Friday, February 14, 2014

Palestinianism—a definition

Whenever you see a pro-Arab demonstration, you will notice two things. First, you will see posters carrying slogans that support the reason for the protest. For example, you might see signs saying, ‘Free Libya’ or ‘Democracy for Egypt’.

But you will also see something else: signs and slogans to support ‘Palestine’.

Why would someone carry a ‘Palestine’ sign at a ‘Free Syria’ or a ‘free Egypt’ protest? What does that ‘Palestine’ sign have to do with Syria or Egypt?

If you ask such a question, someone in the crowd will invariably tell you that the ‘Palestine’ sign is appropriate. ‘Palestine,’ you will be told, is part of a world-wide solidarity for freedom. Why wouldn’t you support a ‘Free Palestine’?

It’s a nice sentiment. Everyone wants freedom. It’s a universal desire. It rings true, especially for the Muslim world. Isn’t this what the Arab Spring is all about?

But freedom for ‘Palestine’ is a problem. ‘Palestinians’ aren’t the only Muslims yearning for their own state. The Kurds, primarily Muslim, also want statehood. Why don’t you see ‘Free the Kurd’ signs?

This question is important. The Kurds are important.  They reveal the truth about ‘Palestinianism’.

For example, Kurds are very different from ‘Palestinians’. Kurds have their own language. Their language is recognized by regional neighbours. It distinguishes the Kurd as a unique ‘people’.  

Palestinians have no linguistically identifiable language. Their speech is not distinctively different from their Arab neighbours.  Their language marks them as exactly like other Arabs in their Region.

The Kurds have a distinctive history. Their stories and tales go back more than a 1,000 years. Kurdish rulers have names and family histories. There are Kurdish dynasties you can talk about and compare. Kurds fought wars and battles you can study.

Palestinians have no such history. They have no leaders from times of old. They have no ‘Palestinian’ dynasties. Their ‘national predecessors’ have no battles to study. They have no national predecessors.

Kurds have literature. They have poetry. ‘Palestinians’ don’t.

Unlike Kurds, ‘Palestinians’ have no borders. They have no homeland to sing about. They have no evidence that identifies them as a distinct ‘people’.

Both Kurds and Palestinians say they yearn for self-determination. Both yearn for their own state.

But only the Kurd has a distinctive history to validate his distinctiveness. Only the Kurd has a language. Only the Kurd has a national poetry. Only the Kurd has an identifiable homeland.

But only the Palestinian gets support at pro-Muslim protests. The Kurds--who have the stronger case for statehood--are neglected.

There is a reason for this. The ‘Palestinian’ cause is different from the Kurd cause. The Kurd cause is about their local political situation. It’s about statehood.

The Palestinian cause is not local. If you listen to their Arabic rhetoric (even in translation), their cause isn’t about statehood. It’s about religion.

That’s why every Arab protest includes solidarity with ‘Palestinians’. That solidarity isn’t political. It’s religious. It is a Muslim solidarity for Muslims fighting a religious war for Islam against infidels. That religious connection is what prompts the support for ‘Palestine’—and the neglect of the Kurd.

The Kurd doesn’t fight against the infidel. He doesn’t fight to expand the hegemony of Islam. He fights only for himself. The Palestinian, however, fights for Islam.

Read the Hamas Charter. It’s all there. ‘Hamas’ does not mean ‘statehood’. It does not mean ‘Arab Nationalism Movement’. It translates as, ‘Islamic Resistance Movement.’

Hamas is a religious Islamic organization. It is dedicated to Mujahida—armed struggle in the name of the Islamic god.

Second, Hamas’ battle (struggle) is not for statehood. It is a battle ‘with [against] the Jews.’

Hamas is religious. It is anti-Semitic. It is racist.

For Hamas, there is no political solution to the ‘Palestinian’ problem. The only solution is Jihad. 

Jihad does not refer to politics. It does not refer to statehood. Jihad is holy war.

