|Speak no evil about islam.|
Speak no evil about Islam. Or else your so-called allies will roast you and call for your genuflection to political correctness, or insist that you audit a diversity course and absorb some sensitivity instruction. You will be tested upon completion of the course. But nodding off during a diversity lecture would also be offensive, too.
When you mock Muslims or their dress, you automatically mock Islam. Muslims adhere to Islam. If you say a Muslima looks like a bank robber or a mail box in a burqa, you are making a joke about Islam. But there is no humor in Islam.
Likewise, if you acknowledge that Pakistani Muslims are responsible for the unending rapes of white British girls, you will be charged with Islamophobia. You may even be seized on the street and tossed into prison, as Tommy Robinson was.
Boris Johnson, former British Secretary of State, and Labor Member of Parliament, Sarah Champion (for Rotherham), learned too late the negative consequences of freedom of speech in an authoritarian culture.
Champion apologized for her remarks about the Muslim rape gangs in her constituency and resigned from her party’s “shadow cabinet. “ All she said did was make a remark in a newspaper article about the gangs, in which she spoke of the “common ethnic heritage” of the men involved in the town’s sexual abuse scandal. “There. I said it,” she wrote. “Does that make me a racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is?”
The “common ethnic heritage” of the rapists is that the rapists are Pakistani, thus missing the fact that they are Muslims. The rapists could just as well be Afghani or Sudanese or Somali.
But they are all Muslims. If they’re Pakistani, they’re not visitors from Lancaster County, PA.
Champion subsequently apologized for her “extremely poor choice of words” and stepped down from her role as shadow women and equalities minister, after being accused by activists of “industrial-scale racism”….
The Times says that the “strongest attacks” on Champion have come from a Rotherham-based racial justice charity, Just Yorkshire, which accuses her of “inciting and inviting hatred against minorities”.
The assumption is that Champion, by mentioning the rape gangs, will have somehow “triggered” the reputed latent hostility for Muslims in hordes o non-Muslims people to hate and possibly take action against Muslims, a so-called “minority” (thus hurting numerous “feelings” or damaging the minority’s collective, tissue-thin “self-esteem”). Had she instead pronounced how to best tat a rug or prepare fish and chips, she would have been blameless.
Boris Johnson, on the other hand, has not apologized, and probably won’t.
Spencer wrote about the teacup storm of outrage by his “joke”:
Boris Johnson has gone off, unfazed, and unapologetic, on holiday abroad.
What did he say in his article in the Daily Telegraph?:
“What has happened, you may ask, to the Danish spirit of live and let live? If you tell me that the burka is oppressive, then I am with you. If you say that it is weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces, then I totally agree — and I would add that I can find no scriptural authority for the practice in the Koran. I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes….
Johnson was not trying to one-up the likes of Jerry Seinfeld or Rowan Atkinson, who would say that Johnson’s “letter box” comparison was a joke. Seinfeld said that “jokes are not real.”
Johnson has received support from numerous other quarters:
Allies of Mr. Johnson called the demands to apologize “ridiculous” and an attack on free speech.
He was backed by a leading imam, who said in a letter to The Times that face veils pose security risks and subjugate women, and Mr. Johnson had not gone far enough.
Comedian and free speech champion Rowan Atkinson also backed Mr. Johnson, saying in a letter to The Times: “All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologizing for them.”
Johnson’s “letterbox” joke, however, was not about religion; it was about the burqa. But implicitly it was about Islam.
Theresa May and Angela Merkel: two Islam-friendly peas in a pod,
willing to erase (“transform”) their countries.
No less an authority on the burqa than an Islamic imam has sided with Johnson. Jihad Watch reports:
Taj Hargey, the imam at Oxford Islamic Congregation, said Mr. Johnson should “not apologize for telling the truth.’
“The burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim.”
“Although this deliberate identity-concealing contraption is banned at the Kaaba in Mecca it is permitted in Britain, thus precipitating security risks, accelerating vitamin D deficiency, endorsing gender-inequality, and inhibiting community cohesion.”
“In reality it is a toxic patriarchy controlling women.”
“Is it any wonder that many younger women have internalized this poisonous chauvinism by asserting that it is their human right to hide their faces? Johnson did not go far enough.”
The burqa is banned in the Islamic Disneyland of Mecca for security reasons, as well. A veiled Muslim or Musilma may plot to destroy the Black Stone and a few dozen pilgrims sweating to touch the sacred rock.
Stefan Molyneux says the erasure of facts and observation (i.e., by Johnson and Champion) is under an ongoing attack by the Left with the aim of filling our heads with what it wants us to “know.” By the end of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith, the protagonist in the novel, after he has been tortured for thought crime, “knows” that Big Brother is the greatest thing since sliced bread.