Newt Challenges the Myth of Palestinian Nationalism

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Our failures in dealing with a dysfunctional Middle East in part result from a failure of imagination, our unwillingness to think beyond our own ideals and see beyond the duplicitous pretexts of our adversaries. The tactic of a “Palestinian homeland,” for example, exploits the Western ideal of the nation-state as forming the fundamental structure of a people and their collective identity. But nationalism is not an organic part of Islam, which recognizes no separation of church and state. A people are created by their adherence to Islam, by being members of the global umma or Muslim community. The PLO Charter makes this clear in Article 15: “The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national (qawmi) duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine. Absolute responsibility for this falls upon the Arab nation––peoples and governments––with the Arab people of Palestine in the vanguard.” Palestinian nationalism is an expression of Arab nationalism, in a way unimaginable for any Western country, for the simple reason that Arab nationalism is in fact another expression of universal Muslim identity.

In fact, every Middle Eastern Muslim country that has shaken off its kleptocratic dictators writes its government charters to reflect the religious foundations of Muslim nationalism. Iraq’s constitution––purchased with American blood and treasure––reads at the start, “Islam is the official religion of the state and is a basic source of legislation,” and asserts, “No law can be passed that contradicts the undisputed rules of Islam.” The second article proclaims, “This constitution guarantees the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people.” In Afghanistan’s Constitution, Article 2 says, “The religion of the state of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the sacred religion of Islam.” Article 3 adds, “In Afghanistan, no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam.” And these are the two states where the United States has provided billions of dollars, security, and a custodial presence all meant to create “freedom and democracy” in an Islamic state. We can imagine what will arise in Libya and Egypt, where Islamist parties dedicated to founding a state on shari’a law are driving events. Influential Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi––who appeared on stage with Muslim Brother “Spiritual Guide” Yusuf al-Qaradawi when the latter returned in triumph to Cairo after Mubarak’s fall––has given us a clear indication of what to expect: “I am convinced that Islam is imminent, the caliphate is imminent. One of these days, the United States of Islam will be established. Allah willing, it will be soon. Egypt will be one state in this [United States of Islam.] Morocco and Saudi Arabia will be states as well.”

National identity, then, means something very different to most Muslims from what it means to us. For most Muslims in the Middle East, being Muslim takes precedence over being an Egyptian, a Libyan, or a Palestinian. And being Muslim means endorsing shari’a law, which is incompatible with Western notions of universal human rights and tolerance. The obsession with Palestinian “national identity” or “national aspirations” blinds us to the religious foundations of Arab hatred of Israel and Jews evident throughout the Middle East and driving policy toward Israel.

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  • Anamah

    How can be so many, so dishonest, and malignant, in one part of humanity… whose more high ambition is to deny and disrespect, to offend and hurt other peaceful and dearest people willing to honor life, to create and advance for the world; Little Islamic Nazis, it's time for all of you to be unmasked and rejected. You have been and still are a disgrace for human kind; you unstoppable liars.!!!

    • aspacia

      Anamah, they can be stopped.

      • Anamah

        Thank you friend!

  • Anamah

    A Tokyo Japanese citizen sent this letter to a local newspaper:

    If you are so sure that "Palestine", the country was founded many centuries or generations and registered throughout recorded history, I hope you are able to answer the following questions:
    When was it founded and by whom?
    What were its borders?
    What was its capital?
    What were its major cities?
    What was the basis of its economy?
    What was its form of government?
    Can you cite at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
    Was Palestine recognized by a country whose existence, at that time leaves no room for interpretation?
    What was the language spoken in the country "Palestine"?
    What religion which prevailed in the country "Palestine"?
    What was the name of its currency?
    Pick a date in the past and answer what was the rate of change of the Palestinian currency against the dollar, yen, franc, etc..?
    Since there is no such country today, explain why it cease to exist?
    If you are weeping for the fate of this so-called " Palestine", answer: At what time this country was proud and independent?
    If the people that you, by deception called as "Palestine" was more than just a collection of people out of Arab countries and if they had had a definite ethnic identity that assures the right of self-determination, why they did not try to be a country independent Arab before the devastating defeat in the Six Day War?
    I hope you do not confuse Palestinians with Philistines.
    Change etymology for history will not work.
    Tokyo, November 2TH, 2002

    • BS77

      great post….I wonder if Mr. Panetta ("Just get to the damn table") realizes how difficult it must be for Israel to "negotiate" any sort of settlement with Hamas/Fatah when the Hamas thugs have openly declared they do not even recognize Israel's right to exist, want to expel all Christians and Jews from the area and make the land of Israel into a terrorist domain. How on earth does MR. Panetta expect "negotiations" to proceed or succeed when Hamas is calling for the destruction of those on the other side of the table?

