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Islamists can't be democratic

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Submitted by Quennel Gale (United States), Mar 22, 2005 at 17:26

The idea of Hamas and Hizbollah becoming legitimate political entities should be classified as one of the greatest shams in history. These groups are bent on establishing a universal Islamic state based on Shariah Law. Radical fundamentalism can't compromise with democracy.

Also these two groups are dedicated to the destruction of Israel by any means necessary. Even if Ariel Sharon tries to pacify the rest of the world by conceding to the Palestinians, this would do nothing to temper the resistence and the determination to kill the Israeli people. Having these two Islamic terrorists organizations as political parties is like America allowing the Klu Klux Klan to run for office with hopes of them caring for the common good of all non-whites in America. Such folly would bring a person here in America immediate shame and condemnation.

Also what I seem to not understand about the Arab world as a whole is "why are they so bent on taking Israel away from the Jews and giving it to the Palestinians" when they could also be considered guilty of occupation of various North African countries, Sudan immediately comes to mind here. If you go and look at a map of ancient Israel, the Palestinians, who claim to be descendants of the Philistines didn't even inhabit the lands they are fighting over now. They were more on the coast in Phlistinia by the Mediterrenean sea.

The Jews have been in Israel for over 3000 years, and even if they were scattered throughout history, they have a right to return home to live in peace. The Arabs' homeland is Arabia, not Palestine. A basic history lesson would refute both of these two terrorists groups who have nothing to stand upon in their claims to Israel other than some vague hadith, which doesn't even mention Jerusalem, in Islam.

America needs to wake up and not sacrifice Israel, a long-time ally, just to try to pacify the Arab world, to help our stakes in Iraq. The Arab world dislikes Israel and America because they aren't Muslim, hence nothing we can do, will change this unless everyone converts to Islam.

Israel, if it continues to concede to the demands of the PLO, will wind up in a catastrophic survival for its very life. In the Old Testament, God was correct when he said "I WILL MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP OF TREMBLING". If America is fighting a "war on terror" it must not change its tone and concede to any terrorist organization, whether political or not. To do so would only increase the terrorists boldness and their demands. If Bush and company doesn't be careful, Hizbollah and Hamas would be demanding that the U.S. give up New York, and part of east Washington D.C. as their capital for the western base of their ever-growing ideals to establish a universal Islamic state.
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