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It is time that honest Muslims distantiate themselves from the Lie!
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hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr. was beheaded on June 18, 2004 by his
terrorist captors in Saudi Arabia
An image on an al-Qaida-related
website shows Johnson lying on his stomach with his severed head resting
on his back.
A statement on the
Islamist website was signed by a group calling itself the Organization
of al-Qaida. "The infidel (non-muslim) got his fair
treatment," the statement said. "Let him taste something from
what Muslims tasted who were long reached by Apache helicopter fire and
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testimonies of Muslims on this Page which explode the popular myth and lie of the 'tyranny by
Israel against Muslims' Thereafter there is an extensive list of Links
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Islamic Terror and call on true Muslims to distantiate themselves from this
evil indoctrination of fundamentalist Islam.
February 17, 2007
Digs, lies and the Mugrabi Bridge
By Nadav Shragai
HaAretz Daily Newspapers, Jerusalem
The Mugrabi bridge plan exposes the great Muslim denial - the denial of. the
Jewish bond to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Temple.
Who among us knows, for example, that the al-Aqsa Mosque, which according to
contemporary studies was built some 1,400 years ago, is now claimed to have been
built at the time of the world's creation, during the days of Adam or Abraham?
And who is aware of the fact that increasing numbers of Muslim academics and
religious leaders claim it existed even before Jesus and Moses and that Islam
preceded Judaism in Jerusalem?
Today, thousands of Islamic rulings, publications and sources deny the Jewish
roots in Jerusalem and its holy places. They claim that the Temple didn't even
exist in Jerusalem but was located in Nab1us or Yemen. An Islamic legal
pronouncement (fatwa) on tbe Jerusalem Waqf (Muslim religious trust) Web site
says King Solomon and King Herod did not build the Temple at all, but merely
refurbished an existing structure that had been there from the days of Adam.
Today, many Muslims call the Temple "the greatest fraud crime in history" and
many Muslim adjudicators attach the world "so¬called" to the word "temple."
Muslim religious figures attempt to portray the Jewish presence in Jerusalem as
having been short-term. The Western Wall is a Muslim site, they argue, and say
Jewish affinity for it was invented for political purposes and dates only to the
19th and 20th centuries. Their aim is to disprove the centrality of Jerusalem to
Judaism. Above all they stress the "precedence and supremacy of Islam-over
Judaism, which contaminates the city's Muslim character."
Muslim religious leaders, with at least partial academic backing, are today
rewriting Jerusalem's history and introducing new terms and content into Muslim
and Palestinian discourse. These terms are total nonsense, even according to
known Muslim historians like al Makdessi' (who lived in the 11th century).
It is therefore easy to understand why the Muslims are so afraid of
archaeological digs, not only on the Temple Mount itself but also around it,
although these digs also shed light on Jerusalem's Muslim history. Muslims fear
these excavations, not because they physically endanger al-Aqsa's foundations,
but because they undermine the tissue of lies proclaiming that the Jews have no
valid historical roots in the city and its holy sites.
Dec. 4, 2005
MUSLIM IN A JEWISH LAND
Commentary By Tashbih Sayyed, Ph. D.
www.MichNews.com, Dec 1, 2005
Copyright by Tashbih Sayyed, Ph. D. (The writer is editor-in-chief of Pakistan Today and
Muslim World Today, California-based weekly newspapers, president of Council for Democracy and
Tolerance and adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute.) (This article appears in the December 2, 2005
edition of www.MuslimWorldToday.com.)
As I boarded EL AL flight LY 0008 for Tel Aviv on November 14, 2005 with my wife, Kiran, my
mind was busy arranging and re-arranging the list of things I intended to accomplish. I wanted
to use my first visit to Israel to feel the strength of the Jewish spirit that refuses to give
in to evil forces despite thousand of years of anti-Semitism. It was not Israel's suicidal
sacrifices that I wanted to investigate but the foundations of Israeli determination to live in
There are many things that I wanted to talk about with Israelis, the foremost among them
being their reluctance to do something about the bad press that continues to paint them as
villains. Although I understand why the media, which reasonably covers most events accurately,
chooses to ignore all rules of ethical journalism when it comes to Israel, I could not fathom
Israel's reluctance to challenge the negative press effectively. Media bias against Israel
reminded me of the Nazi era German press that was recruited by Hitler's Minister of Propaganda,
Joseph Goebbels who picked up every hate-laden word against the Jews. Just like the German press
who refused to print the truth about the gruesome atrocities in Europe's death camps - or
claimed that it was all an exaggeration, the media today also ignores the Arab terrorism. I
wanted to see if there was any truth in the media allegations that Israel was an apartheid
state, undemocratic and discriminatory.
I knew that a true Jewish State could not be undemocratic since democratic concepts were
always a part of Jewish thinking and derived directly from the Torah. For instance when in the
Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, he was basically referring to Torah that said that
all men are created in the image of God. I was confident that Israel cannot be racist or
discriminatory since it is based on the idea of the covenant between God and the Israelites, in
which both parties accepted upon themselves duties and obligations underlining the fact that
power is established through the consent of both sides rather than through tyranny by the more
My understanding of the Jewish State was confirmed when the entry form that I needed to fill
before landing in Tel Aviv did not ask for my religion as is the law in Pakistan. Also, unlike
Saudi Arabia, no one in Israeli immigration demanded from me any certificate of religion.
As the El Al approached the Promised Land, I continued to shuffle the list of charges
made routinely against Israel by its enemies.
## Israelis live in a perpetual state of fear.
## Israel is undemocratic.
## Muslim Arab citizens of Israel do not have equal rights
Israelis live in a perpetual state of fear:
From Tel Aviv to Tiberias, Jerusalem to Jezreel, and from Golan heights to the Gaza border, I
could not find any evidence of fear. In fact the people felt so secure that none of the stores,
gas stations, market places, or residences we went to, and where it was known that we were
Muslims, deemed it necessary to either search or interrogate us. Especially when Kiran and I
went to the Ben Yahuda Street in Jerusalem on a Friday evening, we found it bursting at its
seams with people of all ages. The ground was shaking with music and young boys and girls were
so busy having fun that they did not bother to even look around. Tourists were busy making deals
and the whole crowd seemed to throb with the beat of the music.
I could not help but compare Israel's sense of security with the environment of insecurity
that exists in Muslim countries. From Indonesia to Iran and from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia,
people are not sure of anything. In Pakistan's capital Islamabad, and the port city of Karachi,
I was constantly advised not to make big purchases publicly for it encourages robbers to come
after you. I did not hear news of any rape, honor killing or hold-up in Israel.
Israel is undemocratic:
As a Muslim I am much more sensitive to the absence of democratic freedoms in any society.
And I do not believe that anyone but a committed anti-Semite will deny that Israel is not a
democracy. Democracy in Israel is proportional and representative, but democratic coalitions,
necessary in order to effect any decision making also have its problems.
The very first day in Caesarea introduced us to the Israeli democracy. The air was full of
political debate and discussion. Ariel Sharon's decision to leave the Likud and form a new
political party dominated the hotel halls and underlined the problems caused by the necessity of
having democratic coalitions. "The object of a free and democratic Israeli society is to reach
satisfactory compromise but often the conclusions are less than satisfactory - especially for
the majority. It involves coalitions and unity which are also checks and balances on any
potential abuse of minority rights. It is a better system than the American representative
Republican system - which is really a representation of power and special interests. In the U.S.
you get a democracy for the few. In Israel you have a democracy for everyone."
I tried very hard to find any Muslim state that has true democracy and where religious
minorities are accorded equal democratic rights, but failed. The map of the Muslim world is too
crowded with kings, despots, dictators, sham democrats and theocratic autocrats and the
persecution of minorities is an essential part of Islamist social behavior. But here, protected
by Israel's democratic principles, the Muslim Arab citizens of Israel are afforded all the
rights and privileges of Israeli citizenship. When the first elections to the Knesset were held
in February 1949, Israeli Arabs were given the right to vote and to be elected along with
Israeli Jews. Today, Israel's Arab citizens are accorded full civil and political rights
entitled to complete participation in Israeli society. They are active in Israeli social,
political and civic life and enjoy representation in Israel's Parliament, Foreign Service and
The Israeli faith in democracy also explains their refusal to respond to Islamist terrorism
in violent ways. Despite my being aware of the human weaknesses which allow anger to subjugate
the best of intentions, I could not find Israelis acting in vengeance against their Arab
compatriots. My experience as a Muslim was also instrumental in expecting the worst in human
behavior; Muslims under the influence of radical Islam have been unleashing their terror against
non-Muslims even when the charges of anti-Muslim offenses were determined to be false.
I thought that it requires a superhuman effort to ignore the atrocities meted out to you and
remain free of vengeful emotions. In my experience of Muslim societies, minorities have never
been allowed the benefit of the doubt. Hatred of non-Muslims and outbursts of violence against
minority faiths among radical Islamists have remained a norm rather than an exception. As a non-Wahhabi
Muslim I have personally faced their barbarism and have watched Christians, Hindus and other
minorities being persecuted on false pretenses. I thought that if Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia can
sentence a teacher to 40 months in jail and 750 lashes just for praising Jews, it will not be
unreasonable on the part of Israelis to punish Palestinians for throwing stones at worshippers
at the Western Wall and burning down the tomb of Joseph.
But even in this section, Israelis have proved the world wrong. Despite daily provocations,
they have managed successfully not to descend to the same level of depravity as their Arab
enemies. The world is used to daily violence that is unleashed against religious minorities in
the Muslim world. Only a couple of days ago the Muslim faithful in Pakistan had broken through
the walls of a Church, torching and tearing open its doors. They were reacting to a rumor that a
Christian had desecrated their holy book, the Quran. They smashed the marble altar of the Holy
Spirit Church and shattered its stained glass windows. They torched a Christian residence and
the neighboring St. Anthony's Girls School. Within moments flames were licking the walls and
black smoke filled the sky. For days the Wahhabi clerics kept on calling their Muslim followers
to come out from their houses and defend their faith by unleashing a reign of terror against
I wondered if an Israeli may someday find it justified to copy what Wahhabis have been doing
in Iraq and other places – abducting, murdering and beheading "infidels". Most recently, the
body of a Hindu driver, Maniappan Raman Kutty, was found with his throat slashed in southern
Afghanistan for no evident reason but his faith.
But there was nothing in history that could have substantiated my fears; Jews, despite being
subjected to the most barbaric acts of terrorism have yet to react in vengeance against their
perpetrators. And I concluded that my first visit to Israel will help me in untangling the knot
of Israel's insistence on continuing to remain a target of Islamist terror.
Muslim Arab citizen of Israel do not have equal rights:
As our air-conditioned bus negotiated the mountainous curves of the road to the heart of
Galilee, I could not miss the rising minarets identifying a number of Palestinian Arab towns
dotting the hillsides. The imposing domes of mosques underlined the freedoms that are enjoyed by
the Muslims in the Jewish State. Large Arab residences, wide spread construction activity and
big cars underlined the prosperity and affluence of Palestinians living under the Star of David.
On my way from the city of David to the Royal Prima hotel in Jerusalem, I asked my
Palestinian taxi driver how he feels about moving to the territories under Palestinian
Authority. He said that he could never think of living outside Israel. His answer blasted the
myth spread by anti-Semites that Israel's Arab citizens are not happy there.
Another Israeli Arab informed me that Arabs in Israel have equal voting rights. In fact,
Israel is one of the few countries in the Middle East where Arab women can vote. In contrast to
the non-Israeli Arab world, Arab women in Israel enjoy the same status as men. Muslim women have
the right to vote and to be elected to public office. Muslim women, in fact are more liberated
in Israel than in any Muslim country. Israeli law prohibits polygamy, child marriage, and the
barbarity of female sexual mutilation.
Moreover, I found out that there are no incidences of honor killings in Israel. The status of
Muslim women in Israel is far above that of any country in the region. Israeli health standards
are by far the highest in the Middle East and Israeli health institutions are freely open to all
Arabs, on the same basis as they are to Jews.
