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What Evidence is there that Palestinians Want to Live in Peace?

Reader comment on item: Bush's Middle East Hopes [and His Failures]
in response to reader comment: Some problems don't have palatable solutions and some questions don't have simple answers

Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Jan 22, 2008 at 15:07

What evidence is there -- what have the Palestinians EVER done to indicate in any way at all that they want to live in peace.

I read and hear from Islamists that Islam is the Religion of Peace -- that Islam promotes peace. Aside from the ludicrous contradiction of this statement in light of the facts of reality in countries ruled by Sharia Law, when the surface is scratched to see what they really mean by those words, it is seen that they mean that -- after they use whatever violent force they believe is necessary to suppress any opposition -- that with total "submission" to Islam, they and the world can live in peace. Whoever objects or disobeys their rules is simply murdered. That keeps the peace from their perspective.

Please do enlighten me about, aside from your own imagination and hopeful (and projected) ideals, what makes you think that Palestinians want to live in peace (I assume you mean in peace alongside a peaceful Israel).


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