by Dr. Reuven Berko
Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the northern chapter of the Islamic Movement in Israel, habitually makes inflammatory remarks under the claim that "the Al-Aqsa mosque is in danger" and that the Jews intend to demolish the structure and establish the Third Temple in its stead. Turns out, the rockets Hamas fired at Jerusalem could have totally annihilated the mosque had they not been intercepted by us -- the chosen people, who, according to the Quran, are the rightful inheritors of this blessed land.
As Israel named its latest military operation "Protective Edge," the Hamas' mujahadeen have dubbed their latest bout of aggression "Solid Structure," which is borrowed directly from Islam. The expression was taken from the Quranic chapter "Al-Saff" ("The Ranks"), Verse 4, which says, "Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in ranks as if they were a solid structure." When Hamas' leaders eventually emerge from their lairs and witness the destruction, they will see that their operation had no structure, nor was it solid.
While the homes of Hamas leaders are being demolished right over their heads, their command posts and rocket launch pads collapsing one after another, and as the citizens of Gaza surreptitiously curse them, it is becoming more and more clear that most Arab nations want no part in the Islamic "solid structure" Hamas envisaged. Arab countries (excluding Qatar) have finally grasped the danger inherent in the sundry gangs of Islamic terrorism, which include Hamas. This understanding is also shared by Western countries, which have realized by now that Hamas murderers (killing in the name of Allah) are a part of the Islamic terror puzzle that is currently threatening the entire world.
Armed with firearms and rockets, "the mercenaries of Allah" work toward killing innocent citizens, guided by macabre interpretations of their liturgy. Take, for example, the recent rocket barrage aimed at Tel Aviv. It was called "Al-Asef Al-Maakul," or "Devoured Chaff," which is borrowed from the chapter "Al-Fil" ("The Elephant"). In a matter of speaking, just as God sent swarms of birds down on the enemies of Mecca, elephant riders, pelting them with stones of baked clay and rendering them as devoured chaff, so too would be the fate of Tel Aviv's residents.
It's incredible how Hamas' leaders and even some Arab MKs have justified the rocket volleys fired by Hamas at Israeli citizens as a "legitimate form of resistance to the occupation" while simultaneously demanding that Israel, which is busy defending itself in light of the blatant attempts to slaughter its citizenry, stand trial at the International Criminal Court for war crimes at The Hague.
This duplicitous conduct is not another sophisticated Arab Islamic ruse -- it is retrograde, twisted behavior, in complete denial of reality. Devoid of self-criticism, it constantly casts blame on the other while blindly believing its own lies. It is a wild phenomenon that has bedeviled psychologists, historians, Middle East scholars, criminologists and sociologists.
Palestinian terrorists are also bound by frustrating Islamic paradigms, which lead to faulty judgment and fantastical thinking. According to the chapter "Al-Hashr" ("The Exile"), Verse 14, they truly believe that we are a meek, cowardly and self-absorbed nation defending itself from behind fortified walls. They have actually been convinced that the Jews do not constitute a nation, but a religious group, which, suffering God's wrath, has been destined to rove the Earth aimlessly and without a homeland until its ultimate conversion to Islam. Their propaganda machine recites such verses so incessantly that when "inferiors" like us end up pulverizing their people, it undermines their sanity.
Our enemies function as a herd in which no individuals bears much significance. According to their ways, God helps the patient ones, but anybody who doesn't take courage in patience is an infidel. It was only appropriate that the assertive, argumentative, immediate-gratification-seeking Jews would ultimately understand that patience is the name of the game. We must continue to strike Hamas, patiently, and resist a land incursion into Gaza.
So they'll think we're a bunch of cowards. So what?
Dr. Reuven Berko
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