When speaking about Islamisation, many intellectuals and nationalists mention the term ‘Clash of Cultures’. Is this a real phenomenon? And why is this dangerous? The answer can be found by studying the principles that are ingrained into collective psychology, as a result of our cultural heritage, and comparing this with the principles that are ingrained into the collective psychology of Muslims.
Even though Westerners and Muslims are unique as individuals, there are still certain principles that are ingrained into our unconscious minds as a result of our cultural heritage and century’s long history. Westerners, even though we are all different, still see the world though a shared mental framework; and the same is the case for Muslims.
I am going to make a distinction between the Westerner and the Muslim.
Christian Humanism and Critical Theory versus Supremacy and Taqiyya
The Westerner sees the world through the mental framework provided by his cultural heritage of Christian Humanism, Individualism and some degree of Critical Theory. He strongly believes that every individual is inherently ‘good’, even though the term ‘good’ can also be placed within his mental framework. As a result of his Christian Humanist mental framework, the Westerner feels good about himself, as long as he views the non-Westerner as ‘good’. Political Correctness and the pampering of so-called ‘minorities’ are also based on this principle.
As a result of his unconscious mental framework, the Westerner believes that the Muslim will show gratitude and open up his heart towards him and that he will finally become just like him. “Come to me!”, the Westerner preaches, believing that the Muslim will reply, Thank you, my brother. We are brothers in the Abrahamic religion. Let us clear our past and build this world together! The Westerner’s unconscious mental framework does not allow him to realise that the Muslim is somehow different.
The Muslim views the world through the Islamic mental framework, a framework that predates the Westerner’s mental framework. He makes an unconscious distinction between Muslims and non-Muslims. He also isn’t an individual, but instead a part of a larger collective entity. The Muslim also believes that he is superior and feels a heightened sense of entitlement in comparison to non-Muslims.
Western shame versus Islamic pride
Due to his his mind on critical theory, the Westerner feels ashamed of his past: he feels ashamed of the Crusades; he feels ashamed of Colonialism; and, despite being the first in all of human history to ever abolish slavery, he feels ashamed of slavery.
Due to his mind running on supremacy, the Muslim doesn’t feel ashamed of his past: he doesn’t feel ashamed of the Jihad, the destruction of Persia, the destruction of the Hindus; the way that he has been treating women for more than a millennium; and, despite the Arab Slave Trade having continued for twice as long as the European Slave Trade, he doesn’t feel ashamed of the Arab Slave Trade either.
Western Contribution to Humanity versus Islamic Leeching on Humanity
The Westerner went to look for universal moral truths to increase the quality of life and happiness of everyone. He found humanism, individual rights and freedom of conscience, gave rights to women and abolished slavery. Then, the Westerner gave modern medicine, modern technology, and secularism to the world. Yet, he feels ashamed.
The Muslim went to look to subjugate the rest of the world to the will of ‘Allah’. He found the intellectual heritage of the Persians, the Greeks and the Hindus, he leeched on it and sucked the value out of it, yet he didn’t learn anything. Then, he took the credit for the accomplishments of the Persians, the Greeks and the Hindus and he still feels proud of it today.
When the Japanese, the Uruguayan and the Chilean learn from the Westerner and takes his values and principles, they are better off as a result of it, yet the Westerner feels ashamed.
When the Indonesian learns from the Muslim and takes his values and principles, he is worse off as a result of it, yet the Muslim feels superior.
The Westerner makes a distinction between religion and politics and assumes that Islam can be separated between religious Islam and Political Islam.
For the Muslim, religion and politics are the same.
Tolerance versus Intolerance
The Westerner is tolerant and makes a distinction between the individual and the group.
The Muslim is intolerant and sees an individual as a minor part of the larger group this individual belongs to.
Speaking the Truth versus Lying
The Westerner speaks the truth and assumes that the other also speaks the truth.
The Muslim deceives the non-Muslim, because the unbeliever doesn’t need to know everything.
The European Enlightenment versus Islamic Uprisings
When the Westerner is oppressed and contained: the amount of suffering is relatively high. When he is set free, the amount of suffering decreases, prosperity and scientific advance flourish and everyone’s quality of life of everyone increases. When the influence of the Roman Catholic Church on the mind of the Westerner decreased, the net result was positive.
When the Muslim is oppressed and contained: the amount of suffering is relatively low. When he is set free, everyone’s amount of suffering increases and the quality of life for women, homosexuals and non-Muslims decreases. When the influence of dictators such as Gaddafi and Hussein decreased, the net result was negative.
The Clash of Cultures
The Muslim slowly opens his eyes and regains his senses as he recovers from the latest atrocity that was produced by his own dysfunctional ideology. “Come to me!”, he then suddenly hears the unbeliever preach while standing there in the distance, smiling from ear to ear, and with his arms wide open, “Come to me my brother. Let us build this world together!”. He slowly walks towards the unbeliever and takes his hand. “By the way, my brother”, he then hears him say, “Please ignore those verses of your holy book that recommend violence! The world will be a better place, trust me!”, he hears him laugh, as he offers him the benefits of his welfare state. “But these verses are simply misinterpreted!”, the Muslim replies, as he deceives the unbeliever, “Please understand that in Arabic, all the words have 10 different meanings. You wouldn’t be able to understand them if you weren’t a Muslim. Please don’t think badly of my religion. It would really hurt my feelings!” From the corners of his eyes, he observes the unbeliever’s response. Finally, he then thinks to himself, the Kafir has become weak.