…da Glistrup på TV sagde at hvis muslimerne fik magten så ville de hugge hovederne af os og pæle dem langs Lyngvejen? Et sted i muslimland, hvor muslimer promenerer afslappet og tager portrætter.
Den ædle ide om et FN der bedre kunne løse internationale stridigheder i mindelighed er degenereret i samme takt som dets rettigheds aktivisme er øget. Samtidig har især venstrefløjen dyrket en irrationel ide om at det diplomatiske maskineri udgjorde en moralsk målestok. Men alt har en ende og FN overspiller i stigende grad sine kort, som Anne Bayefsky skriver i Jerusalem Post
The Obama administration voted against – after joining and legitimizing the virulently anti-Jewish Council for the past five years, and now feigning disappointment for American cameras.
The Europeans abstained because they did not want to upset their violent Muslim minorities, and with their sordid past, the resolution’s message wasn’t too foreign in any case. A few cowardly countries that Israelis have magnanimously befriended over the years also abstained.
But the majority of the UN world cheered – literally. Speakers during the procession of hatemongers at the Council were greeted with applause.
The feeding frenzy that followed her at the UN’s highest human rights body was raw unadulterated antisemitism. It was a verbal blitz timed to coincide with the blitz of Hamas rocket attacks that Israelis were experiencing from the skies. The Council session revealed – for the umpteenth time – that these offensives are a continuation of the rejection of a Jewish state, period. Or in the words of Palestinian foreign minister Riyad Maliki himself at the Council, first came the “Israeli atrocities of 1948.” Maliki went on to charge Israel with having “exterminated” Palestinians. His language included: “the smell of death is pursuing Palestinian children because of Israel…who have transformed children into shreds…while they tried to escape the machinery of death.”
Over and over again the despicable antisemitic analogy of Israelis to Nazis was repeated, along with maniacal claims from a parade of human rights abusers. Algeria said “Gaza is a concentration camp.” Sudan said Israel had a “policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide.” Iran claimed Israel was engaged in “massacres and crimes against humanity.” Venezuela said “Israel seeks to exterminate the Palestinian people.” Tunisia said “Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism and is acting in Gaza like the Nazis.” And then there were charges of “barbaric, inhuman acts,” “heinous massacres,” and “crimes unparalleled in recent history.”
In the end, the Human Rights Council’s resolution “deplores” and “condemns in the strongest terms” Israel’s “grave,” “widespread, systematic, and gross” “violations of human rights.” The word “Hamas” is never mentioned.
And the UN launched a second Goldstone-like inquiry – another “human rights” investigation into “violations of law in the occupied Palestinian territory” – not Israeli territory of course.
The UN is lost. It is not too late for America.
Denne forelæsning fra 2010 fortæller netop Anne Bayefsky om degenereringen af Menneskerettighedsrådet
Much to the dismay of people in actual need of human rights protection, the UN’s Human Rights Council have been hijacked by the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) — an organization of 56 Muslim countries who use Islamophobia to justify terrorism, while undermine the fight for human rights in Muslim countries and making sure Muslim countries and Islam will always be above criticism while of course blaming all the ills and injustice in the world on the western non-Muslim world and particularly the United States and Israel.
In this video, Anne Bayefsky, discussed the U.N.’s Racism Conference (Durban Conference), the invention “Islamophobia” as means to justify terror. And the intense lobbying by the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) for the issues of “Islamophobia” and “oppression” of Muslims ONLY by non-Muslims to be the prominent focus of the UN’s agenda in general and the Human Rights commission in particular. And the war (which they have won) to ensure that a prohibition against “Islamophobia” will be endorsed by the world community as the newest international human right issue and the equivalent of anti-Semitism.
Borrowing from Wikipedia:
“According to human rights groups, the council is controlled by a bloc of Islamic and African states, backed by China, Cuba and Russia, who protect each other from criticism. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson have criticized the council for acting according to political considerations as opposed to human rights. Specifically, Secretaries General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon, the council’s president Doru Costea, the European Union, Canada and the United States have accused the council of focusing disproportionately on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The United States boycotted the Council during the George W. Bush administration, but reversed its position on it during the Obama administration”.
Nu er FN aktivt med i krig mod Israel. Som de leverer Hamas våbenlagre tilbage til Hamas kører de også deres krigere rundt i FN ambulancer
Man ser døde børn på TV og masser af kaos på hospitalerne, der er fyldt med ophidsede mænd uden nogen funktion andet end at gå i vejen og stresse de ansatte. Men man ser aldrig Hamas krigere.
Israel has reportedly discovered at least 30 tunnels, and has destroyed several of them by employing bulldozers. IDF excavation of the tunnels has resulted in the seizure of tons of Hamas supplies, as well as the discovery of plans for future operations. Clearly, the network of tunnels — using hundreds of tons of concrete that might otherwise have been used by the Palestinians for building homes, shopping malls, parks, schools, hospitals and libraries — indicates that Hamas had been preparing for an ongoing conflict for at least a year. According to the reports, each tunnel has arteries, veins, offshoots, and offshoots of the offshoots in intricate and complex arrangements. As one Israeli spokesman said, “There are two Gazas, one above ground and one below ground: an underground terrorist city.”
Og så lægges der ikke så meget vægt på andre nyheder. Jeg tænker ikke så meget på det surrelle kalifat, som vel er årets nyskabelse, eller Assads tøndebombninger af civile, Ebola og Boka Haram epidemierne og den slags. Jeg tænker på nyheder om Gaza konflikten der ikke indeholder jøder, som at den ægyptiske hær også smadrer palæstinensiske tunneller, som Daily Star skriver
Egypt’s army said Sunday that it had destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to.
Hamas, which is the main power in Gaza, reportedly uses the tunnels to smuggle arms, food and money into the blockaded coastal enclave.
Israel has been waging a military offensive on Gaza since July 8 to halt rocket fire, and it launched a ground assault on July 17 aimed at destroying the network of tunnels.
Ved at have for mange nyheder om Ægyptens ageren overfor deres arabiske brødre fjerner man nemlig fokus på jødestaten Israel, som man også minder om at Gaza ikke er omgivet af Israel alene. Og man taler heller så meget om det kontroversielle i at NATO landet og EU aspiranten er en del af Hamas modus operandi ved at fabrikere flere civile ofre som The Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch skriver
CNN Turkey is reporting in Turkish that the Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) is recruiting “human shields” to serve in the Gaza conflict and that 73 people including 38 women have already registered.
