Saturday, May 09, 2009

Islamic Supremacism is Racism

John R. Houk
© May 9, 2009

The Muslim Middle East is on the forefront of calling the Land of Israel a racist nation. This battle cry is led by Iran’s Ahmadinejad openly and behind the scenes by the power elites of Saudi Arabia.

The sad thing is many Westerners are jumping on the Muslim race propaganda train, particularly of the Leftist bent.

Muslims and Leftists equate Zionism with racism. O my God, a thought just popped into my cranium. Surprisingly there are many Jews in the West that also equate Zionism with racism. How self-destructive is that?

Ahmadinejad is correct about one thing in his hate filled speeches. Modern Israel was formed out of the ashes of guilt the victors of WWII felt by allowing Adolf Hitler’s regime to murder six million Jews in the Nazi Final Solution (not to mention roughly another six million non-Jews that did not fit the Nazi vision of the master superior Aryan race).

Ahmadinejad and other Muslims pump propaganda that the Jews in Israel were sent by the West to displace Muslims living in the area.

The reality is the land then called Palestine was made a waste land by Ottoman Turk mismanagement. The Western ingenuity of immigrating Jews combined with the Jews already in the land turned this wasteland into habitable arable farm land that produced a gain from what was once an inhospitable landscape depleted by lack of attention.

In 1516 the Mamluks were defeated by the Ottoman Turks. The first three centuries of Ottoman rule isolated Palestine from outside influence. The discovery of sea routes to the East began to erode the importance of the Middle East to commerce. In 1831, Muhammad Ali, the Egyptian viceroy nominally subject to the Ottoman sultan, occupied Palestine. Under him and his son the region was opened to European influence. Ottoman control was reasserted in 1840, but Western influence continued. The Ottoman tax system was ruinous and did much to keep the land underdeveloped and the population small. [Emphasis Mine] When Alexander W. Kinglake crossed the Jordan in 1834-35, he used the Jordan's only bridge, a survival from Roman antiquity. Among the many European settlements established, the most significant in the long run were those of Jews, Russian Jews being the first to come (1882).

It is important to note that there was a Jewish population in Palestine continuously. Even after the Jewish state was ended by the Romans, Jewish communities continued to exist. All of the successor governments tried to eliminate the Jews at one time or another, but none succeeded as numerous accounts testify over the centuries. When the Zionists started the modern "return" to Eretz Yisrael in the 19th Century, they were joining Jews who never left.

In 1918, a Yiddish book by David BenGurion and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Eretz Yisrael in the Past and Present, was published in New York by the Poale Zion Palestine Committee. The authors note that long after the destruction of the Second Temple — and even after the defeat of Shimon Bar Kokhba, leader of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in the second century C.E. — large masses of Jews still tilled the soil of Eretz Yisrael.

In the wars and uprisings, many cities were ruined and many communities destroyed, but the farm population could not be wiped out so easily. Under foreign oppression, city dwellers — the propertied and educated classes — chose to leave their homes and migrate to freer countries such as Babylonia. The Jewish peasant, however, like peasants the world over, would not leave his land so quickly, for it was land developed by his sweat and that of his parents. (A Brief History of Palestine)

The more prosperous the ingenuous Jewish production, the more Arabs moved back into the area seeking jobs to make a living. Until the end of WWI, there existed little hostility between Jewish innovators and Muslim employees in the land dubbed Palestine in Levant.

The end of WWI saw the beginnings of Arab nationalism after receiving freedom from the Ottoman authority. This Arab nationalism resulted in the WWI victors to arbitrarily create borders for Arab nations that would be spheres of influence by the European victors which were primarily Britain and France in the Middle East.

I am guessing many Arabs viewed this as a mere switch of subjugation from the Ottomans to a form of neo-subjugation by Britain and France. As a part of this emerging bitterness and the Balfour Declaration, nationalistic Arab Muslims began to view the influx of more European Jews as stepping on the toes of Arab lands at the management of European colonialism.

The instigation of Arab hatred toward the Jewish was planted by the Arab nationalist the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini. Al-Husseini’s anti-Semitic hatred poured into Palestinian Mandate Arabs who became influenced to no longer look at Jews as harbingers of prosperity but rather as usurpers of Dar al-Islam. The Dar al-Islam concept is as racist an ideology a people can develop. Dar al-Islam simply defined for the Western mind is that once conquered by Mohammedans then it is always Mohammedan even if “temporary” set backs infringed by the kafir of Dar al-Harb.

