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The deep reason Muslim world hates Zionism
Rafael Castro
Published: 08.10.17, 20:08
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1. if the participants could turn back time, there would be no
epo   (10.09.17)
war in 1948. we all know that.

sure, zionism was quite unwanted, but why this war broke over this tiny piece of land is hard to explain. palestinians were most reluctant to leave their homes. they seemed even quite content with living in "israel".

indeed it may have been the feeling of "superpower", based on the new military technologies of this time, leading to the decision to go to war. egypt, the major player behind it, was sure to solve the prob in a few days - with their brand new mega fighters. the world went power-mad over their newly acquired high-tech weapons - just press the button and all your megalomaniac dreams come true.
and you were there, right in the way in 1948.

muslim, christian, and jewish as negotiators and after oslo

for christians, jerusalem is a less important site, and of course less christians voted for a muslim control. what if they were asked to have control over jerusalem by themselves? in this case, perhaps 81% of them would have endorsed. very bad and deceiving example to prove your point.

culture shapes religion and religion shapes culture

while all civilizations at some point recognized the importance of "equality", islam seems lagging behind. equality in nowadays world covers all: women, handicapped, homosexuals, nature and animals.

in some muslim countries everything unlike the healthy muslim male is inferior. so, no surprise they dont fancy jews either. this doesnt seem to hinder negotiations.

interestingly, the ones openly persecuting gays right now is again that nuisance egypt. this nasty place seems to have its claws on the trigger, whenever an inferior minority is figured out.

religion is a cultural thing in the middle east

while in europe christianity throughout history has been mostly a political institution, and may not be perceived as a real religion. judaism and islam are however equally strong in itself.

since religious ppl want to be good before their god, having an eye on the others is just normal - but its no competition. however, some ppl always fall into that competition trap - thats normal, too. and there you have your extremists. this definitely is something to overcome - easily even.

nobody has to read anyones books. apart from this, they have umpteen times "recognized" israel as a jewish neighbour state. even hamas has.

that you mini zionist thing is perceived in some remote and exotic countries as the hyper-enemy is puzzling. this seems the stronger, the further away and the more uneducated/undeveloped the places are.

how did the global/muslim perception of israel change during BN? your defence guy eisenkot just lamented that nobody responds to threats and provocation anymore. he may be wrong to think you have "won". you may have lost big time.

instead of competition and envy, ppl may be now looking down at you. this is much worse and highly irreparable.

you know what a major blow was? the mavi marmara.

this made world news and was perceived as what it was. this was one of the worst things the state of israel has ever done to themselves. and boy, how you could have positively scored on that one instead. i think, the whole muslim world was hoping at the time you would do so.

another one on the (muslim) watch plate is jordan and the embassy. and no, its not that there was an idiot in the embassy. but that there was an idiot PM and ambassador, with the pm office publishing appalling pics.

we can only hope for you, that this one is sorted out somewhat appropriately. since it was official territory, a government apology - also for the pics is in order. in fact, it would be best your prime idiot is in prison by then.

2. in the baseline
mustafa   (10.09.17)
iam moslem where ever i would be but palastinian where ever i am but not on my land palastine it is a cheape price to be a jew to get a home .. it is one god the fact is islam is the last religion from the same god
3. The answer, realize that religion is just fictional stories.
Zippy ,   Levittwn, NY   (10.09.17)
None of the characters in any religious text ever existed. The offenses and perceived insults within never occurred. That the tribal hatreds are just forms of protections to rally a destroy enemies that my not even exist.
4. YOUR LAST SENTENCE...
FO ,   Belgium   (10.09.17)
Your last sentence, Mr. Castro, and I quote: "As long as the religious legitimacy of Judaism is denied, the vast majority of Muslims will reject genuine peace and reconciliation with Israel", resumes in an eloquent way the present situation. So what's the use of starting so called "peace negotiations" when the results are known in advance?
5. Why the 'Muslim world' hates Zionism!
tiki ,   belgium   (10.09.17)
"Land, Muslims have ruled for centuries".
Not the Romans, Turks, Brits?

