Here’s why the West is losing the war against the forces of Islamo-fascism

On the day ISIS beheaded Briton David Haines, I remembered my talk at IdeaCity in Toronto in 2011 where I touched on why the West is failing in its fight against Islamofascism. Thought I should share it with you.

Ideacity, also known as ‘Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds’, is an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, designers, filmmakers, inventors and technologists. “Fifty of the planet’s brightest minds converge in Toronto each June to speak to a highly engaged audience. Only 600 are privileged to attend,” says their website. In April 2011, I had the privilege of being invited by founder Moses Znaimer to speak at IdeaCity 2011.

[In case, YouTube in its wisdom decides to remove the clip, here is the raw video]

8 comments for “Here’s why the West is losing the war against the forces of Islamo-fascism

  1. gama
    September 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Fascinating isn’t it that a tiny, minuscule group of rabid religious zealots have managed to control a vast swatch of humanity with such ease .
    Isis’s puritanical sharia will be tolerated , sharia-is-sharia-is-sharia whether it manifests itself in a hijab,niqab or burqa { the whole nine yards of Wahhabi crazy, we have Canadian females fighting for the acceptance of the black-sack ! } .
    Muslims will not criticize sharia that would be tantamount to heresy. The Taliban,Boko Haram, Hamas, al-Qaeda ,Hezbollah, al-Shabaab and the Saudi Salafists keepers of Islam’s holy sites …. all implement nefarious forms of sharia with impunity.
    It wasn’t one giant leap for mankind but one small step for a vicious and vindictive flavour of sharia that transformed a relatively modern Afghani society into one worshipping a malicious totalitarian ideology . A society that valued its beasts of burden more than they valued their woman while main-stream Islam looked the other way ……… sharia-is-sharia-is-sharia !

  2. Børge
    September 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    The majority of Muslims believe that the Hadith stories are a major part of Islam, and their translation of the Quran is heavily influenced by the same stories.

    To understand what the poison of Hadith are, read free books here; Free English book refuting Hadith and understand the Quran for download in PDF format (plus some other philosophical books):

  3. Laila Rasheed
    September 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM


    On February 13, 1945, an orgy of genocide began against a defenseless German city, one of the greatest cultural centers of northern Europe. Within less than 14 hours England & America bombed so unexpectantly it was reduced to flaming ruins, an estimated one-third of its inhabitants, possibly as many as a half a million, had perished in what was the worst single event massacre of all time.

    DRESDEN, GERMANY – FEBRURY 13, 1945, the war at its end, Germany in ruins. With no warning, Churchill orders US & British bombers to drop over 3,000 tons of incendiary bombs on this non-combatant hospital city, swollen with refugees fleeing other destroyed cities. The bombs ignited a massive human sacrifice firestorm burning alive between 3 to 500,000 innocents in the worst single event massacre in history. More were genocided in defenseless Dresden than died in Hiroshima & Nagasaki combined.

    As the British Major General J. F. C. Fuller wrote in his book,
    The Second World War:

    “For fifty or a hundred years, and possibly more, the ruined cities of Germany will stand as monuments to the barbarism of their conquerors. The slaughtered will be forgotten, the horrors of the concentration camps and gas chambers will dim with the passing of the years; but the ruins will remain to beckon generation after generation of Germans to revenge.“*

    A U.S. Prison Guard Remembers


    In October 1944, at age eighteen, I was drafted into the U.S. army. Largely because of the “Battle of the Bulge,” my training was cut short, my furlough was halved, and I was sent overseas immediately. Upon arrival in Le Havre, France, we were quickly loaded into box cars and shipped to the front. When we got there, I was suffering increasingly severe symptoms of mononucleosis, and was sent to a hospital in Belgium. Since mononucleosis was then known as the “kissing disease,” I mailed a letter of thanks to my girlfriend.

    By the time I left the hospital, the outfit I had trained with in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was deep inside Germany, so, despite my protests, I was placed in a “repo depot” (replacement depot). I lost interest in the units to which I was assigned, and don’t recall all of them: non-combat units were ridiculed at that time.

    My separation qualification record states I was mostly with Company C, 14th Infantry Regiment, during my seventeen-month stay in Germany, but I remember being transferred to other outfits also.

