One of the London Busses blown up by Muslims
A Dutch cartoonist has been arrested for discrimination against the dark skinned and Islam. Although he is known as a critic as much of Christianity as of Islam, that doesnt appear as part of the charge. Many Canadian bloggers authors and magazines have been taken in front of a quasi judicial but real in effect legal body called the ‘Human Rights commisions’ although so far they remove rights rather than guarantee them. The charged include author Mark Steyn, Macleans Magazine, The Western Standard and Ezra Levant and of course all for insulting Islam or Muslim sensibilities. Several bloggers as well including five feet of fury, and small dead animals are to appear in front of the various HRC’s for criticisms of Islam and the actions of Muslims in and out of the western world.
French retired actress Bridgitte Bardot is facing actual charges in France for publicly stating that the way Muslims slaughter sheep for a religious celebration is cruelty to animals and violates many nations codes as to how animals are to be treated including French ones.
The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa has displayed the well known ‘art’ piece, The Piss Christ which shows a Catholic crucifix in a jar of urine. I highly doubt they would accept a bacon cheese burkha no matter who the artist was who presented it.
Whats the point?
Maybe its time western nations had the guts to properly codify their dhimmitude into law. If you are going to prosecute people for criticising Islamic behaviour or saying anything that might cause offence to Muslims make it official.
The UN has passed a law against blasphemy making a feint veneer of equality to religions but mentioning only Islam and mentioning it five times. There does not appear to be any mention of discrimination in for instance, Saudi Arabia against every other religion and even against other versions of Islam. So at least you know. According to the UN, speaking out against one religion is or should be criminal.
At least during the middle ages people know in Europe what the consequence was for speaking out against the church. There is a kind of integrity to this at least. In Canada we have free speech unless someone doesnt like it and you dont know if they do or not till after you said it. This appears to be the case in growing areas of Europe as well.
So why not just codify it. Western nations may as well state openly that Islam is the determiner of what we can and cannot say. We should consult an Imam before we talk about abuse of women or honour killings and so on. England nearly has. Its now illegal to connect terrorism with Islam in the UK. England’s official position is that terrorism is a kind of blasphemy and insults Islam itself even though the Koran states clearly…
Sura (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them
Sura (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah”
Sura (9:38-39) – “O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.” This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell.
There are over 100 such versus in Koran and Hadith etc. requiring terror and war to force Islam upon the world.
But I digress.
If western governments for reasons of fear, opportunism to Muslim and leftist agendas, or mere ignorance choose to submit then at least make clear and lawful the persecution of those who would excorize free speech. At least this would show a little constancy and reason.