Sunday, January 4, 2015

You say Ramallah, and I say Ramlla

Hows the democratic secular society going for you?

On various social media sites and throughout the web , Palestinians  are debating whether the city of  Ramallah should change its name to Ramlla.  (راملّه) instead of (رام الله)

The name "Ramallah" is composed of "Ram", an Aramaic word  meaning "high place or mountain", and "Allah". It translates as "the Hill of God"

The issue? Currently, products and packages bearing the name "Ramallah" often end up in the trash. Many Palestinians feel this desecrates the name of "Allah".

This issue was deemed important enough that the Ramallah Municipality Council devoted a meeting to it.

For the anti-Israel activists who tout "one democratic secular state"  as a more palatable, "PC" way to discuss the elimination of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, just how were you planning on pushing "secular" on the Palestinian people?

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