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December 11, 2008

Saudi plan for you, me, and everyone else: '100 years of dhimmitude'

Topics: Understanding Islam

The republished Saudi peace plan (ultimatum) - offers 100 years of protected but inferior and vulnerable status of non-Moslem religious and ethnic groupings in Islamic society, and implicitly recognizes that the conflict between Islam and non-Muslims is not between Israel and the Palestinians, but the entire Islamic world And by essentially embracing Iran's "promotion of genocidal motifs straight out of Mein Kampf," every non-Muslim in the world.

Via The Jerusalem Post (emphasis mine):

[...]  It purports to offer normal diplomatic and political relations between Israel and the entire Islamic world if Israel goes back to its 1948 borders and accepts the principle of repatriation of the Palestinian refugees. If Israel does not accept these terms, the subtext is quite clear: The Islamic world retains the option of remaining hostile to our existence.

This subtext rejects a self-evident principle: that Israel's existence and security are, as Barack Obama has declared, sacrosanct. That principle derives from the UN resolutions of 1948 and 1967, and not any decision by our neighbors. Israel is the national home of a first nation returning to its native land. Its existence and security are not negotiable.

To its credit, the Saudi plan implicitly recognizes that the conflict is not between Israel and the Palestinians, but the entire Islamic world. It appears to have come a long way since the three noes of the Arab League's Khartoum summit in 1968: No recognition, no negotiation, no peace. Thirty-four years went by between Khartoum and 2002, when the document was first prepared, and another six to the presentation of the plan in full to the Israeli public. During this time, much blood has been shed in seven wars.

ISRAELIS HAVE good reason to be skeptical about peace plans. While there is a cold peace with Egypt and Jordan, more Israelis have died in the 15 years following the Oslo Accords than in the two previous decades of undeclared wars. Therefore the burden of proof is on those who deny that the Saudi plan offers something between dhimmitude at best and a staged dismantling of Israel as the Jewish national home.

Here are the reasons for this conclusion.

The plan contains no commitment to ending incitement and hate language. The flag of Iran, now more powerful than any of the Arab countries, is one of 29 framing the PA announcement. But Iran's promotion of genocidal motifs straight out of Mein Kampf, along with its terror directed at world Jewry and Israel, goes back to 1979. Even though there is no love lost between the Saudis and the Iranians, the Saudi plan ignores the existential dangers posed by Iran's moving toward nuclear capacity, its support of terror organizations committed to Israel's destruction and its ever increasing bullying of its neighbors, including Saudi Arabia itself.

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As the L.A. Times has noted, threats by Iran's president are not empty rhetoric; he means what he says, and we ignore him at our peril. And clearly, the Saudi plan (along with their clerics) does indeed embrace Ahmadinejad's plan for Islam to will rule the world (video)

Posted by Richard at December 11, 2008 9:57 AM

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