Israel-Hamas War

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Gaza health ministry says Israeli hostage rescue killed 274 Palestinians BBC June 9, 2024

“When empathy dies, barbarity is never far behind”, Hannah Arendt. In Children and The Koran – The End of Empathy I write about the danger of raising children to not being able to feel someone else’s pain. Israel’s is at that stage, and has been for a while, where Arendt’s trailing barbarity has taken over. The latest, using American precision ammunition to kill at least 274 men, women and children and injuring more than 700 other in the vicinity of hostages to facilitate their liberation as if all those other lives, women and children in particular, did not matter. Israel’s lack of empathy for the Palestinians is leading it to commit acts of barbarity that rival those of Hamas. Israel has become what it fears the most.

Four Israeli hostages, including Noa Argamani, rescued after 8 months in captivity Global News June 8, 2024

26 years-old Miss Argamani does not appear to have been sexually mistreated by Hamas after her capture. Perhaps, unlike what was reported in the National Post A fresh glimpse at the Hamas rapists, May 29, 2024, other young female captives were also not sexually abused, including those with hands tied behind their back and seated against a wall in a screen grab of HAMAS terrorists prostrating themselves in prayer shortly after the October 7 massacre.

The rape of female captives, including married women, is permitted under Sharia law. Female prisoners have no more say in what happens to them sexually than do wives. They are both fields to be ploughed at the ploughman’s discretion. It's an article of faith.

U.N. Lowers Count of Women and Children Killed... Citing Incomplete Information the total number of deaths remained roughly the same, a U.N. official said that it was awaiting more identifying information from officials in Gaza for about 10,000 of the dead, so they were not included in the new breakdown of women, men and children... The change came because the United Nations switched to citing a more conservative source for its numbers — the Gazan Ministry of Health — rather than using Gaza’s Government Media Office. NYTimes May 14, 2024

The Koran encourages lying, as Gaza’s Media Office has obviously been doing, if it will advance Allah's Cause, a world ruled by the Sharia.

4:71 O believers, be on your guard; so march in detachments or march altogether.

4:72 Indeed, among you is one who will stay behind, so that if a disaster befalls you, he will say: “Allah has favoured me, since I have not been a martyr with them.”

4:73 If, however, a bounty from God comes to you, he will say, as though there was no friendship between you and him: “Would that I had been with them; then I would have won a great victory.”

A system of government based on the Koran and the sayings and example of Muhammad is the goal of every Islamic terrorist organization, and Hamas is no exception.

Israel-Gaza war: Three soldiers killed in Kerem Shalom rocket attack Israel has closed the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza. The crossing is one of the few routes to get humanitarian aid, including food and medical supplies, into Gaza. BBC May 5,2024

Hamas had to know that attacking a crossing delivering desperately needed goods to Gaza would lead to its closure and exacerbate an already dire situation. It is not that Hamas does not care for the people of Gaza. From their perspective they are doing them a favour. Believers killed by bombs, bullets or starvation as a consequence of their actions are martyrs. They will bypass the dreaded life in the grave and be promptly admitted into Paradise no questions asked. It is how the Taliban justified the murder of 132 Muslim children in 2014.

Israeli precision-guided munition likely killed group of [11] children playing foosball in Gaza, weapons experts say. CNN May 3, 2024

In its war against Hamas Israel has so far killed more than 13,933 children. The latest, eleven children playing table football on a street with no adults in site. The kids appear to have been deliberately targeted by a drone fired missile that exploded just a few meters away from where they were gathered around a foosball table.

Israel has to stop what could be mistaken for revenge attacks and start showing restraint and compassion. Nearly 14,000 Palestinian children killed for 36 Israeli children should be enough by any standard. Even Muhammad, in seeking revenge on God's Chosen in the first recorded mass murder of Jews by believers spared their children. Israel would be wise to do the same.

Hamas and its like cannot be defeated by bombing civilians as Israel is doing, women and children in particular. From the Second World War to the Vietnam War bombing civilian populations only strengthens the survivors’ resolve to get some payback. With every child and mother killed by Israeli bombs and missiles support for Hamas grows as they are perceived as the best opportunity to exact a measure of revenge for murdered loved ones.

Hamas sowed the wind, but it is Israel and Jews around the world who will, and are reaping the whirlwind. The call to kill Jews during the next Holocaust will be “Remember Gaza” or the more chilling and motivating "Remember the Children of Gaza" and you can blame the leaders of a country that was meant to be a refuge for persecuted Jews who turned it into a pariah State.

Ben Carr: Creating space for Jews and Muslims... My father was a founding member of the Arab-Jewish Dialogue. A group that was established to find common ground, with an aim of using dialogue to work through challenges facing our respective communities Special to the National Post, May 1, 2024

 Allah was so impressed by the Jews that He gave them the Holy Land.

7:137 And We bequeathed to the people who were held to be weak the eastern and western parts of the land which we had blessed (the Holy Land); and the fairest Word of your Lord in regard to the Children of Israel was fulfilled, because of their endurance; and We destroyed the houses and towers which Pharaoh and his people were building.

 The Jews of Medina joined their Arab neighbours to save Muhammad from certain death with his Meccan kin hot on his heels intent on killing him, by granting him asylum. Muhammad's Muslims and Medina's Jews got along like family until the Jews insisted that Muhammad could not be a prophet of Allah, because God only spoke to mankind via His Chosen People.

Before the breakup, Muslims were required to prostrate themselves in the direction of Jerusalem during their daily prayers, but that would change as mistrust and animosity developed between the two Semite people.

Perhaps we could start a dialogue between the Palestinians and Israelis from there, when Muslim Arabs and Jews got along, starting with the Jews acknowledging that they make a mistake, and that Arabs can also serve as intermediary between God and us nobodies. In effect, recognizing the Arabs as equals.

