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Arab Country Appoints Jewish woman as US Ambassador

The conservative Arab Kingdom of Bahrain has appointed an Arab Jewish woman as its ambassador to the United States.

This is a remarkable example of traditional Arab tolerance and a sign that hostile relations between Jews and Arabs are beginning to subside. Throughout the last 1400 years Jews have had better relations with Muslims and Arabs than any other part of the world where Jews lived. Relations between Jews, Arabs and Muslims deteriorated in 1948 with the creation of Israel and the resulting Palestinian refugee crises.

Her Highness, Ambassador Huda Nunu, is a member of a small Arab Jewish community that numbers only 37 people. What makes this appointment even more remarkable is that the appointment was made by a conservative Muslim Arab state in the most conservative Muslims region of the world.

The Free Muslim Coalition congratulates the Arab Kingdom of Bahrain for its farsightedness and for its commitment to religious freedom and civil liberty.

Posted July 16, 2008 by Kamal Nawash


This is great. I always argued that Arabs and Jews are not traditional enemies. I hope this is the begining of a new era

Posted July 16, 2008 by Buraq

While this is certainly monumental for a Muslim nation to do, the fact that she is a member of a 37 person Jewish congregation in a nation of over 700,000 muslims doesn't speak well for inclusiveness. 37 Jews! Does she pay the dhimmi tax? Is her home higher than any other in the Emirate? Is there a synogoge? Can she she freely practice her faith? Can any other of the 36 jews do so? I tell her, and all Muslims, to come to to America and you can have religous freedom. That is what this country was founded on.

Posted July 16, 2008 by Robert Phillipe Adams

That's a remarkable step forward! I've always believed that Islam and Judaism are very similar.
Steps need to be taken to promote peace between Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and the Israelis. The Bush administration has failed miserably in that regard. Hope the next President makes a serious attempt to create some sort of dialog.

Posted July 17, 2008 by Jay


Why don't you get your head out of your ass. You simply don't know anything about the Muslim or Arab world. There is no Dhimmi tax and no limitations on the practice of any religion in most Arab countries.

The problem between Israel and its neighbors is Palestine and the fact that Palestininas (Christians and Muslims) are persecuted in Israel and their land is constantly being stolen by Jews

Posted July 17, 2008 by steve

Posted July 17, 2008 by Ali

I gather that Huda Nunu must be a very remarkable woman. However, significant progress between Arab and Jew in the Middle East cannot begin until the Arab League abandons its monolithic stance against Israel. I doubt that Ambassador Nunu is in a position to say so.

Posted July 17, 2008 by Melvin

The Arab League will change its position on Israel once Israel stops persecuting Palestine.

Posted July 17, 2008 by Joseph

First of all, let's say it is a good thing regardless of the reason. We all know that she is a token for one reason or another and not to assume that is incapable, she probably is, but let's hope it will yield something good. What is this Israel thing and that the Muslims would be so nice to them if they what, give them the West Bank and Gaza? Any Palestinian, including me, would remind you that the West Bank and Gaza was occupied by Jordan and Egypt for 19 years, they didn't only not give it to us, they kept us with no citizenship there so they can use us to fight Israel. You know why? So they can hide the fact that they sold that land, Israel and the West Bank and Gaza, which they knew Israel will one day come after. Why else they didn't dare help us and in fact kept us with no running water or electricity for 19 years in most parts because they didn't want to invest on Jewish land. Do you also remember that 900,000 Jews were kicked out of Arab countries, why? Because the government of Israel is bad so they steal their wealth and kick them out? Believe it or not, we identify with them and envy them, at least their people embraced them and gave them a home even if they are second class. Our people forbid us from having anything. these great countries of the Gulf along with the others who "BOOHOO Cry for us" won't let us have jobs, we have to pay for "free schools" and pay for colleges like outsiders and we were born there and so were our parents. We can't speak up in countries that they decide our fait because they will tell us that we are leaches (SOME LOVE HA) meanwhile, we envy the Palestinians within the Green line, they can even become ministers and have a citizenship and the right to speak regardless of their class, they are MUCH better than any Palestinian in any Arab state.
Finally, Dhimmis does exist. I hate to admit even as a Muslim I don't get how we feel OK to occupy lands and then charge the people the Dhimmi penalty, be a Muslim, leave or pay? We've never let Churches to be built or Synagogues or anything else in Islamic countries but the winners write the history. And as for the "equality" No one, no non Muslims I allowed to go to Mecca so they won't impurity it, like they are pure LOL and no Churches exist there. In the entire Gulf region, there is one church, for foreigners, that was built just a few years ago by them and for them. They are not allowed to mingle. These countries that have these bigoted rulers will put you in prison or kill you if you try to speak about other faiths but Saudi give billions to Muslims to spread Islam all over the world. Can you open your eyes? If the Steves of the world who think they are the good ones want to help, speak up against the real injustice for the interest of the people, and do not lump the oppressive, ignorant, arrogant rulers of our people with the population that isn't anything like them and doesn't believe in anything they say.
Do some homework....Talk to the real Palestinians, instead of reading what the leaders want to fool you with and stop using us for every crappy thing you want to do. Stop using us.

