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When I was suffering through advanced infantry training in the US Army many, many moons ago, I learned the Trump negotiating system.

Our dreaded first sergeant, Delmar Creech, would terrorize us, inflict push-ups or latrine detail, and then restrict us to barracks over weekends for some minor infraction.

We hated him with a passion. But then one Friday he strode into the barracks and, with a big smile, said ‘you boys have been good. I’m granting you PX privileges!’

A cheer erupted. We were being allowed to go to the base store to buy candy, cigarettes and magazines. Suddenly, everyone said, `Sarge ain’t such a bad guy after all.’

This is the secret to Donald Trump’s negotiating tactics: a storm of invective and abuse, followed by some minor concessions. `Trump ain’t such a bad guy after all.’

We just witnessed this technique used on our old ally, Australia, where Trump threw a telephone tantrum over the prospect of a modest number of mainly South Asian Muslim refugees held on Australia’s Devil’s Island entering the US.

This nasty little spat came on the heels of last week’s refusal by Trump to accept Mideast refugees from seven nations, supposedly to keep America safe. However, there has not been a single attack against the US from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria or Yemen – even though all have been bombed (26,171 times) or had their governments overthrown by the US and its allies.

President Trump is doing precisely what he promised voters, something very rare in politics. One of the last presidents to do so was Democrat James K. Polk in the mid-1800’s who stormed into office on the promise of conquering northern Mexico, lowering tariffs, and bluffing the British out of Oregon.

Polk accomplished all of his goals, then refused to run for a second term so he would not be compelled to make political compromises. He died in 1849. His legacy was the new American states of California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and other western regions.

This writer had hoped that when Trump felt the full weight of office he would make good on his vow to press for a real Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement. Instead, Trump welcomed Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu, packed his cabinet with rabid Muslim-haters, neo-cons and far right zanies and has just about proclaimed a new crusade against Islam.

Was all this real or a political ploy? We must remember that nearly half of all Republican voters – Trump’s base – describe themselves as practicing born-again Christians. The Christian fundamentalist right played a key role in George Bush’s two victories. Some 78% of born-again Christians voted for Bush.

These religious right voters come from the Bible Belt South and Midwest, a vast expanse routinely ignored by East and West coast pundits and political operatives. The Trump campaign was extremely clever in analyzing this political geography and focusing efforts on the evangelical empty spaces between New York and Los Angeles – the same region that brought Prohibition in 1919 and Trump in 2016.

One of the key tenets of Republican theological voters is the hatred of Islam as the ‘new’ Communism and the fear that Islam’s growth is far outpacing Christianity.

Few of these confused Republican core voters have any sense of geography or history. After the 9/11 attacks, surveys showed that 78% or more were convinced that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was behind the attacks. This was a glaring example of what expert Kevin Phillips terms `the American Disenlightenment.’

President Trump benefitted from this accrued ignorance in his startling electoral victory. East and West coast media were astounded because they had never attended a Pentecostal Church or listened to the poisonous sermons of ‘Rev’ John Hagee or so-called Christian radio from whose bizarre ravings many Christian fundamentalists receive all their news.

I witnessed the birth of the strange alliance between America’s Christian far right and Israel in the early 1980’s during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Two radio stations from the Bible Belt USA rushed in to begin broadcasting their fundamentalist creed to Lebanon and Syria.

We laughed at these Christian broadcasters but the Israelis were smart enough to understand how their new born-again fundamentalist allies could be used as the first step to win over the America’s Christian far right. The fundamentalists believe that Biblical Israel must be re-created (never mind Syria, Lebanon and Palestine) before Christ can return.

Armageddon, the ultimate battle between good and evil, would ensue, bringing destruction of the Earth. Born-agains will zip up to heaven while the rest of us slowly burn in hellfire.

Three decades later, Christian Conservatives are one of America’s leading political forces. President Trump just called for the ban on churches preaching politics and fundraising be lifted.

Let’s hope Trump uses some of his great energy to arm twist Israelis and Palestinians into a decent peace deal. This, alas, seem unlikely.

(Reprinted from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. The author’s critique of our situation ignores the ticking clock on Western Civilization.

    Hyperbole? I just came back from a month in Hungary and Austria [my favorite Europeans - much like the Swiss but without the sense of humor].

    The Hungarians know a thing or two about migration patterns, and cultural appropriation.

    On the Serbian border, Muslim migrants are tossing their [r strategy] progeny over razor wire fences to border guards.

    Stunned and outraged, Hungarian guards don’t know whether to save the toddlers or toss them back. In the mean time grieving Serbs are trying to get the European press to issue a warning to others on the route… MUSLIMS ARE EATING ALL THE LOCAL DOGS AND CATS.

    Serb Gardens are denuded, vineyards stripped and Lassie is being roasted over a campfire to FEED THE CHILDREN.

    so far, one article in the Guardian asked about the disappearance of Cats in Austria….. hey, it’s a start.

    This kind of hand to hand combat isn’t here – yet. Steel yourselves America … click your heels together … There’s no place like home.

    I don’t last long on these boards, because I cannot tiptoe in bunny slippers around the central problem of our times.

    We are approaching “kill or be killed time”… and we are fighting over whether weapons are divvied up fairly.

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    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @European-American
    Not important, but just checking, what did you mean about the sense of humor of those three countries? I presume you meant, "much like the Swiss, but with a sense of humor"?

    I think Hungarians can be funny in that smart East European way. Austrians and Swiss, well, I can't think of any examples of humor from them. I did have an Austrian friend with a dark sense of humor but I was never sure if he was joking...
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  2. Since there’s not the remotest chance of Israel and the Palestinians agreeing on anything, Trump would be a chump to waste energy and political capital on the issue.

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    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Agreed. Neither should he give an inch to the "Israel is the new South Africa" crowd.
    , @pyrrhus
    Very true. The only solution is to fold the territories into Israel proper, including the Palestinians. Bibi doesn't want to do this because it's more politically palatable to keep stealing their land, and give them nothing.
  3. The author’s critique of our situation ignores the ticking clock on Western Civilization.

    Civilization? Gimmee a break.

    I don’t last long on these boards, because I cannot tiptoe in bunny slippers around the central problem of our times.

    Instead you seem to just ignore it, or did you happen to mention Israel and the bible Thumpers?

    Central issue of our times? Sounds like someone’s getting a little heavy on the drama.

    But I’m not worrying myself about any of this cuz a Zio-sympathizer advised me that everything that’s going on is just business as usual and therefore we shouldn’t worry about Zio crimes. Hey, it’s OK if everyone does it. I figure that on that advice, I’ll just ignore everyone else’s crimes and unpleasant behavior too.

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  4. You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.

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    • Replies: @MEexpert

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.
     
    What are you afraid of from the growth of Islam? Zionists in the US, such as Daniel Pipe, Richard Spencer, and Pamela Geller supported by the Press are spreading this fear for the benefit of Israel. Think rationally and you will see what is going on. The only branch of Islam Israel is afraid of is the Shia Islam. That is why we have this global war on the Shias. Why?

    Israel easily defeated the Sunni armies of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan. On the other hand, Israel got its behind kicked by a small band of Shia resistance fighters (Hezbollah) twice. The Sunni armies were much larger in number than the Hezbollah group. Since Israel could not handle Hezbollah they created first Al-Qaeda and then the ISIS with the help of the US (CIA). Ever since they have been murdering Shias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Add this to murders of Iranian Scientists by Israel.

    In Iraq and Syria ISIS and Al-Qaeda were marching along easily until the Shia volunteers ordered by Grand Ayatollah Sistani took arms. Then the fortunes reversed. Similarly, in Syria everything was going ISIS' way until Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia joined the Syrian army. Iran is not doing the fighting in Iraq but they are supplying arms. Same thing in Yemen. Although the Houthis in Yemen are not the main stream Shia but the inspiration and thinking is the same.

    The Sunni countries, led by Saudi Arabia, are all interested in saving their rules. That plus the hatred of Shias has inspired them to join in with Israel.

    Al-Qaeda and ISIS have only bombed the Shia places mostly in Iraq and Syria. The few attacks in the US have been false flags. The attacks in France have been payback for not supporting US in the war against Iraq. France has also made few statements critical of Israel. Israel is notorious for the selected attacks such as have happened in the US and France.

    ISIS and Al-Qaeda are supported by Saudi Arabia and the other emirates in the Middle East (finances and weapons), trained by the US(CIA), and given intelligence and targets by Israel.

    As the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia famously asked the US to cut the head of the snake, the US needs to follow that advice. But the snake in this case is ISRAEL not Iran. Once that is done there will not be any Al-Qaeda or ISIS. Then we can have some peace.
    , @Lab_Ogre
    Oh, you're ignorant alright...
    , @Greasy William

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.
     
    I'm Jewish, believe the entire Land of Israel was given by G-d to the Jewish people exclusively and that the Palestinians should be expelled, I believe all Lebanese and Iranians should be killed and yet I still do not fear Islam.

    If anything, the West needs *more* Islam. Notice that Muslim countries don't have Gay Pride parades or feminism?
  5. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    I too have never attended a Pentecostal Church nor have I ever heard Hagee speak. Things like that are out of my orbit so I confess I’ve been mildly surprised to discover that they had any opinion on Islam since none of them have ever had any real contact with Islam in their lives. This is in contrast to all those non-Muslims overseas, mostly Christian, who have actually had real contact with Muslims. Based on their experiences, historical as well as ongoing if that’s the case, they absolutely loathe Islam and all it’s doings, all the genocide, persecution, kidnappings for harems, slavery, skull towers, tortures Muslims have inflicted upon those unlucky enough to have fallen under their control. A compiled list of Muslim atrocities would reach to the moon. So it’s good that these western Christians have been forewarned about the atrocity that Islam is. They really don’t even know a fraction of the horror it’s unleashed upon parts of the world. Oh, I know a lot of people look down on these fundamentalist types as being hicks and all that but they haven’t been doing any beheadings lately, in contrast to Muslims over which all the smart set are so solicitous about. There’s no question about which side to pick, perfect or not.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Muslims have done a lot of harm to the West and Christians, but Christians and the West have done a lot of harm to the Muslim world too.

    Nothing Muslims have done compares to the harm that Jews have done to Christianity or the West. Not even close.

    So it bears mentioning that a lot of this muslim Christian hostility is just Jews playing one side against the other and people like you gladly eat it up.
  6. ERIC MARGOLIS MARRIED A MOHAMMEDAN!

    HE IS LITERALLY SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY!

    Don’t pay attention to a single word he writes about Mohammedans.

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    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    As I have said previously, Margolis' mother was an Albanian Muslim. After his parents divorced when he was a child, he was largely brought up by her. As a result, he has ludicrously rose-tinted views on the Religion of Violence.
    , @V. Uil
    Thanks for the info. Personal details always give perspective to an article. Margolis did indeed seem to be a remarkably sanguine about the Muslim nonsense spreading across the world.
  7. For all the hand-wringing over the Christian Right churches abusing political power, one must consider where the #DisruptJ20 riots in Washington D.C. were planned — in the basement of the progressive St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church – Washington, D.C. So why shouldn’t Trump level the playing field?

    And Trump wasn’t elected on a Christian Right platform on which other Republican candidates have run; it was the most secular Republican victory ever, with Pepe the frog invoked more than Gawd, and Trump waving a rainbow flag around. Hell, the Christian Zionists and Religious Right were the core of the Never-Trumpers, e.g. Eric Erikson, Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, National Review, etc.

    Maybe you need to get out here to fly-over country yourself to see what I’ve observed. The less religious a Republican, the more they support Trump. The more religious, the less I brought up politics and my support of Trump, lest I get an earful about Trump being married three times and having a too-sexy wife and, goodness gracious, the pussy-grabbing galore! My experience concurs with this assessment:

    Evangelicals were a weak point for Trump in the Republican primary, and he publicly fretted last month that they might not turn out for him on Election Day.

    politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-evangelicals-227979

    Yes, the Bible-thumpers did turn out and vote for Trump, but many of them held their noses at the polls.

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    • Agree: KenH
    • Replies: @Marcus
    Ironically it was the only previous divorced president (also areligious and astrology fan), Reagan, who forged the alliance with the "religious right."
  8. @Thorfinnsson
    ERIC MARGOLIS MARRIED A MOHAMMEDAN!

    HE IS LITERALLY SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY!


    Don't pay attention to a single word he writes about Mohammedans.

    As I have said previously, Margolis’ mother was an Albanian Muslim. After his parents divorced when he was a child, he was largely brought up by her. As a result, he has ludicrously rose-tinted views on the Religion of Violence.

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    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
    Even worse...
    , @Cato
    Probably a good idea to refrain from ad hominem arguments...
  9. @gustafus
    The author's critique of our situation ignores the ticking clock on Western Civilization.

    Hyperbole? I just came back from a month in Hungary and Austria [my favorite Europeans - much like the Swiss but without the sense of humor].

    The Hungarians know a thing or two about migration patterns, and cultural appropriation.

