Honor Shame Culture and Humiliation in Islam
The obsession with honor/shame for oneself and one's religion is closely connected to the pervasive Islamic fixation with 'humiliation'. A Muslim can feel humiliated by an ice-cream wrapper.
There is an obsessive belief that the kuffars (non-Muslims), particularly Americans and Jews, are perpetually conspiring to humiliate the Muslims, and in return the Muslims have an obsession with inflicting humiliation on the kuffars.
This infliction of humiliation is in fact not only retaliatory, but pre-emptive, with the Koran telling Muslims to persecute believers in other religions until they 'feel themselves subdued'.
Brutalising women as a source of honor.
A Muslim's sense of self-worth (izzat) primarily depends on bullying and brutalising women. His culture gives him no other sources of self-esteem because Islamic accomplishments are non-existent. This bullying and brutalising takes the form of gang rape against kuffar women, and institutionalised beating, genital mutilation and acid attacks on disobedient muslim women. Female relatives who bring dishonor must be killed.
There also is a strong motivation of humiliation of the kuffars in the pedophilic attacks on Christian children which are such a prevalent feature of Jihadist-infested areas in the West.
"From the Islamic religion's origins in the seventh century and for roughly the next millennium, the career of Muslims was one of consistent worldly success. By whatever standard one judged - power, wealth, health, or education -Muslims stood at the pinnacle of global achievement. This connection between accepting the Islamic message and apparent reward by God endured in so many aspects of life in so many places for such a long time that Muslims readily came to assume that mundane well-being was their due as a sign of God's favor. To be Muslim meant to be on the winning team.
But then, starting about 1800, things went awry. Power, wealth, health, and education moved elsewhere, and specifically to Europe, a place long scorned as backward. For two long centuries, Muslims have watched as other peoples, especially Christians, surged ahead. Not only did France, England, and the United States do so on the grandest scale, but more recently East Asia has outpaced the Muslim world. As a result, a sense of failure has suffused Muslim life. If Islam brings God's grace, many Muslims have asked themselves, why then do Muslims fare so poorly? This traumatic history of things going all wrong is the key to understanding modern Islam.
It has spurred deep questions about what needs to be done to find the right direction but few satisfying answers. Despite extensive soul-searching, Muslims have not yet found an answer to the question "what went wrong?" Instead, they have bounced from one scheme to another, finding satisfaction in none of them. A succession of false starts have left Muslims deeply perplexed about their predicament, and not a little frustrated. In all, Muslims sense their own conspicuous lack of success in emerging from the humiliation of their current circumstances.
This sense of failure goes far to explain the acute hostility to the West that prevails in most Muslim societies. Muslims vaguely realize that a thousand years ago, as Martin Kramer puts it, "the Middle East was the crucible of world civilization" whereas today, it "sulks on the margins of a world civilization forged in the West."1 That sulking has translated into anger, envy, hostility, irrational fears, conspiracy theories, and political extremism.
The importance of humiliation of non-Muslims
"Humiliation is very important in Islam - second only to killing. Humiliation of the kuffar takes a number of forms:
(1) Dhimmitude - economic and social oppression bordering on slavery.
(2) Sexual predation - historical white slavery and modern day pedophile rings and rape of 'uncovered meat'.
(3) Cultural humiliation - muslim cultural triumphalism and destruction of the kuffars' culture.
Most counter-jihadists are familiar with humiliation by dhimmitude and Islamic sexual predation, but cultural humiliation doesn't get as much publicity in the blogosphere, and yet it is a growing danger that deserves far more attention. At first sight the idea of muslim cultural triumphalism seems absurd. Dar al-Islam produces nothing of any cultural significance that Dar al-Harb wants . But the fact that they have nothing to offer doesn't stop them imposing their cultural presence with domineering and triumphalist structures.
The main expression of cultural supremacism in Europe is the building of large, aggressive 'in-yer-face' mosques in prominent locations. For example, the London megamosque will be next to the Olympic site and will be many times bigger than any Christian building in London - an edifice of Stalinesque gigantomania.
What Muslims lack in quality they attempt to make up for in size and numbers. Nevertheless, large piles of masonry still can't compensate for the inherent cultural barrenness of Islam, and the main effort in cultural humiliation is directed at destroying the kuffars' culture rather than creating anything new. Constant attempts are made to restrict the public celebration of traditional kuffar festivals, such as Halloween, Christmas and Easter.
Also, and most importantly, the religious artifacts of the Kuffar, especially 'idolatrous' images such as crosses, carvings, statues and stained glass windows, are regarded as Jahiliyya - worthless trash.