"The Nakba turned hundreds of thousands of Arabs into refugees".
Not the Arab leaders telling their fellow Arabs to flee until Victory over the Jews?

"Jewish control over Jerusalem"
If not by force when was there ever Islam control over Jerusalem?

"Islam's third holy place".
Didn't that only become 'relevant when the Jews recaptured their centuries old capital?

The only reason Muslim hates Zionism is because the 'Muslim World' hates everything & everybody who thinks/is different than themselves.

There is no "Muslim world, only Muslims who cling to their hate preventing them from killing each other even more.

Some fact checking would help!

6. Simply more of leftist convoluted explanations of simple
Delphi   (10.09.17)
facts of life.
:Islam is a stinking totalitarian, unrelenting scourge that humanity must get itself rid of....
7. Let's all become Bahai for peace. History musn't be repeated
Michael ,   California, USA   (10.09.17)
Clinging to the established religions, to any and all of them destroys us. Try to become different by starting something new.
8. It's in their books qoran hadith sunna
Avi L.   (10.10.17)
9. moishe rabeynu
moishe   (10.12.17)
Islam leaders use anti Semitism to cohese a fragmented and stupid following of Islam to remain united despite being robbed of a better standard of life on earth. heaven will be better and a reward despite what you suffer on earth that sometimes means death. does not make sense to me.
10. Religion of love, tolerance and peace
Raphael ,   Netanya   (10.17.17)
How did the Muslims take over the land of Israel, anno 635? Through purchases with notary deeds after payment, as did KKL? No: by war. The keys of Jerusalem were handed to Ibn al Hattab by the felon bishop Sophronius. Since then, their property claim relies upon a RIGHT OF CONQUEST - which they lost many times at hands of Crusaders, Mamluks, Turks, Brits, and definitely, Jews. They only succeeded to turn the land where flow milk and honey into a moonlike desert, with 194,000 inhabitants in 1835, where now 11 millions are living. If they ever succeeded in destroying Israel once more, their future would look as bright as Somalia's.
11. Too much of an intellectual argument
Lee ,   la   (10.17.17)
The arabs hate what what they can not dominate. They hate the Jew for their military prowess, economic success and that arab states play the jew card as ritual. A rsllying cry, we hate Jews. And, then sometimes there is no explanation. Th8nking about it Arabs hate even those they can dominate.
12. We already know why.
Brad   (10.18.17)
Muslims don't like humans, they worship the Devil and are full of hate. That's it.
13. Muslims also hate their women are they gay as well as
BBB   (10.27.17)
being ignorant anti semites?
14. G-d chose Israel Satan chose Muslims.
BBB   (10.27.17)
Freedom of choice means freedom for ignorance.
15. your first statement is correct.
Mo ,   Tsfas   (10.27.17)
The Arab leadership and media, and their western liberal enablers constantly, and incorrectly use the terms; Palestinian, Arab, Muslim and Islamic interchangebly. With this slide of the hand they point out 700 years of Muslim control of the land of Israel, but they ignore that those 700 years of Muslim control included zero years of Arab-Muslim control. The Ottoman were Muslims, but they were not Arab Muslims. In fact they showed disdain for Arab-Muslims and frequently abused them. One of the reasons the Ottoman tolerated Jews was because their presence kept the Arabs from easily conquering Ottoman lands by maintaining a diverse population. It is unfortunate that the author of this article failed to acknowledge this falsehood that is so frequently used to confuse persons with a casual knowledge of these complicated issues.
16. Good article
Nicole   (10.28.17)
I agree with the article that "Islamic engagement with Jewish religious texts is fundamental for Jewish human rights to be respected in the Middle East". That would be a great achievement but how do you do that?
17. Origins of conflict
DMLane ,   Golden Valley, AZ   (04.22.18)
The initial conflict between the two lineages is indeed one of succession (birthright).. Abraham's firstborn from Hagar, not his wife, was Ishmael. However, when Sarah, his wife, finally conceived Abraham bestowed the birthright to Isaac his second born.
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