Brilliant Orator; Damn Fool: Netanyahu Addresses Congress
For those who missed the speech, MSNBC has a video which displays the P.M.’s
passionate connection with his primary audience who responded with many
The speech is preceded by an advertisement and a
news clip; I am not certain that I grabbed the correct embed code.
A five page pdf file containing the prepared remarks
was found here. As is my habit, I will mark important
parts with superscripts linked to an enumerated list of my comments.
Clicking the superscripts will bring my comment into view, pressing
your Backspace key will return to the text.
Speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the
United States Congress
May 24, 2011
I am deeply honored by your
warm welcome. And I am deeply honored that you have given me the
opportunity to address
Congress a second time.
Mr. Vice President, do you
remember the time we were the new kids in town?
And I do see a lot of old
friends here. And I do see a lot of new friends of Israel here.
Israel has no better friend
And America has no better friend than Israel. We stand together to
defend democracy. We stand
together to advance peace. We stand together to fight terrorism.
Congratulations, Mr. President. You got bin Laden. Good riddance!2
In an unstable Middle East,
Israel is the one anchor of stability. In a region of shifting
alliances, Israel is
America’s unwavering ally.
Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American.
My friends, you don’t need to
do nation building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to
democracy to Israel. We’ve
already got it. You don’t need to send American troops to defend
defend ourselves. You’ve been
very generous in giving us tools to do the job of defending Israel on
Thank you all, and thank you
President Obama, for your steadfast commitment to Israel’s security.3 I know
economic times are tough. I
deeply appreciate this.
Support for Israel’s security
is a wise investment in our common future. For an epic battle is now
the Middle East, between
tyranny and freedom.4 A great convulsion is
shaking the earth from the Khyber
Pass to the Straits of
Gibraltar. The tremors have shattered states and toppled governments.
And we can all
see that the ground is still
shifting. Now this historic moment holds the promise of a new dawn of
and opportunity. Millions of
young people are determined to change their future. We all look at
muster courage. They risk
their lives. They demand dignity. They desire liberty.
These extraordinary scenes in
Tunis and Cairo, evoke those of Berlin and Prague in 1989. Yet as we
their hopes, but we also must
also remember that those hopes could be snuffed out as they were in
in 1979. You remember what
happened then. The brief democratic spring in Iran was cut short by a
ferocious and unforgiving
tyranny. This same tyranny smothered Lebanon’s democratic Cedar
and inflicted on that
long-suffering country, the medieval rule of Hezbollah.
So today, the Middle East
stands at a fateful crossroads. Like all of you, I pray
that the peoples of the
region choose the path less travelled, the path of liberty. No one
knows what this
path consists of better than
you. This path is not paved by elections alone. It is paved when
permit protests in town
squares, when limits are placed on the powers of rulers5,
when judges are beholden
to laws and not men, and when
human rights cannot be crushed by tribal loyalties or mob rule.
Israel has always embraced
this path, in the Middle East has long rejected it. In a region where
stoned, gays are hanged,
Christians are persecuted, Israel stands out. It is different.
As the great English writer
George Eliot predicted over a century ago, that once established, the
state will “shine like a
bright star of freedom amid the despotisms of the East.” Well, she was
right. We have
a free press, independent
courts, an open economy, rambunctious parliamentary debates. You think
guys are tough on one another
in Congress? Come spend a day in the Knesset. Be my guest.
Courageous Arab protesters,
are now struggling to secure these very same rights for their peoples,
We’re proud that over one million Arab citizens of Israel have been
enjoying these rights for
decades. Of the 300 million
Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens
democratic rights. I want you
to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs,
one-half of one-percent are
truly free, and they’re all citizens of Israel!
This startling fact reveals a
basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel
is what is
right about the Middle East.7
Israel fully supports the
desire of Arab peoples in our region to live freely. We long for the
day when Israel
will be one of many real
democracies in the Middle East.
Fifteen years ago, I stood at
this very podium, and said that democracy must start to take root in
World. Well, it’s begun to
beginning holds the promise of a brilliant future of peace and
prosperity. For I believe
that a Middle East that is genuinely democratic will be a Middle East
truly at peace.9
But while we hope and work
for the best, we must also recognize that powerful forces10
oppose this future.
They oppose modernity. They
oppose democracy. They oppose peace.
Foremost among these forces
is Iran. The tyranny in Tehran brutalizes its own people. It supports
against American troops in
Afghanistan and Iraq. It subjugates Lebanon and Gaza. It sponsors terror
When I last stood here, I
spoke of the dire consequences of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Now
running out, and the hinge of
history may soon turn. For the greatest danger facing humanity could
upon us: A militant Islamic
regime armed with nuclear weapons.
Militant Islam12threatens the
world. It threatens Islam.
I have no doubt that it will ultimately be defeated. It will
eventually succumb to the
forces of freedom and progress. But like other fanaticisms that were
fail, militant Islam could
exact a horrific price from all of us before its inevitable demise.
A nuclear-armed Iran13 would
ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It would give terrorists
umbrella. It would make the
nightmare of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger throughout
I want you to understand what
this means. They could put the bomb anywhere. They could put it on a
missile. It could be on a
container ship in a port, or in a suitcase on a subway.
Now the threat to my country
cannot be overstated. Those who dismiss it are sticking their heads in
sand. Less than seven decades
after six million Jews were murdered, Iran’s leaders deny the Holocaust
the Jewish people, while
calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state.
Leaders who spew such venom14,
should be banned from every respectable forum on the planet. But there
something that makes the
outrage even greater: The lack of outrage. In much of the international
community, the calls for our
destruction are met with utter silence. It is even worse because there
who rush to condemn Israel
for defending itself against Iran’s terror proxies.
But not you. Not America.15 You
have acted differently. You’ve condemned the Iranian regime for its
aims. You’ve passed tough
sanctions against Iran. History will salute you America.
President Obama has said that
the United States is determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear
weapons. He successfully led
the Security Council to adopt sanctions against Iran. You in Congress
even tougher sanctions. These
words and deeds are vitally important.16
Yet the Ayatollah regime
briefly suspended its nuclear program only once, in 2003, when it
possibility of military
action. That same year, Muammar Qadaffi gave up his nuclear weapons
for the same reason. The more
Iran believes that all options are on the table, the less the chance of
confrontation. This is why I
ask you to continue to send an unequivocal message: That America will
permit Iran to develop
As for Israel, if history has
taught the Jewish people anything, it is that we must take calls for
seriously. We are a nation
that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust. When we say never again, we
never again. 17Israel always
reserves the right to defend itself.
My friends, while Israel will
be ever vigilant in its defense, we will never give up on our quest for
guess we’ll give it up when
we achieve it. Israel wants peace. Israel needs peace. We’ve achieved
peace agreements with Egypt
and Jordan that have held up for decades.
I remember what it was like
before we had peace. I was nearly killed in a firefight inside the Suez
mean that literally. I
battled terrorists along both banks of the Jordan River. Too many
Israelis have lost
loved ones. I know their
grief. I lost my brother.
So no one in Israel wants a
return to those terrible days. The peace with Egypt and Jordan has long
as an anchor of stability and
peace in the heart of the Middle East.
This peace should be
bolstered by economic and political support to all those who remain
The peace agreements with
Egypt and Jordan are vital. But they’re not enough. We must also find a
forge a lasting peace with
Two years ago, I publicly committed to a solution of
for two peoples: A
Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state20.
I am willing to make painful
compromises to achieve this historic peace21. As the leader of Israel, it
responsibility to lead my
people to peace.
This is not easy for me. I
recognize that in a genuine peace, we will be required to give up parts
Jewish homeland. In Judea and
Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers.22 We are not the
British in India. We are not
the Belgians in the Congo.
This is the land of our
forefathers, the Land of Israel, to which Abraham brought the idea of
one God, where
David set out to confront
Goliath, and where Isaiah saw a vision of eternal peace. No distortion
can deny the four thousand
year old bond, between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.
But there is another truth:
The Palestinians share this small land with us. We seek a peace in
which they will
be neither Israel’s subjects
nor its citizens. They should enjoy a national life of dignity as a
free, viable and
independent people in their
They should enjoy a prosperous economy, where their
initiative can flourish.
We’ve already seen the
beginnings of what is possible. In the last two years,
the Palestinians have begun
to build a better life for themselves. Prime Minister Fayad has led
this effort. I
wish him a speedy recovery
from his recent operation.
We’ve helped the Palestinian
economy by removing hundreds of barriers and roadblocks24 to the free
goods and people. The results
have been nothing short of remarkable. The Palestinian economy is
booming. It’s growing by more
than 10% a year.
Palestinian cities look very
different today than they did just a few years ago. They have shopping
movie theaters, restaurants,
banks. They even have e-businesses. This is all happening without peace.
Imagine what could happen
with peace. Peace would herald a new day for both peoples. It would
dream of a broader
Arab-Israeli peace a realistic possibility.
So now here is the question.
You have to ask it. If the benefits of peace with the Palestinians are
why has peace eluded us?
Because all six Israeli Prime Ministers since the signing of Oslo
to establish a Palestinian
state. Myself included. So why has peace not been achieved? Because so
Palestinians have been
unwilling to accept a Palestinian state, if it meant accepting a Jewish
You see, our conflict has
never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It has
about the existence of the
This is what this conflict is about. In 1947, the United
to partition the land into a
Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews said yes. The Palestinians
said no. In
recent years, the
Palestinians twice refused generous offers by Israeli Prime Ministers,
to establish a
Palestinian state on
virtually all the territory won by Israel in the Six Day War.
They were simply unwilling to
end the conflict. And I regret to say this: They continue to educate
children to hate.26 They
continue to name public squares after terrorists. And worst of all,
they continue to
perpetuate the fantasy that
Israel will one day be flooded by the descendants of Palestinian
My friends, this must come to
an end. President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my
and I told you it wasn’t easy
for me, and I said… “I will accept a Palestinian state.”27 It is time for
Abbas to stand before his
people and say… “I will accept a Jewish state.”28
Those six words will change
history. They will make clear to the Palestinians that this conflict
must come to
an end. That they are not
building a state to continue the conflict with Israel, but to end it.
They will convince
the people of Israel that
they have a true partner for peace.29 With such a partner, the people of
Israel will be
prepared to make a far
reaching compromise. I will be prepared to make a far reaching
This compromise must reflect
the dramatic demographic changes that have occurred since 1967. The vast
majority of the 650,000
Israelis who live beyond the 1967 lines, reside in neighborhoods and
Jerusalem and Greater Tel
These areas are densely
populated but geographically quite small. Under any realistic peace
these areas, as well as other
places of critical strategic and national importance, will be
incorporated into the
final borders of Israel.
The status of the settlements
will be decided only in negotiations. But we must also be honest. So I
saying today something that
should be said publicly by anyone serious about peace. In any peace
agreement that ends the
conflict, some settlements will end up beyond Israel’s borders. The
delineation of those borders
must be negotiated. We will be very generous on the size of a future
state. But as President Obama
said, the border will be different than the one that existed on June 4,
Israel will not return to the
indefensible lines of 1967.
