Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Concealing The Truth About Islamic Antisemitism
A Belgian Muslim advocacy group named Vigilance Musulmane (Muslim Vigilance) has lodged a complaint with the Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Fight Against Racism (CGKR) after professor of sociology Mark Elchardus made statements in a newspaper about Islamic antisemitism.
In the article, published May 12th, Elchardus apparently said, according to this undoubtedly impartial Iranian news agency, that "antisemitism among Muslim students was theologically inspired and that there is a direct link between being Muslim and harboring antisemitic feelings". As a result, Vigilance Musulmane wants the CGKR to curtail free speech in future if it casts Islam in a bad light - par for the course from Western Islamic groups these days.
Of course, nothing in what Professor Elchardus said is inaccurate. Only a couple of weeks ago I outlined some (but by no means all) of the theological grounds for antisemitism within Islam, and their lethal applications, which leave no room for doubt that there certainly is a connection between Islam and antisemitism. And that's only backed up by the fact that, according to an EU report, fully half of all antisemitic hate crimes in Europe are committed by Muslims.....who only make up about 5% or less of the European population.
But Vigilance Musulmane, like all good soft jihadist groups, doesn't want you to know any of this. It wants the antisemitism to continue, but it has to remove the obstacle of European laws which are designed to punish antisemitism. So they try first of all to guilt us into remaining silent about the phenomenon of Muslim Jew-hatred by saying that if we point it out, we are necessarily implying that all Muslims are antisemites, and that we are therefore bigots and racists and Islamophobes. They know that this kind of talk will find a strong favourable reaction in some non-Muslim Leftist circles.
But when that fails, they just resort to trying to make those who tell the truth about Islam shut up.
Well, I'm not shutting up, no matter what they do, and I want everyone who cares about real freedom and real tolerance to stand up in support of Professor Mark Elchardus and his right to free speech and intellectual enquiry.
To do any less is to essentially sign a suicide note for the West.