If Zionism is racism then Zionists are picnic racists compared to Islamic Supremacist racism projected from intolerant Mohammedanism. The Jewish State of Israel has discovered a paradigm of a haven for the world’s Jews to live without government persecution AND operating democratic institutions with civil rights for Israel’s non-Jewish citizens. There are other minorities in Israel; however the significant minority that enjoys political enfranchisement is Arab-Muslims and Arab-Christians. This equal political enfranchisement is totally non-existent in other Middle Eastern nations. In the other Middle Eastern Muslim nations you are a fully enfranchised Muslim or a discriminated against non-Muslim. One bad look by a non-Muslim will render some harsh treatment up to and including death for a perception of insulting Islam.

It is part of Mohammedanism’s Theo-Political nature to be brutally intolerant and so I understand their dimwit hatred of Israel based on Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb. The real mystery is that of the Western Left that actually falls in line with Mohammedan propaganda by also claiming Israel Zionism is racism.

Israeli Zionism is racism as compared to what: Islamic Supremacist racism? Dear God in Heaven there is absolutely no equitable comparison between intolerant Mohammedan racism and full citizen enfranchisement of Zionist Israel. The Basques of Spain probably receive less toleration than the Arab citizens of Israel.

Leftist outcries about Zionism equaling racism are heinously ludicrous. Either the Leftist hatred of Zionism is based on delusional Muslim propaganda or Leftist hatred of Zionism is linked to traditional Western anti-Semitism. So when I read or hear people say ‘being anti-Israel is not being anti-Semitic’ is a bunch of delusional garbage.

Another thing that throws me for a loop is that there are actually Leftist Jews and even Orthodox Jews that denounce Zionism. Hello! Zionism is a movement of protection for practicing Jews and Jews of heritage in a place to exist where government of community prejudice will not exact violent to deadly pogroms that Jews have experienced in the West’s past. For a Jew of any persuasion to be anti-Zionist is to be self-loathing. The self-loathing is always in danger of self-destruction via stupid actions to outright suicide (note that suicide is not homicidal).

Anyway that is enough of venting on my part. You should go over to Ben’s Blog to read what set me off.

JRH 5/9/09
Ahmadinejad: UN Racism Conference Part 4

By Ben
May 9, 2009 at 3:03 AM
Ben’s Blog

[statement by the Islamic Republic of Iran as delivered (unofficial transcript)]

After the Second World War, by exploiting the holocaust and under the pretext of protecting the Jews they made a nation homeless with military expeditions and invasion. They transferred various groups of people from America, Europe and other countries to this land. They established a completely racist government in the occupied Palestinian territories. And in fact, under the pretext of making up for damages resulting from racism in Europe, they established the most aggressive, racist country in another territory, i.e. Palestine.

Two groups of people claim possession of one small land area. Only one of them has a historical moral and legal right to it. The side having the valid claim was willing to share the land; the usurpers were not. They made war, which they continue to prosecute.

The death and displacement of which Ahmadinejad complains resulted from Islam's war against Israel. Without that war there would have been neither death nor displacement. The complaint has about as much merit as the parricide's plea for mercy on grounds of being an orphan.

Ahmadinejad practices projection: labeling Israel as “the most aggressive, racist country" when, in fact, that description fits Islam. The unstated premise is that Falestine is the national homeland of Falestinians. In fact, Israel was the homeland of the Jews, who were conquered and displaced serially by the Greeks and Romans, who were conquered by the Muslims in the seventh century.

    • Our first clue comes from the Charter of Hamas, read it carefully. [Emphasis added.]

This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Muslims have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Muslims consecrated these lands to Muslim generations till the Day of Judgement.

    • Our second clue comes from Rodwell's translation of At-Taubah 29

9:29. Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled.

    • Our third clue comes from the oral tradition of Moe's companions.

Abu Dawud 14.2477
Narrated Ibn Hawalah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah's chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.

The continuous conflict flows directly from Moe's command, recited in Allah's name, to make war upon the Jews and his statement of preference for attacking the Byzantine province of which Israel was a part.


Islamic Supremacism is Racism
John R. Houk
© May 9, 2009


Ahmadinejad: UN Racism Conference Part 4
Ben’s Blog

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