Our biggest advantage is that our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans…
There are parts of Europe in which that’s not the case. And that’s probably the greatest danger that Europe faces…It’s important for Europe not to simply respond with a hammer and law enforcement and military approaches to these problems. President Barack Obama at a White House press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
There are a lot of things wrong with this statement by the POTUS and although I know this latest slip up will be fully explored from every corner of punditry I can’t resist but to add my two cents.
First on a completely USA domestic front with direct ties to it’s recent history:
Our biggest advantage is that our black population, feel themselves to be Americans
There are parts of America in which that’s not the case. And that’s probably the greatest danger that America faces…It’s important for America not to simply respond with a hammer and law enforcement and military approaches to these problems.
With a little tweak the reader is easily taken back to the Ferguson sideshow as well as everything from Garner to Gates and everything else back to the 1960’s.
In this vein I ask: Are Muslims ultimately Europe’s niggers?
The trouble with Islam in Europe is Islam
I think it could be said that #MuslimLivesMatter could easily trend on Twitter in the Eurosphere as well as the Islamosphere. Sadly in the Islamosphere the Muslims themselves have not embraced the idea ergo they are the #1 victims of Islamic extremism. Also evident is their absolutely lopsided perception as to what truly tarnishes Islam.
As long as Muslims with all seriousness answer the above quiz “C” they will continue to be excluded from society grounded in reality.This is especially true in Europe.Sadly “C” is the quick & easy answer offered by President Obama and Pope Francis which makes a mockery of good people of all faiths.
What is ultimately the very basic truth is that in Europe Muslims & Islam were never welcomed. This mirrors my opinion in a previous post about blacks in the US 0f A seen @ Thank You? The thing is you weren’t ever Welcome
The missing link as it were.
I offer the following not to cast blame upon the Europeans as the President has indeed done,but to offer an appreciation of one of the root causes. NATIONALISM
The foundation of Europe is nationalism. It is what has formed its nations,its governments its politics. It is what formed the very identity of the people and contrary to some opinions actually allowed for the creation of the Common Market and eventually the EU.
The identity which had for centuries had the religious components of Christianity and Judaism intertwined with nationalism. Whether you look at the Reformation,the history of the UK,the Holocaust or what ever else dots the Continents common history spectrum it is undeniable. Also undeniable is Europes near universal embrace of at least some degree of post modern secularism.This is especially visible in France,Germany and the UK where secularism and multiculturalist political correctness was injected with steroids and wrapped into a new nationalism.