By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Al Qaeda leadership is calling on Muslims around the world to attack Jews with knives and cars and all other weapons, including burning their homes. That should come as no surprise.
The number two in Al Qaeda of the Arabia Penninsula (AQPA), Khaled Batarfi, went on TV and delivered an 18 minute appeal to every Muslim.
"The Muslims inside the occupied land must kill every Jew, by running him over, or stabbing him, or by using against him any weapon, or by burning their homes." "Our duty towards our Jerusalem."
He said: "Every Muslim must know that the Americans and the disbeliever West, and on top of them Britain and France, are the original reason behind the existence of the Jews in Palestine."
This is a classic example of extremist Islamic leadership stoking flames of anger and murder.
Unfortunately, this leadership is predictable. The real impact of Batarfi's message is on impressionable masses.
The masses are not hearing alternative voices or even condemnations of Batarfi.
That is the real problem.
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