Western culture is something to be proud of and protected.

These days it is trendy to denigrate your own culture. Or should I say it is trendy in successful prosperous democratic western countries. These “trendy” types seem to fall into two categories. The first group consists of self hating Lefty’s. The second are people who don’t have an interest in politics and don’t think much about world events and history, so they are easily manipulated by consistent messages condemning our free and wonderful societies as something to be ashamed of. These sometimes subtle, sometimes belligerent messages are everywhere, in the media, at school, comments expressed by vacuous celebrities, determined to get their names in the headlines and sound “intellectual”, and even spewing from the mouths of some of our politicians. We need to change this attitude. We should be proud of our culture. Our children deserve to feel pride in Western culture in general and Australian culture in particular.

Everyday I read articles like the following. I usually don’t do a blog post about them because it always seems that to do so would give the impression that this is an isolated incident when in fact these events occur every single day. These types of stories rarely make it into the mainstream media, so unless you’re a news junkie, you will never hear about them and you will not be aware of how common these events are.
Here is a small snapshot of the news today (the news you won’t read or hear about in the Australian media). There is nothing unusual about these stories. These events are happening every day!

In Pakistan:
A 12 year old Christian girl is raped and murdered by a Muslim and no lawyer is willing to prosecute the alleged murderer because of death threats.

Islamabad (AsiaNews) – Because of the threats posed by the powerful Lahore Bar Association – an umbrella organization of city lawyers – no Christian or Muslim lawyer is ready to take on the defence in the murder of 12 year-old Shazia Bashir, it was reported yesterday by The Pakistani Christian association that deals with legal assistance.

The girl, of Christian faith, died on Jan. 23 as a result of violence – even sexual – at the hands of her employer, a wealthy and powerful Muslim lawyer in Lahore. The alleged murderess, Chaudhry Mohammad Naeem, is a former president of the Lahore High Court Bar Association. The girl, just 12 years old, had worked as a maid in the home of Naeem in the last six months.

In Sweden:
A Muslim man has been paid compensation after he was fired for discriminating against a woman and refusing to shake her hand (because she is a woman) I gather some forms of discrimination are acceptable).

STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s unemployment agency has been found guilty of discrimination for expelling a Muslim man from a job training program because he refused to shake hands with a woman.

A Stockholm court Monday ordered the Public Employment Service to pay 50,000 kronor ($6,700) in damages to an immigrant from Bosnia who lost his jobless benefits when he was kicked out of the program.

Citing his faith, the man had refused to shake hands with a woman when he was interviewing for an internship. The agency said his behavior was part of the reason he didn’t get the position, and decided to exclude him from the program.

In Ireland:

A muslim is taking a landmark High Court case demanding that the Irish state recognise his polygamous marriage.

Liam Egan, a member of the Muslim Public Affairs Congress, accused Ireland of discriminating against Muslims in polygamous families. “It is draconian to treat this family differently,” said Egan.

I would have thought polygamous marriages were draconian but who am I to have an opinion? I”m just a white woman.

In London:

A Christian teacher told today how he lost his job after complaining that Muslim pupils as young as eight hailed the September 11 hijackers as ‘heroes’.

Nicholas Kafouris said he was forced from his £30,000-a-year post because he would not tolerate the ‘racist’ and ‘anti-Semitic’ behaviour of children.

He said the predominantly Muslim youngsters openly praised Islamic extremists in class, and hailed the terrorists of the 2001 atrocities as ‘martyrs’.

Mr Kafouris, 40, told how one pupil said to him, ‘Don’t touch me, you’re a Christian’, when the teacher accidentally brushed against him with his arm.

Others said, ‘We want to be Islamic bombers when we grow up’, and ‘the Christians and Jews are our enemies, you too because you’re a Christian’, he added.

Again in Britain:

Young MUSLIM children in Britain are being indoctrinated to hate non-Muslims and champion a holy war, a documentary says.

“No child is ever too young to be started off on Jihad training,” states one document recovered by police from the North West’s Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) during raids.

In Dubai:

DUBAI, Feb 8 (Reuters) – The Yemen-based wing of al Qaeda called on Muslims in the Arabian Peninsula to wage jihad, or holy war, against Christians and Jews in the region.

“The Christians, the Jews, and the treacherous apostate rulers have pounced on you…you have no other way out from this plight other than to wage jihad,” the wing’s deputy leader, Saeed al-Shehri, a former Saudi inmate at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, said in an audio tape posted on a website often used by Islamist groups.

