[Rushtalk] It’s Not the ‘Occupation’ ?- It’s Islam

Carl William Spitzer IV cwsiv at copper.net
Sun Jul 27 20:24:36 MDT 2014


July 1, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 734 Comments 
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center,
is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book
on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Israeli teenagers, 16-year-old Naftali who liked to play basketball,
16-year-old Gilad who had just finished a scuba diving course and
19-year-old Eyal with his guitar, will be met by the same ghastly parade
of pallbearers who accompany every victim of terrorism.

The reporters will scribble down something about “settlements” and the
“Cycle of Violence.” The diplomats will urge restraint and remind
everyone that the only solution can be found through negotiations with
the terrorists. And the pundits will put it all into perspective burying
them under layers of words and weighting their coffins down with stones
of forgetfulness.

But all the empty words about the “Occupation” and the “Cycle of
Violence,” the invocation of a peaceful solution that is always about to
arrive, but never does, and the maps that cede more territory to
terrorists are addressing a problem that doesn’t exist.

It’s not about physical territory. It’s about spiritual territory. It’s
not about nationalism. It’s about Islamism.

It’s not about the “Occupation.” It’s about Islam.

“I raised my children on the knees of the [Islamic] religion, they are
religious guys, honest and clean-handed, and their goal is to bring the
victory of Islam,” the mother of one of the Hamas killers said.

Not a Palestinian nation. Not a Two State Solution. Not forty percent of
this and sixty percent of that.

The victory of Islam.

Naftali, Gilad and Eyal were murdered for the same reason that countless
people have been killed in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Nigeria and

Not to mention the United Kingdom and the United States.

They were murdered in the name of a religious war that has been going on
for over a thousand years. Muslims did not suddenly begin killing Jews
in 1948 or 1929. They did not begin killing Christians over American
foreign policy or the oil business.

Muslims did not begin killing Jews and Christians over foreign policy.
They began persecuting and killing their Christian and Jewish neighbors
because their religion told them to. [ More info:
www.thereligionofpeace.com & www.palwatch.org ]

Hamas, the terror group that murdered the three teens, is not a
Palestinian nationalist organization, though it occasionally plays the
part. Its charter begins with Allah and ends with Allah. Article Five of
its charter states that the group extends to “wherever on earth there
are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life.”

Its goal is to create an Islamic state. Everything else is secondary.

The Hamas charter describes it as part of the worldwide “Muslim
Brotherhood Movement.” Brotherhood terrorists kill Jews in Israel for
the same reason that they kill Shiites in Syria or Christian Copts in

Article Seven of the Hamas charter concludes with the infamous Islamic
Hadith which proclaims that the Muslim end times will come only when
“Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind
rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind
me, come on and kill him!”

Aside from the obvious genocidal bigotry, this is a quote from a text
that is over a thousand years old. Its author was not preaching the mass
murder of Jews because of settlements in the West Bank. At the time
Muslims had subjugated and ruled over the Jewish population of the
Middle East. The Jews were no threat to them. The idea of a Jewish army
was as ridiculous as traveling to the moon.

The hatred that leaks out of that text has nothing to do with Israel and
everything to do with Islam.

The insistence on a foreign policy explanation for Muslim anti-Semitism
is as ahistorical as claiming that Hitler only hated Jews because of the
Yom Kippur War. Except that at least both of these events took place in
the twentieth century. Islam has been hating and persecuting Jews for
over 1300 years before the rebirth of the modern State of Israel.

There are two ways of looking at the worldwide plague of Muslim
terrorism. One is to treat every Islamic conflict with Christians, Jews,
Buddhists, Hindus and a dozen other religions as being due to some local
political grievance of recent vintage. The other is to understand them
as local expressions of a historical religious war and the continuation
of the wave of conquests that made Islam into a worldwide religion.

We can be like the six blind men feeling around the Islamic elephant and
assuming that its trunk and tusks are entirely separate phenomena. Or we
can open our eyes and see the elephant in the room.

Hamas’ charter begins with the Koran’s praise for Muslims “as the best
people” and damns Christians and Jews to be “smitten with abasement” for
having “incurred the wrath of Allah.”

This is not a statement of Palestinian nationalism. It’s Islamic

There is nothing negotiable about supremacism. Supremacism cannot be
appeased. Supremacism does not want a piece of the pie. It wants the
whole pie. The allies learned that the hard way with Hitler. So did the
countless kingdoms that attempted to live in peace with the armies of
the Mohammedan conquerors.

If Israel had never existed, Hamas would still exist, just as the other
branches of the Muslim Brotherhood exist elsewhere throughout the Middle
East. Even if Zionism did not exist, the Muslim Brotherhood would
persecute the Jews under its control, just like the Christians in Egypt
and Syria.

If Netanyahu, Sharon, Begin and a thousand other Israeli villains of the
apologists of Islam had never been born, the followers of Mohammed would
have gone on killing Jews just as they had for over a thousand years.

If the blue and white had never waved over Jerusalem, if Jews had
remained as downtrodden and persecuted in the lands of Islam as the
Copts and the Zoroastrians, Naftali, Gilad and Eyal would still have
been murdered by two killers who were raised by their mothers to usher
in “the victory of Islam.”

There is no political solution to a supremacist conflict. There is no
amount of withdrawals that can make bigotry go away. If a thousand years
of Jewish humiliation and persecution did not satisfy the ancestors of
the murderers of those three teenagers, how will handing over part of
Jerusalem do the job?

Solutions begin with truth. The truth is that Islamic violence against
Jews is not recent or exceptional. The murder of Jews by Muslims,
whether in Israel or Belgium, is not any different than the
Muslim butchery of Christians. Hindus, Buddhists and even minority
Muslim splinter faiths. These conflicts cannot be resolved through
appeasement. They can only be addressed through resistance.

It is not the victims of a thousand year old supremacist campaign who
need to appease their conquerors. It is the conquerors who must come to
terms with the horrors that they have inflicted through a campaign of
colonialism and ethnic cleansing and seek the forgiveness of their

There can be no peace until Muslims understand that the Mohammedan
conquests were a genocidal atrocity that destroyed entire peoples and
cultures. Only then can they honestly condemn ISIS for trying to repeat
those atrocities. And only then will they be able to live in peace with
the rest of the world.

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