Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mr. Islam's Blindfold and Machete

Islam is peaceful. At least that is the likely defense of Rafiqi Islam, a loving husband, who told his wife that he had a present for her, blindfolded her to make it a surprise and then cut off her fingers. Then the rest of the Islam family mopped up the blood, while Mr. Islam threw her fingers into the trash, and after a few hours took her to the hospital where they warned her to tell the doctors that she had an accident.

The proximate cause of this event was that Mrs. Islam wanted to continue her education and Mr. Islam being a good Emirati Muslim was not so fond of the idea. Islam must be given credit for directness. When Muslims want to punish women for their sexuality, such as not wearing the Hijab, they throw acid in their faces. When they want to punish them for getting an education, they cut off their fingers with a machete.

But before the machete comes down, the blindfold goes up. We ourselves have had quite a few Muslims asking us to put on a blindfold because they have a present for us and they don't want to spoil the surprise. All we have to do is close our eyes for twenty years or so and we'll be missing a hand or a head too. Surprise, you're a backward theocracy with a legal system overseen by child abusing Mullahs. Now blow out the bomb belt and make a wish.

There are a number of lessons here. The first is don't go into a room with Mr. Islam. The second is don't put on a blindfold when he tells you that he has a surprise for you. The third is don't marry Mr. Islam in the first place.

Unfortunately the free world has been forced into an arranged marriage with Mr. Islam. One day he just showed up on our doorstep and the authorities told us we would be living with him from now on. Sometimes he cuts off a head, plants a bomb or kills a few thousand people-- but when we complain to the authorities, they warn us not to cast any aspersions on the good name of Mr. Islam. There might be people doing these terrible things, but it's only because we haven't made them feel at home. We didn't make their coffee just right, we told the wrong jokes and didn't prop up their self-esteem. But whoever those people are, they are certainly not Mr. Islam who is a fine peaceful gentleman and would never harm a fly.

There are quite a few people who would like to be able to get a divorce from Mr. Islam, but the authorities won't hear of it. Mr. Islam is here to stay and we had better make him feel at home or he'll have another surprise for us.

That leaves us with a choice between putting away the books and learning to Salaam with the worst of them, or go on trying to learn while wearing a blindfold so that we don't see the machete coming. The leaders of the West have donned the blindfold and are eagerly awaiting the surprise that Mr. Islam has for them. Will it be moderation they wonder, or perhaps some of that Islamic science we have been hearing so much about. Unfortunately it's just a machete. It's always a machete.

Lucy always pulls away the football and Mr. Islam always brings down the machete. And if Charles M. Schultz had allowed Mr. Islam to emigrate to Peanutsland, then Lucy would soon have no hands. But those who wear the blindfold go on being fooled, believing that the moderate Muslims will be in their corner when they need them and that the football will be there when they kick it. And if it isn't, then it must be their fault.

Within a generation our leaders have turned the West into the battered spouse of the East, always going around with black eyes or missing parts, while singing the praises of Mr. Islam, that very peaceful gentleman who wouldn't harm a fly. There's no shelter for the free world to go to, not when it used to run the shelter for the battered peoples of the world. But now that their Muslim batterers have boarded and are having their way in London, Paris and New York, there's no shelter anywhere.

Still early divorce proceedings are underway in the Netherlands, overseen by Mr. Wilders, ESQ, but they are rather controversial. Parts of Europe are looking to renegotiate the terms of the marriage to bar some of its more unpleasant aspects, such as burqas and machetes, but they haven't gotten all that far.

In Canada, the Minister of Immigration has gotten into trouble for insisting that people taking the citizenship oath should have noticeable faces, rather than be wearing a giant faceless disguise. An organization has denounced, "This coercive demand to strip a...Muslim woman of her identity in order to make her 'freely and openly' affirm 'our' outrageous... "

It is outrageous that Canada is trying to take away the non-identity of Muslim women. The point of a Burqa is to strip a Muslim woman of her identity, a proposal advanced by one of Mohammed's drinking buddies. A woman in a Burqa has no personhood, but to insist that she take the oath as a person is to take away her identity which is based on not having an identity. Next thing you know Canada will coercively strip Muslim women of their identity as abuse victims by allowing them into battered women's shelters.

