Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Do not be silent!

I just finished watching the first episode of CNN's G-d's Warriors, dealing with Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria. The facts are presented in such a way that you would think that the Jews are just as responsible for the conflict as the Muslims. The few Jewish terror attacks, which are disgraces on the Torah and a chilul Hashem, are made to seem just as frequent as the Arab jihadist attacks. The entire premise of the series is the moral equivalency between extreme Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Robert Spencer's new book blows this myth of moral equivalency apart)
Anyways, its late at night and I don't feel like going over why this idea is naive and misguided. The show got me so worked up so I just feel like I need to post something. I think I will just trust G-d - He has a plan and will not abandon Israel.

A psalm, a song of Asaph. O God, have no silence, do not be silent and do not be still, O God. For behold, Your enemies stir, and those who hate You raise their heads. Against Your people they plot cunningly, and they take counsel against Your protected ones. They said, "Come, let us destroy them from [being] a nation, and the name of Israel will no longer be remembered." For they have taken counsel with one accord; against You they form a pact. The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites. Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre. Also Assyria joined them; they were the arm of the children of Lot forever. Do to them as [to] Midian; as [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin in the brook Kishon. They were destroyed in En-Dor; they were [as] dung on the ground. Make them, their nobles, as Oreb and as Zeeb, and as Zebah and as Zalmuna all their princes, Who said, "Let us inherit for ourselves the dwellings of God." My God, make them like thistles, like stubble before the wind. As a fire that burns in a forest and as a flame that burns mountains. So will You pursue them with Your tempest, and with Your whirlwind You will terrify them. Fill their faces with shame, and they will seek Your countenance, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and terrified forever; let them be disgraced and perish. Let them know that You-Your name alone is the Lord, Most High over all the earth.
Hashem, destroy Your enemies and have mercy on Your Firstborn son, Israel. We have waited 2000 years of exile, Inquisition, pogroms, oppression, Holocaust and jihad. We are very, very tired. Bring us home. Send us the Moshiach now- 2000 years is a very long time.

19 comments:

American Interests said...

Fear not, pray that God protect your nation and so it will be protected; have faith. Facts are often distorted by the producers of such series. Probably one of the reasons why you are here, to be a voice for Israel. God has a plan...

Always On Watch said...

The facts are presented in such a way that you would think that the Jews are just as responsible for the conflict as the Muslims.

Almost all the social studies textbooks teach that. Another generation corrupted!

falcon_01 said...

I read some of the transcript and felt I was going to be sick... more propaganda against the joooos. *sigh*

najistani said...

WOW! A show of Churchillian defiance from the British MSM. Are they finally waking up?

From http://www.express.co.uk/ourcomments/view/16913


"FREEDOM of speech is one of the cornerstones of our democracy.

The open exchange of view and the expression of controversial opinions are bulwarks against tyranny.

Yet the British tradition of liberty is now increasingly under threat because of the state’s cowardly policy of trying to appease radical Islam.

In the name of promoting a spirit of tolerance, our civic institutions have
become ruthlessly intolerant of anyone who dares to challenge some of the most repellent features of hardline Islamism, such as misogyny, the contempt for human rights and the resort to violence for political ends.

Blanket accusations of racism are regularly used to suppress debate about the problems caused by Islam.

Britain fought the last war against an anti-semitic, book-burning, totalitarian regime. Yet in a bizarre twist, the modern British Government now acts as the guardian of those Muslims who want to see an Islamic version of just such a regime in this country. In a monstrous inversion of our values, those seeking to uphold our freedoms against Muslim fundamentalism are now the target of state repression.

The British bobby, once a symbol of robust common sense, is rapidly being transformed into an agent of the race-fixated thought police.

Perhaps the most worrying recent example of this trend was the outrageous conduct of the West Midlands police over a Channel 4 investigation into extremism within Birmingham’s mosques – Undercover Mosque. Anyone watching the programme would have been appalled at some of the sentiments of the Muslim clerics.

One preacher, referring to his eagerness to see British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, said that “the hero is the one who separated his head from his shoulders”.Another called for homosexuals to be “thrown off the mountain”, while a third believed that Jews will be killed at the end of time, accompanying his forecast with a snorting noise like that of a pig.

A Christian minister coming out with vile language against Muslims would not only be defrocked but would have his collar felt by the constabulary. Yet the reaction of the West Midlands police was very different. Assistant Chief Constable Anil Patani, in charge of “security and social cohesion”, decided the preachers of hate should face no action. Instead his force issued a complaint against Channel 4 to regulator Ofcom, that the programme-makers may have been guilty of stirring up racial hatred.

Patani, one of the new breed of police chiefs seemingly more interested in social engineering than in protecting the public, claimed that the producers had deliberately quoted the Muslim clerics “out of context” to suit an Islamophobic agenda.

The West Midlands police, he said, had pursued Channel 4 “with as much rigour as the extremism portrayed within the documentary itself”.

