There’s the truth. And then there’s the mainstream media.

At some stage in our Western civilisation, we are simply going to have to acknowledge the elephant in the room: that Islamism is per definition irreconcilable with democracy. 

Yes, this will immediately elicit howls of protest from PC “liberals” who, in the comfort of numbers, will band together to subvert the truth. But the fact is that it is not Arab nature, nor Arab society, nor Arab culture, that from time immemorial has persisted in the uncouth dhimmi maltreatment of non-Muslims as a sub-normal species. Rather, it is the Islamic religion that ordains this blatantly racist approach. It is not Arab culture that causes Tunisian allies Morsi in Cairo, Haniyeh in Gaza City, Abbas in Ramallah, or Ahmadinejad in Tehran to call for ridding the world of the Jewish state and indeed the Jews – it is their fanatical interpretation of the religion of Islam. On another, albeit intimately related, level is the question of just how much daylight there is between Islam the religion, and Islamism the violent political movement whose sole aim is world domination via the shari’a.

Democratically elected Islamist President Morsi of Egypt refers to Jews as “descendants of apes and pigs” and said as recently as 2010 that “By no means do we recognise their (Israel’s) Green Line”. That means no recognition of the right of the State of Israel to exist. This from a country, Egypt, which is officially at “peace” with the Jewish state. The Palestinian Authority under much-touted “peace-loving” President  Mahmud Abbas recently unveiled its new logo for celebration of the 48th anniversary of Fatah, the largest Palestinian Arab terrorist group and an organisation that the EU and UN insist is an official partner for peace with Israel. In that logo the State of Israel is entirely erased and its total land area is replaced with the Arab state of Palestine where Islamist shari’a is the mainstay of the constitution. Not a word in the mainstream media. And no protest from the EU or UN.

Tunisian Islamists, meanwhile, are taking their lead from Morsi, their Moslem Brotherhood compatriot in Cairo. Read here former Israeli ambassador Zvi Mazel’s concise analysis of the support for anti-Semitism that is growing in Tunisia, as indeed it is elsewhere in the Islamist world.

Before the professional wailers and moaners can strike up their customary chord of protest against any criticism of Islamisation, regardless of the facts, it needs to be made clear that the above is most emphatically NOT a racist statement, nor some trumped-up “Islamophobic” sentiment, whatever that artificially conjured word is supposed to mean; it is quite simply acknowledgement of incontrovertible fact. Fact that is clearly recognisable in Turkey, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia (where incidentally synagogues and churches are banned by law and where certain roads may only be used by Muslims – now that’s an apartheid society that the mainstream media never scrutinises.)

The Islamist world is hard at work spreading its skewed perception of Israel, not least about purported Israeli “apartheid” against Arabs and Muslims in the Jewish state, Meanwhile the world community is bending over backwards to accommodate these and other horrific anti-Semitic slurs from the Islamist world while at the same time donating billions in hard-earned tax revenues to these same Islamist countries. While all this is going on, here’s a snapshot of the real situation in Israel – the Jewish state where Israeli Arabs, Druse, Palestinian Arabs (both Christian and Muslim) and Israeli Jews all work side by side in perfect harmony. For instance in the Sodastream factory.

Here’s the situation that the blind and deaf Western collaborators with Islamism – some might refer to them as Quislings – refuse to acknowledge: the march of radical Islamism is inexorable, it is relentless and it is by now already virtually unstoppable short of issuing an open declaration of all-out war. All because the world community has consistently showed a marked distaste for confronting it while it was still emerging as a force bent on global domination.

Bored disclaimer, for the umpteenth time: this statement does not refer to Islam, the religion, but to Islamism, the violent political movement that cloaks itself in the religion of Islam, thus rendering itself unassailable.

In case anyone thinks Islamism is a problem limited specifically to Arab or Muslim-majority countries, think again. In Sweden – yes, Sweden – one of the government coalition partners, the non-socialist Centre Party, now actively advocates polygamy and unfettered immigration from Muslim countries in its official party programme as Sweden moves towards national elections in September 2014. Of course this is a coarse, some might say openly prostituting, attempt by the Centre Party to curry favour with the Muslim vote; but it does indicate just how powerful a voting bloc the Islamist culture is wherever it secures a dominant demographic and/or economic foothold. Not just in Tunisia and Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Iran, but also in faraway – nominally Christian – Sweden.

We are facing interesting times ahead. The not-so-subtle Islamist anti-Semitic undercurrents notable in places like Tunisia, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip are also surfacing in far from traditional Islamist hotspots such as Sweden – and THAT is where the attention of the analysts, the experts, the politicians and the media should be focusing.

But they will all ignore it, of course. It is left to bloggers and objective observers on the ground to inform the news-consuming public while the mainstream media flail around in their increasingly desperate attempts to ignore, even actively conceal, the truth.

Lazy? Unprincipled? Cynical? Scared? Corrupt? Politicised? The label one chooses to apply to the mainstream media is a matter of personal choice. What is clear, however, is that the mainstream media are becoming increasingly irrelevant in the news dissemination industry. Cue the electronic world and the blogosphere, where the truth prevails not because of but despite the mainstream media.


About the Author
Ilya Meyer is former deputy chair of the West Sweden branch of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. He blogs about Israel and Sweden’s relationship with Israel at the Times of Israel and at He made his debut as a writer of political thrillers with The Hart Trilogy: "Bridges Going Nowhere" (2014), "The Threat Beneath" (2015) and "From The Shadows" (2016), where the action switches seamlessly between Samaria, Gaza, Israel and Sweden. The books are available from as ebooks and also in paperback. Work has started on a fourth book, "Picture Imperfect".