At the beginning of May, 2015, an exhibition billed as a Charlie Hebdo massacre-inspired supportive exercise in free speech — it awarded a cartoonist for drawing the best representation of the Prophet — was attacked by two followers of some aspect of Islam. The Islamic State is said to have taken credit for the assault. Shortly thereafter, pundits, some of them distinguished people speaking from or on Fox and other news organizations, weighed in on the total, opining, even exclaiming that although the exhibitors were legally-technically correct given our laws protecting free speech, the protestors were nonetheless in the wrong, and even “stupidly” so. Toward the end of a week of this dialogue, almost no one on TV supported the value of the artistic content, although most stuck with support of the exhibitors’ right to express it. Critics even argued that despite apparent legal appropriateness, the event appeared to or did actually provoke the prospective killers’ conduct. From the SHOM view of the controversy, this is my response: both the thwarting of the challenge to free speech and the exhibitors’ artistic content, meaning and messages are valuable, security enhancing, and strategically effective — they brought attention to one of the most relevant matters regarding the invasive aspects of a global competitor, and made a lot of people take stock.
Left, right or even center hysterical political rationalization of both individual and collective terror-infused emotional pain brought us to this sorrowful place: condescension to courage, even intelligently expressed. Where one fellow said that hosting the program in Texas was “stupid,” it was certainly a brighter idea than his earlier one of sending a twenty-five thousand person non nation-identified mercenary force into Northern Syria and Iraq. If we are going to send somebody there, which I have advocated that we do in Phase One, June 20141Ending the Great Islamic War of the Third Millennium, and Reforming its Cause for Eternity’s Sake: A Currently Existential Matter for Civilization — Phase One, of this essay series, it should be the U.S. Marines, Airborne, Rangers, Air Force and Navy. And ensure each ground person’s uniform bears an American flag as a combat patch.
I also liked the so called cartoon contest “jihadist-baiting” interpretation2Apparently, an Islamic civil rights organization is reported to have posited that the conference “baited” trouble with jihadists., if there even was any of that. To mean, even if the cartoonists tricked the Arizona constituency of ISIS into driving all the way to Dallas, and then doing a frontal assault on a well trained Texas traffic police officer, I liked that approach better than waiting around for the Grid to be blown sky high while New York City people on TV call the folks running government bad names, even if justified. But better than all of those prospects, notions or contrivances, Geller, Spencer, Wilders, the Garland, Texas Police Department and the Arizona jihadis, whether they planned the intervention or not, have sharply demonstrated the matter in question, that is, what the hoopla is about, to and for the West: the exercise of straightforward American, as say for a contrasting example against dhimmi-styled, shoot-the-breeze-instead-of-th
No matter pundit pleas for anti-confrontational tact, I suspect that more challenge will come. And, not because of defaming insults, colonization, high downtrodden unemployment3http://shomblog.com/islamist-violences-primary-cause-social-failure-no-jobs-or-islams-structural-design/, harsh American imperialism, or even talk-show ratings. These threats will come again, and then again with even greater force, until this opposition, or we, along with Hindus, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and a few Zoroastrians, are no more. It is the nature of the kind of freedom we once enjoyed, and its threat to the unequivocally oppositional approach to life raising the challenge. Trying to win by tricking Muslim hearts and minds through expressions of empathy for “one of the world’s greatest religions” and promises not to insult their deity and its representatives is seen by that side for what it is: stealth Western encroachment on Islamic civilization. Those folks participating in this contest know what the Quran and Sunnah say and are not going to trade-in their realities and roll over their world just because this one has recently begun saying nice things, or because of our apparent sincerity.
I assume that the commentators, like probably most readers of these kinds of things, know all that. So the big focus here should go to what I believe is the heart of the cartoon-as-protest matter. I think two psychtrauma management variables predominate this discussion. In the first, trauma induced delusion, not referring to that which requires residential care or even medication, attends and alters the thinking of even fairly highly intellectual beings so that they, despite their experience, erudition, and unquestionable knowledge of many of the facts, disavow the need even for such confrontive expression when that need/reason/rationale is overwhelmingly indicated. In the second, the opposition uses its handed down trans-century doctrinally approved management methods to achieve its ends, which includes hiding its aims during war. “War is deceit/deception.” in fact once said the subject of the drawings bearing the focus of the controversy. This “hiding” then augments the encumbrances attending trauma induced both individual and collective distortions of thought, decision making, and other applications of a polity’s free will.
