But then, a couple of years later, Lawrence of Arabia [link] came out and confused the issue. Now the Arabs were romanticized and a lot o people began thinking of them as the good guys, or at lesst cool guys.
Personally, I took the Palestinian side, pretty much, in the Arab-Israeli conflict, but that was simply a matter of recognizing that the Israelis were taking land that wasn't theirs, and using a bunch of religious mumbo-jumbo to justify it. I still think so.
But now the official goodthink position is anohter instance of doublethink. Muslims remain the scum of the earth when they're a problem for Israel or stand in the way of Israeli ambitions. When Muslims immigrate to the West, however, they become a very admirable people who should be indulged in every way. It's almost like the Israeli lobby is hoping that all the Muslim world, at least that part of it that borders on Israel, like Syria, will immigrate to Michigan, where they'll no longer be an impediment for Israel's expansionist plans.
But no, I don't think of it that way at all. I think Muslims should have their own countries, where they can behave the way they want to, and not be a problem for us. By our standards, they really aren't desirable immigrants in any way.
As for our Muslim "allies," they all seem to be the same as Israel's Muslim allies, and, whereas we seem to need to invade places like Libya and Iraq and Syria to make them stop doing nasty things, our "Allies," like Saudi Arabia and Turkey can do all the nasty things they like.
If you don't believe an old right-wing coot like me, you young whippersnappers, maybe you'll believe Bill Maher:
Quibcag: I found the scary nun at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/296393219208707159/