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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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