Biden warns Netanyahu he risks losing international support due to casualties in Gaza. CNN March 10, 2024

Israel was created to be a safe haven for Jews. Today, because of its abject cruelty towards Palestinians and a near absolute disregard for their lives and property, no Jew is safe anywhere. It will only get worst unless we put an end to what started as a noble experiment. Europe, in particular, should welcome a massive influx of Israeli Jews so as to revitalize a way of life that almost died at Auschwitz while blunting the Islamization of the birthplace of the fragile exception.

Rahim Mohamed: National Muslim group demands MPs denounce Israel or face wrath. Feb. 29, 2024

Members of Parliament, if you are friends of Israel you will do what the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) asks.

I will admit to having been influenced by Star Trek and the morality lessons contained in many episodes. One of them stands out in relation to this conflict. The following dialogue where the character Worf is harshly reprimanded by his captain for putting children at risk will be familiar with fans of Star Trek Deep Space 9:

Sisko: You fired at something you hadn't identified. You made a military decision to protect your ship and crew, but you're a Starfleet officer,

Worf. We don't put civilians at risk or even potentially at risk to save ourselves. Sometimes that means we lose the battle and sometimes our lives. But if you can't make that choice, then you can't wear that uniform.

Worf: Yes, sir.

Sisko: At ease, Commander. Now, all that being true, the reality is no harm has been done. There are no dead children on your conscience. You got lucky.

To date, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have killed more children than died in conflicts since Israel's founding. The IDF has lost the moral high ground and, in much of the world today is viewed as no better, if not worse, than the people they are fighting, having killed 25 people, and counting, for every one killed by Hamas. Those who won’t even try to bring Israel to its senses by criticizing its methods are not behaving as friends should.

Hamas command center found under cemetery Israel accused of desecrating Inside the tunnel, the IDF found an office from which a Hamas Khan Yunis Brigade battalion commander managed the attack on Oct. 7 National Post, Jan. 29, 2024

In Islam there should not be cemeteries as we know them. Muhammad, on his death bed, ranted against the tradition of erecting monuments over the grave of a dearly departed as creating a distraction from worshipping Allah. Most of his wives are buried in Medina’s Baqi cemetery which has since been bulldozed to erase all grave markers. What the Israelis did is not that much different than what the Saudis did to the most famous cemetery in Islam.

Taking a Bulldozer to History

'October 7' restaurant allegedly named after Hamas's massacre opens in Jordan Ottawa Citizen Jan. 25, 2024

A café will have to do until conditions permit the building of a mosque, the usual way militant Islam commemorates a significant massacre or victory (often one and the same). More than ten years had to pass before permits were issued for the building of what is referred to as the Ground Zero mosque, two blocks from where the two towers once stood.


Hamas denies it slaughtered 'children, women and elderly people' on Oct. 7 National Post Wire Services, Jan, 23 2024

4:71 O believers, be on your guard; so march in detachments or march altogether.

4:72 Indeed, among you is one who will stay behind, so that if a disaster befalls you, he will say: “Allah has favoured me, since I have not been a martyr with them.”

4:73 If, however, a bounty from God comes to you, he will say, as though there was no friendship between you and him: “Would that I had been with them; then I would have won a great victory.”

‘Screams Without Words’: How Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence on Oct. 7 A Times investigation uncovered new details showing a pattern of rape, mutilation and extreme brutality against women in the attacks on Israel. NY Times, Dec 28, 2023

It bears repeating! The main difference between the rapes (apart from the mutilations) committed by Hamas on October 7 and the rapes committed with Muhammad's knowledge—and which are supposed to serve as an example to this day as to how it’s done—is: you raped the captured women and girls of your opponent after the battle, not during.

This became, more or less, a hard and fast rule after the Muslims, at the battle of Uhud, were distracted by females in the Meccan camp. The battle of Uhud was the only battle the believers lost in the Prophet’s successful campaign to convert the Arabs of the Peninsula by force.

A third of Arab Israelis polled see Oct. 7 massacre as being in tune with Islamic values National Post Wire Services, Dec 27, 2023

9:123 O you who believe, fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them see how harsh you can be. Know that Allah is with the righteous.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy)."

Bukhari 52.220

US intelligence analysis warns Hamas’ influence has grown since its attack on Israel CNN Dec 21, 2023

Terrorism will work to your advantage if you are brutal enough. Hamas obviously was.

‘Deep remorse’ after Israel's military mistakenly kills three Israeli hostages in Gaza The army's chief spokesman said Israeli troops found the hostages and erroneously identified them as a threat. National Post Wire Services, Dec 15, 2023

Avoiding life in the grave and the promise of on-the-spot sex with ready-made and refurbished females—the number dependent on your rank in a stacked sexopoles in the sky—is why many Hamas fighters will throw themselves body and soul into the battle for Gaza hoping to be killed and taking as many Israeli soldiers with them.

Armed men who have been brainwashed into believing that martyrdom means instant access to a self-indulgent Paradise, no questions asked, represent a significant tactical advantage as pointed out in a letter by the leader of the Muslim armies invading Persia to General Hormuz.

While the decision to neutralize potential martyrs must be made before they come within 110 feet to avoid death or injury according to the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team’s (JCAT) Counterterrorism Guide - Bomb Threat Standoff Distances, the Israeli soldiers should not have let their fear of the men they are fighting kill shirtless men waving a white flag walking in their direction.

How about a truth and reconciliation commission for the Gaza conflict? We must find a way out of this bloodshed. Let us turn to the solutions reached to start the peace process in other longstanding conflicts. Sherazi, Ottawa Citizen, Dec 12, 2023

In looking for a permanent peace between Palestinians and Israelis maybe we should look to the past, to the Constitution of Medina, a document that not only ensured the survival of Islam but made it possible for the Jewish and the Arab tribes that shared the city to peacefully resolve disputes. So what went wrong, and how can we fix it?

