The Creation of
brings on the Race to Hell Israel
Starting with the Balfour Declaration in 1922 and ending with UN General Assembly Resolution (UNGAR) 181(9) in 1948; the creation of
within the borders of the Palestine Partition Plan was a tough slog for all involved. Hatred was still bubbling below the surface but it seemed everyone wanted the same thing, peace. Israel
Just before Hassan Al-Bannas death in early 1947 he summed up the Arab worlds feelings about peace and the newest member of the Middle East neighborhood by saying this, "
will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it, as it abolished that which was before it."(10) This cemented the ideological vision Islam would have in regards to Israel , and by extension any of her allies. Israel
Up to this time, the West had been seen mostly as just a nuisance by governments in the
Middle East, someone to be tolerant of until they were no longer needed. With the creation of , the West was seen then as no better as a collection of useful idiots not to be taken seriously any longer. The Arab League, mouthpiece for Arab countries both then and now is in universal agreement in its hatred of Israel and those not necessarily "useful idiots". Israel
H. R. H. Amir Faisal al Saud of Saudi Arabia made clear its intentions this way,” We have pledged ourselves before God and history to fulfill the
Charter in good faith, thereby respecting human rights and repelling aggression....the Government of
registers, on this historic occasion, the fact that it does not consider Saudi Arabia
itself bound by the resolution adopted today by the General Assembly. Furthermore, it reserves to itself the full right to act freely in whatever way it deems fit."(11) Still, to this day
Saudi Arabia has not recognized ’s right to exist as a sovereign nation and openly exploits both western and Arab sentiments to its benefit. Israel
Mr. Jarnali of Iraq stated "We did our best during the last few weeks to expound the spirit and the letter of the Charter and apply it to Palestine...therefore, in the name of my Government, I wish to put on record that Iraq does not recognize the validity of this decision, will reserve freedom of action towards its implementation, and holds those who were influential in passing it against the free conscience of mankind responsible for the consequences".(12) The condemnation of all parties involved is plain to see, and the veiled threat in the words, "...reserve freedom of action towards its implementation..." seem almost prophetic in light of what has happened in the Middle East and Israel the past few years.
Virtually to the last country, the other Arab members of the UN posited similar sentiments after UNGAR 181 was passed. These statements of hate and intolerance were not pulled out of a camels hump, mind you. These are diatribes grounded in Islamic scripture and based in nothing less than the words of Allah and the traditions of Muhammad.
One example in the Qur'an says this about non-Muslims, "Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection to Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourself against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of himself. Unto Allah is the journeying."(Sura 3, verse 28, Pickthall translation). This verse is in compliance with, and validated as true by the four main schools of Islamic jurisprudence, thus making the statements above not only true from their own political notions, but also true and unquestionable from a fundamental Islamic perspective.
Another verse which validates the Islamic view of non-Muslims is this Sura (8-39) "And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah". These passages are taken to mean just what they appear to mean, that non-Muslims, especially Jews and Christians are not to be treated with the same level of respect as Muslims must treat each other, thus the refusal to recognize
, or see the west as a friend. Israel
The hatred created and perpetuated through more than 13 centuries of Islamic rule shows through the flowery rhetoric and smiling missives of the leaders of Islam, terminating in a culture which knows no path occupied with anyone other than the greater ummah. It is a twisted and demented theology which allows for the continuation of, and the encouragement to subjugate through religious doctrine any non-believer, whether individual or group. With this mindset it is easy to continue the hate.
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And Supremacy, 1950-1970
The end of the
Ottoman Empire and its division after WWI meant the end of the Islamic Caliphate and the demise of a central authority. Gone was the societal glue of fundamental Islam, replaced with a loose patchwork of weak leaders, lawless swaths of tribal areas and small bands of nomads, Bedouins and traders.
