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GORDON DUFF: WHY IS ZIONISM NOT ABOUT JEWS

“HOMELAND IN PALESTINE” HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH ZIONISM

By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

As an editor and writer for a military, veterans and foreign affairs publication, the term “Zionism” seems to have become a polarizing element.  Some of our writers are Jews or have Jewish families.  Some are Palestinians, many are Muslims.  Most are atheists, from my very personal and private poll, as are vast numbers of Americans and, frankly, people around the world, many who attend religious worship out of social pressure and even fear.  Most of the Jews and Christians I know are atheists, well educated and fine people, frankly much much better people than the “church goers” I know.  But this is a talk about Zionism and ideas of religious freedom have little to do with it.

There is not going to be an honest dialog about Zionism or “Restorationism” or Jews returning to Palestine or how evil Arabs were planning on killing everyone in their sleep as we see in the movies.  Everything we read about the establishment of Palestine is, other than the documents themselves, entirely a lie.  Yes, I believe there was a holocaust.  The idea of killing people because of race, religion or ethnicity is a European tradition.  Europe killed millions, Huguenots, Cathars, Protestants and Catholics, “witches”, “heretics” and finally 6 million Jews as part of a frenzy of brutality that began, quite frankly, when the Roman Empire hijacked the Christian religion under Emperor Constantine.

From then on, one group after another was being killed off for believing something slightly different, having an “evil eye” or, as is almost always the case now, having the misfortune of living on land someone else wanted.  The “Cathars,” perhaps the original followers of Christ, were killed off in the 13th century because they lived too well, had too much money and the Pope in Rome who was their supporter had been replaced by a “pretend” Pope that worked for the King of France.  They called this the Albigensian Crusade.  We even had a crusade that attacked and burned the Christian city of Constantinople.  Anyone who thinks the holocaust was something new is nuts.  It simply took practices established during Constantine and continued on and added trains and poison gas.  Consider the holocaust an industrialized version of European religion.

What are the lies?  It always seems our job to pick out the “whoppers” out there.  Well, Jews, at least 95% of them are not Semites from the “holy land.”  They are Europeans, the vast majority originated from areas of Russia, and some, Sephardic Jews, from Spain.  They are traced back by some historians to the time of Solomon.  The Catholics killed most of them off, tens of thousands, while killing many other people off.  Many converted to Christianity by force.  Anyone who thinks only Islam does that is nuts.

So, who are the Jews?  They are Europeans who didn’t buy in on the Roman empire’s version of Christianity and went thru hell over it, much as did the Cathars and endless others that the Catholic Church burned alive for centuries for one idiotic reason or another over belief systems that were and continue to be totally sociopathic.  What was special about Hiter and his Nazi friends?  Well most were Catholics, some very devout Catholics and felt they were killing Jews as part of “God’s plan.”  We try to lie about this but the Catholic Church was deeply involved in the holocaust and Naziism.  Deal with it.  These guys were Christians, no matter how much the History Channel and Indiana Jones try to tell you they were all “mystics” of some kind.

SO, WHAT THE HELL IS “ZIONISM” AND WHY DO WE LIE ABOUT ISLAM AND THE JEWS

Back in the middle of the 19th century, Jews talked about going back to Israel and rebuilding the Temple.  They never came from Israel but their religious beliefs are strongly tied to the history of that region.  This wasn’t a huge number of Jews.  When you look at Germany during the First World War, you find the German and Austrian armies full of Jews with European Jews making up much of the intellectual leadership, the authors, musicians, scientists and philosophers.  Jews controlled the banks, much of the commercial life but were also cab drivers, tailors and factory workers.  Jews were also married into “Gentile” families.  After centuries only a magician could tell a Jew from one of Hitler’s “Aryans.”

The biggest influx of Jews into the Middle East was into Turkey under the Islamic ruled Ottoman Empire.  Jews were being expelled from Europe during the 15th and 16th century and were all asked to settle in the Ottoman empire, which stretched from the Balkans thru the Holy Land and beyond.  The Sultans looked on the Jews as a way of rebuilding their cities and establishing an economy.    Jews held, not only nearly full autonomy under Islamic rule but also held some of the highest positions in state.  Remember, the Ottoman empire was the entire Islamic world during this period.

This makes the entire history we are taught about Islam and the Jews a total lie.  If there were Jews in the Islamic world, they were there because they were invited, valued and helped rule the Ottoman empire.   This is history, not propaganda.

During the holocaust, when no other country, including and especially the United States would take in Jewish refugees, Islamic Turkey took in 100,000 European Jews who were saved from the gas chambers.  No other country did as much.

“Despite the harsh policies of ethnic homogenization during the early republican period, the Turkish stance towards Jews in German-occupied Europe remained relatively positive. Even though Turkey remained neutral during World War II (until its symbolic declaration of war on Nazi Germany on 23 February 1945) and officially forbade granting visas to German Jews, individual Turkish diplomats (such as Necdet Kent, Namık Kemal Yolga, Selahattin Ülkümen and Behiç Erkin) did work hard to save Jews from the Holocaust.[28] According to Prof. Stanford J. Shaw “some 15,000 Turkish Jews from France, and even of some 100,000 Jews from Eastern Europe” were saved because of Turkish efforts.[29] On the other hand, Turkey has been implicated in the Struma disaster, due to its refusal to allow the Jewish refugees on board to disembark in Turkish territory.”

