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“The American Revolution, as they [Arab writers] frequently remark, was fought not by Native American nationalists but by British settlers, and far from being a victory against colonialism, it represented colonialism’s ultimate triumph; the English in North America succeeded in colonizing the land so thoroughly that they no longer needed the support of the mother country against the original inhabitants.”—
The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis
Just read this. I’ve never thought about America in this way before…but it’s so true.