With the finality of the Palestine Partition sinking in and
standing tall as a newborn secular state in the midst of the rubble of a once great Arab civilization, the anger could no longer be contained. As the ink was drying on the documents giving Israel legitimacy, the bullets were being chambered and pointed towards the fledgling democracy. Israel
As individuals, the Arab countries could not go head to head with
Israel but as a group they were able to combine their forces and achieve a level of military strength which, it was believed could defeat ’s small air force and ground army. Israel
At this point it should be noted that even if
had not received their country in the heart of Dar-al-Islam the ideology and doctrine over 1,400 years would not prevent the continued expansion of Islam across the globe. Israel
The hatred cloaked in supposed “nationalism” is entirely based in the Qur’an, sharia law and the hadiths and Sunna of Muhammad which states clearly that the Jews are not to be allowed to live as freemen. The Jews must live under the rule of Islam. The doctrinal hatred supersedes any claimed victimization by
The armies of
Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Trans-Jordan and Iraq (passing through Trans-Jordan) massed along their common borders with ready to do battle. The rhetoric coming from Islamic leaders at the time was as violent and denigrating as anything you hear today. Take this statement from Azzam Pasha, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, made as a statement of defiance on behalf of the Arab League in regards to the creation of Israel, ""This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades."(14). Israel
This first war against a non-Muslim country in the Arabs back yard started the DAY after
officially became a country. From that time until now, the war prosecuted by fundamental (militant) Islam has not stopped. A lull in actual fighting at times, perhaps but no real solutions except the quieting of the guns occasionally to enable Muslims to catch their breath as plans for furthering the battle continue to be drawn. Israel
It wasn't as though there were no warnings coming from
Israel’s enemies before the declaration of . Prior to the vote on Nov 29, 1947, The Arab High Committee spokesman, Jamal Husseini warned the UN that "The Arabs would drench the soil of our beloved country with the last drop of our blood . . . ."(15) if Independence were allowed to come to fruition. Israel
The Arab countries wanted nothing to do with "peace" in the region, they just wanted
and the Jews gone, as per Allah and the Qur'an. Islam made their intentions very clear about their fight against Israel . Israel
When confronted with the accusation that they were the aggressors, once again Jamal Husseini told the Security Council on April 16, 1948 "The representative of the Jewish Agency told us yesterday that they were not the attackers, that the Arabs had begun the fighting. We did not deny this. We told the whole world that we were going to fight."(16) The hatred against any entity other than Islamic inhabiting "Palestinian" land was an abomination, and the Arab countries were not going to let this stand.
The battle was engaged, and nothing short of annihilation of the Jews would stop the fighting. Time and time again, Islamic forces would attempt to destroy
, and by extension the "crusading west". Israel
This initial battle stopped on July 15 when the UN threatened the Arab states with aggression under UNGAR181, however this was not the end of the hate, only a short time-out. Sura 3 verse 65 points out that the Jews and Christians are bereft of Allahs blessings "Say: Oh people of the scripture! Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner to Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords besides Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered unto him." By relying on the supposed unassailable and perfect word of Allah it is clear that the elimination of non-Muslims (or conversion to Islam) is to be the key task at hand.
In 1948 this may not have been spoken out loud for all to hear, yet it is the Qur'an which guides all aspects of Islam, including the killing of unbelievers.
