As I say on the
Islam in the West
millions of liberal Muslims and ex-Muslims have come to the West
to escape sharia law
and Islamic rule.
Most of them
want to live in western freedom.
Unfortunately, polls of
Muslims in the West
(including the UK
show that a substantial minority of Muslims in the West
want to import the failed ideas of their home countries
- namely the oppressive and backward ideas of sharia law.
- essentially religious fascists who want to impose their religious beliefs
on the rest of us.
What to do about these aggressors is one of the questions of our time.
Petition against sharia:
"People of all nations should be unequivocally supported in their struggle against Sharia law and should be able to live in societies where universal human rights and nationwide citizenship rights are guaranteed.
There is no place in the 21st century for Sharia. Full stop."
directly criticised Mohammed, the Koran and the Islamic religion
Death threats from violent Islamic fascists drove him
and his wife and children from their home.
In theory, we have the freedom to criticise Islam in the West.
In practice, we know we don't.
Someday, hopefully in my lifetime,
we will have the freedom to criticise Islam without fear -
as we can Christianity.
Marine Le Pen prosecuted in Oct 2015 for saying the following
about Muslims and Islamists in France:
"I'm sorry, but for those who like talking so much about the second World War, if we're talking about occupation . . . It's an occupation of pieces of territory, of neighbourhoods where religious law applies. Sure, there are no armoured vehicles, no soldiers, but it's an occupation all the same and it weighs on the inhabitants."
How on earth is this illegal in France?
Robert Spencer, June 14, 2005,
goes through the 18 complaints
brought against Oriana Fallaci by a radical Islamist.
It is outrageous that any of these were even entertained.
by Robert Spencer, February 13, 2006
- Leftists in Italy depict Fallaci beheaded by their jihadi heroes.
"Veneziano's painting is doubly offensive, however, in light of the fact that Fallaci herself
has been driven out of Italy by frivolous charges that she has "defamed Islam."
Giuseppe Veneziano is not on trial for depicting Fallaci decapitated, but Fallaci faces trial
for making a series of heated but largely true statements about Islam and Muslims."
Fallaci died in Sept 2006 before the sharia court could try her.
Politician and blogger
charged with blasphemy and incitement of an ethnic group for
calling Mohammad a pedophile.
"Far from being racists and bigots, the people who being singled out for "extra attention" by the state are nothing more than political dissidents in the classical sense."
"Muslim men around the world rape, abuse and kill their daughters.
This is, according to my understanding as a Danish-Iranian, the result of a defective and inhumane culture - if you can even call it a culture at all. But you can say, I think, that it is a defective and inhumane religion whose textbook, the Koran, is more immoral, deplorable and crazy than manuals of the two other global religions combined."
She knows what she is talking about, since Islam destroyed her home country (Iran)
and oppresses it today.
And Denmark convicted her of racism.
Racism! What race is she and what race are the people she criticises?
Ultimately, one suspects she was convicted because Islam is violent and
so must get special treatment.
Susanne Winter was
convicted in Jan 2009 of incitement to hatred and degradation of religious doctrines.
She said Mohammad was a pedophile, and
Islam is "a totalitarian system of domination that should be cast back to its birthplace
on the other side of the Mediterranean."
Such statements should be legal in every free society.
I'd like to see everything she said - for example,
she apparently said
that Muslim men should commit bestiality rather than making "indecent advances" on girls.
But it is very disturbing that
"degradation of religious doctrines"
should be illegal.
She has to live in hiding from Muslim fanatic death threats.
Like the BNP,
the Sweden Democrats have a
racist, anti-semitic and neo-Nazi past
that they are trying to move beyond,
and move towards a non-racist anti-immigration position.
Whether they have succeeded or not I don't know.
They seem to be trying harder than the BNP.
In 2002, their vice-chairman advocated banning mosques and Islamic clothing.
But they do not seem to have any officially racist policies.
But I would still keep my distance for a while.
The Swedish government
hoster of one of the websites
Sweden Democrats to delete the website
for displaying the
Whatever you think of the Sweden Democrats, this is just sharia.
"I will defend freedom of the press no matter what the circumstances .."
said the hypocrite
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
as she got the website shut down.
She later had to resign for this,
and the site went back up.
There are claims that the website was shut down
not because of the original (Danish) cartoons,
but because of an extra cartoon.
The extra cartoon can be seen
It is very mild.
Such speech must be legal,
just as criticism and parodies of Christianity
The Assyrian Christian immigrant
is a member of the SD,
attracted no doubt by the party's opposition to the aggressive Islam
that has destroyed his
once Christian homeland.
In Sept 2010, he was attacked, beaten and stabbed
by a gang of Swedish Islamists
"fucking Christian, fucking Sweden Democrat".
Total victory for the killers of Theo van Gogh:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali forced to flee Holland to USA, 2006.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali forced to flee Holland to USA.
To Holland's shame,
she is stripped of her citizenship
for trifling irregularities in the immigration process years earlier.
Despite being an elected MP,
and having been in Holland since 1992!
Hirsi Ali was in the end allowed stay in Holland.
