Published May 5, 2017
Here’s the thing: terrorism is a form of politics. It’s a disgusting and extreme form of politics, but it’s nothing more nor less than politics. In the case of radical Islamic terrorism, the goal is to divide societies, to evoke fear and to get the message to the West that they’re a force to reckoned with. The message is that they are at war with us, because of the fundamental difference of our societies. It’s a fascist ideology that posits radical Islam is somehow superior to other religions or types of society. It’s not, of course. Terrorism today is in the same place the IRA and ETA ended up in the late 90s. It’s just a bunch of common criminals with bombs, and some pathetic, impressionable lone wolves who are fed up with being unknown losers.
But the thing is, there’s another group with the exact same political goals as the terrorists. And they live among us in the west. They’re the people that want to “modernise” Islam. The same people who cry fascism every time someone points out the holes in their racist rants. Robert Spencer is one of these guys, and he’s coming to Iceland to speak at a conference held by Vakur, as Grapevine reported at the beginning of May. He has an Islamophobic blog, and it doesn’t take long to see that his politics are the same as that of the terrorists. Even Anders Breivik was a fan. Although his methods are peaceful—for now—his goal is to divide societies, to evoke fear, and to get the message across that Islam is a force to reckon with. The message is that Islamists are at war with us because of fundamental difference of our societies. Robert’s fascist ideology states that Christianity is somehow superior to any other religions or types of society. If you feel like I’m repeating myself, it’s because Robert wants the same things as the jihadists. That’s the aim and the lifeblood of his pathetic politics. And Europe really doesn’t need more jihadist supporters.