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Reader comment on item: Israel's Arabs, Living a Paradox

Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), Mar 22, 2012 at 11:23

What Dr Pipes calls the Israeli-Arab, or rather Israeli-Muslim paradox, is not limited to Israel. There is the European-Muslim paradox, now fully emerged and virulent in almost every EU country, and the United States-Muslim paradox, which has only begun to emerge, but is showing increased momentum with each passing week.

In every case there is the same problem of a Muslim minority which wishes, and even demands to remain DISLOYAL to the country where it lives, even though the great majority of these disloyal citizens would find it abhorrent to move to any majority-Muslim country.

I agree with Dr Pipes that Israel may face a terrible problem down the road, but at the present time, the Israelis are, comparatively speaking, far ahead of Europe and the United States in facing this remarkable problem of large and growing minorities that are uniquely brazen and uniquely ungrateful to countries that are giving them opportunities and social protections their co-religionists in Muslim-majority countries are never going to enjoy within the dysfunctional and intolerant confines of the religion in which they wish to remain straitjacketed.

Perhaps Israel, the European nations, and the United States should have a major conference, or series of conferences, to try and decide together how best to limit and confine the baleful problems of the same DISLOYAL minority which they find challenging the basic freedoms and integrity of their respective societies.

Ron Thompson


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