But she moved to the US anyway.
There was a dispute between Holland and the US over who pays for her security.
Both the US and Dutch governments should pay.
Apart from anything else, Hirsi Ali is an important figure in the struggle of the
US and Holland against their domestic and foreign enemies.
Hirsi Ali is part of the war effort.
Protecting people like Hirsi Ali is exactly
the kind of thing that the US and Dutch security budget should
be spent on.
Christopher Hitchens, Oct. 8, 2007:
"If a prominent elected politician of a Western country can be left undefended against highly credible threats from Islamist death squads, what price all of our easy babble about not "appeasing terrorists"?
does the "war on terror" administration take no interest in protecting the life of one of the finest enemies, and one of the most prominent targets, of the terrorists?"
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: abandoned to fanatics, by Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie, October 9, 2007:
"Hirsi Ali may be the first refugee from Western Europe since the Holocaust.
It is difficult to exaggerate her courage.
As Christopher Caldwell
wrote in the New York Times, 'Voltaire did not risk, with his every utterance, making a billion enemies who recognized his face and could, via the Internet, share information instantaneously with people who aspired to assassinate him.'
There is not a person alive more deserving of the freedoms of speech and conscience we take for granted in the West, nor is there anyone making a more courageous effort to defend them."
Shame on Holland for driving out
Ayaan Hirsi Ali,
after jihadis and leftists killed both Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh.
Cartoon from Cox and Forkum
See Cartoon Use Policy.
It is true that
Catch the Fire Ministries
are Christian extremists
with whom I have little in common
- see their comment on
But they were not prosecuted solely for comments like this.
They were prosecuted for normal criticism of Islam.
Many of the things they were prosecuted for saying
are simply true.
urges the end of this obnoxious and disgusting law:
"The pastors were found guilty of vilifying Muslims
even though the judge identified only one thing Scot had said that was factually wrong:
he'd given the wrong birthrate for Muslims here."
The children's thriller
The Army of the Pure,
by the Australian author John Dale,
deserves widespread publicity
because it is the target of censorship.
His publisher dropped it
booksellers and librarians said they would not stock it
because the bad guys were Islamist terrorists.
The outrageous plot involved Afghan jihadis
blow up the Lucas Heights
nuclear reactor in Sydney.
In 2005, 17 Australian and foreign Muslims were arrested and charged with
blow up the Lucas Heights
nuclear reactor in Sydney.
Western Resistance says:
"Such is the state of the Western world.
While real Muslims plot real attacks upon Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in the real world,
a fictional tale involving how children might react
if they knew something of a terror plot is banned."
The "offended" Muslim immigrant also said Australia is a
"racist country ... No.1 on the world list for the violation of human rights".
(And yet he chose to live there!)
He hates the police:
"you can never recover from that disease of being a cop".
He hates the way non-Muslim women dress.
He expresses his disgust at being
"forced to look at the backside of a woman who bends over in front of me in supermarket".
He says non-Muslim female bottoms are dirty:
"Non-Muslim women do not use water to clean themselves when they go to the toilet."
And despite the clear evidence he is a religious loony,
the "Anti-Discrimination" Commission
upheld his complaint!
Mark Steyn, 9 Feb 2010:
"Every day, around the free world, liberty dims in the interests of appeasing thuggish ignoramuses like Omar Hassan. What kind of deal is that?"
has posted the videos
of his interrogation by
"at the end of this exchange, Agent McGovern, licensed to chill, looked blandly across the table and shrugged: "You're entitled to your opinions, that's for sure."
No, sorry. That cliché is no longer operative in Canada. Today you're only entitled to your opinions if Agent McGovern says you are - "for sure." Ezra Levant was of the opinion that he should publish the Danish cartoons. That opinion is now on trial."
Syed Soharwardy openly
promotes the brutal oppression of sharia:
"no jurist has the right to overrule the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad ...
Islam is not a religion, it's a normal and natural way of life
... Islam provides a complete road map. This road map is called Shari'a.
From the early 7th century until the 18th century, the Islamic countries fully enforced the Islamic Shari'a. That might be the reason that the Muslims were the superpower of the world of that time. Currently, there is not a single Islamic state where Shari'a is enforced in its full and pure form."
Case starts to collapse.
Ezra Levant may even be able to sue
and the Alberta "Human Rights" Commission for damages.
Let's hope they all lose their jobs.
Let's hope Ezra Levant gets costs with damages.
Syed Soharwardy and his mosque
should be forced to pay them.
asks to resign from the case.
"The human rights commission advised my lawyer that McGovern quit because of the public backlash against the commission - and against her in particular. In other words, she didn't like being called a censor in the blogosphere.
I'm not sympathetic. I believe that any government bureaucrat who makes a living interrogating citizens about their political beliefs ought to be held in public contempt. McGovern truly doesn't get it - she thinks what she does for a living is perfectly bland, just like her."
is the public face of sharia law in the West.
She threatens all of our freedoms, all across the West.
Did she really think people wouldn't hate her for that?
If you're going to threaten people's human rights,
you should have the guts to stand up to the abuse you will get.
