Palestine vs. Israel
You see, our views are not so far apart after all.
We, the greater world, are spinning our wheels on this one.
The rivalry between these two cultures goes back many, many centuries. It goes back before Islam was even born.
Most of the western world has no comprehension of it. It is tribal.
I have grave doubts about our efforts to bring "democracy" to Iraq or anywhere in that part of the world.
I heard an interview with a Moslem cleric in- I can't remember the country, Switzerland? Don't know.
But he was discussing the problem of bringing followers of Islam more into the mainstream of European life, and he himself stated that "Islamic thought came to a standstill five centuries ago".
that made me think, 'so how are we, or anyone else going to make them understand the principles of free, independant thought"?