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An ABC to the Art of Slaughter

kay wilsonI am Kay Wilson, a British-born Jewish Israeli, the survivor of a brutal Palestinian terror attack in which Kristine Luken Z”L, a friend and an American Christian, was slaughtered for one reason: according to the confession of those who murdered her, they mistakenly thought she was Jewish.

I do not want what happened to me or Kristine to happen to others. That is why I write. That is why I speak. That is why I am an advocate for Israel and a peace activist.

Kristine bravely fought, writhed and wriggled to dodge the foot-long serrated steel blade. In vain. I watched the terrorist chop her up in front of my eyes. I am no longer stunned by the blows that shattered my own bones; I am stunned by the banality with which two men who were once little boys could repeatedly and nonchalantly hack at two defenseless women.

In court, they exhibited no remorse. Giggling through the hearing, the sons of evil were unable or unwilling to perceive that their unabated savagery was anything more serious than parking on the sidewalk.

It takes a devilish soul to slaughter someone with bare hands, in cold blood. A bullet through the head at least provides the perpetrator with an “empathy barrier” behind which he may hide his consciousness. Butchers wielding meat cleavers are a species in their own right. They have no ears to hear the squeals of the slaughtered and no eyes to see the life-blood that stains their hands.

It is incitement that enables human beings to hack others to death without so much blinking an eye. The blood of the murdered and future blood of innocent victims cry out from the ground to pressure the Palestinian Authority to put a stop to it. For years, and to no effect, Israel has demanded that the PA cease its institutional hatred, from which thousands graduate in the cult of death.

Incitement is a term so flatly used and thrown around that observers, like the perpetrators, are desensitized to its poison. Incitement has also lost its critical meaning to the likes of the U.K. Jewish group Yachad and its American counterpart, J Street, groups that claim to be “pro-Israel and pro-peace,” yet unreasonably hold Israel entirely accountable for the violence and unfathomably refuse to lobby their own governments to demand the cessation of provocative hatred in the PA. 

I too am “pro-Israel and pro-peace.” But actually achieving peace is not the abracadabra process that they would have us believe. Incitement needs to be dissected in order to break down hatred and work for peace. Incitement needs to be spelled out as an “idiots’ guide to murder.” Here is my “ABC to the art of slaughter.”

ABBAS — Leader of the Palestinian Authority. The person entirely culpable for the violence, the breakdown of the peace talks and the death of innocent people living in the State of Israel and the areas assigned to the PA.

BULLYING — The use of strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. During the peace talks, the director-general of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group criticized his own government, declaring, “There is no freedom of expression in our areas.” A Palestinian blogger was arrested by the PA for starting a Facebook campaign called “The People Want an End to Corruption.” A West Bank university lecturer was arrested for criticizing Mahmoud Abbas on Facebook. The former information minister was shot after calling for reforms in the PA. This bullying and intimidation is intended to deepen the frustration and hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

CHRONICLE — A factual written account of important or historical events in the order of their occurrence. During the peace talks the PA religious affairs minister declared, “History proves the Arab, Islamic and Palestinian rights to this land and disproves the Israeli claim that they have historical and religious rights to this land.” The PA director of the Archaeological Institute claimed, “The archaeological treasures in Jerusalem refute Israeli claims that it’s a Jewish city.” The chief religious justice said, “Since 1967, Israel has been excavating unsuccessfully in search of their fictitious history.” These perjurious chronicles are incitement intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

DOUBLESPEAK — Deliberately euphemistic, ambiguous, or obscure language. During the peace talks, Abbas addressed the international community in a language of tolerance and peace. He declared, “I am committed to peace, but not forever. I don’t mean that I will turn to violence — never. In my life I will never do it.” Yet at the same time his TV station broadcast a song that demanded violence and jihad against Jews and that grenades be thrown in the Israeli cities of Lod and Ramle. This ambiguous incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

EDUCATION — The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction. Illiteracy runs high in the areas of the PA. Unlike education systems in Israel, children are deprived the study of history, foreign literature or any of the classics. Instead, they are fed an Islamist education void of any critique of the Quran and raised on a revisionist, subjective history bereft of the trials and sufferings of any other people group but their own. This systematic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS — People who take part in a violent struggle to achieve a political goal. Once-upon-a-world-ago, people who murdered innocent civilians for political gain were called “terrorists.” The dumbing down of this terminology is rhetorical justification of heinous crimes and is incitement intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and hostility toward the Jewish people.

