Barry Chamish is my favorite right-wing Zionist…but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with him! In this interview, conducted for Barry’s radio show, Barry and his even harder-line Israeli sidekick take me to task for talking about the real roots of Zionism: not Theodore Herzl’s 19th-century nationalism, but Shabtai Zvi’s 17th-century warped, demonic millenarianism. Zionism is not a rational attempt to create aNext page› homeland for the Jews; it is, rather, an religious-extremist attempt to “force God’s hand” and experience “redemption through sin” by invading the Holy Land in defiance of God and spilling oceans of innocent blood. The “messiah” that they are planning to put on the throne in Occupied Jerusalem, who is supposed to subjugate all non-Jewish peoples and rule the world, sounds a whole lot like the Antichrist.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.