We recognize that a
Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, independent and
President Obama rightly
referred to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, just as he
referred to the
future Palestinian state as
the homeland of the Palestinian people. Jews from around the world have
to immigrate to the Jewish
state. Palestinians from around the world should have a right to
immigrate, if they
so choose, to a Palestinian
state. This means that the Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved
the borders of Israel.
As for Jerusalem, only a
democratic Israel has protected freedom of worship for all faiths in
Jerusalem must never again be
divided. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel. I know
is a difficult issue for
Palestinians. But I believe with creativity and goodwill a solution can
This is the peace I plan to
forge with a Palestinian partner committed to peace. But you know very
in the Middle East, the only
peace that will hold is a peace you can defend.31
So peace must be anchored in
security. In recent years, Israel withdrew from South Lebanon and Gaza.
we didn’t get peace. Instead,
we got 12,000 thousand rockets fired from those areas on our cities, on
children, by Hezbollah and
Hamas. The UN peacekeepers in Lebanon failed to prevent the smuggling
weaponry. The European
observers in Gaza evaporated overnight. So if Israel simply walked out
territories, the flow of
weapons into a future Palestinian state would be unchecked. Missiles
fired from it
could reach virtually every
home in Israel in less than a minute. I want you to think about that
that right now we all had
less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket. Would you
way? Would anyone live that
way? Well, we aren’t going to live that way either.32
The truth is that Israel
needs unique security arrangements because of its unique size. Israel
is one of the
smallest countries in the
world. Mr. Vice President, I’ll grant you this. It’s bigger than
Delaware. It’s even
bigger than Rhode Island. But
that’s about it. Israel on the 1967 lines would be half the width of the
Now here’s a bit of
nostalgia. I first came to Washington thirty years ago as a young
diplomat. It took me a
while, but I finally figured
it out: There is an America beyond the Beltway. But Israel on the 1967
be only nine miles wide. So
much for strategic depth.
So it is therefore absolutely
vital for Israel’s security that a Palestinian state be fully
demilitarized. And it is
vital that Israel maintain a
long-term military presence along the Jordan River. Solid security
on the ground are necessary
not only to protect the peace, they are necessary to protect Israel in
peace unravels. For in our
unstable region, no one can guarantee that our peace partners today
will be there
And when I say tomorrow, I
don’t mean some distant time in the future. I mean — tomorrow. Peace
achieved only around the
negotiating table. The Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement
United Nations will not bring
peace. It should be forcefully opposed by all those who want to see
I appreciate the President’s
clear position on this issue. Peace cannot be imposed. It must be
But it can only be negotiated
with partners committed to peace.34
And Hamas is not a partner
for peace. Hamas remains committed to Israel’s destruction and to
They have a charter. That
charter not only calls for the obliteration of Israel, but says ‘kill
the Jews wherever
you find them’. Hamas’ leader
condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and praised him as a holy
Now again I want to make this
clear. Israel is prepared to sit down today and negotiate peace with the
Palestinian Authority.35 I
believe we can fashion a brilliant future of peace for our children.
But Israel will not
negotiate with a Palestinian
government backed by the Palestinian version of Al Qaeda.36
So I say to President Abbas:
Tear up your pact with Hamas! Sit down and negotiate! Make peace with
Jewish state! And if you do,
I promise you this. Israel will not be the last country to welcome a
state as a new member of the
United Nations. It will be the first to do so.37
My friends, the momentous
trials of the last century, and the unfolding events of this century,
attest to the
decisive role of the United
States in advancing peace and defending freedom. Providence entrusted
United States to be the
guardian of liberty. All peoples who cherish freedom owe a profound
gratitude to your great
nation. Among the most grateful nations is my nation, the people of
Israel, who have
fought for their liberty and
survival against impossible odds, in ancient and modern times alike.
I speak on behalf of the
Jewish people and the Jewish state when I say to you, representatives
Thank you. Thank you for your
unwavering support for Israel. Thank you for ensuring that the flame of
freedom burns bright
throughout the world. May God bless all of you. And may God forever
bless the United
States of America.
- With friends like America, who needs enemies? A
series of American Presidents have let Israel down and sabotaged her,
beginning with Carter. Obama must be numbered among the enemies of
Israel. The Congress and electorate are friends of Israel, but they
don’t make our foreign policy.
- That is a prime example of meaningless emotional
bonding, much too shallow. “Getting” Usama, while necessary, is
- That statement should have been dripping with
sarcasm, I failed to detect any. Obama is not committed to Israel’s
security, far from it.
- The real battle is between tyrants, not between
tyranny and liberty. Those who seek liberty are an insignificant
minority, unlikely to prevail.
- Netanyahu brought out one crucial point concealed by Obama:
the necessity of limited government. Without it, libertarian revolts
are doomed to failure.
- One crucial element is missing: acknowledgment of
the fact that those rights are contradicted by Islam; the two are
- That brilliant statement of the blindingly
truth is a slap in the face to the E.U. & U.N. It should be
restated early and often.
- Until Islam is removed, the seed will fall upon
rocks and be consumed by birds or scorched by the sun. It can not
sprout and blossom until Islam is eliminated.
- Peace is not a function of democracy. Democracy
and aggression are not mutually exclusive. Democracies will only be
peaceful if their electorates want peace and eschew aggression.
- The powerful force which opposes peace &
freedom is Islam. Netanyahu should have named it.
- Why does Iran oppose liberty and sponsor
terrorism? What “powerful force” motivates those policies? “Its
- If you thought my headline was outrageous, now
you will learn the reason, its in that statement: “militant Islam“
stupid!”. The name stands alone, without adjectives, qualifiers or
modifiers. “Its Islam,
stupid!”. Islam’s purpose is the accrual of power, wealth & income.
Its method is martial. These fatal facts are fully documented in
another blog post: Islam’s Mercenary Mission, there you will
find the relevant ayat & ahadith quoted and linked. Islam is
militant by definition.
- The leadership of Iran is not the
problem. Its Islam, stupid!“. Open the Qur’an to 9:29 and read it. Read JM Rodwell’s
translation for its outstanding clarity. Turn next to 7:167. Who will Allah send to
torment the Jews? Next, read Sahih Bukhari 4.52.177. Iran did not
invent Islamic genocide of Jews. Who did? For the answer, turn to
- A nice retroactive swipe at Obama’s support for
the revolt against Mubarak. It will probably be misinterpreted to
support paying tribute to the new Muslim Brotherhood regime.
- Islam does not make lasting peace, only ten year
hudnas, which are contracts at will, subject to revocation when the
Muslims gain sufficient strength to renew their aggression.
- They do not want a state, if they did,
they would have accepted the partition plan in ’47 instead of waging
war against Israel. They want Israel destroyed and the Jews massacred.
Nothing less will satisfy their blood lust. Besides which, they are not
a people, they are undifferentiated Arabs from Egypt & Syria.
- Compromising, negotiating & appeasing Islam
result in more aggression, not in peace. All such gestures are
perceived as signs of weakness, which emboldens the predator. Land for
“peace” is a fool’s bargain, you will have neither land nor peace.
- A rarely stated truth: Jews are occupied, not
occupying. Few will accept that fact.
- It is called Jordan.
- When you remove check points and security
barriers, Jews die as a result, not a wise move.
- In a previous blog post:Victory: the Path to Peace.
I detailed the Islamic foundation of violence against Israel.
Rejectionism is about Allah’s promise of victory and his failure to
make it permanent. Israel’s recovery of stolen hand and Islamic failure
to reconquer it proves Allah to be an impotent idol. Muslims can not
tolerate that blasphemous reality.
- Inculcating hate in the schools is an egregious
violation of the Oslo Accords. While that violation continues, no new
negotiation should be started.
- A foolish act of treason against Israel and the
- The demand is impossible. Even if possible, no
such statement could be trusted by any sentient person. Tolerance of
Israel is tantamount to apostasy.
- In that case, the people of Israel would be
damned fools, doomed to destruction and they would deserve it. Islam is
a lie and Muslims are liars. Arafat talked peace in English to the
press and war in Arabic to his brethren.
- That is a damned lie. Jews and Christians are
restricted in their access to the Temple Mount and arrested if they
attempt to pray there.
- Cognitive dissonance is right on the surface of
that statement, easily seen and recognized. If Muslims wanted peace,
the conflict would end. Instead, they want victory and expanded
conquest. Peace must be complete, absolute, exclusive and
permanent. It can not exist while Muslims are Hellbent on world
- Then start expelling Muslims from the land of
Israel, send them home, far beyond your borders. Rocket fire will only
stop when there are no living Muslims within rocket range.
- More cognitive dissonance: he knows that peace
is impossible but he can’t confess his knowledge, he can only vaguely
- Cognitive dissonance is clearly evident. We all
know blessed well that Abbas has no interest in peace: “from the river
to the sea”. Israel has no partner for peace, never had one and
- What do HAMAS and P.A. have in common? They are
Muslims. They believe the same crap. They observe the same “religious
obligation” to make annual military attacks against disbelievers.
“Its Islam, stupid!”. How can Netanyahu be so damned
- Al-Qaeda, HAMAS Muslim Brotherhood & Islam
are one. They are all the same. Read the HAMAS
Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement’s programme is Islam. From
it, it draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the
universe, life and man. It resorts to it for judgement in all its
conduct, and it is inspired by it for guidance of its steps.” … “Allah is its target, the
Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and
death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
Anyone having a brain located outside of his anus should be able to
comprehend the obvious identity. Al-Qaeda and HAMAS are Al-Ikhwan
offshoots. The HAMAS Charter echoes that of the Brotherhood. Get
a clue, for Chrissake!!! Why in Hell is it called the Muslim
Brotherhood? “Its Islam, stupid!”!!!
There are 57 Islamic members outvoting us already, we don’t need any
more!! Such stupidity is incomprehensible.
Obamination: Demands Israeli Suicide
My response to President Obama’s treacherous remarks on the Middle East
has been delayed by the target rich nature of the speech and some work
that needed my immediate attention. The full transcript of
remarks follows, with superscripts inserted. Each superscript is linked
to my response to the President’s lie. Use your Backspace key to
return to the text after reading my comment.
State Department, Washington, DC12:15 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Thank
you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very
much. Thank you. Please, have a seat. Thank you very
much. I want to begin by thanking Hillary Clinton, who has
traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new
landmark — one million frequent flyer miles. (Laughter.) I
count on Hillary every single day, and I believe that she will go down
as one of the finest Secretaries of State in our nation’s history.
The State Department is a
fitting venue to mark a new chapter in American diplomacy. For
six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change taking place in
the Middle East and North Africa. Square by square, town by town,
country by country, the people have risen up to demand their basic
Two leaders have stepped aside. More may follow. And though
these countries may be a great distance from our shores, we know that
our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and
security, by history and by faith.
Today, I want to talk about
this change — the forces that are driving2 it and how we
can respond in a way that advances our values and strengthens our
Now, already, we’ve done much
to shift our foreign policy following a decade defined by two costly
After years of war in Iraq, we’ve removed
100,000 American troops and ended our combat mission there. In
Afghanistan, we’ve broken the Taliban’s momentum, and this July we will
begin to bring our troops home and continue a transition to Afghan
lead. And after years of war against al Qaeda and its affiliates,
we have dealt al Qaeda a huge blow by killing its leader, Osama bin
Bin Laden was no martyr.