GRANTS — Sums of money given by an organization for a particular purpose. During the peace talks and ever since, money was paid by the PA to the families of cold-blooded murderers sitting in Israeli jails. This financial incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

HATE SPEECH — Speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. During the peace talks and ever since, the PA religious affairs minister maintained that the conflict with Israel is religious and not territorial. In a sermon, he proclaimed, “Allah has preordained for us ‘ribat’ (religious war). … This is not merely a struggle over a piece of land here or there, not at all.” This religious incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

INDOCTRINATION — A process in which a person or group is taught to accept a set of beliefs uncritically. From the age of kindergarten, children are subjected to indoctrination through television, summer camps and the education curriculum. They are primed to hate and are taught that the most noble cause is to be a martyr. Footage of innocent children strapped to suicide belts are frequent in the PA media. This child abuse is incitement that is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

JUDENFREI — A Nazi term used during the Holocaust denoting an area to be “free of Jews.” The PA has adopted the same goal, intending for a future Palestinian state to be “Judenfrei.” In the PA, selling land to Jews is a crime punishable by death. This fascist incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

KILLING — The premature ending of a person’s life. In contrast, “murder” is the unlawful, premeditated act of taking the life of another human being without justification or excuse. People who are intentionally hacked to death with meat cleavers are “murdered.” Terrorists who are shot at to prevent them taking another innocent life are “killed.” Western media and foreign politicians perversely deemed both the fate of the terrorists and the Har Nof rabbis as “killed,” putting a sinister moral equivalence on their deaths. This semantic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

LIES — Untruths. During the peace talks and ever since, lies have been an integral part of the narrative of the PA. Jews killed Arafat, spread AIDS, set fire to Al-Aqsa mosque, steal the body parts of Palestinians, have a plan to rule the Middle East, control the banks, dominate the media, want to rule the world, are behind the Arab world crisis, are committing genocide against the Palestinians and are conducting a holocaust in Gaza. This libelous incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

MALEFACTOR — Offender, criminal, villain, lawbreaker, evildoer. During the peace talks, a Bethlehem summer camp was named after Dalal Mughrabi, who murdered 38 Israeli civilians. A song was sung in her honor under the auspices of Abbas. This immoral incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

NEMESIS — Adversary, foe, opponent, enemy. Within PA-controlled areas, Christians have had their churches bombed multiple times by Islamists. Riots against Christians have occurred in the Ramallah area and in Gaza the director of the Palestinian Bible Society was brutally murdered. This Islamist incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian Muslim consciousness and provoke hostility toward those of a different faith. 

OBITUARY — A notice of a death, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person. During the peace talks Abbas mourned the death of one of the planners of the Munich Olympics massacre. In a eulogy, he called him “a wonderful brother” and “companion.” This is demagogic incitement intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

POGROM — An organized massacre of a group of Jews. During the peace talks and ever since, the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation sent ideological messages via television encouraging people to seek death, kill Jews and redeem Palestine through the blood of the martyrs. This ethnic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

QURAN — The Islamic sacred book. During the peace talks, the PA religious affairs minister declared, “This conflict is explicit in the Quran and our obligation with regard to it is clarified by the Quran.” This theocratic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

REFUSAL — Nonacceptance, dissent, demurral, negation, turndown. During the peace talks and ever since, the PA refused to unequivocally recognize Israel’s right to exist. The PA denotes its most important cities (aside from Jerusalem) as Haifa, Jaffa, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Tiberias, Eilat and Acre. These are Israeli cities that lie within the 1949 armistice lines. Israel is erased from the school sign of the PA Education Ministry. Fatah’s youth movement also continues to use a logo that erases Israel. The websites of the Agriculture, Youth and Sport, and Planning ministries also have maps of a Palestine without the State of Israel. This antagonistic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

STEREOTYPE — A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person. During the peace talks and ever since, Palestinian newspapers and websites depicted Jews as greedy, ugly, rats and pigs. Many of the motifs are taken directly from Nazi propaganda and the fabricated anti-Semitic document “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” This racial incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