Posted July 17, 2008 by Roqayyah

Bull Shit...with a capital "B"

Save the crap for those who don't know better...and that's most--so you're lucky.

Mohammed's extermination, enslavement, etc. of the Jews of Arabia set the tone from the very behginning...regardless of the spin Arabs place on that as well.

Conquered dhimmis could pay continuos protection money/jizyah kept alive but in a totally downtrodden, subjugated state. Much written about this by renown scholars. Jews commonly known as kilab yahud--Jew dogs--killers of prophets, etc.

And untold numbers of Jews, Christians, Hindus, and others were butchered in the name of the Dar ul-Islam as well.

Please send me no more fairy tales.

Want to know reality?

Read Egypt's Bat Ye'or's work on dhimmitude, Tunisia's Albert Memmi's "Jews and Arabs," etc.--these are Jewish scholars and refugees from Arab lands. Continue with Andrew Bostum's, "The Legacy of Jihad," etc., etc.

1948, the problem?...A joke--unless one feels (as you folks do) that Jews should not be entitled in one micrscopic, reborn state what Arabs created almost 2 dozen of by conquering, stealing, and forcibly Arabizing via Jihad over 6 million square miles of territory--largely from non-Arab peoples--who either consented to the conquest and subjugation or were massacred. Think native Berbers, Copts, black Africans, Jews, Kurds, Assyrians, Armenians, Zoroastrians, and so forth. Half of Israel is composed of Jewish refugees from so-called "Arab" and or Muslim lands.

So much for Arab tolerance...

Again, send your bullshit elsewhere...

Mutual respect will go a long way...but that's something neither Arabs nor Islam itself will permit.

Such is the designated relationship between the Dar ul-Harb and the Dar al-Islam.

Change that, and then all things become possible. Unfortunately, there's more of a chance that I'll get hit in the derriere by Haley's Comet than that occurring...So, guess who's involved in almost every major conflict raging on Earth today?

Now, open your minds and read this...if you dare...Jerry :

Posted July 17, 2008 by Gerald

Dear Sirs

You may be congratulating yourselves with an utterly fantastical and mythical version of history ("Throughout the last 1400 years Jews have had better relations with Muslims and Arabs than any other part of the world where Jews lived. Relations between Jews, Arabs and Muslims deteriorated in 1948 with the creation of Israel and the resulting Palestinian refugee crises"), but even a modest foray into said history would prevent you from the smug self-satisfaction you display. Nothing good is ever erected on the basis of lies. Repeating falsehoods ad infinitum does not make them true.

What you call "traditional Arab tolerance" is farcical, given that it is based on inherent inferiority of the dhimmi. You seem to be so habituated to your own myths that you do not even pause to consider their content - or how others, who do not share your view, will see them. Not to speak of the innumerable massacres of Jews perpetrated under the banner of Islam for said 1,400 years.


Posted July 17, 2008 by Lauren

Posted July 17, 2008 by Kamal

Dear Mr. Nawash,

I applaud you efforts to create harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims. However it is not a good idea to use myths (and wrong history) even if your purpose is noble.

