69 million page views

Litmus test for Palestinian Statehood

Reader comment on item: Palestinian Statehood Is Acceptable ... Eventually

Submitted by Prashant, May 21, 2017 at 22:50

Dear Dr Pipes,

There can be a litmus test that the Palestinian Statehood should pass. It follows from the golden rules, it is fair and it is simple. If Syrian Muslims can escape from Syria when their life are in danger can enter Europe and demand democratic rights, it only makes sense that European Christians can enter the Middle East and get democratic rights. So the Palestinian state needs to ensure that a weak, poor and tired European Christian can feel at home in an independent Palestine should his life hit a misfortune and he has to seek a permanent shelter in the future independent Palestine.

This will require that the independent Palestine is a secular democracy that values the separation of church and state.

(sarcasm on)
Can it be simpler than that? Unfortunately those of us who watched President Trump's Riyadh address carefully would have noticed that even though Palestine is not even a proper state yet, it had a seat in the august gathering of Islamic nations. So Palestine's future is written on the wall: 98% population Islamic, everyone else a dhimmi and every one living is peace prosperity and progress. (sarcasm off)

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Litmus test for Palestinian Statehood by Prashant

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)