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May 26, 2019

The Problem with the Peace Process and Beyond

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:53 AM
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Some of you may be asking, what peace process, and you would probably be closer to reality than those who know immediately to what we refer. For those asking, the peace process we are referring to is the Arab Israeli peace process. Currently it involves a number of main players, so allow us list them. There is the Palestinian Authority which also represents the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization). The PLO is determined to liberate all of Palestine from the river to the sea leaving no Israel and as many as seven million dead Jews and other non-Muslims. Then there are Islamic Jihad and Hamas which rule in Gaza. Islamic Jihad is under the command of their superiors in the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) under direction from Iran. Hamas is aligned with Iran as well as the Muslim Brotherhood and has as its goal the eradication of Jews, that means within the boundaries of Israel followed by the rest of the Jews living on planet Earth. North of Israel in Lebanon there is Hezballah which is another group directed by the IRGC and who have around one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles which they can launch at Israel with over half of them able to strike anywhere within Israel and beyond. In the middle of these forces is Israel, the one democratic nation which actually has real elections and where all are treated as equals with shared rights. Most of the developed world believes that the problems in the Middle East lie with Israel and the refusal of the Jewish State in giving the Arabs what they demand in order to make peace. This is the raw data with which people are required to find a solution.

 

Now, if you were paying attention, the Arab forces all demand one thing in order to have a viable solution, Israel destroyed and whatever is left, after all the Jews have been eradicated, to be ruled by Islamic forces under Arab rule. The main choice is whether the Arab rulers are fascist nationalists or religious fanatics ruling under Sharia. Either one will rule over all the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea with absolutely not a single Jew remaining. Just in case the other side is of any interest to the world, which thus far has appeared to be an insignificant point which has been ignored by the United Nations, European Union and many within the United States starting with the State Department, is the Jewish State which simply would love to live in peace. Israel has made sacrifice after sacrifice for peace and in return has been attacked having well over a thousand of her citizens slaughtered presumably in the name of peace. What makes everything all the more insane is that every single piece of law starting with the end of World War I defines Israel as some measure of the British Mandate with the minimal definition being, wait for it, from the River to the Sea. You may have noticed the use of the same phrase, once to define the Arab desires and the other to define what has been promised to the Jews to be their homelands. If so, give yourself a gold star for the day and let us see if you can earn a few more.

 

Before the Six Day War and after 1964 the PLO came into being, designed by the KGB and assistance from the Arab League with its headquarters within the Jordanian occupied regions of Judea and Samaria, also called the Shomron, headed by Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, trained agents of the KGB. Arafat was an Egyptian citizen who became the leader of the Arab forces for the destruction of Israel. The PLO claimed they were going to liberate Palestine which was defined as all of the lands which belonged to Israel. There were two regions which the PLO made no claim to and insisted that they were the Shomron which was held by Jordan and Gaza which was held by Egypt. Then came the Six Day War and after this attempt by the Arabs to erase Israel once again and failing, the PLO adjusted their stated demands. Their actual demands were still to replace Israel with Arab rule and no Jews, but their stated desire was the Shomron region previously held by Jordan and Gaza previously held by Egypt. Anyone realizing that the PLO went from excluding two regions to making them the two regions they desired for their new country, give yourself a gold star. Their rationales for demanding the Shomron and Gaza was since Arab forces had illegally held these regions after the 1948 War to annihilate the Jews and erase Israel from the map of the world, their claim to these regions would be easily swallowed by the world. This was assumed as valid as they relied on the inherent hatred for the Jews which permeated much of the world even if it was left unspoken, this undercurrent of hatred was still evident especially to the Arabs who judged the world by the actions in Europe.

