Europe: Next Stop Auschwitz, This Time Taxis not Trains
One can only pray that every Jew is leaving Europe as fast as their legs can carry them. Leave them to their Eur-Med partnerhip and Lisbon treaties and dirty deals with the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Doomed.The Nazi Muslim alliance returns.
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SOURCE OF MUSLIM VIOLENCE
Former PLO Terrorist Blames Muslim Fanaticism, Not Israel
By Adina Levine
In an event sponsored by Harvard Law School Alliance for Israel, Harvard University Graduate Student Friends of Israel, Stand With Us, Hasbarah Fellowships and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, among others, former PLO Terrorist Walid Shoebat spoke about what made him a terrorist and his ultimate realization of the fallacy of his actions on November 8th.
"The issue is not the issue of occupation," asserted Shoebat. "The issue is the occupation of the minds of the youth. The issue is hatred and anti-Semitism. There is no other explanation for this."
Born in Bethlehem, Shoebat explained that his family and his community had never thought of themselves as Palestinians, but as Jordanians. Reflecting on his childhood, Shoebat asserted that he was told that a Jew was a dog before he even knew what a Jew was. He believed that Jews had type AB blood, and they had type O - that they share their blood, while a Jew doesn't. His father, whose life was saved by a Jewish doctor, said that there was no prayer for the doctor who had saved his life, reiterating the old phrase "I knock at the doors of heaven with Jewish skulls."
"You might think I'm a freak, that this doesn't happen in civilized countries," stated Shoebat. "But myth was taught as fact and we were like sponges believing everything we were taught."
He was told that the Holocaust never happened, that it was a ploy that the Jews made up in order to win sympathy from the world. During Yom Hashoa, he recalls watching the documentaries on television while eating popcorn and laughing. He believed that the graphic scenes of dead bodies were all enacted by the Jewish control of the media.
"We felt the Jews have no shame, that they will take their clothes off to make up this plight called Zionism," asserted Shoebat. "No one ever told me the Holocaust was a reality."
From such a society, Shoebat claimed, it was no wonder he became a terrorist.
"What did you expect me to do?" he asked. "What product did you expect from such a system?"
As a terrorist, Shoebat stoned Jews from a perch above the Western Wall, almost planted a bomb before he saw Arab children nearby, stoned an Israeli who was attempting to get help for a child that he had hit with his car. His cousin was sent to explode a bomb in Ben Yehuda before he was killed by Israelis.
"It took me twenty years to realize who killed my cousin," said Shoebat. "My cousin was not killed by the Israelis, my cousin was killed by the hate pushers. Terrorism is like a drug - you push it on the youth."
Shoebat contrasted the religious frenzy he was taught - that the community had a responsibility to kill as many Jews as possible - with the reactions of Israelis. He recalled a man from his community who was imprisoned by Israelis because the man had sliced off his daughter's neck because she was suspected of adultery. The notion Shoebat could not understand, however, was why the entire community donated money to bail him out. He also compared the community reaction to the Israeli soldiers who were killed in Ramallah - how the community was cheering as they watched the mutilation and the killers held up their hands to show that Jewish blood was in their hands - with the Israeli reaction of outrage and concomitant censure of lone actors such as Baruch Goldstein.
"If you want to understand what happened to my country, look to Nazi Germany," asserted Shoebat. "The Holocaust never ended, but the victims just decided to protect themselves... Antisemitism is alive and well. Antisemitism is alive - even in the west."
Shoebat likened the desecration of Joseph's tomb to Kristallnacht.
"People took axes, defacated on the Torah Scrolls, urinated all over the place," he recalled. "Tonight I ask one question: Have you ever seen a Jew desecrate a mosque or a church?"
The solution, according to Shoebat, lies not in the hands of Israelis, who continuously try to establish peace. The problem, he says, is in the society of hate that he grew up in, the lies he was told, and the fanaticism that is the communal norm.
"Arafat stands and says to mothers 'Give me your children so I can make martyrs out of them,'" Shoebat said. "Why is it that the Jews want peace and we want war?"
By DOMINIC ADAMS
LIMA — Daniel Shayesteh knows firsthand of the fighting in the Middle East.
And he said he knows why Hezbollah militia is fighting Israel from Lebanon.
“Islam is not a peaceful religion,” Shayesteh said. “We see that Islam is fighting all nations. They blame America. No, look at the Quran. Quran is saying this.”
Shayesteh, 50, was born in Iran and was a self-proclaimed militant Muslim. He helped Ayatollah Khomeini rise to power and force the Shah of Iran into exile in 1979.