Arabic, like Hebrew, is an official language in Israel and underlines the tolerant nature of
the Jewish State. All the street signs call out their names in Arabic alongside Hebrew. It is
official policy of the Israeli government to foster the language, culture, and traditions of the
Arab minority, in the educational system and in daily life. Israel's Arabic press is the most
vibrant and independent of any country in the region. There are more than 20 Arabic periodicals.
They publish what they please, subject only to the same military censorship as Jewish
publications. There are daily TV and radio programs in Arabic. Arabic is taught in Jewish
secondary schools. More than 350,000 Arab children attend Israeli schools. At the time of
Israel's founding, there was one Arab high school in the country. Today, there are hundreds of
Arab schools. Israeli universities are renowned centers of learning in the history and
literature of the Arab Middle East.
Aware of the constraints that a non-Wahhabi is faced with while performing religious rituals
in Saudi Arabia, Kiran (my wife) could not hide her surprise at the freedoms and ease with which
peoples of all religions and faiths were carrying out their religious obligations at the Church
of the holy Sepulcher, Garden Tomb, Sea of Galilee, newly discovered Western Wall Tunnels,
Western Wall, tomb of King David and all the other holy places we visited.
All religious communities in Israel enjoy the full protection of the State.
Israeli Arabs—Muslims, as well as many Christian denominations—are free to exercise their
faiths, to observe their own weekly day of rest and holidays and to administer their own
internal affairs. Some 80,000 Druze live in 22 villages in northern Israel. Their religion is
not accessible to outsiders and Druze constitute a separate cultural, social and religious
Arabic-speaking community. The Druze concept of taqiyya calls for complete loyalty by its
adherents to the government of the country in which they reside. As such, among other things,
the Druze serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Each religious community in Israel has its own
religious councils and courts, and has full jurisdiction over religious affairs, including
matters of personal status, such as marriage and divorce. The holy sites of all religions are
administered by their own authorities and protected by the government.
A Hindu journalist who came to visit me talked about the openness that Jewish society
represents. He told me that more than 20% of the Israeli population is non-Jewish of which
approximately 1.2 million are Muslims, 140,000 are Christians and 100, 000 are Druze. Another
non-Jewish Israeli told me that Christians and Druze are free to join even the defense forces of
the Jewish State. Bedouins have served in paratroops units and other Arabs have volunteered for
The big houses owned by Arab Israelis and the amount of construction that was going on in the
Arab towns exposed the falsity of propaganda that Israel discriminates against Israeli Arabs
from buying lands. I found out that in the early part of the century, the Jewish National Fund
was established by the World Zionist Congress to purchase land in Palestine for Jewish
settlement. Of the total area of Israel, 92 percent belongs to the State and is managed by the
Land Management Authority. It is not for sale to anyone, Jew or Arab.
The Arab Waqf owns land that is for the express use and benefit of Muslim Arabs. Government
land can be leased by anyone, regardless of race, religion or sex. All Arab citizens of Israel
are eligible to lease government land.
I asked three Israeli Arabs if they face discrimination in employment. They all said the same
thing; normally there is no discrimination but whenever homicide bombers explode and murder
Israelis, some Israelis feel uncomfortable dealing with them. But that uncomfortable feeling is
also very temporary and does not stay for long.
My first visit to Israel has not only consolidated my belief that Israel is vital for the
stability of the region but has also convinced me that the existence of Israel will one day
convince the Muslims of the necessity of reformation in their theology as well as sociology.
A journey through the Israeli desert brought another important aspect of life to light;
Prophets are not the only ones who can perform miracles – people who believe in themselves can
also perform unbelievable acts. Acres and acres of sand dunes have been transformed into the
best possible fertile land; Wheat, Cotton, Sunflowers, Chickpeas, Groundnuts (Peanuts), Mangoes,
Avocados, Citrus, Papayas, bananas and any other fruit and vegetable that Israelis want to
consume is grown within Israel. In fact, Israelis have proved beyond any doubt why God promised
them this land – only they could keep it green.
The land is described repeatedly in the Torah as a good land and "a land flowing with milk
and honey". This description may not seem to fit well with the desert images we see on the
nightly news, but let's keep in mind that the land was repeatedly abused by conquerors that were
determined to make the land uninhabitable for the Jews. In the few decades since the Jewish
people regained control of the land, tremendous improvement in its agriculture has been
witnessed. Israeli agriculture today has a very high yield. Agriculture in Israel is very
effective, and is able to cover about 75% of domestic needs, despite the limited land available.
Looking at the development and transformation that the land has gone through because of the
Jewish innovative spirit, hard labor and commitment to freedoms for all times to come, I am
convinced that it is true that God created this earth but it is also a fact that only an Israel
can keep this earth from dying.
unmaking of a terrorist
whistle on culture
that turned him toward Jew-hatred
Farah an American Arab, is editor and chief executive officer of
– Walid Shoebat, born in Bethlehem, began attacking Israelis when he was 8
years old, throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
Shoebat says now, an Islamic terrorist in the making – a product of his
environment, including schools, media and mosques that preached hatred of Jews.
never actually met any Jews," he said. "But in school we were taught
from the Quran that they were pigs and monkeys.''
By 15, he
had already served time in a Jerusalem prison for participating in an
anti-Israel riot. While there, he was recruited into the Palestine Liberation
At 16, he
was chosen to take a loaf of bread, packed with explosives, to blow up the
Bethlehem Bank Leumi. His instructions were to place it in a garbage can near
the door of the building. But seeing Arab children playing nearby, he decided to
throw the bread on the roof where it did little damage.
blinded a man during a fight and was "so happy" to learn he was a Jew.
also involved in the near-lynching of an Israeli soldier. Though Shoebat and his
friends took the soldier's gun and beat him, he managed to escape.
wanted to die as a martyr," said. "We were indoctrinated to look
forward to heaven.''
parents, however, had something else in mind for their son. Fearing he would
wind up dead or in prison, they sent him to the United States for college at the
age of 18.
didn't stop Shoebat's anti-Israeli activism. He continued his recruitment for
the PLO on campus. He was the representative for thousands of Palestinian
students in Chicago, raising funds, purchasing military uniforms and sending
students to fight in Lebanon.
deep-seated revulsion of Jews and Israelis continued until he married a
Christian woman in 1993. Though he was determined to convert her to Islam, Maria
converted him instead.
challenged me to find any mistakes in the Bible," he recalls. "So I
set out on a six-month journey to do that – to find the errors and convert
he says, after reading the Bible from cover to cover, he determined it was the
truth. The computer programmer and his wife were baptized together.
It was an
unlikely twist for the grandson of the mukhtar of Beit Sahour and a close friend
of the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, an associate of Adolph
was hardly the end of the journey for Walid Shoebat, now 43.
his new faith he took a trip to Israel.
had still never talked to a Jewish Israeli," he said. "On the plane
there, I sat next to a Jewish woman and talked to her. She began crying. I asked
her why. She said that she loved her daughters and was worried about them
serving in the military. I asked her how they felt killing Palestinians. She
replied that they hated killing. I saw a sincerity there that touched me."
Shoebat has turned his activism in a completely different direction. He calls
himself a Christian Zionist, giving speeches around the country and in Canada,
where he made an appearance this week. His ultimate dream, he says, is to go to
Israeli prisons to teach Palestinian youngsters Jewish history – a dream he
understands is fraught with danger from the people who think as he once did.
own father calls him a traitor.
still calls me at 2 o'clock in the morning and tells me I should be
killed," he said. "He hates me."
Shoebat speaks at churches and synagogues and to radio talk-show hosts
fascinated by his story. He is working on a book and maintains a website.
my mission now – to go to Americans and churches and anywhere I can go and
explain God's plan for the state of Israel, and how God intended Israel to be a
light unto the nations, and how all of our hatred toward Israel is really
evil," he says.
grew up in the West Bank when it was under the control of Jordan. He recalls the
1967 Six-Day War vividly.
Jordanian and Egyptian radios were ordering all Arabs to leave because they were
going to kill all the Jews," he says. "But we locked ourselves in our
bathroom for the six days of the war. My father refused to leave because he
thought that my mother's American passport would protect us.''
the war, Shoebat's family listened to the Arab radio station announcing victory
over the Israelis. They were amazed to find Israeli soldiers in place of
Jordanian soldiers when they emerged from hiding.
life like on the "occupied West Bank" under Israeli control?
he says. "Prices fell. We had no problems.''
An ancient people
who have lost their biblical tongue
Shmuley Boteach Jerusalem Post
“How is it that half a billion hostile Arabs have
successfully portray themselves as the victims of five
million Israeli Jews?”.
Let us deal with the mother of all Middle East questions. No,
not "Why do the Arabs hate Israel?" That one is easy. Israel's
existence and military supremacy is a humiliation to Arab pride. Israel serves
as a permanent reminder of Arab impotence and Islamic infirmity.
The Arabs still operate on a severely outdated view of human
greatness, one predicated on mortal conquest rather than moral courage. To the
Arab mind, strength and honor result from gaining the upper hand over an
enemy, rather than extending the hand of friendship to a former foe.
The heroic action of overcoming age-old prejudices counts for
little when placed alongside overcoming an adversary's tanks. So long as the
Arabs continue to embrace a Homeric model of valor, where glory is won through
the gore of terrorism and splendor through the spilling of blood, there will
never be peace in the Middle East. When the day comes that the Arabs feel more
embarrassed by having suicide bombers than having Israel in their midst, only
then will they reclaim their former greatness.
Until that day comes, we have to contend with far more vexing
questions: How is it that half a billion hostile Arabs have managed to
successfully portray themselves as the victims of five million Israeli Jews?
How did more than a dozen Arab tyrannies successfully portray
Israel, the region's lone democracy, as the bad guy in the Middle East?
And how did the Palestinians, whose contribution to civilization is the suicide
bomber, ever garner the sympathy of the world?
Many cite the world's ignorance of the Middle Eastern
conflict as the solution to this riddle. Indeed, in a recent national assessment
test, only 30 percent of American high-school seniors correctly identified NATO
as a military alliance, and 87% couldn't locate Iraq on a map. In a world of
such breathtaking ignorance, it is easy to see why continued Arab lies could
When I debate the Middle East question with friends who are
opposed to Israel and point out that the Arabs rejected, among others, the Peel
Commission partition proposal of 1937 that would have given them a state three
times Israel's size, the UN partition plan of 1947, and Ehud Barak's magnanimous
(and reckless) offer of 97% of Gaza and the West Bank and a land swap within the
Green Line for the rest, they are convinced that I'm pulling a fast one on them.
They are also unaware that there has never been, in the history of the world, a
What Israel has failed at utterly is framing the conflict
with the Palestinians in moral terms. This is not a dispute over land. Rather,
it is a conflict between good and evil, between democracy and tyranny, between
those who sanctify life and those who glorify death. It is a conflict between
those who believe in due process and those who believe in summary execution. In
choosing the depravity of dismembering civilians, Palestinian murderers have
cast off the image of God. While Israel has always been prepared to negotiate a
settlement with the Arabs, they have instead made a pact with the devil.
INSPIRING murderers to blow up teenagers is not an abrogation
of a treaty signed in Norway. It is the apogee of wickedness. Teaching
schoolchildren that one goes to heaven for killing Jews is not irresponsible. It
is evil. Blowing up teenagers outside a disco is not merely morally repugnant.
It is satanic. And Palestinian leaders who justify these bestial means are not
desperate, they are satanic.
Whatever grievances the Palestinians claim to have against
Israel, choosing to settle
them by maiming and murdering innocent men, women, and children
is a crime against God and a sin against humanity. The Jews were put into
ghettos and turned into piles of ashes by the Nazis. But they never retaliated
by machine-gunning German schoolgirls. More than a million Armenians were
slaughtered by the Ottomans in World War I. But they never responded by blowing
up coffeehouses. China completely overran and occupied Tibet. But the
Dalai Lama never called upon his monks to bomb kindergartens.
