Originally Posted by mhgaffney
Another American idiot.
I'll clear up one of your own delusions. In fact, millions of sephardic Jews lived in Muslim countries for more than 1,000 years under exactly the conditions you say do not exist in Muslim countries.
Which is to say -- in peace, prosperity and tranquility. In Islam, Jews are viewed as people of the Book -- and are accorded respect.
Jews lived in most of the Arab nations without fear -- for centuries.
This happened while Christians in Europe were persecuting Jews.
Today the largest Jewish population in the Mideast - outside of Israel - lives - guess where? - yes, in Iran -- to be precise: Tehran.
These Jews view themselves as Iranians -- and have no wish to relocate to Israel. If Netanyahu starts the war he has for years been threatening to launch against Iran =- he will murder his own people in the process.
It will be Jews killing Jews. Is Netanyahu crazy enough to do it?
As usual, the left enjoy vague anecdotes and uneducated utterances to support their defense of Islam. The problem is twofold: Islamic law and Muslim history.
"Respect" is not something Islamic law has toward Christians and Jews, in specific it treats them as 2nd class citizens. I'm sure you've heard the word "Dhimmi"? They are neither allowed to proselytize their religion nor cenebrate it in public in front of others. They are also not allowed to build new houses of worship. This is not tolerance, this is not getting along. I should not have to explain this.
Arab and Muslim are not the one and the same thing. Any society with Islamic government treats non-Muslims as 2nd class citizens, and any society with even a Muslim majority treats non-Muslims as 2nd class citizens, if not in official law, then in social relations on the streets. Muslims have been and are still persecuting Hindus, small Muslim sects considered apostate, and Christians. The real world of Islam isn't as spiffy and tidy that the lefty apologists with glazed-over eyes would like it to be.
One thing we were all taught as part of our Western Civilization studies was that the Muslims invaded Spain and didn't leave until hundreds of years had passed and finally enough indigenous resistance was mustered to expel them by force. Yet all we hear of these years from the left was how lovely life was in occupied Iberia. The steam is rising thickly from the bull**** of the left.