He was a mass murderer who offered a message of hate –- an insistence
that Muslims had to take up arms against the West5, and that
violence against men, women and children was the only path to
change. He rejected democracy and individual rights for Muslims
in favor of violent extremism6;
his agenda focused on what
he could destroy -– not what he could build.
Bin Laden and his murderous
vision7 won some
adherents. But even before his death,
al Qaeda was losing its struggle for relevance, as the overwhelming
majority of people saw that the slaughter of innocents did not answer
their cries for a better life8.
By the time we found
bin Laden, al Qaeda’s agenda9
had come to be seen by the
vast majority of the region as a dead end, and the people of the Middle
East and North Africa had taken their future into their own hands10.
That story of self-determination11
began six months ago in Tunisia. On December 17th, a young vendor
named Mohammed Bouazizi was devastated when a police officer
confiscated his cart. This was not unique. It’s the same
kind of humiliation that takes place every day in many parts of the
world -– the relentless tyranny of governments that deny their citizens
dignity. Only this time, something different happened.
After local officials refused to hear his complaints, this young man,
who had never been particularly active in politics, went to the
headquarters of the provincial government, doused himself in fuel, and
lit himself on fire.
There are times in the course
of history when the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for
change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has been
building up for years. In America, think of the defiance of those
patriots in Boston who refused to pay taxes to a King, or the dignity
of Rosa Parks as she sat courageously in her seat. So it was in
Tunisia, as that vendor’s act of desperation tapped into the frustration12
felt throughout the country. Hundreds of protesters took to the
streets, then thousands. And in the face of batons and sometimes
bullets, they refused to go home –- day after day, week after week –
until a dictator of more than two decades finally left power.
The story of this revolution,
and the ones that followed, should not have come as a surprise.
The nations of the Middle East and North Africa won their independence13
long ago, but in too many places their people did not. In too
many countries, power has been concentrated in the hands of a
few. In too many countries, a citizen like that young vendor had
nowhere to turn -– no honest judiciary to hear his case; no
independent media to give him voice; no credible political party to
represent his views; no free and fair election where he could choose
And this lack of
self-determination –- the chance to make your life what you will –- has
applied to the region’s economy as well. Yes, some nations are
blessed with wealth in oil and gas, and that has led to pockets of
prosperity. But in a global economy based on knowledge, based on
innovation, no development strategy can be based solely upon what comes
out of the ground. Nor can people reach their potential when you cannot
start a business without paying a bribe.15
In the face of these
challenges, too many leaders in the region tried to direct their
people’s grievances elsewhere. The West was blamed as the source
of all ills, a half-century after the end of colonialism.
Antagonism toward Israel became the only acceptable outlet for
political expression. Divisions of tribe, ethnicity and religious
sect were manipulated as a means of holding on to power, or taking it
away from somebody else.
But the events of the past six
months show us that strategies of repression and strategies of
diversion will not work anymore. Satellite television and the
Internet provide a window into the wider world -– a world of
astonishing progress in places like India and Indonesia and
Brazil. Cell phones and social networks allow young people to
connect and organize like never before. And so a new generation
has emerged. And their voices tell us that change16
cannot be denied.
In Cairo, we heard the voice of
the young mother who said, “It’s like I can finally breathe fresh air
for the first time.”
In Sanaa, we heard the students
who chanted, “The night must come to an end.”
In Benghazi, we heard the
engineer who said, “Our words are free now. It’s a feeling you
In Damascus, we heard the young
man who said, “After the first yelling, the first shout, you feel
Those shouts of human dignity
are being heard across the region. And through the moral force of
nonviolence, the people of the region have achieved more change in six
months than terrorists have accomplished in decades.17
Of course, change of this
magnitude does not come easily. In our day and age -– a time of
24-hour news cycles and constant communication –- people expect the
transformation of the region to be resolved in a matter of weeks.
But it will be years before this story reaches its end. Along the
way, there will be good days and there will bad days. In some
places, change will be swift; in others, gradual. And as we’ve
already seen, calls for change may give way, in some cases, to fierce
contests for power.
The question before us is what
role America will play as this story unfolds. For decades, the
United States has pursued a set of core interests in the region:
countering terrorism and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons;
securing the free flow of commerce and safe-guarding the security of
the region; standing up for Israel’s security and pursuing Arab-Israeli
We will continue to do these
things, with the firm belief that America’s interests are not hostile
to people’s hopes;18
they’re essential to them. We
believe that no one benefits from a nuclear arms race in the region, or
al Qaeda’s brutal attacks. We believe people everywhere would see
their economies crippled by a cut-off in energy supplies. As we
did in the Gulf War, we will not tolerate aggression across borders19,
and we will keep our commitments to friends and partners.20
Yet we must acknowledge that a
strategy based solely upon the narrow pursuit of these interests will
not fill an empty stomach or allow someone to speak their mind.
Moreover, failure to speak to the broader aspirations21 of
ordinary people will only feed the suspicion that has festered for
years that the United States pursues our interests at their
expense. Given that this mistrust runs both ways –- as Americans
have been seared by hostage-taking and violent rhetoric and terrorist
attacks that have killed thousands of our citizens -– a failure to
change our approach threatens a deepening spiral of division between
the United States and the Arab world.22
And that’s why, two years ago
in Cairo, I began to broaden our engagement based upon mutual interests
and mutual respect. I believed then -– and I believe now -– that
we have a stake not just in the stability of nations, but in the
self-determination of individuals.23 The status quo is
not sustainable. Societies held together by fear and repression
may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon
fault lines that will eventually tear asunder.
So we face a historic
opportunity. We have the chance to show that America values the
dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the
There must be no doubt that the United
States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and
opportunity. Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment
of promise. But after decades of accepting the world as it is in
the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.25
Of course, as we do, we must
proceed with a sense of humility. It’s not America that put
people into the streets of Tunis or Cairo -– it was the people
themselves who launched these movements, and it’s the people themselves
that must ultimately determine their outcome.
Not every country will follow
our particular form of representative democracy26, and there
will be times when our short-term interests don’t align perfectly with
our long-term vision for the region27. But we can, and
we will, speak out for a set of core principles –- principles that have
guided our response to the events over the past six months:
The United States opposes the
use of violence and repression against the people of the region.28
The United States supports a
set of universal rights. And these rights include free speech,
the freedom of peaceful assembly, the freedom of religion, equality for
men and women under the rule of law, and the right to choose your own
leaders -– whether you live in Baghdad or Damascus, Sanaa or
And we support political and
economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa that can meet the
legitimate aspirations of ordinary people throughout the region.30
Our support for these
principles is not a secondary interest. Today I want to make it
clear that it is a top priority that must be translated into concrete
actions, and supported by all of the diplomatic, economic and strategic
tools at our disposal.
Let me be specific.
First, it will be the policy of the United States to promote reform
across the region, and to support transitions to democracy. 31That effort
begins in Egypt and Tunisia, where the stakes are high -–
as Tunisia was at the vanguard of this democratic wave, and Egypt is
both a longstanding partner and the Arab world’s largest nation.32
Both nations can set a strong example through free and fair elections,
a vibrant civil society, accountable and effective democratic
institutions, and responsible regional leadership.33
But our support must also extend to nations where transitions have yet
to take place.
Unfortunately, in too many
countries, calls for change have thus far been answered by
violence. The most extreme example is Libya, where Muammar
Qaddafi launched a war against his own people, promising to hunt them
down like rats. As I said when the United States joined an
international coalition to intervene, we cannot prevent every injustice
perpetrated by a regime against its people, and we have learned from
our experience in Iraq just how costly and difficult it is to try to
impose regime change by force -– no matter how well-intentioned it may
But in Libya, we saw the
prospect of imminent massacre, we had a mandate for action, and heard
the Libyan people’s call for help. Had we not acted along with
our NATO allies and regional coalition partners, thousands would have
been killed. The message would have been clear: Keep power
by killing as many people as it takes. Now, time is working
against Qaddafi. He does not have control over his country. The
opposition has organized a legitimate and credible Interim
Council. And when Qaddafi inevitably leaves or is forced from
power, decades of provocation will come to an end, and the transition
to a democratic Libya can proceed.35
While Libya has faced violence
on the greatest scale, it’s not the only place where leaders have
turned to repression to remain in power. Most recently, the
Syrian regime has chosen the path of murder and the mass arrests of its
citizens. The United States has condemned these actions, and
working with the international community we have stepped up our
sanctions on the Syrian regime –- including sanctions announced
yesterday on President Assad and those around him.
The Syrian people have shown
their courage in demanding a transition to democracy. President
Assad now has a choice: He can lead that transition, or get out
of the way. The Syrian government must stop shooting
demonstrators and allow peaceful protests. It must release
political prisoners and stop unjust arrests. It must allow human
rights monitors to have access to cities like Dara’a; and start a
serious dialogue to advance a democratic transition. Otherwise,
President Assad and his regime will continue to be challenged from
within and will continue to be isolated abroad.
So far, Syria has followed its
Iranian ally, seeking assistance from Tehran in the tactics of
suppression. And this speaks to the hypocrisy of the Iranian
regime, which says it stand for the rights of protesters abroad, yet
represses its own people at home. Let’s remember that the first
peaceful protests in the region were in the streets of Tehran, where
the government brutalized women and men, and threw innocent people into
We still hear the chants echo from the
rooftops of Tehran. The image of a young woman dying in the
streets is still seared in our memory. And we will continue to
insist that the Iranian people deserve their universal rights, and a
government that does not smother their aspirations.
Now, our opposition to Iran’s
intolerance and Iran’s repressive measures, as well as its illicit
nuclear program and its support of terror, is well known. But if
America is to be credible, we must acknowledge that at times our
friends in the region have not all reacted to the demands for
consistent change — with change that’s consistent with the principles
that I’ve outlined today. That’s true in Yemen, where President
Saleh needs to follow through on his commitment to transfer
power. And that’s true today in Bahrain.
Bahrain is a longstanding
partner, and we are committed to its security. We recognize that
Iran has tried to take advantage of the turmoil there, and that the
Bahraini government has a legitimate interest in the rule of law.
Nevertheless, we have insisted
both publicly and privately that mass arrests and brute force are at
odds with the universal rights of Bahrain’s citizens, and we will –
and such steps will not make legitimate calls for reform go away.
The only way forward is for the government and opposition to engage in
a dialogue, and you can’t have a real dialogue when parts of the
peaceful opposition are in jail. (Applause.) The government
must create the conditions for dialogue, and the opposition must
participate to forge a just future for all Bahrainis.37
Indeed, one of the broader
lessons to be drawn from this period is that sectarian divides need not
lead to conflict. In Iraq, we see the promise of a multiethnic,
multisectarian democracy. The Iraqi people have rejected the
perils of political violence in favor of a democratic process, even as
they’ve taken full responsibility for their own security. Of
course, like all new democracies, they will face setbacks. But
Iraq is poised to play a key role in the region if it continues its
peaceful progress. And as they do, we will be proud to stand with
them as a steadfast partner.38
So in the months ahead, America
must use all our influence to encourage reform in the region.
