Dublin Declaration – Irish Muslims lead.
Islam is a far right ideology, that is a fact and there can be no doubt of it.
Islam openly talks about the superiority of Muslims as a people, Islam has a goal of world domination, and Islam is prepared to use all means including murder to achieve its goal.
Balancing the far right, there are the people of the left. The left is a far more complicated creature, drowning in its contradictions. Drowning in their futile attempts to seek out equality for all.
The left with the Turnbulls and Obamas of this world praise themselves for their support of women’s equality, and homosexual equality, then mire themselves in looking to raise Islam in the eyes of the world but being forced to ignore Islam’s contempt for women, hatred of Jews, Christians and gays, and its profound antipathy to democracy.
Of course they detest democracy – they have to. A democratic state does not throw gays off buildings, or stone women to death, or crucify Christians. Democracy and the teachings of Muhammad are incompatible.
The left plaster over the inconsistency by shifting ground. They reserve all their venom for those who oppose the very basics of Islam and ignorantly call such men and women ‘Islamophobes’. It worked for the gays, it will do here. A good diversion when the ground on which they stand is constantly crumbling.
The Republic of Ireland has its left too.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland commissioned a report and, to the surprise of no one but a lobotomised unicellular bacteria high on Guinness with a chaser of LSD, said the research highlighted the need for more legislation to combat hate crimes and discrimination.
Yes, indeedy, “The study on Islamophobia shows evidence of racism by teachers, gardaí (police), employers and members of the media.” Why, that conclusion could have been lifted any day or night from the blethering of our own ABC and Fairfax (except for that bit about the members of the media.)
But the Irish population was quick to dispatch this “report” into the Waste of Money bin and seized on the distinction between ‘evidence’ and ‘claims.’ The massive difference between the two was noted and calls were made for proof. They ignored the usual left response that asking for proof of racism or discrimination automatically makes one a right-wing racist and part of the problem.
But at exactly the same time as the vapourings of the Immigration Council (who had just lost their funding and were looking for an excuse to get more) a very prominent Irish Muslim called on all foreign Muslim scholars visiting Ireland to sign a declaration condemning extremism before they are allowed to preach at mosques in Ireland.
Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri came out with this extraordinary notion when he heard that two radical preachers were coming to Dublin to speak.
Putting it diplomatically, he said that allowing the two clerics to preach a radical form of Islam “would not help integration in Ireland”. None of the usual warnings about possible outbreaks of Islamophobia.
Warming to his task, he said that “I believe all foreign speakers should be asked to sign a statement in which they condemn Osama bin Laden, ISIS and all extremist militants, and call for tolerance and respect for all people including the LGBT community, respect for democracy and the the right to vote in western countries,” he said.
Respect gays, respect democracy, respect the right to vote??? Now there is a change.
He pointed out that these Kuwaiti clerics, while not well known globally, preached a sectarian form of Islam, Wahhabism, which is intolerant of other religions such as Christianity and Judaism as well as of other Muslims such as Shia or Sufi Sunnis.
He was amazed to get what he was after. Within days his call was answered by the Irish and the Muslim Declaration of Respect came into being.
It was launched at Trinity College Dublin – Trinity College! They might as well have had it signed at St Patrick’s Cathedral and be done with it. Trinity College is the heart of Protestant Christianity in Ireland. This was one powerfully supported Declaration.
One of the first to get his name on the Declaration was Shaykh Fakruddin Owaisei the Chairman of the Council of Sunni Imams in Cape Town who happened to be in Dublin at the time. The Belgian and Pakistani ambassadors attended as did diplomats from France, Egypt, Turkey and Iran. All had something nice to say about it. France was on the ball. Pity Turnbull wasn’t.
The Dublin Declaration states:
Under the heading “Anti- terrorism”
“I unequivocally reject, disown and condemn all terrorism committed in the name of Islam by any militant group.
I believe that terrorism is never a legitimate and honourable act of war; terrorism is always a cowardly act of indiscriminate murder.
I believe that the sanctity of human life overrides the sanctity of religious laws.”
This last is a clear and controversial statement that no matter what the Quran says or allows or permits or encourages – you don’t take anyone’s life. That’s out. This is controversial in that it overrides the plain words of the Quran. It will cause a stir – but it is already in the mind of the Egyptian President Sisi – he wants the same thing.
And note the “I” – this is a personal declaration. Not a vague one issued by some organisation or other who routinely call for something or other.
Under a second heading, “Anti-recruitment for terrorist organisations”, the declaration states:
“I will not promote conflicts from other parts of the world in Ireland and, in particular, I will not encourage people living in Ireland to participate in any such foreign conflicts.
“Specifically, I will not recruit any Muslim from Ireland to play an active role in any conflict in any other part of the world.”
Under the heading of “Equality” it reads:
“I call for respect and tolerance for all humans and non-discrimination on any of the following nine grounds: racial group/ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTABCDEFG), civil status, family status, or membership of the Traveller (gypsy) community.”
Common enough in current times, but a step forward of 1400 years for Muslims.
Here’s your chance, Turnbull, to make a name for yourself. Get this Dublin Declaration signed by every Mullah in Australia – get it signed by those who run mosques. Have it plastered on the Mosque doors. It is still fresh as it was only signed a few days ago in late March so people will think you dreamed it up yourself. Bring it up at the UN.
No, none of the Australian media are aware of it. You will be the first. You will be able to smile and swing your glasses.
You can use a bit of good PR for a change, can’t you? You could even get Muslim Mike Baird to say a few words. He is hurting right now too.
While you are at it, ask Waleed Ali if he will sign it too – without changes.[email_link]