Criticising Islam is compassion
Posted by Nicolai Sennels on December 14, 2012 7:47 AM
At the end of the day we can only have one big wish: that all beings are happy and free from suffering. That people are free from fear and experience the happiness and love that they are looking for. That they are able to fill their lives with meaning and joy by doing good and avoiding harming others.
Criticizing Islam and Muslim culture is like shooting fish in a barrel, but we are not intellectual sadists. We do it for the good of all parties. You can hate the system, but when it comes to living people, you can only wish them good. Systems can be evil, but when people do things that they think will bring them happiness but which actually result in the opposite, they are obviously confused. People act the way they feel, and bad actions are therefore first of all motivated by unpleasant inner states. When people are not able to learn from their own mistakes and therefore react on their self-inflicted pain in destructive ways -- increasing the problems that their actions were meant to solve -- we can only wish them more happiness and understanding of how they create their o.
It is compassion when we try to stop a tradition that forces people to do things that harm themselves and others, setting them on a spiraling journey towards still more unpleasant inner and outer experiences and increasingly drastic attempts to rid themselves from these experiences. No wonder why Islam and so many Muslims completely gave up showing and talking about happiness and love in this life. Also no wonder how the lack of insight into the cause and effect has formed the basis for the Muslims' world famous embarrassing victim mentality.
All this does not mean that we should just sit down and cry for the billions of suppressed Muslim women and their aggressive, insecure and humorless men. This does not mean that we should not defend ourselves using physical force. Sentimentality and pacifism saves nobody when it comes to physical danger. What it means is that we can not hate the human enemies of our values and way of life. It means that we do not need the unpleasant feeling of anger to protect our constitutions, borders, societies and culture.
No religion and no welfare state -- no matter how all-encompassing -- makes men and women not responsible for their own actions or inaction. As citizens in a living democracy, we are a direct cause for the conditions of future generations. Our final goal is to liberate Muslims from their criminal, violent and psychologically harmful religion so that they can start behaving in ways that fill their lives with the contentment and love that they have come to believe only exists after death -- and many therefore are ready to kill themselves to achieve. Until that happens -- if it happens -- Muslim immigration will only be harmful on all areas and levels. Introducing the same strict immigration rules as most Muslim countries have will probably not diminish their happiness much, since they seem to be exactly as dissatisfied here as in their home countries -- probably because human values and mental habits are more important that welfare when it comes to quality of life.
Regarding those who are already here, the only win-win solution is that lack of integration (language, job, abiding the law, accepting no special religious treatment) is so unpractical and economically non-beneficial that the only attractive option is state-paid repatriation to one's family's home country.
Being informed -- sources like  JihadWatch.org,  TheReligionOfPeace.com,  EuropeNews.dk and Dispatch International are healthy antidotes to the ignorant and lying politicians and mainstream media -- and with compassion as our basis, we can push as hard as we want to, causing only a minimum of necessary or unavoidable damage.
We live as freely as we do because common people before us bravely stood up against tyranny. Now it is our turn. Standing by our freedom and values, we can win. In the end, an awakened, self-aware and educated democracy governed by free people is (probably) stronger than hordes of inbred followers of any crazy god or prophet.
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