Even as we acknowledge that each country is different, we need to speak
honestly about the principles that we believe in, with friend and foe
alike. Our message is simple: If you take the risks that
reform entails, you will have the full support of the United States. 39
We must also build on our
efforts to broaden our engagement beyond elites, so that we reach the
people who will shape the future -– particularly young people. We
will continue to make good on the commitments that I made in Cairo -–
to build networks of entrepreneurs and expand exchanges in education,
to foster cooperation in science and technology, and combat
disease. Across the region, we intend to provide assistance to
civil society, including those that may not be officially sanctioned,
and who speak uncomfortable truths. And we will use the
technology to connect with -– and listen to –- the voices of the people.
For the fact is, real reform
does not come at the ballot box alone. Through our efforts we
must support those basic rights to speak your mind and access
information. We will support open access to the Internet, and the
right of journalists to be heard -– whether it’s a big news
organization or a lone blogger. In the 21st century, information
is power, the truth cannot be hidden, and the legitimacy of governments
will ultimately depend on active and informed citizens.
Such open discourse is
important even if what is said does not square with our
worldview. Let me be clear, America respects the right of all
peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard, even if we disagree with
them. And sometimes we profoundly disagree with them.
We look forward to working with
all who embrace genuine and inclusive democracy.40
What we will oppose is an attempt by any group to restrict the rights
of others, and to hold power through coercion and not consent.
Because democracy depends not only on elections, but also strong and
accountable institutions, and the respect for the rights of minorities.41
Such tolerance is particularly
important when it comes to religion. In Tahrir Square, we heard
Egyptians from all walks of life chant, “Muslims, Christians, we are
one.” America will work to see that this spirit prevails -– that
all faiths are respected, and that bridges are built among them.
In a region that was the birthplace of three world religions,
intolerance can lead only to suffering and stagnation. And for
this season of change to succeed, Coptic Christians must have the right
to worship freely in Cairo, just as Shia must never have their mosques
destroyed in Bahrain.43
What is true for religious
minorities is also true when it comes to the rights of women.
History shows that countries are more prosperous and more peaceful when
women are empowered. And that’s why we will continue to insist
that universal rights apply to women as well as men -– by focusing
assistance on child and maternal health; by helping women to teach, or
start a business; by standing up for the right of women to have their
voices heard, and to run for office. The region will never reach
its full potential when more than half of its population is prevented
from achieving their full potential. 44 (Applause.)
Now, even as we promote
political reform, even as we promote human rights in the region, our
efforts can’t stop there. So the second way that we must support
positive change in the region is through our efforts to advance
economic development for nations that are transitioning to democracy. 45
After all, politics alone has
not put protesters into the streets. The tipping point for so
many people is the more constant concern of putting food on the table
and providing for a family.46
Too many people in the
region wake up with few expectations other than making it through the
day, perhaps hoping that their luck will change. Throughout the
region, many young people have a solid education, but closed economies
leave them unable to find a job. Entrepreneurs are brimming with
ideas, but corruption leaves them unable to profit from those
The greatest untapped resource
in the Middle East and North Africa is the talent of its people.
In the recent protests, we see that talent on display, as people
harness technology to move the world. It’s no coincidence that
one of the leaders of Tahrir Square was an executive for Google.
That energy now needs to be channeled, in country after country, so
that economic growth can solidify the accomplishments of the
street. For just as democratic revolutions can be triggered by a
lack of individual opportunity, successful democratic transitions
depend upon an expansion of growth and broad-based prosperity.
So, drawing from what we’ve
learned around the world, we think it’s important to focus on trade,
not just aid; on investment, not just assistance. The goal must
be a model in which protectionism gives way to openness, the reigns of
commerce pass from the few to the many, and the economy generates jobs
for the young. America’s support for democracy will therefore be
based on ensuring financial stability, promoting reform, and
integrating competitive markets with each other and the global
economy. And we’re going to start with Tunisia and Egypt.
First, we’ve asked the World
Bank and the International Monetary Fund to present a plan at next
week’s G8 summit for what needs to be done to stabilize and modernize
the economies of Tunisia and Egypt. Together, we must help them
recover from the disruptions of their democratic upheaval, and support
the governments that will be elected later this year. And we are
urging other countries to help Egypt and Tunisia meet its near-term
Second, we do not want a
democratic Egypt to be saddled by the debts of its past.47
So we will relieve a democratic Egypt of up to $1 billion in debt, and
work with our Egyptian partners to invest these resources to foster
growth and entrepreneurship. We will help Egypt regain access to
markets by guaranteeing $1 billion in borrowing that is needed to
finance infrastructure and job creation. And we will help newly
democratic governments recover assets that were stolen.
Third, we’re working with
Congress to create Enterprise Funds to invest in Tunisia and
Egypt. And these will be modeled on funds that supported the
transitions in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
OPIC will soon launch a $2 billion facility to support private
investment across the region. And we will work with the allies to
refocus the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development so that it
provides the same support for democratic transitions and economic
modernization in the Middle East and North Africa as it has in Europe.
Fourth, the United States will
launch a comprehensive Trade and Investment Partnership Initiative in
the Middle East and North Africa. If you take out oil exports,
this entire region of over 400 million people exports roughly the same
amount as Switzerland. So we will work with the EU to facilitate
more trade within the region, build on existing agreements to promote
integration with U.S. and European markets, and open the door for those
countries who adopt high standards of reform and trade liberalization
to construct a regional trade arrangement. And just as EU
membership served as an incentive for reform in Europe, so should the
vision of a modern and prosperous economy create a powerful force for
reform in the Middle East and North Africa.
Prosperity also requires
tearing down walls that stand in the way of progress -– the corruption
of elites who steal from their people; the red tape that stops an idea
from becoming a business; the patronage that distributes wealth based
on tribe or sect. We will help governments meet international
obligations, and invest efforts at anti-corruption — by working with
parliamentarians who are developing reforms, and activists who use
technology to increase transparency and hold government
accountable. Politics and human rights; economic reform.48
Let me conclude by talking
about another cornerstone of our approach to the region, and that
relates to the pursuit of peace.
For decades, the conflict
between Israelis and Arabs has cast a shadow over the region.49
For Israelis, it has meant living with the fear that their children
could be blown up on a bus or by rockets fired at their homes, as well
as the pain of knowing that other children in the region are taught to
hate them. For Palestinians, it has meant suffering the
humiliation of occupation, and never living in a nation of their own.50
Moreover, this conflict has come with a larger cost to the Middle East,
as it impedes partnerships that could bring greater security and
prosperity and empowerment to ordinary people.51
For over two years, my
administration has worked with the parties and the international
community to end this conflict52,
building on decades of
work by previous administrations. Yet expectations have gone
unmet. Israeli settlement activity continues. 53
Palestinians have walked away from talks. The world looks at a
conflict that has grinded on and on and on, and sees nothing but
Indeed, there are those who argue that
with all the change and uncertainty in the region, it is simply not
possible to move forward now.55
I disagree. At a time
when the people of the Middle East and North Africa are casting off the
burdens of the past, the drive for a lasting peace that ends the
conflict and resolves all claims is more urgent than ever. 56
That’s certainly true for the two parties involved.
For the Palestinians, efforts
to delegitimize Israel will end in failure.57 Symbolic
actions to isolate Israel at the United Nations in September won’t
create an independent state. Palestinian leaders will not achieve peace
if Hamas insists on a path of terror and
rejection. And Palestinians will never realize their independence59
by denying the right of Israel to exist.
As for Israel, our friendship
is rooted deeply in a shared history and shared values. Our
commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable. 60 And we
will stand against attempts to single it out for criticism in
But precisely because of our
friendship, it’s important that we tell the truth:62
The status quo is unsustainable63,
and Israel too must act
boldly to advance a lasting peace.
The fact is, a growing number
of Palestinians live west of the Jordan River. Technology will
make it harder for Israel to defend itself. A region undergoing
profound change will lead to populism in which millions of people -–
not just one or two leaders — must believe peace is possible. 64
The international community is tired of an endless process that never
produces an outcome.65
The dream of a Jewish and democratic
state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.66
Now, ultimately, it is up to
the Israelis and Palestinians to take action.67 No
peace can be imposed upon them68
– not by the United
States; not by anybody else. But endless delay won’t make the
problem go away69.
What America and the international
community can do is to state frankly what everyone knows — a lasting
peace will involve two states for two peoples:70
Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people, and
the state of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people, each
state enjoying self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace.71
So while the core issues of the
conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is
clear: a viable Palestine,72
a secure Israel.73
The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states74,
with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and
permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. We believe the borders
of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually
so that secure76
borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people
must have the right to govern themselves77, and reach their full
potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state. 78
As for security, every state
has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself
-– by itself -– against any threat79. Provisions must
also be robust enough to prevent a resurgence of terrorism80,
to stop the infiltration of weapons, and to provide effective border
The full and phased withdrawal of Israeli
military forces should be coordinated with the assumption of
Palestinian security responsibility in a sovereign, non-militarized
And the duration of this transition period
must be agreed, and the effectiveness of security arrangements must be
These principles provide a
foundation for negotiations.84
know the territorial outlines of their state; Israelis should know that
their basic security concerns will be met85. I’m aware
that these steps alone will not resolve the conflict, because two
wrenching and emotional issues will remain: the future of
and the fate of Palestinian refugees.87
But moving forward now on the basis of territory and security provides
a foundation to resolve those two issues in a way that is just and
fair, and that respects the rights and aspirations of both Israelis and
Now, let me say this:
Recognizing that negotiations need to begin with the issues of
territory and security does not mean that it will be easy to come back
to the table. In particular, the recent announcement of an
agreement between Fatah and Hamas raises profound and legitimate
questions for Israel: How can one negotiate with a party that has
shown itself unwilling to recognize your right to exist?89
And in the weeks and months to come, Palestinian leaders will have to
provide a credible answer to that question. 90 Meanwhile,
the United States, our Quartet partners, and the Arab states will need
to continue every effort to get beyond the current impasse.
I recognize how hard this will
be. Suspicion and hostility91 has been passed on for
generations, and at times it has hardened. But I’m convinced that the
majority of Israelis and Palestinians would rather look to the future
than be trapped in the past. 92
We see that spirit in the
Israeli father whose son was killed by Hamas, who helped start an
organization that brought together Israelis and Palestinians who had
lost loved ones. That father said, “I gradually realized that the
only hope for progress was to recognize the face of the
conflict.” We see it in the actions of a Palestinian who lost
three daughters to Israeli shells in Gaza. “I have the right to
feel angry,” he said. “So many people were expecting me to
hate. My answer to them is I shall not hate. Let us hope,”
he said, “for tomorrow.”93
That is the choice that must be
made -– not simply in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but across the
entire region -– a choice between hate and hope;94 between
the shackles of the past and the promise of the future. It’s a
choice that must be made by leaders and by the people, and it’s a
choice that will define the future of a region that served as the
cradle of civilization and a crucible of strife.
