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Answer to Kurdish question

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Submitted by Shishir (United Arab Emirates), Nov 7, 2011 at 12:17

I have no idea why you would go out of your way to ENCOURAGE Islamism for Kurds or any other relatively secular Middle Eastern people.Yes,the Kurds have a higher birthrate because they are more religious but they are certainly not Islamist -their faith is a personal not a political one.

I will not address your incredibly deranged scheme of settling them in Israel.Your hatred of Israel is abnormal, that is not an issue for me but perhaps more for your psychiatrist.

If you think Spengler proposes settling Kurds in Eastern Europe,Israel or looking forward to them as the next Islamists, then you and I inhabit different planes of existence.

Anyway you ducked the question, how is the Israeli treatment of Palestinians any worse than how Turks treated Armenians,Kurds ,Greeks etc.Im sure your response will be as entertaining as the last one.

I will answer the other responses here as well

Re cannibal Crusaders

I dont doubt many Crusaders commited cruelties and may have been exagerrated by non Catholic Christians(whom the Crusaders despised almost as much as Muslims).The question is what were the Muslims doing controlling the Christian holy places in the first place.How do you expect Muslims to respond if Mecca and Medina were under Christian control and Muslim pilgrims were raped and robbed?

Re Turkic Mughals and the Taj Mahal- Are you kidding me?I am supposed to forgive the trepidations ,slaughter,rape,cultural degradation,exploitation ,loot and humiliation brought on by Ghori,Ghazni,Timur,Lodhi,Tughlaqs,Mughals among a host of other Turkic muslim rulers and plunderers because they built the Taj bloody Mahal???!!!Let them reconstruct all the 20000 temples destroyed during the 1000 yr Islamic rule of India ,bring back 10s of millions(possibly as much as 100) of Hindus during the same period then we will talk about the Muslim "contributions" to Indian society.

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