It's Time to Stop Being Nice

It's Time to Stop Being Nice

© David Burton 2010

Hamas Against peace

     President Obama has followed a policy of playing nice with the Arab/Islamic world. At best, the results of this policy are not obvious to this observer. As I see it, most in the West have no concept of what goes on in the minds of radical Muslims or Arab extremists. Most Westerners try to understand the minds of Islamic terrorists and Jihadists in terms of their Western culture and history. What they fail to understand is that fundamentalist Islamists and the more radical elements of the Arab world do not think or act according to our Western standards of conduct. To understand fundamentalist Islam and the radical Arab thought process, one must think like them. Few among us are capable of doing this.

     For the last half century, the U.S. has tried to be friends of everyone. We have played Mr. Nice to just about everyone and we have tried to be fair and even-handed in our dealings with the rest of the world. This has been particularly true with the Arab nations and with all of Islam.

     What have the attempts at friendship and moderation gained us? For trying to be Mr. Nice Guy, the United States has been slapped in the face, kicked in the groin, stepped on and spat upon. For trying to help resolve the civil war in Lebanon, our Marine barracks were blown up, as was Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. For trying to help the famished people of Somalia, our peace keeping force that was supporting the mission to bring humanitarian aid to that impoverished nation was attacked, our soldiers killed and their bodies dragged through the streets of the capital. Our embassies in Africa have been attacked; our embassy in Iran was invaded by radical Muslims and our diplomatically protected citizens there held hostage for over a year. Our Navy has been attacked in Yemen; our military personnel have been targeted in a night club in Berlin; and, innocent American civilians have been beheaded. 3,000 Americans died in a single day as the result of an unprovoked attack by Muslim extremists upon mainland America. Our airliners have been hijacked and some of their passengers brutally murdered; an American Jew confined to a wheelchair was thrown overboard and murdered from a hijacked cruise ship. In spite of our trying to do the right thing worldwide, America is no longer respected or admired. Our adversaries treat every overture of friendship as a sign of weakness. ENOUGH! It’s time to stop trying to be nice. It’s time to face facts and do what needs to done.

A Spaniard Begins to Realize What’s Happening

     One Spaniard who has come to realize what has been happening as the Islamization of Western Europe has been taking place under the blind eyes of the European people has written, “I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
     “The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.
     “And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.
     “They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.
     “And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.
     “We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
     “What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.” (Ref. 1) When will the civilized world wake up to the realities of life? When will we here in America stop kidding ourselves about the aims and behavior of radical Islam?

Do not let your children pass through the fires of Moloch

     Can the Western mind understand how anyone in their right mind would deliberately bring up children to commit suicide, simply out of a sense of hatred for someone else? In the Old Testament, the Israelites are admonished to not follow in the ways of the peoples that inhabited the land of Israel before them. In particular they are told, “Do not let your children pass through the fires of Moloch,” i.e., they are not to follow the Pagan practices of human sacrifice and of burning their children as sacrifices to the god, Moloch. The modern world and all major religions have adopted these precepts. Human sacrifice and child immolation are abhorred and prohibited by all civilized peoples. So what are those people that still practice the human sacrifice of their children?

     Islamic fundamentalists and Palestinian Arabs have reverted to the ways of the early inhabitants of Palestine. Human sacrifice in the form of suicide bombers is glorified and encouraged. Arab children are taught to be suicide bombers and offered up for death by their own parents. “In Gaza’s Bourrej refugee camp, Jamal al Dura showed off his newborn son, Mohammed, named after Dura’s 12-year-old boy who was killed on the second day of the Palestinian uprising {Intifada}. Dura said he felt blessed by his newborn son, but he would sacrifice more of his children to fight Israel.” Dura said. “We’re ready to give more of our children.” (Ref. 2) Even most animals do not kill their own young!

Islamic Fundamentalism and the Rest of the World

     While Islam has been at some level of conflict with non-Islamic religions and peoples since the early 7th century, radical Islamic fundamentalism has come into new and more serious conflict with Israel, the United States, the Western world and other religions of the world during the past quarter century. Here again, what is taken as universally accepted behavior by the civilized world is foreign to Islamic fundamentalists and many Arabs.

