We're used to stories about illegal Mexican and South American immigrants crossing over the Mexican border into California and the Southwest. But there are gangs that specialize in smuggling Arabs into the U.S. from Mexico as well. And a new political movement in Mexico identifies illegal immigrants in the U.S. with Palestinians.
Last month, Mexican police announced they had broken up one of these smuggling gangs in Tijuana. One of the people they arrested was Imelda Ortiz, a former Mexican consul to Lebanon who was fired after 150 Mexican passports were stolen.
G2Bulletin.com reports that there's a political alliance developing between some Mexican and Muslim radicals. Mexicans who are allied to Muslim terrorists call themselves "America's Palestinians," and demand a "right of return" to land in Texas and other parts of the Southwest.
A Zogby International poll found that 58% of Mexicans think "The territory of the United States' southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico," and that Mexican citizens should be able to cross into those areas freely. Ex-Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo advocated dual Mexican/American citizenship.
Los Angeles is seen as the capital of a future Mexican state in the U.S. In the newspaper "La Voz de Aztlan" in Los Angeles, an editorial compared the Palestinian uprising with gang violence in LA, saying, "The similarities are many. The primary one, of course, is the fact that both La Raza (the race) and the Palestinians have been displaced by invaders that have utilized military means to conquer and occupy our territories. The takeover of our respective lands by foreign elements occurred 100 years apart. For La Raza, it happened in 1848 when Mexico lost the southwest at the end of the Mexican-American war and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidlago. For the Palestinians, it occurred in 1948 when the Zionist Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum and signed the 'Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel' on the day in which the British Mandate over Palestine expired."
If we're going to have a Israeli/Palestinian type dispute on our border, we'd better learn to communicate with the dead.
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