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Islamic terrorists are No “Lone Wolves”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

(Posted on author’s website, The Ettinger Report}

Intra-Arab and Intra-Muslim terrorism – plaguing the Arab Street – has been a Middle East fixture since the 7th century emergence of Islam, driven by religious, political, tribal and ethnic megalomaniac aspirations and violent intolerance.

It dominated the Middle East long before, and irrespective of, the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli conflicts, the reestablishment of Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria, the controversy over Jerusalem, and the reconstruction of the Jewish State.

Against the backdrop of ruthless and persistent terrorism, which has targeted fellow-Arabs and fellow-Muslims, one should expect, at least, as ferocious Arab/Muslim terrorism against the “infidel” Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Jew in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia and the USA. The latter is considered the chief threat to terrorist regimes, morally and militarily. Hence, the US is “the Chief Satan” and the lead target for Islamic terrorism.

The perpetrators of Arab/Muslim terrorism, in general, and Palestinian terrorism, in particular, are not “Lone Wolves.” They are the by-products of a centuries’ old intolerant ideology, supported by educational and religious infrastructures of indoctrination and incitement, operating systematically in kindergartens, schools, universities, mosques and regime-controlled media.

Arab/Muslim terrorists are not driven by social, economic and human rights grievances, but by an intense, fanatical worldview, which loathes civil liberties and considers freedom of religion, press, association and movement, including equal rights for women, an abomination. In fact, deprived groups in the non-Muslim world rarely resort to terrorism.

Arab/Muslim terrorists are adrenalized by the conviction that their actions bestow upon them the honorific title of Shaheed – a martyr on the altar of Islam – fulfilling a Muslim mission, and advancing the commandment of Jihad (Islamic struggle, resistance, war, expansion) against the “infidel” or the “apostate.” They expect to be rewarded by eternal glory, including the company of 72 pretty virgins in a sensual paradise, while women are, supposedly, rewarded by only one man.

The most effective production-line of Shaheed’s was established by Mahmoud Abbas in 1993, compliments of the Oslo Accord, through the Palestinian education system. For example, the 7th grade’s part 2 of “Our Beautiful Language,” pages 11-13 and pages 28-29 in part 1: “We shall sow Palestine with [martyrs'] skeletons and skulls; we shall paint the face of Palestine with blood…. We are returning home to the plains and mountains [of pre-1967 Israel], led by Jihad flags, by bloody struggles and by the willingness to sacrifice ourselves as martyrs….” Or, the 8th grade’s part 2 of “Islamic Studies,” pages 62-75: “Jihad reserves a key role for youngsters, just like those who sought martyrdom during the days of the Prophet Muhammad….” Many graduates of such an education system are potential terrorists – who unlike freedom fighters – target civilians deliberately and systematically, aiming to erode the confidence of Israelis in the homeland security capabilities of their government, frightening them into reckless concessions.

While Mahmoud Abbas does not emit the same message when speaking with Western, Israeli and Arab interlocutors, that which he teaches his children reflects his authentic worldview, reflected by the monthly allowances paid to relatives of suicide-bombers and the naming of streets, squares, summer camps and sport tournaments after terrorists. It has enticed Palestinian youth to idolize Shaheed’s, Jihad, bloodshed and families of suicide-bombers, while delegitimizing the Jewish State as an immoral entity deserving annihilation.

Palestinian terrorism has been driven not by the size – but by the existence – of the Jewish State, as evidenced by the waves of anti-Jewish Palestinian terrorism before Israel’s establishment (1920s, 1930s and 1940s), before the 1967 resumption of Jewish control of Judea & Samaria, and following a series of Israeli concessions, such as the 2005 uprooting of all Jewish communities from Gaza, the 2000 proposal by Prime Minister Barak to withdraw to the pre-1967 Lines, and the 1993 Israeli importation of the PLO from Tunisia to Ramallah and Israel’s withdrawal from 40% of Judea & Samaria, as well as all of Gaza.

