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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ending the charade

Salim Mansur, a Muslim, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Islamic Pluralism based in Washington, D.C., a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Coalition for Democracies, and an academic-consultant with the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. He has been a consultant with CIDA on development issues and has published widely in academic journals on foreign policy matters and area studies of the Middle East and South Asia.

In yesterday's Toronto Sun, Mansur gave some advice that the Bush administration ought to heed.

Hat Tip: NY Nana

Here's the key part:
But the truth of the matter is that there is nothing to broker when one party, the Palestinians and their Arab-Muslim financiers and supporters, remains committed to the destruction of the other party, the Israelis.

Instead of another international conference the Americans would do better in accepting the obvious -- that a Palestinian state exists, and it is called Jordan with its population being overwhelmingly Palestinian.

Another Arab state squeezed on American insistence between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean -- its population hostile to the West and readily embracing every passing totalitarian ideology in its declared aim of harming Jews and destroying Israel -- instead of being a recipe for any final settlement, will be the source of unremitting conflict in the region and terrorism beyond.

Moreover, Palestinians killing each other while continuing to be supportive of terrorism -- in addition to the appalling record of Arab-Muslim regimes disregarding human rights and respect for minorities -- make them undeserving of the amount of attention provided by American administrations in contrast to the level of American support extended to the equal, if not more deserving, claims of the people suffering in Darfur, Burma, Tibet and Zimbabwe. Diplomacy not infrequently is trading politely in falsehood.

It is time for Americans to politely tell the truth and end the charade of demanding Israeli concessions for Arab-Muslim doublespeak where "peace" means, as Arafat explained to his people, temporary truce in the war for "liberating" all of Palestine which includes Israel.
For his efforts, Mansur's Wikipedia profile has been rewritten by the moonbats. I'd love to know who did it (I know some of you out there know how to find that out), but it's clear to me what's been added. I'm sure it will be clear to all of you too. That's another charade that should be ended.


At 7:57 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Thanks for the hat tip, Carl.

I have admired Dr. Mansur's columns for a number of years, but that really is one to savor. He also writes for the National Review.

His Poli Sci students at the University of Western Ontario are indeed lucky.

That 'info' in Wiki? Talk about a hatchet job! He has to be doing something very right (no pun intended) to incur their wrath.

I can only add one thing, that I see you have also said: Go, Red Sox!


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