Understanding the bloodlust

Muslim Arabs seem to be acting out a maniacal bloodlust against Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel. In the adjacent post, Paul refers to the incitement underlying the current wave of terrorist attacks centered on Jerusalem. Following the news in the United States, through comments by Obama administration officials or correspondents such as FNC’s Conor Powell, one would have no idea what is happening. Andy McCarthy did the job that Powell and his like refuse to do in this NR column over the weekend.

CAMERA, incidentally, took up a highly relevant example of Powell’s “appalling ignorance” this past November. Query: Why does FOX News have a correspondent reporting from Israel who is as bad as all the rest?

MEMRI documents some of the ongoing Arab incitement in this post by C. Jacob. Palestinian Media Watch captures a preacher at the al Aqsa Mosque in action last week in a video and related comments posted here.

On September 16, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made an important contribution to the campaign of murder with a statement broadcast in part on official PA TV and posted on his site. “The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours… and they have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem.”

Abbas also glorified Palestinians fighting against Israel in Jerusalem who are killed in the fighting. Abbas promised that Allah will reward those who “will not allow” Jews to “defile” Jerusalem: “We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah.” PMW posts the video here; the MEMRI video is above.

When Obama and Obama administration officials urge Israelis and Palestinians to “tamp down the rhetoric,” they contribute to the campaign against Israel. When Conor Powell and his like obscure the disgusting incitement to murder Jews by Abbas and others, they do the same.

UPDATE: PMW has more this morning in “Fatah’s official social media promotes and glorifies martyrdom and murder.” Victor Davis Hanson explores “tamp[ing] down the rhetoric” in “Barack Churchill, 1939.”