ANYONE AWAKE OUT THERE?Written by Maureen Metcalf
As we reel from news of recent bombings in London, England, it is incumbent upon all of us to examine, seriously, why such attacks by Islamic Extremists are occurring. We cannot combat what we do not understand, let alone try to wage an effective war against such an insidious enemy. First of all, it must be pointed out that this terrorist war against West is not simply random acts of extremist thugs. Rather, we are dealing with a well-orchestrated jihad that has clearly defined purpose. The goal of terrorists is toward Islamic world domination through annihilation of Israel, and eventually to dismantle all forms of governance who they perceive to be democratic or "Christian." The strategy to reach this goal is not a recent phenomenon, but has been on-going for many years; and insidiousness in form of gorilla attacks is one of their most effective tactics. ie. The terrorist attacks have been on-going in Middle East since before Israel became a nation in 1948, and continue daily right up to present by avowed Islamic organizations who desire to annihilate Israel from world map. If we have any hope to eliminate terrorist threat, we must start with terrorism being perpetrated against Israel, because terrorist groups active in Middle East are interconnected with what is transpiring world-wide. "First Saturday people, then Sunday people" is not simply an extremist slogan, but is a strategy of war having two pincher-prongs, and we just witnessed one prong of this strategy in action yesterday in London. Meanwhile, other prong is being clamped on world in Middle and Far East, and Africa. But has anyone honestly been paying attention to threats in Middle East, and particularly in Israel, as recently as this week? Has anyone been following on-going diatribes by Islamic Imams in Iran, Syria, in Israel, and even in London? Has anyone taken note of content of Palestinian TV programs directed toward Arab youth, or programs of Palestinian summer camps set up in honor of shahids? Has anyone taken note that at same time, Christians are under constant Islamic threat, attack, and persecution in Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Darfur, Nigeria, and many other nations with a strong, large Islamic population, while their leaders appear to decry such? These all appear to be disconnected events, but are they? To understand, we need only read recent comments by leaders of Hamas, Hizbullah, and Islamic Jihad, regarding their goals. Unfortunately, this information is not available through our main-stream media in West. Although it is easily found, our media dutifully chooses to ignore sources, to peril of all of us. It is time politicians in West, and general public, became informed. We need to set aside our "separation of religion and state" attitude in dealing with world problems, because Islamic Jihad forces do not operate in such a mode! They have no qualms about harbouring animosity against those of other faiths. They are NOT in favour of multiculturalism and peaceful co-existence! The sooner we recognize this, better, because our lofty democratic attitudes, although great on paper, fall apart when dealing with ideologies that do not embrace our politically-correct ideals. Our media is influenced by our own idealism. And our understanding of our avowed enemies is severely hampered by public lack of information. Our westernized view of world from our insulated democratic towers can no longer provide security, but is actually tying our hands, and endangering our citizens. We are not dealing with a passing tempest in a teapot, nor with madmen. The forces behind jihad are intelligent, and planning and execution of their attacks is brilliant. Their motivation is unadulterated religious-political fervour. The sooner we understand this, better! Why is Palestinian leader Abbas accused of being weak by his rivals, yet is being courted by West? Is he, in fact, weak? Or, is there a strategy of deception going on? Abbas has no intention of totally disarming terrorists, even though he
Edward Abington: political prostituteWritten by David Ben-Ariel
"The American Diplomat in Arafat's Corner," published in The Jerusalem Report, came as no surprise to me. It was referring to Edward Abington, Jr., United States' former consul general in Jerusalem who is now "guiding Palestinians through labyrinths of Washington. And his firm is being paid $2.25 million for his expertise."
Allow following information to shed light on his less than faithful service to American taxpayers:
"Dear Congresswoman Kaptur: Thank you for your valuable assistance in my pursuit of justice! It's wonderfully refreshing to see some public servants truly helping out their fellow Americans.
It's obvious from Mr. Abington, Jr.'s letter to you that he has strongly held political views that prefers continued occupation of JUDAISM'S MOST HOLY SITE - Temple Mount - by militant Muslims. Such radical views enable Muslim extremists to continue to pose a threat to religious Jews and Christians who merely hope to pray on site...
However historically or biblically inaccurate Mr. Abington, Jr's views are, I believe he is entitled to them. I do not believe his personal views ought to interfere with his public duty. It appears he has DELIBERATELY IGNORED every relevant FACT that PROVED my arrest amounted to political and religious PERSECUTION.
As honestly reported in The Jerusalem Post article he referred to, I wasn't interrogated...by 6 different SECRET SERVICEMEN about TEMPLE MOUNT because of an "expired visa!" I charged Ms. Leech (his assistant) with complicity in their unjust actions against me for going along with their lie that my visa was expired and for turning a blind eye to their undemocratic ways. I'd given her a letter for Mr. Abington, Jr. to PROTEST MY POLITICAL ABUSE AND RELIGIOUS MISTREATMENT. Since he never bothered to respond, I'm not sure he even received it.