Censorship Strengthens Islamists

Censorship Strengthens Islamists

By: Joshua Lipana

Islam Kills Free Speech

The prospect of another semi-free country falling to Islam is in danger of happening. In the Philippines a bill that would criminalize the use of words like “Muslim” and “Islamic” to describe criminals has been filed by Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. The Senator wishes to pass this bill while the Philippines is facing down numerous Islamic insurgencies in its southern islands.

The Southern Islands of the Philippine are infested with violent Islamic Totalitarian groups such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the Abu-Sayaf and even elements of Al-Qaeda are present. Unfortunately such bills that run contrary to the principle of Freedom of speech is a worldwide trend. At the start of the 21st century the world witnessed the U.N pass resolution after resolution condemning the “Defamation of Religion.” And even now many member countries of the U.N are pushing for global “Blasphemy Laws.” Censorship it seems is gaining ground the world over.

The biggest beneficiary of all this is Totalitarian Islam. For example in the Philippines, the country where I live, and much like the U.S, the army is incredibly capable of crushing the various pip-squeak terrorist insurgencies. Whether they be communist or Islamist in nature. But due to the fact that “sensitivity” and “respect” is shown to our enemies, the military has had to pull its punches time after time. The prevailing ideas of the culture have led to this prolonged struggle where many innocents have died. Now the nail in the casket is being hammered, once censorship becomes widespread and good ideas are no longer possible to advocate, once Sen. Revilla’s bill passes; we’re all open for slaughter.

The war with Totalitarian Islam is not just a conventional war, it is also an Ideological war.  Bills like the one Sen. Revilla wants to pass will accomplish what is most crucial in this war, the Ideological disarming of Islam’s opponents. Things like this basically say to the Islamists “keep spreading your deadly ideology, you will encounter no resistance.”

Burke once said “Evil will triumph when good men do nothing.” What happens to a country when good men are barred from doing something? The victory of Totalitarian Islam will not come because of its violent attacks of murders and bombings. Their victory, if ever such a tragedy would befoul the world, will come because of censorship. If we seek to keep our freedoms and advance the cause of liberty; the primary evil we must defeat is censorship. Till good men can talk, good ideas can still win. If we lose the ideological battlefield to Islam, we will also lose militarily. We must fight censorship, like our life depends on it. Because it does.



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17 responses to “Censorship Strengthens Islamists

  1. Edward Cline

    Excellent editorial. If men are punished for naming the evil that threatens them, they are put in double peril by two evils: Genuine criminals are thus “de-criminalized,” and given the freedom to commit and spread evil with impunity; moral men are disarmed and punished for identifying and combatting the criminals. To men like Senator Revilla, nothing is “evil,” all is relative, and to brand someone as evil is “unfair.” Men like Revilla would rather blame the victims for their deaths, misery, or misfortune at the hands of Muslims, than blame the perpetrators of evil. In the U.S., the man who wants to build a mosque near Ground Zero has shifted blame for 9/11 to the victims from their killers, who are portrayed as merely “troubled extremists” of Islam provoked into taking action against the West. Islam is a totalitarian ideology; so is moral relativism in hands of venal politicians such as Revilla.

    • Thanks Ed. And I agree totally with you comments. Good luck in your fight my friend against the people who’d like to befoul Ground Zero. Hoping both you and I succeed in the crusade we’ve embarked upon. Roark still builds in both our countries.

  2. Chip Joyce

    Revilla and his ilk are enemies of all good and decency in this world.

  3. Ian Baltazar

    Well done, Josh. Censorship is always a tool of totalitarianism. Revilla, like most relativists commits a grave moral and philosophical error by failing to distinguish the inferiority of certain ideologies or cultures like Islam. By cloaking it with the mantle of impunity of ‘undeserved respect’ through censorship of free speech and criticism, it will guarantee the slow death of freedom in a country who already lost it not once but numerous times because good men stood still and did nothing.

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  5. Well said.

    It’s horrible to see this happening all over the world.

    • Thank you. It is horrible. However Roark’s buildings are still rising here. In fact they’re getting more frequent. But I cannot imagine how those wonderful concretes are going to survive once this bill passes. If it passes I’m not sure there still is a battle to be won here.

  6. Wonderful article Josh. I totally agree with your views.

  7. Great analysis, Joshua! This is why we shouldn’t send non-thinking actors to the Senate anymore!

  8. Ted Harlson

    Filipino’s. The war against Totalitarian Islam must continue on a personal level. This means each one pass you (this knowledge) to another.

    If you have a computer available, seek out the Ayn Rand Center for excellent ideas against the evils of Islamic totalitarianism. Josh is right here about freedom of speech being under threat. Can you imagine if you cannot speak out against injustice?

    Who would perpetrate such a policy? Why? Such mis-guided policies must be stopped! Pass this site to others so they may know of the dangers facing your country.

    The dangers are much more real than you think.

  9. I believe I should be free to say “Muslim terrorist” especially if a person is indeed a Muslim and terrorist. Just as I am free to say “Catholic abortionists,” “Christian hypocrites,” etc.

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