The Middle East Conflict: The Primary Cause
The entire problem is Islamic intolerance
by Bruce R. Porter, D.D.
There are several standard
arguments offered by
Beyond these broad charges, specific to the existence of the Jewish State, the Jewish people have endured accusations of more sinister conspiratorial plots against humanity in general. Some of these defamatory accusations include;
All the above accusations
(each easily refuted by well-established facts) comprise an intricate web of
deceitful smoke screens and straw man arguments designed to divert attention
away from the REAL reason that opposition to the Jewish people and the State of
Israel is so vituperative and insidious. For purposes of this presentation, I
shall narrow my focus on this singularly fundamental factor in anti-Zionist
rancor, and leave the other issues to those infinitely more qualified to argue
While the nations
of the world (and even liberal/secular Israelis) seek to grapple with the
Arab/Israeli conflict from a purely secular/political approach, the religious foundations
of the present conflict are almost entirely ignored. Even if one is non-religious
or even atheist in world-view, it must be recognized that religious considerations
loom large in the minds of
Messenger said during his final illness, ‘Two religions cannot coexist in the
Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Hour will not be
established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew
will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill
issue orders to kill every Jew in the country.
It must be acknowledged that anti-Semitism has not, either historically or in present times, arisen exclusively within the Islamic community. Nazi philosophy derives much of its anti-Semitic fervor in the quasi-religious belief in the myth of the supremacy of the Aryan race. This belief was fostered in great part by the Theosophical movement founded by Helena Blavatsky. She thought that the Aryans originally came from Atlantis and described the Aryan races with the following words:
The Aryan races, for instance, now varying
from dark brown, almost black, red-brown-yellow, down to the whitest creamy
colour, are yet all of one and the same stock -- the Fifth Root-Race -- and
spring from one single progenitor, (...) who is said to have lived over 18,000,000
years ago, and also 850,000 years ago -- at the time of the sinking of the last
remnants of the great continent of Atlantis. (Secret Doctrine, vol.II, p.249).
Blavatsky's ideas fed into the development of Nazi ideology. Hitler’s obsession to “cleanse” the Aryan Europeans (the “master race”) of Semitic pollutions drove him to systematically slaughter the Jews in the holocaust. The foundational (and religious) philosophy of the Atlantis myth fueled this unspeakable evil, and yet influences white supremacist neo-Nazi groups to this present day.
Nazi and Islamic anti-Semitism joined forces during World War II when the Grand
Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, personally recruited for Hitler Bosnian-Muslim
troops—a unit of the "Hanjar (Saber) Division" of the Waffen SS—to give
Muslim assistance to the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish
Question." Was this unholy alliance destroyed in World War II? Decidedly
not! Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and the
slanderous Protocols of the Elders of
Zion, are presently best sellers in
Christian anti-Semitism is also a well-established historical fact, and any attempt to deny this charge is ludicrous. In recent times, however, overt expressions of Christian anti-Semitism have become relatively rare, being confined to a few aberrant “replacement theology” sects, white “Christian Identity” supremacists, and leftist/liberal denominations. Although they are relatively few in number, these groups command disproportionate media attention because their sensational and outrageous claims make them newsworthy.
The largest majorities
of Christians, particularly among Evangelical churches in the
Islam, however, has
no such remorse, and those who take the Qu’ran and Hadith seriously are
entirely committed to the eradication of the Jewish State and the Jewish
people. In addition, their genocidal obsessions do not confine themselves to
the Jews alone. It is clear, not only from Islamic writings, but also from
Jihadist terrorism in recent decades, that Islam’s goal is total domination
over every other religious belief in the world.
Secular Solutions Alone Cannot Bring Peace
No amount of
appeasement, territorial compromises, political agreements, or diplomatic
efforts will bring peace to the
Islamic Intolerance IS the Problem
On May 3, 1999, the official Palestine Authority (PA) radio station (Voice of Palestine) broadcast the following religious sermon (at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque) instructing all Muslims that Israel is part of Palestine and that Israel's survival is "forbidden by religious law:"
Consider the following quotes by Islamic leaders.
In the end
Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdalla
Shalah [Mid-East Mirror,
Islam does not permit giving up one inch of Palestine and states that Palestine belongs to the Muslims, belongs to the Palestinian people, not to the Jews. Bartering land is not liberation and is not permissible in Islam.
Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz Rantisi, [Jerusalem
law does not rule out peace with
Sheikh Abdel Aziz Bin-Baz, [Mufti of
In January of 2006,
Hamas won the majority 74 of 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council.
This organization was founded in 1987 and is funded primarily by
We [all Palestinians] know the Palestinian problem is a religious one, to be dealt with on this premise... 'I swear by that [sic] who holds in his hands the Soul of Muhammad! I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.' (Emphasis added)
Itamar Marcus, the
Director of Palestinian Media Watch, recently gave an oral presentation at
Islamic leaders in the Palestinian Authority continuously emphasize the following eight points during Friday services in mosques:
More ominously, it
is a well-documented fact that the PA Authority wields absolute control over PA
schools, and regularly indoctrinates children from preschool onward with
venomous hatred of Jews and Christians, brainwashing them on the above eight
points. Is it any wonder that there is no shortage of new Jihadist fighters in
Islam’s war against
Blessed is he who fights Jihad in the name of Allah, blessed is he who [goes on] raids in the name of Allah, blessed is he who dons a vest of explosives on himself or on his children and goes in to the depth of the Jews and says: Allahu Akbar, Blessed be Allah. Like the collapse of the building upon the heads of the Jews in their sinful dance-hall, I ask of Allah that we see the Knesset collapsing on the heads of the Jews. (Emphasis added)
- - Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Madi, Friday
Sermon, Palestinian TV,
No amount of political maneuvering, treaties, agreements, “peace processes,” or “roadmaps” will substantively change the commitment of Islamists to not only destroy the State of Israel and murder the Jews resident there, but then subjugate the entire world under Sharia (Islamic) control.
