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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Nov 3, 2013 at 02:54

I do not have any ideolgogical inhibition to Jews living in the Arabian peninsula /Saudi Arabia as such. Jews have been living in the Arabian peninsula even from the time of the Prophet Mohammad(PBUH).

Even as we speak thousands of Jews are living and working in Saudi Arabia as part of it's oil industry , telecom industry as well construction industry. A majority of Saudi population are immigrants.

My ideas are unique from the present Zionist ideas since Zionism considers non-Jews living in Israel as alien and thereby an enemy entity in the holy land.

Unlike Zionism or for that matter any Western ideology like Nazism and American exceptionalism or Anglospherism , Islam does not believe in the superiority of an ethnic stock (in the case of the Zionists the European Ashkhenaji people) over the rest and certainly in Islam there is no place for economic discrimination based upon ethnic prejudices as the Ashkhenajis do against Jews from West Asian ethnicity and Palestinian Muslim and Christians.

I do not fear the presence of alien ethinicities on the Muslim lands. This gives a chance to share with these ethnicities the tenets of Islam.

A Jew is a ethnical identity thereby it is not a problem for me if they live at Saudi Arabia provided they follow the rules of the land as described by Quran.

By many estimates the majority of the Muslim populations in the Arabia , Iran and elsewhere were ethnically Jewish who embraced Islam.

Even most of the ruling elites in Iran (like Ahmedinajad) had ancestors who converted to Islam just 2-3 generations back. Even now it is rumored that people like Khomeini and others in the Iranian Islamic establishment were actual Jews who embrace Islam only 2-3 generations back.

There have been thriving Jewish communities in Tehran , Baghdad and Damascus even 50-60 years back. It was Zionism which drove them out.

I believe we could have peace over the holy land over night once the European descendants of Zionism reject Zionism and a one-state solution whereby Jews and Muslims and Christians can live equally in democratic state come up.

I believe it is not the Jews who are the problem. It is when they are taught to think themselves as superior over the rest of the Goyim by the Zionists that problem arises.

I would love to know your feedback if I say that yes I agree with your wonderful idea provided the Jews are de-Zionised and agree to live in Saudi Arabia as any other subjects under Islamic rule.

This is also where I believe the Western concept of sovereignty of a particular ethnic or linguistic stock over their nation-state needs improvement and upgradation. Islam is ready to provide help for the further development of Western civilization in this regard.

Take care

Debanjan

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