Islamic Hatred Defines the New Middle East

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Palestinian Media Watch translated a book by Mustafa Mashhur, leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (1996-2002), titled “Jihad Is The Way,” which appeared in the Jerusalem Post on February 9, 2011. In it, Mashhur writes:

The problems of the Islamic world – such as in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea or the Philippines – are not issues of territories and nations, but of faith and religion. They are the problems of Islam and all Muslims, and their resolution cannot be negotiated and bargained by recognizing the enemy’s right to the Islamic land he stole, and therefore there is no other option but jihad for Allah, and this is why jihad is the way.

Columnist Richard Cohen wrote in the Washington Post in October 2001:

The Arab world is the last bastion of unbridled, unashamed, unhidden and unbelievable anti-Semitism. Hitlerian myths get published in the popular press as incontrovertible truth.  The Holocaust gets minimized or denied…How the Arab world will ever come to terms with Israel when Israelis are portrayed as the devil incarnate is hard to figure out.

The so-called “moderate” imam Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual guide to the Muslim Brotherhood and a frequent commentator on Al-Jazeera, prayed during a January 2009 “Gaza Victory Rally” in Doha, Qatar, for the opportunity to kill a Jew before his death:

The only thing that I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah.

It is apparent that the secular West does not comprehend the triumphalist nature of resurgent Islam and its aggressive nature, which calls for jihad and the creation of a universal Islamic state governed by Sharia law. Not even the blatant and popular incitement against Israel by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which prompted hate-filled demonstrators to storm the Israeli embassy in Cairo (an act of war), or the provocations of Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan have made Western capitals realize that neither Turkey nor Egypt can be relied upon. Islam and Islamists are driving the agenda in both Ankara and Cairo.

Benny Morris has concluded that what the Arab Spring has delivered is the “ruination of responsible government, chaos, and a surge in, and possibly…a takeover by radical Islamism.” He added,

Unfortunately, the events in Egypt are part of a wider pattern, one episode feeding the next. In large measure it was set in train in 1979 with the Islamist Revolution’s victory in Teheran (ironically, the year Israel and Egypt signed their peace treaty). Since then, most of the anti-Israel fury and operations in the region have been orchestrated if not supported in one way or another by Teheran.

Israel might be the first victim of Islamist hatred, but not its last. American and European policymakers should recognize that appeasement of an Islamist Middle East will not stop its quest for dominance, just as Nazism killed the Jews first then proceeded to kill millions of Christians in the name of an intolerant ideology.

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  • Anamah

    It seems Islamic are willing to go to far, in a defiant way to searching limits. As criminals acting in plain day they are going to find where exactly is; if there is a line they can respect or if they are going to cross it. Islamic need to find punishment they need to fear something terrible can happens to them … and their most sacred and respected issues. It seems to me this is the point they are willing to try, and test.

  • Human

    It's really funny to read something like this article… and i will be shoked if there is a human who will accept this or believe it… it's the twenty-first century the era of technology and international media..and the whole world know that israel (not jewish) occupies Palestine.

    • Western Canadian

      AFter reading and re-reading your poorly phrased post, I think I finally get your meaning. You hate jews. ’nuff said.

    • curmudgeon

      do you have a point? is writing jibberish just what you do?

    • Martin K.


      Can you please explain, why after the Gaza-Strip and the West-Bank was in Islamic Hands Muslims Leader/Politicians failed to set up the "Home-Land" for the Muslims? Up to 1967 the vast majority of the "refugee-camps" were in the Gaza-Strip and the West-Bank with a few exceptions. So in fact these "refugees" were in their OWN HOME LAND refugees!
      But their Politicians thought that these people are "tools" to get rid of Israel!

      If you are demanding the 2 State solution, ponder this question! So when Muslims Refugees complain that they have no "Country of their own" should they not blame their own leaders first?

      When the young State Israel was militarily attacked, many Muslims sided with the attackers and were unwilling to fight for their new "Home-Country". In a sense one could argue that those men not willing to fight, were in fact traitors. Why should they have the right of return? Especially seen in the light that many of the Arab-Muslim flooded into the land to prevent the Jews from "buying" the land, while in fact many of the Muslim Immigrants into Israel themselves where rather poor and the land was owned by remnants of the Ottoman Land-lords. Look at Arafat, the best (while world re-known) example: He was born in Egypt! But which Muslim demanding the "Home-Land" will reject him based on this point?
      Palestine? Why use the name of a people who might just be a myth, (Old Testament) or whose traces are long lost in the history of time?

