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The So-Called Arabs Who Built The Pyramids ??

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Submitted by Rebecca (United Kingdom), Mar 4, 2009 at 11:21

Excellent - totally support that statement - I was there in Morocco - and when you realize what has happened it totally boggles the mind - these people are not Arabs - and their history and almost everything about them has been cleansed -

This is echoed in the CIA Fact Book - " Algeria Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1% note: almost all Algerians are Berber in origin, not Arab; the minority who identify themselves as Berber live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algiers; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools "

On researching their history - the first so-called Arab conquest of North Africa was not by an Arab at all - he was a Syrian - Tariq of Gibraltar was a Syrian - and these invaders only ruled - where Algeria and Morocco are today - once called Mauritania - on and off for 150 years - unlike the more than 7 centuries they spent in Spain - and here's the catch - the North Africans were not treated as equals - they were always kept in subservient positions - and once the Syrian invaders were ejected from North Africa - many of the Moors/Moroccan and Algerians returned back home to the South of the Med. -

The Muslims are always talking about the 'colonizers' - but here is the ultimate example of colonization - and Arabia barely had to lift a finger - now these people are so devoted to Arabia - they have called themselves Arab - even the Egyptians - who's ancestors built the pyramids - are now ditching their history and calling themselves Arab. - Talking to the North Africans there - is even more interesting - they seem devoid of knowledge about their own history - except to say they were conquered by the Arabs (something which they seem extremely happy about!) - it is a great crime !! To do anything at all - they must be in synch with Arabia - which of course is a lot richer then they are - to show how subservient the mindset is - many North Africans will tell you - their country is not rich because they don't have oil ~ perfectly logical in the Arab alternate reality ! - I would venture to say that until the North Africans are free of this Arab slave-like mindset and until they establish their own unique identity - that part of the world will see little or no progress for some time to come - I'm with the Berbers on the identity issue !! I predict that Ethiopia might well emerge as a powerhouse in this region - here are a people who respect their history and so their identity -- this coupled with a respect for human rights - could place them in a good position to bring their country into the modern world -- the other surrounding countries you could say are a part of the wider Arab harem !


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Iranians-Better anti Arab nationalists [424 words]ShishirMar 20, 2010 16:55170444
2The Amazigh View: Let my people in [933 words]Atlas KahenaMar 27, 2009 03:26152835
2A moroccan perspective [418 words]Farid H.Mar 25, 2009 05:01152736
I doubt it. [174 words]Peter HerzMar 19, 2009 15:21152503
Thanks to Daniel Pipes [12 words]AkselMar 7, 2009 17:42151828
Old civilizations are not conjured away [344 words]dhimmi no moreMar 7, 2009 08:46151814
Please see this debate between an Amazigh spokesman and an Arab sent to me by an Amazigh friend [7 words]Gerald A. HonigmanMar 5, 2009 22:21151728
Thanks for directing us to that debate. [84 words]M.D'SouzaMar 9, 2009 08:57151728
Ancient Berber alphabet [51 words]paul reissMar 5, 2009 19:01151718
1The "original" Phonician alphabet [191 words]Stan GoodmanJul 15, 2009 06:15151718
Changing the name of Barbers to Amazighs does not change their history. [163 words]M.D'SouzaMar 5, 2009 13:37151697
Barbary coast and turkish pirates [32 words]AkselMar 7, 2009 17:32151697
The logic of D'Souza [137 words]HamMar 7, 2009 21:00151697
For those wondering about where the Berbers live [9 words]Abu NudnikMar 5, 2009 11:46151686
2The So-Called Arabs Who Built The Pyramids ?? [537 words]RebeccaMar 4, 2009 11:21151620
Arab Semitic Whites of North Africa [13 words]CNJun 9, 2009 11:18151620
Berbers [30 words]CNJun 13, 2009 04:30151620
one day, arabs will claim they built the moon [58 words]berberAug 18, 2010 13:17151620
Amazighs [200 words]Mohamed EljahmiMar 3, 2009 16:47151561
Berbers in History [52 words]Anglo-AmericanMar 2, 2009 23:01151493
About moroccan Amzigh [55 words]Esther spinozaJul 10, 2009 06:21151493
The Amazigh which means "free humans" [177 words]YnnatchkahMar 2, 2009 03:11151430
Berber [12 words]Jon PurizhanskyMar 1, 2009 16:01151406
The only solution [110 words]Jurist Benedictos Mohamad AliMar 1, 2009 14:02151399
Factoring Out, Not In. [85 words]DavodMar 1, 2009 06:47151385
I also read that Berber-related MEMRI thing yesterday, and was intrigued by this: [72 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Charles MartelFeb 27, 2009 10:34151288
Islam & Arab Colonialization go hand in hand [80 words]ASMar 4, 2009 01:03151288

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