The Imam hits it on the nose. The Arab problem with the State of Israel is based on purely racist hatred of the Jewish people – in the State of Israel and outside of the State of Israel. It is not a battle over land. It is not a battle over the rights of a persecuted minority. These are all tactical arguments that work in the battle for public opinion. So why is it so hard for so many Western-minded people to understand this?
The Western mind has a very hard time understanding the mind of Communists in China and North Korea. It has a hard time understanding how tens of millions of innocent people could have been killed by Japanese and Nazi invaders during World War II. That is a good thing – that we in the West have a hard time relating to a mindset that could lead to mass genocide.
But we must not bury our heads in the sand. We must learn the lessons of history well. The world is made up of many kinds of people, and some of those people have dangerous ideologies that will destroy our lives if we don’t muster the weapons and courage to deter them. It is so tempting to think that the threats of the early 20th century no longer exist in the 21st century. But the opposite is the case. The threats are greater and more readily at hand. The main difference between then and now is that today we have methods to combat the racist ideologies of our enemies in a way that did not exist then.
Today, we don’t just have Readers Digest in multiple languages and hope that it smuggles it’s way into the right hands behind the Iron Curtain. Today, we can publish the most important messages in any language and it will reach the minds of young people that are searching. The internet can be controlled, but not completely. No culture that wants to compete financially can function effectively without internet usage. The most important new factor in today’s new world is the internet. The Imam is one of many who is impacting on the minds of tens of thousands of young Arabs. We need an Army of these Imams and the backing to amplify their message to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. That is how you win the battle in today’s new world order.