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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Hamas = ISIS

Hamas is another Isis. They are the enemies of Israel; they are the enemies of all Jews; they are the enemies of Palestinians; they are the enemies of peace and freedom. They are the enemies of Western civilisation itself.

All across the West, there is no shortage of people blaming the horrors in Israel on Israel itself — and openly supporting the perpetrators.

The head of policy at the Community Security Trust, which monitors hate crimes committed against British Jews, has said: ‘Anti-Semites are getting excited by the sight of dead Jews . . . Hamas murdering Israeli civilians has exhilarated them . . . We’ve had reports of people driving past synagogues shouting ‘Kill the Jews’.’

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain are currently three times higher than they were this time last year, the charity adds.

‘Free Palestine‘ graffiti has been scrawled on a railway bridge in Golders Green, a Jewish area of north London, while in Oxford Street, one young woman — who may well have been radicalised in England — was filmed ripping down posters that pleaded for the safe return of the babies taken hostage by Hamas. ‘Free Palestine, f*** you!’ she screamed at an onlooker who dared to remonstrate with her.

On Thursday night in Paris, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of people at a pro-Palestine rally, in which protesters chanted ‘Israel murderer [sic]’ and ‘End the siege of Gaza.’

Outside the Sydney Opera House, about 1,000 protesters lit flares and waved Palestinian flags — and some were filmed chanting: ‘Gas the Jews.’

In the U.S., meanwhile, 31 student groups at Harvard signed an open letter claiming that the ‘Israeli regime’ was ‘entirely responsible for all unfolding violence’, while California’s Stanford University displayed a banner declaring that Palestine would be made free ‘by any means necessary’ — a sinister slogan that tacitly justifies Hamas’s slaughter of children in pursuit of its aims.

Not to be outdone, the Chicago ‘chapter’ of the Black Lives Matter movement posted an image of a paraglider alongside the slogan ‘I stand with Palestine’. The reference, of course, was to Hamas paragliders who descended on Israel’s Supernova music festival last Saturday to rape and butcher at least 260 young people.

In short, anti-Semites the world over have been emboldened by this crisis, and Jews are once again being blamed for their own massacre. And I am not remotely surprised. In my childhood, I was steeped in the Islamist movement’s noxious anti-Semitism — which has been on such ugly display this week.

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, I spent my early years escaping political strife after my father was imprisoned for being an anti-government activist. We moved between countries before settling in Kenya.

The worst insult in the Somali community was to be called a ‘Jew’, not that any of us actually knew one. To be called a ‘Jew’ was so abhorrent, some felt justified in killing anyone who so dishonoured them with this ‘slur’.

As a teenager in Nairobi in the 1980s, I joined the Muslim Brotherhood — the strict Sunni Islamist movement, founded in Egypt in 1928, from which Hamas ultimately descends.

I vividly remember sitting with my female fellows in mosques, cursing Israel and praying to Allah to destroy the Jews. We were certainly not interested in a peaceful ‘two-state solution’: we were taught to want to see Israel wiped off the map.

When I was 16, my school’s teacher of religion was Sister Aziza. She read to us the Koran’s lurid descriptions of the everlasting fire that burns flesh and dissolves skin — the place reserved for Jews.

Sister Aziza described Jews as physically monstrous, with horns coming from their heads, out of which flew devils that would corrupt the world. Jews controlled everything, she told us, and it was the duty of Muslims to destroy them.

It was a lot to take in for a teenager who read Western romance novels in secret, but I believed every word.

Riot police push back pro-Palestine protesters after the organised protest in Paris was deemed illegal due to security concerns

Sister Aziza urged us to join in the condemnations of Rushdie and I am ashamed to say I took part in the book-burning. I was certain Rushdie should be killed, but the scene nevertheless made me uncomfortable.

That seed of doubt grew over the next few years as I questioned why, if Allah was so just, women were treated as mere chattels in some Muslim families.