Pakistan again:

Human rights activist jailed on blasphemy charge for objecting to the destruction of a church

London:

Muslim-bus-driver-locks-passengers-aboard-as-he-stops-to-pray.html”>Muslim bus driver locks passengers aboard as he stops to pray

The driver pulled over without warning and rolled out a high-visibility jacket as a makeshift prayer mat before removing his shoes, turning to face Mecca and starting to chant in Arabic.

Passengers said they looked on in stunned silence, fearing the driver may be preparing for a terrorist attack on the bus. No one was able to get on or off the vehicle during the five-minute prayer session.

In Pakistan:

A court in Faisalabad, Pakistan, sentenced to life imprisonment Imran Masih, a young Christian, for having insulted and desecrated the Koran, according to the Minorities Concern newsletter.

These are just the articles I have come across today. Do you notice the insidious creeping Islamisation of the West and the hatred generating from the Muslim world? The Islamists are being aided and abetted by the Left and political correctness.

At the moment I am reading the book “A God who hates” by Wafa Sultan. It is totally engrossing and I highly recommend it. Wafa was a Muslim woman who has experienced the culture of Islam firsthand. She offers deep insight into the Muslim world and the Islamic belief system.

UPDATE:
This is exactly what I am talking about. Lefty’s cannot condemn a barbarian practice even if it means little girls are being tortured.
From Tim Blair’s blog

Some 180 words into an ABC piece on female genital mutilation in Australia, this paragraph appears:

Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital says it is seeing between 600 and 700 women each year who have experienced it in some form.

And that’s just in Melbourne. What about Sydney? Adelaide? Perth? What the hell is going on here? The hospital’s Zeinab Mohamud tries to explain:

“Some people when they hear they say, ‘how can that happen?’ It’s when something is cultural and the people have been doing it for so long, it’s not easy to either eliminate it or to say, ‘you have got a bad culture’,” she said.

You have got a bad culture. It’s not that difficult to say. Dr Ted Weaver, of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is similarly delicate:

Dr Ted Weaver agrees and he says ordering people against the practice would be inappropriate.

No. Weaver’s response is inappropriate. Recall the words of Kevin Rudd from last September:

“Silence is tantamount to tacit approval,” he said …

“We cannot afford to be silent … We have a responsibility to speak up and say ‘I swear never to commit violence against a woman’.

“I swear never to excuse violence against women and I swear never to remain silent about violence against women, and this is my solemn oath as a man, that is the oath to which all men of Australia should adhere to and swear.”

Further from Weaver:

“If we try and dictate and pontificate about this and not provide culturally appropriate care, we’ll further disenfranchise those women,” he said.

Forget disenfranchised. They’re disfigured.

Why can’t they condemn it? Because it’s not Western culture and Western culture is the only culture they will attack. The callous, heartless, racist, Left never fail to disgust me.

Evan Sayet explains the Leftist mindset here.

4 Responses to “Western culture is something to be proud of and protected.”

  • Here’s a gob-stopper… Congressional wannabe Lt. Col Allen West speaks the truth about Islam (the first 1:30 is boring):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGQmCZjJ0k

    Andrew Bostom has the quote. Col. West explained that we are:

    …fighting a theo-political belief system that has been doing this since 622 A.D.—1388 years…

    You want to dig up Charles Martel and ask him why him why he was fighting the Muslim army at the Battle of Tours in 732? You want to ask the Venetian fleet at Lepanto why they were fighting a Muslim fleet in 1571: You want to ask…the Germanic and Austrian knights why they were fighting at the gates of Vienna in 1683? You want to ask people what happened at Constantinople and why today it is called Istanbul because they lost that fight in 1453?

    You need to get into the Koran…and understand their precepts. This is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book says…

    Until you get principled leadership in the United States of America that is willing to say that, we will continue to chase our tail, because we will never clearly define who this enemy is, and then understand their goals and objectives—which (are) on any jihadist website—and then come up with the right (and) proper objectives to not only secure our Republic but secure Western civilization.

    Now that’s principled leadership. Americans need to vote for guys like him.

  • That was AWESOME! At last someone who knows the enemy. Go Colonel Allen West!
    Thanks Michael.

  • spinxologic:

    I believe any bleeding heart lefty would condemn the barbarian practice of FGM and agree that there is a real threat coming from islamic terrorists that needs to be addressed. But what are you proposing? I don’t see a solution here, just another rant about how democrats hate America.

  • spinxologic:

    By the way, check out Leviticus if you want to see some real bloodshed. There are extremists in every religion and we have no obligation to respect a religious custom that involves suffering on the innocent, however, there are moderate Muslims just as there are moderate Mormons, Christians, etc. Be wary of making broad assumptions about an entire group of people.

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