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The Culture of Hatred - Turns Support Away From the Palestine Cause

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Submitted by Sue (United Kingdom), Jun 13, 2008 at 11:29

A lot of us have had a change of heart particularly when it comes to the Palestinian issue.

Myself included - when I learned through a documentary - that the Palestinian authorities had told the Palestinian people to leave their homes 60 years ago - during the Israeli war - because the Jews were raping their sisters and daughters. And they admitted that they concocted these stories and tried to explain why they did so.

But in war if you vacate an area - that is being fought over then you run the risk of losing it. And naturally once they left - the Israelis just locked the door. I could not look at the issue the same way after that.

And what's more is that immediately after September 11, a lot of people tried to give Islam the benefit of the doubt - especially in Europe. But with the repeated bombings and the continued violence - and with the ethos of hatred - Islam has lost some of its biggest champions - really across the globe.

Probably a lot of Europeans have gone through a similar change as Barack Obama.

I personally spent some time in the Islamic world about 20 years ago - and met up with some of these anti-western ideologies. So I know that the current climate did not just occur - that it has been gathering pace for a long time - but then others - like Barack Obama did not have the benefit of that experience (as a adult) - and so would likely be pro-Palestinian until you see the cultural of death and hatred behind it all.

There is a youtube video where a French woman is in tears as her pro-Palestinian dreams are dashed - when she is told that all the children in the Palestinian territory are taught martyrdom and so are prepared to die before the age of ten.

It would be hard to find support for this - this coupled with the belief that the world should be brought under Islam once Israel is conquered.

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