Associated Press ran an interesting quote yesterday from one of Dubai's top security officials. Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the Gulf statelet's Deputy Chairman of Police and General security, took to Twitter to jmuse about what would happen if the Republicans choose Donald Trump as their standard-bearer in the November elections, and the Donald beats Hellery Clinton, as seems almost certain. (Lifetime pct .976.)
Earlier in the week Mr. Trimp had said that Islam hates the West, something which everyone knows but our wimpy "leaders" refuse to say. During the GOP debate on Thursday, Mr. Trump said he wouldn't retract that statement or stoop to being politically correct by avoiding such statements in future.
On Twitter, Lt. Gen. Tamim referred to political scientist Samuel P. Huntington's theory that future wars would be fought between cultures, warning that a Trump win could see him -- the Donald -- face ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a clash of civilizations. "If Trump beats Hillary (Clinton)," he wrote, "that means that the scenario of the clash of civilizations created by Samuel will come to light at the hands of the candidate and al-Baghdadi."
Indeed. Will Mr. Trump's response be "Bring it on!"? If it comes down to that, I know which side I'm on!
Further reading: "Western and Muslim societies 'irreconcilably different', poll finds", WWW 26/3/15.