Where Jihad and Counterjihad Agree
Khaled describes herself as:
Freelance writer. Columnist for the Saudi based Arab News. My op eds focus on exposing Islamophobia.Khaled begins her article by asserting that Gates of Vienna is a "white supremacist blog which published 'Fjordman'", "regularly publishing essays promoting white supremacism". The bulk of the article goes on to associate various counterjihadist ideologues with GoV.
Here is one of the more meaty, lucid portions (links preserved):
Far right Islamophobic activists have forged alliances of convenience with radical Zionists and regard Israel as an ally, not least because they see Israel's treatment of Palestinians as a role model for how Muslims should be treated. Hard line Zionists see it as an opportunity to lessen the growing Muslim influence in the USA or Europe which they see as detrimental to a greater Israel. Stooges like Geert Wilders are funded in the hope they can halt Muslim immigration and influence. Marginalised as they are, some European nationalist groups are willing to shed their traditional Jew hatred in an attempt to find allies, but as often happens in marriages of convenience, it doesn't take much for cracks to appear.The counterjihadist network Khaled analyzes is a jewish movement. It is dressed up as Westerners concerned with a defense of the West, but it is in fact dominated by jews and others whose first and foremost concerns are for the best interests of Israel and jews. There are no prominent counterjihadists who defend the best interests of Whites as a people, separate and apart from jews. While they readily distinguish jews and muslims for special consideration, positive and negative, they regard other distinctions between people as wrong, especially if race or "white" is involved. They regard any distinction of Whites from jews as roughly comparable to the threat to jews they see coming from islamization - unthinkably evil.
Pamela Geller's association with the EDL caused waves when Roberta Moore claimed they had Jew hating members and were not sufficiently pro Israel. In Europe, German newspaper Der Spiegel probed this alliance in 'The Likud Connection' showing how some marginalized right wing populists are going the Geert Wilders way. This bizarre coupling has split the far right movement in Europe which has traditionally been anti-semitic.
Khaled engages in similar doublethink, but to a different end. She blithely conflates counterjihadist bigotry in favor of jews with "white supremacism". She carries on about "islamophobia" as if fearing or resenting being colonized and ruled by aliens is a mental disorder. Khaled has adopted and adapted characteristically jewish rhetoric. She paints her muslim Us as the helpless, blameless victims of a "hate"-filled Them, ascribing bizarre, pathological motives to Them, smearing Them collectively using guilt-by-association.
This rhetoric is fundamentally dishonest as well as bigoted. Counterjihadists see Us and Them as jews and their enemies, while Khaled sees the Us/Them divide being between muslims and their enemies. Both agree that Whites are not entitled to an identity of our own, much less to decide for ourselves who our enemies are.
Just as jews living amongst Europeans have done for centuries now, muslim intellectuals today excuse and direct attention away from their own group's transgressions by finding fault instead in someone else. As with the apologists for jews, apologists for muslims zealously defend their own group identity and interests while moralizing against "hate" and "racism", trying to guilt-trip Whites for expressing any kind of identity that excludes them.
Khaled finds it scandalous that Anders Breivik commented at Gates of Vienna. As it happens, Breivik took issue with Diana West's "anti-sharia" strategy and more generally with the unwillingness of counterjihadists to face the demographic threat posed by immigration:
Why havent you or any of the other current authors on the Eurabia related issues/Islamisation of Europe (Fjordman, Spencer, Ye`or, Bostom etc.) brought up the “D” word? I assume because it is considered a fascist method in nature, which would undermine your/their work? Why would it undermine their efforts when it is the only rational conclusion, based on the above argument? As far as I know, it’s not illegal in Europe to suggest deportation as a future method when discussing future hypothetical World Orders (correct me if im wrong though, Im not 100% sure, lol)!?The answer, as unwilling as Breivik was to face it himself, is that counterjihadism is about serving the best interests of jews. Thus the concern to not appear "fascist", meaning "nazi", meaning anti-jew, takes priority over the identification with or concern for the best interests of Europeans as a people. Should Europe be lost, oh well, the struggle against islamic jihad (in defense of jews) will continue elsewhere.
When Baron Bodissey republished Breivik's comments he also linked Daniel Pipe's apologia, Norway's Terrorism in Context. To distinguish his position from Breivik's Pipes quotes a similar statement from Breivik's book:
The reason why authors on the Eurabia related issues/Islamisation of Europe — Fjordman, Spencer, [Bat] Ye'or, Bostom etc. aren't actively discussing deportation is because the method is considered too extreme (and thus would damage their reputational shields). . . . If these authors are to [sic] scared to propagate a conservative revolution and armed resistance then other authors will have to.The portion omitted by Pipes is telling:
This would un-doubtfully undermine their work and probably disallowing them to publish any future books. However, the warning about Islam has been repeated for more than two decades and it is apparent that 40 more years of dialogue, without action, would have a devastating effect on Europe.Indeed. Like the other leading lights of counterjihadism, Pipes doesn't care as much about the devastating effect on Europeans as he does about what's best for jews.
(Thanks to Flanders for the link.)