Today, as all throughout its past, Muslims devalue the civilisations which they attempt to supplant through the defacing of ancient historical and religious sites. Any culture that is pre-Islamic is considered to be jahiliyya, that is, from " the time of ignorance . As the European Jihadist population increases in number and expands outwards from its ghettos, we can expect escalating attacks on the physical remnants of our culture, especially sacred sites such as churches.
Eventually the architectural and artistic heritage of Europe will go the way of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Islamic multiculturalism will not have produced 'vibrant cultural enrichment' but cultural desolation. http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2007/10/cultural-jihad-and-humiliation-of.html
Islam's cult of shame and death
"Islamic terrorism is rooted in the sense of humiliation felt by so many in the Middle East and Pakistan in the face of the technological, cultural and economic superiority of the West. A humiliation felt most keenly by the wealthy Saudis who are at the peak of their own region and by Muslim immigrants in the West, who together form the bulk of the active terrorist infrastructure. It's no surprise that most terrorists actually come from the Middle Class or that the most violent Islamic outbursts come in response to a perceived humiliation of their identity whether it's the Mohammed cartoons or the Koran in the toilet or ham sandwiches in the break room.
Islamofascism like German Nazism is not the triumphant clenched fist of a rising civilization, but the furious moan of a failed civilization trying to lash out and gain some measure of victory by embracing a fanatical identity to compensate for its own sense of inferiority. Muslims who have embraced the symbols of Islam, from the Burka to Mohammed to the Koran are obsessed with maintaining their status and driven mad by any sign of humiliation or shame shown to it. Because it's their only bulwark against their own shame and humiliation.
Islamofascism is not really about religion or Allah or anything sacred or divine, it's about a cultural attempt by Muslim men to preserve some shard of the honor so central to their culture by lashing out viciously at superior cultures and shaming them. Whether it was Al Queda flying planes into the World Trade Center or dragging the dismembered corpses of American GI's around in Somalia or the rape Jihad in Europe, Islamofascism is less about a strategic war than it is about a frenzied howl as the humiliated upper class of the Muslim world tries to cope with a universe in which they remain socially inferior. http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2007/11/islams-cult-of-shame-and-death.html
"Because Muslims are at a tribal state of pre-civilised development, they venerate the totems of their tribe, and will go into tantrums if these are 'disrespected'. Like unstable adolescents they are constantly seeking 'significance' and 'respect'.
The quest for 'significance' often appears as claims that the Muslims invented everything and the success of the West is due to Islam.
The quest for 'respect' is aimed at silencing any criticism of their death-cult by use of bullying, intimidation and censorship. The UK Muslim party is called 'Respect'.
Islam is an honor/shame and dominance/subjugation culture, which places great emphasis on humiliation, both avoidance by self and infliction on other.
Allah is the only deity who can be 'humiliated' by humans!
Muslims do not want kafirs to like them, in fact they are not allowed to take kaffirs as friends. Muslims expect to be feared and hated (the gangsta's version of respect) by the kafirs. However what they don't expect is to be mocked. This is their great weakness, as Ali Sina pointed out.
Above all, Muslims expect to be taken seriously, they just can't stand being ridiculed themselves, and especially having their totems ridiculed. In fact, since every Muslim models himself on Mohammed - 'the perfect man' - to insult Mohammed is to insult each and every Muslim. This is what the cartoon riots were about.
So to undermine Muslims' self worth and destroy their morale, we need to ridicule and humiliate their three major totems - Allah, Mohammed and the Koran. Note that because of their pre-rational state, intellectual criticism is relatively ineffective in producing a response. The totems have to be physically 'humiliated' to get masses of Muslims into rage mode.
So theological critique of Allah, a biography of Mohammed or textual criticism of the Koran might attract a few death threats, but it won't cause full scale riots. However, if Allah appears on an ice-cream wrapper , Mohammed in a cartoon , or the Koran is parodied or left down a toilet , then a billion fragile egos are punctured. http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/02/making-islam-laughing-stock.html
Humiliated by sausages
"A Muslim chef was "stressed and humiliated" after being switched to a job where he was expected to cook pork products, a tribunal has heard.
Hasanali Khoja from Edgware, north-west London, said even wearing gloves or using tongs to cook would not protect him from the risk of splashes.
Mr Khoja, who was working for the Metropolitan Police, also alleges that racist gestures were made at him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8044099.stm
Plane bombers motivated by humiliation
"I'm doing this because the rewards, the big rewards that Allah has promised those who step on his path and Inshaallah [God willing] become martyr and the best of amongst those to me is the guarantee of Jannah [paradise] for myself and my family and those that are close to me.