    • Ghostwriter

      Great work,Anamah. That's really food for thought.

      • Anamah

        Thank you Ghostwriter, really I specially appreciate your comment because, as must be obvious, my English language is still a matter to improve. It is really hard to express your mind and soul… and do it correctly…. This post is a translation and I do not know the name of the author. He deserves it but in any case your reply is very nice. Thank you!

  • randy

    Just like america and canada are not real countries. They are made out of stolen native lands as the christians went from coast to coast. The left overs were put on reserves. Maybe hamas is taking a page from the christian playbook to get thier land back?

    • little sister

      or maybe we just can back all our butts back up to Babylon and duke it out there … seriously Randy … just keep on feeding the beast and hope it eats you last … smiles

    • UCSPanther

      Wanna remove me from the land I was born on? Just try and you will learn the meaning of "Sneering Imperialist" the hard way.

      • randy

        Words of a inbred hillbilly

        • UCSPanther

          Words of a clueless leftist.

    • aspacia

      randy, what country has not been invaded and colonized? England was invaded and colonized by Rome first, then the Normans. France was invaded and colonized by Rome. Spain was also invaded and colonized by Rome, then Muslims. Ditto for North Africa. Native Americans, specifically the Aztecs took their neighbor's lands, enslaved or sacrificed them by cutting out their hearts while they were still alive.

      Actually, Muslims have been conquering and destroying and enslaving a long time before the age of colonization.

      • Anamah

        And they still keep doing it… at this very moment. In Egypt and other Islamics countries and specially in Africa where the Islamist kidnap, slave, mutile and/or kill all child, women and men they find as infidels or not Muslims… Nothing worthing for the UN; UNICEF; International H.R.Court to react. All the corrupted organizations with corrupted bureaucrats willing to make a great living but without stomach to face its homework.

    • jacob

      RANDY :

      Then the places they should go back to are Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt,
      etc,.(from where their leader, ARA-RAT came), in summation, all the regions
      around Palestine from where they came, attracted by what they earned working
      for the Jews…
      And as to HAMAS in GAZA, they are those who NASSER confined there as a
      thorn on Israel's side, after he and his "brothers" advised them in 1948 to
      leave Palestine so as not to interfere with their throwing the Jews into the sea
      and then return to enjoy the booty….
      History has it they went for wool and came out sheared and now what, my learned
      scholar ???
      Same as with the A bomb drop on Japan which ended WWII, left the lands
      untouched with the Indians living off the fat of the land the way they did, would it be
      the country we have nowadays ???
      Why don't you ask for returning to MEXICO the lands it lost to us in the 1848 war ?
      Make sure brain is engaged before puttting mouth or hand into gear…

    • MikeWood


      Your argument about the conquest of the Americas by Europeans is very tired. You can sentimentalise all you like about the supposed innocence or nobility of the indigenous people of America but what really matters when you consider the consequences of the defeat of one group of people by another is way of life that eventually prevails. American Indians were still living in primitive societies and were easily outmatched by better resourced and more numerous Europeans.

      But these Europeans went on to create a society of massive opportunities and huge creativity that has transformed the world for the better. It still stands as the brightest beacon in the defence of freedom and human dignity anywhere on earth. It has been the deciding factor in the fight against Nazism and Communism and is currently leading the fight against the latest manifestation of totalitarianism (Islam).

      North America would not be capable of playing such a vital role in any of these causes if it was still solely the domain of American Indians, however much nobility you care to project onto them.

      • WildJew

        You wrote: "It (the United States) has been the deciding factor in the fight against Nazism and Communism and is currently leading the fight against the latest manifestation of totalitarianism (Islam)."

        Much of this is true. I will be fully on board with you when the United States (the Republican party even) jettisons this quest to establish a Muslim-enemy state in Israel's heartland. After Gingrich's courageous remarks that Palestinians are an invented people, "(who) for a variety of political reasons have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940s, and it's tragic," he was met with a torrent of invective from these killers. What did Gingrich do? He retreated.

        'Gingrich’s campaign was later forced to backtrack and a statement was issued that said the candidate did in fact favor the same two-state solution espoused by Obama and previous U.S. presidents (i.e., George W. Bush — wj).

