Avoid gulf fuel

GETTING basic facts wrong hardly helps an argument, policy or action.

There are about 190 member states of the UN and only about 54 or near 30 per cent Organisation of the Islamic Conference, not all of which are majority Muslim population states.

However, more than 150 of the UN members were at one time subject to an empire or colonies settled by imperial immigrants — of whom America is the prime example.

Israel’s trouble results from the Arab success in tarring Israel as a colonial project of immigrant settlers while hiding that between the fall of Rome and the rise of Spain, and Britain the imperialists were the Arabs and fellow Muslims — Turks in the West and Moguls in India.

The jihadi Muslims are ambitious to repeat that imperial history. Meanwhile, dependence on Arab oil has been the biggest handle on the Arab tarbrush.

This will take time to grow out with passing generations, but we can all help by political and commercial agitation to go for alternative energies that avoid anything to do with Gulf petrols and Qatari methane.

Never mind the expense.

It is peanuts compared to the flood and movement costs if we continue to burn carbon fuels and the ice caps melt.

Frank Adam,
14 Hartley Avenue,

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