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June 13th 2018 print

Peter Smith

Dim, Dimmer, Dhimmitude

Overwhelmingly, in my view, only those whose self-esteem, character or, perhaps, intellectual capacity is well below par convert to Islam. It can’t be explained any other way. Human nature has its dark side and, for folks such these, Islam's dogma of innate superiority has a chilling appeal

Death is the sentence…There’s nothing to be embarrassed about…Out of compassion, let’s get rid of them [homosexuals] now.”                            – Islamic scholar Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar in April 2017 in Orlando

“Oh, Allah, count them [Jews] one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.”
                                      — Imam Ammar Shahin in July 2017 in California

Two examples, of many, of (real) hate speech inspired by the religion of peace.

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calif killersNo peace for these English white girls in Oxford (an estimated fifty-plus of them), ages from 11 to 15 years when the abuse started. As reported in The Guardian on January 16, 2013,

“They were subjected to humiliating and degrading conduct, including biting, suffocation, burning and scratching. Weapons, including knives, baseball bats, and meat cleavers were used during the torture, the court heard. The jury was told that sometimes men [all told, five Muslims of Pakistani and two of East African heritage] had urinated on the girls, who were raped vaginally, orally and anally.”

And this is just one, just one, of many Muslim grooming horrors staining the green and pleasant land.

It isn’t just Muslim men who are in the tank for a vengeful Allah. Safaa Boular, 18 years old and of Moroccan descent, sister Rizlaine, 22, and their mother, Mina Dich, 44, were found guilty earlier this month of plotting a deadly terrorist offence in London. “All three women were filled with hate and toxic ideology,” according to Britain’s top counter-terrorism cop. Toxic is the word. Please note, it is no accident: it comes instructionally and authentically from Islamic scripture.

Someone around the coffee table asked, “why do people convert to Islam?” “Why in all that’s holy?” is appropriately emphatic. I pondered whether the question was too general. Converts inside or outside prisons? On reflection, I don’t think it makes much difference. Personal inadequacy is the key.

Islamic conversions are widespread in European and American prisons, disproportionately among blacks in America. Reliable numbers are hard to come by but here is the Huffington Post, which has no incentive to exaggerate, on May 7, 2013:

Prison officials, prison chaplains and scholars claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion behind bars… estimates suggest that 35,000-40,000 inmates convert to Islam each year… it is estimated that 15 percent of the U.S. prison population is Muslim, or as much as 350,000 current Muslim inmates…prisons have made the African-American male convert a staple of African Americana.

Various reasons are suggested for black conversions, including a harking back to some golden historical era – e.g., Moorish Spain – when and where blacks were apparently top dogs. Pathetic but intelligible. But the main reason for all conversions is obvious enough. Islam provides an us-against-them ‘brotherhood’ which is comforting to the those who find the world intimidating when faced alone as an individual. It is indeed intimidating. However, those with a smidgin’ of self-worth don’t sell their souls to collectives spruiking religious division, intolerance and supremacism.

Australian prisons are also fertile recruiting grounds for Islam. Christopher Knaus in The Guardian (18 January) sub-heads his piece, “Experts say prison conversions can be a positive force.” Ali Kadri, of the Islamic Council of Queensland, is the relevant expert. He is reported as believing that “religious conversions are a force for good.” He would say that, wouldn’t he? Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis would no doubt express the same generic sentiments. But that’s not the point. There are no mass religious conversions in prisons, except to Islam. Ali Kadri and his bros are on a winner.

That’s inside prisons, but how about outside? Pew Research recently published the results of an American survey of those leaving and joining religions – “The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim,” the report found. In this profane age it is to be expected that more people will lose religion than gain it. That certainly applies to Christianity; but not, apparently, to Mohammedism.

The Pew survey found that 22% of those raised as Christian no longer identified with the faith. This was on a par with Muslims for which the comparable figure was 23%. However, only about 6% of Christians identified as converts to the faith while the figure for Muslims was (again) 23%. A net “wash” for Islam as against a net loss for Christianity. Ominously, extrapolation of this trend leads to Muslims eventually outnumbering Christians – the more so if immigration and fecundity continue to be factors boosting Muslim population growth. Be concerned.

The two main reasons given for converting were: “Preferred the beliefs, teachings of Islam/find more meaning in Islam” and “Read religious texts/studied Islam.” Both are ridiculous. The respondents were telling plausible ‘porkies’. Just try to wade through the tortuous verbiage in the Koran and the Sunna.