"On top of this is to punish and to humiliate the Kuffar [non-believer], to teach them a lesson that they will never forget.
"It's to tell them that we Muslim people have pride, our people of Allah, the people of Islam, we are brave.
"We're not cowards. Enough is enough. We've warned you so many times get out of our lands, leave us alone, but you have persisted in trying to humiliate us, kill us and destroy us.
"Sheikh Osama [the prosecution say this means Osama Bin Laden] warned you many times to leave our lands or you will be destroyed and now the time has come for you to be destroyed and you have nothing but to expect that floods of martyr operations, volcanoes and anger and revenge and erupting among your capital and, yet, taste that what you have made us taste for a long time and now you have to bear the fruits that you have sown." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7330367.stm
Lying to prevent loss of face
The core foundation of hyper-masculine Arab culture is bound up in perceptions of "honour and shame". At all times, he (it's usually a male) must avoid having his face "blackened" by words or actions which are a slight upon, a challenge or affront to, his status in the family or broader social / tribal group. To be open, frank and forthright or to make self-damning admissions in his dealings (particularly with the infidel enemy) is to leave himself open and vulnerable to humiliating shame and to the subsequent disrespect from his peers. Tongues will wag in the bazaar’s coffee shops and rumours will rapidly spread that so-and-so has lost his "manliness" and status. In short, he is no longer worthy of deferential respect; to an Arab, this is worse than death itself.
The higher one is placed in the social order (or rather, on how important the individual perceives himself to be), the more imperative it becomes to strenuously avoid “loss of face”. The male's perceived loss of honour and status, must be redressed and his face "whitened", i.e. his honour regained and restored, at any cost; even to the extent of (as in the honour killing of daughters) murdering the person “responsible” for causing the initial humiliation. When taqiyya is used to avoid making an admission or concession it is simply an essential means of ensuring that ones honour and standing remain intact and untarnished. Blood feuds and vendettas, caused by an ancient humiliation of a long dead ancestor, can persist, fuelled and propelled by shame and honour, for generations. Muhammad, who is promoted as every Muslim’s exemplar, set the precedent for vengeful retaliation when he ordered the murder of those who mocked or satirised him and, as he was an Arab, caused him potential loss of face. [See link, “Muhammad’s Dead Poets Society”]
Father I cannot tell a lie - the Jews did it!
"George Washington, American children are told, having cut down his father's favorite cherry tree, showed his sterling character by confessing to the deed. An Arab hearing this story not only fails to see the moral beauty of such behavior but wonders why anyone would ever compromise his integrity by admitting thus his guilt. As to Washington's explanation that "I cannot tell a lie," the Arab asks how a man could rise to the presidency if he were not suave enough to use a well-concocted falsehood as a tactic in emergency behavior... https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol8no3/html/v08i3a05p_0001.htm
The Muslim world is seething with a thousand and one real and imagined grievances and resentments against the West.
They feel humiliated by the West's accomplishments compared with their own inbred backwardness. They want revenge for the Crusades, colonialism, cartoons, Israel, ice-cream wrappers, Salman Rushdie, science, piggy banks and all the other humiliations that they believe in their paranoid state that the kuffars have deliberately inflicted on them.
To Muslims, all relationships are of dominance/submission.
If they can't be dominant, they sulk, whine and claim victim status to sympathetic bleeding-heart liberals, while secretly nursing their pent-up fury and humiliation.
Once they think they might get the upper hand, the sulking immediately flips into murderous hostility.
So, kuffars, beware the coming Islamageddon. Once Muslims can take on the West there'll be an orgy of rape, murder, torture and mutilation that will make the two previous world wars seem like a family squabble. We need to shove Islam back into its box and nail the lid down before its too late for all of us.
