Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Best of Alan Caruba: Islam and the Middle East

Hating All Infidels
By Alan Caruba Thursday, February 6, 2014
What does it say about Islam that both the Super Bowl in America and the winter Olympics in Russia require massive security against an attack by jihadists? What most people in America and the West have not been able to grasp is Islam’s hatred of the infidel—the unbeliever. It has existed for fourteen centuries. On top of that is the schism within Islam between Sunnis, the majority of Muslims, and Shiites.
Because few among us have actually lived among the Muslims of the Middle East our understanding of that particular element of Islam, Arabs and Persians, is gained only by the daily headlines of the way they kill one another in those nations where the Sunnis and Shiites are locked in a war to gain or retain power.
While Islam looks and sounds like a religion, it is more a political and economic entity concerned with controlling those populations where it is dominant, largely keeping them unable to resist the despots, monarchs, and clerics in charge. Iran’s Supreme Leader, for example, is worth billions…….What the West has yet to grasp is its intent on world domination. That is why jihad—the so-called holy war—is a central pillar of faith…….
The Qur’an is a battle plan for world conquest......

By Alan Caruba Tuesday, February 4, 2014
While Syria remains in turmoil, Iraq is afflicted with bombings, and Egypt addresses terrorism in its cities and the Sinai desert, Israel is an oasis of peace even though it continues to be rocketed from Gaza, the base for Hamas, a Palestinian faction that is in conflict with the Palestinian Authority……Despite the fact that Israel has been a steadfast ally of the United States and is the only nation in the Mideast that does not pose a threat to peace it continues to be an obsession with the United Nations that is devoted to the stateless Palestinians and has declared 2014 the UN Years of Solidarity with the Palestinian People…….The efforts of the Obama administration ignore the fact that setting up an independent Palestinian state, one that would have control of the West Bank, would produce a disaster for Israel as a flood of refugees from neighboring Arab countries would arrive, throwing the territories into chaos and posing a huge security threat to Israel. In addition, Jordan has expressed opposition to such control.
What remains a cancerous conundrum is the hatred directed at Israel by the United Nations, an international organization allegedly devoted to world peace. Not far behind it is the European Union and, of course, the whole of the Mideast region mired in a hatred that goes back 1,400 years thanks to Islam.......

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