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Islam Is What’s Wrong With Many Countries

July 27, 2021

The present Tunisian president, Kais Saied, was elected with 73% of the vote in 2019 (and 90% of the youth). A constitutional law professor, this independent candidate financed his campaign with $5000 (five thousand dollars). The president is often depicted as a so-called “populist”… He is in agreement with some Islamic laws Islamists love (penalizing homosexuality, and favoring men in inheritance). However he found impossible to govern with Ennahda, the Islamist Party, most prominent in Parliament.  

The president used his constitutional powers to suspend Parliament for 30 days on 26 July 2021. Some Western Do-Gooders West reflexively lamented that the last Arab speaking democracy, Tunisia, was now dead. Those Do-Gooders fail to understand that governance by Islamists, whether elected or not, is intrinsically dictatorial, abusive, and antinomic to progress. Practically this means that a dictatorial regime, as found say in Egypt, or even Saudi Arabia, may be more progressive in Muslim countries than an elected regime. Failing to understand this is demeaning to those cultures and a form of systemic racism [1].

The problem of Muslim countries is Islam, just as, should it still be the case, the problem of Western Europe and its colonies would be the Catholic Inquisition, should that abomination still endowed with power. As an aside, when English Lords wanted to burn Joan of Arc alive, they used the French arm of the Catholic Inquisition to prosecute her for heresy… And then got her burned alive for relapsing after taking an oath that she would never wear men’s clothing again… So in Joan’s horrible fate, we see many elements of the Catholic religion affecting its sister religion, Islam, today: a powerful Inquisition, the notion of heresy, rejecting and disrespecting the religion, political usage by terrorists (in Joan’s case, English plutocrats), and a woman thinking she is free to wear what she wants.   

Tunisian President Kais Saied after his election in 2019 with 72.71% of the vote. Obviously a constitutional law professor, not a young putschist

In areas conquered 13 centuries ago by Muslim armies, Islam occupies a dominant presence that Catholicism never acquired in the West. Catholicism was an instrument of control implemented by Roman emperors. Catholicism was a tool finely worked and named by emperor Constantine (“the Great”), in 323 CE, at Nicaea. Conveniently, laws against “heresy” enabled the state to punish those it did not like, whichever way the state decided to, by accusing them of… heresy. 

However secular law maintained a separate, and more fundamental existence in the Roman empire: Justinian’s Roman law refurbishment separated what was religious law from the bedrock of secular law. Published in 534 CE in Latin, it was promptly adopted by the Franks, the Imperium Francorum in the West, which had just incorporated mighty Burgundy, and viewed itself as the legitimate successor state of Rome. This Corpus Juris Civilis is used to this day by all secular states, and characterize them fundamentally.

Whereas, the main variants of Islam Sunni and Shia, condemn the secular state, and secular law. Sunni Islam imposes a violent sexist subjugation and infantilization of women. But the problem with Islam does not stop there: corrupt, powerful individuals can claim their opponents are not true believers, and then have a right and duty to kill them, at least so say the holy books. 

This deep mentality of arbitrary violence enables and fosters a tradition of corruption. The preceding secular dictator in Tunisia, although leading a corruptocracy, could order a modicum of economic realization. Not so with the Islamists anywhere who are more keen to impose their Sharia than anything else. In other words, Islamists are the root cause of autocracy, one can’t fix the latter with the former. 

Patrice Ayme

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[The preceding was a comment of mine courageously published by New York Times. 7/26/2021]

[1] I do not approve of dictatorships in Turkey, Iran and Syria. The reason there is that the present dictators or would-be dictators represent a considerable aggravation of the former situation. Algeria, Morocco, Pakistan are rather stagnant, corrupt and flirting with fate; I disapprove, but not stridently.

