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I would say these political movements are not primarily about preserving civilization per se

Reader comment on item: Europe's Jews vs. Israel

Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Jan 28, 2019 at 14:17

They are about preserving their countries' character and their culture and not allowing these ethnic groups, living in their historical lands to become minorities in their own historical homes; not wishing to become easily recognizable racial, religious and cultural minorities. Of course they also care about the tenets of what is known as Western civilization.

I would imagine that Kurds (and "Kurds" always refers to ethnic Kurds) who wish for independence wish for Kurdish independence, i.e they wish for ethnic Kurds to be independent and to be masters of their own destiny in the historical borders of Kurdistan. They wish for their ethnic group to rule the land and itself in this ethnic group's historical home. I would imagine ethnic Chechens feel similarly about about being a clear majority in Chechnia. I would suppose Arabs in Saudi Arabia are not keen on establishing an immigration policy destined to turn them into an ethnic (and religious, cultural) minority in their land or in large swaths of it.

It is obvious that Europe's parties share a similar wish when it comes to Europe's various countries.


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