PA daily: Israel has “aspirations [to rule] from the Nile to the Euphrates”
Headline: “Recurring sectarian wars”
“Unfortunately, while Israel is facing isolation and international boycott, we find that the Arabs have opened the door of salvation to it, as it has had secret diplomatic relations, and security relations with many of the Arab countries in regards to dealing with the revolutions of what is called the Arab Spring - all this while knowing that Israel has relations with the moderate, radical Islamic, and secular Syrian opposition, as one, as if the internal Arab revulsion created a strong love towards the Israeli occupation.
Israel spreads the danger posed by ISIS on one hand, and the Iranian danger on the other hand, in order to sneak into the bedrooms of the Arab regimes, as if it has no aspirations [to rule] from the Nile to the Euphrates. This Arab entrapment by Israel reminds us of the correspondence of the Fatimids in Egypt with the Crusaders in order to unite against Nur Al-Din Zangi (the Selijuq ruler who united the Syrian principalities and northern Iraq into one large Muslim country –Ed.), and the engagements of the Pope with the Assassin movement later [in history] in order to confront Saladin, in addition to many rulers of his time betraying their homelands, [thus] facilitating the Mongol invasion…
We can [only] say that the results of the Mongolian invasion and the Crusades, which nobody stood against except for the Egyptian army, paved the way for the Safavid state in Iran and Iraq, the spread of the Turks in the Western world, and the continuation of French and British colonialism, which led to the birth of Israel. This is because the architects of the sectarian wars want Iran, Turkey and Israel to be hegemonic powers in the region, and there is no hope left but Egypt’s resolve.”
Notes: The Fatimid Caliphate encompassed a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean from 909 C.E. to 1171 C.E. The Fatimids claimed to be descended from Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam.
Assassins – a secret Islamic order of assassins – warriors trained to carry out espionage and assassinations - formed in the late 11th century. They were self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) of the Islamic Nizari sect, established to protect their sect and forward its interests.
Safavids– the Safavid dynasty ruled 1502 C.E. – 1722 C.E. and 1729 C.E. -1736 C.E. and established Shi’ite Islam as the official religion of their empire. At their peak they ruled over Iran, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, and Armenia, most of Georgia, the North Caucasus, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, as well as parts of Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.