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(Arab) aggressors can't complain when they confront and lose

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Submitted by Raymond in DC (United States), May 10, 2010 at 14:40

MC in Canada writes, "This was never a matter of compromise for the Arabs-it was about right and wrong."

When has right and wrong ever entered into the Muslim and Arab equation? There was nothing "right" about Islamic conquest and imperialism, nothing "right" about Arab expansionism, nothing "right" about the expulsion and despoilation of Jews from Arab lands. Islam provides the theological justification for expansion and dominion over "non-believers", and all who "resist" are deemed enemies of Islam. The Arab nations who have internalized that justification cannot then complain when they confront others and lose. Syria, for example, attacks Israel, loses the Golan, then insists the Golan is "stolen" and must be returned - as if their aggression is to be deemed cost free.

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