When we describe relations between Islam and the Jews, we don’t talk about the half million Jews who lived in and helped rule the Ottoman Empire or that controlled the vast all Jewish Khazar empire for centuries, not Jews that had ever originated in the Holy Land but invited there, saved from Europe, the Catholic Church or centuries later from Nazi persecution.  Instead, we replace the truth with childrens stories about persecution that never happened, not where and when our Zionist friends love telling us it did.

If we remember that the Ottoman Empire lasted until well into the 20th century, we only have a short period, practically only a few years to discuss where the British decided that Jews should be settled in land the British never owned and controlled only through war.  You can watch the movie Exodus to learn some of it, almost 100% false, or get some background from Lawrence of Arabia, but really common sense and truth have been set aside so long that there is no longer any hope.

HOLOCAUST GUILT BRINGS ABOUT A NEW HOLOCAUST

The holocaust happened.  America and Britain allowed it, know that for certain.  When American troops found concentration camps they were surprised, not because we didn’t know but because we chose not to tell anyone.  After all, America was extremely anti-Semitic itself.  Jews were hated across America, denied seating in restaurants, use of resorts and restricted from many neighborhoods and, in fact, entire states.  The holocaust was very “convenient” for America, Britain, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Czechosolvakia and many other countries that now pretend they had no part in it.  Blaming Germany is one thing, a way of picking out one country to pin the crimes of many on but blaming Islam is an obscenity of lies.

So why then were the Jews resettled in Palestine, an area they never came from, an areas already totally populated?  Jews couldn’t go back to their homeland, really the Ukraine.  Stalin hated Jews.  Palestine had, until a few years before, been part of the Ottoman Empire.  Britain ruled for a few years, years filled with strife where Britain fought a war against Jewish extremists, some of the originators of terrorist attacks of the kind we are seeing today.  When Britain tried to stop terrorist groups operating in Palestine, terrorist groups run entirely by Jews, the British headquarters in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was destroyed by a massive bomb.  The group responsible for this early “9/11″ type attack later became the government of Israel.

The British make movies about this, Jews are terrorists and the British are trying to create a peaceful state.  Their movies have Jews as European terrorists attacking British military to take land away from Palestinians who have lived there for centuries.  Maybe throwing the Palestinians off their land is ok, if our movies, which are made so much better than theirs, draw larger crowds.

This seems to be the standard of truth we are operating on.

CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS AND RECOGNIZING ISRAEL

Back during the 1800s, the major religion in America had been “spiritualism.”  Millions tried to talk to the dead and religion, in order to keep its customers took on some odd beliefs so that seances could be part of  “Christian” worship.  We wrote this out of our history but it is true just the same.

Then came the “tent revival” and “faith healing” charlatans that became the backbone of America’s “Christian Evangelism” of today, a religion based on distortions of scripture, snake handling, speaking in tongues and replacing religious scholarship with “bible stories”  and theatrics.  The most fertile area for this group of predatory “used car salesman” preachers to work was biblical prophesy.

This had all the “sex” of talking to the dead plus the imagery of the rapture, naked people floating in the air, Armageddon with millions of people, children, pets, the entire planet being mercilessly destroyed and the promise to the “select,” those with money to buy their way out of suffering, sitting at the side of baby Jesus cheering while their enemies suffer.

If only I were making this up.

These “snake charmers” and con-men, we now call them “televangelists” needed to have Jews back in Israel to start their business going.  This was the “prophesy.”  They don’t like Jews, in fact these are the same people who cheered on the Nazis during the holocaust.  Their beliefs don’t even allow Jews to remain Jews.  When Christ returns, Jews all have to convert or go to hell.  Does this sound a bit like the Spanish Inquisition?  It should.

However, it got Israel allies, got them weapons, billions in aid and allowed them to build a military state they don’t seem to have sufficient common sense to control.  Welcome to that one.  Israel isn’t stupid, “take the money and run.”  Any of us would do it.

WHEN IS THE BALONEY GOING TO STOP?

Israel isn’t a country of devout Middle Eastern Jews returning to a homeland promised them by g-d.  It is a country settled by Europeans who had been thru hell but who also had learned to play dirty and not follow any rules.  No country on Earth has more opposition, has faced more sanctions than Israel.  The number of times the US has had to veto sanctions imposed by the United Nations against Israel for humanitarian violations is countless.

Israel is not a country surrounded by powerful enemies trying to destroy them.  On one border is Egypt, a country that is happy to do business with Israel all day long.  Israel will never have a threat from Egypt.  On the north is Lebanon, a powerless state subject to continual civil war, half Christian, half Islamic.  If anyone needs worrying about in Lebanon, its the Christians, not the Jews.

Do we want to talk about Syria?  Why does nobody talk about Syria?  That threat is gone also.  Then we can look at Jordan.  They and Israel are so close, you can barely tell you have moved from one country to another.  That leaves Iraq, a country that will never threaten Israel and Iran.

