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Muslim zealotry and embittered materialism

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 14.39.01Dalrymple writes of Islamic proselytising in prisons:

An outside observer might conclude from the religious literature that he sees there that Britain is more an Islamic than a Christian country.

Prisoners are susceptible to religious conversion, by which, Dalrymple says,

they do not feel that they have simply surrendered unconditionally to society, meekly accepting its law-abiding, middle-class norms after years of flouting them. They do not simply slink away from crime, defeated by the system; they have actively chosen a new life.

A life without boundaries

is a life of torment. It is without form, a void. Islam, with its daily rituals and its list of prohibitions, is ideally suited to those who are seeking to contain their lives.

Mahometanism, Dalrymple points out, has this great advantage:

It is feared by society at large. By adopting Islam, prisoners are killing two birds with one stone: they are giving themselves boundaries so that they can commit no more crimes — of the ordinary kind — and yet do not feel that they have capitulated to the demands of society.

The extent of the secularisation of young Muslim men in prison

can hardly be exaggerated. They do not pray or keep Ramadan, or perform any other religious duties. Like their white and black counterparts, they are interested in sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

Their difference is that, thanks to their cultural inheritance, their abuse of women

is systematic rather than unsystematic as it is with the whites and blacks. That is the way they intend to keep it, for it is a very gratifying system.

Dalrymple explains that

the match that puts the flame to the combustible mixture is a general sense of grievance and of grave injustice.

By injustice,

they do not mean that they did not do what they were accused of having done. On the contrary, they know perfectly well that, like most other prisoners, they have committed between five and 15 times more crimes than they have been accused of, and celebrate the fact. No, by injustice they mean social injustice.

Their justice, says Dalrymple, is

an ideal state of affairs which includes an effortlessly acquired, endless supply of women and BMWs. Much religious zealotry is disappointed and embittered materialism.

The politico-religious fanaticism

of which we are rightly afraid is not the product of Islam alone, but of an amalgam of Islam with sociological ideas according to which people are victims of structural injustice, of the modern equivalent of djinn, such as institutionalised racism.

Theodore on Theodoor

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Submission, the 2004 film for which Theo van Gogh paid with his life

The source of Mohammedan rage against the Dutch filmmaker

Theodoor van Gogh, writes Dalrymple, was

a brash and combative man, who took his freedom of expression for granted.

But such freedom, Dalrymple points out,

is an historical exception rather than an historical rule, a reversible achievement rather than a free gift of God. There are many who would rather kill than brook contradiction of their opinions or beliefs, even while they live in the most tolerant of societies.

Dutch confidence

that unconditional tolerance can be on its own the unifying principle of a viable society has been dented. For tolerance to work, it must be reciprocal; tolerance appears to the jihadist mere weakness. Unilateral tolerance in a world of intolerance is like unilateral disarmament in a world of armed camps.

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 09.24.46Van Gogh’s work exposed

a raw nerve of Muslim identity in Western Europe: the abuse of women.

This abuse is

essential for people of Muslim descent for maintaining any sense of separate cultural identity in the homogenising solution of modern mass society.

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 09.28.45Were it not for the abuse of women, Islam would go the way of the Church of England.

Mohammedanism

is as vulnerable in Europe to the forces of secularisation as Christianity has proved to be. The majority of Muslims in Europe, particularly the young, have a weak and tenuous connection to their ancestral religion. Their level and intensity of belief is low; pop music interests them more. Far from being fanatics, they are lukewarm believers at best.

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 09.29.49The abuse of women appeals to men because

it gives them a sense of power, however humiliated they may feel in other spheres.

The oppression of women by Muslim men in Western Europe

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 09.39.44gives those men at the same time a sexual partner, a domestic servant, and a gratifying sense of power, while allowing them also to live an otherwise westernised life. For the men, it is convenient. Religious sanction for the oppression of women (whether theologically justified or not) is the main attraction of Islam to young men in an increasingly secular world.