Nov. 20, 2015
- Politically Correct Westerners Serve the Aims of the Islamist Revolution – Yair Lapid
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not connected in any way to the wave of mass murder being carried out in the name of fundamentalist Islam. In fact, even ISIS doesn’t claim that it attacked the heart of Paris because of the Palestinians. They say they did it because of the situation in Syria.
Facts aren’t good or bad, they’re just facts: There is a thing called Islamic terrorism and the choices are to fight it without wavering or die. Muslims have killed no fewer than 12 million other Muslims because they didn’t seem radical enough to them. In the long run everyone will have to choose which side they are on.
In Asia, Africa, the Middle East and even in Europe, hundreds of millions of people live in conditions far worse than the fanatics of ISIS (and certainly far worse than the Palestinians who enjoy self-rule and generous European aid). The world is full of hungry, downtrodden people who don’t think, even for one second, that their condition justifies the idea that they can pick up a weapon and murder innocent young people at a concert. Whoever offers some narrative which justifies terrorism is helping the fanatics.
In my previous role as a member of Israel’s security cabinet, I was exposed to a huge amount of intelligence information about how Islamic terrorists view Westerners who try to explain their actions with political correctness. They think it serves their aims and helps them achieve a global Islamist revolution. The writer, a former minister, is chairman of the Yesh Atid party in the Knesset. (Times of Israel)