Islam: The enemy of democracy and freedom!
Until 9/11, the western world was largely ignorant of
the religion of Islam, of its goals, of its aspirations. Indeed, even
since 9/11, most people, and that includes our politicians, would not
score very highly in a test of their knowledge on the subject. It should
be obvious to all thinking people that our politicians are actually
unaware, dare I say blind, to the dangers that Islam will increasingly
cause us. It is truly a case of the blind
leading the blind! That means to say, uninformed and unthinking
politicians leading an ill-informed electorate. But folks, this is what we
have right now. The same can hardly be said of Muslims in the Islamic
world, though; for their knowledge of Christianity far surpasses - even
though much of their knowledge is quite distorted - any knowledge of Islam
by the man in the street in the West.
As the old saying goes, knowledge is power. But what
we often don't hear uttered is its converse: Ignorance is weakness!
The West is far weaker than it need be because of
this ignorance of Islam, since Islam is our greatest enemy – the
greatest enemy since Nazism and communism. I'll give you some good reasons
why this is so. And none of them - absolutely none of them - are based on
Islam is the enemy of the West for a plethora of
good, solid reasons, and if we wish to survive as a civilization, we are
going to have to bite the bullet and deal, head on, with the issues these
reasons raise. Let us begin...
First and foremost, we are dealing with a religion
which does not recognize any separation of politics and religion, any
separation of the political from the spiritual. For Muslims, life is one
coherent whole: the political and spiritual both meld into one. This has
always been so, and always will be. No re-classification of the religion
into two separate parts is possible because of Islam's very nature.
In Islam, all power rests with Allah, the god of
Muslims. The Qur'an, their holy book, is always taken literally. Those
words are considered to be the actual words of Allah. Therefore, none of
these words can be changed, for to change any of them would be tantamount
to tampering with Allah's words. This would be a grave sin in their eyes.
For the same reason that the words contained in the
Qur'an cannot be changed, they cannot, therefore, be re-interpreted
either. So do not hold your breath for any kind of reformation in this
religion, because it ain't gonna happen!
In Islam, all power rests with Allah, and it filters
down via his vice-gerents on earth to the people. Hence the great desire
among Muslims to restore the caliphate. Contrast this with the Western
model of government!
In the West, the ideal political system is democracy.
In democracy, all power rests with the people, and they exercise that
power at the polls. In a democracy, all power filters in the opposite
direction from Islam. In democracy it filters up; in Islam, down! Herein
lies the greatest barrier to the miscibility of the two worlds: the
western world and the Islamic world!
Without digressing too much here, I should like to
add that this is the main reason why George W Bush and Blair's venture
to bring democracy there was a grave error of judgment. How can one bring
democracy to a region of the world where the people who inhabit that
region believe that all power rests with Allah, and where they believe
that Allah has prescribed their way of life for them for then, for now,
and for all time?
I would suggest that where such a dichotomy exists,
the most sensible and prudent thing to do would be for us to lead our
lives as we see fit, and for those people to be allowed to live their
lives as they see fit. That way, there would be hope of some peace in this
But this is not what we have done. We have done the
very opposite of this: We have entered the Middle East in the hope - the
vain hope in my opinion - of bringing our way of doing things, our way of
life, to them; furthermore, we have allowed millions and millions of
Muslims into the West - and at the very time when Christianity, the
religion which underpins the West, is greatly weakened anyway - which will
only give us headaches for the years ahead. Why? Because Muslims who
immigrate bring their hopes and dreams and aspirations with them of
establishing Islam everywhere on earth. To Islamize the world is the main
aspiration of the Muslim; and we have seen these past weeks, the
manifestation of aggression in its cause in
. For what happened in
was in no small part because of the Muslim's desire to establish Allah's
caliphate here on earth. These were the first rumblings, the first roar of
the lion! Expect more of this in the future, as Islam grows stronger and
Muslims, by and large, do not respect non-Muslims.
How can they? Their religion does not allow them to do so. Their religion
preaches that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims; indeed, they use the
derogatory term infidel for us.
This word to some Westerners might simply mean that they call us infidels
because we are people who do not subscribe to their faith. This, after
all, would be quite logical, since to us it simply means not fidele,
or not true to the faith. But this does not completely describe what
Muslims mean by this term. To Muslims, to be called an infidel is an
insult indeed! It has connotations of inferiority, backwardness, and even