Sunday, April 27, 2008

They Call The Wind Sharia

Following up on my reading of Tom Kratman's book Caliphate as well as a worthwhile non-fiction account of people who have ceased being Muslim, I came across an excellent article by Bruce Bawer detailing how certain elements in the West (BBC anyone?) are cravenly caving in the face of Muslim protests in accurately portraying Islamic doctrine and practise.

I believe in being fair. I believe in it very strongly. I also believe in freedom of speech and freedom of the press. I believe in these things because first and foremost I believe in the truth. In our modern world, lying on a sustained basis (the 'Big Lie' technique) has become problematical. If I were a member of the mainstream media, I would be worried by these three writings. The Bawer article in particular will be read. It will be read by people that matter. And the more the MSM is shown as having soft-peddled or flat out lied on this subject, the more it is discredited on everything else.

Also, being a Western kind of guy and a lawyer to boot, one of my working postulates for life is that if you mention something to someone and they start hollering, odds are they really lack the courage of their convictions and know, deep down, that the Truth isn't on their side. That postulate has worked pretty well for me for over twenty years. Being an optimist (Christians tend to be), I can not help but think that in the long run Islam is doomed. And that maybe they know it.

As for anyone who is wishing to declare fatwa against me, I am a seven foot tall Chinese woman with flaming red hair (natural). I live in Nome, Alaska. Really.


tom kratman said...

And if there _is_ a seven foot tall Chinese woman in Alaska, with flaming red hair, and she turns up missing a head, her blood is on _your_ hands.

Matthew said...

If such a thing happens, I will feel guilty.

If someone really wants to issue a fatwa against me, I'm afraid I'm rather easy to find.