Well, who is Sultan? He used to be a resident of Hilliard, Ohio. At that time, in 2006, Poole wrote about Sultan, saying he was a radical Islamist.
What was the local response? The Columbus Dispatch defended Sultan as a moderate and attacked Poole as a racist. One of the newspaper’s Muslim columnists wrote that Poole’s “hatred runs deep and wide” against Muslims because he criticized Sultan.
Those Columbus, Ohio, journalists could not imagine that anyone — especially someone living in their area — could possibly be an advocate of terrorism, of murdering people for political reasons. Well, guess what? Poole was 100 percent correct. Sultan has proven Poole’s case. Sultan was the one whose “hatred runs deep and wide” against non-Muslims. Will anyone learn anything from this story?
To understand another part of the world you must understand how people there think and behave. Endless energy and money is spent by multiculturalism projects, complaining that Westerners don’t understand Middle East Muslims or Arabs or Iranians. They’re right, but in a far different way than they think.
Meanwhile, nobody spends any time ever exploring how those groups don’t understand the West, or Christians, or Jews.