & Channel 5”, Daily Mail, Daily Sama, Pakistan Today and presently working as Diplomatic Correspondent for Online International News Network, and lead reporter for “British Pakistani Christian Association”. As stringer he worked with BBC world service and other international media outlets.

 

He has vast experience of highlighting political and social issues. He has been covering the legislations at Parliament house to sectarian violence, covering from the UN Secretary General press conference to bombing at worship places and burning the Christians’ colonies accusing blasphemy. He has also interviewed the Federal Ministers and the Ambassadors in Pakistan. He was the first one to write for the Christian minor girl, Rimsha, falsely accused of blasphemy, who later got international attention.

 

He is ambassador of “Parliament of the World’s Religions” in Pakistan (https://parliamentofreligions.org/content/list-parliament-ambassadors). As a social reformer/peace maker, he has been arranging different seminars/conferences to promote peace and harmony between people from different faith, culture and background. He is a blogger and can be reached at http://oiwerk.blogspot.com/

 

Now days; I’m also working on new areas/proposals to promote peace and harmony at the media house, www.thecovenant.tv.

 

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Some links by the Editor. Text enclosed by bracket is by the Editor. The Western Union contact support data is by the Editor.

 

Covenant Communications About Page

 

The Covenant Communications’ inspires to be Pakistan’s leading independent web-based TV channel, and magazine by using the dynamics of media, diplomacy and peace to provide neutral and objective analysis of domestic, regional and international issues.

 

This especially focuses on issues like interfaith harmony, dialogue among communities, cultural diplomacy, religions, peace, extremism, dynamics of various conflicts and domestic politics. Our special emphasis remains on safeguarding the rights of sidelined community in Pakistan like children, women and non-Muslim communities in Pakistan by highlighting their issues effectively in the mainstream media.

 

‘The Covenant Communications’ team welcomes contributions in any form ranging from opinion pieces, reports highlighting various events connected to inter-faith harmony, domestic abuse, domestic politics, development issues and issues related to Pakistan’s domestic and foreign policy, development project descriptions and advertisements.

 

Our team comprises dedicated individuals who believe in creating space for dialogue and multicultural and inter-religious exchanges to know each other better. You are welcome to add fuel to ‘The Covenant Communications’!

Ayn Rand, Altruism, and Jihad


Intro to ‘Ayn Rand, Altruism, and Jihad

John R. Houk, Editor

Posted 5/15/17

 

Eine Schrecklich Terroristische Familie = A Terrible Terrorist Family 

Merkel’s translation: “Our kind called DAESH

 

The key to understand Eileen Toplansky’s article below is to understand the essence of what Ayn Rand stands for. Just as an alert, I am certainly no expert on Ayn Rand. And yet, Rand was a very large influence from my transition of being a dedicated Dem toward Christian Conservative.

 

If anyone knows even a smidgen about Ayn Rand, they would have realize being a Christian does not really connect with Randian Objectivist Philosophywhich is atheistic.

 

This article’s understanding about Rand’s Objectivist atheism hits the nail on the head of my experience. The article is an Acton Institute source. Acton is noted for Free Market economics, hence is very Capitalism friendly. The Acton Institute promotes Christianity (See Also Lord Acton’sThe History of Freedom in Christianity”) in its Conservative economics known as Austrian Economics. Austrian Economics embraces much of Objectivism minus the atheism:

 

There once was a time when I was enamored by the philosophy of Ayn Rand. An émigré from the Soviet Union, the influential novelist and founder of Objectivism had an enthusiasm for market capitalism and a hatred of communism that I found entrancing. I discovered her two major philosophical novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, in my early years in college as I was beginning to wake from my enchantment with liberalism. I was instantly hooked.

 

Rand’s ideas were intriguing, yet she harbored sentiments that made it difficult for a young Christian to accept. She was an atheist who despised altruism and preached the “virtue of selfishness.” She believed that rational self-interest was the greatest good and sang the praises of egoism.

 

In retrospect, it appears obvious that any attempt to reconcile these ideas with my orthodox evangelicalism was destined to fail. Still, I thought there might be something to the philosophy and was particularly intrigued by her defense of capitalism. My understanding of our economic system was a rather immature, though, and I failed to recognize that Rand had an almost complete misunderstanding of capitalism. She confused self-interest with selfishness.

 

 

On this point Rand is quite mistaken. Reason, applied consistently, doesn’t lead us down a straight path to egoism, much less to capitalism. Examined closely, we would find that her entire Objectivist philosophy is founded on this simple question begging premise. Rand, of course, would claim that it was a self-evident truth. But this requires us to believe that no one who ever came to a different conclusion was following reason where it leads. She might have no problem accepting such a conclusion—Rand was never one to tolerate dissent—but we don’t have sufficient justification for doing so.

 

This veneration of egoism also lead her to consider altruism to be a form of evil. As she explains in The Virtue of Selfishness:

 

Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one’s own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficiary of an action is the only criterion of moral value–and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes.

