By Raphael Israeli
The new Zawahiri broadcast tape, where Islamists pursue their campaign of intimidation against the West seems nothing new, but what does seem surprisingly new, compared with the legendary fighting spirit of the British, is the seeming capitulation of London and other European capitals to their tormenters , and in any case the baffling incomprehension that they exhibit of the Islamist phenomenon which has repeatedly declared itself so clearly as inimical to them.
Just consider the spirit of dhimmitude which has inundated the entire West due to its much-cultivated dependence on Muslim oil and the humiliating consequences thereof. This state of mind, which dictated caution, surreptitious manoeuvering in order to survive, and a self-humiliating sycophancy toward the Muslim rulers in the hope of gaining their favor, has been inherited from many centuries of Islamic rule on vast swaths of Christendom, from
What is more, the spirit of dhimmitude has been adopted, or taken over, by many Western societies today which, for reasons hard to understand or explain, pretend not to hear or comprehend Muslim threats, smile, and evince "understanding" in the face of those threats, and seem to be marching foolishly toward spiritual and cultural capitulation and enslavement. Take, for example, the regime of self-defense and of intruding into the privacy of the air-passengers, which has been imposed in airports all over the world in the past two decades due to Muslim terrorism. Instead of persecuting it and eliminating it at its roots, the West surrendered to it and adopted, at considerable financial, human and moral cost, measures to live with it, not to fight it, in what has amounted to submission to a mammoth collective punishment of innocents. Even more ominous is the wholehearted and even enthusiastic support of Europeans to Muslim fundamentalists on their own turf, when they rushed to sustain Bosnians and Kosovars and other Albanian Muslims in Macedonia, that have been supported, financed and trained by revolutionary Iran, and many Muslim volunteers from Chechnya to North Africa and the Middle East, were recruited to fight a Jihad for their cause.
So, again foolishly, the West substituted Muslim Jihad and horrors for Serbian ethnic cleansing and caused with its own doings, the severance of Christian continuity between the heart of Europe to the Aegean Sea, by creating and sustaining a continuous string of revived Muslim presence from former Yugoslavia to Turkey, hoping thereby to extend the Turkish model of "Islamic moderation" and salvaging the European borders from a Muslim onslaught. But it turned out that Kosovo was totally subtracted from
Now, following the London horrors, the British, who have for years given shelter to Muslim terrorists who clustered in London under the liberal policies of then-Home Secretary Jack Straw, find themselves "surprised" and "shocked" that the wind of "liberalism" they had sown now forces them to reap the whirlwind of terrorism. They have been talking about "criminals", instead of Muslim terrorists or simply Islamikaze , once again making proof of their dhimmi state of mind which refuses to recognize realities or wishes to avoid offending the Muslims. We all know that criminals would take their risks and try to survive and enjoy the fruit of their crime, while the Islamikaze , as Zawahiri has again made evident, do not expect any economic gains, for they pursue ideological goals and are ready to sacrifice their lives for them, if only they can make the West bend to their will.
So, instead of submitting to their intimidation, as we have shamefully done by yielding to our "punishment" in airports for the past two decades, and in Israel at the entrance to every public building where we have to submit to thorough searches, let us call a spade a spade, condemn the Muslim terrorists and the organizations behind them (by their own admission), instead of blaming the horrific acts of terror as if they were earthquakes or tsunami waves. Imputing this wave of evil to individual criminals or "suicide bombers" not only misses the point of identifying them by name, but may even create some pervert sympathy for them when one begins "understanding" their motives and deplore the poverty or the frustration that caused them to go to their death and bring down with them multitudes of innocent people.
There is no prospect to resist and survive this wave of Muslim evil unless we define it without mincing words. No other group of people, no adherents of any other faith have so relentlessly vowed to destroy Western culture as the modern Islamists have. There are plenty of poor and frustrated people in the favelas of south America, the shack cities of Asia and the jungles of
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