01 July '15..
The poet Hava Pinchas-Cohen this week wondered out loud what many people are thinking, given the frequent news about murderous terrorist attacks in our country: "I'm waiting to hear one Muslim friend -- just one -- explain why the most important holiday in Islam, Ramadan, is good timing for murder and terrorist attacks. What kind of religious ecstasy exists after they hear shots and see blood spilled in a car or on the road or in the street or in a field? What does the Muslim God look like?"
Here's one possible answer: These people have heard plenty of lessons and preaching and indoctrination, to the point where murdering "the infidels" becomes only a matter of time for them, not to mention their obligation as believers. And there is no better time that the days of fasting and introspection to arouse the believer on his way to saving his soul, salvation to be acquired through murdering the "infidels."
You don't need to look as far away as the mosques of Syria, Iraq, and Tunisia. Just stop by a Friday sermon on the Temple Mount and hear a lesson given by the vaunted preacher, the mover of mountains, Sheikh Khaled al-Mughrabi, who teaches at Al-Aqsa mosque twice a week. After you hear his sermon (which can be seen on the Palestinian Media Watch website), you too will want to go into the kitchen and turn the cutlery into killing tools with which you will save Jews from their own lives.
Indeed, al-Mughrabi explains, "The Children of Israel have more than one god … 34 gods. … If you look at history you'll see that the number 11 is sacred to Jews [and 666] … representing Satan. Everything they wish to happen, or that they want to do and succeed at, they try to make happen on the 11th of the month. … Therefore, notice the attacks on America [9/11]. … The evidence discovered afterward points to the fact that the Jews were behind the attack."
From there, the scholar moves on to a psycho-cultural analysis of the Jews and their religion: "I will show you the ways of Satan, through which he deceives the Children of Israel. ... The first way is the promise of eternal life. ... The American film industry is owned by the Children of Israel. … You can see films, all of which are about vampires. … If you killed a human being and drank his blood in a certain way, you would attain eternal life. Why did Satan put this in their minds? To cause them to spill each other's blood. One will kill the other and drink his blood, and thus attain eternal life."
Wait, he's just getting warmed up, and he goes on to discuss "the holiday of Pesach, what is now called Passover. Every holiday, every group would look for a small child, kidnap and steal him, bring a barrel called the barrel of nails. ... They would put the small child in the barrel and his body would be pierced by these nails. In the bottom of the barrel they would put a faucet and pour the blood. ... The Devil or one of the big gods, demanded it of them as a condition for fulfilling their wishes, that they eat [matzah] bread kneaded with the blood of children."
And you thought the Middle Ages were over, huh?
"These stories are known," the sheikh tells his listeners. "These stories are known. There is proof of them. They are in court files. ... Even though there is a news blackout about them, they are on the Internet. Write 'Jews' bread' in Google. ... You will see all of these stories, and for all of them there is proof and evidence, with dates and police files in which the material is found."
And now the cherry on the cake, the reason why the Holocaust happened (which of course is publicly denied, but, between us, the reasons for it can be discussed). It seems that "when these stories were exposed, the Children of Israel were expelled from all of Europe and the catastrophe of the Children of Israel began in all Europe. In the end it reached the point where they were burned in Germany, because of these things, because they kidnapped young children."
Imagine the rest of the lesson. The sheikh concludes with: "My brothers, it still exists today."
Yes, it exists and it's preached twice a week on the Temple Mount, and broadcast on Palestinian television to every believer, including those who just shot and stabbed and ran over Jews.
The use of anti-Semitism as a tool to increase hatred of us is acceptable in the Palestinian Authority. It's part of winning hearts and minds for a true peace with us, brokered by Europe. Incidentally, religious lessons at mosques in the PA are under the supervision of the Palestinian Authority and must be approved. We recently heard that our government has increased the number of Muslim worshippers allowed onto the Temple Mount. Fine, just take care to kick out the instigator and put him behind bars. This farce can't be allowed to go on. It's vital.