        “Gingrich supports a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians,” spokesman R.C. Hammond said, “which will necessarily include agreement between Israel and the Palestinians over the borders of a Palestinian state.” (The Daily Star – Lebanon)

        In what way are we leading the fight against the latest manifestation of totalitarianism (Islam) when every time these killers threaten us, we bow and scrape before them? When we seek to appease them? Is this indicative of a great nation?

        • MikeWood


          Point taken. I agree that even the great US is way too apologetic and pusillanimous towards the resurgent barbarism of Islam but (and this is indicative of our current predicament) it is still leading the fight, however, ineptly.

          Israel is another good example of a society that is far superior to anything that preceded it in the Middle East, or anything else currently there for that matter. By any measure of social, cultural, or scientific performance it leaves every other country in the region totally in the shade.

    • ziontruth

      "Just like america and canada are not real countries. They are made out of stolen native lands as the christians went from coast to coast."

      Hiya there, Ward Churchill.

      "Maybe hamas is taking a page from the christian playbook to get thier land back?"

      Yes, Hamas said they want Spain (Islamic al-Andalus) back. You want to appease, appease all the way.

    • Stephen_Brady

      With the exception, of course, that Hamas never had the land.

      Hey! I'm Prussian, and I want Ostpreuss back. Depicable Poles, stealing our land from us … /sarc off

    • Western Canadian

      Pity this ignorant jerk was spoon fed such ignorance and hatred….. Wonder how he would have turned out if he had been given a real education…

  • crackerjack

    Newt is right, The UN invented Palestine. What Newt forgot is that the UN simultaneously invented Israel. Palestine was invented for the locals living in and of the land, Israel for immigrants from Budapest, Berlin, Brooklyn and Brisbane, who later decided to invent Judea and Samaria supported by Newt who is trying to invent himself as US president.

    • jacob

      How about making sure you know what are you talking about before putting your mouth or hand into gear ???
      Because reading what you and many more like you BRAY about, uninformed
      people will be led to believe that after the ROMANS vanquished the Jewish
      rebelion and changed the name of Judea to Palestine and Jerusalem to Aeda Capitolina, according to you, they made the land JUDENFREI ???
      Then, if that was so, how come the CRUSADERS killed thousands of Jews when
      freeing the Holy Land from Christ killers and Muslims ??
      Were those killed also German, Roumanian, Polish and Russian Jews as you
      stupidly claim.
      If you care to, learn there was ALWAYS a significant Jewish presence in Palestine
      besides some Arabs, as the land in the condition it was, lent only to survival but
      not to real development which took impulse after land purchases and financial
      help from the Rotschild and Baron Hirsch, WHICH ATTRACTED ARABS FROM

    • ziontruth

      "…Israel for immigrants from Budapest, Berlin, Brooklyn and Brisbane,…"

      Note how anti-Zionist racism never fails to rear its ugly head: Like Helen Thomas, this puke is careful to mention locations only in the West; studiously ignores the Jews returning to the Land of Israel from Baghdad, Sanaa (Yemen), Damascus, Cairo, Casablanca and Addis Abeba (sp?). All this is specially crafted to cast Jewish nationalism (Zionism) as a White, European, Western colonialist enterprise, like the French in Algeria, with the veiled message that it is destined to end the same.

      No, but the truth is this: That the Jews are Palestinians no matter where they have been born, and Zionism constitutes their return to their native land; while the Arabs/Muslims have no legitimate claim to any land outside the Arabian Peninsula, therefore in Palestine they are settlers, colonists and imperialist land-thieves. It is they who are to evacuate the lands they are stealing from the only true Palestinians, the Jews, if there is to be just and viable peace in the Middle East.

  • UCSPanther

    I wager Palestine will not last the 21st century. It was a shabby construct from the start and with its problems of recent years, it is really showing.

    All it has turned out be is a failed state that is ruled by packs of terrorist organizations that view their subjects as no more than a source of recruits, human shields, suicide bomber fodder, propaganda points and resources to pillage. There is no worthwhile economy nor any other redeeming features. nor have there been made any serious effort to build any such attributes, and they are corrupt right to the core.

    Such an entity cannot survive for long. Once they run out of money and manpower, they disintegrate and become no more than a bitter memory.

  • meekee

    Palestine only exists on foreign aid which is either given by covert anti-Jewish governments and organizations or by idiotic do-gooders striving to support poor exploited Muslim Arabs.