A report report authored by the GMBDW editor looked at the role of IHH as the lead organization for the June 2010 Gaza Flotilla that was involved in a violent altercation with Israeli naval forces.
Når man læser Fatih El-Abeds Facebook profil er det som at læse komiske Ali. 14. juli skriver han: “”Iron – Dome” og det store israelske bedrag” og fortsætter ufrivilligt med at uddybe, hvorfor Israel alligevel skal føle sin sikkerhed truet af Hamas raketter
Det mest pinlige kom til udtryk for et par dage siden da raketter fra Gaza mod den israelske hovedstad Tel Aviv blev vist LIVE på samtlige israelske TV kanaler.
Her kunne et samlet sikkerhedskommentator korps konstatere følgende: jamen det virker jo IKKE og det hele er tilsyneladende et stort cirkus der alene har til hensigt ikke alene at give falsk tryghed til det israelske publikum fra Netanyahu og den rabiate regering han står i spidsen for.
Denne omvende logik optræder jævnligt, som da han dagen før gjorde følgende status: “1320 israelske bombetogter over Gaza….171 dræbte palæstinensere…over 1050 sårede” uden at tænke på at de tal udhuler hans konstante påstande om massakrer, krigsforbrydelser og uhørt brutalitet. Men det er rollen som komiske Ali jeg skal bruge til at spinde en ende over.
17. Juli tolker han indsættelsen af landtropper således:
NU har Israels opgivet.
Efter 10 dages lange og massive bomberdement fra land, vand og luften af den smalle, belejret og gennem bombede Gaza stribe UDEN at knække palæstinenserne…så går den israelske besættelseshær til fase 2..
22. juli skriver han: “En israelsk soldat er taget til fange” og fortsætter hoverende
Ydmygelsen er total for den arrogante og brutale israelske besættelseshær og nu kan forhåbentlig flere tusinde palæstinensiske fanger i de israelske fængsler gøre sig håb om at se friheds lys inden længe.
Og i samme ånd fejrede Hamas det således
Ja, det er vel så funky de bliver. Samme dag havde han talt paranoidt om at “Go ´morgen Danmark begik en “KÆMPE fejl”" ved at lade Yahaya Hassan tale om Gaza i stedet for det planlagte knækprosa manden ellers har skabt sig et navn på.
23. Juli skriver han: “Endnu et historisk nederlag for Israel” og uddyber at “Israel [har] tabt. STORT.
“I disse timer forsøger Israel at skabe sig en ”sejr” på papiret eftersom det historiske nederlag på slagmarken Gaza er en realitet…
I disse timer forsøger Israel at skabe sig en ”sejre” ved at bombe løs mens palæstinenserne hverken er knækket, blevet trætte eller har opgivet…og faktisk tværtimod
I disse timer forsøger Israel at skabe sig en ”sejr” ved at bilde sin offentlighed i at den massive kritik fra de israelske mediere og kommentatorer for dette ugennemtænkte militære eventyr mod den forarmet og smalle Gaza Stribe er alene udtryk for partipolitiske ”fnid og fnadder”…
Ja, Israel har allerede tabt…”
25. Juli skriver han: “Israels nederlag er en kendsgerning men overgrebet fortsætter og intensiveres.”
Men Israel ser ikke ud til at være knækket, i krise eller på sammenbruddets rand. Forleden kunne fredsfløjen kun samle få tusinde demonstranter og de måtte endda afbryde deres demonstration på grund af Hamas raket angreb.
A statement Sunday by Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri accepting a 24-hour humanitarian truce marks the first indication that Hamas is starting to break. There’s no surrender and white-flag-waving, but the message is a sign of significant distress.
Contrary to what Israel has been trying to argue for 20 days, Hamas has not shown any signs of real weakness until now. The organization has continued firing rockets at Israel and has relentlessly tried to carry out attacks on Israeli soil.
But something has changed over the last few days. The group’s political leaders sound different, less decisive, less fiery. On Wednesday, politburo chief Khaled Mashaal said (from Qatar) that he would rather die than have the blockade continue, but the very next day, he changed his tune when it came to American assurances. And on Sunday, all this reached a tipping point.
Given the dire situation on the ground when Israel offered to extend Saturday’s humanitarian truce through Sunday, it’s safe to deduce that too many Palestinians did not like the organization’s initial negative reaction.
The cracks in Hamas’s stance are not coincidental or surprising. It’s a process that took a few days — more or less since Israel’s massive attack on Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighborhood.
The heavy strikes on the homes in the Hamas stronghold raised support for Hamas to a peak, but it could only go downhill from there. The group, despite its promises, did not have any extraordinary military achievements to champion amid the destruction.
One of its dramatic failures, from its point of view, was the whole affair with the supposedly kidnapped soldier Oron Shaul, who was formally declared by the IDF dead late last week.
The sources, close to both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad groups, told WND that most of the extra-judicial killings of suspected collaborators took place during a brief “humanitarian” cease-fire four days ago.
The so-called collaborators were accused of leading Israeli troops to smuggling tunnels and providing intelligence on Hamas’ infrastructure inside Gazan cities.
The sources said Hamas publicly blamed the killings of the Palestinian suspects on Israel, claiming the civilians were murdered Sunday during an Israel Defense Forces “massacre” in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood of the Gaza Strip.
The sources further said the civilian suspects murdered by Hamas were publicly celebrated by Hamas as martyrs killed by the Jewish state.
Så man skal ikke forvente at Israel vil lade sig trække rundt i manegen af Obamas Broderskabs inficerede administration. http://www.timesofisrael.com/john-kerry-the-betrayal/
Lorrie Goldstein skriver meget rigtigt i Toronto Sun at Hamas er sindssyge. Eller, det er ikke rigtigt, Hamas er blot rettroende muslimer, men nuvel
The following quotations are all taken from [Hamas charter]:
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realized.”
“The Slogan of the Islamic Resistance Movement: Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Qur’an is its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
“Hamas has been looking forward to implementing Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him!”
“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Israel is an Islamic Waqf, consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgment Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered; it or any part of it, should not be given up.”
