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May 17, 2006

More Islam In Action

It really illustrates just how primitive Islam is as a collective system of belief when those who purport to speak for Muslims demonstrate time and again that they are incapable of offering any compromise or even sitting down and resolving differences of opinions peacefully, as human beings are known to do.

Every solution these people produce to every problem involves violence, almost exclusively against unarmed, innocent men, women and children and the property of others, whether it is burning the vehicles of people they don't even know, bombing embassies, blowing themselves up in crowded places... There were the transit bombings in London, the recent running amok of Muslims in France, the Van Gogh murder, the butchery of school children in Russia, there is the unending violence in Israel...

Ah, Israel, a country whose liberal lemmings have been ceding important strategic land to the Palestinians in an effort to curtail terrorism, even as the terrorists are sneering in their victory, seeing this as a sign that their terrorism works and vowing still more monstrocities until they've run the Jews completely out of the country.

And there's Hamas, the terrorist organization elected by the Palestinian people to assume the mantle of the ruling class long held by Fatah, a party that was once the militant wing of the P.L.O.

In response to Hamas' political victory, western nations have cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority(PA) because it's as plain as day that while much of the money would continue to support Palestinian infrastructure, the bulk of it would be used to purchase armaments and explosives for the continued prosecution of terrorism against the Israelis.

These withheld funds, as I have said before, are yours and my tax dollars, among others, and since it's our money, it is our decision to whom we give it away. We are under no obligation to give it to the PA or anyone else just because they need money. If these people weren't murderous animals and instead were willing to honor agreements made with the Israelis and accept that Israel is there to stay, they would have a great trading partner with whom they could flourish and not have to live with a hand out for alms from other countries. Instead, mothers and fathers are willing to sacrifice their children to murder the children of others.

Golda Meir once said that there would only be peace in the Middle East when Palestinians came to love their children as much as they hate the Jews.

That will never happen as long as the Palestinians continue to make the wrong choices and support terrorism. In short, it probably won't happen in my lifetime, sad to say.

Back on topic, as I said above, the withheld funds belong to the citizens of the nations that are withholding them. They do not belong to the Palestinians and we are under no obligation to help further terrorism by disbursing them to the PA as long as it is under Hamas control. The Palestinians got what they voted for, it's not our responsibility, despite the guilt trips laid on us by wingnuts like former President Jimmy Carter, who says, among other things, that

One clear reason for the surprising Hamas victory for legislative seats was that the voters were in despair about prospects for peace. With American acquiescence, the Israelis had avoided any substantive peace talks for more than five years, regardless of who had been chosen to represent the Palestinian side as interlocutor.

A) Our liberal ex-POTUS apparently believes that the best way to achieve peace is to elect terrorists with a life-and-death agenda of mass homicide to run a government, and

B) the Israelis had avoided any substantive peace talks for more than five years? What does he call the Great Gaza Giveaway and the expulsions of settlers from West Bank towns to make way for Palestinians? I suppose chopped liver, as they say.

So the terrorist regime Carter worships has taken the Islamic approach to the situation.

The Aksa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, on Monday threatened to strike at US and European interests in response to international sanctions on the Palestinian Authority.

The threat, the first of its kind, came as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to hold talks in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin on the severe financial crisis in the PA territories. Moreover, the threat by Abbas's Fatah party came as Palestinians marked the 58th anniversary of the nakba, or catastrophe (the secular anniversary of Israel's independence).

"We won't remain idle in the face of the siege imposed on the Palestinian people by Israel, the US and other countries," said a leaflet issued by the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the Gaza Strip. "We will strike at the economic and civilian interests of these countries, here and abroad."

The leaflet added: "Let the entire world know that we won't succumb in the face of the policy of blackmail, siege and starvation. In the past we did not capitulate in the face of the policy of assassinations, detentions and air raids."

Blackmail, indeed!

"It's the rest of the world's responsibility to give us money, even though much of it will be spent to continue our butchery of innocent people."

Of course it is... NOT!

Another armed group affiliated with Fatah, the Abu Rish Brigades, threatened to launch a new intifada unless the international community agreed to fund the PA. "This will be a merciless intifada that will destroy everything," said Abu Haroon, a spokesman for the group in the Gaza Strip.

I suppose this kind of response can be categorized, like "going postal", as "going Islamic". How, one wonders, do these primates ever expect to earn any true respect from the global community(outside of France, certain other questionable members of the UN and liberals everywhere) if their only dialogue comes in the form of suicide vests, property destruction and bullets?

On the other hand, it's entirely possible, if not probable, that they could care less about the respect of infidels, since the goal of Islam is to rule those infidels by fear, to make the world one big Caliphate, and the "Religion of Peace" preaches that it's perfectly acceptable to achieve this objective via terrorism.

The bloody real estate dispute in Israel, which the Arabs are now winning do to spinal deterioration among Israelis, is just a small part of a much bigger picture.

Hat Tip: James Taranto

Posted by Seth at May 17, 2006 11:24 AM


Aren't we giving them money now?? I thought I read that somewhere.

Why do we do this? We say one thing...You're either with us or against us...
Yet we continue to finance these radicals.

Posted by: Raven at May 17, 2006 03:01 PM

I sure hope Raven is wrong about us sending money to the PA.

Islam cannot be trusted to honor anything other than a commitment to advance Islam. Mohammad set the stage for the desired method of advancement - violence. We need a relentless 21st Century Crusade. Isalm must learn to contain itself or be contained. We must not waiver in regards to fighting and defeating radical Islamic terrorism.

Posted by: Old Soldier at May 17, 2006 03:55 PM

Raven, our foreign policy these days is determined by so much PC and so much kowtowing to foreign countries we don't need to listen to and who simply use the U.S. when they need stuff, that it makes no sense to anybody but the maroons that write it and the liberals who believe that anything that's against the interests of the United States is good.


Unfortunately, Old Soldier, Raven is right.

See below:


I found the story kind of vague, myself, by the way they claim this "aid" is supposed to go "directly to the Palestinian people", as I don't see how they can do this without going through the PA. The PA = Hamas.

Just more spending of our tax dollars on issues that are contrary to our interests or those of our friends.

Posted by: Seth at May 17, 2006 04:27 PM

I stated to say that I cannot believe that our government representatives would be so stupid as to fund declared enemies of state. The truth is I do not want to believe it - not that I cannot believe it.

I guess we need to send a case of Plexiglass polish to the congress so they can clean and polish their Plexiglass navels and see what the heck they're doing. Such stupidity is beyond the pale.

Posted by: Old Soldier at May 18, 2006 02:46 PM

Sorry Old Soldier...I agree with you about this- I don't want to believe it either. There is no such thing as aid going directly to the people and we all know it. Why they say these things baffles me.
I'm kind of at a loss about this stuff. We say one thing...and our actions say something totally different.

Posted by: Raven at May 18, 2006 05:45 PM

Someone, somewhere struck a diplo-deal with someone else, and neither the concerns of those of us whose taxes pay their salaries nor common sense seems to have found a place in the deal.

Posted by: Seth at May 19, 2006 01:29 AM