“Islamism” again….

It would be a breath of fresh air to get rid of all the obscurantism  when it comes to the so-called ‘faith’ of 1.5 gazillion mad muslims.  ‘Radical’ Islam, ‘Extremism’, ‘militants’, ‘fundamentalist’, Islamofascism, whatever you call it, there is only Islam, and that’s it. Ask Turkish wannabe caliph Tayyip Erdogan, he’ll tell ya.

The answer to Islamism is truth and pride

Andrew Bolt

The rise of radical Islam is helped by the fashionable disdain for the West promoted by the West’s intelligentsia:

A study by the University of Melbourne’s David Malet—Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflicts—looking at “outside combatants” in conflicts across the past 200 years has found foreign fighters are becoming an increasing menace in countries such as Australia and more needs to be done to keep them engaged in the country in which they are citizens…

Dr Malet argues that insurgent groups would have a harder time conscripting fighters if the likely recruits had a stronger sense of citizenship in their own country.

“While some view nationalism as a threatening phenomenon, it presents an alternative to transnationalism, which is a driving force behind the rise of foreign fighters,” he said.

Former Islamist radical Maajid Nawaz agrees a lack of strong identity – and a big dash of victimology – turned him into a menace, too:

Add this to my own internal identity crisis – I didn’t know if I was British or Pakistani, Muslim or agnostic – and my disenfranchisement from mainstream society was complete.

However, it’s what happened next that sealed my fate. I needed someone who could guide a broken and confused 16-year-old. Instead, I came across a charismatic recruiter espousing HT’s cause who sold me the ideology of Islamism in the name of Islam.

But Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient faith over society. To achieve this, Islamism uses political grievances, such as mine, to alienate and then provide an alternative sense of belonging to vulnerable young Muslims. Preying on the grievances of disaffected young men is the bedrock of Islamism.


Like all bigoted ideologies, it plays on the identity politics game, creating a “them and us”, in order to provide a home for the “us” against the alien “other” and control the community by acting as the sole “representative” of Muslims.

‘Them and us?’ They don’t have to ‘create’ it. Its Islam 101. Its the fundamental building block of Islam.

One of the Woolwich jihadists ranted to onlookers: “You” have occupied “Our” lands. Spreading this sense of exclusive Muslim victimhood is crucial to the radicalisation process.

No. Its not. Islam causes the ‘radicalisation process’. Nothing else.

Writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim whose friend Theo van Gogh, the Dutch director, was murdered by an Islamist:

I’VE seen this before. A Muslim terrorist slays a non-Muslim citizen in the West, and representatives of the Muslim community rush to dissociate themselves and their faith from the horror.

After British soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death last week in south London, Julie Siddiqi, for the Islamic Society of Britain, stepped before the microphones to attest that all good Muslims were “sickened” by the attack, “just like everyone else”.

This happens every time. Muslim men wearing suits and ties or women wearing stylish headscarves are sent out to reassure the world that these attacks have no place in real Islam, that they are aberrations and corruptions of the true faith.

But then what to make of Omar Bakri? He, too, claims to speak for the true faith, though he was unavailable for cameras in England last week because the Islamist group he founded, Al Muhajiroun, was banned in Britain in 2010. Instead, he talked to the media from Tripoli in Lebanon, where he now lives.

Michael Adebolajo – who was seen on a video at the scene of the Woolwich murder, talking to the camera while displaying his bloody hands and a meat cleaver – was Bakri’s student a decade ago… The teacher was impressed to see in the grisly video how far his shy disciple had come, “standing firm, courageous, brave. Not running away… May God reward (Adebolajo) for his actions . . . I don’t see it as a crime as far as Islam is concerned.”

The question requiring an answer at this moment in history is clear: which group of leaders really speaks for Islam. The officially approved spokesmen for the “Muslim community”? Or the manic street preachers of political Islam who indoctrinate, encourage and train the killers – then bless their bloodshed?…

Of course, the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists or sympathetic to terrorists. Equating all Muslims with terrorism is stupid and wrong. But acknowledging there is a link between Islam and terror is appropriate and necessary.

Governments seen as too weak against Islamist threats risk the public taking matters into its own hands – with ugly results:

TENSIONS over the brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby rose yesterday with a firebomb attack on an Islamic building, the defacing of war memorials and various protest marches…

There were also marches by the English Defence League and associated right-wing groups. In the largest, EDL supporters chanted anti-Muslim slogans and clashed with police and anti-fascists outside Downing Street…

The rallies came as Scotland Yard made its 10th arrest since the soldier was murdered in Woolwich, southeast London.

A 50-year-old man was being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. He was arrested in nearby Welling after buying a newspaper. A local address was being searched. A 22-year-old man, arrested on Sunday in Highbury Grove, North London, was still being questioned on suspicion of the same offence. Six other men, all in their 20s, have been arrested and bailed, while two women arrested last week face no further action.


5 thoughts on ““Islamism” again….”

  1. I’m surprised Andrew was taken in by that Maajid fellow. Maajid will always also be a “menace” because he remains a Muslim.

  2. In a way it is good that there is only one Islam. Its on its way to total discredit and defeat. The beheaders and hackers are helping.

  3. Re: the Woolwich twat you bemoaned the occupation of “our” lands – he was born in Britain!!!!

    No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, and we aren’t doing even any of these moslems (whose own ancestors were among Muhammad’s first victims) any favours by going along with any of their historic lies and alibi excuses for their crimes.

    Here’s the only difference between “radical” and “moderate” moslems:

    Radical moslems want to kill you.
    Moderate moslems want radical moslems to kill you.

    Conclusion: there are no real “moderate” moslems, because there is no moderate islam.

  4. All anthropologists agree on one thing. The human need for identity is absolute. This was first the family, morphed into clan and tribe and in the West finally the nation.From tribe to nation took a thousand years and just as many bloody clashes. To create a new, an artificial nation such as “Europe” is next to impossible, The Czech and Slovak, the Serb, Croats, Montegrins, the Alawite and Sunni of Syria, the Druze, Muslims and Christian of Lebanon, the Hutu and Tutsi of Rwanda and Burundi, no matter what fancy lines are drawn on a map no matter how high and noble the politician may be, they are not real nations and once the heavy hand of the occupier or authority is off, they either disintegrate or descend into bloody chaos or both.
    Canada and the US are slightly better off in respect of assimilating their immigrants because both have a far stronger sense of nationalism despite the immutable nature of Islam. In Europe they don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. When being French or English is frowned upon in both France and England, the only thing left to them is to be Islamic. And as for the original populations, they have been stripped of their nationality, they don’t give a damn.

    1. Actually, religion proves the exact opposite: that it’s the human need for a LACK of identity – to subsume the self into “something greater” than the self, to claim the right to remain irresponsibly wrong, and to avoid the onerous pains and fears of having to risk being wrong in order to become right, is absolute. Idolatry is excuse-making, and that’s what people love.

      What you call “identity” is really only promoting one’s idols to hide behind!


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