The Bigotry in Islam
"I was a Muslim refugee once. I know what it's like. I know what it's like to fear rejection, deportation and the dangers that await you back home."
"[Her achievement of a graduate degree at University of Leiden in the Netherlands was a journey] from the world of faith to the world of reason."
"[The Trump administration would do well to oppose Dawa -- Islamist proselytization] which is already well established right here in the United States; [a movement which has] for too long been going on with impunity."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali-born writer, anti-Islamist, human rights activist
|Aayan Hirsi Ali, Twitter|
It is strange beyond words how it has always been historically that the elite of many societies choose to distinguish themselves by allying their personal ideals with the ideologies of fascism, from the right and the left. During the rise of Nazi Germany's fascistic Third Reich, the British nobility seemed fascinated with the phenomenon and many among them supported Adolph Hitler, as did people known as celebrities in the United States, as did figures of high repute and respectability.
And the love affair among academics for 'socialism' and the adulation they dispensed upon Marx and Lenin, their respect for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for their theses on social equality and totalitarian politics served as yet another example of how strangely wired people's thought processes can be in evaluating systems presenting as a clear threat to the pursuit of freedoms, liberty and human rights as a common good.
Now, a religion that spreads its lifestyle, theocratic and political message through intimidation, force, fear and carnage, has become the latest focal point for the liberal left to support and make common cause with. A religion meant to captivate the loyalty of Bedouin in the medieval Middle East whose drive for conquest in the 7th Century forward led to countless deaths in North Africa, India, Spain and wherever the jihad could gain forced entry has reinvigorated itself with a resumption of conquest by force of arms.
"Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our greatest hope", is the proud declaration of the Muslim Brotherhood. Which scorns the Western thought of death needing to be avoided rather than courted. The Brotherhood takes itself as being of superior mind and purpose in its view on death when the Almighty will gather the faithful to him, relegating all others to Hell. But the Brotherhood is content enough to hasten the process for Jews and Christians.
"The mosques are our barracks ... The domes our helmets ... The minarets our bayonets ... And the faithful our soldiers", declares the irascible, volatile Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, proudly. A member of NATO, an aspirant toward membership in the European Union, a sworn, deadly enemy of the Kurds, the Armenians and the Greeks, and never should one forget the accursed Jews...
The Muslim Brotherhood, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali declares, has been singularly successful in inveigling itself into the trust of the United States, never so greatly as with the administration of Barack Obama. Its offspring terror group Hamas, has similarly infiltrated itself into North America and Europe, using the enabling academic community, unions, and liberal church groups to further their interests, all decrying "Islamophobia!" to the great satisfaction of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, itself well positioned and guiding the United Nations.
While it is dismaying that Americans voted for and brought into office an egotistically vulgar man whose intelligence and ethics have called into question the wisdom of the electorate's choice in their backlash against their nation backtracking on its traditions, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is satisfied that Donald Trump viewed realistically "the hateful ideology of radical Islam" and the threat it poses to democracy. She abhors Barack Obama's delicacy in avoiding the phrase "Islamic violence", to sidestep the appearance of bigotry.
Yet, her stance is decried while the well-entrenched men and women who support and advance the interests of violent Islam by portraying themselves as loyal to American interests even while their words and actions are transparently dismissive of Western values, as they are feted and honoured for their consummate skills in manipulating the easily-led minds of those dedicated to 'equality', shutting their eyes and ears to the threats that surround them.
The zeitgeist of the times is such that this new American president, dismissive of allies and of the associations that have represented the best interests of democracies, while oafishly pursuing his personal interests alongside that of the public he now represents, has brought down well-earned accusations of calumny on the position he holds. He is now held in so little respect internationally that the positions he takes are condemned, and those positions which have merit are given short shrift.
Chris J Ratcliffe via Getty ImagesMuslims march in a pride parade in London. June 25, 2016.