Islamic Terror Threats

Published on 10/12/2006 | by Emanuel Winston | Archived in: Islamic Terror Threats


Is the world finally awakening to terror threats?

Is Christianity awakening Europe and America to the threat to their very existence? Pope Benedict XVI made his thoughts plain when he quoted a 14th century Orthodox Byzantine Emperor who spoke of Mohammed committed to things evil and inhuman. This German Pope is no fool and does not make slips of his tongue. He sees an encroaching Islam with all of its killing ways so he issued a modest wake-up call to Europe. He knew it would enrage the radical Muslims, so he downplayed it—without abandoning his meaning.

This article started to be drafted Tuesday night, October 10th, only to find The New York Times of October 11th had beaten me to it. I was astonished that the NYT had the guts to speak about the awakening of Europe as to the threat of violent Islam in their midst. The fear that they thought they had pushed way down deep in their gut was surfacing. The intolerance endemic in Islam—to their own people and especially toward women, the killings, the threats if one dared to mention Mohammed and the excesses of Islam, caused a reaction from Europeans that bubbled up as anger.

The Europeans’ free society was being taken from them by the Muslims, who were destroying their hospitable host countries. Everywhere they turned, Islam was impinging on the Europeans’ lives. Schools were filling up with Muslim children; hospitals with a charity policy were filling up with Muslims, bankrupting host countries’ systems. The worst was their ever-present threats of violence. Mention Mohammed or the “Jihadists” (fighters for Islam) and suddenly writers of truth had to go into hiding for fear of their lives. Even politicians feared they would be assassinated by an unknown Muslim striking out from the anonymity of the crowds. (Which brings to mind Sirhan Sirhan, the Muslim who shot Bobby Kennedy.)


         I recall the blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who organized the first hit at the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers the first time in 1993, and his plans to have his American “Jihadists” blow up the United Nations, Holland, Lincoln Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge and the FBI building. Government videotapes showed defendants in the first World Trade Center bombing mixing bomb ingredients in a garage before their arrest in 1993.

Detective John Molelli found & examined boxes of notebooks and other papers written in Arabic, complete with diagrams that revealed the existence of a terrorist cell operating in the New Jersey-New York area. Police found photos of the Twin Towers, the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument. They also found written materials promoting terror attacks on American soil. Detective Molelli broke his silence on the fifth anniversary of 9/11/01. The FBI ignored the evidence—until the 1993 terror attacks on the Twin Towers. Nosair continued to manage the affairs of the al-Qaeda terror cell where Nosair completed the job it attempted on September 11, 2001. 1

One of the Sheik’s “Jihadists“, El Sayyid A. Nosair assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane, z’l November 5, 1990. IF only the FBI had bothered to read the writings in Arabic they found in Nosair’s apartment, they would have known about their plans to bomb sites in America and could have prevented the 1993 Twin Towers bombing and perhaps even 9/11/01. But no one was smart or skilled enough to seriously investigate the growing, insidious plots growing from the sleeper cells of Muslims. [Note: I wrote an article July 1993: “Rabbi Kahane’s Murder…CIA – State Dept – Saudi Arabia – Sheik Abdel Rahman & the World Trade Center Bombing”] 2

In 1997 members of Abdel-Rahman’s group, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya massacred 58 tourists at Deir el-Bahri in Luxor, Egypt. Abdel-Rahman’s imprisonment was a rallying point for Islamic militants around the world, including Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. 3

            The Sheik’s actions lead straight to the ease with which 4 Egyptians and 15 Saudis entered America, hijacked airplanes, bombed and destroyed almost 3,000 civilians on 9/11/01. No one in the FBI, CIA, NSA or any other agency dared to investigate — thanks to the terrorists’ hidden protectors in the U.S. State Department who must not investigate or arrest any Muslim, lest the Saudis get mad.

