Often when I journey round the great and sometimes bizarre human library which is the Internet I come across writers that say what I want to say far better than I can say it.
I’m inspired to put up this piece from the website religionofpeace.com to counter the opinions of the number of people, not just on this site but on others, who are calling for the re opening of Concentration Camps for Europe’s Islamic population. I don’t agree with these opinions, for me they go against everything I believe in and an attitude I have fought against for a large portion of my adult life. When such opinions are spoken then it is important that those who disagree with such opinions speak against them and say: ‘there is a problem with Islam and Islam is a threat, but concentration camps are NEVER the answer’.
The question of ‘what can be done’ about Islam is one that is on many people’s lips. Some, like the EDL for example, are street protesters, and although street protest can work, they also often ineffective (like the 2003 Left wing anti war march) and are easily controlled and neutralised by the Police. Also the days when media organisations sent people out to cover big demos has long gone, often demonstrations preach to the converted and get virtually zero media coverage. No reasonable person wants to see mobs with flaming torches fighting each other on the streets, so that is not a responsible way to fight back either.
So what can be done? How can Islam be fought without us in the West losing that which has made our societies great?
The Religion of Peace site puts it better than I ever could by saying:
|Islam: What Can be Done?What can we do about Islam and the
threat that it poses to Western values?
|12-11-2006Our least favourite question is unfortunately one that we see quite a bit. Readers who understand Islamic history and teaching, and thus realize the danger that it poses to our future naturally want to know what can be done to prevent this from happening.
Our conclusion is that educating oneself, educating others, and speaking truthfully about “the Religion of Peace” is the best start. Islam is it’s own worst enemy in that the more that is known about it, the less attractive it becomes… to everyone.
Vital organs are co-opted and eventually shut down as Islam advances. In a matter of time, the entire system groans to an agonizing death and assumes the condition of the diseased nations from which Muslims originally fled. The virus then looks for new hosts to cannibalize.
Some Westerners, particularly those with children (and an investment in the future), are far-sighted enough to trace the eventual end game of current trends. Though many Muslims are decent people, the religion itself always has a way of bringing the radicals along with it. The radicals then infest and influence the mainstream – and the rest of society pays the cost.
A question that we often hear is, “What can we do about it?”
First, let’s go over what shouldn’t be done about it.
1) Do NOT hurt Muslims. Westerners generally don’t have a problem with this, having shown remarkable restraint in the wake of horrendous terror attacks. Bottom line: You don’t know any terrorists. The Muslims that you know in your private life are not terrorists. Don’t harm them or protect anyone who does.
2) Do NOT harass Muslims. The Muslims that you know personally are probably not much different than you are. They have the same concerns for their children’s future and the same interests in getting ahead in life. They do not deserve to be harassed on account of a religion that they may not understand very well or take all that seriously.
3) Do NOT vandalize the property of Muslims. Same reasons; Grow up.
4) Do NOT publicly abuse copies of the Quran It doesn’t accomplish anything other than giving radicals another reason to play the victim, get angry, and perhaps hurt someone. It’s also juvenile and offensive. Treat the Quran the way that you would prefer Muslims treat whatever book that you consider sacred.
If you want to confront Islam, then you must be truthful and objective, rather than rude and slanderous. Don’t exaggerate or use absolutes. Don’t say that all Muslims are bad people (they aren’t), or that everything about Islam is bad.
The key to stopping Islam is education, because the more that is known about this 7th century religion the less appeal it will have in today’s world. Muslim defenders know this, which is why they hide behind censorship and book banning in the Islamic world and desperate but comical appeals to political correctness and multiculturalism in the West. Muslim organizations, such as CAIR, often rely on outright falsehood to deceive others into dropping their defenses.
Non-Muslim Westerners should understand that there is no reason to place Islam above criticism or Muslims above offense merely on that basis. In fact, there is every reason not to do this. Islamic law poses a threat to nearly every liberal value that the West holds dear.
Learn as much as you can about why Islam is dangerous. Understandits history. Learn how thousands of people can do brutal things each year explicitly in the name of Islam and Allah, while a billion others never seem to be terribly bothered about it.
In short, educate yourself. Then you can educate others. And they can educate others as well. Remember, Islam is not just a religion, but also a political system.
Write to political leaders. Inform them. Make them accountable for each compromised standard and every freedom lost in the name of appeasement to Islam. Expose the lies and double-standards. Denounce the hypocrisy of Muslim nations.
Speak truthfully. Speak tactfully.
If Islam wins, then civilization loses… but at least we will have gone down swinging.
What this article says to me is that there are more moral ways of fighting the fascistic creed of Islam than by violence, ways that are less likely to turn us into the sort of creatures who became the handmaidens of Stalin and Hitler and gave them the ability to kill a total of 32 million people for racial or political reasons.
We MUST fight back against Islam but we must do it in a way that doesn’t destroy ourselves in the process. There is no point in winning a war only to lose our humanity.
Original article on The Religion of Peace
20th Century death count – From sources here I extrapolated the number of people Stalin killed for political reasons and the total number of people Hitler either had killed in the field or who were murdered in concentration camps for racial or political reasons). The figures are 20 million killed by Stalin and a total of 12 million killed in Nazi concentration camps.