Same As It Ever Was

Our reader and commenter Whitewall has brought to our attention an excellent article, by the blogger and columnist Daniel Greenfield, on the modern West’s dreamy image of Islam. The gist is this:

Islam never became enlightened. It never stopped being ‘medieval’. Whatever enlightenment it received was imposed on it by European colonialism. It’s a second-hand enlightenment that never went under the skin.

Read the whole thing here.

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4 Comments

  1. JK says

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/why-the-iraq-offensive-will-fail-115356.html

    (That Flynn feller again.)

    Posted February 22, 2015 at 7:37 am | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    It is also interesting that Greenfield states “colonialism” benefitted the Islamic world, and that world curses the West because of colonialism. Ironically, during the early phase of the Cold War, the Soviets used European colonialism to attack the West and proclaim Communism(totalitarianism)to be better. If Islamism isn’t totalitarian then it isn’t anything.

    Greenfield’s piece would also cause “liberal heads to explode”. Speaking calm reasoned truth does that.

    Posted February 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Whitewall says

    JK, I mean’t to thank you for that link from “that Flynn feller”. He mentioned a war effort like WW2 or the Cold War. He is correct as a religious centered ideology is the hardest to overcome. With that said, I believe the effort will more closely resemble the Cold War.

    Posted February 22, 2015 at 10:03 pm | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    Malcolm, thanks for bringing that article by Greenfield forward. I have reread it and it gets better.

    Posted February 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

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