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NATO's Turkish Dilemma Reflects Western Ignorance About Islam

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Apr 18, 2018 at 21:52

Communism was a well known quantity during the Cold War. Even those who sympathized with it tended to be aware of what it meant, even if they minimized its more ghastly effects, like the Red Terror or the Red Famine. Not so with Islam. Having an exotic, non-Western provenance and presence - at least Karl Marx came from Germany - it still remains a mystery to most Westerners, whose ignorance seems to lead them to idealize or demonize Muslims. Add that ignorance to a weakening religious and cultural identity, particularly in western Europe, and we have the migrant insanity and a polarized political landscape.
NATO's effectiveness in the ideological arena is only as good or bad as the people who run it. Since they are often the same fools, like the Socialist Stoltenberg, who are wrecking much of Europe, then NATO is in big trouble. It's not hard to imagine a dystopian future for NATO as a force ultimately run by Islamists and their useful idiots who come to control much of Europe and intimidate what's left of the free world. And then, who is going to defend us from NATO?


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Such utter nonesense? [219 words]Michael SMay 8, 2018 14:17242799
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And Who Agreed with Whom? The Father and Son Agree - [362 words]M ToveyJun 12, 2018 14:01242799
Scriptures concerning Jesus and God [492 words]Michael SJun 12, 2018 14:38242799
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1Spot On [81 words]Gary SackApr 19, 2018 12:14242797
Turkey's geography, history and today's situation [531 words]Michael SApr 19, 2018 06:24242795
Oops. God vs. Gog [226 words]Micael S.Apr 20, 2018 20:00242795
Perhaps better to allow Turkey to have American weapons [67 words]AnonApr 18, 2018 22:03242791
NATO's Turkish Dilemma Reflects Western Ignorance About Islam [191 words]DaveApr 18, 2018 21:52242790

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