Israel Has Crossed The Ultimate Red-line: What Are Muslims Going To Do?

03 March 2014

By Khalid Amayreh

With the most extremist Zionist government ever in power, Israel is taking tangible steps to seize and perhaps destroy the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one of Islam's principal holy places.

Two important events occurred this week which should alert the world's Muslims to the criminal Zionist designs in Jerusalem:

First, the Israeli Knesset or parliament discussed proposal to impose "Israeli sovereignty" over the Haram el-Sharif or Noble Sanctuary which houses the two main mosques, the Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock.

The Knesset, as we all know, is dominated by hardline Talmudic fanatics who show no respect whatsoever for other religions, their adherents and holy places. Indeed, some of these racists, such as the followers of the Nazi-like Chabad cult don't ascribe mere humanity to non-Jews in general. In fact, their theology has more in common with Mein Kampf than with the teachings of Moses.

This is not anti-Semitic propaganda as some people, particularly those long-exposed to Zionist hasbara and propaganda, would claim. These are axiomatic facts that honest people, Jews and otherwise, would easily recognize.

The reason I'm alluding to this dimension is because these people are in tight control of Israel today. They control the army, they lead the government and they shape the public discourse in the Jewish state. Their ability and willingness to do the unthinkable can't be underestimated.

Their predominance is very much similar to the emergence of the Nazi movement prior to World War II. The sheer evilness of their ideology and millenarian yearnings would make any comparison with the Nazis quite logical.

Hence, it is extremely imperative to realize that the next few months and years will be so difficult especially with regard to the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The second related event is the refusal by the Israeli justice system to consider acts of sabotage and vandalism perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against Palestinians as acts of terror.

Needless to say, this racist refusal spells out the kid-glove approach Israel is adopting toward these terrorists who interpret any leniency by the Israeli state as a green light to commit further acts of terror and vandalism against the Palestinians.

This extreme and sickening flaccidity by the Israeli government toward Jewish terror is likely to lead to heinous acts on a wider scale.

The attacks by Nazi-like Jewish settlers on mosques and Arab community centers on both sides of the Green-Line can only be compared to Kristallnacht.

Yes, the scale is not the same in both cases. However, the acquiescence to Jewish terror shown by the Israeli government and its security agencies can be compared with the German government complicity in what occurred throughout Germany in November, 1938 when synagogues and other Jewish targets were set on fire and vandalized by Nazi gangs.

Some readers might protest the comparisons on the ground that Kristallnacht was an event of huge magnitude.

True, but can anyone guarantee that the settlers and their numerous supporters in the Israeli army and government are not mentally willing to carry out a Kristallnacht toward the Palestinians?

Just listen to what these settlers and their leaders are saying in their meetings and religious sermons. One doesn't have to be extremely smart to read the writing on the wall.

They don't stop urging the Israeli government and army to expel the Palestinians and replicate the Nakba of 1948.

Well, for those who don't know, ethnic cleansing whether you call it "transfer" or "population exchange" is a mere euphemism for genocide or a holocaust.

Besides, we have to remember that the German holocaust didn't really begin with Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen or Treblinka. It started much earlier with relatively innocuous signs, signs that are strikingly similar to what we see in Israel these days.

Weak Arab reactions

Israeli provocations in Jerusalem have so far been met with insignificant Arab reactions. These reactions include a lukewarm statement by a Jordanian official, warning of the "possible negative ramifications" on Israeli measures on the "peace process." Another reaction came from the Sissi regime, which carried out a bloody military coup against the democratically-elected government of Egypt in order to please Israel and its guardian-ally, the United States. And the chronically impotent Arab League was called for a meeting to discuss the Israeli provocations.

I don't really know how the Sissi junta, which murdered thousands of innocent Egyptians at Rabaa and Nahdha, can help the cause of the Aqsa Mosque.

Well, let Sissi and his cohorts first stop murdering and tormenting their own people. That would be the greatest Egyptian contribution to efforts aimed at thwarting Israeli designs against holy places in Palestine.

I am not sure that morally bankrupt Arab leaders can be entrusted to put up a meaningful collective stance to confront Israeli insolence and arrogance of power.

In the final analysis, these despots and tyrants are part of the problem facing the Arab world.

Indeed, had these ignoramuses disappeared from the helm of power in their respective capitals, the overall Arab situation would have been much better.

Otherwise, it is endlessly foolhardy to expect manifestly murderous regimes, such as that of Bashar el-Assad and Abdul Fattah al-Sissi, to help the Palestinian cause. Just ask any Syrian citizen and he or she would tell you they would prefer to be occupied by the Israeli army rather than by the murderous Nusseiri regime which has killed far more Syrians in three years than has Israel killed Arabs since its creation 66 years ago.

Any hope?

While we cannot pin any real hopes on the regimes, we can trust the Muslim masses to make the appropriate and adequate stand that is proportionate to the real dangers facing one of Islam's holiest places.

Muslims, especially in countries that allow peaceful demonstrations, must take to the streets in the hundreds of thousands to protest Jewish encroachment against our holy places.

This is the very least these Muslims should do to communicate an unmistakable message to Jewish fanatics in occupied Palestine.

Inaction is no option, for it invites further and more daring aggressions against Muslim presence in Palestine.

Not even Islamic holy places in Makkah and Madinah would be immune from morbid Jewish whims if Israel was allowed to have her way in Jerusalem.

Indeed, if Muslims failed to respond now, when will they ever do?

Khalid Amayreh is an American-educated journalist living in the Hebron region of the West Bank.



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