Insight, Radio New Zealand’s premier documentary programme, covers a wide range of topics, the majority of which I wouldn’t dare to criticise. Not so when it comes to its coverage of Muslims in New Zealand. On that subject, its objective competency is abysmal, with reports that could have been produced by the Muslim Brotherhood’s press relations team. I’ve written before about Insight’s support for Islamising New Zealand, describing its understanding of Islam as obsequious, unctuous, biased, uninformative, unconvincing, unthinking, shallow, detached from reality and inept. And it’s getting worse.
The latest example is on the subject of ‘Islamophobia’, a topic of increasing global interest but very little understanding. It is thus that Insight presents not a New Zealand perspective, but a Muslim one.
“Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day…until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”
Insight unwittingly transmits the Koran’s ‘demanding with menace’ message when its interviewee Dame Susan Devoy says “what we need to do is address the changing demographics in our country and see if we’re still fit for purpose.” For just one per cent of the population? She talks of violent extremism “whether it’s ‘Islamophobia’ or it’s the rise of the alt-Right and white supremacist groups”, but does not mention the world’s biggest terrorism executor, Muslims.
“After years of being told that as migrants they need to integrate into the community, and a lot of volunteer work to try to make that happen, Rana Nasa says her thinking has now flipped. It’s time for others to shift. “It’s not about us, it’s about the people who are accepting us.”” Rana Nasa, by the way, helms the Manawatu Multicultural Council, and one of an increasing number of Muslims gaining positions in local government, quangos, interfaith organisations, media and other influential positions. This would be fine if we could trust them to be impartial, but we can’t. In the words of the Islamic scholar Sir William Muir, for Islam, “Toleration is unknown, and the possibility of free and liberal institutions foreclosed.”
Islamic Women’s Council’s spokeswoman Anjum Rahman denies a major principle of her own religion when talking about Kiwi interaction with Muslims. “It’s about letting go of a mindset that ‘the way I do things is the right way and the only way’.”
“Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) long to make you disbelievers after your belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth hath become manifest unto them. Forgive and be indulgent [toward them] until Allah give command. (Koran 2:109.) And give his command he did – “Fight those who believe not in Allah…”
Insight has reached the status of NZ’s fourth estate’s fifth column, indiscreetly shilling on behalf of Islam. It would be fair to call it traitorous, in that it is actively supporting an agency which explicitly wants to subvert our Western values. However, one has to assume that a traitor acts from a conviction which is antagonistic to the dominant hegemony, and I for one am not convinced that anyone on the Insight team has the faintest understanding of what Islam truly represents. They co-operate with Muslims for the sake of peace, as useful innocents.
LETTER TO INSIGHT
It seems remiss of RNZ Insight to discuss the problem of ‘Islamophobia’ without giving any indication of the cause behind it.
There are people with limited means of expression who make a public and personal issue of their distaste towards Muslims and their religion, and this is unfortunate. They fail to comply with New Zealanders’ self-perception as “…such a diverse country, we’re so accepting, we’re so kind, we’re so loving…”
Insight stigmatises negative reaction to Muslims by using terms like racism, xenophobia, prejudice, white supremacism, nastiness and bias. There is an implicit assumption that these descriptors are the cause of Islamophobia in themselves. This is similar to the USSR’s attitude to criticism, that in a prefect state any disparagement of it is a sign of the critic’s mental or moral infirmity and should be treated as such.
Yet it should be obvious that the problem is Islam itself and not one based on race, since Hindus are never discussed in such a manner despite having twice the population. Nor is it based arbitrarily on appearance, given Sikh males’ distinctive millinery. And it’s not Islam on its own. Insight reinforces the imposition of rapid cultural change occurring in New Zealand as in the rest of the Western world, but fails to acknowledge that it negatively impacts many people, indeed a majority if the truth were known, in terms of trust and social cohesion.
The programme gives no hint that its journalists and researchers are aware that Islam causes problems globally, that there are issues of its violence and moral incompatibility, and that it avoids assimilation. Without a hint of irony, it iterates Muslim demands for New Zealand to make changes to accommodate Islam as the solution to ‘Islamophobia’. Insight appears to represent an elite which has created its own moral high-ground and applied it with arrogance of the intellect and demonstrative rectitude. Insight has become a mouthpiece for Islam, in a state of unconscious cognitive bias.
It seems to me that this is a dereliction of journalistic responsibility, in keeping a distance from its subject and covering all sides of an issue. I am aware that there are factors affecting the way the programme has to present its subject matter, but to ignore an aspect of such incomparable moral, cultural, political and religious importance is reprehensible.
I look forward to Insight covering precisely why New Zealanders object so strongly to Islam. And perhaps another programme on why it won’t.