Sha’i Ben-Tekoa: “The Arab Mind”, Feb. 4, 2016
From the Mind of Sha’i ben-Tekoa
Webcast Transcript: http://www.deprogramprogram.com
Date: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Parasha: “Mishpatim”/משפטים “
Title: “The Arab Mind”
Copyright Sha’i ben-Tekoa 2016
“Shalom laYehudim, Shalom laBnai Noach, Shalom laGoyim” It is the evening of the 6th day, kaf-vav beShvat, Parashas ‘Mishpatim’, tav-shin-ayin-vav, the evening of the 5th day, Thursday, 4 February 2016, webcasting from the source of truth and reason.
How different are the Jewish and the Arab minds, and in a way the struggle of humanity is the choice between our sanity and clarity and their fantasy and madness.
So I’ve been doing DeProgram Program fulltime more or less since early 2001, 15 years now. It has been a trail of tears for the dead, for the Jews who die at the hands of not only cruel & barbaric & therefore conscienceless Arabs, but delusional, hallucinational people.
You all know the last few months have been a harvest of now more than 30 dead Jews, and another yesterday, so many of them young, nubile Jewish women. Yesterday, Hadar Cohen, h”y age 19, was stabbed and shot to death. Her girlfriend in uniform was also grievously stabbed and again both within a mere few hundred meters from the site of the altar of the Jewish people that they were commanded to sacrifice animals on instead of people to the G-d of Abraham, the very same site that HaShem commanded him to bind his son as if for a sacrifice. Notice the language does not say to kill him but to raise him up for a sacrifice, the key verb being “raise up”.
Non-Jewish and de-Judaized, tragically ignorant Jews refer to this moment as the Sacrifice of Isaac but there was no sacrifice. In Hebrew, we don’t call it the Sacrifice of Isaac but the Binding of Isaac, who is as much of a hero in the story for his fidelity to his father and his father’s G-d by not resisting.
Then in the end, there is no sacrifice of a human being but an animal, as all subsequent sacrifices on that very spot, starting almost a millennium later, would be of animals. Abraham’s G-d, unlike the Canaanite gods that demanded human sacrifice, rejects that.
This is another reason why the Arabs’ religion is not Abrahamic, as the ecumenical cliché goes. “The Three Great Abrahamic Religions!”
Nonsense. There is a connection between idol worship and human sacrifice, against which, against both, Judaism is at war. Versus the Ishmaelites. Today, the Fatah movement, led by Mahmoud Abbas, whom Saint Simon of Oslo the Fool still believes wants peace, posted on the Fatah website praise for the three wild asses who attacked our Border Police outside of Damascus Gate yesterday, murdered poor Hadar, hy’d, wounded her friend and in turn were slain by the victims’ male friends in the Border Police. The Fatah organization officially described the three murderers as “role models who competed with each other over martyrdom. They are now role models across the length and breadth of the homeland.”
The father of one of these wild jackasses in human form — which is what “pereh adam” really means — said, “We received the news with joy, a martyr. The Lord chose him from among the beople to be a martyr. Allah will pardon him (that’s strange?) and we hope he will be among the people of Paradise. Allah, praise Allah in any case.”
See what I mean? There is an abyss between the Jewish mind and the Arab mind. Our G-d does not want human sacrifice, their God revels in it, as do their faithful. These are not of the seed of Avraham and ultimately Shem ben-Noach but Hagar bas Mitzrayim bas Ham ben Noach. They are Hamites, not Semites.
Not only the Fatah had its say. On PA TV last night, also a Fatah operation ultimately answerable to Dr. Abbas, an Arab’s idea of an historian, the newscast – this is also, by the way, from PMW (thank G-d for them) –opened with a report on the death of these “martyrs” who died from “the occupation’s bullets at Damascus Gate. They died as martyrs.”
