By Bernie on 03 Sep 2012
Photo Credit: FrontPage Magazine
When I write that I would like to eliminate Islam from this planet, I do not mean that I would want a single Muslim killed. Similarly when someone declares, "I want to eliminate poverty from the face of the Earth," it is obvious to anyone with intelligence that no one is talking about killing a single poor person.
However, when Muslims declare that Israel must be wiped off the face of the Earth, they are not speaking metaphorically. Many hide their antisemitism by pretending that their comments are only directed against Israel and Israel's actions against so-called Palestinians, that it's nothing against Jews. But consider the following.
Islam Daily, Elmasry remarks probed as hate crime
Police are investigating whether comments by the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress constitute a hate crime.
Mohamed Elmasry said that all Israelis over 18 are fair targets for suicide bombers. He later recanted this view, saying he was trying to express a widely held Palestinian position, not his own.
Mr. Elmasry initially made the remarks on Oct. 12 on The Michael Coren Show, an Ontario weekday current-affairs program on Crossroads Television System in Burlington, Ont. He reiterated them in an interview with The Globe and Mail on Friday, which were published on Saturday.
"Israel has a people's army and a draft, and therefore they should be considered legitimate targets. They are part of the occupying power, and Palestinians consider them targets for suicide bombers, as well as other means," Mr. Elmasry told The Globe.
Within a month of Nasrallah's taking over as leader, Hezbollah (with the help of Iranian intelligence) bombed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring over 200. The next attack perpetrated by Hezbollah—again with Iranian help—was the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 86 and injuring over 200.
The widening arena of Hezbollah's attacks stemmed from Nasrallah's perception that Jews anywhere are legitimate targets. In fact, Nasarallah has said:If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002)
Some Muslim apologists will argue that this enmity is in reality only directed against Israelis, not Jews. However, from the same article above (emphasis mine):
Shiite scholar Amal Saad-Ghorayeb analyzed the anti-Jewish roots of Hezbollah ideology in her book Hezbollah: Politics & Religion. In it, she quotes Hassan Nasrallah describing his antipathy toward Jews:If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli. (New Yorker, Oct. 14, 2002)
Many non-Muslims do not understand that Muslim hatred for the Jews has nothing to do with Israel, that Jew-hatred is based on the Quran and Mohammed's feeling of betrayal by the Jews for not accepting him as the final prophet from God. The existence of Israel is not the source of their hatred but rather is a current source of their shame; as I noted in my article Israel - It is Not about the Land: "Arabs, especially Muslim Arabs, feel a deep shame that territory that once was Arab, once Muslim was taken from them by unbelievers. And not just ordinary unbelievers but by the hated Jews." The hate came first, then the shame - not the other way around.
In the photo above, a devout Muslim hopes for Allah to nuke Israel. If his prayer is answered, the birthplace of Jesus will be gone, the resting places of the patriarchs will be gone, the third most holy of all mosques will be gone - but he doesn't care: if Muslims can't have the land then no one else will. It was never about the land - it was always about the Jews.
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