Ah, Iran.  What is Iran.  Why do we find, when we look under the table a bit, so much business between Israel and Iran and so much talk of war?  I am having reality problems here.  Iran is trying to buy a decent air defense system.  They have a 3rd rate army, a 4th rate air force, a navy made up of small boats and no nuclear weapons.  They are nowhere near Israel and could never attack Israel unless they flew their army in on commercial planes.  As half of Iran is on the terrorists “no fly list” they would have to pay off the Mossad to even get thru airport security. (like other terrorists do)

Now we have Israel and India working together as one country.  Israel has all of Americas defense technologies and India has a billion people and massive manufacturing capabilities.  Combined they are in the process of becoming a superpower, not regional, but on a world scale.  India is going to be building fighters easily the equivalent of the F22 Raptor soon, something America is secretly shocked by.  We wonder where that technology came from.

We are dealing with countries with huge nuclear arsenals, world class armies, massive 1st rate air forces, nuclear submarines and we are sitting up nights thinking an army of Arabs on camels is going to take them over.  Have we lost our minds?  Is the idiocy we see on TV so convincing that we have given up all rational thought?

TWISTED RELIGION, THE ENEMY OF HUMANITY AND TRUTH

America is based on separation of church and state.  No matter how much our recent bible-thumping neo-Federalists like to lie about it, the Founding Fathers were a pack of atheists.  This is one of those nasty secrets of our history.  These were people of the “Age of Enlightenment.”  This means they were atheists.  Get over it.

It isn’t like we were even dealing with anything a rational religious scholar would call “Christianity.”  The Christian Zionist version of Protestantism is little more than back-woods hokum that conveniently gives billions to Israel, helps our military front for oil company greed and has written a history of recent years that will be the shame of humanity for centuries.

Every time an Evangelist starts ranting about Mary Magdalene, the “whore of Babylon” instead of the wife of Rabbi Jesus and mother of his children, I wonder which is real.  I then ask our Evangelist friend to open his bible and show me where Magdalene is shown to be a whore?

It isn’t there, not one word of it, like half of the other idiocy they rant on about.  They simply make it up.  Actually get a bible, if you don’t already have one, and really read it without the “Fox News” version being explained to you by a “televangelist” with a 20,000 square foot home and a fleet of Mercedes.  Remember WWJD?  I have a good idea and a lot of people wouldn’t like it.

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23 Comments for “GORDON DUFF: WHY IS ZIONISM NOT ABOUT JEWS”

  1. Hi Gordon, Holocaust, was a very sad event no 2 ways about it. But to put the responsibility of all the blood on the church, is ludicrous. During the world war, there were a large number of priests who got killed, if that was not mentioned in your history books.
    Indeed the Church is a very soft target, and get the media some mileage too by blaming it, its a win either ways. After all the the pen is mightier than a sword. So can this be called a holocaust of the church by the media, and if so as per your definition, the holocaust continues in Europe and the West.

  2. I find it hard to watch the news regarding what is happening in Palestine. Israel is a foreign element surrounded by human beings that do not want them to be there. Not only is Israel there but they want to take more land for themselves, some say all the way to a greater Israel including Baghdad. I am not sure it this is so, but I am sure about this many American Christians agree with Israel and their land grab. This scares me as much as Islamic terrorism.

  3. Gordon

    What’s remarkable is that I read your article the first time on my phone and got mightily steamed up at what looked like a very anti-Israel stance. Now I have re-read and digested it, I find myself agreeing with quite a lot of your hypothesis, which is weird given that I am sitting in Tel Aviv and have just spent an hour writing an article about Dubai’s two-faced approach to allowing a Hamas terrorist to trade weapons from a hotel on their patch, then blaming Mossad and issuing 11 arrest warrants when he got knocked off.

    The things I take the most umbrage about are in the comments below the line, not the article itself. One easy thing to knock on the head by way of example is the tedious red herring of “but the Arabs are also Semites so it’s not anti-Semitic”. Pedantic, semantic, frantic. The term “anti-Semite” was coined in 1879 by Wilhelm Marrih, a German, in response to anti-Jewish outbursts and wanting to give it a scientific-sounding name. See Bernard Lewis, “Semites and Anti-Semites”. I won’t even bother to deal with Brian’s screed. His basic grasp of fact is too distorted.

    But let me make a few points where I do disagree or think you may have shorthanded in a rather lopsided way:

    1. Jewish ancestry is, as you accept yourself, traceable all the way back to the Holy Land. Yes, the vast majority of today’s Jews are of immediate European descent, and there have been many converts in along the way, but anthropologists have found continuous Jewish presence in the Middle East going back to Biblical times, there is a common genetic pattern in Jews around the world (and even some bizarre connections to potential “Lost Tribes” such as the Lemba) that show they all have some common ancestry, and most importantly a consistent spiritual yearning to return to the land which each generation feels they were exiled from all those millenia ago. You can argue the rights and wrongs of this and the absurdity of religion, but this is simply how it panned out. There was always a religious and historical Zionism, in Jewish texts going back to the prophets. Judaism and the Jews are anomalous in being a hybrid of race and religion (the Sikhs are somewhat similar I guess), and so it is hard to explain this longstanding connection and how it evolved into what we might call political Zionism.

