Once-esteemed author and religions-scholar Robert Sibley recently became an employee of the liberal rag “The Ottawa Citizen” (not-so-affectionately known by the locals as the ‘Snottawa Snitizen’) and decided to editorialize for them. Becoming politically correct (factually incorrect; a liar and fraud) may not have been the best decision Mr. Sibley ever made, and here’s how and why:
(Since the SS has a funny habit of “disappearing” its own articles when challenged, I’ve decided to reproduce the whole thing, below). I’ve put his most obvious twaddle in bold, and as is often the case, my take on it all is presented in outraged, screaming CAPS.
Today, he decided to pontificate on their dime about the “root causes” of “youth radicalization,” here:
Young men can be turned to good or evil
By Robert Sibley, Ottawa Citizen April 28, 2013
How do we account for young men turning to terrorism?
We were transfixed recently by the drama of the hunt for two men suspected to be the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings. The week before we were made aware that two youthful Canadian citizens from London, Ont., were among the terrorists killed in the January assault on an Algerian gas plant, while a third is in a Mauritanian jail and a fourth being sought for possible terrorist connections. Elsewhere, too, in the United States and Britain, two groups of young men, all identified as Muslim and self-described as Islamists, have recently been convicted. In 2006, an Islamist group of young men in the Toronto area, the so-called Toronto 18, with a bucket list that included blowing up Parliament and beheading the prime minister, were exposed by the security services. Many were born in Canada, the children of immigrants. And most recently, two other men, a 35-year-old Torontonian and a 30-year-old Montrealer, are alleged to have been planning to blow up a Toronto-to-New York passenger train.
How do we understand this? To ask such a question is not to excuse or otherwise wring our hands about how these young men might have felt excluded from society. One of the alleged marathon bombers whined on his Facebook page that “I don’t have a single American friend. I just don’t understand them.”
Since when did alienation and self-pity provide a moral licence for mass murder?
GOOD POINT, QUICKLY FORGOTTEN.
That said, it is worthwhile to try to understand how seemingly ordinary young men, and presumably enjoying the bounty of western societies, could be turned into Islamist terrorists.
In the Boston case, the two suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 19 and 26 respectively, were brothers of Chechen origin, who, it appears, came with their families to the United States where they attended high school and college. Tamerlan was studying engineering — something he likely wouldn’t have been able to do in his war-torn homeland. Dzhokhar was apparently well-liked by his classmates, served the disabled as a volunteer and a captain on his school’s wrestling team.
Naturally everyone wants to know how typical teenagers become terrorists. “We need to understand these kids,” said Wael Haddara, a board member of a London mosque.
PURE TAQIYYA AND KITMAN: ANY MOSQUE MEMBER KNOWS THE QUR’AN’S TERROR IMPERATIVES BY ROTE! WHY WOULD SIBLEY BOTHER TO INTERVIEW SUCH A CUNT?!
“This is an American boy,” Mishy Lesser, an American consultant who specializes in developing young community leaders, said in reference to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “How did he become a hater?”
UMMM … “BECAUSE THE QUR’AN SPECIFICALLY TEACHES HATE, AND LOTS OF IT!”?
Good questions. So far, though, the responses in some cases have been the usual clichés — the corrupting influence of the Internet, the blandishments of a behind-the-scenes religious leader, and, according to media portrayals, personal disappointments that life didn’t provide them with more recognition, more money, more girls. No doubt, some of these factors figure in the radicalization of these young men.
LET’S QUICKLY EXAMINE THE ALLEGED DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “MODERATE” AND “RADICAL” MOSLEMS:
RADICAL MOSLEMS WANT TO KILL YOU.
MODERATE MOSLEMS WANT RADICAL MOSLEMS TO KILL YOU.
