In this editorial, I explain to you how radical Islam destroyed Lebanon and how it could do the same to the United States.
My name is Benjamin Knight and I am a Lebanese-American (for those wondering why “Knight” doesn’t sound Middle Eastern, it’s a fake last name I am using to protect my identity.)
I loved my country until Islam stole it from me.
Lebanon was, at one point, the banking capital of the Arab world. National Geographic once called the nation the “Paris of the Middle East” because of its profound culture, state of the art tourist attractions and booming economy.
It resembled what Dubai is today, a pearl, a gem, a light shining from an otherwise dark region.
Following World War 2, Beirut experienced a cultural makeover that turned it into a premiere destination for investors, entrepreneurs, young intellectuals and hard working immigrants. The city became known as a regional center for finance and trade, it enjoyed peace and prosperity through the 1960s leading many to believe that Lebanon was untouchable.
Then the country flooded itself with a hundred thousand Muslims.
In the early 1970s, the public was coerced to accept “moderate” Islamist “refugees” into their communities under the guise of altruism. Consequently, Palestinian migrants invaded Lebanon and sparked major difficulties among the native population.
It was the catalyst for the country’s demise.
Opening the borders to Islamists lead to the rise of a coalition of radicals who helped spark the Lebanese civil war in the 1970s. 15 years and 100,000 lives later, Beirut was completely destroyed. Businesses fled for other, more stable nations, hundreds of thousands lost their lives to senseless violence and the Lebanese economy collapsed.
Nearly one million people fled Lebanon as a result and the country hasn’t been the same since.
The elite want to do with the United States what they did to Lebanon, open the borders in order to facilitate civil unrest and destabilize the country, tank the economy and create a culture of dependency.
As someone who lived in the Middle East for five years, I can tell you with certainty that the same refugees Barack Obama is shepherding to the U.S. destroyed what I once called my home.
The reality that leftists don’t want you to know is, open borders destroyed Lebanon, radical Islam destroyed Lebanon and the ruling class destroyed Lebanon.
We can’t allow them to do the same to America.
What was once the pearl of the Arab world quickly devolved into a shell of its former self, a nation stricken with violent Islamists who rape and murder innocents in the name of their satanic overlord.
My family fled to America because radical Islamists took Lebanon away from us. After President Obama’s reckless decree – we may have to flee America for the very same reason.
For the sake of this constitutional republic, I urge you to wake up and understand that liberty and Islam cannot coexist. We need to stop the criminal establishment from flooding our nation with radicals and take our country back before it’s too late.