Since when was it the job of the police to sit in judgment on TV productions, acting as a political censor? Is the West Midlands so free of crime that police can look through hours of TV footage, deciding whether a television company has shown sufficient obedience to the new doctrine of anti-racism?

Mr Patani was effectively exploiting the current row over TV fakery, suggesting that the investigation into the mosques was just another distorted documentary, like the BBC’s notorious programme about the Queen, in which editing of the footage appeared to show Her Majesty storming out of a photoshoot when in reality nothing of the sort happened.

In fact there is no evidence that Channel 4 was guilty of any kind of manipulation. None of the participants complained about the programme, nor was there any denial of a right of reply.

This controversy only shows the disastrous influence of the Marxist creed of political correctness, where the police have become so neurotic about Islamophobia that they have turned themselves into political commissars.

This worrying pattern can be seen in so many other areas. Only this weekend it emerged that the BBC had decided to rewrite an episode of the popular hospital drama Casualty because it feared the original storyline, about an Islamist suicide bombing at a bus station, might offend Muslim sensibilities. So the BBC replaced it with one about carnage perpetrated by animal rights activists.

Yet there is no record of animal rights campaigners having committed mass slaughter against the public, whereas radical Muslims have exacted a terrifying toll.

Similarly, press investigations into Muslims grooming young white girls for sex and prostitution – like this paper’s brave analysis on Saturday of a Muslim paedophile ring in Blackburn – have led to accusations of racism.

In 2004, for instance, Channel 4 postponed a documentary called Edge Of The City about Asian men in Bradford targeting white girls as young as 11 for sex and drug abuse. This followed pressure from the chief constable of West Yorkshire Colin Cramphorn, who warned that the programme would inflame racial tensions.

It is grotesque the way the British state keeps giving in to Muslim bullying. Islamic grievances are always accompanied by the menace of violence. No other religion inspires such craven attitudes because no other faith inspires such aggression in its followers. But censorship and prosecutions against Islam’s critics are no answer. They are only steps along the road to tyranny.

ZionistYoungster said...

Amen.

"The few Jewish terror attacks, which are disgraces on the Torah and a chilul Hashem, [...]"

In our day, it is imperative that we not apologize even for that. And why is that, because the world, instead of accepting our apologies kindly, takes them as admissions of our guilt and immorality and therefore as justification for our being murdered (God forbid). Therefore, do not apologize. The world is not worthy of our apologies.

(That link is from just a little more than a year ago--from during the war in Lebanon!)

Sharm said...

end the occupation first !

ZionistYoungster said...

Sharm,

Yes, the Arab occupation of Jewish land must be brought to an end fast.

Bar Kochba said...

ZY: I disagree with you. I am not talking about G-d forbid apologizing for civilian casualties that are the result of Israel defending itself; I am talking about Jewish terror organizations. The foiled Jewish plot to bomb an Arab girls school is wrong- we would condemn it if the Muslims attempted (and they have) to bomb a Jewish school. Torah is not terror. When we apologize, we show that we can make mistakes and we can admit them, something that the Arabs can never do. We must never succumb to the level of the Arabs and use vigilante terror. There is a major distinction between the Israeli army fighting the Arabs and private citizens fighting them. Nonetheless, the focus should be on the Arabs and not us since Jewish terror pales in comparison to Muslim ones. We do not dance in the streets when they die and Jewish leaders condemn the terror. No such thing can be found in the Arab world.
BTW Sharm: When the Jews of Hebron were massacred and expelled in 1929, there was no "Occupation". When the Jews of Jerusalem or Safed were murdered and children were disemboweled, there was no "Occupation". Gaza has been unoccupied since the Disengagement of 2005 yet the Palestinians are in worse shape, poverty, civil war. The Arabs do not want peace- they want jihad and death.

ZionistYoungster said...

Bar Kochba:

"When we apologize, we show that we can make mistakes and we can admit them, something that the Arabs can never do."

You know that. I know that. But the world (Kahane's "Dear World") doesn't accept that. They take every apology of ours as confirmation for their theory that we are evil and deserving of death. Apologizing in the morally right thing to do; pragmatically, it'll have to wait until, with HaShem's help, there comes a better world that doesn't take our apologies in such a malicious way. "Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise; why shouldest thou destroy thyself?" (Ecclesiastes 7:16)

ZionistYoungster said...

PIMF "Apologizing in" -> "Apologizing is"

Donald Douglas said...

Have a great weekend!

Brooke said...

With all the insane concessions that the Jewish gov't has made, and all the civilian attacks by Muslims against the Jewish people, you'd have to be stupid to think that Israel has an equal part in any ME conflict.

Stupid, or a Muslim.

But I suppose that's repetitive, huh?

FLORIAN said...

CNN is about as biased as it gets...how in the hell can they even fathom comparing Jews and Christians to Muslim Jihadis? WTF! No surprise since Christaine Amanpour is behind it--her Persian ancestry already gave the series a slant from the get go.
Whenever Jews decide that their lives and values (and GOD) are worth more than the "civil rights" of murderous Nazi Muzzie vermin then MAYBE....peace can be obtained. But there would have to be a pretty bloody march towards Damascus and around the "palestinian strongholds" first. We won't hold our breaths though.

