By VICTOR SHARPE—
The Jewish faith has bestowed many wondrous divine blessings upon the world. Among them is, of course, the Sabbath day.
The Day of Rest, the Seventh Day, the Sabbath, is the one precious and humanitarian day set aside from the rest of the week’s labors. It is a day of freedom and leisure but one which allows the human spirit the opportunity to turn to the lofty considerations of divine holiness.
Interestingly, this marvelous and utterly civilized concept was quite inexplicable to the Greeks and the Romans. Indeed, Tacitus, Juvenal and Plutarch scoffed at such an idea for it was undreamt of by them.
But these are the words of a great ethicist and contributor to the revival of Hebrew as a living language, Achad Ha-Am, who said of the Sabbath:
“Far more than Israel has kept the Sabbath; it is the Sabbath that has kept Israel.”
And so it should be with a sense of horror and utter distress that Muslim Arabs in Jerusalem deliberately and maliciously desecrate the peace on the eve of every Jewish Sabbath with the use of noisy firecrackers and loudspeakers blasting Muslim invocations from minarets.
Muslims, who impudently claim their superiority over Jews and Christians, and who have since the 7th century arrogated to themselves core Jewish and Christian beliefs, including their own version of the Sabbath, blast the peace of the Jewish Sabbath from minaret loudspeakers and with the lighting of noisy firecrackers in those Arab settlements adjoining Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
I experienced this appalling desecration myself when staying with dear friends in the northern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev. The Arabs in the neighboring Arab settlement of Beit Hanina would begin to wreck and disturb the weekly Jewish day of rest with fireworks as it began each Shabbat (Sabbath) evening in Pisgat Ze’ev; the same Sabbath that Jews have honored and maintained since it was promulgated thousands of years ago in the Sinaitic wilderness.
What belief system corrodes and degrades such a Muslim people? What motivates them to now slaughter thousands of Christians, Yazidis and all other non-Muslims, as well as fellow Muslims, throughout the Middle East? What possesses them to kill on the streets of Jerusalem, London, Paris, Boston, Amsterdam, and a hundred other places in the world while screaming the Muslim war cry: Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greater)?
Six Israelis have been murdered by Palestinian terrorism in the past month compared to five in the past two years. One hundredIsraelis have been wounded and maimed by a wave of Palestinian Arab terrorism in the past month. And the world is silent.
More Israelis have been murdered from attacks by Muslim Arab terrorists from the ‘West Bank’ in the last month than in the past two years combined. The dismal statistic comes as uncertainty and fear of more violence prevailed in the wake of two deadly stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and the Israeli village of Alon Shvut on Monday.
Sergeant Almog Shiloni, 20, from Modi’in, murdered in Tel Aviv, and Dalia Lemkus, 26, who was stabbed to death at the entrance to Alon Shvut, were the tenth and eleventh Israelis to be murdered in the past six months. They are the fifth and sixth fatalities in the past month, compared to five Israeli deaths from terror emanating from the ‘West Bank’ in all of 2012 and 2013.
It was Winston Churchill who saw and heard the lamentable self-imposed condition of fanaticism and blood-letting that characterizes the Muslim world. He wrote the following:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.” Winston S. Churchill
But now in the 21st Century, nothing has changed. According to Nadav Shragai, reporting in the Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom:
“In Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, Arab attacks on Jews have skyrocketed in recent months. School buses and cars have been stoned, cars and gas stations torched, houses pelted with Molotov cocktails and even shot at with live bullets – not just in predominantly Arab neighborhoods, but in veteran Jewish neighborhoods like Gilo, Pisgat Ze’ev and French Hill.
“The light rail has been vandalized so often that over a third of the trains are out of service. Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, which treats large numbers of Israeli Arabs, has been repeatedly pelted by Arabs with rocks and firebombs.”
Israel Hayom also reported that an Arab teen had been forced to flee the country by the death threats from fellow Arabs he received after courageously making a video denouncing the kidnapping and slaughter of three Israeli teens in June by Palestinian Hamas terrorists.
Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Christian Arab who supports Arab service in the IDF and defended Israel last month at the morally bankrupt UN Human Rights Council, has seen his son attacked and hospitalized because of his views. But all this thuggery is not spontaneous. Far from it.
The evil hand behind the violence is organized by Palestinian terror organizations, be they Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad or other Muslim splinter groups that are all part of the Palestinian Authority’s organized crime syndicate. The same terrorist outfits that are enriched with endless largesse by the U.S., the EU and the UN, ad nauseum.
It is also significant that the same use of fire crackers that the Arab rioters use to deprive Jewish worshippers the right to pray on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, is paid for by the same source that provides the Muslim thugs of Beit Hanina with noisy fireworks that desecrate the peace of the Jewish Sabbath in Pisgat Ze’ev.
A new and loathsome outrage that damns so many in the Muslim and Arab world, especially the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, is the latest hit song glorifying their murder of a Jewish three month old baby girl. Little Haya was mown down by a Palestinian Arab who deliberately drove his car into Jewish passengers alighting from the light rail in Jerusalem, injuring many and killing the baby girl.
The unspeakable head of the Palestinian Authority, the Holocaust denying Mahmoud Abbas, who daily calls for Muslim Arabs to riot in Jerusalem and who praised and eulogized the Palestinian driver of the car, is embraced and honored by Secretary of State, John Kerry. How low has our world sunk!
Some have described such Muslim Arabs as animals but that would be an insult to the animal kingdom.
Daniel Greenfield, a Journalism fellow at the Freedom Center, has exposed the disgusting Arab song called “Car Intifada,” which encourages Palestinians to deliberately run over Jewish civilians, including young children, whom they falsely call “settlers.”
Here is Mr. Greenfield’s website along with the horrifying Palestinian Arab graphic: