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Submitted by Kerry L. Winn (United States), Jan 20, 2009 at 21:24

Greetings,

You claim: "

Submitted by a hindu (a pagan and idolater), Jan 20, 2009 13:49

two points:
kerry
1. yes there is anti-jewish sentiment. too often, too much. but zionism has co-opted the very legitimate claims of anti-jewishness. one cannot conflate anti-jewish and anti-zionist. the cause of much anti jewish sentiment is anti-zionism, because if one opposes israel (the nation), one is accused of opposing jews (the people). this only serves to perpetuate further anti-semitism, because jews and zionism are made inseperable by those who both support and oppose israel, see so it's a vicious cycle. anti-jews point to israel as an example of "see how bad jews are" and zionists point to a hatred of israel and say "see how much they hate jews." no, they hate to see a state behaving in unjust ways. they hate to see brown men and women humiliated by white men and women."

Silly, Jews come in all shades, including Black.

Nope, antiJewish sentiment has been occurring for 6,000 or so years, from the days of Pharaoh. The were huge expulsions, ghettoizations, murder, etc. long before the creation of Israel. There are several instances where I have criticized some Israeli policies, but I am a Zionist. The land the Jews purchased was worthless swampland, until they cleared it and made the area bloom. Now Arabs are jealous.

If you hate a state behaving in unjust ways, how about criticizing most of the Middle-East for their maimings, beheadings, torture, wrongful incarceration, hanging homosexuals, stonings, etc. Why do you only target Israel. To me this speaks of hypocricy.

Also, you might consider reading the numerous Israeli media sources, some are liberal, some conservative, all criticize the government, some criticize Judaism. Try doing that in most of the Middle-East and see what happens to you.

"let us not confuse what israel is: you can call it what you want, but it is merely a nation, like india, like britain, like japan. a country. surely you would understand that if i am against the polcies of a nation, say, china, for instance, that i am not necesarily sinophobic, right? i don't hate chinese, just dislike certain policies of their government."

I realize it is a nation, but Jews need a homeland because every land they have traveled to and lived in, has discriminated against them.

"2. monotheism is also a problem. islam and judiasm and christianity all. your religions are intolerant, condemn others and invariably lead to hate and conflict. if there is only one god, your god, and your god is angry and vengeful, there is no room for anybody else's religion. that is absurd, that is like saying there is only one truth and is my truth. your proof? a book. all of it, a joke!"

I am a Deist, which is a monotheist, who rejects the tenets of the monotheistic faiths. I am also a Feminist, Goy. Do not mistake me for a religious person, but I do study various religions for insight. At the moment my class is discussing Siddhartha, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Try not to make assumptions regarding posters.


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This is a beautiful example of why Islam cannot be allowed to achieve its goals. [361 words]CanadianChrisJan 29, 2009 16:13149472
this is why Islam in the West will achieve its goals [434 words]canadian muslimFeb 15, 2009 10:00149472
You completely missed the point of my comments, Canadian Muslim [384 words]CanadianChrisApr 6, 2009 13:54149472
the right to armed resistance? [149 words]Daniel NewcombeJan 22, 2009 17:38148771
You're taking this out of context/exaggerating beyond reality [73 words]PDMJan 21, 2009 03:11148623
I guess CAIR's comments can appear "amusing" on the one hand, but ... [171 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:22148595
Those who carry the banners of murderers on U.S. soil should beware! [144 words]US VeteranJan 20, 2009 21:24148578
Finsbury Park Mosque and their "Magnificent 19" [142 words]EdwardJan 20, 2009 10:29148511
Muslims are blatantly Anti-semetic [123 words]Ms. AnneJan 20, 2009 07:35148503
I wish like you, "Mz Anne", that "right speak" prevailed ... [129 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:35148503
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There aren't near enough psychiatrists, "Susan" [151 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:53148429
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And,"Roman", it has acceptance from the politically correct. [5 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:55148426
Islamicizing the USA [390 words]DeianiraJan 19, 2009 12:57148425
questionable [147 words]ravin blackJan 19, 2009 23:05148425
Who Is Monitoring Chicago? [104 words]Israeli Ex-ChicagoanJan 19, 2009 12:20148422
"Yes we can" -- Phrase borrowed from Obamites. [78 words]M.D'SouzaJan 19, 2009 11:58148421
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Same Stuff, Different Day [87 words]Jinn 'n' TonicJan 19, 2009 10:58148417
Missed the point [39 words]Ted S.Jan 19, 2009 09:35148413
And the islamic SS? [34 words]Francesco MangasciàJan 19, 2009 09:23148412
anti-Jewish sentiment tends to run deep [80 words]Kerry L. WinnJan 19, 2009 08:48148409
monotheism and israel [271 words]a hindu (a pagan and idolater)Jan 20, 2009 13:49148409
Hindu [517 words]Kerry L. WinnJan 20, 2009 21:24148409

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