The following article by Michael Coren appeared in the September 6, 2014 edition of the Toronto Sun.
I have taken the unusual step of posting it on this site because I firmly believe Coren is absolutely correct, because it really struck a chord with me and because I really hope it strikes a chord with my readers as well.
Especially on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11.
Here we go.
Only a bigot believes that all Muslims are terrorists, but only a fool believes there is no link between Islam and terrorism.
Yet as still another innocent person is beheaded and paraded before the world, there are two odious coalitions that refuse the embrace or admit the truth.
The first is in some ways easier to deal with. This dark gang includes Islamic fundamentalists, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic fanatics, haters of the West and in particular the United States and hard left extremists who believe all violence and instability aids their cause.
The second is more complex and nuanced. This alliance involves the cowardly, the absurdly naive, the usefully stupid, the relativist deniers and those who due to good will or a total lack of historical consciousness believe all religions are the same and if only everybody had high speed Internet and a full belly we could all dance together into the sunset.
There are in fact four stages involved in the denial of Islamic terror. The first is where we empty our heads. The second is where we bury our heads. The third is where we bow our heads. The fourth is where we lose our heads.
The first three are metaphorical, the last is literal.
The first stage involves ignorance. We assume Islamic violence is all our fault because of, for example, the Crusades.
This is what I call the Kevin Costner school of history.
In the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, dashing Kev tells us that his dad thought it wrong to convert people to another religion. Quite so, but Robin’s dad obviously knew little of the Crusades because they never tried to convert Muslims and were a direct response to 300 years of Islamic violence in the Holy Land. They were a product of Islamic brutality, not its cause.
From the Crusades we blame imperialism, even though the major empire of the Islamic world was Turkish and Muslim; we blame Israel; we blame George Bush; we blame everyone and everything other than the genuine article.
The second stage is an attempt to ignore what is going on, to pretend if we are sufficiently indifferent it will all disappear and we can return to our Netflix and HBO and be terribly smug and clever in our own cocoons of moribund complacency.
Next is submission, where we become subservient to an Islamic ascendancy that takes the shape of anti-racism, anti-Islamophobia, liberalism and a bewildering belief that Christianity is oppressive and reactionary and perhaps Islam really does have quite a lot to offer if we give it enough time and thought.
Finally comes, well, the decapitation of the few followed by the political and moral decapitation of the many.
If you doubt me, ask Arab Christians how quickly the Islamic cringing minority becomes the angry, demanding group insisting that their rights and sensitivities triumph over all other feelings and aspirations.
This not about individual Muslims, but about an Islamism that runs directly contrary to progress, human rights, sexual and gender equality, pluralism, independent opinion and individual, scientific and ethical advancement.
The blades are hovering quite close now, closer than you might imagine.
That’s the end of the article.
Suffice it to say that the link between Islam and terrorism is well and truly established and is beyond dispute.
Suffice it to say that the Islamization of every single Western country there is, including Canada and the United States, is well and truly underway.
Suffice it to say that in many places in the West the barbarians are not only at the gate they are well beyond it.
Suffice it to say that simply facing up to the truth about Islam and terrorism is not enough.
Suffice it to say that if Western countries want to survive as free, democratic, independent nations they must fight Islamic terrorism, fight the Islamization that is being foisted on them, with every means at their disposal.
Suffice it to say that if individual Westerners want to survive as free, independent, thinking human beings they must do the same.
The blades really are quite close you know and time really is of the essence.
So, by all means, face the truth about Islam and terrorism.
Then do something about it.
Thank you Michael.