From London to Ramallah: The Bloody Hands of Islam

Ari Lieberman is an attorney and former prosecutor.


F167FF84-B47B-4D96-81E9-059E268D8B90_r0_w300_sOn May 21, in an act of sheer barbarism, obscene even by Islamist standards, two Muslims armed with knives and machetes brazenly hacked to death and nearly beheaded British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street in Woolwich in broad daylight. The attackers yelled Allahu akbar – God is Great – a common Islamist war chant, while engaging in their orgy of depravity.  A passerby videotaped the culprits, one of whom seemed pleased by his deed and offered a host of Islamist-inspired explanations justifying his actions. His hands were visibly stained with the blood of the slain trooper.

The recoiling sight reminded me of a chilling incident that occurred on October 12, 2000 when two Israeli reservists lost their way and inadvertently stumbled into Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority’s putative capital. The normal human response to one who is or appears to be lost is to offer assistance and direction. But Ramallah, a once pleasant city now teeming with Islamists after being handed over to arch-terror chieftain Yasser Arafat, is anything but a normal city. The pair, after being taken to a Palestinian holding facility, was immediately set upon by an Arab mob armed with knives and hatchets and suffered a particularly agonizing and gruesome death. One reservist, already dead, was thrown head first out of a second story window where his corpse was further mutilated. During the assault, which like Woolwich was accompanied by chants of Allahu akbar, one of the participants, 20-year-old Aziz Salaha, emerged from a window and raised his blood-stained hands to the cheers and delight of the wildly crazed Arab mob.

At first glance, the two incidents appear unrelated, save for the bloody hands, the savagery and the weapons used. But in reality, the “Ramallah Lynch,” as it later infamously came to be known, and the Woolwich atrocity are very much interrelated. Both were motivated by a hate-filled doctrine that espouses a loathing of Western ideals and punishment for the non-believing infidel. It is not by coincidence that at least one of the Woolwich attackers was a follower of Anjem Choudary, the slick-talking radical Islamist whose rabid disdain for the West and the country that sustains him – Great Britain – is matched only by his hypocrisy in taking full advantage of the freedoms afforded by his host country. In similar vein, those who committed the Ramallah Lynch were inspired by equally hateful imams who called for the murder of the infidel and conquest of the West.

In Israel, the Ramallah Lynch became etched in the collective psyche of the nation and served as a wakeup call for those willing to appease murderous, hate-mongering fanatics at all costs. Israel’s Left, already on the slide, was never able to recover from that dreadful act of savagery and has now been regulated to the political fringes. Israelis are more keenly aware of the cesspool that surrounds them and have adopted a more prudent, realistic approach to their relations with their Arab neighbors, one guided by bare necessity and practical security interests rather than blind optimism.

Woolwich, Ramallah, Benghazi, Fort Hood, Madrid and Boston, among the numerous other outrages that have afflicted the West in recent years, are indicative of the fact that we are in the midst of a clash of civilizations or more accurately, a clash between the civilized and non-civilized world. The sooner we come to grips with this verity and connect the dots, the sooner we’ll be able to more effectively deal with it. Until then, the horrors that we’ve witnessed in recent times — the bombings, the beheadings and the lynchings — will sadly continue unabated.

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  • Michael Copeland

    “Islam will invade Europe and America, because Islam has … a mission,” said Muhammad ‘Akef, then leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, in 2004. (http://www.wnd.com/2004/02/23076/#k0QkwJHcfg1xEW50.99)

    “Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over countries. This is agreed to by all scholars–there is no disagreement on this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue of taking spoils and prisoners.”
    Sheik Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini, http://www.translatingjihad.com 11 June 2011

    “No peace can be made between us [Muslims] and the non-believers.
    This what our holy book says. This what Allah says.”
    Yusuf al Qaradawi, Egypt, Adviser to Muslim Brotherhood, http://www.watson37.com

    Our Dear Leaders have brought this ideology in to our culture without consultation, without agreement, against our wishes, to little benefit, and to great danger. The killings will go on.

