Fernandez: Hamas and Islamo-Propaganda are the problem, not Israel

by Peter Fernandez

Israel is losing the propaganda war in their apocalyptic conflict with Islamic terror, even after the ersatz reporting of the Gazan hospital bombing. Israel didn’t do it, of course, but what a publicity coup for Hamas just after their massacre of Israeli civilians. Since in our world, there are two billion Moslems to 16 million Jews, this ugly turning on the Jewish state may have something to do with the power of population and its influence on disinformation.  But the public opinion war is not the one Israel has to win.

This is a medieval holy war, a Jihad, and its antiquated views have been fully uploaded and downloaded into our on-line brave new century by the terrorists or assassins of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS the Taliban, etc. Interestingly, the Semitic loan word, ‘assassin’, has its roots in 7th century  Arabia, when “hashishins,”  terrorists, or holy killers high on a local narcotic, hash-ish, murdered for tribal and/or political gain. Some things, when it comes to Islamic-fueled hate, never change through the centuries.

Peter Fernandez

Upon reading the Quran, you will find hadiths, chapters, and suras, or verses, full of love and spiritual insight, but also violence against Jews and Christians: Quran’s position regarding Christians and Jews ( well-known sura is part of the Hamas Charter’s text: “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.”

But now you say my words are politically incorrect and Islamophobic?  Is it Islamophobic to state facts? “Exclusively inclusive” left-wing snobbery has created “safe places” in our American schools for students who don’t want to hear anything that hurts their feelings. But what if they are “hurting our feelings?” We Americans suffer from a Greg Gutfeld coined term, “oceanic privilege,” since we have been geographically and physically separated from European, Middle Eastern, and Asian wars. We have, since the 18th century, down through generations, become clueless in comfortable Marxist-influenced ivory towers. 

The Palestinians’ greatest enemy is Hamas, not Israel. Israel gave up Gaza in 2005, hoping for peace, but they only received death and war for their efforts.  There are 46 predominantly Islamic nations, each with greater populations and land masses, than Israel. Here they are in alphabetical order: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon,  Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine (West Bank? and Gaza) Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (North and South), Syria (Syrian Arab Republic), Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates UAE), Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, and Yemen.

Why cannot one of the 46 Arab nations give land and aid to the Gazan victims of Hamas? Only Jordan has been of much help, but after Yasser Arafat attempted to assassinate King Hussein twice before the infamous Black September 1971 events, Black September – Wikipedia, the PLO was ruled trouble. 

From 1948 through 1968, 850,000 Jews were forced from their ancestral homes in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq & Iraq. Most fled because their bank accounts were appropriated. The expulsion of Jews from Arab countries and Iran – an untold history – World Jewish Congress. The point being that Israel took in their people, and in 1948 the UN helped Muslims build their own state, Pakistan, beside mostly Hindu India. 

With Egypt gaining an annual 1.3 billion in US military assistance, as well as multi-millions in humanitarian aid, it is time for President Biden’s handlers to pressure this Arab state to open its doors to the oppressed Palestinians. But Egypt fears doing so because  Hamas and other Jihadi terrorists might navigate and nest upon The Nile as The Terrorists of Blood River. No doubt, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, then 17, recalls the PLO twice attempting to assassinate Jordan’s ruler, King Hussein in 1971.

Sadly, nay, pathetically,  international protesters choose not to see Hamas as a terrorist organization, but as some hip-left-wing, freedom-fighting activist-resistance group challenging the “Zionist usurpers.”  Murdering and decapitating 1400 innocent Israelis is not resistance, but a war crime against a tribe that the world has historically treated abysmally. 

Research  inflammatory politico-racist lies against Israel, like apartheid.

History, not social media, offers a better explanation for this conflict: “The Arab Exodus…was not caused by the actual battle, but by the exaggerated description spread by the Arab leaders to incite them to fight the Jews,” reads an April 9, 1953 article printed by the Jordanian newspaper Al Urdun. “For the flight and fall of the other villages, it is our leaders who are responsible because of their dissemination of rumors exaggerating Jewish crimes and describing them as atrocities in order to inflame the Arabs…By spreading  rumors of Jewish atrocities, and killings of women and children, they instilled fear and terror in the hearts of the Arabs in Palestine, until they fled leaving their homes and properties to the enemy.” 

