The Time To Say “No More” – Femi Fani-KayodeArticles/Opinion, Latest News Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
”We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us”- Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel, United Nations General Assembly, 1972.
As it was in 1972 so it is today. All those that love and support Hamas and that hate Israel should read the words of Golda Meir and meditate on them. All those that have condemned the actions of Israel in Gaza should read the words of Golda Meir, meditate on them and live with the fact that, according to a CNN poll, 86 per cent of the Israeli people support the activities and actions of the Israeli Defence Force in Gaza.
All those that have a soft-spot for the Arabs and the Palestinians should read the words of Golda Meir, meditate on them and appreciate the fact that the threat to Israel is existential.
All those that fail to understand what Hamas really stands for and that do not know that ever since the Gaza strip was handed back to the Palestinians by the Israeli’s in 1994 it has been used as a launching pad for rockets that kill and maim innocent Israeli civilians, women and children should read and meditate on the words of Golda Meir.
All those that believe that violence, carnage, murder and compulsion are a legitimate means of spreading their faith and imposing their will on others should read the words of Golda Meir and meditate on them.
All those that have sympathy for the Haramites in Nigeria and their secret political friends, associates and allies should read the words of Golda Meir and meditate on them.
All those that do not understand that there is a nexus between Hamas, ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, Islamic Jihad, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and all the other vicious islamist, salifist militias throughout the world should read the words of Golda Meir, meditate on them and understand that these terrorist groups ALL take pleasure in forcing others to slaughter their children by using them as human shields in order to gain sympathy and effect their purpose.
They should also understand that they ALL take delight in killing, abducting, raping, butchering and terrorising the children and wives of others in order to spread their outdated, barbaric, hateful and anachronistic political and religious philosophies.
The other day ISIS ordered that all Christians that reside in the parts of Iraq that they control must either leave the country or convert to islam or be killed. Since then thousands of Christians have been butchered and crucified in public places in that country but the world has remained silent and turned a blind eye to the whole thing.
Today ISIS has ordered that all the women that reside in the parts of Iraq that they control must be subjected to female genital circumcision. Simply put ISIS has ordered that all women that reside in the parts of Iraq that they control must have their clitoris’ cut off. This would deprive them of ANY form of sexual pleasure for the rest of their lives. What could be worse than that?
Yet this is the sort of thing that the Haramites have in mind for the whole of Nigeria and this is what all the jihadist militias that exist throughout the world wish to impose on humanity. Sadly in many parts of the world they seem to be gaining ground and making progress.
It is time to say ”no more” and to stand up to them. It is time to stand shoulder to shoulder with the sons of David and the State Israel and to say ”no” to those that wish to wipe them off the face of the earth and to drive them into the sea.
It is time to say ”no more” to the offspring of Osama Bin Ladin who take pleasure in butchering the innocent and who seek to impose their will on the people of the world. It is time to say ”no more” to the likes of Abubakar Shekau who believe that our little girls should be abducted from their schools, raped from morning till night and from night till morning, sold in the market place like cattle and turned into sex slaves for the rest of their lives.
It is time to say ”no more” to those that slit the throats and drain the blood of our young boys as if they were slitting the throats of sallah rams and christmas turkeys. It is time to say ”no more” to those that torture and maim babies and that hack off the flesh, chop off the limbs and crush the bones of old men and old women.
It is time to say ”no more” to those that show no mercy and have no compassion for the weak, the vulnerable, the young, the aged and the innocent.
It is time to stand with the rest of humanity and with the civilised people of the world against all forms of homicidal, sociopathic, oppressive and deviant behavior and the evil of religious fanaticism and islamic fundamentalism.
It is time to stand up against terror and those that believe in violent jihad and the establishment of a new worldwide islamic caliphate. It is time to stand up against the misogynists in our midst who regard women as nothing but worthless chattel and who take pleasure in sleeping with infants and young children.
