April 28, 2013

Bosch Fawstin: Calling Islam "Islam"

I've always had a special place in my heart for ex-Muslims.

As much as I dislike Islam, and despite my impatience at those who steadfastly adhere to the violent, irrational Islamic ideology, I feel a sense of joy when meeting an ex-Muslim. I could sit and listen for hours while an ex-Muslim explains why he or she embraced Islam, but then later became disillusioned by it. I love hearing an "insider's" point of view and knowing that, however enamored they once were by Islam, they ultimately discovered that true freedom came, for them, by rejecting the religion. I understand Jesus' parable about the lost sheep.

I also understand that ex-Muslims are the strongest and the best intellectually armed allies we have to fight against Islamic terrorism. On my side, I'd rather have one ex-Muslim who understands the enemy than a thousand well-intentioned, politically correct politicians trying desperately not to offend anyone, much less the enemy.

And the best thing about ex-Muslims is that they can pretty much say anything about Islam without being called an 'Islamophobe' or a 'racist.' They've been there. They were a Muslim. They are the same race as Muslims. (Or whatever race liberals and Islamists consider a Muslim race, since they tend to call anyone speaking ill of Islam a "racist.")

Bosch Fawstin is one of those ex-Muslims. Bosch is a blogger and a cartoonist who isn't afraid to speak his mind. Over at Frontpage Magazine, Bosch revives an article he wrote shortly after 9/11. It is just as relevant today as it was then.

Western intellectuals and commentators refer to the enemy's ideology as:

"Islamic Fundamentalism," "Islamic Extremism," "Totalitarian Islam," "Islamofascism," "Political Islam," "Militant Islam," "Bin Ladenism," "Islamonazism," "Radical Islam," "Islamism," etc...

The enemy calls it "Islam."

Imagine, if during past wars, we used terms such as "Radical Nazism," "Extremist Shinto" and "Militant Communism." The implication would be that there are good versions of those ideologies, which would then lead some to seek out "moderate" Nazis. Those who use terms other than "Islam" create the impression that it's some variant of Islam that's behind the enemy that we're facing. A term such as "Militant Islam" is redundant, but our politicians continue praising Islam as if it were their own religion.

Read it all.

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(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

By DMartyr at 10:01 AM | Comments |