Friday, January 27, 2006

Take It Back Y'all
Take It Back
Take It Back
Take It Back Y'all
Come on

Yeah, the movement's in motion with mass militant poetry
Now check this out...uggh!
In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and right
So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!

Europeans are beginning to fight against the radicalized Muslims who are attempting to ruin their culture. Dag has the goods:

Take Back the Culture. That is roughly what we're beginning to see in some parts of Europe recently. From France to Norway, citizens and residents are this winter expressing their discontent with the governments, media, and public intellectuals who pander to and appoligise for Muslim madness in the nations of Europe, pretending that Islam is important, demanding, even threatening that the locals must bend and bow and scrape in order to prove their moral and social enlightenment by appeasing every whim of the Muslim minorities, violence and mayhemn not withstanding. Now there is a line drawn by artists in the proverbial sand, cartoons published in a Danish newspaper, cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims world-wide, cartoons resulting in Mulsim boycotts of Danish goods. Death threats. Riots. The wide-spread reaction one has come to expect from the religion of peace on any and all ocassions. Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, French, Belgian, they've had enough in some cases, and the cases are growing. Include the Austrians. Perhaps even the Australian. Include me, include yourself. Enough is enough. Below we see what the Danes and their fellows in the frozen far north are thinking ...

Last week a couple of Norwegian papers decided to publish the cartoons in support of the Danish paper while in Denmark moderate Muslims, encouraged by the government's refusal to be intimidated by the radicals, have distanced themselves from the imams. The latter announced on Friday that they no longer demand apologies from Jyllands-Posten for the publication. Instead they said they just want two things: a guarantee from the Danish authorities that Muslims can freely practice their religion without being "provoked and discriminated."

Honestly, it doesn't sound like those moderate Muslims get it. They need to get used to be provoked and intimidated. That's part of living in a democracy. Christians are provoked and discriminated against all the time. Here's just one example.

Here's the way it works in a Democracy. People who don't like an idea, will criticize it, because they believe they are helping to effect change. The people who ascribe to the idea criticized can choose to ignore the criticism, or address it with their own criticism, or, in some cases, agreement. We may try to shout each other down, but there is no legal recourse, unless the criticism involves slander.

Criticism is healthy. The Christian church got rid of the practice of paying for forgiveness of sins, because Martin Luther criticized the Church. Everytime any injustice has been righted, the process was begun by someone who dared to criticize the idea which supported the injustice.

So, the message to our moderate Muslim friends is, I'm sorry, but you're just going to have to get used to it. This is the way it works.