Monday, July 18, 2005

Is England Getting A Grip?

Bat Ye'or, via Jihad Watch says that Britain is completely trapped in dhimmitude:

Dhimmitude is characterised by the victim's siding with his oppressors, by the moral justification the victim provides for his oppressors' hateful behavior, and by the destruction of the victim's own self by a mental enslavement of love and admiration toward his oppressors. Willfully serving his oppressors, the dhimmi loses the sense of his own rights and humanity. He loses the possibility of revolt because revolt arises from a sense of injustice, and the dhimmi justifies the injustices done against him because he is utterly destroyed as a human being.

Perfect examples of this are Edward Saïd, Christian janissaries, and dhimmi Churches throughout history till today. I studied this mentality in all my books.

Mental dhimmitude has been implemented in Europe over the course of 30 years by politicians, intellectuals, the Churches, and the media, all of whom sided with the jihadist Palestinian terrorists against Israel's wars of liberation from dhimmitude. Europe's uncritical alliances with and support for the Arabs' jihad involved a self-inflicted dhimmitude, since Christians are treated the same as Jews under Islamic law.

The Europeans' justification of jihad and of Jewish dhimmitude explains their current lack of reaction. A dead body does not react. European governments, especially the British, have bought their security from the terrorists--starting with the Palestinians in 1973--by promoting an anti-Israeli and anti-American policy and an anti-Semitic hate campaign.

Tony Blair's posturing in the wake of the London bombings is the cover-up of this cowardly policy that seeks protection from the terrorists by offering them Britain as a safe haven, from where they have sent killers in Israel, America, Bali, and other places. Having for so long and continuously justified injustice against others, the British people go along with the same injustice when it turns against them.

For thirty years, Europeans were taught that they have to love Muslims and Islam, and now they are receiving back the exchange for this love which is nothing less than the other face of their hate of Jews and Israel.

Meanwhile, Melanie Phillips says Tony Blair's latest speech is proof of the opposite; that he and the British people are coming around to a real understanding of the evil of their enemy:

Tony Blair’s speech last Saturday on the threat that we face was excellent and seminal, a step-change in his rhetoric on Islamic terror, and should be read in full. He spelled out more clearly than he had ever done before why the argument that the London bombings were carried out in response to Iraq or indeed to any other conflict is exceptionally stupid and ignorant:

‘This ideology and the violence that is inherent in it did not start a few years ago in response to a particular policy. Over the past 12 years, Al-Qaeda and its associates have attacked 26 countries, killed thousands of people, many of them Muslims…

They demand the elimination of Israel; the withdrawal of all Westerners from Muslim countries, irrespective of the wishes of people and government; the establishment of effectively Taleban states and Sharia law in the Arab world en route to one caliphate of all Muslim nations...

‘From the mid 1990s onwards, statements from Al-Qaeda, gave very clear expression to this ideology:

"Every Muslim, the minute he can start differentiating, carries hatred towards the Americans, Jews and Christians. This is part of our ideology. The creation of Israel is a crime and it has to be erased. You should know that targeting Americans and Jews and killing them anywhere you find them on the earth is one of the greatest duties and one of the best acts of piety you can offer to God Almighty."

Just as great is their hatred for so-called apostate governments in Muslim countries. This is why mainstream Muslims are also regarded as legitimate targets.

‘Their cause is not founded on an injustice. It is founded on a belief, one whose fanaticism is such it can't be moderated. It can't be remedied. It has to be stood up to.’
Quite. But will he do so?

It does sound like Britain realizes they have a problem, but like an alcoholic who needs to disentangle himself from the cycle of their abuse, the British need to understand all the ways in which they are currently lying to themselves.

They need, for instance, to understand that sometimes when Muslims condemn terrorists killing "civilians" or "innocents," that they aren't condemning what we would call terrorism in general, but instead, they are condemning terrorists who would kill Muslims along with all the other infidels.