Here in the Western Democracies we spring from the womb reaching for a microphone so we can vent about everything we find disgusting in our own nation’s past. I’ve always seen that as a virtue. We spend an enormous amount of effort forever examining and re-examining our past and masochistically thrashing ourselves for that past.
The Muslim World is the exact opposite. Their culture seems incapable of introspection or honest debate. The Muslim World is AT LEAST as guilty as the West when it comes to Colonialism – in fact Islam had spread through blood and conquest throughout Africa and Asia and various Pacific Island nations AND was involved in the African Slave Trade centuries before the much-maligned Western World ever got a foothold there. Not only that but the Muslim World remains active in the Slave Trade to this very day.
The inhumane and barbaric attitude that Islam has toward women is every bit as bad as slavery, too, and it’s an attitude the Muslim World maintains long after those allegedly “Patriarchal” Western Democracies have moved on to more enlightened times. Islam’s harsh treatment of ethnic and religious minorities within its own borders far exceeds the abuses of the Western World, too.
Refusing to let their history books reflect any of these facts has been a big weapon for Islam. Continue reading