Friday, January 9, 2009

Former Israeli ambassador to Holy See: "people play the ostrich in the West" (regarding rising fundamentalism)

In an interview with the Catholic Herald, Israeli's former ambassador to the Holy See warns of an encroaching Islamic fundamentalism (January 9, 2009):
"In the last 12 to 15 years 85 per cent of worldwide terroristic attacks happened in moderate Muslim countries where extremist Muslims killed their own brothers in order to prevent any dialogue with the West. They want to overcome and rule those countries, but this is only phase number one.

"We cannot avoid the fact that many want to find the world living under the reign of Islam. Such is the goal of Osama Bin Laden and the Wahhabis, and Ahmadinejad of Iran and their proxies Hezbollah and Hamas.

"We're looking at a huge monster threatening the world's peace, not only for Israel. We're too small for them to deal with, the major threat is to Europe and the West. Because of a lack of interest and information people play the ostrich in the West and do not see the threat as something tangible and imminent.