Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks in Palm Beach
Note how the author of the following article surreptitiously slams Ayaan Hirsi Ali and then brings in the usual line-up of retarded, degree-laden Muzzie apologists to debunk her. All in the guise of balanced reporting…
Author, activist condemns Muslim faith at Palm Beach talk
By JAN SJOSTROM
Palm Beach Daily News
Saturday, March 21, 2009
PALM BEACH — Anyone who believes that Muslims can be assimilated into Western societies is in for a rude awakening, according to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Ali, who spoke at The Society of the Four Arts Tuesday, has reason to suspect Muslims’ good will. She was born in Somalia, suffered genital mutilation as a child and was forced into an arranged marriage, according to her official biography. She rejected her Muslim faith and fled to The Netherlands, where she became a member of the Dutch parliament.
She’s been under protection since 2004, when a death threat against her was found pinned to the murdered body of Theo van Gogh, who directed her short movie documenting the suffering of women under Islam.
Today she lives in the United States and is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. She’s written a memoir, titled Infidel, and co-founded the AHA Foundation, which works to combat the oppression of women by fundamentalist Islamic regimes.
In his introduction to her talk, Winston Churchill, a Palm Beach resident and the British prime minister’s grandson, called her “quite the most courageous woman it’s ever been my privilege to meet.”
Some aspects of her biography have been disputed, and her political views are controversial.
[Slam number one and two!]
There are two schools of thought in the West regarding Islam, she said. One says that radicals have hijacked Islam and that peaceful co-existence is possible with adherents of the faith.
Ali subscribes to the second point of view.
“Islam is not a religion of peace,” she said. “It’s a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.”
In her opinion, European society is in danger of being hijacked by a rapidly growing population of Islamic immigrants, who lack the means or the inclination to assimilate and are supported by Muslim nations in their efforts to undermine their host countries.
[Slam number three! It’s not an opinion, it is an easily verifiable fact and has been stated as such on numerous occasions by “radical” and “moderate” Muslims alike. So, how is that an opinion? It’s not; It’s a fact.]
Islamic thought and practice is incompatible with that of the West, because in Islamic societies, religious law is supreme, she said.
“All aspects of the life of a person in public and private, down to the most intimate details, are regulated,” she said. “In liberal democracies, laws are not made by God.”
According to the prophet Muhammad, whose example is one of the foundations of Islamic law, associating with infidels is a sin; women should not be allowed to leave the house without their husbands or a guardian; polygamy and sexual intercourse with a child are permitted, and homosexuals should be executed, she said.
“This is not my opinion,” Ali said. “These are facts.”
[See? Even when Ayaan Hirsi Ali flatly states that these are facts (which you can easily verify for yourself), the author of this article has already attempted to negate her statement by having previously informed the reader that this is all just, “In her opinion.” Now, the author goes for the jugular and rounds up a couple of Muslim Apologists in an attempt to discredit her: ]
But John Ederer, imam of the Islamic Foundation of South Florida, said Ali is ascribing the teachings of fringe elements to all Muslims.
[Uhm, what do you expect him to say? – Yeah, she’s right, we are engaged in a Stealth Jihad and are taking over the West to impliment Sharia Law, which governs every aspect of your personal life!]
“… I can say with certainty that poor Ayaan is a victim of some men who call themselves Muslims but are not in accordance with our 14-century-old legacy of authentic scholarship,” he said in a statement. “It is their lack of knowledge of the ‘fundamentals’ of Islam that would have them interpret a few texts to hold such unorthodox beliefs and practices.
[I call shenanigans!!!!! Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri is a much respected 14th-century Muslim scholar. This is what he had to say on the subject of female genital mutilation in Islamic law: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the clitoris.” So, I think it’s safe to say that FMG is well within the “legacy of authentic scholarship.” And, oh yeah, by the way, Imam John Ederer is a “convert” to Islam and was not raised in an Islamic country. He’s from Oklahoma. But, I noticed the author of this article neglected to point out that important bit of background information… ]
“No doubt Ayaan and the people who affected her thinking can bring you a few verses of the Koran or sayings of the prophet Muhammad to prove their point. The Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups can do the same with the words of the Bible to convince a commoner of their ideology.”
[Attempting to use white guilt to make your case and appeal to Christians folks, are we? Sorry, but you will NOT convince a Christian “commoner” of the KKK’s ideology just by using the Bible. But, you CAN use the Qur’an alone to convince a muzzie “commoner” that they should kill unbelievers. It happens all the time… Okay, now we switch back to Ayaan Hirsi Ali: ]
Many people believe that prejudice accounts for the high number of Muslims in Europe living on welfare, when the truth is that poorly educated Muslim women are ill-equipped to help their children succeed in school, and many Muslims use religious objections as an excuse not to work, Ali argued.
Negotiating with radical Muslims won’t succeed, she said.
“Every accommodation of Muslim demands leads to a sense of euphoria and a conviction that Allah is on their side,” she said. “They see every act of appeasement as an invitation to make fresh demands.”
Ali warned that European societies are in danger of being subverted by Muslim immigrants as European populations age and decline and the number of young Muslim immigrants explodes.
“The most pressing question of our time is this: Is European society to be taken over by a radical invasion of Muslim immigrants?” she said.
Ali’s views are disputed by many authorities, including Robert Rabil, director of graduate studies in the political science department at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Rabil teaches the school’s Muslim studies courses.
[Note the use of the word “views.” Again, these are verifiable facts, but the author of this article obviously doesn’t believe her and would rather believe the Muzzie Apologists. Also: Yeah, there are many authorities who “dispute” the Holocaust, too; but, that doesn’t change the facts. You just have to be willing to spend the time to thoroughly investigate it yourself.]
There are Islamic extremists in Europe who are trying to radicalize the Muslim population, he said.
[Doesn’t sound like he’s doing a very good job of disputing. Just saying… Besides, just where did most of these “extremists” come from? Why, Arab countries, of course. You see, Islam sends out pilgrims to colonize countries with a version of “Islam light.” Then, once they have pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes and their numbers are sufficiently full of ignorant converts, they start imposing Sharia Law and making demands of the local population; that’s when the the true Islamists start flooding in from Arab countries to “radicalize” the population, i.e. – replace the “Islam Light” with true Islam. Not surprisingly, those who are indoctrinated into Islam Light fatuously believe they are following “true Islam” and that the “extremists” are not following the true teachings of Islam; which, the “extremists” really are. It’s the “Islam Light” adherants who aren’t following the true teachings of Islam, but they are so deluded they’ll never realize that they were used. But, I digressed… ]
But “Islam is a monotheist religion embraced by 1.4 billion people,” he said. “You don’t lump all these people with the Islamic fundamentalists.”
[Same old BS, different day. Imagine if someone had told you during WWII that, “There are millions of Germans in Germany; you don’t just lump all these people with the Nazis…” Well, I do. If you are not actively fighting against the Nazis, then you are part of the problem – same with Islam…]Explore posts in the same categories: Multiculturalism, Muslims in The USA, Myth Busting, propaganda, Religion