TERRORIST — A person who murder innocents in the pursuit of political aims. During the peace talks, the PA prisoner affairs minister honored a terrorist because her four sons are serving 18 life sentences for killing Jews. He also participated in a Bethlehem ceremony honoring 73 terrorists serving life sentences in Israeli jails by unveiling a Tree of Freedom of Palestine. This murderous incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

UNRWA — United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Rather than provide “relief,” this organization cooperates with the Palestinian leadership and in the name of human rights exploits and perpetuates their refugee status, exacerbates incitement and facilities the deliberate murder of innocent Israelis and inadvertently causes the deaths of innocent Gazans. This political incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

VIOLATION — The breaking or failing to comply with a rule or formal agreement. According to human rights groups, the PA is one of the biggest violators of human rights on record. A member of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights and a British circuit judge reported that the violation of human rights includes honor killings, torture, incarceration without trial, cross-amputations and executions. This injurious incitement is intended to deepen the frustrations and hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people. 

WESTERN MEDIA — Agencies of communication via television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet originating from civilized, democratic societies. All media have considerable influence and moral responsibility. Rather than condemn incitement and violence, the Western media justify it and seek to blame exclusively the State of Israel. This manipulative incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

XENOPHOBIA — Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other people groups. During the peace talks, a theme that was used by the PA was the symbol of a person disposing of garbage in a trash can. The remake of this image included a Palestinian flag superimposed over the figure, who was throwing a Star of David into the garbage. The added text read, “Keep your flag clean.” The poster was broadcast on PA TV by the Palestinian Red Crescent organization. This xenophobic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

YAHUD — Arabic for “Jew.” Yahud is a term that the PA prefers over “Israeli.” With increasing frequency, it is preceded by the word “slaughter,” and used by terrorists before they blow up, hack at or run over Israeli citizens regardless of whether they are Jewish, Muslim, Christian or Druze. This nationalistic incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

ZIONISM — A movement for the re-establishment, development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now the State of Israel. Zionism was also an ideology that was embraced by Christian Europe in the 19th century. Western democracies saw themselves as facilitating self-determination for the Jewish people in their homeland. Today these same countries deem Zionism as racism and accuse Israel of colonialism. This hypocritical incitement is intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

Any individual or group truly “pro-Israel and pro-peace” will possess the integrity to call the PA’s incitement what it is: intimidating, perjurious, ambiguous, systematic, rhetorical, financial, religious, abusive, fascist, semantic, libelous, immoral, Islamist, demagogic, ethnic, theocratic, antagonistic, racial, murderous, political, injurious, manipulative, xenophobic, nationalistic and hypocritical, and intended to deepen the hatred in Palestinian consciousness and provoke hostility toward the Jewish people.

And if there is such a demand from Yachad or J Street, then they need to shout more loudly, for the blood of the innocents crying out from the ground is drowning out their calls.

80 thoughts on “An ABC to the Art of Slaughter”

  1. Lots of good information here. Thanks for posting. Still, I’m left with the question, what is your preferred approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

    1. Jim,
      Resolving any conflict requires one of two things
      (1) negotiations between two sides, both of whom want to resolve the conflict or
      (2) destruction of one side.
      As for (1), neither the PLO nor Hamas is willing to negotiate to resolve the conflict. Both insist upon the destruction of Israel. Therefore, the conflict is not resolvable via negotiation (at least until there is a VERY big change in both the PLO and Hamas).
      As for (2), are you willing to allow Israel to destroy the PLO and Hamas?

      Since (1) will not be achievable for a very long time and (2) is not allowed, try clapping with one hand to resolve the conflict.

      1. But, but, … it’s well known that the root causes of the conflict are the evil settlers, the occupation and ultra-rightist colonialist-expansionist Bibi.

      2. Appreciate your response. This was not a loaded question. While I support a negotiated settlement leading to a two-state solution, I recognize enormous obstacles to achieving that objective. I am still interested to hear from someone who frames the problems the way she does (she is not alone) how Ms. Wilson might see an end to the conflict.

