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June 05th 2017 print

Peter Smith

Don’t Mention the Religion

You’re more likely to be killed by a refrigerator than Islamic terror, proffers Lawrence Krauss, favoured guest of the ABC. What a joke!  Extremism is the creeping lifeblood of The Prophet's gospel. It crept on 9/11. It crept in Manchester. It crept in London. And it will creep again tomorrow

falling man IIYet another barbaric Islamic terrorist attack in London so shortly after Manchester. Now following: praise to the first responders, more armed police on the streets, flowers and candles. As to effective action to counter the source of the problem; rest assured there will be none.

Shock and horror, British intelligence sources report that there are 23,000 Muslims with extremist tendencies living in the UK. Be really shocked. Anyone who thinks that this is not the tip of the iceberg has not kept up with surveys on the religio-medieval attitudes of Muslims living in the West.

We know that our elites have not kept up. They are locked in a bubble of denialism. They believe all religions to be intrinsically peaceful and that this most particularly applies to the Religion of Peace™. “A great religion,” they are also apt to call it. That’s right, a great religion of peace whose very scripture is regularly invoked by base murderers of men, women and children.

By extension, the Islamic nature of atrocity after atrocity is disguised for as long as is credulously possible. The insanity defence is trotted out if at all credible. To ask why insane Baptists don’t regularly go on killing sprees risks brings accusations of Islamophobia. “Islamophobia” is, in a word, mightier than the sword in hamstringing the enemy; to wit us.

When the obvious perpetrators can no longer be obfuscated, perfidious perspective takes over. This takes two forms.

One takes the form of claiming that Islamic terrorists kill more Muslims than they do non-Muslims. True or false, this is monumentally beside the point. Killing in the name of religion is killing in the name of religion, whether the victims are less-than-devout Muslims, Muslims of the ‘wrong’ sect, or ‘infidels’. It is no consolation to Christians facing beheading in the Middle East to know that ISIS is not solely singling them out.

A second is more invidious: we are told, with a straight face, that the chance of being killed by a variety of accidents involving mundane objects or natural causes is far higher than being killed by [Islamic unstated] terrorism. Presumably this is meant to make us shrug fatalistically when the next Allahu Akbar rings out and mutilated bodies are strewn about a street.

“You’re more likely to be killed by a refrigerator,” smugly proffers Lawrence Krauss, US cosmologist, professional atheist, global warmist, Trump-basher, and pop-over guest on the ABC. He was probably speaking hyperbolically, but that made his remark no less callously insensitive to victims of terrorism and their families. And, unfortunately, his resort to the length of odds to downplay maiming and killing is all too common among apologists for Islamic barbarism.

It isn’t necessary to say this among rational people, but insidiously those of unsound mind have got themselves a public platform. So, to be crystal; young girls at a concert having their bodies peppered with bolts and nails, people being mowed down with trucks, or blown up, or shot, or stabbed, or  decapitated, is not remotely in the same ballpark as accidents or illnesses, however more frequently such accidents and illnesses take lives.

If you don’t get that, you are an idiot; and a particularly useful one. In other words, you are an apologist for the Religion of Peace™; which, with your help, is busying itself undermining Western civilisation.

And replacing it with what? With nothing good is the right answer. Speaking of Islam (“Mohammedanism”) Mr Churchill was unflattering to say the least. “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world,” he wrote in 1899, after listing its litany of defects. Was he prescient? Was he right?

Muslim-majority countries predominantly fall among the less developed and grossly intolerant. He was right, alright. Yet the useful idiots prattle on while the ideological menace grows within the gates. And, moreover, according to the elites, we have no decent option but to go on accepting Muslim refugees and migrants. You go figure, I can’t work it out!

And, as a by-the-way, don’t expect conservatives to face up to the problem. If you don’t want to read a typical weasel-word article on Islam don’t read articles like this, “Real threat needs genuine response” in The Weekend Australian. Apparently we need “a sensible public debate engaging Muslims and non-Muslims about how to identify creeping extremism.”

What a joke.  Creeping extremism is the very lifeblood of Islamic scripture. It crept on September 11, 2001. It crept yesterday. It crept today. And it will creep some more tomorrow. We are under existential attack from those wielding a pernicious and poisonous religious ideology. Cosying up to followers of the underlying scripture, however reasonable they seem, is not fighting back.

The religion is the problem; the scripture is the problem. We should do nothing to give it an ounce of credibility. Sharia law lovers, fundamentalist Imams, jihadis, terrorists and the Johnny-come-lately ISIS are mere symptoms.

Peter Smith, a frequent Quadrant Online contributor, is the author of Bad Economics

Comments [13]

  1. pgang says:

    Yes, most people are aware of the issues with Islam, but to counter an opinion requires a counter-opinion of greater worth, and the willingness to act on it. All we have is a bunch of individuals full of their own sense of grandiose self-importance, acting out their own interests.

