By Bill Koenig
Replacement theology church organizations continue to make rash statements about Israel; call it an occupier; blame it for the Palestinian plight; actively pursue divestment of investments in Israel or in companies that do business with Israel; and side with the Palestinians while never addressing the history of problems perpetrated by the Palestinian leaders, by their own terror groups, or by Arab incitement against the Israelis.
These church groups refuse to address the Palestinian leadership’s years of corrupt and exploitation, its militancy, its use of terrorism against innocent victims or the fact that Arab leaders are using the Palestinians as pawns in the peace process with the goal of Israel’s destruction.
These liberal theologians don’t discuss the Arabs’ role in the War of Independence in 1948; the Six-Day War in 1967; the Yom Kippur War in 1973; the terrorist bombings under PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat’s leadership in the 1990s and the early 2000s; and the ever-growing threat of radical Islam to Israel, the U.S. and the world.
They never mention that Iran is funding Hamas and Hezbollah, two groups that continually call for the elimination of Israel, and they refuse to condemn Iran’s leaders’ scathing comments about Israel or its development of a nuclear weapon. Instead, they co-sponsored a dinner for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York City in September 2008.
They don’t mention the horrendously violent conflict between Hamas and Fatah; or that in country after country in the Middle East, it’s Muslim fighting Muslim.
They don’t make statements about the abuse of Muslims by their own people; the horrific wars of Iran and Iraq when 1 million people were killed; the Lebanese war and conflict with Hezbollah; or the violent sectarian conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (to name a few).
They also refuse to acknowledge that in nearly every place on earth where there is war or heavy conflict, it’s caused by or carried out by radical Muslims.
They have ecumenical meetings and photo ops with imams, even as Christians are being persecuted and killed by followers of Islam due to their faith in Jesus Christ.
In late August 2009, Arab-financed Jimmy Carter traveled to Gaza with a group of “Elders” — including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil and Mary Robinson of Ireland, former prime minister Gro Brundtland of Norway and woman activist Ela Bhatt of India.
Carter, Tutu and Mary Robinson are known anti-Semites. Carter’s statements in his Washington Post commentary were extremely condemning of Israel while not mentioning one thing about the terrorists who make up the majority of the Palestinian parliament. Carter meets with terrorist leaders but lambastes Israel instead of the terrorists who have Israeli and American blood on their hands.
Did Carter tell Syrian President Basher Assad to stop terrorists from crossing the Iraqi borders to kill American troops? Of course not: The Arab-backed Carter is obsessed with the Palestinian cause that he helped birth.