Only the Palestinians have chosen this course and in so doing
they have gone over to the dark side. But because my lines above cause
discomfort among Jews is the
primary reason that we have failed to win over the decent people
of the world to our side.
Many readers will tell me to crawl back into the synagogue
with my religious simplifications of complex geopolitical issues which they
maintain is utterly unrealistic. Religious language doesn't belong in
political discourse. But when president Ronald Reagan wanted to sum up the
differences between the United States and the Soviet Union, did he go into
lengthy polemics about how the US is free while the septuagenarian tyrants of
the Russian politburo ruthlessly rein over unwilling subjects? Or did he
simply call them, in his most memorable speech, an evil empire?
When President George W. Bush wished to boldly declare to the
world that Iraq, Iran, and North Korea pose a threat to the peace of the world,
did he speak of their political corruption? Or did he label them an "axis
Yet, not one Israeli prime minister has referred to Yasser
Arafat, the father of
international modern terrorism, as simply being malevolent,
wicked, and evil.
On the contrary, the most memorable thing that Ariel Sharon,
to whom we are all
indebted as Israel's greatest warrior, said of Arafat was that
he was "irrelevant." Is that a term that inspires clarity? Can one see
Bush calling Kim Jong Il or Saddam Hussein "irrelevant"?
And would the president of the United States have galvanized
the allies of the United States to join in a war against Iraq with such morally
The language of good and evil is utterly lacking from Israeli
political discourse and
government pronouncements. How is it that we have lost the
biblical tongue upon which our commonwealth was built? Where is the modern-day
Amos exhorting us to "hate evil, and love good, and establish
justice." Can the prophet's words not stream forth from a Jewish
tongue? Imagine how the world would contrast our own religious calling to
life and righteousness with the Muslim's modern call to murder and mayhem.
The writer, a rabbi and best-selling author, hosts a daily
radio show syndicated across the United States on the Talk America radio
from an article "UNITED STATES STRIKES IRAQ, ISRAEL
STRUCK" by Micah Halpern,www.israelinsider.com
The Muslim and Arab world see the U.S. and Israel in cahoots.
They even blame Israel and the CIA - I repeat, Israel and the CIA, as if they
were co-workers, cohorts - for the bombing of the World Trade Centers and for
the rest of September 11, 2001.
Israel's very existence is a threat to Islam and the Arab
world. Israel represents what Islam has most difficulty tolerating. Non-Muslim
success! The Arab and Muslim worlds are not capable of understanding that great
societies can succeed in many ways. It is not a part of their moral, cultural or
ethical lexicon. Arab and Muslim society cannot conceive that non-Muslims can
culturally conquer the world. The world, they believe, was conquered by them
many years ago and so, should still be, rightfully theirs.
Compound that with the reality of Muslim societies - poorly
educated, wallowing in poverty and almost to a man, destitute. The result is a
society that is culturally and physically and monetarily impoverished. Islam
might be a religion, but it is also, perhaps predominately, a society. In the
Arab world, even non-Muslims - Christians, Copts. Armenians - are treated to the
same biases and hence, to the same lifestyle.
Hitting them in the face, right smack in the middle of all of
this poverty is Israel, a Western success story. Israel is a democratic society
that respects all citizens even and including women. The issue of women and
women's rights must not be underestimated in the Muslim and Arab world. Theirs
is a world in which the role of women is not even an agenda item.
There are practical and there are theoretical reasons for
Saddam's attack against Israel, now compound that with the real reason. Envy.
Envy is why Israel will be hit by rockets from Iraq.
Israel is seen as a mini-United States in the Middle East. In
the eyes of Saddam Hussein and those like him, Israel is exactly what the United
States is, a non-Muslim, Western, free democracy. Israel is a great success.
Most of the Arab countries are dismal failures. In this little Western democracy
the areas of high tech, medicine and agriculture flourish. The desert,
literally, blooms. Most Arab lands are, for the most part, aside from palaces
and hotels and casinos, wastelands.
There is one more reason - it's prejudice. Prejudice and hate
wrapped-up in the guise of religion. Plain and simple, Israel is a state
composed of a majority of Jews. That hurts Saddam Hussein and his
co-religionists. More, it humiliates him.
BIBLE REVELATIONS Commentary - This
hatred stems from an ancient family feud. Both Islam and Judaism claim
Abraham to be their patriarchal 'father'. Abraham's son Isaac, had 2 sons Jacob
& Esau. These 2 sons fought in their mother's womb even before
birth. When in despair about this, Rebekkah consulted God in prayer and He
declared: "These are 2 nations in your womb, (they) will be rival
nations." The younger hated the elder and this strife would continue
into the distant future. Refer Genesis ch 25 - 27. Further
Prophecies predict the outcome of this 'family foid' to culminate in a
destructive world War of nuclear proportions, pre-empting the establishment of
the Kingdom of God in a new Dispensation on earth. The world stage at this
moment, and for the first time in history, is now set for just such a
scenario, Follow the Links below.
In the past two days, I have had the opportunity to speak
personally - eye to eye - with three people intimately involved with Palestinian
Christians in Bethlehem and Beit Jala. Their testimonies are appalling.
In Bethlehem and Beit Jala which have been under Palestinian
rule for some time, the Palestinian Christians continue to suffer terribly at
the hands of Arafat's terrorists. Shops in Bethlehem owned by Christians have
been burned to the ground and the owners terrorized...by their OWN Palestinian
'brothers'. Young Christian girls have been taken and gang-raped; entire
families terrorized. While many left the area earlier in the Intifada, those
still there now have no recourse, it seems. Terrorists in Beit Jala seize their
homes to use as firing positions to shoot into Gilo, (a suburb of Jerusalem),
and the families living there have no voice.
You read yesterday that two 'suspected' collaborators were
murdered (and hanged from their feet next to a large picture of Arafat) by
Palestinians in Bethlehem without investigation or trial beforehand. You should
see the pictures. It's horrific, outrageous....but where is the outcry from the
'human rights' groups? In the newspapers here, the photos of murdered
Palestinians being dragged through the streets of Bethlehem by masked
terrorists, right into Manger Square which many tourists would recognize, are
absolutely revolting. Will ANY international TV news broadcast these photos for
the rest of the world to see what the terrorist organizations are doing to their
OWN people? Probably not; it's not 'politically correct' (in their
The Palestinian Christians are suffering terribly - right
along with their Jewish neighbors. But let Israel go in to Bethlehem or Beit
Jala with troops and tanks to take control - fully aware and deeply concerned
about the suffering of the Christians there - and the world that DOESN'T know
about it begins to shout 'Restraint' at Israel. One Jewish lady who has good
friends in Bethlehem said to me through her tears, 'They are trapped, completely
trapped. I asked them why they don't speak out, why they don't try to defend
themselves and they told me it's impossible. If they do, their whole family will
This is not a political situation. This is some of the worst
religious persecution in the world today.....like that in other countries where
Islamic terrorists are murdering Christians, Jews and anyone who will not
convert to Islam.
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On the day last week when the Bush
administration froze the assets of the
Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and
Development, I received an attractive booklet ("Discover Islam: The
Reader") from the American Islamic Information Center.
Sadly, the publication's pleading was
contradicted by developments here and abroad.
Lavishly illustrated with a rainbow spectrum
of smiling faces, the reader answers such commonly asked questions as
"How does Islam guarantee human rights and equality?" "How
does Islam relate to Christianity and Judaism?" and (no kidding) "How
does Islam elevate the status of women?"
The Reader neglects to explain the affinity
of some Muslims for flying airliners into office buildings and detonating
explosive devices. But the Holy Land Foundation takes up the slack. The
foundation is America's largest Muslim charity, which raised $13 million last
year. Its principal beneficiary was Hamas (responsible for suicide bomber
attacks in Israel) “ which does uncharitable things to passengers on
Mainstream Muslim groups were furious over
the administration's move. The foundation is "a respectable Muslim charity
that does good work", insisted Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations. (The council's former head once described the
conviction of Sheik Omar Abdul-Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center
bombing, as a "hate crime against Muslims.")
At a 1995 Los Angeles event, where the
foundation raised $207,000, a military leader of Hamas exhorted the faithful:
"Finish off the Israelis. Kill them all!" Was this what Hooper meant
by "good work"?
How exactly does Islam guarantee human rights
and equality when democracy is
nonexistent in nations with Muslim majorities?
The New York Times observes that in the Arab world (the Muslim heartland)
"true democracy is scarcer than in any other part of the globe."
As for Islam's interaction with Christians,
the State Department's annual survey of religious freedom is revealing.
The latest report notes that in the past five years, over 1 million Christians
have fled Muslim countries.
In Saudi Arabia, a dozen Christians are in
jail for practicing their faith. The State Department matter-of-factly
comments, "Freedom of religion does not exist in Saudi Arabia."
When Nigerian Muslims took to the streets to
celebrate Sept. 11, 300 to 400 Christians died in one day alone. In May 2000,
200 were killed in the city of Kaduna, including Father Clement Ozi Bello (a
Muslim convert to Catholicism), who was dragged from his car, blinded and slain.
"Our people are being shot, butchered and roasted," pleads Kaduna
Bishop Josiah Fearon.
In Pakistan, a number of Christians languish
on death row for violating Section 295 (c) of the nation's penal code, which
makes blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed a capital crime. On Oct. 28, in
Bahawalpur, the Army of Omar related to Protestant churchgoers with automatic
weapons, killing 16.
In Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim
country, the Laskar Jihad has expanded its ethnic cleansing of Christians from
Maluku (where 9,000 have died since 1999) to the neighboring province of
Sulawesi. According to International Christian Concern, between Nov. 26 and Nov.
29, 600 homes and six churches were destroyed.
And in the Philippines, the Abu Sayyaf
spreads terror in the pursuit of an Islamic republic on Mindanao. Among last
year's victims was Father Rhoel Gallardo, a kidnapped Catholic priest who was
tortured and killed for refusing to say Muslim prayers.
For a religion that is said to respect human
rights and equality, Islam does a rather thorough job of trampling the former
and denying the latter, from Africa's west coast to East Asia. While they're
voluble in demanding tolerance for their faith, when it comes to the suffering
of minorities in Islamic countries, American Muslims are mute.
Nowhere is multicultural theory more starkly
refuted by reality than here. President George W. Bush tells us of the
contributions of American Muslims, the Postal Service issues a stamp honoring
two Islamic festivals, and the American Islamic Information Center circulates
its soothing booklet. At the same time, throughout the Third World, people are
discovering Islam the hard way.
The Islamic mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akrameh
Sabri, says that suicide bombings are justified and should be encouraged,
according to a report published on Friday in the international Arabic newspaper
Al-Hayat. Sabri was appointed by PLO leader Yasir Arafat. During a visit
to Abu Dhabi, Sabri criticized the Muslim religious leaders in Egypt and Saudi
Arabia who issued an Islamic ruling (fatwa) against suicide attacks. According
to Sabri, "We must not stand in the way of the intifada and Jihad [holy
war]. Rather, we must stand at their side and encourage them."
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Suicide bombers would
have us believe that their actions constitute the highest level of bravery. They
do not. They constitute the highest pinnacle of cowardice, since the
suicide bombers know they will never see the pain they have caused and will not
experience guilt and remorse for the lives they have wreaked.
Suicide bombers would
have us believe that their acts constitute the highest levels of commitment.
In a deeper sense this is not so. In fact, their acts constitute the
highest levels of detachment. By knowingly killing people who are plainly
innocent, they have externalised themselves from the world of the living.
They are not so much inhuman as anti-human.
Suicide bombers would
have us believe that their acts constitute the highest levels of sacrifice.
Clearly they sacrifice themselves, but actually their acts constitute the
highest levels of pointlessness, because they demonstrate so brutally the
emptiness and vacuity of their beliefs.
Suicide bombers believe
that their power consists in their ability to shock. In this they are
absolutely correct - but not for the reasons they think. Their dedication
is shocking, but what is really shocking, is their total lack of humanity.
