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Western Education produces Cognitive Dissonance in Muslim-American Immigrant Youth

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Submitted by David Sabghir (United States), Sep 7, 2020 at 22:23

As a former immigration attorney in New York, may I toss in other possible factors. Many of my clients were Pakistani, as I had a Pakistani paralegal.

Other than extenuating circumstances such as for a short visit, studies, etc., work as a diplomat, etc., my extensive experience, as told to me by some of my clients, was that when a Muslim moves to the West, that Muslim's children are largely unable to reintegrate into the home country, as the perception is that they have become toxic from living in the West.

With regard to the children, if they have spent part of their education in Pakistan and then later attended Western schools, such as a Public School in New York, eventually they learn that the non-Muslim history that they were taught in Pakistan was false and is vastly different than what they were taught here. It can be the cause of cognitive dissonance and can eventually lead to questioning and disbelieving other things that they were taught, such as fundamental matters of Islam and its history. Certainly, attending a Muslim school can mitigate this problem, but there is always the possibility of the Muslim young adult and adult stumbling upon the truth, such as about the United States, Jews and Israel. The efforts of BLM and Antifa and elements in the Black Revisionist Community to destroy and distort American and Western history is a complicating factor. Destroying and distorting history is nothing new to autocratic societies, whether or not Muslim, as it is also common for Socialist and Communist societies to brainwash students. Tragically, the total destruction of Jewish communities in Europe was associated with the failed attempt by the Nazis to obliterate the memory and contributions of Jews. . ISIS did the same wherever it conquered.
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