Monday, December 13, 2010

Muslims, Yasser Arafat and oppression

"Six months before I took office, the Camp David peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians fell apart. President Clinton had worked tirelessly to bring together Israeli Prime Minster Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Barak made a generous offer to turn over most of the West Bank and Gaza...Arafat turned him down...I didn't blame President Clinton for the failure at Camp David or the violence that followed. I blamed Arafat. America, Europe, and the United Nations had flooded the Palestinian Territories with development aid. A good portion of is was diverted to Arafat's bank account. He made th Forbes list of the world's wealthiest 'kinds, queens, and despots.' Yet his people remained trapped in poverty" (Decision Points by George W. Bush, ch. 13).

It is a sad fact that the biggest oppressors of Muslims in the world has been other Muslims.

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