Ignorance of and leniency towards Salafi ideology are two major problems in Western nations

I contacted Nicolas Pirsoul who is a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland recently because his research interests include issues around democracy and Middle Eastern politics. I told him about the story we had broken about Salafist Dr Sahib and asked him if he would consider writing an article for Whaleoil in reaction to the story since it had been picked up by the mainstream media both in New Zealand and in Britain. He politely declined because he said he was currently working on several articles and opinion pieces already.It appears that one of the pieces he was working on was for the New Zealand Herald.

Isis, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist organisations are all inspired by a particular understanding of Islam: Salafism.

Salafism is an extremist, literalist, and intolerant form of Sunni Islam…

Salafism obtained the important political power it continues to hold today when Muhammad ibn ?Abd al-Wahhab formed an alliance with the al-Saud family during the 18th century to give birth to the Saudi version of Salafism, Wahhabism, the state religion of the current kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As Saudi Arabia developed as a major political force, due in large part to its oil production and its status as one of the West’s principal allies in the Middle East, Salafism further expanded its political and geographical influence. Saudi Arabia has continued to use its wealth to propagate Wahhabi ideas thorough the Islamic world and Muslim communities in the West.

Given these facts isn’t it strange that all those Sunni Imams from Egypt were sent to New Zealand this year to combat extremism? You know, the extremism that we don’t currently have in New Zealand according to FIANZ. Who exactly were these Imams targeting? Were they concerned about Salafists like Dr Sahib from Saudi Arabia who are propagating Wahhabi ideas?

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Hmmm doesn’t sound very inclusive to me Dr Sahib

At Taqwa Trusts presents its monthly Islamic programme and social event for December focusing on the following topics:

  1. Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims, by Shaykh Dr.Mohammad Anwar Sahib
  2. Social Issues, Shaykh Kabba Bah

All invited. Dinner to be provided. Please see poster for details:

– At-Taqwa Trust email

Remember Dr Sahib? Star of this Whaleoil video? According to the above promotional poster, he will be speaking in Manukau on the topic of ‘ Rights of Muslims on Other Muslims ” which apart from the poor grammar doesn’t sound very inclusive. Nope, it actually sounds like imposing one Muslim group’s set of values onto a different Muslim group. I could be horribly wrong of course and could be taking the speech topic completely out of context which is why I invite those who attend the dinner to send me a video or audio of his sermon to our tipline.

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Face of the day

Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos

Today’s face of the day has described himself as an “Alpha homo, a dangerous faggot and the most fabulous supervillain on the internet” as well as an “agent provocateur.” ?He is a technology and media commentator and journalist. He is unafraid of challenging ideas and beliefs and holds some very interesting views given that he is both gay and conservative / libertarian. ?What I most like about him is how he is challenging today’s feminists. One feminist he pointed out was an agent provocateur just like him, the only difference being that when she received criticism on social media she cried victim, whereas as he just takes it in his stride.

When Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial conservative British writer for the Breitbart News Network, spoke at Rutgers University on Tuesday about how college campuses have become too hypersensitive and politically correct, students responded by smearing their faces with fake blood in protest.

The issue of whether college campuses have become too politically correct had become a heavily debated issue in the past few years ? even at Rutgers, where former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice backed out of giving a graduating speech amid protests.

To repudiate what he sees as an increasingly reactive educational environment, where microagressions?are getting in the way of substantive debate, Yiannopoulos told students that they should be going to college to “interrogate new ideas” and “experiment with dangerous ideas, new forms of knowledge, to meet new people, to introduce ourselves to new experiences, and to learn more about the world around us.”

“Up against that mission,” he said, according to a video of the event and witnesses there, “up against what ought to be the central purpose of higher education, what ought to be the reason you’re all here, is a culture of safe spaces and trigger warnings which seeks to insulate people from anything that might traumatize or upset them.”

In the video, he continued, “Of course they are not really traumatized or upset; they are just upset that someone disagrees with them. In my view, anybody who asks for a trigger warning or a safe space, should be immediately expelled.”

The audience loudly applauded his statement.

He said such reactivity merely demonstrates that those students “are incapable of exposing themselves to new ideas.”

“They are demonstrating that they are incapable of engaging in a humble pursuit of knowledge,” he said.

At which point, a woman yells from off camera, “This man represents hatred!” They also started chanting “Black lives matter”

The video then pans to one side of the auditorium where two students appear to smear fake blood on their faces.

The evocative display was met with loud applause.

Members of the audience in support of Yiannopoulos booed and started chanting, “Trump, Trump, Trump!”

The two students eventually exited the auditorium inside Scott Hall as several other students who also smeared fake blood on their faces stood and continued the fervor.

“Safe to say a few people were triggered last night,” Yiannopoulos wrote on his Twitter account, which was recently de-verified, leading to outrage among conservatives.

Yiannopoulos has come under fire, and also won support, for his statements against feminism.

One of the protesters told the Daily Targum, Rutgers’ student paper, that Yiannopoulos shouldn’t have been invited.

“(Rutgers groups) should not be inviting anyone like (Yiannopoulos) because what we stand for is inclusion and diversity,” Nyuma Waggeh?said, according to the Targum. “If a speaker makes someone feel unsafe or uncomfortable, then they should not come to campus.”

Yeah right, ?they are so inclusive and encouraging of diversity that they don’t want to invite a gay conservative because his ideas might upset them. They are not about inclusion and diversity; they are about silencing free speech and only allowing views that they agree with to be heard. They have no problem making guest speakers feel unsafe or uncomfortable with their bizarre protests.

In the below video Milo is rudely interrupted and shouted down for the entire duration of his speech. It is only once they get to the question and answer section that things improve. I recommend missing out the speech and going straight to the Q&A. Milo is well worth listening to.


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