Arab leadership had terrible relationships with Jews even before 1948. Please read a bit about Mufti Palestine and his "honorary ministership" in Hitler's government.

FYI., Persecuted Jews from Europe were welcomed by Ottomans i.e. Turks and not Arabs. And the same Ottomans were at constant war with Arabs.

Jews and Christians are not allowed even today to build their places of worship in Saudi Arabia.

There are many such examples of such Arab intolerance towards non-Muslims and particularly Jews.

Fortunately things are changing in the UAE area. Especially Dubai and surrounding areas have become much more open to other cultures and customs.

So yes we should rejoice the tolerance being encouraged. But we should avoid making false references to history.

Thank you and keep up the good work.

Posted July 17, 2008 by David Smith

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In it's fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well. Here's how it works.

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
-- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For e xample, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses&nb sp;are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts nor schools nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddists, and Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

Posted July 18, 2008 by Dr. Peter Hammond

Dear Kamal...

I respect what you are attempting to demonstrate with your newsletters. If I could only believe. I had a running dialog with my niece who is a Christian and teaches Middle East Studies. She has been to Morroco every summer for the past six years. Now she is in Jordon studying. She truly believes that your's is a religion of peace. We have argued so much in the past that she rarely answers my emails now. I hope it's because she's too busy. It is difficult for me to believe that you are not part of the jihad because you do not take a stand and condemn the terrorist actions that take place over the world. Why don't you speak out against CAIR in this country which is the ACLU of Muslims? Will you back Sharia (sic) law when it begins to push for more Muslim privleges in this country? The appointment of a Jewish ambassador is strictly for propaganda purposes. She has to be in their pocket. The Muslims over there aim for the destruction of Western Civilization. How about you? I turly hope that you are an American first in your heart.

Posted July 18, 2008 by Bobby

Dear Mr Nawash,

I am from Bahrain, so I would like to point out that the appointment of a Jew as the US ambassador is little more than a PR stunt by the government. It is eyewash, to keep the world from seeing the discrimination and human rights abuses practices at home. The government continues to discriminate against the majority Shia population, against brown-skinned migrant workers from South Asia, and against women who are denied their rights. (Just this week, Bahrain sentenced several human rights activists to over 5 years in prison)

The appointment of Ms Nono is neither remarkable nor worthy of praise.
It is the easiest way of making an unelected patriarchal dictatorship appear soft and cuddly in the eyes of the West. I urge you to do more research before issuing such statements.

Posted July 18, 2008 by chanad

Compared to using poison gas in the showers, you're correct.

Yes, Jews sometimes had it BETTER than in Christian Europe where they were called G_d-killers, sons of the Devil, etc,...but better is not good.

The tolerance you speak of is largely fiction.

Jews were tolerated as long as they knew and accepted their subjugated/'protected' place. Again, live Jews were a source of more income than dead ones. True, there were better times and places--but same could be said in the West. But there were many massacres, forced conversions, and such as well. The notorious Jewish badge of the Holocaust was first ordered by the Abbassids.

You know your white-washed story about this.

Now open your mind and read some of those sources--impeccable--I mentioned to you. Any Jew who dared dream of any semblance of equality with an Arab Muslim fast became a dead Jew. Indeed, that's what the Arab animosity towards Israel--the Jew of the Nations--is largely all about.

How dare the Arabs' Jews expect same political rights that Arab Muslims took/take for granted--on the very land that the QUr'an itself repeated refers to belonging to the Children of Israel.

I didn't comment on the Bahrain appointment--which I've known about for months--because it's obvious that any Jew who gets ahead in such a place tows the line real carefully. It's nothing new to find Jews who are used by others to harm other Jews. Oppressed peoples do nasty things. Read Ibn Khaldun on this...I have.

Egypt had a Copt Foreign Minister, Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali. His advice to Israel was that I needed to permit itself to become Arabized--like he did--if it wanted to be accepted in the 'Arab World.'

We have Blacks in this country who would know right away what this is all about...Uncle Boutros instead of Uncle Tom.