“Initiatives and so-called peaceful resolutions and international conferences are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement … There is no solution for the Palestinian question, except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time …”
“The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion … It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and the Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups. All these organizations, whether secret or open, work in the interest of Zionism and according to its instructions. They aim at undermining societies, destroying values, corrupting consciences, deteriorating character and annihilating Islam. It is behind the drug trade and alcoholism in all its kinds so as to facilitate its control and expansion.”
“Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Muslim people. May the cowards never sleep.”
“Leaving the circle of struggle with Zionism is high treason and cursed be he who does that … There is no way out except by concentrating all powers and energies to face this Nazi, vicious Tatar invasion.”
Som man kan se optræder jøde og zionist synonymt. Al tale om at Hamas er imod et bestemt politik eller blot reagerer på noget konkret som Israel har gjort er altså forkert. Hamas er en terror organisation, der kun har til formål at slå jøder ihjel fordi de er jøder. Og for ligesom at understrege det for de tungnemme så måtte en fredsdemonstration på Rabin pladsen evakueres da Hamas beskød
Slogans chanted by the protesters included “Stop the war,” “Bring the soldiers back home” and “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies,” Channel 2 reported.
Channel 2 noted that prominent left-wing party Meretz as well as the Peace Now organization had opted not to take part in the rally, with the TV report speculating that the protesters may fall to the left of those groups on the political spectrum.
The demonstrations were cut short when Hamas unilaterally ended a humanitarian truce with Israel and resumed rocket-fire from Gaza.
Et FN organ fordømmer Israel for krigsforbrydelser og manglende proportionalitet skriver Danmarks Radio
FN’s menneskerettighedschef, Navi Pillay, siger i en FN-debat, at der er en stor mulighed for, at Israel bryder folkeretten i Gaza og måske begår krigsforbrydelser.
Pillay siger, at drabene på civile i Gaza - og navnligt drab på børn - vækker bekymring og sår tvivl om, de forholdsregler israelerne tager for at skåne de civile.
Hun siger samtidig, at der mangler proportionalitet i de israelske reaktioner på palæstinensiske islamisters angreb.
Klogeligt har Israel svaret at rådet kan rende og slå knald. Ironisk er det FN, der snarere er skyldig i krigsforbrydelser ved at overdrage de våben Hamas har opbevaret på FNs skoler i Gaza tilbage til netop Hamas og altså således bevæbnet er terrororganisation. I kommentarfeltet på et godt indlæg på 180 Grader skrives der så rigtigt
Hamas (…) lyver rutinemæssigt. Under kampene i 2009 kunne en håndfuld bloggere for eksempel dokumentere, at tæt på 400 arabere som medierne købte som “civile” faktisk var terrorister. Halvandet år efter kampene var ovre indrømmede Hamas´ indenrigsminister da også, at godt halvdelen af de dræbte var terrorister - selv om de under kampene påstod, det næsten kun var civile, der blev dræbt. De er endda ret åbne omkring, at de lyver. På Hamas´ indenrigsministeriums hjemmeside er der en vejledning for pro-Hamas-aktivister i, hvordan man lyver. Uanset hvem der bliver dræbt i Gaza, så skal folk altid kalde dem “uskyldige civile” eller “uskyldige borgere”.
Det samme var tilfældet under antiterror-operationen i Libanon i 2006. Hezbollah påstod, at de skam kun havde mistet 60 mand, selv om enhver der gad tælle antallet af begravelser af Hezbollah-folk i pressen kunne se, at det var større. Efter krigen, da man ikke behøvede lave skrækhistorier om civile ofre, indrømmed Hezbollah, at de havde mistet 250 mand. Hezbollah løj altså om, at et par hundrede af deres terrorister var civile, og så ser man bort fra at stort set ingen andre end Hezbollah selv tror på tallet 250. Libanesiske myndigheder og FN mente, tallet nærmere var 500. Israel angav antallet af dræbte Hezbollah-folk til mellem 6 og 800, og fortalte at de havde navn og adresse på over 500 af dem. Det er ca halvdelen af de dræbte. Indtil videre ser billedet ud til at være det samme i Gaza.
Dertil kommer selvfølgelig, at ingen nogensinde stiller spørgsmålstegn ved, om det nu også faktisk er Israel, der har ansvaret for alle civile ofre. Israel fører ret detaljerede statistikker over, hvor mange raketter der ender i Israel. I Gaza er der tilsvarende organisationer, der tæller hvor mange raketter der faktisk bliver affyret. Det sjove er så, at de to tal langt fra er de samme - hundredevis af raketter bliver affyret, men rammer aldrig Israel. Hvad mon de så rammer? Et oplagt gæt kunne være “civile arabere, som Hamas så kan påstå blev dræbt af Israel”.
Det er det faktuelle når vi taler tabstal. Men det er om proportionalitet det skal handle, et ord, som mange politikere også herhjemme misforstår, men gerne gør brug af i falsk forventing om at de får dem til at fremstå klogere. Shoshana gennemgår proportional krigsførelse på Gatestone Institute
Prof. Horst Fischer, Academic Director of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, wrote in The Crimes of War Project:
The principle of proportionality is embedded in almost every national legal system and underlies the international legal order. Its function in domestic law is to relate means to ends… In the conduct of war, when a party commits a lawful attack against a military objective, the principle of proportionality also comes into play whenever there is collateral damage, that is, civilian casualties or damage to a non-military objective… attacks are prohibited if they cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, or damage to civilian objects that is excessive in relation to the anticipated concrete and direct military advantage of the attack. This creates a permanent obligation for military commanders to consider the results of the attack compared to the advantage anticipated.
Exactly as Israel does when it aborts missions after finding civilians used as human shields on rooftops.
According to the doctrine, a state is legally allowed to unilaterally defend itself and right a wrong provided the response is proportional to the injury suffered. The response must also be immediate and necessary, refrain from targeting civilians, and require only enough force to reinstate the status quo ante.
What constitutes status quo ante for Israel may be debatable – but surely a return to the period before 75% of Israel’s citizens were terrorized by random rocket fire should be an acceptable definition.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, investigated allegations of war crimes during 2003 invasion of Iraq, and in 2006 published an open letter containing his findings. Included was this section on proportionality:
Under international humanitarian law and the Rome Statute, the death of civilians during an armed conflict, no matter how grave and regrettable, does not in itself constitute a war crime. International humanitarian law and the Rome Statute permit belligerents to carry out proportionate attacks against military objectives, even when it is known that some civilian deaths or injuries will occur.
