Posted by ahmed On August 19th, 2014
Posted by ahmed On August 18th, 2014
The early, relative success of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq Syria (ISISI) has exposed the bias of numbers of western military strategists, media and political pundits. And, even as ISIS fighters are being pushed back by an international initiative, their declarations of creating a Caliphate, a religious-based nation state intolerant of all except Sunni Muslims, is most reminiscent of Zionist goals and actions in the Mid East.
The modern State of Israel, to informed observers and historians, was a European colonial project that was understandably and compassionately driven by post World War II Holocaust guilt, but was none-the-less forced on Palestinian Arabs, Muslim and Christian. In 1947, according to a United Nations commission report, Jews constituted less than 7% of Palestine’s population. The militant Zionists among them had been attacking Palestinian villages to expand their control of certain areas even before the creation of Israel.
The Zionist Jewish version of the Sunni ISISI firmly believes in a state based on religion and Biblical prophecies. But, except perhaps the Vatican, getting God in the real estate business not a good business. In Israel, it has brought troubles, the walling-in and walling-off people, the illegal settlement of Palestinian Arab lands by foreigners, and perpetual war. The similarities between the establishment of the Jewish State, “Jewish ISISI”, and the aspiration of ISISI to create an Islamic state – project is staggering.
Each grandiose scheme was launched by a terrorist organization. In 1946, Menachem Begin, head of the Jewish “terrorist” gang called Irgun, placed a bomb in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel killing 91 people and attacked Deir Yassin, a small, nearby village killing 107 people. Yitzhak Shamir, who would become Israel Prime Minister in 1983, had been a member of Irgun before joining the more radical “Stern Gang,” which is on record for participating in the Deir Yassin massacre and other terrorist atrocities.
Yitzhak Shamir has defended past Irgun and Stern gang assassinations with the same kind of logic as ISIS terrorist use now: “it was the only way we could operate, because we were so small. So it was more efficient and more moral to go for selected targets.”
The selected moral targets not only included the afore mentioned atrocities, but the expelling of Palestine Muslims and Christians (not minorities) to permanent refugee camps, Sound familiar? As Islamic ISIS has recruited disgruntled Iraqi former Baathist/Sadam Hussein generals to build their version of a Caliphate, the Jewish ISIS recruited European Second World War military leaders from Europe to subject Palestinians in Palestine.
Then, the Zionists swept the week with corrupt Arab armies, just as ISIS swept the week with corrupt Iraqi armies and Syria, Like the Sunni ISIS, Jewish military extremist HAGANA terrorizes innocent families forcing them to leave their farms, businesses and homes. Some Palestinians still hold their house keys and their property titles.
Former Israel Prime Minister David Ben Gurion has said, “Without Deir Yasin there would be no Israel.” Americans are not told that 10% of the Arabs killed by the Zionist terrorists in Deir Yasin were Christian and that of the property takings, 10% had been owned by Christians. Nor are we told the fact that Israel’s massacres and military actions forced 100,000 Christian Palestinians to become refugees.
The list of Jewish ISISI atrocities beginning in the 1940’s is long and blood stained and has never helped peace and community to germinate.
What did really happen website, the following quote from. Your real editor will want this section greatly shortened not to put words in your processor but for space limitations
“ February 1949: Israel launched an offensive across the border lines with Egypt which brought its forces to the Gulf of Aqaba, occupying the Palestinian police post of Umm Rashrash which they afterwards named Eilat.”
“1950: Israelis seized the Al-Uja de-militarized zone on the Egyptian side and Baqqara on the Syrian side, expelling their Arab inhabitants and razed their homes to the ground by bulldozers.”
“1950-1955: Israeli forces unleashed more than 40 acts of armed aggressions against Arab states, almost all causing a heavy loss of life. This included attacks and massacres in Qibya, Huleh 1953, Nahalin, Kfar Qassem in 1954, Gaza and a Syrian outpost on Lake Tiberias in 1955.”
“ October 14-15, 1953 — Under the command of Ariel Sharon, Israeli squads attacked the unarmed Arab village of Qibya in the demilitarized one. Where they blew up 42 houses and killed more than sixty residents who were trapped inside. The details were so gruesome that the U.S. joined in a U.N. condemnation of the Israeli action, and for the first and only time, suspended aid to Israel in reprisal.”
“July 1954: Israeli intelligence planted “a ring of spies (Moles)” in Cairo, its task was to begin sabotage operations against selected Egyptian, British and American targets…
We all respond with shock and profound disappointment at the recent atrocities performed by some Sunni Muslims in Iraq – the ISIS paramilitaries. But as Americans, we remain reluctant to compare the atrocities carried out by what can be called “Jewish Jihadists” more than 65 years ago and very reluctant to associate horrors wrought by the Irgun and Stern gangs of old what the Israel armed forces have been doing to Gaza over the past nine years.
