Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Phyllis Chesler explains Gingrich's "invented Palestinians" statement

....For many millennia, the entire Middle East was only pagan, Jewish, Roman, Greek, and Christian. Islam itself only arose in the 7th century CE and Muslims thereafter conquered and colonized the Middle East and central Asia. Islamic genocide, imperialism, colonialism, forced conversions, slavery, anti-black racism, and both gender and religious apartheid characterized the Arab Muslim "takeover" of the region.

Perhaps as early as 1920, perhaps as late as the 1930s—or even the late 1960s, a decision was made about how to fight an infidel Jewish presence in the Middle East. Arabs who were formerly south Syrians, Egyptians, and Jordanians, or who were wandering Bedu, increasingly claimed a historical and religious presence in the Judaeo-Christian Holy Land.

It was a political and propaganda tactic, one which the United Nations, the world media, the professoriate, and the European Union has most ignobly aided and abetted.....

h/t: Pam

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