The Idiocy of Muslims
September 19, 2012 4 Comments
I think we can all agree that The Innocence of Muslims is a terrible film. But lets not be fooled into believing that its offensive nature is the reason for this recent round fiery demonstrations and violence, anymore than it is the fault of a teddy bear named Mohammed or some Danish cartoons. Elements in the Muslim world reacted in much the same way in 1989 with the publication of The Satanic Verses, a work of some literary merit. Unless we want our grandchildren to be dhimmis, its time to stop babying these people and allowing extremists to undermine our long-established liberties.
YouTube has been pressured by the White House to remove the ridiculous trailer. Apparently, the First Amendment doesn’t count for anything when some Muslims are offended. Google, the owners of YouTube, have commendably stood firm against the Obama administration. Unfortunately, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Egyptian Copt and the alleged filmmaker, has been detained in San Diego. The Islamist-controlled government of Egypt has issued an arrest warrant for him, six other Copts connected with the film, and, incredibly, the stupid Florida-based pastor Terry Jones.
Salman Rushdie must be thankful he didn’t write The Satanic Verses in America today. He didn’t like Margaret Thatcher’s politics. Thatcher didn’t like him. But the great woman stood by and protected Rushdie in his hour of need. Her loyalty was to her country’s constitution. Barack Obama’s is clearly elsewhere.
The spirit of Charles Martel or the men who held out against the Ottomans at the Gates of Vienna is sadly absent in modern-day Europe. Recently, the historian Tom Holland did a documentary on the mysterious origins of Islam for Channel 4. The program included some truly cringe-worthy scenes, involving Holland bending over backwards to a Muslim academic at at George Washington University by the name of Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Holland grovelled before his masta and asked what he must do to prove that he is not an imperialist in his scholarly work. Now, this Nasr fellow gives every indication of being an arrogant, odious person. When asked by Holland if a non-Muslim can hope to understand the origins of the Muslim world, he gave an emphatic single-word response: ‘no’. Nasr was clearly a religious man, but his his head happens to be full of the usual nonsense of one of the greatest academic shysters of all time: Edward Said.
A private screening of the documentary before an audience of historians and “opinion formers” at Channel 4 headquarters was cancelled, due to threats directed against Holland and the broadcaster. After all, we dhimmis should know our place.
Yet political correctness clearly only runs one-way. Only days ago, Iranian TV Channel 1 broadcast a viciously anti-Jewish film called Saturday Hunter, in which an devilish rabbi teaches his young grandson to become a mass-murderer of non-Jews and to create a machine that will destroy the goyim. An interesting tidbit: the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra did the soundtrack.
Number of deaths so far in response to Saturday Hunter: Zero. But TV3’s Vincent Browne still assures us (at 37.20) that Israel is a religious fundamentalist state, no different from Saudi Arabia or Iran. No wonder Ireland produces such cerebral giants like Chris Andrews.