Spencer with Douglas Murray
My friend Douglas Murray of the UK’s Centre for Social Cohesion, who has lately run afoul of the jihad-led, dhimmi-abetted Islamic war on free speech, has kindly sent me this superb new piece, in which he writes about the BBC’s strange propensity to exaggerate the historical achievements of Muslims, apparently so as to make us all feel better about today’s global jihad and Islamic supremacism.
Yesterday Douglas debated a member of the U.K.’s highly questionable Quilliam Foundation, and I hope to bring you more details about that soon.
“Power to the Spokespeople,” by Douglas Murray in Standpoint, February 2009:
What about the Hindus? This thought occurred to me the other night while watching an evening of documentaries about Islam on BBC4. By the end, the viewer was left with the distinct impression that we would all still be living in mud-huts if Muhammad’s mother had remained a virgin. We learned that Muslims had been behind the invention of pretty much everything from modern medicine, writing and literature to culture, bouncy castles and, I think, eating.
But what this farce of bad TV and worse history did remind me of was that if, say, the Hindu community had only been fortunate enough to produce four young men willing to blow the hell out of Londoners and provided a clerical and political class willing to make excuses for them, then the BBC might credit Hindus with inventing the modern world. The government would be pumping tens of millions of pounds into their community events. Young people would be taught Hindu scriptures with resources from the public purse. The Guardian would be bowing its collective editorial knee before their deities. At Christmas, the most rabidly genocidal Hindu leader available would doubtless broadcast to the nation on Channel 4. When you stand back and look at it, the problem for all the other religions is that they just can’t seem to provide the eager young foot-soldiers that Islam can.
Indeed. Read it all.