        1. The only way to end the conflict is for the Arabs to end their anti-Jewish incitement and to accept coexistence At present, the only practical way to do that is to destroy both the PLO and Hamas and to re-educate the populations currently living under their rule.
          Since you (and other “progressives”) will not allow this, there is no solution.

          The Arabs themselves say, loudly and clearly, that they see the “two state solution” as a “two stage solution” – first stage, Palestinian state, second stage, destruction of indefensible Israel and murder of the Jews therein. Why do you not believe them?

          1. AIPAC is not considered a progressive organization. George W. Bush is no progressive. Defining the two-state solution approach as a political left-right issue is also a problem in trying to resolve the conflict.

            1. Gee, and guess WHO keeps bringing this right-left issue? Who was whining about Fox News ‘right-wing agenda’, even as it rightly pointed out a blatant anti-Israel media bias? Who was whining non-stop about Bibi’s ‘right-wing agenda’? Hint: someone from Iowa.

              And you dodged Jeannette’s question. No surprise.

              1. Who’s dodging the question? I am agreeing that the Arabs’ attitudes towards Israel are an enormous obstacle to peace. How many times do you want me to say it? As many times as you continue to repeat the same dumb slogan “Palestine is Jordan” over and over again?

                1. Yeah, “enormous obstacle”. And you are a liar: I only mentioned Jordan once. You, on the other hand, brings Bibi at every occasion. Just classical pseudo-progressive dishonesty.

                    1. Well, you say that you are interested in alternatives to the conflict. So what’s the problem in bringing up the “Jordan solution”? By now, it is as feasible as the two-state mantra.

                    2. So it is more than just a tired, dumb slogan? There is some actual thought behind it? Please share with the rest of us. I want to understand how this approach might actually work.

                    3. It’s nearly not as tired and dumb as the two-state mantra, that has been tried for decades. Please, tell us how this is supposed to work, after the recent debacle of Oslo.

                    4. Oslo has failed. Trying to implement Oslo has also helped defeat the political left in Israel leaving a far-right governing coalition who sees no political advantage in abandoning the status quo. Smart politics for the right-wingers, not so good results for the Israeli people who are forced to live next door to Arabs who are trying to kill them in a default one-state reality.

                    5. I actually think you’re a lot smarter than some of your comments suggest, like this one. I said seeing the approach of the two-state solution as a left-right issue was a problem when clearly there are people on the political right who support the two-state solution. I didn’t say the conflict itself was a left-right issue.

                    6. “Defining the two-state solution approach as a political left-right issue is also a problem in trying to resolve the conflict.” (progressive-from-Iowa).

                      Do you have Alzheimer or just intellectual dishonesty?

                    7. Listen, you just portrayed the Oslo failure as if it were a victory of the political right.

                      But never mind your semantical games. Point is that the two-state solution was tried and failed miserably at the cost of many Israeli lives. I think it is up to Israelis to decide what is best for them. And maybe the status-quo is safer than having yet another rocket lauching-state close by.

                    8. Israelis should decide what is best for them. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just know that Americans are still around to support any new peace initiative if it ever develops.

                    9. Great. But the current administration seems eager to force an iniciative that is not wanted nor feasible.

                    10. Don’t sweat it. Only 14 months to go and Obama is history. Let the countdown begin: 14…13…12…

                    11. ahad_ha_amoratsim

                      How brilliant of us rightists to persuade Arafat to murder more Jews in the first year of Oslo than were killed in the entire fist intifada, and to use his foothold as base for more and more terror attacks bringing greater and greater devastation. Positively Machievellian, I’d say.
                      By the same token, you would be forced to say that Rabin’s murder was a similar victory for leftists, since it kept him from revoking Oslo over Arafat’s repeated violations, and made it politically impossible for any Israeli leader of any political party to do so without being accused of dishonoring Rabin’s memory.

                    12. We’ll never know if some kind of better course of history would have worked itself out had not Rabin been assassinated by some right-wing religious fanatic 20 years ago. Listening to an informative radio report (“This American Life”) on the Rabin Assassination and it’s affect on Israelis for the past 20 years, I was shocked to hear that some right-wing Israelis actually feel comfortable saying out loud that they’re glad Rabin had been killed. I have never heard an American say anything like that concerning John F. Kennedy’s death.

