The Islamic Hijacking of George Orwell


mohammad_rashidIslam is a religion of Peace. That is as certain as the three slogans of the Ministry of Truth; War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength.

These three slogans of the Party in George Orwell’s 1984 are especially applicable to Islam; a religion of war that claims to be a religion of peace, whose political parties (such as the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party) use “Freedom” in their name but stand for slavery, and ignorance of its true nature creates an illusion of strength for industrialized nations that imagine that they are only battling a tiny handful of outmatched extremists.

The Orwellian world finds its natural expression in our world of unnamable wars against unnamable enemies who are peacefully at war with us in the name of a religion that our leaders assure us is wholly peaceful and should not be identified with the people killing us in its name. There is enough convoluted reasoning in a single press conference after any act of Muslim terror to have provided Orwell with material for three sequels.

But in a Doublethink world where everything means the opposite of what it truly is, even Orwell isn’t immune from inversion. Instead of censoring him, the Doublethinkers, in the fashion of the Ministry of Truth, rewrote him.

Dubai, a city in a totalitarian state that practices censorship and fills jails with political prisoners, will host its Inaugural George Orwell Lecture under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum; a billionaire ruler with more wives and yachts than human rights.

Considering Dubai’s international reputation as a glittering city for the wealthy built on the backs of slave labor and a party city where women have fewer rights than kidnapped child camel jockeys; there ought to be plenty of material for an Orwell lecture.

Dubai, like Islam, is slavery masquerading as freedom.

But His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is not about to sponsor a lecture critical of his glittering tyranny. Not in a tyranny where the son of the UAE president and the brother of its crown prince was filmed using cattle prods, lighter fluid and nails to torture a businessman. In a properly Orwellian statement, the Ministry of the Interior, whose cops had been involved in the torture, said that “all rules, policies and procedures were followed correctly by the Police Department”.

Orwellian tyrannies like the UAE don’t allow lectures on Orwell unless they have been properly routed through the Ministry of the Interior, which follows procedures correctly when sticking a cattle prod into the rectum of a screaming Afghan businessman, the Ministry of Truth and their useful Western idiots who do all the Doublethinking on behalf of their countrymen.

And so instead Gavin Esler, a BBC television presenter, which is to say an employee of a massive media bureaucracy that everyone must support by law, will claim that 1984 was  warning England about the threat of the X-Factor television singing competition and Wayne Rooney; an English soccer player.

But talent competition judges don’t send people off to reeducation camps. That is more in the wheelhouse of left-wing intellectuals. And tabloids don’t send people to blow themselves up in the London Underground to enforce Islamic law on the United Kingdom.

Orwellian lectures on Orwell appear to be the fashion at the Orwell Trust. The annual Orwell Lecture has already been delivered by Muslim Brotherhood scion and stoning apologist Tariq Ramadan.

The topic of Ramadan’s lecture was “Democratising the Middle East: A New Role for the West”.

To the Muslim Brotherhood, democratization means the same thing that a plane ticket does to their Al Qaeda splinter group. A Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide was once quoted as saying, “Democracy is like a pair of slippers that we wear until we reach the bathroom, and then we take them off.” The Brotherhood was booted out of power because it decided that Egypt was already in the toilet and that it could take off its democracy slippers prematurely.

Democracy, to the Freedom and Justice Party of the Muslim Brotherhood, which offered neither freedom nor justice, was another word for tyranny. And that made Tariq Ramadan’s talk title an actual embodiment of the Party’s three slogans in 1984.

Tariq Ramadan has described the Muslim Brotherhood as a “legalist, anti-colonialist and nonviolent movement that claimed legitimacy for armed resistance in Palestine against Zionist expansionism during the period before World War II.” That’s a rather roundabout way of saying that it was an Anti-Western totalitarian movement that drew support from Nazi Germany because of their common goal of exterminating the Jews.

“Al-Banna’s objective was to found an ‘Islamic state’ based on gradual reform, beginning with popular education and broad-based social programs,” Ramadan writes. But he neglects to mention that Hassan al Banna was his grandfather or that his Islamic state would “regulate every aspect of life”, conduct “surveillance of theaters and cinemas”, confiscate “provocative stories and books that implant the seeds of skepticism”, criminalize the mingling of men and women and restore the Caliphate.

If this sounds like an Islamic Oceania, that makes it all the more outrageous that his grandson should, in thoroughly dishonest terms, promote the creation of this Caliphate, where men and women will be flogged, books will be burned and the Freedom and Justice Party will watch everyone all the time, at a memorial lecture for the writer who warned that Oceania was coming.