This available history was not part of The New York Times lengthy article (which I urge you to read in full). Perhaps this article printed in a flagship journal of America, will cause the rest of the media to follow suit and cease ignoring this growing menace. Here we must include CNN, FOX NEWS, the BBC, NPR and other leading news outlets. Terrorists are not “militants” or “insurgents” or “extremists”—in spite of the self-imposed word restraint adopted by the Media. The operative word is “Terrorist” and cannot be avoided by artful denial and spin.


     The Free West would do well to look back in history (as illustrated in the few paragraphs above) with respect to confronting Muslims when they rose up to riot. Even up to this very moment, the response of the West has been to bluster, pontificate and blow smoke but, not to confront their Muslim attackers directly.

There are some reasons why the West doesn’t respond harshly when the “Jihadists” cross all red lines. The West is a collection of advanced civilizations whose laws rose in parallel to what is expected of advanced civilizations. The problem is that radical Islamists do not consider our laws (dedicated to freedom and democracy or the customs we live by) apply to them. They play by their own rules and our response in terms of punishment is to appease the perpetrators.

I recall an incident in the Middle East when the British still had control. One of their officers was attacked and killed by Arabs from a nearby village. The British officer in charge attacked and leveled that village. All terror ceased—because the British played by the rules which the Arabs had established.

Regrettably, that direct solution has long since been abandoned and punishment is by appeasement. So today the world demands that the victim accept the blow, and at most, they can only retaliate, if they specifically know the actual perpetrator and only then may a surgical strike be considered.

If we had followed those rules during WW2, we would still be fighting Germany and Japan. Wars are fought down through every level of the population.

In America and Europe soldiers are trained from age 18. Not so among the Muslims and Arabs where children starting at 3 years old are taught to hate. By 7 they are field-stripping weapons, carrying explosives and crawling under barbed wire at summer camp. By 12 to 16 they are being prepared to meet Allah by wearing an explosive bomb belt.

Parent, old grandmothers, local teachers, village elders, Imams, Mullahs and Ayatollahs are all part of it to one degree or another. Rules of combat, rules of war…there are none—except for the self-imposed restraint of the West. The Free Western countries pride themselves in their developed rules of conduct—as well they should.

But, how many of our people are to be sacrificed on an altar the dead cannot care about. We meet savagery without punishment to stop the carnage but, with appeasement. We try to talk them to death while they stab, decapitate or bomb us to death.

Israel was supposed to fight a sanitized war because the United Nations, Europe and America demanded it. IF Israel dares to respond in kind and to fight to win, she was accused of excess when restraint was demanded.

When Hezb’Allah and Hamas rained Katyusha Missiles and Kassam Rockets down on cities, towns, killing civilians and burning forests, the world was more concerned with the severity of Israel’s retaliatory bombing and her use of area denial cluster bombs. “Area denial” means exactly that. Whole areas were to be made too dangerous for Hezb’Allah to re-enter Southern Lebanon.

Israel was stopped too soon—by the world and by her inept and corrupt current government. Now Hezb’Allah is re-occupying their hidden bunkers as Syria keeps shipping a hefty re-supply of rockets and the U.N., America and Europe were absolutely silent. They accepted the rules of the barbarians’ war because it was Israel who was fighting the world’s ethical battle. However, very soon all Europe will be fighting this war and then they must make a choice. Fight with your hands tied while your Muslim opponents may use any weapons of their choice—including WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) like NBC: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological (dirty bombs). The Muslims has also chosen to use the laws made for a civilized society while cheating on those rules.

The Muslim barbarians also have a rule of sorts — kill until he is killed. Only then will he stop—except for the 3 year old he taught to hate who is to follow radical Islam like a ticking time bomb in the years to come.

No one can be absolved or spared because this is a war of civilization against the barbarians. They base their Army of Terrorists in the participating nest of civilian women and children. Then those civilians become an integral support mechanism for the Islamic “Jihadists”. They are literally putting their own women and children on the war front as blood sacrifices. The Terrorists are responsible, if the civilians with whom they have hidden – along with their explosives and ammunition – are hit, hurt or killed.  Except when it is all done, backed by this not-so-innocent population.