MOST SIMPLY PUT: THERE ARE NO MODERATE MOSLEMS BECAUSE THERE IS NO MODERATE ISLAM. THERE IS ONLY ONE QUR’AN, AND IT TEACHES ALL MOSLEMS THAT IT IS NOT ONLY THEIR HOLY RIGHT, BUT ALSO THEIR DUTY TO THEIR GOD, TO EXTORT, ENSLAVE, AND MURDER ALL THE NON-MOSLEMS IN THE WORLD, SIMPLY FOR THEIR “CRIMES” OF NOT BEING MOSLEMS. THE QUR’AN IS A PERMANENT DEATH-THREAT AND AN US-VERSUS-THEM, MIGHT-MAKES-RIGHT ONGOING HATE-CRIME ALL BY ITSELF.
Why would someone who grew up in a liberal society, provided with at least some of the benefits of the secular West, turn against that society? As President Barack Obama put it recently, “Why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence?”
FROM SOMEONE WHOSE OWN PAST ALLEGEDLY INCLUDES MURDERING GAY LOVERS…
Perhaps Plato had the answer. The ancient Greek philosopher recognized that the most dangerous creature in the world is a young man of limited education. His Socratic dialogue, The Republic, explores the need to educate young men to noble purpose, training them to direct their desires — their spirits, in other words — to the well-being of the city.
THIS IS INDEED ONE OF THE PROBLEMS; THE REAL PROBLEM BEING WHEN ISLAMIC TERROR IS MIS-CATEGORIZED BY BEING ALLUDED TO AS ‘DEFENSIVE NATIONALISM’ IN WHICH CASE ‘THE CITY’ TO BE DEFENDED, IS “SOME OTHER MUSLIM’S CITIES,” AND THE WHO THEY MUST BE DEFENDED FROM – IS “ALL THE NON-MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD!”
For Plato, a young man’s “spiritedness” informed his character and conduct. Unless that spiritedness was educated for worthy ends it could easily degenerate into conduct harmful to the city. That is to say, young men can be turned to both good and evil. The spiritedness that prompts them to noble purpose can also be misdirected to violence if their psyches are miseducated.
AND JUST WHO WOULD BE DOING THIS “MIS-EDUCATING” TODAY?
GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA!!!
Unfortunately, modern secular society can fail to provide young men with a positive sense of meaning that satisfies their spiritedness. The acquisition of technological trinkets and vicarious living through video games is not a meaning-filled life. Some, as we’ve seen, turn to violence to provide them with a sense of purpose.
Psychologically-speaking, this should not surprise anyone.
Islamist terrorism is a response, however morally and intellectually incoherent, to the perceived dissatisfactions of modernity with its contradictory mix of material prosperity and spiritual poverty. To say this doesn’t excuse terrorism.
LIAR!!! YES, IT DOES, SIBLEY! BECAUSE ISLAMIC – NOT “ISLAM-IST” – TERRORISM IS AN INTRINSIC SACRAMENT OF ISLAM ITSELF, WHICH PRE-DATES MODERN SOCIETY BY 1,400 YEARS, OVER 1,000 YEARS BEFORE THE CREATION OF AMERICA ITSELF! HENCE, ISLAM CANNOT BE A “RESPONSE” TO MODERNITY! AND TO PRETEND ISLAM IS A “RESPONSE” TO SPIRITUAL POVERTY AND MATERIAL PROSPERITY, IS STARK-RAVING INSANITY ALL ON ITS OWN, SINCE ISLAM ITSELF EMBODIES SPIRITUAL POVERTY AND PURE MATERIALISM!
THE MOSLEM’S OWN “ALLAH” IS DEFINED AS UNKNOWN AND UNKNOWABLE – SO WHEN YOUR “GOD” IS GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS “EVERYTHING,” IT’S ALSO THEREBY MOST SPECIFICALLY DEFINED AS “NOTHING!” EXISTENTIALISM IS NIHILISM! ALLAH IS MORE SHIT-HAPPENS THAN HA-SHEM!
