This Reuters story (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist) is entitled, “UN seeks to bolster ties between West and Islam.” Now look at how they’re going to do it. How many of those do you think apply to the West, and how many to the Islamic world?
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations, acting after deadly suicide bombings apparently driven by Muslim extremism hit London, launched an initiative on Thursday to build new bridges between the West and Islam.
The campaign’s aim was to “bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization which potentially threaten world peace,” U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
“Prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization.” Looks to me as if the UN has swallowed the Saidist idea that the West creates and demonizes the “Other” in the Islamic world.
To drag out this little chestnut of propaganda and suggest that it caused the London bombings is nothing short of grotesque.
Recent events had “heightened the sense of a widening gap and lack of mutual understanding between Islamic and Western societies — an environment that has been exploited and exacerbated by extremists in all societies,” he said.
Extremists in all societies, eh? What British extremists drove these poor jihadists around the bend? No stories of mistreatment have surfaced. They were living comfortable middle class lives.
Lack of understanding? I’ll agree with you on that one, Kofi. I think the West needs a much better understanding than it currently has of Islamic jihad. Call me, Kofi, and I’ll send you a copy of my forthcoming book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).