- Too terrible to contemplate
"They think the implications of the possibility that the Koran teaches warfare against unbelievers are too terrible to even contemplate. Thus, many policymakers simply assume the Koran teaches peace without bothering to study the text." http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/islam-terrorism.html
HONOR JIHAD PARADIGM
"The HJP understands the Arab-Israeli conflict through the prism of honor-shame culture and Islamic jihad. These elements of Arab culture are the main factors that have made it impossible to reach a solution to the conflict. Arab leaders view any compromise with Israel as “losing face,” since such an agreement would mean recognizing as a “worthy foe” an inferior group that should be subject. Such a blow to Arab honor cannot be tolerated for cultural and political reasons: losing face means to feel utter humiliation, to lose public credibility, and to lose power. In search of lost honor, Arab (and Palestinian) elites, never particularly concerned with the welfare of their masses, have shown a ready willingness to sacrifice the Palestinian people. The more their own people suffer and Israel can be blamed, the better for their cause. In recent decades Western academics and media, for reasons of political correctness and multiculturalism, and due to a strange inability to distinguish between Arab leaders and their victimized populations, refuse to acknowledge this pattern of exploitation. As a result, ignoring this explanation for the conflict, the increasingly hold Israel responsible. As long as this pattern of Arab honor-shame and scapegoating behavior prevails and the West enables it, lasting and fair peace in the Middle East will not be possible. http://www.theaugeanstables.com/reflections-from-second-draft/paradigms-and-the-middle-east-conflict/honor-shame-jihad-paradigm-hjp/
Toxic value system
"Thar-dominated societies aren't merely male-dominated, but subject women to extreme degrees of degradation. Part and parcel of the thar mentality is extreme paranoia (take that term in the literal, clinical sense of mental illness) regarding female sexuality and possible infidelity.
- The Taliban in Afghanistan made it virtually impossible for women to get medical care because that would require them to be seen by men who were not their husbands.
- Women who were raped by the Pakistani army in Bangladesh during that country's war for independence were often abandoned by their husbands, despite an intense government campaign on their behalf. At that, they weren't badly off. In many other thar-dominated societies, it is common for rape victims to be killed by their own families.
- The practice of female genital mutilation so widely practiced in Africa and the Middle East is specifically designed to deprive women of sensation because it is felt that women who can experience sexual sensations are more likely to be unfaithful.
French filmmaker Pierre Rehov, interviewed about his film Suicide Killers on MSNBC's "Connected" (July 15, 2006), had this to say:
I came to the conclusion that we are facing a neurosis at the level of an entire civilization. Most neuroses have in common a dramatic event, generally linked to an unacceptable sexual behavior. In this case, we are talking of kids living all their lives in pure frustration, with no opportunity to experience sex, love, tenderness or even understanding from the opposite sex. The separation between men and women in Islam is absolute. So is contempt toward women, who are totally dominated by men. This leads to a situation of pure anxiety, in which normal behavior is not possible. It is no coincidence that suicide killers are mostly young men dominated subconsciously by an overwhelming libido that they not only cannot satisfy but are afraid of, as if it is the work of the devil. Since Islam describes heaven as a place where everything on Earth will finally be allowed, and promises 72 virgins to those frustrated kids, killing others and killing themselves to reach this redemption becomes their only solution. http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/PSEUDOSC/TOXICVAL.HTM
Grudges, grievances and ghaira
"Muslims can never forget the fact that at various times between the mid-eighteenth century and the mid-twentieth century, the majority of the Muslim world came under direct Western colonial rule, and even in those areas that were not colonised, Western powers were actively interfering in their attempts to extend their influence. This is particularly difficult for Muslims to accept since for centuries they had been ruling in the Middle East over populations which at first were largely Christian. It is appropriate in their minds, therefore, for Muslims to be ruling over Christians, but hard to understand how God could have allowed Christians to rule over Muslims. The creation of Israel in 1948 is seen as the last and most provocative example of Western colonialism, since whereas the older empires have passed away, this colonial entity remains as a major thorn in the flesh at the heart of the Muslim world.
While suicide is totally forbidden in Islamic law, martyrs (shuhada') who give their lives for the cause of God in the context of jihad are highly honoured, and are assured of instant entrance to Paradise.
While it is often difficult to distinguish between 'religion' and 'culture', it seems that the concept of 'honour' (izza in Arabic, izzat in Urdu) is fundamental in most Muslim cultures (especially in the Middle East and South Asia), and means that every individual has an obligation to defend the honour of the family and the community. This is what lies behind the so-called 'honour killings' which have been reported both in the UK and in Islamic countries in recent years. Tariq Modood defines it as 'a form of honour important to Muslims, usually associated with the social standing or respectability a family may enjoy'. Related to izzat is the concept of ghaira (Arabic, meaning zeal, jealousy, fervour, sense of honour or self-respect; Urdu ghairat), which means upholding the honour of Islam. Modood says that ghairat 'is about the quality of one's pride or love - pride in one's religion - or the Prophet'. http://www.fulcrum-anglican.org.uk/news/2007/200706chapman.cfm?doc=218
Muslim Apocalypse - What they are plotting for you and yours!
Was the Charlene Downes murder 'revenge' for 'humiliation'? There can never be such a thing as moderate Islam nor such a person as a moderate Muslim. Every Muslim is BY DEFINITION committed to killing, subjugating and humiliating the Kuffar (Infidel) .
