Why I Celebrate Rantisi's Death
by Irwin Graulich
Apr 22, '04 / 1 Iyar 5764
Another congratulatory "mazel tov" goes out to the Israeli Apache helicopter crew!
Many people, including Jews, were angry over my recent article, "Yassin's Ticket To Heaven". How dare I express "any" joy over the Sheik's demise? Many emails implied that "I am no different than all the terrorist groups who give out candy and march through the streets in victory after a suicide bombing."
How did this twisted moral equivalence develop, where the death of evil is no longer a cause celebre of the decent? Remember that great scene after WWII in Times Square, where hundreds of thousands of people were celebrating the death of Hitler and the Allied victory over Japan?
I am proud that America and Israel have imbibed the Judeo-Christian ethic that encourages fighting evil and killing it. Of course, the rest of the world is trying to make us feel guilty about our values and immensely moral actions. That is why America is hated for liberating Iraq, and Israel is hated for standing up against five Arab countries that were intent on destroying it. When these Arab countries became so fearful of tiny Israel after three wars, they proceeded to create a new replacement pawn called the Palestinians.
For those Jews filled with rage at me and not at the terrorists and their leaders, they obviously had not attended a synagogue during the month of March. It was probably no coincidence that Sheik Yassin's death coincided with the holiday of Purim, where Jews "joyously" commemorate the death of Haman and his sons.
Whoever has not experienced this holiday - Christian, Jew, Muslim or secular - is certainly missing an important life experience. Fun is the name of the game and even excessive drinking is encouraged. There is screaming, yelling and jumping up and down every time the evil Haman's name is mentioned during the Scriptural readings. Yet, some Jews remarkably have contempt for my elation over the wonderful deaths of Yassin, Rantisi and any future Hamas terrorist leaders. Coincidentally, the word Haman is only one letter off from Hamas. Perhaps a little divine revelation here.
A new, "progressive" European mentality has infected the world in the 21st century, with an overemphasis on love and compassion. Although both of these traits are important, they must be properly channeled.
As the Talmud clearly states, "Those who are compassionate when they should be cruel, will be cruel when they should be compassionate."
Just watch the cruelest regimes in the world start blaming Israel at the United Nations for ridding the world of this evil doctor.
Unlike Jack Straw, the morally confused foreign minister of Great Britain, most Americans make a clear distinction between good and evil, and the killing of innocents. The Straw man sees no difference between a terrorist leader and a democratically elected head of state. It is no wonder that America's Founding Fathers could not wait to get the hell out of "Straw country by the Thames."
Any nation that was inspired to put the word "Great" in front of its name, must have some severe psychological issues with its own meager talents. Other than Tony Blair and a relatively few select individuals, the British have been infected by a morally decaying European Union. (In fact, the British are still angry with America over their loss in the Revolutionary War.)
Hamas leader Abd Al-Aziz Rantisi publicly announced that he would prefer death by Apache over cardiac arrest. A partnership of God and Ariel Sharon granted him his eternal wish.
Rantisi, an ultra-arrogant pediatrician from Gaza, said, "I will not leave one Jew in Palestine." He was absolutely correct because he left five million.
Hamas is a terrorist organization that must be dealt with in precisely the same manner as Al-Qaeda. There is no difference between Bin Laden and Rantisi, except Rantisi is now pushing up daisies and will likely be pure fertilizer when Bin Laden finally joins him. The elimination of these individuals should bring joy to the hearts of every respectable man, woman and child. The bad guys are dead, just like in the happy endings of those great Hollywood movies.
The destruction of evil is a very healthy concept, yet many individuals seem disturbed by it. Evil is a cancer on the soul. Just like oncologists provide us with a certain joy by destroying tumors and harmful cells, there should be an equivalent emotional high in "burning the evil out of our midst." We do not feel sorry for cancer or terrorists.
Although Rantisi's white automobile was unrecognizable, his face looked much worse. Yet those Hamas warriors "bravely" carried his body, with its exposed, deformed head, through the streets of Gaza City, so that even little children would be affected by the blood stained imagery.
The terrorist strategy is a death cult that declares victory when they are killed. How is that for an inverted truth? Remember when victory meant that you destroyed the enemy? The evil terrorists cannot face the reality of constantly losing their battles, so they have invented a totally new military strategy that identifies victory with defeat. Being sent to Club Med-Heaven to have imaginary relations with 72 virgins has become all the rage.
But why die? Perhaps America and Israel should simply drop hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas travel brochures over these terrorist cells and Islamic marches in Gaza, the West Bank and Iraq. They will begin to realize that it is indeed possible to have these 72 women while they are still alive, along with some great food and other amenities. You do not need to kill Jews. Take the $25,000 that your family receives from the Hamas political arm and instead, book a flight to Vegas.
It is indeed humiliating that the entire Arab and Muslim world of 1.2 billion people cannot defeat five million Jews in Israel, nor match any of their accomplishments in science, technology, literature or medicine. It is humiliating that Israel actually does what it says it will do to terrorist leaders, while these macho-terrorist leaders talk a big game.
It is humiliating that every single Arab and Muslim leader saw "themselves" in the Saddam capture video and the Rantisi funeral procession. It is humiliating to the world that tiny Israel and relatively small America does what it wants throughout the world in fighting and destroying evil.
Let the celebration begin!