    On the Serbian border, Muslim migrants are tossing their [r strategy] progeny over razor wire fences to border guards.

    Stunned and outraged, Hungarian guards don’t know whether to save the toddlers or toss them back. In the mean time grieving Serbs are trying to get the European press to issue a warning to others on the route… MUSLIMS ARE EATING ALL THE LOCAL DOGS AND CATS.

    Serb Gardens are denuded, vineyards stripped and Lassie is being roasted over a campfire to FEED THE CHILDREN.

    so far, one article in the Guardian asked about the disappearance of Cats in Austria….. hey, it’s a start.

    This kind of hand to hand combat isn’t here – yet. Steel yourselves America … click your heels together … There’s no place like home.

    I don’t last long on these boards, because I cannot tiptoe in bunny slippers around the central problem of our times.

    We are approaching “kill or be killed time”… and we are fighting over whether weapons are divvied up fairly.

    Not important, but just checking, what did you mean about the sense of humor of those three countries? I presume you meant, “much like the Swiss, but with a sense of humor”?

    I think Hungarians can be funny in that smart East European way. Austrians and Swiss, well, I can’t think of any examples of humor from them. I did have an Austrian friend with a dark sense of humor but I was never sure if he was joking…

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    • Replies: @gustafus
    I said I love the Austrians.... they are like the Swiss but without the sense of humor....

    It's a joke.... and if you know the Swiss or the Austrians.... a very very funny joke.
  10. I am too lazy to research the issue but I believe that part of the reason that the evangelicals support Israel, besides their biblical illiteracy is that they WELCOME armageddon. They see attacks on Israel as Gawd’s final move and fulfillment of prophesy.

    I could never figure out if Hagee is a certified retard or a clever salesman. Either way every story has a punchline. Part of his sermonizing involves, as I recall that all Jews will convert to Christianity at the 11th hour and 59th minute before the missiles are launched and therefore take the express lane straight to heaven.

    The sad part is that a large part of Hagee’s constituency are toothless inbreds. The sadder part is that they have political pull. The Edomites must be laughing their heads off.

    Cheers-

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    • Replies: @anarchyst
    Hagee is a shill, and his "followers" are misguided to say the least...
  11. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anonymous
    I too have never attended a Pentecostal Church nor have I ever heard Hagee speak. Things like that are out of my orbit so I confess I've been mildly surprised to discover that they had any opinion on Islam since none of them have ever had any real contact with Islam in their lives. This is in contrast to all those non-Muslims overseas, mostly Christian, who have actually had real contact with Muslims. Based on their experiences, historical as well as ongoing if that's the case, they absolutely loathe Islam and all it's doings, all the genocide, persecution, kidnappings for harems, slavery, skull towers, tortures Muslims have inflicted upon those unlucky enough to have fallen under their control. A compiled list of Muslim atrocities would reach to the moon. So it's good that these western Christians have been forewarned about the atrocity that Islam is. They really don't even know a fraction of the horror it's unleashed upon parts of the world. Oh, I know a lot of people look down on these fundamentalist types as being hicks and all that but they haven't been doing any beheadings lately, in contrast to Muslims over which all the smart set are so solicitous about. There's no question about which side to pick, perfect or not.

    Muslims have done a lot of harm to the West and Christians, but Christians and the West have done a lot of harm to the Muslim world too.

    Nothing Muslims have done compares to the harm that Jews have done to Christianity or the West. Not even close.

    So it bears mentioning that a lot of this muslim Christian hostility is just Jews playing one side against the other and people like you gladly eat it up.

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    • Agree: MEexpert
    • Replies: @Marcus
    Wrong, Jews have almost always aided the Mohammedans against Christians and Europeans, from the first Arab invasions to the current rapefugee waves.
    , @Corvinus
    "Nothing Muslims have done compares to the harm that Jews have done to Christianity or the West. Not even close."

    More Jew Derangement Syndrome. How about this...religion touted by zealots, regardless of the faith, have done harm to our world.

    And, to our dear author...

    "One of the last presidents to do so was Democrat James K. Polk in the mid-1800’s who stormed into office on the promise of conquering northern Mexico..."

    By conjuring up a war.
  12. @PapayaSF
    You don't have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn't fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.

    What are you afraid of from the growth of Islam? Zionists in the US, such as Daniel Pipe, Richard Spencer, and Pamela Geller supported by the Press are spreading this fear for the benefit of Israel. Think rationally and you will see what is going on. The only branch of Islam Israel is afraid of is the Shia Islam. That is why we have this global war on the Shias. Why?

    Israel easily defeated the Sunni armies of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan. On the other hand, Israel got its behind kicked by a small band of Shia resistance fighters (Hezbollah) twice. The Sunni armies were much larger in number than the Hezbollah group. Since Israel could not handle Hezbollah they created first Al-Qaeda and then the ISIS with the help of the US (CIA). Ever since they have been murdering Shias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Add this to murders of Iranian Scientists by Israel.

    In Iraq and Syria ISIS and Al-Qaeda were marching along easily until the Shia volunteers ordered by Grand Ayatollah Sistani took arms. Then the fortunes reversed. Similarly, in Syria everything was going ISIS’ way until Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia joined the Syrian army. Iran is not doing the fighting in Iraq but they are supplying arms. Same thing in Yemen. Although the Houthis in Yemen are not the main stream Shia but the inspiration and thinking is the same.

    The Sunni countries, led by Saudi Arabia, are all interested in saving their rules. That plus the hatred of Shias has inspired them to join in with Israel.

    Al-Qaeda and ISIS have only bombed the Shia places mostly in Iraq and Syria. The few attacks in the US have been false flags. The attacks in France have been payback for not supporting US in the war against Iraq. France has also made few statements critical of Israel. Israel is notorious for the selected attacks such as have happened in the US and France.

    ISIS and Al-Qaeda are supported by Saudi Arabia and the other emirates in the Middle East (finances and weapons), trained by the US(CIA), and given intelligence and targets by Israel.

    As the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia famously asked the US to cut the head of the snake, the US needs to follow that advice. But the snake in this case is ISRAEL not Iran. Once that is done there will not be any Al-Qaeda or ISIS. Then we can have some peace.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Israel is still playing chess to America's checkers, on multiple levels at once--a natural consequence of the colossal disparity in verbal IQ.

    Israel can eradicate the jungle when they get tired of kicking them around. But Israelis are so fond of shouting "never again" that the eradication shouldn't happen anytime soon.

    Nothing new really.
  13. @dearieme
    Since there's not the remotest chance of Israel and the Palestinians agreeing on anything, Trump would be a chump to waste energy and political capital on the issue.