 

The Arab, and thus the Palestinian, position has always been and continues to be the complete eradication of Israel. Their intent is to turn the lands over to whichever side would win the ensuing civil war between Hamas and the PLO. Hint, Hamas would win as they would have the assistance of Hezballah if they required such. What is preventing the region surrounding Israel from becoming another Syrian civil war? The Jews are in the way and their little nation of Israel prevents a war between the two Islamic terror groups and their allies from fighting one another to control the region. This is so guaranteed that should Israel simply have every last one of her citizens take a six-week vacation in the Bahamas, they could return and there would be almost nothing left of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the PLO as they would have engaged in a civil war and decimated both sides. Then the returning Israelis would have their land all but unopposed. Such an event is never going to occur, but what would ensue is exactly what would follow any destruction of Israel. There might even be the intervention of the armies of the surrounding nations which have all attacked Israel unsuccessfully in the past. The one thing which the world would not get if the Jews vacated Israel is peace. The level of violence would greatly increase as the national forces and terrorist armies vied for control of the region which formerly was Israel. The violence might even reach a point that even the European Union would request that the Jews return just to end the violence. Right, that is probably asking too much of the Europeans, they would simply watch as the different Arab forces killed one another.

 

Fortunately, for all involved, the Jews are going nowhere and will eventually claim all the lands that were promised to them. That, of course, does not include another Arab nation cut from her tiny borders. All one need do to see that the Arabs do not require any of the regions promised to the Jews for their homeland is to simply look at a map of the Arab world and Israel. This map also proves that Israel is not threatening the Arab world. The invention of the Palestinians was in an attempt to make them a separate group from the rest of the Arab world in order to make Israel appear as the stronger force picking on the poor Palestinians. The reality is that the majority of the Arabs residing in Gaza are of Egyptian origins and the vast majority of the Arabs in the Shomron are Jordanians with a few from Syria and Iraq. Within Israeli areas, the majority of the population has been Jewish for much of the last few thousands of years. Some of the Jews living in Israel, specifically those in Jerusalem, have resided in the region and can trace their family roots back to before the fall of Rome with some tracing their roots back to the time of King David or King Solomon. Jewish history in the lands predates this era going back to when they first appeared in the land led by Joshua when the Israelites entered the lands at the close of the exodus and their forty years wandering in the desert. Below is a map of the routes Joshua and the Israelites took in their conquest of the lands and the twelve tribes at the end of their settling the land.

 

Israel Through the Ages Joshua Enters to the Twelve Tribes

Israel Through the Ages Joshua Enters to the Twelve Tribes

 

There is an effort which is gaining momentum despite it being completely futile. It involves a number of United Nations agencies but is mostly centered in UNESCO. The reason for the escalation is the appointment of Mahmoud Abbas to head the Group of 77, a one-hundred-thirty-four nation block which basically makes up the majority in every United Nations institution even extending to the Security Council. The sole reason that this alliance cannot control the Security Council is due to the United States veto, something which very likely will disappear when the Democrat Party wins the White House. This group, under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, is going to introduce motion after motion initially to have UNESCO recognize areas within Israel of historic significance be declared to be Palestinian historic locations which had significance in their history in the region. This has already been claimed concerning the Temple Mount and the burial cave of Abraham, Isaak and Jacob and their wives. They are doing exactly what Islam has claimed from Jewish history with their claim that Abraham was a Muslim and that Moses was a Muslim and even gone to people who predate Judaism and thus are not even claimed by Jews to have been Jewish when Islam also claimed that Noah was a Muslim as were Adam and Eve. According to Islamic claims, every person ever born was born a follower of Islam and then they strayed under the influence of parents, society or the devil away from the only true faith and require being returned to their origins and the only holy path, Islam. This is how they claim that the founders of the United States relied on Islamic law when crafting the United States. This claim is somewhat odd when one listens to the leadership of CAIR and other Islamic institutions and Imams who claim that the United States needs to have their Constitution replaced with Sharia. If the United States was crafted under Islamic influences and guidance, how is it that the United States Constitution requires replacing with Sharia? Something here does not make sense, but that is nothing new when considering Islamic claims such as that Moses was Islamic.

