Does the fact I'm Palestinian make you think of me differently?
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May 22, 2019 / By Delicia Question:
Just curious, I'm Christian, but still Palestinian, do you think of me differently to, say, a wholly caucasian person?
Any prejudices? I really am genuinely curious, not trying to spark a debate or anything.
Thisisme: I’m impressed by your attempts to maintain you’re not prejudiced: “That is my opinion, not a prejudice”, before going on a tirade of how ignorant and stupid all Arabs are “Other Arabs Who Can't Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death." Really? Not prejudice? As a Palestinian, I can assume you’re referring to me as one of the people who can’t accomplish anything in life. You’re not prejudice, yet you assume as soon as you know I’m Palestinian that I’m a waster. I’ve achieved a lot in my life (only 18), I work hard in school, I have straight A’s, I love books, I love English, I love playing the viola in orchestra, but you assume straight that I can’t achieve anything because I’m Palestinian. And you call yourself NOT prejudiced?
And also, as for Arab achievements:
Original research in medicine was conducted in the Bayt al-Hikma. The Christian physician, Yuhanna, dissected apes. His student, Hunayn, produced a two volume work on the human eye. Al-Razi built a hospital and wrote books on smallpox, measles, and his greatest work, a medical encyclopedia cataloging Greek, Hindu, and Persian medical research. Persian born Abu Ali al-Husayn Ibn Sina ("Avicenna," 980-1037) codified Greek and Arabic medical knowledge into a volume that became the standard medical textbook in Europe as well as the Arab world for five hundred years. The first pharmacies in the world date from this period. Baghdad boasted more than eight hundred registered pharmacists. In the field of astronomy, the length of the solar year was accurately calculated five hundred years before the West was to publicly accept the notion that the earth is round. ]
Arab astronomers also calculated the length of a terrestrial degree at 56 2/3 miles, within one half mile of the correct value. The moon's effects on tides were studied.
Other Arab achievements, generally speaking, include the following. In mathematics, al-Kwarizmi introduced the algebra during the first quarter of the ninth century in his book Kitab al-Jabr wa-l-Muqabala ("The Book of Restoration and Comparison"). The geographer, Yakut, compiled an encyclopedia of geographical knowledge. Arab navigators brought the compass from China and perfected the astrolabe, a kind of sextant. Muslim science produced alcohol, logarithms, and the almanac.
Not bad from 'the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God's Earth'.
And finally, I'm sorry but I can't be bothered to get into the existance of Palestine debate, but either way it makes limited difference. You're refuting the name, nothing else. There were still Arabs there before Jews were there, you can't get around this. You don't want to call them Palestinians? FINE! Call us what you like, we were still there first. Whatever we were, we were always there. My family have been in Nazareth for 1,000 years, this is fact, my family have been unquestionably in Nazareth for 1,000 years. We have worked the land, owned the land, lived on the land, raised our children on the land, loved the land of our ancestors, who on Earth are YOU to imply that this is a sudden thing? What? I'm confused...we have always been there, always, where exactly do you think we've been for the past 2,000 years. My family have been in the same town for 1,000 years, the Jews have been there for since 1948, yet WE'RE the ones with no rights to live there.
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Bryanna | 4 days ago
I dont think that people should hold prejudices against any particular race beit arab, caucasian or jew.....Prejudice is a first cousin of ignorance......
It doesnt dissapoint me that people hold prejudices......it dissapoints me in that people are that stupid!
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I think a lot of Arab haters just decided to not answer your question. I think the people on this page are genuine. Sadly, most Americans do not realize that most Arabs living in America are Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian Christians. That is right America. Most Arabs living here are Christians. The overwhelming majority of Muslims in this country ARE NOT FROM ARABIA. Most come from Africa, Asia Minor or Eastern Europe.
And, I think most people in the USA would think of you as different. Because, sadly, the term Arab is synonymous with Muslim in our dialect.
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I'm happy to say that not every place in the world cares about whether you are Palestinian or anything else for that matter. When you think of yourself differently (as you do) then you will cause others to focus on those differences.
Ethnicity, race and religion are all divisive things. If people lived their lives and dealt with others based on character, the world would be a better place.
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Personally it doesn't matter to me, if your a nice person then your a friend, if your not a nice person I don't really want to know you. And your ethnicity plays no factor in that equation.
Good luck and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.
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Yes, I am really tired of reading all the misinformation and ill informed people who maintain Israel stole the land from the Pals when they were GIVEN the land in 1949. It does Israel a grave injustice and is totally wrong. That is my opinion, not a prejudice...it is the people who believe Israel stole the land who are prejudiced against Jews.
EDIT TO DADDYBOY:
The Palestinians want their own country. There's just one thing about that...
There are no Palestinians. It's a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like "Wiccan," "Palestinian" sounds ancient but is really a modern invention. Before the Israelis won the land in the 1967 war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, the West Bank was owned by Jordan, and there were no "Palestinians."
As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the "Palestinians," weeping for their deep bond with their lost "land" and "nation."
So for the sake of honesty, let's not use the word "Palestinian" any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until someone points out they're being taped. Instead, let's call them what they are: "Other Arabs Who Can't Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death."
I know that's a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN. How about this, then:
"Adjacent Jew-Haters." Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their own country. Oops, just one more thing. No, they don't. They could've had their own country any time in the last thirty years, especially two years ago at Camp David. But if you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living.
That's no fun. No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel. They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course --that's where the real fun is -- but mostly they want Israel.
Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel - or "The Zionist Entity" as their textbooks call it -- for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of their own people away from the fact that they're the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God's Earth, and if you've ever been around God's Earth, you know that's really saying something.
Chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred million Arabs; five Million Jews. Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it. And now these same folks swear that if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be pals.
Really? Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea? Oh, that? We were just kidding?
Just reverse the Numbers. Imagine five hundred million Jews and five million Arabs. I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course not.
Or marshaling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab State into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children?
No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death. After September 11th our president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists and the countries that supported them. Beautiful. Then the Israelis, after months and months of having the equivalent of an Oklahoma City every week (and then every day) start to do the same thing we did, and we tell them to show restraint.
If America were being attacked with a bus explosion every day, we would all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the Jordan.
Please feel free to pass this along to your friends. Walk in peace! Be Happy!"
EDIT: You asked, I responded...if you don't like my answer, then don't choose it. If you can't handle answers to questions you ask on a public site, then perhaps you shouldn't ask in the first place...and I am not prejudiced, these are facts and they speak for themselves. Deal with it. I dislike any people who inflict harm on others...you call it prejudice, I call it learned behavior/opinion. Have a great day!
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