9.30.14: Netanyahu says militant Islam is a cancer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says militant Islam is a cancer that’s spreading and must be removed before it’s too late.
In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu warned that wherever militant Islam rules, “women are treated as chattel, Christians are decimated and minorities are subjugated, sometimes given the stark choice: convert or die.”
The Israeli leader said Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. But a Palestinian official says the speech was “a blatant manipulation of facts,” hate language and slander.
Turning to Shiite Islam, Netanyahu warned that the gravest threat to the world today is the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
He concluded his speech by quoting a verse from the Bible’s book of Isaiah: “For the sake of Zion I will not be silent. For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still until her justice shines bright and her salvation glows like a flaming torch.”