Most of us are Americans and we are heirs to a wonderful history. There have been some chapters that aren't so wonderful notably the treatment of the Native American and Slavery. Acknowledging this history does not make me less patriotic. I would note that Communists like Howard Zinn are not the heirs of every gripe in American History. Moreover, they are appologists for class genocide, treason and producers of nothing except misery.
Imagine us reading American history where Blacks were happy to be enslaved. Imagine this same history whith no mention of native americans except when they are smoking peyote. Imagine a German history with no mention of the Holocaust. Imagine a version of the French Revolution without Robespierre and guilotines.
This is the version of Islamic history that is taught in America today. The narratives of Jews, Christians, Hindus, Zoroastrians and sometimes even Muslims who were viewed as heretics is absent. The history of the Crusades and the Islamocolonization of Europe is botched. If there were innocent victims of the Crusades it were the Jews who were robbed and killed for trying to live in peace, not hyper colonial Muslims who subjected people to Jim Crow.
Fairly typical of the Marxist anti- history approach is our own Poultry. Jews have lived in Egypt long before Islamo-Arab colonization. However, the Duck views the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Egypt as justified due to spying and terror. He also claims that sinse Bat Yeor lived in Switzerland she has no complaint. The moral of the Duck is that Yeor's narritive has a political bias and is worthless. The Duck sees no rabid polical biases in Fanon, Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein all commie dopes. He also condems people like MZ who want to deport Palestinians as a consequence of daily terror. If anything the Israelis and Indians have been restrained given daily provocations.
Even more out of touch with with reality are the teaching of the madrassas. Muslims are taught it is their right to colonize and oppress infidels. The Koran itself has plenty of examples and make no mistake Shariah law is Jim Crow on steroids. I do not
see harm in Muslims enforcing Halal laws or granting relgious divorces in the same manner Jewish courts do as an addition to the Civil procedure not super ceding it.
The problem with Islam is it has never looked at its legacy. The victims of the Armenian/Assyrian genocide are invisible. Jannisaries are treated like kids who won MIT scholarships. Nor does any depredations in Europe justify JIm Crow treatment of Jews, Christians and others for 1400 years. The notion of a non-existant ethnicity that is a part of a 1400 colonial pathology with human rights abuses only rivaled by
Communism as the worlds official victims is warped logic. This is akin to asking Native Americans to give up their reservations so Americans can build state parks and shopping malls.
Beamish in 08