Donnie Mac Leod wrote:
They are being attacked for the same reasons as the world faced their oppression from Mohamed's people in 650 AD. Nothing has changed other then the presentation of their propaganda.
why are these nations being attacked by muslims?
and here's the goods on arafat...in spite of the violence of his early years, his latter years were involved in negotiating peaceful settlement with Israel...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasser_Arafat
can you look at western, christian history and not say that we have oppressed others in the world? its kind of like the pot calling the kettle black.
There has been a clash of civilizations through the ages, various cultures, various religions, empires, etc, fighting to expand territory and ideologies. They rise and fall like the tide , in history. Can you really say that Islam has been any worse through the ages than Christianity?
Many of the regional conflicts around the globe today are a result of the aftermath of European colonisation that left unnatural borders based on Euro sentiments or agreements rather than local custom and history. Hence, groups that would have adhered to natural local separations had been forced to share a country, with one group dominating the other mercilessly...Rwanda is one such example...with predictable results.
are any muslim extremists trying to convert christians or Jews? I doubt it but I can't say that there are none who have gone that far... they typically act on hating us for our actions that interfere with them in their lands...eg: palestine for one...(not for our freedom!!!)
think about apghanistan today...the bombing of wedding parties that kill dozens of innocent people leads to further radicalization of their survivors...leads to more extremist jihadis who want revenge...we are in a downward spiral until someone with power in the world realises this!
same with Israel and the Palestinians, until they reach a peaceful settlement, or kill every last one (seems to be their preference), there will still be rockets coming across their borders. With every rocket, the Palestinians are saying 'we are still here and we want our land back!"...
again, I ask, what right does Israel have to Palestine than the Palestinian Arabs do not have?