Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald discusses the dire consequences that ignoring the contents of the jihad ideology has had and continues to have for Israel:
Many in Israel do not want to investigate Islam. They do not want to find out why there is such a relentless Jihad against them. That Lesser Jihad, which is only one front of the Greater Jihad against the entire non-Muslim world (chiefly the United States), is itself divided into the proponents of a Fast Jihad (nonstop warfare and terrorism) and those who favor (because they are more patient and realistic) the Slow Jihad of diplomatic pressure. That Slow Jihad features noises about seeming acceptance of compromise, accompanied by every conceivable kind of pressure from Arab Muslim states on Israel’s few supporters, and constant agitation for one concession after another, each of which in turn whet rather than sate the Muslim appetite.
The division of the world between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb does not have some kind of special exemption that reads: “And if the Infidels give up much of what they possess they will be allowed to keep the rest.” No, there is no such clause. Whatever Israel gives up, it will still be required to give up more and more and more. Ultimately the entire world, by all that is right and all that is just, must be ruled by Islam and Muslims. And on the To-Do list of Islam are all those Infidel polities that were created on land once possessed by Islam, whether a century ago or five centuries or a thousand years ago. Israel, the Balkan Greece, much of the Caucasus and southern Russia, Sicily, Sardinia, of course Spain and much of India head the list. But France, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, and all the rest of Europe, and of course black Africa and North America and South America and China and Korea and Japan and Australia — ultimately, all of Dar al-Harb must be incorporated into Dar al-Islam.
What part of this don’t the Israelis understand? The same part that is also misunderstood by all the other Infidels who cannot be bothered to investigate the tenets and history of Islam, or who are fearful of what they might find out and could no longer deny. But Israel is immediately threatened. The asymmetry of money and power here make that threat ever more immediate. Think of those trillions flowing from that accident of geology, year by year, think of those billion Muslims, think of the vast campaigns of propaganda, think of the fellow-travelers and arabisant sympathizers, think of the irreducible percentage of any Western population suffering, at any one time, from the pathological condition known as antisemitism (which, in the counter-Jihad, makes antisemites a security risk to the West, as they were during the period 1935-1945).
Infidels outside Israel can learn a lot from the Infidels in Israel — a lot about what not to do, how not to act, how not to negotiate with Muslims (or, in the absence of negotiation, to give them what they want anyway — “we’ll show them”). Not everyone in Israel is as foolish as the deplorable Olmert. (Olmert is an Israeli Carter, but without the holier-than-thou attitude, and probably more corrupt — Olmert’s financial status as indicated by the several million dollars he received from the sale of his house, considering the salary he has received over the past several decades, suggests that something is very wrong.) But in Israel’s press, television, and government, a great many people are. They are harming their own country — and they are harming Infidels everywhere.
Among the Infidels who are most immediately threatened are the Christians of the Middle East. Many Arabic-speaking Middle Eastern Christians may wish to remain in their countries, but not under Muslim rule. Assyrians in Iraq, some Maronites and other Christians in Syria, and Copts who are fed up with the Egyptian Muslims and the government’s failure to protect them and use of hostility against them as one more tactic to divert attention away from the Mubarak regime’s corruption, might be willing to move. At the same time, Israel (perhaps not openly supported, but at least not opposed, by other Western governments) should keep up the pressure that will encourage local Arabs (“Palestinians”) to leave. For if it is made clear that never again will that outside Infidel Jizyah be arriving — whether or not the Hamas government either cosmetically changes views, or whether the master cosmetician Abbas regains real power should be irrelevant. Without any resources, and without a population that is wiling to work but instead has relied during its decades of pseudo-existence on the absurd support of first the U.N. (where the rolls of the “refugees” continually swell, as all kinds of local Arabs have signed on, and where no one ever seems to die and be removed from those UNRWA rolls), the local mujahedin might as well leave. Keep up the pressure for another few years, move in those who have suffered most immediately from Islam, and who will not be inclined to forget it, and that could do wonders — for Israel and for other Infidels, whether Christian or post-Christian, who need to understand why denying Muslim control of the Holy Land is so important to the survival of the West as an idea, as a reality.
Some may not understand that — well, too bad. Most will.