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Time To Wake Up And Smell… The Blood

     There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.) They need to stop dozing and listen to the global alarm clocks that are shrieking. They need to take the blinders off their eyes, remove the cotton from their nostrils and wake up and smell the blood – the red life-sustaining liquid that has been (and pretty much still is being) shed indiscriminately in Gaza, the West Bank and the rest of Israel, and in Egypt, Jordan, India, Sudan, and many other parts of the world.

 

      I heard today of the suicide bomber who blew himself up at a Shi’ite funeral in Iraq, killing 32 people. Many others were seriously wounded, some with life-altering injuries such as blindness and loss of limbs.

 

      This deliberate butchering of innocent people at a place where they would be most vulnerable – a funeral – is not an isolated incident in Iraq and across the Middle East. Men, women and children have been blown up by suicide/homicide bombers as they exited mosques, as they played ball in soccer fields, and as they shopped in outdoor markets.

 

      It seems that to these Islamic terrorists, there are no borders, no boundaries, and no places or times that are off limits. Babies, children, women and unarmed men are all targets for their pathological bloodlust, all of which is justified in their eyes – the main excuse being that their victims’ version of Islam is treif.

 

      The fact that there are Muslim religious fanatics willing to commit murder at places of worship and at holy shrines should be an eye-opening “red flag” to all civilized people, as to what they are dealing with in terms of trying to negotiate or make concessions. Even in the barbaric Dark Ages – where young and old were hanged or boiled in oil for relatively minor “crimes” like stealing a chicken when they were starving – no one could be touched if he ran into a church. Any mob chasing a criminal or stranger, or anyone they felt deserved to be hurt or killed, had to stop at the church door. It was universally recognized by Christians across Europe that a church could not be touched by violence. Entering one immediately conveyed safety and sanctuary. (Perhaps this is where the current word sanctuary – in describing a place of worship – originally came from).

 

      And if they are targeting their fellow Muslims – people who are not dhimmis,inferior non-believers viewed as being just a little better than animals – that is even a bigger red flag. If they can annihilate fellow co-religionists without even blinking, if they can blow into smithereens men, women and youngsters of their own faith (though they have slight differences), how will they behave toward Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, etc. who they view as being inferior and on the level of garbage?

 

      The Nazis, many of whom were young fathers, used Jewish babies as targets to practice their shooting, or beat others to death because they had dehumanized the Jews. In their sick eyes, these Jewish babies were not children but vermin to be destroyed. Just as people can swat a fly or step on a cockroach to rid themselves of their unwanted presence, so to the Nazis were able to – without a second thought – kill Jewish infants and adults.

 

      It can be argued that most Muslims are peaceful individuals who want to live quiet lives with their families. However they, out of fear, have become a silent majority – perhaps the way many Germans, who had no real beef with the Jews (or with anyone else, for that matter) also said and did nothing, not wanting to bring on themselves the attention of irrational fanatics. Their “invisibility” allowed the rise to power of the murderous Nazis. So, too, there is the danger that hate-filled Islamists – bent on annihilating Israel and by extension the West – will become leaders of their governments, “legitimately.” One need only look to Iran for proof of that.

 

      Leftists must understand that “making nice” is not going to change adherents of an ideology who advocate murdering those who think differently than them – even slightly differently. This can be seen by the non-stop carnage launched on one another by intolerant Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims.

 

      You can’t negotiate with cancer! Nor can you compromise and “work out a deal.” You can’t say, “Hey, why don’t you ‘occupy’ this lung and let us keep the other one.” When dealing with pathological elements, there is only one way to act – stopping it in its tracks. This must be done with everything in your arsenal – starting with facing reality.

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