Friday, July 22, 2016

Jihad Is Jihad Is Jihad

Jew-hate makes you stupid; so stupid, in fact, that it can lead you to believe that the jihadis who attack you and the ones who attack Israel are entirely different. And, as Evelyn Gordon writes re a newly released EU report on terrorism in Israel (it was written last year but had been suppressed until last week), that idiotic assumption can be deadly:
[The report concluded that] the attacks were due to “the Israeli occupation . . . and a long-standing policy of political, economic, and social marginalization of Palestinians in Jerusalem,” to “deep frustration among Palestinians over the effects of the occupation, and a lack of hope that a negotiated solution can bring it to an end.” This, the report asserted, was “the heart of the matter”; factors like rampant Palestinian incitement and widespread Islamist sentiment, if they were mentioned at all, were evidently dismissed as unimportant. 
The report’s first implication is obvious: if Palestinian attacks stem primarily from “the occupation,” there’s no reason to think anything similar could happen in Europe, which isn’t occupying anyone. Consequently, there’s also no need to learn from Israel’s methods of dealing with such attacks. . . . 
[H]ad EU diplomats understood the major role played by Palestinian incitement—for instance, the endless Internet memes urging Palestinians to stab, run over, and otherwise kill Jews, complete with detailed instructions on how to do so—they might have realized that similar propaganda put out by Islamic State, urging people to use similar techniques against Westerners, could have a similar effect.
They might also have prevented that horrific attack in Nice. But the stupid EUnuchs, those refined and superior beings, are wed to their comforting delusions about Israel (which they despise), Muslims (whom they adore, primarily for being "victims" of Western "colonialists") and the jihad (which they comprehend not at all).

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