Bat Ye’Or slams politically correct kowtowing to Islamic expansionism:
Exploiting politically this crime, the government launched its bloodhounds, its anathemas, its fatwas and edicts against all writers on the planet who, painfully defying terrorism, professional ruin and social ostracism imposed by the single thought, struggle to maintain democratic freedoms and human dignity in Western societies. The crime of Breivick strengthened the government party and took hostage the right to think, speak and criticize political power. It imprisoned Westerners in the jail of totalitarianism and intellectual tyranny by criminalizing critical thinking….
Am I the creator of a diabolical theory because I re-humanized in the concept of dhimmitude, the millions of victims of jihadist imperialism throughout the ages? Did I conceive a conspiracy because I studied its current extensions in modern Europe, as stated by a witch hunt organized by ignorant hacks who only rely on the defamation of a work they have not even read? Is it more moral to ignore these victims and side with their executioner, groveling to their ideology?
Excusing Jihad is but one aspects of the left’s insanity. Islam is a convenient tool for them to use to dismantle our cultural foundations. To the extent there is reason behind this, it probably reflects a belief that they can fill any resulting void. More fool them. Atheists tend not to fare too well in Islamic societies. But I suspect the Left are not engaged in logic and reason. Their position reflects slovenly and habitual thinking aided by a desire to access the numbers and enthusiasm of adherents to Islam. That’s why the new left so often mouth politically correct platitudes and attempt to silence opponents rather than defeat them in debate.
It is the left’s need to stop the spread of alternative more meaningful interpretations of reality that is behind their drive to take control of the internet. It’s why they are desperate to contain critical thinking, to stop people accessing alternative ideas. Mainstream media, talk back radio and the internet all have the capacity to subject their pet policies to scrutiny. To point out how wrong they are. That’s why the Left are so desperate to control them. They know that after 50 years of big government their manifest failings are becoming all too apparent. They risk being unable to shift the blame elsewhere as the detrimental effects of their policies becomes too obvious to ignore.