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Vladimir Lenin, the first dictator of the Soviet Union said, “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” He had good historical evidence. Case in point: French cannon makers sold the Ottoman Empire the weapons that were used to conquer Constantinople in 1453 and then to seize the Balkans, including Greece, for Islam.

The onslaught of Islam after the fall of Constantinople was stopped literally at the Gates of Vienna in 1683. Manufacturers in Christian nations sold arms to the Ottoman Empire despite the continued raids on Europe by Muslim pirates, and the capture and enslavement of European women. Muslim pirates raided the shores of Europe as far north as Ireland for centuries, taking women and young boys as slaves.

Before President Thomas Jefferson sent the Marines to Tripoli to defeat the Muslim pirates that ruled the Mediterranean, the single biggest expense in the early federal budget was for payments of tributes to them. Even so, American exporters sold staples to the same Muslim nations that raided our cargo ships. During the same time period, Americans were buying African slaves from the Arab Muslim slave traders of Africa. Virtually every slave brought to America’s shores was purchased from the Muslims who controlling North Africa.

The lesson is never learned by those whose sole motive is profit. This month Lockheed Martin will begin delivery of 20 advanced F-16s to Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt. American companies, with the permission of President Obama, will also deliver to Egypt 100 advanced Abrams battle tanks. What does Egypt need these tanks for? Are they threatened by their Muslim neighbors, Libya or Sudan – or are these modern weapons needed for a future war against Israel and the “infidels” of the West?

Egyptian President Morsi’s comments should give us at least some idea of what he wants the fighters and tanks for. For example, he said “Amen” to a sermon in a mosque in October 2012 when the preacher called for Allah to “destroy the Jews and their supporters.” In 2010 Morsi stated, “Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them.” The “all those who support them” would be the U.S.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the world’s only fifth-generation multi-role fighter, is being sold to Turkey, which is also now controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. Boeing has sold its most advanced F-15 to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis also bought advanced Eurofighter Tornadoes from the British; these are used as ground attack aircraft. Who do the Saudis plan to fight?

On Capitol Hill, the permission for these sales to the enemies of Israel, who are also the enemies of secularism and Christianity, comes easily. Democrats see Muslims as natural allies, and most Republicans care only about supporting defense contractors. In Congress, very few votes are ever cast against these arms sales to Islamic interests, except by social conservatives. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a social conservative, recently wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to stop the sale to Egypt. “Simply put, the U.S. should not be providing military assistance to a regime that supports Hamas and is looking more and more like a dictatorship than a trustworthy democracy,” Buchanan wrote.

On the Senate side the push to arm these natural enemies of freedom and democracy comes from Sen. John McCain, who never met a military export he did not like. McCain did acknowledge this month the hate speech of Egyptian President Morsi, as when Morsi called Jews “dependents of pigs and apes.” Yet McCain still backs the sale of arms, as well as a half-billion-dollar aid package to the Muslim Brotherhood!

In the Muslim nations we sell arms to, there is general hatred for America, Jews, Christianity and Western values such as equal rights for women. Saudi women are not even allowed to be out of their houses unless escorted by a male relative. Christian workers from the Philippines in Saudi Arabia are beaten and imprisoned if they are found with a Bible or if they meet to pray. Yet Congress never makes these arms sales conditional on any improvement of human rights.

Because of polygamy under Islam, most men in strict Islamic nations never have the opportunity to marry unless they migrate to the West, taking Islam and jihad with them. Rather than becoming more moderate, they bring their hatred for our values with them. In Islam, human life is cheap and executions are frequent for crimes that in the West we do not even deem to be crimes – such as blasphemy or converting from Islam to Christianity. Still the arms sales to these nations continue.

Israel is today’s Constantinople, and the United States and Europe are arming its enemies. The news media and establishment in the West are turning increasingly anti-Semitic and critical of Israel, while turning a blind eye to the human-rights outrages in Muslim-controlled nations. Europe is against Jews building homes in Jerusalem, but are not critical at all of Islamist “rebels” blowing up university dorms in Aleppo, Syria.

There is a day of reckoning coming to the Western establishment. The human cost of defending Rome at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, or staving off the hordes of Islam at the Gates of Vienna in 1453, was very great. And the weapons of war then had only one-hundredth of the killing power as those of today. The thousand-year war against Europe and the West by Islam is not over, and never will be. This time, however, America has become the source of arms far deadlier than were the cannons supplied to the Ottomans to destroy the walls of Constantinople.

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