The Times of Israel tells us:
The leader of the Islamic State terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, issued Saturday an explicit threat against Israel, the first such indication from the organization’s head that the Jewish state was on his agenda.So, what do you do with this?
In an audio recording released on social media, al-Baghdadi warned that his forces will “soon meet [the Jews] in Palestine,” Israel’s Channel 2 television reported.
The terrorist group’s elusive head added that “Israel will pay a heavy price at the hands of our fighters,” the report said.
“Palestine will not be your land or your home,” al-Baghdadi continued, according to the Ynet news site. “It will be a graveyard for you. Allah has gathered you in Palestine so that the Muslims may kill you.” (Emphasis added.)
If there is one thing that Jewish people have learned from the last century it is that when savages call for Jewish blood they must be taken seriously.
This is a direct and explicit threat of genocide against the Jewish people within living memory of the Holocaust from a highly significant enemy.
Furthermore, we know who these people are. They are the ones who chop the heads off of Christians, burn down churches, bury Yazidis alive, rape young non-Muslim women and sell them into slavery, and destroy antiquities as we recently saw in Palmyra in order to wreck human heritage and history.
But what can we do?
One thing that Israel can do, of course, is send the Israeli Air Force (IAF) over the lands in Syria and Iraq controlled by these heinous maniacs and carpet-bomb them into their joyous "paradise" where each can go forth and rape 72 virgins.
Of course, if Israel were to do any such thing, the western world - and, yes, particularly the western-left - would scream from the rafters about Israeli genocide and apartheid and racism and colonialism and imperialism and whatever else they can find to fling at the Jewish people seeking to defend themselves and their children.
What I think is that Israel should, on the highest levels, go directly to the EU and the US and tell them that if they will not deal with these monsters, then Israel will.
Needless to say, this will not happen because it is not politically expedient. Instead, Israel will continue to allow itself to be pushed around by the Europeans and the Obama administration, rather than doing what is necessary to defend its own people.
The Islamic State cannot even muster an air campaign, yet the western world frets and worries and navel-gazes as people are burned alive in cages and as homosexuals are flung from roof-tops.
If Israel waits for the West to honestly deal with political Islam, it will wait forever.
If it acts unilaterally in a decisive manner, it will be condemned from all quarters.
So, you tell me.