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Judea, Samaria and the muslims

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Submitted by SarahSue (United States), Jul 21, 2012 at 17:21

Daniel Pipes, I must disagree with you. I do not disagree that the terms often used in the Middle East are recognizing a political reality, rather I disagree that we are forced to comply.

Here is why. In your excellent article 'Palestinian Word Games', you point out how that the muslims have changed the meaning of words used to describe the Middle East politics to favor them and their views of the facts. These words, 'collaborator', 'settlements' and the rest, as defined by the muslims, are used for one reason and one reason only, to demonize Israel.

When I get into debates with people that know that their knowledge of the ME is limited, they are always surprised when I tell them that the 'palestinians' are just muslims, like all the other muslims in the world, that the settlements are just towns and villages in Judea and Samaria and that the 'cycle of violence' is just Israel defending herself from relentless terrorist's attacks, they are always surprised. Since these people are usually Westerners, they think like Westerners and think in terms of Western definitions.

The word, 'refugee' is a perfect example of this phenomenon. These people see our world leaders pushing for the noble agenda of peace in Israel. This agenda includes integrating the refugees living under the control of the Palestinian Authority into full citizens. Yet when I point out that it is the muslin leaders who keep the refugees as refugees and refuse to let them become citizens of Israel or any other country, they are confused. As well they should be.

The reason I use these people's incredulous reactions as examples of the sheer insanity of ME politics, is because these people may not be up on ME politics, but they do know right from wrong and good from evil. So do we.

If we know that it is the most evil and wicked so-called religion on the planet that has changed the definition of words to demonize Israel and her friends, why do we go along with it? Why do we allow their nasty words to define our political reality?

You say in your article, 'Who, a century back, would have imagined Jews making the better soldiers and Arabs the better publicists?' Who indeed. The answer is obvious. The political elite has allowed this to happen and many have gone along with it. Why? Who made the rules that we are forced to follow? The muslims and their supporters, the very group that is determined to force the entire world into dhimmitude. You say that 'Judea & Samaria is a later neologism.' You are mistaken. The area in question was renamed the West Bank for nineteen years by the Jordanians. For the rest of us, it has been known as Judea and Samaria for thousands of years. That hardly makes Judea and Samaria a neologism.

If we allow our enemies to define the reality, then we have already conceded most of the battle. When we fight them using their terminology, then we are surrendering to the idea that their terminology is correct, i.e., that both the muslims and the Israelis are equally guilty of perpetuating the 'circle of violence' and that they both must stop. What utter claptrap. How does that old saying go? 'If the muslims laid down their weapons, there would be peace tomorrow, if the Israelis laid down their weapons, they would be gone tomorrow.'

I want to throw out the entire kit and caboodle. I will not let my enemies and the enemies of my friends define my speech. Such phrases as 'palestinian Christians' or 'peace partners' is a stupid combination of words parroted by stupid, malicious and willfully ignorant people.

You are not any of these things, Daniel Pipes, nor am I or nor are most of your readers. If we fight as a group, we can be the most powerful group on the planet because we have God and good on our side.

To further illustrate this, a group of patriots from eighteen countries just meet in Brussels. The conference was called the International Civil Liberties Alliance. They had speakers from all walks of life talk about how islam is doing its best the throttle freedom of speech. Not just in Israel, but in America and Europe as well. These people are very brave because all their countries' governments would love nothing better then to silence these citizens permanently. We must stand with them and people like them. We must insist on our right for freedom of speech to be able to speak our minds without fear of censure. Whether it is political speech or the right to criticize islam, we must demand it and use it or lose it.

You say that that 'This is not adopting the Palestinian narrative.' I say that it is not only adopting the muslim narrative, but this evil narrative has been adopted by every corrupt, lying, self-serving apologist and politician in the world. You are better then them, we are better then them.

God Bless America, God bless Israel.

SarahSue

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