About Daniel Shayesteh

Dr Daniel was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini. However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.

Daniel's mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ. He is also deeply concerned for the future of Western societies, their loss of confidence in Judeo-Christian values, and their persistent naivete about the implications of the world-wide Islamic revival.

Political Correctness That Is Rooting Out National Loyalty

Many governments and universities in the West have allowed their policies to be influenced by the ideas of those who do not represent the interests of the West but have loyalty to stranger groups or governments. Islamic governments have been sending thousands of students yearly in order to be educated in the western universities, but our university leaders have been restricting the freedom of speech in the universities so that it may not hurt the feelings of these Muslims who are not used to democracy. Many migrant Muslims also who have taken refuge in the West do not treat their new country of residence as home, but, consciously or unconsciously, ignore the rights of the majority who have been kindly sharing the blessing of their countries with them. These Muslims invest the love of their heart for their motherland Islamic country but expect the western governments to change laws to suit their motives. This is against the desire of their host country residents who have paid a great price for establishing their democratic laws and life style. Unfortunately, some politicians, leaders and citizens have been also giving way to the motives of these opportunist and ethnic-oriented people. These immigrants want to nail their power-centered sectarian agendas to the great West for marginalizing the democratic and patriotic majority in order to dominate. It is crystal clear that the majority of the residents will be under the threat of losing their national identities if their politicians and leaders mobilize resources in favor of those who are loosely attached to their host country values.

Those, who have been holding themselves head and shoulders above others in the West, have promoted continually that multiculturalism and pluralism would manifest a variety of perspectives, fight discrimination, promote tolerance and pave the way for harmony and peace. What we see now is instead a road to a type of ethnocentrism for which the Middle East has been suffering an unending war for centuries since the rise of Islam. Ethnocentrism is a threat to everything in a democratic society. We have witnessed the danger of it in the past decades on how the loyal citizens in the West are limited to express their love for their countries and flags.

The western leaders have shown extraordinary weakness in following the historically proven Judeo-Christian values which ensure justice, unity and harmony amongst diverse populations. Diversity does not lead to harmony if we welcome the ethnocentric narrow-minded individuals or groups to teach us what to do. If we do, they will inspire us with disloyalty and divide our nation into isolated groups in order to create tensions among citizens on one hand and on the other hand convince people that only a power-centered government is the solution for tensions. That’s why those western politicians, university teachers and graduates who are supporting isolationist groups in the name of multiculturalism have become disloyal to their countries. There are Caucasian westerners who prefer the motives of the terrorist organization Hamas to Western Democracy since Hamas is one of the best in fighting Judeo-Christian values. Look what has happened to the West where some people who call themselves intellectuals and better than others have nothing to offer their people but the hostility of a terrorist organization. Utterly heart-breaking! Instead of being the light and salt of democracy to freedom-haters they rather push their own nation to be slaves to authoritarianism.

Spreading disloyalty will never serve the interest of our public and country. If we do not encourage our kids to appreciate the sacrificial contributions of our people towards the costs of governments, universities and schools, will foreigners come to appreciate them? Absolutely not. I have been taxed 14% per cent of my income for school costs only. I have met people who have been paying 20% of their income for schools and universities. This school taxation plus the taxes to the local, state and federal governments are what show the contributions of each family towards their country.  Are we overloaded with taxes for the schools and universities that teach our children to turn their backs to their nation and disregard the sacrifices of their parents and grandparents? If our kids do not learn to value our sacrifices, to remain loyal to our nation, flag and the sovereignty of our country, who else will do it? In what other way can we teach our future generations to care for their nation and land?

We are face to face with a huge problem. Many of us have been keeping quiet towards those who aim to destroy our values through our own tax money. We have made a great mistake in entrusting our leaders with the responsibility to lead and teach. Many of them are not only ethically inferior to the rank and file citizens and unable to appreciate the kindness of their nation, but also pay back with irreverence and hostility. Our second mistake is that we do not want to stand behind those who are patriotic and defend our values since it is costly.

We as Christians should not be afraid of revealing the spiritual, political and social darkness in our societies since we are called to be the salt and light of the world. Light destroys darkness and salt preserves our good values. Our criticism with the love of Christ can be a remedy that helps our children to appreciate the sacrifices we make towards the well-being of our community and empowers them to stay loyal to their country.

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