Sunday, June 08, 2008

David and Goliath

But who's Goliath? An Australian town takes on the powerful forces of Islamic Dawa, who are trying to establish a very large Islamic academy in their locality. I describe the incident at Pajamas Media.

Few noticed that the story was far from over. After the Camden Council announced its decision, the Quranic Society announced its intention to appeal in the land and environment court. The court can reverse the Council’s decision. While the ladies in Akubra hats went home, one of the Quranic Society’s more prominent members, Imam Abdul Quddoos al-Azhari, left immediately for Malaysia to raise more money for the fight. Malaysia is a major hub for funding dawa, or Islamic missionary activities, aimed at Australia. There, funds were available not only from the Regional Islamic Council for Southeast Asia and the Pacific but also from charities funded by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Libya. They would be back and with more resources.

The Islamic missionary effort is like the Left in that it is in a state of perpetual militancy. Over long years they develop a very efficient system of mutual support and alliances which very often can overmatch any ad-hoc or spontaneous opposition to their agendas. Even when momentarily checked, they simply lie low and wait for the next opportunity.

This is perfectly legitimate behavior in a democratic society. But over time any idea which expresses itself in perpetual organization will gradually gain ground. That's just the way it is.

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Blogger Nomenklatura said...

Well, yes and then sometimes no.

Len Deighton describes a situation like this in one of his novels. You keep punching away at a punching bag and it seems like you're in control, until suddenly it swings back with all the momentum you've put into it and knocks you flat on your back.

6/08/2008 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

Muhammid Ali called it "rope-a-dope". Letting the Muslims flail away at Western society, trying to get their way, until suddenly they look up in exhaustion and their children are all assimilated.

I don't see the Aussie ladies backing down on this one, now that they've found their voice.

(Why do Aussie Muslims travel to Indonesia for donations for their trouble-making? Can't they just pick up the phone to Riyadh like all the other self-respecting jihadists around the world?)

6/08/2008 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Teresita said...

JAKARTA (AFP) — Indonesian police have detained seven of at least 20 Muslim extremists wanted for a violent weekend attack on a rally for religious tolerance, a police spokesman said Thursday.

The chief of the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Rizieq Shihab, is among those held in custody but the man who allegedly led the assault by scores of stick-wielding fanatics on Sunday is still at large, the spokesman said.

The government has come under fire for failing to round up the militants earlier, amid public outrage at the attack, in which at least 19 people were injured when hundreds of extremists charged the rally with bamboo sticks.

6/08/2008 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Whiskey said...

Or, just as likely Wretchard, Muslims are seen as the pawns of dangerous and anti-Australian foreign governments and people, Malaysia and Indonesia.

And the "Muslims Out" movement is created by the very Muslim agitation for constant Dawa.

Conceding to the Left on save the polar bears, or whatever, when it does not cost much is not the same as robed women in full body coverings, threatening men in robes, constant Arabic prayer calls, and the constant, menacing presence of Jihad and terrorism.

It's a movie cliche by this point -- show Islamic call to prayer and bunch of men in robes and it screams "terrorist!" and "violence!" to the audience. Once that cliche is established, it cannot be undone.

The problem Muslims face is that they are violent and embrace violence and use violence over and over again in every society. There is no real compromise and the Left which wants PC speech codes and what not can be "humored" up to a point, because they won't ban booze or pork or naked women in magazines. They won't turf-out men and women from their own neighborhoods.

Muslims will so they will likely create an organized counter-Muslim group. One just as likely to use violence against them if the Government fails to curb Muslim assaults against the civil society upon which non-Muslim westerners depend. Cronulla was merely the harbinger of bigger fights to come.

6/08/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Utopia Parkway said...

This is reminiscent of the affair in Katy, TX a couple years ago where a muslim organization wanted to build a mosque and ran into opposition from the residents of the area.

Residents use pig races to deter building of mosque
Pig Race vs Mosque

I'm not sure if the mosque has been built or not.

6/08/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger Mad Fiddler said...