A crime occurs if there is an intentional attack directed against civilians (principle of distinction) or an attack is launched on a military objective in the knowledge that the incidental civilian injuries would be clearly excessive in relation to the anticipated military advantage (principle of proportionality).
Og man kan derfor kun være enig med Israels ambassadør i USA, når han plæderer for at Israels tilbageholdenhed burde udløse Nobels Fredspris. Fra Times of Israel
“Some are shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and would put us in the dock for war crimes,” Dermer said. “But the truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize… a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”
Dermer’s comments followed a statement issued by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, who on Sunday said that the IDF is the “most humane and bravest army in the world.”
During World War II, the British army responded to German attacks with the “carpet bombing of German cities,” Dermer said. While he was unwilling to criticize the United Kingdom for doing so, he continued, “at the same time, I will not accept, and no one should accept, criticism of Israel for acting with restraint that has not been shown and would not be shown by any nation on earth. I especially will not tolerate criticism of my country at a time when Israeli soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live.”
USA tæppebombede også i Vietnam. Og igen i Irak da Saddams Republikanske Garde fik et pulver af en anden verden. Og Danmark deltog stolt da mægtige NATO bombede vores vilje igennem på Serbiens bekostning. Og igen i Irak. Og Afghanistan. Og Libyen. Og ingen ved hvor mange vi har dræbt. Osv. osv. Men vi er jo heller ikke jøder.
Det er araberne heller ikke, når de myrder løs på hinanden. Jordan dræbte flere palæstinensere da de fordrev PLO fra deres land, Kuwaitiske militser dræbte 4-5.000 palæstinensere da de fordrev 200.000 af deres tidligere fremmedarbejdere, en besk kommentar til Arafats moralske alliance med Saddam Hussein. Osv. osv.
Proportionalitet er kun for Israel og er et stykke af den anti-semitiske fortælling, der bid for bid dehumaniserer jøderne. Alan M Dershowitz skriver i Gatestone Institute
The media’s exclusive focus on the death toll in Gaza—without explaining that it is largely Hamas’ fault and part of its media strategy—incites hatred and anti-Semitism around the world. It has incited violence against Jews and Jewish institutions in many cities. Much of this violence comes from radicals on the hard left and from radical Islamists. But a recent incident in Italy shows that bigoted hate can come from the mouths of intellectuals as well as the fists of rabble rousers. Gianni Vattimo, who has been called Italy’s most famous philosopher, recently announced that he would personally, “like to shoot those bastard Zionists,” calling them “a bit worse than the Nazis”. He said he was planning to launch a fundraising campaign to buy better rockets for Hamas so that this Jew-hating group can kill more Zionists, by which he means Jewish Israelis. He urged European volunteers to join Hamas and fight alongside of them against Israel, as volunteers fought against Franco during the Spanish Civil War.
It is a crime under the law of the United States and several European countries to provide material support to designated terrorist groups, of which Hamas is one. Vattimo has committed this crime and might well be banned from travel to the United States and other countries or arrested if he travels to countries that have such laws.
The media has a moral obligation to tell the whole truth when it shows the pictures of the dead and counts the bodies on each side. If it fails in this obligation, it becomes complicit in the sins and crimes of bigots such as Vattimo and in the war crimes of Hamas.
Jeg rystes stadigt mere af mediernes korte hukommelse. Det er som indlægget på 180 Grader skrev det samme hver eneste gang. Hamas lyver, der gør Israel ikke. Det er hver gang kun Israel, der afkræves proportionalitet. Og det er hver gang Israel der beskyldes for krigsforbrydelse. Dershowitz har ret, medierne er enablere af Hamas’ krigsforbrydelser og af at styrke den anti-semitiske fortælling for venstrefløjen.
Fredelig sameksistens er en flygtig våbenhvile. Hvis nogle er chokerede har de ikke hørt efter.
Et indblik i en del af den syriske borgerkrig. Eller skulle man kalde det den islamiske borgerkrig?
As Syria’s bloody civil war enters its third year, fighting has reached the country’s Kurdish-dominated northeast, a region until recently almost untouched by the conflict. The Kurdish PYD party and its YPG militia, which is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in neighboring Turkey, took over control of much of Hassakeh province from the Assad regime in the summer of 2012, and with it control of Syria’s precious oilfields.
But the PYD’s hopes of staying neutral in the conflict and building an autonomous Kurdish state were dashed when clashes broke out with Syrian rebel forces in the strategic border city of Ras al-Ayn. That encounter quickly escalated into an all-out war between the Kurds and a powerful alliance of jihadist groups, including the al-Qaeda affiliates ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.
In September of 2013, VICE crossed the border into Syria’s Kurdish region to document the YPG’s counteroffensive against the jihadists, who had struck deep into rural Hassakeh in an attempt to surround and capture Ras al-Ayn. With unparalleled access to the Kurdish and Syrian Christian fighters on the frontlines, we found ourselves witnessing a bitter and almost unreported conflict within the Syrian war, where the Assad regime is a neutral spectator in a life or death struggle between jihadist-led rebels and Kurdish nationalists, pitting village against village and neighbor against neighbor.
En selvmordsbomber skal begraves i sit trotylundertøj.
John Kerry, prinsen af dronedrab og veteran fra Vietnam, hvor amerikanerne stadigt bombede flader, fortalte sin rådgiver at den israelske hærs arbejde “…er en helvedes præcisionsoperation.”. Venstrefløjen og Folkekirkens Nødhjælp taler om folkedrab. Det gør Iran også, men som en trussel mod jøderne.
Det er det samme hver gang. Israel har verdens suverænt bedste hær og den suverænt bedste hær til at skelne mellem civile og kombatanter. Massakren I Jenin hed det svulstigt da israelerne nedkæmpede en terror rede. For at holde de civile tab på et minimum led deres hær svære tab. Det gentog sig under den fremragende Kast Bly kampagne, hvor hamas virkeligt fik kærligheden at føle. Men virkeligheden er en anden. Når BBC, Guardian, Danmarks Radio, Politiken, Information, venstrefløjen, palæstinaforeningerne og kendisserne har stivet deres lumre antisemitisme af løgne forsvinder interessen for de faktiske forhold. Nemlig at Israel ikke udfører massakrer.
