The toppling of Hamas (Part Two)
At the time of writing the number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s current war against Hamas has reached well beyond 1,400 in 24 days of fighting, with more than 6,000 wounded. The IDF believes it has killed over 1,000 Hamas terrorists (which would underline Israeli claims that there is a far higher proportion of combatants than widely reported among the 1,400 plus Gaza fatalities cited by Gazan health sources); 61 Israeli soldiers and three civilians have been killed. Hamas has fired over 2,800 rockets into Israel, and attempted eight attacks through cross-border tunnels, killing 11 IDF soldiers.
President Obama and John Kerry his secretary of state have turned to Qatar and Turkey to mediate between Israel and Hamas. In a telephone call between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Obama, Netanyahu objected to the use of Turkey and Qatar, Netanyahu said, “Turkey and Qatar are Hamas’s biggest supporters and they can’t be relied upon to act as fair interlocutors.”Obama retorted, “I trust Qatar and Turkey, Israel is not at all in the position to choose its mediators.” Of course Obama trusts Qatar and Turkey, the leaders of those countries are radical Islamists and are particular buddies of his. Obama has appointed five Muslims to head departments in his administration and he is slowly bringing others around to his way of thinking.
On July 28 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the United States must look to Qatar, an ally of Hamas, for advice in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. That is like getting a hyena to mediate between a fox and the chickens in a henhouse. Pelosi also told CNN’s Candy Crowley, “[W]e have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization.” As the old adage goes, “There’s one born every minute.” A humanitarian organization? Israeli leaders and the IDF’s top brass consider Hamas to be “the embodiment of Islamic extremist evil.”
A video, broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV station, and made available by the Middle East Media Research Institute, shows an Hamas-affiliated imam conducting a sermon at a mosque in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Addressing Israelis the cleric says: “Our doctrine in fighting you is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries.” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman says, “What is happening today in the Middle East is a “clash of civilizations between the free world and radical Islam.” And this is borne out by Hamas’s military chief Muhammad Deif. In his first recording in 12 years Deif declares that Hamas will prevail in its struggle against Israel because its fighters “are eager for death”while Israel’s “are eager for life.”
IS Jihadists, besides murdering hundreds upon hundreds of Iraqi Shia soldiers, are also murdering the Iraqi Christians and driving them out of their ancient Christian communities where they have lived for nearly 2,000 years. Like some Christians in Syria, thousands of Iraqi Christians still speak Aramaic, but the butchering and expulsions by Islamists is also taking place throughout Syria. In our lifetimes we may well see the end of Christianity in the places where it began. What is taking place in the Middle East is indeed a clash of civilizations and Israel is the only nation that is standing against the Islamic jihadists. For taking this stand Israel is pilloried by almost the entire Western world, which only goes to prove how naive and antisemitic the West really is. Israel is not fighting for a cause it is fighting for survival and it will thumb its nose at all the Western leaders who demand a cessation of its war against Hamas. Unlike other wars, which America has usually blackmailed Israel into pulling back its troops, this war will not be over until Israel decides it is over and on its own terms. Netanyahu is open to a ceasefire-arrangement, providing the agreement makes provision for Israel to continue with the destruction of Hamas terror tunnels and makes no provision for Hamas to rebuild them or to rearm. On July 31 Israel called up an additional 18,000 reservists, bringing the number of mobilized reservists to 86,000. Adding this number of reservists to the standing army shows Netanyahu has little or no faith for a lasting ceasefire. Hamas quickly broke all five of the earlier ceasefires and will just a quickly break the next one.
This latest war will not topple Hamas, but it will wound it so severely that it will take years for it to recover, and then Israel will have to ‘mow the grass’ again, which is an Israeli term for its many skirmishes against Hamas. Israel, according to Professor Efraim Inbar, the head of Bar Ilan University’s Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, is in a “protracted intractable conflict.” Inbar says he has “psychological difficulties digesting the facts that there is no solution in sight.” Gaza will continue to be Gaza, many challenges lie ahead for Israel. It is Israel’s lot to be situated, by God’s design, in the heart of the Islamic heartland.
Arabs are fighting Arabs, jihadists fighting jihadists, Sunni Muslims fighting Shia Muslims, and both Sunni and Shia Muslims fighting Alawite Muslims. What is the reason for all this bad blood? This writer would like here to include an excerpt from a past issue of the Update, the newsletter of the Arm of Salvation ministries that is available only by subscription in either printed or digital format (see Newsletter on this website).
Islam and Arabs
When will Western politicians stop making excuses for Islam, and stop referring to Muslim jihadi terrorists as a small fringe group. According to world experts this “fringe group” is numbered in the millions—up to 130 million fanatical murderers. Western politicians need to refrain from calling Islam a “peaceful religion” when in reality it is nothing less than a murderous religion spawned by Satan. Politicians who call Islam a “peaceful religion” need to have their heads boiled in oil.
Just like Darwin’s Origin of the Species, which has been rammed down our children’s throats and called Evolution, so has Allah, the demonic spirit that rules Islam, been transformed into a pseudo respectable immortal and is daily reported by the simpleton leftist mainstream media to actually be God—the God of Creation, the Bible, and Israel. Allah is a particular name for a particular Islamic spirit—it is NOT the God of Creation, the Bible, or Israel. School teachers have indoctrinated the world’s children with the theory of evolution and the gullible leftist mainstream media pedals Allah as God hundreds of times every day and has brainwashed the Western world’s masses. Daily we read of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizb’allah as being Hezbollah or Hizbullah, but Allah is Allah and Hizb’allah is the party of Allah. Who has ever heard of anyone worshipping Ollah or Ullah? Such spellings are but figments of the media’s overly fertile imagination; only ignorant newspaper editors and broadcasters will promote such names in order to be politically correct.
Arabs everywhere are fighting and killing anyone that does not agree with them. The Bible tells us that Ishmael, and by extension, his kith and kin:
“will be a wild donkey a of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers” (Genesis 16:12).
How true that turned out to be! And of course, Islam was spawned by a genocidal Arab named Mohammad who exported his demonic religion far beyond Arabia’s borders. Thus, today we have millions of genocidal Muslims whose hands are against their brothers everywhere; butchering, beheading, and maiming anyone that does not bow to their own personal version of Mohammad’s demonic religion.
Allahu akbar—“Allah is the greatest”—is what a Muslim cries when he plunges a knife into someone, or decapitates them, or when, as a suicide bomber, he triggers the bomb that will kill many and maim a multitude. Western politicians and the Western media evidently find no contradiction between Allah, whom they portray as God, and the barbaric acts that are carried out in Allah’s name. This is because 99.99 percent of politicians and journalists are spiritually bankrupt and are, therefore, incapable of discerning the difference between the followers of Allah and the followers of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. Shame on them! They are the world’s leaders and spokespeople, and they dupe millions.
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