By the way, Israel has Arab reps in many different positions in government, has made Arabic its 2nd official religion, and Arabs have more freedom--even to side with Hamas in the Knesset--in Israel than in any Arab state. Unlike Copts in Egypt, I don't see Jews burning down mosques, etc. and so forth.

The answer to your questions can be found in one short book by the renowned Professor Albert Memmi, Jews and Arabs. Having fought for Algerian independence from France, his Tunisian Jewish family dates back centuries before the rebirth of modern Israel.

Start with his book, and then look elsewhere as well...Bat Ye'or, Bostom, etc.

Truth...not edification.

Does the new Bahraini Jewess dare mention Israel with other than a curse? If not, then no further conversation is necessary.

Jews shouldn't be afraid to long for the resurrection of Israel in an age of nationalism--especially given their victimization that went on in both the East and the West.

Modus vivendi and compromise...the way towards peace. And, again, Arabs who carved out most of what they call their own today by conquest and forced Arabization of others, have no place pointing fingers towards Israel's imperfections.

The original 1920 Mandate of Palestine saw 80% of it lopped off and given to Arab nationalism in 1922 with the birth of what would become Jordan. The '47 Partition called to divide the 20% left roughly in half--so Arabs would have wound up with about 90% of the original whole.

What territorial compromises have Arabs offered to the Sudan, Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, North Africa, etc.?

Arabs call it all 'purely Arab patrimony' and butcher any and all who contest this. Tolerance? Don't think so...

Mutual respect, Kamal, not continued dhimmitude.

And your Bahraini Jewess is the dhimmi par excellance--being used by Arabs to show how allegedly wonderfully tolerant they are...while 4-year old Jewish girls are having their heads bludgeoned against rocks by your heroes.

Our peoples could definitely achieve much together...but not with one claiming the right to continued total dominance over the other.

Posted July 18, 2008 by Jerry

Dear Sir

You deal in empty assertions and generalities. Maybe for an ARab, it was better to be a Jew in "Arab" lands, but not for a Jew.
How great was it to be a Jew in Yathrib in the 7th century? To be the object of systematic pogroms in Almohavid Spain?
It was rather ood to be a Jew in Provence in much of the medieval times, in Poland in the 16th century and some later. Better than bein confined to ghettos in North Africa. There was no "{Arab world," there was an Ottoman Empire.
"The only place that may have been better in the 20th century is the U.S. " is an extraordinary statement. "Maybe"? I don't know what planet you live on. One where the 1929 pogroms were not perpetrated by the Arabs of Palestine? As to your assertions that "based on my readings, many Jews in the U.S. kept their religion private in the 19th and early 20th century" it is fantastical: you have not read much, Sir, with all due respect.
Why do I dwell on the nagative? Because it is overwhelming/ You - as, I presume, a Muslim - may not feel terribly concerned with it. But this blinds you to realities. NB France, for instance, does not fund the buildin of synagogues - nor of Catholic Churches, by the way. Germany has a religious tax whereby the government funds the various religious establishments, including Jewish. Please, check your facts.
I suggest that you read the documentary book by Andrew Bostom, (Ed.) The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History further exchange. There is no dialogue based on either ignorance or falsehood.



Posted July 18, 2008 by Laurent

Just a correction. Jews got along best with Hindus in the past 1400 years in the town of Cochin and to this day there is no antil-semetism on the part of the Hindus.

Jews emigrated to India during the Islamic invasion of Iran. The Zorastrans , in addition to the Jews, fled Iran because of religious persecution. An Indian King gave refuge in Cochin in southern India. The Jews were highly regarded and Cochin florished. The Jews did not secede any land or cause any controvery. Hindus and Jews got along great. Many Jews have left Cochin and moved to Isreal.

Posted July 18, 2008 by Raman

Mr. Nawash - please read -

Posted July 23, 2008 by Robby

While I generally applaud these infrequent and small miracles, I personally see the amazement more in the appointment of a Woman, then the fact that she is also a Jew.

