Does Dhimmitude in Denmark Describe Our Destiny?
Denmark is a tiny country half the size of Maine. Why should we care about what happens there?
Because it foreshadows our future. And without a major course correction, the picture is bleak.
First and foremost, Denmark (like most European countries) has allowed Muslim immigration to swell as the nation has embraced multiculturalism and dhimmitude.
The country is paying a heavy price for its shortsightedness.
Muslims comprise just under 5% of the population of Denmark. Five percent may not sound like a lot, but it doesn’t take a lot to wreak havoc on a nation.
Per a series of Gatestone Institute reports (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), crime in Denmark has exploded. Muslim street gangs “have taken over large parts of Danish towns and cities.” Often wearing bulletproof vests and armed to the teeth, Muslim thugs are engaged in all manner of criminal activity, from illegal weapons trafficking to arson to human trafficking to car theft, vandalism, extortion, robbery, assault, rape, and murder. This in a nation that had one of the lowest crime rates in Europe.
Coupled with rampant crime has been weak (at best) enforcement of the law. Muslim criminals are often portrayed as victims of circumstance. Few cases go to trial. It is rare for a Muslim gang member go to prison. In addition, the ineffective dhimmi police force is running out of man power to handle escalating crime.
Madness reigns supreme in numerous “no go” zones where non-Muslims enter at their own risk. Including the police. Meanwhile, Muslims are pushing for “Sharia Law Zones” where Muslims would operate autonomously with no obligation to obey Danish law. And if you thought Muslims in Muslim-majority nations were the strictest in obeying Sharia law, think again. Denmark ranks among the top ten nations in the world for the degree to which Muslims adhere to Islamic law.
But while they may not like Danish law, they surely do love the Danish welfare system, as a disproportionate number of Muslims live off government subsidies. Though Muslims comprise just under 5% of the population, they consume 40% of social welfare benefits. I presume some of those benefits purchase food, such as halal meat.
Speaking of which, Muslims in Denmark have forced the issue so that halal meat is now served exclusively in many institutions, including hospitals and schools, oftentimes non-Muslims having no idea that’s what they are eating.
Muslim intimidation + Western dhimmitude = Islamic victories.
And speaking of dhimmitude, Muslims overwhelmingly support far-left socialists (professional dhimmis) in elections, providing the slim voting margin that pushes socialist candidates over the top to victory. This decades-long trend was broken in 2001 when a center-right coalition won the majority of seats in Parliament. They won on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. And then proceeded to do precious little about the immigration problems plaguing Denmark. (Sound familiar?)
Also in the category of Muslims and hate is rising anti-Semitism. As one among a litany of examples: a few years ago a Muslim group offered a $30,000 bounty for the murder of several prominent Danish Jews. How far Denmark has fallen when you consider the nation saved the majority of its Jews from extermination by the Nazis. Now Jews in Denmark need to hide their religious identity to reduce the risk of attack.
Part and parcel with all of this madness is the proliferation of mosques that are breeding grounds for hate. Some mosques in Denmark have openly stated their support for the Islamic State while a mega mosque built in Copenhagen a few years ago was funded by Iran. The City Council felt the source of funding was of no concern.
In addition to hate preached in mosques, jihadists from Denmark fighting for ISIS have affirmed their commitment to wage war against Denmark as they march toward establishing the Caliphate.
This is a snapshot of how a minority population of Muslims can harm a country.
Though they won’t be the minority forever.
By the end of the century it is predicted that Denmark will become so overwhelmed with immigration from third world countries (including large numbers from Somalia) that Danes will be the minority demographic. At that point (if not before), all bets are off.
Denmark is Exhibit A for what happens to a society that has lost its moral footing; what happens to a nation when dhimmitude becomes the norm as Islamic “values” take hold. It is by now a predictable recipe. And we are following it to a tee. All the factors that make a culture ripe for ruin are in place in the United States just as they are in Denmark (and throughout Europe).
So how do we compare to little Denmark at this time?
First, the numbers.
The Pew Research Center projects that by 2030, the Muslim population in the United States will have doubled over a 20-year period, reaching 6.2 million (1.7% of our total population). At that point, it will be as large as the population of Jews or Episcopalians today. The immigration rate is so accelerated that in recent years it has been higher than immigration from Central America. And as Muslim immigration increases, Christian immigration is on the decline.