    Agreed. Neither should he give an inch to the “Israel is the new South Africa” crowd.

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  14. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    What a nasty and asinine article from a clearly pro-Muslim sympathizer. Immigration is a privilege Mr. Margolis, not a right. Western nations are, like say Japan, entirely within their rights in controlling their borders and trying to maintain control over their own societies.

    I see nothing at all to recommend Muslims as good fits for any western society.

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  15. “Three decades later, Christian Conservatives are one of America’s leading political forces. President Trump just called for the ban on churches preaching politics and fundraising be lifted.”

    No. Trump called for letting all 501(c)3s to be able to do that, because all the leftist Foundations are ALREADY doing it, and the IRS will not crack down on them. The IRS only harasses conservative organizations, and did so for 8 years under Obama.
    Now do you understand?

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  16. @dearieme
    Since there's not the remotest chance of Israel and the Palestinians agreeing on anything, Trump would be a chump to waste energy and political capital on the issue.

    Very true. The only solution is to fold the territories into Israel proper, including the Palestinians. Bibi doesn’t want to do this because it’s more politically palatable to keep stealing their land, and give them nothing.

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  17. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @MEexpert

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.
     
    What are you afraid of from the growth of Islam? Zionists in the US, such as Daniel Pipe, Richard Spencer, and Pamela Geller supported by the Press are spreading this fear for the benefit of Israel. Think rationally and you will see what is going on. The only branch of Islam Israel is afraid of is the Shia Islam. That is why we have this global war on the Shias. Why?

    Israel easily defeated the Sunni armies of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan. On the other hand, Israel got its behind kicked by a small band of Shia resistance fighters (Hezbollah) twice. The Sunni armies were much larger in number than the Hezbollah group. Since Israel could not handle Hezbollah they created first Al-Qaeda and then the ISIS with the help of the US (CIA). Ever since they have been murdering Shias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Add this to murders of Iranian Scientists by Israel.

    In Iraq and Syria ISIS and Al-Qaeda were marching along easily until the Shia volunteers ordered by Grand Ayatollah Sistani took arms. Then the fortunes reversed. Similarly, in Syria everything was going ISIS' way until Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia joined the Syrian army. Iran is not doing the fighting in Iraq but they are supplying arms. Same thing in Yemen. Although the Houthis in Yemen are not the main stream Shia but the inspiration and thinking is the same.

    The Sunni countries, led by Saudi Arabia, are all interested in saving their rules. That plus the hatred of Shias has inspired them to join in with Israel.

    Al-Qaeda and ISIS have only bombed the Shia places mostly in Iraq and Syria. The few attacks in the US have been false flags. The attacks in France have been payback for not supporting US in the war against Iraq. France has also made few statements critical of Israel. Israel is notorious for the selected attacks such as have happened in the US and France.

    ISIS and Al-Qaeda are supported by Saudi Arabia and the other emirates in the Middle East (finances and weapons), trained by the US(CIA), and given intelligence and targets by Israel.

    As the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia famously asked the US to cut the head of the snake, the US needs to follow that advice. But the snake in this case is ISRAEL not Iran. Once that is done there will not be any Al-Qaeda or ISIS. Then we can have some peace.

    Israel is still playing chess to America’s checkers, on multiple levels at once–a natural consequence of the colossal disparity in verbal IQ.

    Israel can eradicate the jungle when they get tired of kicking them around. But Israelis are so fond of shouting “never again” that the eradication shouldn’t happen anytime soon.

    Nothing new really.

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  18. @Verymuchalive
    As I have said previously, Margolis' mother was an Albanian Muslim. After his parents divorced when he was a child, he was largely brought up by her. As a result, he has ludicrously rose-tinted views on the Religion of Violence.

    Even worse…

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  19. @Anonymous
    Muslims have done a lot of harm to the West and Christians, but Christians and the West have done a lot of harm to the Muslim world too.

    Nothing Muslims have done compares to the harm that Jews have done to Christianity or the West. Not even close.

    So it bears mentioning that a lot of this muslim Christian hostility is just Jews playing one side against the other and people like you gladly eat it up.

    Wrong, Jews have almost always aided the Mohammedans against Christians and Europeans, from the first Arab invasions to the current rapefugee waves.

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    • Replies: @anarchyst
    You are correct. In fact, Islam and Judaism have much more in common than most people realize.
    After reading both the Islamic Koran and Jewish Talmud, one can easily ascertain that Islam is actually an Arabicized form of Judaism.
    Both the Koran and Talmud promote their own respective forms of supremacism, relegating non-believers to the status of third-class (sub)humans, to be used for the benefit of each respective cult. Non-believers who transgress against the "chosen" (either Jewish or Moslem) incur much greater punishments than those of the "chosen" (both Jewish or Moslem), who can transgress against non-believers with impunity...with almost no punishment incurred.
    There is one partially redeeming quality to Islam...
    The Jewish Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ is "suffering in boiling excrement for eternity", while his mother Mary is a harlot, "who conceived Jesus Christ with a Roman soldier". The Jewish hatred of Jesus Christ knows no bounds.
    On the other hand, the Koran teaches that Jesus Christ is an "honored prophet",--not the "son of God", but a respected prophet nonetheless, while his mother Mary is accorded a place of high honor, being specifically mentioned in the Koran.
    Now, which belief system has greater respect and regard for Jesus Christ and Christianity?
    Christians who support Zionism and the (real estate of) Israel are useful idiots--mere "goy" to be used (and abused) for the advantage of the "chosen"...
  20. @Steel T Post
    For all the hand-wringing over the Christian Right churches abusing political power, one must consider where the #DisruptJ20 riots in Washington D.C. were planned -- in the basement of the progressive St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, D.C. So why shouldn't Trump level the playing field?

    And Trump wasn't elected on a Christian Right platform on which other Republican candidates have run; it was the most secular Republican victory ever, with Pepe the frog invoked more than Gawd, and Trump waving a rainbow flag around. Hell, the Christian Zionists and Religious Right were the core of the Never-Trumpers, e.g. Eric Erikson, Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, National Review, etc.

    Maybe you need to get out here to fly-over country yourself to see what I've observed. The less religious a Republican, the more they support Trump. The more religious, the less I brought up politics and my support of Trump, lest I get an earful about Trump being married three times and having a too-sexy wife and, goodness gracious, the pussy-grabbing galore! My experience concurs with this assessment:

    Evangelicals were a weak point for Trump in the Republican primary, and he publicly fretted last month that they might not turn out for him on Election Day.

    politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-evangelicals-227979
     
    Yes, the Bible-thumpers did turn out and vote for Trump, but many of them held their noses at the polls.

