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Submitted by Prashant, Dec 18, 2016 at 20:51

Dear Dr Pipes,

Your reader Robert presented a dream in which the so called Palestinian people will find home in the territory controlled y ISIS and live happily ever after. He suggested that a two state solution in Israel will cause the creation of another failed Arab state. I think Robert's dream is not unreal. It can and should happen. What is unreal is the way the world has been conditioned to treat and evaluate Islamic causes. Our world has been conditioned to judge and treat Muslims with a different yard stick. The rules of conducts that apply to all other people do not apply to the Islamic people. I will provide evidence.

Let us assume for a short moment and for the sake of argument that during the creation of Israel Palestinian people were wrongfully displaced from their homeland. No two situations are absolutely identical but also consider the case of Hindu Sindhi people who lived in the Sindh region of Pakistan since the beginning of time. When Pakistan was created, British rulers of the then India allocated the Sindh region of Pakistan to Pakistan. The Hindu Sindhis were left to fend for themselves. A lot of them suffered ethnic cleaning, and many of them had to migrate to different regions of India. In every Indian city you will find small pockets of Sindhi people who came to India in 1947 after the creation of Pakistan. These Sindhi Hindus could have chosen to become a martial terrorist race and could have decided to start a never ending war against Pakistan and could have vowed to push Pakistan into the Arabian sea. But they did not do so.

They are thriving in different kinds of businesses throughout India. Palestinian people got a lot better deal. But our world judges Islamic causes by a different yardstick. (Modern) Israel was created around the same time. Palestinian people are part of Islamic brotherhood and lived just a few hundred miles from other Islamic regions in modern Jordan and Syria. In fact, given that Jews have had roots in the area that was supposedly occupied by Palestinians at that time, it is very likely that the Jews had a stronger claim on that region than Palestinians. In either case, Palestinian Muslims could have easily settled in Jordan, Turkey and Syria and could have thrived just as Sindhi Hindus have thrived. But they did not. They choose to create a never ending war.

Our world do not even know who Sindhi Hindus are and our world cannot spend a night or day without being impacted by Palestinian violence.

So, your reader Robert is not dreaming. Our history of full of examples when a small action intentionally or unintentionally cause harm to some people and advantaged others. If all these actions start never ending wars, our world will become a hot furnace of death and destruction. It is a perfectly sensible solution if Palestinian people migrate, live and thrive in all middle eastern countries --including Israel-- and lie in peace for ever. For this kind of thinking our world will have to think harder. Why can't the solutions that perfectly or imperfectly worked for hundreds of ethnic groups throughout history cannot work for Palestinians? What is missing? Once again, what is missing?

Let the Palestinian people take a vow of democracy and non-violence. Then they should seek a solution.


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