- - Monday, February 8, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

If there’s a clash of civilizations, both sides have to have one. A civilization, that is.

So when I hear about the ‘clash’ between migrants from various Muslim countries and their host countries in Europe, I certainly know it’s not “cultural.”

Oh sure, there’s a major problem Europeans are facing with the deluge of Arab Muslims sweeping into their countries, but one of the big revelations is how Islamist nations have chosen crazed religiosity over an actually civilized culture.

Up until the million-plus fighting-age Muslim men from Syria and Libya poured into Europe, the civilized world presumed the barbaric behavior of terrorists was limited to some freakish fringe of the Islamic world.

But what if it is a natural outgrowth of shunning normal civilization brought by an adherence to a backward, Stone-Age view of life? That is, after all, an excellent way for a few elites to control a massive population, no?

The misogynistic treatment of women, the execution of gays, the enslavement of foreign workers, the imprisonment of ‘heretics,’ and of course, murder of infidels, is well known throughout the Islamist world.

But another simple sign of backwardness is, well, literally making a toilet of Europe.

It’s the 21st century, and while Germany is dealing with the importation of a rape culture, they’re also finding if you have disdain for basic norms in the civilized world, you apparently also don’t like using toilets.

One would think the habit of migrants relieving themselves in public, on the street, in subway cars, in showers, and on floors in buildings would demand an intervention of some sort. Oh, like realizing if there’s going to be any assimilation, then teaching these people that defecating in public isn’t acceptable in Western civilization might be a good idea.

But no. Instead, the reaction has been predictably politically correct, and left to an enterprising company that has decided the civilized will adapt to the more… quaint requirements of invading cavemen.

According to Breitbart News, “German bathroom manufacturers are developing “multicultural toilets” to help ensure Middle Eastern migrants need not adapt to European sanitation norms. Multiple reports have emerged of recent arrivals finding themselves utterly “mystified” by Western loos. Some have resorted to doing their business on the floor or outdoors, others have used showers, and many migrants will have never seen toilet paper before.”

Hence, the toilet manufacturer has developed “a mobile “multicultural toilet” complete with a squatting platform and water hose for migrant friendly sanitation,” reports Breitbart.

Why a water hose? Up until 2015, water was the only permissible way for a Muslim to clean oneself in the bathroom. That is, until Turkey issued a fatwa allowing Muslims to use toilet paper. Yes, a fatwa was required. In the 21st century. Allowing Muslims to, well, wipe.

“The set of rules for how Muslims should relieve themselves, called the Qadaa al-Haajah, was established in the times before toilet paper or toilet seats were invented. Use of the left hand or three stones was also permissible,” reports the London Daily Mail. “The code also states that followers should not speak or read while on the toilet and should enter with their left foot and leave with their right, speaking a prayer,” notes the newspaper.

I’m surprised they didn’t also ban Big Gulps.

None of that, of course, has anything to do with hygiene, but everything to do with the state controlling every single action of the individual. All in the name of religion, of course, and especially when engaging in the most private personal actions which reinforce control, literally, of the state.

Think about it: if which foot you use to enter or exit the bathroom is dictated by the state, all autonomy of the individual is crushed.

While Islam was founded in the 7th century, hygiene was, thank you very much, an already familiar notion to human beings. In about 50 B.C., the Chinese were using a toilet paper made of cotton linen rags.

So while the rules for Muslims regarding the water closet were written before the concept of toilet paper in their region of the world, it was a practice in wide use for hundreds of years previously.

But still, we’re told it’s because of, well… religion. Just as the “kill the infidel” edict and the treatment of women like chattle hasn’t changed much for the Islamist world from the 7th century until now.

Fast forward to Germany in the 21st century.

One small town in Germany posted a bulletin on the town’s website informing the migrants of certain Western norms to which they were expected to adhere. Yes, toilet habits were among a variety of issues.

“Germany is a clean country and should remain so. We do our necessities exclusively on toilets, not in gardens and parks, not even in hedges and behind bushes,” according to Focus, a German news daily.

The town was excoriated as racist, and the bulletin was taken down.

This is also not about Islam per se, but leadership of a region of the world that has so abandoned the norms of civilization for its own people, they’ve condemned them to a barbarism at every level threatening the very fabric of normal life.

If Europe’s smug and arrogant left actually care about these Muslim migrants, the first order of business is to demand assimilation. And the distribution of some Charmin. There will be no turning back for anyone if liberal society capitulates to the Stone Age.

Tammy Bruce is a radio talk show host and a Fox News contributor.

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