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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Feb 16, 2008 at 21:10

Seamus, one of the reasons for the Crusades was because lands that were Christian were under the Crescent Moon. Even though Jews had life better under Muslim suzerainity, it was hardly a picnic or a day at the beach for Christians. Take a look at the novel, "Exodus" by Leon Uris. Especially what Yemeni Jews had to put up with. Take a look at "Culture and Conflict in the Middle East" by Philip Carl Salzman. Unless sequences of cause and effect have a limited life, (this view has rather thin support), the past plays a role today.

Also ask yourself this question: was Emile Zola or Georges Clemenceau Jewish when they cried out in response to the injustice meted out against Alfred Dreyfus?

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