Radical Islam Vs. Israel
by Emanuel A. Winston - Middle East Analyst & Commentator - July 2001
Regrettably, the Christian world has not yet come to grips
with the fact that Israel is on the front lines against a rapidly
expanding wave of Radical Islamic Fundamentalism which,
unfortunately is likely to soon engulf the world.
Every religion has its extreme element but, not all to the
same degree and not all committed to violence. I address this
article to that fringe element who advances their religion by
building armies and attacking others through terrorism and full
scale war. They insist that others adopt their religion at the
point of a sword or gun.
Here again, I must define my terms as to who I am NOT talking
about. I am NOT referring to those who live their lives within
their religion oblivious to the outside world. Even those who
honor animals as creatures whom they imbue with god-like
characteristics - or ascetics who wish to dwell in caves,
depriving themselves of all earthly comforts. I do not speak of
those who spin prayer wheels or hymn mantras throughout their
waking hours. I am not speaking of Muslims who develop callouses
on their knees and forehead from bowing to Allah in prayer,
demanding nothing of others. I am not including the millions of
Christians who follow the Bible truly and defend the Jews and the
SOME LINEAR EMOTIONAL HISTORY
I am, however, speaking about the radical Islamists who leave
their mosques indoctrinated with the teachings of intolerance,
along with their Iman's incitement to kill or drive out Jews and
Christians who will not convert to Islam. The Christians pray to
a Jewish man whom they called the son of G-d and, in the past,
were similarly incited by radical clergy to punish the Jews whom
they accused of causing his death. The people often left the
Church services enraged by their priests' denunciation of deicide
and conducted killing pogroms against the Jews. The remnants of
this school of thought are still with us (although in a latent
state) - awaiting a wake-up call, which we Jews pray will never
come again. Hence, the phrase: "Never Again".
During the Crusades, religious hatred became so wide-spread
and intense that Christian Crusaders, came in waves against the
‘heathen' Muslims, also killing Jews along the way. They
butchered their way across Europe and the Middle East. When they
reached the Holy Land, they spilled the blood of Jew and Muslim
alike. They claimed they were saving the Holy Land while building
the power of the Church. The Jews became a valuable tool for
Then the Muslims surged back in the upsurge of a vengeful
Islam and they too, killed Jews and Christians both. Then, as
now, the Jews found themselves on the front lines as the Muslims
and Christians engaged each other in wars of extermination to
prove their gods were supreme.
Now, we once again see the rise of militant radical Islam
which views the Jewish State as a primal challenge to their
religion and vaunted manhood. Israel and the Jews are again being
used by Muslim leaders as the emotional short fuse to build up
their fighting courage and war-making capabilities. This included
revising history to absorb Abraham as a Muslim and demanding
Jerusalem as a city now allegedly holy to Islam when it never
appeared once in their Koran. War-prone nations ride the wave of
radical Islam to advance their own powers by hoping to conquer an
advanced civilization and absorb their G-d as final proof of the
superiority of Islam. Predictably, if they achieve their current
goals of attacking Judaism to destroy the Jewish State of Israel
with the fire of war, they will continue on against the bastion
of Christianity: Europe and America. For the radical Islamists,
this will be their final battle but, in the interim, they invite
the Christian nations to join them in their war against the Jews.
The Muslims have a saying: "First the Saturday people;
then the Sunday people".
This two-tiered war is already in motion as Arabs under the
banner of Islam have hurled themselves against the Jewish State
in six wars and continual terrorism. With the awakening of that
radical part of Islamic Fundamentalism, they have attacked
Christians in almost all the Arab and/or Muslim lands. Coptic
Christians in Egypt are being systematically eliminated. Bahais
in Iran are virtually gone. In Sudan the Christians and animists
are being annihilated. Christian Lebanese have been massacred by
Arafat's Palestinians. Even Arab Christians in Bethlehem - and
wherever Yassir Arafat has been given control - are being driven
out or remain under siege by the Muslim population. June 12th a
Greek Orthodox monk, Gur Pzipokatsatakis, was ambushed and shot
dead between French Hill, Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim - 100 yards
from an IDF roadblock. (The Palestinians presumably thought he
was a Jew.)
As a relevant aside, Muslims are also now at war in the
Philippines, Indonesia, Algeria, France, India and wherever else
in the world they build up to a critical mass to challenge their
host government. They are far advanced in Europe and rapidly
rising as a significant threat in America. The West, fearful of
arousing the anger of the Arab oil nations, have yet to assemble
their defenses or protest this clear and present danger.
Israel is the front line, defying Islamic rage by thwarting
their first goal of eliminating the Jews and their religion. Jews
do not worship Allah nor do they believe in the laws put forth by
Mohammed's Koran in the 7th Century.
Following HaShem's (G-d's) irrevocable instructions, we Jews
are to worship only One G-d and there shall be no other G-d
before Him. This is an irritant to both Christianity and Islam
which neither one can accept as G-d's binding mandate to the
Jews. Grafting Judaism to either religion would give one of them
the right to claim lineage back to Sinai and the Covenant given
to the Jews. It is difficult for either to give up their quests
of forcing the Jews to be absorbed into their religions or to be
destroyed - followed by laying their uncontested claim to the
estate of the Jews. This is the true war that is being waged.
The Christian world, in their own foremost interests, ought to
be vigorously supportive of the Jewish State of Israel as their
best outer defense barrier against an ongoing attack by the
Muslims against themselves. Please note that this does not apply
to the many millions of Christians who have heroically come to
the aid of the Jewish nation and Jerusalem as only her capital.
Many good people, most Americans and most of the American
Congress support Israel, but the U.S. government's foreign
policy, run by the pro-Arabist U.S. State Department, has been
irrevocably anti-Israel since before she was born.
