Liam Egan and the fascist Muslim Public Affairs Committee are upset. They are upset that women have been banned from wearing the full veil in France. They are upset that the Irish government did not make more of an effort to prevent CIA rendition flights refueling at Shannon. They are upset at the plight of the Palestinians. This seems fairly reasonably. Many decent Irish people would also have issues with these things as well. But coming from the MPAC it is completely fraudulent.
OK lets take them at their word and address their concerns. Just say tomorrow Barack Obama withdrew all US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Would they be happy (the correct word is appeased)? The answer is no because we forgot about Palestine. So lets end the Israeli occupation of Palestine too. Not good enough because Israel must be removed from Arab territory altogether. Fair enough, lets get an international conference going where we say to the Israelis, sorry but you really don't belong in the holy land, its time to pack up the Jewish state and for you all to move elsewhere. Surely that will be enough. No. Its time to move on to Spain. Seriously, Andalusia the southern Spanish province was ruled by Arab conquerors from the 9th to the 13th century and they want it back.
As for the rest of Europe, once an area gets dominated by a Muslim population through immigration then it is Muslim land. Shariah law must be implemented in these areas and non believers must be challenged and ultimately converted just as they must as if it were an Arab country. Just in case people think I am being alarmist I can categorically say as I did here that we have nothing to worry about such is the honourable and law abiding nature of Ireland's Muslims, virtually none of whom share these radical views. Nevertheless, these are the views of the minute MPAC and their fanatic outlook should be exposed. And the truth is that the MPAC and their ideological comrades elsewhere will never be appeased until we have all submitted to their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.
I have blogged at lenght before about the MPAC here and here and remain in no doubt what the organisation is all about. Below is a brief abstract from a recent post entitled In the absence of Reason all that remains is Resistance which I believe illustrates perfectly what the organisation is really about.
We have allowed ourselves to be duped, pacified and excluded on every level. We have abandoned our religion and put our own selfish interests before that of Islam, the result – humiliation. But all is not lost, for Allah has given us a way out. The foundation for our return to superiority is not capitulation but a return to our religion
The Islamic world used to dominate civilisation. They were ahead of the christian world culturally and technologically throughout most of the dark ages. However this began to decline dramatically beginning with the siege of Vienna when the Ottoman (Turkish) armies were repulsed by the Austrians at the gates of Vienna in 1683. The loss of power and prestige was complete with the Turkish defeat in 1918 at the end of World War One which saw most of Arabia fall under British and French occupation. The final insult was the creation of Israel in 1948. Four times in the latter half of the last century the 6 million Jewish inhabitants of Israel successfully resisted an onslaught by 200 million Arabs. The question was asked, how have we fallen so far to such an extent that we numerous Arabs cannot even defend our sacred land (Jerusalem) from the Jewish invader ?
The answer to this question as we can see from Mr Egan's MPAC quote above is a return to fundamental Islamic principles. The MPAC follow the beliefs of Sayid Qutb who himself was a follower of Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab the father of the Wahhabi movement which has ruled Saudi Arabia since 1922. However many followers of Wahhabism, Osama Bin Laden being the most notable, but I suspect Liam Egan as well, believe that the Saudis have abandoned the true principles of the conservative Islamic sect. Hence the words "We have abandoned our religion and put our own selfish interests before that of Islam, the result – humiliation". This is a reference to how the Arabs have existed in a collection of nations which have confronted the Jewish state using conventional armies where they were subsequently annihilated. Such people believe that in order to defeat Israel you must not fight it on its terms, you must fight a holy Islamic war. This belief received a massive boost with the Muslim victory over the Soviet Union in Afghanistan where the Mujaheddin fought a holy war, not a conventional war. It has slipped their memories that they would have been trounced had it not been for Ronald Reagan's material support.
The MPAC share the same agenda as most Sunni Wahhabi militant groups. While they have committed no act of violence that I am aware of I wouldn't put it past them. Thankfully they have been completely rejected by the Muslim community here and I'm sure the special branch of the Gardai are keeping a close eye on them. Nevertheless it is entirely appropriate that their true agenda be exposed and that they not be permitted to hide under more legitimate grievances. I will continue to do this.