Bringing broken survivors of the Israel Nova festival attack back from darkness "You can cry here," the sign reads in pale blue lettering on a clean white background. Beyond it, comfortable sofas piled with cushions are screened off from the rest of the room. It's a safe, private corner where survivors of the Nova music festival can be with others who went through the same ordeal on 7 October, and get the mental health support many of them desperately need.

More than 360 young partygoers were shot, beaten or burnt to death by Hamas attackers, who stormed the festival site near the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence early that morning. BBC Dec 7, 2023

In a discussion about how apostates should be put to death, Abbas, Muhammad’s uncle, reminded Ali that his father-in-law did not approve of using fire to kill them.

Narrated Ikrima:

Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn Abbas, who said, "Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, 'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.' No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.'"

Bukhari 52.260

This saying of Muhammad about avoiding using fire to kill people is not a hard and fast rule judging from what appears to be the burning alive by Hamas of young women having fun and what the Islamic State did to a Jordanian pilot.

October 7 and the Example of Muhammad Boreal Dec. 6, 2023

Yesterday, in my posting about what was done to women and girls that fateful morning I placed the blame squarely on Allah and His book. The example of the one who revealed its content may also have been responsible to a lesser extent.

Algerian novelist and journalist Kamel Daoud in writing about the Cologne sexual aggressions; Cologne - City of Illusion which appeared in Le Monde wrote about how sex is "the greatest misery in the world of Allah." That misery may have been visited in a most horrible way on women and girls who, in the eyes of their mutilators and executioners, had undauntedly committed illegal sex—sex outside marriage or sex with other than your spouse or spouses for men—and therefore deserving of the type of punishment their Prophet would have meted out with unrestrained glee where females were concerned.

Accounts of Sexual Violence by Hamas Are Aired Amid Criticism of U.N. A meeting at the U.N., organized in part by Sheryl Sandberg, accused the body of ignoring the rape and mutilation of women in the Oct. 7 assault on Israel, and heard gruesome details from witnesses... NY Times, Dec. 5, 2023

That children raised on the pervasive sadism and abject cruelty found in the Koran (see October 25, 2023 posting, In phone recording found after Hamas attack son tells parents he ‘killed Jews' ) should grow up to exhibit the same depravity as the revered Author of the book should not come as a surprise. As to their fixation on mutilating women, it may have more to do with their portrayal in the story of Joseph son of Jacob as lying mantraps than the low opinion in which they are held by God and His spokesman, Who, has mentioned before, will condemn the vast majority of them to burn in Hell for an eternity.

Allah is a big fan of mutilation as His recommended punishment for stealing will attest.

5:38 As for the thieves, whether male or female, cut off their hands in punishment for what they did, as an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty and Wise.

The shooting of women in their vagina, putting foreign objects such as nails in their intimate parts, the crushing of their pelvic bone, the mutilation of their genitals until they became unrecognizable… as reported in the New York Times article, may have largely to do with Allah's sick sense of justice and retribution which He has passed on to His followers.

In another account in a New York Time's article of female mutilation—that I have not kept track thinking I could never report on this depth of depravity in human beings—Hamas sliced off the breasts of at least one woman while she was still alive then tossed them around like baseballs. A BBC account of this example of abject depravity among others:

"She was alive," the witness says. "She was bleeding from her back."

She goes on to detail how the men cut off parts of the victim's body during the assault. "They sliced her breast and threw it on the street," she says. "They were playing with it."

The victim was passed to another man in uniform, she continues. "He penetrated her, and shot her in the head before he finished. He didn't even pick up his pants; he shoots and ejaculates."

Necrophilia was also practiced by Hamas holy warriors;

"Some women were raped before they were dead, some raped while injured, and some were already dead when the terrorists raped their lifeless bodies,"

Piles and piles of women's bodies

At the festival site... small shelters were "filled with piles of women. Their clothing was torn on the upper part, but their bottoms were completely naked. Piles and piles of women. […]

Multiple photographs from the sites after the attack show the bodies of women naked from the waist down, or with their underwear ripped to one side, legs splayed, with signs of trauma to their genitals and legs.


Amid the horror of what happened to women here, Captain Maayan from the Shura identification unit says the hardest moments are when she sees "the mascara on their eyelashes, or the earrings they put on that morning".

I ask where that lands in her, as a woman.

"Terror," she replied. "It terrorises us."

That is the whole point, apart from satisfying a holy warrior's Koran ingrained sadism:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror.”

Bukhari 52.220

If you have the stomach for it you will find the full BBC article here.

Hamas planned sexual violence as weapon of war - Israeli [women's rights] campaigner... Prof Ruth Halperin-Kaddari said she saw footage of women in several locations whose condition left her in "no doubt" that they had been raped. BBC Dec 4, 2023

There was no need to plan anything. Rape has been part of militant Islam's modus operandi (see Nov. 17, Israel investigates sexual violence committed by Hamas as part of October 7 horror) ever since Allah approved of His spokesman using violence to get everyone to agree that He was the only god worthy of worship.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', and whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,' his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)"

Bukhari 52.196

Nazis v. Hamas/Islamists - A GoPro Holocaust Boreal Dec. 3, 2023

Based on Muslim chronicles of the period, and the demographic calculations done by historian K.S. Lal in his book Growth of Muslim Population in Medieval India, the largest known slaughter of followers of lesser gods occurred during the Muslim conquest of large parts of the Indian subcontinent... continue

This Christmas, Christians in Gaza “pray for their survival” Radio-Canada spoke with Palestinian refugees in the only two churches open in war-ravaged Gaza City. There are only 1,000 Christians left in Gaza and their numbers continue to decline.

Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, Christians in Gaza have been forced to take refuge in the only two churches still open in the city, half of the buildings of which were destroyed in less than two months.