For all the challenges that lie
ahead, we see many reasons to be hopeful. In Egypt, we see it in
the efforts of young people who led protests. 95 In Syria,
we see it in the courage of those who brave bullets while chanting,
“peaceful, peaceful.” In Benghazi, a city threatened with
destruction, we see it in the courthouse square where people gather to
celebrate the freedoms that they had never known. Across the
region, those rights that we take for granted are being claimed with
joy by those who are prying loose the grip of an iron fist.96
For the American people, the
scenes of upheaval in the region may be unsettling, but the forces
driving it are not unfamiliar. Our own nation was founded through
a rebellion against an empire. 97
Our people fought a
painful Civil War that extended freedom and dignity to those who were
enslaved. And I would not be standing here today unless past
generations turned to the moral force of nonviolence as a way to
perfect our union –- organizing, marching, protesting peacefully
together to make real those words that declared our nation: “We
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
Those words must guide our
response to the change that is transforming the Middle East and North
Africa -– words which tell us that repression will fail, and that
tyrants will fall, and that every man and woman is endowed with certain
inalienable rights. 98
It will not be easy.
There’s no straight line to progress, and hardship always accompanies a
season of hope. But the United States of America was founded on
the belief that people should govern themselves. And now we
cannot hesitate to stand squarely on the side of those who are reaching
for their rights, knowing that their success will bring about a world
that is more peaceful, more stable, and more just.99
Thank you very much,
everybody. (Applause.) Thank you.
- Few rose up to demand rights, most
demanded power. The supposed uprising is a power grab; its about the
identity of the dictator and who gets the loot, not about
- The grain of sand at the core of this pearl of
revolt is economic: the escalating price of food resulting from a poor
harvest in Russia, increasing demand in China and the diversion of
grain to make motor fuel.
- Does anyone hear him bitching about the cost of
WW1, WWII, etc? No, he is bitterly bitching about the cost of the
invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Afghanistan sponsored the
accursed abomination 9/11. Obama implied that we should ignore
that and let them get away with it just as we ignored the Cole,
Embassies, khobar Towers & WTC1. Ignoring those attacks gave
the enemy the courage to perpetrate the Gd’d abomination. We
should not be paying in blood and treasure, we should be destroying
those nations that sponsored the attacks. That is what Nukes are for.
Lets use them and be done with the matter.
- Our troops should have stayed home. We should
have sent Fat Man instead. When we leave, Iraq will be firmly
under the control of Iran. We are losers, having wasted precious blood
and treasure. The Taliban’s momentun is meaningless. Wen we
leave, they take over. No other outcome is possible. Killing
Usama makes no difference; he will be replaced. So long as Iraq
& Afghanistan remain populated by Muslims, we have wasted our blood
and treasure in a losing enterprise; a fool’s errand of the worst
- The message of hate & war ain’t Usama’s it
belongs to Muhammad. “Its Islam, stupid!”
- Change is not the objective; loot is. Islam is
all about conquest for the loot it brings. Open your Qur’an to Surah Al-Anfal
and read ayat 1, 41 & 67. Who gets the spoils? What was Moe’s
motivation? Islam is about theocracy, not democracy. Open your
Qur’an and read Surah Al-Ahzab 36
to see who rules. Islamic aggression is normative, not
extreme. War is its core. Read Al-Anfal again,
folowed by At-Taubah. What did Allah command Muslims to do? What
do believers do? Get a clue.
- It ain’t Usama’s vision, it is Moe’s. “Its Islam,
stupid!” “Fight them until…” is a pattern set by 8:39, 9:29 & Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387; can you get a clue?
- If truth passes Obama’s lips, its by accident,
not intention. Their
‘better life’ is waiting for them beyond the grave. To them, the life
of this world is but idle sport, worthless compared to Allah’s
celestial bordello. Damned fools deny this; they will not read 9:38, 111 & 4:74 to learn the truth; instead they will chortle
in their smug, smarmy ‘moral superiority’.
- The agenda is Moe’s, not Usama’s. “Its Islam,
- The uprisings are contests for power,
piggybacked on economic unrest. The revolutionaries are Muslims,
would be tyrants, not democrats. They seek power, not freedom.
- It is about self-aggrandizement, not
self-determination. Muslim societies are tribal, not individualistic.
Its all about seizing and retaining power.
- Islam is predation, not productivity. Islam is
about obtaining power, income and wealth through the use of force, by
taking it from its creators.
- Malarkey!!! They got rid of colonial
rulers, but did not obtain independence. They are dependent on foreign
aid for survival. They replaced one set of tyrants with another,
exchanging local tyranny for foreign.
- And they never will, because they are Muslims,
seeking to be ruled by Muslims, and Islam is tyranny. Only Allah has
the right to rule, which he exercises through Moe’s successors.
do you start or maintain a business in New
York, New Jersey or Chicago without paying bribes? Why did Trump,
supposedly a Conservative Republican, contribute to the campaign
war chests of Schumer & Emmanuel? How stupid and gullible do you
think we are?
- Change is not improvement. Death is a change,
but not an improvement. Illness is a change, but not an
improvement. The Russian Revolution was a change, not an improvement.
Obamination is a change, not an improvement!
- Terrorists seek power: local, regional &
global domination. Their strategic objective is unacceptable
and intolerable because it is evil. The revolutionaries seek the same
thing as the terrorists: power for its own sake. They are not
bringing liberty, they are exchanging tyrants, tyrants who will sponsor
- Those people are Muslims: slaves of Satan. Their
hope is to conquer and enslave us; to live in luxury off our labor.
- Russia, China, N. Korea & Pakistan benefit
financially from the nuclear arms race. Its about obtaining the
means of eradicating Israel. The dealers in arms and explosives benefit
from al-Qaida’s attacks. OPEC seeks to profit by throttling us with the
oil spigot. You won’t tolerate aggression? Isn’t that
special. What will you do about? When Israel retaliates,
you dance about chanting “restraint”. You should be restrained, with a
- Obviously you are no friend of Israel. You broke
commitments made by previous Presidents. You demanded ’67 borders. You
threw away Israel’s bargaining chips.
- Aspirations? They aspire to a good seat in the
highest level of the celestial bordello, obtained by being killed in
battle against Jews & Christians. You don’t seem to comprehend
their saying that they love death more than we love life. But you
do, because you are one of them; a traitor and enemy to America and the
human race as a whole.
- This is not a golf game; this is life &
death: existential conflict between Islam and civilization.
Civilization can only prevail if it exterminates Islam. The best tactic
is suggested by page 60 of The
Qur’anic Concept of War:
destroy their faith, emancipate them from enslavement to Allah.
If you can’t or won’t do that, then victory will require mass slaughter
through the use of nuclear weapons.
are few grosser fictions than “mutual interest” and “mutual respect”
between Islam and Western Civilization. Shahid status is their
highest aspiration: they earn a better seat in the celestial bordello
if they are killed in battle against us. They do not want what we
want, they want to conquer the world or die trying. They don’t respect
us, they consider us lower than dirt: najis, ranking with dog
- The dignity of the street vendor is not at
stake, he is dead. His peers are enslaved to Allah, and subjects of a
dictator. Neither status has improved or will improve. Licking the
brown spot beneath Satan’s tail does nothing to improve their lot in
- Blessed right, a world without Islam!!! Sadly,
that is not what Obama has in mind.
- The true national treasure is limited
government: a constitution which puts limits on government activity, to
reduce the damage it can do. In recent decades, it has been breached
more often than not. So long as the population is primarily Islamic,
and the Qur’an is the basis of their legislation, they will never be
free and never have the dignity & self determination Obama dreams
- Our short term interests include preventing
terrorist attacks and maintaining free flow of oil and commerce. Our
long term interests extend those and add replacing Islam with secular,
representative and limited government. Obama’s anal osculation is
counterproductive both short and long term.
- Isn’t that special. We oppose violent
repression. How about violent revolution to replace nominally secular
and moderate tyrants with Islamic theocracies that will increase their
sponsorship of terrorism? Which is preferable? Were we
better off with Mubarak? Will we be better off with al-Ikhwan?
- Freedom of religion? For Copts in Egypt?
For Christian minorities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya &
Nigeria? Yeah, right. Gender equality, like in Saudi
Arabia? Choose your own leaders: al-Ikhwan, the parent of HAMAS;
great leadership. Yeah, right.
- There are differences between form and
substance. Obama worships form, rejecting substance. They are Muslims;
Islam is all about global conquest. Nothing is going to change that, no
matter who occupies the throne or how he is selected.
- Back to the form || substance dichotomy.
Democracy means mob rule. Is that what we really want for Africa &
Arabia? There will be no good outcome until the region’s
population quits being Muslim and starts being secular, intelligent,
educated & freedom loving. None of those things is likely to happen
- Obama continues to ignore the Qur’an verses
which command Muslims not to be friends or partners with Kuffar. he
forgets that the peace between Egypt and Israel has been a cold peace,
now threatened by the revolutionaries.
- High sounding words, hot air signifying
nothing. No such pleasant outcomes will come to pass. Instead,
bloodshed, tyranny and economic ruin lie in store. Why did Obama
abandon the green revolution in Iran to let it die in the
streets? There is no better place for a revolution, no nation in
the region needs it more urgently. But Obama dithers while Khomeini
& his satrap in Syria slaughter rebels with abandon. Why cultivate
beneath the nose what grows wild a little lower? Obama has a
major consistency problem.
- Change and improvement are not synonymous terms.
Change is as likely to be detrimental as beneficial. We accomplished
nothing in Iraq because we did not emancipate its people from slavery
to Allah. While there is Islam, there can be no real improvement
in the region.
- If a lion and a bear are decimating your sheep,
and you find the two in mortal combat, let them kill each other.
The dictator was behind PanAm 103. The rebels returned from fighting us
in Iraq. The more of them die the better.
- Why did you sit on the sidelines when the
rebellion was in full swing after the stolen election? There is
no more vital venue for revolution. We need to be rid of that regime!!!
- Just give them what they want, forget the
consequences. The mob must get its way; let Iran take over the region.
- “Take not as friends”… The Qur’an is explicit;
Muslims are prohibited from friendship and partnership with kuffar.
Islam must dominate, never subordinate; never equal.
- This is about who rules, not how they rule. How
they rule won’t change. Once the throne is in possession, the promises
go out the window. Obama continues to confuse form and substance.
- Democracy is mob rule, they had that in
Egypt & Tunisia. Islam is theocracy, the two are
incompatible. Muslims are not candidates for citizenship in
representative governments. Re-read 33:36 until you understand
that only Allah has the right to rule.
- Respect for the rights of minorities is not part
of Islam, as anyone would know who would take the time to read the Pact
of Umar. Or you might turn to Reliance of the Traveller, O11.5.
- All one? Like the Three Musketeers? Is
that why they blow up churches and burn down Christian homes &
businesses? Tolerance is not part of Islam. Doubters &
dissenters should read 3:85 & 9:29. Declaring and waging war is not
- Where are those Copts to worship? Egyptian law
forbids them to build churches. If they worship in the open, they are
mobbed. The revolt does nothing to alter that fact.
- Islam rules all aspects of human life where it
is dominant. In Islam, women are fields to be plowed, inferior to men and deficient in intelligence & religion. How does
Obama expect the revolution to change the Qur’an & hadith? It
is an affirmation, not a denunciation of Islam.
- Economic development; that’s the ticket!
Industrialize Arabia and export our jobs to them. What do we need jobs
for anyway? With industrialization and economic development, they
will be better enabled to stockpile weapons, sponsor terrorism and
expand their nuclear weapons development. What a great plan!