 

The world needs to awaken to the threat which Islam poses to the rest of the world not currently under their control as Islam is making another push to conquer the world. This time they are using the Western World’s democratic institutions to elect people into the governments such that when they have a plurality and can persuade others and then discard the founding documents and principles of these nations installing Sharia in their place. They also will begin to impose their preferred form of rule based on a dictatorial regime led by Imams as in Iran or under the strict guidance of Imams as presumably is the case in Saudi Arabia. Then they will start to impose restrictions on the Dhimmis, all those who are not Muslims, which eventually will make their lives so miserable that they convert simply to be left alone. They will also attach the Jizya, a tax placed upon non-Muslims to cover the cost of protecting them. This tax can become so onerous as to impoverish even the wealthiest of people. Once the profits of the Jizya become less and less as they tax wealth which quickly impoverishes those it is levied upon, they then make their demands of convert or die. This has been their modus operandi since they broke out of the Arabian Peninsula in the Seventh Century and spread across the Middle East, Northern Africa, the Far East and the Balkans. This has been the fate they wish for Israel with one minor adjustment, they would immediately slaughter the Jews of Israel given even the slightest opportunity and simply take their wealth. Jews, unsurprisingly, are the one group of people who are not automatically given the chance to convert and may be murdered simply because they are Jews. They will claim that Islam holds that they are a protected people as they are People of the Book, but that ruling as far as applying it to Jews was overturned by abrogation replacing it with verses which demand that the Jews be exterminated. Christians presumably are protected as People of the Book, but one need look no further than what is happening to the Coptic Christians in Egypt and the numbers of Christians fleeing the regions ruled by the Palestinian Authority such as Bethlehem to realize that such protection does not prevent Christians from persecution by Muslims when they come under their rule. In conclusion, one can look at rulings by UNESCO over the last decade and realize that they have already made much of Jerusalem Islamic and under Palestinian ownership as well as holy sites in Hevron and throughout the areas of Judea and Samaria. All these sites are holy in Judaism and predate Islam often by over a thousand years but as is the case with Noah, Adam and Eve, Islam apparently can trace itself back to the dawn of humanity if not the Big Bang itself. One will someday, when the human race colonizes other solar systems, face the claim that the Big Bang was an Islamic event and everything it spawned belongs to Islam. One can only wonder about the multiverse and beyond.

 

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May 21, 2019

If Only We Would All Work Against Hate

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:58 AM
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Hate, generally, is not a normal state of mind for a person. In order to reach the stage where one hates, a great deal of energy needs to be extended over time to reach such a hostile state. We are talking the kind of hate that has driven some of the worst mass killing sprees of history. We are talking about the hatreds which had no rational beyond they are different and by their existence the world has a conscience and thus cannot partake of all pleasures without concerns and limitations. Oddly enough, it was Adolph Hitler who defined why this hatred began and where it would lead by defining the basic affect the existence of any Jew meant for the rest of the world, the existence of a single Jew meant the world had a conscience and knew there was a difference between goodness and evil. This is why the Jews have been treated so differently than any other race, religion, people or group. The Jews meant that mankind was not free to pillage, rape and bash their way through life. Of course, Hitler had little if any use for conscience and was going to eradicate the world’s conscience, the Jews. That was why six-million innocent Jews and another approximately six-million of the wretched, the broken, the insane, the Gypsies (Roma), Polish, Russian and all others defined as inferior were eradicated. Hitler was going to purify the human race. This begs the question; how many will remain once you are finished? Where do you stop? Martin Niemöller, a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany framed the situation well when he stated, “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” That is the problem, eventually such a cleansing starts to run out of victims and by that point it is far too late.

