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The Palestinians are victims

Reader comment on item: Accept Israel as the Jewish State?
in response to reader comment: The Palestinians are not victims

Submitted by John Bastile (Hong Kong), Dec 4, 2007 at 12:31

To Stephen Phillips,

Even before the people, led by Abraham and then again by Moses, arrived at the promised land, the Phillistines, modern-day Palestinians, were already settled there in what we call Israel. Thus, your argument can be contested. It depends on your reference point. Judaism and Christianity acknowledge the Promise of God to the chosen people, and hence, the existence of Israel is that 'tangible' evidence that God exist (to some people at least). For this, it is the ultimate defeat to Islam.

You see, only in Islam you can find "divine verses" of an "almighty god" that curses and refutes the beliefs of other religions, namely Judaism and Christianity. Profanities and damnations were issued by Allah, through the mouth of Muhammed, were concentrated on these two religions. In addition to polytheism of the Arabs, of course. Therefore, Israel's existence is an insult to Allah.

If left unchecked, Israel's existence will continue to cast doubts on the existence of Muhammed's Allah. Such display of Allah's impotency, especially when the muslims lost all their wars against modern Israel, will weakened their faith. Their Allah has been so venomous against the Jews and Christians in the Quran that he could not be a "real god" if Israel continues to exist.

Thus, the Palestinians are victims. They are being victimised by their own muslim brothers. They are denied asylums by Arab countries. They are not being supported economically. They are being called to continue the intifada. They are called to die fighting. They are called to suffer. Alas, their greatest misfortune is that they are born muslims.


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