George Washington, the father of our country, envisioned an America where people of all faiths could enjoy peace. In 1790, he wrote to the synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island: “May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig-tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.”
This image from the Bible by our first president was his ideal for the nation as a whole—that we can live in peace and safety and not be harassed by our own government.
Fast forward to today. Students at George Washington University protested against “the children of the Stock of Abraham,” as they chose Palestinians over Jews after the barbaric attacks in Israel on October 7th, 2023—a date that will live in infamy.
Writing for “The Daily Signal” of the Heritage Foundation, Mary Margaret Olohon notes: “George Washington University students held a ‘Vigil for the Martyrs of Palestine’ on Tuesday evening where they mourned the Hamas terrorists killed attacking Israel….Organizers encouraged the students to bring posters, flowers, flags, and a mask or keffiyeh (Palestinian headdress) to hide their faces.”
This rally was held by the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter.
What is significant about this vigil is that it occurred on the Tuesday night (October 11) after the multiple attacks on Israel on Saturday.
And, of course, this protest of solidarity on behalf of the Palestinians was just one of many throughout the country and throughout the West. All of these took place after the horrific attacks of Hamas, including beheading Israeli babies, on October 7th.
In Australia, the anti-Jewish protesters actually chanted, “Gas the Jews,” echoing the Holocaust.
Gary Bauer, the founder of American Values, wrote: “The National Students for Justice in Palestine celebrated Hamas’s savagery by declaring the vicious attacks to be ‘a historic win for the Palestinian resistance.’ The Islamic supremacist group also claimed that 180 of its 230 chapters issued some kind of statement supporting the attack. How does this radical organization, a Hamas front-group, have 230 student chapters across the country?”
For decades in the West, we have had tens of millions of Americans brainwashed and indoctrinated, even in some of our finest schools, into the notion of moral equivalency, where, supposedly, all things are relative. There are no absolutes. What Hamas does is justified because of what Israel has done earlier.
Gary Bauer also notes the pro-Hamas’ antipathy toward Christianity, “These student demonstrators, many of whom shouldn’t be in America, also yearn for the day when they can celebrate the destruction of this country and our conquest by Islam. That is, after all, the ultimate goal, according to one top Hamas leader – a world dominated by Islam with ‘no Zionism and no treacherous Christianity.’”
But thankfully, there is pushback against the pro-Hamas protesters.
About 700 Hollywood stars, usually on the wrong side of every issue, decided to issue a joint statement in support of Israel—“those experiencing unfathomable levels of fear and violence.”
Harvard students who had declared for Hamas following the atrocities of October 7th are being denounced by Harvard ex-president Larry Summers and some Harvard donors.
It’s good to see that not everybody approves of what Hamas did in their surprise attack, killing peaceful citizens, including babies, children, and grandmothers.
On Fox News last week, Laura Ingraham highlighted the Hamas Covenant of 1988. She let the viewer read the words on the screen, while refusing to dignify the message by reading them out loud.
The Hamas Covenant 1988 includes these words: “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jews will hide behind stones and trees…there is a Jew behind me…come and kill him.”
Robert Spencer, director of Jihadwatch.org, told me that that statement comes from the sayings of Mohammed, known as the “Hadith” (Hadith, Sahih Muslim 6985).
Dennis Prager, as I’ve noted before, makes an interesting observation about the push to destroy Israel, whether talking about Hamas or any of their fellow travelers.
The founder of PragerU said, “There are a million hatreds in the world, but there’s only one Exterminationist hatred, and that’s anti-Semitism. Anti-Semites don’t dislike Jews. I wish that was all they did, you could live with this. You can’t live with people who want to exterminate you.” Hamas does not acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.
Exterminationist hatred is the exact opposite of what Jesus declared in Israel 2000 years ago, to this effect: Do to others as you would have them do unto you for this is a summary of the Law and the Prophets.
This is a clarifying moment for the West: Will we call out barbarity for what it is?
©2023. Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.
EDITORS NOTE: Things we have learned since October 7th, 2023.
- Hamas wants to trade a Council on American Islamic Relation (CAIR) leader in federal prison for a U.S. Hostage. The Muslim in prison is Mufid Abdulqader, the half brother of Hamas leader Khaled Mashal, who is currently serving out his 20 years in prison sentence in a low security federal prison in Seagoville, Texas. Funding terrorists and a history of chanting terrorist threats apparently netted Abdulqader an easy ride at a low security prison.
- After being exposed, the Biden regime put Nejwa Ali a pro-Hamas ‘F**k Israel’ employee at the Department of Homeland Security on leave. Nejwa Ali was a former spokeswoman for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). Ali was in a position to determine who gets to come into the country as an immigrant or “asylum seeker.”
- An ex-employee of a Hamas ally Yousra Fazili worked as a Pentagon Special Assistant for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Programs. Rep Jack Bergman is demanding answers over Yousra Fazili who worked for the Islamic terror state of Qatar and now works at the Pentagon. In 2022, she became the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs at the U.S. Department of Defense. NOTE: In late September, it was learned that Ariane Tabatabai, who had worked with the Iranian government and secretly promoted their agenda before appearing to testify in Congress, was working as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.
- United Nations refugee funds for Gaza are being used to finance terrorism and Anti-Semitism. In the wake of the atrocities perpetrated by Hamas terrorists that killed over 1,400 Israeli civilians on October 7, increased scrutiny is being centered on the ideology that fueled the barbarity that took place. Experts say that funds allocated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have not only been funneled to terrorists in Gaza, but have also been used to fund educational materials for Palestinian youth that is rife with anti-Semitism.
- Witnesses have testified that ‘children were tortured in front of their parents The children’s eyes were gouged out, and their fingers were chopped off.
- The Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s chief of staff promotes pro-Hamas rally in Minneapolis. Democratic Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison’s chief of staff on Sunday promoted a pro-Hamas rally in Minneapolis, where demonstrators called for Israel’s eradication and told Israeli “settlers” to “fuck off.” Donna Cassutt, who has served as Ellison’s chief of staff since 2019, advertised the rally in a Sunday tweet, which alerted Minnesotans that the “March for Palestine” was happening “today.” More than 1,000 pro-Hamas demonstrators went on to attend the rally in Minneapolis. Attendees brandished signs and repeated chants with the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” which advocates for the destruction of Israel. One attendee, meanwhile, held a sign saying, “Settlers fuck off,” while others called to “end U.S. aid to Israel.”
- Hamas struck a convoy of Gazans fleeing south, killing 70. IDF spokesperson Jonathan Conricus says a strike on a convoy of Gazans fleeing to the southern part of the Strip Friday appears to have been a false flag operation carried out by Hamas. “When you apply logic and think who would benefit from those very horrible images of children and civilians that were evacuating south and then they are apparently clearly dead, who stands to gain from that, only one organization: Hamas,” Conricus says during a Q and A session on X. At least 70 people, most of them children, were killed in the strike, which occurred on a route that Israel said should be used for fleeing Gazans. Another 200 were injured.
Watch and listen:
What the Palestinian terrorists did to the Israeli families before they executed them in their own homes. pic.twitter.com/6wd15cnUXX
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) October 19, 2023