Sunday, November 30, 2014

Peace With Islam in Our Time

Abdallah Bulgasem Zehaf-Bibeau, the crackhead turned Jihadist spawned by the mating of a Canadian immigration official and a Libyan Muslim Jihadist, just wanted peace.

He told a co-worker, “There can’t be world peace until there’s only Muslims.” Then he tried to usher in peace, the Islamic way, by opening fire near the Canadian parliament.

Meanwhile in Israel a reporter interviewing Arab Muslim settlers in Jerusalem found that they too wanted peace. On their terms. “Yes we want peace,” one of them said, “but peace means no Jews.”

When negotiating peace with other cultures it’s a good idea to make sure that the words you are using mean the same thing. Most Muslims and Westerners want peace. But to Westerners peace means co-existence. To Muslims, peace means the end of your existence.

Ideas carry heavy cultural baggage. Peace in the West summons up images of Armistice Day, of the Christmas Truce of WW1 in which French, German and English soldiers could share meals and play soccer together. It carries with it the subversive idea that both sides realize the war isn’t worth fighting.

Such a subversive idea has no place in Islam. The Jihad is at the heart of Islam. To question the holy war is to also question the faith. When war is religion then peace through setting aside war is heresy.

The Western idea of peace is a wholly alien one to Islam. In Islam, peace does not come from men transcending their differences, but from destroying men who think and live differently. That is the function of the religious police of our allied “moderate Muslim” countries who seek out the practice of other religions and other ways of living in places like Saudi Arabia and suppress their practitioners.

Islamic peace does not come from diversity, from accepting the existence of other nations, religions and peoples, but from unity through Islam and eliminating as many differences as possible. If Islam is the source of peace, then all that which is “not Islam” is the cause of war.

Kill the Jews. Kill the Christians. Then there will be peace.

The Islamic idea of peace was aptly expressed by Zehaf-Bibeau and our anonymous Jerusalem Jihadist. It is not based on a recognition of the humanity of one’s fellow man, but on a rejection of their humanity.

As Mohammed curtly put it in missives to the leaders of non-Muslim countries in the region, “Aslim, Taslam.” Convert to Islam and you’ll have peace. The same message has been dispatched by Muslim leaders today to popes and presidents. It’s a message of peace on the only terms that Islam allows.

Islam is the religion of peace. For there to be peace, Islam must be supreme. Within the Islamic worldview, conflict is caused by the existence of dissent. The only way to achieve peace is by forcing the submission of every human being to the correct strain of Islam. “Moderates” may agree to let Jews and Christians live as inferior second-class citizens if they submit to Muslims. “Extremists” will skip straight to raping and beheading them. And once that ugly business is done, there will be peace.

Or there will be peace once the “moderates” and “extremists” have finished killing each other, once the Sunnis and Shiites have finished beheading each other, and once every single Muslim has finished slaughtering every other Muslim who in any way dissents from his understanding of Islam.

That’s the brand of peace we’re seeing in Iraq and Syria today. Or the peace process between Israel and the Arab Muslims who were rebranded as “Palestinians” because it made them seem like a local flavor.

Islam rejects the idea that mutual empathy should transcend conflict. Instead it believes that war should transcend humanity. Or as the Koran puts it, “Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.”

The Western tradition is biased toward the peace of co-existence. It applies the logic of armistice toward all areas of life leading to the championing of multiculturalism and immigration. Its siren song is John Lennon’s Imagine with its call for an end to borders, nations, religions and property. Its ideal of peace comes from the end of structure and separation between people.

The Islamic idea of peace however affirms a structure and separation based on the Koran. It believes that there will be peace when everyone is forced to live within the strictures of Islam. And therefore there can be no genuine peace with non-Muslims who do not submit to Islam.

These two incompatible notions of peace continue to collide. Imagine if French soldiers had clambered out to sing and play soccer only to be gunned down by German soldiers who had a fundamentally different idea of peace. This was actually how WW2 was shaped as the victorious side played by outdated rules while Nazi Germany, Japan and the USSR shifted to a thoroughly totalitarian mentality.

Munich was a disaster because Hitler was not the Kaiser. The other side was no longer willing to play by any rules, even in diplomatic negotiations, or to accept anything short of total victory. The Allies were forced to match their enemies in a ruthless war that saw entire cities destroyed.

The Nazis and Communists were the products of years of indoctrination that taught them to see opponents as less than human and peace as being obtainable only through their destruction. Japan, which had a longer history of dehumanizing outsiders, proved to be an even tougher nut to crack.

Islam has a history of over a thousand years of continuously dehumanizing non-Muslims and identifying peace and their enslavement as one and the same. It is impossible to live in peace with Muslims who think that there can be no peace as long as non-Muslims continue to live independent lives.

In the Muslim worldview, war happens because non-Muslims exist. War is caused by the infidel, the disbeliever and the Muslim hypocrite who does not truly commit to the practice of Islam. The Jihad purifies the world of non-Muslims; it eradicates the “moderate” Muslims who have been compromised by Western culture. It is a war of extermination against the un-Islamic.

When Westerners propose peace, Muslims reject them as hypocrites for speaking of peace, but refusing to accept the only religion that can bring peace. They feel no obligation to honor any peace agreements since peace can only come from Islam and the Western rejection of Islam proves our deceitfulness and bad intentions. This dynamic is inherent in the Koran and the entire history of Islam.

Islam does not obtain peace through peace, but through war. It seeks a world without conflict by killing anyone who might disagree with its totalitarian ideology.

Proposing the peace of co-existence to an ideology to which peace means its own supremacy is a foolish and deranged act. Our outreach to the Muslim world does not lack for a common language, but for common ideas. Both sides may speak of peace, but for one side peace really means war.