But when the blindfold is on, then even the most awful things seem to make sense. CNN is running a cheerful story about "Young Egyptians" who use "Coffee and Facebook to bring religions together" This sounds like one of those feel good stories that usually mean nothing, but this is actually a piece on Egyptian Salafists trying to improve their image during the election.

Salafis are not some exotic new pasta, they're a movement that burns churches and bars women from running for office. When reporters claim that the Muslim Brotherhood is moderate, they point to the Salafists as the extremists. But there is no Islamic horror that the media cannot find a way to fit into a blindfold. Salafis are not monsters, they're just misunderstood.

There's even a new term for misunderstanding Salafis.You guessed it. Salafiphobia.

Let's face it, if tomorrow a new branch of Islam debuted, and its theology included eating babies, cutting the legs off women to prevent them from going out of the house and boiling Christians in oil; then the day after tomorrow CNN would run a news story explaining that its participants are just ordinary people who are misunderstood and that only EatingBabyandCuttingOffWomensLegsPhobes would have any issues with them.

There's no word on whether Mrs. Islam has become an Islamophobe ever since Mr. Islam cut off her fingers. But it wouldn't be an irrational response. When Islam cuts off your fingers, it's natural to feel a twinge of unease when he shows up at your door with a gift wrapped machete. And if Americans, Europeans, Israelis, Canadians, Australians, Filipinos, Thais, East Timorese, Greeks, Paupans, Armenians, Serbians, Russians, Ivorians, Nigerians and any of the other countless peoples who have had their lives made more interesting and more final by Islam are made a little uneasy by Mr. Islam, it's not really a phobia, more of a sense memory.

Naturally we mustn't confuse Mr. Islam with Islam. There are millions of Muslims who have not yet chopped off their wives' fingers and probably never will. Granted those numbers will decrease as the Taliban roll back into Kabul, firing their machine guns into the air, to reclaim it as the capital of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. But as the media will tell us, we mustn't confuse the Islamic Emirate with Islam. Or the Muslim Brotherhood with Muslims, except when the media is doing positive stories on all the good work that it's doing with the underprivileged and the excessively alive.

All this can be a little confusing, but the rule of thumb (if they haven't been chopped off yet) is that Islam is never associated with anything bad, only with something good. If you see Mr. Islam tossing a coin to an orphan on Eid Eve, then he's being a Muslim, but if he's chopping off his wife's fingers then he has nothing to do with Islam. Hamas' social services are to be praised, but its rocket launches are to be deplored.

The easy way to do this is to always wear a blindfold and hope for a surprise. Think Eid dinner, not September 11. And if your hand is intact, then it's an Eid miracle. But for those who want a life without playing the game of blindfold and machete (Machete and Blindfold (TM) is the official game of Ramadan) then there's no choice but a divorce.

Divorce is still controversial in the multicultural household, but sometimes it's the only answer. The more we wear the blindfold and hope that this time it will be a good surprise, the harder it is to contemplate breaking the "Till Death Do Us Part" part, even with someone who takes the death part rather literally in the way that Salafis do. But it's not as if we have any choice.

This arranged marriage of ours with Islam is going very badly. Our home has become a dangerous place and every plane trip has become another opportunity to experience one of Mr. Islam's surprises. The longer this marriage goes on, the more we forget who we used to be, courageous peoples who used their minds and were not afraid of anything. Artists, warriors, scientists writers, builders. And it can be hard to do remember what we used to be capable of doing when we're trying to build up the self-esteem of Mr. Islam, who gets very upset when we read too many books because it makes him feel inferior.

Either we go on playing the game of blindfold and machete, or we take off the blindfold, take away the machete and show Mr. Islam the door.


Keliata said...

Eid dinner...for some reason You Tube removed the "Eid's a Wonderful Life" episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie.


I can't believe so many people who claim to love Muslims sit on their hands when an innocent woman is being attacked.

Lemon said...

This is their life.This is the mindset that makes their world go round.

Anonymous said...

Islam is not a relgion of peace, which uninformed Westerners have lapped up like cream is by docile kitties. It is a religion of submission -- the proper meaning of Islam -- advanced by its tenets of coersion and lying. This is why it is so comfortable with the dictatorship of socialism, as the founding documents of the Baath Party demonstrate so clearly. Little Mr. Islam's violence to his wife is merely a microcosm of the larger macrocosm which is God Islam, the enemy of peace with anyone other than other submissive Muslims.

mindRider said...

