Tarek Fatah, who has received death threats from Muslims who don’t approve of his moderation, speaks with courage and candor, saying things we have said here for years, in “We all have to stand up to Islamists and their apologists” in the Vancouver Sun (thanks to Paulo):
…Among those arrested were Arab professionals, one a neurosurgeon, the other a physician. These were no inner-city sons of impoverished immigrants invoking their right to fight injustice. These were well-placed, Mercedes-driving, upper-middle-class Muslims responding to the call of jihad against non-Muslims, which is the basis of all Islamic terrorism.
If the profile of the arrested was unusual, the reactions were predictable. As usual, Islamic groups lined up to utter cliche-ridden denunciations without once attacking the ideology of jihad that provides the fertile soil for Islamic extremism. The condemnations were just enough to put some distance between themselves and the jihadis, and to absolve themselves of any responsibility.
To make matters worse, Blair endorsed and funded the so-called “Radical Middle Way” for British Muslim clerics. This “middle way” has become a front for all those who provide convoluted academic analysis, explaining the root causes of Islamic terrorism and falsely promising the British taxpayer that they will counter the ideology of hate against secular societies.
But its media savvy scholars promote a very narrow view of Islam, carefully avoiding any rejection of the doctrine of jihad, choosing instead to suggest that Britain’s foreign policy is at the root of terrorism.
Time has come for ordinary Britons and Canadians to say that if our politicians do not have the spine to stand up to the Islamists, we will. We have to say to those apologizing for Islamists, “Enough is enough,” and stand up to the Jihadis and Jihadi-Lites.
We should not hesitate to say to those who will not embrace the principles of secular democracies, “shape up or ship out.”
This victimhood mentality forced on young Muslim men, mixed with the exaltation of martyrdom and the doctrine of jihad, has been at the root of Islamic terrorism in Britain.
When prosperous young Muslims use Mercedes as car bombs in London and Glasgow, the groups who instilled in them this frenzy are equally guilty of the crime, if not more.
Those who incite young Muslim men in Britain and Canada into believing that western society is satanic and that the West is waging a war against Islam have a moral obligation to take responsibility when these same men become suicide bombers and terrorists.
Muslim organizations in Canada must do more than simply pay lip service to cliche-ridden patriotism while preaching against the values and foundations of this great country.
Muslim organizations must come out and state clearly that the only laws that matter in Canada are the laws of this country, not medieval shariah laws of the ninth century.
If they do not reject the doctrine of jihad as an option for Muslims, they should be considered part of the problem, not the solution.