There are also increasing numbers of Muslims emigrating from sub-Sahara Africa, including countries like Somalia and Ethiopia. They are predominantly uneducated immigrants with low prospects for employment, crime, and jihad.
And soon there will be another shift. World Net Daily reports:
In February, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration to continuously let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.
Then on Sept. 4, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman hinted at her daily press briefing that a new wave of refugees will soon be coming from another predominantly Muslim nation – Syria.
Naturally there are places where the percentage of Muslims is particularly high, such as New York City, where dhimmi Mayor Bill de Blasio made sure his police commissioner shut down the NYPD surveillance program that enabled them to monitor suspicious activity in the Muslim community.
But there need not be a large Muslim population for hate, violence, and terror to thrive. Mosques have cropped up just about everywhere, from big cities to small towns all across America. The proliferation had led to the number of mosques skyrocketing in the past decade by nearly 75%. As of 2010, there were 2,106 mosques in the United States.
…sooner or later we are going to have to face a serious problem: what to do about the hundreds of radical mosques in this country. It’s a serious problem because, as Bernard Henri Levi wrote some years ago, every terrorist has a mosque. Indeed, some became terrorists because of what they were told in mosques. Many young, alienated Muslims found the meaning of life by joining jihad, and they were encouraged to become terrorists by radical imams and ayatollahs.
Andrew G. Bostom, writing for American Thinker, addressed the same concern, noting that a significant percentage of mosques were “supportive of promulgating jihad violence to impose Shari'a” while “only 4.7% of Muslim worshippers attended mosques where jihadist materials were not provided because Sharia-compliant mosques promoting jihad were the most heavily attended.” (See here, here, here, and here.)
So just how much incitement to violence and actual violence will we tolerate?
Apparently, quite a lot. Since 1972, there have been 3,096 individuals murdered and another 1,690 injured in the United States in the name of Allah. Those numbers are dreadfully high. Four thousand seven hundred and eighty six people too high. The casualties would be even higher were it not for Islamic-inspired violence thwarted by the FBI.
In addition to the enormous casualties inflicted on 9/11, the numbers noted above represent a shocking array of attacks perpetuated by Muslims against non-Muslims in the name of Allah, including Nation of Islam terrorists raping a woman and leaving her for dead while they nearly decapitated the man she was with, a couple shot to death by their neighbor, two people knifed to death at an El Al Israel airline counter, a soldier shot to death inside a recruiting center, a rabbi shot to death, two Coptic Christians shot to death and then beheaded, and a university police officer shot to death while sitting in his car, among numerous other atrocities including honor killings (which are often labeled as “accidents”).
The number of victims recently climbed higher when just last month a Muslim man in Oklahoma (Jah’Keem Yisrael) beheaded Colleen Hufford and attempted to behead Traci Johnson when he was intercepted. Local authorities determined it was a terror attack, but the FBI decided it wasn’t. That was inevitable when you consider FBI training materials are banned from containing any references to Islam. “Work place violence” strikes again. (Warning: graphic photograph in second link embedded in this paragraph.)
Yisrael was not alone in his quest to fulfill violent teachings in the Koran by beheading non-believers. Last month, Kenyan immigrant Jacob Mugambi Muriithi was arrested after he threatened to cut off the head of a co-worker, claiming he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.”
Also last month, Umar Lee was arrested while rioting in what has become the riot hot spot of America: Ferguson, Missouri. (Though Memphis looks to be competing for that title.) Four years ago Lee wrote: “i could cut your neck with the sword of islam, and watch you squeal like a bitch like daniel pearl.” Most recently he planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
While on the topic of Ferguson and French, the overlap between Muslims and the black community in America is an area for scrutiny. In addition to groups like the Nation of Islam, there are staggering numbers of incarcerated black men who convert to Islam while in prison, with estimates as high as thirty percent or more. In fact, Yisrael converted while in prison.
As can be seen with Lee and Yisrael, criminal activity may morph into terror activity; or criminal acts may have been jihad all along. There is strong evidence that a year-and-a-half before the terror attack in Boston, Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have murdered three young American men by slitting their throats. The murders took place on September 11, 2011. All three victims were Jews.
Jew-hatred permeates the Koran. Just as in Denmark, we can expect to see an uptick in anti-Semitism as Muslim immigration to the United States continues to swell. We got a taste of things to come this past summer as Muslims across America (and around the world) protested Israel and Jews with vile hatred, including physical assault. (See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
There seems to be no end to the list of things that upset Muslims. Which brings me to the next point: In addition to threats and outright violence, many Muslims make demands to assert special victim status. And superiority. The end goal: Islamic (Sharia) law in America.