    2. Implicit in some of your remarks, and explicit in the title of your piece, is that Zionism was somehow not a Jewish endeavour. To some extent this might be right, as the process of return to Zion started really in 1882, long before Hitler was around, and was a response to pogroms in Russia – classic antisemitism. It was however greatly assisted by the benevolence of wealthy families like the Rothschilds. Population statistics from this time show that about 35,000 came in this first wave, but half eventually moved on elsewhere. At that point, the entire population of the region was 300,000. As some Arab leaders at the time predicted, if Jews started to come, so too would Arabs from surrounding countries; the land was largely empty of either Jew or Arab, and arriving Jews would create opportunities. Plenty of Arab, British and other sources show this to be the case from 1882 onwards. From the religious and historical yearning described above, and successive waves of aliyah (return from exile) usually caused by local antisemitism, came the tools and the historic opportunity, started by Herzl and driven home by Weitzmann and Ben Gurion, from 1897 to 1948, to return the Jews from exile. So whilst some of the causes of Zionism were non-Jewish, in and of itself it is also a Jewish concept.

    3. You should distinguish between Ottoman and Islamic rule. The Ottomans were pretty laisser-faire about applying sharia law, and the Jews did pretty well in most parts of the Ottoman Empire, but not all and not always. In non-Ottoman countries, the list of incidents against Jews is volumes thick, and there are plenty of decent books you can read on it. One of the main reasons the Ottomans didn’t do the Jews in Palestine any harm is because they left the whole place to run itself and treated it as a backwater. The post-Ataturk state of Turkey has been largely similarly moderate (until recent months in fact), and I attribute this to its inherently secular nature. It was also not the only place to open its borders; the Dominican Republic and the city of Shanghai also took as many as they could, whilst in Bulgaria the king and the clergy interceded on the Jews’ behalf, and occupied Denmark worked with neutral Sweden to smuggle out all its Jews in an incredible operation. Finland fought alongside the Germans against Russia and still protected its Jews. It is disingenuous to claim that somehow “Islamic” Turkey was the only saviour, though I do think that the neutral Turkish diplomats’ efforts, which according to the sources I read, saved 75,000 of the 100,000 Jews who ended up passing through Turkey on their way to Palestine and other safe havens, is a great untold story, within Israel and the Diaspora.

    4. Your views on Jewish “terror” are probably (I hope) more nuanced than the way they are expressed above. You do not remark that the Irgun, who carried out the King David bombing, called in a warning to evacuate, which the British ignored. I do not recall Bin Laden unloading passengers from planes or workers from the WTC. You also might like to read the story of the Altalena, among others, where the main Jewish militias turned their guns on the Irgun because their acts of terror had crossed the boundaries of decency and were counterproductive. I often say in debates with pro-Palestinians that until they have their “Altalena moment”, they will never find peace with themselves, let alone us. It is precisely BECAUSE of this seminal moment that the ex-leaders of the Irgun later became mainstream politicians, and Menachem Begin even signed the Egypt peace deal. Therefore I think it was more than a little trite to compare the Irgun of the 1940s with the Islamofascists of the 2000s.

    5. Your main criticism is really directed at the non-Jews who have appropriated Zionism, or perhaps more correctly, rebadged a completely different set of beliefs and agendas with the word Zionism. The Jews have played the hand they have been dealt extremely well, and will continue to do so, because everyone pretty much dislikes them, and they don’t have the luxury of folding and getting a re-buy. Steve has picked up on this somewhat in his useful paste job. I wonder if you would care to write a similar article, looking at how and why modern “religions” like the secular far left and “human rights organisations” have appropriated the Palestinian “cause”, even with its jihadist, Islamist connotations. I think you would discover that their approach to the situation, perhaps partly because it is a diametric response to the appropriation of Zionism by your pet hate groups, has had a (desired?!) cataclysmic effect on the very people they claim to be trying to help.

    I’d be interested in your thoughts…

  4. as a child, many decades ago, one of my lessons was to make guests welcome, to be polite and accomodate their wishes. But they nearly always went home! Now I find that I am expected to not only respect their way of life but accept it as mine.For ever. I find it rather disconcerting to put it mildly, having a pretty good idea of what would happen should the position be reversed. Hmmmmm.

  5. It’s interesting, Gordon, that this embarrassing, indefensible screed against the Church sounds awfully much like a mishmash of the fashionable atheistic nonsense from some of the most effeminate, feckless worms on the planet, namely, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and Harris. But, in any case, you might benefit from reading just one opposing point of view in, say, David Bentley Hart’s Atheist Delusions, where if nothing else you’ll sharpen your polemical skills and avoid making the profoundly ignorant assertions. I would also recommend reading David Berlinski’s The Devil’s Delusion for a light-hearted romp through the scientific pretensions of certain Darwinists’ claims to “know” there is no God. The godless states were responsible for the extermination of 100 million people during the 20th century. More of the same thinking from Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and Harris will produce identical results.

