Friday, March 19, 2010

Islam is a Jew-Hating Religion

John R. Houk
© March 19, 2010

Andrew Bostom demonstrates that if there is a difference between Islam and Islamism it is a very thin line. Bostom’s point of discussion is taking issue that Muslim Tarek Fatah is an example of a majority of so-called moderate Muslims who condemn Islamist violence (i.e. terrorism). Islam is beneficent to Islam. Islam is beyond what a moderate Muslim will lead a Westerner to believe.

Tarek Fatah has managed to acquire an image of a moderate Muslim academician. Moderate implies non-violent and abhorrent of violence committed by Islamic (or is it Islamist?) terrorists. A moderate Muslim implies that Islam is not inimical to Western ways of Liberty and Freedom which also imply a moderate Muslim would not embark on a path to the practice of racism. The reality is Islam and Western culture cannot co-exist peacefully even on a secular multicultural diversity level because Islam is a theo-political supremacist religion that has intolerant violence embedded in writings considered holy by Muslims. This embedded violent intolerance is particularly manifested as racist Jew-hatred.

Tarek Fatah has been caught partaking in this Jew-hatred in his Islamic Supremacist tirade against Wafa Sultan for speaking the truth about Islam at a Jewish Synagogue in Toronto, Canada. According to Joanne Hill, Fatah’s editorial went so far as to misquote and mislead concerning the tenor of Sultan’s words. This attack on Sultan by Fatah essentially proved Sultan’s statement about Islam:

“There is no moderate Islam.”

Although Sultan was quoting the Turkish Prime Minister, it is an accurate statement if a Muslim is following the tenets of Islam as prescribed by their Prophet Mohammed. If a Muslim is diluting Mohammed’s theological dictates, only then can one accept the existence of a moderate Islam. As long as Mohammed’s Medina mindset which changed to violence and murder is part of Islam there is no Moderate Islam. This would be more than an Islamic Reformation; it would have to be an Islamic Transformation. I cannot think of any acclaimed moderate Muslims willing to promote a transformation. The closest I have seen are Muslims who wish to be looked upon as reform minded. Reform in a religion (e.g. the Protestant Reformation) has the mindset of returning as close as possible to the purity of its earliest days. In essence the Muslims who have been labeled Islamists or radical Islam are the reformers. Islamists wish Islam to return to its earlier blood thirsty days of Mohammed and the early post-Mohammed blood thirsty conquest days that actually stretched until European empire-colonialism began to push back against a culture that failed modernize along with its non-Muslim rivals.

Tarek Fatah’s tirade against Wafa Sultan is reminiscent of that old racist Islamic Supremacism. Fatah was so upset that Jewish Avi Benlolo spent twenty minutes after Sultan spoke to calm an upset Fatah. Here is Joanne Hill’s description:

Why was Avi Benlolo required to spend at least 20 minutes after the debate placating the hurt feelings and smoothing the ruffled feathers of a self-described "hardened secular Muslim" who is supposed to be on the side of freedom of religion and freedom of speech?

I see at the bottom of Mr. Fatah's article that his upcoming book is entitled, Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti- Semitism. On the night of the debate, Mr. Fatah informed Avi Benlolo (in my presence) without a trace of irony that his new book was going to be called, Why We Hate Jews.

Hmm … Does Fatah’s response sound like a moderate Muslim in which Westerners pray a majority of Muslims should be indicative of? No! It sounds like the Jew-Hatred embedded in Islamic holy writings.

Here is a post at Andrew Bostom’s blog promoting his Pajamas Media article entitled, “Silencing the Jews.”

Silencing the Jews, Redux

My essay on Mr. Fatah’s diatribe against the Canadian Jewish community, and Jews at large, appears in Pajamas Media today. Fatah, hailed as “a paragon of secularism and moderation,” makes plain his desire to impose Islamic blasphemy law on Jews. This is hardly surprising, given the supremacist nature of mainstream, classical Islamic doctrine and practice for over a millennium, through the present era, as the great Orientalist Gustave von Grunebaum observed in 1971:

    Islam is interested in making the world safe for Islam, in getting Islam into the controlling position and making it possible for Islam to be practiced perfectly, completely, and without any danger of controversion or subversion wherever Islam wishes to be practiced.

I am one who has wavered on the existence of a moderate Islam. Fatah’s diatribe against goes a long way toward moving me into the column of: “there is no moderate Islam.”

Update added:
I was searching for a photo of Tarek Fatah to use on other blogs I post at. I came across a critical article of Fatah written by a Muslim at The writer is upset that Westerners paint a picture of Fatah being a mainstream moderate Muslim. The writer claims Fatah is representative of fringe Islam and is un-Islamic. The article ends with:

Who represents mainstream Muslims then?

Many. Find someone at CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS, TDC. I think the media has gotten it right a few times with Hamza Yusuf, Zaid Shakir. But we need more of Ingrid Mattsons too. More of Siraj Wahhajs. More of Yasir Qadhis, Johari Maliks. More of Yasser Fazaqas, more of Suhaib Webbs, more of Usama Hasans, more of Mohamed AlShareefs, more of any of the Sunni Shayookh, the Shayookh of deobandis, tablighis, ahl-hadith, ikhwanis, more of any of the signatories of the Sunni Pledge and even beyond. Why? Because most Muslims are confident that these scholars have two important foundations, even if everyone doesn’t agree on ALL their opinions: (1) a firm understanding of the religion and (2) more or less in line with the mainstream Sunni opinions.

The writer for emphasizes that these people and organizations are representative of mainstream Islam. The fact is the organizations mentioned all have ties to either the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) and/or Islamic terrorists. This means the organizations (I haven’t research the individuals) are actually representative of enemies of Western culture that are described as radical Islam or Islamism.

It would seem that Tarek Fatah has raised the ire of those that expose the truth of Islam and the devotees of Islam’s holy writings.

JRH 3/19/10

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