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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Muslim Anti-Semitism



John R. Houk
© March 4, 2010


Anti-Semitism is a word that paints a picture of racism. It is an experience Jews have experienced from time immemorial. The approximately SIX MILLION Jews murdered in Hitler’s Nazi genocide is only unique in the terms of the sheer number of Jews massacred methodically in a relatively short period of time.

Ever since the last Diaspora of Jews courtesy of the Roman Empire, the Chosen People have been harassed. Jews went all over the place in that Diaspora and a large chunk settled into what is today Europe. European anti-Semitism is notoriously legendary from the eastern portions of European Russia to the west coast part of Europe of Spain, France and Britain as well as all European nations in between.

The nadir of European anti-Semitism is undoubtedly the Nazi Holocaust. Yet even before the Holocaust there was guilt over anti-Semitism. Initial British influence momentarily hooked up with the European Zionist movement. Thus as WWI neared its end the Balfour Declaration assured Jews that a national homeland would be established in their pre-Diaspora ancestral Land. After WWI the British and French began carving Arab portions of the defeated Islamic Ottoman Empire (Turkey).

After Britain began to manage its portion of the defeated Islamic Ottoman Empire, the newly formed League of Nations provided a British Mandate of the part of the Levant known as Palestine. There were other Middle Eastern Mandates of which became independent Arab nations. The Palestine Mandate certainly had a majority of Muslims in its area; nonetheless there was also a Jewish presence maintained even after the Diaspora.

The European Zionist Movement began to slowly support the immigration of Jews to pre-WWI Ottoman Empire. After the Balfour Declaration and the end of WWI Jewish immigration back home (aliyah) increased.

The influx of European Jews also meant the arrival of the expertise European industrial and modern farming techniques. The Ottoman Empire had pretty allowed the area to be known as the Palestine Mandate to become barren and worthless land. The innovation of European Jews reclaimed the land and made it productive. The result of this also meant a better standard of living for Arabs.

It is my opinion that modern techniques of management and reclamation turned the land into a very habitable place to live. It is also my opinion that Islamic Supremacist Arabs began to develop a sense of anger when non-Muslims were making the bucks. Large portions of the Palestinian workforce were Arabs from far away who began to resent the prosperity of Western Jews. After WWI the Muslim Arabs began to develop a sense of nationalism. It did not help that the post-WWI Middle East was carved into multiple Arab nations rather than one national Arab government. I am guessing the old European empire thinking of economic exploitation combined with the tribal nature of the medieval-like Middle East made it easier to carve and manage multiple Arab nations rather than one Arab nation. In any event the Arabs began to embrace anti-Semitism on a level of passionate hatred.

Between WWI and WWII Arab nationalism began to spark Islamic revivalism reminiscent of long past Islamic Supremacist jihadism, movements began that called for a return to Islamic purity. Islamic purity is indicative of the primary hero of Islam as the example of purity – Pseudo-Prophet Mohammed (which is why I often use the politically incorrect term of Mohammedanism).

Mohammed was NOT a nice guy to people who disagreed with him or got in the way of spreading his theo-political cult. The Quran might say “there is no compulsion in Islam” but Quranic, Hadith and Sira literature demonstrates the words did not match the action.

As far as prospering Jews were concerned in the Palestine Mandate, Jew-hatred was preached by a Jerusalem Grand Mufti al-Husseini. In fact al-Husseini began to be an admirer of a German-European known as Fuehrer Adolf Hitler. Al-Husseini’s admiration of Hitler was not because the Nazi racist was a Muslim. Kafir Hitler hated Jews and felt their extermination would better his concept of the Arian Master Race. Al-Husseini shared the Jew extermination passion.

After al-Husseini inspired a few Arab revolts against the British Mandate in Palestine his status of unpopularity with the British eventually landed him in Hitler’s lair. The two could not have trusted each other. Hitler was a German Arian Master Race kind-of-guy and al-Husseini was an Islamic Supremacist kind-of-guy. Whatever there differences were they hooked up for the goal of Jewish extermination. Hitler even sent al-Husseini to the Muslim portions of the Balkan States to recruit Muslim-Europeans into the infamous SS to aid in the goal of Jewish extermination.

These are the early seeds of Jew-hatred planted among Arabs were would adopt the name of Palestinian. This Islamic Palestinian hatred of Jews is so prevalent among Muslims that those that have migrated as students and immigrants to the USA have brought their anti-Semitism with them.

In the America that was established as a nation of Freedom defined as Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; anti-Semitism has been re-awakened. America’s university campuses have become a hot-bed of Muslim propaganda against Israel and Jews. Can you imagine that? America’s institutions of higher learning have become a platform to spread Jewish-Israel hatred. The propaganda campaign has been so effective that an incredible number of American Leftists have jumped on the hate Israel bandwagon. Universities even invite and sanction anti-Semitic speakers of Muslim-American origin and Middle Eastern Muslims from abroad. These hate-Israel Muslims mean they are pro-Palestinian Islamic terrorists. Islamic terrorists wish to be a part of another Jewish Holocaust by eradicating Israel and every Jew living there.