No one will be shocked that evil and cruelty exist. But it is shocking
that in this day and age, there are still people dedicated to vacuity.
The cowardice of the
killers is demonstrated precisely by the fact that their choice of tragets is so
vulnerable. They are piercing the weak underbelly of the world's defences,
and claiming bravery (and martyrdom - ed.) for doing so.
But, from the midst of
the rubble of blasted bodies and physical devastation, it is impossible not to
note too some critical changes. These changes demonstrate why the goals
for which the bombers are dying, such as they are, will ultimately fail.
The aims of the bombers
are doomed, because blowing people up
(in distant places) cannot possibly build political support. Far
from highlighting political grievances, it detracts from their legitimacy.
Only the deranged bomb
innocent people and only the disturbed support them.
Wall St Journal Op
Ed October 24, 2001 - Mr. Taheri, an Iranian author and journalist, is
editor of the Paris-based Politique Internationale.
It is impolite (in the
West today), not to say impolitic, to subject Islam to any criticism. Yet, to
claim that the (spate of Islamic attacks across the world) have nothing to do
with Islam amounts to a whitewash. It is not only disingenuous but also a
disservice to Muslims, who need to cast a critical glance at the way their faith
is taught, lived and practiced.
Even worse, the refusal
to subject Islam to rational analysis is a recipe for further fanaticism. Unless
we believe those who claim that the Sept. 11 was organized by Israel, we have to
assume that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were responsible. And since there is no
mechanism for excommunication in Islam, bin Laden and his gang have every right
to describe themselves as Muslims.
Bin Laden belongs to a
prominent Yemeni-Saudi family that makes much of its Islamic credentials. He
began his militant career in 1984 as a fund-raiser for Afghans fighting the
communist regime in Kabul in the name of Islam. He had offices in a dozen Muslim
countries, none of which regarded his activities as un-Islamic.
In 1993 bin Laden was
divested of his Saudi passport but was warmly welcomed in Sudan where a
fundamentalist regime is in power. Later, bin Laden was the star of an
international conference of Muslim fundamentalists organized in Khartoum by the
then-strongman Hassan al-Turabi. He was elected a member of the Supreme Council,
whose task is to promote a radical brand of Islam throughout the world. That
gave him the right to call himself a "sheik" and issue religious fatwas, or
edicts. Again, since there is no clerical hierarchy in Islam, there was no
reason why bin Laden could not claim such authority.
Once bin Laden was
forced to leave Sudan (under U.S. pressure), he was welcomed in his ancestral
homeland of Yemen, another Muslim country. From there he went to Pakistan, the
world's second most populous Muslim nation, where he was welcomed not only by
the army but also by virtually all of Pakistan's Islamic parties, which continue
to support him.
From Pakistan, bin
Laden shifted to Afghanistan, where the Taliban had established what they
claimed to be "the only truly Islamic government." The Taliban continue to
shelter bin Laden to this day, even in the face of U.S. attacks. To say that bin
Laden has nothing to do with Islam and Muslims, therefore, requires a big leap
When pressed hard, some
Muslim leaders admit that bin Laden is "part of Islam," but try to minimize his
place. Dalil Boubakeur, a French Muslim leader, says that bin Laden does not
represent more than 1% of Muslims. Some comfort. That 1% means almost 13 million
Anyone familiar with
textbooks in most Muslim countries would know the twisted view of the world they
propagate and the hatred they promote. Anyone who follows the media in the
Muslim world would know that the verbal version of the Sept. 11 attacks is an
almost daily fare. Go to the Internet and check the editorials of virtually any
Muslim paper on Sept. 10 and see what they were saying about the West in general
and the U.S. in particular.
Anyone listening to a
sermon in virtually any mosque, including many in the West, would be shocked by
the vehemence of the anti-Western, especially nti-American, sentiments
It is both dishonest
and dangerous for Muslims to remain in a state of denial. And yet a state of
denial is what we have. When Iran's Khomeinists burned 600 people alive in a
cinema, the whitewashers said that it had nothing to do with Islam. When the
same gang took the American diplomats hostage in Tehran, again the
whitewash party insisted that had nothing to do with Islam. And when the suicide
bombings bloodied Beirut we were told that Islam had nothing to do with them.
The Muslim world today
is full of bigotry, fanaticism, hypocrisy and plain ignorance -- all of which
create a breeding ground for criminals like bin Laden. The principal victims of
these criminals are Muslims, who are prevented from developing a modern
political culture without which they cannot reform their societies and rebuild
What I am saying is not
meant as critique of Islam as a belief system; that's an issue for theologians,
and people should be free to believe whatever they like. What is needed is a
critique of Islam as an existential reality. The Sept. 11 tragedies should
trigger a rethink of the way Muslims live Islam. We should start with condemning
those attacks without "ifs" and "buts." Sadly, the way we Muslims live Islam
today is a far cry from the way our ancestors lived it in the golden age when
Islam was a builder of civilization, not a force for repression, terror and
WORRYING FACTS ABOUT ISLAM
(extracted from the
above quoted article).
- All but one of the
world's remaining military regimes are in Muslim countries.
- With the exception of Turkey and Bangladesh, there are no real elections in
any Muslim country.
- Of the current 30 active conflicts in the world no fewer than 28 concern
Muslim governments and/or communities.
- Two-thirds of the world's political prisoners are held in Muslim countries,
which also carry out 80% of all executions each year.
- There is no mechanism for excommunication in Islam.
- There is no clerical hierarchy in Islam – hence, there was no reason why bin
Laden could not claim the right to authorise himself as a "sheik" and issue
religious fatwas, or edicts.
Source: BBC NEWS http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1590000/1590350.stm
The statement was read by one of Osama Bin Laden's
lieutenants Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a spokesman for Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda
group, who has called on Muslims to join in a holy war against the United
States. Below is the full text of the statement:
"We thank Almighty God, who said in his holy book: Ye
who believe, take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and
protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst
you that turns to them is of them. Verily God guideth not a people unjustly.
"May God's peace and blessings be upon our Prophet
Muhammad, his companions, and those who followed his course.
"I address this message to the entire Muslim nation to
tell them that the confederates have joined forces against the Islamic nation
and the Crusader war, promised by Bush, has been launched against Afghanistan
and against this people who have faith in God.
"We now live under this Crusader bombardment that
targets the entire nation. The Islamic nation should know that we defend a just
"The Islamic nation has been groaning in pain for more
than 80 years under the yoke of the joint Jewish-Crusader aggression. Palestine
is living under the yoke of the Jewish occupation and its people groan from this
repression and persecution while no-one lifts a finger. The Arabian Peninsula is
being defiled by the feet of those who came to occupy these lands, usurp these
holy places, and plunder these resources.
"The Islamic nation must also know that the US version
of terrorism is a kind of
deception. Is it logical for the United States and its allies to
carry out this repression, persecution, plundering, and bloodletting over these
long years without this being called terrorism, while when the victim tries to
seek justice, he is described as terrorist?
"This type of deception can never be accepted in any
"Let the United States know that the Islamic nation will
not remain silent after this day on what it is experiencing and what takes place
in its land, and that jihad for the sake of God today is an obligation on every
Muslim in this land if he has no excuse.
'Steeds of war'
"God Almighty has said: Then fight in God's cause, thou
art held responsible only for thyself and rouse the believers. It may be that
God will restrain the fury of the unbelievers, for God is the strongest in might
and in punishment.
"US interests are spread throughout the world. So, every
Muslim should carry out his real role to champion his Islamic nation and
religion. Carrying out terrorism
against the oppressors is one of the tenets of our religion and
"Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of
your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the
enemies of God and your enemies.
"I would like to touch on one important point in this
address. The actions by these young men who destroyed the United States and
launched the storm of planes against it have done a good deed.
"They transferred the battle into the US heartland. Let
the United States know that
with God's permission, the battle will continue to be waged on
its territory until it leaves our lands, stops its support for the Jews, and
lifts the unjust embargo on the Iraqi people who have lost more than one million
"The Americans should know that the storm of plane
attacks will not abate, with God's permission. There are thousands of the
Islamic nation's youths who are eager to die just as the Americans are eager to
'New phase of enmity'
"They should know that with their invasion of the land
of Afghanistan, they have started a new phase of enmity and conflict between us
and the forces of infidelity. We are confident that we will achieve victory
thanks to our material and moral strength and confidence and faith in Almighty
God. The Americans have opened a door which will under no circumstances be shut.
"I address Muslim youths, men, and women and urge them
to shoulder their responsibility. They should know that the land of Afghanistan
and the mujahidin there are really facing an all-out Crusader war which is aimed
at eliminating this group which believes in God and fights on the basis of a
creed and religion. Thus, the nation must shoulder its responsibility. It would
be a disgrace if the Islamic nation fails to do so.
"Finally, I thank Almighty God who enabled us to engage
in this jihad and fight this battle, which is a decisive one between infidelity
and faith. I ask Almighty God to grant us victory on our enemy, make their
machinations backfire on them, and defeat them.
"May God's peace, mercy, and blessings be upon
President Bush visits the main Washington mosque and declares
Islam a religion of peace. He urges Americans to publicly accompany and protect
"women of cover" -- Islamic faithful wearing the shawl. He encourages
American schoolchildren to find a Muslim pen pal. On Monday, he held the
first White House Ramadan dinner -- "a way for the administration to
publicly make the case that it is sensitive to Muslims." Indeed, the
administration has put together an entire "Ramadan public relations
offensive" to "highlight its sensitivity to Islamic
tradition." (Washington Post).
Now, it is one thing for the president to affirm American
religious tolerance and speak out sternly against anti-Muslim prejudice, as he
did early and often after Sept. 11. That is honorable and very American. And in
fact, one can only be astonished how few acts of anti-Islamic bigotry -- and how
many acts of sympathetic understanding -- have occurred in a nation driven to
grief and fury by a monstrous mass murder. But it is quite another thing
to protest so much that, yes, we do respect Islam. Why the doubt? No
country on earth has been more welcoming to Muslim immigrants. Which is
precisely why the Sept. 11 terrorists could spend a year and a half in America
going about their murderous business unmolested.
And why must we constantly repeat that we are not at war with
Islam? We never declared war on Islam. It was Islamic fanatics who, killing
4,000 Americans in the name of God, declared war on us. Why, then, are we the
ones required to continually demonstrate our religious tolerance and respect for
others? Shouldn't that be the responsibility of the Islamic world, of
those in whose name this crime was perpetrated?
Imagine if 19 murderous Christian fundamentalists hijacked
four airplanes over Saudi Arabia and, in the name of God, crashed them into the
holy cities of Mecca and Medina, destroying the holy Kaaba and killing thousands
of innocent Muslim pilgrims. Could anyone doubt that the entire Christian world
-- clergy and theologians, leaders and lay folk -- would rise as one to denounce
And yet after Sept. 11, where were the Muslim theologians and
clergy, the imams and mullahs, rising around the world to declare that Sept. 11
was a crime against Islam? Where were the fatwas against Osama bin Laden? The
voices of high religious authority have been scandalously still. And what
of Muslim religious leaders in America? At the solemn National Cathedral
ceremony just three days after Sept. 11, the spokesman for the American Muslim
community made no statement declaring the attacks contrary to Islam. There was
no casting out of those who committed the crime. There was no fatwa against
suicide murder. Instead, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, spiritual leader of the Islamic
Society of North America, offered that to "those that lay the plots of
evil, for them is a terrible penalty." Who are these plotters of evil
receiving retribution? Did he mean the terrorists? Or did he mean that America
had it coming? He never said.
The imam of the leading mosque in New York, the 96th Street
Mosque, left no ambiguity: He published an interview in Egypt, to which he
repaired after Sept. 11, claiming that it was the Jews who perpetrated the
attacks. Hence that great post-Sept. 11 oddity: Deafening silence from the
spiritual authorities of Islam, obsessive chatter from Americans, largely
Christian, filling that silence with near apologetic professions of good
faith and tolerance.