There was no mention of their own attack. Only later in the broadcast what they pulled off was called a “shooting and stabbing operation that caused the death of one soldier,” though in the same report a Fatah operative from the Arab settlement of Qabatiya (where the three came from) said they were “executed in cold blood.” You know, like Abbas himself claiming Israelis murdered a boy at Pisgat Ze’ev, after he knew (!) that the boy was alive and in the hospital.
What particularly was upsetting was the information of how Hadar was murdered. She and her crew rightly, “kol hakavod”, saw these three Ishmael-clones outside the gate and suspected them. So they walked over to ask for ID and when one presented his, another whipped out a gun and shot.
What I want to know is, when are our brave, self-sacrificing heroics soldiers and policemen going to learn that a suspect is NOT to be so approached but kept at a distance and forced to prove he is innocent when suspected of being guilty? You suspect one of these characters to be a terrorist, keep your distance & deal with him that way. Again and again we learn of checking IDs right in front of a potentially homicidal Muslim maniac. Not a good idea.
We also learned today that yesterday – after the attack – the very same peace loving, (according to the Saint Simon of Oslo) Mahmoud Abbas warmly received in his office (or lair) in Ramallah the families of eleven of such murderous beasts killed by our people, whose bodies the IDF is holding onto.
Abbas listened to their pleas that he do something to retrieve the bodies for a proper Muslim burial. Abbas told them that he agrees with them that their boys were martyrs, which by the way only reinforces the thesis of my monumental book: these are not “Palestinians” but Muslims, and as Muslims they murder us. Since there never was a Balestinian beople with a history of wars and battles and heroes, they have no one in their past to look to for a role model. All they have is Islam and as Muslims, from the moment the League of Nations decided on a creating a Balestine that never existed in Islam to be a Jewish homeland, they have resisted this project. As Muslims, they cannot tolerate the existence of a free Jewish state here, and this is one major reason why the “peace process” — that term has been around decades now — striving for peaceful compromise between Jews and Balestinians has been and will always be a flop.
Because the violence has nothing to do with the absence of a state for Balestinians. Every doctor will tell you (and you don’t have to be a doctor) that the beginning of a cure for an ailing patient is a correct diagnosis. So long as the world keeps insisting on the Two-State Solution, the blood will continue to flow here.
The IDF since yesterday has quarantined Qabatiya where many of the recent murderers have come from, which makes sense. It is a vicious chain of events. I think one of the demons yesterday set out to avenge the killing of one of his cousins or friends from there who was killed by our security people in one of the hundreds of attempts by the Arab Muslims to murder Jews over the last four months. Notice – their violence in always in response to “aggression” against them by the Jews, which is experienced as unjust.
This is why the Hamas acronym stands for Islamic Resistance Movement and why Hezb’Allah likewise describes its homicidal violence as “resistance” because in their universe they are the perennial victims of others. Zionism is experienced as an unjust aggression against Believers. We, of course, don’t know what the IDF has in mind by this tactic but I do know that in the 1930s, the Brits did the same thing. Collective punishment of villages from whence came murderers.
Trouble is, we have a tiger by the tail in these people. We cannot drive them out – not only because no neighboring country would allow them in and would fight to the death on their borders to keep them from coming in; and not only because the EU and the UN would go crazy and attack us big time economically, but also because we depend on them. Every day some 120,000 come in to work and this is not make-work.
This situation is pretty much a replay of the situation in the age of the Judges, the sixth book of the Bible, a period that lasted more than four centuries. Back and forth, back and forth, the Israelites subduing the Canaanites and Philistines until they became docile, but then instead of driving them out completely, as they were commanded to by G-d in the Five Books, the Israelites took pity on them and spoiled themselves by giving them work until the enemy grew strong again, made our lives miserable again and the cycle began again until Bnai Yisrael would beg Hashem to send a champion, and he did, 11 times.
In other words, I don’t know what the answer is. I don’t know anybody who does know.
Speaking before of the Arab mind and its perverse, truncated perception of reality – – you know, the bully who always says “It all started when he hit me back” — there is also this inclination to delusion and hallucination driven by emotion that pays no respect to the facts of the phenomenal world.
