Online Workshop Part 1: What to do about the Islamic Threat?Bjørn Stærk continues to criticize me and other "Islamophobes". He should at least be honest enough to admit that I have never on this blog called for banning the Koran. In fact, I have several times stated that I think this is a bad idea. First of all, I don't like banning literature in general. Second of all, I think it is to our advantage if people can read the Koran. I've put up links to all of the most important Islamic texts, including 8 English Koran translations and several Scandinavian ones. That's obviously because I want people to read them.
I have announced earlier that I would like to run an online workshop during the last three to four weeks of blogging at Fjordman, which will end early December. Maybe I should start right away. I will start writing something about a certain topic, and I would like feedback from my readers, to hear your ideas about this. If I like what you write, I may include it in another, more comprehensive and conclusive post about this topic later. To my readers: Please notice that anything you write at Fjordman from now on will be considered the "property" of Fjordman, and that your writings here may be reused by me in later essays and posts. That's the idea.
Regarding my personal ideas, I have earlier stated my view that I think we need some major realignments internationally. I have seen several people advocate scrapping or at least ignoring as much as possible the UN in its present form, and build another organization of democratic states only. This would leave the West, but also other infidel countries such as India inside, and Islamic nations and non-democratic China without any direct influence over our policies. The EU is a post-democratic and anti-democratic organization that needs to go, too, especially if Turkey is supposed to join. Otherwise, I may start by quoting Susan's entry at Bjørn's blog:
Defending against the Islamic "threat"
Most of what I would do is already being done by the government of Denmark:
1.) End immigration from Muslim countries.
2.) Enact laws such as were done in Denmark to eliminate the abuse of family reunification laws. These laws apply to everyone BTW, not just Muslims.
3.) Deport illegal aliens, as well as any legal aliens who have committed a crime. (Again, applies to everyone, not just Muslims.)
4.) End welfare payments and encourage work.
5.) Try to encourage disbursement of immigrants into the population at large rather than allow them to ghettize. This will aid assimilation.
6.) Refuse any kind of special pleading or special exemptions for Muslims that go against the secular nature of our society. For instance, companies and public buildings should not be forced to build prayer rooms for Muslims (or for anyone else, for that matter.)
7.) Absolutely stand up for our Western values such as freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Again, Denmark is the exemplar in Anders Fogh Rasmussen's response to the Muslim ambassadors who tried to twist his arm over the matter of the mildly insulting Danish cartoons published in a newspaper.
8.) End the poisonous multi-culti, PC and Western-self-loathing ideology that is continually pumped into our societies by academia, the media, NGOs and "intellectuals". We are told constantly by our elites that we live in the worst civilization in the world, when in fact we live in the best one (and that includes the best one for minorities too, despite all our faults--has anyone ever seen the "Native Japanese served only" signs in Japan?). Absolutely refuse to give an inch on any value we hold dear, no matter how "insulting" it is to our Islamic brothers.
9. Encourage Muslims to convert to other religions by supporting missionary activities.
10. Stop trying to stifle the debate about how Islam is affecting our communities. Covering up evidence of Muslim wrong-doing in our communities, such as the government covering up rapes in Norway or the refusal of the French media to report how many cars have been "car-bequed", for fear of causing "racism," only makes matters worse.
11. End the nonsense of "celebrating our differences", diversity coordinators, and all the other bullshit that has been shoved down our throats by the leftist cultural warriors for years. It hasn't accomplished a multi-culti paradise; it's done exactly the opposite, making people more suspicious of other ethnic groups and more resentful of them. We should be celebrating our samenesses, not our differences.
12. Realize that Islam is a political system as well as a religion, and treat it as such when it makes political demands on our societies.
I don't support banning mosques or Islamic books, but I do support very strongly banning any type of special favor or special pleading for Muslims just because they have so many, many special demands and needs and accommodations. For us to give them their "complete way of life" means that WE don't get to have OUR complete way of life.