Do not overestimate Mr.Wilders's influence in Holland against the gradual take-over by Islam. He has proven to be rather pragmatic in the realities of the political coalition his party is intertwined in, even up to softening his pré election clear words against Islam. Moreover his stance in favor of abolishing shechita, would have adversely affected the Jewish community. The combination of large Muslim presence in the populations of European countries combined with the liberal-left media influence at projecting all evil facts in the reality of daily frictions with Islam to look like pink elves on top of the total inertia of Europe's complacent bourgeoisie makes one and only one outcome possible: The end of the periode of individual freedom and enlightenment and the coming of the second dark ages.

S. Richard said...

Who really founded Islam? Could it be...Satan? Lying, enslaving, child raping, etc., all okay! Wholesale murder gets you a harem in the afterlife! Up is down, Obama is the best president in history, lies, lies, lies.

Marylou said...

Daniel, thank you for extracting this significant allegory from what might have slunk by as just another shocking act of Islamic depravity. So horrified was I at reading what this monster did that I totally missed the name irony until you zeroed in on it. America, now will you please wake up?

Leah said...

It's just amazing -truly I am dumbfounded how anyone culd call this a religion of peace. I believe those who kiss their rears are actually fearful of them, so they figure let's not tick them off.....

Marylou said...

Well, Leah, that would certainly explain George W. Bush after 9/11. He is the first person I remember hearing use that expression. I seriously doubt he believed it. Still wonder who held the gun to his head and made him say it, and what else they threatened to do to this country if he didn't.

Anonymous said...

Daniel, I love the metaphor that you use in comparing the capitulation of the west to Islam as a marriage. You hit the nail on the head when you said that this arranged marriage is going badly. It reminds me of the woman who is codependent with the abusive man; she hides her head in the sand until it is too late for her.

Liberals and apologists for Islam say that all religions have their radicals and fundamentalist Christians are just as dangerous as radical Muslims. I don't really consider myself a fundamentalist, but I've been in churches that are very conservative. I've never heard of a conservative Christian man throwing acid in the face of a woman who spurned his advances or cutting off the fingers of a wife who wanted to attend college. Yes, people of all stripes commit crimes, but the difference is that Christians and Jews don't ordinarily claim that God commands them to do so.


Paul said...

Very well said. Strike while the iron is hot.

Notice that little incidents like this marital spat are starting to be numbing. They no longer raise any eyebrows.

What is the next thing that we could get used to? Suicide bombers are out, that would be too soon after 9/11. And maybe that kind of activity would be unnecessary.

I'm guessing that we could start seeing Islam a little better represented among our elected officials. Openly, of course, not like the Obamination.

Proudscalawag said...

I'd rather emasculate Mr. Islam, then take off his head with an axe or sword with bacon grease on it and stick his head on something for his brethren to see as an example of what WILL happen to them if they try the same thing!!!

Jewel said...

Why dearest Sultan! Is it Chanukah so soon? I have a lovely gift for you, but first you must wrap that lovely blue turban around your head even more tightly, lest the brains fly out:
You say, "Lucy always pulls away the football and Mr. Islam always brings down the machete. And if Charles M. Schultz had allowed Mr. Islam to emigrate to Peanutsland, then Lucy would soon have no hands."

All you have to do is ask!

Leah said...

Mary Lou, you do have a point and perhaps there was a weapon to his head. I do believe that Bush did load up the weapons and deliver to the ME a retaliation for 9/11 even if the WMD's and the reports of those WMD's were questioned later. He felt he had accurate info and used it to the best of his capabilities then.
Bush, however did have a tendency to call a spade a spade rather than the man we have in office now whom desires to be liked by those same ME countries who want nothing more than to decimate us.
I can imagine though, for one that until he (Bush)planned things out he may have wanted to prevent further murder/terrorism by saying that all Muslims are not bad etc.... just some thoughts....

Leticia said...

And still we deal with people who claim this is a peaceful religion. Explain that to the poor women who are brutalized and tortured because of this "religion."

I also posted on this atrocity. Thank you for posting as well.

Keli Ata said...

Hurting the innocent brings these monsters pleasure in some really demented way.

What's cruel and intolerable to normal people is peaceful to the Muslim monsters.