Islamic Terrorists are Not “Lone Wolves”

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Intra-Arab and Intra-Muslim terrorism – plaguing the Arab Street – has been a Middle East fixture since the 7th century emergence of Islam, driven by religious, political, tribal and ethnic megalomaniac aspirations and violent intolerance.

It dominated the Middle East long before, and irrespective of, the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli conflicts, the reestablishment of Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria, the controversy over Jerusalem, and the reconstruction of the Jewish State.

Against the backdrop of ruthless and persistent terrorism, which has targeted fellow-Arabs and fellow-Muslims, one should expect, at least, as ferocious Arab/Muslim terrorism against the “infidel” Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Jew in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia and the USA. The latter is considered the chief threat to terrorist regimes, morally and militarily. Hence, the US is “the Chief Satan” and the lead target for Islamic terrorism.

The perpetrators of Arab/Muslim terrorism, in general, and Palestinian terrorism, in particular, are not “Lone Wolves.” They are the by-products of a centuries’ old intolerant ideology, supported by educational and religious infrastructures of indoctrination and incitement, operating systematically in kindergartens, schools, universities, mosques and regime-controlled media.

Arab/Muslim terrorists are not driven by social, economic and human rights grievances, but by an intense, fanatical worldview, which loathes civil liberties and considers freedom of religion, press, association and movement, including equal rights for women, an abomination. In fact, deprived groups in the non-Muslim world rarely resort to terrorism.

Arab/Muslim terrorists are adrenalized by the conviction that their actions bestow upon them the honorific title of Shaheed – a martyr on the altar of Islam – fulfilling a Muslim mission, and advancing the commandment of Jihad (Islamic struggle, resistance, war, expansion) against the “infidel” or the “apostate.” They expect to be rewarded by eternal glory, including the company of 72 pretty virgins in a sensual paradise, while women are, supposedly, rewarded by only one man.

The most effective production-line of Shaheed’s was established by Mahmoud Abbas in 1993, compliments of the Oslo Accord, through the Palestinian education system. For example, the 7th grade’s part 2 of “Our Beautiful Language,” pages 11-13 and pages 28-29 in part 1: “We shall sow Palestine with [martyrs'] skeletons and skulls; we shall paint the face of Palestine with blood…. We are returning home to the plains and mountains [of pre-1967 Israel], led by Jihad flags, by bloody struggles and by the willingness to sacrifice ourselves as martyrs….” Or, the 8th grade’s part 2 of “Islamic Studies,” pages 62-75: “Jihad reserves a key role for youngsters, just like those who sought martyrdom during the days of the Prophet Muhammad….” Many graduates of such an education system are potential terrorists – who unlike freedom fighters – target civilians deliberately and systematically, aiming to erode the confidence of Israelis in the homeland security capabilities of their government, frightening them into reckless concessions.

While Mahmoud Abbas does not emit the same message when speaking with Western, Israeli and Arab interlocutors, that which he teaches his children reflects his authentic worldview, reflected by the monthly allowances paid to relatives of suicide-bombers and the naming of streets, squares, summer camps and sport tournaments after terrorists. It has enticed Palestinian youth to idolize Shaheed’s, Jihad, bloodshed and families of suicide-bombers, while de-legitimizing the Jewish State as an immoral entity deserving annihilation.

Palestinian terrorism has been driven not by the size – but by the existence – of the Jewish State, as evidenced by the waves of anti-Jewish Palestinian terrorism before Israel’s establishment (1920s, 1930s and 1940s), before the 1967 resumption of Jewish control of Judea & Samaria, and following a series of Israeli concessions, such as the 2005 uprooting of all Jewish communities from Gaza, the 2000 proposal by Prime Minister Barak to withdraw to the pre-1967 Lines, and the 1993 Israeli importation of the PLO from Tunisia to Ramallah and Israel’s withdrawal from 40% of Judea & Samaria, as well as all of Gaza.

