The UK Telegraph is reporting that Peter Skaarup, the foreign policy spokesman of the Danish People’s Party, is proposing a rather unique, albeit passive-aggressive way, of deterring immigration from Muslim countries to Denmark.
Essentially Mr. Skaarup would like to include footage of bare breasted Danish women frolicking on one of Denmark’s clothing optional beaches to deter the entry into Denmark of Islamic extremists. Unfortunately, as the Telegraph piece points out, Skaarup misreads the psychology of puritanical cultures. It tends to make people who are unfortunate to be a part of them obsess about sex more, not less.
From the Telegraph:
“Both the evidence and my instincts lead me to believe that the young men who make up the Islamist rank-and-file will, most likely, react to bare breasts in much the same manner as other young men. Last year, the Pakistani-American jihadist David Coleman Headley was arrested while plotting to blow up the newspaper – the paper that has now printed Mr Skaarup’s views.
“Mr Headley had a colourful life before he underwent what some might call a spiritual experience, and decided to become a violent Islamist. The New York Times reported that ‘the teenager soon rebelled against his mother’s heavy drinking and multiple sexual relationships by engaging in the same behavior.’ But Mr Headley proved equally susceptible to the pleasures of an Islamist adulthood. He married three times – the third time without bothering to tell, or divorce, his second wife, which landed him in legal difficulties.
“There are plenty more examples: Raeed al-Banna, who killed himself and 132 other people in an attack on a medical clinic in Iraq, was ‘into partying’ too, his southern California friends recalled. ‘We hit some pretty wild clubs in Hollywood,’ one of his friends said.
“Oregon student turned al-Shabaab suicide-bomber Mohamed Osman Mohamud, before he blew himself up in Somalia, was known to his friends as someone who ‘hung out with people who partied and drank alcohol’.
“9/11 hijackers Hamza al-Ghamdi and Marwan al-Shehhi found time to purchase porn and sex toys in Florida, attended strip shows and hire hookers.”
This author can, in fact, personally attest to this pattern of behavior. A pair of Arab acquaintances he knew while in college spent the very first hours in America in a strip club where they got into a fight when one of the ladies over the size of a tip. They were unceremoniously ejected by one of the bouncers.
The author of the Telegraph article speculates that the behavior of young, Islamic radicals toward pleasures of the flesh is no different than that of any other group of young, violent toughs, say a member of a street gang. But there is something more going on.
It is a truism often expressed that what if forbidden becomes greatly desired. God forbade Adam and Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thus ensuring that Adam and Eve would do just that.
Extremist Islamic culture preaches against the sins of the flesh, denigrating women as the vessels of temptation and sin. Naturally hormone addled young Islamic extremists are going to obsesses over sex and other forbidden things and will want to indulge. And it is not as if they want anything like a relationship. These infidel women are sluts and thus one can do with them what one wants. It is a fun way to pass the time while plotting to blow up the Tivoli Gardens or the destroy the Little Mermaid.
It is no accident that one of the features of the Islamic after life consists of frolicking with seventy two perpetual virgins, thus combining the pure with the profane. And the sure way to get to that orgy in the sky is to martyr oneself and take as many of the Infidel with one.
Thus, showing prospective jihadis video of bare breasted woman is more likely to attract them rather than to make them recoil with horror. It is also kind of a cowardly way to try to keep Islamic radicals out of the country. A better way would be to simply profile any prospective immigrants with an Islamic background and if they show any tendency in the slightest toward jihad, to simply deny entry. But that, of course, smacks of discrimination and no enlightened European would do that openly.
Source: The sight of women’s breasts won’t deter Islamists – they’re obsessed with sex, Praveen Swami, UK Telegraph, December 3rd, 2010