Best summation of the Islamist connection to the neo-Marxist subversion we are struggling against yet. You don't say it, but you understand, there is no hope for a road back except the straight and narrow path of true faith. Basically, the only hope we have is to overcome false religions with the true one. It's the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and His Spirit of Forgiveness that give us hope. Without hope, we have nothing.

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May 14·edited May 14Liked by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I agree with most of your post. I would substitute "reality" for hope, in your last sentance. Without a cold eyed realistic view of what is being presented, difficult to deal with. The first thing we can do is vote out the current crop of cretins that are allowing this and who are rolling over in the name of "islamophobia"... while we still can.

Definition of "phobia:"an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

Is it irrational to "fear" something that wants to kill or convert you?

So, not a "phobia," rather a realistic view of reality.

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My point is you have to confront religion with religion. Islamists hope in Jihad, Holy War, to overthrow the infidel. Marxists hope in revolution to bring about the utopian overthrow of the oppressor. Revolution and Jihad are not hopeful means to their respective utopian ends. They seek to achieve a utopia that cannot be achieved. They don't know it, but their respective religions are a death wish.

Judaism and Christianity are religions of divine forgiveness and divine choosing. Neither religion places hope in Israel's (God's People's) goodness or obedience. They hope in the mercy, lovingkindness, grace, and forgiveness of God. And in beholding the God who chooses to freely forgive, they have hope their sins are forgiven. Seeking forgiveness from God for our trespasses and forgiving men their trespasses is a hopeful thing. Forgiveness is a better thing, and it makes for a more hopeful religion. Hoping in revolution and destruction isn't hopeful at all.

Mankind is naturally religious, but the modern man is in denial.

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I agree with most of this. However, better IMHO is to live your live in such a way that you minimize or eliminate the need for "forgiveness."

I do the best I can, re that.

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May 15Liked by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Thank you for this article. I had been mainly concerned with the crypto-fascist tendencies of wokism and extreme environmentalism (Malthusianism, millenarianism). And broader strides toward statism and “permissioned freedom” (eg, de facto social credit scoring) too, as highlighted by NS Lyons in his essay “The China Convergence”. Your piece is an apt reminder that other great dangers lurk in our still free societies.

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Seems a good description of the currant reality as any.

Its good that you are speaking about this... SOMEONE has to.

The problem must be named before action can be taken.

My understanding, there was an FBI consultant/trainer who was expert in this subject, and "retired" by obama. His name escapes me, and a quick goodle search did not find a reference. He was later killed in California.

Here is another FBI trainers book. He is still alive, retired, and the manual is available on Amazon:

The Criminal Investigator-Intelligence Analyst’s Handbook of Islam[Kindle Edition]

By: William Gawthrop Ph.D.

Sold By: Amazon.com Services LLC

It is on my "to read" list.

This guy was quite controversial and caused quite a stir, among the "religion of peace" followers.

It seems like this is old knowledge, and we are now re discovering it, hopefully before it eats us alive :) :) :)

Best wishes to you. Be well, stay strong, thanks for your work.

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Ayaan, je bent een held. Keep doing what you do.

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'Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them...

'Karl Popper, On the Paradox of Tolerance, in The Open Society and Its Enemies, 1945

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