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This computer generated imageposted on terror forums depict a nuclear attack in Washington D.C. | Iranian stamps

Two Iranian stamps: honoringhostage taking | threating to destroy theUnited States Capitol
Two Palestinian toys glorifying 9/11 terrorism:Ben Laden with burning WTC towers and Pentagon

Palestine Liberation Organization Charter, Introduction, 1964: "We, the Palestinian Arab people, who believe in its Arabism and in its right to regain its homeland, to realize its freedom and dignity, and who have determined to amass its forces and mobilize its efforts and capabilities in order to continue its struggle and to move forward on the path of holy war (al-jihad) until complete and final victory has been attained,"

Terrorism is above all politically motivated violence targeting civilians:

Snapshot of Title 22 of the US Code, Section 2656f(d) - July 1, 2005

The driving force behind today’s terrorist threat is Islamist fundamentalism

Islamistic demonstration in London, Feb 3, 2006 - In the war between civilization and barbarism, the defenders of civilization --including decent, moderate Muslims-- must prevail. Not all Arabs/Muslims are terrorists but the overwhelming majority of acts of terror are perpetrated by Arabs/Muslims.

Like Nazism and Communism, a strain of Islam offers its followers a form of redemption through violence and pushes for the establishment of a global totalitarian empire that denies all political and religious freedom. The terrorists are not a “radical” or “fundamentalist” sect that had twisted religious doctrine for power and politics, or that came to recast aspects of their faith out of some form of insanity. They are simply an Arab warrior caste involved in an armed jihad — a mainstream Muslim doctrine. This is how the physical jihad has been understood since Mohammed revealed it as the prophecy of Allah. Obviously, not every Muslim is obligated, or even really inclined, to take up this jihad. Indeed, many Muslims are loath to personally embrace this physical struggle. But that does not mean they are all opposed to such a struggle any more than the choice of many Westerners not to join the police force or the armed services means they do not support those institutions.

Violence by Islamic terrorists has already disrupted international travel, trade and security. Fanatics bred in the tyrannies of the Middle East fly hijacked planes into our office towers. Tolerating terror anywhere is encouraging terror everywhere. The appeasers become a more attractive target for the terrorists.

The most glaring security dangers facing humanity are the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the increasing technical competence of groups ideologically driven to engage in mass murder, and the prevalence of state support for such groups.

Nuclear Iran is a problem for everyone.

History now smiles on Israel's removal of Saddam's nuclear program in 1981

Islamist terrorists got religious approval to use nuclear weapons

Half of the world's major terror groups have Arab Palestinian agenda
5 out of the world's 7 state sponsors of terrorism are Arab states and Iran
7 out of the the world's 19 most repressive regimes are Arab
2 of 3 states in "Axis of Evil" as designated by President Bush: Iraq & Iran

1978, Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Egypt's President Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Begin
1979, Ayman al-Zawahri became one of the leaders of Egyptian Islamic Jihad
1981, President Sadat murdered by Egyptian Islamic Jihad
1982, Iranian stamphonored Khalid al-Islambuli, the assassin of President Sadat
1998, al-Zawahri merged Egyptian Islamic Jihad with al-Qaeda

1999, Islamist “Islambuli Brigades” aim to murder Russian President and all infidels in Russia

Arafat - godfather of international terrorism and Bin Laden's inspiration

Saudi royals paid Bin Laden and Taliban £200m "protection money"

Terrorism's Silent Partner at the UN - the Organization of the Islamic Conference (56 of the UN's 191 members) defends terrorism as a right

Arab Liberals Petition the U.N.
to Establish an International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Terrorists

Terrorism, whichever its justifications and historic roots, has to be made outside the pale by theinternational community, just like human sacrifice, cannibalism, piracy and slavery

A 21st-century threat; 19th century laws.Overprivileged Muslims support culture of death,
while impoverished Tibetans celebrate life

The Root Causes of Terrorism

Lebanon, Arab world's only democracy, destroyed by terrorists

Scourge of international terrorism and suicide bombings has reached far beyond the United States, Spain, Russia, Britain, Kenya, India, Israel, Thailand, Philippines and even Arab and Moslem nations including Morocco, Yemen, Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

For more than two decades America had shown a distinct lack of resolve in dealing with terrorism and other Middle East menaces. Jimmy Carter let Iran's terror regime hold American diplomats hostage until the last minute of his administration. Ronald Reagan withdrew from Beirut and sold arms to Iran. George H.W. Bush failed to finish the Gulf War. Bill Clinton cut and ran from Somalia and took actions against Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden himself that were halfhearted at best.