    • http://twitter.com/tonykeywest @tonykeywest

      If Obama the bastard thinks he is going to silence those who will connect the dots like this article does he is clarley delusional. This is what islam brings.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    London to Ramallah…indeed… http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/25/londons-islam

    Those of us who know the jihadi score, plus the history of Mid East terror, can pinpoint from point A to point B without any guide posts necessary. Others have to catch up to speed, before it is too late! America is hardly far behind….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Michael Copeland

    “Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those are witless. Islam says: kill all of the unbelievers as they would kill you all.”
    “A religion that does not include [provisions for] killing and massacre is incomplete. …Killing is the same as mercy."
    Ayatollah Khomeini, Logan’s Warning, JihadWatch 26 Dec 2011

    • Texas Patriot

      "Killing is the same as mercy."

      Understanding the implications of this statement is probably the key to understanding why Muslims are so happy to kill non-Muslims. It also probably sheds a great deal of light on the proposed Ground Zero Mosque in NYC to "honor" the victims of 9/11.

  • Rob

    Good article, thanks. I'd like to make one point which has to do with semantics and language; Part of the process of connecting the dots for the less informed is to make sure that it is known that all of these horrors are being done by muslims, in the name of islam and muhammad; and to not blur this reality by saying that it is arabs, or palestinians, or hamas, or hezbollah, or ottomans, or barbary pirates, or saracens, or al qaeda, etc. All of these names obscure who is really doing these acts and what their true motive is. Our enemy, which is islam and those who carry our it's doctrine, namely muslims, are masters at blurring and obscuring the truth. We need to counter that with pin point clarity in defining who is carrying out these acts of jihad in the name of islam and muhammad. Thanks.

  • Texas Patriot

    Isn't it odd that an organization committed to the murder and/or subjugation of non-members is granted tax exempt status in the United States? http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/obama-irs

  • dannyjeffrey44

    And the reign of terror is only beginning as Obama now declares an end to the war on terror. http://www.freedomrings1776.com/2013/05/of-mosque

  • http://www.peacecycle.com Laura Abraham Littlejohn

    One day you kafirs will learn to submit to Islam as I have. Even though my nation of Great Britian, where this great act which glorifies Allah happened last week, is being quickly taken over by my Islamists my Anglican priest husband and I are so happy to oblige them. You see the root cause of all of this is the Jews and their shameful country of Israel. Yes, I know that there was never a “Palestinian” nation and I know that the vast majority of generic Arabs there flooded into the area when the Jews started redeeming the but still I spend all my time bitching and moaning about a non-existant Holocaust that ISN”T happening in “Palestine”. In order to defame the Jewish people I organized a unique organization called “Islamofascism Cycle for ‘Palestine’” . “Islamofascism Cycle” is a group of post menopausal hags who avoid all Muslims areas to go complain about Israeli “apartheid” while telling people that the Separation Barrier is the greatest tragedy of human history. If we were living in a normal society people would think I was a suicidal crackpot but in this day and age I viewed as a “Palestinian” Joan of Arc! I so yearn for the day when Islam is triumphant and can hide my unsightly flabby body in a burqa! Until then I will go on taking glamour shots of myself and damning the evil, vile Zionist entity. Allah u akbar!

  • guest

    High noon for Tancredo Doctrine to be put in place by the next president of the United States. It would solve lots of problems without firing a single shot and deployment of a single soldier.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Tancredo: If They Nuke Us, Bomb Mecca
      http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162795,00.htm

      • guest

        The original form was suggesting (just suggesting) to put belligerent Islam on notice and re-target defenses in such a way that major terror attack on US soil would become prohibitively 'expensive'.

  • george smiley

    Until real justice is served then people will continue to perpetrate barbaric acts in whatever name they want
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  • Isaac Bensussen

    The only thing that occurs to me at this moment is that hopefully, the savage showing his bloody hands through the window in the Ramallah linching is rotting in a cell in Israel.

  • mohamed stone

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/jax-beach-brawl-vict… this is what the united states is coming to more and more violence and who is doing the flash mobs yep blacks black youths out to get some crackers