 

Those who fail to notice the way that Rand defines altruism often mistake her critique as an argument against Christian morality. This isn’t surprising when we consider that Rand herself seems to make the same error. But the Christian view of altruism is not predicated on an obligation to love others more than we love ourselves. While there may be instances where such self-sacrificial love is appropriate, it is not an absolute duty. What we are commanded to do is love others just as we love ourselves. We are to love other humans in the same way, taking into account their interests and needs. We are not to treat them, as Comte would have us, in a disinterested manner.

 

Fully considered, it becomes obvious that Rand’s views congeal into a fatally flawed philosophy. Even when stripped of its atheistic elements, Objectivism’s focus on radical individualism cuts it off from reality and causes it to wither under scrutiny. And as much as we might admire Rand’s deep-rooted hatred of collectivism, her philosophy is READ THE REST (Ayn Rand Didn’t Understand Capitalism. Or Altruism. Or Christianity. Or Reality. By JOE CARTER; Acton Institute; 11/15/13)

 

I am still enamored with Rand’s Objectivism, but the monkey wrench of atheism crops up I thank God for the promoters of Austrian Economics.

 

The author Toplansky uses Rand’s concept of criticizing altruism as being a Leftist disease infecting self-interest profitability by associating it with Europe’s current Multiculturalist culture-destroying disease allowing Islam to supplant a Western heritage.

 

JRH 5/15/17 (Hat Tip: Ted Belman of Israpundit)

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Ayn Rand, Altruism, and Jihad

 

By Eileen F. Toplansky

May 14, 2017

American Thinker

 

In fathoming the failure of Europeans to protect their own interests against the onslaught of Islamic jihadism, one is reminded of Ayn Rand’s quotation that “[r]eason is not automatic.  Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it.  Do not count on them[.]”

 

Bruce Bawer, an astute observer of the European scene, wonders how “Marine Le Pen lost in a landslide” given all the jihadist assaults against the French people and the very culture of France.  Bawer offers three possibilities that include:

 

  • European guilt about past imperial histories and a “need to atone.”

 

  • the postmodern belief that “no culture is better than any other – and it’s racist to say otherwise.”

 

  • the influence of the mainstream media, which routinely “soft pedals the Islamic roots of terror”

 

  • the fact that “some people don’t want to learn the truth”

 

In the Autumn 2004 issue of the Wilson Quarterly, Christopher Clausen writes that “for many Europeans in the past 20 years, now-distant memories of both world wars have hardened into a self-righteous conviction that peace outweighs any value that might conflict with it, almost regardless of the threat or provocation.”

 

Consequently, there is an exquisite disregard in deliberately ignoring the “grim possibility that their children and grandchildren might end up by living under shariah law, if, in fact, they are allowed to live at all.”  Consider that London presently has 100 sharia courts that are “based on the rejection of the inviolability of human rights: the values of freedom and equality that are the basis of English Common Law.”  Moreover, “a third of UK Muslims do not feel ‘part of British culture.'”

 

As further evidence of the ultimate intent of Islamists, Saudi religious scholars include the following in the nine-volume English translation of the Quran.

 

[D]iscard (all) the obligations (covenants, etc.) … to fight against all the Mushrikun as well as against the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) if they do not embrace Islam, till they pay the Jizya (a tax levied on the non-Muslims who do not embrace Islam and are under the protection of an Islamic government) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.

 

As Nonie Darwish has pointed out, 64% of the Quran is devoted to denigrating commentary about kafirs, or non-Muslims.

 

And yet, while the above quoted words of the Quran should “forever silence any fantasies regarding Islam’s peaceful disposition toward the non-Muslim,” the West continues to avoid the obvious.  But as Ayn Rand has noted, “[y]ou can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

 

Hence, France continues to decompose in front of our eyes.  Yves Mamou writes that “everything that represents state institutions … is now subjected to violence based on essentially sectarian and sometimes ethnic excesses, fueled by an incredible hatred of our country[.]” Ultimately, France “and all of European society must assimilate Islamic social norms, not the other way around.”

 

Newly elected President Macron symbolizes the multicultural manifesto when he maintains that “French culture doesn’t exist in and of itself; there is no such thing as a single French culture.  There is culture in France and it is diverse and multiple.”  Is it then inevitable that “France is going to have to live with terrorism,” as former prime minister Manuel Valls proclaimed?

 

Coupled with the ongoing Islamic push is the leftist destructive bent.  Thus, “Belgium is unique” in that it is the “first nation blending appeasement to Islam and a suicidal form of nihilism[.]” It is not coincidental that in Belgium, “euthanasia is out of control.”  With a record number of people killed by lethal injection, it is equally disturbing that “Belgium is the country with the highest per capita number of volunteers for the Caliphate.”

 

Judith Friedman Rosen reminds us that against the backdrop of Normandy, where tourists “pay tribute to those who died pursuing liberty,” there is a pervasive fear as the “French open door policy to Muslim immigrants, who reject Western values and liberty” has given way to “terror, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian murders.”  The “clash of culture and civilization” continues, and “unlike the Asian and Indian immigrants … many of the Muslims are not willing to integrate into the society – and are trying to force their values such as Halal, [and] the prohibition of pork … onto the French populace.”  What will be the future of France when “30% of French Muslims want Sharia law and less than 25% identify as French citizens”?