  6. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/07/fitzgerald-the-worldwide-jihad-is-simply-the-sum-of-all-the-local-jihads.html

    The worldwide Jihad is simply the sum of all the local Jihads. Each local Jihad receives automatic support from Muslims worldwide, who are quick to identify, always and everywhere, with other Muslims. For a century and a half the pursuit of Jihad was largely abandoned, not because the doctrine of Jihad had been changed, or had fallen into permanent desuetude, but because Muslims were too weak, vis-a-vis others, and they were fully aware of that weakness. 



    After World War II, the main objects of Jihad were the State of Israel and Kashmir. The former, in particular, received so much attention because, as Bernard Lewis so dryly put it, expressing what we all know to be true, disputes involving Jews were certain to attract attention, not least from antisemites (who found a new, more politically and socially acceptable outlet for their antisemitism, now that Mr. Hitler had temporarily dampened the open delight one could take in it). Others who were feeling, often unaware, an intolerable civilisational guilt, found it quite a relief, eventually, to accept the Arab narrative about those terrible Israelis and thus to have the psychic consolation, in the most extreme form of this mental illness, of allowing themselves to believe that it was Jews who were now behaving like Nazis. This was utter nonsense, but what a boost, not least in Germany and other parts of Europe. The cult of “Palestinianism” could be tied in — quite wrongly — with a hypertrophied sense of embarrassment about anything that might, however implausibly, be linked to European “colonialism.”

    In remote Asia, in the first several decades after Partition, the Pakistanis had so much else to worry about, including holding the country together, that the Jihad against India was largely behind the scenes. That Jihad begins but does not end with the attempt to force all Hindus out of Kashmir, and to claim Kashmir and then all of India for Islam. Only in recent decades has the war against the Hindus has been carried on by Pakistan itself, and by individual Muslims and Muslim mobs in Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan), Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), and India proper, where terror attacks have been conducted in Mumbai, and on the Indian Parliament in Delhi, and elsewhere.
    


    Meanwhile, the Jihad against Israel was carefully camouflaged after the Six-Day War, which taught the Arabs two lessons. The first lesson was that Israel could not so easily be destroyed through military means, and that it first had to be weakened, through diplomatic isolation, economic boycotts, and steady international pressure to force Israel to disgorge all of its territorial gains, including the very territories which had originally been assigned to Israel by the League of Nations Mandates’ Commission. The second lesson was that the Western world would have to be cultivated, and that the way to cultivate its support would be to re-present the conflict as one between “two tiny peoples” rather than as one between tiny Israel and the large Arab world, as Nasser and all other Arab leaders, including Shukairy, the predecessor of Arafat as head of the local Arabs, had presented it.

    The most important task would be to change the designation of the local Arabs so that they now suddenly became what they had never been before, and certainly were not when in Gaza they were ruled by the Egyptians or, in the “West Bank,” by the Jordanians. From here on out those local Arabs would be known as the “Palestinian people,” and everything would be done to reinforce, mainly by dint of constant repetition of the phrase (and the attendant, almost comical “construction” of a “Palestinian identity”), the belief in this “Palestinian people” who had, it was also absurdly claimed, always inhabited a place — unknown as a political unit to the Arabs — that was called by the Western world, for quite a while, “Palestine.”

    As long as Israel (and distant, remote Kashmir) was the main victim of Jihad, receiving 99% of the attention, the Western world could, it seems, afford not to pay attention to what Islam was all about, to what Islam had meant historically for vast Infidel lands and many different Infidel peoples. And in ignoring what Islam was all about, in a fit of colossal and criminal civilisational negligence, the countries of Western Europe, starting about forty years ago, began to admit into their midst large numbers of Muslims, supposedly because they could be workers. But actually they were not needed, and insisted upon coming. The British did not import the Pakistanis, the Pakistanis simply came. The French did not encourage the Algerians and other Maghrebins to arrive, but could not, it seems, prevent them, or monitor their arrival and swelling numbers with the vigilance that was necessary. The only place where some Muslims were invited to come was in West Germany, where Turkish males were allowed in as Gastarbeiter, Guest-Workers, who were supposed to work, remit sums home, and eventually return home themselves. It did not work out that way.

    And now, three developments that coincide in time have made the threat of Muslims and of Islam to the entire West no longer a matter of Israel alone, as may once have appeared. First, there has been the unhindered movement of millions of Muslims into the countries of Western Europe, where they greatly outbreed the locals, and conduct constant and aggressive campaigns to change the ways, and the laws, of Infidel societies. Second, there has been the transfer of fantastic sums — more than twelve trillion dollars since 1973 alone — to Muslim members of OPEC, which has disguised the economic underdevelopment that Islam, in the absence of unearned oil wealth, almost always guarantees (unless, as in Turkey and in Tunisia, Islam has been systematically constrained or, as in Malaysia and Lebanon, a large economically active class of non-Muslims spurs development). Third, there has been the appropriation of Western technology by Muslims who use that technology, in audiocassettes, videocassettes, satellite television, and the Internet, to spread propaganda for Islam and against non-Muslims. 

