Paqid Yirmeyahu
historical, logical, archeological, scientific Tanakh Halakhah

Outing the Islamists’ smoke & mirrors

Exposing the Islamists’ Sleight of Threat

Magicians have nothing on Islamists.

How should Ira Israeli understand what’s going on — the grim reality behind the scenes — within the long list of Israel’s Muslim enemies? In Gaza? In Yᵊhudah and the Shomᵊron? in Syria? In Iraq? In Afghanistan? In Iran? In Lebanon? In Turkey? In Jordan? In Egypt? In Pakistan? In Saudi Arabia?

Each is discussed as if it were a kingdom unrelated to any other; a problem to Israel unrelated to any other.

Retake Gaza?

I suppose it’s not surprising to hear Israelis clamoring to eradicate Gaza, as if that were the only threat. Or Arabs (Muslims?) of Yᵊhudah and the Shomᵊron, as if that were the only threat. These suggestions are so shallow that they are an imminent danger to Israel, misdirecting Israelis away from the combined threat that could consume us.

The harsh fact is that these artificial divisions are all related and their combined threat to Israel can only be understood realistically (!) when evaluated altogether.

Gaza as a Centerpiece

Gaza is an ongoing testament to what happens when Israel placates Islamists. Israel needs to make it an almost daily media centerpiece, repeatedly holding Gaza up in front of the eyes of a misojudaic world. We should make Gaza into a revolving neon sign on a high pole, not destroy a marvelous (relatively harmless compared to the looming, larger threat) Muslim masterpiece of Arab chaos, barbarism, misojudaic Jew-lynching and Israel-attacking bloodthirst. Like their fellow Muslims throughout the Middle East and Africa, when they don’t have Jews or other “infidels” to blame and kill for their troubles, they resort to killing each other. The reality demonstrates almost daily in the news that they just gotta be killing someone, even fellow Muslims and Arabs, as long as they can shoot dead, behead or hang somebody.

Don’t retake Gaza, publicize every barbaric act and endlessly point to it as the centerpiece of Islamic and Arab failure, challenging Arabs and Muslims to make Gaza a peaceful, prosperous and thriving example of civilization instead of the weapons smuggling hub of misojudaic bloodthirst and barbarism that it is now.

Two Factions, One Threat

In a nutshell — well, pod, there are two factions within a single threat to Israel. The single threat is Islamism and the two factions, threading through all of the artificial divisions above, are the Shiites and Sunnis.

The national borders that are today’s artificial divisions began as a European attempt to divide and rule. But they have evolved into smoke and mirrors that conceal two enormous dragons, making them appear to be merely small swarms of relatively harmless bees. And, like the west and Europe, most Israelis are overconfident suckers — still blindly swallowing this misdirection.

One excellent example headlining the news these days is ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and… Syria??? So the goy•imꞋ media — and their Israeli accomplice-media — would have you believe. This is more typical Islamist / jihadist smoke and mirrors, misdirecting public attention from the reality: they are ISIL — the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, itself yet another misdirection to evade alerting non-Muslims that the Levant is a metonym for Israel!!!

Both Shiites and Sunnis are looking beyond these artificial divisions, fighting to rule larger expanses of the region, according to a Shiite- vs Sunni- Caliphate, respectively, imposing Sharia law — and encircling Yᵊrushalyim (“the Levant” in PC-speak). A look at the map demonstrates the ongoing encirclement competition between Shiites and Sunnis; each forming one pincer of a pincer movement.

Thanks to Israeli media “hasbara” suckers and unwitting accomplices, this looming threat is unseen by most Israelis, much less the west or Europe. The Islamists’ smoke and mirrors has proven highly effective.

If you will become meticulous to understand all of these fights in terms of which forces and victims are Sunnis and which forces and victims are Shiites, then you will begin to get a glimmer of this huge fight to settle which side of the Islamist Caliphate will win the final honor of marching on Yᵊrushalyim to eliminate the Jews.

A Balanced Approach

Seen in this light, Israeli calls to eliminate either Sunnis or Shiites only accelerates the winner’s ability — and that is about a quarter of this hemisphere, not merely a fraction of Lebanon, or a fraction of Syria, etc. created by the smoke and mirrors — to march on Yᵊrushalyim and eliminate the Jews.

What Cannot Work

Probably for the wrong reasons, pronouncements that we cannot win on military might alone are absolutely correct. Yet, neither can we win against an enemy the size of a quarter of this hemisphere through diplomatic means.

Only Effective Weapon Against Theology-Driven Enemies: Torah

Together, these two monstrous dragons form an inverted pyramid balanced precariously on one, and only one, fulcrum: religion. Like it or not, prepared or not, this is only, and will always only be, an apocalyptic religious war made up of a series of religious battles.

Like the Crusaders before them, these are jihadists — theologically driven zealots unalterably committed to imposing their vision of an apocalyptic religious utopia, a Caliphate and Sharia law, over the entirety of a Jew-free Middle East, including Yᵊrushalyim.

Like it or not, prepared or not, this war can only be won theologically. As it was with Christianity, this war is about the conundrum that Islam, like Christianity, is a displacement theology, and a displacement theology can only be valid and legitimate it supersedes Torah so that Torah’s prohibition against rival books, gods and laws is no longer valid; no longer invalidating their displacement theology. The very existence of Jews still adhering to Torah unavoidably and inescapably stands in the way of any displacement theology. Ergo, Torah must be demonstrated right and every displacement theology invalidated — or, the inescapable sole alternative, be eradicated by them. It’s not like we haven’t seen it before. But it is like Jews will not take their heads out of the sand.

It is absolutely inescapable that this is, unchangeably, a conflict of religion. Here’s your choices: [a] you can convert to Islam, [b] you can be annihilated, or [c] you can learn why Torah has logical, historical and scientific (not medieval European costume Jewry) merit over Islam and their Quran (and Christianity and their NT) and fight this war at the only level we can win: theologically.

Or you can lose by reduxing the methods that have failed you in the past… yet again.

The theological war is the one war that Torah, and those who hold the Torch of Torah, cannot lose; the only war Israel cannot lose and the only war that no other can win. Stop getting sidetracked by the myriads of misdirections.

In this battle, your enemies, regardless of race (birth), include those who undermine your theological advantage: e.g., atheists, racists and perverts; and your allies are those who, regardless of race (birth), love and try to follow Torah and ha-Sheim — according to the realities of logic, documented history and science.

About the Author
Paqid Yirmᵊyahu (Ben-​David), Orthodox Jew & 16th Paqid of the Nᵊtzarim, dedicated to the historical, logical, archeological, scientific interpretations of Tanakh; B.Sc.B.A. (UF) and Master's work in computer science (artificial intelligence and knowledge based networks, UCF); former intelligence analyst (USAF); made aliya with his wife, Karen, (Law of Re­turn '85), served in the IDF (despite being age-exempt) and Israel Police Reserves, belonged to Or­thodox Yemenite syna­gogue 10 yrs in Ra'anana where they live today. In addition to the sole Netzarim website (, his commentaries have been published in magazines and newspapers from the Orlando Sentinel and Toronto Mensa to The Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel and Ynet. He has also authored many books available in the Netzarim website or Amazon; including: Who Are The Netzarim?, Atonement Under the Biblical 'New Covenant', The Netzarim Reconstruction of Hebrew Matityahu (NHM), The 1993 Covenant (of Daniel 9.27), Pishtah Kheihah (The Flickering-out Remnant, Yᵊshayahu 42.3) and The Mirrored Sphinxes (revealing Moses' Egyptian Pharaonic secret knowledge & symbolism for prayer and relating to the Divinity).