He may not be prepared to fight himself, nor blow himself up, but he must support those who do. This, above all, is demanded of him by the Koran. To obstruct or in any way hamper the Jihad is to betray his 'brother' Muslims and his religion. Doing so is apostasy, treason to Allah punishable by death in this world and ever-lasting hellfire in the next. It is however quite permissable to denounce terrorist attacks - this is the tactic of taqiyya (deception) to confuse the gullible infidels.
It is actually a virtue for a Muslim to lie to the Infidel to further the cause of Islam. So when the next batch of Kaffirs are ripped and burned to shreds by incendiary nail bombs, just ignore the statements of Muslim leaders denouncing the terrorists as a tiny minority of extremists. They will pontificate for hours, but behind their pretensions of sympathy is a virulent psychopathic hatred of the Kuffars and an unwavering support for those Muslims who attack them. Every Muslim, and that includes doctors, is BY DEFINITION committed to killing, subjugating and humiliating the Kuffars.
The foundation of the Muslim cult is an unremitting and implacable hatred of non-Muslims. The world is divided into Dar al-Islam - the realm where Islam is supreme with Kuffars as subjugated dhimmis, and Dar al-Harb - the realm of war, those lands still controlled by the Kuffars. Humiliation of Kuffars is a major objective for modern Muslims. Methods of humiliation range from rape, mutilation, castration and torture (Kris Donald), attacks on iconic cultural symbols, distributing videos of Kuffars being beheaded after pleading for their lives, and feeding the flesh of dead Kuffars to other unsuspecting Infidels (Charlene Downes).
And the humilation will increase. Islam is an honor/shame culture, and Muslims feel themselves to have been shamed by the Kuffar. Muslims have a huge number of real and imagined grievances, all of which will be avenged many times over when the time comes. They resent the political power of the Kuffar. They are insulted and humiliated by cartoons of their Pedophile and by Salman Rushdie's knighthood. Muslims envy the cultural, scientific and technical superiority of the Kuffar. They especially resent the colonial period when Kuffars occupied Dar al-Islam and built railways, roads, aqueducts, colleges and hospitals in a vain attempt to bring the inhabitants out of the Stone Age. Most of all, they resent the very existence of the Kuffar as an insult to Islam, Allah and the Pedophile.
Muslims are seething with barely repressed anger and the burning desire to avenge a million real and imagined insults. When Muslims finally get the power to wreak their revenge on the Kuffar, the release of pent up fury will be truly Apocalyptic - an unbelievably violent eruption of rage, rape, mutilation, torture, mass-murder and genocide which will make Attila, Gengis Khan, Hitler, Stalin and Chairman Mao seem like amateurs. http://politicalbeachgirl.blogspot.com/2007/07/muslim-apocalypse-what-they-are.html
Catamites (boy prostitutes) humiliated by feminising
The boys are dressed in women's clothing and makeup and forced to dance to entertain their master and his guests. They are also forced to perform sex acts on their master or his guests. The few boys who are able to escape their slavery have a difficult time ever making a living doing anything else. They are forever branded in society as a bacha bereesh, or a "boy without a beard," a boy who dances and dresses as a woman.
Their plight is not unlike that of women forced into sexual performance or prostitution, who also have a difficult time being accepted into society and finding work after their ordeal. Bacha bazi boys often return to the industry even after they have left, because they have no other means to support themselves. Women who have been forced into commercial sex often do the same. Perhaps so many similarities exist because bacha bazi feminizes these boys in order to degrade them. By forcing them to perform in women's clothes and by raping them, this tradition not only seeks to humiliate these boys for the pleasure of wealthy men, but also to reinforce the idea that women are inferior and for a boy to have feminine affectations is degrading for him. http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/1.html
Most religions have a softer feminine aspect (eg Virgin Mary) but all trace of the feminine has been eradicated from Islam to give something which is consequently only half human.
Predatory and domineering, Islam is a brutal, hypermasculine, barbarian, tribal warrior cult that glories in murder, mutilation, rape, genocide, terrorism, destruction and anarchy. Women, girls and all the feminine aspects human nature are chattelised and subjugated. Weakness is despised and seen as ripe for predation.
A woman or girl is to be owned, not treated as an equal. If she punctures the fragile inflated ego of her owner, then she must be killed to restore the man's 'honour' among his peers. Kuffar women and children are war booty.
Islam is predatory, bullying, aggressively arrogant, swaggering wife-beating thuggery, which is the destroyer of all that is beautiful, spiritual, gentle, innocent and vulnerable. http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/islam-and-hypermasculinity.html
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