One of the leaders of the free world that has faced terrorism the most had a dire warning following the terror attacks in Paris: If terrorism is not confronted, the threat will only get worse. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing his condolences for the tragedy in comments released by his office, believes the West can win if they unify and “strike” terrorism’s “sources of financing and at the centers of incitement.”
“But if we ignore the true root of the problem, if we ignore the fact that extremist Islamic terrorism seeks to exterminate Western civilization as a whole, including the Jewish People, if we ignore this—what we are now seeing in Paris will be only the beginning,” said Netanyahu. “These are not frightening words or prophecies of rage, this is the simple reality and the time has come to recognize it.”
The Paris attacks—in which 17 were killed, including at a Kosher market—are thought to be linked, according to the BBC. A French magazine and a police officer were other victims that apparently were struck by the same terror cell. The BBC said that a video showed one of the attackers linking them to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
ISIS has been generic valium identification associated with other terrorism outside the Middle East, including Australia and Canada. Netanyahu made it clear that the whole world is at risk, and it’s not just from ISIS.
Said the Israeli leader, “The terrorist organizations of extremist Islam have many and varied names—Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic State, Al Qaida, Nusra, Islamic Jihad and Boko Haram. They are all motivated by the same bloody hatred and the same fanaticism that knows no borders… Further proof that these organizations are branches of the same poisonous tree may be seen in the fact that one of Hamas’s official organs praised the reprehensible murderers in Paris. It must be understood that this is a war against us all.”
As part of the fight back against terror, Netanyahu called for freedom-loving nations to “take action against countries that give support, shelter and passage to terrorism.”
Despite his stern warnings, Netanyahu also had a message of ultimate hope. “I am convinced that if we are united this terrorism will be unable to defeat us… The first law is that it is forbidden to give in to the fear that it seeks to instil in us. In order to fight terrorism it is simply necessary to fight it.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, January 11, 2015)