Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Fastest Growing Religion on the Planet Isn't Islam

However, many Muslims do adhere to it:
I call it Palestinianism. This is not to be confused with Islam, neither Shi’a nor Sunni. To join the fast-swelling herd of Palestinianites, one does not need to learn the Quran or avoid pork and alcohol or wear a veil or grow a beard or even believe in Allah. You do not even have to care about the Arabs self-identified as Palestinians. There is only one thing required of you. You must hate the Jewish State of Israel with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.
Actually, since, as David Nirenburg puts it, "The Quran is extensively structured as a polemic against the Jews" (apes 'n' pigs and all that stuff), Islam does play a big role in engendering Muslims' negative feelings toward Jewry and Jewish state. It is silly and short-sighted to think otherwise.

Of course, non-Muslim "progressives" can and do hate Israel every bit as much as Muslim Zion-loathers, but their reasons for doing so have more to do with Marxist-Socialist notions about the innate virtuousness of Third World "victims" of eee-ville Western Capitalism/Imperialism.

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