Sunday, April 29, 2007

From Khartoum: Palestinian Leader Promises America's Annihilation

In a sermon broadcast April 13, 2007, on state-controlled Sudan TV, the Acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Sheikh Ahmad Bahr, declared to his audience, "You will be victorious on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet... You will be victorious while America and Israel will be annihilated, Allah willing... They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah. That is why America's nose was rubbed in the mud in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, and everywhere...

"America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain...

"Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, vanquish the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one..." (Translation by MEMRI - the Middle East Media Research Institute.)

This is typical of the religious hate-indoctrination that has been a fixture in Palestinian mosques and government-broadcast sermons under both Fatah and HAMAS governments since the founding of the Palestinian Authority.

Nor are the close ties between a genocidal Palestinian leadership and the genocidal Arab government of Sudan a new phenomenon.

Western media, governments, and human rights advocates that have taken up the cause of Darfur and the campaign of mass murder and rape pursued there in recent years have addressed the Darfur crisis as sui generis, essentially unrelated to other events in the region. But as with the persistent genocidal Sudanese campaign against the Christian and animist blacks of the south of the country that has killed some two million over several decades, the Sudanese government has enjoyed the support of the wider Arab world, including the Palestinian leadership. Its policies in Darfur are part of that world's wider tolerance for and promotion of mass murder of perceived enemies.

Whether the target is Israelis and other Jews, or Americans, or the Muslim blacks of Darfur, failure to recognize the broader reality, the incessant indoctrination to mass murder endemic in the Arab world, will continue to compromise development of policies for effectively responding to the threats such indoctrination poses.