The Israeli-Arab Ice Age Begins

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

A few months ago, an Israeli-Arab, a Bedouin, a man for whom Israel provided education and every opportunity to better himself (as it does for every citizen), who as a result rose from the lowest socio-economic level in the country to becoming a doctor at one of Israel’s most respected hospitals, went and joined ISIS and got himself killed.

As I write this, Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and now in parts of the rest of the country, are destroying themselves, trying their best to bring the Arab Ice-Age to Israel.

Some claim, if only we integrate Arabs better, or collect their garbage more often, or pave more potholes, things would be different.

Those claims, ignore the ongoing investments that have been made in Arab communities. Those claims ignore the educational opportunities Israeli-Arabs receive. Those claims ignore that the Jerusalem Light Rail which Jerusalem’s Arabs have been destroying is the same train they otherwise take to work. Those claims ignore the reality in front of them.

The Israeli-Arab doctor who joined ISIS didn’t join because he didn’t have indoor toilet in his tent.

The Israeli-Arab joined ISIS because his own Arab-Islamic culture encouraged it.

Some secularist want to claim that its the fault of Yehudah Glick and other Jews who go up to the Temple Mount, who are instigating these riots. Or maybe Jews buying homes from Arabs at above market-value prices.

And while its true, more Jews want to go up and pray than ever, the reality is that Glick has been going up for years, and it’s not Glick nor any Jews that initiated or instigated the violence. That’s like blaming the rape victim.

The war stems from both Arab-Islamic culture, as well as from our own Israeli secularists who don’t understand the nature of this unidirectional religious war.

In 1967, Rabbi Goren wanted to initiate Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, and he even succeeded for a short time. He even suggested that Israel take the mosque down, and correctly pointed out that this would be Israel’s only opportunity to do so.

But instead, avowed secularist Moshe Dayan mistakenly gave up the Temple Mount to the completely flabbergasted Arabs who not only expected Israel to do its worse, but after losing so spectacularly, would have quietly accepted the worst Israel could have done.

The riots we have now in Jerusalem, stem 100% from Moshe Dayan’s frightful secular-inspired mistake.

The Arab-Islamists learned that the secular Israeli has no respect for his own history, birthright, heritage and religion. They didn’t see restraint as stemming from strength. They saw fear. And then inspired them to fight on, rather than confront their deepest fear.

Secular Jews think this is a war about land. If they think it’s a religious war at all, they blame religious Jews for it.

But even if every Jew in Israel were secular, we’d still be in a religious war with the Arab-Islamists, because for them this is a religious war for their own survival.

It’s not because the Temple Mount or even the Land of Israel is specifically important to them.

It is the center of their religious battle with us, because Jewish control over the Temple Mount negates the tenets of their Islamic faith — and that fraudulence is a crisis they can’t deal with. The closer Jews are to controlling the Temple Mount, the closer we are to negating their religion in their eyes, and the more they need to fight us.

This latest Intifada will be quelled by Israel, though how long it will take will depend on Israel’s determination to win.

But until Israel starts respecting Jewish rights to our holy sites, temporarily quelled or not, this war will continue.

Israel Gambles on Future War and Lets Egypt Send More Troops to Sinai

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has agreed to an Egyptian request to deploy two infantry battalions and helicopters in the terror-plagued Sinai, another relaxation of the allowed number of Egyptian troops permitted in the Sinai under the 1979 treaty.

Th peace treaty stipulates that Israel must agree to additional troops.

For the time being, Israel is happy that President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi is fighting Hamas and jihad terror in the Sinai, immediately south of Gaza, where a jihad attack last week killed 31 Egyptian soldiers. Cairo has charged that Hamas was involved in coordinating and carrying out the murders.

This is not the first time Israel has agreed to Egypt’s sending in more armed soldiers into the Sinai, which was used by the Egyptian regime in 1973 to start the Yom Kippur War. The issue rose after the fall of the Mubarak regime, and Knesset Members unsuccessfully argued that legislative approval was necessary before Egypt could beef up its presence in the Sinai, a move which also would give it an opportunity in the future to turns its guns on Israel in the future.

