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A perpetual state of back-to-back, 10-year-long hudnas

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Submitted by Mladen Andrijasevic (Israel), Jan 6, 2017 at 07:44

A few years ago I came to the same conclusion, but formulated it from the viewpoint of Islam vs. the infidels:

Does this mean that there is no way to coexist with Islam in general and the Palestinians in particular? No. I believe that a diplomatic process with the Palestinians is just that, a process that does not lead anywhere. It does not lead anywhere because it cannot lead anywhere since it is contrary to the core Muslim tenet of Jihad. So we need to find a solution which fits both sides. Does it exist? Yes. Muslims are permitted not to wage jihad if the infidel side is perceived as too strong, in which case 10 years of hudna or cease-fire is permitted, after which the conditions for jihad are reevaluated.

The best we can therefore hope for, until these concepts are rendered obsolete by Muslims themselves, is a perpetual state of back-to-back, 10-year-long hudnas. Clearly, amid such a reality, Israel's strength would not be perceived as an obstacle to peace, but as the only viable solution

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Interesting. But I will soon publish an analysis showing that in various historical instances, Muslims have accepted the reality of defeat without depending on the fiction of repeated hudnas.

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