Thus, nearly 600 people are sheltered in the Catholic Church of the Holy Family and 400 others in the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint-Porphyre.

It was in this church that 18 people who had taken refuge there were killed on October 19 in an Israeli strike targeting an annex building belonging to the monastery, one of the oldest in the world (mine and Google's translation).

RDI Dec. 1, 2023

Considering that Ibn Taymiyyah said that priest and monks should be killed upon the onset of hostilities and God’s disdained for perverts it is surprising that enough Christians were left alive in Gaza for Israel to bomb.

Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago A blueprint reviewed by The Times laid out the attack in detail. Israeli officials dismissed it as aspirational and ignored specific warnings... The document begins with a quote from the Quran: “Surprise them through the gate. If you do, you will certainly prevail.” BBC Nov. 30, 2023

Verse 5:23 is part of series of revelations where Allah invites the Hebrews to enter the land they have been promised but are reluctant to do so and therefore are condemned to wonder in the desert for forty years. A curious choice as a would-be inspirational introduction under the circumstances.

Israeli Forces Kill 4 in West Bank, Palestinian Officials Say Two children, ages 8 and 15, and two members of armed groups were killed in a raid in Jenin... Israeli forces also killed seven Palestinians, including two minors and at least one gunman, in the occupied West Bank over the weekend, Reuters reported. NY Times, Nov. 29, 2023

I remember when I was 8, or thereabout, I wanted to kill Romans. It was all a misunderstanding. For children living in the occupied West Bank there is no misunderstanding.

Remember, the reason Israeli forces were not where they should have been on October 7 was because they had been ordered to the West Bank to quell expected protests following a planned announcement of further significant annexation of Palestinian territory.

The heavily armed soldiers wearing body armour in Jenin that night were there to kill opposition to a land grab. They were in no danger from anything an 8 year old may have attempted to throw in their direction from a considerable distance. This would indicate that, along with the shot to the head, he was probably killed by a sniper who knew exactly whose life he was taking. He was taking the life of a child who would probably grow up to be a real threat. That, in and of itself, makes it even worse, as does the killing of the children of Gaza.

Israel cannot kill its way out of the turmoil created by Netanyahu and his ultra-orthodox allies. The sooner it accepts this reality, the sooner all this killing can stop.

Boys at War Boreal Nov. 26, 2023

Of the 39 Palestinians prisoners released by Israel on the first day of the cease-fire 15 were teenaged boys. On the second day it was 33 teenagers and 6 women (CNN). Most of the Palestinian prisoners on Hamas’ list to be released are said to be male teenagers between 16 and 18 years of age (ABC News).

One of the reasons given for the delay in Saturday’s hostage-prisoner exchange was Hamas’ claim that, in the first release of prisoners, Israel had not respected the list. This may explain the lopsided number of teenaged boys released on Saturday.

Based on the reception the boys received, and in the face of provocation by settlers whose very presence in the West Bank is an act of aggression, don't expect them to sit this one out—and they will not be alone. They will be joined by other adolescents bent on killing Israelis like those photographed (Goran Tomasevic/The Globe And Mail, October 27, 2023) with assault rifles "during a funeral of two Islamic Jihad militants in the West Bank city of Jenin.”

The Prophet, whose tactics guide Hamas and similar ruthless militant organizations, was well aware of the usefulness of armed fearless teenaged boys and set 15 as the age they could join men in an organized slaughter of his enemies. If they are successful in provoking an Israeli overreaction, Hamas will have succeeded in opening a second front with Hezbollah staying put in Lebanon for the time being.

Gaza Civilians, Under Israeli Barrage, Are Being Killed at Historic Pace… Women and children account for nearly 70 percent of all deaths reported in Gaza NY Times Nov 25, 2023

In my posting of Oct. 26 - What’s with the women of Gaza? I speculated as to why you would find more women and children under the rubble than men.

The ‘Cease-Fire Now’ Imposture… What’s shocking is that people in the Cease-Fire Now crowd don’t appear to have much interest in making any demands of Hamas equivalent to those they make of Israel. NY Times, Nov 22, 2023

Hamas will never agree to a permanent cease-fire as long as its strategy of using women and children as shields continues to gain it supporters worldwide in the pursuit of its stated goal of continuing merciless assaults like that of October 7 until no Israeli man, woman or child is left alive. With much of the world on their side and unwilling to hold them to account they know they have the upper hand.

47:35 So do not weaken and call for peace, while you have the upper hand and Allah is with you. He will not stint you your actions.

Frustrations spill over in Israel as hostage families demand answers from Netanyahu...Ben-Gvir, a divisive figure in Israeli politics who wants Israel to annex the Palestinian territories, is promoting legislation that would see the death penalty handed down to terrorists. CNN Nov. 20, 2023

Promising to execute people with a death wish is not a deterrent but an incentive.

NO! The dead do not have better sex than the living! Boreal Nov. 19, 2023

“We are called a nation of martyrs, and we are proud to sacrifice martyrs,” said Hamas Official Ghazi Hamad.

9:123 O you who believe, fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them see how harsh you can be. Know that Allah is with the righteous.

A martyr in Islam is someone Allah selected to be killed while ruthlessly slaughtering His purported enemies as demonstrated by Hamas on October 7. Those chosen will be rewarded for their sacrifice with an eternity of debauchery with mostly female facsimiles—the infamous houris—the vast majority of real women doomed to burn in Hell forever.

What if it could be proven that they are being lied to about sex in the Hereafter; the primary reason—avoiding life in the grave notwithstanding—for them inflicting so much death and suffering down here? Would they be so willing to give up their lives knowing that death is not all it's cracked up to be?

3:143 You were yearning for death before you actually met it. Now you have seen it and you are beholding it. 

"A nation of martyrs" no longer enamored with death might be willing to negotiate to live and let live. Worth a try, nothing else is working!

