Projection

Thanks to Jihad Watch, a treasure trove of information:

“…if you want to know what the Leftists and their jihadist allies are doing, look at what they’re accusing others of doing…”—  Robert Spencer

Hitler  accused  the Jews of wanting to dominate the world.

Now it is Arabs, Muslims, and their allies who accuse Israelis of wanting to dominate the world, subjugate non-Jews, and destroy or subvert Western or Islamic values, etc. etc. etc.

Does anyone see a pattern here?

“Islam is being attacked all over the globe”–no, wait….

“The West has declared war on Islam” —  no, wait…..

“The Israelis are trying to wipe out the Palestinians and drive them into the sea”–no, wait…..

“The Americans are bombing and raping and slaughtering innocent civilians left and right”–no, wait….

“The infidels are scheming and plotting to take over Muslim lands”–no, wait….

“The infidels show no respect for Islamic culture”–no, wait….

“Islam is a religion of peace”–no, wait….

In “Nothing To Fear: Misreading Muslim immigration in Europe” by John R. Bowen in the Boston Review‘s January/February 2010 edition (thanks to Quasimodo), there appears this paragraph:

Europe’s anti-Islam sentiment may be expressed most visibly in memoirs because Europeans have been reticent to condemn Islam–or religion more generally–outright. Americans, however, seem to prefer a less subtle approach. In the United States, alongside the autobiographies, we find two kinds of direct attack on Islam: as a “gutter religion” (Robert Spencer’s The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran) and as a threat to our fundamental values–a threat that has already overrun Europe and is now heading this way.

The Left, Islam, hate and projection

Robert Spencer

In “Nothing To Fear: Misreading Muslim immigration in Europe” by John R. Bowen in the Boston Review‘s January/February 2010 edition there appears this paragraph:

Europe’s anti-Islam sentiment may be expressed most visibly in memoirs because Europeans have been reticent to condemn Islam–or religion more generally–outright. Americans, however, seem to prefer a less subtle approach. In the United States, alongside the autobiographies, we find two kinds of direct attack on Islam: as a “gutter religion” (Robert Spencer’s The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran) and as a threat to our fundamental values–a threat that has already overrun Europe and is now heading this way.

Yikes! That’s some bad craziness, eh? A “gutter religion”! Imagine someone using that kind of hateful and incendiary rhetoric! Why, it’s unconscionable! It’s paranoid! It’s…evil!

There’s just one catch: the words “gutter religion,” despite the quotes around them in Bowen’s piece, never actually appear in The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran. In fact, nowhere in any of my nine books, over a thousand articles, and over twenty thousand blog posts have I ever referred to Islam as a “gutter religion.” Bowen is falsely attributing the words to me.

There is, however, someone who has used those words. Louis Farrakhan some years back referred to Judaism as a “gutter religion.”

This is a common practice of the Left and of jihadists as well: they project what they themselves do onto their enemies. They do this so reliably that if you want to know what the Leftists and their jihadist allies are doing, look at what they’re accusing others of doing — that is always a reliable indicator. And the antisemitism that has become so fashionable on the Left these days points back to Farrakhan’s quote, and to the true purveyors of hate paranoia in this scenario.

Check out this comment from Hugh Fitzgerald about  Mohammedan accusations of  “colonialist” and “racist” for any  resistance to being dominated by the cult of Islam.

“Muslim woman with deep sincerity explained that any act, by Europeans, to defend and protect their ways, their laws and customs and social understandings, that conflicted with Islam were the acts of “colonialists.” In other words, Muslims are now depicting anything done to prevent them from demanding changes in the societies of Europe as “colonialist” and “racist.””

Mental Acrobatics & Turning Reality on its Head: a Mohammedan Specialty

A “thought-provoking” documentary on Islam in America provokes conspiracy theory as well.

Razack’s message portrayed Muslims, including Western Muslims, as perpetual victims of “imperial practices” and as outsiders who are prevented from integrating because of Western “racism”—a bizarre argument that took cynical intellectual acrobatics to defend. Razack’s position justifies the self-segregation of Western Muslims, which not only undermines the cohesiveness of our society, but may also perpetuate the underlying causes of homegrown terrorism.

One thought on “Projection”

  1. Robert Spencer is right, if you want to know what Muslims and their supporters on the Left (and some on the Right) want to do, listen to what they complain about what they oppose. They telegraph what they intend for what they oppose, especially the Jews. Their duplicitous double talk gives away their intentions.

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