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Islam's Construction of Muslim Settlements on Occupied European Land

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Jan 7, 2017 at 09:42

You should wonder where this title comes from, or where it leads.

Very often in Political Discourse, or in Propaganda, or Habara,
tactics turn on the mere scope of the meaning of one's terms.

Below is an article by a noted American Palestinian Literature "Scholar,"
who his the successor to the seat of Edward Said at Colombia University.
His argument, in the New York Times article of last month turns essentially
on the Scope of the concept of "Colonialism."
Foreign European Jews, according to him, "Colonized" Palestine.
Of course, the fact that Muslim Arabs did that "also" in the 19th century in particular
is conveniently omitted, as is the fact that half the number of totality of Jews
merely relocated to other parts of the Ottoman, or Muslim, empires
is also conveniently omitted.

To the extent that President-Elect Donald Trump
views Islam to be the source of Terrorism
in all its manifestations,
and that Israel is an important ally of the United States,
Rashid Khalidi's argument will not hold water.

Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia
who was an adviser to the Palestinian delegation
during peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993,
is the author, most recently, of "Brokers of Deceit."

"John Kerry and Israel: Too Little and Too Late"
By RASHID KHALIDI, DEC. 29, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/opinion/john-kerry-and-israel-too-little-and-too-late.html?_r=0


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Islam's Construction of Muslim Settlements on Occupied European Land [219 words]
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RobertJan 7, 2017 09:42235176
It's Different Now and here's why.... [55 words]Bernado StevensJan 3, 2017 16:54235080
Well of course - ISLAM MANDATES WORLD CONQUEST! [444 words]UNCLE VLADDDIDec 29, 2016 16:36234964
"... we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding, and good will" [122 words]
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CarolDec 29, 2016 15:01234961
Agree, confront it before it confronts you. Putin can't solve the SuShi Islamofascism alone and it needs to be destroyed. [17 words]stevenlDec 29, 2016 12:56234960
4Donald Trump & the Forest and the Trees in the Middle East [728 words]RobertDec 29, 2016 12:38234959

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