I have long held that one of the benefits of having Islamic Fascists for enemies is that they are the kind of men who are so sure of themselves and their cause that they are largely unable to lie about what their goals are and how they intend to meet them.
Oh, there are exceptions. Ibrahim Hooper and his fellow "civil rights" activists of the fascist front-group CAIR spring to mind. And, of course, taqiyya isn't a Wikipedia entry for nothing
On balance, however, most Islamists believe their cause to be so just, so obvious and so in line with the yearning of human beings that they see no real need to hide what they believe. That impulse, combined with the aggressive confidence on display across the Islamic Civilization right now, leads them to say what they mean and mean what they say.
Why is this a good thing for the West?
It is good because of the illusions it dispells and the evidence it becomes. For every "we can negotiate with these people" speech that comes from any governments' spokesman, people are seeing claims from Islamists being reported that state quite clearly that there is nothing to negotiate about: convert or die. And even the large cultural bias in favor of peace and reconciliation, especially in Europe, has a hard time running true to form when the evidence mounts daily about what it is that we face.
When jihadis are arrested in Canada planning to plant bombs and behead the Prime Minster in the House of Commons and the Canadian press and police state that the plotters come from a "broad strata of society" with very little in common, that is one thing.
The fact that to the average person the links between those arrested are as clear as day is quite another. The one overwhelms the other; people quite rightly assume that the police and government are saying that because they *have* to and that no one really believes that.
Further, the aggressively violent statements and actions of the arrested mens' relations on the first day of court proceedings are so honest--and so over the top--that the police and government characterization of the case is dismissed out of hand by the vast majority of people listening.
And, now, with the propaganda campaign in full swing, more and more people--not the true believers, not the conservatives, not us wingnuts--of average, everyday, non-jihadi obsessed natures are beginning to ask themselves: who are these people, what the hell do they want and why are they living here?
Everyday, between the doom and the gloom of the news and the blogs, I see more rays of light, more reasons to be hopeful that our collective full use of the blessings of freedom of speech over the past years is finally bearing fruit.
The latest example of this is an article that can be found in the current issue of the left-wing L.A. Weekly. It is (and I don't say this lightly) required reading. An excerpt (you can find the full article here
In exposing Hajj's manipulations, Johnson has raised the lid on a potential Pandora's box. Namely, how our leading news agencies and newspapers increasingly rely on stringers from hostile nations to tell us how we, or our allies, behave in wartime. Since you'd be hard-pressed to find Muslims in the U.S., let alone Europe, who aren't strongly anti-Israel and opposed to any American presence in the Middle East whatsoever, why on earth would you expect to find neutral Arab reporters in Baghdad or Beirut? This is the kind of question newspaper editors should be asking themselves (and their stringers). If the implications of this are followed through, or if more photographers like Adnan "Photoshop" Hajj are discovered, the ramifications are likely to be significant. In helping bring Hajj's smoke-and-mirrors game to light, Johnson has performed a great service.
The people who read the L.A. Weekly do not want to hear this. But, at the same time, a good number of them are people of high intelligence. And, some number of them will look into the matter themselves.
And more and more, as the CAIR spokesmen are given a free pass, as our media continues to gloss over the mania in the Islamic world, as our governments tell us there is nothing to worry about except failing in our duty to embrace diversity, as our law enforcement officials rush to tell us the latest massacre of Jewish women in the United States was not terrorism, people are going to start asking themselves:
Despite what I keep on hearing, when a people keep telling me they are going to kill me and desire my and my country's destruction, shouldn't I believe them?
Shouldn't we stop them?
And in that way, our forces grow daily.