June 4th, 2009 by admin
by D. L. Adams
President Obama has made his choice. The choice is the Muslim world over the state of Israel, and appeasement of a hostile ideology instead of active defense of the United States and our allies. This is a sea-change moment in history.
American and European leftists believe that Israel is the cause of Middle Eastern conflicts and war; not the actions of Israel but the very existence of Israel itself. It does not matter that Israel is the only democracy in the region; it does not matter that Israel is an ally of the United States. What is important is that Israel is seen as an impediment to peace because it exists. It is not important that the conflicts arise because Islamic countries attack Israel in the same ongoing universal jihad that has been going on for over 1400 years. If Israel is removed, the conflict problems of the Middle East are solved, immediately. This is absurdity and ignorance.
Daniel Pipes has written an insightful article on the abandonment of Israel by Mr. Obama for Iran a hostile country that stormed our embassy in Tehran and took our embassy staffers, our countrymen, hostage for 444 days in 1979. This was an act of war for which we have never gone to war with Iran. This is an unpaid debt that Iran must pay, but which President Obama, the new messiah and Harvard hero likely is not aware of.
We have the great misfortune to live in a time of great struggle, an existential struggle between freedom and the totalitarian ideology of Islam. President Obama’s trip to Arab states over the last several days and his active appeasement and coddling to dictatorships across the region is an ugly stain on our national identity. Mr. Obama has made the weak case that we are “not at war withIslam, and never will be.” But he ignores the truth of the actions of the followers of Islam and the doctrine of jihad that is central to their ideology of cruelty and conquest. Islam is at war with us.
Walid Shoebat, noted former PLO terrorist and now defender of Israel and the US, said in response to Mr. Obama’s speech today that recent discussion of Obama’s Muslim roots in the mainstream press are a serious matter. In conjunction with the appeasement message of the speech in Cairo today- it is a very serious matter.
This (dladams: mainstream discussion of Obama’s Muslim heritage) should automatically be seen as a red flag, especially if you are a supporter of Israel as an ally, and its right to live in its own land free from threat. Do you honestly know any Muslim that is “pro Israel”? You can count on your hand how many Muslims are pro Israel, so the fact that President Obama is now proud of his Muslim heritage should be a major wake up call to all who voted for him; who also believe in the safety of America and Israel. The evidence of his anti Israel position was hidden by the mainstream media and the twenty years of attendance at Rev Wright’s church as well as being the Presidents spiritual mentor should suggest this position. Further, Obama stated that his friendship with Rashid Khalidi the PLO operative helped in molding his views regarding Israel. The LA Times withheld a video tape a few days prior to the election that exposed Presidents Obama’s true virulent anti Israel position. (Walid Shoebat, List email, June 4, 2009)
This is Chamberlainism – appeasement of an enemy ideology or state because we do not have the political will to defend ourselves. In addition, Chamberlainism is wishfull thinking; rational people do not want to go to war with all the horror that that entails.
Some will do or say anything to prevent war. But like WW2 appeasement Obama’s appeasement of Islam can only delay the inevitable and undermine the forces of defense at work in one’s own country. This benefits the enemy ideology/state.
Mr. Obama is the new Chamberlain. It does not matter that he says that we are not at war with Islam, we aren’t; nor do we want to be. What matters is that Islam is at war with us. We must not pretend that it is not so. (Source of photo below.)
Mr. Obama spoke today in Cairo, Egypt. He says that he wants a new eraof cooperation and understanding between the US and Islam. Mr. Obama’s tone was quite conciliatory, quite apologetic. But what have we done to offend Islam? We have defended Muslims in Kosovo and Bosnia; we have sent billions in aid money to multiple Islamic countries; we have propped up Saudi Arabia and other dictatorships and tyrannies and brought them out of the depths of poverty with decades of oil purchases; we have recently freed two Islamic nations from despotism and insane cruelty (Iraq & Afghanistan) so what have we done to offend Islam? What we have done to Islam is exist.
Fundamentally, Islam is an expansive ever growing ideology whose purpose is its own growth and expansion. Islam is a unified ideology of existence that included religion, politics, jurisprudence (sharia), military doctrine, and culture. Islam is much more than a religion.
Despite George W. Bush’s concept of Islam as the religion of peace it is actually the opposite. The history of Islamic conquest, jew hatred, mass murder, brutality, and cruelty shows it to be so. Islam’s doctrine is essentially political, how non-Mulsims are to be treated by believers – the doctrine is not kind on this point.
Jihad, “fighting in the cause of Allah” as the Koran puts it, is the foundational tool of Islam’s expansion and is basically its 6th pillar. Jihad is unforgiving and brutal warfare against the kafir, the unbeliever, until all the unbeliever states and cultures are conquered and their peoples enslaved, converted to Islam, or killed. This is the real Islam. We have been lied to about Islam again and again. (source of photo below)
In the western conception of the word “extremist” Islam is inherently extreme. Adherents are not allowed to take Jews and Christians as friends; adherents must fight unbelievers everywhere and forever for “Allah’s cause” (jihad); no religion or political system is allowed anywhere but Allah’s.
We saw just yesterday the evidence of this doctrine of cruelty and hatred and warfare when an American convert to Islam shot and killed a US Army private and wounded another in front of a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas. Robert Spencer, one of the top scholars of Islam in the United States believes that this is jihad, and there are more attacks to follow. One is hard-pressed to find a counterargument.