"We left out nuclear targets, for now" (Mail & Guardian Online, Mar 4, 2003)

Saudi Columnist: 'We Have Bred Monsters ... We Are the Problem and Not America' (Dr. Muhammad Talal Al-Rasheed, columnist for the English language daily The Saudi Gazette/MEMRI translation, Nov 30, 2003)

International law meets the 21st century (Prof. Y. Dror, JP, Mar. 4, 2004): " ... radical innovations in international law are imperative. "Atrocious terrorism" should be defined as mass killing of civilians, included within crimes against humanity and subjected to universal jurisdiction. An unconditional duty should be imposed on states to act against atrocious terrorism, however "justified" in the view of some regimes. Concomitantly, the right of self-defense should be enlarged to include multiple measures, including preemption, taken by endangered countries to stop atrocious terrorism against their citizens."

European Union definition of 'terror act'

Legends of the Fall. More myths about the current war (Victor Davis Hanson, NRO, Oct 10, 2003): "... what strikes students of this war so far in its first two years is the amazing degree to which the United States has hurt its enemies without incurring enormous casualties and costs. So far there have been five theaters of conflict: Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, Afghanistan, and Iraq. After suffering about 3,000 dead, $100 billion in direct material damage in Manhattan and D.C., and perhaps another $1 trillion hit to the economy at large in areas as diverse as airline losses, increased security expenditures, and tourist and travel drop-offs, the United States has lost under 400 soldiers in defeating the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, and probably spent roughly $100 billion in direct military expenditures, with another $100 billion in slated reconstruction costs."

Al-Qaddafi: 'Libya Should Quit the Arab League... Women Must be Trained to Booby-Trap Cars, Houses, Luggage, and Children's Toys' (Al-Shams/Libya, Oct 5, 2003 - MEMRI, Oct 10, 2003): "We must train the women how to booby-trap the car and blow it up among the enemy, how to blow up the house so it falls on the enemy soldiers. Traps must be prepared. You have seen how [the enemy] check[s] luggage. These suitcases should be rigged so that when they open them they blow up. The women must be taught how to booby-trap their clothes closets, booby-trap their purses, booby-trap their shoes, booby-trap the children's toys, so they blow up on the enemy soldiers."

AL QAEDA'S AGENDA FOR IRAQ (Paris based Iranian journalist Amir Taheri, New York Post, Sep 3, 2003): "'It is not the American war machine that should be of the utmost concern to Muslims. What threatens the future of Islam, in fact its very survival, is American democracy." This is the message of a new book, just published by al Qaeda in several Arab countries. The author of "The Future of Iraq and The Arabian Peninsula After The Fall of Baghdad" is Yussuf al-Ayyeri, one of Osama bin Laden's closest associates since the early '90s."

God and Mammon: Does Poverty Cause Militant Islam? (Daniel Pipes, National Interest, Winter 2002): "To the extent that economic factors explain who becomes Islamist, they point to the fairly well off, not the poor. Take Egypt as a test case. In a 1980 study, the Egyptian social scientist Saad Eddin Ibrahim interviewed Islamists in Egyptian jails and found that the typical member is "young (early twenties), of rural or small-town background, from the middle or lower middle class, with high achievement and motivation, upwardly mobile, with science or engineering education, and from a normally cohesive family." In other words, Ibrahim concluded, these young men were "significantly above the average in their generation"; they were "ideal or model young Egyptians." In a subsequent study, he found that out of 34 members of the violent group At-Takfir w'al-Hijra, fully 21 had fathers in the civil service, nearly all of them middle-ranking. More recently, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service found that the leadership of the militant Islamic group Al-Jihad "is largely university educated with middle-class backgrounds." These are not the children of poverty or despair."

