“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is an ancient Indian Sanskrit proverb from the fourth century BC suggesting two different parties work together against a common enemy.
The common enemy of both Hamas and Communist China is the United States and the West. Therefore, Hamas and Red China are friends.
Hamas, an Arabic acronym for the Islamic Resistance Movement, is a Sunni terrorist organization founded as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1987 during the First Intifada (Palestinian Uprising) to eliminate Jews and Israel and for Islam to dominate the world. Hamas has been labeled a terrorist organization by the European Union, the United States, and Israel.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a religious and political organization founded in Egypt in 1928. It advocated Muslim societies returning to following the Quran and Hadiths for a healthy Islamic society and rejecting Western civilization with the Judeo-Christian search for truth and freedoms of religion, speech, and equality for women. A healthy Islamic society has none; Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran are examples of Islamic societies.
Initially, the Brotherhood employed violence and terror to achieve Islamic hegemony, following the Quran 8:12: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike them upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.” Officially, the Brotherhood has since renounced violence, but in doing so, it spawned numerous offshoots that follow the Quran’s exhortations of violence and terror. Hamas is one such organization. See the link below for a CIA listing of 60 terror groups: https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/references/terrorist-organizations/
President Erdogan of Turkiye (formerly known as Turkey) has a close relationship with Hamas leadership. Erdogan recently hosted Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, who divides his time between Turkiye and Qatar. After the October 7 Hamas terrorist invasion of Israel, Erdogan said, “It is our responsibility to stand with the oppressed.” No mention was made of the deliberate atrocities committed by Hamas in beheading babies, raping women, mutilating bodies, capturing dozens (regardless of age) for ransom, and the point-blank murder of hundreds. Erdogan has said Israel is the “world’s most Zionist, fascist, and racist state” and that he knows how Israelis ”killed children on the beaches.” Erdogan's ties to the Brotherhood go back to the 1970s when he was a trusted pupil of Erbakan, the father of Turkish Islamism.
China is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), whose goal is Marxist world domination. Ironically, the CCP is an enemy of Islam, as witnessed by the CCP genocide against Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province. Other Muslim ethnic groups being persecuted include the Hui, Kazakh, and Tartars. Somehow, Muslims worldwide overlook the CCP atrocities and genocide against Muslims in China. Probably, the overlook is due to Chinese economic and military power, the CCP's disregard for world opinion, and the fact that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Islamism and the CCP converge against the West on multiple fronts. China supports Shia Iran, which in turn supports Shia Hezbollah, which in turn supports Sunni Hamas. Another classic example of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is Muslim Shias and Muslim Sunnis working together against Israel and the West.” In many Islamic countries, Shias and Sunnis blow up each other’s mosques.
China’s state propaganda outlet, the Global Times, declared America the “enemy of peace” in its coverage of the Hamas terrorist attack against Israel. It further wrote that the United States' inflammatory, reckless, and crazy talks drove Hamas to pillage the homes of random Israeli nationals.
Beijing also condemned U.S. military support to Israel. President Xi said the solution is to establish a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. At the same time, the CCP is committing Muslim genocide and threatening war with Taiwan, India, the Philippines, and Japan.
The United States and Western Civilization are the main obstacles in preventing the CCP and Islamists' totalitarian ideologies from succeeding. They are friends waging unrestricted warfare against the enemy West for the purpose of world domination. Once the West is defeated, the CCP and Islamists will address their incompatibility.
The West is being invaded by unrestricted Muslim immigration. Numbers matter and many European nations are in the process of having more Muslims than natives. The U.S. is being invaded at the Southern border, with over 40,000 Muslims arrested since 2021. Turkey leads the invasion with 31,000. Who knows how many have escaped detection?
By continuing to fund Arab Palestinian “refugees” for over 60 years, the West allows rage against the West to fester. Fellow Arab Muslim nations can well afford to fund the so-called refugees. Millions of other refugees since World War II have resettled and moved on with their lives. Why haven’t the Palestinians? Muslim Arab Egypt has closed its border with Gaza. Why?
Jews are the “canary” in the mine. When Jews are persecuted or are subjected to genocide, we (you and I) are next. Martin Niemoller, a prominent German pastor in the Nazi era, famously wrote after World War II:
“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Recognize that the CCP and Islamists are waging unrestricted warfare against the United States and Western civilization.
Terminate all aid to Palestinians—over $300 million annually in the Palestinian budget funds spouses of terrorist martyrs.
Invest in rebuilding the American military. Become the arsenal of democracy.
“We win, they lose” should be our government policy.
Peace Through Strength!
Author Laurence F. Sanford is a veteran of the United States Navy and the Central Intelligence Agency and now serves as Senior Analyst for the American Security Council Foundation. To learn more about the American Security Council Foundation and its work go to www.ascf.usPlease donate through www.ascf.us to support the programs and mission of the American Security Council Foundation to educate Americans on issues of national security, economic security, and moral leadership.
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