Dismantling the Moderate Muslim Murderer Myths
It seems every time another Islamic jihad attack takes place in the West, the broken record of dhimmi responses is played – over and over again. You know how it goes:
-This has nothing to do with Islam
-He was a lone wolf
-He was mentally unstable
-All religions have their bad eggs
-Islam is a religion of peace
-“Islamophobia” is just as bad as blood on the streets
On and on it goes. Our Western leaders, elites, mainstream media, and commentariat refuse to call Islam out for what it is: a blood-soaked political ideology which has been involved in murder and mayhem for 1400 years now. The West is committing suicide by refusing to acknowledge that there are actual enemies out there who have sworn to destroy us.
As long as we ignore reality we will be victims of it. We will keep seeing more blood on the streets of Western cities, and we will see more slaughtered men, women and children. The attack in Manchester is yet another case in point. Simply listening to the MSM about this horrific massacre shows how out of touch and how deep into dhimmitude they are.
They kept talking about lone wolves, about trying to figure out why anyone would do something like this, etc. Now we know what any sensible person suspected all along: yep, another Muslim acting out his faith, just like their prophet Muhammad did.
And we are learning that he was everything most of us expected he would be: he was a “devout” Muslim who even attended a “moderate” mosque! Consider what we now know about the jihadist suicide bomber: Salman Abedi. As one news report states:
Abedi was born in 1994, in Manchester, the son of Libyan parents who had fled the Gaddafi regime and, like many refugees fleeing to the UK, ended up being placed in the city….
Salman was said to have attended Didsbury Mosque, where Ismail volunteered and his father, Ramadan Abedi, used to perform the call to prayer. The mosque, also known as the Manchester Islamic Centre, is described by trustee Fawaz Haffar as “moderate and modern”.
Mr Haffar said he remembered seeing Abedi’s father praying. He said: “I see him praying but I don’t know really who he is. I see him sometimes raising the azan, or call to prayer, but that was a long time ago. As far as I knew he went back to Libya when things were much better over there, to work over there. That’s all I know about him. He was devout as far as I know.”
Yep, here we have a devout Muslim, and one who went to a moderate mosque. Nothing to fear here! Another news item says this:
The 22-year-old attacker, an abrasive, tall, skinny young man who was often seen in traditional Islamic clothing according to neighbours, was heard ‘chanting prayers loudly in the street’ outside his home in the south of the city.
Abedi is the third of four children by Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime. They are believed to have lived in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester for at least ten years.
And how is it that these guys are always “lone wolves” when plenty of arrests of others are made immediately after such incidents? For example, a 23-year-old man was arrested soon after the concert bombing, and police raided numerous properties in the greater Manchester area soon thereafter.
And of course we have long known what a hotbed of radicalism this area is. So there should be no surprises here. As one report mentions:
Manchester has long been a hotbed of Islamic extremism, with dozens or more Muslim-born radicals and converts known to have gone to fight for Islamic State and, security officials fear, in some cases secretly returned to continue their jihad in Britain.
Children as young as 11 in the greater Manchester region have been reported at risk of radicalisation, with 350 under-18s flagged by authorities since 2007.
A Manchester-born and bred jihadi who blew himself up for Islamic State in a suicide attack during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul in February, Jamal al-Harith, grew up as Ronald Fiddler in what was described as a “normal Jamaican family” before converting to Islam.
He spent two years imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay after being captured by US special forces in Afghanistan in 2002 on suspicion of association with the Taliban. Harith came from a pocket of Manchester called Moss Side, long known for gang hooliganism which has morphed into Islamic radicalisation.
An investigation by Britain’s The Guardian revealed that 16 convicted or dead terrorists have lived within 4km of al-Harith’s home address. The Guardian reported they were part of a radical network and some of them prayed at the same mosque.
We are still learning more about this latest jihadi outrage, but nothing that we have learned so far should be at all surprising. This is Islam at work. This is how this political ideology operates. Yet the West is filled with clueless wonders – or worse – who refuse to face reality, who refuse to name our enemy.
And of course our brainless celebrities and Hollyweirdians – widely known as experts on foreign affairs and international relations – also insist on chipping in, sharing their wit and wisdom. As but one example, pop star Katy Perry offered us some real gems on how to proceed here.
