It is quite the puzzle for Islamic apologists: how to cast Hamas’ eagerness to march a lemming-like army of its own people, even small children, into border fences and Israeli guns? The solution: overlook Islamic scriptures’ exhortations to grievance and barbarism
Tyranny is our foe. Whatever trapping or disguise it wears [read the religion of peace], whatever language it speaks, be it external or internal [read the religion of peace], we must for ever be on our guard, ever mobilized, ever vigilant, always ready to spring at its throat. — Winston Churchill
Tens of thousands of Gazans are attempting to storm into Israel. If they were to succeed many among them would rape and slaughter Israelis living in nearby towns. They are being urged on by Hamas leaders. The mobs (called “protestors” to torture the English language) are using petrol bombs and slingshots and burning tyres to provide cover. It’s all on the tele to be seen with those who have eyes to see.
Apparently, the British government has expressed concern about the violence and loss of Gazan life. Macron blamed Israel for the deaths of those storming the border. Julie Bishop called on Israel “to be proportionate in its response and refrain from excessive force.” It is in fact a miracle that so few Gazan lives have been lost. Imagine the carnage with the same mobs, with the same malign intent, coming up against a less disciplined and restrained army. Some young children have been killed. What the heck are their parents thinking bringing them to the front lines? Well, hold that thought pending Indonesia.
Meanwhile in the world of truth, outside of sanctimony and delusion, the White House blamed Hamas for the violence. Niki Haley walked out of the UN as the Palestinian representative got up to propagandise, having vetoed yet another of those anti-Israel resolutions. If you still don’t know why the world needs Trump you should. Unless, of course, you can’t get beyond his hairstyle.
Does anyone with even half a brain not understand that blood would be flowing in the streets if Hamas terrorists managed to get into Israeli towns. I visited Sderot in November, 2014. It is the closest Israeli town to the Gaza border. Twenty-eight thousand rockets had been fired at Sderot since 2000. I saw the piles of shrapnel kept at a local police station. I was told that the town is so close to the border that once you hear a “red alert” you have just fifteen seconds to find cover. All playgrounds have adjoining bomb shelters.
Barbarians are on their doorsteps and Ms Bishop calls on Israel to be “proportionate”. What does that mean exactly? Was Churchill proportionate enough for Bishop, I wonder. Let me see. If Israel were to ever lose, millions of Israeli Jews would be tortured, enslaved and killed. Do the sums, designer-gowned empty-head!
Back to the tragedy of children being effectively sacrificed by their parents at the Gaza border. You can argue about the intent in this case, but you can’t in Indonesia. It is beyond belief that a mother and father would strap explosives to their young children to blow up Christian churches. Or is it? Religious fanatics are capable of anything when Paradise awaits those who kill infidels. As Allah puts it: “Then smite their necks and smite of them each finger.” And, as his infallible messenger explains, “the man who dies without participating in jihad, who never desired to wage holy war, dies the death of a hypocrite.”
Despite the clear riding instructions that Allah and Mohammed give to their followers, The Australian’s Greg Sheridan, among the most grounded and gifted of foreign correspondents, can describe the ideology prompting heinous terrorist acts as an “utter perversion” of Islam. According to ‘The Religion of Peace’ website, Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 33,000 deadly attacks since 9/11. Exercises in perversion alright but not, I suggest, religious perversion.
It must be a devil of a puzzle to Islam’s apologists. All of the terrorists and their imam cheerleaders have obviously not read the same Koranic and Sunnah scripture as Mr Sheridan or Indonesian presidents who he writes will never “accept that terrorism represents anything like a legitimate strand of Islamic thought and practice.” Whether they accept it or not, killing non-believers is part and parcel of Islam. Can Allah and Mohammed have misspoke? I think not.
Unless we draw a direct line from the scripture to the problem, the problem cannot be tackled effectively. Do you mean to say that if Christians rather than Muslims had lived in the land now identified as Gaza, Israel and the West Bank prior to 1948 that Christian terrorists would be urging men, women and children to throw themselves against Israeli border fences? What a bountiful, prosperous and peaceful land it would be.
Islamic scripture provides grist for grievance and barbarism. It clearly corrupts men’s souls. It surely corrupted the souls of the mother and father sending their children to death in Indonesia. It has wreaked this havoc since the seventh century. So many great Western leaders of the past have known this. Now, excepting Trump, we have a bunch of know-nothing, panty-waisted appeasers ready only, on any distorted pretext, to reflexively spring at the throat of the only free and enlightened nation in the Middle East. And all the while, the tyrannous enemy inside and outside the gates plot their takeover. Jesus wept.