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Submitted by sol jacobs (United States), Jun 21, 2006 at 09:27

I saw your article in today's Jerusalem Post. You are right about Arab revisionist history. They are experts at this, and then believing their own mistruths.

The best example of this is the ARABIZATION OF ISLAM.

Have you ever wondered where the ancient Egyptians have gone? The Babylonians? The Phoenecians, Berbers, Assyrians and all of the other original inhabitants of the Middle East and North Africa? How have they all become "Arabs"?

It seems to me that along with Islam the Arabs were able to "culture wash" these peoples into thinking that they are actually Arabs. They have been convinced to take on the Arab AGENDA as well as religion.

Some examples of this has been the Saudi funding in Indonesia where mosques would have to be rebuilt in the styles of the middle east and not the pagoda types used in that part of Asia. See article listed below:

The World: (Mid) East Meets (Far) East; A Challenge to Asia's Own Style of Islam

December 30, 2001, Sunday

By BARBARA CROSSETTE (NYT); Week in Review Desk

Late Edition - Final, Section 4, Page 3, Column 1, 1265 words

A recent article in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, quotes the leader of the local Moslem community, the Uighers, saying that Arab fanatics are trying to convince the Uighers (who are not Arabs) that to be a good moslem is to fight the US in the middle east and to support the Palestinians (taking on the Arab agenda). They did not seem too concerned with the Uighers plight at all. See article below:

the UIGHURS are moslems in China.

http://www.uyghuramerican.org/news/uyghur_related/uyghur_dissidents_complicate_us_china_relations/

"Mr. Kariaji says the relationship between his group and al Qaeda was never as close as the U.S. and China claim. There were tensions over ETIM's focus on attacking China, he says. In 1999, Mr. Kariaji says he and a half-dozen others went to Kandahar for an audience with Mr. bin Laden. In a lengthy speech, the Saudi militant spoke about oppression of Muslims in Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Chechnya. He didn't mention Xinjiang, Mr. Kariaji recalls."

Mr. Kariaji says he went away disappointed. "We had deep differences with the Arab fighters," he says. "The Arabs told us that, as Muslims, your first duty is to free Palestine and the sacred Arab lands."

Better examples would be the way Arab AL Quaeda was able to destroy non Arab Afghanistan by convincing the Afghan leadership to take on the Arab agenda and allow training bases to be set up in the country.

The same is happening with Pakistan, which never had a major anti-west outlook until Al Quaeda started to fund madrassas.

Certain groups such as the Kurds have been strong enough to withstand the Arab onslaught and kept their own language and national identity, even though the likes of Saddam tried to populate Kurdistan with Arabs by force.

Arabs in North Africa are forcing Moslem Berbers to give up their language and culture. See articles:

Tizi Ouzou Journal; A Slain Berber Singer's Voice Rouses His Hometown

October 10, 2005, Monday

By MICHAEL SLACKMAN (NYT); Foreign Desk

Late Edition - Final, Section A, Page 4, Column 3, 1159 words

Challenge for Algeria: Berber Anger

By SUZANNE DALEY (NYT); Foreign Desk

Where people can not be "Arabized", such is in Dafur were they do not look like Arabs, they are pushed out or worse. In his last speech, why would Bin Laden take Arab led Sudan's side against the Black Muslims of Darfur? Isn't he fighting for ALL moslems?

Info like this should be shown to other non-arab moslems to show them that the arabs are not their allies.

We should point this out to the Moslem world and cause them to break from the Arab agenda and worry about issues that affect them. The US should help this along by assisting in such non-Arab issues such as Kashmir, Mongolia and other places.

The world must be made to realise that it is not a Moslem- West issue, a Moslem - US issue or an Arab- Jew issue. It is a US-Terrorism issue and a Palestinian- Israeli issue. Not everyone has to jump into the fracas.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this.

Thanks,

Sol Jacobs

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Daniel Pipes replies:

This Arabization is a 20-century phenomenon. A century ago, only the Arabians considered themselves Arabs. The change was due to a nationalism that, ironically, had its origins among Christian Arabic speakers.

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