Scottish Muslim T-shirt via this maker
~ ITEM: Buddhas of Bamiyan
~ ITEM: Islam continues to destroy non-Muslim heritage in the modern era.
~ THERE IS NO hyphen in my ‘self-designation’. Not Christian Canadian, or Scottish-Canadian, or Dutch-Canadian, or Straight Canadian, or Hawaiian-Canadian, or any other identifiers which go with my background, ancestors, primary obediences, or national whatnot. Obviously, not because all such things are utterly unimportant to me, but because first is first: Just Canadian.
No doubt the above shirt was made with the best of intentions, but it’s still the wrong way of thinking. Said individual– whether immigrant, descendant of immigrant, or convert– is putting everything else under A Category: ‘Muslim‘. That’s what Islam is– a whole package of identity, activity, and no secularity allowed except in the interim as you get your Jihad & proselytism and cultural domination on. And get the black bags ready for the women-folk.
Old Time Religion
St. Thomas Aquinas and other thinkers of his time were the people who helped articulate the idea that the world (a spehere of activity within God’s active working) had its own laws, means of proceeding, and forms– which, as long as they reflected truth, justice, and goodness– had their own place. Hence saeculo= world, or of the world; or, secular. That’s why we have a world of Roman laws, Greek reason, Judaeo-Christian principles, and pagan weekday names. As St. Thomas put it, “Grace perfects, and does not destroy nature.” If it’s good, then redeem it, and carry on with the work of the Gospel.
Smash, Crash, Bash
Alongside the Jihad-driven bloodshed in Iraq, comes the usual archaeological horrors– destruction of ancient statues, documents, buildings, ruins. Why? Because anything non-Muslim or pre-dating Islam is– according to old Muzzles himself– ‘Of The Time Of Ignorance’. It’s got cooties.
That’s why the Pyramids look like they do in 2014– Saladin started things off by stripping the smaller pyraminds, then in AD1356 some other Islamic caliph did not see enduring symbols of a magnificent culture, and monuments reflecting human greatness and aspirations toward eternity: he saw a bunch of pagan stones lying around glorifying a false religion, and took the ancient casing-stones to make forts, a pretty palace, & some mosques in Cairo. Or, the ancient former Buddhas of Bamiyan– Talibanized in 2001. They are no more, after 2500 years.
Scots Wha’ Hae
Scottish Muslim? No. You are Scottish, period, or you are fundamentally something else. Jihad in Scotland has been mostly slow, stealth-Jihadish, with a few bigger events and cultural clashes along the way. In England and much of Western Europe, the rot is far more advanced, as decaying Western societies in the 60s and 70s aborted or prevented ever-larger cadres of their own next generations in the name of sexual liberation, feminism, selfishness, social convenience, and social engineering.
The first waves of Muslim immigrants tended to be the well-educated products of British-style education, who understood they were joining another society. Their children, and later waves of less-well educated immigrants have seen their role as to dominate the West by violence, political action, and open Jihad and contempt of what they rightly perceive as a fearful political correctness amongst the ruling and chattering classes.
Scottish Muslim? No. ~