Antemurale Christianitatis: Vol. III
“I personally believe there are extremist people and moderate people. But I do not believe in two kinds of Islam. There is only one.... You get your head chopped off should you wish to interpret Islam.... People who want to come to the Netherlands from Islamic countries should think: this is not a place we want to go to! And we do not do this to bully Muslims, but to keep the Netherlands of the future a free Netherlands.”-Geert Wilders
“We have destroyed many a sinful nation and replaced them by other men. And when they felt Our Might they took to their heels and fled. They were told: ‘Do not run away. Return to your comforts and to your dwellings. You shall be questioned all.’ ‘Woe betide us, we have done wrong’ was their reply. And this they kept repeating until We mowed them down and put out their light.”-Sura 21.11-15
“Islam is politics, or it is nothing.”-Ayatollah Khomeini
Any time ethnic groups come into close contact along a frontier or border there is inevitable conflict. Given that so many former colonial provinces cut across ethnic and tribal lines, it’s little wonder the borders in Africa and the Middle East are becoming increasingly meaningless. To blame the current geo-political situation exclusively on colonialism is far too reductive, however. As with most things, the reality is far more complex and evades a simple answer, though by taking a step back, we can assess the situation in such a way that considers ideological motivations and implications without falling victim to their influence.
Allah abhors a vacuum. Islamic theocracies will take root in areas of tremendous instability—Iran in 1979, Sudan starting in 1984, Somalia from 1991, Egypt in 2011, and the list goes on, with countries like Nigeria, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, the Congo, the Central African Republic, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali each currently mired in various stages of deep, ideologically-driven conflict. Other countries like Algeria and Chad are teetering precariously, some combination of geographic proximity to conflict, demographic change, and civil unrest threatening to unravel into brutal sectarian violence. Needless to say, whether cause or “cure,” Islam will be there with answers. Islam, unlike modern Christianity, is confident and self-assured, and it offers the peace of perfect submission. In an environment of instability and violence, you no longer have to be burdened by uncertainty, for the Koran and hadiths will provide you with the perfect, divine blueprint to living.
Islamic terror is one of the most visibly destructive forces at work in the world today. Throughout the religion’s history, from Mohammed’s Medinan Period onward, the Islamic faith has been a driving force behind conquest and conflict wherever its adherents may be found. Islam is very opportunistic in the sense that it takes advantage of the fault lines of conflict, and is able to worm its way into conflict zones, often eventually becoming the dominant ideology in the region.
As Muslims eclipse a quarter of the world’s population, there are significant consequences being realized from Bangladesh to Syria, from Russia to China. Al Shabab is massacring Christians in Kenya, the Arabs in the north of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania continue to enslave the Haratin underclass, and over one thousand Christians were killed in Syria just last year. Two-thirds of the Christian population of the Middle East has been extinguished in the last century. In the span of twenty-five years, Iraq’s Christian population has sunk from 1.2 million to less than 200,000. But who gives a shit, right? They may be “people of color,” but they’re also Christians. Move it along, nothing to see here. Unless of course it happens to be a group of schoolgirls in Nigeria, then the hashtags come out and nattering bell-ends the world over pledge support and thoughts and prayers. The prayers bit is a little darkly ironic, no?
As Ayaan Hirsi Ali notes, Islamic theocracies have been, and remain, completely antithetical to any notion of liberalism:
In the Medina of Muhammad’s time, there was no legal equality between men and women. There was no religious freedom as we understand that concept today. Leaving Islam (apostasy) was punishable by death. Human slavery was common, legal, and accepted…There was no notion of civic democracy, separation of powers, or limited government…There was a focus on collective submission, not individual rights. These concepts were enshrined in sharia manuals that remain valid to this day. Under abrogation, mainstream Islamic law gave precedence to “Medina Islam” over “Mecca Islam.”
Even more disturbingly, Muslim majority nations in the modern era have only kept fundamentalism at bay through repressive, often brutal dictatorships. The United States’ Muslim population is set to almost triple in the next fifteen years, attributable to high birth rates and of course indiscriminate immigration. Even the most negligible Islamic presence in a country has a negatively disproportionate impact on the freedom of that country. Look at the outsize impact a specific, relatively tiny minority can have on a society in the Jews in the United States for example. Jews are a little less than 2% of the U.S. population, yet they exert tremendous influence on the nation as a whole. Muslims are currently just about 1%, and we can already see the effects of the dawa.
