Aug. 18, 2016
- ISIS Copies a Palestinian Tactic – Evelyn Gordon
Palestinian culture encourages suicidal youngsters to kill by offering a simple bargain: Murder a Jew, and you instantly become a hero. Today, the Islamic State is making the very same offer to Muslims in Western countries – murder a Westerner and you can instantly become a hero. As with many other terrorist techniques pioneered by the Palestinians, ISIS copied this one precisely because it proved successful.
Just as Palestinian organizations attract support by boasting of their efforts to destroy the Jewish state, Islamic State attracts new recruits by being quite open about its aims: It wants to destroy the West and establish a global Islamic caliphate.
Terror can never be defeated as long as the West keeps giving it a pass among the Palestinians, for they are the ones who pioneered this culture of death and inspired all the subsequent copycats. (Commentary)