Sharia law is at odds with our Constitution and our values, yet it is seeping into every aspect of our society. From the Supreme Court to the Department of Justice; from appellate courts to appeals courts; from museums to the media; banks to businesses; from Disneyland to airports to restaurants to cabs to an ever-growing laundry list of public and private sector enterprises, Muslims are seeking to apply Sharia law. And they’re having success. (See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
One area where Sharia law is having an impact is on free speech, as progressives seek to impose Islamic blasphemy laws. Such legislation would be a natural progression from Obama’s views on the matter. Who can forget his speech at the United Nations in 2012 when he said: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” And while he subsequently tried to qualify that statement by creating a broader context, the fact is Obama has never spoken out against Islam and has never supported those who do.
And if all this weren’t enough, we are contending with an array of Muslim Brotherhood front groups who push Sharia law with the ultimate goal of destroying America. Some of the most prominent are the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim Students Association (MSA), among many others. The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated every arm of government and just about every aspect of our society.
On top of that, we’ve got Americans fighting for ISIS and then returning home. So far, there is no consequence. No penalty. No downside for their traitorous act. In fact, FBI Director James Comey, just said in a 60 Minutes interview that they are “entitled” to return home. Despite his statement that the FBI is keeping track of these savages (my word, not his), there is evidence that suggests this will not be possible or sustainable.
Where is the chorus of voices screaming to put an end to this madness as the United States heads down Denmark’s path?
Of course there are no voices, save a random few here and there. We’ve got an Islamaphile sitting in the Oval Office (and that’s putting it politely), a Democratic Party in bed with Islamists who seek the collapse of America, a Republican Party that is only marginally better, a public that is woefully uniformed, and a growing population of Muslims.
Some say Muslims are not the problem; that Islam is the problem. But that’s ridiculous. That’s like saying Nazis are not the problem. Nazism is.
Yes, we’re fighting an Islamic totalitarian ideology. But only because there are people following its teachings. And those people are Muslims.
And while some Muslims seem to be relatively secular; while some probably haven’t even read the Koran; and while some appear to have peaceful impressions of the teachings in the Koran, it matters little. Because the Koran says what it says. As Daniel Greenfield writes: “When we argue that Islam is a religion of peace, we are pushing against the full weight of over a thousand years of history and religious ideas and counting on Muslims to be too ignorant of them to know any better.”
So where do we go from here?
I have no magic answers. Only this:
Talk to family, friends, and neighbors. Don’t give up. The topic of Islamic terror is in the news every day. Seize upon this moment and persist in efforts to enlighten those who are in the dark.
Talk to leaders in your place of worship. Help them, and fellow congregants, understand the imminent threat we are facing – that no one will be spared.
Contact media outlets and urge them to stop inviting members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups onto their programs. These clean cut, neatly dressed, soft-spoken representatives are evil tied up in a pretty bow. They are pure deception.
Contact your elected officials at all levels of government and urge them to speak out. Most of them are uninformed and need to be educated.
Support those who show leadership and encourage them to do more. Here are a few names that come to mind. This list is by no means exhaustive, nor are the examples.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
(Not running for re-election in 2014)
These are some of the co-sponsors of a bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
There are also numerous people and organizations who work tirelessly to research and report on the issues discussed in this article. These individuals often speak at great risk to themselves. Please support them. See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here among many examples.
In addition, speak truth to power to those who are advancing Sharia law in America. (See list below.) While Republicans are typically the ones sounding the alarm (albeit it weakly) as Democrats aid and abet the enemy, there are Republicans (including darlings of the conservative movement) who are dangerously misguided.
The list below is by no means exhaustive. And for the most part, I think progressives are hopeless and our energies are put to best use to get our own house in order. Still. (Due to space limitations, I left the president off the list. A multi-volume treatise is required for him.)
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
(Not running for re-election.)
Republicans who voted against Iron Dome funding for Israel in time of war. In other words, they voted to deny our greatest ally in the Middle East the defense system that protects Israeli citizens from Hamas rocket attacks:
Justin Amash (MI)
Walter Jones (NC)
Thomas Massie (KY)
Mark Sanford (SC)
There is no easy way through this mess. But through it we must plough.