In Manchester and elsewhere, terrorism persists because it works

There is a name for people and organizations that pay other people for killing innocent civilians: it’s called accessory to murder. If the mafia offered bounties to kill its opponents, no one would sympathize with those who made the offer. Yet the Palestinian leadership that does the same thing is welcomed and honored throughout the world.

The Palestinian authority also glorifies terrorists by naming parks, stadiums, streets and other public places after the mass murderers of children. Our “ally” Qatar finances Hamas, which the United States has correctly declared to be a terrorist organization. Our enemy Iran also finances, facilitates, and encourages terrorism against the U.S., Israel, and other western democracies, without suffering any real consequences. The U.N. glorifies terrorism by placing countries that support terrorism in high positions of authority and honor, and by welcoming with open arms the promoters of terrorism.

On the other hand, Israel — which has led the world in efforts to combat terrorism by reasonable and lawful means — gets attacked by the international community more than any other country in the world. Promoters of terrorism are treated better at the U.N. than opponents of terrorism. The boycott divestment tactic (BDS) is directed only against Israel and not against the many nations that support terrorism.

Terrorism will continue as long as it continues to bear fruit.

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