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Thread #69858   Message #1193250
Posted By: Rabbi-Sol
24-May-04 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
Carol, I think that the present day Palestinians would call them "collaborators". My point is that that hatred for Jews ( and more recently Americans and Western Europeans), is being bred into these people from the time of infancy. They are being indoctrinated and brainwashed in Midrasas (religious school) as young children that hatred, violence, and killing is not only acceptable behavior but meritorious as well. This is not only happening in Palestine but in all Arab countries. It is not the true teachings of Islam, which is a religion of "love thy neighbor" much like Judaism & Christianity. These radicals have hijacked Islam and are using it as a unifying force to further their own agenda. What is that agenda may you ask ?
It is a political goal called "Pan Arab Nationalism". This is what has given birth to Bin Laden, the Taliban, Al Queda, Hamas, Arafat and all radical terrorist entities. The truth is that the entire Arab world is being taught to hate anyone & anything that is not Islamic in nature. Unfortunately, President Bush has done much to foster this hatred by invading Iraq under false pretenses and the recent revelations about prisoner abuse has excaberated the situation even further. It is all about Arab pride & power and getting back at the west for years of imperialism. Try to compare it to the Black Power movement here in the US during the 1960s & early 70s when names like H. Rapp Brown, Angela Davis & Stokey Carmichael made the headlines. SOL ZELLER