Folktale “Arab & his Camel” clarifies claims of Islamophobia

The Arab folktale “The Arab and the Camel” is a perfect metaphor for what Muslim migrants are doing in the UK and Europe — and in fact, wherever immigrants from Muslim countries are invited and accepted. They are, largely, not content to integrate into their new societies.

Rather, they want their welcoming politicians and policy makers to change everything to suit them. A perfect example of that phenomenon is the no-go zones in Europe where everyone dresses in Arab garb and Sharia law and practice are the norm.

Which brings up something I read about this week that, because Muslims living in Europe were having more children than non-Muslims, they would eventually own it all. Here is the relevant quote:

  • The Archbishop of Strasbourg, Luc Ravel, nominated by Pope Francis in February, recently declared that ‘Muslim believers know very well that their fertility is such today, that they call it … the Great Replacement. They tell you in a very calm, very positive way: ‘One day all this, all this will be ours’ …”.

As this Pew Research page shows, that may or may not become reality.

Anyway, regarding the folktale. The moral of the story is simple — take over a little bit at a time and the master will not notice until it is too late.

  • “In the story, the master snuggles down in the tent for the night leaving his camel to sleep outside.  The camel sticks his nose in the tent and asks the master for permission to keep his nose in the tent so that he can stay warm. Of course, the master says yes. And, so it goes, one body part after another until the camel is fully in the tent and the master is outside.”

Ring true? You bet. I mean, think about it. This year Ottawa passed Motion 103 regarding Islamophobia — that restricts anyone saying anything about Islam or Muslims. Maybe, even this post will be considered Islamophobic. Yet, we don’t have any motions regarding Jewishophobia. And, that is in spite of plenty of proof that some Imams regularly call for the destruction of Jews, as well as the subjugation of non-Muslims.

Meaning, the folktale is instructive. Think about it. Decades ago in Ontario, opening prayer was stopped in public schools. And, Christmas plays had to become secular rather than religious. Yet, now, those same public schools allow Muslims to hold Friday prayer services in public school cafeterias (even to the point where the girls are separated from the boys).

In other words, little by little, inch by inch, politicians and policy makers are favouring one religious group over all the others to the point of discrimination on the basis of toleration.

All I ask is that those who are making governmental policy decisions on the basis of political correctness, remember that equality should not be about cancelling out all feminism has gained during my lifetime or by giving in to one group over others on the basis of perceived offence by that group.

The crux of the matter is that the actions of the camel in the folktale have, inadvertently, become the metaphor for the use of Islamophobia to justify concessions and special privileges for a specific faith.

Update August 21st, 2017: First quote, on how Muslims living in Europe today think that eventually they will own it because they are having more children than non-Muslims, added today (H/T Jack’s Newswatch).

6 thoughts on “Folktale “Arab & his Camel” clarifies claims of Islamophobia

  1. Just wanted to correct that there was in fact a motion to condemn anti-Semitism that passed the house unanimously on February 24, 2015, while one also on Yazidis on October 30, 2016 and one for Coptic Christians October 17, 2011. Ironically each were introduced by opposition members as it was Irwin Cotler on anti-Semitism, Michelle Rempel on Yazidis, and Jim Karygiannis on Coptic Christians (if you look at the dates the Tories were in power for Coptic Christians and Jews, while Liberals for Yazidis). M-103 at the moment is only a motion and has no legal binding it is simply an opinion of parliament. Yes it involves a study and possible legislation, but that must be introduced separately to have any legal impact. That being said it’s true the other three got very little media attention unlike M-103 and I had to search them out.


  2. This post was not about M103 per se. And, remember we are not done with it. Once passed was sent to a Parl Committee where they would decide next steps. In other words, a little bit of the camel moved into the tent or, at the very least will soon. Perhaps not a perfect metaphor but good nonetheless.


  3. This is the face of the Multiculturalism, it will take us down as a cohesive society. We may even end up with a pizza parliament, I think conditions are ripening for that right now….ceding to all comers and standing for nothing.

    Accommodation is not only in the school system, it’s in the work place as well. We are not standing up for what has made us great as a country, we are giving it away.


  4. Finally got around to starting a blog myself. It will be fairly conservative on economic issues but more liberal on social issues for those interested. While we will probably agree on economic issues, I suspect on issues like political correctness and multiculturalism we probably won’t see eye to eye. I will have more on it for those interested, but my upcoming ones will probably focus on a few of the economically irresponsible choices we’ve seen from various governments.


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