  • Geneww

    Newt is briliant, uderstands economy and politics and very articulate! However, he is also pro one world governance and will lead to destruction of the US constitution if elected.
    Forget his promises … if he would not keep his vows to God and dumps a good wife when she got sick and a … for a … then what allows anyone to think that he will keep a promise made to mere man.

    • jacob

      What GINGRICH faild to answer when questioned about his 3 marriages, is
      what I feel about women :
      I like women and love and respect them because these adorable creatures
      are the only thing that makes this rotten life worth living….(and confess I don't
      deserve the one who has been putting up with me for the last 60 years) and
      that with them, life might be hell sometimes but without them, it is infinitely
      WORSE…! ! ! !

      On the otyher hand, anything is way better than we have been suffering until
      now and which our only hope is to get rid of it and his rotten clique for good
      in 2012…
      And yes, I'm sure he learned his lesson and will make a damn good President..
      If there is anything I would love before I croak, is to watch him debating with
      OBAMA ….

  • davarino

    Sharia in the US, over my dead body. Not gonna happen. I'm with UCSPanther on this one.

    • Anamah

      Make space for mine, please…

    • Phillip


  • Loupdegarre

    There was no Palestine until the Roman Emperor Hadrian punished the Jews and Christians for not recognizing his murdered lover Antinious as a god by plowing the City of Jerusalem under and building a temple to Jupiter over it. He then renamed Israel Palestine for the Greek fishermen who had lived on the coast. Palestinians are Greek not Arab. Also, when Israel was partitioned it was broken off from a larger area known as Palestine Trans Jordan, Palestine on the eastern side of the Jordan River, which we now call Jordan. The Arab Palestinians have a country, it’s called Jordan.

  • ApolloSpeaks


    In a very real sense the Palestinians, as Newt Gingrich says, are a "terrorist people." Indeed, most Palestinians are poisoned with hatred against the Jewish State-a hatred driven by racism, cultural imperialism and religious intolerance. Indoctrinated with Jew hatred from cradle to grave, in their homes, mosques and schools, the Palestinians collectively dream the ultimate Jew hating nightmare of turning Israel into the crematorium and Auschwitz of the Middle East-killing every Israeli Jew down to the last innocent child, in a sacrificial holocaust to Allah.

    The Palestinians are the stupidest, vilest and most despicable people on the face of God's earth; and until they wizen up and accept Israel's existence as a Jewish state their quest for an independent state is immoral and illegitimate, as they doom themselves to more failure, tragedy, suffering, and ruin.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Davarino I support your contention about Sharia. These religious whackos will continue to try and inject this law into our system. In a number of geogprhic areas they have succeeded in the USA. Small succeses. My idea is that they should not be tolerated. On another subject whether there is a Palestine or not is not the issue. Right now these Palesrinians have created a society bent on killing all the Jews. Israel has no such policy. It seems that many countries have resurrected the anti semitism in the past and are constructively supporting the Palestinian cause.

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    One of the basic reasons that the Israeli people has had a mottled success engaging the fabricated people is, that even in the worst cases, we are commanded to relate to Creation life forms, not Piltdown styled inventions.
    The name itself was fabricated by the Romans with the same intent that the Roman Empire succesors, Ottomas to an extent but mainly the British of Piltdown fame, had to re enact the sham. To try to erase again Jews and our Heritage,
    Thei will not be able to do that.

  • StephenD

    When an entire people celebrate the murder of a 3 month old baby and 4 other members of the same family by passing out sweets and never once expressing disdain for such actions, this same people have given up any claim to civilization.
    I recall as a child questioning when G_D would mandate the destruction of an entire village because of the evil within. I understand it now.
    Gingrich has skyrocketed in my mind. Regardless of his flaws he is speaking truth and understands the power contained therein.

  • Raymond in DC

    If one considers the Middle East as a whole, there are few clear nation-states. Israel and Iran certainly qualify. The original "Egyptians" (the Copts) are now a minority in Arabized Egypt, while ethnic Turks dominate the rump of the old Ottoman Empire. And what of the rest? A hundred years ago there was also no Libyan people,and no Iraqi people. The former is a construct of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, while the latter is built on Kurdish, Sunni and Shia territories.

    And what of "Palestinians"? They too are a constructed people. A hundred years ago, the territory was peopled by tribes tracing their roots to northern or southern Arabia, others Bedouins who regularly traversed the region from Sinai to the Transjordan. And of course Christians and Jews (the latter constituting a majority in Jerusalem since at least 1860). But as the Jews began reclaiming and rebuilding the territory (they also bought land for settlement across the Jordan and even in Syria beyond the Golan), Arabs began streaming in from north Africa in the west to the Fertile Crescent in the east. And what today makes them "Palestinians", beyond their counter-claims against the Jews? Nothing.

