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TERROR JIHAD READER SERIES – VOLUME 1
JIHAD! Understanding the Threat of the Islamist State in America
The Islamic State continues to add new groups to its growing franchise around the world. And individual jihadists from nearly every continent continue to step forward to pledge allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they carry out murderous attacks on innocent civilians. Unfortunately, too many at the top levels of U.S. national security, the media, academia and other elites still fail to understand this enemy, typically approaching it as a mere “terrorist organization” or purveyor of “violent extremism.” In particular, unless and until there is a much better appreciation for the phenomenon that is spawning and intensifying Islamic supremacism as practiced by IS, Americans and other freedom-loving people everywhere will be in mortal peril. Continue reading
From the Editor:
Dear Readers: If you want to understand the conflict between the Muslims and the Jews that now not only centers in and around Israel but threatens Jews around the world, this is a must read article from Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a scholar who has spent his career studying Arab political discourse and its ramifications in the world at large.
As Jerry Gordon writes in his April 24th article, Dr. Kedar explains ”why Jews have been the target of terror attacks for nearly a century in Israel and in the 21st Century in the West: Islamic Jihad doctrine. Now with the self declared Caliphate of the Islamic State, European Jews live under daily threats against their lives from émigré Muslims, hundreds of returning ISIS veterans seeking to kill their Jew.” It has nothing to do with the existence of Israel, or the actions of Israelis. It is, as Dr. Kedar explains, based on Islamic ideology and dogma. His article is articulate, precise, and highly readable. It is also essential reading as we all struggle to come to terms with the growing threat of ISIS, not only against the Jews, but against what we used to call the ‘free world’.
—- Ilana Freedman, Editor
My dear friends, Jews in Israel and the Diaspora.
I am sorry to tell you that the terror attacks we from which we suffer today and yesterday, a week ago, a month, a year and a decade and century ago, are all part of the same war, the same struggle, the same Jihad waged against us by our neighbors for over a century. Sometimes it is a full scale war with tanks, noise, flames, planes and ships and sometimes it is a war on a slow burner known as “terror” with explosions, stabbings and shots. Each of these is Jihad in Arabic, each is aimed at Jews just for being Jewish. Continue reading
At 10 AM Local time (6PM ET in the US) North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test at the Punggye-ri, underground test site in the east of the hermit state. The blasted registered 5.1 on the Richter scale recorded by seismographic agencies in China, South Korea, Japan and the US Geological Service, effectively a mini-earthquake. The North Korea news agency declared that it was the test of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb, which met with both skepticism, yet concerns from China, Russia, US, UK and especially the UN. According to a Guardian report:
Pyongyang said the test and was “self-defense against the US having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons”. In a TV announcement it also said the test went “perfectly”. But what does this mean within the context of the deteriorating global balance of power?
During the last month, since the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Israel has seen a dramatic upsurge of deadly attacks by Arabs against Jews. 24 attacks against Jewish ‘targets’ in less than a month have left eight dead and 57 wounded, some critically. The terrorists make no distinction between victims, so long as they are Jewish. Most of their recent victims have therefore been the religious Jews, easily identified by their conservative dress. Age is no barrier; the terrorists stab babies and old women with abandon and without remorse. Yet although the assault on Jews on Israeli streets has been no secret, the media has been largely ignoring it. There are no headlines, it seems, in the blood of Jews murdered in the streets of Israel. Continue reading
The ongoing toxic reporting from Huffington Post, which calls itself “the destination for news”, has once again distinguished itself with a collection of highly biased articles and a front page featured blog by David Bromwich, this time blasting Senator Chuck Schumer’s decision to vote against President Obama’s signature foreign policy ‘deal’ with Iran. One article begins with the statement, “Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) preserved support from his hawkish pro-Israel base with his promise to vote down the Iran nuclear deal.” Continue reading
“My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British prime minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time … Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.”
~ Neville Chamberlain, September 30, 1938
“If we, as a nation, continue to believe the blatant lies being fed to us by this administration, we are heading for a world where Iran is a nuclear armed terror state and an arms race with other Arab nations in the region.” Continue reading
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the world got a lot scarier. As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated the completion of a ‘deal’ with Iran, an ominous feeling of déjà vu cast a long shadow over the news and on the prospects for peace in the world, perhaps for generations. While the administration told us throughout the long negotiations that they were prepared to walk away from the table, it was clear almost from the outset that these were negotiations they were not willing to see fail. In the process, they gave away the store and got nothing in return but the prospect of nuclear war. Continue reading