Following the major set piece battles which used to control/effect decision/making, entire conquered polities were turned into dhimmis, in this instance to mean servants of the advancing/invading cult4The term “cult” is not used in these essays to attack the entity to which the word is applied. Rather, the term modifies the referenced entity so that the reader knows that something quite different is presenting, and that will require some specialty of understanding for successful address. I’ve explained that application to Islam in greater detail in another essay from this series. The title is “Islamist Terrorism/Violence’s PRIMARY Cause: You Decide.”. But that application, now, is applied pre physical battle to such an extent that targeted polities complete the unconscious change to dhimmi mental status long before the hordes show up in the beach landings, making the invasive psychological warfare the main confrontation. If not successful here at least in staving off the hidden affront, then humongous physical/fighting consequences later for both constituencies of the clashing forces will become, no doubt, the ramification of failure to win the psychological warring contest ongoing today.
On October 4, 2005, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC Secretary General, addressed the European Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg, reminding them that the OIC was the largest international organization after the United Nations.[ 59] In classic Muslim fashion, he affirmed that multicultural and inter-religious dialogue emerged from the edifice of human tolerance and Islamic values fourteen centuries ago in the Pact of Medina and the final sermon of Prophet Muhammad. Since its birth, he declared, “Muslim society advanced with the core values of respect for human dignity, regardless of color, creed, faith, social status, or ethnic origin.” He asserted that Andalusian culture in Spain and “the cultural heritage of the Ottomans in the Balkans furnished the most successful examples of peaceful coexistence between the three religions, and produced brilliant models of human values.” For fourteen centuries, Ihsanoglu went on, “the adherents of Islam developed a radiant civilization that stood for international values of human rights, justice, tolerance, compassion, and peaceful co-existence with other civilizations and faiths.”Naturally, historians reject such assertions as do the numerous peoples who have been victims of the Arab and Turkish yokes, of slavery, dhimmitude, and often of genocide. In the twentieth century alone, one could recall the genocides in Turkey and in Iraq of Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians, and that of non-Muslims in Southern Sudan; the repeated massacres of Jews and Kurds in the Middle East and in North Africa and that of Christians in Egypt and Indonesia. One could even assert that the denial of the sufferings of jihad victims and Islamic imperialism is a kind of racism that treats them as sub-human.The speaker developed the classic theme of the transfer of Greek science, philosophy, and the arts from the Muslim world to Europe, totally ignoring the Byzantine channels. Muslim contributions, he stated, clearly demonstrated the common roots and sources of universal civilization, a theme inculcated in Europeans by the programs of the Anna Lindh Foundation.[ 60]Having vaunted the perfection of Islamic history, the OIC representative attributed Muslim grievances to the historical and political injustices of imperialism and colonialism and to the unresolved issues from which Muslim victims suffer, such as unjust borders and the illegal occupation of Muslim territories.Ye’or, Bat; 2011-09-16. Europe, Globalization, and the Coming of the Universal Caliphate, Kindle Locations 1038-1057. Fairleigh Dickinson. Kindle Edition.
Jesse W. Collins II
Notes [ + ]
|1.||⇧||Ending the Great Islamic War of the Third Millennium, and Reforming its Cause for Eternity’s Sake: A Currently Existential Matter for Civilization — Phase One|
|2.||⇧||Apparently, an Islamic civil rights organization is reported to have posited that the conference “baited” trouble with jihadists.|
|4.||⇧||The term “cult” is not used in these essays to attack the entity to which the word is applied. Rather, the term modifies the referenced entity so that the reader knows that something quite different is presenting, and that will require some specialty of understanding for successful address. I’ve explained that application to Islam in greater detail in another essay from this series. The title is “Islamist Terrorism/Violence’s PRIMARY Cause: You Decide.”|
|5.||⇧||“Islamists Hack Another Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh” by IPT News, May 12, 2015 at 11:30 am; thanks to IPT for these articles describing how al Qaedians lay back in encryption protected sites and give orders to the mass hystericals, who then follow through with the killing of selected targets.|
|6.||⇧||Anna Geifman, Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia, Praeger Security International, May 20, 2010|
|7.||⇧||Robert Conquest, The Great Terror: A Reassessment, Paperback – November 15, 2007|
|8.||⇧||“Eurabia” refers to the Islamization of Europe through wholesale Muslim immigration, multiculturalism in lieu of cultural integration, European Union multilateralism with the OIC, the constant and extant application and deserved fear of Islamic terror, and the Continent’s vulnerability to reduction of hydrocarbon supplies — see Bat Ye’or’s extensive documentations of these subjects: Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, 2010, and Europe, Globalization, and the Coming of the Universal Caliphate, 2011|
|9.||⇧||Islam presents dual and opposing perspectives at the same time. That “duality” encumbers individual and collective decision making, to include analysis, prescription, judgment, expression, and etc. The matter is considered in detail in this series here and here.|
|10.||⇧||Identifying What You are Up Against|