The Israeli/Palestinian conflict as not being one over land, but over Islamic doctrine

by James Stephens

February 26, 2010

Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch makes vital points  in this analysis of the phenomenon which is Mosab Hassan Yousef.

In the opinion of 4international this is one of the most important factors in the situation in the Middle East, an Arab who turns decisively against Islam.

We on 4international are not at all against Arabs, we are against the backward and reactionary political ideology cum religion of Islam, and if Arabs are going to have any future, especially Arab women, then they have to make a decisive break with Islam.

But this means facing up the the reactionary Fascist ideology which underpins Islam.

There are those Jews and others, I know one in Southern Spain, who continually claim that Islam is OK, it is just that there are extremists, and then of course this person says there are extremists in all religions.

But what will this person do now about Mosab Hassan who has broken from Islam. Will he attack him?

This is why this analysis by Spencer is so important, and also important is the comment which we place at the end, which was one of many good comments on Jihadwatch, url provided by us for you to visit yourself. Sorry it is 2 comments, I cannot omit the comment by Sean, and he has an url which I intend to visit, but it is the comment by 4infidels which gets to the very heart of the issue

[Begin analysis by Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch here]

Even a moderate Muslim who reads the Koran must read that the Jews are the sons of apes and that the infidels must be killed”

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a West Bank Hamas leader. Mosab Hassan Yousef is a convert to Christianity. In this interview he speaks about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as not being one over land, but over Islamic doctrine, which is intransigent and can never allow for the existence of an Infidel polity, much less a Jewish State, on what Muslims consider to be Islamic land. He speaks about the problem being rooted in the Qur’an.

This is what we have said here many, many times, and so it should come as no surprise to longtime Jihad Watch readers, or to anyone who is fully informed about the motives and goals and beliefs of the jihadis. But it will come as a total surprise to the learned analysts who dominate the discourse in Washington, and they will dismiss it out of hand. “Israel’s spy in Hamas (Part II),” by Avi Issacharoff for Haaretz, February 26 (thanks to Mladen Andrijasevic):

[…] “Many people think the terrorists’ motivation is the Israeli occupation, the corruption, but all that is just the backdrop. It is not the root of the problem. The occupation is like the rain that falls on the soil in which the seed has been planted, but it is not the seed itself. The root of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not lie in security or politics: It is a war between two gods, two religions. Between the God of the Torah and the God of the Koran. The Koran teaches that this is Waqf land – a sacred endowment which must not be given up. The Torah taught the Jews that this is their land and must not be given up.”It follows that there will be no peace in the Middle East. Israel’s problem is not with Hamas or with any other organization, nor with the interpretation Hamas reads into the Koran. It is with the god of the Koran. After all, even a moderate Muslim who reads the Koran must read that the Jews are the sons of apes and that the infidels must be killed. The Palestinians must stop blaming Israel, or the West, for all their problems. If they want true freedom, they must free themselves from their God.”

You sound completely pessimistic. What about a Palestinian state?

“That is not a solution. Today we do not have a leadership worthy of ruling, not Hamas and not Fatah. The Palestinians move between the corrupt leadership of Fatah, and the Hamas leadership, which sends them all to die. Besides, Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis. That is against what their God tells them. It is impossible to make peace with infidels, only a cease-fire, and no one knows that better than I.

“The Hamas leadership is responsible for the killing of Palestinians, not Israelis. Palestinians! They do not hesitate to massacre people in a mosque or to throw people from the 15th or 17th floor of a building, as they did during the coup in Gaza. The Israelis would never do such things. I tell you with certainty that the Israelis care about the Palestinians far more than the Hamas or Fatah leadership does. Israel withdrew from Gaza, and instead of the place being built up and cultivated, look what happened there. We need to take a break from these leaders. And I call on the government of Israel: Never accede to Hamas demands, not even about Gilad Shalit. They will not hurt him – he is too important to them. Even if it goes on for 10 years, Israel must not give in and release all those people from prison.”

Important comment by Sean

sean | February 26, 2010 8:12 AM | Reply“Islam is the only religion which is more obsessed with unbelievers than it is with its own followers. Muslims define their own identity solely in opposition to the Kuffar. Islamic accomplishments are so negligible that they have no positive cultural features with which they can identify. Hence the unceasing and implacable aggression toward civilized peoples and envy of their accomplishments. The development and deliberate cultivation of hatred is such a central feature of Islam that there is nothing that we Kuffars can do, or not do, that would make our univited guests hate us any less or any more.

Rage is so intrinsic to Islam that external events are irrelevant. Hatred of non-Moslems is the pivot of Islamic existence. Muslims are bound together by a shared and carefully nurtured animosity to ‘The Other’ developed from earliest childhood, which ignites a permanent fire of tension between Moslems and non-Moslems. Ever since Jihadists started immigrating into the West, we have become all too familiar with concepts such as ‘Killing the unbelievers wherever you find them’ and the tribal polarities of Dar al-Harb versus Dar al-Islam , Ummah versus Kuffar etc.

Very little of the Koran is devoted to how to be a Muslim, the religion of Islam. Instead, the majority of the Koran is about kafirs, non-Muslims. Kafirs are the worst of the creation. Allah hates kafirs and plots against them. Kafirs can be tortured, murdered, robbed, raped and enslaved. The Koran is fixated on kafirs, as was Mohammed.”

Second important comment by 4infidels. This comment is of extreme importance

How long until mainstream American Jewish organizations tell him to tone down his message, that their mission includes interfaith dialogue, and that they are officially committed to the two-state solution? “My gosh, he sounds Islamophobic and we can’t be associated with someone like that!”

Do you think that the Jewish newspapers and JTA will even cover this important interview or will they continue to do PR for J-Street and the Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood-linked organizations with whom they are “engaged in dialogue?”

I’m sure Pres. Obama could inform him that while he condemns the violence, Hamas has “legitimate grievances.”

Funny how Mosab Yousef comes to the same conclusions that this website has regarding Islam and the nature of “the conflict.”

1 thought on “The Israeli/Palestinian conflict as not being one over land, but over Islamic doctrine

  1. Middle ground
    Reader comment on item: Israel’s Unnecessary War
    in response to reader comment: What Israel can do ?
    Submitted by Ted Belman (Canada), Mar 2, 2010 at 21:50

    If appeasement does not work against the Arabs, neither does the path of total war and destruction. In any event, the latter approach is just not feasible for the simple reason that neither America nor Europe will allow such action. And both America and the E.U. have the leverage to enforce a moderate response by Israel. After some 60 years the governing elite in Israel have learned the lesson that there is no military solution. The slow grinding approach of negotiations, with all its frustrations and setbacks wiill in time yield the desired results.

    Posted March 3, 2010- Daniel Pipes weblog

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