Wednesday, 14 January 2015
We will, we will mock you!
Heard on PM last night (on the drive home from helping to shore up Britain’s ailing economy by being a tax slave) David Aaronovitch and some female muslim commentator – I didn’t catch her name - discussing today’s leaked Charlie Hebdo cover. Despite her overly reasonable intonation she seemed unable to accept that for the free-thinking world (muslims need NOT apply) maligning a D-List historical celebrity through cartoonery is neither a crime nor even much of an insult. And while there was some mild outcry over The Life of Brian a third of a century ago, the Christian world got over it with barely a severed head to show, let alone whole villages raped and murdered and hundreds of thousands of people banished from their homes forever.
Still we get the pleas for moderation in our reaction to islamism which, no matter how hard you pretend otherwise, is still all to do with no other ideology than islam. I’d say cartoon mockery and a few goat-shagging jokes is pretty damned moderate in comparison to wholesale massacre; the muslims are getting off pretty lightly and they should suck it up. She said it was still some form of religious persecution – well, she would, wouldn’t she? That’s some definition of persecution; maybe she ought to examine her own religious superstition’s record in this regard?
Twitter is fond of repeating the quote usually credited to François-Marie Arouet: “If you want to know who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise." But of course, he was writing in the eighteenth Century when the islamic world was of little real concern to the civilised world. Oh but wait… in Le Fanatisme ou Mahomet, in 1736 Voltaire (for ‘tis he) described mohammed as an "impostor", a " false prophet", a "fanatic" and a "hypocrite". In it he said that he "tried to show in it into what horrible excesses fanaticism, led by an impostor, can plunge weak minds".
In 1899 Winston Churchill similarly observed, in The River War: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”
I don’t know about you but I reckon they nailed it. Far from being nothing to do with islam, so-called islam-ism appears to be nothing new at all, carrying with it a murderous fanaticism rooted deep in the words of their fictitious object of worship. And lest you are wont to drift into the lazy aphorism that the majority of followers of the humourless prophet are peaceful and peace-loving, take five minutes to listen to Brigitte Gabriel’s response to one of their number. Now, watch it again.
mohammed... not as funny as Brian!
None of this is the fault of any other religion. Neither is it a reaction to western foreign policy nor some form of racism, mistaking a belief for a race. It isn’t even a Zionist plot, no matter how gullible you are and how desperately you wish it were so. All – absolutely all – of the ills of islam are entirely the fault of islam and its deranged adherents and no amount of ‘bullying’ by the likes of ‘O-Whine’ Jones and other ridiculous apologists should deter us from ridiculing what we despise; islam, to me you are nothing but a deeply unfunny joke.