Dear World Leaders,
All of you, except for Egypt, and probably France, and the US Republicans, seem to think that this present Middle East war is just that. A war in the Middle East, yet again, between the State of Israel and the Arabs.
This war, in my opinion, is a different war. It is time that European and Western countries realized that Israel is fighting the fight that none of you have the ability or courage to realize might, in the not too distant future, have to be fought in your own countries, against a Muslim population growing exponentially, and breeding, as British, or US or Scandinavian etc. citizens, more and more fanatics and extremists, who wish to take over their countries (yours too) and make the whole world Muslim. Just listen to their polemic about the Jews: that the Jews wish to conquer the world and then what? force everyone (as the Muslims wish) to convert to Judaism? It is the Muslims who desire to attain total control, not only of this region, but also of Europe and the West. We are already seeing this. But Jewish people are not missionaries. They do not believe that the whole world must convert to Judaism for their salvation, or for the salvation of the world. In fact, the whole process of conversion for someone who makes the choice to convert is inordinately hard.
What I wish to convey to these world leaders who think it is not their fight: look to your own Muslim populations. Be careful, for Muslim extremists are not born extreme, they are trained in the art, and you do not know how to prevent it. You ignore them, and ignore the Middle East Hamas extremists at your own peril. I believe that many of you world leaders are paralyzed with fear of a Muslim uprising in your own countries, even more so if the Hamas is not appeased. This terror disables any rational thinking. But you cannot appease ad infinitum. Appeasing just puts out fires, putting out fires delays an inevitable greater conflagration, certainly in the Middle East, and possibly in your own countries. I believe that if you cater to Hamas, you are catering to their desire to annihilate Israel, and in the end you are likely to lose control of your own Muslim extremists, who can only be strengthened by their ability to manipulate world leaders into appeasement.
Do we have here shades of Britain and Neville Chamberlain, who thought he’d averted WWII by appeasing Adolf Hitler? I fervently hope not.
President Obama, I say to you especially, you are very vulnerable to Muslim manipulation. You are vulnerable because you have publicly denied your connection to Islam. They hate you even more because of that denial.
However much I understand your terror, I do not say to you “come to Israel and experience the missile attacks first hand, and then, perhaps you can give us advice.” I say to you that the threat of Muslim extremists is in your own back yard. Realize how terrible is their hate, not only for Israel, but for moderate Muslims and any other religion except Islam. And realize too, what you are all gaining by Israel’s stand against the Hamas.Shoshana Caplin
About the Author: Shoshana was born in England and came to Israel in 1970 and has lived in Jerusalem for about 40 years. She utilizes astrology and energy work to help release both personal and cultural trauma.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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