as a secular state is, and continues to fight an uphill battle against an ideology with a love of death and a hate for the Jews and their country. Israel
It is to be understood that, despite all
stood for as far as democracy was concerned it was not, and cannot be seen as the victim in all aspects. In the workup towards the 1956 war, the Israeli army unit called "Unit 101"(17) attacked the Palestinian camp of al-Bureig in retaliation for fedayeen, or paramilitary commando raids that had been going on in Israel for some time. The commander of “Unit 101" was Ariel Sharon. 20 residents were killed, consisting of mostly women and children. Israel
Later that year in October Unit 101 attacked again, allegedly in response to another attack into
where a woman and two children were killed. The Jordanian Israel (17a) suffered 70 deaths, most killed while still inside their homes. David Ben-Gurion initially denied that the IDF had any hand in the massacre, but finally came clean and admitted that yes, the IDF did shoulder responsibility. village of Qibya
The Israelis were not saints yet neither were they innocents. The mindset of any nation always on the edge of vaporization by their enemies sometimes provides for strange and bizarre behavior. There were numerous instances that, while isolated in the grand scheme of things never the less provide a window into the brutality and hatred equally vicious from
towards their Arab brethren. Israel
Let’s not forget the vicious looting and pillaging of the Arab quarter of
(17b) to where nothing but bare wall remained. In Jerusalem Syria the village of Qunitrya(17c) was virtually gutted and booty taken by , however it must be pointed out that the Syrian army had abandoned it and left it undefended. Israel
There are many encounters which point to
’s viciousness against Arabs and there is no human rational except to use the rubric "heat of battle". Some in the Israeli government wanted the Arabs completely gone from Israeli land, others viewed their place in the Israel Middle East as having to share equally with the neighbors.
All this does not, however diminish or reduce the ideological threat espoused by Islam over 1400 years against Jews or non-Muslims.
does not get a free pass, but neither does Islam. Israel
By the mid 50s the anti-Israel hatred being cranked out by fundamental Islam was at full volume. The voices were clamoring to be heard, the calls for the destruction of
reaching cacophonic levels. From Israel Egypt in 1956 came this out of President Nasser’s office, "I am not solely fighting against itself. My task is to deliver the Arab world from destruction through Israel 's intrigue, which has its roots abroad. Our hatred is very strong. There is no sense in talking about peace with Israel . There is not even the smallest place for negotiations."(18) Israel
There is also this little gem from the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Muhammad Salah al-Din who, in early 1954 said "The Arab people will not be embarrassed to declare: We shall not be satisfied except by the final obliteration of
Israel from the map of the Middle East.”(19)
As if these foreboding words of obliteration weren't enough, 1955 heard Nasser boast that "Egypt has decided to dispatch her heroes, the disciples of Pharaoh and the sons of Islam and they will cleanse the land of Palestine....There will be no peace on Israel’s border because we demand vengeance, and vengeance is Israel’s death."(20) Notice now the insertion of the phrase, "sons of Islam" in the threat, a clear and obvious reference to the doctrine of Muhammad and the importance of bolstering their position among the Muslim laity.
With politics proceeding full steam ahead and all parties involved jockeying for position it became obvious that the new battleground would be the Suez Canal Zone. Long a strategic passage for commerce, this narrow ribbon of liquid money became the focus of the world on October 29, 1956.
It was a fight with
Israel, Great Britain and France allied against . Opening the Egypt Suez was the stated main goal, deposing Nasser the operational goal. The first was achieved, the second failed.
Nasser’s actions in the gulf were intended to open a wider war, ostensibly started as an action against the
US pulling out of a loan offer to the Egyptians to build the dam. Aswan
By nationalizing the Suez Canal Company in July of 1956 and blockading the Gulf of Aqaba between the
Tiran Straits and the Red Sea, Egypt effectively controlled the waterways crucial to ’s survival and prosperity. Israel
Not only had
Egypt hit Israel in the pocketbook, they also had just wrapped up an arms deal with Czechoslovakia and that was viewed by as a serious threat to the balance of power in the region. Amidst all this it was a backroom deal between Israel France, Israel and which laid the foundation for war in 1956. England
The three allies (
Israel, France and England) created the "Sevres Protocol" in which Israel would seize the Suez Canal, whereupon France and Great Britain would demand both Egypt AND Israel withdraw from the Canal Zone. It was expected that Egypt would refuse, thus setting up the attack and removal of Egypt from the Canal Zone by France and England, and hopefully Nasser as well.
By Oct 30
Israel had taken Gaza and the Sinai and had moved into the Canal Zone. It was the US, surprisingly who sponsored a UN resolution, which passed on Nov 2 condemning the attack, motivated more by fears of Soviet intervention than their anger at Israel and its allies.
