reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
aryans, bedouins arabs, chinese, africans
My post consciously focused on the middle eastern states of Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. There are no "aryans, chinese or africans". in
this region. Even in North Africa, only Sudan, Somalia, and Mauritania have sizable "African" populations. But again, these differences - thanks to
the success of Arabization - have been reduced to very little. The only substantial group extant in those regions are the Berbs (who don't have self
determination, not even in an autonomous region like the Basque have in Spain), which, a people 65 million large, it's pretty amazing that till this
day, they still have very little communal rights in the countries they live in. For example: Israel made Arabic a co-official language. The Berbs make
up an ethnic majority in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, but only Arabic is the official language of these countries. But who here talks about "apartheid"
as people incessantly label Israel as?
The only thing that hold them up together to spout the false narrative of unity is Islam, of which many of those nations are of the muslim majority.
Specifically, Sunni or Shi'ite. Historically, the Sunni have always ruled, even in Iran. With the ascent of Islamist Iran, and since the fall of Iraq
and the Taliban, Iran now has free reign to expand their program. Syria's (whats left of them) house of Assad are Alawi, which is a "shi'ite" sect, or
so says Ayatollah Khameini. The Islamist Free Syrian Army is Sunni, and so seeks to win back Syria to the Sunni. This also explains why, despite the
cooperation between Erdogan and Ahmadinejad, Erdogan is first and foremost a Sunni Islamist, which is why he was the first major state to support the
opposition and to call for Assad to step down from power. Now, here's the count: Sunni Islamists control the parliaments in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya,
and Egypt since the Arab uprisings. Then you can add Turkey to the mix, which has taken a pro-Islamist stance. And so too Syria will enter the fold,
since, as many have noted, the Free Syrian Army is essentially a mixture of varying degrees of Islamist contingents.
This can only mean very bad news for Israel. And people wonder why Israel is resisting the 2 state solution. Not only historically (since the
settlements began in the 70's) speaking, Israel could very well be justified in settling the west bank, but strategically speaking, giving up the west
bank could bode extremely bad for them if - given the trends - Hamas ruled in a nascent Palestinian state.
I know you feel international law would rule over Islamists. I don't believe that. I think they are and will remain interested in eliminating Israel
using either statecraft, the Arab population within Israel, or, if they grow so brazen (and given Islamism's growth, it's not out of the question)
He was a Kurd too.
He also established one of the more tolerant Islamic societies. When Maimonides fled Andulasia and Morocco because the Arabs (or Moors) threatened to
kill him, he found refuge in Egypt...where he became Saladin chief physician.
Many of their acts would have deem blasphemous in the prophet's time, and yet none dares speak up or question, but to support their acts. Such support
is nothing more than 'asibiyyah' - tribal solidarity, that had allowed 'Jahiliyyah - arrogance and tribal chauvinism to reign, something that the
prophet had tried so hard, so hard to destroy so that Islam will be religion of peace to bring muslims to progess and evolution.
Surprised I've never asked this before. Are you Muslim? If so, what's your take on the belief that Islam should rule worldwide? Or at least is
You probably know my views as you've followed my posts here for awhile. I've since changed them. Before, about 2 years ago, I was ardently of the
belief that the world was destined to support a Jewish eschatology. Of course, philosophically and theologically speaking, I still find myself aligned
to Jewish ways of thinking, but I've liberalized my position, or rather, made my position more compatible with the facts of reality. All religions
should be allowed to exist, and no religionist has any right whatsoever to coerce another religionist to believe what they do. In short, I believe God
desires that there be religious plurality. And if this world is ever to become what all religions hope it to be, it'll only happen through mutual
respect and compromise. An absolutely important part of this is Islam's recognition of Jerusalem's centrality to Jews. I use to believe that the 'dome
of the rock' should be removed. Given the likely political consequences of doing that, it'd be idiotic and downright suicidal to incite Muslims by
destroying it. Instead, a Jewish temple should be built adjacent to it, since the Mount the dome is built on - Mount moriah - is the holy place of
edit on 8-12-2012 by dontreally because: (no reason given)