Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time to Admit this Great and Tragic Truth

This morning, in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, two terrorists walked into a church and murdered an 84 year old Catholic priest. In the early morning hours, as the priest was conducting mass, they entered the church with the specific and clear intention to murder.
They violated the holiness, the sanctity of that holy place because...because...

You know what. Stop there. The because leads you to madness.

This is Jacques Hamel. He was 84 when he was murdered by Islamic terrorists in a terror attack in France. He was a priest but more, he was an old man who hurt no one. He was murdered in the name of Allah. He was murdered in the name of intolerance. They entered a church and violated the sanctity of that place. The priest was murdered because he was a Catholic, an infidel. Yes, that's right. According to Islam, this man of the cloth was an infidel.

This is Hadas Fogel. She was only four months old when she was murdered by Islamic terrorists in a terror attack in Israel. She was a baby, but more, she was the essence of innocence and she too was murdered in the name of hatred and Allah. She was murdered in the name of intolerance. She was murdered because she was a Jew, an infidel. Yes, that's right. According to Islam, this child, this baby of only four months old was an infidel and a worthy and honorable target.

And this is Hallel Yaffa Ariel. She was just 13 and a half when she was murdered by an Islamic terrorist in a terror attack in Israel. She was in her bedroom, asleep when he entered her room and began stabbing her. She was a child on the brink of so much more when she was murdered in the name of hate and martyrdom and Allah. She was murdered in the name of intolerance. She was murdered because she was a Jew, an infidel. Yes, that's right. This sleeping child is, according to Islam, a legitimate and honorable kill.
I keep wondering what level of violence will it take to shock the world into action. They have burned people, hanged them, decapitated them. They have stabbed, stoned, bombed, and shot people. They murdered a baby...baby Hadas, and many other babies across the globe. The murdered Hallel as she slept, and many other young girls and boys. And today, they murdered a priest in cold blood.

What will it take for the world to be able to say - without lowering their voices - this was the work of Islamic extremism? This was Islamic terror? All Muslims...no. No. NO.

But today, and yesterday, last week and last month and last year and ten years ago and twenty. In Madrid, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Jerusalem, Brussels, Itamar, Nice, Kiryat Arba, Orlando, Normandy, Afula and on and on and on.

Say it. Islamic terror. Stop it. Stop it. Be shocked. Be angry. Scream out your anger. Stop terrorism.

Stop them now...before they come to your city, as they have come to mine. Stop them because they will not stop. They will come to yours, as they have come for mine. 

You and yours...that's right...YOU are an infidel and they want you dead. They want your way of life crushed. Does that scare you? Does that terrify you to the depths of your soul?



Joyce Shulman said...


Anonymous said...

I know.
I know.
I weep for Fr Hamel and for Hallel and for Hadas). And I am also *angry* on their behalf.
i have read the Quran, and I have read at least substantial portions of the *other* Islamic canonical texts that many people forget about or don't know about - the Sira or canonical life of the warlord Mohammed, and the Hadiths. Enough to get a good sense of what they're on about. Robert Spencer's "The Truth About Mohammed" is excellent and copiously-referenced; and his "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)" is also a good read, especially the first three chapters, that sum up the bleak and bitter truth - Mohammed was a 'prophet' of war, Islam is a religion of war, and the Quran is a book of war. Winston Churchill said of Islam, in his book "The Story of the Malakand Field Force", that it was 'the religion of blood and war". Jacques Ellul (Righteous Gentile; his tree stands in the avenue of the righteous at Yad Vashem, and he also wrote a deeply moving book in defence of Israel, called 'Un Chretien Pour Israel', back in 1983) says of Islam, "It is fundamentally warlike". A great scholar named Joseph Schacht wrote a book called "An Introduction to Islamic Law", and in that book he says, "The basis of the Islamic attitude toward unbelievers is the law of war: they must be converted, or subjugated, or killed". (One may add that the template for those three options - conversion, subjugation, death - is right there in the Quran, Surah 9.29).

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