Israel investigates sexual violence committed by Hamas as part of October 7 horror… Women and girls caught in the rampage were brutalized sexually, as well as physically tortured and killed, witnesses to the aftermath say. CNN Nov. 17, 2023

Remember, an action done in the presence or with the knowledge of Muhammad, of which he did not disapprove, is a legal precedent under Islamic law. Sexual assault was standard operating procedure as far as he was concerned and his example survives to this day. He only objected to his men committing coitus interruptus. The god for whom he spoke even chastised those who were reluctant to rape the wives of men they had spared—usually in anticipation of a significant ransom—in front of their husband.

Sex and the Booty

Isaac Herzog says Mein Kampf found on Hamas fighter. BBC Nov. 13, 2023

Like its early twentieth century contemporaries Nazism and Communism, political Islam is grounded in a totalitarian idea of purity, in this case of religion rather than of race or class. 

Faith at War, A Journey On The Frontlines of Islam (Henry Holt, 2005) by Yaroslav Trofimov.

Mein Kampf expects the master race to subjugate and slaughter the lesser races; the Koran expects the superior believers to do the same to inferiors in belief.

Mein Kampf, the Koran and Lebensraum

Israeli Forces Near a Struggling Hospital (Al Shifa) They Say Covers a Hamas Complex... Hamas denies it is operating from beneath the hospital. NY Times Nov 12, 2023

Remember, lying in Allah‘s Cause, a world rule by the Sharia, which Hamas intends to implement from the sea to the river Jordan as a first step once Israel is no more, is not only condoned but encouraged by the Koran.

Recapturing the Moral High Ground. Boreal Nov 10, 2011

Israel cannot survive without the goodwill of its Arab neighbours and the world in general. Leaving some of the bad guys alone because there is a price in innocent lives it is not willing pay to get at them, may gain the Jewish State the increase in sympathy and support it needs to prevail, not the bombs and missiles that Netanyahu is expending in the continuance of a forlorn self-defeating strategy.

Rise in antisemitic, Islamophobic threats has Canadians 'scared in our own streets,' PM says CBC Nov 8, 2023

It is Jews who are living in fear because they are greatly outnumbered by Islamists and their army of sympathizers as witnessed at pro-Palestinian demonstrations across Canada. Nonetheless, our Prime Minister never misses an opportunity to brandish the specter of Islamophobia even when it is anti-Semitism that is the greater threat. For example, Toronto reported 15 anti-Semitic hate crimes for the period of Oct. 7 to 25 compared to 5 alleged Islamophobic hate crime. For the same period, Montreal police reported 38 crimes and/or incidents against the Jewish community compared to 14 for its Arab-Muslim community. Trudeau's pandering to the Arab-Muslim community may not only be because they represent more votes.

Politicians, Jewish groups outraged by Montreal imam's prayer at pro-Palestinian protest... In a speech to protesters on Oct. 28, Adil Charkaoui, speaking Arabic, denounced "Zionist aggressors" and called on Allah to "kill the enemies of the people of Gaza and to spare none of them." CBC Nov. 8, 2023

He did not have to be so literal to get his message across. Remember the Alamo!

House advances Tlaib censure resolution after vote to block it fails… McCormick’s resolution states that it [Tlaib's use of the slogan “from the river to the sea”] is “widely recognized as a genocidal call to violence to destroy the state of Israel.” CNN Nov. 7, 2023

Both the Torah and the Koran embrace genocide. In the Hebrew bible it is mostly confined to one chapter. As to that other collection of revealed truths, it’s pretty much the entire book. Joshua, as demanded by God in Deuteronomy, commits local genocide, e.g., the Amorites, but nothing on the scale of Islam during its invasion of the Indian subcontinent.

Today, Deuteronomy is largely confined to the fringes of Judaism. Not so for the Koran’s clarion call for the eradication, by whatever means, of all non-Muslims. The fall of democratic Israel will serve as a rallying cry for holy warriors everywhere and encourage Islamists to intensify their efforts to undermine their home democracy. Pity Mark Lilla’s fragile exception...

Jailed Iranian Nobel winner on hunger strike after being denied medical care for not wearing hijab CBC Nov 7, 2023

A Calgary family is among those who left Gaza, CBC Nov 7, 2023

A women’s hair, like beautiful flowers, makes the world a more attractive place and should not be covered by a symbol of backwardness.

Former Egyptian Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni

Women and girls rescued from the mayhem that Islam has wrought on their former homeland proudly wearing their hijab as a sign of reverence for a religion that in less than twenty years has severely undermined a Western tradition of freedom of speech and expression exemplified by Canadian author Timothy Findley.

Contrast that with a woman sentenced to 30 years in jail for, among other things, protesting the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who dared to show strands of her beautiful hair in public (not to overlook the recent murder by the morality police of 16-year-old Armita Geravanda). Narges Mohammadi, 51, 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her ‘fight against the oppression of women in Iran’ risks her life by refusing to be a billboard for a religion that has nothing but disdain for her gender while women with nothing to lose dutifully submit to a retrograde tradition in the mistaken impression that it is all about piety. 

Aisha's explanation as to why, what she calls the verse of al-hijab was revealed.

UN says Gaza becoming a 'graveyard for children', as Israeli strikes intensify BBC, Nov. 6, 2023

Why Holy Warriors Have No Qualms about Murdering Children. A reminder why Hamas does not care that Israel cannot avoid killing Palestinian babies and coreligionists to get at them.

Hezbollah leader praises Hamas attack, says all options against Israel 'on the table'. CBC Nov. 3, 2023

One of those options is attacking once Israel is sufficiently mired in Gaza. Should Hamas, Hezbollah and their enabler Iran succeed in defeating Israel it will just mean the beginning of another war. War is endemic to Islam.

