Two More

In nursing school (I dropped out when it was time to do clinicals, because as it turns out I like dealing with computers more than I do sick people) we learned a lot of terminology in a short time by using funny cartoons and phrases. The suffix “oma” means a swelling or a tumor. Lymphoma, blastoma, adenoma… you get the idea. The cartoon in question was of a woman who’d just delivered twins. Other children were present, and the speech bubble over the oldest daughter read, “Oh Ma! Two more!” Oma = tumor – it’s a quick way to remember it. Earlier today, I posted links to some notable posts I read in my Google Reader, and now I have two more. I was reminded of the cartoon because they are related to a growing cancer in our society.

Joe at The Evangelical Outpost wrote about the war on civilians.

“There are 5,000 mosques in the region calling for jihad,” said Dr. Ali Aldabbagh.

That wasn’t the answer I expected when I asked Aldabbagh about his country’s biggest internal threat. Like the other bloggers gathered at the Heritage Foundation, I wasn’t prepared for the official spokesman for the government of Iraq to credit so much of the violence in his country to radical Islam. But Aldabbagh wanted to ensure we Americans recognized what is at stake and the reason why the violence will continue. “Iraq is not fighting a civil war,” he said. “We are defending against a war on civilians.”

And its not just in Iraq. As if to underscore Aldabbagh’s claim, Al Qaeda bombers in Algeria killed 33 people and injured 200 others this week. It was a reminder that Islamic terror remains a global phenomena. While insular America didn’t wake up to the threat until September 2001, Algeria has struggled against the radicals since 1992. During the past fifteen years, over 100,000+ Algerians have been killed.

And we’ve allowed how many young Saudis into our colleges in the last few years with little or no screening? (Thanks Mr. President!) We’re about to let in how many Palestinians with little or no screening? We ought to be offering asylum to Jews in France, which is becoming a hotbed of antisemitism. Or to young women in Norway, France and other European countries, where they are increasingly likely to be the victim of a tournante. Of those thousands of Saudis who are here, and Palestinians who are coming, they don’t all have to be terrorists. Far from it. 19 hijackers caused how many billion dollars worth of damage on 9/11? And less than a dozen in London on 7/7.

Aside from letting people in, we already have enough trouble with creeping sharia. Some cabbies won’t carry dogs or alcohol, yet still keep their license as public carriers. Some clerks won’t scan pork products. And now at Dhimmi Watch, a “hate crime” which is no crime at all is causing outrage. Is Clarksville, Tennessee, under Sharia law? The owner of a copy of the Quran left it on mosque steps with rude remarks and bacon in it. The book wasn’t stolen, and bacon and rude remarks are perfectly legal. The worst crime I can see here is littering. No, I take that back. The worst crime here is that the FBI might actually bend to pressure from CAIR and waste our tax dollars investigating this nonsense.

And just to be clear – the growing cancer is not Islam per se – it is terrorism and creeping sharia.

The Tiny Percentage of Radical Islamists

I’ve posted before on the fact that out of a billion or so Muslims, only a tiny percentage are terrorists or terror-supporters.

June 19, 2006: “The problem is that even though only a small percentage of people who declare themselves Muslim actively want to fight us because they say their faith compels it, the numbers involved are huge. For example, after the London bombings last summer, a survey of UK Muslims was taken. Only 5% thought that more attacks were justified. This sounds like great news until you do the math. Unfortunately 5% of Muslims in the UK means 80,000 people thought more attacks were justified. If only 5% of the 5% were actually willing to act on that feeling of justification, that’s still 4,000 jihadis in the UK alone. Considering how few managed to successfully attacks us on 9/11, I’d say that’s cause for concern.”

July 16, 2006: “A July 4, 2006 Times Online article revealed that “13% of British Muslims think that the four men who carried out the London Tube and bus bombings of July 7, 2005, should be regarded as “martyrs”.” Believing that more attacks are justified, and believing that those who carry out attacks are martyrs are roughly equivalent. (If you are a martyr, it follows that your cause was just; otherwise you are referred to as a terrorist or a criminal.) From 5% to 13% in a year. 13% of 1.6 million Muslims is 208,000. Again, holding to the idea that only a tiny minority of 5% would act on those beliefs, 5% of 208,000 is 10,400.”