SO ALL MOSLEMS ARE ALSO ATHEISTS! EVEN MUHAMMAD HIMSELF WAS UNABLE TO GET AN ANSWER DIRECT FROM HIS UNKNOWABLE IMPERSONAL IDOL – EVEN HE HAD TO GO THROUGH A SUPERNATURAL INTERMEDIARY, “THE ARCH-ANGEL GEBRIL.” MOE MAY HAVE PRAYED TO ALLAH, BUT ALLAH NEVER PERSONALLY ANSWERED EVEN HIM.
AND THE MOSLEMS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO FAITH IN EVEN THEIR OWN GOD’S OWN DESIRES NOR ABILITY TO ENFORCE EVEN IT’S OWN US-VERUS-THEM AND MIGHT-MAKES-RIGHT CREEDS!
WHEREAS ALL “REAL” RELIGIONS, AT WORST, ONLY SAY:
“OBEY OUR SILLY RULES, OR GOD (/’THE GODS’) WILL GET YOU!”
ONLY ISLAM SAYS:
“OBEY OUR SILLY RULES, OR WE WILL GET YOU (‘FOR GOD’)!”
AND ISLAM IS ALL ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF TREASURE, SLAVES AND OTHER “BOOTY” HERE – THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS NOT MATERIALISM WITHIN “SPIRITUALLY” EMPTY ISLAM! THERE IS NOTHING TO RAISE THE HUMAN SPIRIT WITH HOPE; AS THEIR UNKNOWABLY UNKNOWN GOD CANNOT AND WILL NOT TALK TO NOR REASON WITH ANY OF THEM – IT IS AS UNRESPONSIVE AS THOSE DUMB ROCK IDOLS THEY USED TO WORSHIP, AND SO IT CANNOT BE ADMIRED NOR LOVED, BUT ONLY FEARED AND OBEYED!
You might feel modern society is devoid of worthy existential significance — I have that sensibility myself some days — but that doesn’t sanction killing others.
Nonetheless, terrorism, particularly in the name of God (or Allah), clearly provides some young men with a purposiveness they can’t find elsewhere.
SINCE “CRIME” ISN’T AN END IN ITSELF, AS AN IDEOLOGY, THE ONLY REASON YOUNG KIDS TODAY FALL INTO THE “GOD TOLD US TO COMMIT THESE CRIMES!” TRAP OF ISLAM, IS BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN MIS-CATEGORIZED AND MIS-REPRESENTED TO THEM BY COWARDLY TRAITORS IN THE GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA – SUCH AS BY YOUR SELF!
“The terrorist is fundamentally an ‘altruist,’” writes Bruce Hoffman, an American scholar who studies terrorism. The terrorist “believes he is serving a ‘good’ cause designed to achieve a greater good for a wider constituency — whether real or imagined.”
SEE? THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF SOME “CRISIS-RELIEF MANAGEMENT EXPERT” SALESMAN, WHOSE REAL MOTTO CAN ONLY BE: “THERE’S NO MONEY IN SOLUTIONS!”
ALTRUISM IS THE MOST COLDLY-CALCULATING, INTELLIGENT RESPONSE TO OTHER’S FEAR AND GREED-BASED THREATS TO ONE’S SELF: IN MIRRORING THOSE “OTHERS” AS ONE’S SELF, ONE REALIZES, UPON SUCH REFLECTION, THAT THE BEST WAY TO DISABLE THEIR FEARS AND ASSUAGE THEIR GREEDS, IS TO MAKE THEM FEEL SAFE AND HAPPY, RESPECTIVELY. TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE, TO MAKE THEM FEEL EVEN MORE UNSAFE AND UNHAPPY, TO NEGATE ONE’S FEAR OF THE OTHERS BY MAKING THEM FEEL EVEN MORE FEARFUL OF ONE’S SELF, IS NOT “ALTRUISM,” BUDDY!!!! IT’S ONLY TERRORISM!