110:1-3 When Allah’s Support and victory come, And you see people entering Allah’s religion in throngs; Then, magnify the Praise of your Lord and seek His Forgiveness. He is indeed All-Forgiving.

Blood will continue to flow in abundance even after Islam is triumphant everywhere. I will let Uzza explain.

A Hamas official promises more attacks against Israel similar to those of Oct. 7. NY Times Nov2, 2023

The ultimate guide on the conduct of a merciless war recommends that you be harsh with Allah’s enemies, the unbelievers, something Hamas will continue doing unless given a reason to ignore the Almighty's decree. What about Israel’s relentless bombing of civilians and rendering a city a pile of rubble? That too is what Allah would do.

The cousins are obviously getting their instructions from the same god (the Koran, apart from the pagan traditions, is largely an abbreviated version of the Torah). Time to get these children of Abraham talking before we are all fighting each other.

After Years of Vowing to Destroy Israel, Iran Faces a Dilemma. NY Times Nov 1, 2023

That dilemma may soon bring nuclear weapons into play. In my posting of Oct 13, 2023 I asked the question “How Do You Defeat an Opponent with a Death Wish?" Answering that question is taking on a new urgency with an increasing risk of war with Iran.

What if the person who has a death wish is the leader of a country that has, or will soon have, perhaps courtesy of North Korean, the BOMB? And what if this person doesn’t care about dying in a retaliatory strike because of the prominent status he will achieve in Paradise for having burnt in a nuclear fire millions of those for whom Allah harbours a pathological hatred.

The Mad doctrine will not dissuade religious fanatics like Khamenei and his kind from destroying Israel, even if it brings about the destruction of Iran from at least a ten-fold retaliation in kind from Israeli nuclear missile submarines on patrol in the Persian Gulf. With MAD having been rendered obsolete, Israel, in the interest of saving its own population, that of Iran and people downwind from the radioactive fallout, may want to consider a new deterrent.

Happy Halloween, Boreal Oct 31, 2023

The most fearsome costume that you probably won’t see on Halloween night is the one worn by women leaving a madrassa in Afghanistan in 2014 (BBC).

For a soldier in Gaza, the decision whether the wearer of this voluminous identity-concealing garment, that is a testament to the wearer’s radicalism, conceals a suicide vest or some form of explosive device must be made before that ominous figure comes within 110 feet (JCAT’s Counterterrorism Guide, Bomb Threat Standoff Distances) to avoid death or severe injury. If he shoots, and it turns out to be the wrong decision, Allah will probably blame the victim for not heeding His warning about taking the necessary precautions (see Hellbound, Boreal Oct 28, 2023)

My first encounter.

An encounter of a different kind.

Mothers of Evil, Boreal Oct 30, 2023

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: Allah's Apostle said, "Evil omen is in the women, the house and the horse.' Bukhari 62.300

Narrated Usama bin Zaid: The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women." Bukhari 62.33

Left, Palestinians queue to buy bread in Rafah during the ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Hatem Ali/The Associated Press.

A guest on CNN worried that the death of civilians in Gaza was leading to a new generation dedicated to the destruction of Israel. That generation was already there as the October 7 attack revealed and will be there as long as Israel exists, and then they will find other targets.

Evidence suggests that the universe will expand forever and one by one the stars will burn themselves out leaving the universe a dark, cold forbidding place. Every woman in a normal, rational, egalitarian society has a chance to shine like the proverbial star and make everyone's world a brighter place, but not the women of Gaza hidden underneath a black tent-like garment and to a lesser extent the ubiquitous chador.

Clothing as a Harbinger of Things to Come

Mothers indoctrinating their children in the ultimate guide on the conduct of a merciless war, as I have discussed in previous comments, are more responsible for radicalizing their offspring than anything Israel has done or will do. Unless the world finds a way to get to these women who have been brainwashed into raising our willing executioners, the survival of Israel will be the least of our worries.

Why Israel showed searing images of the Hamas attack It begins on that early Saturday morning, October 7, as Hamas militants pile into the back of white pickup trucks while the sun is still rising, AK-47s slung around their chests... CNN was part of a small group of journalists in the United States shown a graphic video of the brutal October 7 attack carried out by Hamas... The militants go on to ambush the houses, shooting people who are still in their beds or are sitting on their back porches. They even shoot the dogs wandering around the kibbutz. If they struggle to get inside a home, they set it on fire instead. CNN Oct 29, 2023

Why the killing of dogs was to be expected.

Israel’s Hidden Victims, Arab Bedouins, Were Attacked by Hamas Too At least 17 died in the Hamas attacks, and many more in the impoverished community have since lost their livelihoods in Jewish farms that were ransacked. NY Times Oct 29, 2023

The Bedouins’ habit of picking the battles in which they would join the Prophet’s campaign to Islamisize the Peninsula by force did not endear them to God who accused them of not being real believers. The last straw was their refusal to join Muhammad on a pilgrimage to Mecca they assumed was a ruse to attack the city. The attempted pilgrimage would lead to the fateful Treaty of Hudaibiyah.

As punishment for their insubordination, Allah denied the Bedouins the easy pickings of Khaybar. Not much has changed for their Arab brethren to slaughter them as if they were Jews.

After his successful conquest of the Peninsula, Muhammad decided to take the fight to the Byzantines at a place called Tabuk. The Bedouins again refused to go, earning the most damning of God’s invectives, that of being hypocrites in Revelation 9:97.

9:97 The desert Arabs are more steeped in unbelief and hypocrisy and are more likely not to know the bounds of what Allah has revealed to His Messenger. Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.

Hellbound, Boreal Oct 28, 2023

The young man who bragged to proud parents that he had killed a woman and her husband (Oct 25, 2023)—as all the others who killed women, girls and children on that awful day—will burn in Hell for an eternity. That is not how it’s done! Muhammad set the example: you kill the men and take their wives and daughters and surviving sons—boys who had yet to grow pubic hairs—into slavery. That is how he did it and that is how Islamic State did it.

