Tolerance, kindness and openness are normally counted in the category of virtues.

When dealing with normal human beings who follow the principle of reciprocation they would generally engender a nice response. As the golden rule states 'treat others the way you would like them to treat you'.

Opening the borders of Europe to a massive Muslim influx by Angela Merkel has often been praised as offering a clear counter to the ISIS claim of the West's so-called Crusader enmity towards Muslims. The point pushed is that this effort of love defeats the ISIS narrative of hatred and enmity by showing how untrue it is.

What those who point this out fail to understand is that the ISIS narrative is the Islamic narrative pushed in the Quran in verses like these:

  • Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are severe against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves… (48:29)
  • Those who disbelieve from among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures. (98:6)
  • there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone (60:4)
  • O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers: Do ye wish to offer Allah an open proof against yourselves? (4:144)

There are actually hundreds of verses in the Quran that teach enmity, hatred and command violent subjugation of non-Muslims (Q9:29 et al) so the entire religious indoctrination of the Quran teaches its followers to view non-Muslims as enemies.

In rare occasions a persons heart may be overcome by acts of kindness that can out weigh what their religious book counsels. These occasions are the exception to the rule though. Generally the heavy indoctrination in the Quran and its message instills the enmity and contempt for non-Muslims.

Even if one generation of a family of Muslims has an attitude of gratitude towards a non-Muslim country for taking them in as refugees very often the next generation will get indoctrinated in the message of the Quran which clearly incites hatred, contempt and violent supremacist acts upon its followers.

At the same time as the West is getting a mass influx of Muslims and a rise in Jihadist attacks which now become regular events there is the effect of an anti-Western leftist academia that blames the West for all of the worlds ills.
Westerners are taught to feel guilty and apologetic for all of the worlds ills. They are taught contempt for themselves.

This dual dynamic sets up a kind of sadistic / masochistic mentality on behalf of the two actors (Muslims and non-Muslim guilt ridden Westerners) which we see playing out before us as the West is pushed to make more and more concessions to Islamic demands for halal, limiting free speech and the criticism of Islam etc.
Critics of Islam are castigated as racists and bigots and criticism of Islam conflated with 'hate speech' and bigotry.

Intolerance of intolerance is in fact a necessity and tolerance of the intolerant is a vice that leads to societal perdition....

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