“The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny, but instead they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, imposed upon them a political and ideological blockade and thew threm into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live in Eastern Europe.” Abu Mazen, PLO chief in March 1976 Arab periodical, Falastin al-Thawra and reprinted by the Wall Street Journal; June 5, 2003.

The author is a children’s book author and Vermont resident.

17 replies »

  1. Peter, props for seeing what’s really going on and not being afraid to tell the truth. You are a voice that should be listened to by the misinformed and misguided. To oppose Israel may not be anti-Semitic but to support Hamas is. It is also anti-Christian. And anti-American. And anti-Palestinian. It is interesting indeed that some Americans cannot see their own future of death and destruction even when told by their enemy that they are coming for them.

    • @ David

      I think at this point it should be clear that those who hate Israel and wish for its destruction are indeed antisemitic. As the ancient and present day homeland of the Jewish people and the largest concentration of Jews anywhere in the world, wishing it harm IS antisemitic. Anti-Zionism is a shorthand for antisemitism. I’m not saying that one can’t dislike the current or previous government or specific Israeli politicians, parties or policies; Lord knows I have issues with many of them. But being anti-Israel really is to wish for the destruction of the Jews and their removal from their ancestral homeland. Otherwise I agree with you and appreciate your articles.

  2. I listened to a pastor teach this yesterday. Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. Translated to Hebrew: Wa tichachet Haaretz lifney haelohym waTimale Haaretz CHAMAS. Chamas meaning violence and pronounced hamas? Nothing new under the sun as written in both texts from what I gathered from this teaching. Interesting.

  3. As someone protesting on behalf of Gaza as well as Israelis civilians I resent your sweeping statements when you incorrectly opine “Sadly, nay, pathetically, international protesters choose not to see Hamas as a terrorist organization, but as some hip-left-wing, freedom-fighting activist-resistance group challenging the “Zionist usurpers.” Murdering and decapitating 1400 innocent Israelis is not resistance, but a war crime against a tribe that the world has historically treated abysmally. “
    Yes, Hamas are terrorists who use civilians as shields. What you fail to add is that Palestinian civilian deaths outweigh Israelis civilian deaths 4-5 fold if looking back over Israelis- Palestinian conflict. Because of strong US support for Israel this number is down-played. In keeping with this, Israel’s decision to retaliate with bombing , knowing full well that thousands innocents will die and everyone will suffer, tells me that their acceptance of enormous collateral damage so that they may “reduce Gaza to rubble and take care of the Palestinian Problem once and for all” reveals their view to be no better than Hamas terrorists. Jewish Israelis citizens found safety from genocide perpetrated by Germany’s Nazi regime in Israel. You’d THINK they could relate to Palestinians in Gaza being ruled by Hamas but Netanyahu and his ilk would first need to remove the log from their eyes and, goodness knows, politicians aren’t very good at this. I like to believe there are many Jewish people who don’t support Israel’s current policy. I’ve read some justification for their retaliation using the “An eye for an eye” argument. This mindset leads to mutual annihilation. What is needed is immediate cease-fire and allowing aid to Gaza civilians. U.S. should forcefully (I.e. threaten to withdraw aid) pressure for negotiation toward a two state solution with the reason being that continued extremes of collateral damage is terrorism, not military defense.

    • Sarah

      Israel, unlike any other country actually tries to avoid harming civilians in Gaza. They have always given them warnings of upcoming bombing or other operations. Are you aware that Hamas uses Gazans as human shields? They build their missile launch sites, workshops, bomb making facilities, headquarters etc in and under hospitals, schools, apartments and other civilian facilities. They actually want Gazans to get harmed so they can protest to the likes of the UN, NYT, BBC and people like you who will then yell that this is terrible and Israel is awful. Israel actually told Gazans to head to south Gaza to be safe; they told them where to go. Hamas is not only telling them not to listen but is physically preventing people from heading to safety. Do you know any of this or are you just interested in condemning Israel?

    • Hamas are heavily armed murderers and they have bullied the defenseless Palestinians, taken their fuel, charity funds, etc., and stored it for their rockets and munitions to kill Jews. Right now they are laughing at Americans like you safely reclinining ‘in ivory towers” who fall for their heinous ploys, and turn on Israel. Anybody, gentile or Jew, who doesn’t support Israel after the worst massacre since Nazi Germany has serious problems with reality and “terminal selfrighteousness.” If you don’t think a Jew cannot be a self-hating antisemite, then you’re a racist. It’s unforgiveable what is happening on college campuses where Jewish students are attacked by vile, stupid, rabid, Marxist-antifah schmucks. People who worship alt-left theories and fantasies and look down their liberal noses at tradition and common sense are soft targets Hamas loves to convert.