All of this is now becoming more and more understood in the Western world, though it has taken a while for that understanding to spread beyond the forthright apostates (Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ibn Warraq, Wafa Sultan, Ali Sina, Magdi Allam, and many more) and those who were never fooled and understood the threat of Islam (Pim Fortuyn, Geert Wilders). Now this understanding, still resisted by so many in the political and media elites, spreads and spreads, not so much because of what Infidels say or do, but because of what Muslims say and do. That can no longer be hidden, nor explained away, just as the canonical texts of Islam — Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira — can no longer be hidden, nor explained away. 



    And that is why it is so important to Arabs and Muslims to keep pretending that Jihad is a Western fabrication, or that its goal is misunderstood, or that this or that local Jihadist group is limited in its desires to this or that localized goal. So we are asked to believe that Lashkar-e-Toiba only wants to put Indian-held parts of Kashmir under Muslim control, or that a similar group in Indonesia only wishes to bring Shari’a to the country and possibly drive the Australians and other Western tourists out. Or we are asked to believe that Hamas and Hezbollah care only about destroying Israel, but have absolutely no interest in a Muslim takeover of the countries of Western Europe or, ultimately, North America. 

But this is nonsense. Islam does not tell Believers that they should be concerned only with this, or with that, small sliver of land. It tells them that the entire world belongs to Allah, and to his people, the “best of peoples,” and that as Believers, as members of the Umma, they have a duty, not tangential but central, to engage in the “struggle” or Jihad — not necessarily through violent means, if violence at this point would not be effective — to remove all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam. And those obstacles include the laws and customs of the Infidels, or any laws and customs that violate the Shari’a, or otherwise prevent Muslim life from being conducted according to the Shari’a, and preventing the unhindered conducting of campaigns of Da’wa, or preventing non-Muslims from yielding to Muslim demands for changes in accord with what Muslims want, in lands built by, and peopled by, Infidels. 



    Thus it is important that any whiff of the most obvious promoters of the worldwide Jihad, members of Al Qaeda, be kept from public view if they end up, as of course they have, in Gaza or in the “West Bank.” In the same way, the Uighurs have a vested interest in making sure that any Arab fighters or Arab funds or Arab propaganda (or Pakistani, or Iranian) are not found in Xinjiang. And the same is true for those Muslims conducting jihad in southern Thailand, or the southern Philippines. And so on, everywhere that Muslims are fighting against non-Muslims. Since North America and Western Europe are still, militarily, overwhelmingly more powerful than Muslim states, wiles and guiles must be employed to prevent Western Infidels from recognizing the truth about Islam. And a delay in the day or date of recognition will also serve to allow Muslims to enlarge their numbers in the states of Western Europe, making it ever more difficult, in democratic societies, to undertake the kind of measures that will be necessary to halt all Muslim immigration, and then to halt the advance of Sharia in Europe, in the first place by making the conduct of Muslim life, where it violates Western laws (as for example in the public slitting of throats of animals during Eid al-Fitr), more rather than less difficult. 

But this is exactly what the Western world will, in order to survive, sooner or later have to do.

    • Thank you for this. Your points are understood and thought provoking. We are well aware of the wide berth too many give Islamic extremism.

      g

  7. g => Bottom line? Mostly a superior job! You did excellent on the history of Judaism. And on the snake charming con-men.

    However, I know a number of so-called “evangelical christians” who you’d invite for dinner and gladly trust your back to them in a foxhole. You would never hear one preaching word from them. Televangelists — for the most part — are just another group of car salesmen and women trying to make a lot of bucks. However, there is a LARGE group of Christian evangelists who are nice, sweet people. Just like you and me, well, at least like my wife and yours.

    The few, white Evangelical Christian Ministers I personally know have done tremendous things for elevating minority communities. Nice people. One of them just happens to be one of my sons. I don’t attend his services, I avoid religions like the plague. But I really admire the work he and his associates are doing. Therefore, I see a disconnect between evangelical christians and so-called “zionists” you like to beat up on. :-)

    Cheers and Semper Fi — Tom Dillman — Houston Vet

    • Tom,
      As to “atheism” or the idiotic term agnosticism, I would know the difference. Any educated person believes the idea of a god is simply delusional and that no magical beings exist except in the imagination of children and the seriously mentally disturbed.

      I would lock every one of them up.

      g

    • 19 months in vietnam, 13 as a grunt and I never saw a Marine attend a religious service of any kind nor did I see a bible read…nor did I meet an evangelical christian.

      get real.

      aint’ no bible totin’ killers in the real world. that crap is for mamas boys

      g

  8. g=> Hitler and his guys were Christians, no matter how much the History Channel and Indiana Jones try to tell you they were all “mystics” of some kind.

    Hitler rose to power because of what those around him called “mysticism”. His “mystic path” started when he was gassed in WWI by British. He was blind for six months and awoke with one of the worst cases of PTSD (then unknown) in history. His TBI also left him with left temporal lobe epilepsy (also misunderstood). Many of history’s most creative and powerful thinkers are left temporal lobe epileptics. Hitler was one who was definitely not nice. Also familiar to these type of epileptics are otherworldly, psychic visions. A Tibetan Monk lived in Berlin for the duration of WWII as Hitler’s personal guru. Although Hitler was “christian” as a child, he absolutely was NOT Christian after his TBI and PTSD events.

