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If you want to know one of the reasons why free American citizens resent Muslims, it’s because people of their beliefs have invaded our individual privacy and freedoms, to say nothing of their militancy to further their goals of Islamization of the world, which essentially means outright war against the free world of Western civilization.

If that offends you, tough.

Like it or not, it’s a fact, and Americans and others in the West deal with it on a daily basis. If it were just inconvenience, that would be one thing, but it isn’t.

It boils down to the real fact that there are Muslims out there who are bound and determined to kill every westerner they encounter and to put an end to Christianity, Judaism and other religions – essentially, anything that is not Islamic.

Does that bother you? Tough.

Ever since 9/11, American citizens have been subjected to a virtual onslaught of Islam.

On the one hand, we’re instructed – no, actually lectured – how to behave in the face of Islamic practices and how to accept Islam as simply just another culture.

That is true.  Islam is another culture and not a Western one at that.

On the other hand, we’re subjected to the horrific means they’ve devised to trap and kill our military and innocent civilians.

Some westerners are so brainwashed into the mentality of not recognizing what is clearly in front of their eyes, that they have trouble even calling such vicious confrontations “war” – whether terrorists destroy civilians, as in 9/11, or blow up U.S. and NATO forces wearing military uniforms in Afghanistan.

It is also true that all Muslims are not terrorists but unfortunately, those who are, regardless of which country they come from, have made an indelible impression on Western countries and peoples, an impression that is outlined in blood – the blood of innocents.

So where do we draw the line on the supposed safety of our own country?

How do we know who is next to us and what devious scheme they may have in mind?

We are made to feel guilty even to think such things.

It’s bad enough that we have to be concerned with pickpockets and muggers, but when the issue is that we might find ourselves blown to bits by someone who finds explosives a satisfactory way to right their view of historic wrongs – so say nothing of doing that to find their own way to their version of heaven, populated or not by 72 virgins.

Personally, I don’t care about their reasons for threats against the West. I want free Americans, in fact, free people everywhere to be able to live their lives in their countries without the threat from individuals from other cultures who hold a very long-standing grudge.

The progressives among us are working overtime, trying to beat us into submission under the guise of toleration.

We must be polite and most of all, we must be nonjudgmental and, above all, quiet. It is simply not acceptable to be critical of anything Islamic.

We must tolerate. If we don’t, then any resulting anger from Muslims becomes our fault.

Have you noticed that nowhere do you read or hear of Muslims in Western countries being counseled or advised or – bite your tongue – ordered to be tolerant of us?

No, don’t hold your breath waiting; it hasn’t happened, and it won’t.

The reason is that the West, and the do-gooders who are more than willing to sacrifice freedom for what they perceive as safety, are quite simply, afraid.

They know, because they’ve seen examples of it across the world, that when militant Muslims don’t get what they want, or perceive any word or action as an insult to their religion and beliefs, the results are threats and mobs and violence and death to anyone they perceive as being the “enemy.”

When innocent people capitulate to such examples and even unspoken threats of violence, you don’t need an overt war.

The other side has already won.

Back in the days of the Cold War, there was a mantra in this country by those who didn’t have the courage to stand up for their beliefs and for freedom. Do you remember it?

Better Red than dead.

To clarify:  they’re rather be a communist than fight for freedom.

What’s the slogan now?

How about Shariah or bust.

It’s as good as any, and just as cowardly.

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