The reaction of the establishment Left, to the recent massacres in Paris, is predictable. It will call for more of the same: Love, tolerance, “diversity” – and an international group hug for Islam.
In contrast, there will be more calls to bomb ISIS in the Middle East.
This is puzzling, considering that violent Muslim in Paris is no less a “terrorist” than a violent Muslim in Syria. For people who strive for a “borderless world,” the Left places a lot of emphasis on location. When your enemy is far away, bomb him. But as soon as he’s moved in next door, he’s worthy of “tolerance,” and an agent of “diversity.”
Were Germans “the enemy” during WWII? What about the Japanese? Even when the war was at its height, there’s little doubt that the vast majority of Germans and Japanese would have preferred peace, and would refrain from killing Americans even if given the chance. Yet there was general agreement that caution should be exercised when dealing with German and Japanese citizens. There were no cries to open our borders to Germans and Japanese. Everybody knew that any large-scale migration from those countries would include some who would do us harm. The imperial ideologies, which launched Germany and Japan into war, could not have taken root unless the “moderate” masses had allowed it to do so.
Similarly, “moderate Islam” is not at war with the West. But it does allow organization like ISIS to take root. We don’t see ISIS taking control of non-Muslim nations; it needs a Muslim population (even a “moderate” one) to seize control.
The hostile elite in Europe has allowed large swaths of European cities to become Muslim. Even if the vast majority of the Muslims who live in these places are moderate and peaceful, their presence provides fertile ground for terrorist organizations, like ISIS, to take hold.
If Islam is, indeed, a “religion of peace,” then let me propose the following:
Let’s rewrite the Quran, and the Hadith. We’ll remove all references to Jihad and the subjugation of infidels – and we’ll call it “The New Quran.” It will include passages extolling the virtues of tolerance and love for all human beings, regardless of religion. It will renounce war, and specifically forbid acts of terrorism.
All Muslims who reside in Europe will be required to swear allegiance to the New Quran. Any old Qurans in their possession will be seized and done away with. Either they agree to these terms publicly, or they face immediate deportation. Islamic schools will be closely monitored to ensure that their teaching are in accordance with the New Quran.
As for the Bible, it will be left alone; Europe doesn’t have a problem with Christians, or Jews, massacring people and blowing up airplanes.