Human sacrifices in Israel--and you

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

Did you know that human sacrifices are being done in Israel?

It’s true. Because of religion, there are human sacrifices in Israel.  

It’s shocking. It’s barbaric. Why isn’t anyone talking about this?  

A human sacrifice is the murder of a human being. It’s not random. It’s not accidental. It’s not private.

It’s purposeful. It’s repulsive. It’s communal.  

Human sacrifices have nothing to do with Saturday night drive-by shootings. They have nothing to do with money, drugs or unrequited love. They’re about just one thing: killing a human for a god.

It’s planned. It’s organized. It’s public. It’s disgusting.

In the ancient world, human sacrifice was a celebration. It was how, on one level, religion helped to unify a community.

Today, human sacrifices unify the Palestinian Authority (PA). The PA honours human sacrifices. It publishes articles that glorify Arabs who sacrifice themselves in the name of Islam (“Parents of terrorist: ‘My son is an offering [emphasis mine] to the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], congratulations to him on the Martyrdom-death…”, Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2015; tr. Palestinian Media Watch [pmw]).

PA media promotes human sacrifice (called, ‘martyrdom’) as a source of religious joy (“Mother of Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israeli civilians expresses joy over son’s Martyrdom-death: ‘O mother of Martyr, let out cries of joy’, YouTube, October 10, 2015).  ‘Palestinians’ embrace this joy. They can’t turn away for it (“Palestinians to mother of murderer of 2: ‘Let out cries of joy, O mother of Martyr, your son is a bright candle’”  Wattan TV [non-government Palestinian TV channel], October 9, 2015; tr. pmw).

The Palestinian Authority is barbaric. It entices its youth to martyrdom through cartoons, TV programs and public ceremony. It celebrates parents who raise their children to become human sacrifices (“PA daily op-ed: Mother proud her daughter wants to die a Martyr”, Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 8, 2015; tr. pmw). 

Why would you support or protect such people?  

Muslim homicide bombers are human sacrifices. An Arab Muslim who attacks an elderly Jew with a knife—and then gets killed by a Jewish bystander during his attack—is a human sacrifice. An Arab who is killed by Israel security forces as he stabs an Israeli policeman is a human sacrifice.

We know these youth die for religion. They say as much on their Facebook pages. They seek death for what they say is holy.

Arab youth volunteer for this. They die for Islam.

Mahmoud Abbas loves it (“Abbas: We won’t allow Jews with their ‘filthy feet’ to defile our Al-Aqsa Mosque. We bless every drop of [Arab] blood... that has been spilled for Allah”, Official Palestinian Authority TV, September 16, 2015; see pmw, 'Violence and Terror'—Glorifying Terrorists and terror for details about this headline). 

These headlines celebrate murder. They glorify death.

That’s sick.

These headlines also celebrate something else. They celebrate human sacrifice as ‘godly service’ (blood ‘spilled for allah’, above).

That’s horrific. Why would you embrace should people?

You can bet that if the parents and teachers of these sacrificees were Jews, your disgust would know no bounds. You wouldn’t hesitate a moment to denounce that Jewish barbarism.

But when a Muslim blows himself up on an Israeli highway shouting ‘allah huakbar’, you say nothing. When a Muslim is killed while attacking a Jew, you say nothing.

Actually, that’s wrong. When an Arab Muslim is killed by Israeli police while engaged in a murderous assault, you do speak out. You speak out to question if Jewish Israel uses ‘excessive force’ against that Muslim murderer.

When you do that, you support the murderer. You choose Muslim human sacrifice over Jewish public safety.

You choose what the PA chooses. You accept human sacrifice as legal activity—and you question the legality of Jewish self-defense.

You choose murder over morality. You choose the ‘Palestinian’ over civilization.

Israel is surrounded by a ruthless, psychotic enterprise called ‘The Palestinian Authority’. That psychotic enterprise lives on Jew-hate. That hate is fed by Arab leadership (“Fatah official, on Facebook, calls for intifada and for Fatah youth members to make themselves into Martyrs”, Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, Oct. 5, 2015; tr. pmw). (Fatah is the political Party of Mahmoud Abbas. It controls the Palestinian Authority).

International newspapers join the Jew-hate barbarism. They villainize Israel. They ‘hero-ize’ murderers. When an Arab dies trying to kill Jews, these papers print, ‘Palestinian killed by Israeli police’.  

The world’s political leaders remain silent about the murderers. They question Israel’s right to self-defense. That behaviour endorses human sacrifice.

You’re no different. If you don’t speak out against this barbarism, you’re part of it. You’re no better than the barbarian who blows himself up or uses a knife to attack a Jew—or who decides to die-by-Israel by attacking an Israeli policewoman.

If you’re silent, you accept it.

Israel is G-d’s nation. It stands alone for a reason: in today's world, it’s the only nation that won’t protect barbarism.