We often hear about the persecution of religious groups – Christians, Muslims, and particular sub-sections of these groups. Increasingly it seems however that there is another larger group whose persecution often goes unnoticed, the Non-Muslims. They are usually persecuted by Muslims for failing to be Muslims, for daring to suggest that the Muslim religion, Islam, might not be entirely a correct or even really a very moral religion. More worryingly still, they are also being persecuted by their own governments in non-Muslim countries. Lets look at just some examples of the persecution of non-Muslims around the world.
Pastor James McConnell – a non-Muslim Christian pastor in Belfast, Northern Ireland who was subjected to over a year of court proceedings merely for suggesting that Islam is heathen and satanic. He was acquitted but the ordeal was not insignificant.
Apostates in the UK – savagely beaten and threatened:
Salman Rushdie – threatened with death by the state of Iran for writing a book, himself formerly a Muslim but now officially a non-Muslim atheist. Despite the fact that he has long lived in Western non-Muslim countries his life is still in danger.
Theo van Gogh – a non-Muslim film maker murdered by a Muslim in the Netherlands.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff – prosecuted in her own country, Austria, for suggesting that Mohammed might have had an unhealthy interest in a very young girl. The fact that she found the evidence for her assertion in the core Islamic texts was not enough to convince the moronic Austrian authorities who sentenced her. Another case recently made the news where a teacher in Austria was prosecuted for the same thing. The irony of these prosecutions is that they make the news all around the world and thereby publicize Mohammed’s interest in the child Aisha, who he “married” when she was 6 years old (according to Islam’s own religious texts).
Pim Fortuyn – Dutch non-Muslim politician murdered by non-Muslim Volkert van der Graaf who was worried that Muslims might become scapegoats if people objected to the Islamic religion. Pim Fortuyn thought Islam was a backward culture and so objected to Muslim immigration, as sane people do. Van der Graaf’s idea was that shooting people was a civilized thing to do whereas criticizing some silly old religion was not.
Tommy Robinson – persecuted by the British authorities and individual Muslims in the UK for daring to suggest that there might be something a bit wrong with the Islamic religion. Assaulted in prison with the alleged involvement of the authorities.
Atheist Bloggers in Bangladesh – brutally hacked to death by gangs wielding machetes, the death toll keeps growing.
Asia Bibi – a Christian non-Muslim condemned to death by the authorities in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy, just one example of a great many cases of non-Muslims persecuted in Pakistan. Western countries continue to generously donate huge sums of money to this country for reasons that entirely escape me. She is still in prison after many years and 10 million Muslims in Pakistan have apparently said that they would be willing to kill her themselves.
Christian non-Muslim migrants – trying to escape from Islamic countries finding that Islam has come with them:
Is it perhaps about time that we shone a spotlight on the persecution of non-Muslims around the world? Of course the above list hardly even begins to explain the scale of the persecution, we could literally go on for months, maybe even years, listing them all. Is it about time these people were allowed to practice their religious beliefs – that Allah is not the greatest God, or in fact not even a God at all, that Mohammed was not his messenger (but was in fact just a brutal warlord who “married” a 6 year old girl), in peace?
Increasingly, as more Muslims swarm into Western countries thanks to idiot “Western” leaders like Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau, where they multiply rapidly thanks in no small part to the foolish Western non-Muslim countries’ generosity in welfare payments, we can only I am afraid expect the persecution of non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries to increase. These moronic leaders then observe the fact that social cohesion is breaking down in their countries (predictably enough), and then they use this as an excuse to create laws that limit freedom of speech, our most fundamental right.
Some of my readers may be thinking, but surely if non-Muslims just all shut up about Islam, there wouldn’t be a problem? Unfortunately a lack of resistance to the barmy ideology of Islam will merely embolden those who wish to shove it down other people’s throats. Gullible people will be more in danger of being lured to join the religion by unscrupulous preachers who fail to mention all the very bad aspects of it. It is therefore very important that people continue to criticize the religion, loudly, and that they are allowed to do so. Furthermore Islamic ideology calls upon Muslims to kill/convert or subdue all non-Muslims (e.g. Koran 9:29), so merely not criticizing Islam will probably not save you in the long run if Muslims continue to grow in numbers.
Freedom of speech is the most important freedom in a civilized society because bad ideas can flourish where people are prevented from criticizing them. Finally I will leave you with the immortal words of Pastor Martin Niemöller which explain why nobody should ever bow down before tyranny, no matter what form it takes:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I have mentioned before how the UK government plans to persecute non-Muslims with an Orwellian measure they call:
I urge you (especially UK readers) to read this post if you have not already done so, and write to your MP to demand the bill that contains these is rejected completely. Your liberties are in serious danger if you do not speak up.