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Submitted by Mona Heikal (Egypt), Jul 26, 2006 at 20:41

Ok Dr, You said you are not a Jew nor an Israeli, but I am an Arab Muslim, which gave more right than you to talk about the Arab-Israeli conflict, besides, I live in the Middle East region where I can touch the sufferings of the Palestinians and the Lebanese more that those who live overseas without any attempt from their side to see the picture from the eyes of the Arab victims. I am asking you too to read the following:

1- Since you are traveling widely, why don't you come and see the Palestinians on the Egyptian-Gaza boarders who were kept for more than month because the Democratic Israeli refused to open the gates of the boarder to them, some of them died because of the lack of the medicines, many of them do not have enough money to live away from their own properties and do not tell me why do not the Arab give them money to live on the boarders for extra months, I'll answer this supposedly asked question as follows: they are not beggars to live on charity while they prevented from going back to their own houses and livilhood projects. In your tour, you can pass by the hospitals of Gaza and the West bank and see yourself how they are doing?

2- You mentioned that the Jews were tortured and expelled from Spain and the Holocaust of Germany….! Firstly, why blaming the Arabs for their sufferings, after all, neither the Germans nor the Spanish are Arabs, Am I right!!!! secondly, go back to the history books and check who supported the Arabs and gave them refuge when they were expelled from the Catholic Spain…They were the Muslims who grant them refuge along with their fellow Muslims, or how you can explain the intensive existence of the Jews in Ottomanic Turkey and its other provinces…yet blaming the Arabs of being Savage and of being the "horrible" anti-Semitic race in the world, and by they all the Arabs are Semitic also – they are our ungrateful cousins.

3- Jewish minorities lived happily in their Arab countries before the creation of Israel with equal rights and equal opportunities that some of them reached the position of a Prime Minister in some Arab countries; can you gave me one example of a European country that is willing to do so, needless to examine the democratic Israel…!!!!

4- The over dwelling on that the Israeli neighbors attacked Israel from the first moment of its creations, bring us back the same old story of which is first: the egg or the chicken!!!! I'll accept your judgment: what would you do if someone took your own home, expelled you from your own land, stole your own farm, killed your own wife and children in front of your eyes, and –moreover- claimed it is his by God's right! what would you do then, say to him! come one "body" take whatever you want I'm your slave by God's right… again I accept your judgment as a Ph.D holder in International Relations and Terrorism…?

5- You said: "Israel never claimed to destroy all Muslim countries and kill all the muslims" , -end of your quote. My reply: how would you explain the destruction of all buildings including hospitals and the infrastructure in the occupied Palestine and Lebanon. Nonetheless, ask any Israeli, what are their actual border according to the Zion ideology – the founder of the idea of Israel- and see how many Islamic and Arab country are supposed to be under their control?

6- Tiny Israel did not gave anything to the Palestinians, tiny democratic Israel swallow and still swallowing up more lands from the Palestinian Lands, and tiny democratic Israel never submitted to any of the UN resolution till now. It is so simple, Israel submits to the UN resolution of withdrawing to the situation before the 1967 war, and the whole region will live in peace and be secured...

8- You said: "There was an accusation that Islamic Terrorism is because of Israeli Occupation. Sorry , you are wrong here , Where is the occupation when Muslims are chopping heads of peaceful buddhists monks in South Thailand . Where is the occupation when Muslims are firebombing the churches in Philipines ." - end ofyour quote. My reply: check the time line of the so called terrorism and its beginning and compare it with the Israeli violence against the Arabs, after all, you're an expert in this field, and do not deceive yourself by using the old story of "which is first: the egg or the chicken", let it be a scientific statistic. And, instead of asking me why was the destructions of the Buddhists statues, you should ask – since we are talking about the Arab Israeli conflict- why Israel destroy most of the Islamic and Arab monuments in Palestine, why Israel tries to destroy "al-Aqsa" mosque, and why a fanatic Israeli burnt "the dome of the rock" mosque and another one committed a dreadful massacre in the Hebron mosque.

9- Concerning the right wing in the Israeli political arena, why do not you do the same when judging the right wing groups in the Islamic world such as Hamas and its founder "Ahmad Yassin", Hezbollah and its founder, and so on…If you do not know, we – the Arabs and Muslims- have practiced politics long ago before the existence of "democratic Israel", history never lies.

10- Actually I do not know what is "Muslim MKs" or " IDF".

11- You said: " I would like to inform you that Islamic Terrorism is a Global Phenomenon which has plan to Islamise whole world by Militarily conquering it and Imposing Islam forcefully." , - end of your quote - . My reply: I advice you to read history again because Islam – If I agree with you – that it was introduced to some places through conquests, but this was the small portion of the Islamic world known today. As a matter of fact Islam was introduced to Central Asia and what is beyond through traders and merchants same as central Africa and it southern.

12- I can tell you a story of a place – maybe it is near Azerbaijan now- when its people had a treaty with the Muslims, and one of the Muslim leader broke the treaty by taking some lands! , the people of this place went the Abbasid Caliphate and complain what this leader did. The Abbasid Caliphate ordered his leader to withdrew immediately from the whole town or city!!!!!!!!!!! Accordingly, most of them embraced Islam….Is their a comparison here?

13- You said: "future is dangerous", - end of your quote, I do not like the voice of threatening especially in discussion or Academic debates.

Finally, I appreciate your time in replying, and I hope I made some points clear to you. Still, I advice you to read history again with more open eyes, more open mind, and try to be more neutral.


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