Israel and Lebanon have been fighting since July 12. Two Israeli soldiers were captured by Hezbollah guerillas and prompted an aggressive offensive response from the Jewish state.
“The current situation really is not the fighting of two groups of people. It’s the holy war of Islam against the Jews, and it stems from the pages of the Quran,” Shayesteh said. “The Quran is clearly written that Jews should be demolished, and tradition says there should not be a single Jew in Israel.”
Shayesteh has been in Ohio since Monday speaking about his interdenominational organization, “Exodus from Darkness.”
A converted Christian, he will speak at 9 a.m. Sunday at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road. He also spoke in Wapakoneta and in Lima on Wednesday.
“Unless we read the chapters of each others’ lives, a good relationship will not be possible in our society,” said Shayesteh, who became an Australian citizen in 1991. “Let us search for the truths together. Come out from your personal zone and research other religions. You pick the best one, and I guarantee you’ll come to Christ.”
Ralph and Beth Miller invited Shayesteh to stay in their Lima home for two days.
The three of them discussed Shayesteh’s life in Iran late Tuesday night.
“He’s got a passion and his first love is the Lord, and he wants that for everyone,” Beth Miller said. “I don’t think we can understand what he’s been through.”
If Shayesteh returns to Iran, he will be executed. His mother and brothers are still in Iran.
“It makes us realize our freedoms,” Ralph Miller said.
A violent ideology
Iran fuels the fighting in Lebanon, and Shayesteh said Iran funds Hezbollah.
“This Iranian president is a suicide bomber,” Shayesteh said. “He is just ready to die for Islam and demolish Israel.”
Muslim ideology is cloaked in violence because of the status of its creator, Muhammad, Shayesteh said. He said because the prophet fought in ancient wars, the Muslim holy book seeps with violence.
Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. government vowed to eliminate terrorism and any factions that harbored the individuals responsible.
President George W. Bush focused his sites on capturing Osama bin Laden. Laden is not the problem, Shayesteh said.
“Osama bin Laden is the servant of Islam. Islam is the enemy of this country,” he said. “Osama bin Laden can be changed, but Islam cannot. Osama bin Laden is just a tool in the hand of Islam.”
Shayesteh was heavily involved in the Iranian Fundamentalist Revolution and taught Islamic and religious philosophy in Iran.
After Khomeini was in power, Shayesteh helped spread propaganda and gain support from other militant Muslims near his hometown of Talesh in northern Iran.
His candidacy for the Islamic parliament forced Shayesteh to be on the run for the rest of his life.
Ruling with fear
When Shayesteh attended university in Iran, he deepened his militant Muslim ideologies. Iran was in political turmoil when Shayesteh aligned himself with Khomeini.
“Anyone who followed Ayatollah Khomeini must be a radical Muslim,” Shayesteh said. “We were eager to overthrow the kingdom in Iran, and to do that you have to be a militant and radical Muslim.”
Khomeini put Shayesteh in charge of a revolutionary army that had a primary goal of killing all Jews in Israel and recapturing the Holy Land for Arabs.
Shayesteh then began spreading propaganda and training young Muslims.
“That was our main goal to mobilize all the boys and girls of the country and to teach them the terrorist actions,” Shayesteh said. “You have to terrorize Christians and Jews by frightening them. By killing them, you can take Islam to the countries and to the rest of the world.
“Islam is a harsh religion. There is no peace in Islam.”
However, when questions crept into his mind, Shayesteh wanted to discuss them in parliament.
He was silenced, sentenced to death and thrown in jail for six months.
A friend released him and he fled to Turkey in exile.
“Islam does not believe in freedom and democracy. You have to blindly follow the leader,” Shayesteh said. “If you criticize Islam and Muhammad, your fingers should be chopped first and then your head.”
He only went there because there were people there in his situation. He was not interested in Christianity.
“We as Muslims were always taught, ‘Do not touch Christians. They were impure,’” Shayesteh said.
He returned to the church week after week and grew interested in its message. Christians preaching respect of their enemies amazed Shayesteh.
One night he had a dream and Jesus spoke to him, he said.
He was in his father’s house. There were people dying around him, and he was scared to leave the house.
The next week’s sermon spoke of what Shayesteh dreamed.
“He said, ‘Come out of your father’s house, which is the house of killing, of revenge and of pain and live in the house that Jesus has built for you,’” he said. “It is a house of absolute joy, of freedom and peace.”
Shayesteh has been spreading the word ever since.