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It would be a fatal mistake for Israel to allow any room for Islamic Palestinians to gain significant political power within its borders.

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Submitted by CanadianChris (Canada), Jun 11, 2009 at 13:14

The problem with allowing the integration of Islam into western society, is that when Islam has expanded its influence enough, it incorporates Sharia Law, and loses its tolerance for other sectarian beliefs.

Islam, the religion primarily held by Palestinians, is an expansionist religion which rarely shows tolerance for other religious beliefs once it has established itself in a region. Islam needs to be treated with the same kind of respect that it projects toward other religions, and also toward people who want to leave the religion due to philosophical growth and change.

This is a religion whose followers demand respect for the establishment and expansion of their religion, and yet they have no problem behaving as victims and crying foul when the freedoms they leverage are curbed in the name of decency and mutual respect. Freedom in western society is viewed as weakness by those Islamists who seek to capitalize on our political correctness. It would be a fatal mistake for Israel to allow any room for Islamic Palestinians to gain significant political power within its borders.

Israel has shown incredible tolerance toward militant Palestinians, Tolerance that USA would not exhibit in the face of continued bomb and mortar attacks. It almost smacks of hipocrisy that the US would try to coerce Israel into a two state solution.

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