Thursday, July 7, 2016

How much do you know about Islam?

How much world diplomats know about Islam impacts on how they think about Muslim-Jewish interactions. How much they do not know about Islam could be costly. 

In a modern world where diplomats pressure Israel to sign a treaty with its Muslim neighbors, that lack of knowledge could be especially costly. That lack of knowledge could get a lot of Jews killed. 

There's a saying that says something like, if you don't know history, you will be doomed to repeat it. The video below will teach you why that could be dangerously true for diplomats who pressure Israel.  

The leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, says many things to Israel. He says many things to the UN, the EU and the US. Many in Israel, the UN, the EU and the US believe him. They want Israel to sign a treaty with him. They tell Israel this is the only way there will be peace between Israel and its Muslim neighbors.

But according to the speaker you are about to see, the people who pressure Israel to yield to the demands of the PA might not understand what Islam teaches about such an Arab-Jew treaty. The speaker here appears to suggest that, if world diplomats don't understand the history of Islam, they may be forcing Israel into a bloody treaty, not a peace treaty. 

Will signing a peace Treaty with its Muslim neighbors be good for Israel? This video suggests that, before everyone jumps onto an Abbas peace bandwagon, they'd be wise to remember the Oslo Peace Treaty Israel signed with PLO leader Yasser Arafat. 

As you'll see in the video, Israel might be wise to remember that, too.

I cannot vouch for the contents of this video. I can't vouch for the speaker you're about to see. But I did find this speaker to be compelling. 

The speaker's name is  Brigitte Gabriel. She is a Lebanese-born American journalist. She's called an 'activist'. According to what you're about to hear, you'll see why many have, apparently, called her 'extremist'.

The video is long--more than 15 minutes. But I still post it because when I watched it, that 15 minutes went by very quickly.

The video was originally posted February 12, 2016. It's titled, "Religion of Peace: a brief history of Islam--Brigitte Gabriel: 

If Ms Gabriel is correct, the UN, the EU and the US need to be extremely careful about any Treaty they demand Israel sign with Mahmoud Abbas. Such a Treaty may not be worth the paper it's written on.

Ms Gabriel's retelling of Islamic history is disturbing. It makes one suspect that people who promote the 'two-state solution' are naive. They may in fact know very little about Islam's history with its enemies.

How much do you know about Islam?

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