    • ziontruth

      If you filter out the pseudonations that, as in Africa, were formed in reaction to Western colonialism, the real nations left in the Middle East are as follows (partial list): Arabs, Circasians, Copts, Druze, Kurds, Jews, Persians, Samaritans and Turks.

      I'm probably missing some like various groups in Iraq who I'm not sure they're nations (Assyrians, Yazidis etc.), but largely that's about it, those are the groups that can claim nationhood and prove it with positive evidence.

    • Anamah

      Maybe to Irak,you can add Jordan (Hashemites?) as created in the XX century after WWI. Any of those countries existed before… They were created in the region of the Ottoman, who extended it Empire from around the XV Century, until loosing WWI. Remember also Saudi Arabia… it were created then by Great Britain (remember Lawrence of Arabia) It didn't existed before… BUT ISRAEL…AND IT JEWISH PEOPLE despite massacres, destruction, enslavement, killing and expulsion from their land , NEVER, NEVER! betrayed their God, their Kingdom of Israel, nor their traditions… and that loyalty my friends is what made Israel so unique and precious!!!

  • flyingtiger

    If Newt keeps making staements like this, I will vote for him.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I fully support Newt's statements with respect to the invention of the so-called Palestinians. However, even I am not dumb enough to vote for Newt, since if he wins the nomination not only will it amount to handing over Obama's reelection to him on a silver platter, but the Republicans also will not be able to win back the Senate as well. Indeed, I want to defeat Obama as bad as anyone, but lets not get silly.

  • LindaRivera

    TAKIYYA — Lies and deception in Islam are considered a good thing to
    deceive hated non-Muslim infidels and advance the cause of global Islamic
    conquest and sharia. When lies and deception are used against the Jewish Holy
    Land, it becomes extremely dangerous for liars! G-D keeps His Word! The many fulfilled Biblical prophecies are proof! G-D promised in the Bible, to curse those who curse Israel!

  • LindaRivera

    Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque were NEVER considered important by Muslims.
    From 1948-1967, when Jordan invaded and illegally occupied
    Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem, Jordanian radio broadcast Friday prayers not
    from Al-Aqsa Mosque, but from a mosque in Amman, Jordan.
    No foreign Arab leader
    visited Jerusalem during the nineteen years Jordan controlled and occupied east Jerusalem.

  • Flipside

    AMERICANS are not an invented people, and if you would foist Newt Gingrich on us just to serve Israel, you deserve to be tarred and feathered.

    • Ghostwriter

      Flipside,while I agree that Americans are not an invented people,you can make your points without bashing Israel. If this were "Top Gear UK,"the presenters of that show would call you a "pillock,"whatever that means.

      • Flipside

        I don’t need to hobble myself for the sake of appeasement and refrain from referencing the fact that the author suggests throwing the US under the bus politically and economically because the pig he is trying to support for office will do Israel the one favor of shafting Palestine. The author is the one standing the world on its head for that country. I am not under a gag order. Why should I not speak to his core motivation?

    • Ghostwriter

      How about because the Israelis are not a threat to the United States,Flipside. They don't scream "Death to America" every five minutes and they genuinely seem to care about this country. The Palestinians on the other hand,hate us and want to destroy us,not just Israel. Maybe you should consider who you're siding with before you comment on things.

      • Flipside

        You’re a whiner. And you think that if you whine long enough, Americans will attack Iran for Israel, and support Israel stealing Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and topplin Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. And somehow you think Israeli Jewish propagandists can be LOVED in the United States, even though all they do is spew hatred for this place and its leaders while pushing us to a war footing. Wrong. They are not loved. They are too obnoxious, ungrateful, and animalistic to be loved.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Everyone needs to get the words Arabs and Palestinians out of their minds. What has been happening in Israel for decades has nothing to do with Arabs or Palestinians that were created out of whole cloth in Moscow in 1964 by the Soviet KGB as a disinformation campaign, and instead has everything to do with Islamic supremacism. As the Jewish unbelievers in Israel are the victims of a permanent jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against them. It's sole purpose is to destroy Israel and render it into the Dar al Islam via the imposition of Sharia for the purpose of making Islam supreme.

