Friday, March 18, 2011
Murder Most Foul: Reaction Worse Edit
This article will explain why something happening in Israel is directly relevant to the EDL and why the EDL is a beacon of light in a world gone mad.
Last week, in a place called Itamar, which I and many others consider to be in the Land of Israel, something happened which has shocked me and Israel to the core. This description comes from another web site because it's well written and I can't bring myself to write these things:
Ruth Fogel was in the bathroom when the Palestinian terrorists pounced on her husband Udi and their three-month-old daughter Hadas, slitting their throats as they lay in bed on Friday night in their home in Itamar.
The terrorists stabbed Ruth to death as she came out of the bathroom. With both parents and the newborn dead, they moved on to the other children, going into a bedroom where Ruth and Udi’s sons Yoav (11) and Elad (four) were sleeping. They stabbed them through their hearts and slit their throats. The murderers apparently missed another bedroom where the Fogels’ other sons, eight-year-old Ro’i and two-year-old Yishai were asleep because they left them alive. The boys were found by their big sister, 12-year-old Tamar, when she returned home from a friend’s house two hours after her family was massacred.
Tamar found two-year-old Yishai standing over his parents’ bodies screaming for them to wake up.
There are some horrific pictures of the murder scene on the web. I won't link to them. I prefer this video from happier days.
I live in a northern part of Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv and Itamar is a 44 minute drive from my home. There is one security checkpoint on the highway between my home and Itamar. Now I'm going to switch subjects and ask you what is your primary source of information on the EDL? Is it the BBC News reports that say the EDL are racist football thugs? Is it the UAF website or Searchlight magazine who say the EDL are the new heirs of Hitler, just waiting to murder all Muslims and anyone else they don't like? Do you think these descriptions apply to you?
For years now, anyone who lives in parts of Israel that were occupied by Jordan or Egypt until 1967 is called a "Settler". This has come to be a term of abuse, it's a way of separating them from the rest of the, presumably, good Jews. These "ultra nationalist" or "far right" or "ultra orthodox Zionists" have been demonised and dehumanised. Interestingly Palestinian and other Arab news and TV doesn't make such a huge separation: all Jews in Israel, pre-1967 or not, are settlers and all of modern Israel is a settlement of Jews on Muslim lands.
The mis-categorisation and demonisation of these people is on a much larger world wide scale to what has happened to the EDL and other counter Jihad movements in Europe. But it really is related. When this demonisation is combined with the murderous roots of Islam you have a very big problem.
You are essentially telling people who believe they have a mandate for murder from their God and his prophet that certain people's existence is illegitimate and they must be murdered. This is how you make a sane person cut off the head of a baby.
I'm not saying EDL members and their children will be murdered in their beds in England any time soon because of what the BBC says. What I am saying is that before you judge, think about your own experiences with the media: have they always told you the truth? Do they have an agenda? If there is one thing the EDL is showing people in England it is that they need to think for themselves. Don't take my word for it that the BBC dominated media in the UK is tainted on the subject of Israel. Check for yourselves. You don't have to support or reject Israeli policy to understand that there is never a reason for stabbing a baby.
Oh and last night, unreported in the UK I'm sure, these dangerous 'Settlers' and the unspeakably cruel IDF saved the life of a Palestinian woman and delivered her baby when she was driven at speed toward one of the checkpoints near Itamar.
I'm closing with the final two paragraphs of Melanie Phillips blog posting about the slaughter in Itamar (not a piece in the Daily Mail, this is too hot a topic to get that kind of exposure). I encourage you to read it all but first read the last few lines and ask yourself if you're on the side of humanity or evil.
The question now has to be asked of every person in Britain and the west who promotes the boycott of Israel, or wears the keffiyeh in solidarity with the ‘Palestinians’, or so obsessively demonises the ‘settlers’ or ‘apartheid’ Israel, or makes vicious comments at the dinner tables of the elite about the bloody Jews and shitty Israel, why these ‘enlightened’ folk turn a blind eye to the slaughter of infants as they sleep, and assist Jew-hating fanatics in their racist aim of destroying Israel and denying to the Jews alone the right to live in their own historic country – and all because Israel is reluctant to reward these fanatics by giving them the territory from where they can finally achieve their murderous aims. These ‘progressives’ need to be outed for what they are – the fellow-travellers of psychotic religious fascism.
Israel is the signature moral issue of our time. Which side people choose to be on in the Arab and Muslim war against Israel tells us whether they are on the side of truth, justice and basic humanity – or the side of evil. The sickening response to the slaughter of the Fogel family shows us all too horrifyingly which side the west is on.
Exactly as happened to the Jews in their ancient home of Israel after massive colonisation by Islam, England can become a Muslim country and you will have to beg for the right to remain alive in it. If you don't stop it.
About the Author this piece:
I grew up in England and two years ago moved to Israel (for Jews it's called making Aliyah). I've supported the EDL for a while and helped out behind the scenes writing articles and speeches. I tend not to talk about Israel when I help out the EDL unless I'm asked specifically about it: in general there is far too much about Israel in the news in the UK.