     In 1979, following the overthrow of the Shah of Iran, radical Islamic fundamentalists stormed the American embassy in Tehran and held 53 Americans hostage for more than 400 days. For centuries, all civilized nations have recognized that foreign embassies are inviolable and are considered to be the native soil of the country possessing the embassy. The Iranian Islamic fundamentalists recognized no such convention. As Muslims, they did not consider that the rules of the civilized world applied to them – in other words, they have no respect for any laws or rules of behavior other than their own interpretation of the rules of behavior defined in the Koran.

     Islamic terrorists consider the murder of innocent civilians as justified by their interpretation of the Koran and they glorify martyrdom for that purpose. We here in the West view such actions as despicable acts of uncivilized murder. “They {suicide bombers} are not martyrs. They are killers. Both Christians and Jews know that a martyr is someone who dies for his faith, not someone who kills for his faith.“ (Ref. 3)

     Islamic fanatics have no problem with lying and denying historical facts in spreading their messages of hate and intolerance. To them, there is no sin in lying to ‘infidels’. For example, “Salah Soltan, the president of the American Center for Islamic Research . . . stated ‘There is no doubt about the fact that the Jews usurped the Holy Lands of Palestine, and it is not permitted to bargain with them over anything except the means of their departure from the lands.’” What Soltan means, but won’t say in public to the non-Muslim world, is that, in spite of universally accepted historical fact, supported by centuries of archaeological evidence, Jews have never had any claim to the land of Israel and must therefore be driven out of their historical homeland. (Ref. 4)

     The goals and intent of radical Muslims are clear – kill or subjugate every one who will not submit to their concept of Islam. Some among us say that radical Islam constitutes only a small percentage of Islam – maybe so. These same people claim that the majority of Muslims are peace-loving peoples, just like you and me – maybe so. These same people also tell us that all we have to do is deal with the moderate Muslims and they will help turn the fanatic Islamic Radicals into peace-loving moderates, just like themselves. I have seen no evidence to get me to accept this wishful thinking. I say it’s time to stop living in this world of fantasy – let the moderate Muslims and Arabs show me with some real deeds. Let these moderate Muslims stand up to the radical Muslims; let them speak out against the radical Muslims’ messages of hate and intolerance; let these moderate Muslims and Arabs help the civilized world in exterminating these murderers and terrorists; let these so-called moderate Muslims and Arabs speak out and, more importantly, let them show me with actions and not just platitudes.