She said in an interview, “I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other. No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.” Um yep, that should do the trick. Thanks for that Katy. Let’s just love on them – that will solve all our problems.
Why didn’t we think of that when the Nazis were killing millions and enslaving the world? Let’s just coexist! Love ‘em a lot! Brilliant. If only those recalcitrant Jews had thought like Katy, everything would just have been peaches and cream back then.
This is the world we live in: clueless clowns – be they politicians, commentators or celebs – who are bringing about our destruction by being utterly in the dark as to the war we are in. Good grief. No wonder we keep losing over and over again. No wonder Islam keeps moving forward all over the globe.
Thankfully not everyone is a blubbering idiot when it comes to such serious matters. Brendan O’Neill has just written about the need for some hard-headed realism here. And part of that is a bit of righteous indignation, instead of all the useless “platitudes. And the hashtags. And the candlelit vigils.” He writes in part:
The post-terror cultivation of passivity speaks to a profound crisis of – and fear of – the active citizen. It diminishes us as citizens to reduce us to hashtaggers and candle-holders in the wake of serious, disorientating acts of violence against our society. It decommissions the hard thinking and deep feeling citizens ought to pursue after terror attacks. Indeed, in some ways this official post-terror narrative is the unwitting cousin of the terror attack itself. Where terrorism pursues a war of attrition against our social fabric, seeking to rip away bit by bit our confidence and openness and sense of ourselves as free citizens, officialdom and the media diminish our individuality and our social role, through instructing us on what we may feel and think and say about national atrocities and discouraging us from taking responsibility for confronting these atrocities and the ideological and violent rot behind them. The terrorist seeks to weaken our resolve, the powers-that-be want to sedate our emotions, retire our anger, reduce us to wet-eyed performers in their post-terror play. It’s a dual assault on the individual and society.
Stop and think about how strange it is, how perverse it is, that more than 20 of our citizens have been butchered and we are basically saying: ‘Everyone calm down. Love is the answer.’ Where’s the rage? If the massacre of children and their parents on a fun night out doesn’t make you feel rage, nothing will. The terrorist has defeated you. You are dead already.
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I never ceased to be amazed when politicians, the media and celebrities like Katy Perry who said “I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other. No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.” I wonder if they have John Lennon’s overrated utopian song ‘Imagine’ in mind when saying these things?
Rightly and well said Bill and Brendan.
Brendan O’Neill wrote a great piece for Spiked that goes well with your piece, Bill http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/after-manchester-its-time-for-anger/19849#.WSTzxmiGOUm
A left winger that gets it.
“After every terror attack, our emotions are closely policed. Some emotions are celebrated, others demonised. Empathy – good. Grief – good. Sharing your sadness online – great. But hatred? Anger? Fury? These are bad. They are inferior forms of feeling, apparently, and must be discouraged. Because if we green-light anger about terrorism, then people will launch pogroms against Muslims, they say, or even attack Sikhs or the local Hindu-owned cornershop, because that’s how stupid we are. But there’s a strong justification for hate right now. Certainly for anger. Twenty-two of our fellow citizens were killed at a pop concert. I hate that, I hate the person who did it, and I hate the ideology that underpins it. I want to destroy that ideology. I don’t feel sad, I feel apoplectic. Others will feel likewise, but they know that if they express this verboten post-terror emotion they risk being branded as architects of hate, contributors to future terrorist acts, racist. Their fury is shushed. ‘Just weep. That’s your role.’ They are turned from citizens with moral responsibilities into passive, wet-eyed performers in a pre-written play.”
Thanks Jo. Yes it is a great piece. I do quote from it in my article.
Bill whilst Muslims can do what they like when it comes to letting us know what they think of Western values and then demonstrate their strongly held beliefs with terror and carnage around the world our ‘concerned voices’ are brought before the courts by the State of Victoria for the ‘crime of ‘Islamophobic behavior’! We really are living in an Alice in Wonderland where Mad Hatters are trying to run the West and in particular our own State of Victoria and it is that ludicrous that it boggles the mind how we ever elected these people into office in the first place!
Yes quite right Keith.
