Let’s get one thing straight at the very beginning.
Countering Jihad, actually, countering Islam,is noble, honorable and necessary and individuals and organizations who do so exhibit a great deal of courage and deserve gratitude and kudos for fighting against a backward, atavistic, 7th century ideology that has brought nothing but death, destruction and misery since it came into existence 1,400 years ago and is doing exactly the same all over the world even as we speak…an ideology that seeks to destroy freedom, democracy, secularism and pluralism wherever they are found and force everyone to live according to the dictates of Islamic law…an ideology that is cruel, intolerant, violent, hateful and uncompromising… an ideology that brooks no dissent and would turn us all into good little Islamists whether we wanted to become one or not…an ideology that is fundamentally at odds with the values and principles Western civilization is built on and most important of all, an ideology that seeks to conquer Western countries and bring Western civilization to its knees and wipe out the Western way of life.
Countering Islam is noble and honorable because it means that Islam’s doctrine of hatred and death is rejected in favor of a doctrine of light and life, it is necessary because unless Islam and the Islamization of our countries are stopped freedom, democracy, secularism and pluralism will be things of the past and we will soon find ourselves living in Islamic societies governed by Islamic law and it is courageous because those that do so are constantly threatened and attacked and literally place their lives in great danger.
Nevertheless, a left-wing British organization full of ignorant, simple-minded apologists for Islam called Hope Not Hate has just released a screed entitled the Counter-Jihad Report which lists individuals and organizations around the globe which are prominent in countering Jihad, in the fight against Islam and its manifestation in the world. The release coincided with the beginning of the trial of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring-Breivik. The Report draws a link between the atrocities he committed and criticism of Islam. According to the Report, critics of Islam inspired him to commit mass murder, the implication being that the murders would not have been committed if critics of Islam had just kept silent.
This is of course patent nonsense. Breivik was inspired by Islam manifesting itself in his country and by how the Islamic presence was changing its nature and character, nothing more. Not one of the individuals and organizations listed in the Report has ever espoused violence as a means of overcoming the problems raised by Islam in their country or anywhere else either, not one. Equating criticism of Islam and concern about the effect it is having throughout the West is disgusting, misleading and a great big fat obvious lie. What then is the real purpose of the Report? That’s easy.
The real purpose is four-fold.
The first is to demonize, vilify and discredit critics of Islam and in the end, silence them, no matter how prominent, knowledgeable, credible and respected they are.
The second is to make criticism of Islam criminal and take away our right to raise concerns about its presence in our countries, to remove our right to speak out against it or even to raise questions about it.
The third is to whitewash Islam, to convince people that it is benign and not malignant and that we really have nothing to fear from it, to convince us that Islam’s presence does not contradict our values and principles will not destroy our way of life.
The fourth is to pave the way for Islam to conquer us, to force us to submit to it and turn our countries into Islamic states governed by Islamic law.
That’s what the Report is really all about. It is no coincidence that its release coincided with the beginning of Breivik’s trial. He’s just another tool for the stooges at Hope Not Hate, like the Report itself.
Which means that its nothing more than propaganda and has nothing to do with reality.