This morning I was sent a link asking me to sign a petition which requests European states in particular to support the bid for a Palestinian state. My refusal to sign such a petition may make me seem to be a traitor, both on Islamic and humanitarian grounds. I therefore state for the record my views on my opposition to these petitions, the recognition bid and the "Palestinian" state as it is currently envisaged. Let me first add that I respect the sincerity of activists who genuinely believe that the 2-state proposal is a solution to the conflict and hope to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians.
So why do I not sign?
1. For years Jews have no longer been enticed by the Zionist puppet masters to leave their birth lands and colonise Palestine. More had in fact been leaving. Throw birth rates into the scenario, and the Zionist entity realised a long time ago that Palestinians would soon reconstitute a majority. What a nightmare for them! The only solution short of an “ethnic cleansing” is to give the Palestinians their little Bantustan and keep the remaining occupied land majority Zionist. The Zionists’ pretence that they are opposed to the Bantustan is just part of their usual manoeuvrings. The Apartheid Wall was part of preparation of this. These facts are well known. I don’t have the time now for full references, but researchers can start here with an article from the Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?ID=196877&R=R1
2. Once the Palestinians have their own scrap of a Bantustan, the same policy which the South African Apartheid regime implemented can be done here as well i.e. expel the undesirables from the white land to the Bantustan. This has been announced by the Minster of Foreign Affairs, see http://www.roytov.com/articles/hamasprotests.htm . So is the 2 state proposal really as humanitarian as some would have us believe? Besides the human suffering that a new expulsion will cause (in whatever form it will take), who is going to stop the demolishment of Masaajid and Islamic features once those areas have been “vacated”?
3. As a South African citizen I am amazed that the same people who vehemently opposed the creation of Transkei etc, cannot see the difference with the Palestinian Bantustan.
4. Fatah is asking for less than 20% of Palestine. This automatically means recognition and legitimising the occupation of more than 80% of the sacred land. Despite what might be on paper, anyone with at least two brain cells would know that al-Masjid al-Aqsa and al-Quds proper would be included in the 80%, not the Bantustan. While the fat cat elites of Fatah might be content with this, I would hope that those who subscribe to a slightly higher moral code will not accept this.
5. Who will rule the Bantustan? Did the liberation movements rule Venda in Apartheid South Africa? Whatever your views of Hamas may be, they won the last democratic election, freely and fairly. Do I need to continue the argument here? Think!
6. As a Muslim, Palestine is inexorably linked to my faith. I cannot applaud a process which will leave a quasi-Atheistic movement in charge and de-Islamise the issue in the long term.