Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Roots of the Gaza Conflict

By Nonie Darwish

With the explosive current events in Gaza, the world needs to understand the roots of this eternal conflict, otherwise we are all kidding ourselves with hopes of peace.

For decades, Arabs had demanded that Israel end the "occupation," and in 2005, Israel did so, disengaging unilaterally from Gaza. With their demands met, there was no ‘cycle of violence’ to respond to, no further justification for anything other than peace and prosperity. With its central location and beautiful beaches on the East Mediteranean, a peaceful and prosperous Gaza could have become another Hong Kong; a shining trade and commerce center. But instead of choosing peace, the Palestinians chose Islamic jihad. They rolled their rocket launchers to the border and started bombing Israeli civilians.

Understanding the reasons why the Palestinians chose violence over peace requires connecting the dots from the behavior of Muslim states back to the laws of Islam: Sharia. Mainstream Sharia books define Jihad as: "to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion." (Shafi’i Sharia o9.0). Jihad is not just the duty of the individual Muslim, but it is also the main duty of the Muslim head of State (the Calipha):

"A Muslim calipha is entrusted to take his people into war and command offensive and aggressive Jihad. He must organize Jihad against any non-Muslim government, which prevents Muslim da’wah (meaning preaching and spreading Islam) from entering its land." (Shafii Law o25.0 to o25.9).

Sharia law# o25.9 states:

"(When the caliph appoints a ruler on a region, his duty includes) if the area has a border adjacent to enemy lands, (he will) undertake Jihad against enemies, dividing the spoils of battle among combatants and setting aside a fifth for deserving recipients."


"The Caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax provided he has first invited them to enter Islam or pay Jizya, the non-Muslim poll tax, (in accordance with the word of Allah Most High Chapter 9 verse 29)."

Zia-Ul-Haq, former President of Pakistan, said "jihad in terms of warfare is a collective responsibility of the Muslim Ummah."

One of Islam’s eminent 20th century scholars, Sheikh Maolana Maududi said:

"Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a state on the basis of its own ideology and program … the objective of Islamic jihad is to eliminate the rule of an un-Islamic system and establish instead an Islamic system of state rule. Islam does not intend to confine this revolution to a single state or a few countries; the aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution."

Some people seem to think that such laws are just historical relics, on the books but not in practice or in control of the minds of Muslims. But that is the kind of denial we cannot afford; these laws rule the hearts, minds and actions of a majority of Muslim individuals and states around the world today. These scriptures are taught, preached and promoted as the incontrovertible and eternal word of God and funded by Saudi petrodollars throughout the world, including Western nations such as the U.K. and the United States.

No Muslim leader can survive in a Muslim country if he announces the end of Jihad against non-Muslim countries and states that all references to Jihad in Islamic law do not apply today. Treating non-Muslim neighboring countries and individual as equals, with respect and in peace without trying to convert them to Islam, is simply against Islamic Law.

Muslim leaders who dare to go against this theology are called traitors and puppets of the ‘Great Satan’ West. That is a description that no Muslim leader wants to be labeled with. When president Anwar Sadat of Egypt signed the peace treaty with Israel in 1979, he told his confidants that he knew he was signing his own death warrant. He understood that under Sharia he must have permanent war with non-Muslim Israel.

How can a Muslim leader or individual avoid the hundreds of Quran and Hadith commandments to Muslims to kill Jews and Christians? Q 9:29: "Fight those who believe not in Allah until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued." Q 9:5: "Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them". Q47.4: "When you encounter the unbelievers, Strike off their heads."

A Muslim leader cannot face his devout Muslim subjects after making a decision to engage in friendship and peace with Jews. Mosques all over the Middle East, after all, recite Mohammed’s commandment to Muslims:

"The Hour [Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and kill them. And the Jews will hide behind the rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!" (Sahih Muslim 41:6985, also Sahih Bukhari 4:52:177)

This Hadith, issued by Mohammad, makes a whole group of people illegal to exist. It was issued in the 7th century, not after the 1948 creation of the State of Israel. It is not a response to modern-day grievances; it is a permanent commandment.

Many Muslims claim that Arabs and Jews lived well together for many years before 1948. But that claim ignores the fact that Jews had to live as ‘dhimmies’ under Islamic Law and were never allowed to rule themselves separate of the Islamic Sharia. When Muslims were weak they often treated their dhimmi subjects well and ignored the commandments to kill, subjugate and humiliate them. But Jew hatred is intrinsic to Islamic scriptures that do not permit reformation under the penalty of death.

This is the real basis of the Arab/Israeli conflict: not a conflict over land or occupation, but a divine obligation to destroy neighboring (non-Muslim) Israel, where Jews are no longer dhimmis but are free to rule themselves. We cannot ignore the root of the problem in Muslim scriptures. That is the true force behind the hate and propaganda Jihadist machine against Jews in the Muslim world.

Some Muslims tell me that they don’t believe in Sharia and question why am I making a big deal about it. My answer is that Sharia is the law of the land in 54 Muslim countries and many Muslim groups are demanding Sharia in the West. In 1990, 45 Muslim countries signed the Cairo Human Rights Declaration which stated that Sharia has supremacy over the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Muslim world must look within to its sacred laws, scriptures, sermons, teaching and preaching, and reform the obstacles for peace that have condemned them to a permanent state of jihad. The non-Muslim world must have no illusions.

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The Council of America-Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.) Chairman, Omar Ahmad clearly stated:

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BlairSupporter said...


A lot of us in Britain are still struggling to make people understand the concerns around Sharia Law & the Caliphate.

They have been brainwashed by the Left press that all that is wrong in the world is the fault of Israel/Bush/Blair - the west in other words.

It's some hill to climb to help them understand. The way I look at it - every little helps.

I have linked to your post at my site.



We appreciate having a genuine BlairSupporter
here in the USA; now I suggest that
you scroll down to the next post
by Nonie Darwish, then comment again! The title is; "Now They Call Me Infidel." This lady knows whereof she speaks!

It's an 'Open Forum' format here, and we are pleased to host any friend of Tony Blair.
Also, if you visit other recent posts, you will find comments from a devoted & faithful Sharia Law Student; the name is Mohamed Fadly; tap his name, and you are off to Egypt, for a totally different perspective. Mohamed will welcome your comments also, as long as they don't contain abusive & insulting "reviles". reb

Tom the Redhunter said...

I have Nonie Darwish's book on my shelf but haven't had a chance to get to it yet. I did see her the other day on Fox News' Strategy Room along with Michael Ledeen, Robert Spencer, and another guy. She's informed and smart.

BlairSupporter - I'm in sympathy with you. You guys are truly on the front lines over there. Don't give up the fight!

Anonymous said...


Winston Churchill:

"An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile in the hope of being eaten last."

- gba -

Anonymous said...

Snake hunter, thanks for visiting me at my blog Penny Patch (the old home site name). See you have a great deal of interest in the conflicts in the middle east and in Israel. I too have that interest and am grateful to Bush for the victory in Iraq (Democrats will, to this day admit victory there) isn't that a crock! Found a good Israeli blog that you may want to check out
Fellow that has moved to Israel many years ago, member of the Likud party and seems to lean somewhat to the right. Mine is a new blog, only a few months old, don't get too many visitors yet. Know that will change with time. I'm giving my visitors a back link--gave you one. Again, thanks for the visit, ya'll come back anytime.

I'm a Mississippi Vet.

Anonymous said...

Call President OBama at -


Request that he read the two fine
Nonie Darwish articles before he sits down to negotiate with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. -gba-

Anonymous said...

Here's A Tip To Quickly Reach The Above White House Number...

You will get a busy signal...hold it for about 2 1/2 minutes...then hang up, and hit redial...send your prepared message! -gba-


Ron Russell...damn this computer!
Please try us One More Time. reb


RON RUSSELL!!! Here I am, blaming a 'Computer Glitch' for losing your comment...and all the time it
was You, Rascal!!!

When you posted your comment, you were reading a JANUARY 5TH POST, "Why Israel Is Bombing Gaza"...

so that's where your Comment Landed! Lost in Space, pardner.

Now, repeat it on THE LATEST Feb 17th Post, so more readers will be attracted to YOUR BLOG. reb

Anonymous said...

Found New Comment from a friendly 70 year old vet, RON RUSSELL on Feb 1 Post! Welcome to a new blogger; we like this fellow! reb


Blog Editor's Note:

Just below this "Roots of the Gaza Conflict" Post, we have added an

Important 'Link' to our listings for easy reference...
Mohamed Fadly is an Egyptian Law Student, and for those that share an interest in the Middle East, esp Palestine and the Gaza Turmoil;

You are invited to ask Mohamed questions relating to Egypt, his Cultural heritage, queries about Shariah Law, the Holy Qur'an, his nation's rich History, his Islamic Faith, etc.

You will find his "Understanding Islam" Post to be a very rewarding visit.

Tap Mohamed's name, and you're off to the 'Land of the Antiquities'!

No "reviles", please. reb


NewsFlash/Feb 23, 2009
From DF,(topcopy@mindspring.com)

Jerusalem Post: Biblical Seals Unearthed!

"A routine archeolgical dig ahead of private construction in an Arab neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem has unearthed a series of Seal Impressions from the reign of Biblical King Hezekiah nearly 3000 years ago, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced Monday.

Note: This was many centuries before the first Islamic Prophet, Mohammad, about 600 A.D.

The archeological treasure was discovered in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Umm Tuba, on the southeastern edge of the city."
Since Palestine has never recorded a self-governing body in the intervening centuries, or the basic ability to defend this land, the question remains: who really "owns the land", and who are the 'illegal squatters'? reb


News Flash- Feb 24, 2009

Dr Fadl, aka Sayyid al Sharif, Bum-raps Osama bin Laden and his terrorist pal, al Zawahiri...

One of al Queda's Founder's, now serving a life sentence in an Egyptian Prison tosses insults at
bin Laden, and Ayman al Zawahiri!

Two decades ago, Sayyid Immam al- Sharif wrote a book pushing for a Global Jihad against the West.

Now, here's a recent quote:

"Every drop of blood that was shed, or is being shed in Afganistan or Iraq is the responsibility of bin Laden and al Zawahiri, and their followers."

About the 9/11 attack in New York City:
"What good is it if you destroy an enemy building, and he destroys one
of your countries?

Another One: "Muslims who take up terrorism after immigrating to Western countries - If they give you permission to enter their homes
and live with them, and they give you security for yourself and your money, and give you the opportunity to work & study, or they granted you political asylum, then is it honorable to betray them, through killing & destruction?"


Do you trust this guy? Watch out!
The Devil is the Master of Deceit;
and speaks with forked tongue. reb

Anonymous said...

Hi Reb,

In the interest of balance and mutual understanding, I was thinking of asking you to contribute to:


If you want to, only short, humourous of uplifting articles, and respectable pictures.



Graycrow (Rory),

Thanks for your kind invitation to
visit your Wexford blog, and also to contribute comments, but (Only) "short humorous, uplifting articles, and respectful pictures"...Hmmmm

It's amusing, and curious that you felt it necessary to place some necessary "restrictions" on future exchanges of ideas, which might tend to impede, and even place undo roadblocks to a completely open-ended "balance & mutual understanding"...but, perhaps there are some guests here that will accept your limitations, so...

I'll leave your invitation here for all to see. Thanks. reb


A number of curious people have asked, "How Lazy Are You?"

A. Between 1972 - 1987 I sold quite a few Lazy-Boy Recliners, and that was my CB Radio "Handle" on my hi-cube truck.
Frankly, I'd prefer Comments that focus on the two recent Nonie Darwish posts relating to Islamic terrorism. Thanks, reb

Anonymous said...

Hey Reb,

Those two Darwish posts are great,
Keep em coming.

Roger, from Oliver Springs.

Mohamed said...

Mr. reb,

First, thanks for linking to my profile. It really worked ;)

Second, I've just made a post *History vs Claims*. I look forward to reading your comments and your friends' too.

Third, I read the other Darwish article, it have some points to talk about, just give me some time.