AYAAN HIRSI ALI: ‘Jews controlled everything, she told us, and it was the duty of Muslims to destroy them. It was a lot to take in for a teenager who read Western romance novels in secret, but I believed every word’

Over time, my questions turned into open rebellion against the Muslim Brotherhood, Islam and, ultimately, my family.

My father sent me to relatives in Germany in 1992 so I could go from there to Canada to join the distant cousin he had married me off to. I ran away from that marriage and travelled to the Netherlands where I sought asylum.

Eventually, I became a member of the Dutch parliament, and later settled in America.

I abandoned my religion, but I have never lost my clear-sighted understanding, forged in my childhood, of Islamism’s pathological hatred of Jews, as well as Muslims considered as heretics and non-Muslims in general.

The former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi — a one-time leader of the Muslim Brotherhood — declared that Muslims should ‘nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred’ of Jews. His organisation has done just that — and the despicable sentiment is the underlying context to Hamas’s most recent attacks.

The truth, however, is that Hamas is no more a friend of the Palestinians than it is a friend of Israel.

Those who see the conflict as a simple territorial dispute between a colonial state and a dispossessed minority fail to recognise Hamas for what it really is: a gang of genocidal Islamist thugs backed by a theocratic, anti-Semitic regime in Iran.

Useful idiots on the far-Left in Western countries, who blindly support Hamas because they see it as a freedom-fighting group, harm the very people they claim to defend.

They say they want peace —and perhaps many of them do. But real peace talks based on the 2020 Abraham Accords between Israel and Arab countries have made painstaking but undeniable progress despite the efforts of Hamas.

Until Hamas’s recent attacks, Saudi Arabia and Israel had looked set to normalise relations. This murderous incursion was an attempt to derail such talks — and thus ruin any chance of lasting peace.

Ordinary Palestinians want to build a prosperous, functioning society. Hamas, in its obsession with annihilating Israel, doesn’t care about that. It wishes only to bring about a genocidal Islamist dystopia.

It is Hamas, after all, that holds Palestinians hostage in Gaza, setting up military installations in — and launching rockets from — civilian areas in the full knowledge that counterstrikes will kill innocent people.

It is Hamas that impoverishes Palestinians by stealing humanitarian aid to fund its terror. This is what ‘by any means necessary’ truly signifies: supreme callousness towards Palestinian life.

If you genuinely want to see peace between Israelis and Palestinians, or more generally between Muslims and Jews in the Middle East, then Hamas should be your enemy.

And even if — like many in the West, as we can now see — you don’t care at all about Israeli or Jewish lives, even if you care only about the lives of Palestinians, Hamas is still your enemy. After all, Hamas ruthlessly persecutes any Palestinians who disagree with it: a 2022 U.S. State Department report found that, among other abuses, Hamas detained and assaulted critical journalists.

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  1. To talk, critique about Islam can be a dangerous business, on so many levels, as it keeps on metastasizing.
    Thanks for people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali who have been at the forefront, giving warnings of this dangerous ideology.

    The Left’s Hypocritical Love Affair With ISLAMISM – Nuriyah Khan
    https://youtu.be/SpkGnalLaEg
    55 minutes : Mar 29, 2024 : andrew gold | heretics.

    Nuriyah Khan is an ex-Muslim who is concerned about the rising unholy alliance between the Left & Islamism. ….
    …. After speaking to Yasmine Mohammed, Winston Marshall and several others about this topic, Nuriyah Khan offers a unique view having spent time in Saudi Arabia & Dubai, and runs a brilliant YouTube channel called Holy Humanist …..

