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Deadly self-censorship

1 July 2017

9:00 AM

1 July 2017

9:00 AM

Political correctness is eating itself. It’s in very real danger of destroying us, and will do so while apologising for the inconvenience and any offence caused.

We are currently at war; the problem is everyone is too PC to notice. They’re far too busy fretting about what the mob will think to dare to put their hand in the air and ask a blatantly obvious question.

Here is the truth. We are at war with Islamic terrorists and the clue is in the very first word. We are at war with Islam even if that makes you uncomfortable. We must all stop meekly apologising for that.

By calling it ‘terror’ we have embraced this rumbling war as our new normal. These are not ‘acts of terror’ and we continue to make it socially acceptable by being too weak to speak up.

A chilling wake up call emerged after the London Bridge attack. Video of the chaos in a crowded bar as police stormed in and told everyone to ‘Get down’ and ‘On the floor’. Panicking people fearing for their lives scramble to find space under tables. Someone shouts, ‘F–king Muslim c–ts”, to which another man replied, ‘Don’t say that, it’s not Muslims.’


This isn’t a TV panel show debate. This is a live massacre unfolding. PC is so rampant that it will try to protect the Muslim community and Islam while we die.

Newsflash: it is not Islamaphobia when they’re trying to kill you.

Why on earth was anyone surprised that the Saudi Arabian football team refused to acknowledge a moment’s silence for the victim’s of London Bridge? This war is so crystal, the disrespect is so transparent, who can genuinely be shocked?

As for the stunned hands to mouth reaction – this is what makes you offended? This is the part of this horrific reality that you will speak up about while remaining silent about the core motive?

This is more offensive than terrorists murdering in the streets on a Saturday night? The attackers shouted, ‘This is for Allah’. Clearly, they are not Buddhist monks.

Like many ‘isms’, Islamism is a dangerous ideology and a pounding threat to civilisation. Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer has said, ‘We must recognise now that our Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time given the past behaviour of the extreme right wing and we will continue to work with all community leaders in the coming days.’ So, the right wing is the concern?

CNN commentator Sally Kohn tweeted, ‘Political correctness is simple idea everyone should be treated with equal dignity & respect. It’s not cause of terrorism. It’s antidote.’

Your idiotic liberalism is killing us.

As they look you in the eye while you virtue signal, stab you and leave you bleeding will you say, ‘At least I wasn’t called racist’?

To be Islamaphobic is to be sane and want to live. It is to have common sense and to be correctly concerned about the threat Islam poses to our culture. Simply, it is a phobia of being killed by a religion that has sworn to kill you.

Lose your Orwellian doublespeak and admit the word itself is as misguided as the word ‘deathaphobic’.

The Koran directly instructs violence against non-believers. If you don’t want to believe the Koran, don’t want to accept the ideology and won’t convert, the Koran says you should be killed.

Wouldn’t everyone who wants to stay alive and live a life of freedom be allergic to that?

The word Islamaphobic is used in an attempt to silence critics. Yet if you question the ideology, you’ll receive death threats. All that’s missing here is the logic.

British police are threatening to jail those who cause offence on social media. Hasn’t it just been shown they have better things to do with their time?

When did ‘manspreading’ become more offensive than women being abused for speaking out against the abuse they suffer in Muslim countries?

In March, Canada passed M-103, a motion to silence critics of Islam. Islam has successfully barricaded itself off limits while PC busily protects the very violence that erodes the very foundation of our nation.

Western liberalism’s attitude towards radical Islam is insane.

Last week, in an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar said, ‘Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims’.

Simply, those carrying out violent jihad are true Muslims, applying what their ideology demands.

‘Anything that does not espouse this ideology is immediately stigmatised in the name of political correctness,’ Boulad said. ‘It is high time to emerge from a shameful and embarrassed silence in the face of this Islamism that attacks the West and the rest of the world. A systematically conciliatory attitude is interpreted by the majority of Muslims as a sign of fear and weakness.’

The extent of this mass meekness is underlined by Trump. In the wake of the London Bridge attacks, Trump’s critics still attempt to shrug his comments off. For some absolutely bizarre reason, it is more shocking to condemn Islam than it is for Sadiq Khan to say there is ‘no need to be alarmed’.

Wake up.

There is every need to be ‘alarmed’ – and if the blocker to being ‘alarmed’ is being PC, then PC is the greatest threat to our civilisation.

Boulad is correct when he suggests that the West is naive in dealing with Islam. Last year, Father James V. Schall was criticised for attempting to discuss what he framed as ‘sanitised education’ around Islam. We have made the unacceptable acceptable. He wrote that the tendency to dismiss Muslim violence as ‘terrorism’ is missing the point. It’s missing the realism that these are Muslims carrying out what they believe to be the will of Allah. This is ‘a religious endeavor to conquer the world,’ Schall said. ‘And while it may be politically incorrect to state these things, they need to be stated and are in fact the truth – things that both Muslims and non-Muslims need to hear and consider.’

The world is not a safe space. Attempting to create your own comfortable cocoon is to deny reality.

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