Oct. 26, 2015
8. Don’t mess with Allah.
Jihad is religious. It understands the language of God better than Western talk of compromise, negotiations, and peace processes. This is what I tell would-be jihadis in the streets of Jerusalem: “In 1948, we were 600,000 Jews in this land. Now we are 6 million. You have fought many wars against us, but you have never won. Have you ever wondered why? Are we more numerous than you? Are we richer than you? No. It is because Allah wills it and He has blessed us to build up this country. Even the Quran talks about the Jewish people coming home — yet you refuse to submit to Allah’s will. In the meantime, your countries have fallen apart. Where is Syria? Where is Iraq? Where is the strong Egypt of the past? Gone. Do you know why? Because jihad is destroying you, not us. If you keep fighting with us, it will be your own Islamic State that will destroy you, all because you did not accept and submit to Allah’s will.” I have used this argument many times and seen the initial shock and subsequent expressions of acceptance on their faces. In short, blame it on Allah.