- Why are Egyptians having trouble affording
food? Economic development in Asia has increased imports,
reducing available supply and increasing prices to Egyptians. Russia’s
lost harvest exacerbated the problem. And we have been burning
corn in our cars; corn that would have been fed to cattle or humans,
once again reducing supply and increasing price, artificially, by
government fiat. Obamination policy is part of the problem, not
part of the solution.
- We are trillions in debt; we don’t have a
billion to give away. How do you expect to pay for it? Democratic
Egypt? No such thing exists nor will it. Egypt has exchanged one tyrant
for another. The vain imaginings of Obamination are bad enough,
throwing money at them is worse. Borrow a billion and flush it
down the sewer; what a great idea!
- Investing billions we don’t have and can’t pay
back; investing them in our enemies. What a great plan!
- Decades? How many decades since 638? What did
Moe do to the Jews at the Khaibar Oasis? Meccan camel caravans
were his first victims, Jews were his second victims. Perhaps
Obama should read 9:29 again. What part of “fight those
who”…”until” does he not understand? Maybe he does not
Who is it that Allah will continually send to torment the Jews? What will Jesus do when he returns? What did Moe say to the Jews? Does that apply
locally or globally? What was Moe’s preference for
sequence of conquest, Israel or Yemen?
- When have the SandMaggots had a nation of their
own? What was its name? Who were its leaders? What was its currency?
Palestine & Palestinian are malignant malarkey. No such place or
people exist. The entire narrative is a malignant maundery fabricated for political purposes.
They are not a people, they are undifferentiated Arabs and the
descendants of their slaves. If they wanted a state of their own,
why did they not demand it between 1948 & 1967 while Egypt &
Jordan illegally held the territories?
- Exactly what part of “Take not as friends” do
you not comprehend? Allah explicitly forbids friendship &
partnership with Jews! Get a clue!! 3:118, 4:89, 144, 5:51, 57, 60:1, 13.
- Only a damned fool expects to end an existential
conflict. When one party is determined to exterminate the other,
the conflict can not be ended short of exterminating one party.
What part of this does Obama not comprehend? The gates of
Paradise will not swing open for Muslims until they kill the last Jew.
Get a clue.
- Blame the victims, thats the ticket. Settlements
are not the obstacle to peace; Islam is. “Its Islam, stupid!” I
previously presented links to the ayeh & hadith which drive the
conflict. Muslims perceive a divine mandate to exterminate Jews. The
celestial bordello won’t open for them until they finish that
task. Exactly what part of this do you not comprehend?
Obtain a brain.
- Translation: “The world is impatient for the
destruction of Israel & extermination of the Jews. The statement
tells us which side Obamination is on. While Obama presides, America is
one of Israel’s enemies, not its friend.
- Existential conflict can only end in
extermination. Anyone with a scintilla of morality will recognize the
aggressor as the one who should be exterminated. Who invaded and
occupied Israel in 638? Now you know the identity of the
aggressor: “Its Islam, stupid!”.
- Ending the conflict requires ending the
existence of Islam. The current revolt is Islamic, it is increasing,
not decreasing Islamic fervor for exterminating the Jews. That
which Obamination views as an opportunity is really an obstacle
in the path to peace. While there is Islam, there is no
peace. Islam and peace can not coexist.
- Oh, really? Then why are you constantly bitching
about “settlements”? Obamination is part of the campaign to deny
- It will unless you cast a veto in the Security
Council. I have no faith in your intention to veto the resolution
because I know that you are an enemy, not a friend of Israel.
Fallestinian leaders do not seek peace and prosperity, they seek
conquest and plunder. They will not accomplish what they do not seek.
- Independence is not their strategic objective;
genocide is. They perceive politicide & genocide to be
prerequisites to admission to the celestial bordello. “Its Islam,
- Nobody committed to Israel’s security would
demand that Israel use “restraint” in self-defense. Neither would
one so committed demand that Israel surrender land for nothing.
Nor would they demand that Israel allow enemy gun emplacements on high
ground with a commanding view of all of her territory. Israel
will have no security until there are no living Muslims within rocket
range. “Its Islam, stupid!”
- One vote against more than 40; lotsa good that
- The next time Obama tells the truth about the
Mid East conflict will be the first time.
- There can not be lasting peace without peace.
There can not be peace while Islam exists with Muslims to practice it.
“Its Islam, stupid!”. Islam is a demonic mandate to conquer the
world. All conquered territory must be held, and if lost,
reconquered. Get a clue; read the HAMAS
- First, they must believe that peace is
desirable. Second, they must have an accurate and objective definition
of peace. To Muslims, peace is after they complete their
world conquest. They do not want peace, they want victory. “Its
- The “world community” wants Israel and the Jews
eradicated. So does Obamination. Antisemitism is not exclusive to
Muslims, just more intense and widespread among them. They don’t want
an end to the conflict, they don’t want peace, they want victory.
Nobody is anti war, they are all pro victory; enemy victory.
- “Occupation”: the supreme shibboleth. Israel is
occupied by Muslim Arabs, not occupying. In 638, Caliph Umar completed
the conquest of Israel. Muslims occupied Israel. Their descendants are
still there, and more of them were attracted by increasing prosperity
after Jews began reclaiming the land and making it productive.
Israel was not smart enough to expel the occupiers, instead Israel
begged them to remain in place. The Arabs fled to clear the way for
genocidal conquest, which failed. Allowing them to return would
be suicidally stupid. They tried again in ’67 and Israel regained more
of the land stolen from her. That is justice, not occupation.
- Only the Muslims can make peace peacefully, and
they will not. Israel can only make peace by exterminating them. No
negotiation, no concession, no good will gesture; nothing less than
exterminating the local Muslims can make peace in the region. Israel
will have peace when there are no living Muslims within rocket range,
- If you recognize the fact that peace can not be
externally imposed, then sit down and shut up! Quit bitching about
“settlement activity”. Quit bitching about “restraint” when Israel
counter attacks. Quit demanding that Israel commit
suicide. Dissolve the quartet Don’t replace Mitchell.
Sit down and shut up!!!
- The problem will not go away until the Muslims
go away or quit being Muslims. “Its Islam, stupid!”.
- Lasting peace requires one state and one people:
Israel. Israel alone, without enemies. So long as there are live
Muslims within rocket range, there will be no peace. Islam is permanent
war. What part of “fight those who… until…” do you not
comprehend? What part of “The hour will not come until” do you
not comprehend? Obtain a brain; get a clue’ or sit down and shut
up until you do; you embarrass the nation with your silly
- The SandMaggot’s homelands are where they or
their parents came from: Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, etc. Israel is not
their homeland. Fallestine is already: The Kingdom of Jordan. No
other SandMaggot state is needed.
- Its Jordan, stupid!!!
- Israel can never be secure while people
possessed of a demonic mandate to exterminate her live within rocket
range. Security means no nearby enemies.
- Only damned fools believe that two states will
solve the problem of Islamic determination to exterminate Israel and
conquer the world. Unfortunately, we are damned fools: we elected
Obamination. Terminal stupidity.
- Only damned fools harbor any such belief. In
’67, Israel was narrower than artillery range. I remember constant news
reports of shelling from the Golan Heights. Israel can not afford to
have rockets launched from the heights of the Jordan Rift. The whole
concept is terminally stupid.
- No border is secure that does not push Muslims
back beyond the range of the most powerful rocket in their possession.
- There is no reason why the SandMaggots should
have a state or govern themselves. They are undifferentiated Arabs,
nothing special. Their entire narrative is a fabricated fallacy; a
- If there is a SandMaggot state, and it is not permanently demilitarized, Israel
will continue to be attacked on a daily basis. There is no other
possibility. Israel would not hold Judea & Samaria if the Arabs had
not launched a genocidal attack in ’67. They must learn to live
with the consequences of their aggression. Israel must annex, purge and
settle the territories. The world must quit bitching about it.
- Every time Israel is attacked and retaliates,
you, your predecessors, European heads of state and the U.N. bitterly
bitch & moan about it. Next time, Israel must flatten Gaza &
Lebanon, and you must sit down and shut up while she does it.
- No provisions
can prevent terrorism. Only the extermination of Islam can prevent
Islamic terrorism. No other solution is possible. Israel can not obtain
peace & security in the presence of Muslims. “Its Islam,
- Remember the S.C. Resolution that ended the last
war in Lebanon? Exactly what benefit has resulted; what good have
the blue hats done? have they prevented weapons smuggling?
Exactly when and where have such resolutions or observer forces had any
- SandMaggots do not desire to prevent terrorism,
they are terrorists. The “security forces” trained and equipped at tax
payer expense, have been part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Its the equivalent of foxes guarding the hen house. A state can not at
once be sovereign and demilitarized. Cognitive dissonance is evident in
- Which provisions of the Oslo Accords have the
SandMaggots implemented? Please list and enumerate them. What
makes any damned fool think they will implement the provisions of any
- Gravestones are the only foundation for
negotiations. It is not possible to negotiate with an enemy who
perceives a divine mandate to exterminate you.
- Israel can not be secure until her enemies are
dead. Get a clue; “Its Islam, stupid!”.
- Jerusalem is reunited, and must remain so; the
capitol city of Israel. There is absolutely no reason for any other
outcome. King Hussein promised access, then denied it. He tore down
synagogues and cemeteries, turning them into latrines. Once is
enough; never again. Get a clue.
- There are no refugees. They vacated to avoid the
genocidal assault of the Arab armies, clearing the way for the
extermination of the Jews. They have no right or claim, in morality,
history or law. They abandoned whatever claim they might have had in
favor of genocide. To Hell with them. Those born in refugee camps
subsequent to ’48 are not refugees, they have no right or claim to
- They aspire only to reconquer Israel and
exterminate the Jews. To Hell with them; they have no legitimate
- That is the worst form of Gd’d lie: begging the
question. The unstated false premise: “Fatah recognizes Israel’s
right to exist. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are two
essential differences between HAMAS & Fatah: tactics and who should
occupy the throne. All else is persiflage. They are all Muslims. “Its
Islam, stupid!”. What does Surah At-Taubah 29 say about waging war
against Jews? What does the infamous genocide hadith (quoted in
the HAMAS Charter) say about exterminating them? Muslims have a
demonic mandate to reconquer Israel; they will be damned if they
don’t. Haven’t you read At-Taubah 38-39? What makes you think they will
desist from conquest? If you think that, you are “thinking” with
your anus instead of your brain. Analencephalopathy seems to be common
- Until they agree to allow Israel to exist
unmolested, Israel must tell them to go to Hell. Better yet, she should
usher them unto Hell.
- Hostility to Jews has been at the core of Islam
since 623. It is coded into the Qur’an, hadith and Shari’ah; it can not
be removed. “Its Islam, stupid!”
- So long as they remain Muslims, they are locked
into the past. If you want peace, cause them to cease being Muslims or
to cease living. There is no other solution to this
- Reasoning from the specific to the general is a
common problem. One insane Jew does not make a trend. One confused
Muslim does not make a trend. The problem is Islam: its damnable
doctrines of genocidal conquest. No matter how you dance around
this fact, it can not be avoided: “Its Islam, stupid!” The Qur’an
commands Muslims to conquer the world and promises them victory. It
threatens them with Hellfire if they shirk and promises a good seat in
the celestial bordello if they participate. When you believe that
your eternal destiny is dependent on going to war, what will you
do? “Its Islam, stupid!”.
