Jihad Watch reader Van Meter has alerted me to a most interesting post at Little Green Footballs about my book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), which despite an almost complete absence of publicity in the last few days, and an ongoing major media blackout, continues to do well — indicating that many Americans want to discuss these issues despite the media’s avid desire to ignore them:
I had a seemingly minor but very telling incident today that relates to your question. I was chatting with a friend of mine who just happens to be a buyer for a Bay Area bookstore. This person has a 100% moonbat quotient (which is why I feel free to post this here, since the chance that they read LGF is zero). While we were discussing various popular books, my friend blurted out, “And have you heard of this book The Politically Correct Guide to Islam? Unbelievable! I mean, they’re actually selling it on Amazon!”
I said, “Not only are they selling it on Amazon, but it’s in the top ten nonfiction books in the country.”
Friend: “Really? You’ve heard about it?”
Me: “Of course. It was #16 on the NY Times bestseller list last week!”
Friend: (Mouth drops open in utter shock) “I… I flipped through it and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Stuff like, Does Islam promote violence? YES! I mean, who does this guy think he is?”
Me: “Robert Spencer, the author? He’s actually pretty knowledgable.”
(Climactic comment coming…)
Friend: “I mean, if I were to stock that book, this place would get blown up!”
In one phrase, my friend summed up the battle before us. The Muslims will not need to force us into dhimmitude, for we shall plunge ourselves into dhimmitude willingly, without even being asked.
And why? Because it all comes down to the cowardice of the moonbat. They “sympathize” with the terrorists and “justify” terrorism and “hope to feed the crocodile so that they are eaten last” because on some deep level they are deathly afraid of the violence they know the Islamists are capable of. Dhimmitude is the child of fear, and fear is the child of personal cowardice.
The moonbats, entirely as a result of their self-centered cowardly fear, have all become quislings ready to betray the entire civilization for just a few more years of hedonism.
They have ceded the playground to the bullies.
They are offering tributes of submission to a distant tribe they’ve never met but whose reputation they fear.
It’s bad enough when a nation has a single quisling amongst its ranks; but when 40% of the population are quislings, you have a Code 5 Situation on your hands.
The Terror Threat color ranking may only be at yellow, but the Quisling Threat color ranking is at luminsecent magenta/neon green epilepsy-inducing pulsating checkerboard.
Also, the buyer’s comment about not stocking the book — “this place would get blown up!” — indicates that he or she knows full well that there are elements of Islam that promote violence, even while expressing incredulity over the fact that I would say so out loud. At least some of those who are intimidated into silence by political correctness and fear actually know the truth.