Category Archives: Sisi, Abdel Fattah el

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

What Islam needs: a religious revolution

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 06.42.21Dalrymple says that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian president, is right.

What is needed is a religious revolution, or rather a revolution in the religion. The problem with that, of course, is that such a revolution would destroy the religion and the extremists know this.