    Ironically it was the only previous divorced president (also areligious and astrology fan), Reagan, who forged the alliance with the “religious right.”

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  21. John Hagee supported televangelist Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump and Donald Trump received his worst primary defeat in Hagee’s state of Texas which is possibly the epicenter of American evangelism.

    http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/01/02/ted-cruz-appears-at-evangelical-backed-political-event-with-john-hagee-and-david-barton/

    I have my bones to pick with evangelical orthodoxy but it isn’t driving Trump’s foreign policy in the middle east and just because he’s thrown them a few bones doesn’t mean he’s wrapped around their finger.

    However, there has not been a single attack against the US from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria or Yemen – even though all have been bombed (26,171 times) or had their governments overthrown by the US and its allies.

    Incorrect. The recent terror attack in Ohio was committed by a Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan who was given permanent legal status and a full ride to the Ohio St. University. A few weeks ago 60 Minutes ran a story about 3-4 Somali Muslims who were attempting to join ISIS.

    These nations were also indentified by the Obama administration as security risks and Obama was no friend of the evangelicals. It must be ok for a mulatto president who’s sympathetic to Islam but not a white president who puts America first.

    This article is less an objective appraisal of Trump’s ban than it is Muslim advocacy.

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    These nations were also indentified by the Obama administration as security risks and Obama was no friend of the evangelicals. It must be ok for a mulatto president who’s sympathetic to Islam but not a white president who puts America first.
     
    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam, Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.

    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO. Also the number of American killed by terrorist attacks in the United States is miniscule compared to the American killed in automobile accidents. The number of Americans murdered is even more than this. Everyhting needs to be placed in proper perspective. The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.
  22. @Anonymous
    Muslims have done a lot of harm to the West and Christians, but Christians and the West have done a lot of harm to the Muslim world too.

    Nothing Muslims have done compares to the harm that Jews have done to Christianity or the West. Not even close.

    So it bears mentioning that a lot of this muslim Christian hostility is just Jews playing one side against the other and people like you gladly eat it up.

    “Nothing Muslims have done compares to the harm that Jews have done to Christianity or the West. Not even close.”

    More Jew Derangement Syndrome. How about this…religion touted by zealots, regardless of the faith, have done harm to our world.

    And, to our dear author…

    “One of the last presidents to do so was Democrat James K. Polk in the mid-1800’s who stormed into office on the promise of conquering northern Mexico…”

    By conjuring up a war.

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  23. @KenH
    John Hagee supported televangelist Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump and Donald Trump received his worst primary defeat in Hagee's state of Texas which is possibly the epicenter of American evangelism.
    http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/01/02/ted-cruz-appears-at-evangelical-backed-political-event-with-john-hagee-and-david-barton/

    I have my bones to pick with evangelical orthodoxy but it isn't driving Trump's foreign policy in the middle east and just because he's thrown them a few bones doesn't mean he's wrapped around their finger.


    However, there has not been a single attack against the US from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria or Yemen – even though all have been bombed (26,171 times) or had their governments overthrown by the US and its allies.
     
    Incorrect. The recent terror attack in Ohio was committed by a Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan who was given permanent legal status and a full ride to the Ohio St. University. A few weeks ago 60 Minutes ran a story about 3-4 Somali Muslims who were attempting to join ISIS.

    These nations were also indentified by the Obama administration as security risks and Obama was no friend of the evangelicals. It must be ok for a mulatto president who's sympathetic to Islam but not a white president who puts America first.

    This article is less an objective appraisal of Trump's ban than it is Muslim advocacy.

    These nations were also indentified by the Obama administration as security risks and Obama was no friend of the evangelicals. It must be ok for a mulatto president who’s sympathetic to Islam but not a white president who puts America first.

    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam, Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.

    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO. Also the number of American killed by terrorist attacks in the United States is miniscule compared to the American killed in automobile accidents. The number of Americans murdered is even more than this. Everyhting needs to be placed in proper perspective. The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.

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    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam
     
    Obama was a pious Muslim during his time in Indonesia. He passionately defended Islam on many occasions during his presidency and increased the 2017 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K in 2016 then to 115K in 2017 to accommodate Muslims (Trump has since reduced it to 50K) . You can easily find videos on youtube of his pro-Islam speeches if you don't believe me. On one occasion he was supposed to upbraid ISIS for their atrocities but instead excoriated Christians for things they did 500 or more years ago.

    Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.
     
    He didn't "invade" these countries but from what I've learned sign off on small scale special forces operations inside Libya and Syria. In each case he was helping one group of Muslims kill another group of Muslims. Initially he supported the "moderate" Syrian Muslim rebels, like Jabat Al Nusra, against Assad before resorting to pin prick attacks against ISIS to fool the electorate into thinking he was faithfully executing his duties as commander in chief.

    Obama has killed many more Muslims with drone strikes than George W. Bush. He did this for purely political reasons. Again, he was keeping up appearances as commander in chief but did not want to commit ground forces since that could hurt the Democrat party in elections. Terrorist leaders were the targets, but there was collateral damage due to mistaken identity, bad intelligence and innocent Muslims being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO.
     
    That's not the point and there's always a first time. I am surprised Iran made the list since they are no friend of ISIS and their nation does not have ISIS safe havens like the other nations listed on the ban. That's probably just a hat tip to Israel and the neocons in Trump's own administration.

    ISIS boasted that they would infiltrate fighters and sleeper agents into the West, so are we not supposed to take them seriously?


    The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.
     
    I don't disagree. Our middle east foreign policy is furthering Israel's regional interests and I don't think that's a coincidence.
    , @Thorfinnsson
    We can keep Mohammedans out of country without fighting wars for Israel, you know.

    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country--this is a fact.

    People who refuse to admit this fact are generally liberal creationists who not only deny the biological differences between races and ethnic groups but ethnomasochists who hate their own countries and wish to see them destroyed.

    It also seems dubious to me that zero Americans were killed by nationals of these seven countries given their taste for violence. Perhaps zero deaths in terrorist attacks. I don't doubt that some Arab savage from one of these countries has murdered an American.
  24. @PapayaSF
    You don't have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn't fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.

    Oh, you’re ignorant alright…

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  25. @MEexpert

    These nations were also indentified by the Obama administration as security risks and Obama was no friend of the evangelicals. It must be ok for a mulatto president who’s sympathetic to Islam but not a white president who puts America first.
     
    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam, Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.

    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO. Also the number of American killed by terrorist attacks in the United States is miniscule compared to the American killed in automobile accidents. The number of Americans murdered is even more than this. Everyhting needs to be placed in proper perspective. The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.