 

Conscience is a Jewish invention

 

Well, the world is racing into that cauldron of hate which starts with anti-Semitism, the one hate which it appears everyone can rally to with willing acceptance that this is a holy cleansing. The Christians only need reach back a few hundred years to when they believed that they had replaced the Jews before Hashem. The Jews had gone astray and were no longer righteous, actually they were anti-righteousness and so unholy that they had to be kept apart. They could be permitted to perform those professions which were forbidden or below their Christian betters. Now it is Islam who believe that they are the final words from Hashem except he is now Allah and he appears to have ordered the Muslims to cleanse the world of all unbelievers beginning with the Jews and then the idolaters followed by the Christians and finally any Muslims who are not enthusiastic enough in their devotion to Allah and Muhammad. Their Quran and Imams demand that they Muslims are destined to purify the world removing all those who are not meeting the Quranic standards as interpreted by the many disparate Imams who often do not agree on exactly what meets the Quranic standards. They all agree that anyone who is not a Muslim is defined as an unacceptable being who is imperfect and can only become perfect through conversion to Islam. The Jews are familiar with this position as it was the position of the Church and later most of the Protestant founders also insisted that the Jews were unacceptable and required conversion or death. With time and maturity, the Christians mostly began to accept the Jews. According to surveys, the majority of Americans have positive feelings for the Jews and for Israel. With the massive influx of ‘refugees’ from MENA (Middle East and North Africa) nations, this has begun to alter the perception of some native Europeans concerning Israel and lagging behind is coming the adversity towards Jews in general.

 

The Christians had what is referred to as a Reformation where the Churches became more open and no longer held to the belief that they had to save the Jews from their Judaism and instead they were to become accepting. This was also supposed to cover the numerous other beliefs which were similar to Christianity but were sufficiently separate that they initially suffered scorn, derision and even persecution. Some of these groups extend to the Mormons, Mennonites, Quakers and other offshoots and denominations. The problem became people leaving the faith and becoming the latest religion the developed world had invented for their new future, Secular Humanism. Secular Humanism either rejects the existence of a Supreme Being or accepts such an entity but does not have any faith in organized religion, mind you the Secular Humanist belief system does have certain precepts which one must accept. One is that people can fashion a society which will be good without the need for anything which is recognized as a religion. They are unaware, largely, that they have defined a religion complete with rules and a belief system. G.K. Chesterton commented on such stating, “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” We do not believe that this applies to everyone, but it is likely more truth than many would wish to believe. The proof is the numbers of Secular Humanists who will admit they agree to numerous, what to Jews are, Blood Libels. The numbers of those who follow Islam who agree with the Blood Libels is a far greater percentage when they are sampled. This is particularly true amongst these immigrants even to include those in the United States. In all honesty, two such were elected to the United States Congress, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. These two have taken to a tag team of attacking Jews and Israel.

 

The latest came from Rashida Tlaib was an interview with Seth Meyers where she again claimed unapologetically her false antisemitic version of history and falsely claimed that the Palestinian Arabs welcomed Jews to the Middle East when Palestinian leader Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini was actually an ally of Adolph Hitler, and coordinated attacks that killed thousands of Jews many of whom were recent Holocaust survivors (video is below with her controversial statements). Her concept of history left out a few little events where her relatives, assuming they were living where she claims, may have joined in or at least watched the riotous actions of Arabs in Hevron and Jerusalem where the Arabs attacked the Jews in 1920, 1929, plus other history from this period and from 1936 through 1939, which peaked in the first and last years. These were riots often encouraged by the British who were working against the Jews establishing their state. The British worked with Arabs to move numerous Arabs into the region while refusing to permit Jews to enter the Holy Lands. This left the European Jews with no place to escape the coming elimination of European Jews by the Nazis. This was the welcome arranged for the Jews and once Israel finally was opened to Jews and the nation of Israel declared, six Arab armies and numerous other Arab units and forces with some commanded by British military veterans (and some claim also active duty British officers) mostly in Jordan and some Nazis which have not been verified though it was a logical effort for them to assist as the Mufti of Jerusalem worked with the Nazis organizing Islamic brigades in the Balkans and worked to organize Arabs to fight against the British in the MENA regions. This was the welcome which was launched on May 15, 1948 with the rising of the sun. The armies involved with the invasion of the nascent Israel were Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. What she was forgetting also was that the Mufti of Jerusalem advised the Arabs to leave their homes and move to safety behind the Arab forces. He promised that after a few days when the Jews were all taken care of by the soon to be victorious armies, then they would share in the bounty of what had been the Jewish possessions. When the Arabs lost the war to exterminate the Jews, mistakenly called the Israeli War of Independence, the Arab nations forced these Arabs, who had fled obeying the Mufti, into camps where they have lived ever since as have their children and their children etc. This is the refugee problem which causes the world such consternation as they believe the Jews forced these people into camps. There are no Arab refugee camps in regions under Israeli civil control. What is amazing is there exist refugee camps within the Palestinian Authority ruled region and in Gaza ruled by Hamas. So Palestinian ruled lands have Palestinian refugees who they incarcerate in camps because they were refugees under Jordan and Egypt, thus they must remain refugees until the world forces them on Israel. That is the reality of how these refugees lost their homes and lands. Meanwhile, here is Rashida Tlaib and her slanted view of history.

