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"They deserve death, and we deserve life" (A look at the religion of hate)
Weekly Standard ^ | 3.24.04 | Claudia Winkler

Posted on 03/24/2004 5:51:16 AM PST by hope


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The Weekly Standard


"They deserve death, and we deserve life"
A look at the religion of hate dished out by Palestinian TV.
by Claudia Winkler
03/24/2004 12:00:00 AM


IN BETWEEN ERUPTIONS of exceptional violence that propel the Israeli-Palestinian conflict back to the front pages, life goes on in the Palestinian Authority. Friday sermons, in particular, go on, and every Friday at noon, one of them is broadcast live on the radio and shown on the PA's single TV channel.

It's worth tuning in from time to time. Non-Arabic speakers can do this thanks to the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, which posts its translations of items from the Arabic media on its website. Because of MEMRI's work, we can sample the hate speech characteristic of extremist Islam.

Thus, Friday before last, on March 12, the Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris used an example from the life of the Prophet Mohammed to explain why the Jews must be destroyed. When it came to eliminating the Jewish "cancer" from the city of Medina, the prophet got his orders direct from God.

The "Lord of heaven and earth, Who knows the nature of the Jews, who forever live off the fire of civil strife and disseminating their venom among the brothers," informed the prophet that in dealing with the Jews of Medina, there would be three stages.

First, an unavoidable political stage, while the Muslims were gathering strength. "The second stage was harder for the Muslims: The stage of tolerating the damage caused by the Jews, who again began violating the pacts and spreading their poison among the Muslims."

Finally, the third stage, when at last the Muslims could say to the Jews, "We have tolerated you for a long time--you offspring of apes and pigs!" and get on with the business of expelling them from Medina. The prophet's "strategic choice was: 'Fight them, Allah will torture them [at your hands]' and also, 'Make ready against them [all] the force and horsemen that you can.'"

History repeats itself, explained the imam. Once again, the Jews, characterized by "miserliness and cowardice," are the terrorists. "They deserve death, and we deserve life, because we are the people of Truth."

Sheikh Mudeiris, MEMRI notes, is paid by the Religious Affairs Ministry of the Palestinian Authority, as are his fellow Friday preachers. For a sampler of PA TV sermons from 2000 to 2003, see the special report by Steven Stalinsky. Read up on the education of children for martyrdom ("blessings for whoever has saved a bullet in order to stick it in a Jew's head . . ."), the reconquest of Palestine for the purpose of establishing the Muslim caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital, the rewards that await the martyr ("he is saved from the torments of the grave; he sees his place in Paradise; he is saved from the Great Horror [of the day of judgment]; he is given 72 black-eyed women; he vouches for 70 of his family to be accepted to Paradise; he is crowned with the Crown of glory, whose precious stone is better than all of this world and what is in it"), the religious war against Crusader America, and more.



Whatever the headlines on any given day, these are themes that are going to be with us for a long time.



Claudia Winkler is a managing editor at The Weekly Standard.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam

1 posted on 03/24/2004 5:51:16 AM PST by hope
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To: hope
Too bad they banned DDT.
2 posted on 03/24/2004 5:55:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: hope
"We have tolerated you for a long time--you offspring of apes and pigs!"

Ironically, I believe this is also one of the potential campaign slogans being considered for '04 by John "That-Son-of-a-[deleted]-PUSHED-Me!" Kerry.

He's a people person, really. :)

3 posted on 03/24/2004 5:56:13 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: hope
I've put this on a few other freep forums (and I'll put it on a few more because I want the idea to get out there) but I wrote a post raising the question of whether it might INCREASE our security to martyr their leaders. Take a look.
4 posted on 03/24/2004 5:58:49 AM PST by ElliotFladen
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To: hope
"...miserliness and cowardice"

That's funny. I've spoken to SF operators who worked in 'ghanistan, Africa, and other garden spots, at times even for independent "contractors" outside the normal chain of command.

None of them had any respect for Arab soldiery. They were consistnetly the first ones to cower, cry, surrender, or flip on their buddies under interrogation.

The 'ghanis proper, however, ie the tribespeople indigenous to Afghanistan, were an entirely different story.

5 posted on 03/24/2004 6:02:37 AM PST by Gefreiter
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To: hope
You know, I always wondered what happened to the Islam women when they die. The men supposedly go to heaven and meet 72 virgins. What happens to the women? Do they suddenly morph into the alledged 72 virgins?
6 posted on 03/24/2004 6:24:28 AM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty
"What happens to the women?"

They get free and unlimited shopping priviledges at the various malls.

7 posted on 03/24/2004 6:29:47 AM PST by spunkets
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To: freekitty
They get 72 young guys with 72inch inch pines?
8 posted on 03/24/2004 6:34:10 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; hope

Sometimes I just think we should cut to the chase and just nuke Mecca, but then I realize it would be a lot smarter to wait for the next hajj.

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

9 posted on 03/24/2004 6:35:58 AM PST by South Hawthorne (I AIN'T GOT TIME FO' YOUR JIBBA-JABBA, FOOL!!! ~Mr. T.)
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To: hope
"Deserve" ain't got nuthin' to do with it.
10 posted on 03/24/2004 6:53:09 AM PST by Tredge
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To: Gefreiter
I have heard this from so many sources: Arab troops are basically worthless; they are poorly trained, poorly disciplined, poorly led, and are abject cowards. It is from such stock that the Islamist terrorists come: They hide their faces beneath ski masks, dish rags and table cloths, and make war by ambushing unarmed women and children. If Allah is their God, they must necessarily exhibit Allah's traits. Thus, Allah must be a weak and pitiful coward.
11 posted on 03/24/2004 9:32:23 AM PST by ought-six
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To: ought-six
Well, I limited my comments to those who had actual experience facing certain Arabs in battle.

There is no question that men are men; as homo sapiens if they are motivated and pissed off enough they might be committed to fighting at whatever cost.

It just seems that there is a certian lack of.... fortitude, say... amongst soldiers from certain cultures. An unwilingness ot keep it together and fight on under extremely disadvantageous conditions. I'm not sure that there is an Arabic equivalent to Valley Forge, or Bastogne, or the Chosin Reservoir, or Khe Sanh, to draw strength from. I mean, how many times has Israel defeated everything that Russian weapons and Arab operators could throw at her? Those episodes are telling.

I'm just thinking out loud here, not trying to convince anyone of anything.
12 posted on 03/24/2004 11:41:33 AM PST by Gefreiter
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