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By Morton Klein
President, ZOA 

ZOA-We must act to stop Islamist terrorism


The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the 84 innocent people, including 15 children, who were murdered in the truck attack in Nice, France July 14 by radical Islamist Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel.  ZOA also sends prayers for recovery to the 188 injured, including the 50 people whom French President Francois Hollande stated were in critical condition “between life and death.” 

BBC reported that a witness who had time to see the terrorist’s face said that the terrorist-truck driver “appeared to be having fun” as he was mowing down people like bowling pins. The terrorist’s glee at leaving people dying in the streets of France exemplifies the evil cruelty, sadism and lack of humanity of radical Islamist murderers.

Just a little over two weeks ago, after the horrific massacre at the airport in Istanbul, ZOA wrote that the world must finally get serious about combatting radical Islamist terrorism, listing some of what we need to finally do, and listing some of the thousands of terror attacks and casualties caused by radical Islamists in just the past year and a half. Since then, the death toll has continued to mount: 13-year-old American-Israeli Hallel-Yaffa Ariel stabbed to death by a Palestinian-Arab Islamist terrorist while she was sleeping in her bed in Kiryat Arba, Judea, Israel on June 30; Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark shot to death while driving in his car by Palestinian-Arab Islamist terrorists on July 1; Rabbi Mark’s wife and two of their children were also wounded in the attack; 13 people murdered and at least 7 civilians wounded by Islamist car bombings in Benghazi, Libya on July 3 and July 7; Nine Christians hacked to death in villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—and numerous other attacks by radical Islamists around the world every single day.

At the risk of repeating ourselves, we must act to stop the Islamist terrorist threat to our lives. We must stop allowing unvettable Syrian Muslim immigrants into our country—as our top U.S. security officials, including FBI’s Comey, Homeland Security House Chair Peter King, National Intelligence Director James Clapper admit that these immigrants cannot be properly vetted and are likely to be infiltrated by ISIS. 

We must demand that Iran stop funding Islamic terrorists from the huge largesse of $150 Billion the Iran Deal afforded them. We must stop U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority to the tune of $600 million/year. We must urge Muslim leaders to join Muslim Reformists such as Egyptian President Gen. Abdul Fateh al-Sisi in calling for and leading a “religious revolution” to stop radical Muslims throughout the world from killing and causing destruction. We must stop pretending that the problem is “Islamophobia” or gun control or limited to ISIS and al Qaeda alone when the problem is far broader: the radical Islamist ideology that incites hatred and murder of fellow human beings.


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