Martin Place og islam

Ovenpå de rutinemæssige blodige angreb fra islam har det meste af MSM og de ledende politikere været ude med lige så rutinemæssige besværgelser om, at det intet har med islam at gøre.

BenigO på GRP skriver om det:

On both occasions, the barbarity on exhibit was perpetrated on the bases of supposedly perverted interpretations of Islamic doctrine and scripture. The argument of course is that the earlier was the result of the “isolated” actions of a mentally unstable “madman” and that the latter involved the actions of foot soldiers grossly misguided by the vindictive tunnel-visioned zealotry of their charismatic leaders. But the common denominator between the two seemingly unrelated tragedies remained confronting and inescapable.

In Australia, the collective response to that elephant in the debating room was manifest in a Twitter hashtag: #illridewithyou (“I’ll ride with you”). Australians have used this hashtag to rally around the Muslim community here by encouraging people to follow the example of Brisbane woman Rachael Jacobs who, in the days following the violent end to the Sydney Martin Place Siege, posted on her Facebook profile an account of how she spotted a Muslim woman who removed her headscarf as she walked towards a train station and then further writes, “I ran after her at the train station. I said ‘put it back on. I’ll walk with u’. She started to cry and hugged me for about a minute – then walked off alone.” Since then, the hashtag campaign has taken off. A Sydney TV editor tweeted;

The underlying assumption in this preemptive initiative is, of course, that Muslims will collectively be seen as a target for a backlash coming from a majority presumably furious over the latest acts of “Islamic terrorism”. Actually it’s two assumptions: (1) that there will be a virulent resurgence of islamophobia in Australian society, and (2) that Muslims will be the victims of such a development.

Suffice to say, it is easy to incite such feelings after the fact. In normal times, Muslims and non-Muslims generally try to stay out of each others’ faces and spaces at best. At worst, they shun one another. The continuum between both extremes describes Australian society business-as-usual. An event such as the Martin Place Siege usually sparks a trendy re-evaluation of this normal dynamic. Otherwise, the status quo is a familiar comfort zone for most Australians.

Political correctness suppresses motivation and courage to enter into the hard conversations. When the hard questions are ignored for the sake of some kind of contrived “peace”, problems fester underneath the seemingly calm surface. Problems like terrorism.

Perhaps we are long overdue for a more realistic and more confronting debate that is way outside our collective comfort zone as a society and certainly beyond anything that could be effected by trendy Twitter hashtags.

 

JP er i sin leder inde på det samme:

Der går to spøgelser igennem verden. Det ene er maskeret, bærer tunge håndvåben, tager gidsler, udveksler de mest lukrative for millioner eller likviderer dem for rullende kameraer, beregnet for den vestlige offentlighed – hvis spøgelset da ikke dræber skolebørn i Pakistan, fordi de går i skole, hvilket spøgelset opfatter som en dødssynd. Det andet spøgelse bevæger sig ganske langsomt fremad som i en slags trance, forskræmt og fundamentalt usikkert på sig selv, mens det fabler om nødvendigheden af mere tolerance for at modvirke den omsiggribende islamofobi.

Dem, der fulgte dækningen af den iranske terrorists gidseltagning på en café i Sydney i Australien, vil nikke genkendende til sidstnævnte. Hver gang radikale muslimer spreder død og ødelæggelse, er det første, mange medier og politikere forsikrer hinanden om, at ikke alle muslimer gør sådan noget. At der findes en karakteristisk overrepræsentation af muslimer, der i vor tid tyer til vold og myrderier i religionens navn, betyder åbenbart ikke noget.

tillæg: I BT udtaler Martin Geertsen, V-folketingsmedlem, sig om et oplæg til diskussion af, hvad “danskhed” skulle være for en fisk:

»Det er også nødvendigt i forhold til, at vi kan stille nogle krav til de mennesker, der kommer til vores land, så vi bliver mere præcis i forhold til, hvad det er for et land, de kommer til og hvad det er for værdier, som bærer det land.«

Martin Geertsen mener, at man helt basalt har gjort indvandrere fra især ikke-vestlige lande en kæmpe bjørnetjeneste ved ikke klart at signalere, hvad der ligger til grund for danskernes måde at være sammen på.

»Vi har etableret en slags tolerancens åbne ladeport, hvor vi lader alt flyde igennem i bestræbelsen på ikke at fornærme nogen, og det har helt ærligt ikke vist sig særlig sundt,« siger han.

Det kan man som holde op mod BegniOs:

Suffice to say, it is easy to incite such feelings after the fact. In normal times, Muslims and non-Muslims generally try to stay out of each others’ faces and spaces at best. At worst, they shun one another.

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