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To: SJackson
Notice the repeated reference to the year 1948, when Israel was established.
Truth is, I don't think the Arabic culture for the most part has advanced past the Nineteenth Century.
2 posted on 08/13/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT by Marauder (Throw the rascals out.)
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To: Marauder
I believe the point the author was trying to reinforce was that Israel is not the source of their problems, but just a convenient "whipping boy"......

Oh well...some "cleric" will now issue a "Fatwa" against the author for pointing out the obvious....

NeverGore :^)
3 posted on 08/13/2003 6:27:42 AM PDT by nevergore (Please return your seat trays and seat backs to their full and upright position....)
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To: Marauder
He could have used the year 1946 to make another point. In that year Lebanon achieved independence and began what was to be become a process in the colonial world. When that country was governed by Arab Christians it prospered. When it was led by Muslims and infected by Palestinians it degenerated.
4 posted on 08/13/2003 6:37:29 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: Marauder
Truth is, I don't think the Arabic culture for the most part has advanced past the Nineteenth Century.

I would say the Seventh Century, especially where culture is concerned.
23 posted on 09/20/2003 7:20:41 PM PDT by Agitate ("You will know the truth, and the truth will make you mad")
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