Algemeiner bringer her de tørre tal, der viser at langt de fleste døde er mænd i den kampdygtige alder og ikke de børn som medierne ellers svælger i at vise billeder af.
Hvad er det der gør at nogle mennesker så godvilligt tror på den samme løgn om og om igen? Som ikke tager det til efterretning når man korrekser dem?
Forleden skrev jeg om at Hamas mistede venner i den arabiske verden og henviste til Memri artikler, hvor saudiske og ægyptiske kommentarorer og ægyptiske politikere og TV værter tager afstand fra Hamas og ønsker det hen hvor peberet gror. Igår henviste jeg til tyrkiske trusler mod jøder fra Erdogan, medier og en NGO elsket af vestens venstrefløj. Clarion Project skriver at Hamas sponsoreres af Tyrkiet
Turkey, despite officially being a U.S. ally and member of NATO, deserves blame for the latest missile attacks and kidnappings carried by Hamas. The Erdogan government is sponsoring Hamas, inciting extremist fervor and is even harboring the terrorist leader that oversees kidnappings in the West Bank.
The latest missile attacks by Hamas were preceded by the kidnapping and execution of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank by Hamas operatives. The Hamas leader urging kidnappings of Israelis in the West Bank is named Saleh al-Arouri, and he operates from Turkey.
The kidnappings were preceded by a concerted effort by al-Arouri to fund and plan such operations. He may or may not have masterminded this specific attack, but it was the fruition of his orders. Hamas officially denies involvement, but Israel has identified the kidnappers as Hamas terrorists that were previously arrested and released.
Israeli intelligence has reportedly concluded that Turkey has been the top financial sponsor of Hamas since 2012, with Erdogan arranging for the transfer of $250 million to the terrorist group annually. Another report puts the figure at $300 million. The funding comes from private sources he is close to and not from the official budget. Turkey is also said to have trained Hamas security forces in Gaza through non-governmental groups.
The report said that Turkey coordinates the fundraising with Qatar, another supposed U.S. ally. Members of Congress have asked Qatar to stop financing Hamas. Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas, lives in Qatar and even gave an extremist sermon at its Grand Mosque. The U.S. blocked a $400 million aid package from Qatar to pay 44,000 employees of the Hamas government in Gaza.
Make no mistake, Hamas remains committed to the destruction of Israel. But Hamas is firing rockets at Tel Aviv and sending terrorists through tunnels into southern Israel while aiming, in essence, at Cairo. It is backed in this by Doha and Ankara.
What arises from this state of affairs, and from Hamas’s baseless demands as they appear in the Qatari ceasefire proposal, is that this crisis is far from over.
Hamas is confident, even euphoric. In recent days, people who came in contact with the Palestinian terror organization’s leaders report that the sense they are broadcasting is that Hamas is besieging Tel Aviv, and that it will be starting its invasion of Israel shortly, not that the IDF is striking hard at Gaza, has its ground troops hitting Hamas in the Palestinian enclave, and is setting back the Hamas terrorist infrastructure by years, as IDF Chief Benny Gantz put it on Friday night.
In a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Wednesday, Moussa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau, dismissed Abbas’s pleas regarding a ceasefire, explaining that “what are 200 martyrs compared with lifting the siege [on the Gaza Strip?]” Abu Marzouk later tweeted that there will be no truce that does not acknowledge the demands of the “resistance,” and that it is “better that Israel occupy the Gaza Strip than for the siege to continue.” Abu Marzouk, needless to say, resides in Cairo, far from the threat of Israeli air strikes.
Hamas has been operating under the basic assumption that Israel will ultimately work to preserve its hold on the Strip. Hence Hamas’s current confidence, even euphoria. Hamas believes Israel does not want to bring it down or to assassinate its leaders.
In order to force Hamas’s leaders to reconsider their stance, therefore, Israel had better change its tone, and fast. Hamas needs to understand that the rules of the game have now changed, and that Israel is willing to destroy it and its regime, including by seizing the entire Gaza Strip, if necessary. Tzipi Livni took a first step in that direction, to the surprise of her interviewers, when telling Channel 2 on Friday night that she did not rule out bringing down Hamas if that’s what it takes to restore sustained quiet.
The Americans’ handling of this issue, however, was typically hesitant and unclear. Washington flirted with both Doha and Cairo. Only after Israel demanded that Qatar be removed from the picture did the US announce its support for the Egyptian initiative, with its clauses that largely ignore Hamas’s demands, and which Israel, the Arab League, the US and others quickly backed.
Qatar’s firm, ongoing support of Hamas explains its flat dismissal of the Egyptian proposal. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri understood this and directly accused Doha and Ankara of attempting to deliberately undermine its ceasefire efforts. Turkey responded fiercely, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a dictator.
And so the Sunni war rages and the possibility of a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel becomes more remote. Abbas is still trying to bridge the gap between the parties — between Qatar, Turkey and Egypt, that is; not between Hamas and Israel. But it’s doubtful he will be the man to reunite the bitterly divided Sunni world.
Ikke at det stopper jødehadet i den arabiske verden eller den vestlige venstrefløjs antisemitiske fortælling.
Det vakte tidligere på året opsigt at tyrkiske drenge i Holland var jødehadende fordi de var muslimer, her via Israel National News
Og sådan er det selvfølgelig også i hjemme i Tyrkiet, hvor de hører til. Front Page Magazine fortæller om trusler mod jøder fra NGO’en bag Mavi Marmara Flotillaen og fra Erdogan
The head of the IHH terror-tied humanitarian NGO behind the infamous Mavi Marmara Flotilla, Bulent Yildirim, told local television station Haber Turk that “Turkish Jews will pay dearly” for Israel’s actions.
Yildirim said. “Jewish tourists, don’t dare come to Turkey. Tonight and tomorrow we are going to hold a different kind of protest, we do not have patience anymore.”
“The Zionists are putting the future of the Jews in danger, we can not hold back our youngsters anymore,” he said.
Holding them back. Sure. Also John Gotti couldn’t hold back the mafia.
All this comes from the top down, from Erdogan, Turkey’s officially moderate Islamist leader. While Hillary Clinton and John Kerry got close to Turkey, they’ve had nothing to say about Erdogan’s latest rants.
“Things are getting serious here,” a Jewish activist in Turkey told The Algemeiner on Friday, as riots in Ankara and Istanbul at Israel’s embassy and consulate overnight led the Israel Foreign Ministry to recall the families of its diplomats and to reduce its diplomatic representation to a minimum.