Support Ezra Levant
Alberta "Human Rights" Commission.
Stop sharia law in Canada!
"She's a thug. You're a thug."
sticks it to government censor and sharia enforcer
did not even know
that the 3 extra cartoons
hate-mongering Danish Muslim clerics.
As Ezra Levant says:
"These are the bureaucrats who propose to tell me what I can or can't write about Danish cartoons - bureaucrats who don't even know what cartoons were published in Denmark, and lack even a child's curiosity to find out."
The Canadian "Human Rights" Commission
grovels before real human rights abusers:
27 Oct 2008,
of the Canadian "Human Rights" Commission
welcomed lackeys of the
regime of Cameroon:
"I extend a warm welcome to our distinguished international guests, Mr. Divine Chemuta Banda, Chief Commissioner of the Cameroon National Human Rights and Freedom Commission, and Mr. Moise Segue, also from the Cameroon Commission."
Mark Steyn says, 25 June 2009:
"Freedom House ranks the country not merely as "not free," but as one of the 20 worst nations on earth for political rights and civil liberties, down there at the bottom of the barrel with Burma, Equatorial Guinea, North Korea and Sudan.
If you schmooze enough Third World thug states, it's not surprising your postmodern cultural relativism starts to drift past the point of no return."
Sharia has made little progress in the US.
The First Amendment will probably stop the US from slipping down the road to sharia like
other western countries have.
But it is disturbing that attempts to copperfasten the ban on sharia have been challenged.
But no. Instead he says the ignorant redneck Oklahomans are
"beleaguered in a hostile world beyond their understanding".
But not beyond his understanding, of course.
He says, without bothering to provide any evidence, that the Oklahomans are racist:
"there's a strong hint of the ol' unreconstructed racist south reasserting itself in a new guise."
Um no, maybe they just read the news.
The Irish Times will clearly be of no help in stopping sharia coming to the West.
On the very day this was published, 11 Dec 2010, pro-sharia Muslims
as part of a long running attempt to impose sharia law on depictions of Muhammad there.
This makes Patrick Smyth look like the guy who doesn't read the news.
"Professor Khalid Blankinship of Temple University compares following Sharia to the Catholic teaching that divorce is not allowed. "That would be like going into the Catholic Church and telling them that you can't marry people the way you want or saying you have to allow divorce""
What a muddle.
Let me explain it for the professor.
The church can preach against divorce all it likes.
But it has no right to force that teaching on citizens - even on Catholics.
If they choose to voluntarily follow that teaching, fine.
Catholics have the right to follow the church.
And Catholics have the right to ignore the church.
And the church has the right to follow its own path.
The church has the right to ignore Catholics' opinions.
If the church won't recognise your divorce, you are not being oppressed.
No one is forcing you to belong to the church.
"American Muslims speak out against the enforcement of shari'ah law in America"
"As American Muslims we are conscious of the fact that Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups and other Islamists and their surrogates in the U.S. are trying their best to portray any opposition to manifestations of shari'ah law as "racism" and "discrimination against Muslims." However, as a coalition of traditional, liberal and secular Muslim Americans, we denounce this fear-mongering and playing of the race card, which only serves to mask the Islamists' highly politicized agenda.
Many of us fled the Muslim world to escape shari'ah law and to practice Islam in our personal lives, by moving to the USA and other western countries. We do not wish these laws to follow us here".
"In the last year and a half, I couldn't have asked for a doughtier comrade in my battles with Canada's disgusting "human rights" commissions. ... At the beginning of my own troubles, a lot of fellows told me: Stand well back from all this; play it cool; let the legal process work itself out... If Maclean's and I had done that, we'd have been thrice convicted by now. It was only because Ezra chose to go Magna Carta on the HRC's totalitarian ass, and I decided to follow, that the thought police decided that, for the moment, discretion is the better part of valor.
If Commissar Lynch
and Commissar MacNaughton
and the rest think that all they have to do is lie low for a few months, this book is a timely reminder that Ezra and I are in this till we win."
- The great
Mark Steyn, 24 March 2009, on his and Ezra Levant's temporary defeat of the appalling, sharia-enforcing, Canadian "human rights" commissions.
"The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic."
- H. L. Mencken
on ludicrous ideas such as getting the state to enforce a book you believe is "holy".
"these are heresy trials, and only the first of many. The prosecutors think Hedegaard, Langballe, Wilders, Mrs Sabbaditsch-Wolff et al are apostates from the new state religion of multiculturalism. Thuggish Muslim lobby groups, on the other hand, consider them heretics against Islam. In practice, it makes little difference, and multiculturalism is merely an interim phase, a once useful cover for an Islamic imperialism so confident it now barely needs one. The good news is that European prosecutors are doing such a grand job with their pilot program of show trials you'll hardly notice the difference when sharia is formally instituted."
Mark Steyn, 25 Jan 2011, on the ever expanding left-wing trials for offending Islam.
"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
- US President
Barack Obama, speech to the UN, 25 Sept 2012.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
The Twitter dark age, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
arrival of Elon Musk
in 2022, Twitter's dark age of censorship may end.
Let's hope so.