Beyond the Cusp

December 4, 2014

Another Day Another Terrorist Stabbing Attack

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If things are as I remember from my times outside of Israel, then very few have likely heard of the nearly daily terror attacks unless the attack results in numerous fatalities or has some particularly grisly results or an extraordinarily newsworthy angle, the news does not reach even all of Israel, let alone the rest of the world. My misfortune is that I make a special effort, as to me every Israeli is my friend if not my relative, and in many ways Israelis do make up a large extended family. Today it was a stabbing at a grocery store which would have been far more newsworthy had not an off duty security guard been passing the Ram Levi grocery store just outside of Jerusalem and shot injuring the knife wielding terrorist. There were two gentlemen reported to be in their fifties, one who was stabbed in the head and the other stabbed in the shoulder and both received emergency medical treatment at the scene and were then transferred to a hospital. The terrorist was also transferred to a hospital to receive further treatment as his wounds were also not fatal as were fortunately not the wounds of his victims. Once again the terrorist was from East Jerusalem just as were the two terrorists who murdered the four Rabbis during their morning prayers as well as a Druze Israeli police officer who was the first to arrive on the scene and attempted to rescue others from within the synagogue last week in the Har Nof neighborhood in West Jerusalem. These terrorists from East Jerusalem are former Jordanian Arabs who have been granted Israeli citizenship as a result of Israel annexing all of Jerusalem after the Six Day War. What is even more distressing has been the fact that these terrorists are celebrated by others in the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and the mother of one of the cousins who murdered the Rabbis and the Druze officer recently appeared praising their actions and lauding the blessing they were to her as she bore one and was the aunt of the other and she could not have been more proud and was celebrating their martyrdom. These Arab citizens will be voting in the same elections coming to Israel in mid-March as they are as Israeli now as I am.


Still these attacks continue daily with two, three, even four succeeding in serious injuries and, unfortunately, a number of deaths have occurred and the number unfortunately continues to rise. Today Islamic violence against non-Islamic victims occurred when a thirty-seven-year-old kindergarten teacher from the United States was knifed to death by a burqa-clad ‘woman’ in shopping mall toilets in Abu Dhabi. She was a kindergarten teacher who has 11-year-old twin boys. Our condolences to her family, friends and all who knew and now will have a hole torn in their lives. Their loss is one all too familiar to many in Israel and they should know that many across Israel will feel sorrow in her death and the unnecessary deaths which have struck so many lives short, across all borders in all too many nations. Yet despite these effects reaching across the globe there still is no agreement from the affected nations to work together to end the deaths of more innocents in the coming years. That begs the questions as to for what are the nations of the world waiting and how many more must go to their deaths needlessly before the nations affected by such deaths finally band together and demand justice and an end to needless deaths?


The truth is that this is nothing new in Israel as such has been happening ever since the Jewish People originally began returning to their ancient homelands around the middle of the nineteenth century. Initially the Jews came and drained swamps and removed boulders and stones and began to transform the land making it productive once again for the first time in almost two thousand years since the Roman expulsion. This was met by Arabs moving into the area from neighboring countries initially and as the land grew and prospered the Arabs came from further and further afield with some coming from as far as Morocco and Yemen. By the end of World War I the Zionists had initiated sufficient callings for the recognition of the Jewish homeland that the Balfour Declaration was issued. This led to the San Remo Conference where the Balfour Declaration was adopted by the main allied powers from World War I. By the 1920s there began to be Arab discontent largely brought on by the plans to establish the Jewish state on lands which the Mufti of Jerusalem and many of the Imams sermonized was Islamic lands and must not be permitted to be violated by the presence of a Jewish state. During the 1920s and through the 1930s there were a series of Arab riots stretching across the lands with the most famous ones being in Hevron and Jerusalem. The rallying cry then, as it is now, was that the Jews were going to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque, or destroy the Dome of the Rock and build their Temple in the ruins of the Islamic and Christian holy places on the Temple Mount. There were no plans to rebuild the Temple but that was of no consequence as the Arab leadership was going to drive the Jews from their lands and not permit the Jewish state to even be born. This is the rallying cry today and the rioting is no different today and neither are the stabbing attacks and other assaults by Arabs against Jews. The next step will be Muslim on Muslim violence against Muslims who are seen as not supporting the fight against the Jews.


Such violence will repeat itself century after century until it is forced once and for all to be put to an end and Islam to be moderated by those within Islam who desire to live their religion in peace and allow others to enjoy the same privilege. Such is possible as all such would require would be for Islam to follow the teachings within the Quran which were written while Muhammad resided and originally preached in Mecca and to place the Quran from their holiest city to supercede that written in Medina where Muhammad wrote verses from a far different perspective and standing within the society. That is something which must be decided within Islam. Until then the rest of the world needs to recognize that there are two completely separate viewpoints within the Quran, one benevolent and the other malevolent. The practitioners of Islam need to be persuaded by whatever means are necessary to choose the benevolent verses of the Quran and hopefully banish the malevolent supremacist verses such that Islam can take its place amongst the world religions and not be dead set on supplanting all of the world’s religions with Islam as the sole surviving religion permitted. Hopefully such does not require the violent confrontation which will ensue should the current path be continued on into the future and the eventual confrontation be forced upon the world resulting in another world war as such will very likely this time demand a sacrifice of treasure and modernity which may place mankind into another dark ages from which there may be no easy recovery and that not only our children but our grandchildren and their grandchildren as well will live in a far less comfortable world still recovering from the horrors we will end up wreaking on all the world’s societies simply over whose religion is permitted and whose is forbidden. Have we not learned as a species that mass murder on a horrific scale is no way to guarantee a better life for our children going on into perpetuity? Choices need to be made and made now, not after the next horrific terror attack or the one after that or even far later down the road after nuclear terrorism has struck and some cities across the globe are smoldering wastelands uninhabitable for the next century or more. This is one challenge we must not force our children to live with or else we will have failed them miserably.


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