CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 29, 2016 – Under normal circumstances a recent speech by Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková to the country’s parliament would have received widespread notice. In the Czech Republic however, Samková was merely reiterating the beliefs of most of her fellow countrymen. As such, her comments went largely unnoticed, except by Muslims and in the Czech Republic itself.
Samková claims that Islam is not a religion as much as it is a “totalitarian system of governance.” It is a way of life in which government and religion cannot be separated. From Samková’s view, the religious aspect of Islam is secondary to the legal one, although, out of convenience, Muslims argue the opposite. Not surprisingly, the ambassadors from Muslim countries who were in the audience, including the ambassador from Turkey, walked out with several others about half way through Samková’s oration.
What made Samková’s remarks so powerful was that the issues she addressed are virtually non-existent in the West when it comes to expressing opinions in polite society or public venues. More often than not, Samková’s perspectives are regarded as inflammatory in ways that are said will needlessly provoke Muslim rhetoric.
Samková frequently and correctly points out that Islam possesses a joyless view of the world. For example, it is a religion devoid of music, except for the daily calls to prayer. Likewise, when was the last time you saw a Muslim laugh or not be “offended” by some remark they regard as demeaning to Muslims or their faith. Have you ever seen a Muslim comedian?
“How immensely desperate their life must be when it’s essentially just the waiting for death,” said Samková in her remarks. The Czech lawyer continued, adding,
“According to Islam, the good times have already taken place – in the era of Prophet Mohammed. The best things that could have been done have already been done, the best thing that could have been written has already been written, namely the Quran.
“Depression, perishing, the absence of faith in the human and his irreplaceable value, skepticism towards the dignity of every human being regardless of his characteristics such as religion, social status, sex, and nationality, that’s what characterizes Islam.”
Such images of desperation are clearly visible in Western media on a daily basis either in pictures in newspapers or reports on television. Yet no one seems to grasp the concept of “desperation.” Instead we constantly wring our hands and ask the age-old question “Why?” without ever getting an answer.
Klará Samková provided that answer in her speech. Unfortunately, the rest of the Western world failed to take notice, even as most of the audience she addressed already agreed with her.
Samková’s comments, delivered at a conference entitled “Should we be afraid of Islam,” reflected the reasons why the Czech Republic has rejected Islamic immigration with more vehemence than other Western European nations. Using its own history as a reference, the Czechs are already keenly aware of the propaganda techniques used during their experience with Soviet Communism. Thus, they are wary of the allegedly “new” misinformation and misdirection tactics being deployed by radical Islamists.
Another reason for this Czech sensitivity is the sense of betrayal the Czechs still harbor, remembering well the Munich Treaty of 1938, through which, they believe, other Western countries were attempting to tell them how to think about specific national and governmental matters.
As James Delingpole of “Breitbart News” noted, “It doesn’t mean that people (Czechs) are irrationally hostile in some way. They’re just reasonable.”
Oddly enough, being reasonable is all it really takes to debate the issue. But such reasonableness is currently impossible under the leadership of Barack Obama, the U.K’s David Cameron and Germany’s Angela Merkel.
“Islam doesn’t respect development, progress, and humanity,” said Samková. “In its despair, it is attempting to take the rest of the mankind with it because from the Islamic viewpoint, the rest of the world is futile, useless, and unclean.”
Sadly, in our current politically correct environment, the West is being overly understanding about the plight of Muslims, greatly to the detriment of their own constituencies at home.
With that, Samková issued a dire warning about the future, when the West finally decides it has had enough. “If the devotees of Islam won’t want to live in peace, Europe and America will do what it has done twice when they were threatened by ideologies attacking the essence of the humanity: it will wage a war and crush the enemy.”
There are two choices. Address the issues now and admit there are problems by attempting to seek rational ways to resolve them. Or let the cancer fester and grow out of control until there is no alternative but to once again go to war.
Reasonable people would believe that option number one is better than that alternative. But when was the last time anyone witnessed anything “reasonable” in our contemporary, 21st century world?
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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