Why I Am Not A Muslim


Why I Am Not A Muslim
(fragment: page 354/355)

Multiculturalists are incapable of critical thought, and in a deep sense are more racists than the racists they claim to fight. Instead of fighting injustice wherever it occurs, they turn a blind eye if it is black-on-black violence or Muslim-on-Muslim barbarity. Many young Muslim girls running away from home, some to escape arranged marriages, are hunted down by professional bounty hunters and returned to their families, sometimes with tragic results: The murder of the girl concerned, or her suicide, or her severe punishment from al the male members of the family. The police and even social workers turn a blind-eye in the name of multiculturalism, and hence the need for women's organizations such as Women Against Fundamentalism. It is tragic that these British women do not feel protected by the British laws, and in a sense they are not, if the police continue to turn a blind eye.

Undoubtedly the most articulate advocate of a theocratic Islamic world order is Dr. Kalim Siddiqui, director of the Muslim Institute, London. He was one of the founding members of the so-called Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, whose aim was to "define, defend and promote the Muslim interest in Britain."

Dr. Siddiqui has written an enormous number of books and articles on Islam and its mission in the West, and the world. Constantly recurring themes are the need for an armed struggle; the need to eliminate all political, economic, social, cultural, and philosophical influences of the Western civilization that have penetrated the world of Islam; all the transcendent authority belongs to Allah; and the indivisible unity of religion and politics.

Scattered throughout his writings is his hatred for democracy, science, philosophy, nationalism, and free will. He has nothing but contempt for the "compromisers who have been trying to prove that Islam is compatible with their secular ambitions and western preferences" and who tried to reestablish Iran as a liberal and democratic nation-state with a few cosmetic "Islamic features."

Such people "must realize that their [Western] education has equipped them to serve the political, social, economic, cultural, adminsitrative and militarily systems that we must destroy." Muslims must accordingly, "attack those intellectuals who are infatuated with the west and the east, and recover your 'true identity.'.... with a population of almost one billion and with infinite sources of wealth, you can defeat all the powers."

As Hiskett *) points out:

As is so often the case when considering Islam, one has to concede the power of certain of its ideas. But when it comes to having these ideas advocated within our own shores, and as alternatives to our own institutions, one must then ask oneself: Which does one prefer? Western secular, pluralist institutions, imperfect as these are? Or the Islamic theocratic alternative? And if one decides in favor of one's own institutions, warts and all, one then has to ask again: How far may the advocacy of Islamic alternatives go, before this becomes downright subversive? And at that point, what should then be done about it? Finally, do liberal, democratic politicians have the political and moral guts to do what is needed? Or will they simply give way, bit by bit and point by point, to insistent and sustained pressure from the Muslim "Parliament" and other Muslim special-interest lobbies like it?

Ibn Warraq

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*) Mervyn Hiskett - Some to Mecca Turn To Pray,
Islamic Values and the Modern World

Ibn Warraq about Hiskett's book: "a work, that, I believe, should be read by every politician in the West, or indeed by anyone concerned with preserving secular values."

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