The conflict between representative governance and Islam is not about freedom of speech or religion. It is about ideology. Islam is an ideology totally intolerant of non-adherents and both restrictive and discriminatory of its own believers. This post is an evolution of a my previous thoughts on this subject.
I shall define “ideology” as a set of beliefs or precepts that form the basis of a thought process or political system, particularly one that is resistant to outside influence and nearly incapable of self-modification to adapt to changing circumstances.
I further define principled constitutional governance as a collection of ideas and standards that form a political system, informed by history and intended to meet the needs of the governed. This does not a hedonistic haven create, but rather establishes a framework for its citizenry to pursue their goals with the maximum liberty and minimal obstruction to the affairs of others. While this may also be termed an ideology, this system is contemplative and both aware of its surroundings and responsive to circumstances within its established framework.
Islam is an ideology that makes the attainment of Political Objectives a Religious Duty. The objective is to see the entire world under the “divine” (religious) law of sharia; to obliterate man-made law. So, Islam is both theological and political, a theo-political ideology – a rigid, totalitarian, intolerant, supremacist ideology. All this is found in the koran and sunnah, detailed in the body of Islamic sharia law and implemented in nations practicing Islamic jurisprudence.
We free nations can call Islam an ideology and we can talk about an ideology freely. However one cannot talk about implementing this ideology, about replacing our Constitutional government – for crossing that line is sedition. So, we can analyze Islam and sharia law, read about it and study its consequences in Islamic lands, its effects on Western “host” nations, however the second anyone talks about implementing sharia they are committing act of sedition against the sovereign nation they are in. Religion? Practice whatever you want as long as you leave ME, the Infidel out of it and keep your hands OFF my Constitution. Speech? Speak freely, but do not incite violence, genocide or insurrection.
Continued ignorance, accommodation, appeasement and ‘hopeful assimilation’ is aiding and abetting cultural suicide.