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Judeo-Christian Ethics Poorly Matched Against Islamism

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Nov 14, 2015 at 17:59

Not only does the secular Establishment in the West show a dangerous naivete about Islam and the migrant phenomenon, but the religious Establishment is even more perilous in their bad advice. From Rabbi Lord Sacks in Britain, to Archbishop of Canterbury Webly, to Pope Francis we hear echoes of the biblical injunction to love the stranger as you were once a stranger in Egypt, as one component of a compassionate morality that insists on welcoming the Islamic migrant masses, with precious little in the way of caveats about the potential harm that could befall people from a culture that abuses and disrespects women and religious minorities. We are poorly defended indeed by a culture that values forgiveness, turning the other cheek and loving one's enemies versus another that exalts in power, revenge and in humiliating and destroying those perceived as enemies of the faith.

It is instructive to consider that much of what is now called the Islamic World was once Christian. While Byzantium was initially conquered by the Arabs, over the centuries Christianity gave way to Islam under various forms of social pressure, to the point where today its extinction as a significant popular faith will soon follow its regional political extinction. The one country reclaimed by non-Muslims, Israel, hangs on despite a growing demographic, the utra-Orthodox, who are pious wimps often reluctant to defend their own nation on religious grounds.

When it comes to Islam, just listen to baseball's Leo "The Lip" Durocher: "Nice guys finish last".

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