It is time to stand up to those that delight in blowing up and maiming others and who honestly believe that that is the only way to heaven. It is time to stop sitting on the fence and to say that enough is enough.
Permit me to enrich this contribution with the words of the beautiful Ayelet Shaked, the Israeli Member of Parliament who is one of the rising stars in Israel’s political firmament. Two weeks ago weeks ago she wrote the following on her facebook page.
”Behind every terrorist stands dozens of men and women without whom he/she could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons: nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise more little snakes will be raised there”.
The harshness of Ayelet’s contribution reflects the thinking of many in the world today who feel a deep sense of outrage about the atrocities of the jihadists and who are simply fed up with the bloodletting and the carnage that hundreds of thousands of innocents are facing at the hands of the terrorists.
Let those that support Hamas, those that call them ”freedom fighters” and those that endorse their evil ways and agenda of terror take a cue from this. If Hamas wants to impress us they should stop hiding behind women and children and they should come out and fight like men.
In the same vein if the Haramites of Nigeria want to impress us they should stop abducting the wives and children of others, they should stop using their own women and children as suicide bombers and they should come out and fight like the fearsome warriors that they claim to be.
Permit me to conclude this write-up with an insightful, profound, intellectually stimulating and historically accurate contribution from Mr. Akin Ajose-Adeogun who is a lawyer and a historian of great repute. On 28th July 2014 on his facebook wall he wrote the following:
“In my opinion, the insidious role of religion in inflaming the Arab-Israeli conflict over Palestine has been underestimated. The truth is that religious bigotry blinds the Arab Muslim majority, and their coreligionists around the world, to the reality that the Middle East is a heterogeneous region of diverse peoples with different faiths, each entitled to self-determination and statehood. Almost 30,000 Jews lived in Palestine – mainly in the Jerusalem area – before the first wave of Zionist immigration in the 1880s, according to the census figures of the Ottoman-Turkish Empire, of which Palestine was then a part (See Prof. Benny Morris’ definitive work, 1948 : The First Arab-Israeli War). The creation of the State of Israel was one of the great events of the 20th century because a profound historic injustice, to a people who have greatly contributed to mankind’s progress, was, after much suffering, finally righted. That this has also, unfortunately, resulted in some injustice and suffering for the Palestinians, cannot substantially be attributed to the emergence of the Jewish State. As we can see, once again, from the events in Gaza today, the primary cause of Palestinian suffering, even during the British Mandate, 1919 – 1948, is the egregious leadership shown by Palestinian leaders. Had there been a healthy response on the part of the Palestinian and Arab leadership to the stimulus provided by the increasing presence of their Semitic cousins in the land that is their joint inheritance, their people would have been far happier and prosperous today”.
Akin has hit the nail on the head and no-one could have put it better. Let all those that still unable to appreciate or fathom the sheer complexity and profound nature of the enormous challenges and dangers that the State of Israel is facing from their Arab neighbours consider the words of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, spoken before the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) on August 17th 2006. He said ”the truth is that if Israel were to put down their arms, there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms, their would be peace”. I need say no more.
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Lord God of Hosts, the God of the Armies of Israel, the God of Heaven and Earth, the God of all Flesh, the Lord of the Universe, the Ancient of Days, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Man of War, the Lily of the Valley, the Blood of the Sprinkling, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the I Am That I Am, the Rose of Sharon, the Great Provider, the Lamb of God, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord of Mercy and Compassion, the Nazarene, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the El Shaddai, the Adonai, the Elohim, He that is more than able, He that cannot be resisted, He that is high and lifted up and He that is known as Jehova Jireh, Jehova Rapha, Jehova Nissi, Jehova Gibbor: the one true God and the God of the Holy Trinity strike down the Amalekites, deliver us from evil and defend His people and may His counsel alone stand in the affairs of the earth and in the nations of men.
I make these pronouncements in the name of He who died and arose triumphant on the third day, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Son of the Living God.
Femi Fani-Kayode is former Minister of Aviation
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