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.
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 (islamweb.net)This 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.
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.