This is not just odd, it is demeaning. Who attacked whom? Who
should be doing
the soul-searching and the breast-beating? Why are we acting as
if we bear guilt for our own victimization? The United States is the most
diverse and religiously tolerant society on earth. By far. As regards Islamic
peoples, we have been singularly sympathetic. We waged three successful
military campaigns in the 1990s. In every one we rescued a beleaguered Islamic
people: Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo. And we have just liberated a fourth:
Four thousand Americans lie dead in Washington and New York.
Who should be
atoning? Who should be reaching out to show religious tolerance
and acceptance? Who should be asking their children to find pen pals of another
Sept. 11 was supposed to be a wake-up call to moral
seriousness. Let's show it and stop acting like the guilty party.
I Stand with Israel: I Stand
with the Jews by Oriana Fallaci
A French court on Nov. 20, 2002, dismissed a request to
ban "The Rage and the Pride," the best-selling book by [leftist]
Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci that critics say incites hatred of
Muslims. Oriana Fallaci, 73, is a former Resistance fighter and war
correspondent best-known for her uncompromising interviews with world leaders.
I find it shameful that in Italy there should be a procession
of individuals dressed as suicide bombers who spew vile abuse at Israel, hold up
photographs of Israeli leaders on whose foreheads they have drawn the swastika,
incite people to hate the Jews. And who, in order to see Jews once again in the
extermination camps, in the gas chambers, in the ovens of Dachau and Mauthausen
and Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen et cetera, would sell their own mother to a
I find it shameful that the Catholic Church should permit a
bishop, one with lodgings in the Vatican no less, a saintly man who was found in
Jerusalem with an arsenal of arms and explosives hidden in the secret
compartments of his sacred Mercedes, to participate in that procession and plant
himself in front of a microphone to thank in the name of God the suicide bombers
who massacre the Jews in pizzerias and supermarkets. To call them "martyrs
who go to their deaths as to a party."
I find it shameful that in France, the France of
Liberty-Equality-Fraternity, they burn synagogues, terrorize Jews, profane
their cemeteries. I find it shameful that the youth of Holland and Germany and
Denmark flaunt the kaffiah just as Mussolini's avant garde used to flaunt the
club and the fascist badge.
I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of
Europe Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism. That in Sweden
they asked that the Nobel Peace Prize given to Shimon Peres in 1994 be taken
back and conferred on the dove with the olive branch in his mouth, that is
I find it shameful that the distinguished members of the
Committee, a Committee that (it would appear) rewards political color rather
than merit, should take this request into consideration and even respond
to it. In hell the Nobel Prize honors he who does not receive it.
I find it shameful (we're back in Italy) that state-run
television stations contribute to the resurgent anti-Semitism, crying only over
Palestinian deaths while playing down Israeli deaths, glossing over them in
unwilling tones. I find it shameful that in their debates they host with much
deference the scoundrels with turban or kaffiah who yesterday sang hymns to the
slaughter at New York and today sing hymns to the slaughters at Jerusalem, at
Haifa, at Netanya, at Tel Aviv.
I find it shameful that the press does the same, that it is
indignant because Israeli tanks surround the Church of the Nativity in
Bethlehem, that it is not indignant because inside that same church two hundred
Palestinian terrorists well armed with machine guns and munitions and explosives
(among them are various leaders of Hamas and Al-Aqsa) are not unwelcome guests
of the monks (who then accept bottles of mineral water and jars of honey from
the soldiers of those tanks).
I find it shameful that, in giving the number of Israelis
killed since the beginning of the Second Intifada (four hundred twelve), a noted
daily newspaper found it appropriate to underline in capital letters that more
people are killed in their traffic accidents. (Six hundred a year).
I find it shameful that the Roman Observer, the newspaper of
the Pope - a Pope
who not long ago left in the Wailing Wall a letter of apology
for the Jews - accuses of extermination a people who were exterminated in the
millions by Christians. By Europeans. I find it shameful that this newspaper
denies to the survivors of that people (survivors who still have numbers
tattooed on their arms) the right to react, to defend themselves, to not be
I find it shameful that in the name of Jesus Christ (a Jew
without whom they would all be unemployed), the priests of our parishes or
Social Centers or whatever they are flirt with the assassins of those in
Jerusalem who cannot go to eat a pizza or buy some eggs without being blown up.
I find it shameful that they are on the side of the very ones
who inaugurated terrorism, killing us on airplanes, in airports, at the
Olympics, and who today entertain themselves by killing western journalists. By
shooting them, abducting them, cutting their throats, decapitating them.
(There's someone in Italy who, since the appearance of Anger and Pride, would
like to do the same to me. Citing verses of the Koran he exorts his
"brothers" in the mosques and the Islamic Community to chastise me in
the name of Allah. To kill me. Or rather to die with me. Since he's someone who
speaks English well, I'll respond to him in English: " **** you.")
I find it shameful that almost all of the left, the left that
twenty years ago permitted one of its union processionals to deposit a coffin
(as a mafioso warning) in front of the synagogue of Rome, forgets the
contribution made by the Jews to the fight against fascism. Made by Carlo and
Nello Rossini, for example, by Leone Ginzburg, by Umberto Terracini, by Leo
Valiani, by Emilio Sereni, by women like my friend Anna Maria Enriques Agnoletti
who was shot at Florence on June 12, 1944, by seventy-five of the
three-hundred-thirty-five people killed at the Fosse Ardeatine, by the infinite
others killed under torture or in combat or before firing squads. (The
companions, the teachers, of my infancy and my youth.)
I find it shameful that in part through the fault of the
left--or rather, primarily through the fault of the left (think of the
left that inaugurates its congresses applauding the representative of the PLO,
leader in Italy of the Palestinians who want the destruction of Israel)--Jews in
Italian cities are once again afraid. And in French cities and Dutch cities and
Danish cities and German cities, it is the same. I find it shameful that Jews
tremble at the passage of the scoundrels dressed like suicide bombers just as
they trembled during Krystallnacht, the night in which Hitler gave free rein to
the Hunt of the Jews.
I find it shameful that in obedience to the stupid, vile,
dishonest, and for them extremely advantageous fashion of Political Correctness
the usual opportunists - or better the usual parasites - exploit the word Peace.
That in the name of the word Peace, by now more debauched than the words Love
and Humanity, they absolve one side alone of its hate and bestiality. That in
the name of a pacifism (read conformism) delegated to the singing crickets and
buffoons who used to lick Pol Pot's feet they incite people who are confused or
ingenuous or intimidated. Trick them, corrupt them, carry them back a half
century to the time of the yellow star on the coat. These charlatans who care
about the Palestinians as much as I care about the charlatans. That is not at
I find it shameful that many Italians and many Europeans have
chosen as their
standard-bearer the gentleman (or so it is polite to say)
Arafat. This nonentity who thanks to the money of the Saudi Royal Family plays
the Mussolini ad perpetuum and in his megalomania believes he will pass into
History as the George Washington of Palestine. This ungrammatical wretch who
when I interviewed him was unable even to put together a complete
sentence, to make articulate conversation. So that to put it all together,
write it, publish it, cost me a tremendous effort and I concluded that compared
to him even Ghaddafi sounds like Leonardo da Vinci. This false warrior who
always goes around in uniform like Pinochet, never putting on civilian garb, and
yet despite this has never participated in a battle. War is something he
sends, has always sent, others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who
believe in him. This pompous incompetent who playing the part of Head of State
caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.
No-no-I-want-Jerusalem-all-to-myself. This eternal liar who has a flash of
sincerity only when (in private) he denies Israel's right to exist, and who as I
say in my book contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the
double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is, so that you can never
trust him. Never! With him you will always wind up systematically betrayed. This
eternal terrorist who knows only how to be a terrorist (while keeping himself
safe) and who during the Seventies, that is when I interviewed him, even trained
the terrorists of Baader-Meinhof. With them, children ten years of age. Poor
children. (Now he trains them to become suicide bombers. A hundred baby suicide
bombers are in the works: a hundred!). This weathercock who keeps his wife at
Paris, served and revered like a queen, and keeps his people down in the
squalor. He takes them out of the squalor only to send them to die, to kill and
to die, like the eighteen year old girls who in order to earn equality with the
fate of their victims. And yet many Italians love him, yes. Just like they loved
Mussolini. And many other Europeans do the same.
I find it shameful and see in all this the rise of a new
fascism, a new nazism. A fascism, a nazism, that much more grim and revolting
because it is conducted and nourished by those who hypocritically pose as
do-gooders, progressives, communists, pacifists, Catholics or rather
Christians, and who have the gall to label a warmonger anyone like me who
screams the truth. I see it, yes, and I say the following. I have never been
tender with the tragic and Shakespearean figure Sharon. ("I know you've
come to add another scalp to your necklace," he murmured almost with
sadness when I went to interview him in 1982.) I have often had disagreements
with the Israelis, ugly ones, and in the past I have defended the
Palestinians a great deal. Maybe more than they deserved. But I stand with
Israel, I stand with the Jews. I stand just as I stood as a young girl during
the time when I fought with them, and when the Anna Marias were shot. I defend
their right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be
exterminated a second time. And disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many
Italians, of many Europeans, I am ashamed of this shame that dishonors my
Country and Europe. At best, it is not a community of States, but a pit of
Pontius Pilates. And even if all the inhabitants of this planet were to think
otherwise, I would continue to think so.
ISLAM AND THE WORLD'S DEAFENING
response to the Kenya Massacre of Innocents
By Rosie Dimanno The Toronto Star
There's no haven for Jews. Not within Israel and not without.
The earth is stained with their blood: From an El Al counter in Los Angeles to a
beach resort in Mombasa.
Their children, their elderly, their scholars, their farmers,
the diaspora of their tribe - all targets, at home and abroad. Shopping for
food, riding a bus, strolling across a campus, dining as families in
restaurants, dancing in clubs, worshipping in synagogues. Not a blessed place in
all the world is safe.
The carnage in Kenya (Nov. 2002) is only the most recent
atrocity but no doubt history will recall it as a defining moment in the
modern-day Holocaust of Jews - a point where all buffers of presumed
security were breached, when the war of attrition against Israelis went
extra-territorial, crossing geographical borders and moral boundaries. Those
shredded bodies of vacationers who believed themselves somehow beyond the reach
of homicide bombers are sad testament to the reality of their predicament. And
the poor victims who were not Jews, the Kenyan dancers welcoming new arrivals to
a holiday hotel, they were but expendable bit-players, the collateral damage of
Palestinians might revile Israelis as oppressors and
occupiers, might bleat to the international community for redress of their
political grievances. But Palestinians the world over aren't hunted down like
dogs. Arabs the world over aren't targeted for extermination. Muslims the world
over aren't murdered in packs. Humankind would not stand for it. The Pan-Arab
alliance would not stand for it. Islamic countries would not stand for it.
Imagine, if Zionist terrorists armed with shoulder-held
rockets had attempted to bring down a Saudi airplane, as unidentified militants
had attempted to blast an El Al flight out of the sky over Kenya, simultaneous
with the Mombasa bombing - a two-pronged attack suggesting sophisticated
planning and a network of operatives, with the fingerprints of Al Qaeda all over
it. The reverse scenario - Jew on Muslim - would be grounds for war, for a
unified assault on Israel. And the West would be hard-pressed to interdict, to
Ah, but these are just dead Jews. And we are accustomed to
I have been waiting, in the days since Thursday's abominable
attack, for just one word of sympathy, of pity, from the Muslim world. One note
of commiseration to emanate from inside the thousands of mosques, one hint of
regret and empathy from commentators ever ready to assail any Israeli misstep
and aggression. But the silence has been deafening.
Islam, that great religion of peace, has had nothing to say
of more murdered Jews. That silent majority that disapproves of extremism, that
argues the Muslim faith has been ill-served by militants who've twisted every
article of the Islamic faith - not a murmur of renunciation of those who commit
such travesties in their name. Where is the rage?
