Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Is Not

President Bush tells us we must work with Mahmoud Abbas because he is a man of moderation.

This is total and utter bullshit.

Mahmoud Abbas wrote his Doctoral Thesis on the idea that the Jews of Germany collaborated with the Nazis to commit the Holocaust, so that they could engender the sympathy they would need to take the land of Israel away from the Arabs.

Here's more stunning information about Mahmoud Abbas and the history of Fatah.

Here's some stuff that I harp on all the time, but which I never seeanywhere else:

Yasser Arafat's original name was also al-Husseini, and many peoplebelieve that he was the Grand Mufti's nephew.

In fact, there, Time Magazine directly said it; Arafat was relatedto the Grand Mufti.

Additionally, Arafat said that the Grand Mufti was his inspiration.

And finally, the PLO Charter, which is listed on the officialwebsite of the United Nations, clearly calls for the destruction ofIsrael:

Here are some key phrases:

Article 16: The liberation of Palestine, from an international viewpoint, is a defensive act necessitated by the demands of self-defense as stated in the Charter of the United Nations. For that, the people of Palestine, desiring to befriend all nations which love freedom, justice, and peace, look forward to their support inrestoring the legitimate situation to Palestine, establishing peaceand security in its territory, and enabling its people to exercisenational sovereignty and freedom.

Article 17: The partitioning of Palestine, which took place in 1947,and the establishment of Israel are illegal and null and void, regardless of the loss of time, because they were contrary to thewill of the Palestinian people and its natural right to itshomeland, and were in violation of the basic principles embodied inthe Charter of the United Nations, foremost among which is the rightto self-determination.

Article 18: The Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate System,and all that has been based on them are considered null and void.The claims of historic and spiritual ties between Jews and Palestineare not in agreement with the facts of history or with the truebasis of sound statehood. Judaism, because it is a divine religion, is not a nationality with independent existence. Furthermore, the Jews are not one people with an independent personality because theyare citizens to their states.

Article 19: Zionism is a colonialist movement in its inception, aggressive and expansionist in its goal, racist in itsconfigurations, and fascist in its means and aims. Israel, in itscapacity as the spearhead of this destructive movement and as the pillar of colonialism, is a permanent source of tension and turmoil in the Middle East, in particular, and to the internationalcommunity in general. Because of this, the people of Palestine areworthy of the support and sustenance of the community of nations.

Article 20: The causes of peace and security and the requirements ofright and justice demand from all nations, in order to safeguardtrue relationships among peoples and to maintain the loyalty ofcitizens to their homeland, that they consider Zionism an illega lmovement and outlaw its presence and activities.

So, in other words, the Palestinians Liberation Organization, which is the party upon which is the parent organization of Fatah, does not accept the existence of Israel at all.

How moderate is that?

Additionally, I would like to point out that while the above linkwhich explains that Arafat was indeed related to al-Husseini doesindicate that Arafat was part of the man's original name, I have never seen that claim made elsewhere.Here's why that might be interesting.Mt. Arafat is the mountain which overlooks Mecca. When Muslims makethe Hajj, they spend their last evening on Mt. Arafat and then descend into Mecca.

This is remiscent of the story of Moses looking down on the promisedland from Mount Nebo on the night before he died.

Here's the story from Deuteronomy 34:

1 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the topof Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the wholeland—from Gilead to Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraimand Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, [a] 3the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the Cityof Palms, as far as Zoar.

4 Then the LORD said to him, "This is theland I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'Iwill give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with youreyes, but you will not cross over into it."5 And Moses the servant of the LORD died there in Moab, as the LORDhad said.

I believe Arafat may have taken his name because he believed himself to be the Moses of the Palestinian people.