Never before, for many centuries now, has the West – against his will – had anything to do with the Islamic world. Islam, in fact, is no longer just a “neighbor”, but lives in our own home: impressive are, in this regard, the percentages of Islamization of countless European cities (even capital: one above all, Brussels).
Like it or not, then, the Western man – at any level – has a daily basis now to do with the Muslim world, to work, to political commitment to religious opposition, and so on.
Regardless, for a moment, detrimental impact that a massive Islamic presence in our social fabric has – and will have more and more – on the preservation of a true European identity, the question arises: what really has to tell us today, l ‘ Islamic average, our neighbor, the imam of a community or street vendor with whom we became friends and we greet when we go to work? with what spirit and with what intentions he approaches us?
Our real problem, in ourselves these questions, it is the good dose of ingenuity that distinguishes us. Ingenuity that comes essentially from being “anesthetized” by hundreds of years of respectability, of “dialogue at all costs”, security and relative calm. All this, accented by an inborn love for the “human rights” and for the words of equality, peace and universal brotherhood that is massively imposed on us, since our birth, from the public media factory.
But if we stop for a moment, we realize that, perhaps, our interlocutor does not speak the language of love . Indeed, we find that his intentions, although sometimes cleverly disguised, are anything but peaceful and innocent. Basically, in our relating with Islam we do the same timid and dreamy adolescent impression that approaches – full of good intentions and little hearts on the diary – the worst school bully.
” What! ” They will say our opponents lovers of globalism; ” Our Muslim brothers prayed with us in the churches; They have written <Not in my name!> when their friends were bitting quite a lot ‘of French. You see, conspiracy theorists? They are not bad! “.
So, our beloved opponents do exactly the picture of the shy teenager who falls in love with the school bully. Except that, unfortunately, the consequences are far more serious.
Such a naive attitude can be justified only by a complete ignorance of Islamic doctrine. In fact, according to the main currents of Islam, Shia in the first place, theconcealment of the true intentions of the faithful in dealing with the “infidels” (ie with us …) is not only permissible, but in certain circumstances even becomes an obligation.
This attitude – hypocritical and duplicitous – has a specific name: taqiyya (Arabic: تقية, translated as ” fear “, ” caution “, ” concealment “, ” lie “, but also as ” fear of God ” and ” holiness ” ). Under this definition, in particular, is part of a wide and significant range of behaviors, all considered perfectly lawful – and sometimes even required – according to Islamic doctrine: (a) to conceal or even deny outwardly Islamic faith; (b)does not practice some of the obligatory rites prescribed by Islamic religion; (c) in general, not to arouse suspicion, simulating mental and appeasement opening to escape a hostile environment.
In this way, the Muslim – any Muslim – can calmly deny all or part of their faith before the Westerners, muffling all attitudes might be more contrasting with the environment that surrounds it, so you can undisturbed continue its existence “behind enemy lines”.
This, indeed, allows the Muslim to assume, from time to time, the role of an apostle of dialogue between religions, that of peacemaker, or even – as is increasingly the case – that of “poor victim helpless” in the face of prejudice and discrimination . All this, we add, making the big laughs seeing that their states can well before the eyes of Western man full of love.
The phenomenon should not be underestimated, considering – however – that this is not an isolated tendency of some Muslim communities, but a typed code of conduct in the Qur’an itself: ” That the faithful do not take for friends or protectors the infidels in place of believers if someone did that, in nothing will be help from Allah: except as a precaution, so that you can watch out for them . But Allah cautions you to remember; because the ultimate goal is to Allah. “(Qur’an 3:28, emphasis added).
It is, therefore, an opportunistic attitude and programmatic that – beyond the outward appearances – characterizes every true Muslim. An attitude which consists, as seen in the simulated peace, friendship and tolerance waiting to become a majority and be able to lift the mask, revealing his true nature.
Is the West, then, decide how much weight to give the rhetoric of many leading Muslims who operate on their own territory. West is deciding what value to attribute the appearance that conceals the most shameless dissimulation.
Continuing to rejoice in a child of the manifestations of peace, love and tolerance that Islam gives us (when not want to kill innocent), will not go far. It will end up like the teenager who, hopefully, be in the school bathrooms convinced that the bully wants to tell her “I love you.”