If little in the way of revulsion might have been expected
from the hostile nations that surround Israel, then surely a word of consolation
from moderate Muslims in the West might have been forthcoming. Yet I've heard
nary an utterance from the very same agencies and organizations, purportedly
representing Muslims and Arabs, that are so vigilant about pouncing on any
perceived racism or intolerance against their people, even in this
country. Nothing from the Canadian Islamic Congress, nothing from the
Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association, nothing from the
Palestinian-Canadian Student Society, nothing from the Canadian Arab Friendship
Association, nothing from the Canadian Society of Muslims. To name a few.
Only the beleaguered Palestinians themselves, in a poll taken
before Thursday's tragic events, have expressed weariness with the whole
campaign of violence aimed at Israel, this as one lone voice - a potential
successor to Arafat - has declared that the intifadah must stop because it has
done nothing to further the Palestinian cause.
It's impossible to disentangle the war against the Jews from
the larger Islamist war against the West. Assuredly, the misery of Palestinians
was not what motivated the terrorist agenda of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Bin
Laden, preoccupied with routing America's presence in the Arab world, militarily
and culturally, paid only passing lip service to the plight of Palestinians in
the occupied territories. At some point, they became a postscript to his
anti-Western, anti-American screeds. But others quickly linked the
micro-terrorism to the macro-terrorism, as if to invest Al Qaeda and like-minded
terrorist networks to a more palatable cause. And in this they've been rather
successful, with a rationalizing argument that offers endemic Islamic grievances
on the one hand and Israeli truculence on the other. It is a sham of an
argument, illogical at its core, but repeat a lie often enough and it will
become the lingua franca of terrorism.
Israel, as it has learned from history, cannot depend on any
other nation, any other alliance of nations, not even its great and steadfast
friend America, to fight its battles, ensure its security or avenge its dead. In
the same way Mossad tracked down and eliminated the freed perpetrators of the
Munich Massacre in 1972, its counter-terrorist experts will likely, insofar as
they are able, track down and eliminate those who committed Thursday's vile
attacks. But this is a new generation of global terrorism and Israel's enemies -
like the West's enemies - no longer stand out in a crowd. In many parts of the
world, they are the crowd. Islamist pretenders, fomenting hatred in the masses,
have made sure of that. And they are like cockroaches, scurrying out of the
geopolitical cracks - in Saudi Arabia, in Yemen, in East Africa, in the
Philippines, in Indonesia, even in America and Canada.
They kill Jews. They kill Americans. They kill Australians
who had the temerity to push rampaging Indonesian paramilitaries out of East
Timor, a predominantly Catholic fledgling state. They kill Kenyan dancers and
civil employees. They kill French engineers. They blow up skyscrapers and bring
down airplanes. They do all this with Allah's name on their lips.
The Invisible Jihad - under cover of the Media and the
WorldNetDaily.com - The
Editor and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Farah, is an Arab-American
After praising the Sept. 11 skyjackers and threatening to
commit major terrorist acts
himself within the U.S., alleged sniper John Muhammad, along
with 17-year-old Lee Boyd "John" Malvo, paralyzed the Washington
metropolitan area for three bloody weeks in October. Yet since his capture, most
in the media have been loathe to focus seriously on jihad as a motive.
In fact, the standard analysis of what makes Muhammad tick
seems to include anything and everything except jihad – the personal spiritual
mandate to engage in "holy war" against the "enemies of
Islam," that is, non-Muslims, especially Americans, Jews and Christians.
Such violent directives, long central to militant Islamism,
have grown exponentially in recent years, emanating not only from known terror
leaders like Osama bin Laden, but from militant Islamic clerics worldwide,
including some in the U.S. (Last month, Sheik Abu Hamza, affiliated with
London's Finsbury Park mosque, was caught on film urging his followers to kill
non-Muslims – particularly Americans – and to commit other acts of
Despite these eerie, medieval calls for the murderous purging
of "unbelievers," jihad
doesn't easily show up on the radar of the media elite, in spite
of America's unwelcome crash course in radical Islam in the aftermath of 9-11.
Thus, the Los Angeles Times offered up no less than six
possible motives for
Muhammad's killing spree, reports Daniel Pipes, an expert on
militant Islam. They
included "his 'stormy relationship' with his family, his
'stark realization' of loss and
regret, his perceived sense of abuse as an American Muslim
post-9/11, his desire to
'exert control' over others, his relationship with Malvo, and
his trying to make a quick buck," said Pipes – "but did not mention
Is this see-no-jihad, hear-no-jihad, speak-no-jihad mindset
unique to the sniper case? Far from it. On July 4, a cab driver named
Hesham Hadayet walked into the Los Angeles International Airport and shot two
people to death before being shot and killed by a security guard. Despite the
fact that Hadayet was Egyptian and that he had chosen the Israeli El Al ticket
counter as the site for venting his rage, any suggestion that Hadayet was
carrying out his own personal jihad was immediately dismissed.
"Investigators … believe that Hadayet was simply an
overstressed man who snapped," reported the Los Angeles Times. "He was
known as a quiet, observant Muslim," added the Times, which explained away
the killer's virulent anti-Semitism by saying: "While Hadayet occasionally
mentioned a hatred for Israel, [one former employee] saw it more as a cultural
perspective on Mideast politics than an emotion that would fuel violence."
One of the worst air disasters in recent history, Egypt Air
Flight 990 crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from New York in
October 1999, killing 217.
Two-and-a-half years later, the National Transportation
Safety Board finally reached the same conclusion last March that virtually
everyone else had immediately after the crash – that the plane's Egyptian
copilot, Gameel El-Batouty, had cut power to the engines and intentionally sent
the plane plummeting into the ocean, killing all aboard.
But the government panel declined to suggest a motive, except
to speculate that
El-Batouty might have "committed suicide."
From the Washington, D.C., sniper shootings (in which police
wrongly profiled white males despite eyewitnesses who said they saw dark skin),
to the anthrax murders, to the Oklahoma City bombing, to the downing of
TWA Flight 800 (in which multiple eyewitnesses who claim they saw a missile hit
the plane contradict the government's official conclusion of mechanical failure)
– it is as if 9-11 never happened.
There is a strange aversion in both the administration and
most of the press to investigate seriously the "jihad factor" in
attack after attack that Americans are enduring.
Yet, the truth is that virtually all terrorist acts against
the U.S. or its interests in recent years have been perpetrated by militant
Islamists. Indeed, a glance at the headlines shows we are in the midst of what
can only be described as a global Islamic jihad against America and Israel.
Thus, the official face of U.S. policy – that Islam is a
religion of peace, that most Islamic nations are America's allies in the war on
terror, and that terrorist groups like al-Qaida, Hamas and Hezbollah aren't
truly Muslim at all and, in any event, are supported by only a tiny fraction of
the Muslim world – is increasingly at odds with reality.
Even after the resurgence of al-Qaida and the official
confirmation that bin Laden is still leading the far-flung terror empire, as
well as the recent mass atrocities in Bali, Moscow and elsewhere – all with
direct ties to al-Qaida – the U.S. seems incapable of accurately defining its
The Islamic connection is always downplayed. Always.
John Muhammad's militant Islamic belief system has barely
figured into the analysis of his motivations. Yet, beyond the question of
whether he was part of a known terrorist organization is the equally important,
and ultimately more frightening, possibility that he acted as an unofficial
"freelance" member of the global jihad forces.
After all, bin Laden – whom Muhammad reportedly admires –
has repeatedly and
publicly called for the wanton murder of Americans and Jews by
everywhere, acting on their own.
In the world of Islamist terrorism, tiny, independent sleeper
cells and "freelancers" are every bit as much a part of the global
jihad force as are "card-carrying" members of al-Qaida and other known
groups. It is in the nature of such groups to be highly decentralized and
autonomous, held together despite long distances and minimal (or no) contact
with leaders by their fervent religious convictions and intense hatred of a
In the same way, the global Islamist jihad has its
"organized militia" – members of terror groups like al-Qaida – and
its "unorganized militia" – angry Islamists who hate America and
Even the distinction between a member of a terrorist group
and a freelancer is illusory. Rather than a hard line, there's a continuum of
participation representing every type and level of involvement, all bound
together by a common hatred (of America and Israel) and a common justification
(Allah and the Quran).
One such "freelancer" was American Jose Padilla
(also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir), who, after training in Pakistan after 9-11,
was arrested for allegedly plotting a dirty-bomb attack on U.S. soil. Another,
Algerian Ahmed Ressam, was arrested at the U.S.-Canadian border and convicted of
attempting to blow up the Los Angeles airport during millennium celebrations.
Then there was Richard Reid, the British "shoe bomber" currently in
U.S. prison for allegedly attempting to ignite a bomb hidden in his shoe aboard
an American Airlines flight.
Yet, despite clear indications of a more decentralized and
multi-faceted battle plan, heavily reliant on freelancers and loners inspired by
their hatred of America and spurred on by the incendiary rhetoric of maniacal
Islamic clerics calling for jihad – official Washington and, apparently, the
mainstream press still don't get it.
And because they don't understand the new paradigm of war,
they flail away at shadows, missing the enemy in our midst, while robbing
precious freedoms from law-abiding citizens with new police powers and
ever-more-intrusive surveillance capabilities.
The plain truth is that while sleeper cells, their supporters
and fund-raisers are living undercover in America, many of the biggest and most
"mainstream" Islamic groups in the U.S.A. have proven ties to
terrorist groups like Hamas, and – most vexing of all perhaps – a lot of
fund-raising, sustenance and networking for Islamist terrorism has taken place,
knowingly or unknowingly, in American mosques, Islamic centers and charities.
But how are law enforcement authorities to deal with such a
threat? America's very
identity as a bastion of liberty is based on constitutionally
guaranteed freedoms of
religion, speech and assembly. We don't imprison people for
saying bad things, or even for assembling together to say bad things. Do
we clamp shut all immigration of males from Muslim countries? Secretary of State
Colin Powell certainly doesn't think so. Despite the fact that the government
has reportedly allowed some 50,000 men from Muslim countries into the United
States since Sept. 11, 2001, Powell is on a campaign to open the doors wider
still. Extremism and violence, not radical Islam, are America's greatest
enemies, said Powell, strongly criticizing major evangelical Christian leaders
(including Pat Robertson, Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell, although he didn't
name them) for their recent criticisms of Islam.
An analysis by Mideast expert Daniel Pipes concludes that by
not directly and publicly acknowledging militant Islam as the enemy, America is
endangering its war on terror in the all-important areas of: Understanding
the enemy's motives: A virtual taboo exists in official circles about Islam's
role in the violence.
Defining war goals: The U.S. government's stated objectives
in the war are operationally vague. Only by naming militant Islam as the enemy
is it possible to see the goal of defeating and marginalizing this ideology.
Defining the enemy: Right now, it's just
"terrorists," "evildoers," "a dangerous group of
people" and other non-specific monikers. Naming militant Islam as the enemy
reveals that the problem goes beyond terrorists to include those who in
non-violent ways forward the totalitarian agenda – this includes its funders,
preachers, apologists and lobbyists.
Defining the allies: Naming militant Islam clarifies the
ideological dimension and points to the crucial role of Muslims who reject this
radical utopian ideology. They can both help argue against it and then offer an
alternate to it.
A time for truth
While the government and "mainstream" media avoid
mentioning the Islamist elephant in the national living room, the nation is ripe
for further recruitment.
How do we dare deal with the fact that some Islamic mosques
in America – although thousands of decent, law-abiding Muslims worship there
– have also been and no doubt still are being used as cover for terrorists?
And most importantly, how do we deal with this vexing and
deadly problem while still respecting law-abiding Muslims' rights to fundamental
freedoms, including freedom of worship, in America?
The solution will be difficult, but not impossible. And it
must start – as solving all seemingly intractable problems must start – with
telling the truth.
BIBLE REVELATIONS Commentary - It is Time
that Peace loving Muslims stand up for Peace and turn their backs on that
Islamic Faith which spews out hatred and death to those who wont join the blood
thirsty plot presented under the banner of 'Islam'. It is time that
Muslims realise that the Call of Bible Prophets to "Come out of
Babylon" apply equally to Islam as it does to Christianity or any
other Faith which does not conform to the requirements of Torah.
