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Reader comment on item: Is Jordan Palestine?
in response to reader comment: it is not Geert Wilders who will decide, it is the muslims who will decide if they wish PEACE and the land with that, or WAR and the lack of land with that.

Submitted by Eyad Nusayr (United States), Jul 27, 2010 at 15:31

Phil, You seem to mix up the past with the present. It is true that Hamas adopts a backwards religious rhetoric to hold on to power and to recruit young men but religion is only the latest tool that the Palestinians have used in their struggle for "the Palestinian Cause", better known as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If you do a little bit of reading you'll find out that the reason "Arabs" refused to give the Jews (mostly European at the time) a piece of the Levant is because they had nationalistic ambitions, namely Arabs living on Arab land and ruled by Arabs. Now Nationalism did not arise in the Arabian peninsula along side Islam but came from France. So you can blame the damn French for the Arab-Israeli conflict. After losing the West bank and Gaza in 1967 the Palestinians organized into militias (freedom Fighters) that adopted the revolutionary rhetoric of communism and socialism. These militias ran havoc all around Jordan, the middle east and Europe and some of them were headed by Christians. Are you saying that prophet Muhammad originated communism?

Do you know you are insulting the memory of all those Christian Palestinians (They used to make up 15-20% of Palestinians in Palestine) that fought for "the cause" by making it an Islamic cause?


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