sig230 wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:12 am
I believe Israel should be treated like apartheid South Africa was.
Then so should all the Arab nations. 972,000 Jews were expelled from their ancestral homelands across North Africa and the Middle East following the creation of Israel. Where's the global movement to restore THEM and their descendants to THEIR property and homes? There isn't one.
And in those nations, non-Muslims and Muslims who follow the "wrong" version of Islam are persecuted and made 2nd class citizens, only they treat THEIR minorities far worse than Israel treats Israeli Muslims and Christians.
As of July 2020, blasphemy can be punished by death in Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria (some northern states), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia (al-Shabaab-controlled areas)
--"End Blasphemy Laws". Humanists International. 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020
Even under the sickening ultra-right-wing government of What-a-Yahoo you can't go to prison and certainly cannot be executed for blasphemy.
But the goal posts get moved 'way, 'WAY back when it comes to Israel. Anti-Semitism is rising in America and the world. All the "woke" universities banning speech that hurts anyone's feelings NOW make a huge exception for people attacking and terrifying Jewish students. They can chant "From the River To the Sea", a total call for Ethnic Cleansing, but THAT is "free speech".
I was raised Atheist, but "converted" and am now a "Devout Agnostic", in my wife's description, I am ethnically and culturally Jewish, and was in too many fights and wore too many bruises for it as a kid. Trump made me a gun-owner by empowering all those bastards. I've known for at least a half-century that this time was coming.
"Even if the bee could explain to the fly why pollen is better than shit, the fly could never understand."