Quebec seems to be following France’s policies on dealing with the conspicuous uniform of Islamic manifest destiny now more and more common on Western streets. And while I applaud pretty much any effort that our politically-correct and neutered ‘representatives’ make at fighting the values of islam and sharia norms that increasingly are replacing hard-won freedoms, some of them are downright stupid, childish and perhaps worse, actually as anathema to a free and democratic society as islam itself.
Here are three articles from todays papers courtesy of Grace.
A blanket ban on all religious symbols is a lot like dealing with motorcycle noise by banning all musical instruments. Or trying to get rid of elderly people by closing all the Swiss Chalet’s. Think of it this way. If it was 1938 and lots of people started realizing that Nazis are a huge freaking problem and if not dealt with could result in millions of deaths and trillions in damage and so authorities decided to ban all political symbols thinking the problem of course, is politics. The problem was not politics or political parties, it was just one of them.
Like France, this half measure is an attempt to solve a problem without naming it. Fear of admitting that Islam is the problem and dealing head on with it has led several states now to actually interfere with good people’s genuine rights who at worst are no threat to the state and at best are massively net contributors to it in many ways. Like the Kindergarten teacher who punishes all the children because one of them was chewing gum in class, governments are now going to punish members of religious groups who have never meant the state or its citizens any harm, just to deal with an aggressive and dangerous Islam. And does anyone think that after the riots that ensued after muslim women were asked to comply with the laws in France that any cop will enforce them? How about Australia after the Carnita Mathews debacle?
How this will end up is extremely predictable. Everyone who has tried this blanket solution ends up with the same result. You anger and disappoint all sorts of great people and then muslims find some sort of work around so they end up being the only ones who actually do get to display their symbols. This happened in Belgium when the state banned conspicuous religious gear in government buildings and at the end of the day it was decided that it was discriminatory to Muslims because it meant they could no longer work in them so they made an exception to the law that was created to deal with them.
A case could be made that the exact same thing happened at airports world wide, all because no one has the raw guts to come out and talk about the problem. And it isn’t religion. It is Islam. And one doesn’t even have to ban that. Just stop making exceptions for Muslims with respect to common, already existing laws. No covering your face for example or wearing a disguise in public. This means you Aisha. No public speaking about killing members of an identifiable group. This means you imam and your constant calls to genocide for Jews and homosexuals etc. We don’t need new laws to start to deal with this problem we just need to stop making exceptions for existing ones to suit muslims.
This Quebec plan will backfire mark my words. There will be just as many burkas and face covered haters of us all in important government positions displaying their contempt for us all openly, but all the people who actually generate wealth and build things and cooperate with us all to make life good will have to make difficult choices.
It will be good for Ontario though. I welcome all the Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus and so on who will be flooding this way in the near future.
Eeyore for Vlad