A reader sent me this youTube video.
When I watched it, I thought to myself, “this is intriguing and the presenter is well-spoken and seems well-informed. I wonder how Muslims would respond…” So I watched this video.
It should be obvious, to any objective viewer, that Muhaddith puts thewhiteroses to shame in the composition, presentation and substance of his rebuttal. But we should not be surprised; just as a couch potato cannot defeat an Olympic runner in a sprint, so too an outsider cannot prevail in a theological debate with somebody who spends all his days (probably for most of his life) poring over his religious texts. Of course it is possible that Muhaddith is fabricating everything he says, taking advantage of our ignorance to deceive us – but this is not the impression most people would get from his video.
Look closely at any major religion and you will find numerous sects and denominations. This is because religion, like politics, can be almost anything its followers choose to make of it. Of course we can find horrible things in the Quran and the Hadith. The same is true of the Bible, the Talmud and probably the Vedas. Those who are inclined to be evil people can find many excuses for their activities within their respective holy books. Good-hearted people also derive comfort and support from their holy books. It is the person who makes the person. Not the book he calls “holy”.
For us to focus on the minutiae and intricacies of any given religion, in a bid to prove that its adherents are evil, is a losing battle. It is possible that, in an alternate reality, Europeans would rally under the banner of Islam and the brown peoples of the South under the banner of Christianity. But this is not how history played out. In our reality, Islam came to represent the Southern peoples and Christianity the Northern peoples (very roughly, of course). As a result, many customs, mores and attitudes of that Southern region, that may not actually be original components of Islam, have become attached to the people who practice Islam. For us, it makes little difference if female genital mutilation (FGM) is a “part of Islam” or not. What matters is that those who practice such abominations are colonizing our native lands. It also matters that those who call themselves “Muslim” do not take a strong enough stand against such practices, even if most of them do not practice them personally. Most importantly of all, it matters that our lands are being taken away from us, through massive migration and birth-rate differentials, by alien peoples.
I am fairly certain that, if we asked a member of a conquered people what his main concerns were, the religion of the intruders would not be high on the list. Though it is true that Islam is an aggressively proselytizing religion (like many Christian sects), the only reason it is gaining a foothold among native Europeans is that the latter have rejected their own spiritual traditions. Where there used to be native European beliefs or Christianity, there is now a vast void – just waiting to be filled by anybody willing to fill it. It just so happened that Muslims were geographically convenient for the elites to import and so Islam has taken that role. Europeans should fight back because Islam represents subjugation of the peoples of the North to the peoples of the South and because it comes with a lot of nasty baggage. European paganism and Christianity are far from perfect themselves but, if “religion is the opium of the masses” then Europe should partake of its own opium, not somebody else’s.
Islam is a symptom, not the problem
A reader sent me this youTube video.