Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Palestinian 'Innovation'

In a blistering editorial, Dennis Prager puts the onus of today's terror squarely on the Palestinians and the anti-Israel elements of the the Left:
We need to thank Palestinians for their major contribution to humanity - religiously sanctioned mass murder of innocents through suicide. Prior to the Palestinians, this did not exist...

...Palestinian Muslims - no Palestinian Christians have committed a suicide bombing - have created a religious and moral basis for mass murder and did so within a worldwide religion with a billion adherents. When the Palestinians sent brainwashed young men to blow themselves up in Israeli buses, cafes and discos, they offered justifications that provided the basis for many others to do the same.

They said that blowing up Jews in Israel -- of any age and in any location -- was an act that glorified Allah, that one who engaged in such atrocities was a Muslim equivalent to a saint, and would be rewarded in heaven by many beautiful virgins. I do not know of any Muslim religious organization or leader who condemned this Palestinian Muslim terror-theology as anti-Islamic.

...That is where the Left comes in. They have provided the secular and universal justification for Palestinian Islamic terror against Jews.According to the world's Left, it's OK for Palestinians to put bombs in an Israeli student cafeteria because:

1. Israel occupies Palestinian land (even though a leftist Israeli government offered 97 percent of it to Yasser Arafat)

2. Therefore, Palestinians are engaging in legitimate resistance

3. Since Palestinians don't have sophisticated weaponry, they use their weapon, the suicide bomber

4. Israelis kill Palestinian civilians, so there is a moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians (even though the Palestinians target Jewish innocents and the Israelis do not target Palestinian innocents)
Now that's a provocative article; and Prager has deliberately framed it that way. Whether you buy it wholeheartedly or not, there is much truth to it. Sadly, the hatred of Israel in the Muslim world is real, pervasive, and unyielding. Indeed, the hate is so great that it makes people blind to the most horrendous and foul deeds. It bears repeating: at the heart of terror is an ancient prejudice. Anti-semitism, unfortunately, never appears to go out of season...

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