Sunday, May 29, 2011

Electronic intifada against Israel

The rise of the internet has been both a blessing and a curse.  I, for one would not be able to give you the news and commentary through this blog if not for the 'net.  The ability to research billions of documents instantly is unrivaled by any library of bookstore.  Our natural instincts to reach out and touch someone exploded beyond any ones expectations.  We as a people are united by the strands of a digital Xanadu, for better and for worse.

Jihadists and Islamists have spread Islam, to a large extent by exploiting the internet.  The dissemination of propaganda and Islamic literature, the recruitment of mujaheed, or martyrs, the propagation of lies and falsehoods against the enemies of Islam through so-called legitimate humanitarian groups and the ability to communicate furtively through secure networks all conspire to give Islam much-needed control in their crusade against the West and Israel.

This is jihad by the keyboard.

This is Islam.

From Haaretz May 30 by Tomer Zarchin

Police: Recognition of Palestinian state could ignite violent protests

Incoming commissioner Yohanan Danino says anti-Israel campaigns published on the internet, Facebook are changing the ways in which Israel must defend its sovereignty. 

Nakba rally Gaza 17.5.11 AP Palestinian children march through Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza during rally marking the Nakba, May 17, 2011.
Photo by: AP

Israel is preparing itself for large-scale violent unrest, Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said on Sunday, adding that social networks such as Facebook have changed the type of threats to Israel's sovereignty.

Israeli officials have voiced their concern that a plan by the Palestinian Authority to seek United Nations recognition of Palestinian independence would ignite West Bank violence, as well as bring about unrest in Israeli Arab communities.

Earlier this month, during the annual Nakba Day, which commemorates what Palestinians see as the "disaster" of Israel's establishment, more than 100 infiltrators crossed the Syria-Israel cease-fire line at Majdal Shams, and a total of 14 infiltrators were killed on the Syrian and Lebanese borders.

Invaders, not infiltrators.  These people are part of an invading army with no uniforms.
Speaking at a conference at the southern city of Eilat, Danino predicted that the various proclamations of a non-violent struggle would soon give way to violent protests as soon as an independent Palestinian state would be announced.
"The areas of friction between the [Israeli Jewish and Arab] populations, the attempts to infiltrate borders, calls published on the internet and on Facebook pages to defy Israel's sovereignty, all put forth a new reality," the incoming police chief said.

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1 comment:

Jay Knott said...

"Nakba Day commemorates what Palestinians see as the 'disaster' of Israel's establishment". Most kinds of people would regard being slaughtered as a disaster, not just Palestinians.