Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought”
“Israel Hayom” newsletter, December 23, 2011
Abu Mazen’s December 20, 2011 public embrace of Amna Muna – a ruthless Palestinian terrorist –exposes Abu Mazen’s authentic ideology. Notwithstanding Abu Mazen’s moderate demeanor, the televised session with Amna Muna, and other Palestinian terrorists, was consistent with Abu Mazen’s own K-12 hate-education system, which heralds terrorism, in general, and suicide bombing, in particular. It is compatible with the monthly allowances paid by Abu Mazen’s administration to families of suicide bombers and imprisoned terrorists; with his naming of streets, squares and sport tournaments after terrorists; with his 50 years track record as Arafat’s top confidant and deputy; with his holocaust denial Ph.D. thesis at Moscow University; with his involvement in the 1972 Munich Massacre of eleven Israeli Olympians; with his active support of the 1990 Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait; with his betrayal of Syria’s Hafiz Assad, Jordan’s King Hussein, Lebanon’s government and Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah; with his stewardship of PLO-Communist Bloc ties and his KGB training.
While Western policy-makers and public opinion molders assume that Abu Mazen has renounced terrorism and violence, the “Good Cop” accords enhances the legitimacy of Amna Muna, whom fellow female terrorists named “the Ramallah Satan” for her sadistic virulence, biting and pouring boiling wax and oil on the face of those who dared challenge her.
Abu Mazen is true to his roots from the 1950s, in Egypt, where he was a key operative of the Muslim Brotherhood , which fervently believes in a divinely-ordained Islamic domination of the globe, religiously and territorially. Abu Mazen refers to terrorists and suicide bombers – who intentionally and systematically murder, maim and intimidate civilians – as “freedom fighters.”
In fact, Abu Mazen’s engagement with terrorism is in line with Islamic history since the murder of Muhammad’s successors: Umar ibn al-Khattab was stabbed to death at a mosque in Medina in 644 AD; Uthman ibn Affan was assassinated in 656 AD; Ali ibn Abi Talib was slain in 661 AD outside a mosque in Kufa. Most contemporary Muslim regimes rise to power through violence and terrorism, rule through state-sponsored terrorism and lose power to elements, which are more skillful with tools of violence. In 1829, John Quincy Adams, the 6th US President, wrote: “The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Mohammad is the prophet of God.”
While most Muslims are not terrorists, most contemporary terrorists are Muslims, haunting Muslim societies, and increasingly exporting Islamic terrorism all over the globe: the USA, India, Britain, Russia, Australia, Holland, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Israel, Thailand, Columbia, Spain, France, etc.
The Abu Mazen/Arafat regime, which has dominated the Palestinian Authority since its establishment in 1993, has indoctrinated an entire generation with terrorist-driven hate-education and incitement via PA-controlled schools, mosques and media. For instance, the Palestinian Authority curriculum and incitement machine include the following excerpts from the Quran: “Jews and disbelievers [defined as Christians in 5/73] are the most vehement in hatred for the Muslims (Quran 5/82);” Jews are damned (Quran 5/64); “Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other (Qur’an 5/51);” Jews are children of monkeys and pigs (Quran 5/60); Jews are murderers of prophets (Quran 2/91); Jews falsified the Holy Scriptures (Quran 1/7); Jews must pay head tax while humiliated (Quran 9/29); Killing Jews is a prerequisite for Latter Days (Hadith-tradition).
The Abu Mazen education system has entrenched the idolization of martyrdom/suicide bombing and terrorism. Thus, a significant segment of the population believes that Paradise is awaiting Shahids, who are killed while conducting Jihad (“Holy War”) against Jews; that Shahids will be rewarded, in sickness, poverty, humiliation and predicament-free Paradise, by 72 beautiful dark-eyed virgins, by the potency of 100 males, by jewel-platted beds, by commutation of all sins, by ushering 70 friends and relatives to Paradise, by becoming celebrities among their peers and by benefitting from eternal youth.
Former First Lady, Laura Bush boldly expressed, in a 2002 interview with The El Paso Time, the typical Western attitude toward Palestinian mothers: “Can I empathize with a mother who sends her child out to kill herself and others? No!”
Terror-driven education and the disregard and abuse of human rights – brainwashing people to terrorism and suicide bombing – have been the root cause of Islamic terrorism since the 7th century. It has been the core of 14 centuries of raging intra-Islamic conflicts, and the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The focus on Road Maps, Quartet Initiative, UN resolutions, sweeping Israeli concessions (e.g. importing the PLO from terrorists camps in Yemen to the gates of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), and US pressure for further concessions, have not produced peace. They have diverted attention away from the heart of the matter: state-sponsored terror-oriented education. They have fueled the fire of terrorism, which was dramatically lower before Oslo.
The pursuit of durable peace on one hand and hate-education on the other hand constitutes an oxymoron, which has haunted all peace initiatives since Oslo. The pursuit of durable peace – and not a delusional, ceremonial peace process – mandates the uprooting of hate education and incitement as a prerequisite to any negotiation.
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative”
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