Most people in the UK feel threatened by Islam, a poll has revealed, after the Government launched a bid to tackle inter-faith tensions.It would seem that common sense can be learned.
The YouGov survey for the Daily Telegraph found 53% were concerned about the impact of the religion - not just fundamentalist elements - up 21% from 2001.
There had also been a near doubling of the number agreeing that "a large proportion of British Muslims feel no sense of loyalty to this country and are prepared to condone or even carry out acts of terrorism".
A total of 18% backed the statement - compared with just one in 10 in the wake of the terrorist bombings in London last July.
And there was a seven point slump - to 16% - in those believing "practically all British Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding citizens who deplore terrorist acts as much as anyone else".
Of course, many will disagree with the idea that Islam itself is the enemy. People have been indoctrinated to believe that to condemn a religion is wrong, because all religions are "equal".
Think about that, though. Are all belief systems really more or less the same? They aren't, are they? Would you say that Buddhists resemble the brand of Christianity practiced by Jim Jones' suicidal 60's cult? Or that the Solar Temple is relatively on the same track as the Mormons? Or how about the Indian death-cult of Kali? Would their followers get along with Native American nature-worshippers?
They aren't even remotely comparable. So it doesn't logically follow that Islam will be as peaceful and tolerant a religion as Christianity. Sure, the latter burned people at the stake in the middle ages (and more recently, at Salem) but they also permitted the rise of all of the non-religious facets of western life we see around us every day. They don't agree with secularism, but they don't seek to exterminate them, either.
But don't take my word for all of this. See for yourself just how widespread support for violent terrorist action is amongst the Muslim population. I like to call this little experiment (which I have encouraged people to do before) the "real face of Islam" test.
The Real Face of Islam Experiment
Objective: To find out just how widespread support terrorists enjoy amongst the general Muslim community.
Find a Muslim who works in a store in your local neighbourhood. A store you can use on a fairly frequent basis without it seeming suspicious. Go in now and then when you know the same Muslim is working, and gradually become known to him/her.
Be friendly, but don't attempt to engage them in real conversation until around the 5th or 6th visit. Then introduce yourself, make smalltalk and leave. The next few visits, increase the length and depth of the conversation.
If possible, try to visit during times when the store is not filled with other customers.
When you feel the time is right, start talking about the Michael Moore documentary you saw last night, or the Robert Fisk article on the totally unjustified Israeli invasion of Lebanon you just read. Don't ask them questions, just express mild surprise that you had been hoodwinked into believing the Zionist mythology all of your life, and that the whole thing had opened your eyes. Don't seek a response. Just change the subject (smoothly) and then leave.
The next time you are in there, talk about general politics, and make a point to slam Howard for something unrelated to the war on terror. Then, toward the end of the conversation, ask them a question.
"Say, I don't suppose you know about ........, do you?"
Adjust the question to suit the person/circumstance, but make it non-specific. Make it seem as though you are this pig-ignorant westerner, seeking to be informed about the real state of the world by a wise Muslim. Hizbullah is a good topic, and asking them why it is that the EU declares them a terrorist organisation "when all they do is distribute food and aid in South Lebanon" is often a good way to get into the marrow of the issue.
I will say with confidence that 98% of Muslims will then proceed to (carefully) apologise for Hizbullah, but then tack on some kind of lukewarm clarification: "but I don't support their methods, of course" etc.
From there, you are to be the radical, desperately seeking the knowledge that only that Muslim can provide. Talk about the news, and always give a viciously leftwards slant on what you've seen. Mention Michael Moore often, talk about his courage and so on.
VERY IMPORTANT: Conspiracy theories, especially those involving the Jews, are great tools to gain the trust of the Muslim. I have yet to meet a Muslim who honestly did not have it in for the Jews - not Israelis in particular - just Jews in general. The one about the 4,000 Jews who didn't go into the WTC on the morning of 9/11 is always readily recognised and emphatically defended.
Save Osama bin Laden for a time in which you have truly gained their trust. You'll find that the Muslim reaction to you expressing support of ObL will fall into two groups.
The first will give unbridled, uncritical support. I would say these are about 70-80% of Muslims in general. The Americans had it coming, and he gave it to them like the sword of Allah.
The second will deny that ObL had anything to do with 9/11. It was all a Jewish/Neocon plot designed to justify the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. They still dig ObL, though, you'll find, because while he didn't do 9/11, he still has the 'guts' to stand up to the man.
If you meet a Muslim who condemns him, you'll be witnessing a lie. Look for closed body-language as the condemnation (always short and half-hearted) is delivered.
Remember, at all times you must seem more angry, and more rebellious than the Muslim him/herself, or they will shut down on you. You must convince them that you're as mad as hell, and you're not going to take the Jews' propaganda anymore. For tips as to how to sound like a fucktarded, biased, anti-American/Israeli, I suggest reading this asshole's blog.
You will be shocked by what you find. I guarantee it.