The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, May 12, 2017


Like its sister countries in Scandinavia, Denmark is classically liberal. It has opened its doors to immigrants from many countries and in the recent past, has allowed hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants to make their home in Denmark. Of the close to 300,000 Muslims that live in Denmark (representing about 5 percent of the population), about 40 percent have been and are asylum seekers. It's also worth mentioning that during World War II, Denmark worked hard to protect Jews who were being systematically exterminated by the Nazis. For the record, Jews represent less that 1/10th of 1 percent of the Danish population.

Progressives in the USA (and I suspect, in Denmark) tell us repeatedly that Islamism and all of its tenets—terrorism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, misogyny, etc.—have "nothing to do with Islam." That astounding contention represents a worldview based on fantasy.

Yahoo News (AFP) reports:
Copenhagen (AFP) - Denmark's Jewish community has filed a complaint over an imam accused of calling for the murder of Jews in a case sparking political opprobrium, it emerged Thursday.

Imam Mundhir Abdallah preaches in the working class Copenhagen suburb of Norrebro at the Masjid Al-Faruq mosque, which media have previously linked to radical Islam.

He stands accused of citing a hadith or koranic narrative on March 31 calling for Muslims to rise up against Jews.

"Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them," begins Abdallah's address in footage on YouTube, according to a transcript of the original Arabic provided by US organisation the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, the head of the Jewish community in Denmark, urged police to open an investigation into a possible case of incitement to racial hatred.

"We fear that weak and easily-influenced persons could interpret this kind of preaching as an appeal to visit acts of violence or terror on Jews," Asmussen told the Politiken daily.

Minister of immigration and integration, Inger Stojberg, described the imam's address as "horrible, anti-democratic and abominable".
Imagine for just a moment what would happen if, say, an Israeli Rabbi suggested that Jews go out and kill Muslims living in Israel (yes ... unlike Muslim countries throughout the Middle East, Muslims do live in peace in Israel). The international Left would be crazed, demanding (to use their disgusting terminology) that the "aparteid state" be boycotted, divested, and sanctioned. BTW, it's worth mentioning the Christians and Jews are fleeing* predominantly Mulsim countries in the Middle East.

But on this story coming out of Demark, not a peep—crickets. After all, Islam is the religion of peace, so what's to worry about?

When the Left looks the other way as many within Islam and more than a few of its religious and political leaders advocate the extermination of Jews, not to mention the defeat of all infidels, and the subjugation of woman and gays, we see a level of hypocrisy that isn't surprising, given the source, but is quite dangerous. That, as much as the Danish Imam's comments is "horrible, anti-democratic and abominable."


* Maria Abi-Habib reports from Egypt:
TANTA, Egypt—Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions.

They’re being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by governments the U.S. counts as allies in the fight against extremism.

When suicide bomb attacks ripped through two separate Palm Sunday services in Egypt last month, parishioners responded with rage at Islamic State, which claimed the blasts, and at Egyptian state security...

By 2025, Christians are expected to represent just over 3% of the Mideast’s population, down from 4.2% in 2010, according to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. A century before, in 1910, the figure was 13.6%. The accelerating decline stems mostly from emigration, Mr. Johnson says, though higher Muslim birthrates also contribute ...

The exodus leaves the Middle East overwhelmingly dominated by Islam, whose rival sects often clash, raising the prospect that radicalism in the region will deepen. Conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims have erupted across the Middle East, squeezing out Christians in places such as Iraq and Syria and forcing them to carve out new lives abroad, in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

“The disappearance of such minorities sets the stage for more radical groups to dominate in society,” said Mr. Johnson of the loss of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. “Religious minorities, at the very least, have a moderating effect.”
Gosh, you'd think that the Social Justice Warriors of the Left who are oh-so concerned about Islamophobia in the USA might express just a teeny bit of concern for Muslim religious bigotry that may very well lead to an essentially Jew- and Christian-free Middle East. Nah ... nothing to see there, move along.