Wednesday, December 06, 2006

No Hope

One brave Muslim has spoken up, and that is always good, but it does not give me hope for his religion. Frankly, I think Islam is hopeless. Totalitarian politics is too much a part of the religion for it to reform itself. It must be utterly defeated and then Islamic countries must have individual rights imposed upon them as we did to Japan after WWII.

The most important question is: do we have the will to do what is necessary or has multiculturalism crippled the west? I asked myself this question in the days following September 11, 2001 and I concluded that we do not have what it takes to win. I still see no cause for hoping that we can impose our way of life on Islam, not with the New Left’s stranglehold on our culture. I see a long, drawn out war of half measures looming before us, punctuated by Islamic atrocities on American soil to which we respond with a burst of force then lapse back into our self-induced helplessness. Our half measures will only reinforce radical Islam’s conviction that morality is on their side.

The worst scenario: Islam provokes us so greatly and our outrage is so intense that... who knows what might happen. Multiculturalism fosters a "my gang vs. your gang" mentality because, although it pretends to be about tolerance, it encourages people to think of themselves as members of a collective, not as individuals. Multiculturalism can lead to rivers of blood, but not to liberty. Multiculturalism will stop us from imposing capitalism and individual rights on Islam, but our desire for justice will drive us to kill the enemy. Woe unto Islam if it comes to this.

Whatever happens, I believe things will get much worse before they get better.

UPDATE: Slight revision.


EdMcGon said...

There are only two eventual possibilities: one is the complete destruction of Islam, along with a billion muslims dead (and no doubt many deaths on our side also); two is the eventual peaceful coexistence of Islam alongside Western Civilization.

As a realist, I hope for the second possibility while I mentally prepare for the first one.

Myrhaf said...

The best thing that could happen to Islam is what happened to Japan, which is now the second richest country in the world. That would be the defeat of Islamic countries, the separation of religion and state and creation of capitalism. If multiculturalism stops us from doing that, then eventually what happens to Islamic countries will be much worse than what happened to Japan, because they will keep attacking us as long as they think it is what Allah wants. Sooner or later they will awake the sleeping giant.

softwareNerd said...

There are a fair number of muslims who think the jihadists should not use violence. The attitudes range from thinking the jihadists are "misguided idealists" to thinking that they're "really, really wrong". This is the first time I've read a muslim publicly say they're thugs; and more, to call upon muslims to go after the thugs.

A lot of muslims say "don't group us with Bin Laden". Sorry, that doesn't cut it for me. if you do not want to be grouped with Bin Laden, then do what the Objectivists do w.r.t. libertarians: come out and say that they (the thugs) are the real enemy. I'm glad this one muslim has done so; more of them ought to do so.