The Koran states, “Believers should not take Kafirs as friends in preference to other believers. Those who do this will have none of Allah’s protection and will only have themselves as guards. Allah warns you to fear Him for all will return to Him.” A kafir is a “non-believer,” but it’s not just that; kafir is not a neutral term and is understood to be on par with excrement and other offal. To quote Dr. Bill Warner, founder of the Center for the Study of Political Islam: “A kafir is not merely someone who does not agree with Islam, but a kafir is evil, disgusting, the lowest form of life. Kafirs can be tortured, killed, lied to, and cheated.” Don’t forget enslaved. Muhammad effectively institutionalized slavery.
No less an authority than the BBC in its Story of Africa states: “In East Africa a slave trade was well established before the Europeans arrived on the scene. It was driven by the sultanates of the Middle East.” They do say that the women were primarily used as sex slaves, but neglect to mention that the men would all be castrated so as to not cause any “trouble.” It wasn’t only blacks that were enslaved and castrated, either. As Ronald Segal notes in Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora, “The calipha in Baghdad at the beginning of the 10th century had 7,000 black eunuchs and 4,000 white eunuchs in his palace.”
The BBC also states that, in the 19th century, “Brazilian traders were finding it difficult to operate in West Africa because the British navy was intercepting slave ships. The Brazilians made the journey round the Cape of Good Hope, taking slaves from the Zambezi valley and Mozambique.” I can’t understate the significance of that quote; it flies in the face of everything Oppression, Inc. tries to jam into their ahistorical narrative. Also, this: “A number of different people—Arabs and Africans—were involved in supplying slaves from the interior, as well as transporting ivory.” Where are the environmentalists on the slaughter of elephants and the poaching of their tusks, or the Leftists for the colonial exploitation of the continent’s vast natural resources?
The terrible specter of White Supremacy looms large over every conversation even tangentially related to politics nowadays, and yet the actual desire among whites to reign over other peoples—hell, let alone not allow their traditional homelands to be transformed beyond recognition—is basically non-existent. It is, however, a useful foil to hold in relief of the necessity for the egalitarians to continually advance their “flattening” agenda. Central to this agenda is the infusion of DIVERSITY into every aspect of life, and the crown jewel of immigrant groups (or co-crown jewel along with illegal mestizos in America, at least) are Muslims. Islamic fundamentalists exploit Leftist rhetoric to enable the hijra via mass immigration and “refugee” re-settlement in the United States and the West in general in order to alter the fabric of their new environs and begin the process of the dawa.
The link between political Islam and religious Islam is unfortunately inextricable and most probably unbreakable. According to Dr. Peter Hammond, “Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life…Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.”
Christianity has the Old Testament and the New Testament; Islam has Muhammad’s Meccan and Medinan periods. Christianity runs violence to peace (though this peacefulness has its limits), Islam peace to violence (and we have not seen the limits of this violence). Additionally, the Islamic faith and its politics cannot be separated the way Christianity and its faith can—there are a number of biblical passages that support secularization.
That said, in the years following Mohammed’s death, it was established by Islamic scholars that the Medinan period would abrogate the Meccan; through rigorous contemporary scholarship it is possible that the emphasis could shift, but it’s an uphill climb against 1,400 years of historical precedent. Christianity accomplished its reformation, but not without centuries of bloodshed. This is not a process that will be completed in anyone reading this’s lifetime, if it ever happens. The central concern, of course, is that the unsavory bits are just as perfect and divine as the more savory ones. As Dr. Bill Warner points out, the Koran itself makes the claim that, “This is a book whose verses are perfect,” henceforth, “Islam is perfect in its entirety and in each individual part.” The Koran is considered divine and as such, immutable. And even if you could reverse-engineer approaching a millennium-and-a-half of ingrained Islamic jurisprudence in favor of Meccan Islam, to return to Dr. Warner, “There is no central body that can issue changes in Islam.”
Make no mistake: fundamentalist Islam and its sharia law are completely antithetical to everything we stand for in the West. It makes no room for basic freedoms or individuality; it affords no room for dissent. To again quote Dr. Warner, “This is not a verse or two, this is a systemic problem…Islam is not what a Muslim says, it is what Muhammad says…‘Nice’ Muslims cannot condemn or say Medina is wrong, they just don’t practice it. But that’s not reforming, that’s just not doing what [Islam] says.” As Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan said plainly, “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
And yet the managerial classes continue to infuse millions of unassimilable and hostile Muslims right into the heart of the West’s diseased breast. As the veins of “liberal democracy” continue to clog with “virtuous” soft genocide, the Cross lies discarded on the side of the road as the sanctified “million Christs” stream on by, grimly intent on consuming the remnants of a once-proud civilization. Its heart slows, laboring to continue to pump lifeblood through a body that’s lost the will to live.
 Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It. Hoover Institution Press, 2017, p. 26.