Mark Steyn pens a must-read:
So Beethoven’s Eroica, Brahms’ Fourth, Tchaikovsky’s Sixth would be “real lame” without “the influence of the Middle East and Muslims”.
So says a senior writer in the establishment newspaper of America’s capital. On the basis of what? A lone reference to the umpteenth lavishly-funded straw-clutching special-pleading Islamofest created to explain why the casual observer is entirely wrong to conclude that the Muslim world is culturally moribund and entirely irrelevant to the planet’s artistic, scientific and economic progress (with the single solitary exception of oil that they require foreigners to get out of the ground for them). The casual observers who’ve come away with that unfortunate and ignorant misapprehension include, inter alia, a fellow I quoted in America Alone:
“In the words of Dr. Mahathir Mohammed, the former prime minister of Malaysia, one of the least worst Muslim nations in the world, ‘We produce practically nothing on our own, we can do almost nothing for ourselves, we cannot even manage our wealth.'”
But pay no attention to Dr Mahathir. What does he know about Islam’s achievements compared to a senior columnist at The Washington Post? Sure, they may not have done anything much for a millennium or so, but we all know that everything in your world would be “real lame” without Islam. How stupid is Trump? He doesn’t even know that, without Islam, we’d be in a lute-free world!