Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

"The Virus Of Anti-Semitism Has Infected Members Of The British Muslim Community, Both Young & Old"

Bravo to the young and articulate Mehdi Hasan, a contributing writer for Britain's leftwing New Statesman (pictured is the cover of a notorious issue of that periodical dating to 2002), political editor of Huffington Post UK, and a not infrequent guest on BBC current affairs programmes, for admitting, à propos of Lord Ahmed's alleged antisemitic remarks:
'.... I can’t keep count of the number of Muslims I have come across – from close friends and relatives to perfect strangers – for whom weird and wacky anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are the default explanation for a range of national and international events.... 
The truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected members of the British Muslim community, both young and old. No, the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict hasn’t helped matters. But this goes beyond the Middle East. How else to explain why British Pakistanis are so often the most ardent advocates of anti-Semitic conspiracies, even though there are so few Jews living in Pakistan?
It is sheer hypocrisy for Muslims to complain of Islamophobia in every nook and cranny of British public life, to denounce the newspapers for running Muslim-baiting headlines, and yet ignore the rampant anti-Semitism in our own backyard. We cannot credibly fight Islamophobia while making excuses for Judaeophobia....
...[W]e’re not all anti-Semites. But, as a community, we do have a “Jewish problem”. There is no point pretending otherwise.... '
 Read the entire article here

4 comments:

  1. OT
    A brilliant video
    The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: 10 Myths Preventing Peace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdtGOY8T5XE

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  2. We accept that Muslims in Europe are reared from birth to be antisemites. But what they feed on is 1,500 years of European non Muslim antisemitism. Anyone in Europe acting shocked at Muslim hatred is a self serving tool with a millennium of blood on their own hands.

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  3. A British Muslim re the boycott of Israel:
    http://spme.net/articles/9029/2/5/End-the-Arab-Boycott-of-Israel.html

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