Bosch Fawstin grew up as a Muslim in America. He’s not a Muslim now, and he gives us a clear and riveting account of what’s wrong with the way so many politicians, experts, and ordinary citizens regard Muslims, Islams, and jihad. His FrontPage piece was originally published in 2011. It was hugely popular and it’s being republished today, Memorial Day 2013.
Readers here are well aware that Islam is not a religion of peace, though we’re still constantly being told it is. Those who say so point to the majority of Muslims who are not violent. Fawstin says these people are not moderate Muslims, they’re just not very Muslim.
Another problem with Muslims who aren’t very Muslim is that they lead some among us to conclude that they must be practicing a more enlightened form of Islam. They’re not. They’re “practicing” life in non-Muslim countries, where they are free to live as they choose. But their “Islam” is not the Islam. There’s no separate ideology apart from Islam that’s being practiced by these Muslims in name only, there’s no such thing as “Western Islam”.
…Objectively good human beings, who identify themselves as Muslim, give Islam a good face, one far better then it deserves. This only gives us a false impression about what it is we’re facing, with just another excuse not to face it. And this leads to our acceptance into our culture of stealth jihadists who have figured out how to say what we want to hear, while they scheme behind the scenes to further Islamize the West.
Fawstin blames George W. Bush for setting up a false idea that set us on the wrong path.
The Muslim world is where the true meaning of Islam can be found in practice. Islam – not any alleged deviant form of it – means misogyny, censorship, anti-Semitism, homophobia, wife-beatings, beheadings, honor killings, pedophilia/“child marriages”, murdering infidels, etc. This is evil, and Islam sanctions every bit of it, but we’ve been told that we must respect “one of the world’s great religions” because it’s a religion. Following 9/11, the only thing George W. Bush knew about Islam was that it was a religion, and that apparently was a good enough reason for him to exonerate it as he did. And his advisor on Islam, David Forte, told Bush exactly what he wanted to hear, that “Nothing this evil could come from religion.” But 9/11 did come from a religion. Whatever else 9/11 was, it was an act of faith.
And Bush saying “Islam is peace” shortly after 9/11 gave the enemy a gift they couldn’t have foreseen. Here was the one man who was charged to defend America from their attack and here he was defending the very ideology that motivated the attackers. Honesty is the best policy in general, and when it comes to war, it’s a moral imperative to find out the truth, to tell the truth and to act on the truth, no matter what sacred cow is killed in the process. And so a big part of why nearly 3,000 victims of jihad on 9/11 haven’t been avenged is because of respect for religion, even for a religion that calls for our destruction.
Muslims who really care about Islam are part of an organized effort to spread Islam, and I sometimes refer to this collective effort by Muslims as “Organized Islam.” No matter the means involved, Muslims working towards a more Islamic world want the same thing the jihadists want. This organized effort includes Mosques, Muslim organizations, Muslim individuals writing books, blog posts, etc. And they all invariably engage in anti-Western, Anti-Israeli propaganda, at the very least.
At the level of the federal government, things have gone from bad to worse under President Obama. At the same time, it becomes more obvious every day to ordinary people that Islam is our enemy. Our should-be leaders are blinded by either fear of Muslims or a desperate desire not to be seen as bigoted.
A friend sent me this quote from General George Patton: “It is not the sharpness of the bayonet, but the gleam in the attacker’s eye, which breaks the enemy line.” Our enemies have gleaming eyes and they are well on the way to breaking us. Where are our leaders who can put the gleam into the eyes of the West?