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Originally posted by Subjective Truth
They sure do seem to have the same state of mind. Less freedoms and complete control and anyone who is different is the enemy.
Originally posted by mmiichael
Palestinians have been sending missiles and shells into Israel trying to kill people there. Israel retaliates.
Meanwhile in the Sudan a Muslim regime enacted a systematic genoicide of the poorer blacks in the country's Darfur region which contains oil resources.
Something approaching half a million have been murdered, raped, starved by this program. The government actually sends Arab militias called janjaweed to make sure the maximum number of homes are burned to the ground and people are brutally murdered to further intimidate them.
OF course on ATS this isn't a concern, neither are the hundreds of thousands of government sanctioned murders in the Congo and elsewhere.
On ATS the only concern is to find reasons to criticize Jews and Israel.
IT has been suggested that apart from the ignorant racists that swamp this forum, there are people actually being paid specifically to foment Jew hatred.
[edit on 16-1-2010 by mmiichael]
Originally posted by socrateeze
The lawmakers are visiting Gaza to draw attention to the territory’s “evil blockade” by Israel and Egypt. Will it do any good? The world seems to think Israel can do no wron. IMO they are the true terrorists!!!! Israel has been attacking their neighbors and trying to get the world into another world war since 1948. They may be close if we let them. Come on America, distance yourselves from Israel before they pull you into the cesspool with them.
(visit the link for the full news article)
The Middle East Quarterly begins its eighth year with its first issue devoted to a single topic—that of disappearing Christians in the Middle East.
The transfer of power of Bethlehem from Israel to the Palestinian Authority just before Christmas 1995 inspired a spate of articles on Bethlehem's diminishing Christian presence. They noted that a place not long ago 80 percent Christian is now but one-third Christian. For the first time in nearly two millennia, the most identifiably Christian town on earth has lost its Christian majority. The same changes have taken place in two other famously Christian towns, Nazareth and Jerusalem. In Nazareth, Christians went from 60 percent of the population in 1946 to 40 percent in 1983. Jerusalem Christians in 1922 slightly outnumbered Muslims (15,000 versus 13,000); today, they number under 2 percent of the city's population.
The same applies in other parts of Israel.
A report from the Galilee village of Turan quotes a Christian store owner: "Most Christians will leave as soon as we can sell our houses and shops. We can't live among these people [Muslims] anymore." One journalist concludes that "The Christian community in the West Bank is close to extinction."
Nor are Israeli-held territories unusual in this regard; Christians are fleeing from all over the Middle East. Emigration began in the aftermath of World War I and has greatly picked up in the last decade. In Turkey, Christians constituted a population of 2 million in 1920 but now only some thousands remain. So severe is the problem that the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul is in danger of collapsing for lack of large enough pool of candidates.
Christians earlier in this century represented about one-third of the Syrian population; now they account for less than 10 percent.
In 1932, they composed 55 percent of the Lebanese population, now less than 30 percent. More than half the Christians of Iraq have left. Copts began leaving Egypt in significant numbers after the 1952 revolution.
The Christian population decline has two main causes: emigration and declining birth rates.
Emigration represents the end of a long process of exclusion and persecution. On the West Bank, a nearly-permanent Muslim boycott of Christian businesses is the problem. In Egypt, fundamentalist Muslims constantly target Christians. The Lebanese civil war of 1975-90, when reduced to its essentials, represented a successful effort by Muslims to reduce Christian power in the country. But by far the worst situation is in the Sudan, where the civil war that has been raging most of the time since 1956 has led to wholesale atrocities.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by Magnum007
i guess The Palestinian terrorists don't hide behind children and send them with suicide vests towards Israeli positions...humm i wonder why the Israeli military is also very cautious when they see Palestinian children...
[edit on 16-1-2010 by ElectricUniverse]