    Moreover, the Jewish unbelievers in Israel are far from the only non-Muslim unbelievers combating a violent jihad of conquest perpetually being waged against them, as the Hindu unbelievers in Kashmir, Jammu, and India, the Buddhist unbelievers in Thailand, the Christian unbelievers in the Philippines, the Orthodox Christian and atheist unbelievers in Chechnya and Russia, the Christian and animist unbelievers in Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, the Orthodox Christian unbelievers in Bosnia and Kosovo, etc., etc., etc. ad nauseum, also are all combating violent jihads of conquest for the purpose of making Islam supreme. Connect the dots people!

    In addition, the West via mass Muslim immigration for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme is also under siege via non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad. As Muslims never ever migrate to the West or anywhere else for that matter to assimilate and integrate, but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate via the eventual imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    Indeed, because of PC multiculturalism that pervades the West, jihad, which in stark contrast to terrorism can be both violent and non-violent and is in fact holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme, is always conflated and morally equated with terrorism, which as its name implies is always only violent and can be for any number of political causes. Thus, because jihad is always conflated and morally equated with terrorism, which again as its name implies is always only violent, the many non-violent varieties of stealth and deceptive jihad are taking place today against the West completely unopposed, undetected, and unacknowledged.

    As a matter of fact, the USA today is literally spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually just to accommodate mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Let me ask everyone, what other immigrant groups cost nearly so much money just to accommodate other than Muslims? The answer is zero.

    Nevertheless, even though this country is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, contemplating massively cutting the budget, massively raising taxes, and implementing severe draconian cuts to our military, all thanks to non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, no one in the Republican Party or the Dhimmicrat Party is suggesting outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage as a way of getting our financial house back in order. Proving at the same time that the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat are just two sides of the same leftwing coin, and never mind the fact that the left is in bed with Islam.

    If we outlawed Islam and banned and reversed mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, we could simply roll back the enforcement of the intrusive Patriot Act, roll back the immense and totally useless Department of Homeland Security, roll back the extremely invasive TSA, and roll back the totally incompetent and massive National Intelligence Directorate, all of which together cost hundreds of billions of dollars to operate on an annual basis. As zero Muslims living in America would equal zero possibility of violent jihad attacks and would eliminate at the same time non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad as well, and we could thus use the money we are today wasting to fund those federal boondoggles just to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, which is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, instead to get our financial house back in order.

    In fact, outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage post 9/11 should have been the first thing GWB did, instead of proclaiming that Islam is a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists and then like a Dhimmicrat on steroids using the 9/11 jihad attacks as a crisis to justify massively expanding the size, scope, and power of the federal government and at the same time usurping our formerly heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms. Indeed, the 9/11 jihad attacks were like a godsend for the left.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    I fully support Newt's position on this matter and would go much further if I were the Czar. However, there is no way I can support Newt for President for a lot of reasons, the biggest being his idiotic leftwing stance on amnesty for illegal immigrants. Indeed, it indicates that Newt is not serious about stopping illegal immigration and in fact he is using the issue to pander to liberal Hispanics because Hispanics will become the largest demographic in the future. Thus, he is supporting that liberal faction of the RINO establishment Republican Party that advocates tossing conservative principles and values and conservatives under the buss in favor of targeting liberal Hispanics.

    In addition, if Newt wins the nomination, it will amount to handing over Obama's re-election to him on a silver platter. It will also make winning back the senate absolutely impossible.

    • ziontruth

      I concur. As an Israeli Jew I praise Newt for his truthful comments, but from the American point of view these four years of crippling Marxist fiscal policy require a candidate with much better fiscal conservative credentials. If only Ron Paul didn't have such boneheaded ideas on foreign policy (not isolationism, which I'm actually for, but his borderline treasonous stance that 9/11 was caused by "blowback" rather than Islamic imperialist aggression), he could make a good president, because he's one of the only true fiscal cons in the whole bunch.

      The age of sending armies abroad is spent. Though the analogy of Pearl Harbor is tempting, the enemy hosts now facing the free world are of a different kind. These are no longer uniformed soldiers, airplanes and torpedo boats but armies of Islamic imperialist "immigrants" bringing mosque and shariah with them wherever they land. And the enemy within who opens the wicket gate for them and shuts down all resistance with the Race Card is the worst enemy of all. Expeditions abroad and international alliances, far from helping, only further the damage by diluting the effort and strengthening the insidious doctrine of "The World As Global Village." Now is the time for each free nation, to itself, in its own space, to take care of the Marxist and Islamic threats as best it can.

