Those behind this, whether they are in the Amos Trust or simply talked those in the Amos Trust into this act of vulgar antisemitism, are either sly and sinister, or possibly merely completely ignorant. They demonstrate either willful denial or complete ignorance of the history of the Arab Muslim war on non-Muslims, a permanent war if not always open warfare, and that is not limited to that focus of the world’s media, the siege of Israel.
In that siege, every conceivable means — economic and diplomatic warfare, and nonstop propaganda — supplement both nonstop terrorism as well as intermittent attacks by regular Arab forces. Those military attacks by regular Arab armies have been repulsed and the Arabs pushed back (in 1948-49), or those attacks have been pre-empted just in time (June 1967), or the Arabs have been fought to a standstill with a return to antebellum lines (October 1973).
But terrorism, of which Israel until recently was the primary victim, is another matter. Now the entire Western world is getting a taste of what Israel, and to a less-publicized extent India, has endured. Now the entire Infidel world is enduring and will continue to endure, as best it can, the thing that explains, and justifies, that “Wall.” That “Wall,” in fact, is only for a very short distance a wall at all, but is almost entirely a far less forbidding thing, a fence. And such fences or walls are planned, or being built right now, all over the Middle East — beginning with Saudi Arabia, that plans to build a gigantic barrier all along its Eastern Province. But not a word is said about that.
No. We are expected to denounce “The Wall” because it was constructed by Israel. And the Jews of Israel are far from being seen as what they are, and always will be: people merely trying to stave off, with fantastic odds against them, the Arab Muslim siege that is prompted by the texts and tenets of Islam, and that comes out of the Muslim insistence and unshakeable conviction that no land, no matter how tiny, can revert to non-Muslim rule if once it has been ruled by Muslims and once formed part of Dar al-Islam. The size of Israel — already ludicrously tiny, even if Israel does not continue to surrender territory as it has, so foolishly, so many times in the past — does not matter in the Muslim Arab view. Israel is an Infidel nation-state. It must disappear.
There are differences among Muslim Arabs, and among the local Arabs who serve as the immediate shock troops of the Lesser Jihad, the ones carefully renamed as “Palestinians” after the Six-Day War. But their differences are those of tactics and timing, not of ultimate goals. The Slow Jihadists of Fatah want the Western aid to continue to flow, so that the corrupt leaders can continue to do as their Great Leader Arafat did: siphon off billions of the largesse to be provided, without their say-so, by long-suffering Western taxpayers, because their governments, in the impasse of the their own ignorance, can’t think of anything better to do than to keep supplying the disguised Jizyah of aid, aid to be largely diverted to military uses, or stolen, but still…aid. And once that aid starts, the attitude of the Arab Muslim recipients becomes one of thinking that they are entitled to such aid. And meanwhile the Infidel donors assume that they for some reason must continue to supply such aid — as if the “Palestinians” had some claim on us, when they have none.
Still more outrageous is the refusal of the Western leaders to insist that if those “Palestinians” insist on remaining on someone’s dole, that someone ought not to be Infidels but Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the U.A.E., which have received trillions of dollars without lifting a finger, and are now in the process of receiving many trillions more, still without lifting that figurative finger.
But it is not only the cruelty and viciousness of this nastiest of all conceivable Christmas scenes that enrages. It is also the fact that it is being put out by a supposedly “Christian” group, when Christians everywhere in the world of Islam — including, for god’s sake, even the “Palestinian” Christians, who were for so many years loyal to the Arab Muslims, who were the very same “islamochristians” that the Amos Trust apparently harbors — are facing persecution from the jihadists. Look at how the percentage of Christians in Bethelehem has dropped from 60% to 20%, with the Christians under assault and many afraid to talk publicly lest they be murdered. Look at the Christian “Palestinians” being murdered in Gaza.
Look, for that matter, at the two million black Africans, many of them Christian, who have died in the southern Sudan over the past twenty years as a result of deliberate murder, either through killing or starvation, by the Muslim Arabs of the north. Look at the attacks on Christians in the Moluccas, hardly limited to those schoolgirls decapitated on their way to school, and the burning of thousands of Christian churches in Indonesia (see the reports of the Barnabas Fund).
The Amos Trust should be held up for inspection, ridicule, attack, and stripped of whatever facade of “Christian” respectability it may still pretend to possess. It has done an evil thing. It should be shunned, and not merely by refusing to buy that intolerable piece of propaganda on behalf of the Jihad. Have nothing to do with it.