Its instructive to look at the fate that evil men promise for their victims.
Take President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, known as a peace maker with Israel.
“In the El-Hussein Mosque in Cairo on April 25, 1972, Sadat not only attacked Israel over its “occupation of Palestine” but promised that he would “crush Israel’s arrogance and return them to the humiliation and wretchedness established in the Koran.” The Jews, he added, “are a nation of liars and traitors, contrivers of plots, a people born for deeds of treachery.”
In other words, this man wants another people to be in a perpetual state of humiliation and wretchedness.
Sadat was shot by his own soldiers because he made a peace agreement with the enemy.
In his book “Worse Than War”, which is about genocide, Daniel Goldhagen talks about future threats. He is very worried about what he calls “Political Islam”. He gives some of their threats:
Islamic protesters marching in London brandished banners saying “Britain you will pay, 7/7 on its way” (7/7 was the date of the London Underground bombings that murdered fifty-two people).
Hamas leader Mashal affirmed after Hamas’ election victory leading to their takeover of Gaza the following: “Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded. Allah willing, before they die, they will experience humiliation and degradation every day….Allah willing, we will make them lose their eyesight, we will make them lose their brains.”
A Hamas suicide bomber had a video testament where he said “My message to the loathed Jews… we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews.”
Says Goldhagen: “(Iran President) Ahmadinejad’s brazen pronouncements of the West’s impending doom echo Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s bullying prophecy: “We will bury you.”
In response to a speech by the Pope, the “Mujahideen Shura Council” stated “we shall break the cross and spill the wine… (May) God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the Mujahideen.”
And what do these evil people call for? The annihilationist Lashkae-e-Taiba says Muslims must “eliminate evil!”
Lets look at some of the evil these people want to eliminate:
The Palestinian Islamic society “Hamas” has a charter that says the Jews seek “to demolish societies, to destroy values, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam”. Zionism even “stands behind the diffusion of drugs… in order to facilitate its control”. And Jews are supposed to be behind all wars.
Says Nasrallah, head of Hezbollah “If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew.”
Nasrallah may be obsessed with Jews, but he doesn’t neglect to say that “our hostility to the Great Satan (America) is absolute.”
Iran’s Ahmadinejad has said that Israel should be “eliminated from the pages of history”.
Bin Laden also regards the Jews as Islam’s enemy.
And the Hamas charter says “The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”
Hitler too said of the Jews: “And the hour will come when the most evil world enemy of all times will have played out its role for perhaps a thousand years at least.”
Goldhagen sees ‘Political Islam’ as one genocidal threat, but by no means the only one in our current world.
This raises some interesting issues. First of all, every large country in Western Europe has millions of Muslims. The population of Israel is at least 20 percent Moslem, and that doesn’t count the West Bank and Gaza. What happens if you rule over a significant minority that itself has a significant percentage that adheres to some of these rather genocidal beliefs? Are you going to develop genocidal attitudes toward them of your own?
In France, many Jews have left, because of fears of Moslem violence. Thats one solution – instead of expelling the threat, you expel yourself.
Another question is whether the Islamic Jihadists really believe their own rhetoric about the Jews, about the “Great Satan” etc.
My guess is they believe part of it, but they also consciously lie in order to convince their own people to follow the jihad. I remember reading of an Egyptian cleric who attended interfaith events in New York, but after 9/11 he returned to Egypt and blamed the Jews for 9/11 to an audience of Moslems. He obviously knew he was lying.
Hitler said his in book “Mein Kampf”: “The German people have no idea of the extent to which they have to be gulled in order to be led.”
“The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one.”
When you are given a violent or hate-filled prediction from an enemy, the enemy may know something you don’t. You may not take the enemy seriously, but the enemy may have an arsenal or support you are unaware of.
I have had several predictions of this type directed at me. This included: “We will annihilate you”, “You will end up in a hospital”, And “We will f*** you, you ***** ****”.
I haven’t been annihilated, since I still walk around and read books, but I have no career any more, I have a compromising movie of me that has been spread over various campuses (and elsewhere), I’ve been drugged, I’ve been poisoned.
There are people you can ignore, because they have inhibitions, and there are people motivated by a persistent animosity, sometimes fed by a spring of ideology, sometimes not, and if they don’t have inhibitions, and if they have extreme persistence, then you cannot ignore their predictions as to your fate.