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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Some hypocrisy from Kuwait

A Kuwaiti columnist was not enthralled with Netanyahu:

So at the end of the day, there were only a few things that Netanyahu could mention. He wants Abbas to say the six holy words - "I will accept a Jewish state". If the whole world approves this theory, this means they did not occupy Palestine. There will be no Palestine anymore. This also means they will kick out the more than a million Israeli Arabs (those who did not leave when Israel was created in 1948).

....Sorry Mr Netanyahu. Your great theory doesn't pass in modern history. Maybe three or four thousand years back, you could have built countries based on religions.
Besides the fact that the Jewish people are a nation, not just a religion, and besides the fact that it is a fevered fantasy that Israel plans to kick out all its Muslim and Christian citizens if Arabs accept it as a Jewish state, we have a little bit of hypocrisy to clear up.

The Kuwaiti constitution says:
Article 1:
Kuwait is an independent sovereign Arab State. Neither its sovereignty nor any part of its territory may be relinquished.

The people of Kuwait is a part of the Arab Nation.

Article 2
The religion of the State is Islam, and the Islamic Sharia shall be a main source of legislation.

So what does this say about Kuwait when its constitution explicitly favors Arabs and Muslims over all others?