Does anyone really know of a serious backlash against Muslims? Apart from that carnage against socialist students in Belgium, who were not Muslim but associated with the party that want open borders. So here is another fearful cry from Muslims, don’t blame the peaceful majority and its right on cue.
Now children are considered part of the Dar al-Harb? Do I have that right?
As for Katy Perry, she should stick to being an “entertainer.”
ISIS at work in the Philippines:
Mystery abductions and disappearances in Malaysia, suspected to be tied to Islamists:
I hate to go off track but here is a reminder of the other opponent. Medical people are especially encouraged to reply:
Another off-topic but fundamentally important; the state of current Australian society in terms of religious beliefs:
“……But there’s a strong justification for hate right now. Certainly for anger. Twenty-two of our fellow citizens were killed at a pop concert. I hate that, I hate the person who did it, and I hate the ideology that underpins it…..”
Jo Deller raises a good question, as we are supposed to ‘love the sinner but hate the sin’, but in this case the sinner is dead, as he committed suicide, so are we still supposed to ‘love him’ or are we now allowed to ‘hate him’ given that he is dead, and also that he cheated us out of the practise of ‘loving him’ after the act of sin.
I just want to say thank you for your voice, your help, and your strength 🙂
In the last two days i have been overcome with such grief and outrage at the evil in our world.
This event no. 1, and coming face to face with the images from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Where 10,000 dogs are either stolen, or bred for this yearly event. Tortured in public, to the fullest extent, then skinned and boiled alive, all for superstitious belief, and so the meat is at its most tender. The more the animal suffers (and I mean that in the FULLEST sense of the word) the more reward for those who consume it.
The images are beyond anything a sane person could imagine (google the festival name above to for the unforgettable “highlights” and to shock you, and light a fire to try to bring about change). We’re not talking about humane killing here. We’re talking about limbs being amputated from conscious animals, all of their limbs, then they are skinned alive, then they are boiled alive, as they still try to escape the pot. There are other atrocities also, but these are the highlights.
This is the way cats, dogs, and other “meat” is prepared in parts of the world. We should be outraged, but we should NOT remain silent. Just like we should NOT remain passive in the face of this horror either.
For those who wish to be a voice for change, consider going to change.org. Search for the above-mentioned “food” festival, see “moderate” images, and then investigate further via google for the extreme version, if that doesn’t cause outrage. Believe me, the latter images will. i wish i’d never seen them.
Start your own petition. But DO speak out. See how changes have occured from these very humble beginnings on such platforms like change.org. They have challenges that they’ve won recorded on the site. Changes to federal laws, for one. And those challenges have begun with just one voice. Yours or mine.
As a newbie, I have a related question. Such was my grief at these two events that my teeth set to chattering in my head, as I cried over them. I raged at God. I asked Him – HOW could He just “stand by” and watch this happen… over and over and over again. Century after century. Why would He not intervene? How much longer do we need to wait for His intervention? I’m sorry – but these are things i can’t comprehend in the face of such atrocity.
I have read how some believers feel that God orchestrates these things. I don’t believe that for one second. I could NOT worship such a God. If that’s blasphemous.. then forgive my ignorance if there is a method to the madness.
I would rather err on the side of COMPLETE free will. That He doesn’t “puppeteer” these events.
Someone please shed light on this doctrine for me.
I may not have been clear there – re: God orchestrating these events.
What I mean is, I have read how some believers think that God intervenes in life regurlarly. That He has it all planned. That He micro-manages events. I don’t believe this. I don’t know where I stand on this completely, being new, but I certainly DON’T believe He is involved in horrible events like these.
As i said in my comment, I’d like to think that ANY evil is the result of man and his sinful nature – and free will.
Feel free to tweak my comment if you’re using it.
Thanks Deb. Of course you are simply asking questions that millions of people have asked for thousands of years now! A short comment cannot suffice as an answer here. But I have written about this often. It is called theodicy. See these 57 articles for example! https://billmuehlenberg.com/category/apologetics/theodicy/
But here are three to start with:
I can say that on a number of forums I frequent, there are a lot of very angry people, following the Manchester murders. They are beginning to realise that no government in the UK will do anything about our mass immigration issues; that no (or very few) politicians will acknowledge that Islam threatens our way of life. With a general election in about two weeks’ time, we face the prospect of re-electing a government that will continue with more of the same…and sadly, the same PM, who despite her claims to being a practising Christian, continues Muslim appeasement and adds fuel to the fire. I’ll be placing my vote on June 8th, but it won’t be in the usual form.
