Islam’s Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain was the ideological conflict and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.  Now Professor Martin Slann warns of another, insidious one, Islam’s Iron Curtain.  Dr Slann is Dean, Department of Political Science and History, University of Texas at Tyler, and is an expert student of Middle Eastern affairs.

He writes:

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Martin Slann

“Similar to communism, Islam is a totalitarian system that is characterized by a secret and very intrusive police force, economic stagnation, numerous lethal punishments for activities that the state perceives as subversive, and the brutality or even genocide visited on ethnic or religious minorities.  However, unlike communism, Islam has been able to establish statelets in what until recent decades had been thriving democracies.  These are mostly in Europe, but are slowly emerging in North America as well.  The United Kingdom currently has over 80 religious councils that adjudicate disputes on the basis of sharia law, the barbaric and violent code that is mostly based on the rantings of the seventh century pedophilic and murderous founder of Islam.

“The argument on behalf of sharia is that Muslims, because they are special, must govern themselves according to the indisputable and changeless laws of Allah.  Anyone who opposes this rather primitive doctrine is an islamophobe and a hate-filled bigot.  In practice, all of this means that Muslim men get to slap their wives around as much as they like, get to “marry” girls well under the age of 15, and even to commit “honor” killings of disobedient daughters who refuse to wear the hijab.  These atrocities are perfectly fine with the politically correct gang of liberals and progressives who keep running around condemning western civilization for its egregious history of imperialism and slavery.

“Even worse, though, is that liberals are as intolerant of criticism of Islamic practices as they are condemnatory of the Judeo-Christian tradition.  This is why courageous democratic leaders such as Geert Wilders in the Netherlands can be placed on trial for hate speech because he suggested that his country should stop importing Muslims, mostly from Morocco, and immediately signing them up for state welfare and subsidized housing.  After all, a Muslim man with four wives and a couple dozen children has a lot more important things to do than look for a job.  What was Wilders thinking?

“Don’t believe for a moment that feminists or liberals will even hint that this is at all wrong.  For them it isn’t:  it’s merely payback for the years of oppression by a privileged white male dominant class that has oppressed women for centuries and exploited Islamic countries in the Middle East for their oil.  Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist, has written that we are witnessing the “sanctimony of liberal censorship.”  Condemn Christianity and Judaism while giving a pass to Islam.  The only hate speech that upsets liberals in Germany, for example, is the outrageous suggestion that Muslim men should accept German social norms and stop raping young German women and defecating in public pools.

“This is the Islamic iron curtain:  the closure of free speech when it comes to Islam and Muslims. [Emphasis mine. JRL] The new Muslim mayor of London, for example, has declared that sharia is perfectly compatible with English Common Law.  The mayor is lying, of course, but elements of the extremist Labor Party agree and support his contention.  We’ve seen this mess before.  After all, The New York Times during the 1930s sent reporters to the Soviet Union to report on the wonderful new society being built by the great humanitarian, Joseph Stalin.  While millions of Soviet citizens starved to death on collective farms that produced between nothing and very little, the Times reported that Soviet agriculture was setting record levels of wheat and corn production on collective farms.

“Establishing and sustaining an iron curtain is as dependent on self-hating liberals and cowards as much as it is on the thugs who build it.  Thirty years ago President Reagan told Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this [Berlin] Wall.”  Perhaps it’s time for President-elect Trump to tell Muslims to tear down their own walls that are built on the hate and fear of sharia law.  By the way, the Berlin Wall came down soon after Reagan issued his demand.

December 12, 2016, #10

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