“To a person who consents no injustice is done.” –Latin maxim
It should be quite disturbing for all Canadians to read in the newspapers that Omar Khadr has been granted bail and, if the Federal Government’s attempt to have this bail order stayed is unsuccessful, he will be released into the public domain—just as disturbing as it should be for Canadians to read not too long ago about the Pakistani national demanding that she be allowed to wear the Muslim niqab during the swearing in ceremony upon receiving Canadian citizenship. Problem is, for many Canadians who should know better, this is not disturbing; in fact, such news is good news in their circles.
Horace was so right: “The people are a many-headed beast.” We really have no clue as to the extent of the gross imprudence many of our fellow citizens will stoop to in order to justify their predisposition to inhale those noetically pathogenic ideologies and religious narratives which wiser minds long ago warned were detrimental to Western democracies. The present fate of countries like Britain, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, etc. are proof of the validity of these warnings. But, regardless the very obvious examples the violent adherents of Islam continue to leave in their wake, nothing seems to dissuade these improvident fools from consenting to this kind of slow and unseemly erosion of our democratic traditions and way of life.
Pamela Geller is today being attacked on all fronts simply because she has refused to cower to the imperious traditions of Islam’s madmen. Instead of blaming these savages who do nothing but obstruct all the good things Islam’s apologists have promised us is forthcoming from the “religion of peace,” the major media outlets (from what I have read thus far) have labelled her a “provocateur” and “instigator” simply because two Muslim gunmen, offended by a cartoon contest depicting the Prophet Mohammed, chose to murder just anyone attending or near the event, in this case members of the security detail hired to protect those inside the building. Apparently, according to the “elitist journalists” (to borrow the appropriate phrase from Pamela Geller), it’s bad etiquette to draw caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, and such bad etiquette is deserving of death, even at the hands of religious fanatics. Heaven forbid we should offend religious fanatics. These fanatics—and the fools who defend their homicidal sensibilities—want to send us off to Heaven when all we want is to live peaceably here on earth.
Raphael Israeli has written, “…while acts of violence that take on the characteristics of terrorism have to be identified and eradicated, one also ought to detect and recognize the ideological infrastructure which permits them to take hold in certain societies more than in others.” Those of us who have been watching Islam’s intrusion into the Western world know why terrorism and religiously inspired sectarian violence is the norm in countries where Islam has gained preponderance. But what self-professed “experts” in our part of the world refuse to acknowledge—but can’t help but notice—is how the conventional decorum of Western democracies is fast becoming transmogrified into the same “ideological infrastructure” which provides Islam’s imperialistic protagonists carte-blanche to murder their political and/or religious opponents in broad daylight, exempt from punishment or public condemnation. The terrorist attack on Pamela Geller’s cartoon contest in Garland, Texas is a case in point and should be discomposing enough to wake the most undiscerning pluralist from his Laputan sleep, but, as the past two days have confirmed, it’s not.
“The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it.” Elmer Davis, whose words these are, would certainly have accommodated Pamela Geller’s warning were he alive today. He would have noticed right away that this woman is no coward. And as a newspaper man, he would certainly have condemned today’s gutless journalists for their noetic impotence and their moral diffidence: instead of condemning Islam’s religious bullies as thoroughly as they have so often denigrated Zionist Jews and fundamental Christians, they portray Geller as superfluous and a fringe voice, and for no other reason than that she has exposed the shortcomings of these weak-kneed journalists and their wilful refusal to condemn the rampageous intolerance we have now come to expect from Islam’s most observant.
It will not be the journalists or the “moderate Muslims” who save Western democracies from the long and destructive fingers of Islam’s religious savages. Rather it will be those patriots who are not ashamed of being patriotic or afraid of informing the uninformed that all religions are not equal. And I think there will be much suffering ahead for all of us—an injustice for those in the camp of Pamela Geller, but not so much an injustice for those who for so long have stubbornly consented to this madness, who are helping to bring it down upon all our heads.