Saturday, 19 January 2008

Black is white; white, black

In March, I reported on the news that the EU had called on its vassals national governments to stop using the phrase "Islamic terrorists", in favour of the term "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam". As the (sadly, ex)-blogger Michael Cadwallader commented, it "just rolls off the tongue".

Well, now I read that our beloved government has gone one better. Today's terrorists no longer merely "abusively invoke Islam"; rather they are positively Islamophobic. Well, at least that allows the liberals to designate them as a legitimate enemy...
Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism.

In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing "anti-Islamic activity".

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam.

Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion.

In her first major speech on radicalisation, Miss Smith repeatedly used the phrase "anti-Islamic".

In one passage she said: "As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief.

"Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic'.

Another section referred to enlisting the Muslim community against "anti-Islamic activity".

It is marvellous, isn't it, that our government is filled with such experts in Islamic theology as the Imam Jacqui Smith. We must all be grateful that she knows so much more about Islam than, er, Muslims.

The fact is, that Islamic terrorists are committing terror attacks because they are Muslims. This is not to say that all Muslims are terrorists. But it is to say that the acts of murder or attempted murder committed by some Muslims are carried out in the name of Islam, and under the banner of Islam, rather than for any other reason, or in the name of any other cause. These terrorists target those whom they perceive as being genuinely "anti-Islamic", and view themselves as being "Islamic terrorists" (which, being Muslims who engage in terrorist activities, is what they are). If they themselves were really "anti-Islamic", then they would actually target Muslims. It is simply irrational to deny this. But the government seems determined to try.

Some Muslims may well find it offensive when Islamic terrorists are linked to the Islamic religion. But this is hardly the fault of those who make the obvious link. Rather, it is the fault of those who actually carry out these crimes under the Islamic aegis. Those Muslims who take offence at the linking of their religion with terrorism should focus their anger on those among their coreligionists who commit or support terrorist attacks, rather than upon the westerners who remark upon the abundantly evident connection between Islam and terrorist violence.

Meanwhile, I am driven to ask, if people who bomb non-Muslims in the name of Islam are now "anti-Islamic", what does that make those of us who genuinely oppose and dislike Islam? Are we now Islamophiles?

Hat-tip: Jihad Watch; thanks also to Homophobic Horse

9 comments:

Long Live IngSoc, Terrorism is Peace said...

Orwell would have been proud.

MrSmith said...

That's an interesting little trick they've pulled. Since terrorists are anti-islamic, it can't be long before they decide that all anti-islamics are terrorists (even if only in potentia). Which will, of course, give them the excuse they need to crack down on blogs like yours and mine.

But no, that's ridiculous, we all know how valuable free speech etc is in the UK.

I think.

Alex said...

It comes as no surprise to learn that Muslim suicide bombers who plan the murder of British infidels (which broadly speaking means us), should be described as "anti-Islamic activists". This latest euphemism is consistent with the refusal of stooges such as Jacqui Smith, to accept the sinister truth about Islam.

Her shameless propitiation of Muslim barbarians is another aspect the treason of the intellectuals which will destroy this country.

The Green Fox said...

It's always the way trying to control the language we use, in a bid to control what and how we think.

Will the EU government now tell us that the IRA was anti-Irish?

long live ingsoc said...

are English racists anti white?

gay bashers anti homophobe?

Dinah Lord said...

The mind reels...

I read it and I can't believe it. But I know it's the truth. It is happening in the UK and I fear if the libs have their way here in the States we will be faced with the same situation.

And this statement of Imam Jacqui (good one) is ridiculous on it's face. Look at the numbers, Imam Jacqui! If anything, the wish to terrorize is all Islamic.

"As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief. "

Great site, Fulham. Hopped over here from Wolf Howling. I'll be back!
Cheers - Dinah!

muzzylogic said...

Islam is a religion of peace. Terrorists are not peaceful. Therefore they are anti-Islamic.

It's all perfectly logical if you accept the first premise. IIRC, Bliar once said that al-Qaeda was no more Muslim than the IRA was Catholic, which was typical dishonesty. The IRA are atheist Marxists and did not act in the name of Catholicism.

Meanwhile, I am driven to ask, if people who bomb non-Muslims in the name of Islam are now "anti-Islamic", what does that make those of us who genuinely oppose and dislike Islam? Are we now Islamophiles?

No. Terrorists are anti-Islamic. You're anti-Islamic. Therefore you're a terrorist.

Not quite so logical, but ZaNuLabour won't let fallacies get in the way of a crack down on thought criminals.

P.S. If you oppose Islam, you should oppose Muslim immigration, which is going on right now and strengthening our Muslim fifth column. We should stop it and ideally reverse it.

Fulham Reactionary said...

Dinah:

Welcome to the blog, and thanks for the positive comments.

The mind does indeed reel: I sometimes wonder how I manage to respond to stories like this with anything more than a random combination of question and exclamation marks!

najistani said...

THE BIG LIE

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

THE BIG LIE of our times is to deny that Islam is an intrinsically violent, aggressive and murderous ideology.


Our lords and masters repeat their PC denial of this blindingly obvious fact in various forms ('Religion of Peace', or 'tiny minority of extremists'etc), in the belief that like some sort of magical spell, it will become true if recited often enough.


Supporting strands of this web of deceit include claims that Islamic aggression is a recent reaction to the sins of the West (colonialism ), or is caused by poverty (buy them off with more jizya), or is carried out by a tiny minority who misunderstand the peaceful commandments of the Koran, or, in a whopper that would be worthy of Goebbels himself - that Islamic terrorism is actually anti-Islamic, as preached by the hypocrite Jacqui Smith.


Another strand of deceit is the never-ending search for the Holy Grail - the Mythical Moderate Islam which is claimed to be the real authentic version of the Cult of Mohammed. Of course any 'moderate' version of Islam would have to repudiate the violent verses in the Koran, and so commit blasphemy by rejecting the Word of God.


But, as public awareness of Islam grows, these repeated denials and myths parrotted by politicians begin to look increasingly absurd.

Many of us now understand the implacably aggresive nature of Islam and its polarised worldview - the tribal antagonism between Ummah and Kuffar, the territorial antagonism between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb, the overwhelming need to kill or humiliate non-Muslims, the death penalty for those who attempt to leave Islam and the obligation to totally exterminate the Jewish people.


But what else can the politicians say other than repeat the RoP mantra? The alternative would be to admit that on their watch they have allowed, and are continuing to allow, the invasion of millions of Dark-Age savages committed to a vicious totalitarian ideology which demands our death or subjugation.

So as regards telling the truth about Islam, they are damned if they do and damned if they don't! They have a choice of either staying in denial, and thus appearing to an increasingly Islamic-aware electorate to be gullible idiots and bare-faced liars, or else they must admit that they have been so incompetant as to allow a social disaster to take place that can have no outcome other than civil war.


Yes, we've got the traitors skewered! Damned if they do, and damned if they don't! We can discredit the dhimmi politicans by pointing out, whenever they spout their RoP bullshit, how the commands to murder, mutlilate and rape non-Muslims are an essential part of the cult, because the superstitious savages believe the Koran to be the word of God himself, and the rapist, murderer, bandit and pedophile Mohammed to be the 'Perfect Man', whose example is to be followed in all things, including gang-rape.


If we hack at the these main strands of deceit, then whole PC web of lies will eventually unravel and the dhimmi politicians will be utterly discredited.  Then maybe we can get an effective government.