Robert Spencer at Dhimmi Watch.
Treatment of Palestinian Christians ‘Medieval’
Yet most Palestinian Christians still identify entirely with the jihad imperative. Will they awaken to the fact that this is not in their best interests before it’s too late?From Charisma (thanks to Andrew Bostom):
(July 30, 2007) – Arab Christians are leaving the Palestinian territories in droves due to discrimination and persecution from a Muslim-dominant police force and government, Dr. Justus Weiner, a distinguished scholar in residence at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, told reporters and academics at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on July 17.
The questions raised by the article or elsewhere are
1) Does Arab nationalism exist?
2) What does it consist of?
3) What is the relation of Islam to Arab Nationalism?
4) What is the relation of jihad to Arab Nationalism?
5) If jihad overlaps, at least for some people, with Arab Nationalism, can this set of some people also include non-Muslim Arabs?
Do specific people in the US like Spencer Abraham fall into the group of non-Muslims who identify with, at least in part with Arab Nationalism and the overlap of Arab Nationalism, at least in part, with jihad?
Are there people in these groups who make statements consistent with such views?
Act consistent with such views?
Actually advocate this?
Deny this exists for any person?
Fred Thompson, we naturalize 500,000 per year.
Naturalize means give citizenship. Actually the number is higher.
700,000 naturalizations (citizenship) in 2006.
1.2 million permanent legal status petitions granted in 2006.