It was the rise of this burgeoning Caliphate in Egypt that turned the Tahrir Square protesters against Muslim Brotherhood rule. Just as it provoked youthful uprisings in Turkey and Iran. But according to Ramadan, the overthrow of the Brotherhood, the mobs in the street chanting for Morsi to join Mubarak, was a Zionist conspiracy.

Unlike Machiavellian, Orwellian was never meant to characterize George Orwell as a supporter of the totalitarianism that he wrote about. But the Orwell Trust has perversely embraced the totalitarianism depicted in 1984; the distortion of language and the advancement of slavery, war and ignorance under the guise of freedom, peace and justice.

Consider Orwell book prize judges like Arifa Akbar, who has spent a good deal of time claiming that the UK isn’t the victim of Muslim terrorism, but that Muslims are the victims of UK counter-terrorism, a proper inversion of the truth worthy of the Ministry of Truth, and winners like Raja Shehadeh for Palestinian Walks; the former director of a group that supports terrorism.

The Orwell Trust’s descent into collaboration with totalitarian states and ideologies is the very sort of conduct that Orwell had been writing about.

George Orwell struggled to publish Animal Farm because no one wanted to hear anything negative about the Soviet Union. Today, Islam and the Caliphate have taken the place of Communism and the Soviet Union.

The Doublethinkers of the left have drafted George Orwell into their Ministry of Truth that claims Islam is a religion of peace, that the Freedom and Justice Party of the Muslim Brotherhood does not stand for the enslavement of half the population and that ignorance of these things is not a weakness, but a strength.

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  • truebearing

    This was a brilliant post in praise of Muslims…

    Sorry. I had a temporary truth inversion.

    Great analogy, Daniel. The Muslims are picking up on all of the Left’s linguistic tricks. Evil loves evil.

    It sure is comforting knowing that such wonderful utopias are being prepared for us, whether we want them or not. I can hardly wait to see what MohammedCare will look like.

    • mindRider

      Their main medical tool: The scimitar.

    • defcon 4

      Medical jihad — it’s already a reality, even as the enemedia ignores its very existence.

  • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

    How many fingers, Winston?

  • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

    How many fingers, Winston?

  • Texas Patriot

    All totalitarians pitch the same Big Lie. Submit to us, and we’ll take care of all your needs. Islam is no exception.

  • Texas Patriot

    All totalitarians pitch the same Big Lie. Submit to us, and we’ll take care of all your needs. Islam is no exception.

  • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

    It dawned on me a long time ago that national socialism, communism and Islam are varieties of the same. Thus we can view (and treat) them synonymous.

  • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

    It dawned on me a long time ago that national socialism, communism and Islam are varieties of the same. Thus we can view (and treat) them synonymous.

  • pennant8

    Scrutinize any statement from CAIR, aka WTF [Washington Trust Foundation] and you will see some very clever wordsmithing that is pure Orwellian.

  • pennant8

    Scrutinize any statement from CAIR, aka WTF [Washington Trust Foundation] and you will see some very clever wordsmithing that is pure Orwellian.

  • Hold’em

    For all the leftties and OWS that may be reading this:

    The rulers of the Middle East including the esteemed clerics are 1%-ers. Any one with more than 1 wife is if not in the top 1 % is very close.

    For any leftist of whatever flavor (communist/socialist/anarchist) to admire Islam is to be a dupe.

    “Sheikh Mohammed has 23 officially acknowledged children, nine sons and fourteen daughters, of whom four daughters married into Middle East royal families”

    “His senior wife is Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, herself a member of Dubai’s ruling family Al Maktoum and his first cousin, whom he married in 1979 in a grand wedding ceremony with lavish celebrations which cost around $100 million”

  • Hold’em

    For all the leftties and OWS that may be reading this:

    The rulers of the Middle East including the esteemed clerics are 1%-ers. Any one with more than 1 wife is if not in the top 1 % is very close.

    For any leftist of whatever flavor (communist/socialist/anarchist) to admire Islam is to be a dupe.

    “Sheikh Mohammed has 23 officially acknowledged children, nine sons and fourteen daughters, of whom four daughters married into Middle East royal families”

    “His senior wife is Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, herself a member of Dubai’s ruling family Al Maktoum and his first cousin, whom he married in 1979 in a grand wedding ceremony with lavish celebrations which cost around $100 million”

    • Daniel Greenfield

      But who are we to judge their 1 percent feudal/tribal ruling class?

      • Hold’em

        OWS types want to pretend they are tough.

        Revolution is when you have no money, no spouse & no prospects.

