he refuses to debate, and loves to be in his own echo chamber. He is a spam troll, and I'm sick and tired of it. He is way to the left of the Dem party on foreign policy, and all he thinks about is Palestinians. He probably lives in a place decked out with punching bags with Israeli flags, a shrine to Arafat, a Sharon clothespin cushion, you name it. His type of Palestinian is why the conflict continues. hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he is someone's payroll.
Mainstreet, will you at least address the merits of the arguments I make? Will you at least explain why you might think Rauf is a moderate given the things he says AND doesn't say? I assume you voted in the poll, explain if and why you think the mosque would be beneficial, please.
were over 60% of world Muslims wiped out in an event similar to the Holocaust? I think not. There are over a billion of them. While Srebrenica was an instance genocide, it was a small and local one, whereas anti-Semitism caused pogroms and genocides of Jews with way more victims over a much more spread out area even before the Holocaust, and then came the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the biggest ethnic genocide of all time, wiping out the most of one group in both scale and scope. Nothing else compares to it! Also, so-called "islamophobia" doesn't require elaborate conspiracy theories like anti-semitism does, like 9/11 truth movements etc. propagate, and Al-Jazeera aka Al-Jihad promotes.
or that all muslims are terrorists, nearly all the world's terrorists today are muslims. Building a 10 story mosque/cultural center near Ground Zero is like building a 10 story Serbian Orthodox cultural center near Srebrenica. Both acts were intended to kill as many of the deemed-wrong ethnic/national group.
Also, Obama hasn't healed much tension. Sure the governments there are more willing to openly work with us, but the Islamist movement is gaining ground.
methinks if someone tried to, Serbian embassies all around the world would be burned to the ground, and it would be worse than a bunch of cartoons in a newspaper. OBL, like the Serbian commander wanted with Bosniaks, wanted to kill as many Americans as possible. Both are guilty of genocide and attempt to genocide.
Finkelstein didn't say he was a "socialist," he said "communist." And Communism more than socialism (which is or aspects are widely used in much of the West) was responsible for the Great Purge, the Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot, the Holodomor, etc. Finkelstein loves those things, apparently.
wow, did you sleep through the Cold War, when the Soviet Union produced "Zionology," gave weapons to Israel's enemies, and Poland had a massive anti-semitic campaign cloaked under "anti-Zionism?" Or that nearly all the Eastern Bloc countries had no diplomatic relations with Israel after 1968? Or that the Bolsheviks were the first to claim "Zionism=Racism" as they drew that UN resolution up? Or that two this day, the only countries in this hemisphere not to have relations with Israel are Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua? All three of them are run by Communists like Chavez, Morales, and Ortega.
unless he remembers what the Balfour Declaration was and how the League of Nations made this international law, so his entire premise is bullshit.
Also, fairleft, given that she said the Jews should "go back to Germany and Poland" instead of to mainland Israel from "Palestine" meant she believes all of Eretz Yisrael is "occupied 'Palestine.'" She is in the same vein as Khomenei, Osama Bin Laden, Hamas, the 9/11, 3/11, and 7/7 terrorists, etc.
become a trojan horse who care more about the far-left anti-Israel cause being peddled than actual gay rights. Anyone who really supports gay rights would support Israel because being gay there doesn't involve sentencing to jail, unlike the Muslim countries.