The Apologist Mohammed Iqbal Degia
Submitted by Robert D. Lucas, PH.D and CFS.
30 April, 2019
There were two articles under the by-line of Mohammed Iqbal Degia in the “Nation” newspaper of the 23rd. And 30th. of April; respectfully captioned as “Notre Dame Fire context” and “Presumption of Guilt”. In the former article, Degia is perturbed at the fact that there was widespread coverage in the western media about the fire (so much so that the coverage is likened by a friend of his as “almost like an international performance and if you do not join in you will be accused of not caring”). He again seems incensed by the year 1492 and the dominance of western civilization (he actually used the number 500 years). Finally he was upset by the French banning Muslim women from using the face covering and the satire of Charlie Hebdo which he deems as revolting. Degia seems to forget that Muslims are in the minority in the west in a culture that is Judaeo-Christian. Therefore, it is only right that extensive coverage be given to the fire. I wonder if he expected coverage should be given to Mohammed instead? He is further annoyed that in two days over a billion dollars were raised for the rebuilding effect; money which he attempts to suggest could be used for the poor. I wonder if he would come to same conclusion if the Kaabah in Saudi Arabia had suffered the same fate? For Degia information, the French are entitled to ban the face veil: the same way Muslim majority countries expect non-Muslims to adhere to their laws,it is expected Muslims in the west adhere to western laws or suffer the consequences. Islam is the only faith that reacts violently to satire because as a religion it cannot stand up to rigid analytical criticism.
In “Presumption of Guilt” he seeks to deflate the responsibility of Muslim terrorists, who he again claims are not Muslim. If one repeats a delusional assumption enough times, one eventually accepts it as being true. This is a common practice of Muslims when they claim Islam is a “religion of peace”. He seems incensed that Barbados’ Attorney General urged the populace to be on guard against Muslim terrorists. He again seeks to link white supremacist attacks in the west with those of Muslim terrorists: and to downplay Muslim terrorism by attempting to portray Muslims and Muslim terrorists as persecuted victims world wide. He wonders why this state of affairs exists. It exists for the following reasons:
- Muslim minorities are a de facto fifth column in their host countries. The Central African Republic(CAR) is an example of this,where a Muslim minority executed a coup. Similarly with Sri Lanka, the Muslim Terrorist leader Rilwan Hashim had this to say:“We will destroy these non-believers to protect this land and therefore we need to do jihad.We need to teach a proper lesson for these non-believers who have been destroying Muslims.’ (Sister of Sri Lanka terror ringleader says up to EIGHTEEN members of her family have died in the attacks and subsequent house raids. Tim Stickings For Mailonline (Daily Mail,UK. 29 April 2019). Muslims make up ten percent of Sri Lanka population.
- the coordinated bomb blasts aimed at Christian worshippers on Easter Sunday, which killed at least 290 people and injured hundreds more, demonstrates the kind of meticulous planning, funding, resources, and support that is still exclusively the domain of radical Islamic terrorism. The idea that a similar threat by white supremacists exists in the West is risible. There is not a single Western country that does not afford Muslim citizens the same rights it does all other citizens. No government on Earth supports white supremacy.There is no funding infrastructure for those who support white power. There is no Christian or Jewish denomination, or any notable political factions, in those nations that imbue white supremacy with any theological or ideological legitimacy. There is no white supremacist government trying to obtain nuclear weapons, and none sending its terrorists to other countries. In the world’s free nations, where any political party can participate in the process, the power of racist groups is minimal (Islamist Terrorism Remains the World’s Greatest Threat to Peace, David Harsanyi. Daily Signal,26th.April 2019). The same cannot be said for Muslim countries where Pakistan and Iran actively support terrorists and suppress the rights of non-Muslim minorities.
- Refusal to obey the laws of their host countries(attempting to have Sharia police patrolling).
He ends his article by stating he has nothing to apology for. For his information no one wants any apology from him. What we want from his ilk is respect for our laws nothing else. It is good that he has an article in the newspaper;one can easily see where he is coming from with his articles. One must bear in mind that the 9/11 and Sri Lanka bombers were well educated and seemed well adjusted to the west to the non-initiated. I am pretty sure his writings are being studied elsewhere.