Donald Trump has whipped up a fresh round of controversy after he asserted that “Islam hates the west,” but the Republican frontrunner is completely correct.
During a CNN interview, Trump told Anderson Cooper, “Islam hates us”. Jake Tapper grilled Trump on the quote during last night’s Republican debate, but The Donald didn’t back down, stating, “I will tell you, there’s something going on that maybe you don’t know about, or maybe a lot of other people don’t know about but there’s tremendous hatred.”
Marco Rubio then shot back by suggesting that Donald Trump’s comments on Muslims were to blame for Muslims being intolerant towards Christians.
A top security official in Dubai followed up by warning that a Trump presidency could bring about a “clash of civilizations”.
“If Trump beats Hillary (Clinton), that means that the scenario of the clash of civilizations….will come to light at the hands of the candidate and (ISIS leader) al-Baghdadi,” wrote Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the deputy chairman of police and general security in Dubai.
By trotting out the usual “not all Muslims” line, the politically correct media is attempting to deflect from the fact that Muslim sentiment towards the west is undoubtedly negative.
A 2011 poll conducted by Pew Research Center found that Muslims had a predominantly negative view of westerners and associated them with repugnant characteristics.
“For Muslims in Muslim countries, here are the percentages of people who associate Westerners with a certain trait: selfish (68 percent), violent (66 percent), greedy (64 percent), immoral (61 percent), arrogant (57 percent) and fanatical (53 percent). In addition, 44 percent think Westerners are respectful of women, 33 percent think they are honest, 31 percent think they are tolerant and 29 percent think they are generous.”
By contrast, the number of westerners who associated Muslims with these negative traits was significantly lower.
In addition to these figures, huge numbers of Muslims throughout the world embrace shariah law, a set of beliefs that is completely at odds with western values and principles.
A Pew poll of Muslims who embrace Sharia law found shocking levels of support for things such as stoning women to death for adultery, and executing people who leave the religion of Islam.
A Center for Security Policy survey conducted last year found that more than half of Muslims living in the United States agreed that, “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”
In other words, more than half of Muslim-Americans would be favorable to all these practices being instituted in America, despite the fact that they would desecrate the very bedrock of everything America is supposed to stand for.
The common misconception is that only extremists or radical Muslims hold these barbaric beliefs. However, as the video below illustrates, so-called “moderate” Muslims proudly embrace these views.
Prominent Muslim preachers in the Middle East and the west have also made recent statements that betray overwhelming antagonism towards the west.
Sheikh Muhammad Ayed gave a speech at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in which he asserted that Muslims should use the migrant crisis to breed with European citizens and “conquer their countries.”
Undercover footage broadcast by a Danish TV station also shows Mohammad Fouad al-Barazi, the head imam of the mosque of the Islamic Union in Denmark, admitting that the goal of the migrant influx is for Muslims to conquer Europe.
Meanwhile, Muslim refugees arriving in Alberta, Canada are being welcomed by a pro-ISIS hate preacher who has called for the destruction of enemies of Islam and prayed for jihadists to “hit their targets”.
If these kind of sentiments don’t represent hatred towards the west, then I don’t know what does.
Rubio’s insinuation that Trump is responsible for Christians being persecuted in the Muslim world is also patently ludicrous. A recent investigation by Open Doors found that, “82 percent of the world’s persecution of Christians is being committed by Muslims.”
Watch the videos below for more analysis of polls about Muslim attitudes which only serve to prove Trump’s point.