Israel Isn't the Issue. Islamic fanatics hate America in its own right (Norman Podhoretz, Wall Street Journal, Sep 20, 2001): "I would also advise listening to Prof. Fouad Ajami, an American who grew up as a Muslim in Lebanon ... For years now, Mr. Ajami has been insisting that "the great refusal" to accept Israel--under any conditions whatever--persists "in that 'Arab street' of ordinary men and women, among the intellectuals and the writers, and in the professional syndicates." Moreover, "the force of this refusal can be seen in the press of the governments and of the oppositionists, among the secularists and the Islamists alike, in countries that have concluded diplomatic agreements with Israel and those that haven't."

But he was good to his mother: Murdering for militant Islam (Daniel Pipes, JP, Dec 3, 2003): "The news last week that police had arrested Sajid Badat at his home in Gloucester, England, shook many Britons. The charges against him concerned his training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and his possessing PETN explosives, the same substance would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid had tried to set off. Police believe Badat intended to carry off the very first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom. But not everyone was shaken by this news. Gloucester's Muslim community esteemed Badat too much to credit the charges. One admirer called him "a walking angel" and "the bright star of our mosque."

The U.N. can't define terrorism, let alone confront it (Anne Bayefsky, WSJ, Apr 28, 2003)

Demystify It. How to defeat suicide terrorism (Adam Wolfson, NRO, Sep 16, 2003): "In a rigorously researched article for The American Political Science Review, Robert Pape has examined every suicide-terrorist attack in the world from 1980 to 2001. There have been 188 such suicide attacks worldwide, ranging from Lebanon to the West Bank, from Sri Lanka to Chechnya, and from India to Turkey. From his survey research, Pape, who teaches political science at the University of Chicago, is able to explain much about this barbaric practice: He shows how suicide terrorism operates, and why it became a growth industry over the last several decades. His superb study should help dispel the widespread notion that suicide terrorism is somehow beyond comprehension, and beyond remedy. One of Pape's most important findings is that suicide terrorism is guided by clearly identifiable strategic goals. It is not a mere act of wanton cruelty, though it is certainly that. Nor is it an act of desperation by the dispossessed. Rather, suicide -attacks are nearly always carefully calibrated to accomplish the political goals of nationalists groups. Of the 188 suicide-terrorist strikes from 1980 to 2001, a whopping 95 percent were undertaken as part of an organized political campaign; that is, only 9 of the 188 attacks were unplanned."
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (Robert A. Pape, The University of Chicago, American Political Science Review Vol. 97, No. 3, Aug 2003)

What is Jihad (Daniel Pipes, New York Post, Dec 31, 2002): "Jihad is "holy war." Or, more precisely: It means the legal, compulsory, communal effort to expand the territories ruled by Muslims at the expense of territories ruled by non-Muslims. The purpose of jihad, in other words, is not directly to spread the Islamic faith but to extend sovereign Muslim power (faith, of course, often follows the flag). Jihad is thus unabashedly offensive in nature, with the eventual goal of achieving Muslim dominion over the entire globe."

Hamas Charter, article 13 (Palestine Center website, Aug 9. 2003): “[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith … There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. The initiatives, proposals and International Conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility.”

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Michel Aoun (Hudson Institute, Mar 14, 2003): "Many regions of the world today are in a state of a global and fateful confrontation with terrorism ... Lebanon, a small country by size but much larger in mission, was the first victim of modern terrorism. At the end of the 1960s, Lebanon, a multicultural society, began to absorb the shocks of the conflict between the East and the West. In the early 1980s it found itself at the frontlines of confrontation with Islamic fundamentalists. As a democracy and free market economy surrounded by autocratic regimes and directed economies, Lebanon strived to live under its secular and democratic constitution. In addition, Lebanon contributed to the drafting of the Human Rights Charter of the United Nations and it is the only Arab country that has signed it as of today. From their daily lives to their intellectual and cultural discourse, the Lebanese people lived and practiced tolerance and moderation. Lebanon became a model for all Arab intellectuals and a shelter for the persecuted among them, and was in fact commonly known then as the “Switzerland of the East.” Indeed, Lebanon was an oasis of freedom in the midst of the human desert that surrounded it. It was a cultural bridge between East and West, savoring the value of freedom in all its dimensions, from the freedom of creed to the freedom of speech, the right to differ, political plurality and diversity, and all the way to economic freedom."

