Robert Spencer: “Here is a silly and misleading piece in The Spectator by David Selbourne, “Apocalypse on the US blogosphere.” Selbourne has written some excellent pieces about the global jihad in the past; his book, The Losing Battle with Islam, while enlightening…”
There are pictures of people jumping from WTC on 9-11. They didn’t have time to look up references or use spellcheck.net so that they could discuss what was happening to them using polite language and proper spelling.
Which of the following statements would this man agree with? Which ones would he want to sign his name to? These are from the Selbourne column.
“There is a world, increasingly driven by unreason, in which voices in the wilderness denounce each other as ‘traitors’, cry out that ‘all I want is no more Islam near me’,”
” It is a world of which the ‘MSM’, or ‘mainstream media’, knows too little.”
“Roughly speaking, the blogging ‘right’ is anti-Muslim (and not just anti-Islam), pro-gun and apple pie, anti-‘big government’ and ‘liberals’ in DC, and generally pro-British, anti-European and pro-Israel;”
“for most of this ‘right’, all-out war has been declared on ‘the West’ by Islam and its ‘terrorists’”
“as Islam’s political fortunes have advanced, irrationality in response to this advance has spread ”
“They are variously said to be ‘dumber than dirt’, ‘godless savages’, ‘losers’, even ‘Koranimals’. As for Islam, or ‘Islamania’, it is (for example) a ‘misogynistic genocidal cult’ which allegedly worships a ‘false pagan moon-rock god of death’ and is ‘eating at the insides of every nation until it is dead’.”
“To Montesquieu in 1748, Islam’s ‘destructive spirit’ spoke ‘only by the sword’; to Schopenhauer in 1819, the Koran was a ‘wretched book’ in which he had ‘not been able to discover one single idea of value’; to De Tocqueville in 1843, Islam was ‘deadly’, ‘to be feared’ and a ‘form of decadence’.”
“A blog-poster declares that the ‘left’ and ‘liberals’ have ‘done nothing but grovel at the feet of Islamofascists’; another that the entire American ‘left’ — who are no better than ‘tares in the midst of wheat’ — are ‘killing this country’.”
“For some, it is ‘the West’ which is done for. ‘We have allowed Islam in. We have sentenced ourselves to death’ is its voice. ”
” London is no more ‘Londonistan’”
than New York is in the above picture.
Would the above man agree with the coverage on TV of 9-11 that day? Would he agree with all the PC statements? Why are PC statements good? Is it possible the man above would consider that PC statements on 9-11 were disrespectful of him? Would he think he deserved the truth to be said when people replayed the picture of him falling?
Did he think his photo would be the backdrop to some TV or MSM person saying polite PC things about the cause of his death?
Was he thinking, I hope no one says any of the things in quote marks above? Or was he thinking that he had been betrayed by the PC mindset, the MSM and the government?
Many victims just don’t have the presence of mind to appropriately state their grievance in PC terms. What about people who are not as educated as Mr. Selbourne? Must they be mute? Can they not speak for themselves? Are their emotions meaningless or unimportant because they can’t be expressed at the Selbourne level of indirection?
History is about change. Most of that change has losers, some are complete losers.
Most victims in history don’t have time to look up a scholarly text to cite statistics. Most victims can’t do a statistical test on how many people really are behind what is done to them. However, we do. So let’s review some.
In 1914, Asia Minor or Anatolia was 40 percent non-Muslim. Now its less than 2 percent.
What about the statement of Talaat Bey during the genocide of the Christians in Turkey? How does that stack up on the Selbourne analysis?
From January 13, 1915 New York Times:
“Talaat Bey, the Minister of the Interior, has stated to the Councillor of the Greek Patriarchate that in Turkey henceforth there will be room only for Turks. While he was profuse in assurance to the Greek Minister regarding the cessation of anti- Greek persecutions, no real amelioration of the situation is perceptible.”
Does Talaat Bey’s statement fall into the “lunatic fringe” category? Asia Minor went from 40 percent non-Muslim in 1914 to less than 2 percent today. Constantinople was over 50 percent Christian as Robert pointed out earlier and is now in the 1 to 2 percent range. So what Talaat Bey said happened.
Sometimes what the “lunatic fringe” says is what happens. How many times has that happened? Is it 1938? Did Talaat Bey really mean it? Or was he too educated and sophisticated to mean it?
The man jumping from WTC on 9-11 never got to tell us what he thought. If his thoughts were known as he jumped, they might not be PC.
When do people get to say they don’t want to be killed or taken over? When can they tell Congress to stop immigration? After they are attacked and by luck survive?
Do they get to prepare for that? Can they talk to each other to prepare? When? After they pass the Islam A Level Exam?
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