    It is sad to say I’m a skilled expert on Hitler through no fault of my own. I could write a detailed book on Hitler’s “mysticism” but I was told the Jewish Anti-Defamation League would prevent it from being published, and perhaps go further.

    Oh well, on to Zionism

    Tom Houston – Vet

  9. Hi g,

    g=> “Most of the Jews and Christians I know are atheists, well educated and fine people,”

    I’d disagree that most people you know are “atheists”. It is more accurate to say that they are “agnostics”. If they are well-educated in America they probably don’t know the significant difference — most educational institutions want to hide true facts from us because they either don’t understand, or, have an alternative agenda.

    g=> frankly much much better people than the “church goers” I know.

    Actually, my experience is the exact opposite of yours. And I don’t practice any “religion”, even though I’m Jesuit trained. But I will say, the nicest group of people in my life are devout in their own ways (including the so-called “tea baggers), while the nastiest, angriest people are zealots on the LEFT (and some on the RIGHT). But there are a lot more on the self-abandoned LEFT.

    Unfortunately for me, the blabber that comes out of the mouths of angry, so-called atheists and left-wing mantra repeaters is much more comedic and brain tickling for me to respond to. Sometimes, in the case of my fellow Vets (including myself) it can be a wonderful insight into what PTSD does to otherwise normal brain circuits.

    Sorry for my own brain circuit blabber, now on to reading about so-called Zionism, the lastes Left Wing scapegoat. :-)

    Tom — Houston Vet

  10. USA-THE VICTIM SINDBAD WHO IS HELPLESS TO TOPPLE THE APPARITION OF ZIONISM FROM ITS SHOULDER

    United States of America-Utopian dreamland of Reverend George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln-has turned into the worst devil of imperialism.
    For what purpose USA is doing so? What was fault of the 1.5 million Iraqis? What was the blunder of 1 million cherubic Iraqi Kids- who before witnessing the beauties of the world met their God for entrance in the Eden garden? How it was possible for the Taliban with their prehistoric ammunition become a ‘threat’ for USA- the Super power that history had ever met or will ever meet?

    Is there any answer? no need- i have the answer.All these are proxy- surrogate the zionist diaspora-israel-the demon breeding all satanic schemes around the globe.(zionist’s ‘z’ and israel’s ‘i’ are suggested to be capital as per lexicon but my conscience forbade me to pay any ‘respect’ to the worst two lexis in English)

    Brothers and sisters of USA!

    Do you forget who these zionists are? Aren’t they the alleged killer of Jesus Christ(peace be upon him)? Aren’t they betrayer of Moses(peace be upon him)? Aren’t they the destroyer of authentic spirit of Christianity- sending the true followers of Jesus(pbuh) to holocaust by titling them as ‘Nestorians’? Aren’t they the destroyer of Nativity Church in Holy land of Bathelham? Aren’t they the perpetrators desecrating Notre Dame-Mother Marry(peace be upon her)addressing her as prostitute? Aren’t they the Shylock of Shakespeare cutting flesh of innocuous gentile Bassanio? Aren’t they the Monster who legalize all illegals to establish their devilish New World Order?

    People USA Wake Up!

    You are the worst victims of the machinations of zionism. The Octopus has beset you from all sides. your economy, military, education, administration,media- each and every fundamentals of modern civilization have been snatched away by the Free Mesons- zionists in disguise.Your Presidents are minions(i am sorry to use the word) of them agape towards israel- when the revelation will dispatched from ‘Holy’ tel aviv- with the 10 ‘commandments’; Destroy 1.Iraq 2.Afghasistan 3.Iran 4.Sudan 5.Libya 6.Pakistan 7.Yemen 8.Bangladesh 9. Maldives And finally march toward the prime target 10.Holy land of Saudi Arabia.Wherever you look upon from business,banks via CIA,FBI to Pentagon- every where will you find one or more zionists standing at the top. US senate- the capitol has turned into a ‘Yes man’-assenting blindly to the agenda prepared,edited and finalized in tel aviv.Media – from New york Times to CNN-you will find Rupert Murdoch.In every business Mogul- you will find the ghost of Rockefeller simpering at you.Americans! Do You Know every US child is coming in the world with a debt of 2.5 hundred thousand dollar on his shoulder? Who has made this all-the answer simple- the zionist Frankenstein!

    It’s time to wake up. It’s time to protest the evil. It’s time to eradicate and exterminate zionism. It’s time to annihilate israel- the filthy zionist Diaspora.USA! Let’s move!

  11. Gordon, another compelling article.

    The Jews and the Arabs got along fine in Palestine. The European Jews showed and caused all the trouble. The Stern and Ingrum gangs were slaughtering and terrorizing Palestinians in order to get them to leave their homes.

    When Israel was made a state they were supposed to allow the Palestinians to live there and respect people of all religions. Through the United Nations the Palestinians have the “right to return.”