- The real choice is between Islam and apostasy;
between Islam and life. It is Islam that binds Muslims to the
past and to violence.
- A few idealists at the vanguard had their
revolution hijacked by al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen. Therein is no hope; only
continued enslavement to Allah and tyrants.
- A turd, no matter how you paint or gild it,
remains a turd. It stinks, and its only good for fertilizer. Most
revolutions are about who holds power, not about limiting it. Ours was
the signal exception that proves the rule.
- Our revolution was fought by men who held high
ideals of liberty and individualism. Islamic refolutions are fought by
Muslims who seek tyranny over others. Obama denies the difference
because he is one of the latter.
- Projecting our own ideals onto people who do not
share them is a grave error.
- Those reaching for their rights are a tiny
minority. Those grasping power are the majority. Those grasping power
have organization, zealotry and weapons superior to the resources of
the tiny minority of libertarians. The libertarians will not prevail.
There’s something about Islam. There are five critical elements which make it a real, proximate & persisting threat to our lives and liberties. Allah’s command to wage offensive warfare until the entire world is conquered, his promise of Paradise as a reward for compliance, his threat of Hell as a punishment for non-compliance, his contract with his slaves and his incentive to terrorism are not particularly easy to communicate to the public at large.
Individually, they appear to be harsh, but are dismissed as fantasy. Together, they express an evil command set bolstered by powerful motivating factors.
Without believers ready to implement the jihad imperatives, Islam would pose no threat. With believers it has filled graves with an estimated 270 million victims.
To drive the point home I posted a Facebook comment listing the five critical elements and their locations in the Qur’an. The purpose of this blog post is to provide the documentation which fills out the outline in that comment. The comment is reproduced below, followed by the relevant Qur’an & Tafsir quotes. I will repost the comment, substituting a link to this post for the original link to a less directly related post.
My hope is that others will take up the crusade of truth, using this information in their own comments and posts so that a wider audience will be exposed to the fatal facts.
1. Allah’s threat: I will damn you if you do not go to war; 9:38-39.
2. Allah’s promise: I will bless you if you fight in my cause: 61:10-13.
3. Allah’s command: “fight them”, “fight those who”; 8:39, 9:29.
4. Believers are only those who fight in Allah’s cause; 8:2, 9:111 & 49:15.
5. Brownie Points are accrued by any step taken to injure or enrage Kuffar; 9:120.
These five critical elements are the core of the rotten apple which poisons the world.
Wake up, wise up & rise up! Read the ayat listed above. Use them in comments. Use them in notes. Post them in blog posts. Make sure that everyone is constantly exposed to those ayat.
Copy this comment; save it, share it and cross post it. Email it. Make it go viral. If nothing else, read this blog post for the documentation it contains and share it as widely as possible: http://www.bloggersbase.com/politics-and-opinions/is-islam/
4:96. Degrees of (higher) grades from Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allâh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
4:97. Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): “In what (condition) were you?” They reply: “We were weak and oppressed on earth.” They (angels) say: “Was not the earth of Allâh spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?” Such men will find their abode in Hell – What an evil destination!
4:98. Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way.
4:99. For these there is hope that Allâh will forgive them, and Allâh is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.
9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.
9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.
48:15. Those who lagged behind will say, when you set forth to take the spoils, “Allow us to follow you,” They want to change Allâh’s Words. Say: “You shall not follow us; thus Allâh has said beforehand.” Then they will say: “Nay, you envy us.” Nay, but they understand not except a little.
48:16. Say (O Muhammad ) to the bedouins who lagged behind: “You shall be called to fight against a people given to great warfare, then you shall fight them, or they shall surrender. Then if you obey, Allâh will give you a fair reward, but if you turn away as you did turn away before, He will punish you with a painful torment.”
(Nay, but you thought that the Messenger and the believers would never return to their families,) `for your lagging behind was not an excusable act or just a sin. Rather, your lagging behind was because of hypocrisy and because you thought that the Muslims would be killed to the extent of extermination, their lives would be extinguished and none of them will ever come back,’
﴿وَظَنَنتُمْ ظَنَّ السَّوْءِ وَكُنتُمْ قَوْماً بُوراً﴾
(and you did think an evil thought and you became a people Bur) going for destruction, according to `Abdullah bin `Abbas, Mujahid and several others. Qatadah explained Bur to mean, corrupt and some said that it is a word used in the Arabic dialect of the area of Oman. Allah the Exalted then said,
﴿وَمَن لَّمْ يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ﴾
(And whosoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger,) Allah states here that whoever does not purify his actions outwardly and inwardly for Allah’s sake, then Allah the Exalted will punish him in the Blazing Fire, even if he pretends to show people that he follows the faith, contradicting his true creed. Allah the Exalted then states that He is the Only Authority, King and Owner Who has full control over the residents of the heavens and earth,
﴿يَغْفِرُ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَن يَشَآءُ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً﴾
(He forgives whom He wills, and punishes whom He wills. And Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful.) with those who repent, return and submit to Him with humiliation.[...] The Fabricated Excuse offered by Those Who lagged behind and did not participate in Al-Hلudaybiyyah; Allah’s Warning for Them
(If ye go not forth) with your Prophet at the Battle of Tabuk (He will afflict you with a painful doom) in this world and in the Hereafter, (and will choose instead of you a folk other than you) who are better and more obedient than you. (Ye cannot harm Him all) i.e. by staying back you cannot harm Allah. (Allah is Able to do all things) whether it is punishment or reward. Tafsir Ibn Abbas
61:11. That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!
61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of ‘Adn Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.
61:13. And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.
8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.
9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
[...]This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people entered Allah’s religion in large numbers, and the Arabian Peninsula was secured under the Muslims’ control. Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination. [...] The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah
8:3. Who perform As-Salât (IqâmatasSalât) and spend out of that We have provided them.
8:4. It is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise).
9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .
49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 61&l=eng&nAya= 10# 61_ 10
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 8&l=eng&nAya= 38# 8_ 38
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 29# 9_ 29
http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid= 9&tid= 20980
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 8&l=eng&nAya= 2# 8_ 2
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 111# 9_ 111
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 49&l=eng&nAya= 15# 49_ 15
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 120# 9_ 120
President Obama, in his outreach to Muslims, deemed it proper to give Usama bin Ladin an Islamic funeral. He asserted that the service was performed in accordance with Shari’ah. Was it really? Or did Obama insult both the American public and the Muslims in one grand gesture?
By pretending to place a high value on the opinion of Muslims, extending to the appearance of fulfilling Islamic law, the President urinated on our feet and declared “it rains”. Usama planned a horrific attack on American civilians, an attack intended to cause great personal, social and economic harm to us. Thousands died and many more were injured. Billions of dollars were lost, and the man behind it is deemed worthy of an Islamic funeral.
Has Obama so soon forgotten that he declared takfir upon Usama, saying that he had hijacked Islam and distorted its doctrines? How then is he worthy and deserving of Islamic funeral ritual?
Since when does America confer honors on mass murderers? What call is there for anything more than a simple, two word prayer of seven letters? Who would double tap someone deemed worthy of respect & funereal honors? Obama ruled out waterboarding, and would have given Usama Miranda rights, trial in a federal court and a government paid attorney, but shooting the demon’s slave in the left eye was perfectly ok. Go figure.
Now that the contempt & detestation are out of the way, I’ll proceed with exposure of al-taqiyya. Yes, Obama told an Islamic lie, a big black one. Usama’s funeral service was not entirely Shari’ah compliant.
Funerals are covered in Reliance of the Traveller, Book G. G4.3, on page 229, says that the funeral prayer should be performed by the eldest/closest surviving male relative, preferably the son of the deceased who prepared the body. Were any of Usama’s sons or brothers present at his burial? Who officiated? Was the unrelated officiant an Imam?
G4.7 & 8 inform us that it is obligatory to recite Takbir four times, the first recitation being followed by Al Fatiha. How in Hell is it possible that American servicemen stood on the deck of an American naval vessel and recited “Allah is greater” in Arabic four times? Allah is the one who commands them to attack us, the one in whose name the accursed abomination was perpetrated. How is it possible?
1:7. The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).
When they recite those verses, they are reminding Allah why he wants to burn us in Hell; they are cursing us. How in Hell is it possible that our navy stood on the deck of an American war ship and cursed us in that manner?
G4.8 specifies that the blessings must be said upon the Profit (pig blood be upon his burning embers) after the second Takbir. How in Hell is it possible that an American naval officer would stand on the deck of a warship and bless the lecherous, larcenous, murdering demon slave who invented the system that attacked us?
G4.10 specifies that after the third Takbir, supplication must be offered for the deceased. It recommends the maximal form, which is as follows.
Your slave. He has left the zephyr of this world
and its spaciousness, in which were the things and
people he loved, for the darkness of the grave and
that which he will meet. He testified that there is
no god but You alone without a partner, and that
Muhammad is Your slave and messenger. You
know him better than we. 0 Allah, he has gone to
remain with You, and You are the best to remain
with. He is now in need of Your mercy, and You
have no need to torment him. We come to You in
desire for You, interceding for him. 0 Allah, if he
did well, treat him the better, and if he did wrong,
disregard it and through Your mercy show him
Your good pleasure and protect him from the trial
and torment of the grave. Make his grave spacious
for him and distance the earth from his sides, and
through Your mercy protect him from Your torment
until You raise him and send him safely to
Your paradise, 0 Most Merciful of the Merciful. “
If we did not want Usama dead & damned, why shoot him in the eye? How in Hell is it possible that an American naval officer could stand on the deck of a warship and pray for the salvation of that damnable servant of Satan? I hope that blasphemy was not performed by a Chaplain.
G4.20 informs us of a significant violation of Shari’ah: they washed the corpse, which is explicitly forbidden for a martyr.
(0: even if in a state of major ritual impurity
janaba) or the like) or perform the funeral prayer
over him. A martyr (shahid) means someone who
died in battle with non-Muslims …
G5.1 points out another significant violation of Shari’ah: burial at sea.
to bury him on land, the body is placed (0: tightly
lashed) between two planks (0: to obviate bloating)
and thrown into the sea (0: so that it reaches
shore, even if the inhabitants are non-Muslims,
since a Muslim might find the body and bury it facing
the direction of prayer (qibla).
Burial at sea is only permitted if the death occurred at sea and land burial is impossible. The body is not sunk, but is floated between two planks in hopes of proper burial when it washes ashore.
It should now be clear to everyone that President Barack Hussein Obama is an enemy appeasing, obsequious traitor who can’t get it right. In pretending to follow Islamic law, which should offend all Americans, he violated Islamic law, which will offend all Muslims. With one suave, smooth move, he offended everybody concerned. Why did you elect that schmuck?
The Irish Times uttered and published a spew of deception which must not go unanswered. News media should inform, not deceive. I will let most of the lies slide to concentrate on one target rich paragraph.
The assertion that Moe only fought defensive battles is an egregious lie, easily disproved. Turn first to the Noble Qur’an, Surah Al-Anfal.
