A Dose/Overdose Of Arab Logic…
                                                                                                   by Gerald A. Honigman

     Somebody finally orchestrated justice for a deliberate mass murderer of civilian men, women, and children the other day. Among his numerous other exploits, some four hundred of the latter were killed, maimed, and wounded in an Argentine Jewish Community Center in 1994.
     Imad Mughniyeh, a chief honcho in Hizbullah, now gets to indulge in the pleasures of his own personal seventy-two virgins awaiting him in Muslim Paradise after being blown apart in Damascus. Israel is blamed as his dispatcher.
     Hizbullah’s #1, Hassan Nasrallah, rallied thousands of supporters at Mughniyeh’s funeral in Beirut and warned that Jews everywhere (like in Buenos Aires earlier), as well as the Jew of the Nations, would pay dearly.
     For Nasrallah--as well as the vast majority of his Arab brethren--Jews are still expected to play their age-old, subjugated, dhimmi role. Dhimmis were not allowed to defend themselves if attacked by a Muslim. They could just beg for mercy. Dhimmis could not bring charges against Muslims, had to pay a "protection tax," etc. and so forth.
      So, no great surprise that when Israel refuses to act like the Muslim East’s or the Christian West’s proverbial ghetto Jew, the Arabs have a hissy fit. I mean, Jews are supposed to just let Arabs butcher them and their kids and not set up check points, build barriers, or search out and destroy their disembowelers...don'tcha know?
     Note some obviously nauseating differences here…
     When innocent Israelis are killed by Arabs who deliberately target them (i.e. they’re not victims of being used by their own people as human shields like Arab non-combatants sometimes are), are Islamic Centers and mosques subsequently threatened or targeted around the world? The reality is, Jews wouldn’t even think of it.
     But such is the Arab idea of justice…
     Attack Jews, blow up their kids, destroy their homes and businesses--and then claim the role of victim when it’s payback time.
    Rather than giving Nasrallah’s comments any further attention, let’s just say that whoever paid Mugniyeh a greeting call the other day needs to be ready to do the same en masse to his colleagues.
     Surely, “Whoever” knows that Jews will be targeted as a result of that recent hit, as they were after earlier ones. I’m hoping this means that Israel will have much better tricks up its sleeve than it did in its last encounter with the Iranian mullahs’ proxy, Hizbullah, a few summers ago.
     Tit for tat won’t work in a conflict in which one party’s very existence is on the line.
     Paradise must face a shortage of virgins from now on.

Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured on numerous university campuses and other platforms, and has publicly debated many anti-Israel spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been published in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites around the world. His official website is: http://www.geraldahonigman.com/

Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article. A. G. S.