A whole nation of people – the Palestinians – are, in a sense, being beheaded, yet sensational headlines scream out about the tragic and senseless beheadings of those who do not accept the ISIS jihadist way.
ISIS, like its earlier Jewish counter parts in Palestine, enlists foreign fighters to engage in a local, sectarian conflict. But Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists will not have a helping hand from the United States to create its version of a religious state and they do not have the support of a much larger Muslim world.
Ahmed Tharwat/ TV Host/producer
Posted by ahmed On August 12th, 2014
Somali foreign fighters sparked closed scrutiny from the FBI. Jewish ones? Well, who knows?
On June 3, the Star Tribune covered the issue of “foreign fighters” (“FBI fears Somalis may fight in Syria”). The article was entirely about Somali-American fighters who allegedly traveled to fight abroad in foreign wars, not about any other Americans who travel elsewhere to fight.
The newspaper reported that “the FBI is investigating information that members of the Somali community from the Twin Cities are fighting in the Syrian civil war.” The article explained that “two FBI agents met with a group of Somali-American leaders and members of the community at the Brian Coyle Community Center.”
The local FBI stated that it was “‘reviewing information … to identify persons who may have traveled, and persons who may have intention to travel” to Syria, said Kyle Loven, chief division counsel for the Minneapolis office of the FBI.
It is interesting to note that not only are those who actually traveled to Syria being investigated, but even those only thinking about doing so. When the FBI agent was asked how many people the FBI thinks might have traveled to Syria from Minneapolis, Loven said “some — some who we believe have traveled, and some who may have considered it.”
How would the bureau know who had “considered it” unless by using informants and spying on the community? The FBI further asked the Somali community for help in identifying potential suspects.
“This is similar to a situation which came to our intention in the fall of 2007 when young Somali men from Minneapolis disappeared, only to turn up in Somalia, fighting on behalf of Al-Shabab,” Loven said.
Back in 2007, the Minneapolis division of the FBI was alarmed when a few Somali youths went back to Somalia and allegedly joined Al-Shabab, classified as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) by the U.S. State Department. At that time, the FBI started an investigation, and there were trials, the storming of homes, and interrogations of Somali families without any legal representation. Headlines and FBI warnings and alarms went through the community.
The FBI reached out to our television show, “Belahdan,” to explain its position and what it was doing. In fact, the head of the office came on our show several times and was very amiable and forthcoming.
Turn now to the recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza, and Americans citizens fighting in that conflict. It has been reported that an estimated 2,000 Americans have traveled to Israel to fight with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and two of them lost their lives — a 24-year-old from Southern California and a 21-year-old from Texas. Their families said they both had a passion for Israel. How ironic.
On the legal front, the Star Tribune reported in June that FBI officer Loven “underscored that U.S. federal law prohibits American citizens from traveling to foreign countries to fight in foreign wars, whether they join FTOs, or military organizations not so designated.”
I called the FBI district office here in Minnesota, and I asked Loven, chief division counsel, about the Americans traveling to fight abroad, and whether there is any investigation into those who went to Israel to fight with the IDF, as there is in the case of those who went to Syria or Somalia. Unlike his predecessor in 2007, Loven didn’t have any answers or any explanation. He declined my invitation to be a guest on my show to explain the FBI position, citing the legal reason that “the Somali case is under investigation.”
There is still no evidence of an investigation of any kind concerning Americans who went to Israel.
Those Taliban fighting in Israel the “Jewish jihadists,” who strongly believe in god given Jewish state and have a great passion for Israel. These are people like the ones in the recent Gaza conflict whose loyalty is so strong to the Jewish state that they have left the comfort of American life to fight Arabs in the Middle East, much like the Crusaders of old.
“The bottom line is, I’m part of the Jewish people,” one of them, David Joel, told NBC News. He grew up outside Atlanta and years ago was inspired to travel to Israel and join the IDF.
“We decided that instead of going away we were going to donate something to the country,” he said. “We were Jewish, and we believe in the Jewish country. At the end of the day, it’s our nation.”
These are also people like Sean Carmeli from Texas, “a hero of the Jewish people,” as Rabbi Asher Hecht, a family friend, said to reporters. “He gave his life to protect the survival of the Jewish people.”
Questions loom large. Shouldn’t it be a concern for the State Department that American fighters with loyalty to Israel waged a jihad against Palestinians in the recent assault on Gaza, in which 80 percent of those killed were civilians? and mostly women and children.
When and if those Taliban fighters return, fully charged and indoctrinated, and live among us, shouldn’t this raise concern for thousands of Arab- and Muslim-Americans who are spied on and monitored systematically? Shouldn’t we demand an investigation from the U.S. State Department and the FBI?
What should we think?
Ahmed Tharwat is a public speaker and hosts the Arab-American show “Belahdan” at 10:30 p.m. Mondays on Twin Cities Public Television. He blogs at www.ahmediatv.com.
An early interview with FBI special agent, Ralph Boelter, Somali American Youth fighting in Somalia , October 2010.