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Jewish World Review
March 8, 2004
/ 15 Adar, 5764
Are lunatics running the Arab asylum?
Actual lynching Ramallah, March 14, 2002
They're morally bankrupt as ever
Let's assume for the sake of argument that most Arab leaders are correct in
their assertion that the seemingly never-ending string of horrific mass murders
the world has suffered for the past several years at the hands of Islamic
terrorists, are the work of a relatively small band of crazy fanatics who have
hijacked the otherwise peaceful religion of Islam.
When was the last time in the history of civilization that the lunatics were in
control of the asylum in so broad and terrifying a way?
I recall reading about some relatively minor, localized incidents like the Salem
Witch Trials, and several others. But I think maybe there have been only two
times in history during which the forces of darkness had, temporarily,
overpowered the light on a massive scale the appropriately named "Dark Ages,"
and the Third Reich, otherwise known as the Nazi Holocaust.
In the first instance, a group of religious fanatics was permitted to overrun
most of the known world, and plunge human kind into a darkness of culture and
spirit that took a whole rebirth, or Renaissance, to pull it out of. Then, like
now, there were forced conversions and mass murders, mostly of Jews.
While the black cloud known as the Third Reich that descended upon the world in
the 1930s, was not a traditional religious movement, it bore all the earmarks of
a cult, and employed many of the same tactics, of forced "conversion" and mass
murder, mostly, once again, of Jews, to expand in numbers of adherents,
influence and territory controlled.
Most of the world's population were not actual "believers" in either of these
cases, but the lunatics nevertheless succeeded in taking over the asylum,
primarily because most people are unwilling or unable to "read the writing on
the wall" a Biblical reference describing this type of selective blindness
until it's too late to do much of anything but comply and hope for the best.
That's as long as you don't happen to be the lunatics' declared target, that is.
If you are a member of the targeted group, as the Jews coincidentally or
otherwise, nearly always seem to be, you also have choices, but they're
different ones, all of them are hard, and none of them offer much hope for
You can try and be what they say they want you to be, and some people throughout
history have taken that approach in an attempt to save themselves and their
families. What usually happens to that type, is they are reviled by both their
tormentors and their own people for what they're forced to do to stay alive, and
they end up victims anyway because, in the end, what they want you to be, is
Another possible choice is to flee, and some people have survived that way,
mostly because others have chosen to fight, and succeeded in turning back the
darkness before it completely enveloped the world.
I believe the world has collectively failed to see some important writing on the
wall for probably 30 years now as far as Islamic terrorists are concerned, and
that 9/11 was, in effect, a 100-plus-story message written in indelible black
smoke on a clear, blue canvass. It was written in letters big enough for even me
to see, and I got the message, but not everyone did. The lunatics have overtaken
several wings of the asylum already, and are going for the rest. We need to find
a way to stop them before it's too late.
I love life, and I have children I cherish and desperately hope will have long,
happy lives. But in my opinion, a world in which terror reigns in which people
are targeted for death and horror because of their faith and the population
lives in fear of a group of lunatics who have taken over the asylum is not a
world worth living in.
The world needs to recognize the danger it's in, Jews and
Gentiles alike, and band together to dissipate this cloud of locusts before it
consumes all that is good in the world.
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