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Knowledge About the Jews, (To) None

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Dec 28, 2005 at 02:16

Your pseudonym, "none" is aptly chosen for it quantifies the amount of knowledge you have about the history of the Jews. I'm referring to your statement; "actually, much like the Jews of 2000 years ago--dreaming of taking over the whole Middle East and making inflated claims about their superiority and their God-given right to rule over others, but it was not even a fair fight and the Roman legions destroyed their aspirations for all time".

In 586 BC, King Nebuchadnezzar conquered the Jews and they remained under Babylonian rule until 332 BC when Alexander the Great conquered them. From 175 BC to 165 BC they were ruled by Antiochus 1V, Seleucid king of Syria. The only reprieve came in the year 142 BC, when Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleucids and forced them to retreat from Israel.

In 67 BC, Aristobulus besieged Jerusalem and substituted a pig for a lamb in the temple sacrifice. The Romans conquered the Jews in 63 BC and ruled over them until 476 AD. The Jews were not to rule over their own land until 1948 AD.

Contrary to your false allegation, the Jews were not dreaming of taking over the whole Middle East or making inflated claims about their superiority and their God-given right to rule over others, rather they were praying that they might one day have the right to govern themselves in their own country and while this right did not come until 1948 AD, the Muslims wish to eliminate this right forever.
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