Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Are we ready for confrontation?

The following opinion letter showed up in Jyllands-Posten on Monday – it is interesting for several reasons, not only because the content is very relevant to the conflict between the Islamic world and the Western world, that is brewing and getting worse all the time. It is also an eye-opener as to the way that the debate is more open here in Denmark than many other places. The letter would never have been accepted in many other European countries. In fact in many of those countries the letter would be condemned as racist, alarmist, islamophobic, or similar and then quickly dumped into the shredder. To be fair there is a couple of Danish newspapers that would give this letter the same treatment, but fortunately not all.

This post is also available on Gates of Vienna – thanks to Baron Bodissey, who have some comments of his own and a picture of Dr. Hasselbalch.

Article: Are we ready for confrontation?
By Ole Hasselbalch, professor, Doctor of Laws – Jyllands-Posten, August 7, 2006
Translation: Zonka

There is no more respite for being slow of perception or fickleness. He who doesn't understand the foundations for the benefits, he enjoys and is willing to act in accordance to that, is bound to lose them.

It isn't written anywhere that the West and our model of society will win. Thus there are no basis for dialogue with Islam, as long as that faith's practicioners only considers such as a tool for deception, says the author of todays article.

The waters have been parted after the Muhammed-affair. Those, who do not now understand, what the situation is, will hardly ever understand.

It wasn't a case of a spontaneous and popular indignation over some not very sensational cartoons: The affair started months after the publication, the Egypt government acted as birth helper, and the authentic cartoons was supplemented with a set of fakes and lies. And one doesnøt burn embassies and flags in that part of the world without governmental approvement.

Within the Arabic cultural sphere a feigned anger over an alleged offense is a wellknown trait. Last winter there were many reasons to invent such an outrage: Egypt was facing a parlamentary election, and the regime needed a case to boost their image. Iran needed a diversion from the Western attention to the nuclear ambitions of the country. Syria needed to have the pressure lifted after the involvement in the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister. The negotiations about Kosovos future was imminent. The new Palestinian government needed credit. Finally there were a need for tougher blasphemylaws to cap the increasing tendency in Western European medias to occupy themselves with the unacceptable parts of Islam – the British parlament was about to discuss "The Religious Hatred Bill".

In short, the Muhammed-affair wasn't set off by an offense. It was created in the expanding muslim world in use for the conflict with the West.

This conflict is fundamentally about whether a political ideology, clothed in a religious mantle will be allowed to force their dogmas and even dictate, that these must replace empirical knowledge. If this succeeds, we're back to the times when Copernicus and Galilei was facing the inquisition. On such a foundation no decent society can be built.

As the Muhammed-affair shows, the means, that are employed against us are unusual.

The core element is the population development. As Per Stig Møller is noting in JP Jul. 7:
In the middle of this century half a billion Europeans – included herein a large number of muslim immigrants – will be facing a Middle-East and Northern Africa with four times as many people.

He could have added that demographers at Copenhagen University have predicted a muslim majority in Denmark within this century. (Berlingske Tidende August 8, 2005).

This situation is being exploited by the frontrunners of Islam. In Norway the resident fundamentalist, Mulla Krekar says it this way:»Look at the development in Europe's population, where the number of muslims are growing like mosquitos. Each western woman in EU produces on average 1.4 children. Every muslim woman in the same countries are producing 3.5 children. In 2050, 30% of the population in Europe will be muslims« (Dagbladet March 13, 2006). Libya's Gadaffi states it this way: »We have 50 million muslims in Europe. They are a sign that Allah will give Islam victory over Europe – without swords, without canons, without conquest. The 50 million muslims in Europe will turn Europe muslim within a few decades. Allah is mobilising the muslim Turkey and adds that to the European Union. That is an addition of 50 million more muslims. Then there will be 100 million muslims in Europe. Albania, which is a muslim country is already in the EU. Bosnia which is a muslim country is already in the EU. 50% of the population in those countries are muslim.« (Memri-TV)

It is furher known, which currents that dominates the muslim immigration groups. Based on the Muhammed-affair one can mention the survey LO published in Ugebrevet A4 on March 13, 2006: Under half would distance themselves from the Danish-hostile riots in the Middle-East – 11% even fully endorsed flagburnings, destroying embassies and boycotting Danish goods.

The so-called moderate muslims are insignificant. Only 1,000 signed up for "Democratic Muslims" in four weeks – the same number as the fundamentalists at any time can muster in Nørrebrohallen (Meeting place of Hitzb-ut-tahir – translator). The moderates will thus very likely be silenced in the long run, simply because there will be insufficient police resources to protect them.