WorldNetDaily.com - Joseph
Farah, is an Arab-American journalist, Editor and Chief Executive Officer
of World Net Daily
President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell have both
recently sharply criticized those warning of the grave threat posed by Islamism.
They characterized such warnings as "hate" speech.
Such a reaction from our national leaders requires abject
ignorance of the world around us. The truth? Islamism is the
No.1 threat to Western civilization today. It is the No.1 threat to
Christians around the world. It is the No. 1 threat to Jews. It is the
No.1 threat to American security.
Worse yet, Bush and Powell continue policies that actually
spread the poisonous hate of Islamism – hatred that manifests itself in the
deaths of innocent people around the world on a daily basis.
Failing to recognize we are engulfed in a Global Jihad – an
unholy war in which only one side is on the offensive – Bush and Powell
pretend that the terrorism we defend against is somehow disconnected from any
religious component. It is not.
Islamism, the radical brand of Quranic fundamentalism, is on
the march. Its goal is
nothing short of world hegemony. Its goal is nothing short of
the destruction of the
United States of America. Its goal is nothing short of the end
of the Jewish state. Its goal is nothing short of the elimination of Christians
and Jews around the world. Its goal is nothing short of global domination.
We see the violent outbursts today in Nigeria. We see them in
Indonesia. We see them in the Philippines. We see them in the Middle East. We
see them in Chechnya. We see them in the Balkans. And we in the United States
saw them most clearly on Sept. 11, 2001.
How can we continue to keep our heads in the sand?
Rather than criticize those who do see the truth clearly, Bush and Powell ought
to remember who their friends are. They ought to remember they are responsible
even today for supporting those with blood on their hands. They ought to
remember those schools in the Palestinian Authority teaching real hate, real
violence, real jihad – all with taxpayer subsidies from the United States of
America. They ought to remember "our friends" in Saudi Arabia who fund
terrorism around the globe and who sent so many of those hijackers to the U.S.
Perhaps Bush and Powell believe, like President Clinton and
Madeleine Albright before them, that if only we in the United States are
"nice" to those who hate us, the favor will be returned. Perhaps
they think appeasement is the best policy. Perhaps they think this deep-seated
violent hatred against us will dissipate if only we pretend it doesn't really
exist. Perhaps they think we can win respect from our enemy if we are
kinder and gentler.
This was the mistake Israel made a decade ago. Under pressure
from the West, the
Jewish state negotiated and conceded and bargained and withdrew.
Only recently have most Israelis seen the truth: It was all for naught. It was
all in vain. It was all an illusion. There was never any chance for peace
The only way to achieve victory in this war with Islamism is
to recognize who the enemy really is. That is how we defeated the Soviet Union.
President Reagan called it what it was – an "Evil Empire." And that
was the beginning of the end. If we don't call evil what it is, we cannot hope
to defeat it.
No, we are not at war with all Muslims. There is a
distinction. Some Muslims, as we have seen, prefer to live under freedom. Some
prefer to live free of hate. Some prefer to live in peace with Christians and
Jews. But we cannot ignore the fact that many do not. We cannot ignore the
fact that many see our demise as their divine purpose. We cannot ignore that
there is a sizable and growing number of Muslims in that category.
There is no danger that Americans are about to be consumed
with hatred for all Muslims. There is no danger that Americans are about to
punish innocent Muslims for the crimes of others. There is no danger that
Americans are going to become like our enemies.
Therefore, here's my advice to Bush and Powell: Stop the
appeasement. Pull the plug on the financial aid to terrorism. Recognize the true
enemy and deal with it harshly. Don't compromise with evil. And, most of all,
stop criticizing your true friends and allies in this war.
BIBLE REVELATIONS Commentary - When a
religion no longer preaches forebearance and Peace, then it is time to desert
it. There is no doubt, that masses of Christians will disassociate
themselves when the Pope. or their Church ministers and pastors openly start
preaching hate and death against non-Christians; Jews will do the same, so
also Hindus and most Peace loving religions. Why should Muslims act
differently? Islam recognizes the Torah (Bible). Then it is high
time that Muslims start claiming its Promises also - but not before they have
disassociated themselves from Islam and its Call for "Death of the Infidels
(non-Muslims)" and that they, like the Christians also, should start their
"Exodus from Babylon" and join in the Restoration of the One True
Faith of the Creator God as expounded and proclaimed by the Bible and as
eternalized in Judaism under the jurisdiction of Judah, whom the Bible proclaims
as "God's Lawgiver" (Gen. 49:10; Ps. 60:7; Ps 108:8).
Muslims and Arabs across the globe:
Reject hate, embrace love. Bring out the best in Islam by showing your
compassion, gratitude and forgiveness. Make the holy land truly holy by
giving Israel and the Jewish people the respect they deserve in their
tiny little country. This is not a crisis over land. It is a crisis of
a crisis in our faith, judgment and self confidence. Israel should not
regarded as an enemy, but as a blessing to our neighborhood. We need not
fear peace, but embrace it."
AMAZING REALITY . . .
With regard to acknowledging Israel as a
"Blessing" to the world, now consider the following somewhat humoristic
presentation which touches but the surface of an amazing reality, i.e. the
effect of Jewish Inventions and participation in creating the world as we
have it around us today! - of course, to be rejected by the "puritans" of
religious cults while they conveniently use much of these gifts to
civilization, for their benefit and the benefit of their loved ones!
And consider, to Israel's credit, that the Jews do not go around boasting
these achievements which they regard as a tribute to humanity - proven by
the fact that you yourself may not even be aware of the Jewish origin of
many or most of these inventions as touched on in this video . . .
Serves the Islamic Republic Amil Imani
"It is time for Muslims to wake up and
toss this ideology of destruction and death out of office before we all ravish
As the Islamic Revolution completed its third decade, it would not be too
difficult to realize the reality and the fruits of its mismanagement during its
imperial and revolutionary eras. Throughout the three decades of its existence,
the Islamic Republic has managed, notably, to produce more hunger, extreme
frustration and anger, prostitution at a record pace, drug addiction beyond
control, child execution without any regard to the international human rights
bylaws. There are many reports regarding cases of child sexual abuse and
molestation reaching epidemic proportions. Prosecution and imprisonment of the
innocent people and systematic and illegal abuse of detainees and hundreds of
gruesome acts have been reported.
The genocidal Islamists have been doing all they can to completely wipe out the
Baha'is in Iran as well as everywhere else in the world that their
blood-drenched hand can reach. The Islamic government condones and promotes
every measure of oppression against the Baha'is. The Islamists don't even spare
the dead. They bulldoze and even uproot the trees in Baha'is cemeteries.
Harassment of other religious minorities is prevalent and torturing innocent
people beyond recognition is part of their modus operandi. They routinely hang
dissidents and amputate the limbs of anyone for petty theft. There are
responsible for the unmitigated poverty in the oil-rich country, sex slaves in
the Persian Gulf region and the raping of children as young as 2 years of age.
The Islamic Republic also has started a nuclear program, not for peaceful
purposes, as they claim, but only to prolong their unwanted existence long
enough to get their hands on the bomb so that they can feel invincible and
continue their control over the armless Iranian people and ultimately export
their version of Shi'a Islam and terrorism around the globe.
What is the likelihood that the ruling Mullahs will actually use their new toy?
If they remain in power long enough to have it, they are very likely to use it,
in one form or another. At the very least, they will use the bomb for blackmail
and intimidation in the region. Not even the all-out nuclear exchange can be
ruled out. Islam is a religion centered on death with the faithful eyes fixed on
the afterlife and its promised eternal pleasures. If the faithful kills, he goes
to Allah's paradise; if he gets killed, he goes to Allah's paradise. An urgent
warning to the people of the world: stop the Islamic Republic nuclear program
now, or face eradication from the face of the earth and I am not in any mood to
make you laugh.
What does the Islamic Republic do to cover up its crimes against humanity? They
immediately create chaos and crisis. In other words, they create smoke and
mirrors and push the dust under the rug again as they did when the Islamists
took the American diplomats as hostages for 444 days and during Iran and Iraq
war and recent Israeli war with Hamas. Ironically, the first victims of the
chaos and crises doctrine have always been the Iranian people. They are trying
to distract the world from their nuclear intention as they did during the Gaza
crisis. They took the attention away from their nuclear program.
Since its inception, the regime has stigmatized, victimized and murdered people
without any due process of law. They particularly go after the writers, poets
and artists to harass. The first Islamic Revolutionary Judge, Sheik Sadegh
Khalkhali, an infamous psychopath, did not hesitate to demand the execution of
intellectuals such as Ahmad Shamlou, a famous Iranian author who was well-known
for his non-adherence to any political party and his non-involvement in any
political activity. Khalkhali was responsible for many arbitrary executions.
According to Judge Abdolkarim Ardibili, former President of the Supreme Court,
many defense lawyers were arrested, imprisoned and in at least one case,
Currently, the regime, on the slightest suspicion will arrest, convict and
execute. Few people would deny any longer that Islam and its variants mean, in
practice, bloody terrorism, deadly purges, lethal actions, forced ‘hijabs," show
trials and genocide. It is a widespread plague upon humanity. It is disguised as
religion and has penetrated our democracies with the aim of replacing civility
and liberty with the barbarism of theocracy and Sharia. Islam's multi-prong
attack aims to destroy all that liberty offers.
On September 19, 1981, in an address broadcasted on radio and television,
Ayatollah Moussavi, the Revolutionary Procurator General, stated, "to kill the
people who stand against this regime and its just Imam (Khomeini) is a
prescribed duty according to Islamic laws. If they are captured, our men will
not let them eat and sleep for a few months. The trial of these people is in the
streets. I also order the city prosecutors to do the same; otherwise they
themselves will be punished" reported by Ghiam newspaper, Tehran, June 28, 1981.
The flair for hanging has not stopped since then, in fact, it has immensely
The Mullahs presently ruling Iran are faced with monumental threats. Internally,
the great majority of the populace is against their misrule. Labor unions,
teachers associations, student groups, religious and ethnic minorities,
journalists and many others have suffered and continue to suffer inordinate
hardship under the heavy-handed Mullahs and their front men. Externally, they
are engaged in brinksmanship with the United States and Israel, while trying to
wrestle the mantle of Islamic leadership from the Sunni Saudis and their Wahhabi
cabal and President Obama intends to negotiate with these criminals rather than
the legitimate owners of the country, the Iranian people. He will also fail
miserably as did his four predecessors.
The Islamist apologists call me all kinds of unspeakable names. That's all they
can do, since they are unable to hang me from high cranes at public squares as
they do to everyone, even teenagers, in Iran. These mullahs -- that includes the
non-turbaned creatures working as the akhoond's front men and pawns -- are
agents of destruction and death. They have a ball plundering Iran and are
looking forward to their rewards in Allah's paradise for their dastardly acts
here on earth. As they see it, it is a win-win proposition for them.
Sadly, huge numbers of Iranians are hoodwinked into supporting these leeches and
believing in their pie-in-the-sky promises. It is time for Muslims to wake up
and toss this ideology of destruction and death out of office before we all
Centuries ago, a group of newly converted Muslims from the Arabian Peninsula,
ravaged my mother country, the present Iran, a cradle of civilization, the land
of Cyrus the Great- the first author of the Human Rights Charter-. The
upstanding Iranian people who lived by the Great Zoroaster's triad of Goodly
Thoughts, Goodly Speech, and Goodly Deeds stood no chance against the Muslims
who had been promised by Muhammad: if you kill, or you get killed, either way
you will be admitted to Allah's gloriously lush paradise for eternity in
compensation. This pie-in-the-sky paradise of Allah, Muhammad intimated,
includes among other things, rivers of milk and honey as well as 72 virgins for
The invasion of my country was only the start of the tenacious scourge of Islam.
Slaughtering people by hundreds of thousands at the time left the remainder of
the Iranians little choice but to convert to the creed of this cult of violence.
