Sunday, July 16, 2006

Australian Muslim cleric, Sheik Hilali, accuses Jews of exploiting the Holocaust.

The so-called "nation's Islamic leader", Sheik Taj Din-al-Hilali fo Sydney is quoted in the national press (The Australian, 15/7)this weekend as saying in his Arabic sermons:"What's six million all about? Is there six million?"

Therein lies the difference between the Hilalis of this world, the Jihadists and we of the Jewish, Judeo-Christian, Buddhist and all benign faiths whose preachers preach elimination of evil:

To us, even one life is important ,- while to the Jihadists, even millions don't matter.
To us, life itself matters,- both its quality and its quantity. They glorify death.
The world sees daily how even among the Moslems,- Sunnis and Shiites are killing each other wherever they live,- from Afghanistan, Pakistan, across Asia in India, Indonesia to Iraq and right across Africa; -they slaughter other human beings just because they are of even a slightly different variant of their faith, let alone of a different religion. Such preachers of hate, are the current leadership in e.g. Iran, and they are the leaders of their surrogates , al-Queda, Hamas in Gaza and Hitzbullah in Lebanon, etc..
They donnot use democracy for the benefit of their people, but abuse it,- as Hitzbulla is doing as part of the Government of Lebanon.They donnot allow the living to get on with their lives on earth, but aim to produce murderous "martyrs" for death. Instead of being productive like the West for the benefit of humanity, their aim is to destroy the good and the beautiful in our world by arming for war,- right up to weapons of mass destruction.
These preachers' incitement to hatred, including Hilali, is not about land or helping their fellow Muslims. It is all about saving the "Islamic pride" and "their honour".- The honour of murderers? The tragic part for all of us is that their people listen to these purveyors of hate.
Youssef Ibrahim (NY Sun 7/7) and other Arab writers are trying to tell them otherwise.
(See below).
These preachers' followers must be the stupidest and most evil on earth. Don't they realize that there are already more than 6 million genuine martyrs in heaven and there is no room for their hatemongers and terrorists,- except in hell?
Dear Brethren, the War With Israel Is Over
July 7, 2006
As Israel enters the third week of an incursion into the same Gaza Strip it voluntarily evacuated a few months ago, a sense of reality among Arabs is spreading through commentary by Arab pundits, letters to the editor, and political talk shows on Arabic-language TV networks.The new views are stunning both in their maturity and in their realism. The best way I can think of to convey them is in the form of a letter to the Palestinian Arabs from their Arab friends:

Dear Palestinian Arab brethren:
The war with Israel is over.
You have lost. Surrender and negotiate to secure a future for your children.
We, your Arab brothers, may say until we are blue in the face that we stand by you, but the wise among you and most of us know that we are moving on, away from the tired old idea of the Palestinian Arab cause and the "eternal struggle" with Israel.
Dear friends, you and your leaders have wasted three generations trying to fight for Palestine, but the truth is the Palestine you could have had in 1948 is much bigger than the one you could have had in 1967, which in turn is much bigger than what you may have to settle for now or in another 10 years. Struggle means less land and more misery and utter loneliness.
At the moment, brothers, you would be lucky to secure a semblance of a state in that Gaza Strip into which you have all crowded, and a small part of the West Bank of the Jordan. It isn't going to get better. Time is running out even for this much land, so here are some facts, figures, and sound advice, friends.
You hold keys, which you drag out for television interviews, to houses that do not exist or are inhabited by Israelis who have no intention of leaving Jaffa, Haifa, Tel Aviv, or West Jerusalem. You shoot old guns at modern Israeli tanks and American-made fighter jets, doing virtually no harm to Israel while bringing the wrath of its mighty army down upon you.
You fire ridiculously inept Kassam rockets that cause little destruction and delude yourselves into thinking this is a war of liberation. Your government, your social institutions, your schools, and your economy are all in ruins.
Your young people are growing up illiterate, ill, and bent on rites of death and suicide, while you, in effect, are living on the kindness of foreigners, including America and the United Nations. Every day your officials must beg for your daily bread, dependent on relief trucks that carry food and medicine into the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, while your criminal Muslim fundamentalist Hamas government continues to fan the flames of a war it can neither fight nor hope to win.
In other words, brothers, you are down, out, and alone in a burnt-out landscape that is shrinking by the day.
What kind of struggle is this? Is it worth waging at all? More important, what kind of miserable future does it portend for your children, the fourth or fifth generation of the Arab world's have-nots?
We, your Arab brothers, have moved on.
Those of us who have oil money are busy accumulating wealth and building housing, luxury developments, state-of-the-art universities and schools, and new highways and byways. Those of us who share borders with Israel, such as Egypt and Jordan, have signed a peace treaty with it and are not going to war for you any time soon. Those of us who are far away, in places like North Africa and Iraq, frankly could not care less about what happens to you.
Only Syria continues to feed your fantasies that someday it will join you in liberating Palestine, even though a huge chunk of its territory, the entire Golan Heights, was taken by Israel in 1967 and annexed. The Syrians, my friends, will gladly fight down to the last Palestinian Arab.
Before you got stuck with this Hamas crowd, another cheating, conniving, leader of yours,Yasser Arafat, sold you a rotten bill of goods - more pain, greater corruption, and millions stolen by his relatives - while your children played in the sewers of Gaza.
The war is over. Why not let a new future begin?
Youssef M. Ibrahim is an Egyptian-born American reporter serving for twenty-four years as a senior Middle East regional correspondent for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, mainly covering political, economic, energy and military issues. Mr. Ibrahim has been based throughout the world, filing hundreds of reports detailing the conflicts and issues between the Middle East and the West

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