Third, the raison d’etre of Hamas is not political. ‘The Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas] is a link in [a long] chain of the Jihad against the Zionist’. Its raison d’etre is the destruction of the infidel Jewish entity.

Fourth, the Hamas goal is not peace. Its goal is to replace Israel with an Islamic entity.

The PLO Charter repeats this goal using a more Western-palatable language. It is more ‘secular’ in its presentation. But its goal is the same—to remove the ‘Zionist’ entity.

For the Muslim, Hamas is the religious half of the war against the Jews. Fatah (the PLO) is the secular half of the war against the Jews.

Together, Hamas and Fatah lead the struggle against Israel. Together, they form ‘Palestinianism’.  ‘Palestinianism’ is the religious struggle to destroy Judaism and the Jewish state so that Islam can rule supreme in the Middle East.

Support the ‘two state solution’ and you support ‘Palestine’.

Support ‘Palestine’ and you support ‘Palestinianism’.
By supporting ‘Palestinianism’, you support Islamic conquest.


  1. Here is the best article about this.
    Who Truly Deserves a State? The Kurds or the Palestinians?
    Victor Sharpe
    February 19, 2012

    Shaked: 'How Can We Make Peace With These People?'
    In letter to MKs, Ambassadors, Jewish Home Chairwoman Ayelet Shaked calls for end to anti-Semitic incitement in the PA.
    Tova Dvorin, Arutz Sheva Staff

    MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) dispatched a letter to Knesset members and ambassadors in Israel Sunday, following reports of violent and anti-Semitic content featured on the Gaza radio station "Sawt Al-Quds", broadcasted on FM 102.7.

    The program, named "Arva Vanet" (lit. "no homeland"), airs several times a week and profiles a "martyr" for the "Palestinian people," according to the letter. The program glorifies that murder of civilians - especially Religious Zionists.

    Each story details a different terror attack and is accompanied by a soundtrack full of pathos. The show airs in the afternoon and evening - a prime time to reach the ears of children and teenagers returning home from school.

    Shaked gives one example of programming by the station, citing an episode which aired on January 1. "The broadcaster talked about the "martyr" from the city of Nablus, born in 1977, who blew himself up in Netanya, killing large numbers of Jews 'by the Grace of G-d,'" she stated.

    Shaked responded, "We are trying to make peace with these people? They incite to murder and praise terrorist atrocities! They educate their children to murder innocent people! They have no regard for morals or human life!"

    Shaked noted that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised peace only in the event that incitement against Jews and Israeli stopped. Now that the incitement continues, "why do we continue the deception [of negotiations]? Why do we stand blind to reality?" she asked.
    Shaked concluded her letter with a statement calling on the international community to recognize the incitement against Israel from the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza.

    Israel's Security Agency (ISA or the Shin Bet) statistics in 2013 revealed that terror attacks have been on the rise since peace talks resumed.

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remarked Friday that incitement - not just from the Hamas, but from the PA as well - is "a major factor behind the attacks."

    “To glorify the murders of innocent women and men as heroes is an outrage,” he added. “How can President Abbas say that he stands against terrorism when he embraces the perpetrators of terrorism and glorifies them as heroes? He can’t stand against terrorists and stand with the terrorists.”

    Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry that it is “not surprising that in recent weeks Israel has been subjected to a growing wave of terrorist attacks. President Abbas didn’t see fit to condemn these attacks even after we learned that at least in one case, I stress at least in one case, those who served and are serving in the Palestinian security forces took part in them.”

  3. And supporting "Israel as a Jewish State"? with 20% of Palestinians? Here in Italy we don't live in "Italia come Stato degli Italiani" - the same for Spain, France, Great Britain, Usa, Canada etc. etc. - with the exception of the totalitarian States - never heard of the Italian French English Spanish language? - Dante Cervantes Shakespeare Flaubert Faulkner Munro?