                    13. We’ll never know if some kind of better course of history would have worked itself out had the Jews at the
                      Khybar Oasis been able to eliminate mohammad and his fellow thugs.
                      628 CE

                    14. There’s some kind of “Back to the Future” nonsense going around on the internet about whether you would kill baby Hitler if you got the chance. This kind of stuff is endless.

                2. the Arabs’ attitudes towards Israel are an enormous obstacle to peace.

                  The Quran Says that Other Religions are Cursed by Allah

                  Buddhists in Thailand, Jews in Israel, Christians in Indonesia, Hindus in India… Why is Islam at war with every major world religion, when none of these religions are at war with each other? Part of the reason is that the Quran is specific about the inferiority of other faiths (see 48:28) and the hatred that Allah harbors for their people.

                  Although it is common for Muslims to become upset about anyone “insulting” their religion, here is what the Quran says about Jews and Christians:

                  The Jews call Ezra a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (9:30) (See also Bukhari 8:427), one of the last things Muhammad ever said on his deathbed was “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians.”)

            2. George W. Bush left office more than 6 years ago. What he believed to be possible nearly 7 years ago is, at best, marginally relevant to what is possible now.
              AIPAC has to be very careful not to upset Obama too much – he holds grudges for a loooonnnngggg time.
              What I am saying is that your “two state solution”, with two countries, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace, will NOT work because the Arabs DO NOT WANT IT TO WORK. They say so, loudly and often, in Arabic. Look at MEMRI translations of Arabic sermons and new broadcasts if you do not believe me.
              If you think the “two state solution” will work, then give me a reason why I should disbelieve the the Arabs when they tell their own people that the only reason for a “two state solution” is to destroy Israel.

              1. You don’t get it: it’s Bibis fault. If he wanted, peace would come tomorrow (though Israel would cease to exist).

              2. Obama can be a bit thin-skinned at times. Where’s the “no-drama Obama” that I voted for twice? Not anxious to start up a two-state solution approach while Arab terrorists are stabbing innocent Jews in Israel right now. Maybe in the future.

            3. ahad_ha_amoratsim

              Neither is AIPAC a conservative organization, except in the minds of progressives, blame-Israel-firsters, and assorted conspiracy nuts and ignorami.

              1. I’m a progressive and I like AIPAC just fine. Plenty of prominent Democrats are eager to address the AIPAC convention every year. There is a natural pro-Israel policy alignment between them, and it’s good politics, too.

        2. enormous obstacles to achieving that objective

          The Quran Says that People of Other Religions
          are to be Violently Punished in This World

          Allah himself fights against the unbelievers (9:30), so why should Muslims not fight in his cause rather than in the cause of evil (4:76)? About 19% of the Quran is devoted to the violent conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims:

          Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides, whom ye may not know (8:60)

          Strive hard (Jihad) against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. (66:9, See also 9:73)

    2. Jim,
      The first thing you do is acknowledge where the true impediment is. Kay has listed it, factually and truthfully. The Arabs, Western governments and media have not yet come to grips with this. Until they do, there will be no resolution (other than war) to the Arab war against the Jews, which you, in western denial mode, refer to as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

      1. I disagree, Jeff. Many of the people who share my position supporting the two-state solution, make quite clear the nature of the problem with the Palestinians’ attitude towards Israel and their inflexible positions that have made a negotiated settlement im possible. Here are just a few supporters of the two-state solution: Alan Dershowitz, AIPAC, George W. Bush, Bibi Netanyahu (?) I can’t speak for them, but for me I’m always left with the question “What better alternative exists?”

        1. Maybe there are NO alternatives, capisce? Some conflicts just drag on. There are many such conflicts going on around the world but for some mysterious reason people in the West, particularly those self-styled ‘progressives’, are just obsessed with this one.

          1. Since when is Bibi considered to be a “progressive?” Although, I have to admit I don’t really believe what he says on the two-state solution. Do you believe he means what he says on the two-state soluton?

            1. Can you read? I said PEOPLE in the West, self-styled ‘progressives’, just like you, are the ones obsessed with this conflict. Moreover, by ignoring the *real* problem, namely arab rejection of a Jewish State, and by forgetting the many attempts (even recent ones) to solve the conflict by negotiation, these people creates a false sense of urgency which causes more problems.

