01 December '15..
The Elder has a piece from last Wednesday, November 25, entitled, The death cult.
It is the story of two Arab-Palestinian children, one aged 11 and one aged 14, who recently set forth to murder Jews.
The Times of Israel tells us:
In their interrogation, the two children said they carried out the attack as an act of revenge, without planning in advance and with no encouragement from any adults.
“We travelled from Shuafat to Damascus Gate in order to stab a soldier but did not do it because the soldiers were in groups and we didn’t find one standing alone,” recalled the 11-year-old. “Then he told me ‘let’s do an attack together to revenge the death of Muhammad Ali.’ He opened his bag and showed me the knife. At Damascus Gate I bought a pair of scissors and then we boarded the light rail and looked for Jews to stab.” (Emphasis added.)
Looked for Jews to stab.
One thing that needs to be understood is that none of this is new.
Arabs have encouraged their children to harm Jews, or stab Jews, or stone Jews, for many centuries since the time of Muhammad.
In Jews and Arabs: A Concise History of Their Social and Cultural Relations, S.D. Goitein recalls that:
In former times--and in remote places even today--it was common for Muslim schoolboys to stone Jews. When the Turks conquered Yemen in 1872, an envoy was sent from the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul to inquire what grievance the Yemenite Jews had against their neighbors. It is indicative that the first thing of which they complained was this molestation by the schoolboys. But when the Turkish Governor asked an assembly of notables to stop this nuisance,there arose an old doctor of Muslim law and explained that this stone-throwing at Jews was an age-old custom (in Arabic 'Ada) and therefore it was unlawful to forbid it.
Unlawful, under al-Sharia, to forbid it.
People need to understand that Arab violence against Jews is not because Jews are mean to Arabs.
The fact of the matter is that if Israel was a 23rd Arab-Muslim country it would be regarded as the most enlightened country in that part of the world; the freest country and the country with most civil liberties for its citizenry, the only country hospitable to the civil liberties of Gay people and of women and of all people, regardless of religion.
It is strictly because it is the lone, sole Jewish state that it is reviled by the surrounding Arabs and its hostile European interlocutors.
And it should not be terribly controversial to say that the reason the nearly 400 million Arabs surrounding the Jews are largely impoverished is due to the heavy hand of Islam because Islam discourages freedom of thought.
The reason that Arab children are fed "a steady diet of hate" is for religious reasons. The Quran specifically directs hatred toward the unbeliever in a manner that is not found in either the Bible or the New Testament.
There is much blood in the Bible, but it is not prescriptive. The Bible is, in a sense, an initial attempt at history... prior to Thucydides.
But nowhere in either book do we read anything like this, found in the Quran:
O you who believe! Fight the Unbelievers who are around you, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear him.
The idea of fearing G-d is intrinsic to all three faiths of the Levant, but it is only within Islam that fear of G-d is translated into the necessity for submission of the infidel.
Christianity is about peace. Whatever anyone might say about the behavior of Christians over the centuries, there is no question that Jesus is a figure of peace.
Judaism is about law. It is about following the precepts of G-d. It is about justice.
Islam is about submission.
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