Their definition of peace is obviously very different from that of normal people.

Paardestaart said...

Islam is never associated with anything bad, only with something good
Well, our elites have had ample training the last fifty years in not calling a spade a spade: whenever the crimes of communist leaders could no longer be ignored we were told that they had nothing to do with socialism: they were the proof that real socialism was still a long way off.
Whenever socialism freed a repressed people from of an evil fascist tyrant we saw socialism in action, but when Pol Pot turned out to be a murdering maniac, or Mao and Stalin were proven to really have deliberately starved or tortured millions of their own people we were told to hold out a little longer for Real Socialism.
We have been effectively brainwashed, and our common sense needs to be reset..But who's to do the resetting?

Rita said...

" Mr. Islam the door."

^^^That's what we want !

When do you want it?


Keliata said...

Dear Mr. Islam, let the door hit you on the way out.

Anonymous said...

@ K.A. - Isn't it interesting that whenever these countries are faced with changing their draconian laws and bringing about stiffer penalties for honor killings and domestic abuse the "religious" powers always howl that this would break down societal cohesian and the family and whatever lame brained excuse they can think of.

I think you're absolutely correct when you say that hurting the innocents somehow brings these monsters some kind of pleasure. It's sickening. I look at that picture of the girl who had her fingers cut off and I just think, "That poor girl."

Over at JW there is yet another story of an innocent 17 year old girl who had her nose and lips sliced off by her vicious husband. He was mad at her for spending too much time with her parents. Hmmm, I wonder what it is that brings these so-called men to the place where they are willing to disfigure another human being in a monstrous fit of anger.


Lemon said...

First of all no nation really cares about abuse of women at all.
4 million American women are brutalized by their husbands and men in their own homes every single year.
If a woman dies violently it is usually at the hands of her father, husband, brother or male acquaintance and this is in America and Canada and crosses all borders of religion , ethnicity, etc.
Let's start caring about them in the first place instead of waiting for something newsworthy to catch the eye.

These men need no excuse, though they will all come up with one. They brutalize women because women cannot really defend themselves and so it they take advantage.
Religion, etc is just an excuse this kind of man hides behind.

I think America and Canada need to start caring about the other millions of women who suffer.

cornholio said...


Uh, right. You do know that Pigistan is called the rape capital of the world right? You do understand women don't REPORT rapes in Islamonazi pigsties because they are afraid that THEY will be murdered or tried for adultery (as they have been in Pigistan, Soddy Barbaria among others).

The ONLY honor killings in the USA and Canada have been carried out by muslimes sweetheart. Or maybe you think that's just a coincidence? Libidiot.

cornholio said...


Here are some interesting stats from Pigistan for your perusal:

675 honour killings in Pakistan in nine-month period December 20, 2011

AT least 675 Pakistani women and girls were murdered during the first nine months of the year for allegedly defaming their family's honour, a leading human rights group said today.

The statistics highlight the scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence.


cornholio said...


Oops, there was more to those Pigistani statistics that I missed:

They included at least 71 victims under the age of 18.

Around 450 of the women killed from January to September were accused of having "illicit relations" and 129 of marrying without permission.

Some victims were raped or gangraped before being killed. At least 19 were killed by their sons, 49 by their fathers and 169 by their husbands.

cornholio said...


You're using equivocation to try to minimize the systematic persecution women experience in muslime states.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

stop insulting lemon,

yes abuse of women happens in all societies, it happens more in the Muslim world where it's built into the religion

that doesn't take away from abuses that happen at home which are individual behaviour, while under Islam they are collective behaviours

cornholio said...

In Islamic states it's frequently state-sponsored as in LEGALIZED persecution (i.e. there's no laws against domestic abuse in Pigistan). I'd imagine that makes the US and Canada somewhat different by comparison.

To compare the unbelievable shit that goes on in Afghanistan, Pigistan and Soddy Barbaria to how women are treated in the US is BULLSHIT. Goodbye and thanks for playing...

Lemon said...

My comment was that I am more concerned with the plight of Western women than with the women of an enemy because those women would take the concern and spit in our faces in return just as much as their men. They despise Jews and the West every single bit as much as their men.
Both men and women there are a product of their inbred nature and skewed values.
My comment did not say anything about there not being abuse in those nations.

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