Category Archives: Islamo-Trotskyism

From strumming guitars to decapitation in three months

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 08.49.34Dalrymple notes that in the Dhaka cafe terror attack, the six Islamist killers

were not downtrodden, like so many of their countrymen. They were scions of the small, rich, and educated local élite. They were privileged as only the rich in poor countries can be privileged.

Vice

knows no class barriers and education is often more an aid than a hindrance to evil committed in the name of ideology.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 08.50.21The Soviets recruited their useful idiots in the West

not from the supposedly ignorant proletariat but from the ranks of the educated.

But even such pitiless people as the Soviets

did not expect their recruits personally to hack people to death if they could not recite the Communist Manifesto—and go straight to heaven as a result.

1Some of the Bangladeshi perpetrators

fanaticised themselves only recently. The parents found it difficult to believe that their sons—previously polite and without apparent problems, indeed with ‘humanitarian’ sentiments of the modern kind—should have suddenly turned so psychopathically brutal.

The killers

could not have expected anything but a smooth passage through life. Lack of prospects was certainly not what impelled them.

After the downfall of Communism, Islamism

is the only ideology that supposedly answers all life’s questions and can appeal to the adolescent search for certainty about what life is for. It appeals only to born Muslims and a small number of converts. It has none of the cross-cultural appeal that Communism did. But why person x rather than person y falls for it—that is a question that can never be fully answered.

Islamism-Leninism

The dictatorship of the proletariat, writes Dalrymple,

has given way to the establishment of the caliphate as the transcendent answer to the personal angst

of certain persons. Had they grown up a generation or so earlier, their kind

would have become members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang rather than Islamic extremists.

Rote Armee Fraktion (Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe); الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎ — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Rote Armee Fraktion (Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe); الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎ — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

A nasty, primitive ideology

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 08.07.19The Islamist cause is mad, stupid and evil

Dalrymple writes that young Western middle-class Muslim plotters, of whom there are many,

are fully at home neither in the culture of their parents nor in that of the host country.

Youth

is the time when one looks outward for unifying explanations of one’s dissatisfactions, and education is in part the means by which abstractions become more real than the phenomena before one’s eyes. An extremely nasty and primitive ideology, in which a distant but perfect future appears to its adherents more real than anything in the present, lies ready to hand. According to this ideology, insensate cruelty is a sign not of bad character or sadism, but of commitment.

Young educated Muslims

think they have plenty of supposedly objective grounds for their resentment against the host society.

In the West, Muslims

do significantly worse educationally and economically than any other group. A larger proportion of Muslims leave school with no qualifications than any other minority. While young Hindus have a youth unemployment rate below the national average, Muslims have a rate much above it. Young male Muslims are filling British prisons, while there are very few Hindus or Sikhs in prison. In these circumstances, the young educated Muslims form an élite that, with the misplaced and arrogant idealism of youth, feels a responsibility to enlighten, lead, or liberate their less fortunate brethren, of whom there are many.

Many young Muslims reject communal self-examination

in favour of conspiracy theories and the exaggeration of supposed grievance, for of course the only defect of Muslim society that believers permit themselves to admit is unjust powerlessness vis-à-vis the unbelievers.

One taboo subject is

the pivotal role of the suppression of women in reinforcing Muslim stagnation. But if you discourage half of your population from seeking education or a career, as occurs in some Muslim populations, it is hardly surprising in a modern economy that educational and economic levels are, in the aggregate, low.

Muslim journalists repeatedly write in Western newspapers that

Muslim anger must be understood and presumably assuaged or appeased: as if Descartes had written, ‘I’m angry, therefore I’m right.’ But rage is not its own justification, and the rage of young men is frequently misplaced. They project outwards what they feel inwards; and, if they have sufficient intellectual sophistication to do so, they give their petty discontents — and the discontents of the would-be bombers are petty — a vast significance. Education gives them the mental dexterity conceptually to transmute concrete evil into abstract good.

The result is often murderous

when un-self-critical and self-pitying anger meets ideology. The compass of the evil done by the uneducated angry is usually small by comparison with that done by the educated (or at least, the technically trained) angry. The worst the uneducated can manage is a mob and a riot. It takes education, or training, in close alliance with resentment, to put evil more extensively into practice.

A religion of peace

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 08.21.04It’s just that Muslims choose strange ways of showing it

At Sousse, 38 people — 25 of them British — were murdered by a Mohammedan fundamentalist gunman at an hotel (in an atrocity prefigured in the 2001 Michel Houellebecq novel Plateforme).

The attack possessed, writes Dalrymple, logic from the Islamo-Leninist ‘the worse the better’ point of view. Tourists

like sun, sea and sites, but not at the cost of their lives. Tourism can survive a dictatorship such as that of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, but not a democratically elected government that cannot guarantee security.

After the attacks, David Cameron

made a statement in which he reiterated, among other things, that Islam was a religion of peace. He was under no pressure, except that of his own pusillanimity, to say any such thing, which is in flat contradiction both to history and to the state of the world today. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt would not have said anything as stupid or as cowardly.

Leadership, says Dalrymple, should not

propound blatant untruths. It is true that most Muslims are peaceful and want to get on with their lives; the same is true of almost everyone, including Marxists. It is blatantly obvious that not all terrorists are Muslim; but when they are Muslim, their religious ideas are a necessary precondition of their acts.

An evil perversion that is unworthy of a great religion

Dalrymple says that what Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says is right. What is needed is a religious revolution, or a revolution in the religion

Dalrymple says Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is right

There is something wrong with the religion that leads people to perpetrate these enormities. Egypt’s president says about Islam what no mainstream Western politician dare say. (And Westerners think they’re free.) Dalrymple praises Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for having the guts to speak plainly about the issue.