PERHAPS HE MEANT “IDEALISM” IN STEAD OF “ALTRUISM” – BECAUSE ALL IDEAL IDEA WORSHIP IS IDOLATRY; IDEALOGUES WORSHIP IMAGE OVER REALITY, AND PERFECTIONISM OVER HUMAN LIFE: THEY “PROTECT” THE FUTURE BY KILLING THE REAL HUMAN LIVES WHICH THEY PRETEND THREATEN IT IN THE PRESENT.
ISLAM IS THE PRIMITIVE, BARBARIAN’S INSTINCTIVE NON-THINKING, AND DEFINITELY NON-ALTRUISTIC, RESPONSE TO FEAR OF PAIN AND THE GREEDY HOPE OF NO PAIN!
ISLAM IS TERRORISM; TERRORISM IS EXTORTION, AND EXTORTION IS ALWAYS A CRIME!
Of course, the terrorist has to overcome the commonly accepted ethos that deliberately killing innocent people is inherently wrong. But then the psychological strain of conceiving murder in altruistic terms betrays the terrorist’s disconnect between his “ideal” and the moral reality shared by most others. As political philosopher Barry Cooper observes in his 2004 study, New Political Religions, the terrorist occupies “an imaginary reality” where killing the innocent can be justified to others as heroic. Cooper describes this mental act as “moral insanity.”
THE IDEA THAT DELIBERATELY KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE IS WRONG ISN’T ONLY A “COMMONLY ACCEPTED ETHOS” BECAUSE IT DEFINES MORALITY: WHEN ONE CHOOSES TO ATTACK FIRST, ONE’S OWN CHOICE DEFINES ONE AS THE PREDATORY, CRIMINAL AGGRESSOR, AND THEY AS ONE’S INNOCENT VICTIMS – THERE’S NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT! AND THAT SIMPLE, GOLDEN RULE (“DO NOT ATTACK FIRST”) DEFINES MORALITY!
ALL MATTERS OF “ETHOS, COMMONLY ACCEPTED” OR NOT, ARE MERELY SYMPTOMS OF ETHICS, OR THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY, HOW AND WHY OF WHAT TO DO ONCE ONE HAS DECIDED TO BREAK THAT ONE, FIRST, GOLDEN RULE AND BECOME IMMORAL.
“ETHICS” ARE FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT MORALITY!
“MORAL INSANITY” DESCRIBES MUHAMMAD, JUST AS IT DOES EVERY OTHER CRIMINAL.
Philosopher Eric Voegelin coined the word “pneumopathological” to describe those who are morally insane, “living,” as it were, in a fantasy world of self-righteousness.
MERE SELF-SERVING IDOLATRY; WHY NOT SIMPLY CALL IT “MORAL INSANITY!”?
We are all fantasists to one degree or another, longing for a world more in accordance with our desires. But most of us grow up to recognize our dreams as unrealistic, the projections of vain egoism, and make our accommodations between reality and fantasy as best we can.
SUBJECTIVITY IS CRIME; THE NOTION ONE CAN HAVE RIGHTS WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY.
Terrorists, however, insist their dream world must be the real world. Possessed of this pneumopathological consciousness, they deny what Voegelin refers to as our “first” or “common” reality in favour of a “second reality” in which they conjure their actions — blowing up subways, for example — will bend the world to suit their fantasies.
WHAT AN ASSHOLE! PRETENDING THERE ARE OBJECTIVELY DIFFERENT, SUBJECTIVE “REALITIES” WHEN IN FACT ALL HE’S DESCRIBING IS SOME TWAT PRETENDING TO REVERSE CAUSE AND EFFECT TO BLAME HIS OWN VICTIMS FOR HIS OWN ATTACKS ON THEM! YOUR “SECOND REALITY” IS IN REALITY, ONLY A LIE; FRAUD; SLANDER; CRIME!