“Everything was at moderation until several speeches of [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdo?an, where he accused Israel of killing women and children,” said the activist, who requested anonymity due to safety concerns.
“With the announcement of the ground operation, the debates on TV channels became really provocative against the Turkish Jewish community,” the activist said. “They asked the community to put pressure on Israel to stop the operation. Yildirim on TV said, ‘We are stopping people from doing ‘bad things’ to the community. The community has to stop Israel, if not ‘bad things’ can happen.’ And the protests in Ankara and Istanbul started. Today it’s Friday and we expect the continuation of these protests.”
Og i dag brugte en tyrkisk pro-regerings avis Adolf Hitlers kontrafej i en kryds og tværs, hvor ordene var “Vi savner dig”
I BT kunne man forleden læse om at mordet på Sinem Fener har rystet indvandrerkvinder i Danmark fordi det er toppen af isbjerget.
Det er ifølge hende en gruppe i befolkningen, der ikke får opmærksomhed nok.
- Sinem Fener døde desværre i går, og det rystede mig. Det er endnu et tegn på de problemer, der er med vold mod indvandrerkvinder i Danmark, siger hun.
Hjalp tusindvis af kvinder
Fatma Kara kender mange indvandrerkvinder, der oplever vold i hjemmet. Ifølge hende er mange indvandrerkvinder bange for at miste familien, hvis de anmelder deres mænd.
- Familiemønstre betyder meget. Jeg er selv mor. Det er mit ansvar at hjælpe min mand og mine børn. Derefter naboen og så resten af byen. Men der er meget vold i blandt andet tyrkiske hjem, og jeg kender mange kvinder, der lider, siger hun.
I lige linie skriver Avisen.dk om det åndelige fængsel de 30 gram stof
I en artikel i hjemløseavisen, Hus Forbi, fortæller en 18-årig muslimsk kvinde, der oprindeligt stammer fra Somalia, hvordan hun har måttet leve som hjemløs det seneste år.
Hun er nemlig blevet smidt hjemmefra af sin mor, fordi hun længere ønskede at bære tørklæde.
Piger som den 18-årige er noget, man oplever et stigende antal af på Café Klare, der tager sig af hjemløse. Det fortæller Ane, der ersocialrådgiver på stedet.
Volden mod især kvinder i muslimske kredse er en direkte udløber af den ydmygende status kvinder har i islam. Førend venstrefløjen forstår at det ikke er racisme at bekæmpe islam som religion vil de fortsætte med at svigte kvinderne.
Having falsely implied that Israel is as keen on killing as Hamas is, Stewart now seems to be criticizing Israel for not being as vulnerable as Hamas would like it to be to those Hamas rockets that are sent to kill us. He seems to be bashing us for having those tech smarts. It’s a bad thing that we developed a unique, astonishing Iron Dome missile defense system, without which hundreds of us would be dead? It’s a bad thing that we developed an app to warn us that the rockets designed to kill our citizens are heading this way?(…)
Stewart fails to explain which buildings in Gaza are being targeted: This is not the mirror image of Hamas’s arbitrary rocket attacks on any and every Israeli target. These are Israeli airstrikes on Gaza homes where Israel says terror chiefs live, where weaponry is stored, from where rockets are fired.
Furthermore, whereas Hamas, out to kill, does not generally warn Israel of imminent rocket attacks (thus rendering every missile fired at Israel from Gaza “a crime against humanity,” according to the Palestinian Authority’s own UN representative), Israel, trying not to kill noncombatants, fires that warning mortar shell to alert civilians — even though it knows this is more than likely to lead to the terrorist fleeing. Would Stewart rather Israel not warn Gazans that, in its efforts to prevent rocket fire on its civilians, it is about to strike back?
Og hvis man virkeligt vil høre en kritiker af Stewart give den gas så anbefaler jeg Mark Levins 7 forrygende minutter af harmdirrende indignation.
Ifølge Daily Mail mener forskere fra the University of Warwick at danskerne er lykkeligere end andre folkeslag takket være vores gener. “Researchers who looked at survey data from 131 countries found that the closer a nation was genetically to the Danes, the happier its people were” hedder det i artiklen, hvilket vil sige at hvis du avler med en sur neger får du en mut mulat. Faktisk bliver vi kede af indvandring. Men dette billede slog mig efter at en ven havde påpeget det
6-7 af de afbildede danskere er ikke genetiske danskere (gener er forskernes differentiering, forskernes!) og burde ifølge videnskaben ikke smile så bredt.
Måske var det mere præcist at bruge dette billede af det multietniske Nørrebro der står sammen for deres mangfoldighed på Nørrebro
Eller dette billede af den mangfoldigheds og multietnicitets forkæmpende bestyrelse for Enhedslisten
Venstreradikale, Mogens Lykketoft og andre selvfede europæere sympatiserer måske mere med palæstinenserne som Hamas ofrer dem for PR. Men araberne med deres forårs erfaringer gider dem ikke så meget mere. fra Jerusalem Post
The Egyptian foreign minister said Thursday that Hamas is at fault for the IDF’s need to enter Gaza in a ground operation.
“Had Hamas accepted the Egyptian proposal, it could have saved the lives of at least 40 Palestinians,” said Sameh Shoukri, Egypt’s FM, as reported by Egyptian state news agency MENA.
Og det afspejler sig i den ellers generelt jødehadende befolkning skriver Gatestone Institue
Some Egyptians are even openly expressing hope that Israel will completely destroy Hamas, which they regard as the “armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.”
Sisi’s Egypt has not forgiven Hamas for its alliance with Muslim Brotherhood and its involvement in terrorist attacks against Egyptian civilians and soldiers over the past year.
The Egyptians today understand that Hamas and other radical Islamist groups pose a serious threat to their national security. That is why the Egyptian authorities have, over the past year, been taking tough security measures not only against Hamas, but also the entire population of the Gaza Strip.
These measures include the destruction of dozens of smuggling tunnels along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt and the designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization.
True, there are still many Egyptians and Arabs who sympathize with Hamas, mainly because it is being targeted by Israel. But over the past week, there are also different voices coming out of Egypt and some other Arab countries — voices that publicly support the Israeli military operation against the Islamist movement in the Gaza Strip.
