r. cummings, for a Muslim it is blasphemy to recognize Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark B.
    • 17.02.10 | 21:36 (IST)

    The Quran clearly states that land that has been won for the Umma never again may fall in the hands of the infidels. War is a holy duty till it is reconquered. Formal recognition has repeatedly been explained to the Arab world by Arafat, Abbas and other Pal leaders as a strategic warfare pause (hudna) to gather strength for the next round. I do not think you can ask Israel to trust their fate to a piece of paper while those who wrote it are praying for the future strength to make it disappear all together. And recognition on condition is no recognition. Israel is entitled to a Pal leader who commits blasphemy, i.e who clearly denounces formal recognition as a hudna to win the last round and tells all Arabs it is Recognition as Westeners understand it: internalized recognition (like Germans/Japanese recognized they lost WW II. But it does not mean in my humble opinion the WB is for Israel to grab. Israel is playing the fake recognition game now also with settlements growing and growing

    from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'
    First published 10:26 17.02.10 | Last updated 16:01 17.02.10
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