By Sifu Crockett
I’m frightened. There, I’ve said it. And this is why…
As a greater part of the world kowtows to the horrific onslaught defining the ever-mounting Islamic push for its global caliphate … As the good people of the world come to be presided over by the sole domination of Islamic law (Sharia) … As the instigation nears of a malicious religious policy of ‘submit or die’… I am frightened.
Frightened, not in the sense you may think, but in the sense that I will lose grip of my sensibilities, my good conscience, my integrity. These define me. Lose these… I lose myself.
I am frightened that the day awaits when I may refuse, or be unable, to accept that there exists such a thing as a moderate, peace-loving Muslim. Anywhere.
I am frightened that I may be forced to become one who calls for a total ban on immigration and refugee intake; particularly when such involves Muslims or those from Muslim-majority countries.
I am frightened that my patience will shrivel up. And when it does, that I’ll call for the necessary legislation to ensure Islamic organizations lose their tax-free status; their oxygen; their lifeblood.
Short of mission accomplished, I may go on to call for all Islamic teachings to be outlawed. Call for a ban on all Islamic publications. Call for Islamic/Muslim based schools to be closed. And call for the practice of Islam to be forced off the streets.
I am frightened that I will be left with no choice than to call for all mosques to be closed. Then, still not satisfied, call for the mass deportation of all Muslims. At best, I may be forced to call for immediate internment, pending extremely rigorous vetting — If for no other reason than to determine the priority of deportation.
I am frightened that what is happening to our country — my sunburnt home — and to our neighboring brothers and sisters in allied countries, is going to deny me the choice I presently have to be tolerant, and understanding, and accommodating.
I am frightened that the only decent thing to do in the future will be to take an inflexible, hardline stand against all that which threatens the Australian way of life.
And that may very well mean, and I say this with deep sadness, that those Muslims who aren’t the rotten apples, are going to be adversely affected because I will no longer tolerate those among us who are rotting the barrel — Spoiling life here for everyone else. If it comes to that,
I Swear None of It Will Be My Fault.
I will accept no blame. Not now. Not in the future. And all because I am frightened. Frightened because what needs to be done, isn’t. What needs to be seen as the problem, is either ignored or apologised for.
Like many Australians, I’ve done much to be tolerant and accepting and patient and understanding. Yet, in return, we get nothing. Less than nothing. Our society, the culture we grew up in, is not being enriched — Despite unearned applause for our alleged multicultural stature. The experiment has failed.
Today, our society, like no other time in history, truly is balancing on a razor’s edge. We stand at a point where the tide is both turning and slipping. Change is just within reach. True. But I tell you… disaster is closer.
As I write, the world continues reeling from more and more senseless, indiscriminate,
Barbaric Islamic Attacks on Innocent Civilians:
A deadly terrorist attack occurred on London Bridge, in England.
Muslim jihadist Khalid Masood drove a vehicle into pedestrians, killing four. He then stabbed a policeman to death.
Masood had a history of violent knife crime. He had been under the radar of MI5, as a peripheral figure in a terrorism investigation. However, according to some, the attack had nothing to do with Islam.
On May 22:
Another terrorist attack in Manchester, at the Ariana Grande concert, claimed 22 lives.
His sister confirmed that he launched his suicide attack “Out of a love of Islam.” But again, according to some, the attack had nothing to do with Islam.
On June 3:
Another spate of terrorists attacks in London took the lives of eight innocent people.
This time, there were three murderers (Muslim jihadists Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba). This time, the weapons of choice were hunting knives and a moving vehicle.
Eyewitnesses confirm that they heard their attackers yell “This is for Allah,” as they stabbed innocent people indiscriminately. But again, there are those yelling that the attack had nothing to do with Islam.
On June 5:
A terrorist attack and siege took place in Melbourne, Australia.
Muslim jihadi Yacqub Khayre, a former terror suspect with a lengthy criminal record of violence, took a woman hostage; killed one man; and shot three policemen.