              I don’t know what Bibi truly believes in. Do you know what Obama truly believes in? Bibi is a head of State and has to deal with a complex reality. He is not worried about corn in Iowa but with managing his State.

              Now, go ask the HOLOCAUST DENIALIST Abbass what he truly believes about the ‘2-state solution’. Good luck.

              1. So you are capable of applying nuance and understanding when someone is faced with a difficult and complex set of issues. I’m relieved. I thought you were only able to express yourself in simple, overly-dramatic, black/white terms in judging others.

                1. Oh, is that so? That’s your typical projection. YOU are the simple-minded around, giving your pathetic lectures about how Bibi is to blame for everything and judging Israel from your pulpit in the Magic Kingdom of Iowa. Just give us a break.

                2. a difficult and complex set of issues.

                  No, not so much.

                  The Quran Distinguishes Muslims from Non-Muslims
                  and Establishes a Hierarchy of Relative Worth

                  The Quran makes it clear that Islam is not about universal brotherhood, but about the brotherhood of believers:

                  The Believers are but a single Brotherhood (49:10)

                  Not all men are equal under Islam. Slaves and the handicapped are not equal to healthy free men, for example (16:75-76). The Quran introduces the “Law of Equality,” which establishes different levels of human value when considering certain matters, such as restitution for murder (2:178).

                  1. The Christian bible is filled with lots of crazy stuff, too, but you don’t see Christians going around killing Jews just for being Jews. Well, at least, not anymore.

                    1. Perhaps understatement is not the best way to make a point with someone who uses a sledge hammer approach. The guys who wrote the Koran didn’t corner the market on crazy talk. There are plenty of examples in the past two millenniae of crazy Christians using their crazy Bible to justify the persecution of the Jews.

                    2. more false comparisons

                      the koran is and has been a living document of death
                      for 14 centuries.
                      No greater form of hate speech exists.
                      The only rational response is to ban islam.

                    3. This is quite correct. First and foremost the deicide accusation in Matthew’s gospel: “His blood is on us, and on our children.”

                      But the Koran seems even cruder and straightforward in its incitement.

                    4. Mel Gibson seemed to take that New Testament passage to heart in making “Passion of the Christ.” Haven’t seen that much blood on screen since the slasher movie: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

                    5. ahad_ha_amoratsim

                      Bingo. Not anymore. And you see plenty of Christians in Europe, as well as some in America, making common cause with those who beat and murder Jews just for being Jews.

                    6. Christianity was domesticated in the West, after a very long process. It had a fundamental weakness in the power-struggle between Popes and Emperors. This, plus the heritage of Greek rationalism, endless schisms and many other factors eventually led to the definite separation between secular and sacred ‘realms’, to the ultimate detriment of the Churches.

                    7. The Christian bible is filled with lots of crazy stuff, too….

                      Typical false comparison frequently used by muzlims and their useful idiots.

                3. ahad_ha_amoratsim

                  Dog manure does not smell any better or become any more pleasant to clean up just because you know why it smells the way it does and why it sticks the way it does. Knowing why so many Arabs want to murder Jews and abolish the Jewish state is the first step toward dealing with the problem, but it is no assurance of finding a solution. But no good can come from ignoring the cause, and pretending it will change if only Israel did this or did not do that.

                4. a difficult and complex set of issues.

                  The koran spells out Jew hatred simply and over and over and over.
                  Did you miss that?

              2. ahad_ha_amoratsim

                Be nice to Jim. He’s doing the best he can with the resources he has. He hasn’t had the advantages that you’ve had.

            2. Norman_In_New_York

              Bibi says what he says because he knows that as long as the likes of Abbas and the Hamasholes rule the Palestinian Arabs, the two-state solution is an impossible dream.

    3. ahad_ha_amoratsim

      A fair question. Along the lines of asking your preferred approach for proving Fermat’s Theorem (credit to Bret Stephens for the analogy).

      1. At least that theorem was proven (though I pity the poor souls that had to go trough the hundreds of pages). Maybe the I-P conflict is in the category of unsolvable problems.

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