There was, for my money, an amazing little item today on the Arutz 7 site. In Kiryat Tivon, in my day living in Haifa a generation ago known as an upscale suburb and I imagine it still is, as secular and enlightened as Haifa itself, there is Oranim College, the largest academic school in the north, short of the University of Haifa and the Technion. It is proud of its multicultural student body of Jews and Arabs and Druse and Christians. Well, a domestic NGO entitled The Help Center for Victims of Sexual Assault had to fire its project manager, an Arab woman from Nazareth, after she gave a lecture there during which she alleged that, “There are many studies that prove IDF soldiers sexually abuse and rape Balestinian women in the territories.”
According to this news report, at that point in the discussion things grew heated when the students in attendance demanded to see the studies that this Arab women, one Naila Awad, referred to. There was also, in this school, no doubt, proud of its multi-culti student body, an Arab male who moderated this session, one Walid Mula, who “made dismissive gestures to the protesting students and said to them, “Look at your president (presumably Ruvi Rivlin) your chief of police (Roni al-Sheikh). Keep living in an illusion, you and your holy army.’”
Now, for sure, these Arab citizens of Israel have been welcomed into Israeli schools of higher education like this one as equals, and surely in the belief at some level that treating them as equals this way will elevate them to being co-equal partners in civilized Israeli society. Like the Europeans today still living in the fantasy that the Muslims they are bringing in will grow to become like them.
In the end, though, 30 students at this colloquium at this point got up and walked out. And I ask, how are we to deal with such people who say such things on the basis of no factual reality? They want to believe that our soldiers are constantly raping Ancient Palestinian females and this one from Nazareth even said, “There are many studies proving this.” I read this and thought of Hanan Ashrawi and Edward Said, both with PhDs in English Literature in the US, who when speaking sounded like Western intellectuals, even eloquent in their fluent and grammatically correct English, creating the impression that they are one of us.
Edward Said in particular, my old prof, whom I enjoyed vivisecting in my book, created in his writing the impression of elegance and serious thought but whose ideas when analyzed for more than a minute or two, made no sense.
I think of Thomas Jefferson too who spent five years in Paris and was there when the Revolution erupted in 1789. He likewise said of the French that for them, what sounds good is more important than the content. He used to sit in on the parliamentary sessions and listened to their speechifying, and noticed this characteristic of the French who preen themselves on the beauty of their language, but the content is secondary.
Here is Ms. Naila Awad saying in this academic college, “There are many studies that prove that IDF soldiers sexually abuse and rape Balestinian women in the Territories,” Never mind — guaranteed — she never read one such study because they don’t exist. Is this how one talks in a college and the truth has no role in the discussion? Far more important are the feelings in play that dominate and drive Arabs like her to speak this way.
This also brings to mind the case of the documentary film here called “Jenin, Jenin” directed by one Muhammad Bakri, an Israeli Arab filmmaker, following the operation in 2002 in the UNWRA slum. He made this film in which he shows an Israeli tank driving over and crushing to death one or more I guess Ancient Ones, which outraged the IDF troops that actually fought there. It never happened. There was an uproar here over this and the government financing for it. Bakri in self-defense, when cornered over this lie, said that he felt (!) as if the Israelis had done this so it was a kind of poetic license or something like that that allowed him to create this scene in this supposed documentary.
The man had zero allegiance to the truth. It was also emotion with him. For him, his feelings are true and that is what counts, not the facts, in this case literally, on the ground.
It’s like the invention of the concept of the Nakba when individual, non-combatant Arabs here, ran from the fighting in 1948. Most of them never saw an Israeli soldier. For sure, as individuals, they suffered in refugee camps. For sure, the Arab world as a whole was humiliated by the loss to al-Yahud. In their minds, because of their suffering, they had the right to say anything about Israel’s “crime” because it is a crime to make people feel bad. By winning and surviving, the Jews made Arabs feel bad and that is a crime in itself.
They also envy everything the Jews have that they don’t have, including the moral ammunition of guilt that the Jews fire at the world for the Holocaust, so they claim that if the Jews suffered at the hands of the Nazis that earned them the right to a State, so the Arabs suffered from the Jews who acted like Nazis which earns them the right to a state. (??)
You get the picture? It is their culture, the Arabs’ mental culture, the Arab life of the mind, which exists, I think, on the other side the solar system, even galaxy, from civilized men and women. They have no commitment to facts, to phenomenal, historic truth. Here is this Arab woman declaring, “There are many studies that prove IDF soldiers rape Palestinian women in the Territories.”
When Messiah comes, maybe then we will be rid of these people with whom a mutually respectful life of equality is currently just not in the cards.
Well, the foregoing thoughts notwithstanding, in fairness to the delusional Arabs who make our lives miserable here, they are not alone in their misrepresentation of reality here.
Thanks in part to the general anti-Jewism of mankind and the understandably politically-correct assumption by the Western MSM (MainStreamMedia) that Arabs are just like everybody else, we had yesterday – and not for the first a sickening perversion of reality on the CBS news website regarding the latest homicide here perpetrated by lunatic Muslims. The CBS online coverage of the horror at Damascus Gate was, “Three Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on.”
This headline reflects, of course, the Balestinian Narrative that there is a struggle between two equally ancient nations with identical rights to their identical ancient homeland — though, of course the Jews have the upper hand and are, in the final analysis, the aggressors for having stolen Balestine from the Balestinians who are fighting to take it back.
In this context, each violent clash is thus a struggle between two parties and every time they clash there are casualties on both sides so that yesterday three Balestinians lost their lives to the Jews, “as the violence grinds on.”
I think the Foreign Ministry protested and other government agencies as well to CBS, which after 90 minutes did change the headline but had to change it a second time because even the first change was not good enough. The first change was “Israeli police kill 3 alleged Palestinian attackers.” “Alleged”? Well, maybe, who knows? We don’t know for sure but they might have been, however low the probability, Eskimos or African pygmies, or homophobic Evangelicals. Who knows?
Then came the second change after that didn’t work: “Palestinians kill Israeli officer, wound another before being killed.” Well, that is progress but still gets a failing grade in my book. No mention that the Israeli officer was a slender, slight 19-year-old girl/woman who had harmed no one who was suddenly shot and stabbed to death; and for sure, her murderers were not Balestinians in any way shape way or form. They were Muslims, Arabs.
The term “Palestinians” has become a tendentious smoke screen. I sometimes think that would have been a better name for my book than Phantom Nation. “Smokescreen: Inventing the “Palestinians” as the Obstacle to Peace.”
As for this state of affairs, these miserable CBS headlines, in fairness Israel bears huge responsibility. For I fear that not only Beilin, Livni and Co. with their idiotic belief that it is better to call it a political rather than a religious conflict, Bibi and too many non-Leftists in this country also prefer to conceive of our struggle as political and not religious, perhaps because that could lead to despair.
Indeed, the entirety of the secular Zionist movement grew out of a non-religious analysis of so-called anti-Semitism and pursued a solution in that basis. The idea was to restore the desolate, ancient homeland of the Jewish people to habitability; to go live there and get out of antisemitic Europe so the Europeans would no longer be able to blame their woes on the Jews. The Jews will clear out of their countries and antisemitism will disappear.
That is why Herzl could write his fantasy book Old-New Land, lacking all reference to Islam as a threat to a reborn Jewish commonwealth. It seems never to have occurred to him. He was, after all, a journalist, and they notoriously know little history and worse have little feel for it.
* * (Musical Interlude) * * And that of course was Eshet Hayil, the last in the Book of Proverbs, that we sing on Shabbos night around the table in honor and gratitude to the homemaker, the wife, the mother who makes the Sabbath meal possible.
I’ll be back, G-d Willing, after the Holy Sabbath.