Missing the Gator Closest to the Boat

Posted on October 15, 2011 by

Social conservatives correctly recognize Islam for the aggressive, take-no-prisoners existential threat to Western Civ that it is, and rightly object when the public schools feature apologia for Mohammedeanism:

Last week, we found that schools across Georgia were Islamizing the curriculum by selling misogyny to children. They were using a lesson plan that glorifies the cloth coffin that Muslims dress women in, as well as polygamy:

My name is Ahlima and I live in Saudi Arabia. … Perhaps two differences Westerners would notice are that women here do not drive cars and they wear abuyah. An abuyah is a loose-fitting black cloth that covers a woman from head to toe. I like wearing the abuyah since it is very comfortable, and I am protected from blowing sand. … I have seen pictures of women in the West and find their dress to be horribly immodest…women in the West do not have the protection of the Sharia as we do here. If our marriage has problems, my husband can take another wife rather than divorce me, and I would still be cared for. … I feel very fortunate that we have the Sharia

A parent, Hal Medlin, complained: “I thought this was absurd. [The teacher] was trying to compare Islamic rules of dress and how they compared to school uniforms, which I thought was a stretch. The principal and the [superintendent] agreed with me … but they wouldn’t agree with my premise that it put Islam in a positive light because of the [statements].”

Of course it put Islam in a positive light. This is not education, this is outright proselytizing. Bear in mind that these letters are fictitious — propaganda created to soft sell misogyny. It is time our children were taught about the 270 million victims of over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations, and enslavements. And the systematic dehumanization of women: honor killings, clitoridectomies, and so much more. Where is the caning? Where is the prohibition of women leaving the house without a male family member? Where is the prohibition of women driving?

This document was hosted on a public school district’s official website. When we called attention to it, the lesson was quickly pulled and scrubbed from the web. But I have screenshots of everything, because I knew that as soon as I exposed this dawah (Islamic proselytizing), the school official quislings would scrub this material. And they did — so they know that what they are promoting is wrong.

Serious pushback is required. Do it. What parents need to do every time the school gives a Muslim, or an imam, an opportunity for dawah is demand that the same accommodation be made for a priest, a rabbi, a Hindu holy man. This must be the knee-jerk reaction. A priest should be invited to speak about his trip to the Vatican and the beauty of Christianity; a Rabbi should discuss his life-changing experience at the Kotel, and how Judaism is the mother of monotheism.

The authoress, Ms. Gellar, is correct that it is proselytizing (“dawah” is part of every Moslem’s duty just as Christians are Commissioned to spread the Good News), and that the PS system in question is off base in doing so. But what I find curious is that, while social conservatives and Zionists of the Gentile or Jewish persuasion regularly sound the alarm about Israel, Islam, and Islam’s incompatibility with either Christian society, post-Christian secular humanist society, and Christian / secular forms of government, they spend their energies opposing an enemy far away when another equally deadly enemy has overrun them. I’m talking about the religion of secular humanism which, although familiar to Western Christians and Jews alike, is just as inimical to the Christian culture as the aggressive and hostile religion of Islamists half a world away.

Thus the Left’s hysterics about how the “Right” is out to turn the election into a “religious war” are actually a very savvy and cynical ploy to neutralize the faithful on the Right from mobilizing the silent religious folk out there.

Savvy, cynical, and very correct on the facts.

Like it or not, we are deeply embroiled in a religious war for the soul of our culture, a war for which we Christians and others of faith in this country have yet to seriously mobilize. We usually flee in the face of name-calling, from the slightest hint of accusation that we may be massing to do unto state-worshipping sec-humanists what they have been doing to us for generations. We run, instead of standing our ground and fighting. And until that happens–the standing of one’s ground in opposition to sec-humanism’s religious and cultural aggression–freaky fundie Evangelicals, serious Catholics, and Orthodox Jews will be successfully marginalized by humanist mockery.

Yes, the culture that bearded cane-wielding Moslems represent is a threat to post-Christian Western Civilization. But the far greater threat to Western Civ, measured in terms of political influence, institutional capture, and sheer numbers (i.e., atheists, nominal Christians, liberal Jews, and sec-humanists overwhelmingly outnumber Moslems in the West) is the culture of the Illiberal Left and their centuries-long pogrom to scrub all vestiges of the God of Christianity and Judaism from the culture. Ms. Gellar calls for “serious pushback” against the threat of Islam. Her call is duly noted, but wonder if she’s exhausted all potential opportunities for “pushback” in her own life.  Yes, there is her highly trafficked blog which she uses as a megaphone for pushback in her own way, but what is she doing wrt the threat in her immediate circle, the threat that invades her house via media, perhaps even propagated in her own political agitations? Is she unwittingly aiding and abetting in other spheres, say through support of so-called “tolerance” and multikulti, that she rejects in others?* Has she killed her television? Does she dress modestly and serve as a positive example of a faithful mother to her four children? (Being a helpmeet is presently off the table–she divorced in 2007–whether she is a “choice mommy” who performed a parendectomy on her family I do not know for certain.) Has she pulled her children from the Molech of public school, which teaches the sort of post-modern multikulti curriculum that enables the very incidents she deplores? Does she herself evangelize for the tri-partite civilizational model that assures freedom and liberty she apparently desires: a secular state, a Christianity-informed para-state, and an robust enveloping cultural framework of Christian/Orthodox Jewish morality?

No? Perhaps her sights are set too far out on the horizon. She should be working the five-meter target, the proximal threat of the religion of sec-humanism, a far more dangerous enemy at this point in time and in this particular location than the distant one of Islamism.

PS – I did note her spadework opposing political Islam earned her a fair bit of stink eye from the Southern Poverty Law Center. If it is true that one is honored by the robust opposition of one’s adversaries, then she is quite honored indeed.