        It is not settling for Larry, because Mary is the 2nd, 3rd or the wife of some polygamist. Polygamy is practiced in the west by rich men. When you have kids by your mistresses, it might not be called out and out polygamy, but effectively it is.

        François Mitterrand was just such a polygamist. Client #9 was partaking of such fruits. He just wasn’t smart enough or hooked in enough. And we are not just talking politicians, but other rich men also

        • Daniel Greenfield

          OWS are the 1 percent, ironically enough

          • defcon 4

            LOL, I never thought about it that way.

          • Hold’em

            It is not polygamy by name or by law, but the result is the same.

            A male has used his power, wealth, looks/physical prowess (for the bottom quintile or middle class) to have children by multiple women.

            No fault divorce, not prosecuting adultery makes it easier for people rich or poor to practice de facto polygamy in our society.

            We should berate the Middle East for it evil and hypocrisy. But we should also do the same for the West.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            You’re right. It’s worse in a way because the abandoned women are a social problem.

          • PJG

            Abandoned? Maybe, but not all women are baggage to be abandoned and spend the rest of their lives crying needily. Islamic polygamy exists in a total system, which the West does not share. Institutional polygamy and the behaviour of rich Western men who consort with trollops who CHOOSE to be with them, for however long (and by the way, who actually admires these people?) cannot be compared.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            The impact on women can’t be, obviously, but the impact on society is another question.

          • PJG

            Islamic polygamy has always meant the sourcing of extra wives from the too-young or from outside, eg from non-Muslim sources. The “impact on society” is therefore an impact of cruelty which, again, has no doctrinal equivalent in non-Muslim societies.
            But this is O/T. Sorry to be argumentative.

          • The March Hare

            And so are the abandoned children.

          • defcon 4

            “not prosecuting adultery”. Maybe you would be happier in islamic states like Iran or Saudi Barbaria, where they know how to deal w/adulterers.

    • ziggy zoggy

      First cousin? Yuck. I guess his sister was already married to another brother.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    But who are we to judge their 1 percent feudal/tribal ruling class?

  • Hold’em

    OWS types want to pretend they are tough.

    Revolution is when you have no money, no spouse & no prospects.

    It is not settling for Larry, because Mary is the 2nd, 3rd or the wife of some polygamist. Polygamy is practiced in the west by rich men. When you have kids by your mistresses, it might not be called out and out polygamy, but effectively it is.

    François Mitterrand was just such a polygamist. Client #9 was partaking of such fruits. He just wasn’t smart enough or hooked in enough. And we are not just talking politicians, but other rich men also

  • Daniel Greenfield

    OWS are the 1 percent, ironically enough

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    Daniel, the you expressed the truth very well. And the truth you expressed wasn’t even Orwellian!

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    Daniel, the you expressed the truth very well. And the truth you expressed wasn’t even Orwellian!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Thank you

      It was, in the sense that it reflected what Orwell was saying, rather than the totalitarian societies, he was writing about

  • mindRider

    The scimitar.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    Thank you

    It was, in the sense that it reflected what Orwell was saying, rather than the totalitarian societies, he was writing about

  • defcon 4

    Medical jihad — it’s already a reality, even as the enemedia ignores its very existence.

  • defcon 4

    LOL, I never thought about it that way.

  • edlancey

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a sandal stamping on a human face – forever.

  • edlancey

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a sandal stamping on a human face – forever.

  • ziggy zoggy

    That sheikh is one of the ugliest and most evil looking people I’ve ever seen. He looks like an inbred mongoloid version of John Turturro who stole his head rag from an Italian diner. Barton Stink.

  • ziggy zoggy

    That sheikh is one of the ugliest and most evil looking people I’ve ever seen. He looks like an inbred mongoloid version of John Turturro who stole his head rag from The Olive Garden. Barton Stink.

  • ziggy zoggy

    First cousin? Yuck. I guess his sister was already married.

  • Mike Henry

    Good article…but Orwell was a devout democratic socialist

  • Mike Henry

    Good article…but Orwell was a devout democratic socialist

  • Hold’em

    It is not polygamy by name or by law, but the result is the same.

    A male has used his power, wealth, looks/physical prowess (for the bottom quintile or middle class) to have children by multiple women.

    No fault divorce, not prosecuting adultery makes it easier for people rich or poor to practice de facto polygamy in our society.

    We should berate the Middle East for it evil and hypocrisy. But we should also do the same for the West.

  • http://www.shugartmedia.com/ Chris Shugart

    It always makes me uneasy when someone reminds me how simple it is to manipulate the perception and thinking of a large segment of the general public. It may be worse than Orwellian. It might be Pavlovian.