      • Anamah

        Agree about Newt he had been wonderful… but, It seems he is not a Conservative he seems to like big government and has a dangerous progressive side which in this moment turn him very risky; but … Ron Paul? He is simply unacceptable! He explains the hate and violence toward US as well deserved by America… and this is a wrong, shameful idea. His he Lefty or stupid? Paul seems too inclined favoring Islamics. That turns him absolutely non electable to me. America needs a lucid, understanding President, some one able to stop them. But those supremacists seem not to bother him and that is a red light, maybe he has too much Islamic supporters. Michelle Bachmann is too churchy? She at least seems to know better the nature of our problems, she is a Conservative and understand the malignancy of our problems.

        • ziontruth

          "…but … Ron Paul? He is simply unacceptable! He explains the hate and violence toward US as well deserved by America… and this is a wrong, shameful idea…"

          Yes, that's what I said. I said, if only he didn't harbor those scandalous notions, he could be just fine. If there were some way to confine his governance role to fiscal policy and keep him completely out of foreign policy, it'd be great. But I'm piling those "ifs" here, and there's a real world out there…

          Bottom line, Americans can only hope for Newt to find his inner Reagan.

  • NotaBene

    That Palestinian nationalism exists is self-evident, along with a Palestinian nation. Language? Religion? Race? Culture? These things are almost impossible to define. The number of national groups who share even one of them is minute. People are a nation when they say they are; it’s a concept which exists entirely in the mind.

    What the Newt is saying is that it’s OK to deprive the Palestinians of their rights as individuals because they don’t adhere to an arbitrary and invented standard of what he defines as a ‘group’, not more and not less.

    • ziontruth

      "That Palestinian nationalism exists is self-evident, along with a Palestinian nation."

      Because you say so.

      If only all arguments could be settled that way…

      "People are a nation when they say they are…"

      I'm a nation. I am because I say so. When do I get my own state?

      You realize this concept of nations by self-definition has the potential to make the world a madhouse? What am I asking, of course you don't realize that. Marxists never realize the consequences of their ideas.

      "…it's OK to deprive the Palestinians of their rights as individuals…"

      It's OK for the Jews, the one and only true Palestinian nation, to chuck the Arab settler-colonists out of their land, and it doesn't deprive them of self-determination, because the Arab nation already has more self-determination than it deserves (over 20 states on a huge mass of land, most of it well beyond the indigenous territory of the Arab nation, the Arabian Peninsula).

      The fraud of the Phakestinian "nation" is there to say it's OK for Arab/Islamic imperialism to rob the Jews of their one and only plot of land in the world. The fraud was cooked up when the Arab imperialists realized that the bare truth of Arab imperialism trying to rob the Jews of their state wasn't being well received in world opinion. The Arab colonist land-grabbers in Palestine only became a "nation" because they wanted to turn the truth of the Jewish David vs. Arab imperialist Goliath on its head.

    • pagegl

      Israel is surrounded by countries that share language, religion, race, and culture with the so-called Palestinians. Palestinian nationalism didn't exist until Yassar Arafat foisted the concept of Palestinians on us.

      • NotaBene

        Poor fellow, you really believe that don't you?

        • MixMChess

          Poor fellow, apparently you didn't realize that even the so-called "Palestinians" admit they are an invented people. As PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein stated:

          "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism."

          • NotaBene

            There are maybe three quotes which comprise the entirety of 'No Palestinians' argument, and that's one of them. I suppose you know that Muhsein was a pan-Arabist, and for political reasons he wanted to downplay differences between various majority-Arab countries to gain support for his goal of a unified Arab state across most of the Middle East?

            Silly me, of course you don't know that. Or are you a pan-Arabist too?

          • MixMChess

            Busy day on wikipedia eh? Everyone knows, that nearly all of the early PLO members were Pan-Arabists. It was the Pan-Arabists that "invented" Palestinian identity to pander to western audiences and drum support from useful idiots (such as yourself). There was never any indigent unified "Palestinian" culture or peoples. The Arabs and so-called "Palestinians" (Pan-Arabist or not) readily admit this fact.

        • pagegl

          Well, the truth being what it is…

    • ObamaYoMoma

      That Palestinian nationalism exists is self-evident, along with a Palestinian nation.

