I would never attempt to explain the fact that all religions are not equal, precisely because there have been so many—too many—before me explain this reality already, but to a predominantly insouciant populace. Those who believe that all religions are equal and, consequently, that all deserve the same measure of respect do so either because they are hopelessly obtuse, or because they are embarrassed by the inconvenient knowledge that their particular religion is the one most often found wanting.
Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, who believes multiculturalism and the Teletubbies are going to save the Western Hemisphere from Islamic extremism, excoriated P.M. Stephen Harper recently for his decision to appeal a court ruling allowing Muslim women to wear a face covering during the swearing-in ceremony for Canadian citizenship, saying that “…the prime minister of this country has a responsibility to bring people together in this country, not to divide us by pandering to some people’s fears.” But of course, this would be the view of the same Justin Trudeau who attended the Al-Sunnah Al-Nabawiah mosque in Quebec, in 2011, a mosque later exposed by U.S. Intelligence as a recruitment centre for al-Qaida, but already with a reputation for harbouring extremist views as far back as 2006. I guess it’s not wise to pick just any mosque in Canada when choosing to portray oneself in the public eye as a Liberal politician promoting multiculturalism.
Raphael Israeli has written of the obvious contradistinction “…when one bears in mind, on the one hand, the harsh, even fanatic, reaction of Muslims worldwide to what they perceive as the profanation of their holy sites or any slur to their culture, or the enthusiastic and self-assured way they go about spreading their faith and imposing it on others; but on the other hand, the unbearable ease with which they deny others’ religious rights, and even step in to obliterate the religious heritage of other faiths.” Islam has never had a reputation for bringing people together or for being amicable toward those of other faiths. On the contrary, it is notorious for dividing nations and destroying traditions of tolerance. Anyone can take five minutes and delve into Islam’s history to verify this truth. For example, of the 37 rulers during the Abbasid Dynasty alone, 13 of them were murdered and/or assassinated by fellow Muslims. In modern times, likewise, since the beginning of the so-called “Arab Spring” there are Muslim rulers who have lost their positions of national leadership, some even their heads. And please note that this is Islam’s contemporary history, atrocious reverberations even now transpiring in lands where Islam is given free rein and has purchased, by violence alone and by no other means, religious and political preponderance. And with Islam, it’s never about unity—it’s always about religious and political preponderance. Apparently this undisguised fact of Islam’s recent past has escaped Justin Trudeau’s attention. For Justin Trudeau, winning elections entails climbing into bed with just about anyone, friend or foe. His famous father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, was once labelled by Newfoundland’s very comical John Crosby as a “political transvestite.” I guess Justin Trudeau, as they say here in rural Canada, “didn’t get it out of the ground.”
As for “pandering to some people’s fears,” I, for one, am thankful there is a Prime Minister in Ottawa concerned enough to pander to my fears. And I do fear Islam. And my fear of Islam is justified. I fear that Islam will bring to my country what it has brought to Europe, by way of jihad. Alan Dershowitz writes, “It is wrong to assume that only Muslims who manifest Jew hatred through violence, harbor anti-Semitic views. Recent polls show an extraordinarily high incidence of anti-Semitism—hatred of Jews as individuals, as a group and as a religion,—throughout North Africa, the Middle East and Muslim areas in Europe. This hatred manifests itself not only in words, but in deeds, such as taunting Jews who wear yarmulkes, vandalizing Jewish institutions, and occasional violence directed at individual Jews. Among a small number of extremists it also results in the kind of deadly violence we have seen in Toulouse, Paris, Brussels and other parts of Europe.” I have seen with my own eyes the so-called “moderate Muslim” screaming antisemitic shibboleths at my Jewish friends as I stood beside them in Toronto, and also in Mississauga, during a JDL counter-protest across the street from the notorious Palestine House. These are the same Muslims who, in downtown Toronto, celebrate Al-Quds Day, “…an international day of struggle against Israel and for the liberation of Jerusalem.”. Anyone familiar with the Arab Muslim vision for the Middle East will know only too well the hidden meaning behind the phrase “the liberation of Jerusalem.” “It ain’t what the rich call prayer,” as my dear old Dad would say. And for those readers who don’t know the hidden meaning, these Al-Quds revelers are talking about the destruction of the State of Israel and the extermination of all Jews dwelling therein.
A report filed in June 2014 by Saied R. Ameli and Arzu Merali, of the Islamic Human Rights Commission’s Hate Crime Project, revealed that these captious authors, “Using case studies…deconstruct the Islamophobia and discursive racism present in Canada. Significant figures in the media are profiled and important laws are scrutinised till the bones of injustice are laid bare for the reader to see. Television, film and press have acted as highly effective vehicles for anti-Islam rhetoric and Muslims have been dehumanised to such an extent that they exist outside of the space where rights are guaranteed to them.” Of course, the very opposite is true. In truth, “television, film and press” have, contrary to this mendacious screed against Canadian (and American) freedom of expression, have inadvertently taken up the cause of the Islamist. After all, it was Western journalists who first invented—and then purveyed with proofs—the phrase “Islamophobia.” Today “Islamophobia” is referred to as some sort of social disease and used to label anyone brave enough to tell the truth in real time about Islam and Muslim behaviour. If anyone is being “dehumanised to such an extent that they exist outside of the space where rights are guaranteed to them,” it would be those public figures today defending our democratic freedoms against those who denigrate such honesty and patriotism as Islamophobia.
We are laden—despite our loud protestations and proofs to the contrary—with these false and misleading representations of Islam and its jihadist ideology, as though jihad is simply a “personal thing” and innocuous. The masses have always been prone to believe those things sounding most convenient, requiring the least noetic effort to brook, regardless the absence of truth, regardless the steam-roller of calamity coming around the bend at them. And this is exactly why Justin Trudeau’s fantasy politics finds purchase in the media today. As old Horace wrote long ago, “It has always been lawful, and always will be, to issue words stamped with the mint-mark of the day.”
Vauvenargues opined that “Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.” I have no intention of ever being debased by a religion whose primary purpose, as pointed out in its Quran, is to force or conjure, by foot or by fathom, the entire world into submission to its barbaric and insensate tenets. And I’m not alone. Those with me are not about to imitate the madmen of Islam. We are not about to go on a murderous rampage because someone slighted our religious beliefs. We are not about to obtrude our religious beliefs on others. We are not about to threaten those of other faiths, nor those who’ve left our particular religion, with death. We are not about to hate Jews simply because they’re Jews. I could go on, but I trust anyone who thinks as I do has picked up on the gist of what I’m saying. The best revenge is to remain who we are and what we are and to avoid becoming anything like those who are offended at our existence.