  • jacob

    Just to show how Israel is doomed under the "leadership" it suffers nowadays,
    what happened to its embassy is an act of war that not even its enemies in the
    rotten UN can deny…

    Instead of appealing to OBAMA to get the Egyptian junta to free the Israeli guards
    of the embassy, it should have given them an ultimatum instead or else watch a
    replay of what happened to their air force in 1967 and GOD only knows what else.
    Then we would have seen action and respect but with what we see nowadays, it
    is all of just wishful thinking and at best, intensive care measures just prolonging
    a sure death…
    Let the Palis get their nation and let them wither on the vine, as Israel has no
    obligation to provide work for them as it has been stupidly doing for decades nor
    it has a right to levy a payroll tax on Israeli employers of Arab workers and hand
    over these millions to the animals, at the time there are plenty of needy in Israel itself….

  • renante
  • Chezwick_mac

    Westerners have such a short historical memory that they perceive the aberrational as normative…and the normative as aberrational. This is the myopia that afflicts our perception of the Muslim world.

    Darul Islam succumbed to Western influence in the 19th and 20th centuries because of the global ascendency of the West during this period. We colonized much of the Muslim world and imposed upon it our values – at least superficially. For example, Dhimmis and Muslim women achieved a degree of equality unimaginable in centuries past. In fact, the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in the 1920s was a direct reaction to the emancipation of Western-thinking Egyptian women in Cairo and their discarding of the hijab.

    Even Turkey's revolution in the 1920s, which was entirely indigenous and threatened Western property and lives, owed its inspiration exclusively to intellectual and political currents in the West. After slaughtering the Greeks who had lived in Anatolia from time immemorial, the Turks Romanized their alphabet and secularized their constitution.

    So what is my point?

    Just this: We came to look at the post-colonial secularism of the Islamic world as normative, instead of seeing it as the brief historical aberration that it actually was…a hang-over from colonialism. When the 1970s came and Saudi petrodollars and the Iranian revolution re-infused religion into the Muslim collective psyche, we saw it as something strange and alien, instead of the re-assertion of tradition. This is because we have a short historical memory.

    Hell, even in our own culture, the fact that women have had the vote only for a century is completely lost in our contemporary fixation with gender equality and feminist thought. So it is, we came to dominate the Islamic world 2 centuries ago, began to perceive it as an impoverished little step-brother in need of our guidance and largess…and forgot over the ensuing years that it had long been a dangerous and implacable enemy.

    Well folks, the Islamic identity of the Muslim world has been struggling to reassert itself ever since post-colonial independence…and this year's 'Arab Spring' is the latest chapter in that long march. The movement towards a reconstitution of the Caliphate continues in fits and starts, but inexorably.

    Islam is about conquest and subjugation. It is about the innate superiority of believer over infidel,…and of man over woman. It's time for the West to awaken from its multicultural fog and learn anew the lessons of history.

  • Linda Rivera

    Who do Arab Muslims hate the most? Blacks or Jews? Or do they equally hate Blacks and Jews? Considering the cruel atrocities, kidnappings and genocide of Black innocents in Libya by the U.S. backed Libya rebels, Muslims must NEVER be given one inch of Jewish land. NEVER.


    The Obama-supported rebels left in charge are now conducting a “large
    scale cleaning in the areas under their control with the extermination
    of all blacks in the capital”, according to The Independent.

    Ruthless genocide of blacks in Libya by US/France/NATO backed Al-Qaeda linked rebels has been going on for months. US/NATO who waged war for months for the Al-Qaeda linked rebels-who murder our troops in Iraq-are RESPONSIBLE for stopping the genocide.

    US/NATO are also responsible for
    rescuing the many terrified blacks kidnapped by the rebels, including the
    kidnapped black children who have been horrendously abused by the
    black-hater Muslim rebels.

    Blacks must have human rights!


  • maturin20

    What about the Islamic love? It plays no role, quaffs no flagons, gladdens no hearts?

  • Flipside

    Q: Why did the Gazans convert to Sufism?
    A: Because it was more Rumi.

    • maturin20

      Q: Why does the Iranian film industry love Hitchcock?
      A: So they can have a Conference of the Birds.

