The Late Lawrence Auster: Muslim Terrorism Is FOREVER
The late, lamented Lawrence Auster needs no introduction to veteran VDARE.com readers, but newbies can start here.
Larry was writing about Islam’s fundamental incompatibility with Western societies at least as early as November, 2000 [The Clintons, Abduraham Alamoudi, and the Myth of “Moderate” Islam]. Note that was 2000, not 2001.
And Islam was one of his principal subjects over the approximate decade that he operated his View From the Right blog—approximately 10 percent of the more than 20,000 entries at VFR concerned Islam and/or Muslims.
Given the ceaseless lethal fatuousness of America’s “depraved political class,” some of Larry’s memorable writings about Islam and Muslims look to remain evergreen—unfortunately. Not for the first time at VDARE.com, here’s the passage I consider most memorable, from The Unchanging Reality of Muslim Terror—So Long As Muslims Remain Among Us [August 10, 2006]:
We will have terrorist attacks and threats of terrorist attacks and inconvenient and humiliating security measures and the disruption of ordinary activities FOREVER, as long as Muslims are in the West in any significant numbers. The Muslim terrorists are part and parcel of the Muslim community. According to a survey reported in the Scotsman, 24 percent of Muslims in Britain (I never describe them as “British Muslims”) believe the July 2005 London bombings were justified. Imagine that. Not only do these Muslims in Britain support terrorism against Britain, they’re not afraid to say so openly to a pollster! The unchangeable fact is that wherever there is a sizable Muslim community there will be a very large number of terror supporters and therefore—inevitably—actual terrorists as well.
This is our future, FOREVER, unless we stop Muslim immigration and initiate a steady out-migration of Muslims from the West until their remaining numbers are a small fraction of what they are now and there are no true believers among the ones that remain. Travelers from Muslim countries must be tightly restricted as well. Muslims must be essentially locked up inside the Muslim lands, with only carefully screened individuals allowed into the non-Muslim world.
The enemy are among us, in America, in Britain, in the West, and will remain so until we remove them from the West and indeed from the entire non-Muslim world. As extreme as this sounds, it is a no-brainer. There is no other solution. All other responses to this problem add up to meaningless hand-wringing. The hand-wringing will go on FOREVER, along with the terrorist attacks and the threat of terrorist attacks, until we take the ONLY STEPS that can actually and permanently end the threat.
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Those are words to use in trying to get through regarding Islam to your clueless fellow citizens. To be prepared, print them and keep the slip of paper in your wallet!
For advanced Auster-on-Islam, see the approximately 90 minutes of video here, especially the first and third segments, and the text of his talk to the 2009 Preserving Western Civilization conference, A Real Islam Policy for a Real America.