Remember when former U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said the problem with Islamic terrorists is that they need more job opportunities? Yeah, I still get a laugh from that one.
As Written By Allen B. West:
Now, think about the massive refugee flight out of the Middle East into Europe. Or how about the plight of women in the Muslim world? My point is that there is a plethora of issues in the Muslim world. But during a recent meeting of global Muslim leaders, you simply will not believe what they identified as their central issue.
As reported by CNSNews, “Islamic nations’ leaders meeting in Indonesia Monday acknowledged the chaos wracking parts of the Muslim world, but said that should not move the spotlight away from “the central issue” for the world’s Muslim community: Palestine.
A resolution endorsed at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) “extraordinary” summit on the Palestinian issue said the leaders were “aware of the tragic spread of crises” in the Islamic world, including armed conflicts and terrorism.
“Nonetheless,” it said, that situation “should not divert international attention from the cause of Palestine and al-Quds al-Sharif [Jerusalem], which must remain the central issue of the Islamic ummah [global community].”
Millions of people – mostly Muslims – have been killed, maimed, terrorized or displaced in OIC members Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and elsewhere in recent years.
Among the leaders gathered in Jakarta was Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
The United States was represented at the two-day meeting in Indonesia by Arsalan Suleman, the Obama administration’s acting special envoy to the 57-member OIC.
When he addressed the meeting on Sunday, Suleman said the violence must stop, stressing that there was “no justification for acts of terrorism now or ever.”
We all have watched over the past year and a half as waves of horrific attacks against civilians have washed across Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip,” he said. “
The United States has unequivocally condemned acts of terrorism, and called on both sides to take steps to reduce tensions and end the violence.”
First of all, let me explain to the Ummah something verified by history: the term “Palestine” has nothing to do with Muslims. It is the definition of a region. And the term was introduced by Roman Emperor Hadrian to punish the Jewish people for the Simon Bar Kohkba revolt — some call it the second Jewish insurrection, others the third. Once Hadrian crushed the revolt he decreed that the region would be renamed “Palaestinia.” That word was a derivative of “Philistia” referring to the ancient Phillistines, who were not descendants of Muslims, as Islam was not