President George W. Bush, Feb 13, 2002: “This enemy reaches across oceans; it targets the innocent. There are no rules of war for these cold-blooded killers. They seek biological and chemical and nuclear weapons to commit murder on a massive scale. This enemy will not be restrained by mercy, or by conscience. This enemy will be stopped, and it will be stopped by the might and will of the United States and our friends and our allies."

FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists": ALL are members of Arab terrorist groups.

Iraq & Iran are 2 out of 3 states in axis of evil as classified by U.S. President Bush (State of the Union Address, Jan 29, 2002): "States like these [North Korea, Iran, Iraq], and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred."

Iran and Arab Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria are 5 out of the world's 7 State Sponsors of Terrorism as classified by the U.S. Department of State

15 out of the world's 33 Foreign Terrorist Organizations as designated by the U.S. State Department are Arab or Iranian or have an Arab or Iranian agenda:
Abu Nidal organization (ANO)
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade [belonging to Arafat's Fatah]
Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
' Asbat al-Ansar
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group, IG)
HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Hizballah (Party of God)
Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)

10 out of the world's 33 Foreign Terrorist Organizations as designated by the U.S. Department of State are Palestinian or have a Palestinian agenda:
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade [belonging to Arafat's Fatah]
Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)

Asbat al-Ansar [Palestinians in Lebanon]
Hizballah (Party of God) [Lebanese with Palestinian agenda]
Al-Qaida [Muslim with Palestinian agenda]

Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, H. R. 1828, signed into law by U.S. President Bush on Dec 12, 2003: "To halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, and stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, and by so doing hold Syria accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the Middle East, and for other purposes."

Genocides, Crimes and Massacres Committed by the PLO and the Syrians Against the Lebanese, 1975-2002 (Guardians of the Cedars)

Trading With a Terrorist (Review & Outlook, Wall Street Journal, Aug 12, 2003): "It's been 15 years since Libyan terrorists downed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, ending 270 lives; four years since Libya finally turned over two suspects in the bombing; and two years since a Scottish court in the Netherlands convicted one of them."
Text of a letter sent to the U.N. Security Council Friday from Libyan U.N. envoy Ahmed Own, accepting responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland (CNN, Aug 15, 2003).
No 'Business as Usual' With Libya (Mohammed Buisier, officer of the American Libyan Freedom Alliance, Washington Post, Dec 29, 2003): "Gaddafi undoubtedly is hoping that his change of heart on the weapons programs will exempt him from making domestic changes that directly benefit the Libyan people and that he can thus maintain his iron grip and authoritarian rule."

Palestinian TV (Oct 13, 2000): "Kill Jews and Americans Everywhere"

Friday Sermons on Palestinian Authority Television (MPG, 4.2 MB): "... I pray to Allah that we live to see the usurping Knesseth [Israeli Parliament] collapse on the heads of the Jews ..."

Allah is Great, Oh Little Ones (Palestinian TV Sattellite, June 26, 2001) (MPG, 16.2 MB):
"... I gladly welcome my Martyrdom ..."

