Abbas is true to his roots. In the 1950s, in Egypt, he was a key operative of the Muslim Brotherhood, which fervently believes in a divinely-ordained Islamic domination of the globe, religiously and territorially. Abbas refers to terrorists and suicide bombers – who intentionally and systematically murder, maim and intimidate civilians - as “freedom fighters.”
In fact, Abbas’s engagement with terrorism is in line with Islamic history, and has been since the murder of Muhammad’s successors: Umar ibn al-Khattab was stabbed to death at a mosque in Medina in 644 A.D.; Uthman ibn Affan was assassinated in 656 A.D.; Ali ibn Abi Talib was slain in 661 A.D. outside a mosque in Kufa. Most contemporary Muslim regimes rise to power through violence and terrorism, rule through state-sponsored terrorism and lose power to elements, which are more adept with tools of violence. In 1829, John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of the U.S., wrote: “The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Muhammad is the prophet of God.”
While most Muslims are not terrorists, most contemporary terrorists are Muslims, haunting Muslim societies, and increasingly exporting Islamic terrorism all over the globe: the U.S., India, Britain, Russia, Australia, Holland, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Israel, Thailand, Columbia, Spain, France, etc.
The Abbas/Arafat regime, which has dominated the Palestinian Authority since its establishment in 1993, has indoctrinated an entire generation with terrorist-driven hate-education and incitement via PA-controlled schools, mosques and media. For instance, the Palestinian Authority curriculum and incitement machine include the following excerpts from the Quran: “Jews and disbelievers [defined as Christians in 5/73] are the most vehement in hatred for the Muslims (Quran 5/82);” Jews are damned (Quran 5/64); "Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other (Quran 5/51);” Jews are children of monkeys and pigs (Quran 5/60); Jews are murderers of prophets (Quran 2/91); Jews falsified the Holy Scriptures (Quran 1/7); Jews must pay head tax while humiliated (Quran 9/29); Killing Jews is a prerequisite for Latter Days (Hadith-tradition).
And this is the "moderate" that the West insists Israel must sit down with and make unilateral concessions to.
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