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4 Responses to “Are You A Liberal? Take The Test!”

  • Regina says:

    The hippie woman is so funny.
    I took the quiz and got a score of 2/20.

    I agree with the ‘liberal’ ideas that
    1) There are more similarities – moral and otherwise – than differences between fundamentalist Christians and fundamentalist Muslims.
    and
    2 In the Israeli–Palestinian dispute, either both parties are equally at fault or Israel is more at fault.

    I learned about the Qur’an in school, and it’s surprisingly similar to the Bible. I think Muslim extremists are the problem… not fundamentalist Muslims.

    While I don’t know much about the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, I get the sense that the Israelis are at fault. What gave the UN authority to give the Jews Israel as if no one else was living there already? Maybe we’re at fault for claiming Israel for the Jews? I wish I understood the issue better…

  • Admin says:

    Well, Regina, keep this in mind….If you are trying to find “fault”, you must first establish just how far back in history you wish to go to determine who has the “rights” to the land known as modern day Israel.

    The Temple Mount is identified in both Jewish and Islamic tradition as the area of Mount Moriah where Abraham offered up his son in sacrifice (Genesis 22:1-18; the Koran, Sura Al-Saffat 37:102-110). Here King Solomon built the First Temple almost 3,000 years ago. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, but 70 years later Jews returning from exile built the Second Temple on the same site. King Herod refashioned it.
    In Muslim tradition, the place is also identified as the “furthermost sanctuary” (Arabic, masjid al-aksa) from which the Prophet Mohammed, accompanied by the Angel Gabriel, made the Night Journey to the Throne of God (The Koran, Sura Al-Isra’ 17:1), so it has great religious significance to them.
    Following the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in the year 70, the Romans named it “Palestine”. The area of the Temple was deliberately left in ruins (first by the Romans, then by the Byzantines). This desecration was not redressed until the Muslim conquest of the city by the Caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab in 638. He ordered the clearing of the site and the building of a “house of prayer”. The Al-Aqsa Mosque, the most holy site in Jeruselam, sits on the south end of the Temple Mount.

    The”Palestinians” are Arabs who were brought to the region by the Ottoman empire as part of the Muslim occupation in the region. They are definitely not the tribes from Crete who settled down in the 5 cities of the Gaza strip after the Exodus of Israel from Egypt. These tribes were called Philistines and they weren’t Arabs. The “Palestinians” are definitely not their descendants. The Philistines don’t exist as a nation anymore.

    There’s no “Palestinian”nation…never has been. The Arabs who were living in the land of Israel started to call themselves”Palestinians” only after the establishment of Israel in 1948. Prior to that they called themselves just “Arabs”.

    1. Israel became a state in 1312 B.C.E., two millennia before Islam.

    2.Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves “Palestinians” in1967, two decades after (modern) Israeli statehood in 1948.

    3.After conquering the land in 1272 B.C.E., Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence there for 3,300 years.

    4. The only Arab rule following conquest in 633 B.C.E. lasted just 22 years.

    5.For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital. It was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even under Jordanian rule, Jerusalem was not made the capital, and no Arab leader came to visit it.

    6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the bible, but not once is it mentioned in the Qur’an.

    7. King David founded Jerusalem; Mohammed never set foot in it.

    8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem; Muslims face Mecca. If they are between the two cities, Muslims pray facing Mecca, with their backs to Jerusalem.

    9. In 1948, Arab leaders urged their people to leave, promising to cleanse the land of Jewish presence. 68% of them fled without ever setting eyes on an Israeli soldier.

    10. Virtually the entire Jewish population of Muslim countries had to flee as the result of violence.

    11. Some 630,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948, while close to a million Jews were forced to leave the Muslim countries.

    12. In spite of the vast territories at their disposal, Arab refugees were deliberately prevented from assimilating into their host countries. Of 100 million refugees following World War 2, they are the only group to have never integrated with their co-religionists. Most ofthe Jewish refugees from Europe and Arab lands were settled in Israel, a country no larger than New Jersey, USA.

    13. There are 22 Muslim countries. There is only one Jewish state.

    14. Fatah and Hamas constitutions still call for the destruction of Israel. Israel ceded most of the west bank and all of Gaza to the Palestinian authority, and even provided it with arms.

    15. During the Jordanian occupation, Jewish holy sites were vandalized and were off limits to Jews. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian holy sites are accessible to all faiths.

    16. Out of 175 United Nations Security Council resolutions up to1990, 97 were against Israel; out of 690 general assembly resolutions, 429 were against Israel.

    17. The U.N. was silent when the Jordanians destroyed 58 synagogues in the old city of Jerusalem. It remained silent while Jordan systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, and it remained silent when Jordan enforced apartheid laws preventing Jews from accessing the temple mount and western wall.

    18. Arabs started all five wars against Israel, and lost every one of them.

    Just some points to think about.

  • Regina says:

    WOW. Thank you so much for such a thought out response! When we talked about this issue briefly in my history class, my teacher didn’t mention any of what you pointed out… My teacher basically said “Palestinians were living peacefully in the land we now call Israel…. But white people had a grudge against the Muslims so we claimed the land for the Jews…”

    While both Muslims and Jews have ‘connections’ to Jerusalem, you make it quite obvious that Jerusalem has much much much more significance to the Jews. It’s interesting that the Palestinians only started calling themselves “Palestinians” twenty years after Israel became a state. It’s also interesting (and scary) that the Fatah and Hamas constitutions still call for the destruction of Israel. So much for the golden rule, eh? I wonder if the reason Muslims (not all, but some) want to kill Americans is that they hate us for supporting Israel… That would make a lot of sense. Americans are kind of like middlemen in the issue.

    thanks again:)

  • Admin says:

    It seems the liberal mantra is to blame the white guy for everything. While history shows that many attrocities were committed by people of different races, appology through self-degradation doesn’t seem to benefit anyone. WHat is more surprising is that, given your teacher’s attitude toward the Jews, the Jewish people still viote primarily Democrat in most elections. If Jewsih people…for that matter, blacks and hispanics, too…ever realize how much liberal Democrats hate them, there will be a big shift in national politics.

    Keep in mind, the KuKluxKlan was a Democrat organization. What does that tell you?

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