(Video) Bill Whittle: Tolerance or appeasement?

Posted by: Phineas on August 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Bill Whittle of Pajamas Media has long been a sharp, uncompromising, and eloquent advocate for the defense of America and the West against both the armed and the cultural jihad. His series at PJTV, Afterburner, is worth the price of subscription just for itself. In this latest episode, he places our reaction to the proposed Ground Zero mosque in the context of earlier Western failures to resist totalitarianism and the heavy price paid for that failure:

While I don’t agree with him wholly (although our differences are de minimis), and while one can perhaps fairly accuse him of painting with too broad a brush, what Bill has to say is important and needs to be heard. I’ve often remarked myself that our fecklessness in the face of an aggressive Iran, the biggest sponsor of jihadist terror in the world, shows a civilizational lack of confidence and a willingness to appease all too reminiscent of the 1930s.

And we all know how that ended.

Back to the mosque at Ground Zero, regardless of the intentions of the builders (and those are suspect, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for the sake of argument), there is no doubt that its construction in that place will be seen in the Islamic world as a sign of Islamic supremacy and victory. For that alone, it must be exposed and opposed.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “(Video) Bill Whittle: Tolerance or appeasement?”


  1. 1389AD says:

    The GZM or ANY mosque has the potential, and in fact the likelihood, of becoming a focus of jihadism and a source of subversive propaganda (taqiyya). That is simply because jihadism (and no, I do not mean “internal struggle”) and taqiyya are central and indispensible tenets of Islam.

    If the 9-11 mosque in the US were to be built, it too would become a pilgrimage and recruitment center for jihadis. This is a matter, not only of respect for the dead, but of national security.

    While the tranzi-progressive/pro-jihadi NYC bureaucrats, politicians, and media pundits are doing everything they can to smooth the way for this mosque (and being very self-righteous about their reasons for this), they are creating every possible obstacle to the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the 9-11 attack when the South Tower fell on it.

    Rebuild St. Nicholas CHURCH at Ground Zero, not a mosque

    The parish still has an active congregation but no building; they have been meeting to worship in Brooklyn. Now, many of us Orthodox Christians, working pretty much independently by word of mouth among friends and parishoners, have finally succeeded in getting some news media attention to this matter.

    I’d like to ask all Americans supporting St. Nicholas Church to call, write, or better yet, GO AND VISIT the offices of their US Representative and US Senators. You will probably just get to talk to a staffer, but the staffer will pass this information along. It makes a BIG difference if you take the trouble to write a personal letter or show up in person.

    Everyone, please, pass the information along to everybody else you know who might be interested. Put it on Facebook, repost it on your own blog, email it to your friends and relatives, whatever else you can think of. We need to get something done while the issue is still in the public eye.


  2. Marshall Art says:

    I never minded Whittle’s broad brush. I’m glad he wields it unapologetically. On issues like this one, nuance is futile. I just listened to a podcast of an interview with William Lane Craig, a Christian apologist, who, in speaking about debating Muslims, stated that it is important to be bold when disagreeing with them rather than to appear too conciliatory. They respect you more if you’re bold than otherwise. Thus, at least in this case, Whittle strikes the right chord.

    Regarding the comments of 1389AD, I am in total agreement. They’ve been putzing around, denying the rebuilding of St. Nick’s and we’re discussing a mosque? What’s wrong with this picture?

  3. Foxx says:

    ‘de minimis’? Why the hate for your local yokels by using big words like that, Sistah?

    Otherwise, agree much with everything already said.

  4. Phineas says:


    Actually, the pretentious Latin-using twit was me. I blame my Jesuit-run high school. It’s not my fault, I’m a victim. :">