When I started blogging I did not really intend this blog to become a dedicated voice against Islamic fundamentalists and Islamofascism. I intended it to become a more broad commentary. As such I intended also to comment on the problem with fundamental Muslims but not to this degree.
The cartoon rage has shown me something important though. The Islamofascists and fundamental Muslims have a huge foothold in the Western World. The foothold is so big, that we have lost freedom. The de facto freedom of expression is now limited in the Western World. Some countries like Norway and the U.K. have unofficial censorship and one country, Sweden, has government censorship. All western countries have a varying level of political correctness that imposes censorship. All western countries have a level of censorship imposed because of fear of fanatical Muslims.
For me personally there is nothing more important than freedom. And I refuse to have my freedom limited by either political correctness, view points from the middle ages or fear.
The hmmh... blog will from now on have as one of its aims to oppose, what I call the Internal Enemy. This Enemy consists of the people in the Western World arguing in favor of political correctness either by ignorance or deliberately. The Enemy is often in favor of unlimited immigration of whomever, imposing limits on the debate, not to infringe certain unwritten laws, not hurting anybody's sensitivities. I could give the argument that the Enemy are all appeasers and apologists. It seems the enemy thinks: Please excuse us for living, excuse our forefathers, excuse our culture. Look, we are willing to change and accommodate, even change our fundamental values not to upset. I could argue that many conflicts were allowed to develop because of the Enemy, i.e. WW2. The Enemy is mostly left wing, political opportunist, ignorant or a combination. Most of the enemy suffers of what I call the Hive Culture. The collective is the essential organism - the individual be damned.
The blog will also keep other aspects in sight. It will be a voice against fanatism and oppression of all kinds. I will comment on all forms of oppression - also those based on race, sex, sexual preference, religion and politics.
At the moment the most oppressive, fanatic and dangerous are the Islamofascists. I call them the External Enemy. This Enemy is infiltrating the Western World this moment, but they are still external to our way of life. The Islamofascist aim to either exterminate or break all opponents and their children by any method what so ever. hmmh... will expose the Islamofascists when ever possible.
In short this blog is about freedom.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Perhaps attributed; might have originated in "The Friends of Voltaire", 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall). But he could have said it!
Disclaimer (as promised to a Moderate Muslim I have talked to):
This blog is in no way a direct attack on Moderate Muslims, the decent majority, I believe, of all Muslims. But I can not criticize Fanatical Islamists without analyzing Islam and Muslim societies. I have trouble with the Quran as it does carry many fanatical messages. Likewise I have trouble with all fanatics and fanatical messages from other religions as well. I deplore all infringements on human rights. Muslim societies are nearly all major human rights violators.
But if you are a Moderate Muslim, you believe not in violence and oppression but peace and freedom. If you are very religious, you might feel hurt by my blog. However, if your religious convictions are strong – you should feel secure about them.
If you feel offended, please contact me and we can have a dialogue. Maybe you can tell me of a better way to criticize or explain something I might have misunderstood. I have some Muslim friends and would like to know more Muslims.
Sometimes in the heat of the debate or to argue for a certain view point I will exaggerate a little. I will often use humor in the form of irony and sarcasm as well. If I am told not to publish something – I might publish it as a protest. Please do not hesitate to point it out, if I go too far.