It appears to me that very few of the answers are from people that know not what Zionism is. Osama bin Laden himself said that Israel is one of the reasons 9/11 happened. If we did not blindly support that violent regime, we would not have lost 2,000+ civilian lives that day, we would not be in two wars, and the Middle East would not hate us. Abandon Zionism, and terrorist acts carried out by the extremists are minimized.
I would despise a country that allowed a bunch of thugs to take my land and kill my family, would you?
Conservatives need not answer this question because they do not know anything about the world past their city-limits. And they're gonna be thumbing this down because of their ignorance and this statement.
Daniel, I don't think you understand what two wars I am talking about. I never said two WORLD wars. Of course I know Israel didn't exist until 1948, but after its foundation we have seen hundreds of thousands of Palestinians becoming refugees, thousands being killed, and thousands of young people in the Middle East becoming militant in response to the oppression Palestinians, or they themselves, face. The wars I speak of are the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan. We would have never attacked Iraq if Israel hadn't goaded us into doing it. If Saddam had nuclear weapons, which he didn't, he would not have had the capability to send nuclear weapons to the mainland United States. Same with Iran. Neither country is or was a threat to the US... only Israel, so they get us to do their dirty work.
And more have been killed in the name of Zionism and Christianity than in the name of Islam. Read up on the actions of Zionists in Palestine during the 20th century, and you'll know what I'm talking about. Death squads were set up by them to cleanse the region of Palestinian villages so that they could build their own. Zionism is one of the most violent ideologies of today... more violent than the extremist interpretation of Islam.
I've not been influenced by "liberal propaganda" because I'm not a liberal. I know when something is politically biased, and my information is not so. Please explain how killings in the name of both religions are almost on par with each other when Christians had the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Holocaust? Not to mention the numerous other killings during the Dark Ages. Since the foundation of Israel, Zionists have also been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Palestinians.
I do know that the Ottomans carried out the Armenian Genocide though, but those that kill in the name of Islam or kill if people don't convert to the religion, aren't acting in the name of Islam, and are basically no longer Muslims... though they are in name.
Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. 2:256
I am an international affairs major.