Muslim impatience leads a fed-up world to express surprising support for Israel

Israeli flagI told my sister that I had reached out a few days ago to a relative in Israel, who assured me that she and her family, who live around Haifa, are currently far enough north that they’re not affected by the rockets.

“What rockets?” asked my sister, who has been unable, for the past week, to read the news.

“The rockets from Hamas,” I told her.  Then, knowing how she hates to hear “scary” bad news, I hastened to add, “What’s happening in Israel is actually good news in a peculiar way.”

Good news? Why, yes.

I’ve long said that the Islamists made a mistake when they started their jihadist rampage in dead earnest with the attack on 9/11. If they’d done nothing, the West would have continued its complacent ignorance, unaware of a demographic time-bomb ticking in its midst.

The nature of Islam, though, is that it cannot wait. As soon as it reaches critical mass, off it goes. Back in 2008, Edward Cline riffed off a friend’s email that used a percentage rule of thumb to measure levels of Muslim violence in any country:

“As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country it will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone….”


“At 2% and 3% they [Muslims] begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.”


“From 5% on they [Muslims] exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (“clean” by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply (United States).”


“At this point, they [Muslims] will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, or Islamic law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

“When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris – car burning). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam, Denmark – Mohammed cartoons, murder of Theo van Gogh).”


[The one anomaly in this set of statistics is Israel, which has not experienced uprisings and threats of violence. Its Arab or Muslim population enjoys equal political rights with Jewish Israelis. The suicide bombings and rocket attacks that have killed hundreds have been perpetrated by outsiders.]

“After reaching 20% [of a population] expect hair-trigger rioting, Jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:


“After 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:”


“From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and jizya, the tax placed on [conquered] infidels:”


“After 80%, expect state-run ethnic cleansing and genocide:”


“100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – the Islamic House of Peace’ [more correctly, dar-al-Islam, or Land of Islam]. There is supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim.”

The problem with the “can’t wait” strategy that is intrinsic to Islam is that you tip off your opponent to your intentions.  In a perfect world, the West, once it got the tip-off about Islam’s intentions in 2001 would have embarked upon a true crusade aimed at doing whatever possible to quash Islamic aggression in and against the West.  This crusade would have involved wholeheartedly military action against armed Islamists; closed borders throughout the West to prevent any more Muslims from entering, regardless of how cute the children are; education at home aimed at getting Westerners to understand the threat and to tear young Muslims away from their affiliation to a conquering faith; and constant vigilance.

But we don’t live in a perfect world.  What we got in 2001 instead of immediate action to curb Islam’s territorial aggression was thirteen years of hogwash, emanating from people of good will and ignorance (such as George Bush with his “religion of peace” blather); from Leftists who see in Islam a temporary ally to destabilize the West; and from Islamists themselves, who realized that they had a lot of useful idiots at their disposal.  Rather than confronting Islamism head-on, those who have recognized its trajectory have been demonized, ridiculed, and marginalized.

In addition to silencing Islam’s critics, this hogwash also meant that, barring limited engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan (rules of engagement, COIN, etc.), we’ve spend the last thirteen years apologizing to Muslims; yielding to their increasingly outrageous demands; welcoming them into our countries and institutions; and handing them the levers of power wherever we could.

Considering how grim that last paragraph sounds, why am I saying that things are actually surprisingly good right now?  I’m saying it because the Muslims, flush with the power we handed them, may finally  have overreached themselves.  Moreover, they may have been aided in this regard by Barack Obama’s increasingly manifest hatred for Israel, the world’s only Jewish state.

Sitting at home, in America, which once was Israel’s greatest ally, things don’t look so good.  Obama refused to talk to Netanyahu when Iran bombs in Hamas hands rained down on that tiny nation.  He only picked up the phone when Israel finally began to retaliate, and he did so, not to cheer her on, but to tell her to stop being part of the “cycle of violence” and, instead, to hold her fire.  So not good.

But Obama, it turns out, is one of the few national leaders who’s taken this anti-Israel stand.  Other nations, most surprisingly, are supporting her, not Hamas:

France’s Prime Minister Hollande, unlike Obama, got on the phone with Netanyahu and expressed his nation’s strong support for Israel in her battle with Hamas.

The Arab world as a whole is fed up with Hamas:

*United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: “Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and preventable only if Hamas stops rocket firing.”

*The Lebanese Internal Security Forces detained two persons for having fired rockets into Israel.

*Egyptian security forces seized 20 rockets on their to being smuggled from Gaza.

*Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority, attended a Ha’aretz “peace conference” in Israel the day the current fighting began* and has infuriated Hamas by his willingness to continue to work with the Government of Israel.

*Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh demanded that Israel “stop its escalation immediately,” but balanced this with calls for “the restoration of complete calm and avoidance of targeting civilians” and “the return to direct negotiations.”