Oman, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait are arguably, works in progress. Egypt’s Sisi and Saud MBS have difficult situations to deal with… Sudan, Libya, Yemen are too conflicted to be commented upon…

In general, Europe has a moral duty with helping to develop North Africa, from more than three millennia of common existence… that Europe has neglected, preferring to develop the likes of Turkey and China, instead…

How Islamism Or Christianism Make People Stupid: Example From Tunisia, July 2020

July 19, 2020

No Jokes Around Quranic Surah And Corona Surah. We, Islamists, don’t know what a joke is:

A few month ago a young Tunisian woman reproduced on the internet a text conceived in France. What she posted is all about the Coronavirus. However, she just got seven months in jail for “inciting hatred between religions“. Here is the text, and the victim, followed by a translation of the text:

The lady on the right got seven months in prison for reproducing the image on the left. That image says the Islamist court, promotes “hatred between religions”. Here is the translation below:

“Surat Kuruna

Covid

And the deadly virus

They are astonished to see it land from distant China!

The disbelievers say that it is a disease

But it is a certain death.

There is no distinction between kings and slaves.

Beware then, cling to science and abandon traditions

Don’t even go out to buy flour,

Stay at home, as it is an intense test,

And wash your hands again,

And trust in the exalted gel.”

It is remarkable how full of hatred about nothing Islamists can be! In this case this is Tunisian state Islamism. The lady got death threats, and now a prison sentence from the Tunisian Islamist Court System. At least, she didn’t get burned at the stake (as Joan of Arc who was burned alive for having violated an oath she took that she would never again wear man’s clothing). So why are the Islamists so enraged? The reason, of course, is that they are fundamentally enraged. They cultivate hatred like a precious flower. This attitude was not even invented by the Islamists, but by the enraged “Men in Black” of the Fourth Century, those enraged Christian monks who went around in mobs, torturing and killing “disbelievers”, burning non-Christian books and libraries, killing Hypatia, calling this “saintly” (see Alexandria’s Saint Cyril). To get the Abrahamist to sacrifice the child doesn’t take much. So here is why the Tunisian Islam lunatic got to foam at the mouth. On the right is a typical reproduction of part of the Qur’an:

On the left the Surah Corona, the Tunisian lady is accused to have reproduced, on the right a typical reproduction of part of the Qur’an! See how similar they are? Horror! The “Sourate Corona,” a design that appears to have been created in France (as per its spelling), delivered a simple “wash your hands” message framed in recognizable green contours and adorned with virus symbols, mimicking the style of Quranic artistry. Ms. Chargui, 27, shared the post.Stupid animals get very upset from not much: try to go talk to an enraged dog!

Systemic intellectual terror has been ruling on and off, depending which period of Islam history, and where, one considers.  It was an imitation of what had happened to Occidental civilization, when degenerating plutocracy evoked a fascist god to kill everybody, as in the Aztec model: Abrahamist terror until the Franks took command (late Fifth Century), then five centuries of tolerance enforced by forcing Catholicism to tolerate Paganism, Judaism, Agnosticism, Intellectual Curiosity, Secular Education, etc. the Pope threatened to have everybody burned, but the Frankish state commanded the armies and the Pope did not.

However, starting in 1026 CE, Catholicism terror was back, no doubt as a handy enforcer of the unjustified plutocracy know as the Feudal Order.  So it’s the Western plutocracy which used the fanaticism of the Abrahamist religion as a hammer with which to smash all and any opposition. Luther could arise when some German princes realized they could use his objections as an instrument against other princes. Later the entire Catholic terror broke down when it became clear that the church was part and enforcer of the establishment, and its fables were gross violations of reality… And that, in this gross violations of reality laid its main interest.

