Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Five points to combat "Islamophobia"

This billboard was allowed to go up, by the Islamic Circle
of North America, an Islamist body, connected with the Muslim Brotherhood,
and despite every statement being provably false in Islamic doctrine...

... but this one was not allowed to go up, despite all the statements being true
as evidenced in Islamic doctrine and the official biography of Muhammad
Recently, I posted comments by Johanna Markind of the Middle East Forum, about a New York Times Islamopologist article.
She made an interesting point:
Some time ago, I heard cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen describe the efforts of Israeli airline El Al to recruit him for an ad campaign. "People don't want to fly our airline because they think the service is poor. So, how can we overcome their concerns about the poor service and convince them to fly El Al?" Kirschen responded, "Why don't you improve the service?"
The New York Times sadly approaches radical Islam from the perspective of an advertising firm trying to convince readers that there is no problem with Islam, that the main problem is a bunch of curious or mean responses by non-Muslims to terrorism perpetrated by Muslim radicals. It's not; the main problem is the radicalism to which they are responding.
When it comes to Islamism and its influence on Islam in the West, the New York Times reports all the apologetics "that's fit to print." As a newspaper, it shouldn't be in the business of propagandizing. But, if it has to promote a position, it could at least encourage Muslims to be more open and forceful in confronting and overcoming Islamists in their midst. Tell them to improve the service.
Robert Spencer has often suggested his "five points to combat Islamophobia", which I posted years ago.  
Here they are again:
I have a better idea for these guys to reduce the "Islamophobia" that they perceive in Australia.  It will save them the cost of all these 30 second TV ads...:
1. Focus indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts.
2. Renounce definitively not just "terrorism," but any intention to replace the secular constitution with Islamic Sharia law. 
3. Teach your co-religionists to coexist peacefully as equals with non-Muslims.
4. Promote programs in mosques all over the world to teach against the ideas of violent jihad and Islamic supremacism.
5. Work with Western law enforcement to identify and arrest jihadists within Western Muslim communities.  Source.
Do these things, and presto! "battered image" improved.
That post was two years ago, when "Muslim activists" in Australia were trying to combat "Islam's battered image" with a PR campaign.
But Muslim activists haven't taken that advice.  They're still trying to rely PR campaigns to convince us -- against all the evidence on the ground and in the doctrines -- that Islam really is a religion of peace and Muhammad the "perfect man.
Recently there are reports that that the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are also going to try PR, via billboards proclaiming Muhammad to be an exemplar of "love and brotherhood".
In fact Muhammad was a rather vile man, as one can read in all the official Islamic sources -- the Islamic Trinity.
I can't do better that Religionofpeace.com in summarising Muhammad's life and doings, than this link to "myths of Muhammad", all of them based on foundational Islamic doctrine.
By the way, the Reuters article says ICNA is "mainstream".  Perhaps it is, if by "mainstream" one means hewing to the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, for they are a child of that benighted organisation.