The West As An Enemy in Saudi Arabian Schoolbooks (AJC): "Manifestations of the Call for Westernization.
Calling for [male and female] mixing in the spheres of work, education and [other] fields of public life.
Opening dance halls, amusement centers and other types of cheap entertainment.
Abolishing the veil and showing the unveiled [face].
Establishing interest-based banks, encouraging people to conduct interest[-based businesses] and advocating that.
Cramming the markets, radio and television with vulgar stories, literature and songs.
Emulating the Westerners in their holidays: birthdays, Mother's Day, May Day, etc... not to mention the revival of Zoroastrian or ancient holidays such as the Nowruz [Persian New Year's Day] and Shamm al-Nasim [Egyptian Spring Festival].
The tendency among the educated sons of the Arabic language to speak among themselves in a modern European or American language, instead of their own national language, in order to show off the extent of their education.
[The practice of] many well-off Muslim families to send their sons to local missionary schools and colleges, instead of [sending them to] national educational institutions.
Introducing Western political institutions such as [political] parties and parliaments into the Muslim societies, which have resulted in tragedies and fragmentation among sons of the same society.
Biography of the Prophet and History of the Muslim State, Grade 10, (2001) pp. 92-93"

The demonology of SE Asian Islamists (Australian MP Michael Danby, Jerusalem Post, Aug 31, 31, 2003): "Sue and Donna lived in Elwood and Port Melbourne respectively, suburbs in my constituency in Melbourne, where I serve as a federal member of parliament. Sue and Donna were killed whilst enjoying a holiday in Bali, and now Donna leaves behind a disabled four-year-old. As justification for their murderous acts in Bali, two of the known perpetrators, Amrozi bin Nurhasyim and Imam Samudra, have focused their rhetoric on revenge 'against the Jews,' despite the fact that, to the best of my knowledge, there are no Jews in Indonesia. ... Where European anti-Semites saw the Jews as the sworn enemies of Christianity, the Indonesian anti-Semites see the Jews and Christians as allies. Imam Samudra says the Bali bombing was designed 'to carry out my responsibility to wage global jihad against Jews and Christians throughout the world.' When Samudra was led from court on 26 June, he yelled: 'Destroy Christians, destroy America, destroy Jews!' ... Poor Indonesian youth are attending religious schools (madrassas) and some of them are being indoctrinated by Wahabist preachers funded from Saudi Arabia. The result has been to reconnect Indonesian Islam with the Islamist strand of the Arab world, with its prevalent strains of anti-Western and anti-Semitic ideology."

Islamist Terror Comes To India’s Streets (Swapan Dasgupta, Wall Street Journal, Aug 27, 2003): "The new terrorists are not preoccupied with the "liberation" of Kashmir from India, their objective is a wider jihad aimed at the re-establishment of a Caliphate and a war against the West, Israel and India."

Violence and Islam (Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, Dec 6, 2002): "The world of Islam has bloody borders. Most Muslims are obviously peaceful people living within the rules of civilized behavior. But the actual violence, bloodletting against nearly every non-Muslim civilization from Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Chinese to African animist, demands attention."

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Part I, Art. 3: "(1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria. To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons: (a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;"

Feigning Civilian Status Violates the Laws of War (Human Rights Watch, Mar 31, 2003):International law prohibits attacking, killing, injuring, capturing or deceiving the enemy by resorting to what is called perfidy. A perfidious attack is one launched by combatants who have led opposing forces to believe that the attackers are really noncombatants. Acts of perfidy include pretending to be a civilian (who cannot be attacked) or feigning surrender (surrendering soldiers also cannot be attacked) so that opposing forces will let down their guard at the moment of attack. Other examples include feigning protective status by the misuse of emblems of the United Nations or the red cross and red crescent. Perfidy poses particular dangers because it blurs the distinction between enemy soldiers, who are a valid target, and civilians and other noncombatants, who are not. Soldiers fearful of perfidious attacks are more likely to fire upon civilians and surrendering soldiers, however unlawfully.

Without distinction - attacks on civilians by Palestinian armed groups (Amnesty International): "The deliberate killing of Israeli civilians by Palestinian armed groups amounts to crimes against humanity. As defined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, crimes against humanity are various acts committed as part of a ''widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population'', ''pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organization's policy to commit such attack''. (71) The specified acts include murder, torture and ''other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.'' (72) Crimes against humanity do not require a link to an armed conflict - they can be committed either in peacetime or in wartime. The deliberate killings of Israeli civilians by Palestinian armed groups and individuals are both widespread and systematic, and are perpetrated as part of a publicly announced policy to target civilians. They therefore satisfy the definition of crimes against humanity included in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which is recognized as reflecting customary international law. War crimes and crimes against humanity are among the most serious crimes under international law, and represent offences against humanity as a whole. Bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to justice is therefore the concern and the responsibility of the international community. This view is illustrated in the Preamble to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, adopted in July 1998, which affirms that the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished and that their effective prosecution must be ensured by taking measures at the national level and by enhancing international cooperation."