In defiance of the American people's wishes, when push comes
to shove, the U.S. government manages to support a hostile,
radical Islam and the Arabs in preference to assisting the Jewish
State. The Europeans, as a matter of unrepentant guilt generated
from past crimes against the Jewish people, only give lip service
to the support of Israel but seem more dedicated to the fall of
the Jewish State. Their actions through the European Union, the
United Nations and as individual countries are most often hostile
to Israel's sovereignty and security.
Who can forget the Pope embracing Arafat, the greatest killers
of Jews (and Christians) alive on this planet? How quickly most
leaders of the Christian world rushed to deny Jews their capital,
Jerusalem, their Holy City for over 3000 years. Both Christianity
and Islam refused to acknowledge that the Jews were the only
people who ever made Jerusalem their capital.
Jews typically have a live-and-let-live ideology. Hillel, the
great Jewish philosopher created the concept of "Don't do to
your neighbor what you don't want done to yourself", which
the Jews follow. Jews are not disturbed that Christians worship a
different god. It doesn't matter to them that Muslims follow the
teachings of Mohammed and call their god, Allah. Jews don't send
missionaries to convert Christians or Muslims to be Jews. They do
not march on other nations and, at the point of guns or swords,
try to force the Jewish religion and the laws of Torah upon them.
They simply trek forward through the centuries, honoring their
One G-d and following the laws G-d wrote for them in the Torah.
This steadfast single-mindedness seems to ignite rage in these
two religions which have their starting roots in the Jewish
religion and its people.
Perhaps there will be a great awakening across the entire
Christian people that the Jews stand like the Archangel Michael,
with sword in hand at the gates of civilization. Perhaps the
world will awaken and rally to the support of the Jewish nation
who defends them, asking nothing more than to be left in peace.
Perhaps there are segments of the Christian religion who will
never march to the defense of the Jewish nation but, then again,
there are millions who have and, hopefully, more will come.
Just don't wait too long to join us. We do not need you as a
burial party. This is a message that can be spoken from the
pulpit with vigor and honor. The Jewish nation stands in danger
and needs reinforcement. We have right on our side and we have
might, but we do not have great numbers. We have military power
and weapons, but the West has given the Arab nations the same
weapons and in much greater quantity. Worse yet, through their
greed for oil and money, we have sold or gifted these hostile
nations NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) weapons with the
missiles to deliver them. These weapons now threaten the world.
The governments of Europe and America seek to appease the
Arabs for fear of losing their oil supply. Let them instead fear
their own Christian population who will demand that they cease
their cowardly appeasement and, instead, move in strength to
support the Jewish State and confront radical Islam on their
Many of the nations in Europe already are facing a radical
hostile Muslim population. For instance, Russia is threatened by
radical Islam sweeping across their continent from the Islamic
republics that split off from the former U.S.S.R. to the south of
Russia. In America, Islamic organizations have grown powerful,
threatening major corporations with economic boycotts and worse,
if they do not bend to the Muslims' demands.
Journalists are threatened if they expose the radical
Islamists' intent and their organizational structure. Two
reporters from NEWSWEEK were arrested recently in Gaza by
Palestinian forces. How do you think that will affect the way
they report the news? During the 12 year civil war in Lebanon,
Yassir Arafat's PLO tried to take over Lebanon to create a
terrorist mini-state. At least 10 journalists were killed, many
other threatened - causing the Media to settle (read: cower) in
the Commodore Hotel in Beirut, accepting biased press releases
from Arafat's brother. This is the paradigm to expect if Arafat
ever gains control over Israel.
Similarly, political figures are threatened, causing them to
drop into conspiratorial silence. The general Arab and/or Muslim
population does not intend to be threatening but, as demonstrated
in the Middle East, a few dedicated radical Islamists can command
the masses' obedience, forcing peaceful Muslims to follow their
aggressive orders - or else. The Palestinian Authority has
redesigned children's education in the schools, summer camps and
their media (which is paid for by the American taxpayers) so
their children are taught to hate and kill Jews. They propagate
this inciteful material - even training grade school kids to
shoot, make and throw firebombs and to be the front line
stone-throwing cannon fodder.
Children from the ages of four are taught to hate and kill
both Jews and Christians. Therefore, they will be time bombs for
the next 50 years, set to carry out the assignments taught in
their youth, hate and kill Jews. Destroy the "Little
Satan" - Israel" first and then the "Great Satan
" who is America.
June 13th another false peace statement was pulled out of
Arafat's mouth by the U.S. Director of the CIA, George Tenet.
Arafat refused to sign any documents and stated that he had
reservations about re-arresting the terrorists he had released.
The other terrorist factions, which he controls - Hamas and
Islamic Jihad - refused to agree to any cease-fire agreement that
applies to any area outside of the Palestinian Authority -
leaving all of Israel under their murderous threat.
In other words, Tenet and Sharon accepted the non-binding
statement of a cease fire with only Israel having to keep the
terms of this empty trick. This is called bending with the wind.
It is the same failed modus operandi as the agreements Israel
signed at Oslo 1 and 2, Hebron, Wye, Sharm el Sheik, etc.
Since Oslo was signed on the White House lawn, September 13,
1993, more than 600 Jews have been murdered by the Palestinians,
thousands wounded, some maimed for life and many children
orphaned. This is the result of Radical Islam which threatens the
world far more than any other force. I am sorry I do not have a
count of the Christians killed by the surge of Islam but, it will
meet and exceed Israel's casualty numbers.
Now the death count begins for this current abortive agreement
created by George J. Tenet, accepted by Arik Sharon and mouthed
by Yassir Arafat. Yes, even as the agreement was announced,
several Israelis were murdered and shots were fired all over the
Do we accept more of the same? Bush, Powell and Tenet think we
should. Do you?!