February 03, 2012
American politics, non-existence of Arab Xians
Worth a read, came across by accident
They also demonstrated their ignorance of a crucial part of the world. The Middle East isn’t exclusively Muslim; Hassan, for example, points out that he and his “massive family” are part of “a vast Palestinian community… in North Florida, nearly all of them Greek Orthodox or Catholic.”
But Hassan gets the anti-Muslim bigotry, especially because it comes back to haunt him (he, an Arab Christian American, is tarred with Islamist Hamas). For those in the GOP who might be reading this, allow me to tell you: The percentage of Christians among the Palestinian population is about the same as the percentage of African Americans in the U.S.A.
For a party so concerned with America’s Christian identity, Romney and Gingrich’s dismissal of the Palestinians is part of their broader disinterest in the Muslim world, and its diversities and differences. Namely, most Muslims aren’t Arabs, and most Arab Americans are Christians. You read that correctly.
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Well, it could be argued that Sudetenlanders and East Prussians are/were Christians too? And even "more" so, to boot....
Does anyone recall what became of the Sudetenland and East Prussia? (Does Mr. Hassan?)
Look, I feel bad for any injustice or suffering--but there has to come a point where enough is enough.
It is so in Central Europe. Why can't it be for at least that part of the Middle East? (Of course, we should know that the Israel/Palestinian thing is not the only issue there...)
Well, just my 2 cents, FWIW... Agree or disagree?--And why? (Or why not?
Posted by: Edgewise at February 5, 2012 01:45 PM
Err, well if you could be clear as to what you are on about, then there could be a response.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 5, 2012 02:17 PM