Emna Chargui. Six months in jail for corona virus reproducing. Islam has no sense of humor, thus no brain? Islam condemns woman for vague joke about corona virus

The same back and forth happened in the gigantic empire Islam conquered in a few years: terror, relaxation, terror again. When Islam conquered Spain 25% or so of the innocent Catholic population was killed (the Islamists were at war with the recently-converted-to-Catholicism Visigoths who controlled Spain, not the underlying Catholic population, they had no reason to kill them… except to instill terror in them: it bore its fruits. as islam was completely extirpated from Spain, seven centuries later…). After a few centuries, the Islamist caliphate in Baghdad (there was another, specific to Spain sank into semi-enlightened degenerated plutocracy, complete with a “House of Wisdom”. However it was annihilated by the Mongols… helped by Catholic armies from Georgia, Armenia and the Franks (“Franji”). When islam resurfaced, it was more primitive in Asia. However, in Egypt, thanks to the enlightened Saladin negotiating with Richard the Lionhearted (representing England, and his suzerain and friend the king of France), literalist Islam was outlawed… under the penalty of death. That was all reverted by the very successful alliance of the Saud family with the Islam fundamentalist Wahhab, in the Eighteenth Century, just as Europe was definitively submitting the Christian sects to secular law… coming from Rome, and which had existed all along; that was Rome’s great contribution.

The Saudi-Wahhabi alliance conquered Arabia, lost it, reconquered it, and then, propped by US and Anglo financiers and oilmen, made the devil’s pact with Roosevelt. Leveraged by oil money, the Saudi caused trouble by converting a lot of local Islam sects to  more literalist interpretations, setting civilization in reverse: the Saudi monarchy is fundamentally a feudal enterprise incompatible with the fundament of present civilization, the Roman Republic, so it had interest to set civilization in reverse in other parts. That, of course, was also the desire of western plutocrats: plutocracy is fundamentally a cancer of civilization, always resurfacing, always to be fought if civilization is to survive.

Meanwhile and for the same reasons, the Turkish strongman, Erdogan, announced he converted back the great Catholic Cathedral of Hagia Sophia (“Sacred Wisdom”), erected generations before Islam was invented, and a church for a millenium, into a mosque. Same general idea: Islam makes stupid, and stupid makes dictators.

The latter principle is also at work in China: Xi Jinping, long time friend of major US plutocrats like child rapist  friendly Bill Gates, is pushing for conflicts, military conflicts, war, all over: India, Bhutan, South China sea (where Xi’s forays present possible war with Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia… and their allies, among others…)

Hatred is a great diversion from whatever causes it.

The planet is quite small, nowadays: objects can go to the other side of the planet in half an hour. Twenty-first century Earth is, technologically speaking, much smaller than any province of France in the Middle Ages. So what is happening in Islamist dictatorships, let alone China, is our backyard business. One can’t let superstitious and fanatical torturing dictatorships grow, it would be to repeat the Kaiser-Hitler saga.

[That doesn’t mean one should engage in unjustifiable invasions like the Bush-Biden-Pelosi 2003 attack on Iraq… Just the opposite!]

But one has to take into account history: in the business with China, western plutocracy is mostly at fault. With Islamism, the West is more at fault in what is going on in Tunisia, Algeria, or Turkey than it is in Saudi Arabia. In the case of Saudi Arabia, patience is of the essence: the momentum of society is heading in the right direction. Not so in Tunisia.

So one has to act.

Doing like what Britain just did with Hong Kong, inviting refugees from Xi’s tyranny to settle in the West is a must. The same should be extended to the victims of state Islamism. By the way two women fell under the terror of Islamism, for reproducing the Corona Surah: the Algerian Sanaa Bendimerad, and the other the Tunisian Emna Chargui (above). The French Republic should offer them refugee status right away, in analogy to what Boris Johnson did with Hong Kong.

If nobody defends civilization it will collapse, like the statues of the victorious general of the Slavery War, Ulysses Grant, under the assaults of blind, deliberately ignorant hatred. Because, if they knew, they would hate less, and thus feel deprived…

Divide to rule, said the Romans, thinking of how to submit the enemies of the republic. But a much better strategy was invented under the Dominate, the fascist autocratic empire after 284 CE: stupedify to rule. And the fact that such an important notion as “stupedify”, to render someone stupid, is not in official dictionaries, is, per se, telling.

No jokes tolerated, we are Islamists, and God is our sword!

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: [Originally. “Surah” meant “Enclosure, Altitude, Wall around a city”. It came to be understood as “chapter in the Qur’an…]


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