Your friend,


Feb 27, 2009. Prez Obama speech at MCB Camp LeJuene, No Carolina

He vows to raise pay and medical care, reduce the troop-strenght on the ground in Iraq by 2/3 by Aug 2010, plus increase our overall military services force level, leaving 35 to 50,000 for "training purposes" and Iraq "stability" 'til December 31st, 2011.

Apparently, Obama has been getting Intel briefs from Gen Petraeus, Sec Gates, and GeneralOfField Operations, Gen Odierno.

Loud howls and knashing of teeth are immediate, with much whining & whimpers from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen Harry Reid, and Congressman John Murtha.

Oh Dear! What can we say? reb

Anonymous said...

Greybeard, with this:

Janine Garafalo said, "Any woman that likes Rush Limbaugh would probably like Adolph Hitler."

Oh Yeah, Well, any Liberal Woman that likes MoveOnDotOrg, Sean Penn, and Fat-face Michael Moore
would most probably like chubby Kim Yung Il & Joseph Stalin!

I like your mustache, Janine. gba

- greybeard al -

Anonymous said...

Rec'd a phone call today from a friend, asking this question:
'Do you want Obama to succeed?'

Here's S/H's Answer...Just below the first Post, you will find our "LINKS"; just count down Six

Tap "REDHUNTER" for your answer!



IN RUSH LIMBAUGH'S FIRST NATIONAL TV ADDRESS, the long-winded far-right radio personality addressed (for a full 90 minutes) to delight any of the vulnerable among his G.O.P. fans...and five little "out of context words" jumped out, exciting both the Far-out Right-Wing and the "Loony-tune Left" with "I want Obama to Fail!"

Reaction from the MSM was Loud & Instantaneous, and funny as hell.
Bernie Goldberg & O'Reilly were among the calmer voices. They explained, as did Rush "L", that he
(Limbaugh) wanted the obscene B.H.Obama/Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid/Christopher Dodd/Barney Frank's Bloated & Earmarked Wild Trillion Dollar Spending Spree To Fail.

The Far-Left ignored that vital part; they were happy to repeat just that juicy sound-byte...
"I want Obama to Fail!".

Spin, spin, spin it fellahs! reb


Hi Graycrow, There is no doubt that you noticed on Mohamed's Blogsite the recent wild comments,slurs & blind hatred erupting there. It reminds me of an article I wrote many month ago.

"The Mind Is A Sponge" pointed to the fact that we are all subject to
our own unique environs and nearby influences. Your Parisian friend is a clsssic example of how a negative atmosphere can adversely impact a bird-brain.
Ivan Pavlov's psychological discovery of an "involuntary conditioned reflex" in 1898 was and still is, an incredible gem. reb

Anonymous said...

She is a bit hysterical, some people seem to use the web to work out their inner demons, the Pourquoi Pas website seems to attract a lot of these. As with your blog I read it to get a feel of what other people are thinking.

I enjoy intelligent discourse, but fully understand that I will probably never alter a single persons perspective in the least, so I try not to rant.
I must say though that I probably have a more rounded perspective on muslims than most americans, having lived in England which has a large Pakistani population and in Germany which has a large Turkish population. There were also two Palestinians in my class in college, one of who was in the P.L.O and I must say he was a decent friendly man.

Believe me most muslims are more like our friend Mohamed and less like Osama Bin Laden. So your attitude towards Islam disturbs me somewhat, but I am sure that if you met a muslim in the flesh you would be as polite as you are with Mohamed.


Graycrow, I Have No Doubt that the great majority of muslims today are moderate, aware people, and represent the majority. I also have had contact with two in my lifetime, although it was long ago.

In 1979, things radically changed in Iran, with the embassy hostage
event on Nov 4th. That single case
inspired an entire generation of insane, wild-eyed radical muslim groups which eventually led us into the 9/11 tragedy. We will continue dealing with this current madness for decades into the foreseeable future, or until someone ignites "The Bomb"!

I continue to ask, "Where are today's World Statesmen like FDR & Churchill, when we so desperately need them?" reb


Editor's Note:

I have apologized to Mohamed.

INADVERTENTLY I have exposed my friend's "Understanding Islam" Post
to a vile and corrupting influence
which we feel has unnecessarily placed a troublesome burden on his fine Open Forum.


