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Melvin A. Fechter, a respectful response

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Jun 16, 2008 at 21:56

Since two thirds of Iraq are Shias and one third are Sunnis, who do you think will be the president of Iraq? There can be no mystery in this matter. A Muslim, Shi'ite or Sunni will govern Iraq. And again the world will have a Muslim nation determined to rule the world.

You say that; "Israel has been an intrusion of Western concepts and ideology into the Middle East."

Israel developed their own concept for their government in 1948, and it is felonious to say that they are an intrusion of Western concepts. Furthermore, why does Israel allow a Mosque, a Catholic Church, an Anglican Church and other religious churches in their nation? And why have Muslim nations forbidden Jewish Synagogues from their countries?

You say that; "We have a right to extend our ideology throughout the Western World, but your ideology has no right to intrude upon the Middle East."

Really, Jerusalem allows other churches in their city, but do Muslim nations allow other churches in their country? Absolutely NOT! Jews have occupied the land of Israel from 1100BC and have been attacked since 721BC, and are now being threatened by Iran, and from your article it appears that you believe that they are responsible for the carnage in the Middle East. No people on the face of this earth have suffered as much as the Jews, and quite frankly, they deserve respect and freedom.

I'm not a Jew, and I wouldn't mind if I was, but having studied their history for many years, Israel has my complete sympathy for the atrocious attacks by their neighbors. Let me quote from the Bible! Zechariah 8:22 Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to worship the LORD ALMIGHTY and pray for his blessing. Zech 8:23 In those days ten foreigners will come to one JEW and say, We want to share in your destiny, because we have heard that GOD is with you. So if GOD is with the Jews, then you should be too.

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