Sunday, November 26, 2006

ROSCOE’S Weak-End Review

Islamic Republic of America: Part 7

Currently reading Now They Call Me Infidel by Nonie Darwish, just off the presses. Nonie is a delightful lady, a former Egyptian Muslim, steeped in jihad and anti-Semitism, now an evangelical Christian living in America. Our interest was piqued by the opportunity to interview her for a project around the question of Islamofascism as an appropriate term. (Oh, is it ever.)

Nonie was one of the folks featured in the excellent documentary, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. She now heads an organization called Arabs for Israel and speaks around the country—or tries to. Seems some of our esteemed institutions of higher learning have sacrificed the free marketplace of ideas upon the altar of political correctness. In other words, you can’t say that here. She’s been canceled at several colleges and universities as too controversial after pressure being brought to bear from certain quarters.

One place where the issue of Nonie’s appearance is still being fought out is Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. If you check out their Web site, you’ll find lots of other interesting things that suggest broadmindedness to a fault—particularly an openness and interest in public nudity. Be free. Express yourself. Just so long as you don’t say that here.

Turns out that outside of Pakistan and a few other places, the most monolithic, fire-breathing strains of Islam are to be found in the United States, where 80 percent of the mosques are products of Saudi Wahhabism, and in the United Kingdom. Sadly, according to Nonie, many, many moderate Muslim immigrants end up becoming radicalized right here in America.

We have a prediction, one that may seem counterintuitive, but a compelling one nonetheless. Some things that people consider repugnant now may become increasingly attractive as our moral fabric as a people continues further to unravel and living conditions in Western democracies become more and more anarchic. Absolutists on free speech, for example, pushing the envelope past even the line of national security—and finding no pushback. Criminality and corruption increasingly out of control. Things that just can’t go on indefinitely.

Yes, we’re talking about Islam and Sharia law. Not so unthinkable, if you think about it. There’s a good deal of resistance-fatigue building on our side, with no end in sight on the other. Eventually, the attractions of a system that promises justice and law and order could become quite enticing. Many women may find a system of enforced virtue—and the security it affords—most attractive. You might be surprised. The day may come when giving in to the unending jihad may seem almost a relief.

Think about it. Our bet is that it’s quite likely to happen if we can’t get our own act together.


Blogger Christinewjc said...

Nonie Darwish is certainly one brave woman!

I have seen Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West on Fox News and via a YouTube site. I'm glad to see that Fox has been re-broadcasting their special several times. People need to see the reality of the fanaticism of these Islamo-fascists!

The liberal left (especially those running the zoo at the universities) seem to think that such danger need not be exposed and shown to college students. Why? IMHO, it has to be because the tactics that are often used by the left to indoctrinate students into their secular-progressive worldview(s)are used, in their most repugnant way, via the jihadist mentality shown in this documentary!

The day may come when giving in to the unending jihad may seem almost a relief.

That's truly a very scary thought! But I think that you are right. If people grow weary of the struggle, they may end up being more likely to succomb to such evil. God forbid!

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