I, too, once respected Wallace Shawn.
I'll be brief. Muslims can live throughout Christiandom and in Israel, which was established by the UN in 1948 as a Jewish State. Another letter has some statistics on the percentages of Muslims in some European countries. Israel is 20 percdent Muslim. However, all Arab lands in the Middle East must remain totally Jew-free. The tiny nation of Israel in a sea of Muslim backwardness is a constant thorn. Equal numbers of Jews, who had lived in Muslim countries for thousands of years, were expelled in 1948 and the following years. They were settled in Israel.
Go to Israel. Look around. You will see a multicultural country with Jews of all colors. This is not the European colony that it is portrayed as. Many, many Israeli Jews come from the Middle East and North Africa. There are brown Jews from India and black Jews from Ethiopia.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Sep 9 2009 - 2:56pm