* The comical efforts to deny the Islamic threat by Western governments, especially in Britain,- are hair-raising. Gordon Brown’s ludicrous refusal to speak the truth about Britain’s enemies is a direct result of the European Union’s craven policy of preemptive appeasement: Terror-spooked EU: ‘Don’t say Muslims’.
Q: Who is winning the really important war of ideas â€” the one between the West and itself?
A: Not the side that understands jihad as a foundational Islamic institution.
This is nothing new. From September 11 onward, the yeoman effort of elites has been to wrench “Islam” away from all acts of jihad. But now, particularly after the London and Glasgow attacks, their efforts have achieved a deeper level of denial, and, worse, broader consensus.
The new British prime minister, Gordon Brown, has directed ministers to omit “Muslim” when discussing (Muslim) terrorism. And forget the generic “war on terror”; even that pathetic phrase is off limits. (This has absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Brown’s unctuously stated goal to make Britain “the gateway for Islamic finance.”) The new Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith (love that “i” ending) refers to British Muslims as “communities” â€” maybe a prelude to not mentioning them at all. Both have done the “perversion of a great faith”
dance to enlightened applause, taking cues from the unpublished “EU Lexicon,” which reportedly nixes such “offensive” phrases as “Islamic terrorism.”
British literary lions couldn’t agree more. Philosopher John Gray and historian Eric Hobsbawm recently said on British television that even the word “Islamist” was “unfair” because “it implied a strong link to Islam.” Never mind the link is doctrinally accurate. Better to accommodate mortal threat without identifying its Islamic roots. Instead of defending their nations â€” for starters, stopping Islamic immigration and, with it, the progression of Islamic law into Western societies â€” our elites have decided to pretend Islam isn’t there at all.
Madness. Read it all…
The Islamofascists are winning the public relations war because of Civilization’s defensive thinking. Conflicts, whether military or political, are won by offense and not defense.
Helmuth Karl Bernhard, Graf von Moltke, wrote (Hughes, 1993),
The advantages of the offense are clear and permanent. He who acts on his own decision lays down the law to which the waiting party must conform his countermeasures.
…In doubtful cases and in unclear conditions (which occur so often in war), it will generally be more advisable to proceed actively and keep the initiative than to await the law of the opponent.
Moltke adds that the offensive is the basic form of the Prussian conduct of war and that even the defensive, when it is necessary, is always active and never passive.
The problem is that our side almost uniformly “awaits the law of the opponent” by reacting to the Islamofascist propaganda organs. We dance to the enemy’s music instead of forcing the enemy to dance to ours.
From Israpundit. Read it all…
‘Watch out for people doing things’
London – British public safety officials today increased the national alert level to “Quite Elevated Indeed” â€” the highest category possible â€” and appealed to UK citizens to “keep a sharp lookout for diverse people engaged in activities.”
“We ask the public to report any behaviors by various people that may or may not be of a suspicious nature,” said Lt. Clive Jameson of the Metropolitan Police Service. “We further ask the public to be especially vigilant for activities of broad stratas of people who may be from countries of some sort, especially those within the eastern and/or western hemisphere.”
The elevated alert levels come on the heels of a week when London and Glasgow narrowly escaped potential events that intelligence experts say may have been related to diverse groups of people doing things. Initially police had specifically asked the public for information relating to doctors driving automobiles, but that initial warning brought angry denunciations from the British Medical Association and the UK Automobile Association.
“This directive unfairly singles out and targets British medical professionals, a great many of whom are loyal and patriotic citizens,” complained Dr. Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA. “The fact that some of the people involved in the recent unfortunate events may have been doctors is totally coincidental, just as if they had been accountants, plumbers, or random members of a deranged apocalyptic religious cult.”
Sir Trevor Chinn, Chairman of the UKAA, warned that the earlier directive would “spark a backlash against the British motoring community and promote a climate of fear and carophobia.”
On Tuesday, new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with representatives of the medical and car communities and announced that the government would henceforth prohibit occupational and transportational profiling by public officials. Brown said further government communications would prohibit the use of certain prejudicial words like “doctor,” “Vauxhall,” “podiatrist,” “propane,” “Asia,” “drive,” “ticking noises,” “panic,” and “the.” Brown also announced the formation of a blue ribbon multicultural community advisory board chaired by Dr. Mohammed Ibn-Yasin of the UK Islamic Podiatric and Car Bombing Club.