Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Better Cops Watch
If there were a Better Cops Watch, I'd be the only one manning it, apparently. Not only am I the only person in the Counter-Jihad using the term, I seem to be the only one in the CJM (Counter-Jihad Mainstream) who even notices it as a problem -- indeed, most of the CJM seems complacently gulled by Better Cops such as Maajid Nawaz, Zuhdi Jasser, Asra Nomani, Tarek Fatah, and on and on. And that, of course, is precisely the paradoxical problem.
So, if there were a Better Cops Watch, it would be much like Jihad Watch (or the former companion blog maintained by Robert Spencer years ago, Dhimmi Watch) -- a running log cataloguing 1) the ongoing shenanigans of the Better Cops; 2) analyses of the specious sophistry they indulge in while pretending to be "reformist"; and most importantly 3) the depressingly common incidence of members of the Counter Jihad -- civilians and leadership alike -- being duped by the Better Cops.
Exhibit #37,084 today exemplifying #3:
Alison Bevege, Australian journalist, otherwise a fearless Counter-Jihad activist Down Under, recently making Counter-Jihad news ("The Aussie woman who stood up to Hizb ut-Tahrir") by successfully winning a law suit against the Islamic movement Hizb ut-Tahrir for the crime they commit in segregating women from men in public events -- a crime on the books in the enlightened West. And, of course, not only is this a distinction for Bevege in the realm of counter-lawfare, but so too the long road she took in bravely pursuing this salutary end, along the way receiving the requisite death threats and accusations of "racism", etc.
Okay, now we've established her CJ cred. And what do I see within 90 seconds of perusing her Twitter page? Something which is deeply depressing, but just as deeply unsurprising, by now:
In reply to GillM
Alison bevege @AlisonBevege Jan 28
@Gill_Merman We can support secular muslims in their reform efforts while attacking Islamist theocracy – like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpSHDaMLsnY …
And where does that link lead? Why, it leads approvingly to a typical video by the oily pseudo-reformer Maajid Nawaz -- whose sophistry Andrew Bostom has described as “disingenuous drivel” and Diana West has described as “double talk and deception”, and about whom I have written a few times here on my blog. Maajid Nawaz, a "secular Muslim" whom "[w]e can support" "in their reform efforts" -- so earnestly tweets Alison Bevege.
My eye just caught another offending asymptotic twitch-tweet from Bevege, revealed in her opposition to the Good Cop Muslim Hanan Dover (also in Australia):
HD also dislikes malala yousafzai as if that could be humanly possible
Good Gravy! Even the Jihad Watchers have (mostly) disabused themselves of their gushing admiration for Malala (take a gander at their many comments on Malala's recent condemnation of Trump).
And, as we 17.5 Better Cops Watchers know, a staple of the CJM Dupe in this regard is a vigilantly critical eye on the Good Cop all day long -- while being otherwise seduced by the Better Cops.