Unless the West is willing to face up to its enemies, all the rallies it musters against “terror,” as large as they may be, won’t do any good, said MK Moshe Feiglin. In a Facebook post Sunday, Feiglin pointed out what he said was the “irrelevance” of mass rallies against terror, of the type taking place in Paris Sunday.
“Who is this enemy a million and a half people are marching against?” queried Feiglin. “The headlines say it’s ‘terror.’ We are all fighting against ‘terror.’”
That, wrote Feiglin, “is like saying we in Israel are fighting ‘terror tunnels.’ which is what some in the mediaclaimed the IDF was doing in Gaza this past summer” during Operation Protective Edge.
It’s not terror or tunnels that France, Israel, and the rest of the civilized world is fighting, wrote Feiglin – but the perpetrators of those atrocities: The Islamists who killed four Jews in a Paris kosher market on Friday, and 13 people in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine a few days before that.
Most shocking of all – and the greatest guarantee that the rally will do nothing – is due to its guest list. “Not only are they afraid to name the enemy,” but they actually invited it to participate in the event, in the form of Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, who, said Feiglin, “makes a living off terror, and is certainly not one who can fight against it, much less win the battle.”
“In other words, this entire event is one big ‘bluff,’ and is meaningless,” said Feiglin. By failing to name its enemy – radical Islam – France, and the West, have already lost the war. “Soon the crowds in Paris will go home, and they will not be shocked when the next murder comes.”
Police said that some one million people were taking place in the rally in Paris Sunday afternoon protesting last week’s multiple terror attacks in the French capital. David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Binyamin Netanyahu were among world leaders who arrived Sunday at the French Elysee presidential palace to take part in a historic march against terror. The British, German and Israeli leaders were also joined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, all of are participating in the march together through the French capital – a world first.