What is a man to do who simply loves Israel like a fine wine, an aged cheese, a voluptuous lady?
Jihad was also the spirit on the Mavi Marmara as it sailed for Gaza.
Those on board refused offers by Israel that they dock at an Israeli port so their aid could be checked and forwarded to Gaza. They rejected warnings to turn back. They prepared instead for a deadly confrontation.
Arab television showed one woman on board exulting: “We await one of two good things – to achieve martyrdom or reach the shore of Gaza.”
Added another passenger, Yemeni professor Abd al-Fatah Nu’man: “These are people who wish to be martyred for the sake of Allah. As much as they want to reach Gaza, the other option is more desirable to them.”
They got just what they wanted, then, as did Hamas and its chief backer, Iran.
Iran, needing attention distracted from its nuclear weapons program, pumped out instant YouTube footage of this Israeli “atrocity”.
Meanwhile, Hamas spokesman Samil Abu Zuhri called for a global “intifada”: “We call on all Arabs and Muslims to rise up in front of Zionist embassies across the whole world.”
And in capital cities around Australia, we yesterday saw the new front open as angry demonstrators took the streets.
So what, you may scoff. A few of the usual hotheads.
But see this time how many of our politicians, journalists and “thinkers” are on the wrong side of this front.
See how willingly they’ve surrendered to an Islamist plot more effective than any Bali bomb.