It was an incredible display of mendacity. Led by more than forty world leaders who linked their arms together, approximately 1.6 million people marched in Paris on Sunday after living through attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket. They wanted to show solidarity with those who exercise free speech and with the Jews who are often the target of attacks from the radical Muslim terrorists. Many of those same world leaders marching to demonstrate a harmonious front against terrorism and anti-Semitism, are guilty of supporting terrorism and ignoring anti-Semitism.
It’s time to stop the nonsense and call the attacks what they are Radical Islamist Terrorism.
Perhaps most duplicitous leader of all was French President François Hollande who didn’t want the Prime Minister of Israel, the leader of country with a larger Jewish population than any other, to attend Sunday’s rally and demonstrate solidarity with the Jewish community of France.
Because Netanyahu decided to come anyway Hollande invited Palestinian President Abbas, whose Fatah party includes the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade which still commits acts of terror against Israel, and whose Palestinian Authority continues to incite hatred against Jews. Why was it appropriate for a rally in support of terrorists include Abbas, whose Fatah recently celebrated its 50th anniversary by calling for terrorist martyrdom against Israel.
Participant in Sunday’s rally include European Union nations who rely on the fake semantic designation of a military wing for terrorist organizations. They cynically support the “political wing” of terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and act as if there was no connection with the military wing. Even here in the United States, groups associated with Hamas, such as CAIR and the MSA are treated as legitimate human rights groups.
Isn’t it well past time for peace loving nations to say, “We will not stand with any group or country that supports terrorism?” Why are those leaders negotiating with Iran, talking to Qatar and ignoring the fact those countries are supporting terrorism? Instead of a political photo-op, why aren’t those 40+ fighting terrorism, by saying they will not support the government of Lebanon as long as Hezbollah is part of the leadership, we won’t support the Palestinian Authority or any other group, as long as they have a “military wing?”
Until they show the strength to fight terrorism the 40+ world leaders linking arms was a great picture, but worthless in protecting the world and ridding it of the radical Islamist threat.
Most of those forty leaders (plus the U.S. President) will not recognize the enemy, radical Islam. Over 2,500 years ago, Chinese general Sun Tzu warned:
Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril.
Enough of the politically correctness, since the attack on Chalie Hebdo last week the media has been full of nonsense such as “there is no difference between radical Islam, radical Christians, and radical Jews.” I’m sorry but that is absurd. When was the last time you heard of a bunch of men with beards and curly sideburns, wearing black hats and long black coats, committing a massacre on a magazine because they didn’t like how Moses was portrayed. Christian or Jewish zealots are not a worldwide threat.
At Sunday’s rally, “A young Muslim French woman held a sign that said, “I am a Jew.” She told CNN’s Frederik Pleitgen that she was horrified to hear of the killings, and the killers do not live according to the Islamic principles she’s been taught.”
It was a beautiful thought, but throughout the world it is Muslim anti-Semitism leading to the attacks against Jews. At many Mosques throughout the world, Imams Friday sermons include preaching against pigs and apes (Jews) who according to the Koran are destined to be killed, quoting passages from the Quran such as, “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews. (Qur’an 9:14-16).”
Why isn’t this hatred against Jews being pointed out where and when it happens?
There was excitement in the media when terrorist group Hamas criticized the Charlie Hebdo attacks, but no one asked why they didn’t include the Kosher Market attack in their condemnation. The answer is, Hamas’ charter calls for the death of all Jews a fact swept under the rug, as is the fact that Jews aren’t allowed to work in Saudi Arabia. Yet these and similar facts are ignored by the media and many of those 40+ nations.
The same media and those same 40+ leaders who worry the attacks in France may spur Islamophobia, ignore the anti-Semitism coming from the Muslim world as they ignore the attacks on the Jewish State based on anti-Semitism, such as blaming Israel for the terror attacks such as the ones in Paris. The blood libels about Jews using the blood of Christian children from the medieval world are now the false charges of Israeli oppression and massacres throughout Europe.
And it’s not just Europe, remember anti-Semitism is coming from the progressive left in the US especially on their websites such as the Huffington Post and the Daily Kos. The President of the United States singled out one people –the Jews, to ban from buying homes anywhere they wish as he criticized Israel for allowing Jews to purchase homes from Arabs in Jerusalem.
It was nice to see 40+ leaders locking arms during a march in Paris on Sunday sadly it was a farce. Most of those leaders will wake up on Monday, go to work and back to their policies of aiding abetting and appeasing terrorists, while ignoring and/or participating in anti-Semitism, much of that anti-Semitismreveals itself in hatred toward the Jewish State.