Voegelin regarded this “second-reality” thinking as a deformation of the human spirit, a distortion of consciousness that allowed people to justify evil as a necessary expression of spirituality. In the case of the Islamist terrorist, he is engaged in an apocalyptic struggle with evil enemies — all those non-Muslims — who must be destroyed. As Cooper puts it, “For terrorists participating imaginatively in a cosmic struggle, the purpose of what amounts to limitless killing is clear.” Thus, the terrorist can justify mass murder as a “righteous search for peace.”
NO SHIT SHERLOCK; ISLAM (OR ‘PACIFICATION’) EMBODIES THE CRIMINAL’S BACKWARDS ALIBI NOTION THAT THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS; WHEN OF COURSE, IN REALITY, THE MEANS ONLY EVER DEFINE THE END RESULTS: WHEN YOU LIE, KILL AND STEAL TO GET YOUR WAY, IN THE END YOU’RE NOT A GREAT SUCCESS, BUT ONLY A LYING, MURDERING THIEF!
Is there any reasonable response to this disorder of consciousness? How do you prevent the spiritual deformation of young men? I’ve already alluded to Plato’s solution. He understood that the “spirit” that drives men to violence and destruction can also propel to them build cathedrals, create art and perform acts of heroism — if they are rightly educated.
WELL, “HMM, THAT’S A REAL POSER, ISN’T IT, GENIUS!?” LET’S START WITH THE FACT THAT YOUR OWN SUBCONSCIOUS JUST ANSWERED YOUR OWN QUESTION: THE RIGHT WAY TO EDUCATE PEOPLE IS TO NOT CALL PRE-POSTEROUS EXCUSES FOR CRIMES “DISORDERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS” AND ESPECIALLY NOT “SPIRITUAL DEFORMATIONS.”
LET’S TELL THEM THEY CAN’T PRETEND THEIR VICTIMS STARTED IT, NOR THAT KILLING EVERYONE ELSE WILL MAKE THEM FEEL ULTIMATELY SAFE AND HAPPY. LET’S TELL THEM THE ENDS DON’T JUSTIFY THE MEANS, AND THAT GOD DIDN’T SANCTION CRIME.
The fact that young men such as Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas, the Londoners in the Algeria attacks, were susceptible to the temptations of jihad suggests their inherent, if inchoate, desire for strong meaning and high purpose was not adequately satisfied in western secular society, at least as far as they were concerned. Both Aaron Yoon, now in prison in Mauritania, and Katsiroubas were converts to Islam.
YES, BECAUSE ISLAM’S THE ONLY CRIME SYNDICATE THAT SAYS:
“GOD MADE ME DO IT!”
But it is also perhaps telling that all are the second-generation progeny of immigrant families. The families of Medlej and Ryan Enderi, another London youth connected to the Algeria attack, are from Lebanon, while Katsiroubas’s parents came from Greece and Yoon’s from Korea.
SINCE WHEN DO GREEKS OR KOREANS ENGAGE IN TERROR, WITHOUT JOINING ISLAM?!
THIS LINE OF SELF-DECEIT NEGATES YOUR INITIAL “Since when did alienation and self-pity provide a moral licence for mass murder? ” CLAIM (ABOVE) – YOU COWARD!
Did this circumstance foster psychological — spiritual? —
PSYCHOLOGY IS VERY SIMPLE:
Psychology is very basic, binary stuff; it applies equally to all machines and animals in the universe, no matter where or when. Our emotions range in a simple binary continuum from pain, the fear of pain (fear is only the generalized memory of pain, abstracted from situational contexts, projected to the future) and the hope of no pain (hope is only the summarized memory of the relief from pain, projected to the future).
All moslems simply fear the painful confusing dynamics of life, and so favor the “safe” stasis of unending death (which is also why they hide their women’s life-giving powers of attraction under their own funeral shrouds).
They aren’t scared of dying simply because they ARE scared of living.
