| Raymond Ibrahim: Trump Scraps Cherished “Israel Grievance” Myth
| Friday, December 29, 2017
|Jihad Watch : President Trump’s new National Security strategy is not only notable
for what it brings back to the paradigm — words such as “jihadi” and
“sharia” — but in what it gets rid of, namely, the long held, much
entrenched notion that Israel is the root source of all the turmoil
plaguing the Middle East. According to the new strategy document.
For generations the conflict between Israel and the
Palestinians has been understood as the prime irritant preventing peace
and prosperity in the region. Today, the threats from jihadist terrorist
organizations and the threat from Iran are creating the realization
that Israel is not the cause of the region’s problems. States have increasingly found common interests with Israel in confronting common threats.
That this is true cannot be overstated. For decades, the official
establishment position championed by politicians, academics, and
journalists of all stripes seeking to apologize for all the anger,
violence, and jihad terror plaguing the region was the creation of
Israel. Because the Jewish state is stronger than its Muslim neighbors,
the latter were always presented as frustrated “underdogs” doing
whatever they could to achieve “justice.” No matter how many rockets
were shot into Tel Aviv by Hamas and Hezbollah, and no matter how
anti-Israeli bloodlust was articulated in distinctly jihadi terms, that
was always presented as ironclad proof that Palestinians under Israel
are so oppressed that Muslims have no choice but to resort to terrorism.
Yet, as with all false narratives, the survival of this one relied on
concealing the bigger, more complete picture, as captured by the
following question: If Muslims get a free pass when their violence is
directed against those stronger than them, how does one rationalize away
their violence when it is directed against those weaker than them — for
example, millions of indigenous Christians living in the Muslim world?
According to reliable statistics published annually, some 40 of the 50
worst nations in which to be Christian are Muslim majority. Of the
absolute worst 21 nations — 18 of which are Muslim — “100 percent of Christians experience persecution.”
The rationalizations used to minimize Muslim violence against Israel
simply cannot work here, for now Muslims are the majority — and they are
the ones violent and oppressive to their minorities, in ways that make
Israeli treatment of Palestinians seem enviable. In other words,
Christian persecution is perhaps the most obvious example of a
phenomenon the mainstream media wants to ignore out of existence —
Islamic supremacism, the true source of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 1:59 PM