Choiceless millions converted to Islam and a few hundred thousand brave souls
circled the wagon, so to speak, and held firm to their creed of light -- the
Zoroastrian faith. For centuries, the Zoroastrians paid heavily in all manner of
ways under the rule of the converted Muslims; many were forced to leave for
other lands such as India, while others were driven out of their habitats to
marginal parts of the land.
Yet, all along, many Iranians revered the religion of their ancestors and
resented the Arab-imposed creed. Nonetheless, the transplant of Islam had taken
deep roots. As a result, a compromise evolved. The overwhelming majority of
Iranians, who had become some sort of generic Muslims, parted company with the
original line of Sunni-Caliphate and adopted Shiism. The tragic history of
Shiism appealed to the Iranians who felt great affinity, consciously or
unconsciously, with the tragic suffering of the Imamate line at the hand of the
mainstream Sunni Muslims.
Switching allegiance from one sect of the cult of death to another did little
more than provide a venting opportunity to the victimized Iranians. They could
not find it in themselves to get rid of Shia Islam while it offered them a
degree of relief, enabling them to vilify the mainstream Sunnis for inflicting
them with the Islamic disease in the first place.
Fourteen hundred years of suffering is far too long for any people, although the
Jews hold the record for that misfortune. The Jews have at long last returned to
their homeland even though they are still encircled by the vicious Arab
Islamists who would like nothing better than to drown every last one of them in
the sea, similar to the way the Islamists forced our Zoroastrian people out of
the country or the remaining few to the edges of the inhospitable desert.
With the passage of time, blaming the historical foreign invaders for our sorry
plight failed as explanation. Re-playing the long-ago tragic drama of the Imams'
sufferings did little more than supply a superficial psychological relief. Real
new enemy-making was in order to keep the victimization mentality alive and
prevent the people from self-examination and finding the true culprit for their
Sadly, the victimization mentality seems to have become an irreversible disease
of our people, the Iranians. We have become a nation of easy answers. We ascribe
blame liberally and do very little deep soul-searching. It is heartwarming to
see that new flowers are blossoming in Iran. The new generation in Iran wants to
distance itself from the Islamic butchers and embrace the ancient creed of
Zoroasterism or other religions. They are beginning to feel and accept the fact
that blaming others hasn't done much to address our problems, just creating
straw men to knock down.
Most Iranians, whose voices are not allowed to be heard in the West, have
strongly condemned the blatant innumerable comments by the selected buffoon,
President Ahmadinejad calling for the destruction of the only democratic nation
in the Middle East, the State of Israel. The Islamic Republic of Iran's
President's repeated threat to wipe out Israel from the map is ignored by some
as an empty rhetoric of an unhinged fanatic. Yet, Ahmadinejad's threats are far
from the baseless saber-rattling of a zealot.
Ahmadinejad's government has recently ordered the comprehensive gathering of
data regarding the Baha'is and all their activities. This order is deeply
troubling, since it is almost a replica of what another fascist, Hitler, did
before launching the genocide of six million Jews and some four million other
"undesirables". Ahmadinejad is an Islamofascist whose aim is to have a practice
run on the Iranian Baha'is before embarking on destroying the Jews and other
"undesirables," following in the footsteps of the German führer.
Political correctness is the normal tongue of politicians. However, what is
coming from the Islamic regime in Iran is an aculeate tongue from a
self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. Ahmadinejad,
the ultra-conservative President of the Islamic Republic, after all, is a known
former hostage taker and an assassin, and that is exactly why Ayatollah Khamenei
has selected him to his post; because he has eliminated all his opponents and
proven his loyalty to the Ayatollah. Ahmadinejad served in the ranks of the
Revolutionary Guards during the 1980-1988 war with Iraq. He has also appointed
fellow Revolutionary Guards' members to the most key positions in his cabinet.
Inside the Revolutionary Guards, there exists an elite group called "Qods
(Jerusalem) Force". Its mission is military operations (including terrorism) far
beyond the boundaries of Iran. At the time, Ahmadinejad was a senior commander
in the Quds Force. According to Al Sharq Al-Awsat, elements of the Qods Force
have led operations against coalition forces in Iraq; other sources even contend
that the Qods Force provided logistical help to the Zarqawi network of terror in
During the recent Israeli war with terrorist Hamas, the Islamic Republic went
through a panic mode again. They could not stand and watch the loss of one of
their investments in the Israelis' backyard, the Hamas terrorist group. What do
they do? They create chaos and crises. They declared cyber war on Israel. They
instigated a false crisis to bring the Arab world into the conflict and
threatened them with retribution if they did not act. They offered a 2 million
dollar bounty for President of Egypt, Hussnie Mobarak for not helping the
Palestinians in Gaza. They claimed 70,000 Iranian Basijis volunteered to carry
out suicide bombings in Israel.
Ironically, a Persian reformist newspaper (Roozonline) accused Ahmadinejad's
government of using the Palestinian problem 'as weapon' against reformist bodies
after he shut down a newspaper accused of reporting misinformation about
Palestinian fighters in Gaza. An Iranian newspaper (Kargozaran), which defended
Israel for protecting its citizens against the barrage of mortar attacks by
Hamas terrorists, was also banned for portraying the Palestinian resistance as
terrorists who cause the deaths of children and civilians by taking up positions
in kindergartens and hospitals.
All this acrobatic propaganda by the Islamists in Iran was symbolic and did
nothing to help the Hamas thugs, but only caused more anguish and death on the
Iranian part. Since coming to power 30 years ago, the founder of the Islamic
Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini set the stage for absolute power through creating
chaos and crisis. Chaos and crises have emerged as the new policy of the Islamic
Republic. Khomeini was able to get the support of the poor and the bazaar
merchants opposed to the shah, peasants, riffraff and uneducated mobs who called
At the beginning of the revolution, while Iranian opposition forces were getting
ready to take on Khomeini and his Islamic gang of terrorists, the American
hostage crisis and 444 days captivity took place. This was a much-needed crisis
for Khomeini and his gang to suppress the Iranian people's aspirations for
greater freedom, while challenging the "Great Satan", which helped to solidify
their position among the poor and most Muslim countries.
This chaos and crises escalated for eight more years as the Iraqis launched a
surprise attack on Iran. As President select Ahmadinejad himself stated, this
war was a blessing from God. This crucial eight-year war with Iraq allowed the
Islamic Republic to take shape while continuing fabrications, lies, harassment,
arrests, murders and intimidation of the Iranian people. If Saddam had not
attacked Iran, more than likely, the Islamic regime would have collapsed in its
earlier stages. After all, people did not revolt so that they could have a
tyrannical Islamic cult to rule over them.
After the war, the Islamic Republic continued its brutal purges, killing anyone
perceived as an opponent. The tyrannical and brutal regime imposed and forced
millions of Iranians to run away from their homeland. The war left behind
hundreds of thousands of Iranians dead or homeless. Now, the Islamic Republic
needed another reason for chaos and crises to continue its mission of creating
an Islamic nation. What better choice other than diverting the attention to the
most detested nation in the heart of the Arab world, the State of Israel which
has been involved in a conflict with the Palestinians for half a century.
When the revolution went sour and its children grew up, the Khomeini's dream of
making Iran a pure form of an Islamic nation collapsed. It simply backfired on
the Islamists. The crown jewel of Islam simply did not fit the Persians. It
never did and it never will. The vast majority of the population had already
written them off, but the regime refuses to leave peacefully. Again, anytime
they were on the verge of extinction, they created new or renewed chaos and
In exile in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, Khomeini published a collection of
essays called "An Islamic government" (Velayat-e faqhi). This book had gone
completely unnoticed by the general population. Ayatollah Khomeini was a harsh
and brutal tyrant. His mission was to purge pre-Islamic vestiges and to create a
true Islamic nation, something his heir Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his loyal
disciple President Ahmadinejad have been dreaming about it.
With the selection of Mohammad Khatami, (the darling of the West), in August
1997 as the Islamic president, the world and especially the European countries
immediately turned to appeasement policy, ignoring all the warning signs by the
Iranian patriots and opposition groups. This alone gave the Islamic regime eight
more precious years to secretly research and develop their Islamic bomb. The
regime has emptied out the wealth of the nation in a hurry to develop tthe
nuclear bomb and the missiles to deliver them.
Ironically, history is bound to repeat itself. Once again, the West is looking
forward to have (their darling) Khatami back as a "moderate" Islamic Republic
president and provide more time to develop nuclear bomb. We must not forget that
it was during this Smiling Mullah's Presidency that the rule of law was flouted
blatantly from day one. Thousands of dissident students, intellectuals and
journalists were systematically arrested, imprisoned and tortured for the sole
crime of speaking up against the repressive rule of the mullahs. Many are still
languishing in prisons, some have died, and some have simply vanished with no
records of what happened to them.
During this turbaned fascist's watch, many students' lives were extinguished for
daring to express their opposition to the stone-age regime. Shamelessly, during
the July 9, 1999 students' demonstration, for instance, this man called the
Tehran University students "A bunch of hooligans," while his storm-trooper
hooligans, with police support, brutally attacked students in their dormitories
throwing some students out of the windows of the dorm's third floor. Later, he
is welcomed at Harvard University to lecture its "hooligans" and faculty on
Prisoners of conscience were routinely tortured to extract confessions about the
crimes they did not commit. Some of the victims were permanently incapacitated
while others died under the brutal torture. Women prisoners were often subjected
to even greater indignities than men by being raped before being executed, under
the cover of marriage. A prison mullah performed the forced marriage ceremony to
make it conform to the Islamic ethos.
Support for terrorism constituted a high priority. It extended not only to the
neighboring countries, but also as far away as Latin America. Hezbollah in
Lebanon was nurtured with funds, weapons and training. Hamas and the Islamic
Jihad were assisted in numerous ways, and a professional army of Shiite Iraqis
was trained and armed to be used in the present Iraqi theatre. Separately,
Muqtada al-Sadr and his militia thugs -- the Mahdi Army -- is directly funded,
armed and controlled by the present Islamic regime, a gift of the Smiling Mullah
to his successor -- the rabid Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In his devious attempt to lull the world into a false sense of security, the
smiling Mullah floated the notion of "Dialogue of Civilization," to appear as a
man of reason who is willing to reconcile the differences between and among
various civilizations through dialogue. This clever ploy was exposed as nothing
more than an Islamofascist propaganda tool. In actuality, his side's dialogue
proved to be a diatribe against civilization.
"...to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty,
America stands with you." - President Bush, in the State of the Union Address
For 8 years, President Bush promised the Iranian people that America would
support them in their struggle for freedom, but did he? The Iranian people stood
up firmly only to be hanged by the Islamic Republic executioners. Can President
Obama outdo President Bush's rhetoric, or does he really believe in his motto
"Change - Yes We Can?"
It would be wise and expedient for the community of nations and the newly
elected President of the United States to show solidarity with the Iranian
people and to implement maximum pressure against the illegitimate body of
government calling itself the Islamic Republic of Iran to listen to the will of
its citizens. The Islamic Republic hijackers must be forced to bow to the will
of the Iranian people or there must be some sort of consequences.
There must not be, however, any compromise, any negotiation or any deals with
the Islamists in Iran before making sure that the Iranian people are part of the
equation. The era of mass politics, propaganda, nebulous sloganeering and
magical solutions are over. It's a do or die scenario for the Iranian people or
perhaps for the people of the world. The Iranian people want nothing less than a
complete regime change through the democratic process of a free referendum. We
believe it is the surest, safest and the fastest way to achieve a democratic
Iran and end the world's nightmare of nuclear holocaust that is currently facing
These apostates of Islam denounce Islam as a false doctrine of hate and
terror. However they are not against Muslims who are their own kin and
relatives. They do not advocate hate and violence. Muslims are the main victims
of Islam. Their stated goal is to educate Muslims and let them see the truth.
They are against Islam and not the Muslims. They strive to bring the
Muslims into the fold of humanity. "Eradicate Islam so our people can be
liberated, so they can prosper and break away from the pillory of Islam."