I was (pleasantly) taken aback by the recent Essential Research survey which found that half of those polled favoured a ban on Muslim immigration. Apparently half of my fellow citizens have a deep concern about the threat that Islam poses to our way of life. Alas, and unsurprisingly, this is a stretch. Another survey points to fewer Australians having this level of concern. Roy Morgan research (26 October) reports as follows:
In a special Roy Morgan survey conducted over three nights last week, clear majorities of Australians signalled their support of Muslim immigration (58% cf. 33% oppose) and Asylum-seeker immigration (66% cf. 25% oppose). This applies to the majority of all major political parties’ supporters (including L-NP voters). These results are in stark contrast to Essential Research’s recent poll, which claimed that half of the population would support a ban on Muslim immigration.
The report went on to criticise surveys based on internet soundings – which I assume refers to the competitor poll. There it is then. Sixty per cent or thereabouts of Australians are quite happy to welcome Muslim immigrants; only one third are opposed. Hold on, only one third? This ain’t bad.
Despite determined and concerted efforts to sanitise the problem on the part of the political and media class, and on the part of many ‘wets’ among Christian church leaders, one third of Australians have seen through the BS. This is striking as only a handful of people know anything at all about Islam. At a guess, 99.99 per cent would not have been within cooee of a Koran. And the BS would make Goebbels proud.
See also ‘People Can Hear You‘
First, Islam is described as religion of peace by the great and good Western political leaders; particularly (and gallingly to those not taken in) after each barbaric Islamic terrorist attack. Second, the welter of Islamic hate speech and barbarities are ascribed ad nauseam, by politicians and the MSM, to those who have a perverted their religion, in contrast to the overwhelming moderate majority. It doesn’t matter what Pew poll comes out vouchsafing the fundamentalism of vast swathes of Muslim populations worldwide. These are all ignored in favour of the moderate-Muslim narrative.
Third, there is no MSM outfit in print or on TV which would ever refrain from pillorying and marginalising those who call for banning Muslim immigration. Finally, those who rely on ABC and other TV stations for their news commentaries are routinely presented with so-called moderate Muslim community leaders or angelic-looking hijabed ambassadors.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15). “Tch, tch!” The Archbishop exclaimed. “We can’t take that Jesus chap literally,” he said, as he welcomed a kindly looking mufti to the latest inter-faith dialogue over afternoon tea in the vestry.
It bears repeating: one-third of those polled oppose Muslim immigration. This means that millions of Australians have the presence of mind to see through the fog of incognisance, misinformation and disinformation that surrounds Islam. Therein is hope. Spreading knowledge is the key to realising this hope. The more people know about the litany of intolerance, violence and supremacism which characterises its scripture, the more they will come to appreciate the threat Islam represents to our way of life.
Sophistries stand in the way. One of these is the argument that Islam needs time to undertake the kind of reformation undertaken in Christianity – as though the Catholic Church has ceased to exist. Such nonsense never seems to die. I will have another go.
Reforming Islam is silly talk. The Christian Reformation is an irrelevancy. The very words of Allah and his prophet cannot be reformed. The Reformation, whatever ructions it caused, was trivial in essence and changed not one word of scripture. The difference between Catholicism and Protestantism is to this day ceremonial.
The only way that Islam can be given a civilised face (be so-called ‘reformed’) is to discard large parts of the Koran and canonical hadiths. This (crazy) untenable idea is given some recent and misguided airing by Hirsi Ali in Heretic. Don’t misunderstand me, Heretic is an informative read, but it is clear that Ali herself is deeply sceptical of her five-point plan, one of which involves Islam denying that the Koran contains “the last and immutable word of God.” Really?!?! And pigs might fly.
Islam cannot be reformed. It is as it was. It will always be as it was. It will always be incompatible with Western civilised values. At question is whether sufficient numbers of people will catch on quickly enough. Because, make no mistake, Islamists want to take over. This is realism not paranoia. Let me quote a refreshingly perceptive and outspoken Christian cleric, Cardinal Raymond Burke (Catholic News Service, 8 September):
While our experience with individual Muslims may be one of people who are gentle and kind and so forth, we have to understand that in the end what they believe most deeply in their hearts, demands that they govern the world. [Amen]
In the first instance, the way to protect Western values is to keep on revealing and hammering the truth about Islam to counter the narrative of useful idiots among the political, media and religious class and Islamic propagandists practising taqiyya. John Quincy Adams, US president in the late 1820s, cut to the chase. “While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.” It is a wonder, is it not, that our knowledge in this enlightened age has regressed since 1830. And, I add, that our leaders have become so feckless.