March 29th, 2009 by admin
The creator of this graphic is on the right track. Irony and geography are effective illustrators.
When viewed in context many of the complaints of the Islamic world against Israel take on a certain absurd quality. The image would be more accurate by replacing the term “Arab” with “Islamic” (Iran is not an Arab country, for example, it is Persian).
Israel is not much bigger than Rhode Island, it is the only democracy in a sea of petty dictatorships and totalitarian regimes. It is surrounded on all sides by enemies that hate Israel only because it exists, and the sea. Israel is the only Jewish state on the planet. Islam is fundamentally anti-Jew. The existence of a Jewish state in the heart of the Muslim world is seen by political Islam as an affront. The so called “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” and “cycle of violence” is nothing more than permanent jihad against Israel. As the front line against jihad in the world, our only democratic ally in the Middle East, and the homeland of the Jews, all Americans should support Israel.
Part V – ‘The Palestinian Struggle Must be An Islamic Jihad’
In Saudi sermons, preachers place special emphasis on the Islamic nature of the Palestinian cause. The national Arab movement is often ridiculed and condemned by Saudi preachers, who insist that the only way to liberate Palestine is through Jihad.
Sheikh ‘Abd Al-’Aziz Qari expanded on this issue in a sermon at the Qabaa mosque in Al-Madina: “What has the national Pan-Arab movement been doing for the past 40 years? What has it done in the conflict with the Jewish nation? The national movement [based on] land, and the racist pan-Arab movement, have been defeated by the apes and pigs [referring to the Jews]. Furthermore, the repeated defeats of the past 40 years have become the trademark of the national land movement and the movement of Pan-Arab racism. They go on fighting in the name of the olive and orange groves and the watermelon [fields]. The nationalist men of the soil and of the Pan-Arab racism have been wandering for the past 40 years, refusing to return to their religion, to their Islam. They are reluctant [to consider] the battle between them and the nation of the Torah, the nation of Israel – an Islamic battle. The Jews are fleeing to their religion, seeking [roots] for unity and power, while the Arabs flee from their religion, from their Islam…”
“They feed their nation and their people’s false, useless slogans that will never give them the power to confront the Jews who wave the banners of Torah and Israel. The war between us and the Jews is, in truth, a religious war, and only Islam can wage it in the path of truth… It is a divine decree, a military-political decree, a religious decree, but it is not directed at those who still fight in the name of the olives, the oranges, and the watermelon. It is a divine decree directed at the nation of Jihad, the Islamic nation, the Muslims… “
Israel is the front-line of the permanent jihad war against the kafirs, the never-ending war of Islam against unbelievers everywhere. The enmity of political Islam is not reserved for the Jews by any means; every non-believer religion and culture is considered kafir by Islam. To bring the world into peace (dar-al Islam) according to Islam, all the world must be ruled by Islam. No other religions and no other political systems are permitted to exist. Mohammed’s doctrine is quite clear on this point.
In fact, consider this: if every Jew in Israel were replaced by a Christian, a Bhuddist, or a Hindu so that no Jews remained there Israel would continue to be the front line of Jihad in the world. This is so because jihad is not reserved for the Jews jihad applies to all non-believers, all kafirs everywhere and forever.
On March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw (”Dagblad de Verdieping Trouw”), published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, this is what he said. (Reference from WND.)
The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.