Political Correctness be Damned

     “There is much that is clearly wrong with the Islamic world. Women are stoned to death and undergo clitorectomies. Gays hang from the gallows under the approving eyes of the proponents of Shariah, the legal code of Islam. Sunni and Shia massacre each other daily in Iraq. Palestinian mothers teach 3-year-old boys and girls the ideal of martyrdom. One would expect the orthodox Islamic establishment to evade or dismiss these complaints, but less happily, the non-Muslim priests of enlightenment in the West have come, actively and passively, to the Islamists' defense.”
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     “While there are many ideological ‘rootlets’ of {radical} Islamism, the main tap root has a name--Salafism, or Salafi Islam, a violent, ultra-conservative version of the religion.
     “It is vital to grasp that traditional and even mainstream Islamic teaching accepts and promotes violence. Shariah, for example, allows apostates to be killed, permits beating women to discipline them, seeks to subjugate non-Muslims to Islam as dhimmis and justifies declaring war to do so. It exhorts good Muslims to exterminate the Jews before the "end of days." The near deafening silence of the Muslim majority against these barbaric practices is evidence enough that there is something fundamentally wrong.”
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     “It is ironic and discouraging that many non-Muslim, Western intellectuals--who unceasingly claim to support human rights--have become obstacles to reforming Islam. Political correctness among Westerners obstructs unambiguous criticism of Shariah's inhumanity. They find socioeconomic or political excuses for Islamist terrorism such as poverty, colonialism, discrimination or the existence of Israel. What incentive is there for Muslims to demand reform when Western ‘progressives’ pave the way for Islamist barbarity?”
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     “Politicians and scholars in the West have taken up the chant that Islamic extremism is caused by the Arab-Israeli conflict. This analysis cannot convince any rational person that the Islamist murder of over 150,000 innocent people in Algeria--which happened in the last few decades--or their slaying of hundreds of Buddhists in Thailand, or the brutal violence between Sunni and Shia in Iraq could have anything to do with the Arab-Israeli conflict.
     “Western feminists duly fight in their home countries for equal pay and opportunity, but seemingly ignore, under a façade of cultural relativism, that large numbers of women in the Islamic world live under threat of beating, execution and genital mutilation, or cannot vote, drive cars and dress as they please.
     “The tendency of many Westerners to restrict themselves to self-criticism further obstructs reformation in Islam. Americans demonstrate against the war in Iraq, yet decline to demonstrate against the terrorists who kidnap innocent people and behead them. Similarly, after the Madrid train bombings, millions of Spanish citizens demonstrated against their separatist organization, ETA. But once the demonstrators realized that Muslims were behind the terror attacks they suspended the demonstrations. This example sent a message to radical Islamists to continue their violent methods.
     “Western appeasement of their Muslim communities has exacerbated the problem. During the four-month period after the publication of the Muhammad cartoons in a Danish magazine, there were comparatively few violent demonstrations by Muslims. Within a few days of the Danish magazine's formal apology, riots erupted throughout the world. The apology had been perceived by Islamists as weakness and concession.
     “Worst of all, perhaps, is the anti-Americanism among many Westerners. It is a resentment so strong, so deep-seated, so rooted in personal identity, that it has led many, consciously or unconsciously, to morally support America's enemies.
     “Progressives need to realize that radical Islam is based on an antiliberal system. They need to awaken to the inhumane policies and practices of Islamists around the world. They need to realize that Islamism spells the death of liberal values. And they must not take for granted the respect for human rights and dignity that we experience in America, and indeed, the West, today.
     “Well-meaning interfaith dialogues with Muslims have largely been fruitless. Participants must demand--but so far haven't--that Muslim organizations and scholars specifically and unambiguously denounce violent Salafi components in their mosques and in the media. Muslims who do not vocally oppose brutal Shariah decrees should not be considered ‘moderates.’
     “All of this makes the efforts of Muslim reformers more difficult. When Westerners make politically-correct excuses for Islamism, it actually endangers the lives of reformers and in many cases has the effect of suppressing their voices.
     “Tolerance does not mean toleration of atrocities under the umbrella of relativism. It is time for all of us in the free world to face the reality of Salafi Islam or the reality of radical Islam will continue to face us." (Ref. 5)

Let’s Push the “Moderate” Arab World to Join the Fight Against Muslim Extremism

     The reality is that the Israeli-Palestinian dispute has often been used as a scapegoat by Arab leaders to divert attention from their own internal problems or to camouflage the deeply felt disputes among Muslim nations. The hatred between Sunni and Shiite Muslims has nothing to do with the Israeli-Arab dispute, for instance. Nor do the longtime rivalries between states such as Iran and Iraq.

     In fact, there is a mountain of evidence that Arab leaders have exacerbated the Palestinian situation because it was a way to divert attention from their dismal failure to build modern, democratic, prosperous states. Rather than try to encourage a peaceful solution in the Mideast or improve the tortured situation of Palestinian refugees, the Arab states have almost always sat on the sidelines playing their duplicitous games. In the summer of 2000, when President Clinton brought Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak to Camp David to move the peace process forward, none of the other Arab countries joined in any serious, substantial effort to convince Arafat that a compromise was worthwhile or, at least, to continue to negotiate. The Saudis, while paying lip service to the process, continued to finance suicide bombers. We need to send a message to the supposedly “moderate” leaders of these Arab nations that they need to get behind us or they will get trampled along the way. There are no neutrals in the war against Islamic extremism.