Their stated ideal idea (idol) of a “god” is one both unknown and unknowable, so their ‘religion’ is nothing more than focusing on their own fears of pain as their god. Since their god is generally only “everything!” (which negates morality and free will) it’s also specifically “nothing” (existentialism IS nihilism)!
They hate freedom because it implies personal self-reliant responsibility!
…and… “SPIRITUALISM” DOESN’T EXIST, YOU IDOLATER FRAUD!
conflicts that rendered them amenable to extremist religious thought?
“EXTREMIST RELIGIOUS THOUGHT!”? YOU MEAN, WHERE CHRISTIAN EXTREMISTS ADVICE PEOPLE TO BE “EXTREMELY” LOVING”! OR TO BE “EXTREMELY” HATEFUL, AS IN ISLAM?
FALSE CATEGORIZATIONS ARE THE ONLY PROBLEM HERE, IN MIS-EDUCATING YOUTH!
AND YOU’RE NOW AS EQUALLY GUILTY OF THIS CHILD ABUSE CRIME AS MUHAMMAD, BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING ALONG WITH HIS EXCUSES AND LYING ALIBIS, ENABLING THEM!
Was there a conflict between the secular norms of Canadian society and the traditions of their families? Enderi reportedly refused to sing O Canada at school, claiming his Muslim faith forbid it.
OF COURSE HIS MOSLEM FAITH (GLOBAL CONQUEST) FORBADE HIM FROM IDOLIZING A NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, SINCE ISLAM REGARDS THEM ALL AS TEMPORARY MAN-MADE FALSE IDOLS, ALL OF WHICH ARE TO BE EVENTUALLY DESTROYED AND REPLACED BY THEIR ONE-WORLD MOSLEM UMMAH, TO BE RULED BY THEIR THEOCRATIC CALIPHATE!
ISLAM IS GLOBALIZATION, IT’S INHERENTLY SEDITIOUS TOWARDS ALL NATIONALITIES!
To ask such questions is not to indulge in sentimental “root cause” speculation,
NO – IT’S OBVIOUSLY AN ATTEMPTED DEFLECTION ON YOUR PART TO AVOID THEM ALL!
but rather to highlight the need for effective and inspirational institutions of governance, civil society (churches, mosques, community groups, etc.) and, especially, education. Such institutions are psychologically crucial as a means for providing young men with worthy moral standards,
YOU CLEARLY STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS WORD, “MORALITY!” (SEE ABOVE)!
markers of noble conduct and, perhaps most importantly, spiritual direction.
SO, TO ROBERT SIBLEY: “MOSQUES ARE PSYCHOLOGICALLY CRUCIAL INSPIRATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY GOVERNANCE AND WORTHY MORAL EDUCATION!”?!?!?!
MOSQUES ARE STILL REALLY ONLY TERRORIST INDOCTRINATION CENTRES, TRAITOR!
Civilizations stand or fall on the spiritedness of young men.
ISLAM IS NOT A CIVILIZATION – IT’S A SAVAGE BARBARITY!
Robert Sibley is a senior writer for the Citizen, currently seconded to the editorial board.
We obey the Golden Rule of Law, which, by simply defining all situational morality as: “Do Not Attack First!” enables trust, progress, and Civilization.
(See all “Western” countries)!
They obey the brazen rule of chaos, which embodies immorality as: “Our god says we always have to attack all ‘The Others’ first!” and so inflicts distrust, stagnation, and Barbarism.
(See all ‘moslem’ countries)!
THEREFORE, IT’S OBVIOUS THAT:
Our government, educators, and media are all complicit in the crime of “radicalizing youths” towards islamic terrorism, simply because they not only deliberately allow, but also actively encourage, islam to be mis-categorized as a religion, as a defensive nationalist movement, etc, by pretending its own symptoms (jihad terrorist groups such as ‘Al-Quaeda’ and ‘the Taliban’) are separate from their very own, one and only “root cause:” ISLAM itself!