Our Next Post will be authored by another openly controversial, educated 'moderate muslim'. He also is very worried, much like the Nonie Darwish two articles posted here on S/H weblog, by the

steady advancing violence of Jihadi "Holy War" Influence that is rapidly expanding throughout Europe and the United States.
Stay tuned for more of these in the upcoming weeks. Palestine is only the tip of the iceberg. reb

Anonymous said...

Isreal has really lost world opnion,only the u.s.a has any sympathy any more,mach phospor bombs on women and children is about as much as we europeans can stomach.


IF YOU are the Chief Executive Officer Of A Nation-wide Bank, or
the CEO of a major industrial complex (Ford, GMC, or Chrysler)...

and your corporation decides to accept "bail-out" billions of dollars from our federal government...

it would be like moving your mother-in-law's sleeping cot into
your master-bedroom; she'll be there all the time...listening, and watching your every move! reb


Contrasting Times...

From 1928 to 1940, Japan was a great military power, brutalizing
a rural and backward China for 12 bloody years; read that History.

Then in 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They easily destroyed half of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sitting at anchor, in two devastating hours, ushering in a peace-loving United States into WWII. Forty-plus million people, mostly civilians died in a dozen countries. More Insanity!


Today, the wife and I found a TV
Sports Channel with Japan playing
China; an American Game, Baseball!

I remarked to my wife..."Here we see two former deadly enemies at Peace, playing an American game."
Incredible! A real mind-snapper.
Then I thought of the reality of two blood-brothers, Izzac & Ishmael, all decendents of Abraham...again locked in mortal combat, in Palestine! They both have "Talking Points"...War IS such a futile & bloody waste of time & energy, isn't it?

The United Nations is filled with
foolish, bribe-taking idiots; they are total human failures. They all have their pet "talking-points".

Is it possible, that these two tribes of Jews & Arabs (warring clans) could, in another fifty years...be playing a game of soccer, and their families enjoying each others close association? Hmmm.

Ancient hatreds be damned!!! reb


Do you want to see more of this Jabber-waukie...more goofy & weird "talking points"?

Tap into my Links; at the bottom of the list, click this name...

Mohamed Fadly...he's a gentleman; a smart young Egyptian Law Student. I believe he is honestly Searching for the Truth. He has the "Understanding Islam" blog. See the 'Comments'.



The Fox News Commentator Glenn Beck is all too often the humerous clown, but not this weekend!

Today, Beck interviewed old Sam Webb, the clever leader of the Communist Party, USA, and it was a riveting one hour show that left the Commie/Socialist Party Boss nearly speechless. Beck nailed him!

Also, the three U.S. captives of FARC (the Columbian Drug-lords)
that are now safely back home after enduring five years of jungle captivity!

Then an interview with Mark McKinnon, describing AFL/CIO Big Shots Meeting, soaking up caviar at
Florida's Fountainblue Resort, and planning to divest their loyal membership of the 'secret ballot",

Followed by Andrew Gross, the author of "Don't Look Twice" ~ Now that was one hour to remember!

Good show, Beck! reb


A Friendly Author walked over to her computer on September 11, 2001 at about 11 A.M. and typed this ominous sentence...

"Now, We Are All Israelis!"

Soon, we'll Post her Feb 20th, 09 article on the subject of "Honor Killings"...stay tuned.



IT'S A FACT. The "Liberal" Obama Administration Inherited The Current Huge Economic Crisis On Jan 20th, 2009. It is also true that this devastating downward spiral BEGAN on November 4, 2006 when Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid, with an Assist from Sen Chris Dodd & Barney Frank (banking) assumed Full Control of the House of Representatives & the US Senate!

We must never forget the corrupt Countrywide, FannieMae & the FreddieMac...
Sub-Prime Mortgage Scandles that led this nation's Ford, GM, and Chrysler into monumental decline!

Book-mark those dates.

Believe it or not, the G.W. Bush/Cheney & CarlRove Planners had a 4.6 percent Unemployment rate for six years; now it's a staggering 8.1 percent, and climbing!

Let the left-winger spin that. reb