Breitbart highlines a minute ago:
20+ years ago we rented a 1-bedroom in a mixed immigrant neighborhood of Midwood.
The building was well mixed, too; the salad bowl had albanians, italians, russian-orthodox and russian jews, chinese, indians and even anglo-americans.
One of our neighbors, bearded man always dressed in standard mujaheddin garb, loved to chat with my now-ex-husband. Smoking near entry door, smiling broadly, he would point a crooked finger at his chest, then turn it to his own and proclaim, in garbled Russian: “I am your foe!” – and he’d laugh uproariously. My idiot husband was delighted; he spent all his 40 yrs in european part of ussr and in all his life have never seen an actual muslim, didn’t know what he’s dealing with. He took it as a joke, manifestation of humorous surprise at inexplicable turn of wheel of fortune: how two people from opposite side of soviet-afghan war ended up in the same house in brooklyn, america.
I was terrified. My first reaction was to clutch my son and keep him close to me at all times; I demanded we should avoid that “joker” and all his family like a plague. years of living in various “stans” taught me to take the implied threat seriously. should I add that, of course, I was ridiculed and mocked by my own husband? and that I didn’t sleep well until the afghan and his harem moved out of the building?
here’s the lesson: never, ever trust a muslim – however civilized, westernized and assimilated (s)he might seem. especially when they openly proclaim to be your enemy.