During the siege, he phoned the newsroom of Australian TV broadcaster Seven Network and said: “This is for I.S. This is for Al-Qaeda.”
In those four incidents alone, in excess of a hundred innocents have been injured. 32 killed dead.
But what’s frightening, is that’s just an exceptionally brief account, involving only a few incidents that have recently rocked the West.
What’s truly frightening is that we’re not even scratching the scratch on the surface here.
If you can, take a moment to drink these fatalities in:
- June 3. Kabul, Afghanistan: 20 dead.
- June 1. Diyala, Iraq: 16 dead.
- May 31. Kabul, Afghanistan: 150 dead.
- May 30. Baghdad, Iraq: 30 dead.
- May 26. Minyat an Nasr, Dakahlia, Egypt: 28 dead.
- May 18. Hamah, Hama, Syria: 52 dead.
- March 28. Lahor, Pakistan — Children’s playground: 72 dead!
For those keeping track, aside from the playground incident, that’s just in the past three weeks.
If you aren’t frightened yet, take a seat because
We Need This Put into Perspective:
As of writing (June 16 2017), 2017 has seen 571 documented terrorist attacks around the world; with 3,924 fatalities. No, not a typo!
3,924 people dead from Islam-inspired, jihad acts of terror — And we’re not even a full six months into the year.
It’s worth noting that of these 571 murderous acts, 219 of the massacres have been claimed by Islamic State. So, in the name of Islam, IS boast loudly and proudly of their claim to 1,819 deaths. That’s today. Tomorrow… more. And that doesn’t include other Islamic groups such as Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
I’m starting to wonder where to put this information; which compartment it’s to fit into. I don’t feel I have a sensible or safe place in my consciousness anymore to absorb these atrocities. They are numbers, accompanied by such grief at the senseless loss of innocent lives,that hold my comprehension hostage.
Yet there is a reason for this. There is a reason why we use terms like “barbaric.” There is a reason why what we see resembles war. But some…
Still Insist on Telling Us… Something Else
There are many among us who continually claim that these acts of terror, of jihad, have no links to, and no relationship with, Islam.
There are those who tell us that it’s all about oil.
Or, according to Noam Chomsky, a man whose resounding intellect I’ve long admired, terrorism is the direct result of U.S. Foreign policy.
Some will say it’s all to do with economic restrictions.
Others will tell you it’s because we in the West have levelled insults — You know, caused some hurt feelings. We’re said to be responsible for insults against Muslims; against the religion of Islam; against Islam’s prophet.
We’re told we’re not just insulting but we’re discriminatory and racist and bigoted when we level a criticism of Islam; or express opposition to Islamic law; or even when we make the simplest of enquiries by way of reasonable questions.
What very few of us want to acknowledge, is that this present crisis has been seen repeatedly over the past 1400 years. It has raised its ugly head numerous times, in numerous ways — Always, without exception, spread by the sword. Spread with the blood of innocents.
And while its form may change, one characteristic remains:
Stonings, lashings, amputations, beheadings, vehicular murders, hangings, crucifixions, knifings, shootings, and bombings — All carried out against innocent men, women and children. All carried out with glee, and, without exception, in the name of God. The one and only God, according to its believers.
This barbarism takes its lead from its doctrines — Its so-called scriptures. And… it has a name. The name is Islam. Its people are known as Muslims. Its scriptures are, among several things, handbooks that call for the death of all those who do not submit to its prophet and its God.
Because… Not Islam?
I find it fair to say that these somebodies who constantly proclaim, with such authority, such righteousness, that jihadist acts of terror have nothing to do with Islam… that they certainly count among the most malignant, if not most ill-informed, of the planet’s species.
These pandering, excuse-making apologists ought try telling those in Muslim-majority countries who are, each day, facing atrocities at the hands of Quran-waving, Islamic jihadists and martyrs, that none of it has anything to do with Islam.