Their outgoing shells are also not selective because, as intended, they kill families and spare no one. The velvet glove “Rules of War” must, for a time be put aside. In a war initiated by an enemy with no pity, the perpetrators are not innocents.

Hopefully, the Pope’s message will awaken not only Europe but also America.


1. “NYPD Detective Breaks Silence On Kahane and the WTC” Arutz Sheva 9/11/06 Freeman Center Broadcast, Sept. 11, 2006

2. “Rabbi Kahane’s Murder…CIA – State Dept – Saudi Arabia – Sheik Abdel Rahman & the World Trade Center Bombing” by Emanuel A. Winston JEWISH NEWS July 1993

3. “Omar Abdel-Rahman”

About the Author



Manny Winston, my late husband, flew from Chicago to Israel to volunteer during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He arrived with US secretary of state Henry Kissinger’s first ceasefire on October 21; I followed on October 30th.

Manny was picking grapefruit at Kibbutz Dalia when his friend, the artists, Sol Baskin called with a permit to enter the war zone. They drove to meet Gen. Ariel “Arik” Sharon at the Suez Canal. “Shalom” Baskin was part of the Mahal volunteers from America to the IDF, and a commissioned officer in Mahal. He was Arik’s commanding officer during the 1948 War of Independence, and they remained friends.

Manny brought his two Leica cameras and photographed an outstanding photo exposé on October 29 and 30. He saw and smelled the “killing fields” He met with Sharon, the young soldiers who had survived the destroyed tanks and he saw how the blown tank turret, flipped upside down destroyed the lives of those brave souls inside.

Manny did see these effects and, because he was a true Renaissance man, a graphic thinker who was a painter, sculptor and political analyst, he envisioned a solution to the weak point of the tank. He described a technique to conquer that weakness to Sharon, who sent him to Maj.-Gen. Israel Tal, the developer of the famed Merkava tank.

Manny’s “leap of imagination” created what became “Blazer” or “Reactive” Armor. He designed rectangles of hollow metal boxes with an explosive charge inside. These ‘so-called’ “skirts” were placed around the neck of the tank turret so that when hit, the explosive charge therein would push the incoming ballistic missile out, thereby saving the tank and its crew. This was compatible with the primary goal of Gen. Tal’s Merkava tanks: Defense of the Tank Crew.

That, along with speed, maneuverability, effective shooting and protection against damaging desert sand, were what made the Merkava “The Tank a Jewish Mother Would Love,” as Manny called it.

He also designed a better bridge for crossing the Canal – easier to carry and assemble, and less susceptible to the huge holes the tanks had already created on the day’s existing bridge.

Manny continued to submit creative concepts for defense and offense to Israel’s military industries – for which he received his Israeli citizenship and security clearance. Many of his concepts and ideas were adopted throughout the years. He never asked for credit or remuneration but even today, I see his concepts being used, either in action or in military articles. Someday I hope to publish the “WINSTON DEFENSE DESIGNS,” either online or in a book – a very big book, with his original drawings.

The Yom Kippur War was a seminal turning point in Israel’s history. We did win. It was a miracle, given the forces mounted against us, in number and backed up the Soviet Union.

We have 40 mounted color photographs by Emanuel A. Winston, ready to show at a traveling or permanent exhibition, which will enhance our appreciation of what our men and generals went through and achieved.

The Yom Kippur War was also a seminal turning point in the lives of the Winston family. It was our second trip to Israel. We had tried to make Aliyah in 1962 but didn’t succeed. I made Aliyah on November 7, 1979. Manny died on June 12, 2012, and is now buried on the Mount of Olives.

I sold the home he built in Highland Park, Illinois, in August 2012, and brought his manuscripts and published papers, to the home I built in Israel in 1992. Two of our sons and their families also live in the Jewish state.

My heartfelt message for you, the reader, is to invite all my friends, family and Internet friends to come to Israel. This is where a Jew can be truly Jewish.

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