What the Islamic fundamentalists really want

     Islamic or Muslim fundamentalists repeatedly claim that all they want is to help their poor Palestinian brethren escape the yoke of Israeli occupation. The facts belie this claim. Islamic radicals want to eliminate Israel from the face of the map. But they want much more than the destruction of the State of Israel. They want to convert the entire world to Islam. They want to destroy and terrorize anyone who does not agree with their vision of the world. To accomplish this goal, they are willing to massacre Christians, Hindus, Jews, and anyone else that does not convert to Islam. To the Muslim fanatics, the West is the real threat to Islam. One has only to open one’s eyes to events over the past 4 decades to realize this.

     In India, Hindus have been attacked and murdered by Muslim extremists. The bombing in Bali, Indonesia was not directed against Israel or against Jews. It was directed against westerners (predominantly Christians) and focused on Australians. The World Trade Center destruction on 9/11 2001 was directed against the United States.

     In 2002, an Islamist gunman shot dead Bonnie Penner Wetherall, a nurse assistant from California, as she entered the Unity Center, which houses a Christian chapel and a clinic for pregnant women in Lebanon. The clinic Provides medical care and help to local people and Palestinian refugees. Aid workers reported that the Unity Center had received warnings from Lebanese Muslim groups, demanding that it leave Lebanon. Who did the terrorists target? Not an Israeli, not a Jew, not even someone providing aid to Israel. They targeted a Christian American.

Let’s Stop Palestinian Murder of Israelis

     For decades, Israel has fought to stop Arab terrorism and suicide bombings against its citizens. Hamas, Hezbollah and other radical Muslim groups want no peace with Israel. They want to prevent any moderate Arabs from bringing peace to the region and they want to destroy Israel. Radical Muslims raise their children to commit suicide while some Arab states offer rewards to the families of suicide bombers and financial support to the terrorist organizations perpetrating these crimes.

     It’s time to turn the dogs loose. We should encourage Israel to announce the following.

For every act of terror against Israeli civilians (bombings, shootings, etc.), Israel will permanently annex a portion of the West Bank or Gaza Strip. In addition, if the families of suicide bombers and terrorists live within the borders of the State of Israel, they will have their property confiscated and the proceeds of the confiscation given to the families of the Israeli victims of the Arab terrorists. Also, the Arab families of the suicide bombers will be deported.

     The United States and any other country that really wants to end the terror and murder should issue a declaration that they will support this process and will recognize Israel’s right of permanent annexation in response to terrorist attacks on civilians. The United States and other like-minded countries should go even further by promising to provide Israel with additional arms (an Apache helicopter, an F-16 fighter, etc.) or other support each time a terrorist act is perpetrated by the Arabs.

     If the Arab terrorist doesn’t care about his life or the lives of innocent civilians, let him understand the consequences of his actions in terms of what will happen to his family. Let the families of suicide bombers and terrorists who raise their children to be “martyrs” understand what will happen to them and how their children’s acts of terror will contribute to the expansion of Israel. Let the radical Arab terrorist organizations who want no peace process and whose only objectives are the murder of Jews and the destruction Israel understand that each act of terror that they commit and support will result in the growth of the State of Israel. Let’s give the Arab moderates a reason to really crack down on the radicals in their midst. Let’s make terrorism against Israeli citizens unprofitable and let’s reward the Jews of Israel, not the Arabs, for every act of Arab terrorism committed against the civilian population of Israel.

Israel must control the holy places

     The land of Israel is rightly acknowledged as the Holy Land. It contains religious sites that are sacred to a variety of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. In discussing the possibility of an independent Palestinian entity, the question arises as to who should control access to the many religious sites. In addition to free access to these sites, other considerations also need to be dealt with. Who should control excavation and construction at or around religious sites and sites of antiquity? During the past century, we have had telling examples of Arab control of religious sites. From 1948 until 1967, Jordan controlled the old city of Jerusalem. Jews were denied access to the religious sites controlled by the Jordanians. Hebrew grave stones were used for latrines by the Jordanian military. In 1929, Jews in Hebron were murdered by Arabs and even today, Jews are not safe in Hebron.

