Sunday, September 16, 2012

Islamism Incompatible with Civilized Societies

Here's another take on the attacks on our embassies and consulates.

Today’s (now yesterday's) lead New York Times article, “Anti-American Protests Flare Beyond the Mideast” (meaning that they have spread throughout the entire Muslim world), makes it uncomfortably clear that we share this globe with a 1.7 billion strong religious community which is liable at the drop of a hat to erupt in global savagery. The events confirm what I have been saying since September 11, 2001: that Islam is incompatible with non-Muslim mankind, and that Muslims should therefore be separated and quarantined from non-Muslim mankind. But non-Muslim mankind, or rather the liberal West, will not pursue such a rational course. Instead it will follow Auster’s First Law of Majority-Minority Relations in Liberal Society: The worse a non-Western group behaves, the more we blame ourselves for their behavior and the more we accommodate ourselves to them.
He goes a bit further that I did. What do you think he means in saying Islam is "incompatible with the non-Muslim world"? I think it's something like this:

I am not quite so pessimistic as he is, however. I think the West will do what it must — finally — after it has tried everything else. Islam, or at least the violent portion or cult some call Islamism, will be made extinct. And that will probably go down one of two ways:

  1. The way the Assassin (Hashashiyyin) cult was exterminated. Basically, the governments of the region, including that of Saladin, attacked their strongholds and killed them all.
  2. The way the Thugee cult was exterminated. The men (the direct criminals) were executed and their families were interred. With their expiration, the cult was exterminated.
Either way, this extremist group/cult is exterminated. Note that neither of these prior cults continues to exist except as words (assassins, thugs) in our dictionaries.

I suspect that accomplishing this will require that all civilized people, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, work together to end the threat these Islamist "misunderstanders of Islam" pose to everyone.

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