By: Fred Maroun, Times of Israel—
I have long resisted saying this, but the ongoing Arab violence in Jerusalem has pushed Arab idiocy beyond my capacity for tolerance. I now need to say it and to say it publicly: I am embarrassed to be an Arab.
From the start, we have refused to accept the existence of one tiny Jewish state. We fought that state tooth and nail using all the venom and anti-Semitism that we could muster. We isolated and mistreated our own Palestinian siblings so we could use them as tools against the Jews. We have not relented. We have not shown an ounce of compassion, humanity, or even smarts. We made the destruction of the Jewish home our signature cause. We made hate our religion. When will this nonsense stop?
Even some of us Arabs who have the privilege of also being Israeli have not learned to behave like civilized people. We dismissed, threatened, and silenced Mohammad Zoabi, one of our own, because he dared profess love for his country and revulsion towards terrorists. We have demonstrated in support, not of our own state, Israel, but in support of the terrorists who want her destroyed.
Those of us who are able to accept Jews as the brothers and sisters that they are, are few and far between. I can count on the fingers of my hands the honorable Arabs who take such a stand publicly. The rest of us are an embarrassment, the plague of the Middle East, and a blotch on humanity.
We created Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, Daesh, and scores of other terrorist groups. We also created generations of tyrannical dictatorships across the Middle East. Some of those dictatorships are the best we can show for in a world that sees us as leeches incapable of building democracies or even economies.
Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, not only because it is rightfully theirs, but also because we don’t deserve any of it. Those of us Arabs who live in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, would long ago have been deported if Jews behaved like us. Yet we keep pushing and pushing, hoping to break them.
The Jews will not break. They will not break in Jerusalem or anywhere else because they are much better than us. We will continue to wallow in our own victimhood complex while the Jews thrive, and this, my fellow Arabs, is all that we deserve.
You, sir, are to be applauded. You have seen the error of your people’s ways and have the integrity to call them out on it. I wish more of my countrymen would own up to the evil the last two elections have caused, adding fuel to the very fire of which you spoke. Our administration’s treatment of Bibi Netanyahu is a disgrace, a complete travesty based on what we as Americans have always believed, the very principles for which we have always stood. The way Judaism and Christianity are being given the bum’s rush while Islam is invited in is heartbreaking.
Thank you, sire, for showing such raw courage in the wake of the crumbling society all around you, for standing for such good old-fashioned values as truth, justice, mercy, and peace. God bless you, sir.
Amen to that Pamela
Error in Qur’an brings salvation, if Muslims understand the devil deceived them; and error was added to God’s word through Prophet Muhammad. God’s message was to follow Torah AND Gospel and all sent down by God, correcting the false teaching of popes and Roman Church. The Qur’an was not a “book” until after Prophet Muhammad died. Qur’an 5:67-69, 5:43-51, 42:14-16, God proves all things out of the mouth of two or three witnesses.
NOAH 600 YEARS OLD at flood, 8 SOULS
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KITAB AL-MAGALL NOAH 600 YEARS OLD, 8 SOULS
Pg 30 “On this day Noah and his wife and his sons and his sons’ wives went out of the ship. …”The number of those who were in the ship with Noah was eight persons. ”
“Noah lived after going out of the ship 350 years.” …
“When he had finished his testament, he died, being 950 years old”
THE BOOK OF THE BEES CHAPTER XX (20) “At the end of the six hundredth year, God commanded Noah, with his wife, his sons and his daughters-in-law–eight souls–to go into the ark1,”