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It must start with Israel

Reader comment on item: "[Symposium] On the Strip: Where To Go from Gaza?"

Submitted by gmack (United States), Jul 1, 2006 at 20:36

Dear Mr. Pipes:

Very succincly and accurately put. Until we all stand together, we cannot defeat Islamic jihad, because as long as we send the mixed signal that we are not in this together, and that some jihadist objectives have legitimacy while others do not, the jihadists will sieze upon that silver lining to keep up the fight. This is especially true with regard to Israel and the Arabs of the spoils of the Six Day War. The Palestinian Arabs are the darlings of mainstream media, academia, and the left of this country, even the Protestant Christian left. Their terrorist "government" is continually propped up by the legitimate conservative government of this country, and every myth about their enemy is beileved by the world's huddled masses.

Why should they think anything other than "victory is at hand?"

Charles Martel once stood between the original jihadists and their conquest of continental Europe. We must all now stand in the gap against modern jihad and prove to them that their struggle is futile. Otherwise, many of us will be mailed a prayer rug and told the coordinates to Mecca before all is said and done, especially those in the same Europe that Martel defended in the eighth century. Israel has been and remains the place for solidarity to start.

God bless,



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