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To Plato, re: Palestinian "anomaly".

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Dec 27, 2006 at 13:00

Plato, I am grateful for your good intentions to help me answering Raqib's arguments. I think that you pointed out very correctly the seemingly "anomalous" exaggeration by the Muslim world of the Palestinian tribulations, while totally ignoring much harsher situations in other places. In fact, as you clearly pointed out, in Darfur full scale genocide is in process, and obviously not just by mere coincidence, at the hands of Islamists, with apparently no Muslim being bothered by it in particular.

Now to make my point clear, let me try to explain first why the Muslim obsession with the Palestinian issue is not anomalous but rather natural from their standpoint. The Palestinian issue is aching to the Muslims not because they are really concerned about the hardships caused to those people. In fact the real culprit for the Palestinian hardships is the Arab/Muslim world itself. If they really wanted to help their Palestinian brothers, the Arabs could have done it already in 1948, or even before that. Instead of starting an all out war against the newly born Jewish State, they could have tried instead finding peaceful solutions (which BTW they never did).

The Jewish return home from the Diaspora brought life and prosperity to a till then utterly neglected and deserted province. The progress and culture brought in by the new Jewish immigration could have been geared to the benefit of the whole region, and it would have been in the best interests of both the local Arab population (which started to grow considerably thanks to the new prosperity), as well as of the neighboring Arab states. But as you already may guess, the Arabs couldn't care less about this.

Following their failed attack, in the wake of the 1948 independence war, the so called Arab refugee problem was born. The State of Israel, faithful to its charter, successfully absorbed, repatriated, and solved the problems of millions of Jewish refugees both from the European Holocaust as well as from the surrounding Muslim World. At the same time, the Arabs meticulously kept their Palestinian refugees in miserable camps in neighboring Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt with the declared objective to use them as breeding stock for terrorism against Israel, by which they were hoping to destroy it. The Arab "brothers" did nothing to ease the plight of these Palestinian refugees; on the contrary, in 1957, the Refugee Conference at Homs, Syria, passed a resolution stating:

"Any discussion aimed at a solution of the Palestine problem which will not be based on ensuring the refugees' right to annihilate Israel will be regarded as a desecration of the Arab people and an act of treason (Beirut al Massa, July 15, 1957)."

You may recall also that in the years before the second massive Arab attempt to destroy Israel in the 1967 Six Days War, both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip were under full and exclusive Arab control. Nevertheless, at those times no Arab even mentioned a possible solution to the poor Palestinian refugees on those lands. Those refugees were needed for providing a manpower source dedicated for perpetual terror attacks against Israeli civilians. In fact, the Arab propaganda machinery discovered (invented) that the local Arabs constituted a distinct "Palestinian" people who "needed" an additional independent state only long after the establishment of the State of Israel, somewhere in the 1960ties.

Now the pattern becomes clear: All over the Arab/Muslim world, and in particular by the Palestinians, there are (were) no funds available for the welfare of the population, for developing and building an economy, but limitless funding always can (could) be found for armaments, explosives, and terror activities. The obsession is really not with the Palestinian plight (the Arab brothers don't really care much about them); the Arab and Islamist world is bothered mostly by the existence of the Jewish State. That's the real sore. The billions of petrodollars amassed in Arab hands are not used for education and development of healthy economies; they are all wasted on building armies and military power and for exporting their Islamist terror and Jihad. A closer look at Iran as a test case may clearly demonstrate all the above: plenty funding available for exporting terror by Hezbollah, Hamas, etc., and for developing military nuclear potential, but certainly not for the welfare of the Iranian people themselves.

My second point was that the Darfur genocide is accomplished by Muslims not by mere coincidence. If we have a closer look at the Muslim record in the field of genocide we will discover that they are quite good in this field. The first thing coming to mind is the Armenian genocide by the Muslim Turks. Regarding the European Holocaust orchestrated by the Nazi German Satan, it is interesting to note that one of the most prominent Arab Nazi collaborators was no other than the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al Husseini. Here is a little story which can give an idea who this guy was:

"At the end of 1942, Eichmann ordered 10,000 Jewish children sent from Poland to Theresienstadt. The Red Cross offered to trade German civilians for them. Husseini got word of the scheme and protested vehemently to Himmler, warning him that the little Jews would soon become big

Therefore, all the Muslim chanting about the plight of the poor Palestinians has nothing to do with compassion or humanitarianism as many people are mistakenly thinking; it is rather their war cry for Jihad against Israel and the Western Civilization.

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