The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Swedish Inquisition

First they came for the French, and I savored the schadenfreude. Then they came for the Swedes, and I wasn't surprised. Soon they will come for the rest of Europe, at which point we will all have to decide whether to stand and fight or get the hell out.

A summary of the Swedish Muslim Association's demands was published Friday. The upshot is, Islam does not accept equal treatment with other religions; hence, "protecting religious freedom" means all others must defer to Islam's self-declared supremacy. Translations here and here. The demands, presented to Swedish political parties, include:
- A mosque in every city or municipality.

- Financing of the mosques through no-interest loans [as Islam forbids usury].

- Imams must teach religion in public schools [to Muslim students or to all students is unclear].

- Financing of Islamic elementary schools [so Muslim children can learn in their own language, eat halal food, never mix with dirty native pork-eaters, and participate in sex-segregated gym classes].

- Islamic festival days must be respected. We demand days off during Eid al fitr and Eid al Adha. These two days must not result in a reduction of the salary.

- Two hours off every Friday for the Islamic compulsory "Friday Prayer."

- Islamic slaughtering of animals. Freedom of religion is a human right. [Regardless of Western prohibitions on cruelty to animals. Halal butchery involves slitting an animal's throat, without stunning or drugging it in any way, and letting it bleed out until the meat is white and pure -- much as it's done in hostage beheading videos].

- Reservation of funeral places in every municipality with Muslim habitants.

- Imam-education in universities and high schools.

- Rulings to protect minorities and avoid discrimination. The negative image of the muslims is maintained and amplified by the Swedish Press and the Swedish Educational System. [On the contrary; academics and the press strive to the utmost to cover up Muslim aggression and violence. The negative image of Muslims is due to their own barbaric behavior.]

- Furthermore, the National Security Police must no longer consider Islam as a violent religion.

- It is haraam [forbidden] to hold that the Earth is round and revolves around the Sun.
I made up that last one, but it's hard to tell, isn't it? Sweden has been ripe for the picking for a couple of years now. Frankly, I'm surprised this didn't come sooner. What is surprising is the response from Integration and Equality minister Jens Orback:
"We will not have separate laws in Sweden. In Sweden, we are all equal before the law. In Sweden, we have fought for a long time to achieve gender-neutral laws, and to propose that certain groups should not be treated like others is completely unacceptable."
Horse . . . barn door . . . ah well.

UPDATE: Lorenzo Vidino writes:
Basically, SMF is asking for a partial introduction of sharia law in Sweden and the creation of a separate legal system for Swedish Muslims, something politicians from all sides of the Swedish political spectrum and moderate Muslim organizations have immediately condemned as completely unacceptable.

The Swedish case is hardly unique, but mirrors the demand of Brotherhood-linked organizations throughout Europe. For example, in Germany, the Islamische Gemeinschaft Deutschland (IGD), the country’s largest Muslim organization, has stated in its official publication Al Islam: “In the long run, Muslims cannot be satisfied with the acceptance of German family, estate, and trial law. Muslims should aim at an agreement between the Muslims and the German state with the goal of a separate jurisdiction for Muslims.”

In Great Britain, the UK Islamic Mission, has the stated goal of conducting a “continuous campaign for the establishment of Muslim family laws,” and to “establish Islamic social order in the United Kingdom in order to seek the pleasure of Allah.”
Salafis want to conquer Europe by force of arms; the "moderate" Ikhwan want to do it by preaching and ideology. Either way, the result is the same: the dominoes will fall -- the only question is in what order.

Just for fun, here are today's top 5 headlines on the EU's website:
* EU and China to link up high-speed electronic networks for an open exchange among their best researchers and students

* Decisions of the Commission on the conformity of CAP [Common Agricultural Policy] expenditure with EU law

* Austrian presidency "New initiatives for facilitating visas for the Western Balkan states"

* Council Declaration on the current political situation in Nepal

* Parliament: Strasbourg Parliament open to all - Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May 10h-18h
Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, but that would be the same glass and chrome colossus for which the French city of Strasbourg has been fleecing European taxpayers -- overcharging the EU on rent to the tune of 2.7 million euros per month for 25 years. That comes to 810 million euros, or about a billion dollars, pocketed by the municipal government of a city about the same size as Lexington, Kentucky.


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