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Reader comment on: The West's Real Bigotry: Rejecting Persecuted Christians

Submitted by John MacArthur, Feb 5, 2017 08:14

When immigration was a simpler, less political affair, the Christian West recognized the moral imperatives of its faith. They welcomed the sojourner and refugee, in the belief that they would ultimately settle, thrive and become People Like Us. As Christian values have declined in the public sphere, the discourse has shifted and Muslims generally have been perceived as more nominal in their faith, just because the indigenous Christian population is as well - it's deeply unfashionable to be radical. Consequently, the rational West thinks it logically inconceivable that people actually would prefer Shari'a to the freedoms democracy provides, so have no problem protesting loudly on the streets waving placards with 'Let Them In' on them when governments decline to open the floodgates. Muslims are seen as less threatening and the belief is that they will quietly assimilate, in short, their religion is no barrier to finding fulfillment in their adopted country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Islam's core insistence on Dar al Islam or Dar al Harb leaves no room for doubt and should in and of itself be sufficient to convince even the most snowflake liberal that the Muslim, however lukewarm, will instinctively reject the notion that assimilation offers many more benefits than isolation and the consequent huddling in their self-imposed comfort zones become breeding grounds for fanaticism and extremism.

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⇒ People Like Us [223 words]John MacArthurFeb 5, 2017 08:14
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