To say 'this is nothing to do with Islam' is laughable. What is needed is a religious revolution, or a revolution in the religion

To say ‘this is nothing to do with Islam’ is laughable. What is needed is a religious revolution, or a revolution in the religion

Ordinary Yorkshire lads. An ah’ll tell thee that fer nowt

Ordinary Yorkshire lads

Ordinary Yorkshire lads then

Ey-up!

Eeh, by gum, summat’s ‘append. ‘Assan Munshi ‘n Talha Asmal, Yorkshire lads — reight gud sooarts, ‘n tha’s nowt wrong wi ’em — av left Yorkshire ‘n are i’ Syria, wheear thee av joined t’ Islamic State o’ Iraq ‘n t’ Levant. ‘Appy as pigs in muck.

Well, I’ll go to t’ foot of t’ stairs. That caps owt, ah seer.

Daft fowk at t’ Grauniad quote thea families as sayin:

Ordinary Yorkshire lads now: Hassan Munshi, left, and Talha Asmal. Hassan's elder brother  Hammaad Munshi is the youngest person in the country to be convicted of terrorism

Ordinary Yorkshire lads now: Hassan Munshi, left, and Talha Asmal. Hassan’s elder brother Hammaad Munshi is the youngest person in the country to be convicted of terrorism

These were just two ordinary Yorkshire lads who enjoyed the things that all young people enjoy at their age. Both Hassan and Talha had a promising future, as an apprentice and an A-level student respectively, and we are praying they will be back with us soon and are able to realise that future.

Arse over tit! ‘N it’s a reet bloody nuisance. Tha’ can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but tha can’t tell ‘im much. Theodooar Dalrymple, t’ bloody shrink, sez:

The elder brother of one of the ordinary Yorkshire lads, Hassan Munshi, was another ordinary Yorkshire lad called Hammaad, who, as it happened, was the youngest person ever to be convicted of terrorism in Britain. Apparently he conspired to murder non-Muslims: and you can’t get more ordinary than that.

Coney Street, York, 1979

Ordinary Yorkshire policemen on Coney Street in the county town, late 1970s

Bur t’ gran’ news is ‘a’ t’ police are workin’ ‘ard on it. Gran’ fowk. Thee av bin supportin t’ missin teenagers’ families. Families’re reet chuffed. T’ Theodooar sez:

It was a relief to know that the police were carrying out, promptly and assiduously, their main duty of expressing sympathy.

Ah reckon nowt ter that. ‘N About t’ county, t’ Theodooar sez (‘e speyts all bloody ‘ighfalutin’):

What is ordinary in Yorkshire has evidently changed out of all recognition in my lifetime. In my day, ordinary Yorkshire lads didn’t go to Turkey, let alone to Syria, no doubt to the benefit of both.

Bradford today

Ordinary Yorkshire place of worship, in Bradford

Halifax, probably just before the First World War. Yorkshire lads in the foreground

Halifax, probably just before the First World War. Ordinary Yorkshire lads in the foreground

Evil stupidity of Islamism

A puerile and barbaric canon served by malevolent cunning

One of the most sinister effects of the efforts of Islamist terrorists is that

they have undermined trust. Those under investigation turn out not to be cranks or marginals but people who are well-integrated into society, superficially at least, or who have good prospects. They are not the ignorant and uneducated.

The perpetrators are not of one ethnic or national group only. And they do not kill

because of personal grievance but because they have allowed themselves to be gripped by a stupid ideology.

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 09.05.01This means

no one can ever be quite sure whether a Muslim who appears polite and accommodating is not contemplating mass murder. Deceit is one of the terrorists’ deadliest weapons.

Why it is folly to ignore sociological reality

British society

could get by perfectly well without the contribution even of moderate Muslims. The only thing we really want from Muslims is their oil money for bank deposits, to prop up London property prices and to sustain the luxury market; their cheap labor that we imported in the 1960s in a vain effort to bolster the dying textile industry, which could not find local labour, is now redundant.

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 09.11.42In other words,

one of the achievements of the bombers and would-be bombers is to make discrimination against most Muslims who wish to enter Britain a perfectly rational policy.

The problem

causes philosophical discomfort to everyone who believes in a tolerant society. On the one hand we believe every individual should be judged on his merits; on the other, we know it would be absurd and dangerous to pretend that the threat of terrorism comes from sections of the population equally.

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 09.03.06History is full of examples

of what happens when governments and peoples ascribe undesirable traits to minorities, and no decent person would wish to participate in the crimes to which this ascription can give rise; yet it would be folly to ignore sociological reality.

(2007)

Muslim moral, economic and social sordor

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Milestones, 1964, founding text of Islamo-Trotskyism

The pain of being in possession of the highest truth yet finding oneself sunk in squalor

The only deliverance, writes Dalrymple, lies in Islamo-Trotskyist permanent revolution, of the kind espoused by Sayyid Quṭb سيد قطب, until the whole world accepts Mohammedanism.

  • All that is not Islamic must be hated and contemned
  • Mohammedanism is the one true religion
  • All that existed before Islam was mere جاهليةǧāhiliyyah or ignorance
  • Real as against pseudo-peace necessitates the acceptance everywhere of Mohammedanism
  • Islam in one country is untenable, just as, for Trotsky, socialism in one country was untenable
  • No consideration whatsoever is due the polytheists
  • A merciless war against the polytheists not only can, but must, be fought