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Muslim Acceptance of Israel.

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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (Australia), May 7, 2019 at 01:31

I think Daniel Pipes is being very optimistic in stating that Arab states have come to terms with Israel's existence. The course of history seems to point otherwise. The Muslim world never really accepted the creation of the four crusader states (the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and the County of Edessa) in the Levant at the end of the 11th century. They were prepared to wait nearly 200 years to eradicate the Christian states from the Middle East.

This mentality still prevails, especially when you see what is happening to Christian communities throughout the Middle East, Africa and most recently in Sri Lanka. These pogroms are directed at Christian communities (and Yazidis) now because the Jewish communities, which once thrived in places such as Iraq, were all driven out after the creation of Israel in 1948. What happened to the Jewish community of Hebron in 1929 is a dire warning of what could happen if the Israelis dropped their guard for a moment and took the assurances of Arab states at face value.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
The logic of resolve. [42 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DelnorAug 18, 2019 01:21252957
Logics [71 words]TadeuszJun 12, 2019 14:31250662
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3Declining Democratic Support [394 words]Mark2May 8, 2019 11:18249824
2Muslim Acceptance of Israel. [180 words]Reynald de ChatillonMay 7, 2019 01:31249792
4Islam makes people do weird things [141 words]DaveMay 4, 2019 20:00249736
Armenian Genocide [12 words]MarkMay 5, 2019 01:31249736
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2Yes, but... [6 words]DaveMay 6, 2019 17:31249736
1The American ethos of reverence to God [196 words]Al RodbellMay 19, 2019 15:17249736

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