Allah promised them a victory, and they were lusting after the rich spoils of a caravan on the trade route. The Meccan army went out to defend the caravan, not to attack Moe. Moe went out to attack the caravan, and was met by the army.
Until 2001, I was unaware of the extortion letters which Moe dictated and dispatched to neighboring kingdoms and empires. Because I learned about them in a Paltalk chatroom, you will learn about them through this blog post. I present to you two brief excerpts from Moe’s letter to the Chiefs of Aqaba. This letter stands out from the mill run because it is extremely explicit. The others leave a little to the imagination.
Moe expressed his intention to wage war unless tribute was paid. That is offensive, not defensive warfare. The two main jihad imperatives begin with commands to fight: 8:39 & 9:29; where is the defensive element in those verses?
- And fight them until[...]
- Fight against those who[...]
Surah Al-Baqarah supposedly preaches defensive jihad; 2:190 tells Muslims to fight those who fight them. It does not say those who attack them. Click the link, read the ayat and scroll down to read the footnote which defines jihad. Where is the defensive element in that definition?
- And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you[...]
Sahih Muslim 19.4294 contains some clarifying elements.
- Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah.
- If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.
It becomes obvious that “those who fight you” means those who resist. Islamic law confirms the obvious. The Shafi’ite school sets a minimum of one ghazwat per year.
- [...] “The least that the imam must do is that he allow no year to pass without having organised a military expedition by himself, or by his raiding parties, according to the Muslims’ interest, so that the jihad will only be stopped in a year for a (reasonable) excuse.”
- [...]In the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) jihad was a communal obligation after his emigration (hijra) to Medina. As for subsequent times, there are two possible states in respect to non-Muslims.
The first is when they are in their own countries, in which case jihad (def: o9.8) is a communal obligation, and this is what our author is speaking of when he says, “Jihad is a communal obligation,” meaning upon the Muslims each year. [Reliance of the Traveller O9.1]
The Hanifi school says that jihad must be continuous and is undertaken on Islamic initiative.
- War must be carried on against the Infidels, at all times, by some party of the Muslims. [Hedaya Vol. II, Book IX, Chapter 1, Page 140]
- The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the sacred writings which are generally received this effect. [Hedaya Vol. II, Book IX, Chapter 1, Page 141]
women & children
Isn’t that nice, Moe prohibited his army from killing women and children. Muslims want us to assume that the proscription is based on morality. It is not; far from it. The proscription is economic.
- Some [jurists] are of the opinion that all of them may be killed, on the mere ground that they are unbelievers, but they make an exception for women and children since they constitute property for Muslims. [Imam Ibn Taymiyyah]
- [...](so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives [33:26]
- [...]and the prisoners were their children and women.[...] [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
- When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled. [Reliance O9.13]
- Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. [Sahih] Muslim 19.4294
What do embezzlement and killing children have in common? Children are part of the spoils!
Forbidden in Islam? Yeah, right.
- We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve,[...] [3:151]
- [...] I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” [8:12]
- [...]Allâh brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts[...][33:26]
- [...]I have been made victorious with terror [...][Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220]
They love to cite Surah Al-Ma’idah 32 but never cite the ayat which follows it; why is that?
- The recompense of those who wage war against Allâh and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. [5:33]
- `Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
Ibn Kathir defined wage war against Allah to include disbelief; If you do not believe in Allah, you are waging war against him, and may be killed by Muslims. Only Muslims can be innocent.
President Obama converted a Medal of Honor presentation into a campaign speech. You can read the whole thing here, I am interested in the perverse part.
The President began his remarks on that note:
I think we can all agree this is a good day for America. Our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done. The world is safer; it is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden.
Today, we are reminded that, as a nation, there’s nothing we can’t do —- when we put our shoulders to the wheel, when we work together, when we remember the sense of unity that defines us as Americans.
As I recall, that commitment was expressed by President G.W. Bush nearly ten years ago. It was a malignantly false commitment which ignored the true enemy to focus on a false front which serves to shield the true enemy from being identified and confronted. Hunting down U.B.L. and his co-conspirators might offer psychological satisfaction, but solves nothing in the real world. It is like swatting a few wasps and leaving the rest of the nest alive to mount further attacks.
If a mob boss commissions a hit which is performed by a made member and you prosecute, convict and hang the made member, letting the mob boss go free, is that justice?
In a multi front war, we are not made significantly safer when one general is eliminated, leaving his colleagues and their subordinates in place. Generals can and will be replaced. We will only be safe when the true enemy is dead or permanently disabled.
The improvement is sub marginal. No single person is the be all and end all of Islamic conquest of which terrorism is one tactic. The improvement is so small that it can not be measured.
President Obama, like Presidents Carter, Clinton & Bush seek to divert attention from the real enemy, deflecting it onto a sham front group. Al-Qaeda means “the base”. The base is Ummah al-Islamiyya: that subset of humanity enslaved by Allah.
The Ummah is motivated by Allah’s threat and promise. The threat is implied in Surah At-Taubah 38-39. If you do not march forth in Jihad, Allah will punish you with a painful torment. The threat is expressed more concretely in Surah An-Naba’ 21-30.
The promise is made in many verses, particularly Surah As-Saff 10-13. The reward of mujahideen is described in Surah An-Naba 31-38. The threat & promise motivate believing Muslims to wage war for the ostensible purpose of imposing Islam on the entire world.
It all begins with creation; since Allah created the world, he has exclusive possession and sovereignty. Only Allah has the right to be worshiped; only Allah has the right to rule. He delegated the regulation of temporal affairs to Muhammad and his successors. Their role is to impose Allah’s dominion on the entire globe.
It is called “holy fighting in Allah’s cause“, which is to make Islam dominant. The primary characteristic that confers holiness on it is not embezzling the spoils. Turn to Surah At-Taubah 111 to learn what believers do: they fight in Allah’s cause, killing others and being killed. So long as the face of the earth is polluted by believers in Allah’s threat & promise, we are not safe, war is being prepared or actively waged against us. We will not be safe until they quit believing or quit living.
If you seek to make the world a better, more peaceful and safer place, then identify the enemy: Islam and begin to fight it on the ideological plane. Expose Allah as Satan and Muhammad as a genocidal warlord, murderer and rapist.
Document the Qur’an, Sunnah & Sira; display it to the Ummah so that they can see exactly what they are enslaved to, worship and emulate. Those who retain a scintilla of vestigial morality will eventually apostatize, the recidivist residue we must deal with more forcefully.
nothing we can’t do
That exemplifies over generalization: asserting that, because we can, after ten years of hard effort, track down and kill one terrorist leader, solve every imaginable domestic and international problem by increasing taxes and throwing money with random abandon.
That clause converted a medal of honor presentation into a campaign speech, the ultimate indignity to two heroes who should be honored, not co-opted as campaign props.
Poverty, unemployment, economic decline & stagnation, inflation, etc. are not members of the set of soluble problems. Anthropomorphic climate change is neither real nor subject to control by any means at our disposal.
The solutions proposed by Obama are not solutions, they are fundamental causes of the problems. Socialism is the problem, not the solution!
Praise God and pass the Champaign! But the war is not ended; it won’t be ended until we destroy the enemy’s faith. That happy day will not come until we acknowledge the identity of the enemy and begin to contend against the set of beliefs which motivate their aggression.
Brigadier S.K. Malik told us what we need to know in page 60 of The Qur’anic Concept of War.
cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent’s
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced hy a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy,
it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An
invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads
to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Quran has
the inherent strength to ward off teror from us and to enable
us to strike terror into the enemy. …
Usama bin Laden was not the enemy, he was one of their leaders. He can and will be replaced. Others will perform the functions he performed. President Obama caused me to execrate when he repeated the Traitor’s Oath: “We are not and never will be at war with Islam.” Al-Qaida is nothing more than a name; a distinction without a difference, which confers plausible deniability upon the real enemy.
Usama’s declaration of war was not the first. The original declaration was made in the 7th century by Muhammad, founder of Islam. Speaking for Allah, he said:
When this nation gained independence from King George III, Islam, represented by the Barbary Pirates, sacked our merchentmen, seizing ships & cargo; killing & enslaving the crews. This nation was nearly bankrupted by paying tribute. Ambassadors Jefferson & Adams asked by what right they attacked us. The answer should give you a clue to the identity of the enemy.
The answer runs parallel to that given by one of Umar’s generals in the invasion of Persia. This is reported in Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386.
The order to attack Christians is contained in 9:29, It is explained by Tafsir Ibn Kathir.
The order is confirmed by Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387 and several parallel ahadith.
The order is codified in Islamic law: Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9, Paragraph 8.
O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29),[...]
Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:15 defines believers.
Surah At-Taubah 9:111 has even greater clarity.
There ain’t any peace; there is permanent war while there is Islam on the face of the earth. Denial of this fatal fact is not an error, it is not ignorance, it is not politically correct, it is not avoiding offense, it is treason. The treason is not only against America, it is against the whole human race.
Muslims are promised eternity in the celestial bordello for participation in Jihad [61:10] and threatened with eternal damnation [9:38] if they refuse. So long as Muslims believe in that promise and threat, there can be no peace, it is impossible.
If you love life, if you love liberty, if you love prosperity, then cause Muslims to quit believing or quit living. There is no acceptable alternative.
Both documents purported by the White House to certify that he was born in Hawaii have one indisputable fatal flaw: neither one bears the seal of the Hawaii Department of Health required to authenticate them. They lack probative value.
The original image of the short form remains at Snopes , lets take a close look at it.
Observe that I have annotated the image to point out three defects.
- The Certificate # has been obliterated. Why would Obama obliterate it? It discloses nothing, it serves only as confirmation. A forgery could be discovered by revelation of a real certificate bearing the same number. Also, if the real certification of Obama’s birth was revealed, and the numbers did not match, the forgery would be exposed.
- The embossed seal of the State Health Department is not present. Only a few indecipherable characters, which appear to be inverted numbers, appear where it should be.
- The document declares that it is invalidated by any alteration. That includes obliterating the serial number.
The White House blog hosts another image of the purported short form, without the watermark.
If those last two digits are 12, and the form was real, then the recently released long form can’t be, the numbers should match.
Where is the embossed Seal? Where is the explanation of alterations (box 23)?
Do real birth certificates bear embossed seals? Lets examine some examples. This example was found here.
Sue Nordyke’s birth certificate is on display, the largest and clearest image of it is in this Scribid file. Note that the document appears to be copied from a microfiche record, which explains the white text on black background. The embossed seal is barely visible.
The first arrow points to the outer edge of the seal, the second, shorter arrow points to a ring of text. Here is a closer, enhanced view of the seal.
The short arrow points to a ring of text, the two longer arrows point to indentations made by the ring of radial bars in the edge of the seal. If you get close to the display, and have myopia as I do, you can see that the paper has been stretched by the seal.
Obama’s purported certificates are defective: they lack the state seal with which the real certificates are embossed. Both have been altered, which would invalidate the genuine document.
This is my third post on this subject, because one of my Muslim critics needs a good slapping down. This one’s for you, Ema. Diversion, distraction, obfuscation & Tu-quoque do not cut the mustard. Try to come up with some relevant, verifiable facts to support your fantasy.