"Give Me My Pint or Give Me Death!"
But one of the things they always complain about is how Muslims harass them because they’re stumbling drunk back home from the bars at night.
Obviously, drunk people are a public menace. They tend to be loud and vulgar, even if they’re harmless. (IF they’re indeed harmless…)
But if one of your heartfelt values is the right to stumble drunk through the streets at night, then you just can’t win against jihad and Third World desperation.
Yes, I realize these people are concerned about other aspects of Islamofacism, such as the grooming gangs and terrorism. And they do mention that more than they mention their concern regarding the freedom to wander the streets snockered.
But they always mention their outrage at Muslims who harass them for public drunkenness in addition to Islamic terrorism and the assaults on young girls.
These things don’t go together. They're not the same.
And when terrorists hit London Bridge, the big hero of the night (and he did save lives, BTW) was a tipsy soccer fan who in response to knife-wielding terrorists screaming about Allah and Islam, shouted back, “I’m Millwall!”—his prized soccer team.
Okay, now. Let's put this into perspective:
You have murderous savages screaming about God and religious submission.
And on the opposing side, you don’t have someone also shouting about God, or liberty, or human rights, or even peaceful co-existence.
You have someone fighting back in the name of his favorite soccer team.
Have you even seen a soccer game? It’s so weird and boring. Hardly anyone makes a goal, which is the most exciting part of the game (and sometimes nobody makes a goal, so there's no excitement at all) and a bunch of guys in knee socks just run back and forth across a looooong stretch of fake grass.
One Israeli-born teenager admitted to me that the game itself is really boring, but the Beitar Yerushalayim soccer fans were what made attending the games so fun.
So it’s not even the sport, but the people watching the sport that produce soccer’s charm.
So tell me, what inspires bravery and passion more?:
“Submit to Allah!” OR “Submit to Millwall!”
Gosh, who’s going to win this culture war?
(Now don't get me wrong. I prefer a Millwall fan over a Leftist, hands down. But football clubs are not going to save you from ISIS.)
When Soccer/Football Just Isn't Enough
Like I said, it’s not just the superficial stuff. I know that all these well-meaning people and groups are not that superficial.
But my point is that they’re proclaiming these meaningless things alongside the more serious and meaningful issues.
Can you really complain about Pakistani grooming gangs depriving teenage and pre-teen girls of their freedom, security, and sometimes even their lives in the same breath you complain about not being able to wander inebriated in the streets of England?
When it’s Allah vs a group of guys in shorts and knee socks who run around on fake grass, who do you think is going to win?
Who is more inspiring?
Who is scarier?
You can’t successfully battle savagery and sadism with the name of your favorite sports team on your lips.
(Although you CAN battle evil with the name of Hashem on your lips.)
Baruch Hashem, this isn’t a problem in Eretz Yisrael. Maybe because by the time you’d finish declaring the whole mouthful of “I’m Beitar Yerushalayim!” or “I’m Maccabi Petach Tikvah!”, it would be too late.
I'm kidding. Even the most fanatic Beitar Yerushalayim enthusiast would shout out something about Hashem or "Shema Yisrael," rather than sports teams.
Yes, even the heavily criticized mouthy and rowdy Beitar fans insert Torah concepts and God into their fan chants (whether it makes you cringe or not), a far cry from "No one likes us, we don't care. We are Millwall, super Millwall from The Den!" ("The Den" is a sports stadium in southeast London, which is not exactly like being a heavily armed and fiercely trained ISIS faction from Iraq.)
Anglos with Western values have nothing to stand for and nothing to fight for.
So who's going to win?
Other posts on this subject:
How Would You like to Take Your Poison: Scrambled or Sunnyside Up?
Standing for Nothing: USA