Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 6

You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behaviour. In these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.

Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 6
Islam: without illusions, without delusions, exactly what it says on the tin.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Know that what we're faced with now is a different kind of totalitarian threat altogether, one that is part-state and part-insurgent. It has an old name: jihad, holy war. Its methods are what you might call populistic, or guerrilla like, but its aim is the restoration of an empire that is gone, the Ottoman Caliphate, which was an empire of religion. And an empire based on monotheism is by definition totalitarianism.

To the extent that Christopher Hitchens recognised Islam as totalitarianism, he was right, even in seeing it as totalitarianism “of a different kind” to the Nazi and Soviet varieties (a distinction can similarly be made between Soviet and Chinese totalitarianism). But the kind Hitchens zeroes in on is based on appearance, rather than essence. The modus operandi of Muslim terrorists and their organisations, the mujahideen and their militias, could be described as “populistic, or guerrilla-like,” and the empire they seek is certainly based on monotheism, which is by definition, indeed, totalitarian.

Christopher Hitchens was delivering a talk to an audience of students, not writing a monograph, so more might be left out or glossed-over than one would like. Still, it is critical to point out that the totalitarian threat that Muslims pose is not merely “part-state and part-insurgent.” Lately, the term "hybrid warfare" seems to have been on everyone's lips. What is jihad, but hybrid warfare, employing every possible means without distinction between fair and foul, to accomplish the aim of "all worship for Allah alone."

Every totalitarian aggressor worth his salt is accomplished at turning his enemies against themselves, from Sun Tzu to practically every Muslim to Vladimir Putin. "Practically every Muslim"? How could I possibly justify that? Because jihad is obligatory on all of them — yes, it is not obligatory on all of them all the time, but that would be a very silly objection. At all times, Muslims are advancing "all worship for Allah alone," whether they do so by ploughing trucks into pedestrians, or are living examples of peaceful Muslims who would never hurt a fly. Such Muslims, whether "moderate" or whatever other anaesthetising appellation they go by, and whether they are consciously aware of it or not, are giving effect to the central doctrine expounded in Sun Tzu's The Art of War, the KGB's training schools, and the Muslim Brotherhood's vision for North America:

The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.[1]

In case it is not clear, "God's religion is made victorious over all other religions," means that there is no one in North America who is not a Muslim. Your sincerely friendly Muslim down the road will help to convince you that "God's religion is made victorious over all other religions," is not such a bad idea, giving effect to the doctrine of turning your enemy against himself so you win the war before you've even fired the first shot. This Islamic vision is enunciated in the Explanatory Memorandum, the guiding document of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. It makes for chilling reading and I urge every reader to download it, read it, discuss it and act upon it. It is especially important to see everything that Muslims get up to in North America (and elsewhere in the West) in light of the Muslim Brotherhood's vision: