Renewing Hezbollah's Jihad Genocide Against Jews Everywhere
By: Andrew G. Bostom
American Thinker | Thursday, June 26, 2008
According to US and Canadian intelligence agencies
the Shi'ite jihad terror organization Hezb'allah, supported by its
patron Iran, is poised, once again, to launch a lethal attack against
"Jewish targets" far removed from the battlegrounds of the Middle East.
Although no substantive evidence has emerged identifying a specific
target, both Canada and Latin America have been suggested as
possiblities, the latter being where, in Buenos Aires, Hezb'allah struck twice during the 1990s, killing 29 at the Israeli embassy in 1992, and murdering at least 85 more in a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
ostensible reason given for this renewed jihad terror activity is
"revenge" for the February (2008) assassination of Hezb'allah's murderous terror master Imad Mugniyah,
killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria. Hezb'allah blames Israel for
this assassination, an allegation rejected by Israeli officials.
Ultimately, however, Hezb'allah's chronic, annihilationist jihad against Israel reflects a rigid adherence to both classical jihad theory, and the ugliest elements of Islamic theology regarding Jews. The distinguished Shi'ite theologian al-Amili (d.1622) wrote the following (p.213) about jihad war in the Jami-i-Abbasi, his seminal Persian manual of Shi'a Law:
And the Jews stubborn malevolence -- portrayed in the darkest colors by Islam's sacred texts
-- is their defining worldly characteristic. Examples of this
archetypal Jew hatred from the Koran, and hadith (traditions of the
Muslim prophet Muhammad), amplified by the early Muslim biographies of
"Islamic Holy war [jihad] against followers of other religions, such as Jews, is required unless they convert to Islam or pay the poll tax."
verses labeling Jews as malevolent enemies of Islam (5:82); disobedient
slayers of their own prophets who suffered justifiable abasement
(2:61), including, for some, transformation into apes and swine (5:60);
- the canonical hadith (Sahih Muslim Book 026, Number 5431),
and accounts provided by early Muslim biographers of Muhammad (such as
Ibn Saad, below), that the Jews caused Muhammad's protracted,
excruciating death from poisoning:
Hezb'allah's name, "The Party of Allah", derives from Koran 5:56:
Jews discussed about poisons and became united in one poison. She [a
Khaybar Jewess, Zaynab Bint al-Harith] poisoned the goat putting more
poison in the forelegs.. Allah's Apostle took the foreleg, a piece of
which he put into his mouth...Allah's Apostle sent for Zaynab
[and]...handed her over to [those] who put her to death...Allah's
Apostle lived after this three years, till in consequence of his pain
he passed away. During his illness he used to say: I did not cease to
find the effect of the poisoned morsel I took at Khaybar..."
In a public statement issued February 15/16, 1986, Hezb'allah stressed its indelible links to Iran and Ayatollah Khomeini ("We obey the orders of one leader wise and just...") and conceived of itself as a "nation" linked to Muslims worldwide by "...a strong ideological and political bond, namely Islam."
Expressed in the political language of the Koran, Hezb'allah's ideology
encompasses, (as per the slogan adorning the party emblem, "The Party of Allah is Sure to Triumph"
) at least three major objectives: transforming Lebanon into a Shari'a
state; destroying Israel; establishing regional, followed by
international Islamic hegemony, i.e., bringing the region, then the
world under Shari'a law.
whoever takes Allah and His messenger and those who believe for a
guardian, then surely the party of Allah are they that shall be
Israel and Jews -- via motifs in the Koran and hadith -- Hezb'allah
views the jihad against the "Zionist entity" as an annihilationist war
intrinsic to broader conflicts: the struggle between the Islamic world
and the non-Muslim world, and the historical struggle between Islam and
do not constitute an organized party in Lebanon. Nor are we a tight
political cadre. We are an umma linked to the Muslims of the whole
world by the solid doctrinal and religious connection of Islam, whose
message God wanted to be fulfilled by the Seal of the Prophets, i.e.,
Muhammad. This is why whatever touches or strikes Muslims, in
Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines and everywhere reverberates
throughout the Muslim umma of which we are an integral part. Our
behavior is dictated to us by legal principles laid down by the light
of an overall political conception defined by the leading jurist
for our culture, it is based on the Holy Koran, the Sunna and the legal
rulings of the faqih who is our source of imitation (marja' al-taqlid).
Our culture is crystal clear. It is not complicated and is accessible
one can imagine the importance of our military potential as our
military apparatus is not separate from our overall social fabric. Each
of us is a fighting soldier. And when it becomes necessary to carry out
the Holy war (Jihad), each of us takes up his assignment in the fight
in accordance with the injunctions of the Law, and that in the
framework of the mission carried out under the tutelage of the
struggle [against Israel] will end only when this entity is
obliterated. We recognize no treaty with it, no cease fire, and no
peace agreements, whether separate or consolidated.
repeatedly refers to anti-Jewish archetypes in the Koran, hadith, and
sira: the corrupt, treacherous and aggressive nature of the Jews; their
reputation as killers of prophets, who spread corruption on earth; and
the notion that the Jews engaged in conspiratorial efforts against the
Muslim prophet. Fadlallah argues, ultimately, "Either we destroy Israel or Israel destroys us." Muhammad. Hassan Nasrallah,
current Secretary General of Hezb'allah, and a prote´ge of Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei, presently Iran's highest ranking political and religious
authority (i.e., its "Guardian Jurisprudent"), has reiterated these
antisemitic and annihilationist views with particular vehemence.
Invoking motifs from Islam's foundational texts, Nasrallah has
characterized Jews as the "grandsons of apes and pigs," and as "Allah's
most cowardly and greedy creatures." He elaborates these themes into an
annihilationist animus against all Jews, not merely Israelis.
find in the Koran that the Jews are the most aggressive towards the
Muslims...because of their aggressive resistance to the unity of the
Shi'ite jihadist organization Hezb'allah thus proclaims with triumphant
exuberance its visceral opposition to Judaism and the existence of
Israel, stressing the eternal conflict between the Jews and Islam.
Eradicating Israel, and terrorizing, perhaps even destroying Jewish
communities worldwide, represents an early stage of Hezballah's
Pan-Islamic ambitions, and its jihad against the rest of the non-Muslim
world. Blithely ignoring this reality, and allowing places such as Toronto, Canada, or Dearborn, Michigan
to become hubs for Hezb'allah fund-raising and organizing is both
morally repugnant, and destructive to our must fundamental Western
values expressed with such eloquence in George Washington's 1790 letter
to the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island.
who reads the Koran and the holy writings of the monotheistic religions
sees what they did to the prophets, and what acts of madness and
slaughter the Jews carried out throughout history...
who reads these texts cannot think of co-existence with them, of peace
with them, or about accepting their presence, not only in Palestine of
1948 but even in a small village in Palestine, because they are a
cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment...There is no
solution to the conflict in this region except with the disappearance
we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable,
weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not
find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli...[I]f they
[the Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going
after them worldwide.
Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud
themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and
liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty
of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that
toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of
people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent national
gifts. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to
bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that
they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good
citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.
the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue
to...enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one
shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be
none to make him afraid.
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