Douglas Murray once remarked on how incredibly slowly our societies crawl toward self-evident truths. It is an open question as to whether that crawl has been in any way accelerated by the brave and ceaseless efforts of ex-Muslims to bring our societies closer to those truths. It’s been hard to judge, not least because of the pervasiveness of the “Islamophobia” slur. In the Muslim world, ex-Muslims have been up for slaughter for a long time, in fact, since the beginning of Islam. Today, though, they bear an added social responsibility: turning that slow crawl of free societies towards the self-evident truth about Islam into a sprint. We are frustrated. Ex-Muslims are frustrated in that, by and large, Western opinion-makers, policy-makers, analysts, commentators, etc., are still not sufficiently interested in those self-evident truths — most remain not at all interested — though, thankfully, there have been some healthy developments of late. There’s been an increased readiness to look the truth in the eye after the social meltdowns in Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and France, and especially after the latest artistic twist of ploughing vehicles at high speed into pedestrians. And now, in direct response to forcing an ex-Muslim citizen of a free country to cancel her speaking tour of another free country, thereby also forcing the free citizens of that free country not to listen to someone they’d freely chosen to listen to.
Please note that I’m not here referring to fear of violent Muslim reprisals (real as those are), or irrepressible mea culpa compulsions on the part of white liberals and leftists for the deeds of their fathers. I’m talking about the simple human reluctance to countenance uncomfortable or even nasty possibilities about other people’s religion. After all, we have freedom of religion, something we’re proud of and hold dear. It’s worked well up till now, on the whole. Why are we, ex-Muslims, so hell-bent on bad-mouthing Islam? Most commentators are not so foolish as to suggest that we don’t know what we’re talking about, although remarkably, some are. Nevertheless, it is a hard fight to get a word in, for most ears tend to be engaged in prior echo-chamber commitments. In light of all this, I would like to share another ex-Muslim’s frustrations:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN5Qv_c15Gw (Jajabor the nomad)
Update 8 April 2017: In the video above, Jajabor predicts that:
If we let Muslim lands be covered by Shari’a, they will unite and then they will start attacking us, because attacking non-Muslim lands, subduing them, these are all part of the Islamic faith.
Today, in my inbox, I find this report on the Saudi proposal yesterday, 7 April, for a single military force for all Muslim countries, as the Saudi minister for religious affairs, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul Aziz, put it:
the KSA-led military alliance is for the protection and triumph of Islam, and for the elimination of the enemies of Muslims. He said this alliance will respond to all threats to Islam and fight against all those coming in the way of Muslims.
Make no mistake, every word means exactly what it says, especially “coming in the way of Muslims.”
“coming in the way of Muslims.”