1.How is it possible to have opinions about public policy if one has been trained to ignore the facts? 'Cause that is the training that government schooling and the media has imposed on the public. Writing about the intermittent, yet constant, jihadi attacks throughout the world, Melanie Phillips notes, this is “merely the most visible sign of a much more intractable problem…within Western civilization. …the advance of the global jihad is being facilitated by a wholesale collapse of Western values and national identity….While attention is fixed on foreign battlegrounds, the war is in danger of being lost at home.” Yet Liberal predomination in the schools and throughout the media has demanded that any recognition of, comments on, warning about, an enemy within, is tantamount to bigotry, racism, and one sort of phobia or another. 2.Islamic civilization exists under a common religious belief authorized in a sacred text whose law is never to be altered. Rather than freedom, it is defined by submission. Understanding can be found by looking deeply into the Arabic verb 'salima,' from which are derived 'Islam,' 'salm,' and 'salaam,' meaning submission, peace, and safety. ["The Handy Religion Answer Book" By John Renard, P. 193], implying 'to be secure,' 'unharmed,' or 'blameless.' Therefore, to be Muslim is to have surrendered, submitted, and obtained security. The concepts, doctrines, and views are timeless, and remain unchanged since the seventh century. Any who believe that this movement has changed and moved into modernity, are sadly….perhaps terminally….mistaken. 3. "How does that compare with the rewards offered by Western society? Western civilization has left behind its religious belief and its sacred text to place its trust, not in religious certainties, but in "open discussion, trial and error, and the ubiquitousness of doubt." Perhaps not unexpected, as the West offers freedoms unheard of in Islamic countries, 70% of the world's refugees are Muslims fleeing from places where their religion is the official doctrine. They flee to the West, for opportunity, and personal safety, as well as said freedom. But...the oddity is that, while settling in the West, many of these refugees begin to develop a hatred for their new home...and plan to take revenge on it with only its final destruction as the fitting punishment. Even less understandable, those Muslims who settle and assimilate often have children, brought up in the West, yet identify as opposition to it, and desire its annihilation.” Roger Scruton, "The West and The Rest." Would this be possible if not for the either agreement with, or lack of concern by, the political elites? Why is that????