***In the past 72 (or so) hours, the world public media has reported the following news-events (in no special order).
a. About 20 separate terror explosions have been detonated in mainly Hindu neighborhoods in India. The same radical Islamic group who took responsibility for the India train bombing (a few years ago) has claimed these new attacks as theirs.
b) A slew of terror attacks have occurred INSIDE Gaza City, mainly targeted at the Hamas officials who had unlawfully seized control after they split with the Fatah. Several innocents--including young children have been killed and injured.
c) The Government of China has received an official warning (terror threat) from an Islamic Radical group threatening the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing.
These are only the events which made international news. Surely left out were:
1. The ongoing (nearly continuous) squad and terror deaths of Hindu civilians in the Cashmere region of India;
2. The Islamic 'gorilla' wars in the Philippines.
3. The rather frequent apprehension by the FBI of terror cells inside the USA, thwarting their actions before they successfully occur.
4. Several other such daily events which do not make news.
Truth being consistently stranger then fiction, there are still educated people in the USA and elsewhere who blame all of this on the Jews, the USA, or both, one being the puppet of the other.
Israel is merely the 'staging ground', perhaps even the 'sound-stage' whereby all these other events are expected to deflate by comparison.

Posted July 27, 2008 by Professor Trollstein

Its a good news. Blood brothers should be able to bury their religious differences and live in pease.

However, there is a factual error.
When the Jews were hounded out during the expansion of Islam, some travelled Eastwerds. They took refuge in India. Till date there has never been any signs of enmity between Indians and Jews.

Posted August 11, 2008 by akhmed

One of the most interesting things about Islam and Judaism is that the most basic and important prayers of each are nearly identical.

In Islam; "There is no G_d but G_d....". and the common phrase; "G_d is great".

In Judaism; "Hear o Israel, the Lord our G_d, the Lord is one. Long may his name live forever and ever." Gee, you don't think there's a relation here? Never forget that some of Mohamed's neighbors were Jewish.

For additional corresponding bits, compare the Islamic requirements for Halal food with the Jewish requirements for Kosher food. While there has been much divergence over the centuries, the basics of each are closely related.

That said, I don't think Mohamed liked competition. Mohamed was the Head of Islam and Jews wouldn't accept him as their head. Interesting point look up the story of Mohamed's Jewish neighbor. Not complementary to Jews, but it does illustrate the extent of the disdain that the Jewish community had for Mohamed. Christians wouldn't accept Mohamed either, although they did try to live in peace with Islam. Poor bastards. Anyone care to look up "Haggia Sophia" or look at the behavior of the Moslem armies as they went through the Balkans on their way to Vienna? And so, centuries of problems began. The relatively benign dhimi tax was the least of the prosecutions of Jews and Christians alike.

Modern times have brought exceptional problems. All of the mentions of Islamic aggressiveness (there's a euphemism) that I have read here are accurate, even understated to the best of my knowledge. Indeed, you could go even farther, but I don't think that's necessary for this audience.

So, good luck to us all. If the Islamists don't back down, the only result can be the nastiest, word wide, religious war in recorded history. Since most religions of the world have generally lived in peace for quite some time, I don't think most people can appreciate just how violent and inhumane that war will be.

Posted August 27, 2008 by Jeff

The purpose of this website is nobel.
Instead, please do some research for yourselves and spread the word. Google the words GALACTIC FEDERATION OF LIGHT, DIVINE INTERVENTION, NESARA, OCT.14TH 2008, ILLUMINATI, NEW WORLD ORDER,PROJECT BLUEBEAM, MARTIAL LAW and related terms. We tell you in truth: If mankind do not wake up now, it shall indeed be too late.

Posted August 31, 2008 by Adinyah

Kamal, when you say "no hostility toward any nation" it sounds like the weakness(borne of good intentions, no doubt, but still weak) that many of us fear Senator Obama to harbor. The only peace in this world is through strength and the will to actually use is if necessary. If ill intentioned enemies-and despite too many of us not believing it, we do have real enemies- do not beleive us to have this strength, violent conflicts are far more likely. Ever ask yourself why the Iranians released the hostages the day president Reagan took office?

