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What about all the good Arabs/Muslims?

Daniel Pipes recently wrote about good Palestinians Who Helped Create Israel – those who saw the big picture and rejected Hajj Amin al-Husseini’s calls for genocidal jihad. Let’s not forget that some Palestinian Arabs saved their Jewish neighbors during the Hebron pogrom of 1929 and other massacres. Among other righteous gentiles, an Iranian diplomat in Paris Abdol Hossein Sardari saved the lives of hundreds of Jews in 1941. It is important to remember and honor these decent people.

I agree that there is a significant minority, or maybe even a majority, of genuinely good Arabs/Muslims/etc. Do they matter?

Under totalitarian regimes, a system of threats and perks is arranged and usually a vast majority of population passively goes along with the established order. Those who do not believe in an official ideology, know that it is safer to keep your thoughts to yourself. In addition to this silent majority, there are two minorities: ruling elite and dissenters.

Illustrative video: Hamas Deadly Campaign Against Suspected Collaborators (Warning: graphic violence)

Even if we assume that the most of the fine folks standing around watching are “good”: does it matter?
Conclusion: all totalitarian thugs are alike. In a despotic society, good people don’t have a say.

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April 4, 2009 Posted by | Totalitarianism | , , | 1 Comment