  • http://www.shugartmedia.com/ Chris Shugart

    It always makes me uneasy when someone reminds me how simple it is to manipulate the perception and thinking of a large segment of the general public. It may be worse than Orwellian. It might be Pavlovian.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    You’re right. It’s worse in a way because the abandoned women are a social problem.

  • PJG

    Abandoned? Maybe, but not all women are baggage to be abandoned and spend the rest of their lives crying needily. Islamic polygamy exists in a total system, which the West does not share. Institutional polygamy and the behaviour of rich Western men who consort with trollops who CHOOSE to be with them, for however long (and by the way, who actually admires these people?) cannot be compared.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    The impact on women can’t be, obviously, but the impact on society is another question.

  • Samuel

    How about all the Wall St Jews who claim to be great philanthropists while financially raping hard working Americans? Talk about Orwellian

  • Samuel

    How about all the Wall St Jews who claim to be great philanthropists while financially raping hard working Americans? Talk about Orwellian

    • defcon 4

      Talk about stupid.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Wall St couldn’t say boo without government’s permission and Jews are a minorities in both places. Last time I checked, it was you OWS One Percenters and islamopithecines doing the raping.

    • Notalibfool

      What about all those Democrats who have been financially murdering the middle class? Where is all the hope and change your master promised? Why is he wasting our tax dollars supporting hate groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Who? What?

      Some unicorns are violent after all. Maybe we should outlaw them. Just a thought.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It’s always nice when Muslims show their deep concern for hard-working Americans.

  • defcon 4

    Talk about stupid.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Wall St couldn’t say boo without government’s permission and Jews are a minorities in both places. Last time I checked, it was you OWS One Percenters doing the raping.

  • Notalibfool

    What about all those Democrats who have been financially murdering the middle class? Where is all the hope and change your master promised? Why is he wasting our tax dollars supporting hate groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Who? What?

    Some unicorns are violent after all. Maybe we should outlaw them. Just a thought.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    It’s always nice when Muslims show their deep concern for hard-working Americans.

  • Forse

    Great article.

    I’m just reading “Brother Tariq: the doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan”. It’s a great read and really brings home just how crazy it is for anyone in the west to pay him attention, but not only do people (the Left, especially) pay him attention, they outright lionize the man. Insane.
    If you watch him in action on YouTube, he’s oleaginous and thoroughly creepy, effortlessly mouthing silky lies. And the masses are fooled..

  • Forse

    Great article.

    I’m just reading “Brother Tariq: the doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan”. It’s a great read and really brings home just how crazy it is for anyone in the west to pay him attention, but not only do people (the Left, especially) pay him attention, they outright lionize the man. Insane.
    If you watch him in action on YouTube, he’s oleaginous and thoroughly creepy, effortlessly mouthing silky lies. And the masses are fooled..

  • PJG

    Islamic polygamy has always meant the sourcing of extra wives from the too-young or from outside, eg from non-Muslim sources. The “impact on society” is therefore an impact of cruelty which, again, has no doctrinal equivalent in non-Muslim societies.
    But this is O/T. Sorry to be argumentative.

  • The March Hare

    And so are the abandoned children.

  • Rick

    I
    remember as a High School Junior doing an illustrated book report on
    “1984″. I recall at the time (1963), thinking that a country of
    “Telescreens, Thought Police and Big Brother” could never exist in
    America, maybe in Russia, China, North Korea, and other communist
    countries, but surely not America and the “Free World”. Now it’s 50
    years later and 30 years after 1984 so, here we are with telescreens everywhere, monitoring of e-mails and phone calls, thought police,
    with “Big Brother” (NSA) watching everything that’s possible to watch.

    Could a
    comparison with the son of the Saudi president using lighter fluid, nails
    and a cattle prod on someone be compared to the cage with a rat
    inside, strapped around Winston Smith’s head.
    Orwellian does seem to be the correct word.

  • Rick

    I
    remember as a High School Junior doing an illustrated book report on
    “1984″. I recall at the time (1963), thinking that a country of
    “Telescreens, Thought Police and Big Brother” could never exist in
    America, maybe in Russia, China, North Korea, and other communist
    countries, but surely not America and the “Free World”. Now it’s 50
    years later and 30 years after 1984 so, here we are with telescreens everywhere, monitoring of e-mails and phone calls, thought police,
    with “Big Brother” (NSA) watching everything that’s possible to watch.

    Could a
    comparison with the son of the Saudi president using lighter fluid, nails
    and a cattle prod on someone be compared to the cage with a rat
    inside, strapped around Winston Smith’s head.
    Orwellian does seem to be the correct word.

