Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Leftists continue their blind crusade against "Islamophobia"

As the general election heats up in the UK, the Labour Party, which commands over 30% of the vote, has made a pledge that if elected they will outlaw "Islamophobia". The Green Party, which according to them has the most active young membership of all the parties, has also made a commitment to combat "Islamophobia".

The Left loves to see itself as the defender of the vulnerable and according to the leftist mind Muslims are a "vulnerable minority". I was reading an article in the New York Times today about the row caused by the PEN awards for Courage in Freedom of Expression going to Charlie Hebdo and the withdrawal in protest of six notable writers from the gala event.

In defence of his position, the novelist Peter Carey said, “All this is complicated by PEN’s seeming blindness to the cultural arrogance of the French nation, which does not recognize its moral obligation to a large and disempowered segment of their population.” What evidence is there that French Muslims are a "disempowered segment of the population"? Surely, this observation is the product of perceptual filtering and not empirical fact?

Further down the page the author of the article says, "The withdrawals reflect the debate over Charlie Hebdo that erupted immediately after the attack, with some questioning whether casting the victims as free-speech heroes ignored what some saw as the magazine’s particular glee in beating up on France’s vulnerable Muslim minority." Again, the assumption is made in a completely unquestioning way that France's Muslims are vulnerable. Where is the evidence for this?

Finally, the article also refers to Gary Trudeau's recent speech in which he said, "by attacking a powerless, disenfranchised minority with crude, vulgar drawings closer to graffiti than cartoons, Charlie wandered into the realm of hate speech.”

Are Muslims anywhere a powerless, disenfranchised minority? It's as if the leftist mind has to impose this construct onto the social world. It simply cannot exist without framing the world in these terms. Its whole explanatory system of how and why things are as they are is based on maintaining these constructs. They cannot be questioned.

This may explain the Left's inability to assimilate facts which contradict their assumption that Muslims are a vulnerable minority and yet these facts are everywhere:
  • vociferous demands for mainstream society to accommodate to Islamic norms
  • endless attacks on our freedoms
  • regular attempts to kill us in large numbers
  • the spread of ugly, domineering mosques
  • increasing evidence of intention to subvert our democracies and replace it with a theocracy
  • in-your-face clothing that segregates Muslims from everyone else and alienates the host society
  • preachers who publicly incite against democracy and democratic freedoms
  • growing insistence for ever more conformity to halal
  • thousands of non-Muslim under-age girls trafficked in horrific Muslim sex gangs involving abusive encounters with older men
"Islamophobia", so-called, is a perfectly reasonable concern about the nature of Islam that is aroused by the vicious teachings of Muhammad and those who implement them.

Muslims now promote the narrative, with the blind connivance of the Left, that they are suffering from this perfectly reasonable concern about the nature of Islam as if it was a serious form of persecution.

This purely fictional persecution is then touted as just cause for implementing the vicious teachings of Muhammad.

In truth, the vicious teachings of Muhammad which raise the banner of Islam in the pursuit of conquest are always the prime mover; all else is propaganda in furtherance of that cause.

The Left are blinded by perceptual constructs such as "victims", "powerlessness", "disenfranchised", "vulnerable", which they impose on the social world and thereby misunderstand it to a catastrophic degree.