We’ve got a serious, serious problem in the West – both here in the United States and, perhaps worse, in Europe. It’s the problem of Islamist forces using the left’s addled obsession with political correctness to their advantage, and it’s one that may ultimately pose a greater threat than actual terrorism. When it comes to giving these Islamists a root in our culture and our societies, we have to be on guard at all times. Why? Because these people literally want to take us back to the Middle Ages. And the left, which prays at the altar of societal progress, needs to wake up to the kind of regressive ideology they are pandering to.
We can’t recall a more damning example of this pandering than the one that was reported in the Times of London this week. A student at Edinburgh University in London is being subjected to an internal investigation because he may have put minorities at his school in a “state of panic and fear” with his remarks about the Islamic State. The student, a Trump-supporting Brit named Robbie Travers, apparently crossed some invisible Line of Bigotry when he dared to insinuate that maybe…just maybe…not everything about the Great Religion of Peace was worthy of being celebrated.
In April, Travers praised the president for ordering a massive bombardment on ISIS forces in Afghanistan.
“Excellent news that the U.S. administration and Trump ordered an accurate strike on an IS network of tunnels in Afghanistan,” Travers wrote. “I’m glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins.”
In another post, he said, “I won’t give elements of Islam or Muslims who hold regressive beliefs a free pass for their assorted poisonous bigotries and regressive values because they face bigotry. If you have terrible, oppressive views that seek to attack the rights of others, expect to be called out for those views, regardless of being oppressed yourself.”
So what do we have here? We have him mocking actual, bloodthirsty terrorists, which should certainly not be controversial in any community that ISIS does not actually control. And we have him simply stating that he finds the views found in “elements” of the Muslim doctrine that are regressive and bigoted – a fact that no one who is intellectually informed and honest could disagree with. Indeed, you would have to either be completely ignorant or a moral monster to argue with that assertion.
Or, you know, a liberal looking to cause trouble and defend Muslims at any cost. In other words, a useful idiot who makes life so much easier for dedicated, evil Islamists who want to bring their style of oppressive theocracy to the Western world.
Such a moron was found in Esme Allman, another student at Edinburgh, who accused Travers of “targeting minority students and safe spaces.”
“Not only do I believe this behaviour to be in breach of the student code of conduct, but his decision to target the BME Liberation Group at the University of Edinburgh, and how he has chosen to do so, puts minority students at risk and in a state of panic and fear while attending the University of Edinburgh,” said Allman in an official complaint against her fellow student.
Now the university is conducting an investigation into Travers’ comments, and there’s really no telling what they will conclude.
Hopefully, they come down in favor of free speech and Western values…and not in favor of censorship. That would be a big win for the Islamists. And we can’t afford to lose any more ground.