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"Muslim Zionism"??? Maybe rather Gengis Khan's legacy?

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Jun 11, 2006 at 09:03

All the Palestinian-Arab-Muslim chanting about the holy status of Jerusalem for their religion cannot be taken seriously as it has been already amply pointed out. The slogans they are chanting in front of any available TV camera are part of a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign.

A common mistake made by most western observers is to think that there is a "Muslim faith" comparable to anything we are used to call FAITH. The only thing in which a typical militant Muslim believes is brute force. If it is applied to them ruthlessly and effectively, they will respect it. Muslim leaders know this well and are using this knowledge to establish themselves. Similarly, a Muslim spiritual leader can establish himself only when he preaches Jihad, and calls for more and more brutality and bloodshed.

All this explains why we can almost never hear any moderate Muslim talk, and if sometimes some Arab/Muslim declarations sound reasonable, soon it turns out to be part of their well known double-talking routine. There is no such thing as "political opposition" among them because every good Muslim knows that if he dares to object the "official line" he runs the serious risk of not waking up to see the next morning. This also explains why the relatively restrained and humanitarian western warfare standards (like for example protection of nonbelligerent civilian populations) being so alien and incomprehensible to them, are considered by them as a clear indication of the weakness (or stupidity) of their opponents. Or alternatively as a clear sign that Allah is "miraculously" tying the hands of their opponents to their backs.

We must keep in mind that most of the Arab/Muslim societies are still back somewhere in the Middle-Ages, times when they have been seasoned in the Mongol Empire and whose mentality and values they evidently inherited.


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