Dealing with Hamas (Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard Law School, Globe and Mail, Sep 16, 2003): "... there can be absolutely no doubt of the legality of Israel's policy of targeting Hamas leaders for assassination. Hamas has declared war against Israel. All of its leaders are combatants, whether they wear military uniforms, suits or religious garb. There is no realistic distinction between the political and military wings of Hamas, any more than there is a distinction between the political and military wings of al-Qaeda. The official policy of Hamas, like that of al Qaeda, is the mass murder of civilians. The decision to employ that policy was made by its so-called "political" leaders. The United States properly targeted Osama bin Laden and his associates, as well as Saddam Hussein and his sons. Under international law, combatants are appropriate military targets until they surrender. They may be killed in their sleep, while preparing military actions or while participating in any other activity. They need not be arrested, or even given a chance to surrender. Only if they come out with their hands up, or waving a white flag, or affirmatively manifesting surrender by some other means, may they avoid the ultimate sanction of a war they started, namely death."

Dispelling the myth of "terrorism caused by occupation and desperation": Palestinian universities in East-Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza Strip (all founded after 1967 when Israel took over these territories from Arab Jordan and Arab Egypt):
Al Azhar University of Gaza
Al-Quds University (6 campuses in Jerusalem and West Bank)
Arab American University of Jenin
Bethlehem University of Bethlehem
Birzeit University of Birzeit

Hebron University of Hebron
Ibrahimieh Community College of Jerusalem
Islamic University of Gaza
Palestine Polytechnic Institute
An-Najah National University of Nablus official website:
"In 1977 it became An-Najah National University with Faculties of Arts and Science. In 1978 An-Najah National University joined the Association of Arab Universities as a full member. The university grew and advanced from this point forward constructing auditoriums, a library and a student center until it was declared a "closed military area" by the Israeli authorities in 1988. It was reopened in 1991 and has been fully functioning since. It has 10 Undergraduate Faculties, 30 Masters, and one Ph.D program. The university has also added nine professional and technical centers, such as the Center for Water and Environmental Studies and the Center for Urban and Regional Planning. An-Najah National University continues to advance and develop and offer the highest level of secondary education in the West Bank. The foundation has already been laid for its new campus, which will house the School of Medicine, a Teaching Hospital and its existing Science and Technical Faculties, and An-Najah hopes to expand to hold more than 10,000 students by the new millenium.” You got it? From 1948-1967, under the occupation of the Arab Jordanian brothers, Nablus got no university. But since 1977, under Israeli rule, Nablus not only got their first university but “the university grew and advanced”. Needless to say, while tens of thousands of Arabs study at Israeli universities, no Jew can safely enter Nablus: Hamas and Islamic Jihad Triumph in Al-Najah University Student Elections. The USA and the EU classify Hamas and Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations.

AT WAR. Blind Faith. Muslims, like Jews and Christians, must own up to problems in their holy book (Canadian-Iranian author Irshad Manji, Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2004): " ... religion is no innocent bystander in the violence perpetrated by Muslims. ... modern Muslims ought to come clean about how our sacred script informs terror. One can argue that certain passages are being politically exploited--and, indeed, they are. The point is, however, that they couldn't be exploited if they didn't exist. We shouldn't underestimate the impact of this Koranic loophole, which reads, "except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land." Osama bin Laden had it in mind when he announced a jihad against America in the late 1990s."