Og Memri har samlet et potpourri af avis skribenter, der tager afstand fra Hamas, her i uddrag
Egyptian Columnist: Hamas Is Losing Its Legitimacy
In an article titled “Gaza Is not All Hamas”, Dr. Nagla Al-Sayyid, a columnist in the Egyptian daily Al-Gumhouriyya, wrote that Hamas was losing its legitimacy because it was trading in the blood of Palestinians while exploiting the financial aid it was receiving to promote its political and ideological interests: “How terrible it is to see children, women and elderly people falling victim to the Zionist enemy that is committing crimes against humanity. [These crimes are being committed] against a defenseless people that is under fire – [both] the fire of its Israeli enemy and the fire of Hamas, which trades in the blood of the innocents who have died and are still dying at the hands of the Zionists. I believe that Hamas has begun to lose its legitimacy since [the events] exposed its sly games and its collaboration with the MB and with takfiri [organizations] with the aim of taking over the Sinai. All the Hamas leaders are doing – as they sit securely in their hiding places while leaving the people of Gaza alone under the fire of the Israeli shelling – is collecting donations in order to use them in the service of their ideas and the political [faction to which] they belong, while allowing the real enemy, the oppressive Zionist enemy, to fight innocents. Unfortunately, Hamas has not learned a lesson from the past. Through its support for the MB, its ideological and political affiliation with [this movement], its stance against the Egyptian people and its deliberate harming of this people, [Hamas] has harmed the Palestinian cause and have proved itself to be an imbecilic and failed movement.
Egyptian Writer Compares Hamas, MB, Hizbullah To Hitler
In a July 14, 2014 article on the liberal website Elaph.com, Egyptian writer and journalist Kamal Gabriel compared Hamas to Hitler, saying that not only has it caused significant damage to the Palestinian people and their cause, it has damaged them more than Israel has. He wrote:
“It is indeed tragic when a dictator or a criminal gang takes over a people and makes it a hostage and a tool for antagonism towards the [entire] world. Hitler in Germany and Saddam [Hussein] in Iraq did this [in the past]; Hizbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza are doing it now; and the ‘Destructive Brotherhood’ [i.e. the MB] almost did it in Egypt.
“These Palestinian gangs plunder the cause of the oppressed Palestinian people by repeatedly reenacting the story of Samson, who brought down the [Philistine] temple on his and everyone else’s heads. They do this in their own country and in every country that hosts them – in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait. These organizations have become a curse on the Palestinian people…”
“Oh, you unpatriotic soul! Can’t you sympathize with Hamas, like always?!” (Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Egypt, July 10, 2014)
‘Al-Sharq Al-Awsat’ Editor: Hamas Trades In The Blood Of Its People
Salman Al-Dosari, editor of the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, claimed that Hamas trades in the blood of its people: “Those who follow Israel’s attacks on Gaza are flabbergasted by the limited number of Israeli losses versus the vast number on the Palestinian side. Hamas, for its part, has never published any data on its enemy’s losses. Nobody [in Hamas] is asking if the loss of [Palestinian] life is justified. [Hamas considers it] more important to encourage the voices [calling out] the slogan of resistance, which sounds nice but does not take into account the horrible consequences.
“[The story of Hamas] is the story of Hassan Nasrallah and his resistance to Israel, which ended in the destruction of half of Lebanon [in 2006]… When has Hamas ever stopped trading in the blood of its people?!”
Salman Al-Dosari (image: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, July 13, 2014)
Saudi Journalist: Hamas Is Sacrificing The People Of Gaza
Dr. Amal ‘Abd Al-’Aziz Al-Hazzani, a columnist for the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, wrote in a similar vein that Hamas sacrifices the people of Gaza while falsely claiming victory over Israel. “Adding fuel to the fire of the Gaza victims is the repeated media hypocrisy and the disgusting tear-jerking speeches that we don’t stop hearing every time Hamas decides to sacrifice some of the people of Gaza. Only rarely do they speak the truth. The Arab street doesn’t want to hear anything aside from curses against Israel, and that is easy, because we’ve been cursing it for over 60 years. But what is disheartening is that the blood of the Gazans has become a bargaining chip in the hands of [Binyamin] Netanyahu and Khaled Mash’al…
“The Arabs titter on Twitter when they see a picture of Israeli soldiers hitting the ground as a missile passes, although this is natural behavior. They also laugh at the reports that Israelis rush to take cover in the shelters. This, while the Israeli bombings pulverize the Palestinians’ homes over their heads and they die under the ruins… They laugh in derision [when they read] reports about Iron Dome missing a Qassam missile – but what they fail to realize is that this dome is a strategic project in whose development the [Israeli] government invested without stint, and which has so far intercepted over 85% of the missiles [fired] from Gaza, and this percentage is expected to climb. Let the numbers talk and clarify how many dead and wounded there are on each side, so tomorrow one of these sides [i.e., Hamas] does not emerge to declare a divine victory despite the corpses of the Gaza children.”
Syrian Ba’th Party Communiqué: Some Hamas Leaders Are Abandoning The Resistance In Favor Of American Interests
Hamas also came in for criticism in Syria, which has expelled the movement’s leaders from Damascus due to its support of the anti-Assad rebellion. For example, a communiqué issued by the national leadership of Syria’s ruling Ba’th party stated that the Hamas leadership, just like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, had abandoned resistance and was collaborating with the American plan to promote chaos in Syria. It said: “What whetted the Zionist entity’s appetite [to commit] this aggression [in Gaza] was [its desire to] exploit the fact that some Hamas leaders recently left their cause in the hands of the extremist leaders of Arab reactionary [forces], and, on orders from the MB gang that ruled Egypt at the time, signed a contemptible MB-brokered 12-year ceasefire with the Zionist enemy. These [Hamas] leaders intended to abandon the resistance plan in order to turn to the American ‘constructive chaos’ technique and use it against Syria, the genuine supporter of resistance… The true fighters in Gaza rejected everything aside from cleaving to the resistance option, in stark contrast to a few [Hamas] leaders who speak to the Palestinian people from the palaces of Doha, located only a few hundred meters from the American [army] base.”