Did you get that? IT IS IN AMERICA!

I came across a website promoting a film that exposes anti-Semitism on American campuses. The film is called Crossing the Line: The Intifada comes to Campus.” You can view an excerpt of the expos√© HERE.



Below is a rough written content of the film. Be prepared to be outraged.

JRH 3/4/10
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Crossing the Line Viewing Guide

CampusIntifada.com
Producer: Raphael Shore
Director: Wayne Kopping

Shaping the World


College is a time for social action, student protest and the formulation of ideas and worldviews; a time to broaden one’s mind and for students to begin to shape the world they live in. In North America, college students have been instrumental in some of the biggest protest movements of the 20th Century, including the fight to end the Vietnam War, Women’s Rights and the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the activism continues with students fighting against the genocides in Tibet and Darfur and the war in Iraq.

Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?

There is one issue that seems to evoke more hostility then any other - Israel. Israel’s Operation Cast Lead at the close of 2008 evoked feelings of resentment and hatred from people throughout the world. There was something “different” about the protests that this war sparked as the line between anti-Israel policy and anti-Semitism became blurred. These protests weren’t just against Israel but also against the Jewish People. Around the world, synagogues and Jewish graves were desecrated and anti-Semitic chants were shouted at protests – even on the streets of America.

Bringing the War to Campus

The anti-Israel hostility that had been raging for years on American campuses came to a head during Operation Cast Lead, whereby the situation on North American campuses deteriorated dramatically. Pro-Palestinian groups held vehement anti-Israel protests along with graphic outdoor theater performances demonstrating the perceived brutality of Israeli soldiers against Palestinian civilians.

In the Classroom

Instead of offering fair and objective views of the Middle East conflict, some professors are leading the charge against Israel, often taking advantage of their positions to express pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel views on campus. When this happens, students receive a one-sided and biased view of the conflict. In this scenario, many Jewish students feel uncomfortable in the classroom and are scared to express their views on the Middle East conflict.

Anti-Semitic Attacks

In recent years, there have been numerous incidents on college campuses during which Jewish property was desecrated and Jewish students were assaulted. For example, in February 2008, four Temple University students used anti-Semitic language and assaulted two Jewish males, severely injuring one of them. In April 2009, a swastika was found painted on a Jewish fraternity house at the University of Florida.

    "3D Test" of Anti-Semitism

    Israeli politician Natan Sharansky uses the “3D Test” to help distinguish legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism. Sharansky identifies three categories: de-legitimization, double standard and demonization.

    De-legitimize

    This refers to the argument made that Israel doesn’t meet the requirements of a legitimate state and therefore should not exist. Rather than addressing the particular issues at hand, there is a call for a destruction of the State of Israel.

    Double standard

    This is when criticism of Israel is applied selectively. Although other countries can be criticized for human rights violations during times of war, the finger is continuously pointed at Israel and often exaggerated. Little attention is given to the atrocities committed by other countries.

    Demonize

    Israel is accused of behaving like a demon and its actions are blown out of proportion. For example, comparisons are made between Israelis and Nazis and between Palestinian refugee camps and Auschwitz.


Lies, Half-truths and Distortions

On American college campuses, many pro-Palestinian activists use unverified news stories and misleading information about the facts on the ground. One example of this is that during Operation Cast Lead, college students put forward the unverified story that Israel had hit a UN school in Gaza. Later reports proved that mortar shells fell in the street near the compound, and not on the compound itself. However, by that time, the damage had already been done as many students had already formed their opinions based on the original misinformation.

Follow the Money

Over the last twenty years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been poured into American universities by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries which are hostile to Israel’s very existence, with the specific goal of influencing students’ views on the Middle East and Israel. The education that students in Middle Eastern departments are receiving is likely to be unbalanced and anti-Israel as a result of this direct line of funding.

The Muslim Student Association

The MSA organizes anti-Israel events on campus, often sponsoring events with radical speakers that support violence and suicide bombings. The MSA has foundational ties to the Muslim brotherhood, a group created with the explicit goal of implementing Sharia Law across the world. The MSA often works to advance one of the Brotherhood’s goals by advocating for the destruction of Israel.

Not Just about Israel

Another of The Muslim Brotherhood’s aims is to destabilize the West. They believe in a “grand Jihad,” claiming that Western civilization needs to eliminated from within. The Brotherhood is not just fighting against Israel, but also against America and western countries that promote democratic values.

What should Jewish students do?

Jews have a historical connection to Israel. Jews have been living in Israel continuously for thousands of years, never leaving Israel voluntarily. Jewish students should be proud of Israel’s achievements over the past 61 years, including the production of numerous technologies that are advancing the world. It is important for Jews to educate themselves, and be proactive on campus, to express their Jewish views proudly, show solidarity with Israel, and correct misinformation campaigns launched by opponents of the Jewish State.

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Muslim Anti-Semitism
John R. Houk
© March 4, 2010
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Crossing the Line Viewing Guide
Imagination Productions © 2010

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