April 07, 2007

Nonie Darwish: Muslims Must Welcome the Jews in Our Midst

From Nonie Darwish: Muslims Must Welcome the Jews in Our Midst:

Egyptian-American writer Nonie Darwish, interviewed on Al-Arabiya TV on March 23, said:

"We should begin to view the Palestinian Arab cause in a different manner. For 58 years we have been fighting Israel....Enough, we must resolve this problem, because it hinders the progress of the Arab peoples."

"We must be just and grant the Jews security. There are five million of them, and we are 1.2 [billion] Muslims. What are we afraid of - five million Jews? We must welcome them, so they can live in our midst."

"We must stop the terrorism in Israel, and we must not encourage Hamas to say it wants to annihilate Israel. Ahmadinejad is not even an Arab - what does he have to do with Israel? Is he acting this way in order to unify his people?...We call upon the Arab countries to stop teaching hatred to the Arab children, and to stop teaching them to hate the Jews and the Christians."