None of converts to Islam have actually read and comprehended the texts and teachings. And, if any did and still converted they would be barbarians. These texts and teachings are dosed with poison. They flaunt a divide between Muslims and the rest to which any indignity can be meted out onto slavery and death.

Go to the third reason given for converting to get close to the truth – “wanted to belong to a community.” Psychological assessments are required rather than surveys. I think they would find this particular reason to be the most compelling for those either inside or outside prison. Cults have no difficulty in finding needy followers, and Islam is the biggest cult of them all. To give it the respectability of calling it an Abrahamic faith is an affront both to reason and to the Judeo-Christian God. In fact, as Churchill so aptly put it, “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” If only the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury had the same accurate insight. I suspect chief rabbis do.

Overwhelmingly, in my view, only those whose self-esteem, character or, perhaps, intellectual capacity is well below par convert to Islam. It can’t be explained any other way. Be careful though. Sheer numbers matter. Sense and sensibility are no match for a half-witted mob intent on beheading infidels. And, make no mistake, moderate Muslim down the road might not act so moderately come the witching hour when Muslims have the reins of power. Human nature has its dark side and Islam is clearly adept at bringing this out.

There is an existential problem. Violent criminals are turning to a cult, which licences the subjugation of women and the enslavement and killing of non-believers. According to ‘The Religion of Peace’ website, some 33,000 deadly Islamic terrorist attacks have occurred since 9/11. Christianity, the most civilising, uplifting and enlightened of religions, is in decline. But this is just the appetiser.

The Muslim population of the world is around 1.8 billion. Fifty million-plus and growing are inside the gates; and climbing into prominent positions. It is no accident that Tommy Robinson is in jail while rape gangs are allowed for years to go about their business. Political correctness has been weaponised by influential Muslims and useful idiots of all political persuasions to camouflage an insidious encroachment. And standing in its way are effete and feckless political and Christian leaders.

Where is it all heading? I don’t know. It sure ain’t a promising scenario. Pessimism is apropos. But optimism keeps at bay my woe.

Make Christendom great again!

 

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

Comments [13]

  1. Bran Dee says:

    A worthy question that you ask Peter, why do people convert to Islam? I suggest that fewer might convert if we reverted back to using the former and more descriptive name of ‘Mohammedanism’, the name Churchill used, and by so doing we flag the origin of the ideology centuries after Christ on the tribal Arabian peninsular. With the ‘M’name no offence is meant, Buddhism, and Christianity are similar names.
    Since our political system has allowed a Marxist professor to design the Australian school History curriculum that ‘promotes a radical agenda that is negative towards Christianity but positive towards Islam’ [QUADRANT 06/18]then conversions become easier. Perhaps easier for the Roman Catholic Australian girl who converted to marry the Pakistan/Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja on April 12, 2018. This contrasts with the situation of Muslim girls who are honour bound to never convert out.
    The Barnabas Aid magazine says ‘The main reason that women convert to Islam is that they fall in love with a Muslim man and marry him’. In the West where polygamous marriage is illegal a man of Mohammedan beliefs is constrained and Usman of cricketing fame and Walid of TV exposure seem content to be monogamous.
    The process of conversion to Mohammedanism is said to be the simplest step, but there is no process to leave, not even a difficult one. Death before dishonour!

    • Mohsen says:

      With Mohammedan and ‘Mohammedanism’ offence is meant (at least thought by Muslims). To Muslim’s mind those who use those terms rather than Islam try to take away the legitimacy of Islam being a religion and to imply it’s being a cult! (my understanding!)

  2. Mohsen says:

    “Violent criminals are turning to a cult, which licenses the subjugation of women and the enslavement and killing of non-believers,” and “Overwhelmingly, in my view, only those whose self-esteem, character or, perhaps, intellectual capacity is well below par convert to Islam.”

