Islam and Environmentalism: United in Anti-Humanism

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By Theodore Shoebat

With Al Gore’s Current TV now sold to Al Jazeera, Woodstock and Mecca now unite, and Allah and Mother Earth are joined together in marriage. The purchase brings us to a much deeper topic, and that is that the ideology of Islam coincides with much of what the environmentalists uphold. Al Gore claims to be a Christian, but in fact he would rather praise Islam than subscribe to any Christian ideals. Gore actually once wrote:

Islam, for example, offers familiar themes. The prophet Muhammad said, “The world is green and beautiful and God has appointed you His stewards over it.” The central concepts of Islam taught by the Qur’ân – Tawheed (unity), khalifa (trusteeship), akharah (accountability) – also serve as the pil- lars of the Islamic environmental ethic. The earth is the sacred cre- ation of Allah…The Qur’ân declares that “we have created everything from water.” In the Lotus ‘Sutra,’ Buddha is presented metaphorically as a “rain cloud,” covering, permeating, fertilizing, and enriching “all parched living beings, to free them from their misery to attain the joy of peace, joy of the present world and joy of Nirvana…”

Islam really is rooted in naturism. Allah is a product of the Venus goddess Athtar, and is the male counterpart to the earth goddess Allat. The Blackstone itself, the holiest idol in Islam, was originally a fertility symbol, which is still placed in a frame shaped in the form of a vulva.

The result of wholly accepting environmentalism is the exalting of animals and the belittling of man. Hence why the Quran says that humans are of lesser value than is creation: “The heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of man; but most people know not” (Q 40:57). Even the animal kingdom is on par with humans: “No creature is there on earth nor a bird flying with its wings but they are nations like you” (Q 6:38). Abdul Haseeb Ansari, in Islamic Law, explaining the significance of this verse, warns against arrogance and says that the believers (Muslims) are “no better than other creatures” (p. 34). This reminds me of when Ingrid Newkirk, the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), declared: “When it comes to feelings, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. There is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights.”

The result of disrespecting human life is collectivism, since the individual is trampled upon and made no better than a herd servile to the state. Human life does not belong to God, but to the government. This is exactly what Thomas Malthus, the father of modern human population paranoia, wanted when he wrote:

All children born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room is made for them by the deaths of grown persons. We should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality.

To deem human life as no better than an animal leads to actions such as those committed by these Syrian jihadists, who opened fire on innocent people driving in their car:

 

Or to purely evil practices, such as burning human beings alive simply for being Christians:

Christianity is the greatest foe to the demeaning of human life, and to the anti-human movement found in both environmentalism and Islam.

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The Leftist-Islamic Alliance against Freedom of Speech

by EDWARD  CLINE

Robert Spencer, a tireless defender of freedom and the freedom of speech  against Islam, was attacked recently in the New  York Daily News and charged with having “inspired” Norwegian mass murderer  Anders Breivik to go on his killing spree in July 2011. The writer, Nathan Lean,  in his July 9th column, “Expose  the Islamophobia industry,” connects several other counter-jihadist writers  with Breivik’s actions, and lumps them all together as “untouchables” who ought  to be ostracized.

 

The Islamophobia industry insists that it is not just a fringe minority who  distort an otherwise peaceful faith. Instead, they point to the Koran and  suggest that terrorists derive their world views from its messages. If that is  so, these anti-Muslim agitators are guilty based on the logic of their own  argument. After all, Breivik read and interpreted the writings of people like  Spencer and [Pamela] Geller. He deciphered their diatribes much like Osama Bin  Laden interpreted the Koran. Both men were compelled to act on the messages they  digested.

 

It is doubtful that Lean has cracked open a Koran, or has heard of the  Hadith, or The Reliance of the Traveler. For if he had any solid knowledge of  Islam and its principal texts, he would grasp that these works do indeed  sanction the violence of Muslim terrorists. He would understand that Spencer has  every right to be an “Islamophobe,” that is, someone who is fearful of Islam and  especially of Sharia law. It is interesting to note that while Lean inveighs  against Breivik, who murdered dozens of people, he does not mention the  thousands of people killed by jihadists in virtually every country on earth.  Moreover, he does not suggest that Breivik also was inspired by al-Qaida, in  addition to a potpourri of other “Islamophobic” writers. About Spencer and his  outspoken co-counter-jihadists, Lean concludes:

 

Society has a responsibility to counter these individuals with overwhelming  overtures of pluralism – and to systematically push the fear-mongers out of  public discourse.

 

Spencer replies:

 

The claim that I “inspired” the Norway mass murderer Breivik because he cited  me in his “manifesto” has become a staple of Leftist and Islamic supremacist  polemic against people who are trying to defend freedom against Sharia. But it  founders on the facts: never mentioned is the fact that Breivik cited many, many  people, including Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Thomas Jefferson — who are  just three of the many who are never blamed for his murders. Also  swept under the rug is the fact that whether he is sane or not, Breivik’s  manifesto is actually quite ideologically incoherent — so far was he from being  a doctrinaire counter-jihadist that he wanted to aid Hamas and ally with jihad  groups.

