Skip to comments.Apes, Pigs, and F-16s
Posted on 01/27/2013 6:26:49 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing.
When Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as the descendants of apes and pigs, theres an elephant in the room. We find it here:
You see, Egypts Muslim Brotherhood mahoffturnedpresident did not conjure up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. When Morsi fulminates that Muslims must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them, he is taking his cues straight from the Koran. Or rather, from the Holy Koran, as progressive American politicians take pains to call it in the off hours from their campaign to drive every last vestige of Judeo-Christian culture from the public square.
The excerpt above is not from the Life and Times of Mohamed Morsi. It originates with that other Mohammed. Specifically, it is Sura 5:60 of the Koran, the tome Muslims take to be the immutable, verbatim commands of Allah, as revealed to the prophet. And as Andrew Bostom illustrates (with a disquieting amplitude of examples), the verse is not an outlier. It states an Islamic leitmotif.
Contrary to the fairy tale weaved by apologists for Islamists on both sides of Americas political aisle, Jew hatred is not a pathogen insidiously injected into Islam by the Nazis (with whom Middle Eastern Muslims enthusiastically aligned). Nor did the ummah come by it through exposure to other strains of anti-Semitism that blight the history of Christendom. Jew hatred is ingrained in Islamic doctrine. Consequently, despite the efforts of enlightened Muslim reformers, Jew hatred is and will remain a pillar of Islamist ideology.
You may recall hearing this little ditty from the Hamas charter often echoed by ministers of the Palestinian Authority and in the preachments of Brotherhood jurist Yusuf al-Qaradawi, on whose every word millions hang weekly on al-Jazeera (or is it al-Gore?):
Again, these are not sentiments dreamt up by violent extremists waging a modern, purely political resistance against oppressive Zionists. The prophets admonition that Muslims will be spared the hellfire by killing Jews is repeated in numerous authoritative hadiths (see, e.g., Sahih Muslim Book 41, No. 6985; Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, No. 791).
Hadiths, it is worth emphasizing, are the recorded actions and instructions of Mohammed, who is taken by Muslims to be the perfect example they are to emulate. And in case you suppose, after years of listening to Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama, that the prophet must ultimately have come around on the Jews, you might want to rethink that one. Another hadith, relating Mohammeds dying words, recounts his final plea: May Allah curse the Jews and the Christians. (Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, No. 427.)
Now of course, none of this is to say that it is impossible for Islam to evolve beyond anti-Semitism. As individuals, millions of Muslims want no part of the ancient hatreds. As scholars and activists, a number of Muslim reformers admirably endeavor to erase this legacy by limiting it to its historical context, reducing it to allegory, or casting doubt on its provenance. Lets hope these efforts eventually bear fruit. After all, as noted above, anti-Semitism stains the Wests legacy, too; and as discussed in this space before, the history of Christianity in America is a history of evolving beyond punishments and practices akin to those we today presume to look down our noses at as if we were total strangers to invidious discrimination and assaults on freedom of speech and conscience.
Nevertheless, the humility with which we must acknowledge this history is not an excuse for failing to grapple with what it means. Elite Western opinion came to condemn what it once practiced by correctly reasoning that those noxious practices cut against the grain of our guiding doctrine, which is predominantly Christian. Evolution was in no way easy, but it was logical.
In Islam, to the contrary, the doctrine itself is the most daunting barrier against evolution. And now, with the self-defeating encouragement of the West, Islamic-supremacist ideology has, throughout the Middle East, broken out of the shackles that kept it in check. The result of this democratization (the regnant euphemism for sharia installed by popular vote) is an increasingly rabid rise of intolerance.
The answer to this challenge is to take the Islamists head-on. It is to show them for what they truly are: enemies of civil rights, totalitarian tormentors of women and non-Muslims. The answer is not to arm them as the Obama administration, with the maddening support of some leading Republicans, is arming Morsis regime with a score of F-16 fighter jets and a couple of hundred Abrams tanks.