    And of course, Peter, your reference too to in-prison conversion show why some convert to Islam: Islam is an AFRICAN RELIGION OF THUGGERY: you will gain rewards not through working and in exchange for your services; you seize them from others by force, since others have them, whether money, land, women. Thugs, and those who are thugs by nature and in outlook will be attracted to Islam (I am talking about conversion and attraction here; not all who are Muslims or who that are thought of being Muslims are thugs and violent), since (as far as I know) Islam is the only religion that legitimize thuggery and robbery. Thuggery and robbery always entail violence, murder, and brutality. Same reason that they are ruthless and brutal to anyone even Muslims on their way to and for plunders. The reason that the ISIS fighters fight to the very end is not because of their religious beliefs; it’s because they’re thugs; like all thugs they’re fighters to the end, there is no pacifying them. (to start with those who follow and flock around the thugs in chief Muslim clerics, mullahs, muftis etc. are with no exception thugs or thugs in nature and outlook!)

    It started with Mohammad after settling in Medina: thuggee, robbing Meccan’s caravans; and then after winning the whole of Arabia from there moving north, west, and northwest.

    Naturally the only language that thugs understand is force, and force is the only way to stop them.

  3. Alistair says:

    I think to understand why people would convert to Islam – at least men of the Left any way, one should read Houllebecq’s book “Submission” in all its sordid detail. Leaving the underaged brides aside, its all about power and the exercise thereof. Osama bin Laden is reputed to have said “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse”. The West is without doubt a weak and diseased horse on its last legs. The time is ripe for the opportunists with nothing invested in Western Civilization to abandon the old nag and try and get in on the ground floor and profit from the new power source.

    • exuberan says:

      The excellent “Submission” is the logical precursor to “The Mosque of Notre Dame” by Elena Chudinova. Good news, the French do eventually start to really fight back

  4. Jim Campbell says:

    Peter – you note that, ‘These texts and teachings are dosed with poison.‘ May I also suggest that the major themes of the Qur’an are counter to Commonwealth and State laws and also treasonous. If readers are interested see an application ‘Application to classify the Qur’an as a banned book in Australia’. Can be found at http://www.ttwsyf.net. Regards.

  5. MalW says:

    Peter,

    The reason for the differing rates of religious conversion is clear: entry into any new religion equals your new religion, unless the entry is from islam, in which case all good muslims are obliged to ensure that you are killed.

    Further, if you find yourself in jail for a considerable length of time, the local gang of crazy-eyed muslims are going to provide better protection than most other groups. I wonder how many ex-prisoners quietly stop going the prayers after they get out?

    • whitelaughter says:

      Probably very few, why leave the largest, most feared gang in the world? From a jailbird’s perspective, remaining in the religion of thuggery makes perfect sense.

  6. Julian says:

    How about simple fear and terror, and social/tribal pressure and ostracism? E.g. you can pretty much get people to believe any idiotic doctrine if the penalty for apostasy from such a doctrine is death,(e.g. didn’t Mohammed say something like ‘ I am made stronger by terror’ ?), and any straying from such a path will involve you being an outcast (which, is why new converts are often the most zealous no?).

    Also, does anyone else find it funny that sportsmen such as Sonny Bill Williams, Mundine etc have found Allah? I’d like to read an article on that whole issue.

  7. whitelaughter says:

    The terrifying thought is that for young men in our public school system, converting to Islam is probably a very smart way of getting the misandrists off their backs. And it would be hard not to have genuine fondness for a group that protects you from the loony brigade!

  8. Robinoz says:

    Why do people follow any religion? It’s either because they have been brainwashed from birth or they prefer to be part of an ideology that does their thinking for them and answers their difficult questions. Islam does that well. It controls every aspect of one’s life and bars all criticism. You just dutifully follow it in the name of Allah and the Last Prophet, a cunning, but uneducated goat herdsman.

    If you decide you want to leave, you face a death penalty. No democracy or freedom in Islam. Criticise Islam, yes that’s death too. It’s a fairly good method of controlling the masses that has been used elsewhere in history.

    The West is in great danger from Islam, but large numbers of “leaders” can’t seem to grasp that reality, so instead, we bend over backwards and allow our eventual suicide as has been the case in numerous countries and will continue to be the case as long as we remain decent and civilised to the extent of our own self-destruction.

    “Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other peoples thinking.” – Steve Jobs

    • Jim Campbell says:

      BTW Robinoz re your previous comment to my post, you may like to look up comments on recent legislation e.g.

      31.49 On the other hand, it can be argued with considerable force, that if Australia sends part of its defence force overseas to oppose any armed force, it owes it to the defence force members to prohibit other Australians from doing any act to assist the other force.

      And note that terrorism is also covered by treason legislation.

      I would argue that a strong case for treason can be mounted.