Try telling those broken, bloodied parents who carry their dead children from the ruins of nearly-daily bomb blasts that they, just like you and me, are Islamophobes for calling the enemy — Islam — by name.
Yes, Comrades… I Am Frightened
I have not ever opposed Muslims or Islam or religion or religious folk of any kind. (And no, I’m not seeking a special award.)
Additionally, while I am most definitely not even remotely religious, I am tolerant: I allow others to have their beliefs, their practices, their faiths — No matter how nonsensical they are. Why wouldn’t I? What could it matter to me?
To That End:
I have not objected to places of supernatural worship, nor to the superstitious scriptures relied on — Borderline insane belief systems, mind you, that I utterly reject for not only their intellectual vapidity but their inherent turpitude.
And I must say that although I am not alone on this, I consider that because I have zero belief in religion, what I extend to all followers of all faiths is pretty fucken generous of me. Especially when I stand unrelentingly, unflinchingly, uncompromisingly by the assertion that religion poisons everything. EveryFuckenThing!
Yet I am frightened. Frightened — as I watch my homeland rot under this barbaric infection —because I sense a future when I can no longer, in good conscience, tolerate what is becoming increasingly intolerable.
I am frightened that with my tolerance stripped from me, against my will, I may turn on Islam; and maybe even turn, in principle, against Muslims. (And no, not violently.)
I find all this a difficult admission to make, if for no other reason than I find it an unconscionable thing to think, let alone say. But I tell you, I feel, like you do, that I’m being driven to it.
I Look Around Me:
At the media, our political leaders, and the apologists populating the public, and I see little else than the grave threat they’re indirectly posing us with.
If I were a Muslim of the ilk who adhered literally to the Quran, who desired for the world to come under the rule of Islam and its one and only God… I’d be sitting back applauding how much work is being done for the cause by the apologisists of the West, who, without my help, turn on their own.
Recently, I listened to Englishman Tommy Robinson express similar fears.
He spoke of the possibility that the people will soon reach breaking point while waiting for our governments to protect us. Robinson contends that if left to our own devices, some may see no choice than to form militias. This could very well happen. And it wouldn’t be the first time.
I hope not. But… I expect so.
In the Past Hundred Years,
we have seen many wars. Compare those to what we face today.
Aside from the many similarities, we’re missing one critical distinction: We’re not thought to be at war today… because our governments haven’t declared it. Not this particular one, anyway.
If for instance you look at World War II — and those of you who’ve ever had anything to do with war veterans will know this better than most — you’ll find that there existed terrible sentiments against ALL Germans because of Germany’s behavior. And the same went towards ALL Japanese.
Back then, and since, considering those men who personally fought, and those families left at home fearing for their loved ones (while coming within an inch of having their countries and homes invaded), nobody was called a racist for using words like Japs or Nazis.
At the risk of appearing racist, understand the context: It was ‘okay’ to racially hate on Germans and Japanese. That’s because we were officially at war — At war with governments and countries; and, by default, its soldiers and civilians. When war’s declared, it’s official. Then we can say whatever the hell we like about the enemy because they’re all the enemy.
The difference today is that we are at war with both a politicised ideology and a religion — A violent, unwieldy thing comprised of the two. And that beast, thanks to its religious component, has complicated matters so expertly that many of us fail to see the enemy.
Not only that, but this is, unquestionably, a highly organized enemy that’s afforded, quite inexplicably, a free ride as it soldiers-on with its tireless, unrelenting bloodbath towards global conquest.
The Other Enemy Is in Plain View
Many among us — some would call them “rats” — apologise for the behavior of the enemy; and they do so while condemning those of us speaking out against it. It’s clear that if some of us aren’t sympathising with the enemy, we’re denying that the enemy poses a horrendous and imminent threat.
This abhorrence, almost more than anything, is why I am so goddamned frightened.
