“THE DECADENT WEST DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT PATIENCE IS”
[Note by Tom Gross]
Due to particularly heavy work commitments, there will be no dispatches this week.
In the meantime, you may wish to look at three new “Cartoon and Photo pages” that have been posted recently on my website. These kinds of photos are either not published at all in influential liberal media such as The New York Times, or are significantly downplayed.
THE DEADLY THREATS OF HIZBULLAH AND IRAN
“We have the patience needed to destroy the Jews and spread Islam throughout the world,” one Iranian Islamic fundamentalist said recently. “After all, we have been weaving carpets for thousands of years. The decadent West doesn’t understand what patience is.”
This photo essay concerns the Islamic regime in Iran, its Lebanese client militia Hizbullah, and its sympathizers and fellow travelers in the West.
This page is forward looking and contains useful items to note for any future conflict with Iran and / or Hizbullah.
This page shows the murder of a moderate Muslim by Islamic Jihad in the West Bank city of Jenin, the dispute over cartoons of Mohammed, and a glimpse of the worldwide violent reaction by extremist Muslims to one small passage from a lengthy speech made by the pope in German.
The pictorial portrayal of Mohammed is not forbidden in the Koran, but only in relatively recent interpretations of Sharia law. This page includes examples of Muslims themselves portraying Mohammed. Such depictions were commonplace until the modern growth of Islamic fundamentalism.
ANTI-ISRAELI AND ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOONS
This page contains a cross-section of anti-Israeli (and often overtly anti-Semitic) cartoons from the international media. The cartoons, from South Africa, New Zealand, Spain, Britain, Norway, Poland, Russia, Brazil, Syria and China, are only a small sampling of works from five continents over a one-month period.
While many in the Islamic world and in the West have strongly condemned cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims, there is near-silence among western media and NGOs about these kinds of anti-Semitic cartoons.