Even the ultimate guide on conducting a merciless war expects holy warriors to spare the wives, mothers and daughters, whatever their age, of the men they slaughter. The only time the handbook's author expects a woman to let a stranger see the outline of her curves is during wartime, for example, so that her gender is evident.

33:59 O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the wives of the believers, to draw their outer garments closer. That is more conducive to them being known and not being injured. Allah is All-Forgiving, Merciful.

What’s with the women of Gaza? Boreal Oct. 26, 2023

In photographs of women in the ruins of Gaza most, if not all, are wearing traditional Islamic clothing, including the ubiquitous chador and the vast majority are seriously overweight by Western standards (Uzza has an explanation for the weight gain). Most of those photographed with young children appear older than their mother should. 

The most troublesome aspect of these photographs of the devastation in Gaza is that teenaged girls and young women are largely invisible. Under traditional Islam, post-pubescent girls and women are not allowed to leave the home unaccompanied by a husband, a close male relative or a non-relation they have suckled. This is not the case for the boys and men seen milling around. What this could mean is that, under the rubble, you will find more girls and young women than boys and men.

Women were instrumental in putting Hamas in charge. Their appearance when out in public could be an indication they share its vision. Women have been responsible for shaping the future since time immemorial. In this instance, women may have decided the fate of Israel and that of those under the rubble.

In phone recording found after Hamas attack son tells parents he ‘killed Jews The unidentified caller said he was using the phone of a Jewish woman he had killed, along with her husband and eight others, and that his parents should be proud of him. “Your son killed Jews... Mom, your son is a hero.” Global New, October 25, 2023

Mom should be so proud for having raised an unrepentant killer. She had help. A very common ceremony practiced throughout most of the Muslim world called Khatmi-Qur’an celebrates a child’s first full reading of the ultimate guide on conducting a merciless war. It's the mother’s responsibly to get her children to the Khatmi-Qur’an usually before the age of seven. Children who should be reading Babar the Elephant (or Cinderella) are instead compelled to repeat the most sadistic, pitiless passages ever imagined. How could her son not grow up to be a psychopath?

'High degree of confidence' Israel didn't strike hospital in Gaza, says Canada's defence minister CBC Oct 22, 2023

Prime Minister Trudeau may belatedly and reluctantly acknowledge the evidence, but that won’t matter. The protests are no longer about a missile that killed between 300 and 500 people sheltering near a hospital but about 4,000+ Palestinians non-combatants, and counting, including 1,200+ children, and counting, who have been killed as a consequence of exploding ordnance.

In my recap of Israel's 2014 invasion of Gaza, I warned that killing kids was Israel committing suicide; that the Palestinians were not forcing it to kill their children as Golda Meir claimed. Israel’s tactics are inviting retaliation on a Biblical scale and it will only have itself and its supporters to blame for its inevitable comeuppance.

This will be a crushing disappointment for American evangelicals who were expecting that Gaza was a prelude to a wider war to hasten the end times—the primary reason for this historically anti-Semitic group’s staunch support of Israel.

Calling for Peace Boreal Oct 21, 2023

Hamas, Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram etc. live, kill and die by the Book. The ultimate guide on the conduct of a merciless war does allow them to seek peace if they are losing. This means that Israel does not, and perhaps should not seek Hamas’ complete destruction if it means sparing innocent lives.

Trudeau acknowledges divisions in caucus, won’t repeat Canadian envoy’s call to destroy Hamas Globe and Mail, Oct 20, 2023

And the Prime Minister, in spite of the evidence, won't challenge Hama's claim that it was an Israeli missile, not a rocket from Islamic State, that is responsible for the Gaza hospital explosion. Trudeau’s relationship with Islam exhibits many of the characteristics of an Islamophile. For a person in his position, this is a cause for concern.


Left, an Al Qaeda poster calling for a holy war against Jews and crusaders found on a dead Hamas gunman. If truth be told, Islam invented the concept of holy war and has been on a crusade, which endures to this day, since the battle of Badr. This battle has served as a rallying cry for Muslim crusaders ever since, the modern-day version exemplified by Hamas' indiscriminate killers.

Failed Palestinian rocket caused deadly blast at Gaza hospital, Israel says 'According to intelligence information, Palestinian Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed shooting that hit the hospital,' said the Israeli military Ottawa Citizen, Oct 18, 2023

A failed shooting? I doubt it. Deliberate is more like it. Islamic Jihad is undoubtedly familiar with the story of a man by the name of Khidr who sinks a ship drowning all on board so as deny it to an adversary. Understood, if killing the innocent, or your own, gains you a tactical or strategic advantage, as it does here with everyone blaming Israel, by all means do it! Of course, Hamas will have to lie about who is responsible, which it did. The ultimate guide on the conduct of a merciless war actually encourages lying if it will advance Allah's Cause: a world where all unbelievers, men, women and children have been slaughtered Hamas style.

Doctors and Patients Face Impossible Choices in Gaza... Israel’s order to empty 23 hospitals treating over 2,000 patients in Gaza presents health workers with a horrifying choice: Force those in their care to make a journey that for many will be their last or stay and treat their patients under the impending threat of bombardment. NY Times Oct 16

What the ultimate guide on conducting a merciless war has to say about caring for your opponent's injured:

33:47 Announce to the believers that they will have a generous bounty from Allah.

33:48 And do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites, overlook their injury, and trust in Allah. For Allah suffices as Guardian.

Israelis Gird for a Deeper War Amid a Crisis of Trust in the Government...

Ms. Rabinyan is the author of the 2014 novel “All the Rivers,” a love story about an Israeli woman and a Palestinian artist based on her real-life romance, and a board member of several left-wing organizations opposing Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. But she said she had no room in her heart for the suffering of Palestinian civilians.