Posted October 22, 2008 by marc

I have to say to everyone on this site, (especially the ones posting negative comments about Bahrain appointing a Jewish Ambassador to the U.S and Kamal Nawash.)The point of the article is that a Muslim Country appointed a Jewish Woman as an ambassador, now whether its political or not thats not for you and me to decide because everything in this todays world is Political!! Whether its Bahrain appointing a Jewish women as an Ambassador, Presidential nominees making promises they probably wont be able to keep, Iran using the Palestinian as an excuse, Civil war in Lebanon, Israel building more settlements, and making the peace process harder and harder, or the Palestinians fighting over whoes going to take control. Whether the step is political or not, its still a step forward!!! and the important thing is that a step was taken. I agree the middle east became a hotbed for Terrorism and thats why Kamal Nawash launched this website and the Organization but lets not forget that terrorism has no true face!! We have often seen Terrorism in
Tokyo, Oklahoma City, London, TelAviv, Karachi, Addis Ababa, New Delhi,Ammen Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Darfur, al-
Khalil (Hebron) NYC ,the assasination of Yitzhak Rabin and many many more places in this World.I am a Palestinian American and have launched my own Peace Campaign and very involved in many peace Organizations and trully hope that one day a Peaceful solution can be reached between Palestinians and Israelis. I also condemn all Terrorist acts whether by muslims or not, and do not believe in the killing of one single inncoent Humanbeing regardless of faith, culture, or Color and Im sure Kamal Namwash agrees and thats why he Launched his Campaign. My question is I as a Palestinian American recognize Israles right to exist, and to live in peace without being threatened by its arab neighbors. I also understand Israels fear of being surrounded by 350 Million Arabs close to 70 times the Population of Israel. My question is do you recognize the Palestinians right to exist and live freely as human beings? Governed by a Palestinian Government? I also acknowlege Israels right to enter Jerusalem and worship, but do you acknowlege the Right of Muslims and Christians to enter Jerusalem freely and Worship in their Mosques and Churches? The reason i asked these questions is because I believe in Human rights and the existance of all people regardless of faith, culture,
or color, and want to see if everyone on this site thinks the same way. Regardeless of the responses i may get, I would like to add the following:
I have met many People who i admire very much, and many of them became great friends of mine. Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Budhist, Athiest, Plestinian, Israeli, American, Oriental, Indian, and European, The reason i admire these People is for one single fact (PEACE) Anna Baltzer is a Jewish American and her Website is, Joesph Avesar a jewish Israeli and his website is, aymen a Palestinian American and his website is regardless of the negative responses that some people may post, many people are waking up and realizing that Peace is the answer, from Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
To everyone who is going to make a negative response about everything: People who are not satisfies by nothing end up loosing everything. Remember Peace is the answer whether your muslim , Jew, Christian, Budhist,or Athiest,

Posted October 25, 2008 by amen

I admire your ideas and your organization, but disagree that the harmony between Jews and Arabs broke down only in 1948. Watch the documentary Forgotten Refugees, and you will understand how Jews were treated in Iraq and Egypt especially in the 30's. Remember, Jews were considered Dimmi, and had to pay special tax for the right to simply live in muslim countries.

Posted August 23, 2009 by cheryl

The "Supreme Councils of Clerics" proposed in Egypt by the present spokesmen for the Muslim Brotherhood seems to be just another feature that will allow a return to repression of the Egyptian People. If religious leaders want to "lead" then all they have to do is to set the example of exemplary conduct. Religions, in general, should never have the power of government in their hands...nor should any other "philosophical organization" be allowed to have governmental power in their hands. Either of these situations will lead straight to another dictatorial government. Thank you.

Posted February 16, 2011 by Herodotus

The guiding principle of "freedom" is "Individual Freedom of Thought and Reasonable Endeavor". Unless such freedom is maintained, then no form of government nor constitution will be of benefit for the People of Egypt. Individuals must be free to express publicly their opinions on all matters...including religious and philosophical belief. History shows that any society that does not maintain such freedom is doomed for failure.

Posted February 16, 2011 by Herodotus