Why I wrote my essay on the rise of the Islamic State
Posted On June 18, 2021
The essay is part of a larger effort to address the current political climate, with a particular focus on the U.S. presidential race.
The essay was originally written in March 2016 as part of an essay for The Jerusalem Review.
The Jerusalem Times published it this month, with the author saying she had been forced to abandon the essay due to the election and the heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
The story of the essay is featured in the Jerusalem Review issue of The Jerusalem Report, which will be released online on Monday.
“We have to make sure that we don’t allow ourselves to be dragged down into the politics of terrorism and extremism, as well as the politics that the U,S.
and Israel are playing,” said the author, who requested that her name not be used in this piece.
“There is no reason for Israel to continue to participate in these wars of aggression and the destruction of the Palestinian people.
It is imperative that we take a stand against these wars, because they are the ones that are leading to the destruction and devastation of the Middle East.”
The essay in question, titled “Is it the Palestinians who are responsible for the rise in Islamic State?”, has received some critical attention and has prompted a number of responses from readers, critics and even supporters of Israel.
In response to the essay, which appeared in The Jerusalem Quarterly, the author wrote in the essay’s second paragraph: “We have not just to wait and see how this debate plays out.
There is no doubt that the Islamic state is an expansionist, anti-democratic and terrorist state.
It aims to impose its rule over parts of the region and the entire world.”
She added that “while we have to remain vigilant, it is also important to remember that we have the power to stop the expansionism.”
Her comments have provoked a number responses from critics who have pointed out that the rise and expansion of the so-called Islamic State has taken place in tandem with the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, with both countries engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians.
One response to her essay, titled “#TheEqual Rights of the Palestinians,” read, “Israel and the U’liyyan are now two sides of the same coin.
What will this do to us as Jews?
What will it mean for us as Arabs?”
Another comment read, “#TheRight to Life for all.
#Israel and #TheEquality for all.”
A third commented, “If the Islamic states are not eradicating the Palestinians by force, it would be easier for Israel and its supporters to claim that they are eradicating all other states.
In other words, they would be able to claim they are fighting terrorism by force.”
The responses to the article have also prompted comments from the Umayyad Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who called the Islamic extremist group an “enemies of Islam” and called the Israeli attack on Gaza “a crime against humanity.”
The author also addressed the Umezan conflict in her essay.
“In the midst of the ongoing wars between Israel, the United States and the Islamic States, I wrote a piece called ‘The Fall of the Ummah’ in which I described the collapse of the ‘Ummah’.
I also wrote a few pages of essays about how it is necessary for us to stop these wars and the war that is taking place between the Muslims and the Arabs, so that we will be able for us all to live in peace and unity,” she said.”
I hope that the reader will understand that I am not against the Uighur Muslims, the Islamic Caliphate or the Palestinian cause, nor are I against the existence of the Zionist state.
But if we cannot stop the wars and wars between Muslims and Arabs, then what do we do?”
She added: “It is my hope that if the reader reads this essay, they will understand what is going on, so they can put pressure on their leaders and demand that we stop these ongoing wars and stop the hatred and hatreds that we are witnessing in the Middle Eastern countries. If we don´t stop these endless wars and hatred, then it will be very difficult for us in the future to achieve peace and justice.”