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The world’s obsessive hostility towards the Jews

January 13, 2017

The world’s obsessive hostility towards the Jews, Israel National News, Richard Mather, January 13, 2017

(Please see also, Obama’s Transparent Presidency. — DM)

Syria is dying, Islamists are murdering European civilians, ISIS and affiliated groups are on the rampage in the Middle East, food and water are in short supply in Africa. And so it is remarkable that the nations of the world have gathered against tiny Israel in order to dispossess Jews of what little land they have in order to create a twenty-third Arab state called Palestine.

Indeed, it is all the more remarkable when one considers the fact that the Palestinian Arabs have no historical, cultural or legal rights to the land of Israel.

That the Palestinian Arabs are endowed with so much international and economic patronage by the United Nations, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the Obama White House is testament to the world’s perpetual hatred towards the Jews. How did the Palestinians and their international backers manage to achieve such a feat? Why does the world revolve around the Palestinians?

There are several answers to this. One is the Palestinians’ cynical calculus of terror. They have learned that violence is rewarded by the international community. Palestinians do not want a peaceful political solution, not when terrorism reaps dividends. That’s why Yasser Arafat instigated the second intifada. He did it to mask his rejection of the Camp David deal in 2000. And what happened? The world blamed Israel for the “occupation,” which garnered further sympathy for the Palestinians.

Fatah and Hamas know that terrorism focuses worldwide attention on Israel. The Palestinians  want the conflict and the boycotts to continue because they exert unbearable pressure on the Jewish state. Should a Palestinian state come into being, don’t expect terrorism to go away. On the contrary, a Palestinian state will be the launchpad for further attacks on the shrinking Jewish state.

Indeed, ethnic cleansing of the Jews is the ultimate aim of the Palestinians. A Palestinian state does not entail a peaceful political or diplomatic solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. When Palestinians and their supporters chant “Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea,” they are calling for the genocide and/or mass expulsion of millions of Israelis – not just Israelis in the so-called ‘West Bank’ but Israel in its entirety.

There is another reason the world wants a Palestinian state: it is an opportunity for the nations to eradicate thousands of years of Jewish history. Places of importance have already been appropriated by our enemies. Me’arat ha-Makhpela (the Cave of the Patriarchs) and Kever Rakhel (Rachel’s Tomb) are now considered integral to a future State of Palestine.

Worse still, the Palestinians have appropriated the Kotel – the Kotel! – as an Islamic holy site named Al-Buraq. Raed Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, has said that the Western Wall and “all its various parts, structures and gates, are an inseparable part of the al-Aqsa compound.”

And PA-appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri, believes that Kotel belongs to the Muslims alone. In an interview with German magazine Die Welt, he stated: “There is not a single stone in the Wailing Wall relating to Jewish history. The Jews cannot legitimately claim this wall, neither religiously nor historically. The Committee of the League of Nations recommended in 1930, to allow the Jews to pray there, in order to keep them quiet. But by no means did it acknowledge that the wall belongs to them.”

Since it is clear that the Palestinians are not interested in peaceful co-existence with Jews; since the decay of Arab nations in the Middle East looks set to continue; since Jewish holy sites are in grave danger; and since it is highly likely that a Palestinian state will be a human rights disaster, wouldn’t it be better for the international community to put aside childish notions of a State of Palestine and lavish their time and resources on more important matters?

Evidently not. Kurdish independence, the Syrian crisis, chronic starvation in Africa, Islamic State, child sex slavery, and so on, are apparently (and shamefully) very low down on the world’s list of priorities. Given that there are so many pressing issues, it is deliberately perverse of the nations to pursue the creation of an autocratic state (or worse still an Islamist republic) called Palestine, which will be the only place on the planet that is officially Judenrein, i.e. “cleansed of Jews.”

It is clear that the world’s desire to create an anti-Semitic Palestinian state – regardless of the human cost and at the expense of more urgent issues – is driven by an obsessive hostility towards the Jewish people and Jewish culture, as well as a hatred for Judaism. To put it another way, it is racially and religiously-inspired anti-Semitic bloodlust.

DC imam: “We’re going to invite people to a little sweetie-pie Islam…We have to rescue the poor, dumb American people”

November 23, 2016

DC imam: “We’re going to invite people to a little sweetie-pie Islam…We have to rescue the poor, dumb American people” Jihad Watch

“We are going to invite people to Islam… It may be a little sweetie-pie Islam, but it will be fine. It’s good enough. We have to rescue the poor, dumb American people.”

What an interesting way to put it. One might almost get the impression that he means to conceal the violent and hateful aspects of Islamic texts and teachings from those whom he is trying to convert.

Imam Musa wants to establish an “Islamic State of North America no later than 2050.” He also thinks Daniel Pipes and I hacked his web page.

https://www.memritv.org/embedded_player/index.php?clip_id=5762

(MEMRI Video at the link–DM)

“Washington D.C. Imam Abdul Alim Musa: Zionists Brought Trump, Like Hitler, to Power; We Have to Rescue the Poor Dumb Americans,” MEMRI, November 18, 2016:

Washington, D.C. Imam Abdul Alim Musa discussed the results of the U.S. presidential election in his November 18 Friday sermon at the Al-Islam Mosque in the city. The Zionists have “created a ‘Hitlerian’ environment in the U.S,” said Imam Musa. He accused “the Zionists” of carrying out the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and framing the Muslims, and of treating the Palestinians “exactly like the Nazis treated the Europeans.” The sermon was posted on the YouTube channel of Imam Musa’s As-Sabiqun organization. The Arkansas-born imam is the director and founder of As-Sabiqun and of the Islamic Institute of Counter-Zionist American Psychological Warfare, and is also a member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought.

