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Palestinian Refugees Are Neither

It is high time that people learn the truth about the Israeli-“Palestinian” situation. For decades, we have been hearing about the sad plight of the Palestinian “refugees”. It is as if hundreds of thousands of people were kicked out of Palestine and forced to live like animals for generations! Of course, this is the story that you hear from the Muslims, and the story that the main stream media (read left) wants you to believe. But, they don’t tell you that there never was a country named Palestine, and a huge percentage of the people who left their homes in 1948 left voluntarily, encouraged by their Muslim leaders. Furthermore, those people who left their homes voluntarily were often discouraged from returning after the 1948 war by their Islamist leaders, so as not to legitimize the new state of Israel. Yes, some people were forcibly removed, but that was because they went to war against the new country and government of Israel. From listening to the press and the propaganda, you would think that the Israelis just kicked virtually every Arab Muslim out of Israel after the state of Israel was formed in 1948. This narrative conveniently forgets to mention that on the day that the British Mandate known as Palestine was to be divided into two new countries, one Jewish and one Muslim, but both basically secular and offering freedom of religion to all inhabitants,  many Arab Muslims did the only things that Arab Muslims seem to excel at; they went to war. Why? Because, as Muslims, they simply could not, and will not, live in a nation that is not entirely Muslim and governed by Sharia law. (Unless forced to do so by strong-armed dictators like Sadam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak, Muammar Gaddafi, and others. Remember this as you hear the Muslim street protesting currently for “democracy”. Muslims are incapable of what the West thinks of as democracy. Their idea of democracy is an Islamis state governed by Sharia law.)

As the Koran says: “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Koran 9:123

This pretty much would preclude Muslims living peacefully among non-Muslims. Another verse is a bit more explicit.

“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12

One of the most well known Koranic experts, and the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sayyid Qutb, succinctly described how Muslims cannot live in the presence of non-Muslims, and cannot cooperate with them or their secular governments and democracy, which is a concept that is not recognized or allowed under Islam. (Jahiliiyya refers to “ignorance of divine guidance”; in other words, non-Muslims.)

It is not the function of Islam to compromise with the concepts of Jahiliyya which are current in the world or to co-exist in the same land together with a jahili system. This was not the case when it first appeared in the world, nor will it be today or in the future. Jahiliyyah, to whatever period it belongs, is Jahiliyyah; that is, deviation from the worship of One Allah and the way of life prescribed by Allah.
It derives its system and laws and regulations and habits and standards and values from a source other than Allah. On the other hand, Islam is submission to Allah, and its function is to bring people away from Jahiliyyah towards Islam. Jahiliyyah is the worship of some people by others; that is to say, some people become dominant and make laws for others, regardless of whether these laws are against Allah’s injunctions and without caring for the use or misuse of their authority.
Islam, on the other hand, is people’s worshipping Allah alone, and deriving concepts and beliefs, laws and regulations from the authority of Allah, and freeing themselves from the servitude to Allah’s servants. This is the very nature of Islam and the nature of its role on earth.
Islam cannot accept any mixing with Jahiliyyah. Either Islam will remain, or Jahiliyyah; no half-half situation is possible. Command belongs to Allah, or otherwise to Jahiliyyah; Allah’s Shari’ah will prevail, or else people’s desires: “And if they do not respond to you, then know that they only follow their own lusts. And who is more astray than one who follows his own lusts, without guidance from Allah? Verily! Allah guides not the people who are disobedient.”[28:50]; “Do they then seek the judgement of (the Days of) Ignorance? And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm faith”[5:50].
The foremost duty of Islam is to depose Jahiliyyah from the leadership of man, with the intention of raising human beings to that high position which Allah has chosen for him. This purpose is explained by Raba’i Bin ‘Amer, when he replied to the Commander in Chief of the Persian army, Rustum. Rustum asked, “For what purpose have you come?” Raba’i answered,” Allah has sent us to bring anyone who wishes from servitude to men into the service of Allah alone, from the narrowness of this world into the vastness of this world and the Hereafter, from the tyranny of religions into the justice of Islam.”

The important thing to remember about all of this is that UN Resolution 181 was to take the British Mandate known as Palestine and divide it into a two state solution in 1948. According to the resolution, the British were to depart by August 1, 1948, and two new, independent states were to be in place by October 1, 1948. While this plan was accepted by the Jewish authorities, it was, of course, rejected by the Arabs. The following map shows the partitioning as it was envisioned by the United Nations.

So, just as today, the Arab Muslims rejected a two-state solution.

The British announced the end of the Mandate and their last high commissioner left the territory on May 14, 1948. On May 15, the Arab Muslims entered the territory from the surrounding countries and attacked. Also on that day, the new state of Israel was declared, albeit with unspecified borders.

After the war ended, and many of the refugees (at the time) could have returned, they were encouraged to not return.

…..Many of the camp’s approximately 20,000 residents are the children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren of the Arab citizens of Jaffa who fled their homes in early 1948.
For half a century, the United Nations has administered Balata as a quasi-apartheid welfare ghetto. The Palestinian Authority does not consider the residents of Balata citizens of Palestine; they do not vote on municipal issues, and they receive no PA funding for roads or sanitation. The refugee children—though after 60 years, calling young children “refugees” is absurd—go to separate schools run by UNRWA, the UN’s refugee-relief agency. The “refugees” are crammed into an area of approximately one square kilometer, and municipal officials prohibit them from building outside the camp’s official boundaries, making living conditions ever more cramped as the camp’s population grows. In a building called the Jaffa Cultural Center—financed by the UN, which means our tax dollars—Balata’s young people are undoubtedly nurtured on the myth that someday soon they will return in triumph to their ancestors’ homes by the Mediterranean Sea.
In Balata, history has come full circle. During the 1948 war, Palestinian leaders like Haj Amin al-Husseini insisted that the Arab citizens of Haifa and Jaffa had to leave, lest they help legitimize the Jewish state. Now, the descendants of those citizens are locked up in places like Balata and prohibited from resettling in the Palestinian-administered West Bank—again, lest they help legitimize the Jewish state, this time by removing the Palestinians’ chief complaint. Yet there is a certain perverse logic at work here. For if Israel and the Palestinians ever managed to hammer out the draft of a peace treaty, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, would have to go to Balata and explain to its residents that their leaders have been lying to them for 60 years and that they are not going back to Jaffa. Which, to state the obvious again, is one of the main reasons that there has been no peace treaty.

Another fact of the matter is that after 2 or 3 generations, you are not a “refugee”. You live where you live, and you certainly have no “right of return”. That would be like saying that if an Italian family moves to the United States, and a child or grandchild of that family who was born in the United States and grew up in the United States, decides he wants to move back to Italy, that he has a “right of return”. No sane person would make that claim. But, the “Palestinians” persist in that twisted logic. Instead, they choose to live in squalor and complain loudly about the “right to return”, while the useful idiots of the left rail against Israel.

The simple truth about the Israeli-Palestinian situation is that Arab Muslims simply cannot tolerate living with non-Muslims, and they cannot tolerate seeing land were they feel they should be able to subjugate non-Muslims slip from their control. Islam teaches that once a land is conquered by the sword, which has always been the primary means of spreading Islam, it can never revert back to non-Muslims. This was the case in 1948. This is the case in 2011. As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan stated in reference to the term “moderate Islam“: “These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

So, there you have it from the Prime minister of a Muslim nation. Islam is Islam. Until that changes, there will be no peace in the Middle East.

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