 

It probably has not escaped the notice of the more observant readers  that the alliance of the Left and Islam reflects the same agitprop strategies,  chief among is that when the Left’s or Islam’s policies fail, or produce  disasters, or cause deaths, or provoke hostility among the electorate, blame  for the failure is shifted elsewhere. When Obama’s policies produce the opposite  of his alleged goals, he blames Bush, when in fact Obama’s policies are a  continuation of Bush’s soft-pedaled socialism. The difference between Bush’s  socialism and Obama’s is that Bush’s policies were founded on an ignorance of  economics, or of reality; Obama’s policies are intended to negate economics and  remake reality. When Muslims murder, torture, rape, go on rampages, or  otherwise resort to violence anywhere in the world to enforce conformity to  their ideology, their spokesmen in the West blame  “extremists.” But they never say that the “extremists” are wrong. The ideology  is never at fault, only its finger-pointing “misunderstanders.” Thus,  as Spencer points out in his Jihad Watch column, anyone who criticizes Islam is  a “misunderstander” who spreads “lies” and “fabrications” and so on about the  perils of Islam and can be quick-marched to the same camp with actual jihadists.  Then a leap of logic is performed and Muslim violence can be blamed on criticism  of Islam. The Left and Islamists “abhor” violence, express “regret” when  violence occurs, and do not blame the perpetrators, but instead the  “instigators” of the violence, that is, those who exercise their freedom of  speech by pointing out the evils and fraud of Islam and the consistent violence  its ideology encourages and promulgates. They cluck their tongues in public over  the violence sanctioned by their ideology, but chastise anyone who says the  violence is part and parcel of their ideology. They must be “pushed out  of public discourse.” That is, shamed, humiliated, boycotted, mocked, picketed,  and ultimately censored. The irony is that there is no “public discourse” about  the nature of Islam and the crimes committed in its name. Nor does the Left and  Islam wish there to be. It is six of one, half a dozen of another. The  Left and Islam both promote collectivism and universal submission and  subjugation to them. Of course they are allies. With the help of its Muslim  occupiers, France recently elected a blatant socialist. Has anyone in this  country heard a single Muslim speak out against Obamacare?  Has any British Muslim spoken out against Britain’s welfare state? No? Why not?  Because to oppose collectivism one must advocate individual rights. It is  individual rights that the Left and Islam wish to extinguish. They say: Control  private property, or expropriate it, and it is extinguished. In the  fantasy universe of collectivists, violence is never the fault of the ideology,  it is always the fault of anyone who resists submission to the ideology or  criticizes it. For secular collectivists (or the Left), as with Islamists, the  fundamental means to the end is force. The correlation between and  alliance of the Left and Islam are not contrived, “constructed,” coincidental,  or accidental. They are fundamental, natural, and inevitable. Marx and Mohammad  have gone forth into the world, holding hands, fingering their beards as their  feral and predatory intelligences survey the landscape before them. For example,  Marxists, socialists, and other leftists wish to collectivize property. If the  property is thus “owned” by the state, then no freedom of speech is possible  (except illegally underground, or via samizdat) but the “freedom” to extol  collectivism. If property is Islamized – that is, owned, or controlled, by  Muslims in a fully collectivized society governed by Sharia law (that is,  Nazified), with nominal private ownership whose purpose and end are dictated by  the state, or by the caliphate – then no freedom of speech is possible, either,  except the “freedom” to parrot the party line of Mohammad. In either system, an  individual who dares question the ideology gets swatted very quickly. That is  what Gulags and chopping blocks and bomb detonators are for. Then there  is the “purgatory” or halfway point between the full collectivization by either  ideology, a gray world in which freedom of speech is not expressly forbidden by  law, but exists at the arbitrary whim or politically  correct discretion of politicians or the judiciary. This is the situation in  the United States. Brand any criticism of Islam as “Islamophobic” and the  critics are conveniently diagnosed with dementia and committed to Antonio  Salieri’s Vienna loony bin, the papers signed by people like Nathan Lean. Or by Hillary  Clinton and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations,  or Barack Obama, or by Tony Blair and the Prince of Wales, and The New York  Times. James Bloodworth almost gets it right in The Independent  (Britain) in his July 5th column, “It’s  time to stop using the term ‘Islamophobia’“:

 

There has, however, been an unfortunate consequence of all of this. It is now  possible to shut down almost any contemporary political debate by blurring the  distinction between legitimate criticism of Islam and the anti-Muslim prejudice  of the far-right. This is perhaps best expressed by the appearance on the scene  of terms like “Islamophobic racism” – a further extension of the concept of  Islamophobia – which conflate the idea of “race” (the way a person is born) with  religion (a set of ideas passed on in the home, the school and the  community).

 

Bloodworth is one of those leftists (and The Independent is notoriously  leftist) who frown on private property but uphold freedom of speech, meaning,  for all practical purposes, that one should be free to speak on any subject, so  long as it’s standing up at the bottom of a public swimming pool (there are no  private swimming pools, except in the backyards of the political elite) and  one’s words have no untoward or deleterious social consequences. Bloodworth is  correct to claim that the inclusion of the idea of racism is illegitimate,  because Islamophobia has nothing to do with race. It is a “set of ideas,”  however, he presumably has not examined very closely. He still harbors a  distaste for the term, without examining the root meaning of “phobia,” either,  which means a fear of something.

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Edward Cline is the author of the Sparrowhawk novels set in  England  and Virginia in the pre-Revolutionary period, of several detective and  suspense  novels, and three collections of his commentaries and columns, all  available on  Amazon Books. His essays, book reviews, and other articles have  appeared in The  Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Information Ethics and other  publications.  He is a frequent contributor to Rule of Reason, Family Security  Matters,  Capitalism Magazine and other Web publications.