Syrian Columnist: Hamas Has Lost Its Glamour As A Fighting Organization
‘Ali Al-Siwan, a columnist for the official daily Teshreen, claimed that Mash’al was willing to make concessions to Israel because of the latter’s support for the “political Islam” camp, namely the MB. “When Khaled Mash’al said [to Israel], ‘if you retract [the 2012 understandings] then we will too,’ his voice was hoarse. He did not sound the way he did during the Israeli attack on December 27, 2008… Mash’al leaves the initiative for escalation or calm in Israel’s hands… The dramatic nature of his position stems from the fact that Hamas is part of the political Islam that begat ISIS’s caliphate state…
“Khaled Mash’al’s statement – ‘if you retract [the understandings] then we will too’ – conceals a large measure of willingness to negotiate with Israel. This means that Hamas is gradually slipping down the scale of concessions – a decline that feeds off the regional momentum of backing down from national responsibility regarding the central national Arab cause, [namely] Palestine!… The question is mainly posed to Hamas and its political bureau. [Hamas] has repositioned itself in the political Islam camp, thus losing its former prestige as a combative organization, greatly reducing Palestine’s ability to recruit [support], and downgrading it to the level of [an organization fighting] a border dispute.”
En anden saudiaraber lader på sin egen bagvendte måde påvirke af virkeligheden kan man læse ligeledes hos Memri
“I write [these words] in a difficult and tragic climate. There are dead and injured in Gaza. [Its] infrastructures are in ruins. Israel has unprecedented domestic and foreign consensus [for its attack]. Some might say: This isn’t the time to write these kinds of words. But I believe it is unavoidable. In these times there is only one dominant voice: [the one that says] ‘yes to the resistance; resistance is necessary; resistance will end the occupation; those who seek peace are traitors and Zionists.’ But there is no choice but to give voice to [a different position], which says ‘enough,’ and calls for wisdom, for calm, for life. Therefore, precisely at this time, I insist on saying the following.
“How should we act today, 66 years after the establishment of the Jewish state, a state that enjoys international support and has a vast arsenal at its disposal?… If one wants to act in the world, one must accept reality even if one does not like it. Israel is part of this reality, and has been since 1948. I do not like [this] world order, but it is a fact. We must believe that every state is entitled to the same rights as any other. Every state has the right to afford its citizens a livable life. It’s possible to utter many slogans, but if we want to realize goals, we must also clarify how they can be achieved.
“I support the refugees’ right of return… Do the refugees and their descendents have the right to return [to their homes]? Yes! Do the Native Americans in the U.S. have the right to return to the regions that were theirs? Yes! Is that going to happen? No! Had I said to the Native Americans, ‘I will uphold your right to return and I will expel the people of America – so [in the meantime, you must] remain in your wretched condition’ – that would be patently immoral. The [Palestinian] refugees will never return [to their homes]. That’s a fact. There is no international support for it, and even if there was, Israel would have used its nuclear weapons [to prevent it from happening]. So it won’t happen.
Og ægyptiske Jon Stewart’er følger trop
Ikke engang kalifatet gider palæstinenserne i denne omgang skriver American Thinker
On one of the Islamic State’s question-and-answer websites, it was asked “why it was not fighting Israel but instead shedding the blood of the sons of Iraq and Syria.” The new caliphate responded:
The greater answer is in the noble Koran, when Allah Almighty speaks about the near enemy. In the majority of verses in the noble Koran, these are the hypocrites, for they pose a greater danger than the original infidels [born non-Muslims, e.g., Jews and Christians]. And the answer is found in Abu Bakr al-Sadiq, when he preferred fighting apostates over the conquest of Jerusalem [fath al-Quds], which was conquered by his successor, Omar al-Khattab.
There’s much to be said about this response, rife as it is with historical allusions.
First, it is true. After the prophet of Islam died, a great number of Arabian tribes that had submitted to his rule by becoming Muslims – the word muslim simply means “one who submits” – thought they could now renege, and so they apostatized in droves. This sparked the first Ridda, or “apostasy war,” waged by Abu Bakr al-Sadiq, who became the first caliph on Muhammad’s death in 632. For nearly two years, until his own death in 634, al-Sadiq’s caliphate’s entire energy was focused on waging jihad on all the recalcitrant Arab tribes, forcing them by the edge of the sword to return to the fold of Islam.
Tens of thousands of Arabs were burned, beheaded, dismembered, or crucified in the process, according to Islamic history, especially by the “Sword of Allah.” It was only afterwards, under the reign of the second caliph, Omar al-Khattab (634-644), that the great Islamic conquests against the “original infidels” – those non-Arab peoples who had never converted to Islam, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, etc. – took place.
Måske orker man ikke dem, der ikke orker sig selv? David P Goldman skriver i Medforum at Hamas bare gerne vil dø
It’s like the old joke: Why do Jewish men die before their wives? Because they want to. Civilizations for the most part die because they no longer want to live. That is the nub of my 2011 book How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying, Too). They cease to believe in their own future and distract themselves from the prospect of extinction as best they can. Hellenistic Greece was the first universal demographic disaster; it gave us prototypes of the steam engine and the computer (via Hero of Alexandria) as well as the modern literary forms. But even wealthy men exposed their daughters and the population imploded. When Aristotle taught that men naturally seek the good, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence had already turned against him. Most men seek nothingness. Soon the last surviving remnants of the classical world will disappear. In another generation, more people will speak Hebrew than Greek.
Hamas wants to die, obviously and visibly. That thought horrifies Westerners. As a number of Israeli commentators observe, Hamas doesn’t particularly care about having a Palestinian State. It wants to destroy the Jewish State and is willing to die in the process. It wants to die in such a way that Israel will die, too. There is something utterly surreal to Hamas crowding civilians around military targets, and Israeli pilots declining to attack them. It recalls joke about the sadist and the masochist. The masochist says, “Beat me!,” and the sadist says, No…suffer.”
Hamas, to be sure, proposes to die in an accelerated time frame and a particularly disgusting fashion, but it should be kept in mind that self-willed extinction is the norm. West of the Indus, Israel is the only survivor among the thousands of little nations that flourished between 10,000 BC and 600 AD. To be sure, there have been plenty of small tribes that wanted to live but were trampled by conquering hordes. The rule, however, is that civilizations die of their own disgust with life. Most of the industrial nations are dying, some very quickly. Most of the Muslim world would rather die than accommodate modernity (although some of it may choose to cease to be Islamic).
Ja, de elsker jo døden, som jøderne elsker livet, så mon ikke det vil afspejle sig når røgen engang har lagt sig?