  • defcon 4

    “not prosecuting adultery”. Maybe you would be happier in islamic states like Iran or Saudi Barbaria, where they know how to deal w/adulterers.

  • anonymous

    Well isn’t Christianity then also the same? And isn’t the U.S creating a double standard on “War” and “Terrorism?” I mean, because of Christianity there have been the largest Genocides in the world, in africa, the americas, the middle east, you name it. All in the name of the Christian God.

    • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

      The biggest genocides in the world happened under communist rule. Communism is anything but Christian. The only violence “in the name of the Christian God” happened in medieval times. And there is no biblical basis for that, in contrast to the Koran where muslims are specifically told to kill unbelievers.

      The war on terrorism is happening in a national setting and has nothing to do with religion.

      • defcon 4

        The upper bound on the number of Hindus slaughtered by muslimes in the Indian sub-continent is 80 million — this leaves out all the Buddhists and Sikhs similarly slaughtered.

        • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

          Horrible, but not exactly surprising. Are there any sources for that?

    • Robert Lande

      Exactly when and where were acts of genocide committed because of Christianity? And please don’t use the crusades as an example. The crusades were in response to Muslim invasion of Christian territories and both Christian and Muslims committed horrible atrocities against the other. You are spouting Muslim propaganda.

  • A True American

    So what do you think about American terrorism in the middle east? Or should I say war? Because for some reason, we seem to have a double standard on the term. If we are attacked through bombs and guerrilla warfare, it is an act of terrorism. But when a U.S drone strikes an elementary school in the middle east, killing 20 innocent elementary students, that is warfare?
    And what about us? Every political speech you’ll ever hear ends with “God Bless America.” And our pledge of allegiance states “Under God, Individual” even though we have the separation of church and state written a thousand times into our constitution. Are we not a Christian nation who divulges in the same barbaric warfare as our middle-eastern brothers? Are we not the ones who expanded through america, killing Native Peoples in the largest genocide the world has ever known, under the creed “Manifest Destiny” with God on our side? To call Islam a violent religion without also showing the violent past of Christianity is ludicrous! Fun fact, both religions worship the same god, and have the same old testament, the only difference is that Jesus was the prophet for Christianity and Muhammed was the prophet for Islam.

    It is absurd, sir, to make the statements and allusions you have without recognizing the system you’re a part of. You seeming cannot recognize that you are simply another nationalist who can’t admit the possibly that it would be just as productive to start a “Counter Defense Radicalism” blog as compared to the one you have here.

    The fact is this. There are terrorists on both sides, but they are not an entire population. Furthermore, this blog does absolutely nothing to solve the issue you mention.

    The only thing you are doing is participating in what Orwell would call the “2-minutes hate” in which you are fed warped news by society in order to make sure you don’t think about the wrongdoings of your own country.

    Here’s some reading for you:
    http://www.policymic.com/articles/20884/is-america-like-adam-lanza-u-s-drone-strikes-have-killed-176-children-in-pakistan-alone

    • defcon 4

      Defense of islam0fascism: a smörgåsbord of lies, fallacies of argumentation and half truths. But none of it is able to cover up the rising pile of dead bodies killed in the name of islam in the 21st century.

  • Samuel

    I’m not Muslim, I’m Catholic. Nobody said Jews were violent like Muslims, but I think everyone has noticed that it’s always names like John Gutfrund, Jamie Dimon, Bernard Madoff that are always committing financial crimes. I’m not saying most Jews are like that, but you can bet your bottom dollar that whenever fraud is committed, a Jew is involved in 99% of the cases.

    • defcon 4

      Whether you’re muslime or Catholic is irrelevant, because you’re all stupid.

      • Notalibfool

        And he’s paranoid. Just more senseless babble about dem evil jooze.

        • defcon 4

          What’s amazing is how the muslimes attribute to Jews nearly the exact same behaviors muslimes are exhibiting all over the world.

          • Notalibfool

            I have noticed that, and the fact that leftists overwhelmingly agree.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      “I’m not Muslim, I’m Catholic”

      Your comment history suggests otherwise.

      • Samuel

        Oh ok. And your comment suggests you forgot to take your medications. I mean, if you’re going to hurl insults at anyone who disagrees with, you should be able to take it as well as dish it :)

        • Notalibfool

          So after your psychotic rant about Jews on Wall Street you have the nerve to suggest that Mr. Greenfield needs medication?

          • Samuel

            I was being facetious of course. My point was that simply because you disagree with someone doesn’t mean you have to insult them. Even us “Mooslims” can have a sense of humor, you know. Gut Yontif.