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in response to reader comment: Islamicising you????

Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Jul 2, 2006 at 07:14

Abdul Rahman, thank you for your reply. As I understand, you are talking about, and looking for understanding between members of the monotheistic religions. It is very commendable, and I would love to concur with you, but recently I have some very disturbing concerns regarding today's Islam which I would like to share with you.

You are no doubt aware of the fact that your Prophet Muhammad gave the Koran to an illiterate bunch of Arab tribes. It is quite obvious that Muhammad relied heavily on the illiteracy of his followers; otherwise he wouldn't have dared to deliver such a crude and primitive artifact of literary theft and forgery as the Koran turned out to be. So far nevertheless, the story makes some sense. The boggling part of the Islamic story (at least to me) is that even in our days, when a lot of Muslims are getting educated, and they already can read (and supposedly also understand and think) they do not ask the inevitable questions with regard to the origin, the intrinsic contradictions, and above all the MORAL corruption promoted by the Koran. It looks like in this religion no one is asking questions, but rather everybody blindly follows the fatwas of their mullahs. It seems to be a voluntary illiteracy even of those who are capable to read and judge independently.

And the most amazing part of this story is that even now, when the Islam has been hijacked at clear daylight by a bunch of insane bloodthirsty terrorists, who are committing the most hideous crimes against Mankind in the name of Islam, we do not see in the Muslim circles a massive uproar of condemnation and rejection of these atrocities; we do not see these criminals vomited out by the Muslim consensus, we do not see as we would expect a real fight of the Muslims to save the humanity of their religion. What we see and hear is mostly these criminals being "understood", embraced, and supported by them. When in extreme cases they are compelled by the circumstances to utter some words of condemnation (directed to Western ears of course), it soon turns out to be only part of the well known Islamic double talking routine.

And please, do not accuse me of hatred against Islam. I know that this is only a recent development, and in the not so far past, Islam was as a respectable religion as all the rest. Nevertheless, I believe that what's going on right now is extremely dangerous to the whole Mankind, but in particular to the Muslims who will have eventually to pay the bill generated by these ruthless insane savages whom they are allowing to ride on their backs.

So far with regard to my problems understanding the Muslim point of view. Now with regard to your question: -"I am a bit shaky on modern history with regards to Israel/Palestine being a student of ancient history, but is the right of return law based on scripture since Zionism is an essentially secular movement and ideology about Jewish national identity (please correct me if I am wrong)?" the answer is very simple: This is the only land the Jews ever had. And they never forgot neither their homeland, the Land of Israel, nor Jerusalem, their eternal capital. They always longed for them, prayed for them, and fought for them. They bought uninhabitable marshlands and deserts from the local Palestinian landlords and turned them into a "Paradise on Earth". The local Palestinian Arab population benefited greatly from the prosperity brought about by the home bound Jews, and thus, the influx of the Jewish settlers generated a parallel influx of Arabs from the surrounding countries into the till then almost deserted Palestine. But the Mullahs didn't like this peaceful coexistence and understanding between Jews and Arabs. They incited the Arab population against the Jews bringing about the Arab "revolution" and pogroms of the early 19-ies. This was still before the proclamation of the State of Israel. With the proclamation of the State of Israel, it was immediately attacked by the surrounding Arab countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. They called upon the Palestinian Arab population to evacuate temporarily the fighting areas to make easier for them to wipe out the "invading" Jews. But unfortunately for them, they lost that war, and also the rest of the wars in which they tried in vain to destroy Israel.

Unlike Israel, which in the following years settled and absorbed millions of homebound Jews from all over the world, the Arabs meticulously kept their Palestinian refugees in miserable refugee camps, using them till our days as a breeding ground for terrorism against Israel. Well this is a short summary of the modern history of the Jews in the Land of Israel, to answer your question.

Now is this Jewish return home based on the Holy Scripture or rather on a "secular" Zionist movement? Is there a difference between the two? And if there is, does it really matter to anybody? You are welcome to comment.


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