Violence And Incitement From Muslim Extremists Cannot Be Ignored
We see that this morning in two developing situations, a resumption of violence in heavily Muslim suburbs of Paris, and a developing outrage in Australia, where the country's most prominent Muslim cleric has sermonized that women who go unveiled invite rape.
The L.A. Times in an article by Alissa Rubin barely mentions that Muslims are behind the trouble in France, where the anniversary of rioting last year is approaching and several violent incidents, the torching of buses, assaults against police, have already reoccurred. The Times frequently is too skittish about calling things as they are. Its reluctance to identify Muslims as the perpetrator of terrorist acts does not speak well for the newspaper's willingness to speak the truth to its readers.
The unhappy fact is that after leaving its Algerian colony, as it definitely should have, the French government allowed far too many Muslim immigrants into France and then failed to take steps to see that they assimilated. The result is now an increasingly nasty situation. The immigrants and their offspring have become a dire threat to the country, and those who cannot live there in peace should be deported.
A less critical (for the moment) problem has arisen in Britain, where, as a sign of Muslim disaffection, thousands of women have taken to wearing veils and full body covering. This is not acceptable. Muslims in Britain should adjust themselves to British life. If these people cannot live with the customs of Britain, they ought to leave the country voluntarily.
In Australia, meanwhile, Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali has compared unveiled women to "uncovered meat" who invite rape. It has been verified that he said, "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside...and the cats come to eat it...whose fault is it, the cat's or the uncovered meat's. The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred."
If this wretch had his way, the Taliban, with its policy of keeping women at home, not permitting them to work or be educated, would be permitted to prevail in Australia and the rest of the world.
Hilali, an Egyptian, has now been banned from giving sermons for a time, but he continues to make provocative statements. At the time of 9-11, he said the terror attacks on New York and Washington represented God's wrath against the U.S. Now, he remarks he will only leave his post "after we clean the world of the White House first."
Simple deportation is too good for this SOB, who will be a menace even if he returns to Egypt. He ought to be charged with encouraging crime against women and terror attacks against the U.S. and imprisoned, preferably in solitary confinement so he cannot contaminate others.
The prime minister of Australia, John Howard, has warned that Australian Muslims could be perceived as supporting Hilali's remarks if he remained a religious leader. This is appropriate, because Muslims who wish to live in democratic countries must denounce the fundamentalists who are all too often besmirching the reputation of Islam with their violent preaching and overt acts.