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Israel and Democracies misunderstanding of Islam

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Submitted by Alex Baldor, Aug 11, 2019 at 14:54

Mr. Daniel Pipes,

I came across your website and what you published just today. I found that we share a lot of common beliefs in regard to the Israeli Palestinian conflict, I would say that we may even agree on the worldwide Muslim problem. Today is Tisha b'Av when I reflect of what happened I see two issues. One that the Jews were not united they had three parties that were fighting each other, but never the less took a defensive posture behind fortification. They were facing a united Roman professional army that had all the experience and equipment and ruthlessness to breach fortification and annihilate the defendants of Jerusalem. They destroyed the temple even God was not capable to prevent it.

Israel policy is also taking defensive posture building bomb shelters high rise building each apartment has Safety room. The Iron dome each rocket cost in excess of $100.000 used to shoot down a rocket that cost less than $10,000. So, the Hamas can launch 10 rocket for cost of one or shoot a barrage of rockets that the Iron dome cannot handle. On the other hand, Hamas that follows the Moslem Brotherhood its credo is "Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations." They don't build bomb shelters; they use the concrete for infiltration tunnels.

The logic is if anyone dies, he becomes a shahid gets straight to the Muslim paradise with virgins or if he prefers boys like pearls and rivers of wine and not only that his parents will get special consideration in the hereafter. On other hand, Jews if they avoid shooting children that puts them in disadvantage. If they by accident shoot a child, they are accused of being inhumane and it is good for the propaganda.

So, no matter what, employing human shield is a winning strategy. They use it everywhere even in Afghanistan that is the reason that the strongest army in the world cannot win a war with goat herders. In Syria it becomes even more weird. When Shia and Sunny are fighting, it is the responsibility of Americans to prevent them to kill each other. The Shia and Sunni fight goes on since the battle of Karbala on October 10, 680 AD. America was not discovered and US was not even on the drawing board.

If this fighting destroys neighborhoods people become refugees so where they go not to the rich Muslim countries. They go to the western democratic countries of the world and they express their gratitude by terrorizing the people of these countries and restrict their freedom of expression.

As to Israel now, I believe it is in excess of 30 Jewish parties that are fighting each other and the latest news that I read that the Muslim parties will unite for the next election and run under one symbol. I wonder if the results of the next election will enable to form a government with parliamentary majority without the Muslim party and if that happens which portfolios will the Muslim party get.

There is another issue I believe the none of the Jewish parties' leadership have an understanding what do they face simply they don't understand who the enemy is and under what rules and beliefs it operates. They don't understand no amount of concessions can satisfy them because for them having a Jewish state in their midst on land that was once under Muslim rule is an abomination.

Any leader that signs on peace agreement is an apostate and must be killed as happened to Anwar Sadat and the Hashemite King Abdallah the great-grandfather of King Abdullah. Although he can sign on an armistice for not longer than 10 years under the rules of Hudna that can be broken anytime. However, they might agree to have people to live under Muslim rule as Dhimmis like Nturei Karta. I don't think that it will give lot of comfort to the world because once they dealt with the Jews they will follow up with the Christians as happened in Iraq and is in process of happening in Egypt.

There is another issue Jews have mentality of slaves as Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche described because they are concerned with what will the gentiles say. Moses understood this he waited 40 years until the people with slave mentality died out and only then he set out to conquer the land of Canaan. The Muslim have mentality of Masters, not only they don't care what the gentiles say they even threaten them, even the current Pope fears them.

I must to point out that not even one current leader of western democratic countries understands the enemy that it is facing. It is perplexing, the information is out in the open accessible to everyone that wants to read it. I guess it has to do with Jeremiah 5:21 "Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not" Or more modern version "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad."

In the US administration I think the only one that understands it is Secretary of housing Dr. Ben Carson. He only misses your gut feeling on the preceding administration. I believe that latest development of neuroscience supports your hunch. Contact me if you would like to get more information on this subject.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Israel and Democracies misunderstanding of Islam [914 words]
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Alex BaldorAug 11, 2019 14:54252627
2Palestinian or Muslim vitriol? [189 words]
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PrashantAug 9, 2019 06:20252543
Muslim Vitriol and Violence. [96 words]Reynald de ChatillonAug 12, 2019 01:53252543
maybe the problem is proximity [436 words]
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Charles MartelJul 28, 2019 19:27252021
2Peace or Expulsion [132 words]
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My letter in jpost on American role in negotiations [268 words]DaveJul 24, 2019 06:02251863
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