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- Jul 27, 2020
Theres an avatar episode about thisThis whole mess literally started 4000 years ago with Abraham having 2 kids, Ishmael and Issac.
According to the bible, Ishmael was born to Hagar, his egyptian concubine, and brought up in Abraham's household. Some 13 years later, however, Sarah (his actual wife) conceived Isaac. Isaac became Abraham's sole heir, and Ishmael and Hagar were effectively banished to the desert so they wouldn't cause trouble for Issac. Issac's descendants eventually became the tribes that inherited the land that now makes up Israel.
According to the bible, Ishmael's descendants (the Arabs) settled in the area from Havilah to Shur (Arabia). And they lived in hostility toward all the tribes related to them.
Arabs, and consequently Muslims, think that the roles between Issac and Ishmael were switched. In the Quran Ishmael was the chosen son who inherited Abraham's blessing and land, not Issac. Jews say otherwise. They've been fighting ever since. Nothing has changed in millennia.
Anyway, when it comes to Israel vs Palestine, I hate both, but I hate Muslims more. At least the Jews aren't trying to drag culture back to the literal 7th century. The western world has already been living under Judeo-Christian laws for millennia, but compare that to the abject barbarism of Muslim Shari'a law, and there's no contest which system is better.