Watching (well, using as background noise) Hannity & Colmes tonight, I noticed they had Michael Ledeen on the program, so I perked my ears, as he’s my boy Dan Darling’s mentor of sorts in the anti-terrorism realms. And then I heard one of my pet peeves asked (in my own words)…”why do the Muslim extremist terrorist types hate America and Israel so much?” I have to admit, this got my wheels turning. Of course, the answer provided by Ledeen was because we’re good and the terrorists were evil, while Colmes asked if it were because of our abysmal foreign policies relating to the Middle East over the years.
Now, I believe both Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes to be men of intellect, and I also believe that Michael Ledeen is a well-established and quality thinker, despite how people typically view those of the neoconservative plank. Yet I was amazed that everyone completely missed the root cause. My amazement turned to musing whether it was due to ignorance or refusal to believe what it truly was.
I’ve begun to believe that it’s an intential omission, as I’ve heard the reason given on that show in the past…by Israeli ambassadors to the UN, former Israeli prime ministers, and others of the Jewish persuasion. It’s because Islam dictates that all Jews must by rule die for the end-time to take place. And, not only that, a curse was applied to both Jews AND Christians.
No, that’s all Jewish rhetoric! It’s Israeli propaganda! All I can say to that is…
“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” ~ Surah 5:51
“And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!” ~ Surah 9:30
“The last day will not come until the Muslims confront the Jews and the Muslims destroy them. In that day Allah will give a voice to the rocks and the trees and they will cry out, ‘O Muslim, O Abdullah, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him!'” ~ Sahih Al-Bukhari hadith.
Being the only truly predominantly Christian nation left in the world, the U.S. is seen by the fundamentalist Islamic terrorists as the cat’s paw of Satan in working against the followers of Allah. THIS is why they hate us, and THIS is the reason the larger Arabic world (even those typically thought of as moderate) gets up in arms over whatever we do. The fact that the U.S. supports Israel only inflames it.
I just don’t know why I understand this and these sharp guys who get paid to enlighten people via television don’t.