Dec. 4, 2015
- How Jihadists Link Paris and Jerusalem – Dan Diker
Palestinian jihadists say that Western observers have misunderstood radical Islamic Palestinian terrorism. Westerners condemn Palestinian terrorism conditionally. They rationalize deadly assaults by superimposing Western “root causes” invariably linking Palestinian terrorism to accusations of Israeli “occupation” and settlement building.
Western leaders, policy-makers, and media pundits should listen carefully to radical Islamic jihadists’ declared motivations to murder, whether in Paris, Brussels, Bamako (Mali) or Jerusalem. Jihadists share the same end: the elimination of non-Muslim sovereign states and the establishment of an Islamic caliphate anywhere Islam has ever ruled and eventually over the entire world. The writer is a Fellow and Director of the Political Warfare Project at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. (Jerusalem Post)