This limp-wristed behavior from some of our own; this spinelessness from our political leaders; this distortion of facts and misrepresentation of the truth by the mainstream media [MSM], does nothing but pave the way for the threat to waltz on in.
Interestingly enough, whether we’re talking about Danish cartoonists, or people like you and me who are highly capable of articulating the argument, we’re often, as Sam Harris said, “Vilified for ‘seeking to inflame’ the Muslim community.”
That’s How Our Challenges Are Perceived:
We are the ones at fault for opening our mouths and ‘inflaming’ matters. Riiight.
“… this criticism represents an almost supernatural coincidence of moral blindness and political imprudence. … only the Muslim community is combustible in this way.
“Muslims appear to be far more concerned about perceived slights to their religion than about the atrocities committed daily in its name. Our accommodation of this psychopathic skewing of priorities has, more and more, taken the form of craven and blinkered acquiescence.
“There is an uncanny irony here: The position of the Muslim community in the face of all provocations seems to be: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we will kill you. (We peaceful Muslims cannot be held responsible for what our less peaceful brothers and sisters do.)
“(Regardless of the atrocity committed) know that we will hold you primarily responsible and will spend the bulk of our energies criticizing you for ‘racism’ and ‘Islamophobia’.”
So, I’m way ahead in knowing that being born a white Australian (male) apparently denies me any entitlement to express my views on Muslims, Islam, jihad and the Quran… along with the piles of dead bodies left in their wake. But, in addition to you, I do know I’m in good company:
was a genitally-mutilated Muslim, and she’s not allowed to speak out against Islam. She receives death threats for her efforts.
is a Muslim, and was once a jailed extremist, and he’s not allowed to speak out against Islam. He, too, is subjected to death threats.
Then There’s Tariq Ramadan:
Tariq is a Swiss-born academic, and professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies. Moreover, he’s a practising Muslim. Although I have some concerns with him, I will say that Tariq’s also not allowed to connect Muslim terror attacks to Islam, even when he says this:
“It is wrong to say it has nothing to do with Islam. They are Muslims, and we cannot put them outside Islam. They are quoting verses of the Quran and referring to Islamic religion.
“We have a moral duty as Muslims to say and to acknowledge the fact they are distorted interpretations of Islam and this is against the principles of Islam and to take responsibility.”
Shaming Is What’s To Blame
The very rotting fabric of our society — from politics to education; from Australian values to so-called multiculturalism — has been turned into one that teaches and preaches shame:
Shame for being Australian. Shame for being white. Shame for standing up for and objecting to anything that threatens the Australian way of life. Do so, and you’re a bigot and a racist.
Soon, we’ll be shamed for not being Muslim. But in the future…
In the future we will not just be shamed for not submitting to Islam… we’ll be put to death for it.
Time is passing too quickly. Hope is rapidly slipping away. Our sanity is being pushed beyond reason. Our patience is all but out. Those of us sufficiently awake, find our numbers dwindling; the looming threat enlarging.
I Am Tired of Saying
“Yes, I know, not all Muslims” because what do I get for it? I still get categorized as a racist, a bigot, an Islamophobe.
As do you.
And this is beside the unsettling fact that while it’s true that not all Muslims are terrorists (jihadists), almost all terrorists are Muslims. Certainly all jihadists are Muslims. And while there may very well be some truth to the notion that there is such a thing as a moderate Muslim, there is no such thing as moderate Islam.
So, Comrades, We Need to Talk About This:
War is indeed upon us. As the enemy lives and breathes and walks among us, we have much to be frightened of, yes? So what ought we do about it?
Please let me assure you that, despite everything, I refuse to fall. I will not allow fear to subvert my integrity. I urge you to stay strong. Join me. We’re not alone. It’s not too late.
At the very least, what we stand for is in dire need of a dramatic increase in numbers. So, if you find this piece informative and useful, you can help spread the word by commenting below and on Facebook; and by sharing this page across social media. That way, we all become integral to the solution.