Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Let's Create Another Middle Eastern State!.
Native Copts in Egypt -- millions of them -- had their country overrun by conquering, settling and subjugating Arabs. To this day, they never know when the next murder will occur, when the next church will be burned down, and they have learned that to survive they must consent to the forced Arabization process. Their leaders have even written that for Israel to "get along" it too must consent to a variation of this. Pretty pathetic. Uncle Boutros instead of Uncle Tom. But the same breed, if you know what I mean. Just imagine the world-wide outcry if Israel did this to Israeli Arabs.
The majority Berber population of North Africa saw its lands overrun as well over the past centuries by conquering, settling and subjugating Arab hordes, creating Arab empires. Berbers who dared to insist on keeping their own pre-Arab language and culture have been murdered for trying to do so. A look at any number of websites dealing with Berbers in this regard is revealing indeed.
In 1968, Ismet Cherif Vanly wrote The Syrian Mein Kampf Against the Kurds (Amsterdam). A Kurdish nationalist, he described the murderous and brutal Arabization policies that settling, conquering, and occupying Syrian Arabs employed against the Kurds, who predated them in the land by thousands of years. Settling, conquering, and occupying Iraqi Arabs did likewise to Mesopotamia's ancient native Kurds (the Hurrians, Guti, Kassites and Medes of old), Assyrians and other non-Arab peoples as well -- Jews included.
Literally millions of native African Blacks have been butchered, maimed, enslaved, turned into refugees (all of this still going on today), seen their lands forcibly Arabized, and such. And not just in the Sudan.
Imperialism is evidently only nasty when non-Arabs so indulge.
Half of Israel's almost six million Jews originated in the Arab/Muslim world. They too predated the Arabs in many of those lands that they were forced to flee as refugees, leaving far more property and valuables behind than Arabs who fled in the opposite direction after the latter's brethren invaded a reborn Israel in 1948.
Alexandria's famous Egyptian Jewish community was prominent centuries before Jesus. The Jews of Iraq had been there at least since the days of the Babylonian exile and captivity under Nebuchadnezzar. The Jews of Yemen were on the Arabian peninsula before Muhammad was born. In what is called the Hijra, the prophet of Islam fled Mecca to Medina, a date palm oasis on the peninsula where the Jews were still prominent. When they would not convert to his new faith (based largely on their own), nor accept his religio-political leadership, he butchered and enslaved them. Later, Jews also took part in the resistance against the Arab imperial invasions of North Africa in the 7th century CE.