 

 

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a trio of freshman Congress-persons, have all but taken center stage for the Democrat Party. What has made this trio even more frightening has been the range and amount of support in defending them from any and all criticism. Leading the charge to rally forces around the mad trio has been Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and other Democrats rallying at this latest outburst of the undefendable. Wait, we may have jumped the gun calling her comments anti-Semitic or controversial as there is another view one can take. What she stated was basically true, many Palestinian Arabs lost their homes. Where she goes off the reservation is blaming this on the Holocaust Jews being given Israel as a consolation prize after the horrors of World War II. The problem is two-fold. First is that the concepts and treaties plus conferences for establishing the Jewish State took place after World War I initiated by the San Remo Conference and on from there establishing the Mandate System. Further, Ms. Tlaib blames the wrong people for the Arabs who lost their homes and farms as those were the Arabs who obeyed the Mufti of Jerusalem and then were incarcerated by their own people in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world. There were a few Arab villages where the people were removed from their lands and sent behind the Arab lines, but these were the villages which permitted Arab forces to shelter and attack the Israelis from behind and with other ambushes. The Arabs who remained in their homes and were either neutral by not engaging in hostilities or fought alongside the Jews all today have Israeli citizenship and full rights just the same as every Israeli, Jewish, Christian, Muslim or any other religion.

 

There is one item which is becoming ever more interesting. That are the comments originating from Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which will provide copious amounts to use as grist for the mill that is editorials and other commentaries including ours. Many of those who support Israel or are against hatreds such as anti-Semitism or support the Democrats but believe these three are harming the party all call for them to be far more calm and speak out less. We wish them to speak their minds and to repeat their messages loud and proud spreading their hatred of the Jews and/or Israel as far and wide as they are able. I want everybody to hear what they say and allow for their comments to force the world to have discussions and converse about this spiteful hate from Islam against Israel and the Jews. These anti-Semitic declarations and falsified history should be spread along with other people setting the records straight with a reality check. The only way to fight such lies are to place them out in the light of truth allowing for all to discover who are the haters and who are civil. Separating our world into those who hold Israel and/or the Jews with contempt, spite, hatred, malice, detestation, loathing, abhorrence or other excessively critical and negative assessments will allow us to define those who hold hatred which taints them and stands as a threat to all we hold precious in an open and civil society. These are people which will need our understanding and gentle nudging towards learning to accept others and shedding their hatreds. That is the service these individuals and the others who feel the same towards groups of those different from them provide by openly stating their hatred plainly and without reservations. We, as a civilized people, need to find out who those are who require being educated and taught acceptance over hatred and love over fear. Then there is the final item, the final challenge, will be to bring about a change in Islam which will allow for them to return to the Meccan Quran over the Medina Quran rather than using their rule of Abrogation which makes the Medina Quranic verses overruling those more peaceful verses from the Meccan Quranic verses. This would require changes in Islam which would refute their history up to the present reversing their decision that the violence written in the Medina Quran overrule the coexistence taught by the Meccan Quran. The Meccan Quranic verses were the first ones written after the revelations to Muhammad in the cave outside Mecca with the Medina written later at quite a distance from the cave and were instead inspired through Muhammad’s change in lifestyle and his stature and followings grew dramatically providing Muhammad with a large force with which he began caravan raiding. From this Muhammad also firmed his control over the region around Medina and then conquered Mecca and soon was unifying the entire Arabian Peninsula. His following rulers then broke out of the Arabian Peninsula and spread across MENA conquering Persia, the Holy Lands, Egypt and beyond to Spain and Morocco. Then they reached the decision that any lands which came under the control of Islam must never be permitted to revert to any other rule. This is at the center of the conflict with Israel as it goes directly against that rule. Changing Islam from the religion which is destined to rule the world and be the sole religion permitted with all other congregants who are not Islamic being put to the sword, being killed. Either this changes or the world either succumbs or completely defeats Islam forcing a change or facing being completely annihilated. These are our choices and the louder these anti-Israel and anti-Semites continue to speak, the more our societies will realize that there is a problem. Recognizing that there is a problem is the first step in finding a solution to said problem. We have yet to take the first step in solving these hatreds and currently we have most of one political party is defending these people and excusing their hates claiming that it is the problem of the rest of the people having unfounded fears of Islam. They even came up with a name for these people who have problems with the Islamic faith, Islamophobia. That technically would mean fear of Islam, but despite potentially being a possible person to accuse of suffering from Islamophobia, but I assure you that I am not in fear of Islam. I have concerns over Islam but also hold hope that they may soon realize that the world will not permit them to destroy their societies as they have developed over time. The Secular Humanists will definitely insist on retaining what they believe is their inherent right to retain their freedom of thought. Islam insists that the individual have no freedom under Islam and must surrender their entirety to Allah and do the best they are able to imitate the founder, Muhammad, and they demand they support Jihad. These are the beliefs which will eventually run the risk of causing conflict between Islam and the rest of the world. The question is how long before the world realizes the problem and addresses the problem once and for all.

 

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April 22, 2019

Terror Strikes Sri Lanka

 

Already the death toll has been reported to be approaching three-hundred and is likely to exceed that number when the final count is known plus approximately five-hundred have been wounded after three churches and three hotels were targeted with explosions this Sunday in Sri Lanka. The hotels struck were the Shangri-La, Kingsbury Hotel and Cinnamon Grand; all of which are high end luxury hotels favored by tourists, specifically European and other Western nations. The churches attacked were St Anthony’s Church in the capital, St Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, and local media has also reported a church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province (maps posted below). The targets are obvious, western tourists and Christians attending Easter Mass. We pray that these are the last of such on this day so holy to much of the world. Yet another attack has been reported at a house in Mahawila Gardens, Dematagoda which caused an ensuing fire.

 

Sri Lanka Map Displaying Terror Strike Locations

Sri Lanka Map Displaying Terror Strike Locations

 

 

Central Colombo and Terror Bombing Locations in the Capital City of Sri Lanka

Central Colombo and Terror Bombing Locations in the Capital City of Sri Lanka

 

There is no mystery to why terror strikes holy places on the most holy days of the year. In military jargon, these are target rich environments, when your main two goals are to murder as many infidels as possible and causing fear around the world for as many people as possible. The next question would be, why Sri Lanka. One reason is that the terrorists have easy access and another is these attacks will make the news across the world potentially causing some to forgo Easter Services this year. To some in Islam, this would prove a lack of faith and devotedness by Christians thus proving to them that Islam is the superior religion, the more powerful religion.

 

There have been signs that the Arab and Islamic world, the ones the mainstream media always adds the classification of extremist or other denotation implying that they are not “real” Muslims. But Muslims are encouraged to attack non-Muslims, specifically Christians and Jews (some fatwas include Buddhists and Hindus as well as any idolater, agnostic, atheist or any unbeliever essentially as they have expanded definitions in the Quran over the years broadening the areas and regions which are to be brought under Islam. Eventually, Allah has promised that Islam will be the only religion practiced on the Earth. We found these definitions explaining the difference between offensive Jihad and defensive Jihad and under what conditions each is practiced. Assuming we read them correctly, every Muslim leader is required to employ offensive Jihad against the Kuffar such that there would never be the need for defensive Jihad as the Muslims would always be the aggressors which would so terrorize the Kuffar that they would live in abject fear too frightened to attack the Islamic regions because of their greater strength. From what we read, the Muslims are either performing offensive Jihad to sufficient levels, otherwise they will face defensive Jihad. This would imply that Islamic nations which border any non-Islamic nation, they are either to make periodic attacks, at least once or twice each year, so as to place the fear of the Jihadists to such a point that these nations would never even consider attacking their Islamic neighbors. What if their neighbors had no intention of ever attacking their Islamic nation? This would be interpreted as proving any offensive Jihad was working exactly as in the Quran and the Hadiths. This is a self-fulfilling set of prophesies as if an Islamic is attacked, it is punishment for not being forceful enough in their offensive Jihad and if they are not attacked, that is because they have fulfilled their required offensive Jihad.

 

The terrorist attack in Sri Lanka is not an isolated case. Across the world there have been a consistent number of terrorist attacks mainly on Churches, Synagogues and Temples. There is the ongoing war waged by Boko Haram against the Christians and Animists in the regions centered on Nigeria but spreading across the entirety of the African Transition Zone (see map below). It was in response to these attacks that the French deployed troops to Mali to assist in preventing an Islamic takeover of that nation by force. The problems in Somalia are threatening of spreading into Kenya and there is still ongoing violence by the Sudan against the breakaway nation of South Sudan. Many of these internecine wars have existed for years and have simply become more intense over time. This violence is in addition to the tribal warfare still going on across Libya. And the violence between Islam and the rest of the world is not limited to Africa.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

Terror has become a worldwide epidemic reaching into virtually every nation. In France over five-hundred churches have been firebombed or otherwise attacked since 9/11. The number of attacks worldwide is absolutely astonishing as depicted in the map below. We believe the yellow dots are domestic terror attacks such as the referenced “lone wolf” terror attacks while the red are parts of international terrorism. The numbers of attacks are indicative of where Islam is targeting. Currently the concentration has been in the Western world, specifically the regions under Judeo-Christian influence and the regions neighboring Muslim countries. Watching the news, one does not get much of a feel for the frequency and near universal direction where these attacks have targeted. The media attempts to cover up terrorism by downplaying the attacks. Often, as soon as such violence is perpetrated the media and the applicable law enforcement agencies including, or especially, the FBI immediately claiming that the attack definitely is not terror related. Then, after a few days when the news of the attack is all but forgotten comes the admission that it was indeed a terrorist attack. This is already counted as old news as the attack was days ago and the media has moved on thus the admission becomes back page news buried deep in the paper.

 

Terrorism Attacks 1970-2015

Terrorism Attacks 1970-2015

 

Eventually, the terrorism will reach such a point that it will no longer be something which can be ignored or minimized. When the people finally call upon the government to stand up and actually act to prevent these attacks. The people will demand that the government not only address the terrorism within the national boundaries, but to attack the sources and remove the people who are behind the attacks wherever in the world they may be found. Until that point is reached, these attacks will continue and only increase in frequency and severity. When will the world finally take the spreading terrorism seriously? Not until it becomes such a problem such that it can no longer be ignored. Government seldom take care of problems when they might be easily addressed but wait until the problem becomes impossible to leave along the side of the media coverage and becomes central to the news cycle as it has risen beyond any reason. This is a growing problem that will be pushed aside and the claim that it is beyond their ability to address as the government will wait until the people are willing to accept further curtailing of their freedoms in response to the attacks. The government never wants to address problems until they can use the problem in order to gain additional power depriving the citizens of rights such that the government gains more control. The government will demand that the people grant it additional power and accept restrictions to their freedoms before they will finally act and accept that the problem exists. Some places have already reached the point where they had no choice but to address the problem such as Israel, African Transition Zone, India and a growing situation across Europe. The United States is trailing Europe by a mere five years or there about. How long before this reaches a head? We wish we could tell you but that is beyond our ability of prognostication.

 

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