Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Red Herring of 'Islamism'

Some notable conservatives (Krauthammer, Kristol, Beck) have, for a reasons or reasons that have yet to be fully ascertained, decided to lend credence to the demonstrably fatuous idea that there's a "good" Islam (good old fashioned regular Islam) and a "bad" Islam (Islamism).

Would that it were true because it would make it that much simpler to employ a type of reverse Gresham's Law and use the "good" Islam to drive out the "bad" Islam. In reality, there's only one Islam, and this is what its holy book--which mainstream Muslims, both those who keep their heads down and mind their own beeswax and those who are actively engaged in some form of jihad (whether violent or non-violent) believe to be perfect--has to say on the topic of Muslim-infidel relations, the final and definitive word on the subject, you might say:
Fight against those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
For the believer, that statement is as valid in 2010 as it was back in Mohammed's day, and holds true for all time.

That's Islam. Not "Islamism"--Islam. And that's what Geert Wilders has been sounding the alarm about. How disturbing--and how disappointing--that the above-mentioned conservatives have decided to shoot the Dutch messenger.

1 comment:

Josephine said...

Well said, Scaramouche.