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A New Muslim State

Posted by Godefroi on February 20, 2008

This is what I expect will happen, as I mentioned yesterday in a comment at Jihad Watch.  It’s starting a little earlier than I thought, however.

From Jewish & Israel News.

Abbas aide: Palestinians should emulate Kosovo

Published: 02/20/2008

Palestinians should declare independence unilaterally, like Kosovo, if diplomatic progress stalls, a senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas said.

Citing Israel’s West Bank settlements as an obstacle to future Palestinian statehood, Yasser Abed Rabbo said Wednesday the Palestinian Authority may emulate Kosovo, a predominantly Muslim province of Serbia which, with Western support and in the face of Belgrade’s opposition, declared independence this week.

“If things are not going in the direction of actually halting settlement activities, if things are not going in the direction of continuous and serious negotiations, then we should take the step and announce our independence unilaterally,” Abed Rabbo told Reuters.

“Kosovo is not better than us. We deserve independence even before Kosovo, and we ask for the backing of the United States and the European Union for our independence.”

Abed Rabbo’s remarks were quickly disavowed by other aides to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who voiced confidence in negotiations revived with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last November.

Kosovo’s declaration of independence has been a source of alarm for countries with restive ethnic minorities, which fear the precedent could stoke widespread separatist campaigning.

Of course they’re expecting support from Washington for this idea, since we already expressed our support for Kosovo, and it fits in nicely with the Two-State Solution that our feckless leaders have been pushing for.

Expect a wave of this sort of thing going forward, along with the inevitable civil wars that will accompany much of it.


2 Responses to “A New Muslim State”

  1. lirun said

    unlikely.. we strangle them too tightly.. they wouldnt be able to even if they wanted to.. it would be too embarrassing.. and they’re pretty proud.. even now..

  2. Godefroi said

    Don’t you think that if it did happen that the government of Israel would immediately end all support, and the strangulation, so that say, Egypt and Jordan, can assist in the viability of the new state? There would be no more hampering of travel outward from Gaza or Judea/Samaria. Dependence on Israel for electricity and water would end – as would the effective blockading of other goods…this assuming that the neighboring nations would deign to pick up the slack.

    I can see the pride (read arrogance) of their leadership hastening this decision – pride is frequently the cause of self-destructive decisions.

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