Everyone should read Paul Berman's most recent essay in The New Republic about how Islamist radicals are using the supposed crime of “blasphemy” to terrorize people in the Middle East and beyond.
In it he mentions Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia's “moderate” Islamist party Ennahda.
By now everyone has noticed the fog of euphemism that has crept over the word “moderate” when applied to Islamist movements and leaders. A “moderate” is someone such as Rachid Ghannouchi, the Islamist leader in Tunisia, basking for the last few months in his October 2011 triumph at the polls—who has spoken at length over the years about “Jewish Masonic Zionist atheistic gangs” and the “Talmudic satanic project” to create a “new Jewish world order on the ruins of the American Western world order,” about the mothers of suicide terrorists as “a new model of woman,” and more generally about “the extinction of Israel” or, more recently and hygienically, “the germ of Israel,” which he has come to think will, like polio, shortly be eradicated.
Ghannouchi is one of the leading champions around the world of Hamas—a leading champion because Hamas itself has never been well-endowed with intellectuals, but Ghannouchi is an educated philosopher. Then again, Ghannouchi promises to respect democratic norms within Tunisia itself. Measured by Islamist standards, he is indeed a “moderate.”
No one but satanic Masonic Zionist germs need fear extermination, if Rachid Ghannouchi has his way. At least, not for the moment! Yet how can it be that Islamist standards have ended up accepted in the mainstream Western press, such that, for months now, barely a day goes by when we do not read encomia to the “moderation” of Rachid Ghannouchi?
In every generation they rise against us, but HaKodesh Baruch Hu (the Holy One, Blessed Be He) saves us from their hand.
This satanic masonic zionist germ does not fear, but neither does he close his eyes and pretend that they are not there, they are not threatening genocide, and that they are not serious. THEY ARE.
While we have no one to rely upon except our Father in Heaven, that doesn’t mean we can bury our heads in the sand and do nothing.