I use to like Japan…no, I use to LOVE Japan. I spent my winters in Hokkaido, talked highly about the country, and all that crap. But in the past few years, the Japan I and the rest of the world loved and respected is quickly descending into a tailspin and something it did this week ensured that the tailspin will continue. Yes, Japan just took a MASSIVE step in the wrong direction. An court has ruled that Japan can continue to profile and survel Muslims in the country and didn’t say shit about how police are allowed to handle it.
A country that has been around longer than the Christian bible, has decided to make an issue out of something that has NEVER been an issue? A country that has more SUICIDES per day than it has Islamic terrorism per YEAR(0) wants to start watching a group of people that has never attacked the nation in recorded history? A country that not only has NEVER had an Islamic terror attack, but also a country that has NEVER had any kind of foreign terror attack since the late Shōwa Era?
As I said before and I’ll fucking say again, Prime Minister Abe, the Liberal Democratic Party, and their allies are going to turn Japan into the USA of the Eastern World instead of the Switzerland(Another country free of Islamic terrorism) of the Eastern World. The biggest threat to Japan isn’t ISIS, Al-Qaeda, or any Muslims, or any kind of foreigners for that matter. The biggest threat to Japan is the current regime put in charge because the senile elderly outnumber the youthful and educated voters of Japan.
And don’t give me this “Japan doesn’t have many Muslims, that’s why” because guess the fuck what? Neither does the US. Yes, .14% of Japan’s population is made up of Muslims, but .81 of the US population has Muslims and only 4.8% of the population of the UK is Muslim. Spain is made up of 4.1% Muslims. Sweden has 5% Muslims. I could go on, I really could. But the point is that just because you do not have a lot of Muslims, that doesn’t mean you’re safe from Islamic terrorism or even have a lower chance of Islamic terrorism.
What puts a country at risk for Islamic terrorism is that countries level of military involvement in radical Islamic hotspots. Countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and others have such a large number of Islamic terrorism attacks because they are fighting against terror groups in and near their nation. They HAVE to fight, those that have made it clear that they are a threat to their nation’s safety. The US and UK do too, but that is because they decided to poke the radical Islamic bear back early 1990s, which sadly resulted in 2 CIA agents being killed in Virginia in 1993 and 6 people being killed in NYC, a month later.
Japan has, for the most part, kept itself but Prime Minister Abe and his LDP cocksuckers want Japan to have a bigger presence on the international stage…but unfortunately for them, a bigger presence also means a larger target on their back. And sadly, Japan’s decision to target Muslims in the country for harassment will likely result in Japan’s first ever Islamic terror attack by some JAPANESE-born ISIS sympathiser that just needed an excuse to kill people in Japan.
Japan has been going downhill in other way though, including in terms of press freedom, individual freedom, freedom of speech, and and safety(from war with other nations)…you know, just like the USA.
Wanting to be relevant on the international stage as a superpower is nice but kicking your consitution in the balls and spitting in its face isn’t the right way to go about it….and neither is discriminating against a population that has never attacked your country. You are putting your own country at risk more than the terrorist you fear.