In the wake of the jihad terror attack in Istanbul that killed 41 people, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a united front of “civilized nations” to fight against “the scourge of terrorism”, while former Israeli president Shimon Peres called on the leaders of the world to “join hands in an uncompromising war against terror and destroy the forces of murder and hatred”.
Meanwhile, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid pointed out that “twelve million Muslims have been killed by other Muslims since 1948″. He contrasted that number with that of the Arab-Israeli conflict which he indicated to be “0.3 percent of this.” He also highlighted that most of those killed were part of Arab Muslim armies that tried to invade Israeli territory.
While all of this is valid information, Westerners still have not collectively moved beyond the elementary step of identifying who the enemy of modern civilization is, ie. Islamic jihadists who have been operating at various intensities and scales through 1,400 years of history. We have persisted in navel-gazing, and in trying to figure out this behemoth of evil through the lens of sentimental modern Western constructs, such as calling for more gun control, babbling about Muslim alienation, blaming right-wing judgmental attitudes, obsessing over past national wrongs (long corrected) and other such froth.
Also, while the world sends condolences to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the terror-supporting Turkish leader ironically funds the Islamic State, forces Islamophobia victimhood upon the world, advances the Islamization of Turkey, and has carved a reputation for himself for his visceral hatred of Israel and Jews, despite his recent convenient regional partnership with Israel. He also fervently denies the Armenian Genocide and violently suppresses the Kurds.
“Muslims killing Muslims in droves, but Israel the one being condemned”, Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2016:
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid said Wednesday after the terror attack in Istanbul that killed 41 people that it was time for the world to “wake up.”
“Twelve million Muslims have been killed by other Muslims since 1948,” Lapid said. “The number of people killed during the Arab-Israeli conflict is 0.3 percent of this.”
Lapid said that while even this number is too high, most of those killed were part of Arab armies that tried to invade Israeli territory, or terrorists who tried to harm innocent Israeli citizens.
“However, still, the UN, international organizations and the world continue to unhaltingly condemn Israel and are extra careful about any condemnation of Islamic violence,” he added. “They are careful like it’s fire, until the fire burns them.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a united front by “civilized nations” to fight against “the scourge of terrorism.”
Additionally, President Reuven Rivlin extended his condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the deadly attack….