She was moving between hospitals and hotels housing survivors of the Hamas attacks, reading stories to children. “I know it’s not noble of me,” she said. “I know there is suffering on the other side, but the other side took hostages and slaughtered so violently, with so much passion, that my compassion is somehow paralyzed.”

NY Times Oct 15, 2023

Those who slaughtered people "so violently, with so much passion" were not born sadistic killers. It took a thorough indoctrination, from the time they could mouth the words, into an empathy annihilating guide on conducting a mercilessness war in which the Author shows how cruel he can be as a lesson for "the righteous."

9:123 O you who believe, fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them see how harsh you can be. Know that Allah is with the righteous.

Israel's military preparing for ground assault of Gaza CBC Oct 12, 2023

The Prophet said in Bukhari 52.220: “I have been made victorious with terror.” For Muhammad, murder as a means to an end was often personal such as the assassination of poets, which serves as an example to this day of what you do to critics of Islam, and the beheading of the Banu Qurayzah who could not make up their minds on whether to fight him or fight with him and were slaughtered for their ambivalence.

Muhammad’s pitiless example is a template for modern-day terrorism that works if you are prepared to be brutal enough, and Hamas’ attack on Israel was obviously brutal enough to draw another vengeful man into a trap.

God's spokesman also terrorised with blood-curdling quotes from the Koran, compelling Allah to intervene to say that His mouthpiece was not a terrorist.

50:45 We know better what they say and you are not a tyrant terrorizing them. So, remind, by the Qur’an, him who fears My Warning.

Today, verses don’t cut it except to arouse a fear of Islam in unbelievers and to inspire people to kill and die in Allah’s Cause: a world governed by the Koran and the sayings and example of a 7th century illiterate.

'They cut heads off people': IDF major general describes aftermath of Hamas attack CNN Oct 11, 2023

What it’s like for a human being to be killed the Islamic way.

Before and after images show Gaza mosque devastation CNN Oct 11, 2023

A mosque in Gaza where ordinary people were transformed into fanatics.

Forging a lasting peace between Jews and their Arab cousins while the numbers add up Boreal Oct 11, 2023

Israel, if it has not already, will soon have slaughtered as many Palestinian civilians as Israeli non-combatants were killed by Hamas. This should satisfy both their religion’s respective tit-for-tat retaliation requirements. Exodus 23 “But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life”; Koran 2:179 "In retaliation there is life for you, O people of understanding, that you may be God-fearing."

Muslims have also been commanded by Allah not to exceed the slaying limit when retaliating: 17:33 “Whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir the power [to demand satisfaction]; but let him not exceed the limit in slaying.”

Israel cannot win a war of attrition.

Jews and the first Muslims used to get along like a house-on-fire. They even prayed together in the direction of Jerusalem. It all went south when the Jews of Medina refused to accept Muhammad—whose life, in cooperation with their Arab neighbours, they had saved—as a legitimate spokesman for the god they both worshipped.

A Change of Direction 1

A Change of Direction 2

Time for the Jews to acknowledge they made a mistake, and proclaim that Abraham’s progeny, via Ishmael, are also a “chosen people” thereby making Muhammad a legitimate intermediary between mankind and its Creator. This would not only endear them to their Arab cousins, but also, along with Allah’s warning about over-killing, bring Hamas, not only to recognise Israel’s right to exist, but to exist in harmony with the ones they once refused to accept as being their equal here and before God.

Supernova festival: How massacre unfolded from verified video and social media... While some were fleeing into the fields and desert, the militants were methodically prowling through the festival killing on sight... whether they found the site by accident or not, they came prepared to kill. BBC Oct 10, 2023

Kill everyone; the evildoers are all targets for us. Don't bother looking for a specific target, just kill them.

Dar al-Islam (Land of War) No. 3 (My translation of an exhortation to believers worldwide published in Islamic State's French language signature magazine.)

They did as ISIS Instructed its fighters and what Allah encouraged them to do, Revelation 9:123. As to coming upon the site by accident, that is unlikely.

Always target areas where crowds gather, like popular tourist spots, shopping centers, synagogues, churches…

Dar al-Islam (Land of War) No. 5

Retaliation against Hamas has only just begun, says Israel's Netanyahu BBC Oct 9, 2023

Allah said: "In retaliation there is life for you" (2:179). In retaliation there is only death. Netanyahu knows this, yet he persists. His 2014 retaliation killed 67 Israelis and 2,192 Palestinians, including 519 children. Netanyahu’s second revenge invasion portends an even greater slaughter of the innocent. Will it be worth it?

Golda Meir said that she hated the Palestinians, not because they were Palestinians, but because they forced her to kill their children. No one is forcing anyone to do anything of the kind! Israel, by killing children, is not killing its enemies it is committing suicide.

Israel needs to be perceived as occupying the moral high ground if it is to survive. Blowing civilians to bits, children in particular, is not helping.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns war against Hamas "will take time." CNN Oct 8, 2023

Unlike Netanyahu's previous major confrontation with Hamas, the ratio of Israeli dead to Palestinians killed is much higher. This is largely due to his decision to send troops positioned on the Gaza border to the West Bank ostensibly in anticipation of the violence that might follow his government's planned annexation of more Palestinian territory.

Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured after Hamas' surprise attack and Israel's response CNN Oct 8, 2023

Blame the British. If they had honoured their promise to King Faisal, he would have gladly given the Jews their holy land in 1919 in accordance with Allah's bequest:

7:137 And We bequeathed to the people who were held to be weak the eastern and western parts of the land which we had blessed (the Holy Land); and the fairest Word of your Lord in regard to the Children of Israel was fulfilled, because of their endurance; and We destroyed the houses and towers which Pharaoh and his people were building.