Here’s to change for change sake!
Thank you for this article. I hate to say it but immigration has been out of control for decades in Britain so I doubt if anything can really be done about it. Also the British people because they they have not been faithful to their Christian faith have, to some extent brought the problem on themselves.
The last time I went to England nearly four years ago I was upset when I discovered that the once thriving little Methodist chapel in my native village where I learned as a child to cherish the wonderful stories in the Bible and which instilled in me a love of Our Lord Jesus had closed forever. The reason was because the once big congregation had shrunk to nothing. This has happened all over Britain so there is no wonder the Muslims are taking over.
It is about time the young generation realise we are having a huge problem in our Country and many other Countries around the world. They must all stand up as one and demand our politicians start doing something very serious to rid us off this evil well before it is to late.
The news item on the bomber’s life-story does not tell us whether his father remained married to his mother: Did Abedi’s father divorce his mother before the return to Libya? Could an absent father via an Islamic divorce be part of the bomber’s childhood or adolescence?
The death of Gaddafi at the hands of his “more devout” enemies has merely exchanged one set of problems for another in Libya.
Islamic divorce law has similar effects to the lax divorce laws which now prevail in Western countries: Young men grow up with all the challenges of family conflict and single parenting to reckon with…
What was once touted as a “Land of Hope and Glory” has sadly become for many of its sons and daughters a land of despair and alienation, where shame is the new “pride”…
Thank you Bill for an insightful article.
Yes, unless we all wake up very soon as Christians, we proceed to make a Hell of our own making also on this planet — for example, the public still concedes to too many reporters mistakenly MIS-describing Islam and Isis as a “religion.”
The DANGER? If a problem is not declared truthfully, that problem will never be solved and this may be Civilisation’s last gasp!
LET’S LABEL THE PROBLEM FOR WHAT IT IS!!! Then get to WORK ON THE SOLUTION!!!
1. There are still too many reporters mistakenly MIS-describing Islam and Isis as a “religion” MAKING THE PROBLEM OF ISLAMO-FASCISM ALL THE MORE INTRACTIBLE AND URGENT!
FACT: Islam is NOTHING OF THE KIND! “make no mistake” … “Islam is a man-made (political) ideology MASQUERADING AS A RELIGION!” (paraphrased) — Ms Ayam Hirsi Ali, a former Moslem who has rejected Islam.
FACT: Islam is a man-made (political) ideology devised by an extreme narcissistic misogynist control-freak, who cunningly injected — to make his ideology more palatable — a few “motherhood” statements, a few Judaeo-Christian concepts. Mohamed then pretended that Jesus was just yet another minor prophet … then via condescending statements proceeded to obliterate any constructive teachings by Jesus, as they did not dovetail with Mohamed’s own conceited mercenary agenda.
FACTS: These are just some of the dangers he world now faces as well:
** Institutionalised cultural ADULTEROUS POLYGAMY (the cruelty of multiple wives kept under strict tyranny and with NO human rights AND in virtual SEXUAL SLAVERY and with NO ESCAPE;
** In fact SLAVERY appears to be quite OK in Islam – especially if you are a captured “enemy”; alternately, “enemies” may be shown “mercy” by being allowed to exist (for a while), as long as they agree to pay the “dhimmi tax” which eventually taxes their “enemies” out of existence altogether.
**Beheadings, Murder, Maining, Torture, Terror are all OK to Muslims if their “enemy” refuses to conform to their “beliefs”.
“Imagine if the lasting legacy of your time on earth are the swords that you carried to behead, murder, maim, torture and terrorize, scattered in museums throughout the lands”. St JD George
**Allowing husbands to beat their wives for the slightest “misdemeanor” = condoning institutionalsed cultural DOMESTIC VIOLENCE;
** Institutionalsed cultural PEDOPHILIA (some “wives” being children as young as 8 years old — see Pru Goward’s evidence (even in Australia) of many such “child marriages” .