Israel’s Struggle is the World’s Struggle
All other faiths, especially Christians, are also marked for subjugation or slaughter in the Islamic world envisioned by Jihadists. Palestinian children are taught a song that sums up this reality. One of the verses states; “First we will go after the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.” With this shared fate, it is entirely logical that Christians and Jews, as well as other faiths, form a united front against this evil.
Denial In the Face of Evidence
Passionate resistance is aroused each time the axe of truth is laid upon the root of Mohammad’s Islamic poison ivy. While evil marches under the banner of the Crescent of Islam, modern society finds it nearly impossible to comprehend such malevolence. Playing upon this near-pandemic incredulity, pro-Islamist propagandists spare no expense and effort to assuage public alarm by seeking to portray Islam as a “religion of peace.” Unfortunately, many gullible and uninformed political leaders reinforce this propaganda in a misguided effort to show tolerance.
Additionally, pro-Islamist groups have formed legal advocacy, public relations, and political advocacy groups in the West. These well-financed and highly skilled Islamic apologists have shown themselves more than willing to exploit our legal system and media, and utilize litigation and character defamation against anyone who dares to expose Islam’s true agenda. An ignorant and naïve populace only makes the Islamic apologists’ task easier.
In spite of
well-documented vicious Islamic suicide attacks against innocent civilians around
the world, as well as on
Solutions? Few Exist. None Are Pleasant
The more likely
long-term solution would be a massive public information effort that would
reach into Elementary and Secondary school curricula with accurate information,
and an expose’ of Islamic teachings that reveal their agenda of world hegemony.
This would also require a concerted public awareness program aimed at the news
media, entertainment, and culture. Such public awareness would stave off
efforts to neutralize Westerners’ resistance to the Islamic agenda. This solution
is also highly unlikely because of
the presently entrenched cult of “multiculturalism” in the
force might be useful in the takeover of Islamic learning centers and madras’s,
particularly in the "PA occupied" areas of
The West Lacks the Will to Win… Unless.
Sadly, it is the
opinion of this writer that none of
the above solutions will be implemented unless…
and I am loath to even write the words… unless there is an act of terrorism by
Islamic extremists so devastating, so overwhelming, and so outrageous that the whining voices of the appeasers, the
“politically correct,” and the leftists are drowned out by a chorus of outrage. It required a
Will it take a
nuclear detonation in one or more of our cities? Will it require a chemical/biological
attack that slaughters and maims millions of innocent men, women, and children,
and devastates our economy to awaken us? Ironically, the impatience of a relatively
small number of Jihadists who launch such an outrageous attack may, in the end,
prove their own undoing. A well-known quote, attributed to Admiral Isoroku
Yamamoto, commander of the Imperial Japanese task force, is apropos. Shortly
after the attack at
I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.
Perhaps the “sleeping giant” may yet awaken again, but will need to be shaken hard.
As a Christian,
(and the same can be said for believing Jews) I am convinced in an ultimate
sense that the Creator is not the slightest bit surprised by any of these
problems, and has a plan for each contingency that will end in the
establishment of righteousness on the Earth with peace. Until then, we are each
“responsible” to the extent of our individual “ability to respond.” As the
drama of history plays out on the world stage, I cling to the Biblical promises
I end with a
salient quote from President Ronald Reagan, who, against unparalleled
opposition, was instrumental in bringing down the former
Arab Christians Speak Out in Support of Israel's Operation in Lebanon
World Lebanese Cultural Union
August 2, 2006
President George W. Bush
Dear Mr. President:
I am writing to commend your constant support for fighting the evil of terror and specifically, your unshakable resolve to support Israel's fight against Hezbollah. These terrorist groups are enemies of all who want to be free in the Middle East--indeed the world. They threaten a free Lebanon, Middle East as well as America.
The U.S. National Board and chapters of WLCU is the official voice of American Lebanese, representing almost two million people in America. The WLCU represents 14 million people around the world. We pray that our people in Lebanon can enjoy the democratic rights and life that we have as an American Lebanese. Indeed, we thank God for that every morning and every night.
Mr. President, please be strong in your commitment for the world to implement UN resolutions #1559 & #1680 that require that Lebanon be rid of Hezbollah and Iranian influence. Do not let Lebanon fall into the hands of the Axis of Evil. Do not let our American Lebanese pride and spirit down.
Lebanon is finally capturing world attention. The Lebanese people have been suffering for more than 30 years from foreign interference that has shredded the country and divided Lebanon into groups with loyalty to Syria, Iran or other outside Arab interests. The Lebanese people are paying a dear price for the reign of terror.
You have our full support for your Middle East policies. We are proud of America, of you and your administration. Not only must Hezbollah and similar groups be disarmed, but their educational systems that teach hatred, terror and racism must be also destroyed.
To make the people of the Middle East free, let us close all Hezbollah operations and all terror organizations. Then there will be no more wars, destruction, blood, dying women and children in Lebanon. And only then will Lebanon, Israel and American values be secure in the Middle East.
Together let us support a free Lebanese government and peace in that region once and for all.
Very truly yours,
Joseph A. HAKIM
WLCU, US National Chapters
I went to Jerusalem,
(Nehemiah 2:11-13 NIV)
Take a walk with me through the streets of Jerusalem by night