Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald discusses ongoing Western dhimmitude in the face of cartoon rage:
It has been too easy for those willing to make excuses for frenzied Muslim mobs, and their smooth defenders of the Tariq Ramadan variety, to explain it all away, and to make the newspaper in Denmark, and the government in Denmark, and the other newspapers in Europe feel that they are somehow guilty. According to the silly H. D. S. Greenway in The Boston Globe, they were merely “fanning the flames” or “throwing gas on the fire” or some such — when in fact they were behaving, those other newspapers in Europe, exactly as they should have behaved, and exactly as American newspapers should be behaving, but are not.
They are guilty of nothing. When a Danish newspaper written for Danes in Denmark decides to publish the most anodyne (by Western standards) of cartoons about Muhammad, it has every right to do so. It has the right, and it also has the duty to do so, as it turns out — for it is important for the Western world to see the attitude of everyone toward those cartoons.
We now have our answer. Danish Muslims have been busy whipping up hatred toward the country they have been permitted to live in. This should be enough for Danish authorities: those whipping up such hatred should be expelled if they are non-citizens. Measures should also be taken to insure that others who essentially work to endanger the lives of Danish people, and to hinder the enforcement of Danish freedoms, and to imperil the continued existence of the Danish state, are stripped of their citizenship where they have obtained it, and expelled as well — back to those “civilizations,” as they are optimistically called, where Islam rules and Islam dominates.
No, not content with the anodyne cartoons, Danish Muslims had three other cartoons made up, designed deliberately to inflame the most primitive passions of Muslim mobs. They toured the Middle East, whipping up support wherever they could. They not only knew of the result, but they worked as hard as they could to obtain that result — a result which has led to the removal of Arab ambassadors, to an economic boycott, to attacks on Danish missions across the Muslim world, and to a situation where Danes themselves, tourists or diplomats, must now fear for their lives wherever they travel in the Muslim world.
The test has taken place. The Danish Muslims have shown themselves to be traitors, in the complete sense. The world’s Muslims, including the smoothest talkers, or the supposed “moderates” — like Hamid Karzai — have revealed to the Infidels the very severe limits on their moderation. They have manifested their complete inability to grasp the concepts of individual rights. They fail to understand how truly awful those Muslim mobs are, and are seen to be by hundreds of millions of Infidels who are now having the scales ripped from their eyes — not by anything they are told by their largely timid or in some cases appeasement-minded leaders (what other description of Jack Straw would fit?), but by the acts of the Muslims themselves?
Yes, those cartoons do constitute a testing of the freedom of an advanced, tolerant, Western people to not only have a right “in theory” but in fact. Holding to free speech only “in theory” is apparently what some recommend now: Westerners should exercise free speech “responsibly.” In other words, we should never ever exercise it in a way that would offend Muslims — for that would not be “responsible” given the supposedly inevitable Muslim response, would it? Yes, because it is “foreseeable” — in the good old Hadley v. Baxendale manner, we should all have foreseen their reaction, and thus engaged in self-censorship. That is the line being counselled by assorted appeasers, from bow-tied, Chinese-vased Greenway to his brother-under-the-skin, Pat Buchanan.
The test has taken place. It has been a smashing success. The Danish Muslims, and the world’s Muslims, have failed utterly. And the Infidels are waking up. That is, those who not in the Jack Straw line are waking up: the ones who constitute the thinking proportion of the public, who have not yet been brainwashed by the counselors of “responsible” use of a right — meaning don’t arouse the enemies of Western rights, don’t arouse the primitives or hint that they are primitive, because otherwise, they will behave in primitive and dangerous fashion.
Meanwhile, the Western world has not exactly rallied around Denmark, as it ought to — beginning with a meeting of NATO, at which its members should declare these attacks on one member state, Denmark, to be an attack on all the member states, and wherever there have been attempts to cut off economic or other relations with Denmark, the members of NATO will themselves sever ties. Don’t want to buy Danish goods? Well, you won’t be buying from any member of NATO, then.
There has to be a rallying round Denmark. It is not for Denmark alone. It is for the rights of the Western world. They need to be upheld, not partially, not merely “responsibly so that Muslims are not offended.” They need to be upheld in a way that demonstrates that Muslims are not calling the shots all over the world.
When will NATO meet?