When not manufacturing history, tears, and indignation this week during her long-overdue testimony on the Benghazi massacre, outgoing secretary of state Hillary Clinton stunned careful listeners by repeatedly mentioning the global jihad against America. These were stark violations of Obama-administration strictures against any reference to Islam in discussions of the threat to the West.
They also marked quite a departure for Mrs. Clinton. She has played no small part in propagating the Islamophobia canard. She has championed the imposition of sharia blasphemy standards on speech that is protected by the First Amendment. And, with an assist from Senator John McCain, she has cowed 99 percent of Beltway Republicans into silence over the longstanding ties of her top adviser, Huma Abedin, to the Muslim Brotherhood and to an al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef, whose now-defunct charity (the Rabita Trust) was designated as a global terrorist organization under American law. Who knows: Maybe someday, after enough F-16 transfers and sharia constitutions, Charles Krauthammer will be moved to a fleeting mention of these irrefutable facts, making it socially acceptable for our heroes to come out from under their desks and talk about the national-security implications. I can dream, cant I?
In the Clinton tradition, there was more calculated confusion than clarity in the secretarys meandering testimony. Mrs. Clinton frets over the jihadists but insists that we must be able to partner with the regions Islamists . . . like Morsi and the Brotherhood. Do you suppose shes noticed that the Muslim Brotherhood demands the release of the Blind Sheikh, just like al-Qaeda does? That Morsi and Hamas (the Brotherhoods Palestinian terror branch) publicly yearn for the destruction of Israel, just like al-Qaeda does? That the Brotherhoods top priority is the imposition of sharia, the same imperative that drives al-Qaedas rampage?
Alas, this is not a series of strange coincidences. These are the major points that define a Muslim violent or nonviolent as an Islamist. When you partner with Islamists, you are abetting the global jihad, not opposing it. When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing.
Now that we don't (on a national scale or at least in the gummint schools) our kids don't recognize sin and what it is.
Hi mr serpant ... wann'a play?
Throw me the ball ....
Didn’t BO write a poem about apes and figs?
Israel has the best pilots and best fitted planes for the area. Israel has an anti tank rocket that can take out the 200 Abrams tanks that Airhead gave Egypt also. I guess our president wants to speed up the destruction in the area.
Bibi must feel very alone in the world right now. With the islamic supremacist sympathizer (or worse) in the White House, the historic American-Israel partnership to preserve peace in the region has been obliterated.
One only has to take a look at the Israeli “Peace Marble” F-16Ds (”Baraks”) and F-16Is (”Sufas”) to see that they aren’t exactly “standard” F-16s like the US is providing to Egypt.
I don’t have a problem with supplying nations with extremist Muslim leadership (like Egypt now has) with F-16s. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to discern that Israel - also being owners of F-16s - has managed to not only vastly improved the aircraft for themselves, but probably also managed to figure out how to effectively counter the aircraft as well.
Putting an aircraft that the Israelis know like the backs of their hands into the air forces like Egypt is MUCH better than having Egypt equip with aircraft (like recent editions of Russian the MiG-29 and Su-27 families) that may have some unknown tricks up their sleves.
And don’t fprget, Israel has God on its side.
Allah can’t compete with that.
Did any Jews notice this? Did they notice that our fearless leader is giving this Jew-hater arms, support and money? Do they realize what will happen when this Jew-hater breaks his promise and attacks Israel? And so they keep voting democrat.
Wonder if McCarthy had anything to say about Dubya's dalliance with the Saudis, the infamous port deal or Bush's claim that Islam is a religion of peace? Oh wait, Bush had a "R" next to his name so its cool.
In a post about Egypt, you bring up Bush and Saudi Arabia? That’s your contribution to a discussion on Egypt? You’re not even a good sophist.
I’m sorry I thought this discussion was about Islamists. Anyway, thanks for proving my point - “D” bad, “R” good.
I thought it was illegal to fund and arm Islamic terrorists. Maybe the government has “progressed” beyond the rule of law now.
hussein is in full accord.
But then again, so are an awful lot of Jews.
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