A Canadian Reader Thinks Steve Sailer Needs To Brush Up On His Ethiopian History


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From: KPA

Re: Steve
Sailer`s Blog:

The George W. Bush-Prester John Alliance

I don`t know what
was the real point of Steve Sailer`s blog on the
American/Ethiopian alliance to "invade" Somalia.

Sailer`s historical
analysis of

Ethiopia`s
political relations with Europe ends with
an obscure quote from an Ethiopian King with what seem
like anti-Semitic words: “we
might tear out and cast forth the evil Moors, Jews, and
heathens from [our]
countries.”

Any European king
can be found in some record or other to have uttered an
"anti-Semitic" phrase. Also the letter that
Sailer quotes from was carried by a

Catholic priest to a Catholic country
with no
repercussions other than Portugal eventually helped
Ethiopia rid itself of the biggest

Muslim scourge
in her history

around the 16th century.

Also, if Sailer
studied a bit more Ethiopian history, he would know that
Ethiopian Jews had lived peacefully for centuries in the
rural areas. Their adamant insistence to be taken to
Israel occurred during the peak Marxist military rule
when everyone suffered and not when the Emperors were
reigning.

The history of Islam
in Ethiopia is such that during the 16th
century, the Muslims (actually, the self-proclaimed
leader was a Somali) dared to destroy the country in a
spectacular

Jihad
.

This is the context
from which the "invasion" is taking place. It is
actually a centuries-old retaliation against a strong
Muslim presence that would have no qualms about
annihilating Ethiopia and

Christianity
.

Europe and America
would do well to learn from this history.


Sailer responds: I was
making the point that current American strategy is a
continuation of the ancient Western dream of linking up
with Prester John, leader of Abyssinia, to open a
two-front war against the Musselmen. This appeals deeply
to the antiquarian in me.

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