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Romney’s Poor Argument: Muslims are culturally inferior to Jews

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Romney angers Palestinians with pro-Israel comment, suggests inferiority to Israelis

Associated Press:

JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney’s campaign stop in Israel left behind furious Palestinians charging that the Republican presidential candidate hasn’t fully grasped the complexities of one of the world’s most intractable conflicts.

Romney’s sweeping embrace of Israeli government positions — especially on the Iranian nuclear program — came as no surprise. But Palestinian — and some Israeli — critics say he overshot by seeming to snub the Palestinians’ president, dismiss their claims to Jerusalem, and suggest their culture is inferior to Israel’s.

That came on Monday when Romney addressed the stark economic differences between Israel — a high-tech powerhouse with the per capita income of a developed nation — and the poorer Palestinians. Romney told an audience of affluent Jewish donors — including gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson, who is pumping millions into a crusade to defeat President Barack Obama — that some economic historians have theorized that “culture makes all the difference.”

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Posted by on July 31, 2012. Filed under Americas,Culture and Traditions,Discrimination,Israel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Responses to Romney’s Poor Argument: Muslims are culturally inferior to Jews

  1. Amtul Q Farhat

    July 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Before jumping to cultural factors Romney could have considered the Palestine occupation, continues atrocities, the checkpoints, the shelling, the land seizures…… and how Israel is being supported by USA on every front.

  2. Zia H. Shah

    August 1, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Romney campaign should read the following book by President Jimmy Carter to enlighten themselves and get out of the hole of myopic vision:

    Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter (Sep 18, 2007)

    Otherwise, they stand the risk of being categorized with the Eugenics movement of 1920s.

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