Every day we get news out of Europe showing us how Islamization is becoming more prevalent everywhere and how Islam and Islamists are taking over wherever we look. European countries are being turned into Islamic states governed by Islamic law, Sharia, before our very eyes. Islam is on the march everywhere and there isn’t a country on the continent that hasn’t been infected by the Islamic plague. Western values and institutions are under attack all over the continent and not a day goes by without us hearing about another assault by Islam and Islamists on freedom, democracy and the Western way of life. Still, two events just occurred that are particularly egregious and distressing, one in France and one in Britain, both of which should give all freedom loving people great cause for concern, even more than they might normally have.
The office of a French satirical magazine was firebombed and destroyed after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor” for this week’s issue in response to the electoral victory of the Islamist Ennahda Party in Tunisia. The cover of the issue shows a caricature of Mohammed saying “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter” and it also includes an editorial purportedly by the Prophet entitled Halal Aperitif and an article entitled Madam Sharia. The magazine’s website was also hacked into and a message was left on it which said “You keep abusing Islam’s almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech. Be Allah’s curse upon you!”
If anything is disgusting and disgraceful it is the firebombing and hacking, not the content of the magazine. The firebombing and hacking are direct, frontal assaults on freedom of speech and freedom of expression in France and were done to intimidate and silence critics of Islam and/or Mohammed. As free people living in a free society (for now anyway) the French have every right to criticize, satirize, skewer or question Islam or Mohammed or anything related to either in any way they see fit. Islamists are trying to take that right away, which is why they firebombed the office and hacked into the website. If they succeed criticizing, satirizing, skewering or questioning Islam, Mohammed or anything related to either would be verboten in France and freedom of speech and freedom of expression would be effectively destroyed there. If I were French I would be gruesomely punished or killed for expressing concerns about Islam and Islamists and if you were French you would be gruesomely punished or killed for listening and paying attention to them.
In Britain, a Member of Parliament named Mike Freer was meeting with his constituents at a mosque in London last week when a group called Muslims Against Crusades put a post on its website which called for Muslims to attack him. Muslims Against Crusades wrote “We warn Mike Freer and every other MP in Britain that their presence is no longer welcomed in any Muslim area and that examples such as Stephen Timms should serve as a piercing reminder of this.” Stephen Timms is a Member of Parliament who was stabbed by a Muslim constituent at a meeting in London last year. As a result of the post a protest took place outside the mosque and a number of protesters forced their way into the meeting and disrupted it. Freer was called a “Jewish homosexual pig” and police had to be called to protect him.
The incident was a blatant attack on British parliamentary democracy by Muslims Against Crusades, a national organization in Britain which has large and growing support in the Muslim community there. Among other things, Muslims Against Crusades believes that Muslims are “not obliged to obey the law of the land in whatever country they reside” and has attempted to set up Islamic areas governed by Sharia all over the country. It has organized countless demonstrations and rallies against Britain and its way of life, wants to turn Britain into an Islamic country governed by Sharia and is doing everything it can to bring that about, with some success to date. It has no respect or tolerance for British values and institutions and thinks that Islam should reign supreme throughout the land. Everything that Muslims against Crusades stands for and does is an extremely serious threat to freedom and democracy in Britain but the attacks on MPs stand out even for them. Attacking the people’s duly elected representatives and preventing them from meeting with their constituents and carrying out their responsibilities is attacking freedom and democracy themselves. Muslims Against Crusades is far from the only organization of its kind in Britain either.
France, Britain and the rest of Europe aren’t the only places where Islam and Islamists are trying to take over and rule, trying to wipe out freedom and democracy and replace them with Sharia. The same is true for the United States as well for example. In fact, the first paragraph of this essay could easily be re-written as follows.
Every day we get news out of the United States showing us how Islamization is becoming more prevalent everywhere and how Islam and Islamists are taking over wherever we look. The U.S. is being turned into an Islamic country governed by Islamic law, Sharia, before our very eyes. Islam is on the march everywhere and there isn’t a state in the union that hasn’t been infected by the Islamic plague. American values and institutions are under attack all over the country and not a day goes by without us hearing about another assault by Islam and Islamists on freedom, democracy and the American way of life. Distressing events which should give every American great cause for concern occur all the time, many of them violent, deadly and destructive.
Australia, Canada and the rest of the free world are also under attack.
So what does all this tell us? It tells us that Islam and Islamists are at war with the West and want to turn it into an Islamic entity governed by Islamic law. It tells us that Islam and Islamists want to destroy freedom and democracy wherever they exist and replace them with Islam and Sharia. It tells us that this is exactly what’s going to happen unless freedom loving people in the West take the threat very seriously and fight back to retain their values, institutions and way of life.
It tells us that we’re all in big trouble and that we’d better get a move on while we still can.