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Submitted by A very concerned reader, Mar 1, 2021 at 13:39

Dear Jeff,

What a great comment. I couldn't agree more with you.

This is exactly the only response to the question I posed: "A look at Islamic societies, their leaders, their governments, their education systems, their conformity, their treatment of religious minorities, answer your question and tell a very sad story. A sad story that affects millions of real people." Indeed, there can't be a different answer and, all in all, it makes the sad outcomes which we're sick and tired of watching in everyday news.

I have already stated in here that Muslim men suffer from narcissistic personality disorder. This is not something that is acquired genetically but developed in childhood because of neglect, invalidation, lack of love, abuse (in all forms and shapes, from emotional and verbal to physical and sexual abuse) exerted by the persons who are supposed to take care of you, etc. Narcissists (human beings with a lack of empathy and remorse and an inability to be happy within themselves) destroy whatever they touch while empathetic people create. Also, these individuals possess a rigid mentality and can't react properly towards changes. On the contrary, empathetic people are moved by love and run their lives according to primary values based on avoiding hurting others, a great understanding of the human circumstances and a great flexibility and adaptation when it comes to life-changing events. This may be seen as a very simple logic, but in fact it's just like this: very simple dynamic and at the same time, a very complicated one, which rules the world's direction when these two opposite mentalities converge.

As you say, culture and religion are too great forces to be ignored: "But culture and religion are very strong forces, very strong determinants of behavior and a belief system that promotes hate, us versus them, fear of scientific inquiry, gender apartheid, etc. can only lead to tragic ends." Thus this is the reason why Islam is so dangerous and so different when compared to other beliefs system and/or cultures. Because certainly, Islam impregnates everything. And there aren't many other solutions to make Islam coexist with other religions. Not to mention, within an atheistic community. Secularism is their major enemy and the same time, the weakness where they see they can get into easily to plant their seeds and make Islam flourish.

Jeff, I didn't want to finish this comment without highlighting what you have observed so well: the most scaring thing of this which is the reason why I'm here is that this thoughts come from regular adults, people walking among us every day in the West. Believe me that I could write a book about all the things I learnt about their thinking about us and the grade of superiority that they believe to have over us. I have been told that non Muslims are not better than animals in terms of behaviour, that we live like wild animals with no rules. I have been told of the lack of righteousness of our characters, the lack of discipline that we have. Only Muhammad's teachings are the truth and nothing but the truth. We are just all blind because we can't see with their clarity these magnificent revelations. They don't even question one ayah of the Qur'an, even if this ayah is telling them to kill another human being. Whenever I would bring up that one/many infidel/s was/were killed/beheaded in Europe, I was told that they initiated this reaction, that they were playing with fire. That they deserved it. And Sharia allows them to take action consequently. Also, Westerners will never reach the righteousness superior level displayed by Muslims. They can't condemn these barbaric sadistic acts. The Islamic terrorist attacks in London or Madrid... Well, "Let's talk about Palestine, Syria, Iran, Irak, Yemen and Afghanistan ", I was told. "They deserved it because they started all". How could we expect that they condemn the sneaky ways in which they enter into the West, ruining women's lives in all senses? That's nothing! Sadly, it's a general thinking, a mentality which works as a whole. And this poses a great threat in the West too dire to be overlooked.

Thank you so much for your post which definitely has made me reflect more upon this delicate subject and thanks for the recommendation on reading Nonie Darwis' book. I'll look for it.

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