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A learn of Muhannad Al-Muwylili's Hadith Isa Ibn Hisham.

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It seemed that the infrastructure of hatred entrenched in the Islamic world toward Israel was there all the time, and all it needed was a trigger to re-launch it with ever greater vigor. Admittedly, even in many European countries where that same sort of anti-Israeli hostility was aired on the same occasion of the Gaza War, it was connected, at least in part, with the wrath of the Muslim minorities in the West, which are fed by the same disinformation, hallucinations, and hatred that they brought with them from the Islamic world, and continue to “update” their background “education” from the Arab and Muslim media or from the anti-Semitic European media.

Israeli negotiators, and many a Western observer, are stunned in disbelief, unable to comprehend how their interlocutors have once again missed another opportunity. Instead, they would wait to obtain the whole thing, without concession or compromise on their part, for the sake of satisfying their honor and sense of justice, rather than bend to the humiliation of accepting the part, which would signify that they have reconciled themselves to injustice. Justice is for them whole and indivisible, so they educate their children to claim it all and to deny their rivals any part of it.

True, Jewish synagogues are still occasionally set on fire and Jews are blamed for excessive political and financial power, but the style of hatred has changed due to the internet where lies and accusations are spread instantly and widely, and no longer need state-controlled media to conquer the cyberspace. 20 Two days after that Conference, September 11 happened. Certainly, that enormous horror had been prepared many months in advance and was not necessarily the direct result of it, but it unfolded as a logical sequence to it and it reflected the general mood in the Islamic world, which rejoiced over it.

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