      • JethroTull, I myself bought into the fallacies and outright lies for 38 years, Then I began to research on the internet. I still do. Dozens of hours a week.

    • What I find amazing is Americans taking sides on a matter 1) many don’t know the entire history of, only what is told to them “officially.” The tribes in question have existed far, far longer on this globe than most of the Americans pretending to know what they are talking about. Few consider the fact that Western leaders have stuck their greedy, nasty noses into the Middle East for 100s of years not to make peace, to steal resources and make war to get it. Only 45 had the chutzpah to discuss peace agreements. 2) do not live in the region and cannot fathom what it is like to live under a true police state surrounded by various ethnic tribes plotting your demise. After so many years of spilling blood all over the cradle of civilization, it appears rather clear from ancient texts onward that civilians pay the price, while leaders and kings enrich themselves.

    • Dear Sarah Page,
      I absolutely defend your right to speak your opinion. I served 13 years on active duty in the US Army defending your right to do just that. I would defend an Islamic jihadist as well, as long as it followed the current laws (…not opinions), of the US. However, you have left out huge portions of the facts, regarding both sides. This is not a simple “tit for tat” situation. You condemn Israel and expect them to “relate” to Palestinians in Gaza based on very faulty logic. One extremely important fact that Americans have a very, very hard time understanding is that a large portion of the 1.9 BILLION Muslims in the world believe that death is the ultimate gift and reward. And that their religion must be the only religion and the rest of the world are infidels and must be eliminated. That is not an opinion, that is a cold, hard and brutal fact. Please note, I did not say all Muslims. Not only that the Islamic faith is a “death based reward” religion, but you, Sarah, believe a victim, the Israel people, should have sympathy for people who allowed or actively voted Hamas as their government? Hamas, who says repeatedly that all Jews must die. I don’t see your logic. Let’s put it this way, a rape victim should feel pity because her rapist was abused. And the rapist should be given a pass because he had a hard life? Not an exact equivalent argument but close enough.
      Although I was a soldier and nurse in the military, I would rather peaceful methods be used when resolving conflict. Until peaceful methods become useless. You can ask a bear to negotiate all day long but, in the end, the bear is coming at you no matter how hard you plead for mercy. Sometimes the hard thing must be done. Sometimes the bear must be taught a tough and painful lesson or die in their attempt to kill you. This is the nature of life. You understand?
      Pam Baker

    • Yalla, Please elaborate, habbibi. Tell us “your truth.” Inshalla. You could be the first American Hamas volunteer, like that schmuck with the Taliban.

      • The man who joined the Taliban wasn’t that bad. When he joined the Taliban was supported by the U.S.

  4. Thank you Mr. Fernandez for getting this out. I hope a copy will be sent to Sen. Sanders to enlighten him on history and will, likewise, ask himself why our President after two weeks of releasing Billions of dollars to Iran, a fully terrorist country, that Hamas attacked Israel? Who is really responsible for the attack?

  5. Thanks Peter. I appreciate your research and willingness to write about this. And to actually tell the truth about Israel when so many just fall back on condemning it because that’s all they know.

    • Notice that all the countries listed above are muslim! The tenets of the Koran dictate that the muslim’s purpose is to conquer the entire world! Israel is first on the list! In Europe, who are the immigrants who are causing the major problems? Muslims! Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, etc. are having violence problems, especially with rape high on the list. I guess with muslim beliefs regarding women, the men seem to be drawn to the light skinned, blonde Scandinavian women! In fact , I remember years ago when muslim men first came to these countries, assaults on women skyrocketed!
      Muslims do not assimilate! They all stay together. It is in the Koran that they do nothing with infidels except if it benefits them! Invaded countries have 3 options, convert, pay a duty, or die!
      They are bragging that by 2050 some of these countries will be predominately muslim! (they are having large families) So much for assimilation!
      All on the Left don’t realize they are on the list also or they wouldn’t stick up for them all the time!

      • Andrew DiPino, not strictly true. Countless Muslim citizens in Israel prefer living in a democratic republic rather than a Islamic theocracy, or in any kind of theocracy.
        Gaza was in much better condition years ago, before Hamas took over. Hamas won elections largely due to including AK-47’s as part of their campaigning strategy.