Once again, the West is slouching toward another 911 anniversary. One staple of these surreal anniversaries is, as the Counter-Jihad (such as it is) knows, a veritable increase in Denial throughout the mainstream West about the problem of Islam. Another staple is, about which the Counter-Jihad Mainstream apparently remains oblivious, the Counter-Jihad Mainstream's dogged persistence in upholding a flawed and outdated Operating System from yesteryear.
It seems ages ago when I noted the tenth anniversary (911 X) and how nothing had changed about the three problems -- the primary problem of Islam; the secondary problem of the problem of the West's denial about the primary problem; and the tertiary problem of the problem of the problem of the Counter-Jihad's inadequate methodology. What has dawned on me is that it's even worse than this. On all three fronts of all three problems, the situation has only gotten worse.
Muslims pursuing their global revival of Islam through jihad (both violent and stealth) has metastasized, on a trajectory evidently leading to a grand and complex attempt to destroy the West. That same West, meanwhile, has only ramped up its Denial -- particularly noticeable in this past year as mainstream authotities and analysts continue to insist that every Muslim terrorist who pops up to stab, behead, shoot, explode, or run people over with vehicles has "nothing to do with Islam".
Most dismaying, perhaps, has been the Counter-Jihad Mainstream, continuing to try to maintain its PC MC cred that it's neither Islamophobic nor bigoted, by insisting in various ways that not all Muslims are jihadists.
Thus Christine Williams, a frequent and regular writer on that bastion of the Counter-Jihad Mainstream, Jihad Watch, recently penned an editorial about the coming anniversary of 911:
Until Western ostriches wake up and recognize that to oppose Islamic supremacism, the worst enemy of human rights and democracy, is not remotely anti-Muslim, but a necessary defense of Western civilization, we will continue to slowly lose our freedoms.
Not remotely anti-Muslim? Such an asseveration, coming out of the heart of the Counter-Jihad, here on September 11, 2016, fifteen years after the attack, is deeply dispiriting.
If my readers might think this is only the opinion of Christine Williams, I have not only logic on my side -- that as a frequent and regular writer on Jihad Watch, it is unlikely her views disagree with the views of Robert Spencer, owner and creator of Jihad Watch -- but also the skinny straight from the horse's mouth:
I am not “anti-Muslim,” as I have stated many times. It is not “anti-Muslim” to stand for human rights for all people, including Muslims…
(Robert Spencer, in a Jihad Watch article, September 17, 2011).
For a fuller discussion of Spencer's asymptotic twitches and spasms, see my two essays -- ...damned if you don't... and ...damned if you do...
Even worse, the motley Civilians of the Counter-Jihad don't seem to care. I know that if I click on the link of comments to the Christine Williams editorial published yesterday on 911 Eve (September 10), I will find not a single commenter calling bullshit on that. Indeed, that article should have 500 comments, all clamoring to set Williams straight on that appallingly, and politically correct, claim.
Well, I nearly fell off my ergonomic chair when I dipped into the comments section of the Christine Williams article and found these two comments:
I didn't quite slip off the smooth naugahyde of my chair onto the floor, however; since I realized these are only two comments out of 62 (and where are the other hundreds who should have weighed in from among the tens of thousands of Jihad Watch readers...!?), and that neither "nightlight" nor "JawsV" are regulars in the Jihad Watch comments community (much less are they privileged to belong to that lynch-mob-cum-high-school-clique-cum-deputized-volunteer-hall-monitors, the Rabbit Pack) -- unless, perhaps, "nightlight" is one of the regulars, but is too afraid of the aforementioned lynch mob to out him or herself as he or she dares to find fault with Robert Spencer's regular writer Christian Williams...? At any rate, kudos to nightlight and JawsV.