The Daniel Pearl Video. This is intended for a mature viewing audience. It contains graphic footage of the murder of Daniel Pearl and should not be viewed by minors. January 23, 2003 marks one year since the brutal kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. The vicious interrogations of Daniel Pearl and his 'execution' were even videotaped and distributed by his captors. The murderers were proud of their heinous crime and hoped to incite others to follow in their bloody footsteps. Why was Daniel murdered? Because he was a Jew!
Daniel Pearl was one of us (Reuven Koret - February 22, 2002)

Chopping Heads (Paris-based Iranian journalist Amir Taheri, New York Post, May, 14, 2004): "THE murder of Nick Berg, a 26-year-old American businessman, by a group of Islamist terrorists in Iraq continues to send shock waves through much of the West. What has impressed most people is the fact that the terrorists cut Mr. Berg's head in the way that sheep are beheaded at the annual Feast of the Sacrifice. Berg is, of course, not the first to be murdered in such a gruesome manner. Nor, alas, is he likely to be the last. For the cutting of heads (in Arabic, qata al-raas) has been the favorite form of Islamist execution for more than 14 centuries."

Die islamische Herausforderung. Treibende Kraft der Fundamentalisten ist nicht der Hass auf Israel, sondern auf die „Kreuzritter“ (Professor Bernard Lewis, Die Welt, 14.2.2002)

International Terrorism - Race Against Time (Simon Wiesenthal Center) (2.38 MB)

Hamas Charter, article 7, (Palestine Center, Aug 9, 2003): “The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!"
Tell Children the Truth (Overseas Moslems expose the roots of today's jihad)
Which Came First - Terrorism or "Occupation"? (MFA)
Victims of Terror (CNN Special)
Victims of Palestinian Violence and Terrorism since September 2000 (MFA)

Apparatus of Lies. Saddam’s Disinformation and Propaganda 1990-2003 (White House)

Iraq. Failing to Disarm (U.S. Secretary of State Addresses the U.N. Security Council)

What Does Disarmament Look Like? (White House, Jan 2003) (PDF, 112 KB)

Syria and Weapons of Mass Destruction (Center for Strategic and International Studies) (PDF, 115 KB)

Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction: The British Government Dossier (PDF, 438 KB)

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America (White House, Sep 2002)
US National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (White House, Dec 2002)
(PDF, 424 KB)
The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (Secretary Colin L. Powell, Dec 12, 2002): Building Hope for the Years Ahead
Fact Sheet Outlines U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative. Supports educational, economic, political reform in Arab World (Dec 12, 2002)

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Editor: Iran's Nuclear Weapons a Threat to Arab and Islamic Countries. (MEMRI, Oct 10, 2003): An editorial titled "Yes, We Fear Iran's Uranium," authored by Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed, editor of the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, appeared in the newspaper's October 8, 2003 issue. [1]The following are excerpts from the editorial: The Primary Target: Pakistan. "If you want to be foolish, you have to believe that Iran is producing its nuclear bomb in order to attack Israel; you'll turn into a complete idiot if you believe it's producing it in order to confront the U.S. The Iranians are enriching uranium to produce nuclear weapons aimed, essentially, at its neighbors, mainly Pakistan. However, the danger encompasses the other neighboring countries as well, such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan, which share with Iran a land border of 5,400 km and a sea border of 2,400 km."

Jihad and Terrorism Studies Project to monitor militant-Islamic groups that educate and preach Jihad and martyrdom in mosques, school systems, and in the media (MEMRI)

Bearers of Global Jihad? Immigration and National Security after 9/11 (Robert S. Leiken March 25, 2004) (PDF, 110 KB): "Immigration and terrorism are linked; not because all immigrants are terrorists but because all, or nearly all, terrorists in the West have been immigrants (we define immigration in its broad usage as signifying visitors and sojourners as well as settlers- see chapter I). In Western countries jihadism has taken root mainly thanks to Muslim immigration."

