Here in a nutshell is the encounter between Postmodern Man and the Man given to ancient and ineluctable realities of human nature. One wants to talk it all out, the other wants to kill. That’s all there is to it.
One thinks we ought to be able to rise above all that, and the other doesn’t want to.The Christian leaders of the West are so fanatically committed to “dialogue” with Muslim leaders that they ruthlessly ostracize and silence anyone who dares speak about the reasons why Canon Andrew White’s people are being persecuted.
White’s own experience with his dinner invitation, however, shows how futile and self-defeating that “dialogue” really is: it hasn’t saved a single Christian from persecution, or changed a single Muslim’s mind about the necessity to persecute Christians.
White himself has no illusions: “You can’t negotiate with them. I have never said that about another group of people. These are really so different, so extreme, so radical, so evil.”
But if he repeats that in the comfortable and complacent rectories of the West, he is liable to be charged with “Islamophobia.”
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