     In 2003, Arabs desecrated Joseph’s Tomb. “A group of Jewish chaplains found … that the site {was} destroyed, the building cracked open with hammers, a huge hole in its dome, and the grave littered with trash and car parts.”
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     “In October 2000, under the pretext of the intifada that had been launched a few days earlier, Palestinian violence willfully desecrated the tomb of the biblical patriarch in the vicinity of Nablus. The compound was set on fire and sacred Hebrew texts were burned.” (Ref. 6)

     What does such behavior say about Palestinian claims that Joseph’s Tomb is also sacred to them? Where is the global outrage against this sacrilege? If Islamic or Christian sites had been deliberately vandalized in a similar fashion, it can be certain that there would have been global expressions of outrage.

     The intifada begun in 2000, was supposedly precipitated by a Jew (Ariel Sharon) daring to set foot on the Temple Mount which is sacred to Jews everywhere. In Afghanistan, The Islamic Fundamentalist Talibans destroyed two historic Buddhist statues.

     So much for Muslim respect for the sacred sites of other religions. The lesson is clear. Israel has always respected and protected the religious sites of all religions under its control. Israel has earned the right to continue doing so. The Palestinians and their Arab brethren have demonstrated that they cannot and will not protect the sacred sites of other religions.

     Ever since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, access to religious sites under Israeli control has been guaranteed to all religions. This is not a mere guarantee. It is a reality. In addition, Israel has not just guaranteed free access to these sights, but it has placed the sites sacred to Christian, Muslim and other religions under the control of these religions.

Let’s Make It Perfectly Clear: Jerusalem Was, Is and Will Remain the Undivided Capital of Israel

     For Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest site in the world. Three times a day, observant Jews face Jerusalem and offer up their morning, afternoon and evening prayers. In the Old Testament, Jerusalem is mentioned 632 times. For Muslims, Jerusalem is the third holiest site in the world. When Muslims offer up their daily prayers, they do not face Jerusalem, and instead face toward the city of Mecca. Jerusalem is mentioned but once in the Koran. Jerusalem is not embedded in Muslim culture. In the 1,300 years that various Islamic dynasties ruled Jerusalem, not one Islamic dynasty ever made the city its capital. Indeed, even the National Covenant of the PLO, written in 1964, never mentions Jerusalem. It was only added after Israel regained control of the city in 1967.

     The area known to Jews as the Temple Mount is an area roughly 40 acres in size on Mount Moriah. In 950 B.C., the first Jewish Temple was erected by King David. In 586 B.C., the Babylonians destroyed the Temple and sent much of the Jewish population into exile in Babylonia. Following their return from the Babylonian captivity, the Jews completed building the second Jewish Temple in 516 B.C. In 70 A.D., the second Temple was razed by the Romans and the Jewish population was exiled.

     Following the rise of Islam, the Muslims built the structure known as the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in 691 A.D. and added the Al Aqsa Mosque in 711 A.D. Inside the Dome of the Rock is a large rock on which Abraham is said to have bound his son Isaac as a sacrifice before God’s intervention, and from which Muslims believe that Mohammed ascended to heaven.

     Jerusalem is Jerusalem. There is no such thing as East Jerusalem. There is only Jerusalem. Just because the Palestinians say they want Jerusalem for their capital, there is no justification for it to be so. Israel has the right to do what it wishes with the “undivided” capital of Israel referred to by then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama at a speech to AIPAC on June 4, 2008. Jerusalem never was the capital of “Palestine”. “Palestine” in the Arab/Muslim context has never existed and does not exist today.

     Since Israel reunited Jerusalem in 1967, it has faithfully protected the rights and security of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Christians now control the Ten Stations of the Cross; Muslims control the Dome of the Rock. Yet the Palestinians often stone Jewish civilians praying at the Western Wall below. Their leaders and imams repeatedly deny the Jewish connection to Jewish holy sites. Let’s make it perfectly clear to everyone – America believes and will support the concept that Jerusalem was, is, and will remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel.

