A Jihad Watch commenter recently observed that the “true target” of Muslim jihadists “is the Jew, wherever he is.”
Actually, no. Jews are a convenient target, and an easy one — there are so few of them, after all, and the pathological condition of antisemitism has helped supply willing collaborators among the non-Muslim population. See George Galloway, or Robert Fisk, or Taki Theodorocopulos.
But just as Israel may be seen as the sole target, when it was merely, for several decades, the most obvious and immediate target, so it may seem that Jews are the sole target. But they are not.
It is true that for a while Israel appeared to be the only war by Muslims that mattered — given the manic over-coverage and miscoverage given to the war being made on Israel, a war that is without end but is manageable (if the Israelis, and the rest of the West, come to their senses). Few outside of India, save for the odd scholar of Indian civilization — David McCutchion, Koenraad Elst, Francois Gautier — paid attention to Muslim terrorism in Kashmir or India proper, or the persecution of Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh. And even the Taliban took the occasion of its ascendancy to make sure that the handful of Hindus left in Afghanistan were made to wear identifying garb for, as the Taliban sweetly explained, “for their own safety.”
But there are much bigger fish to fry now than tiny Israel. The unearned (and unmerited) OPEC trillions (some twelve trillion dollars since 1973 alone), and the immigrant Muslim millions allowed to settle within Western Europe — there are now about 25 million Muslims there — both made it possible for Muslims not merely to dream, but to take real steps to expand beyond the Local or Lesser Jihads (such as those against Israel, and India in Kashmir) and to begin to put into their sights the Infidel nation-states of Western Europe. There, Muslims who had been foolishly permitted to live in such numbers in the Bilad al-kufr began to challenge, and to threaten, the legal and political institutions, and the foreign and domestic policies, and the physical wellbeing, of the Infidel indigenes, who are everywhere of course keenly aware of Muslim numbers. In some cases, as in Denmark and Italy, the Muslims have badly miscalculated. Let’s hope that in Great Britain they have also, or soon will, be seen to have badly miscalculated.
For this is not a war only or even mainly on Jews. It is on all Infidels. The Qur’an, the Hadith, the Sira make this clear. The Hindus are threatened. And Hindus in Great Britain know this, and are increasingly impatient, I should think, with those Hindu members of the elite back in India who have always been so careful to distance themselves from what they, those supercilious more-advanced-than-thou Hindus, regard as the crude, distasteful “communalism” of the BJP, with some fondly assuming that this attitude will establish in the minds of others, especially the minds of advanced Westerners, how very advanced they are — those Hindu-by-background Indians. And what a surprise it will be for them when they discover, and quite soon, that the most advanced Westerners, the very people they think of as their soulmates, or mind-mates, have begun to study up on Islam, its doctrine and its practice. And the more they study, the more they find themselves becoming as alarmed by Islam as the most (supposedly) troglodytic member of the BJP, and not impressed, not at all, with the refusal of those Hindus who refuse to recognize the meaning, and the menace, of Islamic teaching for India.
And if Jews and Hindus are more easily targeted right now, just look at what happens to Christians wherever they live in Muslim lands. Would you care to be a Christian in Pakistan? In Bangladesh? In Indonesia? What about Saudi Arabia? Libya? How about Iran, not the Iran of the Shah, or the Iran of the advanced, relaxed, Frenchified, ancien regime (much about these people can be gleaned from such memoirs as “Daughter of Persia” by a perfect representative of that ancien regime, Sattareh Farman Farmaian)? Would you like to be a Copt in Egypt? Would it be okay for you in Iraq? An Assyrian in Iraq, now that Saddam Hussein is no longer there to protect you, for good and sufficient reasons of his own? Where might it be okay? In Turkey, advanced, Kemalist, “secular” Turkey — is that where it would be absolutely fine to be a Christian, say with an Italian priest running the congregation? Where in the Muslim world are non-Muslims truly safe? And if you find such a place, ask yourself what events have made for that safety — say, in the Central Asian stans, where the decades of anti-Islamic efforts by the Soviets have, in some cases, created a secular class sufficiently broad and deep to withstand the “return to Islam.”
No, the Muslims rampaging in Golders Green are not Mosleyites limiting their rampages to Jews, though that should of course be sufficient to have the full weight of the state come down on them like not a ton but a thousand tons, of bricks.
Their true target is not Jews, but Jews, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, atheists, everyone and everything, that is not-Islam, that is outside of Islam, that is not part of, or not completely subservient to, Islam.