This is the land of Pork.
Pork N Beans
Beans & Weenies
Baseball games viewed over the un-eaten end of a Hot Dog
Cincinnati savored with a Skyline Chili Cheese Coney
Jimmie Dean Sausage Patties with beans and scrambled eggs
Grits & ham & toast & coffee served before the factory whistle blows
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham & Onions
Deviled ham on rye
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Smithfield Ham
Peppered Ham
Sugar Cured Ham
Salt Pork
Pigs in a blanket
Italian Sausage
Green Eggs &
Ham & pimiento loaf
Pigskin Presentation Binders for artists
Pigskin Pneumatic Football balls
Pigskin bikinis for Ice Swimmers
Pig bristle shaving brushes
Pig knuckles in brine
Head cheese
Crunchy Piggie ears for doggie chew toys
Danish Canned Hams
Spiral Cut Hams
Hams for Thanksgiving
Hams for Christmas
Hams for Easter
Hams for the Fourth of July
Pork Fried Rice
Pork Dumplings
Pork Egg Rolls
Pork Chitterlings
Pork Bellies
Flying Pigs of Cincinnati
Pork Barbecue
Pork Loin
Pork Chops
Pork Rinds
Pork Shoulder
Spam (Rapture for many)

We so adore Pork as to elevate Spam to an object of worship (look up "Spam Haiku" on the net) and the basis for an entire Micronesian Nouvelle Cuisine. We have even used the name of the Pork Shoulder Canned Meat Product to identify the ubiquitous unsolicited commercial email message.

Islam cannot prevail against such a culture.

6/08/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

That's the most optimistic thing I've read in days, Fiddler.

6/09/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Blogger randian said...

Islamic charities are essentially extensions of government, which is why they have so much money. Imagine how much money the US government could muster in corresponding circumstances.

6/09/2008 01:54:00 AM  
Blogger McDaddyo said...

Such a display of religious intolerance only strengthens the hand of the radicals.

The imams who wanted to build the mosque are not going up and die or, even, just move. They will exist and will have not choice but to pursue their religious projects in ways that don't arouse the public, i.e. secretly.

Creating a large mosque in a non-Muslim country is a fabulous symbol of what freedom is all about.

On the more practical side, it deflates the arguments of radicals who say Christians discriminate against Muslims and don't actually believe in freedom of religion.

It also creates a gathering point for Muslims, making it much easier to identify and moderate any influence of radicals in the wider community.

In the town where I grew up, there was one seedy bar that had managed to survive, even as the neighborhood surrounding it was steadily moving upscale.

Soon enough, local businessmen petitioned to have the liquor license pulled, because the bar was a regular locale for fights, drug dealing, etc.

The police I knew opposed shutting it down for the very simple reason that it was the very best place in town to gather information about local criminals and/or to find suspects.

6/09/2008 05:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mad Fiddler said...

McDaddyo is right. Allowing radical Muslims (sorry. I know that phrase is a little redundant) to build a Mosque in the midst of a community, and asking that community to refrain from any and all practices that might in any way whatsoever offend the precious Muslims is something we just damn well have to accept.

McDaddyo is Particularly correct to use the little joke at the end --- you can be certain that the new Mosque will be an excellent place to gather information on potential criminal behavior, considering how many Mosques have been found to be supporting terrorists, collecting money to be sent back to terrorist organizations, and actually serving as meeting and planning offices for terrorists.

Yeah, Yeah, I have to allow that there are many many decent people who call themselves Muslims. They are probably for the chop, too, from the fanatics. When I see Christians, Jews, Scientologists, Baha'i, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, etc. allowed to openly practice their faiths and build churches in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries that persist in persecuting and murdering Non-Muslims, I will be much more inclined to tolerance for Islam.

For the moment, you cannot find a more consistent and vicious example of vicious intolerance than Islam. Seems to me there have been some ten THOUSAND documented instances of Muslim atrocities against their neighbors in countries all around the world since the attacks on the WTC.

And of course, the freaking Leftward hurtling turdlings define any violent response to those atrocities as the problem.

Talk about standing logic on its head.

6/09/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger McDaddyo said...

``When I see Christians, Jews, Scientologists, Baha'i, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, etc. allowed to openly practice their faiths and build churches in Saudi Arabia...''

At least Mad Fiddler admits that his standard for religious tolerance is set by the Saudi royal family.

6/09/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger Pax Federatica said...

Mad Fiddler: This is the land of Pork.

And nowhere more so than in our nation's capital.

6/09/2008 09:24:00 PM  

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