Islamic Fear of Zionism Is Irrational

(Jerusalem Post) Adnan Oktar - Nationalism spread across the world with the onset of the French Revolution in 1789, seeking to unite those of the same cultural background and the same language. However, among the hundreds of nationalist liberation movements, one is invariably singled out and placed at the center of sinister conspiracy theories - Zionism - which aspired to reunite and emancipate the Jewish people scattered around the globe. Today, anti-Israelism under the guise of anti-Zionism has become the main expression of anti-Semitism, of enmity to Jews. An entire nation is targeted for verbal or physical violence simply because of their Jewish nationality. Despite the presence of 22 Arab countries, only the desire of the Jewish people to establish its own sovereign state has been subject to fierce opposition. The claim of some Muslims that "they fight against the Jewish people in the name of the Koran" is an act of ignorance and in violation of the Koran since God explicitly grants the Jewish people the right to live in the Holy Land: "Remember when Moses said to his people, 'My people! Remember God's blessing to you when He appointed Prophets among you and appointed kings for you, and gave you what He had not given to anyone else in all the worlds. My people! Enter the Holy Land which God has ordained for you.'" (Koran 5:20-21). God informs us in the Koran that the Jewish people shall gather and live in these lands in the End Times: "We said to the Children of Israel after that, 'Dwell in the land and, when the promise of the hereafter comes, We will gather you as a mingled crowd.'" (Koran 17:104). When the Arab-Muslim world recognizes Israel's right to exist as an independent and sovereign state, the century-long bloodshed will cease. Moreover, once the Arab world decides to acknowledge Israel as a neighbor, it can focus on developing the well-being of the Palestinian people, and of the other Arab peoples doing far less well than the Palestinians, too. The writer is a Turkish Muslim TV commentator.

2016-06-07 00:00:00

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