Ben-Dror Yemini
Ben-Dror Yemini
Photo: Ynet
Residents of a Druze village preventing Hezbollah operatives from firing at Israel from their southern Lebanon community on Friday

West, not Israel, to blame for spread of radical Islam

Opinion: A common thread of Sunni and Shi'ite terrorism runs through Lebanon, Afghanistan, Yemen and Gaza, but Western progressives are only interested in blaming Israel rather than calling out the true culprits, and now their misguided mindset is spreading all across the U.S.

Ben-Dror Yemini |
Published: 08.10.21, 23:31
The residents of the Druze village of Hasbeya in southern Lebanon on Friday blocked the passage of a vehicle loaded with rockets belonging to local fighters from the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
  • Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter

  • They were trying to prevent additional fire at northern Israel after 19 rockets had already been launched, because they realized that they would pay the price for another conflict between the Iranian-backed terrorists and their neighbor to the south.
    5 צפייה בגלריה
    דרוזים מנסים למנוע את ירי לעבר ישראל
    דרוזים מנסים למנוע את ירי לעבר ישראל
    Residents of a Druze village preventing Hezbollah operatives from firing at Israel from their southern Lebanon community on Friday
    What they did was brave, but it was too late for such a move and it will not help them in any case.
    For Lebanon no longer exists as a state. It is a proxy of Iran and ruled by Hezbollah.
    The fact that food is in short supply and that the country is facing starvation matters not because what is important is that the terror group has an arsenal of 150,000 rockets and missiles.
    5 צפייה בגלריה
    Taliban fighters after taking control of Kunduz city in Afghanistan on Monday
    Taliban fighters after taking control of Kunduz city in Afghanistan on Monday
    Taliban fighters taking control of Kunduz city in Afghanistan this week
    (Photo: AP)
    Meanwhile 3,100 kilometers from Hasbeya as the crow flies, the Taliban is taking over the Konduz province of Afghanistan.
    The fate of that unfortunate country, which has been suffering through one war after another for decades, has been sealed. Taliban victory is a fact.
    At a similar distance from Konduz, bloody battles have been raging in the Ma'rib province in Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthis are fighting against the remaining forces of the central government.
    And in Tehran on Friday, Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi met with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and assured him of continued Iranian support for Palestinian Jihadists.
    Radical Sunni and Shi'ite Islam is the common thread that runs through all those battlefields.
    5 צפייה בגלריה
    A girl walks by a tent in a camp for internally displaced people in Ma'rib province, Yemen in April
    A girl walks by a tent in a camp for internally displaced people in Ma'rib province, Yemen in April
    A girl walks by a tent in a camp for internally displaced people in the Ma'rib province of Yemen
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Israel has for decades attempted to impress upon the world the extent of damage and destruction that organizations such as Hezbollah, the Taliban and Hamas have caused.
    Israelis have repeatedly insisted that they have no issues with the Iranian or Lebanese people and would also be happy to see the residents of the Gaza Strip thrive.
    But facts are an inconvenience to progressive thinkers, and all over the Western world protesters are directing their ire at Israel.
    A case in point is Anuradha Mittal, chair of the board for Ben and Jerry's, who recently announced the company would ban the sale of its products in West Bank settlements. She and others like her are providing cover for these terror groups.
    Since the 11 days of fighting between Israel and Gaza's rulers Hamas in May, things have gotten much worse.
    Not a week goes by without some organization or institution in the U.S. adding their support for a boycott against Israel, although for the most part they understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as they do the intricacies of growing potatoes on Mars.
    5 צפייה בגלריה
    ההפגנות הפרו פלסטיניות בניו יורק
    ההפגנות הפרו פלסטיניות בניו יורק
    An anti-Israel protest in New York in May
    (Photo: Getty Images)
    They back a boycott of Israel because the mendacious propaganda works and because support for the Palestinian cause has become the essence of the progressive mindset and it is spreading quickly all over America.
    They back a boycott of Israel because they divide the world into oppressors and the oppressed, while failing to see that Hezbollah, Hamas, Taliban and the other Jihadist movements are the true oppressors.
    They also fail to understand that should Israel leave the West Bank, the territory would experience what Afghanistan is going through now. There will be no thriving democracy, no freedom, no independence. Hamas - the local version of the Taliban - will make sure of that.
    The concerns of the villagers in southern Lebanon, like those of most of the Arabs in the Middle East, are of no importance. Only the views of Palestinians are relevant, and they are showing some signs of change.
    5 צפייה בגלריה
    Hezbollah fighters in South Lebanon in 2019
    Hezbollah fighters in South Lebanon in 2019
    Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon
    (Photo: AP)
    But as the infamous saying goes, "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun". Just as criminal gangs take over slums, Hamas, Hezbollah, Taliban and Iran's Shi'ite clerics are taking over parts of the world.
    And instead of an international effort to fight those forces of evil, Western progressives are targeting the only nation in the region that has not yet given up the fight.
    For the villagers of southern Lebanon understand what the intellectuals at Harvard and Berkley have failed to comprehend.
    Talkbacks for this article 0