** Even adults denied freedom of speech — this being aided and abetted by stupid politicians and “journalists” terrified to upset this ugly mob by FAILING TO QUESTION their UGLY IDEOLOGY of BARBARISM and to hold them to account. This move THREATENING to shut DOWN ANY DEBATE on this subject as well.
FACT: … and ISIS is yet another resurgence of the old Islam (SECULAR) IDEOLOGY that implements ISLAMO-FASCISM and TERROR – intent on spreading their evil fascism via their “caliphates” throughout the world.
It is little wonder the world rebelled (when ISIS Mark 1 invaded the Holy Land and even vast areas of Europe right up to the gates of Vienna) and embarked on ajustified self-defence response through the Crusades. If it were not for the Polish King Jan Sobieski and his army, Vienna and Europe would have been comprehensively defeated! … and so would have been the civilised Christian world.
** Yes, horrible things occur in war – even when one is defending home and family – people are killed and maimed. But it is the initial perpetrator who should bear the blame and not the victim. NOTE: Ironically, myth-makers and willfully-ignorant bigots who have difficulty justifying the Crusades should (logically) then have even GREATER difficulty in justifying the Allies coming to the rescue of countries invaded by Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Hirohito.”
** WARNING for today: Most of Europe has effectively banished God from their cultures.
* BUT what happens to cultures / people who “banish God from their cultures”?
*** Leo Tolstoy, in, “Brothers Karamazov” (in effect) says: when people banish God from their culture all manner of evil becomes permissible – evil becomes permissible and possible and ultimately inevitable.
*** Alexandr Solzhenitzyn: also commenting on the tragedy that befell Russia during WWII, (in effect) says: “all this happened because men forgot God”
— He warns that people who endured the horrors of the ‘gulags’ have survived to warn us that all manner of evil becomes permissible and possible and ultimately inevitable wherever “people have deleted/banished God from their lives/culture“, thereby “delivering mankind to himself” and “to inevitable self-destruction.”
Reporters mis-labelling Islam as a “religion” is dangerous as it does not allow the problem to be solved. The first step to a solution is to FEARLESSLY DECLARE THE PROBLEM, then to get to work on the solution.
Lesson: Apathy and overwrought tolerance is the last gasp of a crumbling society (Aristotle paraphrased )
Well said Bill,
As we all know the enemy “Islam” is already within the UK, France and Germany and to a lesser extent within Australia. How do you root out Islamic extremism and kill it. Not without significant political will, resources, significant money and long term perseverance.
Over the last 10 years Governments worldwide have already spent hundreds of millions of dollars increasing security.
Possible scenarios are (1) Do Nothing and accept Islamic Terrorism is now part of life: (I think many politicians operate on this basis. They are aghast at the terror but are not prepared to make the hard decisions.)
(1) Bulldoze Mosques and Meeting places that radicalise Muslims (2) Legislate to remove the right to assemble for groups and Muslims who spread hate (3) Lock up hate speakers and their associates and prevent their entry into Australia and the UK (4) Remove all funding from Muslim schools who preach anti-western Views and deliberately fail to support Australian values (5) Strictly monitor proceedings in every mosque and Muslim school and gathering (6) Streamline the Judicial system to prosecute the wicked asap (7) Build more prisons to lock the wicked away (8) Stop more Muslim immigration and prevent free movement and track all suspected terrorists (must be microchipped) and (9) 10 year minimum prison sentence for anyone found guilty of assembling, purchasing or dealing in bomb making equipment. (10) 30 year minimum prison sentence for anyone found guilty of involvement in a terrorist activity (11) Prevent Shariah law, and (12) educate young Muslims that killing the innocent whatever you may believe will take you straight to hell .
