Dhimmis out of WashingtonJihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald discusses the wrongheadedness of the current establishment approach to Islam and terrorism:
Dhimmis out of Washington
Now let's figure out how to check the various instruments of Jihad, beginning with Da'wa and demographic conquest of Western Europe, and leave the Sunnis and Shi'a to slug it out -- or not -- in Iraq. And without those American troops held hostage in Iraq , stronger measures against Iran can now, at long last, be taken. But with Bush and Rice not only mouthing nonsense, and what is worse, actually possibly believing their own nonsense about Islam, there is no hope. It will be the mixture as before.
The interests of Infidels, and those of the most secular of those who remain Muslims, diverge. It is foolish, it was foolish, for the Administration to lobby for Turkey (Bush's call to Karamanlis, Rice working the phones and roping in whomever she could -- Richard Perle et al. -- to help out). It is foolish to try to recreate the Western world in the Middle East . There isn't time, there isn't space. If the year were 1800, and there were not tens of millions of Muslims already in Europe and trillions of dollars flowing into the coffers that feed the Jihad, then we might take as our century's project, Reforming Islam -- though it is still entirely unclear just how this could or would be done.
Some say throw out the Hadith, all of them. Others say throw out the Hadith and the Sira, so that the example of Muhammad is no longer. And then they talk, for all the world like little Luthers and Calvins and Zwinglis, about an Islam to be based on "sola scriptura" (for an example of this, see the Turk Mustafa Akyol). But for god's sake, the Qur'an itself has everything in it to make an Infidel's blood run cold -- and where do the Mustafa Akyols of this world think the Hadith and the Sira come from, if they were not teased out of, weaved out of, the whole cloth of the Qur'an? The Qur'an itself splits the world uncompromisingly between Believer and Infidel, and the Qur'an as the Word of God is unlikely to have an editorial pen taken to it any time soon. The effort must, bleakly, be to constrain it. And those who cannot face this must not be taken as our guides in the formulation of policy.
Fitzgerald: Shearing time again
The rioting Muslims want to seize the Infidel property, or the positions in society, to which as Muslims they believe themselves entitled, that they do not have to earn. In the end, the goal of the fatwa-issuers is not different: they would like to ensure not merely the survival of Islam in France and the rest of Western Europe, but its ultimate dominance. In this respect, the rioters are akin to Hamas and Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, and the fatwa-issuers akin to Mahmoud Abbas. Same goal, different means. The Fast Jihad of open threats and aggression, the Slow Jihad of all the other instruments of Jihad, including the soothing words, and make-believe cool-it message of this fatwa.