The Deadly Ceasefire

by Carlos

December 25, 2006 – This past Thursday a rocket crashed through the living room of a home in northern Gaza and exploded in the bedroom where three children were sleeping. Samir al-Masri, two years old, had both his legs broken. His four-year-old sister and three-year-old brother were also injured by the blast.

The rocket that nearly killed these children was fired by Palestinians. It was meant for Israel.

There was supposed to be a ceasefire since November 26. Israel has observed it, stopping the interventions it had taken in Gaza to prevent the firing of rockets. But the rockets continue to fly. Since the so-called ceasefire began, Palestinians have fired nearly 50 rockets and counting into Israel. Those rockets have already killed several people. They have destroyed homes and businesses. The people of Sderot, Ashkelon, and the western Negev, especially the children, suffer from traumatic stress. Yet the press minimizes this story, to the extent it reports the story at all.

The Qassam rockets are called “home-made.” People seem to think the Palestinians are shooting firecrackers. But those rockets are deadly, and the Palestinians keep trying to improve them. Even if Israel continues to observe the “ceasefire,” the death toll will certainly increase. Rockets have slammed into schoolyards. It may just be a matter of time until a rocket hits a school while children are present.

The Palestinians have it both ways. They expect Israel to behave, but they can do whatever they want. If rockets continue to menace Israeli civilians, they say, “Oh, don’t blame the Palestinian government. The trouble comes from Islamic Jihad, or the “military wing” of Hamas, or some other bunch of extremists.” Israel is supposed to continue taking fire without doing anything to defend itself. No country in the history of the world has ever accepted such terms.

The Palestinians’ excuses are nonsense. They expect Israel to act like a responsible nation state while they follow the rules of the jungle. People have always defended the Palestinians this way: Israel is a state, the Palestinians aren’t, so don’t expect as much from them. Such excuses for terrorism were never acceptable. This is especially true today, because now the Palestinians have their own government. They must meet the same standards they expect of Israel. If “extremists” are violating Palestinian government policy, then the Palestinian government must put a stop to it. But the Palestinian government is Hamas, a terrorist group, so of course it does nothing. Not for one minute would the Palestinians accept such a dereliction of responsibility from Israel.

But why should the democratically elected Palestinian government try to restrain the terrorists, when it sympathizes with them and has said so?

The Palestinian “firecrackers” have already destroyed lives and livelihoods:

– A marketplace in Sderot was demolished. Ten stores were damaged, five completely obliterated. The streets were littered with pieces of merchandise.

– A single mother who owned a children’s clothing store had to clean up what was left of her 30-year-old business, now destroyed. She wonders how she is going to make money to feed her children.

– In Sderot, a family of Ethiopian Jews continues trying to live in a home in ruins, with some rooms uninhabitable. They have no money to make repairs.

These are just a few of many similar incidents. This is life under a Palestinian “ceasefire,” with terrified people running for cover when they hear the missiles coming. What will life be like when the Palestinians call off their “ceasefire”?

All during these acts of aggression Israel has acted with remarkable restraint. But no ceasefire can hold if only one side observes it. Israel has the moral obligation to protect the lives of its citizens. Eventually it will have to act. But when it does, because these Palestinian offenses have been trivialized and under-reported, Israel will no doubt be portrayed as the bully and the Palestinians will win even more sympathy. And that will only perpetuate the conflict, since excusing terrorist attacks only encourages more of them.

The Palestinians excuse their brutality by claiming to resist an “occupation” or, to use the slogan du jour, “apartheid.” This is a lie. The last thing Israel wants is sovereignty over the Palestinians. Israel withdrew from Gaza over a year ago with no intention of ever returning, and its only involvement with Gaza since then has been to try to stop terrorist attacks originating there. In addition, the Olmert government had plans to withdraw from most of the West Bank settlements, but had to put those plans on hold since Israel finally learned the hard lesson that every concession of land is met with an increase in Palestinian violence. If the Palestinians truly want an end to this “occupation,” it is hard to fathom why they appear to be doing everything in their power to prevent that from happening.

The lenient double standard by which the Palestinians continue to be excused is absurd. It must be condemned if there is to be any chance of peace. Imagine the outcry if Israel fired missiles into populated areas with the intent of killing innocent people. The Palestinians demand self-determination. When will they be held to the same standard as any civilized nation? They are in fact guilty of a double war crime: firing from civilian areas into civilian areas. When will they be held to account?

It is way past time to strip the Palestinians of their claim to victim status. The claim has no moral justification whatsoever; it is both a deception and a self-deception the Palestinians use to make the destruction of a neighboring state acceptable. All too often, there is no greater abuser than a self-proclaimed victim.


Associated Press. “Errant Palestinian Rocket Wounds 2-Year-Old Boy Sleeping at Home.” International Herald Tribune, December 21, 2006.

Barzak, Ibrahim. “Behind the Headlines: Kassam Fire Goes On Despite Ceasefire.” Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, December 21, 2006.

Bedein, Noam. “On the “Ceasefire” Front.” Sderot Media Center, December 5, 2006.

“Gunbattles Rage Between Hamas and Fatah.” Washington Post, December 21, 2006.

‘AL ANDALUZ’ Update: Mohammed-worshippers Demand Access to Pray in Cathedral

Spanish Cathedral Shuns Muslim Request
A request by Spain’s Islamic Board to allow Muslims to pray in Cordoba’s cathedral (a former mosque, before Cordoba was liberated from Muslim rule in the 13th century) has been denied by the Roman Catholic bishop. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

The Roman Catholic bishop of Cordoba in southern Spain has rejected an appeal from Muslims for the right to pray in the city’s cathedral, a former mosque.

Juan Jose Asenjo rejected the request made by Spain’s Islamic Board in a letter to the Pope. It had asked that the cathedral become an ecumenical temple where believers from all faiths could worship.

The bishop said such a move would not contribute to the peaceful co-existence between people of different religions. On the contrary, he said in a statement late on Wednesday, the joint use of temples and places of worship would only generate confusion amongst the faithful. Shared use of places of worship could make sense in airports or an Olympic village, said the bishop, but not in a consecrated Catholic cathedral.

Spain’s Islamic Board, which represents a community of some 800,000 in a traditional Catholic country of 44 million, argued in its plea to the Pope that such a move in Cordoba could serve to “awake the conscience” of followers of both faiths and help bury past confrontations.

What we wanted was not to take over that holy place, but to create in it, together with you and other faiths, an ecumenical space unique in the world which would have been of great significance in bringing peace to humanity,” the letter said.

‘Time Bomb’ in Denmark:

Remember cartoon rage? Its not over, in fact it has only just begun.But read the article first:


Some Danes have woken up, some remain deluded, especially this US-official:

“Europeans are uncomfortable with Islam, and they see it as an alien body in their midst. … Europe’s got a huge problem, and they’re just getting their minds around it now.” many like him seem to believe that the problem lies entirely with the Europeans, he doesn’t tell us why, but

Hugh Fitzgerald has the answer ready:

“There’s kind of an unspoken assumption that they’re not really Dutch, not really Danes, and so forth,” reasons one senior U.S. official who follows the phenomenon. “Europeans are uncomfortable with Islam, and they see it as an alien body in their midst. … Europe’s got a huge problem, and they’re just getting their minds around it now.”
— from the article above

The tone of this “senior U.S. offical who follows the phenomenon” is troubling. He appears to think the problem is that of the Europeans, who are “uncomfortable with Islam” (as opposed, perhaps, to Americans who have such a much more extensive experience with Islam than do the people of Europe?). When he says of the Europeans that “they see it as an alien body in their midst” does he think that is wrong? Does he think it is the fault of those bad old Europeans, or does he think they made a terrible, a colossal, a life-threatening error in their heedlessness about Islam, when they let Muslims in in such numbers, and does he think that there is a lesson here for the United States? And does he think that perhaps the doctrines of Islam itself, which uncompromisingly divide the world between Believer and Infidel, and between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb, and preach the doctrine of endless war — not necessarily by open combat, for the money weapon, and “pen, speech,” and Da’wa, and now demographic conquest (discussed endlessly at Muslim sites and in the Muslim media, for everyone is keenly aware of this instrument of conquest in the Camp of Islam, if amazingly unaware in the Camp of the Infidels)– and the view that Europe is a land to be taken over, won for Islam, not a place where Muslims are to embrace, in the slightest, the doctrines or beliefs or legal and political and social institutions of permanently inferior Infidels — does this “senior U.S. official” understand that?

The distant, almost unsympathetic tone, suggests that he does not. And if that is true, he needs a short but intense course in Islam and in the history of Islamic conquest – and not from John Esposito, and not from Karen Armstrong, and not from anyone certified as a “Muslim Sensitivity Trainer” by CAIR.



Anyone wanting to see Esposito is action can click on this link to the Doha Debates website-

Doha Debates Link

He’s participating in a panel discussion focused on the nebulous term “extremism” along with Islamo-Christian cutie Dianna Buttu, the somewhat creepy “sheik” Hamza Yusuf and the (by now) comically irrelevent Bishop Desmond Tutu. As for Esposito, notice the meticulously cultivated “man tan”, the late 80’s Don Johnson attire with the leather sandals and the cotton slacks and the upper-class, disinterested “I could go either way” demeanor.

Something about middle-age men strutting about in sandals really puts me off.

UK Preparing for a ‘Dirty Bomb’ Attack

Tolerance of the intolerable leads to strange behavior patterns of the petrified polit-props who are failing in their duty to protect the British from their Mohammedan invaders:

As if this wasn’t bad enough: You don’t have to be a member of the secret service to know who and what’s behind it. Here’s an in depth analysis of what’s happening in the UK. But have you seen or heard of anyone willing to come forward to take on the invaders? Wake me up if you hear something, will ya?
Check this out:


Holy Hatred!


Devil stoning is now in full swing again! This year the devil is,-you guessed it: GW Bush and Amerikiee…!
“The number one Satan is America,” said Iraqi pilgrim Suleiman Awadallah, who described himself as “a resistance fighter”, after performing the stoning ritual.

“The prayers of all Muslims when they cast their stones at the devil must be directed at (U.S. President George) Bush and his devilish allies in America and the Arab world.”

Ahmed al-Dosary from Kuwait agreed. “I prayed for myself, my family and for the end of the main evil, the United States.”

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Jihad came to Bangkok!

Four bombs go off in Bangkok

Four explosives went off almost simultaneously in Bangkok, injuring at least 20 people as the city people have just started to celebrate the New Year’s eve.

One person was dead at the Big C supermarket, Sapan Kwai branch, where witness saw a man dropped a grenade from a pedestrian bridge, police said.

At least 20 were injured at the Victory Monument when a powerful bomb went off near a bus station.

At the Klong Toei area near the Na Ranong intersection, a bomb hidden in a trash can near a Chinese spirit shrine exploded and injured two bypassers. The explosion caused a secondary explosion to a number of cookinggas cylinders that were situated nearby.

At the Season Square Shopping Mall, a loud explosion went off at the parking space, creating a panic but no injury.

The Nation


And of course: More teachers killedand burned in Muslim south:


Australians: Help Identify the Enemy & their Agents!

A new link has been added to this blog: Enemy Agents…

In order to raise awareness to the jihad activists and to keep the Australian public informed, it might be a good idea to collect a list and a database of subversives. Not just a list of the takiyya-masters, hate-preachers and potential terrorists, but also  collected   evidence that links them to subversive activities  past and present. This should include a database on the notorious Sheik Hilali, the slick Melbourne lawyer Waleed Ali, Sheik Omran and his soldiers, the ex-Gitmo-Jihadi Mamduh Habib as well as ‘Jihad-Jack’ etc.

But not only:

Those who aid and abet the enemy, like lefty-looney lawyers & judges who openly demonstrate for the release of David Hicks and seek to pervert justice and freedom of speech in order to bring us the sharia, should not be spared any embarrassment in having to explain themselves for their treason and face the consequences.
It is now 5 years after 9/11 and we still treat the enemy like a friend! 5 years after 9/11 Mohammedan infiltration continues and NOT ONE politician is willing to stand up in order to stop the invasion!

Lets STOP fooling around:

Islam is not a ‘race’- being against Islam does not make us or anyone else ‘racists’, xenophobic’ or bigoted: Islam is a totalitarian ideology in the guise of religion. Islam is reverse racism! Muslims did not come to Australia to become Australians: Islam has come to Australia in order to make US Islamic!

Is not every mosque a bunker, is not every madrassah a center of indoctrination? Can you prove that not every Imam is an enemy agent? Obviously not. On the contrary it might be quite easy to prove that most of the Imam’s in Australia are enemy agents and agent-provocateurs.

It is time to organize against subversion and the perversion of our legal system! Australians: Stand up for your rights!