President Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked scenes of joy in Israel, with the ancient sacred walls of Jerusalem’s Old City lit up with images of American and Israeli flags as a ‘gesture and expression of the courageous friendship’ between Americans and Israelis – to quote Jerusalem’s mayor. Arab and Muslim leaders, however, were calling for blood on the streets, declaring ‘new intifada’ and ‘days of rage.’
The leader of the Sunni Islamic terrorist group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, called for an Intifada, or violent ‘uprising,’ against Israel. “Tomorrow, December 8, 2017, should be a day of rage and the beginning of a major effort to rise up, which I will name the intifada of Jerusalem and the West Bank’s freedom,” Haniyeh told his followers in a televised speech.
Not to be outdone by his fanatic Sunni counterpart, the chief of the Shia terrorist outfit Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, also called for a “new Palestinian Intifada,” Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported.
Iran-backed terrorist leader Nasrallah lamented that unlike the previous US administrations, President Trump won’t be telling Israel to hold its punches:
Nasrallah sought to emphasize that the US had held back Israel in the past, according to a series of translated tweets by David Daoud, a research analyst on Hezbollah at United Against a Nuclear Iran. He accused the US of endings its practice of being a check on Israel’s actions, and accused the US of recognizing both east and west Jerusalem as “belonging to Israel.” (Jerusalem Post, December 7, 2017)
The perpetually outraged Arabs did not disappoint their leaders and were out on the street in full force, chanting ‘Death to America’ and disrupting Christmas festivities in Bethlehem, the ancient Christian city now under Palestinian Authority’s control. UK newspaper Daily Express reported:
In the Baqaa refugee camp on Amman's outskirts, hundreds roamed the streets denouncing Trump and urging Jordan to scrap its 1994 peace treaty with Israel as they chanted: "Down with America...America is the mother of terror."
And angry Palestinians switched off Christmas lights at Jesus' traditional birthplace in the West Bank town of Bethlehem - where a tree adorned with lights outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, was plunged into darkness.
The Islamic Republic of Iran was also quick to condemn the “provocative and unwise decision by the US.” Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the move “will provoke Muslims and inflame a new intifada and an escalation of radical, angry and violent behavior.”
Poor Muslims -- random things just keep triggering their ‘radical, angry and violent behavior.’
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims across the world to unite in opposition to President Trump’s declaration.
"It would have grave repercussions not only towards the security and stability of the region, but would inflame sentiments, making efforts to combat terrorism all the more difficult," said Malaysian Prime Minister in his speech at a political rally in Kuala Lumpur.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had previously told President Trump that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a ‘red line’ for Muslims, said that President Trump’s decision throws the Middle East in a ‘ring of fire.’
The Turkish President failed to mention that radical Muslims are entirely capable of burning down their countries on their own. The Syrian Conflict, which has now entered its sixth year, has killed half a million people. The Civil War in Yemen has taken 10,000 lives in past two years.
Erdogan and other Muslim leaders know that it is embarrassing to talk about Muslim-on-Muslim violence. It is much better to blame the Jews, Israel or the US for all their own incompetence, misery and self-infected wounds.