The axis of terror and jihad that extends from Tehran via Damuscus to Beirut and Gaza is cemented by the age-old scourge of anti-Semitism resurrected in Islamic dress. This Holocaust-denying, Jew-hating axis of anti-Westernism consciously feeds the frustration and rage of many Muslims at their impoverished, powerless condition and the incompetence of their rulers. For decades, Israel has been the scapegoat of choice for this unassuaged anger, greatly intensified when linked to holy war for Jerusalem in the name of Allah. The spine-chilling hadith in article 7 of the Hamas Charter, widely cited today by radical Islamists around the world, contains a macabre prophecy: "The last Hour will not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims will kill them." The apocalyptic jihad of Hamas and Hezbollah is driven, at least in part, by such exterminationist fantasies, whose suicidal methods and consequences are all too apparent.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Unvarnished and Awful Truth
From A Lethal Obsession by Robert Wistrich: