Israel Has Crossed The Ultimate Red-line: What Are Muslims Going To Do?
03 March 2014
With the most extremist Zionist government ever in
power, Israel is taking tangible steps to seize and
perhaps destroy the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one of
Islam's principal holy places.
Two important events occurred this week which should
alert the world's Muslims to the criminal Zionist
designs in Jerusalem:
First, the Israeli Knesset or parliament discussed
proposal to impose "Israeli sovereignty" over the
Haram el-Sharif or Noble Sanctuary which houses the
two main mosques, the Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock.
The Knesset, as we all know, is dominated by hardline
Talmudic fanatics who show no respect whatsoever for
other religions, their adherents and holy places.
Indeed, some of these racists, such as the followers
of the Nazi-like Chabad cult don't ascribe mere
humanity to non-Jews in general. In fact, their
theology has more in common with Mein Kampf than with
the teachings of Moses.
This is not anti-Semitic propaganda as some people,
particularly those long-exposed to Zionist hasbara and
propaganda, would claim. These are axiomatic facts
that honest people, Jews and otherwise, would easily
The reason I'm alluding to this dimension is because
these people are in tight control of Israel today.
They control the army, they lead the government and
they shape the public discourse in the Jewish state.
Their ability and willingness to do the unthinkable
can't be underestimated.
Their predominance is very much similar to the
emergence of the Nazi movement prior to World War II.
The sheer evilness of their ideology and millenarian
yearnings would make any comparison with the Nazis
Hence, it is extremely imperative to realize that the
next few months and years will be so difficult
especially with regard to the al-Aqsa Mosque.
The second related event is the refusal by the Israeli
justice system to consider acts of sabotage and
vandalism perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against
Palestinians as acts of terror.
Needless to say, this racist refusal spells out the
kid-glove approach Israel is adopting toward these
terrorists who interpret any leniency by the Israeli
state as a green light to commit further acts of
terror and vandalism against the Palestinians.
This extreme and sickening flaccidity by the Israeli
government toward Jewish terror is likely to lead to
heinous acts on a wider scale.
The attacks by Nazi-like Jewish settlers on mosques
and Arab community centers on both sides of the
Green-Line can only be compared to Kristallnacht.
Yes, the scale is not the same in both cases. However,
the acquiescence to Jewish terror shown by the Israeli
government and its security agencies can be compared
with the German government complicity in what occurred
throughout Germany in November, 1938 when synagogues
and other Jewish targets were set on fire and
vandalized by Nazi gangs.
Some readers might protest the comparisons on the
ground that Kristallnacht was an event of huge
True, but can anyone guarantee that the settlers and
their numerous supporters in the Israeli army and
government are not mentally willing to carry out a
Kristallnacht toward the Palestinians?
Just listen to what these settlers and their leaders
are saying in their meetings and religious sermons.
One doesn't have to be extremely smart to read the
writing on the wall.
They don't stop urging the Israeli government and army
to expel the Palestinians and replicate the Nakba of
Well, for those who don't know, ethnic cleansing
whether you call it "transfer" or "population
exchange" is a mere euphemism for genocide or a
Besides, we have to remember that the German holocaust
didn't really begin with Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen or
Treblinka. It started much earlier with relatively
innocuous signs, signs that are strikingly similar to
what we see in Israel these days.
Weak Arab reactions
Israeli provocations in Jerusalem have so far been met
with insignificant Arab reactions. These reactions
include a lukewarm statement by a Jordanian official,
warning of the "possible negative ramifications" on
Israeli measures on the "peace process." Another
reaction came from the Sissi regime, which carried out
a bloody military coup against the
democratically-elected government of Egypt in order to
please Israel and its guardian-ally, the United
States. And the chronically impotent Arab League was
called for a meeting to discuss the Israeli
I don't really know how the Sissi junta, which
murdered thousands of innocent Egyptians at Rabaa and
Nahdha, can help the cause of the Aqsa Mosque.
Well, let Sissi and his cohorts first stop murdering
and tormenting their own people. That would be the
greatest Egyptian contribution to efforts aimed at
thwarting Israeli designs against holy places in
I am not sure that morally bankrupt Arab leaders can
be entrusted to put up a meaningful collective stance
to confront Israeli insolence and arrogance of power.
In the final analysis, these despots and tyrants are
part of the problem facing the Arab world.
Indeed, had these ignoramuses disappeared from the
helm of power in their respective capitals, the
overall Arab situation would have been much better.
Otherwise, it is endlessly foolhardy to expect
manifestly murderous regimes, such as that of Bashar
el-Assad and Abdul Fattah al-Sissi, to help the
Palestinian cause. Just ask any Syrian citizen and he
or she would tell you they would prefer to be occupied
by the Israeli army rather than by the murderous
Nusseiri regime which has killed far more Syrians in
three years than has Israel killed Arabs since its
creation 66 years ago.
While we cannot pin any real hopes on the regimes, we
can trust the Muslim masses to make the appropriate
and adequate stand that is proportionate to the real
dangers facing one of Islam's holiest places.
Muslims, especially in countries that allow peaceful
demonstrations, must take to the streets in the
hundreds of thousands to protest Jewish encroachment
against our holy places.
This is the very least these Muslims should do to
communicate an unmistakable message to Jewish fanatics
in occupied Palestine.
Inaction is no option, for it invites further and more
daring aggressions against Muslim presence in
Not even Islamic holy places in Makkah and Madinah
would be immune from morbid Jewish whims if Israel was
allowed to have her way in Jerusalem.
Indeed, if Muslims failed to respond now, when will
they ever do?
Khalid Amayreh is an
American-educated journalist living in the Hebron
region of the West Bank.