Are We Ready for Reality after the Brussels Terror Attacks?
Are progressives going to murder our children with their political correctness?
Brutal as that sounds, that's a serious question we must all be asking ourselves after the terror attacks in Brussels. Everyone knows such events could easily happen here (where our population dwarfs Belgium's and therefore opens us to a far greater catastrophe numerically) and yet our progressive and liberal friends -- even and especially the moral narcissists running for the Democratic presidential nomination -- refuse to name radical Islam as the perpetrator of the attacks.
Let alone Islam itself, the true culprit.
Meanwhile, the current president is in Havana, posing in front of a mural of Che Guevara (a man who put his own friends in front of firing squads. Doesn't Obama know? I'm afraid he does) and agreeing with Raul Castro that America has an income inequality problem. Doesn't Obama know that the great "revolutionary" Fidel is a billionaire? How's that for income inequality in a horribly impoverished country? I have been to Cuba, and except for the elites, every single citizen is in misery and being watched by the secret police. But enough about Obama in Cuba. Back to real life.
We live in a culture where someone threw a punch at a Donald Trump rally -- not remotely the mayhem at your average British soccer match -- and our media goes into a dither. Then they warn us about Islamophobia -- a junk term, if there ever was one -- in the wake of mass murder in the name of Allah.
Something wrong? Of course. Something is very wrong. Western civilization is on a suicide run and we all get to watch.
Well, I suggest we stop watching and do something about it.
First of all, that requires facing reality. As I mentioned, it's not radical Islam but Islam itself that is the problem. Throughout the world, young Muslim children are being taught from holy books to separate humanity between Dar al Islam (the House of Islam) and Dar al Harb (the House of War). That indoctrination seems to have worked. Those of us in the West apparently do live in Dar al Harb, as recent events demonstrate too clearly.
That is only the beginning of the problem in Islamic ideology. Most of us are familiar with the medieval depredations of Sharia law: the misogyny, the homophobia, etc.
Our liberal and progressive friends, you would think, would be the ones most upset about this extreme sexism. But instead, living in the free-floating world of moral narcissism and political correctness, they warn us of bias and preach cultural relativism.
Sorry, I have had enough of lectures from the ignorant.
Not one liberal I know -- not one -- has read the Koran or the Hadith, let alone has any idea what the key concept of "abrogation" means in the Islamic religion/ideology, and why it might be leading to the violent jihad we have been living with. I've been quizzing liberals about this at parties for several years now. Nothing but blank stares. I know there must be some who understand it. I just haven't run into them.
The time has come for a worldwide crusade to reform Islam completely. That means shaming the Islamic world until they rewrite their books and change their fascistic doctrine to be in concert with modernity. And if they refuse, they must be completely ostracized, their societies shut to the West, our economic system and technology made unavailable to them. (And, yes, that means no more halal dining at Harvard.)
Does that sound racist? Well, fine. I assure it is nowhere near as racist as anything you would find in the Koran. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of seeing innocent people murdered in Allah's name.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-found of PJ Media. His next book - I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't Already - will be published by Encounter Books in June 2016.