Languages are not only made up of words, but of values. It is not enough to bring a dictionary to a negotiation if the two parties are reading from different moral and ethical traditions. Just because we translate “Salaam” as peace and agree that we both want peace does not mean that we have the same idea of what peace is.

The West sees peace as living side by side with Muslims. Muslims see peace as the end of the West.


mindRider said...

The only logical conclusion being that we have to kill all muslims to achieve a peaceful world, turning our definition of peace into theirs included the consequence of the impossibility of coexistence amongst ourselves as we could not have reached the logical conclusion when maintaining our definition of peace, an unsolvable problem.

Anonymous said...

The picture of G W Bush holding hands with the Saudi king encapsulates for me everything wrong with the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, the whole wretched passel of weasels and traitors, here and in Europe. Andy Texan

Matt Bracken said...

A brilliant piece of writing.

Common 'tater said...

You have done a great job of pointing out what we in the West are up against. Not only are we in conflict with an ideology that does not recognize us as humans unless we submit to them, but we are led by clueless leaders that we have entrusted with our safety. Unfortunately, most of the people that read your postings already understand this problem. The mainstream media refuses to point this out.

Of course as I have pointed out before, I suspect that a great deal of our leaders and media have been co-opted by OPEC money. In addition to this, the leadership of these countries are usually despots. The populace gets indoctrinated in school and censored news. Unfortunately, we are now seeing at least one generation here in the West that has been getting leftist indoctrination in school and laundered news. We are no longer allowed to speak the truth. We are now ruled by political correctness and moral equivalency.

I have noticed that radio talk show hosts that dare to speak plainly against moral equivalency, against multiculturalism, and against open borders/open immigration don't stay on the air very long. I suspect the internet is the next target. Hang in there and keep up the good work, your words and thoughts are appreciated.

tyrannovar said...

The vaccine against the virus of Islam is to read the Koran.
It's basically un-readable and you'll have to force yourself through it but for anyone in the West, for any non-Muslim, if you want to know the evil we're up against in Islam, read the Koran.

Johnny said...

No doubt I am reading my biases into it to some extent, but that picture of Pres. Bush and the Sheik really hits the mark. Bush the naïve looking off into space while the Sheik beside him is thinking, boy to I ever taken in this sucker.

Just as a kind of sweeping aside, I believe that a much better case can be made that human societies are normally predatory, and it is the more accommodating European based cultures that are the product of circumstance and indoctrination. That is why assuming universal paternalism is so unsound. It is a concept that has to be sold and to some extent forced into existence, not simply presumed to exist and therefore easily implemented as an organizational theory.

Chris said...

Part of your closing phrase "...peace as the end of the West" only too clearly describes the suicidal psyche of the radical Progressive.

To bastardize Pogo, "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Let the self-loathing/flagellation continue unabated until these Cultural Effete have sacrificed the entire civilized world to absolve them of their Liberal White Guilt.

Edward Cline said...

An excellent essay on the prospects of "peace" with Islam. It leaves no stone unturned, no lie unexposed, no taqiyya unexamined. There is no peace possible with people who want to shackle you, or kill you. Double thumbs up, Daniel.

Doug Mayfield said...

Thank you for the article.

There will be no peace as long as there are countries in the grip of the evil belief system, Islam, which demands of its followers that they murder or enslave anyone who disagrees with them, even including members of other Islamic sects.

Peace requires willingness to recognize the rights of others, which Islam flatly forbids.

Until the West, including our leaders, many of whom are approaching the delusional in their constant evasion of facts concerning Islam, recognizes that fact and condemns the evil that is Islam, we will face constant terrorism and at times, outright war.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Captures the essence of Islam: Peace (death to the West) at any cost!

Jack Dwyer said...

"We shall have peace... We shall have peace, when you answer for the burning of the Westfeld, and the children that lie dead there! We shall have peace, when the lives of the soldiers whose bodies were hewn even as they died against the gates of the Hornberg, are avenged! When you hang from a gibbet for the sport of your own crows...! We shall have peace. "

Now there's a man who understands what real peace is; keeping your enemies at bay and/or rendering them extinct...!!! We'll have a measure of peace when islam isn't able to cause problems...

Anonymous said...

"When war is religion then peace through setting aside war is heresy." Brilliant and pithy explanation of Muslim piety, referred to as "extremism" by liberals and progressives.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm a Muslim and I don't see peace as an end of anyone
plz Do not speak on my behalf , cause you don't know me you don't know my thoughts ,your just assuming things .

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, the reading and careful study of your "religion's" holy book, and the writing of your "prophet" are what is used as the proof of the violence of islam, and the source of the intolerance of the strict adherent of islam. If those "moderates" (if any) of your faith spoke out and condemned the violent, others might better understand your viewpoint. But they don't, because they know to do so brings judgment to themselves. I am a Christian, you would call me infidel, and say I mis-believe. I do not necessarily agree with everyone else of my faith, on every point in Scripture, but no one of my faith will condemn me - or wish me violence. That is the difference. Jesus taught peace, and forgiveness. Your prophet teaches "submit, convert, or die." Sadly, jihad will be answered by crusade; the bloodshed will continue until the end; because your cult of death erroneously considers mercy, forgiveness, and peace; for weakness.
That will be the fatal error of all who follow your prophet. Continue to persecute and slay members of my faith, and the time will come - and perhaps now is - when we shall see if members of your faith fight and die as men; or continue to hide in the shadow and strike the innocent like cowards. I believe I do know you, and if not what you think, I do know how you think. Urge your fellows to meet the infidel on the open field of battle, and let's see what happens. We do not fear you, believe that. Peace is yours if you keep to your own. Sow the seeds of war, and reap the whirlwind. stormfriend

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