*François Hollande, president of France, gave Netanyahu the most vervent backing of any foreign leader when he assured the Israeli leader that “France firmly condemns the attacks” against Israel and expressed “the solidarity of France against the rockets being fired from Gaza. The Israeli government must take all necessary measures to protect its population against threats.”

In the same Daniel Pipes’ article from which the above information comes, Daniel Pipes also points out that the world’s media is unusually quiet this time around, without any of the ringing denunciations of Israel’s self-defense that have become the norm. Indeed, many of us have already remarked upon the peculiar fact that the BBC, usually one of the most virulently antisemitic media outlets outside of the Muslim world, was the first to point out that the Palestinians were using pictures of people killed in Syria in an effort to demonize Israel.

The Egyptians, who have always sided with Hamas even though they recognized that it was a destabilizing element on their border, are now open in expressing their hope that Israel will destroy Hamas:

Some Egyptians are even openly expressing hope that Israel will completely destroy Hamas, which they regard as the “armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.”

Sisi’s Egypt has not forgiven Hamas for its alliance with Muslim Brotherhood and its involvement in terrorist attacks against Egyptian civilians and soldiers over the past year.

The Egyptians today understand that Hamas and other radical Islamist groups pose a serious threat to their national security. That is why the Egyptian authorities have, over the past year, been taking tough security measures not only against Hamas, but also the entire population of the Gaza Strip.

Clearly, nations are realizing that their interests are aligned more closely with Israel than with a radical Islamist organization.  Any stable or semi-stable state, including a Muslim one, has looked into the Syrian or Iraqi abyss and realized that there is no benefit to Islam completely unleashed.  In addition, to the extent that leaders such as Vladimir Putin are expressing their support for Israel too, I suspect that some of the support is a way to highlight the fact that Obama is a completely marginal national leader now.  If he’s against Israel, why then everyone else will be for it.

One other thing that’s different is that, for the first time, both the Israeli Defense Forces and pro-Israel NGOs have been flooding social media with pro-Israel posters, videos, and articles.  Here’s a comprehensive gallery of such images, some of which you’ve seen before, some of which are new:

Who's saving lives in Gaza

Hamas headquarters

Bill Maher on Israels right to self-defense

Hide the rocket

Israel and Hamas and their civilians

Rockets are indiscriminate

Gaza hostages

365 rockets in 72 hours

What would you do

Does all this mean that the world loves or will come to love Israel? Most decidedly not. It could mean, though, that the world, including the Arab world, is finally figuring out that Israel is not the enemy. She is, instead, the canary in the coal mine when it comes to battling radical Islam. Moreover, people may finally be figuring out, thanks to Islamists having shown their hand too soon, that (a) if ISIS is Islam, it’s not a religion of peace and we don’t want it; and (b) that if we don’t want it, we must act decisively or we’ll end up having it, regardless of our desires.

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  • Ymarsakar

    “The nature of Islam, though, is that it cannot wait. As soon as it reaches critical mass, off it goes. ”

    The same can be said of the Leftist alliance in the US or Europe too.

    And you haven’t mentioned how Hussein has been caught red handed selling weapons to Islamic Jihad, Book. Obviously few people would take the side of Hussein’s Peace in the Middle East, when they already know Hussein is backing for all out war in the ME. So Putin wants a buffer and a balance of powers, which means if the US is arming Hamas and ISIL in Syria and Libyan terrorists to kill dictators, then Putin is automatically on the other side of that “balance”.

  • Ymarsakar

    Originally in 2008, I estimated that the Leftist alliance would have 99% chance of victory, if they began mobilization of their strategic assets 50 years later. That’s because people were stupid, ignorant, and ignoring the Leftist alliance. They didn’t take them or Ayers or Alinsky or Hussein seriously. So if they used that to build up their already extensive power network, nothing would stand in the way.

    However, Hussein chose to begin mobilize all 10% of the Left’s strategic assets, whether Democrats liked it or not, in 2008. That was a strategic decision there that will have interesting effects. Which is why Civil War became inevitable in 15 years at 2012, when Hussein was elected. A different leader might have pushed things off, that Grand Stand, in the US for another few decades. Not so with Hussein.


    Just deserts – Hamas operates in the dark ages and now they can have it 24/7.

  • Charles Martel

    When men are in thrall to all-or-nothing ideologies like Islam or Marxism, they may retain their cunning but they lose one essential element that free men retain: The ability to know when reality contradicts their beliefs or desires.

    Ymarsakar has pointed out that the US left, led by Obama et al., has decided that now is the time to start Cloward-Pivening America into the dust. But the left, despite its great advantages, lacks quite the critical mass necessary to finish the act . Its own sense of destiny and inevitability has misled it. It is toying with igniting a civil war that could totally destroy it. Similarly, the delusional fools of Hamas, Iran, and ISIS, thirsting after endless nookie and dead Jews, thinks that Allah has predestined them to successfully and completely spread the virus of Islam.

