ckaihatsu wrote:Conflating Palestinian civil and human rights with Islamist fundamentalist terrorists.
No but it sounds like you are. Who said what you infer?
Also Palestinians are not a race-they are Muslims who use the word "Palestinian" to describe their perceived "natinality". They are not a race.
In the past Muslims and Jews were referred to as the Semitic race but that term was misunderstood. It simply referred to people who came from the same linguistic origins.
Race is a term no longer used by anyone with any kind of scientific knowledge. Race was a social construct used to classify people into three groups, mongoloid, negroid and caucasoid or caucasian based on secondary physical characteristics, i.e., skin tone, nose shape, lip shape, hair texture.
Science has shown these secondary physical characteristics are meaningless, i.e., someone tar black and chalk white could have more in common genetically that two black or two white people.
We now know blood type and other genetic properties are the most accurate way to depict common origins and propensity for diseases.
Muslims and Jews of the Middle East are in fact a mix of many genetic components that can give them secondary characteristics of what used to be referred to as all 3 "races". Both peoples can range from dark brown to yellow to white. In the case of Jews they can be Ashkenzai (having lived in Europe once displaced), Tsfardic or Mitzrahi (having lived in Muslim countries once displaced, and Spain, Italy, Portugal, China, Africa, India) or Felashie (Ethiopian) or African (isolated Jewish tribes).
Muslims have every mix in them ranging from black African to Greek to Roman, to Hun).
Jews and Muslims could have virtually any feature and be mixed up with Latinos, aboriginal,"whites", "blacks", other Indians or Pakistanis, on and on.
If you are going to come on this board to misappropriate terms to push your agenda, I will call you out as being just as racist in assumption as anyone you infer is racist because they disagree with you.
Next the current Hamas was not democratically elected. It is a Syrian cell that violently took control from an Egyptian cell that was elected. The current political systems in Haza and on the West Bank do not engage in free democratic elections. Everyone is told who to vote for otherwise they face killing, torture, retaliation.
I know this from having lived there and witnessing it. How about you? Does your armchair sofa enable you such vision?