    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam

    Obama was a pious Muslim during his time in Indonesia. He passionately defended Islam on many occasions during his presidency and increased the 2017 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K in 2016 then to 115K in 2017 to accommodate Muslims (Trump has since reduced it to 50K) . You can easily find videos on youtube of his pro-Islam speeches if you don’t believe me. On one occasion he was supposed to upbraid ISIS for their atrocities but instead excoriated Christians for things they did 500 or more years ago.

    Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.

    He didn’t “invade” these countries but from what I’ve learned sign off on small scale special forces operations inside Libya and Syria. In each case he was helping one group of Muslims kill another group of Muslims. Initially he supported the “moderate” Syrian Muslim rebels, like Jabat Al Nusra, against Assad before resorting to pin prick attacks against ISIS to fool the electorate into thinking he was faithfully executing his duties as commander in chief.

    Obama has killed many more Muslims with drone strikes than George W. Bush. He did this for purely political reasons. Again, he was keeping up appearances as commander in chief but did not want to commit ground forces since that could hurt the Democrat party in elections. Terrorist leaders were the targets, but there was collateral damage due to mistaken identity, bad intelligence and innocent Muslims being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO.

    That’s not the point and there’s always a first time. I am surprised Iran made the list since they are no friend of ISIS and their nation does not have ISIS safe havens like the other nations listed on the ban. That’s probably just a hat tip to Israel and the neocons in Trump’s own administration.

    ISIS boasted that they would infiltrate fighters and sleeper agents into the West, so are we not supposed to take them seriously?

    The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.

    I don’t disagree. Our middle east foreign policy is furthering Israel’s regional interests and I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

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    He passionately defended Islam on many occasions during his presidency and increased the 2017 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K in 2016 then to 115K in 2017 to accommodate Muslims (Trump has since reduced it to 50K) .
     
    Should read "increased the 2016 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K."
  26. @MEexpert

    These nations were also indentified by the Obama administration as security risks and Obama was no friend of the evangelicals. It must be ok for a mulatto president who’s sympathetic to Islam but not a white president who puts America first.
     
    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam, Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.

    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO. Also the number of American killed by terrorist attacks in the United States is miniscule compared to the American killed in automobile accidents. The number of Americans murdered is even more than this. Everyhting needs to be placed in proper perspective. The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.

    We can keep Mohammedans out of country without fighting wars for Israel, you know.

    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country–this is a fact.

    People who refuse to admit this fact are generally liberal creationists who not only deny the biological differences between races and ethnic groups but ethnomasochists who hate their own countries and wish to see them destroyed.

    It also seems dubious to me that zero Americans were killed by nationals of these seven countries given their taste for violence. Perhaps zero deaths in terrorist attacks. I don’t doubt that some Arab savage from one of these countries has murdered an American.

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    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country–this is a fact.
     
    I think you need to do some reading before you want to comment in this forum. You keep calling Muslim Mohammadans. I don't know where you get this term. Proper designation for these people is Muslim. Your statement above is pure racist. One of the great things about this country is that it is an amalgam of different nationalities and races.

    You also seem to forget that this country originally belonged to the so called American Indians. As I mentioned in another thread that the Indians should have had a better immigration policy and not allowed the white man to settle in their country. This is what the Jews are doing in Israel. They came from Europe and stole the Palestinian land and now don't want the Palestinians in their country. Case of like father (the US) like son (Israel).
  27. @Thorfinnsson
    We can keep Mohammedans out of country without fighting wars for Israel, you know.

    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country--this is a fact.

    People who refuse to admit this fact are generally liberal creationists who not only deny the biological differences between races and ethnic groups but ethnomasochists who hate their own countries and wish to see them destroyed.

    It also seems dubious to me that zero Americans were killed by nationals of these seven countries given their taste for violence. Perhaps zero deaths in terrorist attacks. I don't doubt that some Arab savage from one of these countries has murdered an American.

    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country–this is a fact.

    I think you need to do some reading before you want to comment in this forum. You keep calling Muslim Mohammadans. I don’t know where you get this term. Proper designation for these people is Muslim. Your statement above is pure racist. One of the great things about this country is that it is an amalgam of different nationalities and races.

    You also seem to forget that this country originally belonged to the so called American Indians. As I mentioned in another thread that the Indians should have had a better immigration policy and not allowed the white man to settle in their country. This is what the Jews are doing in Israel. They came from Europe and stole the Palestinian land and now don’t want the Palestinians in their country. Case of like father (the US) like son (Israel).

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    You just called him a "racist". You just lost the argument sport!

    As for the Indians part of your comment, there were not nearly enough of them to effectively occupy the land in any spatial sense, nor did they have any type of government or political structures. You are most likely a colored person, who enjoys the benefits of the white-created society you now conveniently denounce.
    , @Thorfinnsson
    Why are there even commenters on the Unz Review, which publishes numerous race realist blogs, using the term racist as a pejorative? I am a proud racist--a word which has existed for less than a century incidentally. Did the Founding Fathers think racism was wrong? What about Abraham Lincoln? Or Teddy Roosevelt?

    I don't give a whiff about what the "proper term" for Mohammedans is. Winston Churchill uses the term in his writings, as do most Western texts from the past (until you get far enough back and the term Musselmen predominates). "Muslim" is what they themselves prefer to be called, and I have no interest in accommodating the wishes of the alien.

    The amalgam of different nationalities and races is a great thing about this country? What exactly has been positive about the fact that we're burdened with forty million negros? Different nationalities...sure...if you mean English, Welsh, Scottish, Dutch, German, Huguenot, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swiss. The rest is Babble and Bedlam as even liberal scholars like Robert Putnam has been forced to grudgingly admit.

    This land did indeed belong to the Indians--and we conquered them. This is something all Americans should be proud of. Now we Americans are threatened with conquest without even a shot being fired, and cucks like you are enabling this conquest.

    Your concern about the Palestinians is part of the problem. Israel is no friend to America (see the sinking of the USS Liberty), but there is no reason whatsoever Americans should care about the fate of the Palestinians. Their only utility is if if we need to them to exert leverage on Israel.

    But there's fat chance of tightening the screws on Israel, thanks to one of those many nationalities you so cherish being very predominant in our national elite.
  28. @KenH

    For a president who was sympathetic to Islam
     
    Obama was a pious Muslim during his time in Indonesia. He passionately defended Islam on many occasions during his presidency and increased the 2017 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K in 2016 then to 115K in 2017 to accommodate Muslims (Trump has since reduced it to 50K) . You can easily find videos on youtube of his pro-Islam speeches if you don't believe me. On one occasion he was supposed to upbraid ISIS for their atrocities but instead excoriated Christians for things they did 500 or more years ago.