In 2012, Egypt moved in tanks without Israel approval.

“It is clear to everyone that the Egyptians — whether they succeed in dealing with the terror in Sinai or don’t — at some point are going to ask to open the military appendix,” Yediot Acharonot journalist Alex Fishman wrote at the time.. “The meaning of this is that the demilitarization of Sinai will be eroded, which is one of the most important anchors of the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.”

The recent approval to deploy additional soldiers is conditioned on Egypt’s fighting “terrorist organizations,” Army Radio reported.

In the past four years, Egypt has gone through the Mubarak regime, a temporary military regime, the openly anti-Israel and anti-American Muslim Brotherhood government, another temporary military regime and now the government headed by al-Sisi.

What happens if the Islamists take over again, or if Abbas takes over Gaza and convinces Al-Sisi to oppose Israel until” Jerusalem is liberated”?

The Egyptian government will be armed to the teeth in the Sinai with Israel conveniently in range of its tanks.

Canada to Counsel Wannabe Jihadis

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Law enforcement officials in Canada are planning to pilot a program to prevent wannabe jihadis from leaving the country and heading to Syria, according to Reuters.

The de-radicalization program, called “Prevent,” is currently being tried out in Britain, and was started after the 2005 bombing attacks by four terrorists that left 52 dead and more wounded.

In Canada, officials plan to counsel would-be jihadists and help find them gainful employment as well.

The program is seen as particularly urgent in Ottawa, given last week’s terror attacks in which converts to radical Islam murdered two Canadian soldiers. Canadian authorities intend to pair the program with traditional counter-terrorism methods, and use the integrated result as a means of keeping track of potential killers and hopefully preventing attacks.

The Canadian program is tentatively set to be launched by the end of this calendar year.

Pamela Geller Sues MTA for Rejecting Anti-Hamas Jihad Parody

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Activist blogger Pamela Geller is petitioning New York federal court to force the city’s Metro Transportation Authority to accept an anti-Hamas ‘MyJihad’ ad campaign.

Geller filed the lawsuit against the New York MTA on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.

Geller writes the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ blog and heads the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative. She is petitioning the court to force the MTA to accept a bus advertisement that includes the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews,” according to ABC News.

The MTA had rejected the ad last month, claiming it could incite violence. MTA director of safety and security Raymond Diaz released a statement on September 19, saying the ad “would lead reasonable observers to interpret it as urging direct, violent attacks on Jews, given turmoil in Gaza, Syria and Iraq and New York city’s heightened security concerns.”

Court papers indicate that Geller’s group planned to express its views with a series of ads on public issues, “including issues such as Islam’s hatred of Jews.”

According to Geller, the MTA agreed to display three out of four of the ads, Jewish Business News.com reported.

Excluded was one with the line, “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.” “That’s his Jihad. What’s yours?” Alongside the quote a face appears covered with a white and black-checkered keffiyeh.

The quote is a parody of an ad campaign by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which promotes the concept of “MyJihad” – namely, that “jihad” or “Islamic holy war” is an individual personal struggle, and not necessarily always about violent terrorism.

Geller’s lawsuit cites “ongoing terrorism by Hamas operatives against Israeli civilians in the name of Islamic jihad” and says the rejected ad is therefore timely.
The suit adds that the ad has been displayed in other cities – including Chicago and San Francisco – with no violent reactions.

Jail for Returning Jihadists in Australia

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Monday that any Australian who left to fight with jihad groups in the Middle East may as well stay there.

“My unambiguous message to all Australians who fight with terrorist groups is that you will be arrested, prosecuted and jailed for a very long time,” Abbott told the Australian parliament in a statement on national security.

Numerous Australian immigrants have left the island nation to fight with Islamist radicals abroad; some have then returned to start trouble at home.

Australia has recently announced tough counter terror measures to target the home-grown terrorists, as did Canada as well, which is revoking citizenship from anyone who travels overseas to fight alongside ISIS or any other terrorist group.

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