 

The Jihad Files by N.M. Guariglia document the results of jihad throughout the world so that Paris is now “one of the most dangerous capitals on Earth.” A “Toronto imam has sworn that all Muslims will eventually kill all Jews.” And in the name of religion, Pakistani three-year-olds are being married off while Nigerian three-year-olds are having heavy stones dropped on their heads. Not to be outdone, “[i]n Iraq, ISIS continues to commit unimaginable crimes.  Approximately 200 Iraqis have been kidnapped to be used as human shields against U.S. air strikes. Homosexuals continue to get murdered in large quantities and for public display. Mentally handicapped Iraqis are being rounded up by ISIS and used against their will as suicide bombers. And mass executions against civilians accused of ‘blasphemy’ continue unabated.”

 

The incursions continue as the “Saudis plan on building 560 mosques across the South Asian nation of Bangladesh.”  Is it not surprising, then, that “minority communities across Bangladesh are once again facing violence and persecution by the Sunni Muslim majority”?  Mohshin Habib describes how “many Hindu areas experience attacks of … religious oppression.  Muslim fundamentalists vandalized idols, set fire to Hindu temples and … looted valuables from temples.”

 

Bruce Thornton asks, “[H]ow much worse will the destruction and death have to be to wake us up?”  These “indulgences of naive idealism,” dangerous delusions, and jihad denial still paralyze the West.  Ayn Rand reminds us that “there are two sides to every issue.  One side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.”

 

Until we can incorporate the idea that “nothing is creepier than Islam” and begin to “challenge Islamic racism, misogyny, genocide,” as Edward Cline exhorts, how can decent people not fall prey to Linda Sarsour’s “stealth jihad in a hijab”?

 

Amazingly, the more obvious the facts, “the more fiercely do people resist them.”  Bawer explains that “as skilled propagandists [continue to] represent Muslims as the mother of all victim groups, many Westerners [are] quick to buy into it all.”  This is aided by the “media’s cheery ignorance about Islam’s hostile ideology,” as revealed by A.Z. Mohamed.

 

This is the most puzzling aspect of the media’s capitulation.  After all, Islam brooks no dissent, and freedom of press and speech is eventually obliterated.  But Ayn Rand explains that “to act rationally means to act in accordance with the acts of reality.  Emotions are not tools of cognition.  What you feel tells you nothing about the facts; it merely tells you something about your estimate of the facts[.]”

 

Even the Church, which is “the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith,” has abrogated its role.  Instead of fighting to save the lives of Christians who are unwilling to renounce Christ, too many churches are deafeningly silent on terrorism.  Denis MacEoin describes how the United Church of Christ (UCC) cultivates dealings with Islamic groups “despite the fact that Muslims across the Middle East have been killing, expelling, and humiliating Christians for a very long time, but especially in recent decades.”  Why hasn’t the UCC noted the mass exodus of Christians precipitated by extremist Muslims and the Palestinian authorities?

 

But what might be a motivating factor for this ostensible ignorance and indifference?  I turn again to Ayn Rand.  For most people, the term “altruism” has a positive connotation.  But Rand “rejects this perception of altruism[.] She argues that the ultimate moral value, for each human individual, is his or her own well-being.”  Thus, Rand believes that selfishness is a virtue because “it secures and protects one’s rational values – ultimately, one’s life and happiness. Since a concern with one’s own interests is a character trait that, when translated into action, enables one to achieve and guard one’s own well-being, it follows that selfishness is a virtue. One must manifest a serious concern for one’s own interests if one is to lead a healthy, purposeful, fulfilling life.”

 

Rand maintains that “[t]he injunction ‘don’t judge’ is the ultimate climax of the altruist morality which, today, can be seen in its naked essence. When men plead for forgiveness, for the nameless, cosmic forgiveness of an unconfessed evil, when they react with instantaneous compassion to any guilt, to the perpetrators of any atrocity, while turning away indifferently from the bleeding bodies of the victims and the innocent—one may see the actual purpose, motive and psychological appeal of the altruist code. When these same compassionate men turn with snarling hatred upon anyone who pronounces moral judgments, when they scream that the only evil is the determination to fight against evil—one may see the kind of moral blank check that the altruist morality hands out.”

 

Edward Cline has asked if Europe is in the terminal state of a death wish.  He asserts that Europe’s “foundational driver is altruism” – a kind of “moral blank check.”  The West appears to have lost the desire “to value [itself] which means to fight for [its] happiness.”

 

Since “Allah demands that humans not love him, but submit to him, as slaves submit to their masters, and to sacrifice their lives for him,” we should absolutely refuse to accept this frame of reference and all that it entails.  Instead, we need to realize that “if any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism [or self-destructive generosity] that men have to reject.”

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Eileen can be reached at middlemarch18@gmail.com.

 

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