Accept Islam’s local role to deal with extremism: adviser
Western nations would better deal with Islamist extremism if they accepted Islam as part of modern Western society and therefore could “own the debate’’, prominent British Muslim activist Maajid Nawaz said tonight.
(Psychobabble. By “accepting Islam” he means we should submit. Islam doesn’t accept us. Islam doesn’t accept the unbeliever. That is not “extremism”, that is basic Islam 101.)
Mr Nawaz finished his Australian tour in Sydney with a question-and-answer session attended by several hundred people at Sydney University on Saturday.
The counter-extremism adviser and author has appeared at a series of speaking events in Melbourne and Sydney as part of his global campaign to challenge Islamic extremism.
Nawaz challenges nothing. He does Islamo agitprop.
After answering a range of questions, including on his former membership to extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir and how to prevent radicalisation in young people, Mr Nawaz told the largely Caucasian crowd to “own” the problem of Islamic extremism.
“When we finally realise that Muslims are here to stay, that they are native to the West, their version of Islam is native to the West, we will own that conversation on equal terms,” he said.
Muslims are not “native to the west” and they don’t follow “their version”, they follow Muhammad and the Koran. And they do what their imam tells them in the mosque.
“As we love our fellow Christian neighbours, we will love our fellow Muslim neighbours because we will feel it’s part of us.’’
What? The Koran tells muslims to be kind to their fellow muslims and to be ‘harsh’ to the unbelievers: 48:29 Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are harsh against disbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Be sensible, people: love your fellow Aussies and stand with us against the Mohammedan scourge!
Mr Nawaz said some Muslims had been born and raised in Australia and the Islam they followed was therefore also born and raised in Australia.
BS on stilts.
“When we look at it like that, we stop ‘other-ising’ and we will feel like we own the problem and therefore own the conversation, as we do with Christianity,” he said.
Don’t look at it the way Nawaz wants you to. You are fooling yourself.
“No one sees Christianity as alien to the West. They feel like they own the debate because Christianity is viewed as native to the West.”
It is. Christianity is native to the West. For 2000 years. That’s a fact. Its also the reason why the west is not Islamic.
To the mainstream Muslim community across the world, Mr Nawaz is a controversial figure because he calls for Islam to become more secular and for Muslims to do more to prevent extremism.
This kind of Islamo promo is not “secular” at all.
But on Saturday a Sydney Muslim woman stood up in the crowd to thank Mr Nawaz.
There is always another Muslim woman who stands up. They are a dime a dozen.
“You have opened up the dialogue and I hope people who are supposed to represent mainstream Islam will take a cue from you,” she said.
Nawaz opened up a can of worms. This is no “dialogue”.
Speaking later to AAP, Rizvana, who did not wish to use her surname, called on her fellow Muslims to be open to Mr Nawaz’s ideas.
“Give him the chance. Engage with him and have some sort of dialogue with him and see how far he is actually true to his word,” she said.
A Muslim woman’s witness is only half of a man’s. Muhammad said “women are deficient in intelligence”.
Mr Nawaz’s counter-extremism research group Quilliam, which regularly advises the UK government, has also hosted Australian officials at its offices in London.
G-d help us if we go the way of once great Britain.