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What Muslim fairy tales?

Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty
in response to reader comment: Syed mohammad ali and more Muslim fairy tales

Submitted by a Filipino liberal (Philippines), Nov 23, 2006 at 02:56

"If Muslims had not commenced war against Israel in 1967"

Hello? Israel started that war! I'll even put it in nice bold letters so even you can understand it: Israel started the Six-Day War. They attacked first. I can understand you're having differing opinions on the same facts, but to just change the fact like that...!

"By the way; why didn't Muslim nations accept United Nations resolution in 1948? Is it because they don't have to; and only Jews are required to accept UN resolutions? And oh yes; we all know about HUDNA."

The Jews didn't accept the resolution either, so what's your point? And besides, knowing you're ilk, you're probably one of those far-right conservatives who reject the UN's leadership, so isn't it a bit hypocritical of you to criticize the Muslims for not agreeing?

"Since Muslims believe that the earth belongs to Islam, there can be no peace until Islam rules the earth or Islam ceases to exist."

That isn't true either. If it is, it's only true in the same way as for Christianity (true Christianity, not the conservative, fundamentalist, reactionary, intolerant, racist, militant, increase-military-spending, eye-for-an-eye, don't-turn-the-other-cheek type Christianity exemplified by the likes of Ann Coulter) in that Muslims believe it is their mission to convert the whole world to Islam peacefully, just as Christians believe the same for Christianity. Of course Muslims have not always lived up to that ideal, and have sometimes tried to convert people by force. So have Christians. What's the difference, huh?


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