    Obama invaded Libya, Syria, and Yemen while continuing to kill people in Iraq, all Muslim countries. So much for being sympathetic to Islam.
     
    He didn't "invade" these countries but from what I've learned sign off on small scale special forces operations inside Libya and Syria. In each case he was helping one group of Muslims kill another group of Muslims. Initially he supported the "moderate" Syrian Muslim rebels, like Jabat Al Nusra, against Assad before resorting to pin prick attacks against ISIS to fool the electorate into thinking he was faithfully executing his duties as commander in chief.

    Obama has killed many more Muslims with drone strikes than George W. Bush. He did this for purely political reasons. Again, he was keeping up appearances as commander in chief but did not want to commit ground forces since that could hurt the Democrat party in elections. Terrorist leaders were the targets, but there was collateral damage due to mistaken identity, bad intelligence and innocent Muslims being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


    I think you need to look at the fact that the number of Americans killed by these seven countries between 1975-2015 is ZERO.
     
    That's not the point and there's always a first time. I am surprised Iran made the list since they are no friend of ISIS and their nation does not have ISIS safe havens like the other nations listed on the ban. That's probably just a hat tip to Israel and the neocons in Trump's own administration.

    ISIS boasted that they would infiltrate fighters and sleeper agents into the West, so are we not supposed to take them seriously?


    The war on terror is overblown and is a war to appease Israel.
     
    I don't disagree. Our middle east foreign policy is furthering Israel's regional interests and I don't think that's a coincidence.

    He passionately defended Islam on many occasions during his presidency and increased the 2017 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K in 2016 then to 115K in 2017 to accommodate Muslims (Trump has since reduced it to 50K) .

    Should read “increased the 2016 refugee ceiling from 70K to 85K.”

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    @MEexpert

    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country–this is a fact.
     
    I think you need to do some reading before you want to comment in this forum. You keep calling Muslim Mohammadans. I don't know where you get this term. Proper designation for these people is Muslim. Your statement above is pure racist. One of the great things about this country is that it is an amalgam of different nationalities and races.

    You also seem to forget that this country originally belonged to the so called American Indians. As I mentioned in another thread that the Indians should have had a better immigration policy and not allowed the white man to settle in their country. This is what the Jews are doing in Israel. They came from Europe and stole the Palestinian land and now don't want the Palestinians in their country. Case of like father (the US) like son (Israel).

    You just called him a “racist”. You just lost the argument sport!

    As for the Indians part of your comment, there were not nearly enough of them to effectively occupy the land in any spatial sense, nor did they have any type of government or political structures. You are most likely a colored person, who enjoys the benefits of the white-created society you now conveniently denounce.

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    You are most likely a colored person, who enjoys the benefits of the white-created society you now conveniently denounce.
     
    Well sport, you write like a racist yourself. If you read Thorfinnsson's post in reply to mine you will notice that he indeed is a racist.

    For your information, the last time I read somewhere, white is also a color. So you are also a "colored" person my friend whether you like it or not.
  30. @MEexpert

    Even without large-scale terrorist attacks Mohammedans are extremely undesirable people to have in your country–this is a fact.
     
    I think you need to do some reading before you want to comment in this forum. You keep calling Muslim Mohammadans. I don't know where you get this term. Proper designation for these people is Muslim. Your statement above is pure racist. One of the great things about this country is that it is an amalgam of different nationalities and races.

    You also seem to forget that this country originally belonged to the so called American Indians. As I mentioned in another thread that the Indians should have had a better immigration policy and not allowed the white man to settle in their country. This is what the Jews are doing in Israel. They came from Europe and stole the Palestinian land and now don't want the Palestinians in their country. Case of like father (the US) like son (Israel).

    Why are there even commenters on the Unz Review, which publishes numerous race realist blogs, using the term racist as a pejorative? I am a proud racist–a word which has existed for less than a century incidentally. Did the Founding Fathers think racism was wrong? What about Abraham Lincoln? Or Teddy Roosevelt?

    I don’t give a whiff about what the “proper term” for Mohammedans is. Winston Churchill uses the term in his writings, as do most Western texts from the past (until you get far enough back and the term Musselmen predominates). “Muslim” is what they themselves prefer to be called, and I have no interest in accommodating the wishes of the alien.

    The amalgam of different nationalities and races is a great thing about this country? What exactly has been positive about the fact that we’re burdened with forty million negros? Different nationalities…sure…if you mean English, Welsh, Scottish, Dutch, German, Huguenot, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swiss. The rest is Babble and Bedlam as even liberal scholars like Robert Putnam has been forced to grudgingly admit.

    This land did indeed belong to the Indians–and we conquered them. This is something all Americans should be proud of. Now we Americans are threatened with conquest without even a shot being fired, and cucks like you are enabling this conquest.

    Your concern about the Palestinians is part of the problem. Israel is no friend to America (see the sinking of the USS Liberty), but there is no reason whatsoever Americans should care about the fate of the Palestinians. Their only utility is if if we need to them to exert leverage on Israel.

    But there’s fat chance of tightening the screws on Israel, thanks to one of those many nationalities you so cherish being very predominant in our national elite.

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  31. @Verymuchalive
    As I have said previously, Margolis' mother was an Albanian Muslim. After his parents divorced when he was a child, he was largely brought up by her. As a result, he has ludicrously rose-tinted views on the Religion of Violence.

    Probably a good idea to refrain from ad hominem arguments…

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  32. @PapayaSF
    You don't have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn't fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.

    I’m Jewish, believe the entire Land of Israel was given by G-d to the Jewish people exclusively and that the Palestinians should be expelled, I believe all Lebanese and Iranians should be killed and yet I still do not fear Islam.

    If anything, the West needs *more* Islam. Notice that Muslim countries don’t have Gay Pride parades or feminism?

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    Ever notice that Muslim countries don't have free speech, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, or worthwhile art or literature or science? I'll take gay pride parades and feminism as long as the rest of those things come along with them.
    , @anarchyst
    God is not a real estate agent. Israel is supposed to be a "frame of mind", not a piece of land.
  33. @Greasy William

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.
     
    I'm Jewish, believe the entire Land of Israel was given by G-d to the Jewish people exclusively and that the Palestinians should be expelled, I believe all Lebanese and Iranians should be killed and yet I still do not fear Islam.

    If anything, the West needs *more* Islam. Notice that Muslim countries don't have Gay Pride parades or feminism?