Robery Sibley used to know this, in fact, he once wrote one of the best exposes of islamic evil, ever, here!
And even more evidence of the easy spread of this crime, is the very next article in the Citizen, by those wacky young idealists, the brothers Kielburger, who laud the islamist “Karl Wolf (in sheep’s clothing) for being, as they quote him saying, “”It’s a subtle thing. People don’t realize it’s happening. I’m like a Trojan horse – but in a good way,” Wolf laughs.” about his being the muslim rap music ambassador infecting Western youth with muslim Arabic “culture” norms:
Karl Wolf bridges the rift between East and West
By Craig and Marc Kielburger, Ottawa Citizen April 28, 2013
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS PRIME EXAMPLE OF UNEDUCATED, PUERILE DHIMMITUDE:
“We find it interesting that, in an age marked by a gaping chasm of distrust between Western and Middle Eastern cultures — especially in the years since 9/11 — here is an artist who has achieved prominence and built a following among both North American and Arabic youth.”
MNYESSS – IT’S “INTERESITNG” HOW “GAPING CHASMS OF DISTRUST” CAN COME TO EXIST BETWEEN VIOLENT MURDERERS AND THEIR POTENTIAL VICTIMS, ISN’T IT, KIDS?
With one foot on each side of the divide, Wolf believes he is an ambassador for Arabic culture in North America. It raises the question: can a popular music influence the international cultural perceptions of a new generation, creating better understanding between East and West?
WELL, NOT ULTIMATELY, SINCE ISLAM FORBIDS MUSIC AND SENTENCES ALL MUSICIANS TO HELL (UNLESS THEY PROMOTE ISLAMIC DOMINATION TO DHIMMIS IN STEALTH JIHAD)!
When Wolf was three, his family fled Lebanon to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. When he was 15, his family moved to Montreal, where he is now based.
Wolf tells us he spent much of his youth trying to hide his ethnic roots. “I was really against being Arabic, I never really wanted to embrace that. Even in high school in Dubai I was always preparing to be a North American.”
But as he got older and built his music career, Wolf drew inspiration from his father, which caused him to reflect on his origins and the beauty of Lebanese culture. News reports about the Middle East after 9/11, however, portrayed Arabic peoples in a way that did not match his own experience — the music and dance, and the “crazy” parties his parents would throw. “It was only when I started with my music that I realized I could start being an ambassador. I could be the guy to show that, hey, we are cool.”
BEING A CHILD FROM A MUSLIM FAMILY WHO GREW UP IN CHRISTIAN LEBANON, (BEFORE HIS TERRORIST FATHER WHISKED THE FAMILY AWAY TO THE UAE TO HIDE) YOUNG WOLF DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT THE CRAZY PARTIES HE’D SEEN GROWING UP WEREN’T A PRODUCT OF ISLAM BUT EXISTED IN SPITE OF IT; HE STILL DOESN’T GET IT.
By incorporating Arabic beats and rhythms into his songs, Wolf says he is introducing North American youth to Arabic culture, turning the strange and foreign into the familiar and popular.
JUST SOME MORE TYPICAL VICTIM-BLAMING SLANDER, ASSERTING THE ONLY REASON ISLAM’S POTENTIAL VICTIMS FEAR IT IS BECAUSE THEY MUST BE BIGOTTED RACISTS.
Centuries of mistrust between cultures won’t be overcome with a song or two. However a new generation on both sides is listening to an artist whose music and personal history represent a fusion of two worlds.
Sometimes one experience in common is enough to start a conversation between strangers that can lead to understanding and friendship.
NOTHING LIKE IGNORANCE IS BLISS, RIGHT, IDEALISTIC AND ALTRUISTIC YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST HUG-THE-WORLD KIELBURGERS? HUG A TERRORIST TODAY! WHEE!
SO GET BACK ON YOUR TRIKES, KIDDIES – DISCUSSING CRIME-FIGHTING IS FOR ADULTS.