We pretend that Islam is a religion of peace at our peril. Daniel Pipes, another top scholar, has been watching the violence of converts for some time. He describes the sudden violence of new converts as “sudden jihad syndrome”.
“Individual Islamists may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and as such, all must be considered potential killers.” I wrote those words days after 9/11 and have been criticized for them ever since. But an incident on March 3 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill suggests I did not go far enough. (Source)
Adherents of Islam believe that they are at war with us, but just want say it, unless of course one is talking about Osama bin Laden and his ilk who make no bones about the state of war that exists between the west and Islam. Most Islamists, even terrorists, deny that there is war because this confuses the enemy (us), and leads us to doubt reality and the intentions of Islam.
Mohammed said that war/jihad is “deception”; the adherents of Islam have had 1400 years of practice. In fact, the doctrine of deception is codified in Islam as “taqiyyah” which states that a Muslim may lie to any kafir (non-believer) for reasons of forwarding the aims of the Umma or of Islam.
And so, we are deceived. We do not want to listen to the words of the killers, the jihadists; we do not want to read the doctrine of Islam which the killers follow to the letter; we do not want to listen to our few scholars who ring the bell of warning about this existential threat. Our ignorant leaders, our dhimmi leaders, are deceived and will apologize and beg for peace before those whose purpose and goal is our destruction and conquest. The forces of Islam could not be happier.
Khalil Al-’Anani in al-Hayat warned that the Obama administration’s readiness to negotiate on a basis of making concessions with radical states and forces would teach Middle Easterners to conclude “that extremism is the most effective way to attract the U.S.’s attention, and to compel them to conduct dialogue.” By showing weakness, the United States would ensure its enemies concluded that America was defeated and to make more demands. He even calls this policy one of “appeasement.” (Source)
Chamberlain showed that appeasement is a fool’s errand. We are at war already. 9/11 and all the previous and subsequent attacks against our country, people, and allies across the world show this to be true. Islam and its leaders are clear on this point. The Saudis use their oil wealth which we have supplied them in the last decades in the greatest transfer of wealth in human history to build mosques and Islamic centers in the US for the purpose of spreading their absolutist ideology of conquest. We may not see another attack (though it is very possible) – another hyper-violent attack like 9/11 is not necessary as the Islamists are winning through demographic growthand the denial of any threat by the populations of the west.
Mr. Obama’s concession speech to the Arab world is viewed as weakness by Islam. We are at a moment of deep national and cultural failure and weakness before our enemies but few are aware of it, apparently. Iran is actively seeking nuclear weapons; they have tested missiles that can reach Israel and beyond; they have promised nuclear destruction of Israel and the US via nuclear war, but our president now says that Iran has a legitimate right to nuclear power. The response from Iran to all of this American appeasement and open-handed pleadings for peace has been rejection and derision.
Iran’s supreme leader dismissed President Obama’s speech at Cairo University Thursday, saying the Muslim world continues to “hate America.” (Source)
This is insanity and national suicide.
Islam is so strong because we are so weak. We are so weak because we are in denial. We are in denial about the truth of Islam; Islam is not a religion of peace it is an ideology of totalitarianism and war that is fundamentally opposed to our way of life, our freedoms, our very existence as a nation.
We are at war. But we do not fight. We fight in Iraq, and we fight in Afghanistan to protect Muslims from one another, but we do not fight to protect ourselves from this existential and growing threat that is the doctrine of Islam. We must wake up, we must defend ourselves. There is much at stake… everything.
Denial is fundamental to the continued obsession with the economy, to the continued non-action in defense of our liberties and lands, to the appeasement of an ideology who purpose is our destruction. What is being denied? That we are in a war of civilizations.
Modern westerners cannot seem to conceive that people outside of their cultures would want western culture destroyed because of a religious and politicalideology of 1400 years ago; they cannot conceive that such concepts still motivate people to kill- but they do. Most importantly our inability to accept the truth empowers the forces against us in their goalto destroy us. This is an ideological, a military, and an existential war. 9/11 and all the other attacks before and since fit into a context of warfare that those in the west do not understand because they have never experienced it, and have never learned it. “Everything that happpens in Islam is based on an actual doctrine.” (PoliticalIslam.com)
A doctor in Israel tells the following story. It is illustrative. Israel is a rational, civilized, allied, democratic country. Mr. Obama has sided with Iran, a country fundamentally hostile to the United States and to Israel.
We are at a cross-roads. With the re-emergence of appeasement as the guiding principle of American foreign policy vis-a-vis the Islamic world, we have undermined our ability to resist Islam. We have undermined our political will to defend ourselves and our friends and we have given ample evidence to the enemies of civilization that the United States is not prepared to defend itself or its friends.
This is a sea-change moment in the history of the world. The possible results can only be disastrous.
I was instrumental in establishing the Israeli National Skin Bank, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations. This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein KeremUniversity hospital in Jerusalem where I was the chairman of plastic surgery. This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza, who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheba after her family burned her. Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair. We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment. She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague Prof. Lior Rosenberg, and discharged to return to Gaza. She was invited for regular follow up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheba. One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt. She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life. It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.
This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel. It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational conflict. (source)
After Chamberlain came Churchill. This is our hope, too. There is a new Churchill who will ring the alarm of warning, and motivate us to defend outselves and our country, culture, and religions. If the new Chamberlainism is triumphant, western freedoms are defeated, forever.
Note: Additional analyses of Obama’s Appeasement Speech are available…