St. James Matatmoros, Defend Us in Battle

One of my readers asked, quite reasonably, in what way, if the current Jihad is winning symbolic and psychological victories, any victory has been won?

The same day, I hear this news from Great Britain:

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial [sic] hatred after videos emerged on the internet apparently showing copies of the Koran being burned.

Officers detained two men on September 15 and four more yesterday and all six were bailed pending further inquiries, Northumbria Police said. ‘’The arrests followed the burning of what are believed to have been two Korans in Gateshead on September 11,’’ the spokesman said.”The incident was recorded and a video placed on the internet.’’ In a video still accessible on YouTube, six young men in hooded tops or wearing scarves over their faces can be seen pouring petrol on a book and setting it alight, before burning another. On the video, which appeared to have been filmed behind a pub, they cheer as the first book bursts into flames.

Northumbria Police said the men were not arrested for watching or distributing the video, but on suspicion of burning the Koran.

As far as I know, the above is not a misprint: Her Majesty’s government apparently believes that Mohammedanism is a race (White, Black, Red, Yellow, Muslim) rather than a heresy. Cat Stephens and Cassius Clay are apparently members of the same race.

On the selfsame day, I happened to come across this this from Afghanistan:

“LOS ANGELES — Sonia Nassery Cole knew that shooting a movie on location in Afghanistan could get her killed. The most vivid reminder came a few weeks before filming, she said, when militants [sic] located her leading actress and cut off both of her feet.”

Clearly sending the bobbies to arrest six people, or cutting the feet off an actress, are events that have no particular military significance. But the absence of any parallel stories from Bible-burners being arrested for “racist” thoughtcrimes, or the maiming of actresses by ferocious Tibetan Buddhists leads me to believe the attempt to increase the respect granted Mohammedanism by increasing the fear of both legal and illegal retaliation when dhimmi are found making films disrespectful of the Religion of Peace is meant to, and does, have a chilling effect on the exercise of freedom of speech.