Thursday, February 12, 2009

Is Western 'Imperialism' to blame?

A friend of mine asked me recently if 'Western Imperialism' was to blame for the myriad number of problems facing the Muslim world. Here's my reply:

We've all heard the "Western Imperialism" canard being used many times by so-called 'experts'. Nineteenth century Western imperialism is supposed to account for twenty-first century Muslim nations being the most economically backward and inept ones on the planet. Muslims have always blamed the machinations of infidels for the Muslims' relative backwardness (economic, technological, political, cultural. etc.) and 'Western Colonization" is just one of the labels they use.

The West may have been guilty of the sin of 'colonization' at one time, but that was many decades ago. A century or more has passed since that era and this excuse is getting tired and worn-out. When it is trotted out yet again by Muslims or leftist/dhimmi intellectuals to explain another shortcoming or appalling aspect of the Muslim world, it is much less convincing than it used to be. Even the Muslims know this, though most are loathe to admit it publically. The Muslims are the authors of their own misfortunes.

Paranoia, lies and incompetence--what's not to like about Islam?

3 comments:

LL said...

This is what happens when Muslims play the deception, double standards and blame game. Submit of die is their motto.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/13/hamas-gaza-murders-abduction-torture

Amnesty International said Hamas forces and militias were involved in a "campaign of abductions, deliberate and unlawful killings, torture and death threats against those they accuse of 'collaborating' with Israel, as well as opponents and critics". It said at least two dozen men had been shot by Hamas since the end of December and "scores of others" shot in the legs, kneecapped or beaten.Amnesty gave detailed accounts of some of the cases and said there was "incontrovertible evidence" that Hamas security forces and militia were "responsible for grave human rights abuses". Hamas officials have admitted hunting for suspected collaborators, but they have denied this campaign of attacks.

LL said...

This is what happens when Muslims play the deception, double standards and blame game. Submit or die is their motto.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/13/hamas-gaza-murders-abduction-torture

Amnesty International said Hamas forces and militias were involved in a "campaign of abductions, deliberate and unlawful killings, torture and death threats against those they accuse of 'collaborating' with Israel, as well as opponents and critics". It said at least two dozen men had been shot by Hamas since the end of December and "scores of others" shot in the legs, kneecapped or beaten.Amnesty gave detailed accounts of some of the cases and said there was "incontrovertible evidence" that Hamas security forces and militia were "responsible for grave human rights abuses". Hamas officials have admitted hunting for suspected collaborators, but they have denied this campaign of attacks.

Anonymous said...

The absolute views Islam holds will be remembered as a danger to world peace, and so all religions that hold absolute views will be persecuted. Christianity and Judaism will be seen as a direct threat to world peace.

The West is responsible for the rise of islam around the globe. It is the West's insane policy of aid and appeasement to terrorists like PLO and Hamas that
legitimatises their islamist fascist agenda on all muslims through lying propaganda and intimidation.
Although 80 percent of muslims would not advocate violence as a way to advance Islam, they totally support the Islamic agenda of world conquest. When push comes to shove, they will and do support the violent ten percent against the West.
The West's leaders are pit-deep in leftistism and liberalism and deny that muslims who are projected to outnumber the indigenous population are a threat to to Judeo-Christian system. Didn't Mussolini quip: “A Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face.”

Don't blame the State. Blame the people for electing traitors to their well being in power.

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