Now we have this article at Jihad Watch [emphasis added]:

Fully 12% of Muslim Canadians polled by Environics said the alleged terrorist plot — that included kidnapping and beheading the prime minister and blowing up Parliament and the CBC — was justified. Predictably, the CBC managed to find a talking head — in this case York University sociology professor Haideh Moghissi — who dismissed this disturbing revelation. “It’s really negligible that 12 percent feel that the attacks would be justified,” said Moghissi. “I don’t think it even warrants attention.” Clearly, other news agencies and those who put the poll results on the CBC website agree with Moghissi. But just how “negligible” is 12% of 700,000 people. Well, if Moghissi knew arithmetic like she knows denial, she’d know if this poll is accurate, 84,000 Canadian Muslims think it’s justifiable to behead our democratically elected prime minister and blow up the very symbol and centre of our democracy!

Again, guesstimating that of the 12% who approve, only 5% might be willing to actually act on it, that gives you 4,200 Muslim Canadian jihadists.

What if we figure that only a tiny percentage of those willing to act could actually be effective? Of those estimated who are willing to act, let’s guess that 5% are smart enough, have the connections and the ability to come up with an effective plan and carry it out.

That would mean in England, there are 520 effective jihadis. In Canada, 210.

Nineteen people took down the World Trade Centers.

The bible commands Christians to judge those within the church, not those without it. In other words, if you profess Christianity, your doctrine and behavior is the subject for legitimate criticism from other church members, and you can even be expelled from your church fellowship.

For it is no business of mine to be judging those who are outside; but it is yours to be judging those who are among you; As for those who are outside, God is their judge. So put away the evil man from among you.
(1 Corinthians 5:12-13)

Fred Phelps and his vile followers are not welcome in any mainstream church, conference, organization or anywhere else. They have been soundly rejected by the Christian community. In the same manner, Muslims have the first responsibility to clean this tiny percentage out of their “house.” They are the ones best equipped to do it, and they are the ones whose reputation is being harmed by these people.

Instead, we get CAIR.

I wrote in Islamic Neighborhood Watch that “It may not be “right” or “fair” that of a billion or so peaceful Muslims, a tiny percentage are killing thousands, costing billions, and ruining the reputation of all. But it is not more right or fair that all of us in civilized society bear the burden for that tiny percentage.”

We can continue to kill terrorists, and it’s an excellent stopgap measure. But until rank-and-file Muslims stand up for their faith that they keep reassuring the rest of us is so moderate and tolerant, then terrorism will continue. If they had any intellectual honesty at all, the whining about Islamophobia and “backlash” would stop, and they would expel the terrorists and terror supports from their ranks. If these people do not represent Islam, and do not practice it, then there is no excuse for protecting them. It’s time for Muslims to step up, if they are honest about their faith – or is what they’re serving up just more taqiyya?

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Norwegian Women: Getting Raped is Your Fault

When I read this quote, I had to wonder – where are the feminists?

How can anyone – any liberal – let this stand? Why are the only people outraged about this conservative? If anything ought to be bipartisan and cross cultural, anger at this man’s attitude should be. No woman in any society should be treated this way.

“Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes” because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative. The professor’s conclusion was not that Muslim men living in the West needed to adjust to Western norms, but the exact opposite: “Norwegian women must realize that we live in a Multicultural society and adapt themselves to it.”

Follow the link for more on this at Ace. The idea that we must adapt to immigrants is ridiculous enough. But the idea that the failure to do so entitles those immigrants to punish us by raping us is an outrage. While I’m in favor of women behaving with common sense – don’t go to a bar, get sloppily drunk, stagger home alone, then express surprise when a criminal victimizes you – that’s not what’s going on here. And even when that does happen, the criminal does not get a free pass because the woman was unwise. No one says that a normal reaction to provocative dress and behaving like a victim is rape; they say that the crime is reprehensible. Women who are raped under any circumstances deserve society’s backing and a strong prosecution against their attackers.

If we, as western society, are willing to sacrifice our sisters and daughters on the altar of multiculturalism, then we have already lost the war with Islam, and continued fighting is a waste of time.

This is a repost from November, but I think it bears repeating, and the link to the Reconquista article is a must-follow:

Muslim – Sex Crime Correlation
I’ve read several articles like this one at Gates of Vienna regarding high incidence of Muslims raping non-Muslim girls in Norway and Sweden. But Sir Henry Morgan at Reconquista (h/t to Anchoress who linked to this excellent neo-neocon post about government vs. press lies, where a commenter posted the Reconquista link) has done some rather amazing work researching this phenomenon in the London area. You need to read the whole thing, but here are a few clips just to give you a sample –