Imam Abdul Alim Musa: “The Zionists began to bomb, murder, and destroy buildings. In 1993, they did the first World Trade Center [attack] and blamed it on us, and then we got all the security acts that we have now, basically. Then the Muslims began to get scared, and they set the Muslims up real good. We say they created a ‘Hitlerian’ environment. A ‘Hitlerian’ environment is an environment in America exactly like the one that existed in Germany before World War II. What do we mean by that?

“You think Donald Trump is the first madman to be openly elected no matter what he says or does? He is not! Now, Adolf Hitler, in 1933, was selected chancellor of Germany, right? He burned the Reichstag – that is, the congress building – and blamed it on you-know-who. That gave him führership, to defend the Fatherland, Deutschland – isn’t that right? To defend the Fatherland against all enemies.

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“What is a ‘Hitlerian’ environment? A ‘Hitlerian’ environment is a policy of the past glory of a people up in smoke, and they create an environment where they bring a person to the forefront because an environment has been created for this. So they say: Oh, the poor white people voted for Trump to bring him in, to bring back the good old days when they were somebody. Well, they brought back Hitler, and they brought back what’s-his-name. What is his speech pattern? It is the same as Adolf Hitler. Who brought him to power? The Zionists brought him to power so they could maintain their global power. They will bring a fool to power any time they can to do their bidding. Isn’t that right? So they brought him to power.

“Now, here we are – the innocent Muslims. Who brought him to power? the people who know more about how he operated than anybody in the world, right? Remember the movies we saw about… in the late ’40s… throughout the ’50s and ’60s – the old movies on TV. They all talk about how the Nazis took over towns, and group punishment, and all of that. Do you know that the Zionists treat the Palestinians – word for word, minute for minute, letter for letter – exactly like the Nazis treated the Europeans? Exactly. No miss at all… He treats Palestinians exactly [the same way] – that is the Zionist.

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“So they created a ‘Hitlerian’ environment, but that ‘Hitlerian’ environment is going to bring them down.

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“What’s the final analysis? Because the world is being threatened by Zionists… They divide the people all up, and we are going to unify all the people. We are going to invite people to Islam… It may be a little sweetie-pie Islam, but it will be fine. It’s good enough. We have to rescue the poor, dumb American people. I’m not saying the Americans are dumb, but I mean, let’s be factual about it. Any trick they want to run – if they want to sell you something… ‘Do you want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?’ White folks will by it, because they don’t think too much. And I don’t mean to be sounding racist – negroes ain’t no better, just so you know.”

Archaeologists Restore Second Temple Tiles Desecrated by Waqf

September 7, 2016

Archaeologists Restore Second Temple Tiles Desecrated by Waqf, Clarion Project, Elliot Friedland, September 7, 2016

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It is motivated by the same contempt for the non-Islamic past that led the Islamic State to destroy so many of Syria and Iraq’s irreplaceable ancient ruins.

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A team of Israeli archaeologists have reconstructed the floor tiles used in the biblical Temple of Herod the Great. The find marks a breakthrough in biblical archaeology, but also shows how the Jordanian Waqf, which controls the site, has been careless at best with the site’s Jewish heritage.

In 1999, the Waqf which controls the Temple Mount (known as the Haram al-Sharif to Muslims), created a new entrance using bulldozers.

“Approximately 400 truckloads saturated with the history of Jerusalem were illicitly removed – barbarically removed – from the Temple Mount by the Islamic Waqf in November 1999 to promote a political agenda,” said Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder of the Temple Mount Sifting Project and professor emeritus of the Hebrew University, speaking to the Jerusalem Post.

“All of that was dug up with bulldozers in a place where even a toothbrush is too large a tool to carry out excavations.”

At the time, Israeli archaeologists charged that the process of building the entrance should have been documented carefully and all debris sorted through during the construction process.

Instead they removed thousands of tons of debris full of archaeological treasures and dumped them at a nearby landfill. A team of Israeli archaeologists has been sifting through the dirt for the last 10 years. They have found thousands of antiquities.

Now the project has been vindicated as it has been able to piece together the floor tiling used by King Herod in his renovations of the Temple, proof that the Waqf’s excavations damaged antiquities from the site. Herod ruled at the time of Jesus of Nazareth, and it is at Herod’s temple that many episodes recorded in the gospels took place.

“This represents the first time that archaeologists have been able to successfully restore an element from the Herodian Second Temple complex,” Zachi Dvira, co-founder and co-director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project announced at an unveiling of the restored tiles. “It enables us to get an idea of the Temple’s incredible splendor.”

Islamist supremacists have long sought to deny Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and to secure it as a site only for Muslims. This is symptomatic of the extremist ideology that brooks no dissent or pluralism and which seeks to eliminate all culture it does not control.

It is motivated by the same contempt for the non-Islamic past that led the Islamic State to destroy so many of Syria and Iraq’s irreplaceable ancient ruins.

And, it is the same drive which leads to attempts to use bodies like UNESCO to erase Jewish history on the Temple Mount and formally declare it a Muslim shrine.

This discovery proves both the non-Islamic connections to the site as well as the damage done to antiquities by the actions of the Jordanian authorities.