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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 04:31 AM
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Edited on Wed Apr-02-08 04:35 AM by shaayecanaan
Do Muslims forced out of India or Hindus forced out of Pakistan in 1947 have the right to return to their land?

The partition of India was consented to by both Indian National Congress (representing the Hindus) and the Muslim League (representing the Muslims, obviously). OTOH, The partition of Palestine was agreed to by the Jews, but imposed upon the Muslims.

Assuming that Israel has a right to exist (meaning that the Jewish people have a right to a state of their own), then the Palestinians started the Arab/Israeli Wars as surely as the Germans started World War Two.

Assuming the United States has a right to exist, then the Native Americans started the frontier war with the white settlers as surely as the Germans started World War Two. Isnt it fun when someone takes your logic and follows it to its inescapably stupid conclusion?

1. The UN is not a moral arbiter, so its declarations don't mean anything; 2. You can't legislate rights; they either exist or they don't.

So I guess the US Bill of Rights, being an attempt to legislate rights, is a waste of time, then?
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