The blood of innocent children deserves a solution. As Brigitte Gabriel has stated “the peaceful majority of Muslims is irrelevant” when we are finding a solution to Islamic terror. If the rights of Muslims are curtailed as a means to prevent more bloodshed, then so be it. We as a Christian Nation did not start this war and that’s exactly what we are in. We are losing this war, bit by bit. Islam is setting the agenda. Our laws, legislation and systems are unable and hopelessly fail to protect our children. Tougher action is required but the challenges to return our communities to peaceful and safe places are huge. In our free society opportunities for further terror attacks are large. BUT How do you stop someone who is so brain washed and deceived that they have no care for children or their own life
The UK and France have opened their doors and given sanctuary to hundreds of thousands of Muslims over many years.Now see how the general public has been repaid for their kindness. Their innocent children have been wickedly assassinated. Australians be warned. Pauline Hanson is not the fool that many think she is.
Now the REALITY.
When we have jelly back politicians even in the “conservative” Liberal Party, Premiers who are more focused on Gay and LGBTI rights, Safe Schools, Environmental issues than public safety (Daniel Andrews), Sympathetic and naïve fools on QandA and generally in the ABC (the National Broadcaster) who try to diminish the threat and horror of terrorism and support the rights and victimhood of Muslims (4) Popularist short term Governments and (5) Lame and airhead celebrities coming up with trite, ridiculous and stupid solutions (Kate Perry)and (6) Lefty media outlets who won’t tell the truth and crucify what is RIGHT , then what chance have we got.
On the ABC, note well the extreme outrage yesterday by the ABC including the chief, Guthrie and the LEFT against Roger Franklin’s (QUADRANT) recent strong article on QandA. While suggesting/analogising that bombing ABC – Ultimo would have a less material affect than the Manchester tragedy (not the words Roger used) was probably well over the top, I think the majority are sick and tired of the one sided crap portrayed as intellectual thought that the ABC espouses and supports . Are refrigerators are more dangerous than ISIS and terrorism ? Of course not. Regrettably we rarely see any balanced, fair and reasoned argument on the ABCs QandA? The day after the foolish QandA program, 22 innocent people are dead and life for over 80 families of the dead and injured will never be the same.
Sadly, one day even with the best Police intelligence in Australia I expect we will see a repeat of the Manchester tragedy. Innocent children hatefully and painfully killed. Utter horror.
What will it take, before there is a serious effort to prevent these horrors. Ultimately we await Jesus Christ’s return ruling from Jerusalem, stamping out and removing the wicked and re-establishing order and peace across the World. I look forward to that day. Regrettably I may be negative but I see no significant change for the better over the next 15 -20 years. Courageous and Righteous politicians are few and far between.
As a metaphor for Western Society, the Manchester ‘Albert Park Methodist Chapel’ which closed in 1962 was converted into the ‘Didsbury Mosque’. It is hardly ‘moderate’ as (even) the ‘Muslims in Britain’ designate it as a ‘Salafi – Ikhwan’ mosque. You will be aware of the significance of ‘Salafi-Wahhabi’. ‘Ikhwan’ translated, means ‘Muslim Brotherhood’.
Interestingly, as a Northern Irish man living in England, I’ve noted that Christian street preachers get arrested for just reading non-provocative verses from the Bible; when Muslims burn British flags, call for the killing of members of the police and politicians, destruction of the Royal Family and the forced introduction of Sharia law, they get protection and are given a voice. Go figure!!
This is an ISIS propaganda video. Know your opponent is a fundamental principle of any confrontation and we badly need to know and understand what we are up against. This video is very revealing not only of the Jihadi mindset, but also of the exhortations aimed at Muslims in America to rise up against America. As an ex military man and a fitter/turner what truly astounded me was the ingenuity demonstrated at local weapons manufacture. Isis is adapting readily available modern technology (toys for crying out loud) and turning them into very effective home made weapons. Every Australian leader should see this video
Bill, a very interesting development of a story, deserving, in my view, a fair and critical attention. A man in the US city of Portland stabbed three men, two of them to death, who allegedly tried to protect from harassment two muslim women wearing some muslim clothes. That is, three non-muslim men defending unknown to them muslim women in the street and giving selflessly their LIFE to protect them from… harassment (not even death). LIFE! Two of them died from stab wounds. But, rather astonishingly, the liberal media is up and down about “rising tide of Islamophobia” and not a word about courage and “non-islamophobia” of three men who defended those deluded women. I think it is worth discussing it everywhere. Just a though from a grumpy observer. Have a blessed day.