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Stephen Phillips: your Ralph Peters is dead wrong!

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Dec 3, 2006 at 15:05

In Ralph Peters' article quoted by you, "The 'Eurabia' Myth" published in New York Post (November 26, 2006) an exceptionally superficial analysis yielded an absolutely wrong conclusion.

The way Christian Europe treated its Jewish populations throughout its dark barbarian Middle Ages and culminating with the "modern" Holocaust is the main and central "exhibit" brought forth by Ralph Peters to prove his thesis that chauvinistic Europe is more than well prepared to deal with any foreigner intruders. The European "success" story about getting rid of its Jewish population is supposed to be the demonstration of how "efficiently" Europe can deal with its Muslim invaders.

I am wondering how Mr. Peters could take the liberty to compare the peaceful and introvert Jewish presence in Europe with the current militant and intolerant Islamist domineeringness. The Jews have always been a loyal and defenseless minority, which could be victimized by their host nations as pervertedly as they pleased. In the modern age, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, hoping to ease somewhat their oppression, many European Jews tried to assimilate in their host societies. They successfully engaged in all areas of science, arts, and medicine, with outstanding contributions. On this background they received the final and deadliest blow from their Christian hosts: The modern Nazi Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

The present Muslim presence in Europe is the diametrical opposite of all the above.

I totally disagree with Peters' conclusions. I would rather say, that the way Europe treated its Jews was Europe's crime, and the Muslims are its well deserved punishment.

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