    In late March or early April 1945, I was sent to guard a POW camp near Andernach along the Rhine. I had four years of high school German, so I was able to talk to the prisoners, although this was forbidden. Gradually, however, I was used as an interpreter and asked to ferret out members of the S.S. (I found none.)

    In Andernach about 50,000 prisoners of all ages were held in an open field surrounded by barbed wire. The women were kept in a separate enclosure that I did not see until later. The men I guarded had no shelter and no blankets. Many had no coats. They slept in the mud, wet and cold, with inadequate slit trenches for excrement. It was a cold, wet spring, and their misery from exposure alone was evident.

    Even more shocking was to see the prisoners throwing grass and weeds into a tin can containing a thin soup. They told me they did this to help ease their hunger pains. Quickly they grew emaciated. Dysentery raged, and soon they were sleeping in their own excrement, too weak and crowded to reach the slit trenches. Many were begging for food, sickening and dying before our eyes. We had ample food and supplies, but did nothing to help them, including no medical assistance.

    Outraged, I protested to my officers and was met with hostility or bland indifference. When pressed, they explained they were under strict orders from “higher up.”

    No officer would dare do this to 50,000 men if he felt that it was “out of line,” leaving him open to charges. Realizing my protests were useless, I asked a friend working in the kitchen if he could slip me some extra food for the prisoners. He too said they were under strict orders to severely ration the prisoners’ food, and that these orders came from “higher up.” But he said they had more food than they knew what to do with, and would sneak me some.

    When I threw this food over the barbed wire to the prisoners, I was caught and threatened with imprisonment. I repeated the “offense,” and one officer angrily threatened to shoot me. I assumed this was a bluff until I encountered a captain on a hill above the Rhine shooting down at a group of German civilian women with his .45 caliber pistol. When I asked, “Why?,” he mumbled, “Target practice,” and fired until his pistol was empty. I saw the women running for cover, but, at that distance, couldn’t tell if any had been hit.

    This is when I realized I was dealing with cold-blooded killers filled with moralistic hatred. They considered the Germans subhuman and worthy of extermination; another expression of the downward spiral of racism. Articles in the G.I. newspaper, Stars and Stripes, played up the German concentration camps, complete with photos of emaciated bodies. This amplified our self-righteous cruelty, and made it easier to imitate behavior we were supposed to oppose. Also, I think, soldiers not exposed to combat were trying to prove how tough they were by taking it out on the prisoners and civilians.

    These prisoners, I found out, were mostly farmers and workingmen, as simple and ignorant as many of our own troops. As time went on, more of them lapsed into a zombie-like state of listlessness, while others tried to escape in a demented or suicidal fashion, running through open fields in broad daylight towards the Rhine to quench their thirst. They were mowed down.

    • calebsingh
      September 16, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Justifying violence claiming others did it the past is worst Bullshit excuse,if your god loves sacrificing human throats by calling upon it name then it nothing but a blood thirsty monster,and a religion is murdering for pussy to salvation is the height of nonsense.There is no historical clinching evidence to justify any religion

  4. calebsingh
    September 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Muslims taking religion name and committing crimes in its names are worst of bastards,sure if you have a political problem, try to solve it politicaly rather than taking religion support, why only muslims bring religion into it to into campaigning for supporters and extolling supporters to violence.Any religion being used for political purposes is no word of God, but words of power,greed,brutality and jealousy

  5. lin shosk
    September 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    why doesnt he speak of the everyday muslim , the next door muslim who Refuse to assimilate into CANADIAN CULTURE
    those ones are the ones that Are executing musiim islam political, jihad ideology

    muslim islam ideology is based on, in foreign laws, both muslim, and sharia

    holds no power in CANADA
    nor Legal lawful power


    treat muslims as such in Canada

  6. Rezaur
    September 21, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    I do not think Islamism is a threat. I think it is the evolution of merging political life with religion. If you have issues with specific fatwas, I can agree with you some of them.

  7. calebsingh
    September 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    As long as you keep your religion to your private space,there is no problem.But if you want to shove it down others by force, coercion,threats and insist on public display or claim it is a way of life, sorry I can’t except that.If muslims insist on it being a way of life for then the religion shall be held accountable for the action of its followers

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