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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), May 11, 2008 at 18:57

Quite right with regards to Islam and it's view of the Jewish race. It can be argued that Islam is pre-disposed in it's hatred, and oft-expressed desire towards the elimination of the Jew; and that envy, jealousy are included.

However, Islam, and it's history, was not the only subject I had in mind.

There are hundreds of examples of dozens, if not hundreds of different countries that have participated in the ruthless persecution of the Jew in the last eight hundred years, ranging from property confiscation and Talmud burning, to Jews burned alive, forced conversion, imprisonment, expulsion, public torture, execution, wide-spread massacre -

http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/HistoryJewishPersecution.htm

Virtually none have anything to do with Islam.

Again, I reiterate that Jews as a group have not warranted such treatment; held against the backdrop of historical religion, they are nothing if not largely inoffensive.

Can jealousy and envy of the Jew really be the cause of all this?

I believe the history begs another component to the equation.

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