Now it is certainly not a law of nature that the most populous cultures always are victorious. The spaniard Cortez toppled the mighty Inca empire with a few hundred soldiers. The people behind the Muhammed-affair know that they can neither defeat the West militarily or economically. This is why they operate on the psychological level by inventing fictive offenses and demand "respect" for their "religion". They need our passitivity, until the population development will make it impossible to stop them.

Therefore criticism of Islam is characterized as smear campaigns and hatred, natural defenses are called "discriminatory", and those who for 25 years have warned about what is going on, are being labelled and stigmatized with the aid of Danish collaborators as "rightwing extremists".

If we for that reason allow ourselves to be sucked into debates about the "tone of the debate", we lose precious time – and at the same time overlook how the respect for other religions are being practiced the the deeply intolerant Middle-East, where in the last 100 years they have virtually succeeded in wiping out the Christian and Jewish societies.

Status today is, that Europe is about to be lost because of European leaders lacking ability to identify the character of the threat or at least is looking the other way, fickleness, and a reluctance to say things clearly and a dislike of taking the unpleasant steps now, that will prevent something even worse later on.

As a consequence of this a society after Middle-Eastern fashion with corruption, nepotism and religious madness is wating at the door. Along the way the freedom rights will be suppressed – first because he who risks being suicide bombed, usually rather gives on the ideals than lose his life. Taxation will break down as the conditions in the kiosks and small shops (mostly owned by muslim immigrants, and known for cheating on taxes – translator) will spread to other branches of commerce. The Police will not be able to in increasingly larger geographical areas. The social structure will collapse as a result of the muslims family structure, their views on womens palce in society and a lack of understanding among too many of them about the connection between giving and receiving benefits. The consequence will be worse that the midevival Black Death, since our successors will be a suppressed minority who will not have the ability to rebuild what has been lost.

Humans often have difficulties to imagine calamities that haven't happened yet, and the many influential Seidengfadens and Skov Christensens (multi-cultural islamic apologists – translator) will with their fantasy tales pull the wrong way.

There is however, no more respite for being slow of perception or fickleness. He who doesn't understand the foundations for the benefits, he enjoys and is willing to act in accordance to that, is bound to lose them. It isn't written anywhere that the West and our model of society will win.

It is thus damaging to continue to support the establishment of a culture here, whose supporters as a group considered haven't and after all human experience neither will ever understand, what the preconditions are for the peace and prosperity that they enjoy are. Such an "integration" is the same as retreat of the western society order on our own soil. We have both a right – and to our decendants a duty – to protect ourselves from such.

Therefore the distribution of citizenship to persons, who cannot be expected to respect our values, must stop – and those who have received citizenship anyway, must be motivated to strike camp. Likewise the current influence of Middle-Eastern culture in the daily life of Danes must be opposed and not supported. When Jewish high-shool are being harrassed and threatened in school, their parents are not to be adviced to transfer their children to other schools, but the school have to be cleared of muslims, who can't behave. And if muslim ladies can't bathe together with others in swimmingpools, they are to be referred to the Red Sea instead.

It is furthermore important to gain insight into how much influence have been purchased by petrodollars on the press, the bureaucracy and politicians who are pushing in the direction of where we are heading, and which manipulation of Middle-Eastern origin the public is exposed to. It is known that the oil-sheiks have bought not only American ambassadors, but even a former president. How is the situation in this country? NATO can resist a frontal tank battle, but the Western leaders have been completely unprepared for the scams and tricks behind the Muhammed-affair. Are they better prepared today?

Finally and not the least it is thus that respect for Islams wickedness isn't promoting islamic soul searching. Islam as of today contains some serious systematic problems: It interferes aggresively and without paying attention to the means, in other peoples lives in the same way as totalitarian ideologies. Other world religions had to be re-interpreted before they – in the past – could be used in the same way.

There is thus no basis for a dialogue with Islam, as long as this belief's practicioners just considers such as a tool for deception.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with professor Hasselbach - the dialogue with islam is difficult - but I also think that such a dialogue is also hardly useful. In the contrary such a dialogue only slows down the inevitable confrontation. We must understand that the sooner the confrontation starts the better. Because the strength of the islamic minority only gets stronger with time.

Reminds me what happened with Hitler. General Pilsudski (president of Poland) understood already year 1934 that a confrontation with nazis was inevitable and proposed an attack to Germany by France and Poland. France refused.

12 August, 2006 14:38  
Blogger Zonka said...

Actually I would prefer if dialogue was possible, as I have no great desire to wage a war against fanatical muslims. However, dialogue is not possible not at this moment, and perhaps never, as the Islamic world seems more than willing to talk, as long as they're getting concessions but without giving any in return (or with no intention of fulfilling the concessions that they give). So, unfortunately a meaningful dialogue is not possible, although it will probably still take a while before our politicians and media will reach that conclusion themselves!

12 August, 2006 19:05  

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