I’ve been reading a lot of the views and interacting with some of those supporting radical Islam, trying to figure out where all the hate and discontent is coming from.
I see a huge amount of denial (or possibly ignorance) when it comes to Arabs' (and/or their supporters') views of what’s going on in the Middle East concerning Israel and Western Civilization. In seeing that denial, I have to ask myself; as a staunch supporter of Israel’s right to exist and the continuation of Western Civilization, am I missing something? Am I the ignorant one in denial?
The Arabs are pissed, obviously. But why? They say they want their land back. And they say (repeatedly) that they want Israel “wiped off the map.” The land was taken (again) from the Arabs over a half a century ago by the Jews. That same land was supposedly promised to the Jews in the Bible by God. Biblical entries show that King David brought the Jewish people together around 1000 B.C., in the land that is currently (still) being contested in the Middle East.
But it goes beyond just wanting their land back. I used to believe that radical Islamics hated Western Civilization because of the freedom of religion and civil rights we exalt and cherish and much to do with the US policy in the ME, and that the recent attacks on Israel were simply a by-product of that hatred, coupled with the land dispute that’s been going on for so long.
But what if the main cause of violence and hatred was much more simplistic that that?
I’ve looked at both sides over the last few months, and in my opinion, the Arabs are completely dysfunctional. Dysfunctional in every sense of the word. So dysfunctional that it makes them inutile, counterproductive, and dangerous to their neighbors.
I don’t think it would matter if Israel submitted to the demands of Radical Islamic Muslims. I don’t think it wouldn’t matter if Arabs had controlled that land for the last 50 years and the Jews never raised arms against them. It just wouldn’t matter.
The Arabs have roughly 3,000,000 people in over 20 countries, and more oil than they can shake a stick at. Oil is not their only game, either. They have other natural resources. But for all the wealth possessed by the Arab League, the gap between the rich Arabs and poor Arabs is astronomical. You’ve (hopefully) seen what effect this can have on a country (Mexico), and what it can do to that country’s people and the neighboring countries.
Yet that, in and of itself, is still not entirely the problem.
The biggest problem is that most of the rich in the Arab League did not get rich by being good, honest businessmen. They got rich by dishonesty, exploitation, extortion, murder, and venality. That dishonesty is viewed as normal behavior to Arabs, and removes much of the respect for life that should be present in humans naturally. Something most of Western Civilization cherishes.
Also, many in the Arab League are dead set against human rights, especially for women. They have no issue with treating women like animals or even property. They have no issue with torture, rape, murder, and other numerous atrocities which the civilized world has condemned in the last 150 years and more. This is proven over and over again by the constant targeting of women and children, and the persistence in hiding amongst civilians, in schools, churches etc by radical Islam in its quest to ‘rid the world of the Zionists’.
The Arabs have failed to rise up from savagery, barbarism, and hatred. They refuse to move into a reasonable state of modern development and civility like most of the rest of the world has done over the centuries. At the same time they want to move towards a global Islamic Rule. And to be honest, I don’t think they intend to do it peacefully.