Viker ut av frykt

Vestlige intellektuelle bøyer unna for sharia i frykt og på grunn av multikulturell ideologi, skriver den amerikanske forfatteren og skribenten Bruce Bawer, bosatt i Oslo. Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa mot Salman Rushdie i 1989, markerte et vannskille: Ytringsfriheten i Vesten ble satt under angrep. Dar al-Harb, Krigens hus, ble fra nå av sett på som muslimsk territorium der islams lov skal styre også de "vantroendes" liv.

Bruce Bawer:

An Anatomy of Surrender

Motivated by fear and multiculturalism, too many Westerners are acquiescing to creeping sharia.

Islam divides the world into two parts. The part governed by sharia, or Islamic law, is called the Dar al-Islam, or House of Submission. Everything else is the Dar al-Harb, or House of War, so called because it will take war—holy war, jihad—to bring it into the House of Submission.

Over the centuries, this jihad has taken a variety of forms. Two centuries ago, for instance, Muslim pirates from North Africa captured ships and enslaved their crews, leading the U.S. to fight the Barbary Wars of 1801–05 and 1815. In recent decades, the jihadists’ weapon of choice has usually been the terrorist’s bomb; the use of planes as missiles on 9/11 was a variant of this method.

What has not been widely recognized is that the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 fatwa against Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie introduced a new kind of jihad. Instead of assaulting Western ships or buildings, Kho­meini took aim at a fundamental Western freedom: freedom of speech. In recent years, other Islamists have joined this crusade, seeking to undermine Western societies’ basic liberties and extend sharia within those societies.

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