  • effemall

    I look at the new developments as a positive. Israel will be forced to more than defend itself. It will be forced to become an aggressor. It has proved to itself in the past that it is able to accomplish feats much larger nations would be incapable of. Analyze the incredible rescue at Entebbe. Could any European country or the U.S. have pulled that off? Never! Look at how they beat off all their neighbors when they attacked. And who was it that knocked out Sadam's nuclear ambitions with a single fast air raid and no loss of life. Ditto for Syria's nuclear effort. What have we accomplished with all the palaver while Iran builds its nuclear arms? It will again be little Israel that will save the world from Iran. Erdogan with his big mouth and bankrupt country may force Israel to make an example of him and here is one observer who can't wait to see it. The saber rattling by Islamists in Egypt, Turkey, Iran and all others will force Israel to act again in spite of the leftist, treasonous elements in their own camp. And this will bring peace to the Middle East as nothing else can – for a while at least.

    • turkp

      some cool aid?

    • curmudgeon

      dont depend on it. the best israel is likely to accomplish is to be genocided by our friends, the peaceful muslims. perhaps the cries of torment of the murdered jews of israel will be enough to awaken the useful dhimmis of the west, who are lining up to be the next to be genocided by. allah. but probably not. stupidity runs really deep in our western friends of islam.

  • tlwinslow

    A real Arab Spring would see millions of Muslims chuck their Qurans and party all night to rock & roll, then chuck Islam and its superiority-domination mindset and rejoin the human race. Until then poor outnumbered surrounded Israel needs to stay strong and vigilant, and the U.S. needs to staunchly support it no matter how many nations succomb to Saudi money and turn on it. Ironically, if it weren't for Islam and its Allah who commands Muslims to recover every square in. of territory once ruled by him, the U.S. and Israel might back the Arabs trapped between the sea and the river in a putsch against the Hashemite monarchy of Jordan, allowing them to erect a real nation of Palestine, with a wide DMZ with Israel.

  • turkp

    If Israel would wants to help its security it should give up he bad habit of shooting innocent people. That would also do wonders to its image as well. But I think Israeli right thinks that they can continue acting like a bully so long as US pays the price. Unfortunately, they are right to a certain extent. Look at this site; it launders, white washes, spins and reinvents news related to Israel. Nothing on this site is not regurgitated by the Likud commissars.

    • UCSPanther

      And maybe Turkey should stop lecturing other countries on their human rights records until they fix their own…

      • turkp

        how so?

    • effemall

      If you suffer from dementia or just never learned to type or spell, here's some advice that will help you avoid typos and misspelled words. Type your demented, half baked ideas into the Word program, then copy and paste into this window. Word will underline in red all your mistakes so that you can correct them before dumping them on the public.

      • turkp

        cool aid?

    • curmudgeon

      who are the innocent people that israel keeps shooting? i believe your pro-islamic bias is showing. try to remember. after they genocide the jews, the hindi, chrisitans, and others are next. or are you a muslim. good move, for you better to be a monster than to be murdered by monsters.

    • Martin K.

      One of the "spins" on the story is that Israeli soldiers are killing the innocents.

      How can this be if almost yearly the number of refugees who demand a return to Israel grows BIGGER! Over 8 Millions are waiting for a "return" It must be that these Muslims are among the oldest people who are still alive, many who left Israel in 1947 as refugees.
      Muslims who curse themselves as "Palis" rank # 77 (73,4 years) while Turks are 98 (71,8)
      in life expectancy :-)

      Are you of Turkish origin? If you find the "2 State Solution" such a great/neat/wonderful and "COOL" idea, could you not convince your own government to create the "Kurdish State" Kurdish people dream/fight for decades. You know the same Kurds your own soldiers chased in Iraq and killed 120 of them just a short while after 9 Turks whose greatest desire as a Muslim to die as martyr was fulfilled by the Israelis. Tell my if your greatest desire is being fulfilled, would you not feel grateful for it? So if a "Fighter in allah's cause" gets his desire fulfilled and may enter paradise, why pray tell me, are Muslims calling for vengeance and demanding retribution?

  • Fred Remington

    Muslim hatred of Palestinian Jews.

    In the year 1290 C.E. the KABBALIST ISAAC BEN SAMUEL OF ACRE (1270-1350) described the growing persecution of Palestinian Jews under Sharia law. In 1305, the Rabbi was imprisoned in Acre when Al-Malik al-Ashraf massacred its Jewish community. He stated: “It was better to live under Christendom than Islam.”
    (Sources: “Shem ha-Gedolim,” by Chaim Joseph David Azulia [1724-1807]. / “Encyclopedia Britannica,” 11th Edition./ “Shem ha-Gedolim,” by Eliakim Carmoly, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1843)

    Nothing has changed except that Jews are fighting back in defense of their homeland.


