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Jihad = Mein Kampf – Part 4

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 18, 2009


“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher, statesman (1729-1797)

In Arabic, “jihad” literally means “self-struggle”. So, say apologists for Islam. Just as the powers that be are softening our borders, by not protecting them, the jihadi softens his definition of jihad so it is compatible with Western thinking. Allowing ourselves to become entangled in politically correct ideas and language is meant to disarm us, to weaken our resolve to defend ourselves and our way of  life.

Jihad refers to the Muslim’s internal struggle. We are meant to think the concept of “jihad’ is solely about an internal, spiritual struggle. No. This is only part of the truth, says Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist in part 3 of this series.  He goes on to tell us that “Mein Kampf” also means “my struggle”. He then asks us, what and who, was Hitler struggling against? Who are the jihadis struggling against?

Below are the quotes from part 4 of the Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West, a 10 part series found on Youtube. This time, I didn’t pick and choose quotes. The more I watch this series, the more each quote, each clip demonstrates to me the connection between the concept of “jihad”, the Muslim’s struggle against the Jewish people, the West, and all non-Muslims, all moderate Muslims, and “Mein Kampf”, Hitler’s struggle against the Jewish people and all who refused to submit to his view of things.

Many of the Third Reich’s Nazi war criminals eluded justice by escaping to Muslim countries, where they received a warm welcome. They taught these Muslim “untermenschen” as the Nazis no doubt thought of them, the various tricks of their specialty, exploitation, torture and ultimately genocide.

Mein Kampf is a runaway bestseller in some Muslim controlled regions, such as the Palestinian administered territories.

— Ellie Katz

Obsession: Part 4 0f 10

After 911, a lot of people in the West asked “Why do they hate us?”  and some of hem even started blaming themselves…”What could America have done?” — Noni Darwish, daughter of a shahid (martyr)

Parallel: What did the Jewish people ever do to Germany? Never mind claims…actual, deliberate, malicious damage. Yet, some of us, a significant number of us began to believe the Nazi lies about us…

There were numerous examples in American Academia and media after 911 that placed the blame of 911 on American “imperalism” around the world.  The message was “these people must be suffering so much if they’re willling to blow up the World Trade Center. — Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

And they started saying ‘What could have we (sic) done to make them so angry at us?’ Is it us? What did we do?– Noni Darwish, daughter of a shahid (martyr)

From the Western eyes, that seems very logical. ‘Why would someone go blow up the World (Trade) center?’ Now, this message was given in academia, it was given in a significant part of the media and it is unfortunate because again, it is distracting the population from the real source of the problem, which is an ideology which wants to destroy the West. — Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

It’s their duty to, to do jihad. – Noni Darwish, daughter of a shahid (martyr)

What is your path? Jihad! What is your greatest desire? Death for the sake of A–ah! — Al Jazeera TV, Sept 2005, Gaza

Annhilate the infidels and the polytheists. Your (A..ah’s) enemies and the enemies of the religion. (A..ah) count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one. — Broadcast on Palestinian TV the day after London suffered four suicide terror attacks

The amount of hate propaganda is far more extensive and pervasive than the attention it has received from the Western media. — Steven Emerson, The Investigative Project

If you want to get people to fight, you have to make them think that there’s a threat and that they are in danger. — Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

America is lurking for you, and will not give up until it destroys you completely. Rise up soon, because the world is not safe from the hunter. — Iranian music video, 2004

It recruits a lot of terrorists.– Noni Darwish, daughter of a shahid (martyr)

That’s the purpose of the Islamists propaganda. It’s to make the people angry, hateful against the West, to be willing to fight them. — Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

Our motto, which we are not afraid to repeat year after year is, ‘Death to America!’ Crowd responds repeatedly with upraised fists, ‘Death to America!’ — Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbollah General Secretary, Al-Manar TV, Lebanon, 2005 (translated by MEMRI)

“In a television interview, an Arab intellectual admits that there is a distinct connection between propaganda and terrorism.  ‘Our satellite channels deserve the name ‘media of terrorism.’ They spread among the youth ideas that might not be considered outright terrorism, but spread extremism. Such extremism is the beginning of violence and fanaticism, and violence leads to terrorism. Fanatacism – extremism – violence – terrorism.’ “ — Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari, Former Dean of Islamic Law, Qatar University, Bahrain TV, 2005

Lord of Mercy! The original Sheikh Terrah alongside the Soul Sallah crew. Yeah man, throw them into the fire! He Mr. Tony Blair, him a dirty kuffar (non-believer)! The one Mr. George Bush,him a dirty kuffar (non-believer)! The National Front, them a dirty kuffar (non-believer)! Throw them in the fire! From Kandahar to Ramallah, we comin’ staa, peace to Hama and the Hezbollah, O.B.L (Osama bin Laden) crew be like a shining star, like the way we destroyed them two tower, ha ha!– Reggae style music video, Source: Internet

On 911 with the destruction of the World Trade Center, there was a general response in the Muslim world of delight, with the Palestinians perhaps the most extravagant. — Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum

Two weeks before 9-11, the Mufti of Palestine, Ikrime Sabri, who is the senior religious figure in the Palestinian Authority, on the radio openly prayed for (A..ah) to destroy Israel, Britain and the United States. — Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

Oh A..ah! Destroy America! Oh A..ah, destroy Britain and its supporters and collaborators! — Ikrime Sabri, Mufti of Palestine, PA Radio Broadcast, 24 Aug 2001

When you hear the same message over and over and over again, it becomes part of the way you see the world. — Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

A divine blow will be dealt soon to the US and Israel. The believers will rejoice with A–ah’s victory. — Ahmed Abdul Razek, Palestinian Imam, Palestinian TV, 2002

There is one significat characteristic that distinguishes the jihadi from the Nazi, or from other forms of fascism of recent memory. The Nazis had an irrational goal, and so do the jihadis. That is world domination. However, the Nazis respected themselves. They wanted to live, and so their methods followed a more rational model.

The average Islamic jihadist has both an irrational goal and an irrational methodology. He will sacrifice not only himself, but his children, even his babies, his wife, his entire family or nation, to achieve what he believes to be paradise…darussalam. The leaders are often conspicuously absent in participating in this warped sefllessness.

The view I have come to is that whereas the Muslim struggles with himself do evil and to show no mercy even when faced with good people and beautiful cultures, the Jew struggles to remain good and merciful even in the face of utter evil and lack of mercy.

I don’t want to be misunderstood here. I’m not advocating passivity, nor being merciful to the cruel. That is firmly advised against by our Sages. When the world sinks to utter savagery, too often, we humans let go of our humanity, and we revert to the “every man for himself” outlook, “might makes right”, all that. But we, as Jews are not allowed that luxury. We are to remain elevated in our view of ourselves and those around us, who are also struggling to survive. Each life has infinite value, that is a central theme of Torah, and we are not allowed to forget it, even in the darkest of times. We are to be an example of this, so that all people can know, they too are capable of dignity, even in the worst of times.

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

2 Responses to “Jihad = Mein Kampf – Part 4”

  1. name said

    Thank you,

  2. If Wikileaks was simply about whistleblowing, there’d be a Chinese, Russian or Venezuelan doc. Or 2. But there aren’t. Are there.

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