Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald explains why government funding of mosques in France and other attempts to “integrate” the Islamic community there are ill-conceived:
Some French localities are funding the building of mosques, hoping to foster “integration.” But “integration” is not the answer. It is merely the last desperate attempt to avoid looking steadily at the tenets of Islam, the teachings of Islam, the history of Islam and of Muslim treatment, through time and space, over 1350 years, from Spain to East Asia, of non-Muslims.
This kind of “integration” (which Sarkozy apparently supports, and shows that despite his merits compared to what rules France now, he has his limits) merely delays the day of recognition. That grim anagnorosis had better not be a Shock of Recognition — a recognition of what large numbers of Muslims necessarily means for Infidels and the Infidel nation-state — at a time when it is too late. Projects of integration may sooth things over for a time, but in the end, the few Muslims who were likely to leave Islam will leave it, and meanwhile the French state will merely be spending money that, while it may relegate the more obviously sinister clerics to the sidelines, will never silence them. They will not be silenced because what they say is exactly what is contained in Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira. The texts are on their side.
Look at Turkey, where for 80 years, under the systematic limits placed on Islam’s political and social power, and where the text of every single khutba (sermon) is carefully composed by ministerial authorities to ensure that no dangerous allusions are made, nonetheless, Islam is back with a vengeance. Anti-Infidel attitudes are spreading rapidly, outside of a handful of completely secular Turks — the very Turks whom Westerners meet as tourists, do business with, may socialize with, and who are completely unrepresentative of the always, and now increasingly fervent, Muslim masses.
And along with renting the temporary loyalties of this or that government-paid imam, other kinds of “integration” projects are apparently being undertaken — prompted by the same desperate desire not to consider the real measures that will have to be undertaken if non-Muslims are to save themselves, their own culture, their own futures, from encroaching Islam. Language classes. Classes in how to pick up girls in a more engaging and less violent manner. Classes in this, classes in that. As long as Islam is somewhere there, there is always the possibility of a re-embrace of Islam with renewed fervor, triggered by something — by all sorts of things that are not general but personal (loss of a job, a girlfriend, money, status, a depressive fit).
That is why all attempts to rely on “moderate” Muslims, as distinguished from the other kind, the “immoderate” Muslims, are silly. At least we all finally admit that “too much Islam” is a dangerous thing for Infidels — that’s one understanding that the last 4 years have achieved. First, because when applying the word “moderate” only to those whose views would not worry Infidels, one soon realizes that such a definition excludes all those Muslims who take Islam seriously outside of the Five Pillars of Faith (i.e., the rituals of individual worship) — so full is Islam of the distinction between, and necessary and uncompromising hostility between, Believer and Unbeliever, Muslim and Infidel. The Muslims who would constitute such “moderates” are so few as to be nearly undetectable. Certainly they are powerless to do anything against the aggressive “immoderate” Muslims who have the texts, those canonical and immutable texts, on their side.
And if the “moderate” Muslim — “moderate” defined as one who does not pose a danger to Infidels in his beliefs — is examined further, it turns out that the mere presence of even “moderate” Muslims swells the numbers, and therefore the perceived power, of those “immoderate” Muslims who are hell-bent on changing Infidel societies, on forcing the Infidels to accept all sorts of things that the presence of large numbers of Muslims will make politicians heed more than they should. And even among this small group of supposed “moderate” Muslims, how will we know who is feigning, given the religiously-sanctioned lying (taqiyya and kitman) that Muslims have again and again shown they are willing to engage in? We must take into account their willingness to say what they really believe to audiences of fellow Muslims, and another, quite different thing to win over Infidels. This is now quite a problem, for Infidels have taken to recording those for-Muslims-only speeches and articles, translating them, and making them available; a week ago an Arab Muslim writer wrote about this very problem of being caught in one’s own net — more on this can be found at www.Memri.org.
Even “Muslims-for-identification-purposes-only” Muslims have, somewhere in the background, Islam as a possible alternative, something to be returned to if necessary. We Infidels cannot gauge who will, and who will not, likely in a political fit or a fit of ethnic pride (“Arabness”), or from emotional disarray, make that Return to Islam that, for Infidels, means danger.
What will “integration” efforts achieve? They will only allow those who better use the language to be able to slyly present, in the Tariq-Ramadan fashion, propaganda for Islam. It will only allow those who learn to pick up Infidel girls to find ones they can take advantage of, marry to ensure their permanent residence, and even make one more convert to Islam who will, as a breeder, be used to produce still more Muslims. How will all these attempts to help Muslims integrate undo Islam, do away with Islam? They won’t. They will simply be like little KGB spy camps, designed to train agents to better infiltrate into the communities of unsuspecting locals. But the local Infidels will be paying to train those who will be infiltrating, and undoing, them.
Government-funded mosques are a bad idea. They are a stopgap measure that is dangerous if undertaken in lieu of other, much more serious undertakings, to permanently limit the presence, and power, of Islam in the lands whose laws, customs, music, art, manners, mores, were created entirely by Infidels who do not want, do not deserve, to be islamized over time. This is true even of those infidels who have been ignorant, and shown, and their elected leaders shown even more, a heedlessness, a negligence, a stupidity that goes beyond — belief.