Posted by sankho from CPE-203-45-1-117.vic.bigpond.net.au (188.8.131.52) on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 1:12AM :
In Reply to: Re: Not All Palestinians Are Muslim... posted by pancho from pool0922.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 0:57AM :
You are what you call yourself. Period. The Arab-speaking 'Assyrians' identify themselves with Sunni Arab culture; the "Christian" Assyrians identify with a culture that goes back through 2 thousand years of Christian culture LINKED unbreakably with non-Christian Assyrian culture thru the 'pagan' Kindgoms of Urhai, Nissibn, Arbela etc. The 'Arab-speaking' "Assyrians" do not identify with that AT all.... they identify with Arab moslem history ipso facto they are ARAB; the moslem Assyrians associate with THAT LINK TO THE non -Christian Assyrian past and THEREFORE CALL THEMSELVES ASSYRIAN MOSLEMS....what don't you get?
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