Is it Backlash or Self-Preservation
Recently a Muslim woman was being interviewed on a cable news channel where she began expressing her concern and fear of the growing backlash against Muslims. She stated, “People stare at me every time that I fly. I see the intolerance in their eyes as they wonder if I am a terrorist. I am being discriminated against because they don’t understand Islam.”
You can well imagine my surprise at the claim of “looking” at someone now constitutes intolerance and discrimination. I submit that given the climate we find ourselves that the actions of fellow passengers have more to do with fear of the unknown than anything else. You certainly can’t blame them for being suspicious and displaying a natural instinct for not wanting to become engulfed in a fireball dropping from the sky.
In fact one could easily make the case that the actions of radical Muslims create distrust toward all Muslims. You have the past attacks of course, but what about those that are presently testing the system? I believe probing for weakness is the proper term. You must ask why is this happening if sinister motives are not in play. Now I realize that not all Muslims are terrorist, but one can’t exclude the fact that 99.9% of terrorist are Muslim. So why wouldn’t anyone boarding a plane tend to take a second look at their fellow passengers.
It was very telling that she inserted PC code words like “intolerance” and “discriminated against” into her complaint. However I did find her statement about not understanding Islam to be truthful. It is difficult to understand a religion that teaches the way to heaven is to become a martyr. You have Muslim leaders that preach hate to the point where followers will strap on a bomb belt and detonate themselves in order to kill anyone that happens to be passing by. There is the professed belief of Islam of death to all that are not Muslim. The goal of raising Islam as the only religion and to kill or make slaves of those that don’t submit. Yes, it is easy to see what a wonderful religion Islam is and how it is worthy of tolerance and non-discrimination.
In order to survive the west must first conquer its own demon. Political correctness has engulfed the land like a plague and is being used as a weakness to be exploited. It keeps people from seeing things for what they really are and not acting when action is required. It shades with the illusion of safety when all the walls are falling around. Time is growing short, but not so much if enough in the west can find the strength and courage to rip away the blinders that is political correctness.
On your quest for wisdom you must understand that not recognizing danger doesn’t mean that it isn’t at the doorstep. You can view situations for what they are then take the appropriate actions or you can fool yourself until it is too late. If you choose the second don’t be surprised that your national tombstone will one day read, “They died as a nation, but they were politically correct.”