    So what is the solution Peter? This requires a tectonic shift in the philosophy of the west. Where is that going to come from?

  2. Bill Martin says:

    Well said again, Peter. Allow me to attach the following:

    When one of two competing entities – be they individuals, groups of people, nations or alliances – is irrevocably committed to annihilating its opponent and the opponent disregards or ignores that commitment, even refusing to acknowledge the identity of its foe, the victory of the former is guaranteed. Given that inconvenient truth, how could western civilisation possibly survive?

  3. padraic says:

    I take your point, Peter, about useful idiots prattling on and elites insisting on allowing entrance to Australia of migrants who do not want to fit in. I have been trying to figure why idiots and elites hold such convictions and came to the conclusion that it was on account of the current fashion of “self-loathing”. This in turn begged the question “Why are people in this self-loathing mode?” I think I found the answer in a recent article in the Australian in which the author equates the motives of a couple of harmless female Christian “Bible bashers” knocking on his door with the motives of your friendly neighbourhood Islamic terrorist. The rationale behind this is that we Christians were just as barbaric in times gone by “so we should never feel too superior about the irrational prejudices of other cultures….”. So that’s the answer – just because our ancestors in the 1600s publicly burnt witches and heretics at the stake in a fit of religious zeal we can’t object when Muslim fanatics do it now. I just checked my calendar now and it says 2017 not 1617. It’s this type of wooly thinking of our self-styled elites that is the cause of a lot of our problems. Most people live in the present and are unable to go back in time in a Tardis and right the wrongs of a previous era. If there is a wrong happening now, sure, you can try and fix it, but you have to leave the 1600s in the historical cemetery. Today we do not burn witches and heretics mainly because nobody cares less about witches and heretics, except those who live in past. If you live in the present you must realise that Islamic terrorism is war on us and we must respond accordingly, not run, hide and weep.

  4. LBLoveday says:

    “You’re more likely to be killed by a refrigerator than Islamic terror” whether true or not is of course irrelevant, but the fact that you are more likely to die during the Ramadan month because of fasting by Muslims than during other months is relevant to accepting Muslims as immigrants/refugees.
    I have often seen the debilitating effects on judgement, concentration and coordination of fasting (NO LIQUIDS or food) for up to 15 hours a day, at times in very hot weather.
    Middle East road fatalities provide rationally indisputable proof of the poor driving attributable to fasting, yet in Australia a cabbie who has a beer with his lunch can lose his licence, but a Muslim driver who is far less able because he has fasted for 12 hours during a hot humid Darwin day is ok according to Australian governments.
    Would you like to be operated on by a surgeon who has not had a drink or food for 12 hours? Entrust your little one to a child-carer in a similar state? And so on.
    For once the ABC’s Jonathon Green gets it right when he suggested “Muslims could wear some readily identifiable marker on their clothing … some sort of sewn patch”. During Ramadan at least – we should have the right to know that a person doing a job is fit for purpose before we use his services.

    • Jody says:

      “For once the ABC’s Jonathon Green gets it right when he suggested “Muslims could wear some readily identifiable marker on their clothing … some sort of sewn patch”

      I’m sure that toad Jonathon Green would have been trying to be ironic with that comment. He really is a vile individual.

  5. Bran Dee says:

    Jim Campbell’s Application to Ban the Koran is such a good idea. Obviously in gaols it is likely to further inflame zealots so should be banned there along with Knives and mobile phones. But banning the Koran in Australia as Jim suggests would be the better outcome.

  6. Rob Brighton says:

    Douglas Murray answers stupid statements about refrigerators or toasters best. If, he says, the people manufacturing the refrigerator were doing so with the express hope of killing or maiming you would be going after the manufacturer.

  7. Jon R says:

    OK step one, recognise that Allah is not the Christian or Jewish God!
    A God who only requires submission is not our God.
    God our God is merciful, compassionate, and forgiving.
    Sins confessed will be forgiven, your penance will not
    involve killing anyone, even unbelievers!

    • LBLoveday says:

      BUT, the Chief Justice of an Islamic Court told me the Christian and Islamic Gods and Heavens were the same, we just took different routes to our destinations, illustrating his explanation with diagrams of various ways of getting from one city to another.

  8. Keith Kennelly says:

    Jon R

    Your monotheist gods have bought us to where we are today.

    I reckon we are seeing the death of monothesism, in all its form.

    The west is looking for another higher authority.

    I reckon a combination of the Egyptian Ma’at, the belief in Truth, Justice and Order combined with Christs golden rules would work.

    Stuff the gods of the organised religions, they’ve mostly stuffed up.