Commentary: Geert Wilders and the Rise of Islamic correctness

Geert Wilders

American Thinker: Geert Wilders and the Rise of Islamic Correctness:

“At present, overwhelming Muslim majorities — i.e., better than two-thirds (see the weighted average calculated here) of a well-conducted survey of the world’s most significant and populous Arab and non-Arab Muslim countries — want these immoderate outcomes: ‘strict application’ of Shari’a, Islamic Law, and a global Caliphate. Specifically, the World Public Opinion.org/ University of Maryland poll (released February 25, 2009) indicated the following about our putative Muslim ally nations of Egypt and Pakistan: 81% of the Muslims of ‘moderate‘ Egypt, the largest Arab Muslim nation, desire a ‘strict‘ application of Shari’a, Islamic Law; 76% of the Pakistan’s Muslims — one of the most important and sizable non-Arab Muslim populations — also want this outcome. Furthermore, 70% of Egyptian Muslims and 69% of Pakistani Muslims desire the recreation of a ‘single Islamic state or Caliphate.’ Elsewhere, I have detailed the totalitarian impact of these fulfilled Islamic desires based upon their doctrinal and historical application, across space and time. 

And these concrete data validate eminent Western scholarly appraisals of Islamic despotism, or in modern parlance, totalitarianism

Most importantly, our uninformed chattering classes across the political spectrum need to know that their eminence grise on Islamic civilization, Professor Bernard Lewis, and outspoken Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders have a shared understanding of totalitarian Islam. Ironically, Wilders has been demonized — and is currently being prosecuted — for expressing views identical to those the Western sage of Islam Lewis put forth in a 1954 essay.

Over a half century later, during his keynote address to the first Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa in April 2008, Professor Lewis warned of the ominous limits on scholarly analysis of Islam imposed by political correctness and multiculturalism:

The degree of thought control, of limitations on freedom of speech and expression is without parallel in the Western world since the eighteenth century and in some cases longer than that…It seems to me it’s a very dangerous situation, because it makes any kind of scholarly discussion of Islam, to say the least, dangerous. Islam and Islamic values now have a level of immunity from comment and criticism in the Western world that Christianity has lost and Judaism has never had.”

Background:
New Dutch Government agrees to ban burqa, cut deficit.

7 comments on “Commentary: Geert Wilders and the Rise of Islamic correctness

  1. Angel says:

    hi Claudia..as u know girl..He is my hero..hands down!!

  2. Bob Mack says:

    The “moderate” Muslim…you always hear about them, but whenever you think you see one, by the time you turn around they’re never there.

    Hi to Angel, we meet again.

    Claudia, I’ve linked to your site from my underground bunker of right-wing rants. Hope that’s okay.

    • Claudia says:

      Hello Bob:

      I would call them better than “moderate”, “secular”. For example 1, 2 (both the woman speaking and the blog’s author), among other examples. Of course, probably these guys are considered as freaks by other Muslims and it’s also possible that their views would be considered heretical by others.

      What is clear is that Islam, as a total system which includes not only religious values but also politics, law, social mores, turns to be absolute, totalitarian. “Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely“: Lord Acton was right but never more right than when speaking about religious power. You just have to see what has happened with the Saudi prince and his servant.

      I’ve linked to your site from my underground bunker of right-wing rants. Hope that’s okay

      Of course, thanks. If you want your blog to be linked here, just tell me and I will link yours.

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Sure, you can link me. I was recently labeled a “hate” blog by Mr. Zaki Hasan for taking issue with his HuffPo post article referring to Sharia law as “benign Islamic jurisprudence” (http://crockettlives.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/right-wing-shenanigans-or-obfuscation-from-the-left/). I guess he was one of the “moderates” I had in mind. It’s always easier for the left and the stealth jihadists to call names than justify their various idiocies.

    • Claudia says:

      Don’t worry, Bob. If saying that Sharia Law is barbaric, is “hate speech”, then I think every sound Westerner “hates”. Anyway, I don’t see much “love” from Taliban, Salafists, Wahabbists and so on, but those guys are above reproach, aren’t they?

      They normally answer two things as the last commenter in your article has told you:

      a) “Torah and Old Testament also have those punishments“. Of course, but their application ended centuries ago, and I don’t recall of any Western country who has applied stoning for adulteress women for centuries. I don’t think that punishments against people from other faiths have been considered also for centuries in most cases (specially those which involved killing the “unbeliever”).

      b) “just find some Islamic scholar“. That’s nonsense: you can read and are sufficiently intelligent to understand that if the Qu’ran or the Hadiths say “kill the unbelievers“, “a woman has deficient intelligence“, or “don’t have relations with unbelievers“, what those words mean. But there is an important number of Muslims who claim that non-Muslims are unable to speak about the Qu’ran, specially if they are critizising it…😦

      Islam is, as a political system, an ideology absolutely updated and barbaric. There are “secular” Muslims who have denounced racism, abuses and violence towards them if they dare to criticize any part of it. But our politicians (normally) continue to fund more the “hard-liners”, that is, people who are stuck on the 7th century than those who are supporting a rationalised and updated interpretation of the Qu’ran.

      So don’t worry: between Islam and Muslims, there is the same different as between Nazism and Germans. But no one supports that criticizing Nazism means, you’re “hating Germans”, do they?

  4. […] will protest against this. I know that they are really against this kind of teachings. Unluckily the majority of Muslims support the ideas that are written above: two-thirds (see the weighted average calculated here) of a well-conducted survey of the […]

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