Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Sunday, 7 April 2019

The Naive Fool of "Romiyyah"

Last year Raymond Ibrahim, the distinguished American scholar of Islam, who's of Egyptian background, published the book pictured left, based on primary sources in Arabic and Greek.  It's 
'A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the sword and scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. 
 [It] chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian territory in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom, which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times....
[T]oday, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world--and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.'
Recently, Ibrahim pointed out the absurd and dangerous attitude of Pope Francis regarding the Islamic threat to Western civilisation.  His must-read article (just one of numerous must-read articles by the dynamic young scholar over the years) began:
'"I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges" has long been Pope Francis's mantra.
Most recently, when asked last Sunday "a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico," the pope pontificated in platitudes: "Builders of walls," he said, "be they made of razor wire or bricks, will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build.... With fear, we will not move forward, with walls, we will remain closed within these walls." Less than a week earlier, Pope Francis lectured the mayor of Rome about the need to be more welcoming to Muslim migrants. "Rome," he declared, "a hospitable city, is called to face this epochal challenge [Muslim migrants demanding entry] in the wake of its noble history; to use its energies to welcome and integrate, to transform tensions and problems into opportunities for meeting and growth."
"Rome," he exulted, "city of bridges, never walls!"The grand irony of all this is that Pope Francis lives in the only state to be surrounded by walls—Vatican City—and most of these bastions were erected to ward off centuries of Islamic invasions....' [Emphasis added]
And concluded:
'Today, many Muslims, not just of the ISIS-variety, continue to boast that Islam will conquer Rome, the only of five apostolic sees never to have been subjugated by jihad (unlike Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Constantinople). Similarly, Muslims all throughout Europe continue exhibiting the same hostility and contempt for all things and persons non-Islamic, whether by vandalizing churches and breaking crosses, or by raping "infidel" women as theirs by right. As for Italy, click here, here, and/or here for an idea of how Muslim migrants behave.
And that is the point Pope Francis misses: walls should only go down and bridges should only be extended when both parties are willing to live in amicable peace—as opposed to making the destructive work of those who have been trying to subjugate Europe in the name of Islam that much easier.'
To read Giulio Meotti's full article click HERE

Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea realises clearly what the end result of Francis's foolishness would be:
"I would like to explain why I, a son of Africa, allow myself to address the West. The Church is the guardian of civilization. I am convinced that western civilization is passing at present through a mortal crisis. It has reached the extreme of self-destructive hate.... 
 How could I not emphasize the threat posed by Islamism?  Muslims despise the atheistic West....  A West that denies its faith, its history, its roots, and its identity is destined for contempt, for death, and disappearance."
'"It is a false exegesis to use the Word of God to promote migration. God never wanted these rifts," Cardinal Sarah told French publication Valeurs Actuelles before going on to blast bishops who "say fuzzy things, vague, imprecise, to escape criticism, and they marry the stupid evolution of the world."

Sarah, head of the Vatican liturgy office, minced no words in his denunciation of the prevailing viewpoint among liberal Catholics, which states that the faithful betray Christ by wanting stricter immigration policies, especially from Islamic countries. Liberal Catholics often speak of migration in romantic terms, but Sarah notes there is nothing romantic about people leaving their cultures and homes behind, saying they would best be helped in their culture of origin.

"All migrants who arrive in Europe are penniless, without work, without dignity. ... This is what the Church wants?" he said. "The Church cannot cooperate with this new form of slavery that has become mass migration. If the West continues in this fatal way, there is a great risk that, due to a lack of births, it will disappear, invaded by foreigners, just as Rome has been invaded by barbarians."

Sarah made it clear that he speaks from personal experience. "My country is predominantly Muslim," he said. "I think I know what reality I'm talking about."

Cardinal Sarah warned that if Europe were to fall, Islam would prevail as the world religion, altering the course of history and culture as we know it. "If Europe disappears, and with it the priceless values of the Old Continent, Islam will invade the world and we will completely change culture, anthropology, and moral vision," he warned.' [Emphasis added]
 Similar warnings, but from a secular/ Jewish perspective:
'There is no mental contortion too extreme for European liberals when it comes to covering up the crimes and misconduct of the members of the immigrant Muslim population. The latest example comes from Germany, where a state-funded study concluded that growing anti-semitism among Muslims was in fact a result of “Islamophobia” in the country....'


  1. Mr. Daniel Byman said:

    “...roughly half of Palestinians say it
    [suicide bombing] is at least sometimes justified...”

    SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
    and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
    Needs to Know
    (chapter 3, page 56)
    by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
    ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
    (paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259


    Mr. Dennis Prager said:

    “According to Pew Research, approximately
    10 percent of world Muslims have a favorable
    opinion of the Islamic State and terror against
    civilians. That's more than 100 million people.”

    SOURCE: The World Is Getting Worse
    But This Time America Won't Save It

    by Dennis Prager, 2016 March 8,
    seen in Jewish World Review


    42% of French Muslims between from age 18 to 29 believe
    that suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.

    35% of British Muslims between from age 18 to 29 believe
    that suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.

    26% of American Muslims between from age 18 to 29
    believe that suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.

    SOURCE: By the Numbers, a YouTube video
    by Raheel Raza, 2015 December 10


    The Myth of the Tiny
    Radical Muslim Minority

    (a YouTube video by Mr. Ben Shapiro)


    Where Are the Moderate Muslims?
    (a YouTube video by Mr. Hussein Aboubakr and Prager U)

  2. Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “But more always seems to be demanded of the Jewish nation and of the Jewish people than of others. Jews, unlike other groups, are expected to be in the forefront of defending the rights of their sworn enemies.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 5, page 170) published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “I refuse to bend over backward to single out Israel – or other things Jewish – for super-scrutiny. I refuse to gloat, as so many in academia and the media seem to, over Israel’s shortcomings.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 7, page 211) published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “Critics of Israel who generally take no interest in human rights or civil liberties…
    have some explaining to do as to why they single out Israel for special condemnation.
    The same, of course, is true of nations with abominable records on human rights, who lecture and hector Israel on its lack of perfection in those areas.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 7, page 212) published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “It is virtually impossible to get the United Nations
    to condemn any Arab terrorist group or state for
    any attack on Israel or Jewish institutions.

    Yet there is an eagerness to condemn Israel,
    whether Israel is right or wrong.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter 7, page 225) published in year 1991
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “The world may have to deal with
    terrorists in order to save lives.

    But the moral scandal is that in addition
    to simply dealing with these terrorists,
    much of the world has HONORED them.

    The standing ovation accorded to Yassir Arafat
    – the architect of international terrorism –
    by many UN [United Nations] representatives
    in Geneva in 1988 will live in infamy.

    The willingness of world statesmen – including
    the Pope and other moral leaders – to treat
    Arafat as a person deserving of tribute
    is beyond moral comprehension.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter 7, page 220) published in year 1991
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374


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