Westerners fresh off the 19th century subjugation of ancient cultures including the Chinese, and Indians, suffer hubris. They consider people not of their culture to be subhuman.
I suppose all cultures do. And that made sense given the vast superiority of Western culture to bow-and-arrow aboriginal societies they met and conquered in Australia and the Americas. I am sorry but if you do not use the wheel for transportation, you are backward technologically. And if you make blood sacrifices to a panoply of gods, you are backward spiritually.
However, Westerners insist on underestimating their enemies among the Muslims. They are just as smart, just as cunning, and just as capable of understanding our ways as we are. They are more ruthless and patient.
I want to make clear, this is not all Muslims who want to conquer the West, but history shows it does not take that many.
Istanbul was once Constantinople. Why they changed it, I can say. The Byzantine empire grew old, bloated, and week. On May 29, 1453, Sultan Mehmet II conquered the capital -- with the help of people inside -- and let his men plunder the city. They raped, enslaved, and slaughtered the populace. The magnificent Hagia Sophia became a mosque with minarets added later.
A decade after bearing her nipple, Janet Jackson converted to Islam. Many sports stars have over the years. The leftist nature of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's writings at Time magazine indicate who will open the gates to the invaders. Converting celebrities to the cause changes the culture. So will halal restaurants.
Of course, that already is happening. Marxist Muslim-friendly Barack Obama is importing Muslims without screening those likely to participate in terrorism. President Bush 43 did too.
They are using our political correctness against us. Islamophobia converts a rational fear of a strange religion that is outside our experience. They are not assimilating. They are adapting.
Never underestimate the enemy hidden within the tidal wave of legitimate refugees. They will exploit the freedoms we cherish against us.
Just like the communists did.
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