      With all due disrespect moron, the so-called Palestinians together with so-called Palestinian nationalism were invented in Moscow in 1964 by the Soviet KGB as a disinformation campaign to camouflage the Islamic world's permanent and genocidal jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel under a cloak of nationalism in order to dupe gullible useful idiots like you. In any event moonbat, nationalism in the Islamic world is blasphemous since it is a Western manifestation and therefore un-Islamic, as all Muslims believe in Dar al Islam and a single world Caliphate.


      Give me a break loon, so-called Palestinians speak Arab, because they are Arabs. There is no such language called Palestinian.


      They are Muslims, which is the reason like all Muslims the world over they are waging jihad in the cause of Allah against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel to make Islam supreme per the dictates of Islam.

      Furthermore, Islam is not a religion, it's a supremacist theo-political totalitarian ideology that masquerades as being a religion to dupe the societies it intends to subjugate into a very draconian form of Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia to make Islam supreme.


      Extensive studies show that so-called Palestinians, which prior to 1964 were Arabs, constitute various people that migrated to the Palestine region of the old Ottoman Empire from all over the old Ottoman Empire. Nevertheless, since the Ottoman Empire was on the wrong side of the war during WWI, it's defunct empire was carved up and used to create Iraq, Saudi Arabia Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, etc. Thus Israel has just as much right to exist as any of the other countries that were also carved out of the old Ottoman empire.


      There culture is Islamic culture, which means that it is the most draconian, backwards, and barbaric culture in the world. It's also the reason that other than violence, bloodshed, and tons and tons of misery, they are completely incapable of producing anything.

      These things are almost impossible to define

      Only if you are an unhinged moonbat!

      The number of national groups who share even one of them is minute. People are a nation when they say they are; it's a concept which exists entirely in the mind.

      Don't lose your day job, because you will be in very serious trouble.

      What the Newt is saying is that it's OK to deprive the Palestinians of their rights as individuals

      They have no rights, as they were created out of whole cloth as a pretext to justify jihad. In addition, they are the proxy of the Islamic world, and their sole purpose is to camouflage the permanent jihad of conquest the Islamic world is waging against the Jewish unbelievers perpetually under a false cloak of nationalism. In fact, the entire Arab and Palestinian narrative is nothing but taqiyya (propaganda).

      Nevertheless, don't accept my word for it. Instead, accept the word of former Palestinian leader Zuheir Mohsen: “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.
      For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
      The Dutch newspaper Trouw: March 1977

      • meekee

        Thanks for that terrific comment .. you ought to become adviser to the GOP

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Indeed, the biggest myth of all is that there is a conflict between Israel and Palestinians or between Israel and Arabs. What is happening instead is a permanent genocidal jihad of conquest is being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel by the Islamic world for the purpose of making Islam supreme. In addition, connect the dots, as that permanent jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel is one of many violent jihads being waged by the Islamic world simultaneously against many non-Muslim unbelievers around the world. As the Islamic world is also waging jihads of conquest against various and sundry non-Muslim unbelievers in Kashmir, Jammu, India. Thailand, the Philippines, Chechnya, Russia, Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Bosnia, Kosovo, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum. Indeed, Israel should find a way to unite with all of those likewise afflicted countries to form a unified front to counter the Islamic world's jihads.

    With respect to non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, the Islamic world is also waging non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad against the West via mass Muslim immigration for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest. As Muslims never ever migrate to the West or anywhere else for that matter to assimilate and integrate, but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate via the eventual imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    • randy

      Christians should be kicked out of north america

      • ziontruth

        No, you should be kicked out of North America—for treason.

        You reside in a country, you don't say its very foundation was a mistake. That's treason defined, and in a sane world it would get you the boot.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Moonbats like you should be sent to Siberia.

  • Wallace Edward Brand

    Newt Gingrich is correct that the term "Palestinians" is an invented collective noun but he neglected to say who invented it. The answer is the Soviet dezinformatsia as reported by Major General Ion Pacepa who has personal knowledge that the Soviets drafted the first PLO Charter in Moscow. It is the preamble of the Charter that first employs the term "The Palestinian Arab People". It uses that term three times. For the full story, see:
    Brand, "Brand, Soviet Russia, the Creators of the PLO and the Palestinian People.…. and Brand, Was there a Palestine Arab National Movement at the End of the Ottoman Period?…. After the Soviets invented the term, two leftist Jewish academics, Yehoshua Porath and Baruch Kimmerling, papered up a history of Arab Nationalism commencing much earlier.

  • aspacia

    Jews have been around longer than Christians or Muslims, and Israel is their homeland. Zionism is the result of 2,000 years of discrimination, and massacres of Jews in the Diaspora.