Terrorism: Questions & Answers (Council for Foreign Relations)

President Bush Reaffirms Resolve to War on Terror, Iraq and Afghanistan (White House, Mar 19, 2004): "There is no dividing line -- there is a dividing line in our world, not between nations, and not between religions or cultures, but a dividing line separating two visions of justice and the value of life. On a tape claiming responsibility for the atrocities in Madrid, a man is heard to say, "We choose death, while you choose life." We don't know if this is the voice of the actual killers, but we do know it expresses the creed of the enemy. It is a mind set that rejoices in suicide, incites murder, and celebrates every death we mourn. And we who stand on the other side of the line must be equally clear and certain of our convictions. We do love live, the life given to us and to all. We believe in the values that uphold the dignity of life, tolerance, and freedom, and the right of conscience. And we know that this way of life is worth defending. There is no neutral ground -- no neutral ground -- in the fight between civilization and terror, because there is no neutral ground between good and evil, freedom and slavery, and life and death. The war on terror is not a figure of speech. It is an inescapable calling of our generation. The terrorists are offended not merely by our policies -- they are offended by our existence as free nations. No concession will appease their hatred. No accommodation will satisfy their endless demands. Their ultimate ambitions are to control the peoples of the Middle East, and to blackmail the rest of the world with weapons of mass terror. There can be no separate peace with the terrorist enemy. Any sign of weakness or retreat simply validates terrorist violence, and invites more violence for all nations. The only certain way to protect our people is by early, united, and decisive action."

What if it's not Israel they loathe? (Paris-based Iranian Amir Taheri, JP, Dec 2, 2004): "There are no free elections or reliable opinion polls in the Arab world. So no one knows what the silent majority really thinks. The best one can do is rely on anecdotal evidence. On that basis, I came to believe that the Palestine-Israel issue was low down on the list of priorities for the man in the street but something approaching an obsession for the political, business, and intellectual elites. ... The reason why the elites fake passion about this issue is that it is the only one on which they agree. In many cases, it is also the only political issue that people can discuss without running into trouble with the secret services."

The Arab jihadi pirates of 1784 (Arab-American journalist Joseph Farah, WND, Apr 27, 2004): "Most Americans probably think the Islamic terrorists declared war on the United States Sept. 11, 2001. Actually, it started a long time before – right from the birth of the nation. In 1784, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were commissioned by the first Congress to assemble in Paris to see about marketing U.S. products in Europe. Jefferson quickly surmised that the biggest challenge facing U.S. merchant ships were those referred to euphemistically as 'Barbary pirates'. They weren't 'pirates' at all, in the traditional sense, Jefferson noticed. They didn't drink and chase women and they really weren't out to strike it rich. Instead, their motivation was strictly religious. They bought and sold slaves, to be sure. They looted ships. But they used their booty to buy guns, ships, cannon and ammunition. Like those we call "terrorists" today, they saw themselves engaged in jihad and called themselves 'mujahiddin'... America was struck with its first mega-terror attack by jihadists. In the fall of 1793, the Algerians seized 11 U.S. merchant ships and enslaved more than 100 Americans. When word of the attack reached New York, the stock market crashed. Voyages were canceled in every major port. Seamen were thrown out of work. Ship suppliers went out of business. What Sept. 11 did to the U.S. economy in 2001, the mass shipjacking of 1793 did to the fledgling U.S. economy in that year."

Lessons from America’s first war against Islamic terror (Joshua E. London, NRO, Dec 16, 2005): Take, for example, the 1786 meeting in London of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Tripolitan ambassador to Britain. As American ambassadors to France and Britain respectively, Jefferson and Adams met with Ambassador Adja to negotiate a peace treaty and protect the United States from the threat of Barbary piracy. These future United States presidents questioned the ambassador as to why his government was so hostile to the new American republic even though America had done nothing to provoke any such animosity. Ambassador Adja answered them, as they reported to the Continental Congress, “that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

Sound familiar?

Iraq repeatedly used chemical weapons against Iraqi Kurds in 1988 and against Muslim Iran in 1983-1988

60,000 Egyptian troops invaded Arab Yemen from 1962 to 1967 fighting Arab Yemeni insurgents and Saudi Arabian troops. Egypt's use of WMD against Arabs in Yemen was the first use of chemical weapons in the Middle East:

Yemeni stamps issued in 1967 with tax benefiting indigenous poison gas victims
who were massacred by the Egyptian invasion army; air letter issued in 1966

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