    Thanks to both delusional movements, there may well be a civil war in the United States and many dead Palestinian children—not that Muslim fanatics have ever cared about their own children (unless they happen to be nine-year-old girls ready for the plucking, eh, Mohammed?)

    So, here’s a toast to premature victory dances of the leftist and Muslim kind.

  • Ymarsakar

    The Left has already been doing Piven strategies in America. It’s just not on the surface, obvious to even idiots.

    Britain invited in migrant Islamo workers quite awhile ago, but they slowly let things grow, so maintained the power base of European elites.

    The Left is mobilizing their strategic assets. They already had those assets already via their strategic and logistical preparations. Some of it came from Piven. Assets, once utilized, can’t be put back into the box again, however. It becomes quite obvious to the enemy that you have them and that all the time you said you didn’t have those strategic weapons, you were either lying or buying time.

    • Ymarsakar

      The strategic weapons being deployed are isolated to America, of course. Who knows what people are doing in Europe. You’d have to ask the European political and military shadow analysts.

      It really reminds me of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, where the guerilla assets in various Vietnamese cities were activated to help push the Tet Offensive via causing chaos at the embassy and what not, but since the Tet Offensive failed to gain even a square kilometer of extra useful territory, all those guerilla assets once used, disappeared soon afterwards. The cloak they used to hide amongst civilians, was torn away. It became very easy to tell which civilians were hiding or surprised, and which civilians were “coordinating” with the Tet Offensive. The coordinators were thus the guerilla infiltrators. But what really killed the Vietcong insurgency was that their cadre cells were the ones exposed. They didn’t use just 3rd gen trained recruits (those died in the jungles, I suppose). North Vietnamese ordered the mobilization of their Vietcong cadre cells and leadership cells in the South. That exposed their Entire Network. Once their entire network was purged, there was nobody left to train new guerillas, snipers, or terrorists. That’s why years later, the North Vietnamese Army went with a Soviet tank model to push into Saigon. There was no Vietcong left in Saigon that could shoot one guy getting off US helicopters.

      But as usual, when America’s enemies are weak, the Left will intercede to ensure American patriots die horribly while the Left wins.

      So the Leftist alliance had equally powerful terrorist and guerilla cells in the US. People call them unions, SWAT, TSA, ATF, IRS, etc. The difference between no and pre 2008 is that Hussein is ordering the mobilization of the Left’s terror cells, so that they take over the organizations they infiltrated or if they already have taken over, to use the organization itself as a tool. They aren’t merely sleeper cells any more, reporting and “leaking” information as they did under Bush II.

      Before, the LEft mostly used astro turf groups and Occupy Wall Street type thugs and rapists. It was very difficult to prove or convince the average retarded American citizen, that all of this came from the LEftist alliance’s upper leadership. That’s because these were trash assets, throw aways, not the Left’s real strategic assets.

  • Ymarsakar

    To answer the poster’s question of “what would I do”, I would eliminate the strength of the enemy.

    Meanwhile, what Israel does is to return more than 1000 Pali potential killers in return for one dead Israeli. Since the Palis can’t kill 1000 Israelis for 1 dead Pali, they go for the next best thing. Killing one Israeli and bringing back 1000 Pali killers.

  • Kate

    I wish that I could share your optimism. This weekend there were some relatively significant demonstrations of support for the Palestinians in France (where the Muslim population is > 8-9% and in some cities (Marseille) closer to 40%,) And since the conversation with Netanyahou Weds., the official position of support for Israel is being walked back. Here in Le Monde, for example: “Personally, the president is sympathetic towards Israel, but…in reality, nothing has changed.” (my translation and summary.) (link in French: France is trying to walk a tightrope, but the reality seems to me to be a nod of the head by the Socialist party to one of their strongest demographics. But then again, anti-Semitism has always been strong in France, even though it has not always been overt.

    • Ymarsakar

      France reminds me of the US now. France needed workers to keep up their socialist payouts, and those workers ultimately turned out to be Africans or Islamics. Having imported scab workers to pay for socialist rich groups and having imported a number of foreigners for voting purposes, they are now finding that what they thought were slave animal savages kept in their pens, are coming out of them and burning things in Paris, if Paris doesn’t do the will of Allah.

      So the same must ultimately happen to the US, when it imports Mexicans as slave labors and Democrat votes. It’s already happened to Detroit when they imported blacks as slave labor and used them to cut the edge in voting power.

  • raymondjelli

    I don’t think the world is tiring of Islam at all. At least the governments. Then again Islam is specifically geared to sniffing out, intimidating, infiltrating and overtaking weak governments. Islam is destroyed by men and not policies. Men who gather, who are unafraid and meet them head on. That was how it was beat the first time and that is how it will be beaten now. You’ll know when that is happening. When an Obama type declares a state of emergency to preserve is weak collaborating power but is instead arrested himself. That is the endgame. The end of corrupt government and the installation of strong , moral and willing to fight government.

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