    ….
    Chapters:
    0:00 Nuriyah Khan Highlights
    0:40 The Left’s Love of Islamism
    3:30 We’re not Islamophobic
    6:00 How Many Muslims Hold Dangerous Ideas?
    8:25 Why Islam Is Different to Other Religions
    10:20 Sharia Law in the UK
    12:55 Hasidic Jewish Comparisons
    15:10 Bigotry of Low Expectations
    17:00 White Man Stopped From Eating His Lunch
    19:00 Why Islam is Appealing to Owen Jones & Others
    21:05 Alarming Prevalence & George Galloway
    22:40 British Pride?
    25:40 Britain Welcomes People Who Assimilate
    27:10 Nuriyah’s Story – Grandpa an Imam
    28:40 You Can’t Say THIS About Mohammed…
    31:35 Wearing a Hijab at 9
    34:25 Life in Saudi Arabia
    39:00 Moving to Dubai
    40:00 Abusive Marriage & Sharia Law
    42:40 Worst Part of the Marriage
    46:10 How Nuriyah Got Out! Police Escape
    50:10 Therapy, PTSD & YouTube
    53:10 A Heretic Nuriyah Admires (Hitchens & Gervais)

    Some good points, though it becomes a life story, sort of touching on some of the issues, of her changing from being a mulima to becoming more free of islam, to be a humanist.

    The main reason I have posted is this good summation in this comment :—

    “” @Pierre7800 2 days ago
    ️ Regarding Islam, I’d like to share something important that I’ve learned.
    It’s taken me years to finally realize this……I think I’ve resisted coming to this conclusion – It was a big pill to swallow.
    Islam is not evil due to direct manipulation and control by rogue terrorist groups and extremists –
    — It’s core doctrine is evil in and of itself.

    There are many many people in the world who call themselves Muslims.
    I’ve met some over the years – Many of them have kind souls.
    You could say they are the ‘Moderates’.
    There may be Moderate Muslims, unfortunately there is no such thing as Moderate Islam.
    I’ve realized that there is no definitive line in the sand within Islam that a Moderate Muslim can lean against that will prevent them from being forced to become a ‘true Muslim’ (Shariah-adherent).

    The Moderates have no logical or doctrine-based leg to stand on.
    They have no argument that supersedes what the Islamic scholars, and the core doctrine demand.
    It doesn’t matter what your Muslim neighbor interprets Islam to be.
    A Muslim doesn’t make Islam, rather Islam makes the Muslim.
    Someone not supporting the violent oppressive parts of Islam doesn’t mean they’re following a different version;–
    — it simply means they’re not adherent to what Islam requires.

    For all those who say Islam can be interpreted in a peaceful and virtuous manner, there’s one question I have for them –
    —Where is this peaceful ‘version’ taught?
    Where is it officially codified?
    Where can I learn about it from an authorized source?

    A shocker for me was that Islam is not just religion.
    As stated in the textbook ‘What Islam Is All About’, which is widely used throughout Islamic schools in the US, Islam is a complete way of life:—
    Religious, Legal, Political, Social, Military, and Economic.
    If it was religion only, I wouldn’t care what it teaches –
    —- To each their own.

    But when a political and legal system starts determining what happens to the lives of outsiders (non-Muslims), that’s where I have a problem.

    There are only 2 examples in all of world history that have been able to bounce back after being conquered by Islam: —
    Spain and one other that I can’t recall. [600 years of battles for Spain, the others I think he may be referring to Sicily or Greece or India.]
    All others subjected to it have eventually fallen to be ruled over by Islam.
    Individual Muslims may be wonderful and non-threatening.
    But history speaks for itself when it comes to the overall long term effect when large groups of Muslims populate a society –
    —Look at the past 1400 years.
    I realize this may seem harsh, but it’s just the truth.
    My motivation isn’t to spread hate, but rather to help wake people up to the reality of all this.

    I’m not a Muslim. I don’t speak Arabic. I haven’t been to Mecca.
    Everything I’ve mentioned above comes from the same things found in authoritative Islamic texts and what’s taught in Islamic schools throughout the US and all over the planet.
    You’re all free to find out for yourself. “”

    Very simply put, but covers a lot.

    The basis being the koran, when it is read in chronological order, noting what the abrogation verses mean in understanding the koran.
    That is supported by the hadith, the life, sayings, practices & actions of Mohammad, that are OK’d for muslims to follow that “perfect man” in all of his life values & practices.

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