The address by Iranian President Mahmoud Amedinejad to the faculty and students at Columbia University did the Western world a favour. If we’re careful to read between the lines, he revealed much more than he intended.
At one point, for example, the Iranian leader spoke feelingly about Palestinian children. What he left unsaid, however, was the irreparable emotional and psychological damage being done to those children by the indoctrination they get in Palestinian Authority schools which teach them that Jews are descended from pigs, dogs and monkeys; or by PA television programs that indoctrinate pre-school Palestinian toddlers with the idea that it would be “glorious” to grow up to be a shadeed: i.e., to strap on bombs-some of them supplied by Iran-and blow up innocent people.
That made Amedinejad’s “compassion” for the Palestinian children a little difficult to swallow.
He also talked about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict as a “60-year-old wound”, and asked: “Why should the Palestinian people pay the price for something that happened in Europe, that they had nothing to do with?”
“Nothing to do with”? That statement ignores these well-established facts:
- The land that Jews owned in Palestine at the time of Israeli independence had all been bought from Ottoman Turkish landowners;
- Al-Husseini, the Muslim Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during the pre-war and war years, was an ardent Nazi supporter, and not only helped recruit SS troops among Bosnian Muslims, but also endorsed the Nazis’ “final solution”;
- In 1948, when Israel declared independence within the 23% of Palestine that had not already been given to the Muslims by Britain, the six Muslim nations surrounding Israel-Lebanon, Syria, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt-declared war on the infant Jewish nation and (with the help of Britain) the Arab League (which included Iran) vowed to “drive the Jews into the sea”;
- Amedinejad himself has called the Holocaust “a fraud” and declared that Israel should be “wiped off the face of the earth.”
Those facts establish a pretty solid link between the Holocaust, Palestinians and Middle East Muslims. It’s a little late to feign innocence.
The Iranian president claimed that everywhere but Israel, “Jews, Christians and Muslims dwell in peace.” Only if we accept the Muslim definition of “peace”, which requires “people of the book”—Christians and Jews—to live in a subordinate condition as dhimmis, with no civil rights, inferior to Muslims, and required to pay a special tax called Jizya.
The ‘Palestine’ policy Amedinejad advocated—that there should be a referendum among all the residents of “Palestine”—was a piece of deceptive sleight-of-hand. Apart from the fact that there has never been a ‘Palestinian’ nation, people, language or culture—the idea was invented by Yasser Arafat after the Muslim nations lost the Six-Day War—it’s important to realize that among those he wants to be able to vote in that referendum are about five or six million fake “Palestinians” (like Arafat himself) who were smuggled into the region by the arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat and his successors precisely for the purpose of demanding “democracy”, then using their false majority to legislate Israel out of existence. That’s why Israel, if it is to survive, must continue to resist the spurious “right of return” demands of the false “Palestinians”.
At the time of the 1948 war, there were about 600,000 refugees on both sides; Israel absorbed and cared for all the Jewish refugees driven out of the surrounding Muslim nations, who had to leave behind their homes, businesses and possessions. But the Islamic nations left their Muslim brothers to rot in UN refugee camps-and now claim a right of return for them, their descendants, and all the spurious “refugees” brought in from other Middle Eastern countries.
So what was the big “favour” Amedinejad did for the West?
He provided us with a clear and concrete example of the Islamic doctrine of al-Taqqiyah—which says it is permissible to lie to a kaffir (‘infidel’) if it will advance the cause of Islam. That was exactly what the late, unlamented Yasser Arafat referred to when he told his followers that the Oslo Accords were “just like the treaty of al-Hudibayah”—a ten-year peace treaty Muhammed made with the Qraish of Mecca (his own tribe), and violated after two years. He meant they gave his troops time to arm and destroy those with whom they were making a covenant.
President Amedinejad gave us ample reason not to believe his protestations that Iran’s nuclear ambitions are “only peaceful.” Iran remains a state sponsor of terrorism, and a danger to the world.
There are many peace-loving people in Tehran who do not share Amedinejad’s apocalyptic view that the ‘Imam Mahdi’ is soon to re-appear and bring the world to its knees under Islam; the best course for the West is to help those people, in any way possible, to depose their megalomaniac president and his council of tyrannical Mullahs and Ayatollahs.
If they will not, they must understand that the rest of the world—and Israel—have a right to protect ourselves. We didn’t act in 1933-38, and it cost more than 50 million lives.
Let there be no more Chamberlains, no more Munichs, no more appeasement… and no more Holocausts.