Honoring mass-murderers

April 11, 2011

You can tell a lot about what a society values by noting whom they choose to honor and glorify. In America, we revere important political figures such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln for their devotion to the nation and their wise leadership. We admire star athletes for their physical prowess and heroic cops and firefighters for risking their lives to save others. And, of course, we praise the citizen-soldiers of our all-volunteer military for sacrificing personal gain to defend us from vicious enemies. All these examples and others show what we as a people deem laudable.

So what does it tell us about Palestinian society that they choose to bestow honors on the man who helped murder a bunch of elderly Jews celebrating Passover?

The Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, visited the family of the terrorist Abbas Al-Sayid who planned the Passover suicide bombing in 2002. Thirty Israelis were killed in the terror attack, when a suicide bomber entered a hotel in Netanya and detonated his bomb during the Passover Seder dinner. Al-Sayid is serving 30 life sentences for planning this attack.

The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains a list with the names, ages, and photos of Al-Sayid’s victims.

Via Big Peace, which has many other examples of Palestinian society honoring terrorist killers, including approval for the savages who slaughtered the Fogel family a few weeks ago.

PS: While I think the answer to my question is obvious, those interested in pursuing how Palestinian society has become a “fear society” would do well to read Sharansky’s “The Case for Democracy.”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

Barbarians: Brave jihadists murder family of five, including an infant

March 12, 2011

Tell me again these are civilized followers of a Religion of Peace. I dare you:

Israel hunted for the perpetrators of a grisly murder of a family of five in a remote West Bank settlement Saturday, appealing for help from the Palestinian Authority, which sent security forces to join the manhunt.

The knife attack, which killed two young children, a baby and their parents as they slept, was the deadliest in years. It comes at a delicate moment, with pressure building on Israel to launch a new peace initiative and the Palestinians pushing for world recognition of an independent state – with or without a peace deal.

Israeli forces set up checkpoints throughout the area surrounding the Itamar settlement in the northern West Bank and were still sweeping the region late into Saturday. Military officials said they had made some arrests, but wouldn’t provide details.

Sure, the Palestinian Authority is “helping.” Meanwhile, Palestinian civilians are celebrating:

Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.

Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”

The article then quotes the PA prime minister condemning the attack, but he draws the usual vapid moral equivalence between jihadist terrorists (which his government sponsors) and Israeli efforts to defend their own people.

Tell me, Mr. Prime Minister, when was the last time an Israeli solider knifed a month-old infant? And how many IsraelisΒ  handed out candy and praised God afterward? How is there any equivalence at all between Israel and the sick and depraved society you govern?

Go ahead, I’m waiting.

LINK: More at The Jawa Report.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

Four lessons in Islamic Jew-hatred

December 10, 2010

I’ve often written here about the antisemitism that is an integral part of Islam, something that has been a constant of the religion since the time of Muhammad, himself. Below are four videos, courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch, that illustrate the vilification, demonization, and barefaced Jew-hatred that are a daily part of Islamic life in the Palestinian Authority.

First, a reminder that fighting Jews is a religious duty, to be carried out until the day of resurrection:

Note the insistence that all agreements are temporary, until Allah commands otherwise. This comes from Muhammad’s example, specifically the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, which Muhammad broke when it was convenient for him to resume fighting his enemies in Mecca.

Next, a charming PA cleric calls for the genocide of the Jews and the killing of Americans. In his words, we must be butchered:

Obviously, he didn’t get the memo that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.

Next up is video of a sermon given during the Second Intifada, helpfully reminding us that Jews are evil and that they should expect to die:

Not quite the Sermon on the Mount, is it?

Finally, a sermon in which a PA cleric relates Allah’s promise that, if the Muslim will fight the Jews, then Muslims will be the masters of the Jews:

Call me a cynic, but, somehow, I’m willing to bet that the sheikh in the video who was so happy that a young boy would promise to commit suicide and murder by blowing himself up among Jews has yet to strap on the explosive belt, himself. They’re always happy to send some poor dumb schmuck who thinks he’s going to be rewarded with wine and virgins, but, somehow, they never get round to doing it themselves.

Odd, that.

Anyway, the point of posting these isn’t just to point out the vicious, murderous Jew-hatred that’s an everyday part of Islam, but to ask a question: How can the supposedly moderate Palestinian Authority be considered a legitimate “partner for peace” when their religious leaders are daily calling Jews enemies of God and demanding their death and destruction, when their educational system inculcates this in their children from the earliest age?

The answer is, of course, they can’t. Not when they’re told every day that fighting and killing Jews –in Israel and around the world– is a command from God, himself. Were Israel to give up all the occupied territories and return to the 1947 borders, there would at best be a temporary truce, a modern-day Hudaybiyyah, which would end with the Muslims resuming their assault on the Jews at their convenience. This is a religious war, not a battle for territory.

The great former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, in his book The Case for Democracy, argued that no genuine peace is possible with the Palestinians until their minds were freed of the totalitarian group-think forced on them through their schools and mosques, and their society purged of the intellectual and spiritual poison.

I have to agree. Sadly, I don’t expect it to happen any time soon.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

Of course! The Jews caused the Holocaust!

August 8, 2010

It’s all so obvious! The Holocaust was a plot by some Jews to get rid of other Jews and then place all the blame on that nice Mr. Hitler and his friend, Mr. Himmler. I’m so glad Palestinian Authority* imam Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Madi finally explained it all for us:

*(You know, the “moderate” Palestinian faction with whom the Israelis are supposed to deal. Dr. Madi works for them. Gives one confidence in the “peace process,” doesn’t it?)