I have read comments made by Imams in Canada and around the world. It seems there is no prohibition against insulting the West, insulting our way of life, in our own homes. But in the West, Muslims with the help of Progressives, have promoted the concept of Islamophobia-the irrational fear of Islam-as if that fear were irrational. Our elites have decided that we must not insult Islam. All over the West we are being frightened and bullied into silence about Islam in the name of Islamophobia.
In the West the call to the Holy Grail of diversity has led us to tolerate the intolerable in the name of tolerance. We are succumbing to a culture that cannot live with us. It is time to repeal Islamophobia, the fear of insulting Islam, and replace with freedom of speech.
Mazin AbdulAdhim is a prominent Canadian Muslim scholar and Imam of Iraqi descent who is affiliated with the pro-Caliphate Islamic global movement of Hizb ut-Tahrir. On January 17, 2019 Mazin AbdulAdhim posted the following on his Facebook page:
“The media heyday with #Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qanun has nothing to do with protecting refugees or resisting oppression or defending women’s rights or anything like that. Kids run away from abusive homes all the time. Rebellious teens run away from their parents all over the world. This isn’t anything unique. She isn’t given this attention because she is a woman fleeing oppression. She is given this attention because she is – in the eyes of the people of the West – a woman fleeing Islam, and that is why the media loves her. She is an opportunity to feed the West’s xenophobia. In other words, for the media, she is another Malala Yousafzai. Just like Malala was hailed a courageous survivor of the savage, male-dominated “Islamic” Pakistan, similarly Rahaf is being hailed a courageous survivor of the savage, male-dominated “Islamic” Saudi Arabia. It makes people in the West feel like their societies are superior, and it feeds their “white savior complex.”
In the comments section to his own post Mazin AbdulAdhim wrote:
“In terms of morality, the West is absolutely a cesspool of corruption and depravity. The Zina [fornication, adultery], pornography, homosexuality, drinking, drugs, etc, are not only widespread, but they are completely and totally accepted as normal – to the extent that anyone questioning or speaking out against these things are shunned and attacked. The Muslim lands are a saint-haven in comparison, except for whatever has been influenced by the West’s way of life.”
“If a person is looking for something to be scared of, they will find it. We discuss the Khilafah [Caliphate, or Islamic State], we discuss the corruption of Western governments, we discuss “Shari’a [Islamic] law,” we discuss many things that scares people due to the fear mongering by the media.”
The “We” is Muslims, particularly leaders, critiquing and criticizing our Western way of life. This is done without fear of being bullied. Isn’t it wonderful to live in the west with a culture that prioritizes free speech? Unless, of course, you have the unmitigated gall to criticize Islam. Then you are bullied into silence,
I do have one question for Imam Mazin AbdulAdhim. If the west is so depraved why do Muslims come here?
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”