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The Irony of Hatred

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Submitted by Richard Marken (United States), Nov 6, 2002 at 14:38

In your article you say that publication of "The Protocols" by an Arab Press in New Jersey means that Arab and Muslim institutions are now the primary advocates of anti-Semitism worldwide. The irony (or tragedy, depending on your level of optimism) here is that this is the same hateful reasoning that is the basis of anti-Semitism itself. It's like saying that because some Jews spew hateful accusations about Arabs, Jewish institutions are now the primary advocates of anti-Arabism (or anti-Semitism, Arabs being Semites, after all) worldwide.

Imagine how much nicer the world would be if we dealt with each others as human beings (some bad, some good) rather than as stereotypes (Arab, Jew, etc).
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