Observations

The most influential force aiding the advance of Islam in the West, beside its adherents, is the secular progressive Left.

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7 Responses to Observations

  1. Bettawrekonize says:

    What?

  2. Bettawrekonize says:

    Hey, why won’t my post make it through?

  3. Bettawrekonize says:

    Well, this post did. My first post merely said.

    What?

    Perhaps it was too short?

  4. jackhudson says:

    For example the propensity of the left to allow modifications of the law and policy to suit Islamic culture – the adoption of Sharia law in Britain for example. Or the case in Minnesota where we have what is essentially a religious Muslim school, Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, being funded by taxpayers.

    And the bureaucratic arm of the left often acts directly on behalf of advancing Islam in the guise of enforcing politically correct behavior – as in the case of the Canadian Human Rights Commission which acted on behalf of the Canadian Islamic Congress against a series of Maclean’s magazine which were presumed to be ‘Islamophobic’.

    In much of Europe, the advance of the welfare state, a progressive endeavor, coupled with the deleterious decline of the European birthrate (a result of the Left’s disdain for marriage, family, and reproduction) has created a situation where Europe desperately needs immigrants to shore up its declining tax base – and in Europe, those immigrants are largely coming from Islamic countries and bringing radical notions of Islam with them.

    On top of that, mere secularism is no barrier to the advance of Islam as a belief system, because secularism is not in fact a system of beliefs on which one can hang culture. Being ‘French’ or ‘Swedish’ or ‘British’ doesn’t mean much once one denies the fundamental character and cause of Western civilization, namely Christianity, and so a metaphysical vacuum is created which Islam rapidly fills.

    Those are just a few reasons I can think of off the top of my head.

  5. Bettawrekonize says:

    I don’t know if I would call all that secularism though.


    1.
    secular spirit or tendency, esp. a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.
    2.
    the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/secularisms

    It’s one thing to say that governments are supporting an Islamic theocracy and it’s quite another to claim that by supporting secularism (ie: which, by definition, has no religion) they are supporting Islam.

    If you want to claim that governments are supporting Islam to some extent, sure, I won’t disagree with that, and to the extent that they are supporting Islam unfairly (that is, being unfair against Christianity and other religions and beliefs) I would disagree with governments that do that (or at least if my government does it).

  6. jackhudson says:

    Well, that is why I didn’t merely say ‘secularism’, but the secular progressive Left. I think as much as this amalgam both denies the fundamental character of the West, advances progressive programs which create debt and dependence, and requires us to kowtow to alien notions via pluralistic political correctness, it provides an open door to exploitation by Islamists.

  7. Bettawrekonize says:

    I generally don’t mind religious neutrality on issues of government policy (though I do disagree with how public schools unfairly promote UCD and other atheistic views) and to the extent that Muslims can exploit it I think Christians can, and should, exploit it. Now if you want to argue that our implementation of religious neutrality isn’t truly neutral, I do think you can probably come up with a reasonable argument there, and I won’t disagree with you in saying that it probably isn’t and that it should be. If the establishment favors Islam (or atheism) over Christianity (or any other religion) then that is absolutely unacceptable.

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