American Interests said...

Slightly of topic. Thought you might be interested. A so-called Hamas moderate revealing his true colors. See:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/108901/hamass-mask-of-moderation-slips.thtml

I was going to comment on this on my blog but it would be more appropriate on yours ... if you wish. Regards Ottavio, American Interests

nanc said...

the Messiah is at the door, b.k.

meanwhile, you're invited to a party at curtains...

<*:]

nanc said...

jonathan tobin says it best.

of course, there will be those who know nothing of the covenants made between the Lord and israel.

kahaneloyalist said...

Bar Kochba, learn the laws of Jewish warfare before you condemn Jewish heroes, start with Rambam Hilchot Melachim, and remember the words of Gemara Sanhedrin, every member of the enemy nation, not soldiers but member, killed in war is as a Korban to Hashem. You need to shed these Western anti-Jewish ideas of right and wrong and learn the Jewish view not the Christian and Liberal beliefs that so many confuse with Torah.

Remember that when the Maccabees waged their war they wiped out whole cities of Goyim and Jewish traitors, and in modern times David Raziel and Yair Stern intentionally killled Arab men women and Children in the fight for Jewish independance, and they were both fully observant Jews.

najistani said...

What Hitler learned from Islam:

"Just as Hitler wanted a Nazi-dominated world that would be Judenrein - cleansed of its Jews - so in 1914 the Ottoman Empire wanted to construct a Muslim empire that would stretch from Istanbul to Manchuria.

Armenia, an ancient Christian civilisation spreading out from the eastern end of the Black Sea, stood in its way.

At the turn of the 20th century, there were two million Christian Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Already, 200,000 had been killed in a series of pogroms - most of them brutally between 1894 and 1896.

In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire entered World War I against the Allies and launched a disastrous military campaign against Russian forces in the Caucasus. It blamed defeat on the Armenians, claiming they had colluded with the Russians.


A prominent Turkish writer at the time described the war as "the awaited day" when the Turks would exact "revenge, the horrors of which have not yet been recorded in history".


Through the final months of 1914, the Ottoman government put together a number of "Special Organisation" units, armed gangs consisting of thousands of convicts specifically released from prison for the purpose.


These killing squads of murderers and thieves were to perpetrate the greatest crimes in the genocide. They were the first state bureaucracy to implement mass killings for the purpose of race extermination. One army commander described them at the time as the "butchers of the human species".


On the night of April 24, 1915 - the anniversary of which is marked by Armenians around the world - the Ottoman government moved decisively, arresting 250 Armenian intellectuals. This was followed by the arrest of a further 2,000.


Some died from torture in custody, while many were executed in public places. The resistance poet, Daniel Varoujan, was found disembowelled, with his eyes gouged out.


One university professor was made to watch his colleagues have their fingernails and toenails pulled out, before being blinded. He eventually lost his mind, and was let loose naked into the streets.


Varter never found out what fate her husband suffered. Some said he was shot, others that he was among the men held in jail, who suffered torture so unbearable that they poured the kerosene from prison lamps over their heads and turned themselves into human pyres as a release from the agony.


Heavily pregnant, Varter was ordered to join a death convoy marching women and children to desert concentration camps.


She survived the journey alone - her six children died along the way. The two youngest were thrown to their deaths down a mountainside by Turkish guards; the other four starved to death at the bottom of a well where they had hidden to escape.


Varter herself was abducted by a man who promised to save her - but raped her instead. Eventually, she was released to mourn her lost family, the victims of Europe's forgotten holocaust.


The killing of 1.5m Armenians by the Ottoman Turks during World War I remains one of the bloodiest and most contentious events of the 20th century, and has been called the first modern genocide.


In all, 25 concentration camps were set up in a systematic slaughter aimed at eradicating the Armenian people - classed as "vermin" by the Turks.


Winston Churchill described the massacres as an "administrative holocaust" and noted: "This crime was planned and executed for political reasons. The opportunity presented itself for clearing Turkish soil of a Christian race."


Chillingly, Adolf Hitler used the episode to justify the Nazi murder of six million Jews, saying in 1939: "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"

Yet, carried out under the cover of war, the Armenian genocide remains shrouded in mystery - not least because modern-day Turkey refuses to acknowledge the existence of its killing fields.


Almost all young women were raped according to Fisk, while older women were beaten to death - they did not merit the expense of a bullet. Babies were left by the side of the road to die.


Often, attractive young Armenian girls were sent to Turkish harems, where some lived in enforced prostitution until the mid-1920s.


Many other archive photographs testify to the sheer brutality suffered by the Armenians: children whose knee tendons were severed, a young woman who starved to death beside her two small children, and a Turkish official taunting starving Armenian children with a loaf of bread. "

Allah f***ing Ackbar!!!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=479143&in_page_id=1770&ito=1490

Jungle Mom said...

I love the lion graphic.