Victor Sharpe
A very sick world indeed!
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By Victor Sharpe
August 3, 2014

You remember how back in 2011 all the talking heads on TV were thrilled at the so-called Arab Spring, which they erroneously believed was harboring a new golden age, one that was finally ushering in democracy throughout the Arab states in the Middle East.

Well they now realize it has turned into a horrible frigid winter blast as Islamism and jihadi violence are turning one Arab state after another into Islamic tyrannies far worse than the regimes that existed before. The tragedy is that the naiveté of the talking heads was, oh, so predictable.

No democracies are rising in the Arab world, but that should be no surprise. The Arab spring could never have resembled the brave Prague Spring (which was a yearning by Eastern Europeans to be free from Soviet domination) so long as Islam remains master of the Arab masses.

Instead, the shroud of sharia law stifles all expressions of free thought in the Arab world and demolishes any hopes of a free and unfettered press or anything resembling true democracy.

Matters are far worse now than since President Obama went to Cairo shortly after his win in the 2008 presidential election and delivered his speech to the Islamic world – a notorious speech which ushered in the chaos, barbarism and horrific blood-letting we are witnessing in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and North Africa.

It all started in Tunisia as that country slid from a secular dictatorship into an Islamic ruled and sharia compliant regime. An Islamic fanatic, Rashid Ghannouchi, took power in that North African country. He returned to Tunisia from years of exile as did the Ayatollah Khomeini whose dire influence led to the "Mullahocracy" in Iran with the spread of terror worldwide and the genocidal and relentless threats towards Israel; nuclear or otherwise.

Predictably, Tunisia's leader of the Islamist Ennahda party, Ghannouchi, had already called for the destruction of Israel. This is the typical anti-Israel requirement needed in order to boost one's pure Muslim credentials and bona fides in the Muslim and Arab world. A very sick world indeed!

Ghannouchi compared himself to Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayip Erdogan, who has practically turned Turkey into a de facto Islamic republic and brought relations with Israel to the brink of war.

Turkey under Erdogan refuses still to acknowledge its genocide of Christian Armenians, or its persecution of Assyrians, Greeks and others, even as it lurches further and further into Islamization.

Its squalid and continuing record of depredations against the Kurds and its continuing occupation of northern Cyprus, with the attendant and brutal conversion of countless Greek churches into mosques, are there for all to see.

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, remains a divided city between Turks and Greeks but that occupation elicits no mass protests in the capital cities of Europe.

In 2007, Erdogan gave the lie to the nonsense that emanates from western idealists and know nothings who still believe that there is a moderate Islam and a radical Islam. As I have written in several of my articles, there is only Islam: Period. Indeed Erdogan himself put it starkly by saying:

"There is no moderate or radical Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it."

And speaking about the proliferation throughout the world of mosques, Erdogan said:

"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers." This is the same Erdogan who recently and obscenely called Israel's Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, a new Hitler and who plans to send another flotilla of "peaceniks" to Gaza to break what it calls Israel's blockade.

Erdogan knows full well that there would be no blockade, as he calls it, as soon as the Hamas oppressors and occupiers of Gaza would stop firing missiles at Israeli civilians.

He also knows full well, that even as the thousands of Palestinian rockets slam into Israel's villages, towns and cities, the Israel Electric Company (IEC) continues to provide power to Gaza's Arabs – even though the Palestinian Authority refuses to pay and is in arrears to the IEC to the tune of over half a billion U.S. Dollars.

Erdogan, while spewing his Islamo-Nazi rants, also knows that a never ending flow of goods and food enters Gaza from Israel, even as the Hamas thugs aim their rockets at the crossing between Israel and Gaza. Egypt, no friend of Hamas or its parent, the Muslim Brotherhood, blockades Gaza while Islamists kill Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai.

The blatant aggression against Israel in the current war has not only revealed the enormous stockpiles of Iranian, Syrian and homemade weapons and missiles that Hamas has accumulated but worse, it has exposed the vast extent of a deep underground network of interconnecting sophisticated tunnels.

These tunnels were created with cement Israel allowed into Gaza at the behest of the morally corrupt United Nations. It was believed they were for building homes, schools and hospitals.

Instead, tunnels were built designed to both store weapons and facilitate terrorist attacks into Israeli villages and towns. Indeed, many of the tunnels, now exposed by the IDF, were dug so that the Palestinian gunmen would emerge in Israeli kindergartens and schools, inflicting massacres on a horrific scale.

Not content with using their own Palestinian children as human shields, the barbaric Hamas and Islamic Jihad thugs wanted to slaughter as many Jewish children as they could. These are the same monsters that so many duped Europeans take to the streets to support. Yes, a very sick world!

Finally, perhaps the most chilling horror that Hamas has imposed upon not only Israel but the West is the absolute desire of mostly young Palestinian men – and some women – to kill Israelis or die in the process as martyrs, which in their pathology guarantees entry to an Islamic paradise as a Shahid.

As Prof. Louis René Beres, professor of Political Science and International Law at Purdue University, has written:

"The Palestinian male who seeks the celebrated martyrdom of a Shahid fighter is generally at a loss for identifying alternative ecstasies of "maleness." This means that his death as a martyr can be expected to bring not only freedom from personal death, but also the only still remaining opportunities for sexual satisfaction.

"For the Palestinian terrorist today, violence and the sacred remain thoroughly intertwined, and mutually-reinforcing."

The struggle against Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, Al Qaida and ISIS, ad nauseum, presents Israel, the United States and all free nations with the vital necessity to overcome this frightening 7th century Islamic religious war that is now raging here and now in the 21st Century.

The need is to convince Islamists that their ritual slaughter of Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahai and all other non-Muslim faiths, and those of no faith, will avail the Muslim terrorist naught and that instead of receiving the pleasures of paradise and limitless pleasures, it will lead, as Prof, Beres adds:

"to unbearable terrors of the grave."

© Victor Sharpe

 

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