    The Zionists in the Israeli government immorally and illegally took over Palestine during the 1967 war Israel started. The initiation of the war had nothing to do with Palestinian actions but rather harmless, yet slightly provoking actions by the Egyptian government. The Palestinians were living autonomously in parts of Jordan and Egypt.

    Via the Balfour Declaration the Zionists made a deal with British government officials that Britain would give them Palestine and they would convince President Wilson to join the Allies in World War I. The war was practically over and the Zionists dragged in the Americans. Years later when the Germans people learned about the deal many of them became resentful against the German Jews. They should have just been upset with the small cabal of Zionists that made the deal.

    The Zionists also began an economic worldwide Jewry war against Germany in 1932 or 1933. They had huge rallies in many American cities and stated they were going to destroy Germany. I have seen the old newspaper headlines and photographs on the internet. The worldwide boycott against German goods, promoted by the Zionists, damaged the German economy by about 15 percent and had a large negative effect on Germany. Germany was highly dependent on exports, Two days after the Jewish boycott was initiated Hitler began a boycott against Jewish businesses in Germany. One of the Zionists main reasons for the Jewish boycott was due to Hitler kicking them out of the corrupt German government. Yes, Hitler’s government became deranged.

    Regarding World war II, the evidence indicates Hitler invaded Poland just to get back the land that used to belong to Germany that was taken away after Word War I ended. The vast majority of the citizens in this area considered themselves German. Most people including Hitler was surprised than England and the Allies declared war on Germany due to the Poland invasion. They basically had an agreement with Poland they would assist Poland if they were ever invaded, however most people were surprised the allies declared war against Germany due to Hitler attempting to get Germany’s land back. I have read that there were very influential Zionists living in Brittan that had a major role in Britain declaring war against Germany.

    The Zionists also brought us the Iraq war and now they want us to attack Iran. They control our media and politicians so it could happen. Many Jews are against Zionism. Zionism needs to be shut down. History has shown that people of various religions and ethnicity has murdered and done lousy things to others. The Zionists are now in the spotlight.

    • Your statement “Hitler invaded Poland just to get back the land” is nonsense.
      Even in September 1939 Germen’s army reached much further west then ever belong to Prussia. Not mentioning that two years later Hitler invaded Soviet Union “just to get back some land”. So was with Denmark, Norway and Greece, Yugoslavia and other countries.
      For me, Germans, in that time (now for no reason called Nazis), had and Zionists, now, have the same goals: to take by force more land from others. The only way to do it was/is by killing neighbours. By the way the same was with US and native Indians. Generally fights between different groups of the different ethnicity, religion, etc are not related to Europe. Such atrocities happened in history of the mankind everywhere. There were also in Asia, Africa and America.
      It does not mean we should accept such atrocities in 21 century. I am sorry for Palestinians and I strongly against widespread Zionist propaganda.

  12. Thank you duffy for talking reality again,its the stuff that scares politcians and fox viewers. all religions should come with a warning label like that of drugs.becuase i do beleive it is an opiate for the masses.to much and a weak mind will o.d.. i can’t beleive in heaven or hell anyway becuase,”in heaven there is no beer,thats why we drink it here” and just try keeping your beer cold in a freakin’firepit! its friday take one down pass it around….

  13. Great article
    There is a website called http://www.cactus48.com which has some excellent articles
    about Zionism written by Jewish scholars. There is an excellent book available (PDF)
    named “The History of the Israeli Palestine Conflict”….The hard core Zionists
    went to Germany before WWII to get the Jews there to settle in Palestine. They had
    to populate all the land they stole to control things. Most of those Jews turned
    them down. Germany, under Hitler, wanted the Zionists to take the Jews with them
    back to Palestine and after the Jews refused, the Zionists told the Germans to do with
    them as they would. Hence the concentration camps…So who really helped create the
    Holocaust.

  14. Stalin hated the Jews? Then why did he surround himself with Jews in his Soviet nightmare?

    Stalin’s Jews

    An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name “Genrikh Yagoda,” the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, the GPU’s deputy commander and the founder and commander of the NKVD. Yagoda diligently implemented Stalin’s collectivization orders and is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established and managed the Gulag system.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3342999,00.html

    As long as we’re on the subjuct of holocausts, why isn’t there reparations money and museums for the other 5 million?

    Why are Americans so filled with holocaust trivia?

    Try this at home or work or wherever:

    Ask someone how many US troops died fighting during WWII and you’ll probably get a blank stare, some might even attempt a guess.

    Ask that same person how many Jews died during WWII and before you finish your question, they’ll blurt out “6 million Jews died during WWII…..”

    Why is that?

  15. Gordon, you need to make a correction up top. It wasn’t the King George Hotel, it was the King David Hotel.

  16. We also need to get off the “ANTI-SEMITISM” phrase. All Arabs are Semites including but not limited to Pagans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims and thus being an Anti-Semite means one is Anti-Arab. We need to call out Zionists who choose to use market this phrase to exclusively when the need to use the more correct phrase ANTI-ZIONIST. Just an FYI for readers. Google Semite!

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