All this posturing being done by the parties involved did nothing to hide the ideology of Islamic motivation for the continuing hostilities against
. It’s about the Soviets, or a waterway, or some other contrived scenario that ultimately boils down to fundamental Islam, jihad against non-Muslims Jews and the imposition of sharia law world-wide. Israel
Nassers past and current statements make it clear that whatever the public discourse is regarding
, ultimately it is rooted in the tenets and doctrine of a religion having no tolerance for any deviation from its sacred and immutable texts and laws. Israel
November 6th saw a cease-fire and in December a U.N. security force arrived on scene to restore order. The Suez Canal was returned to
and all was, for the moment quiet(er). Even as Nasser retained his seat of power, the defeat militarily meant nothing as his stature politically among the Arab (and Islamic) world rose quickly, overshadowing even recognized leaders as King Hussein of Egypt Jordan and Nuri-al-Said of . Iraq
Jordan and Iraq were seen as lackeys of the west they were still powerful and influential when it came to regional dictates and Nassers rise after 1956 provided him with a platform for continued and strident calls for the destruction of and the rise of fundamental Islam. Israel
In the background of all this, 1956 also saw the independence of
Sudan from . Another example of a failed state driven by Islamic theology and sharia law. Great Britain
As much as Islam and the Arab countries wanted
gone, the Jewish state still remained steadfast in its determination to negotiate with its enemies, regardless of the difficulties. Israel
The Israeli belief in everyone getting along and living in peace, despite the recent bloodbath with fundamental Arabs served to increase
’s standing among civilized countries and help them to present a fair and honest picture of the problem and what the Israelis were doing to rectify it. You would think that after seeing how Israel Israel was being treated, and just how far they would go to achieve peace, the world at large would have ’s back, and lend critical support in a time of crisis. Israel
On October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Egyptian President Nasser answered on October 15, saying that
was trying to deceive the world, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State. Israel
Nasser wanted nothing to do with negotiating with
, especially since, in their view the "Palestinian" refugee problem was not his concern. “The danger of Israel Israel,” he said, “lies in the very existence of as it is in the present and in what she represents."(21) A few months later, after thinking carefully on the plight of the Palestinians, Israel Nasser made this comment “...the full restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people. In other words, we aim at the destruction of the State of . The immediate aim: perfection of Arab military might. The national aim: the eradication of Israel .”(22) Israel
Now we have the connection, although political in nature of the struggle of the refugees and the elimination of
. Neatly done, and the next step in the continuing war against non-Muslims through Israel . Israel
On May 16, 1967
Nasser ordered the UN Emergency Forces stationed in the Sinai since 1956, to withdraw. Without bringing the matter to the General Assembly, as his predecessor had promised, Secretary General U Thant complied with that order from . Egypt
After the withdrawal of the UNEF, the Voice of the Arabs had this to say on May 18th "As of today, there no longer exists an international emergency force to protect
. We shall exercise patience no more. We shall not complain any more to the UN about Israel . The sole method we shall apply against Israel is total war, which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence."(23) Almost 20 years after Israel appears, the Arabs cannot reconcile their hatred and animosity with a non-Muslim entity. Israel
On May 20, 2 days later, from Syrian Defense Minister Hafez Assad we heard this enthusiastic echo "Our forces are now entirely ready not only to repulse the aggression, but to initiate the act of liberation itself, and to explode the Zionist presence in the Arab homeland. The Syrian army, with its finger on the trigger, is united....I, as a military man, believe that the time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation."(24) If not for
Israel deciding to take the risk in 1967 and make a pre-emptive strike on their stated enemies there would today be no and Islam would be further along in their quest for a world-wide caliphate. Israel
The 1967 6-day war was, and still is today a pivotal moment in the life of
Israel, the Middle East, Arabs and Islam. It became the defining action taken by Israel to preempt what would have been the end battle for ’s existence. Israel