…I focused on a single crime category. Sex offences seemed a natural choice because all over the world there are reports of Muslims engaging in sex offences against non-Muslims (and other Muslims too, as it happens, where men have the cover of the Hudood Ordinances in Pakistan, or license from the government as in Sudan) out of all proportion to their numbers. Recent Australian events, and the scandal surrounding the Mufti of Australia were being talked about, I’d recently been reading Fjordmann’s work on rape in Scandinavia, we’ve all (?) read the reports on rape in Pakistan and Darfur, the slums of France, the “smileys” inflicted in the Netherlands, the grooming of under-age girls in Bradford; and I was, anyway, looking for an offence-category that could not be linked to personal economic circumstances. There are already enough confounds in the data without having that as a position for people to argue from (some idiot would claim that being poor makes you more likely to commit an offence). So I chose that category: Sex Offences …

What I have is, if not actual proof, then a whole series of correlations. However, on the basis that if you can’t actually prove something fell out of the back end of a dog, but it looks like it did, smells like it did, feels like it did, and tastes like it did, then it might be best if you didn’t step in it, I’m going to publish what I found. You can make your own minds up. I’ve made mine up, and I wouldn’t want my daughter or nieces living near large numbers of Muslims. I think most reasonable, reasoning, people will agree after reading this.

The Reader’s Digest version – which does not do this post justice at all, please read the whole thing – is that in London boroughs which have a 10% or greater population of Muslims, there is a sharp increase in sex crimes which are unrelated to general population density, and not duplicated in areas with equivalent Christian or other religions, which actually show a sharp decrease in sex crimes. After a series of charts which are explained in detail, he writes

if this doesn’t convince you that 10% Muslims is a critical mass with there being essentially a step-change, with no further change up to at least 35%, then nothing ever will.

Read the whole thing. He didn’t invent these numbers. These are crime statistics maintained by the police. And another, disconcerting statement in that post – he wonders at what point this behavior started in the Paris Banlieus, because

It might be useful to know when intifada-like behaviour is likely to start in London. The Metropolitan Police is already considering buying water-cannon – do they already know what we are groping our way towards here?

The west is at war. It’s past time to acknowledge it.

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Islamic Neighborhood Watch

I’ve posted next to nothing lately on the Israel/Hizbollah war, the Religion of Peace™, what Iran’s got planned (or not) for 8/22, the recent discovery of a wonderful new RoP plan to establish peace and justice in the world by blowing up airplanes, and a multitude of other issues related to recent events. Aside from the fact that I’ve been out of pocket a lot lately, I just haven’t had anything original to say. I’ve thought about posting, but when the gist of a post is just regurgitating what another blogger posted (Yeah! What HE said!), then why bother?

That said, if you haven’t read Ace’s post on “racial” profiling re: terror attacks – and I know that’s the commonly accepted term, but religion isn’t race any more than who you go to bed with is race – it’s worth reading.

Muslims will say, “Why should be inconvenienced or humiliated for the excesses of a few?”

And the rest of us say, “Why should we be inconvenienced or humiliated for the excesses of Muslims, when they seem to be active or passive supporters of the Muslim terrorists causing all of the problems?”

Well, yeah. I’ve posted before (1, 2, 3) on the idea of the 5% of the 5% who are jacking around the rest of the planet. It may not be “right” or “fair” that of a billion or so peaceful Muslims, a tiny percentage are killing thousands, costing billions, and ruining the reputation of all. But it is not more right or fair that all of us in civilized society bear the burden for that tiny percentage.

I’ve lived – back in my welfare days – in really bad neighborhoods. Combined efforts by good citizens in a poor neighborhood with a heavy drug trade could stop that drug trade and improve the lives of everyone. Neighborhood watch on steroids – everyone watch everything and report, report, report. Stand up to the criminals, and testify against them. Band together and throw the criminals out. Own the problem. Might you be murdered? Certainly. Wouldn’t it be better to be killed outright than to live in bondage to criminals? Yes, in my opinion. But this isn’t happening in a vacuum. It’s easier to take a passive voice, i.e. “someone should stop this crime problem” when the hard cold alternative is “I will report my own son for dealing drugs.” So we have a “stop snitching” culture where gangstas are neighborhood heroes to all but a few, and the problem persists and increases. The people who live in those neighborhoods have the information the police need, and they withhold it because their personal concerns are greater to them than the welfare of their community. So be it. The consequence of that decision is that their lifestyle sucks. That’s fair. That’s justice.

How is that different from what goes on in Muslim communities? When they see hateful literature published by our “allies” the Saudis in their mosques, when their Imam preaches terrorism, when their brother in law goes alone to Syria for a three month “vacation” – why do these elusive moderates not speak up? The same reasons that people in poor neighborhoods don’t. And, finally, hopefully, the same consequences.