It's Time to Tell the "Palestinians" to Make Real Peace with Israel or Else

     During the most recent attempts to revive the Palestinian-Israeli "peace process", the "Palestinian" President, Mahmoud Abbas, said that there would be no peace deal with Israel unless the Jewish state stopped settlement construction in areas the Palestinians claim for their future state. It's time to call a spade a spade - There never has been and, in reality, there is not likely to be any real peace deal between Abbas' "Palestinians" and Israel. Israel and West only get threats from Abbas about withdrawing from the so-called peace process if his demands aren't met. Israeli concessions result in no real peace, only mortar and rocket attacks, murders of Israeli civilians and demands for still more concessions from Israel and demands that the U.S. pressure Israel into making more concessions with no real reciprocation on the part of the "Palestinians" or their Arab supporters.

     While continuing to lie to America and Europe that they want to come to a peace agreement with Israel, to their own people, in Arabic, the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Fatah leaders and the official PA media continue to use American tax dollars to deny Israel’s existence and glorify terror. The Palestinian Authority still does not recognize Israel on their maps or pages. Some 12th-grade textbooks devote several pages to extolling “ribat,” which is similar to “jihad,” holy war. The Palestinian leadership continues to evade accountability. Real peace cannot be obtained by concessions, which encourage, energize, and inspire Jihadists. Those who wish for peace must face this fact and realize that territorial concessions, or any concessions in any realm in the struggle against militant Islam have been consistently counterproductive. The "Palestinians" have maintained a posture of implacable hostility to Israel's most fundamental and inalienable rights. The rejection of Israel forms an integral part of the "Palestinian" ethos, and is expressed in no less than the founding documents and actions of the largest and most important "Palestinian" factions. Israeli attempts at peace through territorial concession have been met time and again with violence. As long as Abbas and the "Palestinians" continue to deny Israel the right to exist, then clearly there can be no peace agreement. There can never be any compromise between existing or not existing.

     The time has come to Tell Abas, the "Palestinians", and the rest of the Arab world to either make real peace with Israel or else. What is the "else"? The "else" needs to be a perfectly clear message that America will support unrestricted Jewish construction in the West Bank (including Jerusalem) and that further U.S. economic aid to the "Palestinians" will cease if they don't reach a meaningful peace accord with Israel. If the "Palestinians" and the other Arab states can't agree to formally recognize the State of Israel and its right to exist, then America and the West should tell Abbas, the "Palestinian people", Fatah, and Hamas that we will not recognize the formation of an independent "Palestinian" state!

There can be no Mid-East Peace with Hamas and Hezbollah

     Western peaceniks and bleeding-heart liberals continue to delude themselves into believing in a Mid-East ‘peace process’. In spite of more than 60 years’ experience demonstrating the utter futility of offering to negotiate with ‘radical Islamicists’, ‘moderate Arabs’, ‘peace-loving Palestinians', etc., they blindly continue down a dead-end path of appeasement and concessions in the futile hope that they will convince these inconvincible groups to live in peace with Israel, America, the West, and their fellow Muslims.

     The futility of this baseless hope is demonstrated on a continuing daily basis throughout the world. Consider the following. Talia Ames, nine month pregnant with her seventh child, and her husband, Yitzhak Ames, along with Avishai Schindler, a newly married Yeshiva student, and Kochava Even-Haim, the mother of an 8-year-old daughter were murdered by Palestinian members of Hamas in the Hebron Hills of Judea and Samaria, which is more commonly referred to as the ‘West Bank’ these days. These unarmed civilians were doing nothing more than driving to their homes. The Hamas terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the massacre “extols the murder of Jews.” Is it possible to negotiate with non-humans like these? “In Hamas-controlled Gaza, the bloodshed was celebrated; the news was broadcast from loudspeakers and there was a ‘victory’ rally in the Jebaliya refugee camp.” Where were all the peaceniks who protested Israel’s blocking the Gaza Flotilla from violating Israel’s blockade of Gaza?
     "Hamas and Fatah, the so-called moderate element of the Palestinians, have, in truth, “been as one in rejecting Israel’s existence as the sovereign state of the Jewish people. So long as they refuse to budge from that position, Israeli-Palestinian peace is impossible.” Obama, Clinton and the rest of the believers in Utopia may dream otherwise, but facts remain facts and there is more than 6 decades to prove these dreamers wrong. “In an opinion survey released last week, 55 percent of Palestinians endorsed anti-Israel violence as ‘essential’ or ‘desirable’.” (Ref. 7) Negotiate peace with these people? You’ve got to be kidding or brain-dead!

