Western leaders from George W. Bush to Pope Francis I struggled to avoid a clash of civilizations, praising Islam as a religion of peace. Trump, by contrast, told Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia May 21 that the onus was on them to extirpate terrorists from their countries and mosques. Trump isn't seeking civilizational war. He's giving Muslim leaders fair warning and a chance to avoid it.Oversimplified? Yes. Containing a large nugget of truth? Absolutely. Is Trump aligned with U.S. public opinion on the issue? Completely.
The Democrats' notion of intersectional victimization includes Muslims as victims of Western colonialism and "people of color."(snip) The Republican Establishment and their neo-con punditeska view the Muslim world as a giant laboratory for the export of democracy. (snip) The Europeans want a long-term accommodation with Islam as they drift slowly into demographic oblivion.
That's why the Democrats, the Establishment Republicans, and the Europeans hate him so much. (snip) They made a commitment to coexistence with Islam, and Trump pulled the plug on it.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A New Approach
David P. Goldman, who blogs as Spengler at the PJMedia site, writes the basis of dislike for Trump is Islam. See his reasoning: