Monday, August 28, 2006

Listen Carefully

Despite the continued statements by Islamists in the Middle East that they want to destroy Israel entirely, a good number of Westerners still seem to think that if Israel withdraws to its 1967 borders then everything will be fine. Quite why they won't listen to what's actually being said is beyond me. It seems too that when Islamic terrorists open their mouths to explain that they are killing in the name of Allah, many in the West stick their fingers in their ears. La-la-la, I can't hear you seems to be their policy. I guess that they can't quite make their own beliefs that terrorism is caused by poverty and American imperialism gel with what the terrorists themselves believe.

In any case, here we have a member of Islamic Jihad [I suppose they didn't get that Religion of Peace memo?] explaining what they are teaching Palestinian children-

We don't forget our martyrs, and we teach them about making sacrifices on behalf of the Palestinian people and tell them the truth about Islam.

When asked about this "truth," Hisham launches into a monologue on history from his perspective: "We teach the children the truth. How the Jews persecuted the prophets and tortured them. We stress that the Jews killed and slaughtered Arabs and Palestinians every chance they got. Most important, the children understand that the conflict with the Jews is not over land, but rather over religion. As long as Jews remain here, between the [Jordan] river and the sea, they will be our enemy and we will continue to pursue and kill them. When they leave we won't hurt them."

Palestinian children get the message then- the trouble with Israel is religious. I wonder if those Westerners who keep thinking that the conflict is the fault of Israel's post-'67 borders get that too?


1 comment:

FrauBudgie said...

What?!? You mean ... it's over religion?!?!?

Great post.