No More Mr. Nice

     To the radical Muslims of the world, those that support or harbor Arab terrorists, peaceniks, fuzzy-minded liberals and Arab apologists, let’s put out the message that America is no longer going to try and be Mr. ‘Nice Guy’. You’re either with us or against us. To radical Islamists, we’re going to wage unceasing and total war against you – no quarter. We’ll hunt you down and kill or imprison your leaders – there is no place on earth in which you will find a safe haven. If we capture you, you’re going to a POW camp for the duration, no matter how long that is – no trial and no appeal. For any country that supports Arab terrorism, you can expect frequent visits and gifts from the U.S. in the form of cruise missiles, laser guided bombs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Special Operations forces and whatever else it takes to dissuade you from supporting these murderers. To all you bleeding heart liberals, your protests, misplaced sympathy and stupidity will all be for naught. You need to wake up to the realities of life and stop living in your fantasy world. To the Muslim Arabs living in Israel or in the territories referred to as Gaza and the West Bank, you need to face facts, get rid of the fanatics that have kept you in squalor and misery for well over half a century and either learn to live in a free and democratic environment within the State of Israel or in an entity that lives and prospers in cooperation with Israel. Otherwise, get out and go to live with your Arab brethren in a neighboring Arab state – Good luck in finding any Arab state that will take you in! To all you liberals demanding political correctness – go stuff it! There will be no such thing as political correctness in the war with radical Islam. To all you countries out there who want to stand on the sidelines while America fights your war against Islamic terrorism, realize that there is no longer going to be a free lunch. Expect to see American tourism to your country dry up, expect to see America no longer buying your products, and expect to see American investment in your country dry up. To the idiots out there who continually push for the United States to deal with the Jews and the Arabs in an even-handed fashion, it’s time for America to stand up and announce unequivocally that this country has no intention of behaving in an even-handed fashion. We will be fair but not even-handed. Israel, its citizens, and Jews in Arab and other lands have not been treated even-handedly by the Arab states, by the Arabs that reside in what has come to be called The West Bank and Gaza, and by the terrorists spawned by radical Islam. America, along with other non-Muslim countries, has not been treated even-handedly by these same regimes and murderers. America will do what’s right and that does not come anywhere near being even-handed to people that murder innocent civilians, fail to honor any commitments that they make, keep their own brethren in abject poverty, fill the minds of their children with lies and messages of hate, and that try to subjugate the rest of the civilized world. It’s time for intelligent people to stop being naïve. It’s time to get tough.

  1. ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ , Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez, Jihad Watch website;, May 2007.
  2. Article by Nicole Winfield, Boston Sunday Globe, 1 December 2002.
  3. Wiesel recalls hate propaganda in BU Talk, Mark I. Levenstein, The Jewish Advocate, Page 3, 4 November 2005.
  4. Jewish group charged with defamation by Islamic Society, Ted Siefer, The Jewish Advocate, Pages. 1 – 2, 4 November 2005.
  5. SENSE OF UMMAH - The Trouble With Islam, Tawfik Hamid, Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal.
  6. Desecration of Joseph’s Tomb Protested, Tom Tugend, The Jewish Press, 3 March 2003.
  7. Victims on the road to ‘peace’, Jeff Jacoby, Boston Sunday Globe, Page C10, 5 September 2010.


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