    Ever notice that Muslim countries don’t have free speech, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, or worthwhile art or literature or science? I’ll take gay pride parades and feminism as long as the rest of those things come along with them.

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  34. Are you being serious? You would prefer, as a white man, to live under SJW rule instead of living under Islam?

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  35. @Marcus
    Wrong, Jews have almost always aided the Mohammedans against Christians and Europeans, from the first Arab invasions to the current rapefugee waves.

    You are correct. In fact, Islam and Judaism have much more in common than most people realize.
    After reading both the Islamic Koran and Jewish Talmud, one can easily ascertain that Islam is actually an Arabicized form of Judaism.
    Both the Koran and Talmud promote their own respective forms of supremacism, relegating non-believers to the status of third-class (sub)humans, to be used for the benefit of each respective cult. Non-believers who transgress against the “chosen” (either Jewish or Moslem) incur much greater punishments than those of the “chosen” (both Jewish or Moslem), who can transgress against non-believers with impunity…with almost no punishment incurred.
    There is one partially redeeming quality to Islam…
    The Jewish Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ is “suffering in boiling excrement for eternity”, while his mother Mary is a harlot, “who conceived Jesus Christ with a Roman soldier”. The Jewish hatred of Jesus Christ knows no bounds.
    On the other hand, the Koran teaches that Jesus Christ is an “honored prophet”,–not the “son of God”, but a respected prophet nonetheless, while his mother Mary is accorded a place of high honor, being specifically mentioned in the Koran.
    Now, which belief system has greater respect and regard for Jesus Christ and Christianity?
    Christians who support Zionism and the (real estate of) Israel are useful idiots–mere “goy” to be used (and abused) for the advantage of the “chosen”…

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    The essence of Islam and Judaism is pharisaical: thousands of laws governing everything from hygiene to cuisine to warfare.
  36. @Greasy William

    You don’t have to be an evangelical, or a nut, or even a Zionist to fear Islam. Any non-Muslim who doesn’t fear the growth and spread of Islam is either ignorant or fooling themselves.
     
    I'm Jewish, believe the entire Land of Israel was given by G-d to the Jewish people exclusively and that the Palestinians should be expelled, I believe all Lebanese and Iranians should be killed and yet I still do not fear Islam.

    If anything, the West needs *more* Islam. Notice that Muslim countries don't have Gay Pride parades or feminism?

    God is not a real estate agent. Israel is supposed to be a “frame of mind”, not a piece of land.

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  37. @Timur The Lame
    I am too lazy to research the issue but I believe that part of the reason that the evangelicals support Israel, besides their biblical illiteracy is that they WELCOME armageddon. They see attacks on Israel as Gawd's final move and fulfillment of prophesy.

    I could never figure out if Hagee is a certified retard or a clever salesman. Either way every story has a punchline. Part of his sermonizing involves, as I recall that all Jews will convert to Christianity at the 11th hour and 59th minute before the missiles are launched and therefore take the express lane straight to heaven.

    The sad part is that a large part of Hagee's constituency are toothless inbreds. The sadder part is that they have political pull. The Edomites must be laughing their heads off.

    Cheers-

    Hagee is a shill, and his “followers” are misguided to say the least…

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  38. @anarchyst
    You are correct. In fact, Islam and Judaism have much more in common than most people realize.
    After reading both the Islamic Koran and Jewish Talmud, one can easily ascertain that Islam is actually an Arabicized form of Judaism.
    Both the Koran and Talmud promote their own respective forms of supremacism, relegating non-believers to the status of third-class (sub)humans, to be used for the benefit of each respective cult. Non-believers who transgress against the "chosen" (either Jewish or Moslem) incur much greater punishments than those of the "chosen" (both Jewish or Moslem), who can transgress against non-believers with impunity...with almost no punishment incurred.
    There is one partially redeeming quality to Islam...
    The Jewish Talmud teaches that Jesus Christ is "suffering in boiling excrement for eternity", while his mother Mary is a harlot, "who conceived Jesus Christ with a Roman soldier". The Jewish hatred of Jesus Christ knows no bounds.
    On the other hand, the Koran teaches that Jesus Christ is an "honored prophet",--not the "son of God", but a respected prophet nonetheless, while his mother Mary is accorded a place of high honor, being specifically mentioned in the Koran.
    Now, which belief system has greater respect and regard for Jesus Christ and Christianity?
    Christians who support Zionism and the (real estate of) Israel are useful idiots--mere "goy" to be used (and abused) for the advantage of the "chosen"...

    The essence of Islam and Judaism is pharisaical: thousands of laws governing everything from hygiene to cuisine to warfare.

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  39. @anon
    You just called him a "racist". You just lost the argument sport!

    As for the Indians part of your comment, there were not nearly enough of them to effectively occupy the land in any spatial sense, nor did they have any type of government or political structures. You are most likely a colored person, who enjoys the benefits of the white-created society you now conveniently denounce.

    You are most likely a colored person, who enjoys the benefits of the white-created society you now conveniently denounce.

    Well sport, you write like a racist yourself. If you read Thorfinnsson’s post in reply to mine you will notice that he indeed is a racist.

    For your information, the last time I read somewhere, white is also a color. So you are also a “colored” person my friend whether you like it or not.

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  40. The writer is completely oblivious to the dangers of Islam, be they radical or fundamentalist. He then goes on to project her ignorance on to the Trump voter base classifying us as confused Republican core voters that have no sense of geography or history. Really give me f-cken break please. History proves Islam is a death cult, when they run out of enemies to kill they fight among themselves.

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  41. @Thorfinnsson
    ERIC MARGOLIS MARRIED A MOHAMMEDAN!

    HE IS LITERALLY SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY!


    Don't pay attention to a single word he writes about Mohammedans.

    Thanks for the info. Personal details always give perspective to an article. Margolis did indeed seem to be a remarkably sanguine about the Muslim nonsense spreading across the world.

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  42. @European-American
    Not important, but just checking, what did you mean about the sense of humor of those three countries? I presume you meant, "much like the Swiss, but with a sense of humor"?

    I think Hungarians can be funny in that smart East European way. Austrians and Swiss, well, I can't think of any examples of humor from them. I did have an Austrian friend with a dark sense of humor but I was never sure if he was joking...

    I said I love the Austrians…. they are like the Swiss but without the sense of humor….

    It’s a joke…. and if you know the Swiss or the Austrians…. a very very funny joke.

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  43. Haha I get it now, not bad!

    It’s very helpful, for this kind of country and joke, to inform people when it’s funny, otherwise the joke might be lost ;-)

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