Sunday, September 21, 2014
Netanyahu Likens Islamic Militants to Nazis' 'Master Race'
In their efforts to establish Islam as the "master faith," militant Muslim groups like ISIS, Hezbollah, and Hamas resemble the Nazis and their claims to represent the "master race," says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"The tactics are uniform. Terror first of all against your own people," Netanyahu said in a speech commemorating the 9/11 attacks at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's annual conference in Israel.
"There's a master race; now there's a master faith. And that allows you to do anything to anyone, first of all to your own people and then to everyone else," Netanyahu continued.
Adolf Hitler in his speeches and writings spread his beliefs in racial "purity" and in the superiority of the "Germanic race" — what he called an Aryan "master race."
Netanyahu cited a "moral divide" between militant Islamic groups and Western democracies.
"All of Israel mourned on September 11. In Gaza, they were dancing on the roofs. They were handing out candy," he said. "That's the moral divide. We mourn; they celebrate the death of thousands of innocents.
"And then when the U.S. took out bin Laden, I, speaking for virtually the entire country, congratulated President Obama. In Gaza, Hamas condemned the U.S. and called bin Laden a 'holy warrior' of Islam. That's the moral divide. We celebrate; they mourn the death of an arch-terrorist.
"Now that moral divide has never been clearer than it is today because Hamas, like al-Qaeda and its affiliates al-Nusra or its new growth ISIS, or Boko Haram, al-Shabab, Hezbollah supported by Iran — all are branches of the same poisonous tree. All present a clear and present danger to the peace and security of the world and to our common civilization."
These Islamic groups "have absolutely no moral or other impediment to their mad desires. Once they have massive power, they will unleash all their violence, all their ideological zeal, all their hatred, with weapons of mass death.
"And they all have one common goal. The goal is we establish a new Islamist dominion, first in the Middle East and in their warped thinking, throughout the world. They all agree on that. Their goal is to take the entire world, to cleanse it of infidels — first their own people, Muslims, and then everyone else.
"If they gain ground, if they were to succeed, they would return humanity to a primitive early medievalism where women are treated as cattle, as property, and gays are stoned and minorities persecuted if they're left alive at all."
But Netanyahu asserted that militant Islam will ultimately be defeated, just as Nazism was in the last century, because "I think it's a grand failure. It doesn't know how to manage economies, it cannot offer the young people to which it appeals any kind of future."