Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration to the US “until the country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on,” is little more than a deliberate cop out by almost all the “mainstream” political figures as to the real cause of the “clash of civilizations.”
The real dual reasons for the conflict—which even Trump dares not broach—is the inherent nature of Islam and its adherents, and the ubiquitous Israel/Jewish lobby which serves to incite the entire Islamic world against the West.
Prominent Jewish commentator Sheldon Richman (editor of The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvingtonon-Hudson, NY), writing on the “Center for a Stateless Society” website (an outlet for a self-described “Left Market Think Tank and Anarchist Center”) touched briefly on part of the reasons in a recent article titled “The Phony Mystery of Why ‘They’ Hate Us.”
Richman asked what do “Barack Obama and Donald Trump have in common?”—and then answered the question by saying that “Among other things, they have—or pretend to have—no clue why some Muslims hate us.”
Richman goes on to note that that Trump “includes himself among those who haven’t figured it out, or else he surely would have told us. He either does not know, or does not care, why people are willing to kill Americans.
“Let’s give these members of the American elite their due: one has to work hard to make a mystery of anti-American (and anti-Western) terrorism emanating from the Middle East.
“It takes prodigious effort to maintain an air of innocence about San Bernardino and Paris, because no one who claims to be informed can plead ignorance of the long history of US and Western imperialism in the Muslim world.”
This includes, Richman points out, the CIA’s subversion of Iranian democracy in 1953, the US government’s systematic support of compliant autocratic and corrupt Arab monarchies and dictatorships, its empowering of Iraqi Shi’ite Muslims, and its “unconditional backing of Israel’s brutal anti-Palestinian policies.”
The latter is the only time that Richman dares mention Israel, and, of course, in an omission similar to the one of which he accuses Trump, he also pretends not to know why the US government “unconditionally” backs Israel—or at the very least, just ignores it completely.
He does however go on to point out that in the ten years prior to the September 11 attacks, the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations bombed Iraq while maintaining an embargo, especially on equipment for the water and sanitation infrastructure the US Air Force had destroyed during the Gulf War.
Half a million Iraqi children died as a result, something which the then Secretary of State, Jewish Madeleine Albright, said on TV was “worth it” just to get at Saddam Hussein.
In addition, Richman points out that the US drone war routinely kills thousands of noncombatants in Syria and Iraq, most recently this week, when “at least 36 civilians, including 20 children, in a village in eastern Syria” were killed.
“Do Americans notice? Of course not. That’s why San Bernardino and Paris can be made to appear so mysterious,” Richman wrote.
“The US government has conducted war by remote-controlled drones since 2001 in a variety of places, including Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan. Do Americans have a clue what it must be like to live under the drone threat? You know the answer is no. But many Muslims do, and many others can sympathize,” he continued.
Obama has claimed that the drone war kills few noncombatants, but this is rejected by many authoritative sources, including a team of NYU and Stanford law students who found that “CIA-operated drones were nowhere near as discriminating toward noncombatants as the agency’s leaders have claimed.”
Richman concludes by saying that it is not “`moderate’ Muslims who need to take the lead in ending terrorism. It’s the US foreign-policy makers, whose daily atrocities make targets of Americans at home.”
And therein lies the rub, which Richman of course conveniently ignores: who are the “US foreign-policy makers” responsible for the “daily atrocities?”
In addition to this continuous murderous incitement, it is also true that Islam has, since its founding around 1,400 years ago, been continually waging a “jihad” war against all other people in an attempt to spread that religion by force.
This jihad has spread by violent conquest through the following regions in chronological order: Saudi Arabia, Egypt (the first and original Christian country), the Middle East, North Africa, and the Near East.
Two major attempts to violently seize Europe—the Moorish invasion of Spain and the Ottoman Turk attack on Europe up the Balkans—were only defeated after centuries of war and resistance by Europe.
During this time, the Jews were in alliance with Islam, and many held important posts in both the Moorish caliphate in Spain and in the Ottoman Empire.
The Muslim siege of Vienna, 1683.
Thus, when Spain was finally liberated in 1492 from the last of the Moors, the Jews were expelled from that country along with the Moors—and large numbers fled to Istanbul, the Ottoman capital. In fact, Istanbul became one of the largest Jewish cities in the world for many centuries.
It was only with the advent of Zionism—when the Jews demanded Palestine as a homeland—that the Muslim-Jewish alliance against Europe finally fell apart.
In summary then, the real reason why Muslims hate the West can therefore be traced to two factors: the long-standing order to jihad contained within Islam, and the Jewish lobby’s control of US and Western foreign policy which incites Muslims across the world through its unconditional support of Zionist atrocities in Israel.
These are the reasons which Trump, the mainstream politicians, and far leftists like Richman, all ignore, either unconsciously because they really are ignorant, or, even worse, consciously because they do not want to admit the true nature of the threat facing the West.