  • ObamaYoMoma

    No Israeli concessions, however, will satisfy the open aspirations of the Palestinians or, for that matter, the Arab world, to see Israel replaced by an Arab-Muslim entity that resembles their own arbitrary and oppressive regimes.

    The word Arab in Arab world, needs to be replaced with Islamic world, as not only Arabs are waging permanent and perpetual jihad against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel but also Muslims the world over. Indeed, Iran, a country mostly comprised of Persians, is Israel's biggest nemesis today.

    Peace is meaningless in a climate (among the Arabs) that is driven by religious hatred, which uses the Koran and the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion​” to justify genocidal hatred.

    Should be: Peace is meaningless in a climate (among the Muslims).

    In Richard Landes​’ book, “Heaven on Earth,” he quoted an Islamic intellectual who explained why it is important to keep Muslim hatred of Jews alive: “The role of the Islamic stream is to keep the flame of hatred towards Zionism burning in their souls.”

    In Islam, Muslims are obligated to have nothing but enmity in their hearts for infidels (unbelievers). Hence, the constant incitement to hatred and violence so prevalent in the Islamic world is a direct manifestation of this holy obligation, as it is impossible to always maintain enmity for infidels unless there is this constant incitement taking place.

    In addition, this constant incitement to hatred and violence that takes place throughout the Islamic world is also very infectious as we observe the same phenomenon now also occurring in the Left today with regard to their own incessant and obsessed incitement to hatred and violence against Jews in Israel and also the USA as well, as the USA is seen in their eyes as Israel's enablers. I mean witness the many unhinged posts of flipside and other obsessed leftwing Jew haters on this site for instance.

    Benny Morris​ has concluded that what the Arab Spring has delivered is the “ruination of responsible government, chaos, and a surge in, and possibly…a takeover by radical Islamism.”

    Should be Islam only. The words radical Islamism are manifestation of the Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists mantra, which is false because it is a political correct myth, as Islam is not a Religion of Peace™ and it is not being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists. Indeed, if that were true, then Christians and all other non-Muslim infidels living in every Islamic country in the world as dhimmis would not all be violently oppressed and systematically persecuted when not outright slaughtered altogether. If that were true, the vast overwhelming majority of Muslim immigrants to the West and other non-Islamic countries would readily assimilate and integrate instead of like clockwork forming Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia in country after country without a single exception.

    • Carbondioxide

      Amen and amen.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    IACWE, now go make me a sammich.

    • Chezwick_mac

      Message to webmaster: Someone has usurped my identity and is posting in my name. Please terminate their account.

  • Yeshayahu Goldfeld

    I would like to remind the readers of this outstanding article that opportunistic Christianity turned Judaism into the focus of propagated murderous hatred from the time of the church fathers almost up to the present ,and that Islam emulated mindlessly with defamation ,demonization,
    rabid hatred and murder including Christians for the last few generation.
    After the second world war it became politically incorrect to spread antisemitism.Unfortunately the same taboo is applied to so called Islamophobia .

  • rulierose

    you know what's really interesting? you never hear a pro-Palestinian talk about what they would do in a new state. know what I mean? have you ever heard any of them say "I long for a state so I can have a safe, clean place to raise my children in peace and love" or "I dream of sending my kids to good schools so they can learn and develop inventions that will help mankind" or whatever?

    no. what you hear is "I want to destroy the Zionist entity that stole my land."

    what is life like for someone who has only hate in their hearts? it must be awful.

    they don't seem to care about anything but killing the infidels. it's kind of sad for them in a way, since Jews were an ancient people centuries before Muhamed even lived. the Jews don't need the Muslims. the Muslims, however, seem to need the Jews as the symbol of everything that's wrong in their miserable lives.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    As long as leftists rule America and fill the heads of our youth with leftist propaganda
    on a daily basis in every public government school, the majority of the next
    generation will be unfit mentally to deal with any aggressor. Time will tell just
    how America will relieve itself of it's subversives both leftist and Islamist.
    I can see no chance ever of any agreement to live and let live, it will either be
    America the beautiful under Judeo-Christian ethic or Islamist hideousness with
    murder and death in a parasitical enslavement………………………….William

    • maturin20

      Man, and here I was worried that the Left was weak.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Which left, the dilitante liberal elite or the hard core socialist/communist
        leftist front? There are the front line with idiot followers who eventually
        flake off and those who are hard core communists that never go away
        unless put under ground………………………….William