reply to post by EarthCitizen07
The difference here is that for the Palestinians in general, it isn't a religious issue, while for the jews (at least the practising non-orthodox
ones), it is. Palestinians aren't saying "We want our own country because God gave it to us!" They're saying "We want our own country because we
live (or lived, in the case of refugees) there, and don't like being occupied.
"Palestinian" isn't synonymous with "Muslim". There are Christian Palestinians, Muslim Palestinians (further divided into Shia and Sunni
Palestinians), and there were even Jewish (native to the area, not immigrants) Palestinians, however that last group obviously was most happily taken
in by Israel.
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Huh? Is that why Muslim joined forces with Hitler and the axis powers between WWI and WWII? Didn't seem quite so harmonius from what i
I suppose the 700,000 muslims who fought as part of the British Indian Army and the hundreds of thousands who participated in support roles were just
confused about what side they were on.
And the almost 500,000 Arabs and North Africans (overwhelmingly muslim) who were part of the Free French Forces, that basically saved France (and
would've liberated Paris, except the higher-ups couldn't handle a bunch of coloured people saving the whites, thus screwing them out of the honour
and dignity they deserved, and in fact trying to hide their role until many decades later) must've been REALLY confused.
And on the other side of the axis powers...those millions of Indonesians who fought against the Japanese who had basically occupied their country?
They must've actually been totally for the japanese occupation!
The only muslim country actually allied with the Nazis was Iraq, where a military coup had removed the British backed regent and sided with the
Germans. As for specific muslim majority divisions in the Nazi army, these totalled less than 25,000 people. Compare that to how many fought against
And please, I hope you won't stoop so low as to say "The Grandmaster VizierLord Robocop of Jerusalem escaped Palestine and ran to Germany to provide
assistance to the Nazis, therefore the muslims sided with Nazis with in WWII!" With that sort of logic, you could say Christians sided with the nazis
in WWII as well.