Thursday, June 02, 2005

I Keep Repeating To Myself,
"I Am A Paranoid Racist. I Am A Paranoid Racist."
But, They Keep Issuing Fatwas and Blowing Stuff Up

From Front Page Magazine:

Declaring that some of the words used by Orianna Fallaci in her book about Islam were "without doubt offensive to Islam and to those who practice that religious faith," an Italian judge has ordered her to stand trial for anti-Islamic defamation. Meanwhile, Condoleezza Rice has in effect accused all of America of anti-Islamic defamation, saying that a single mishandling by a single U.S. serviceman of a single copy of the Koran is a terrible offense that tarnishes the image of our country.

Yet even as our Secretary of State condemns America for its bigotry, the Saudi government funds the massive distribution of anti-American hate literature at U.S. mosques—and the Saudi Crown Prince, far from being criticized, let alone indicted, for spreading defamation of Christians and Jews, is invited to President Bush’s ranch for a chummy get-together. At the same time, the main cleric of the Palestinian Authority issues Hitlerian calls for the utter destruction of America and the Jews—and Secretary Rice praises the Palestinians for their march to peace and democracy and the U.S. government gives the Palestinians hundreds of millions more in U.S. taxpayer dollars.

People have pointed to all this recent kow-towing to Muslims as evidence of dhimmitude, the subjection of non-Muslims to a humiliated, second-class status under Muslim rule. But looking at the total pattern described above, I wonder if dhimmitude is an adequate description of it. The condition of dhimmitude, as miserable as it is, is relatively straightforward: dhimmis have no power, they're in a defeated, subordinate position, and they have no choice but to accept the harsh treatment meted out to them by their Muslim overlords. But what we have now is in a sense worse than dhimmitude. After all, we are the more powerful party. We are the ones who bestride the world like a colossus. We are the country that arrogantly or idealistically claims to be setting standards for all the nations of the earth.

And yet, from our superior position of unquestioned military power and insufferable moral pretentiousness, we engage in a vicious double standard against ourselves, in which we condemn and punish our fellow Westerners for using critical language about Islam (let us remember that Americans as well as Europeans have been threatened with legal action for condemning Islam), while we reward our Muslim enemies who are openly engaged in a war of vilification and civilizational destruction against us.

I know this to be true. I write on this site almost everyday. I make every effort to be as clear as possible that my beef is with Islamofascism. I invariably define Islamofascism as the Jihadi belief system which seeks Islamist world domination, as well as the imposition of Sharia Law in the states it conquers. Sharia Law is the code of Islamic Law called for in the Koran, whereby people are stoned to death for adultery, apostasy, and homosexuality.

How anyone could disagree with my vilification of such an ideology, I have no idea. And yet, on more than one occasion I have had people tell me that I am a racist. Aquaintences argue with me and tell me I am paranoid. Friends roll their eyes at me and make jokes about my "mission."

I guess a paranoid racist is not accepted in his home town.