What drives the ongoing Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East is rank bigotry and raw hatred.
They despise Jews not because of Israel. Rather, they despise Israel precisely because of Jews. If Israel was the twenty-third Arab-Muslim country in that part of the world it would be praised universally as far-and-away the most enlightened country within the region.
The reason Israel is hated is not because of its behavior which, given the pressures upon that small community, has been exceedingly restrained towards its enemies.
It is hated because it is Jewish.
However, noting the presence of widespread and traditional Arab-Muslim bigotry against Jews does not change the fact that in my own country, the good old US of A, there is plenty of raw and unjust anti-Muslim bigotry.
Check out some of the comments beneath this Youtube video - there are, btw, over 2,000 of them - concerning a court case derived from hostilities within a Dearborn, Michigan, Arab community celebration from a few years ago.
scientific1982I do not know about you, but when I read this kind of sentiment it makes sympathetic not with the commenter but with his target.
Muslims are little girls unless they're in a gang. Weak as fuck on their own.
Blues LovrAs advocates for the well-being of the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel, it is incumbent upon us to oppose this kind of hatred. I find it helpful to draw a distinction between Muslims and those who advocate for, or sponsor, or fight for the implementation of al-Sharia as the basis of government anywhere in the world.
I can't for the life of me understand WHY, the American government brought these inhuman monsters here to live with us. Now we are under threat to submit to a 9th century blood drenched death cult known as islum. Muslums beat and stone women to death at will, they horribly beat to death animals in the streets, they follow a pedophile that married a 6 year old girl, and forced sex on her at 9 years old. I swear to God I will kill the next on if these sick
We have every right to stand up against political Islam no matter where it is, because no matter where it is, it is directly in opposition to the well-being of the Jewish people, and all non-Muslims, under the rules of Islamic Supremacism known as dhimmitude. This is not condemnation of Muslims as a people. It is, rather, the condemnation of a rising and remarkably vicious political movement which we call alternatively "Islamofascism" or "Radical Islam" or "Islamism" or, my preferred usage, "political Islam."
In any case, none of it justifies this:
wnc8173Well, that is about as chilling as it gets. Remember there are over 2,000 comments under this piece and the above are culled from the first fifteen, or thereabouts.
These Sand-Nigger Muslims don't belong in Western Civilization. Deport them or put them in mass graves.
mike franklinI think that this is Mike's way of reminding me just how it was that I became a Democrat to begin with. It was to oppose people just like himself.
Get them out of usa..
they have ten babies per white baby too!!
blacks and mexicans out too
WE JUST CAN'T AFFORD THEM ALL.. WHITES PAY THE TAXES DOLLARS
Cliff LeeAlright. Enough of this.
White Americans need to WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!! shove Diversity up your ass. These scumbags are going to take over and we will have bombs and beheading everyday just like in the shithole country they come from. Send all nigger muslims back to hell.
You get the idea.
The point is that the pro-Israel / pro-Jewish community is in no position to allow these kinds of sentiments to pass without comment and condemnation. We cannot take among our allies people who are "racist" toward Muslims.
We need to draw a sharp line between Muslim people and political Islam.
Just as we would never condemn Americans, in general, for the fact of, say, the Tea Party, so we must not condemn Muslims, in general, for the fact of political Islam.
Political Islam, however, should be opposed directly, explicitly, and by any means necessary.
We also must not fear condemning political Islam because aggressively wrong-headed people will accuse us of bigotry toward Muslims as a whole.
It is those who make such arguments who are conflating ISIS with all Muslims or Hamas with all Muslims or the Grand Daddy of them all, the Muslim Brotherhood, with all Muslims.
We are opposed to a widespread, highly aggressive, political movement centered in the Middle East, but with sympathizers throughout the world. Political Islam, particularly as we are seeing now with the current rise of the Islamic State, is perhaps even more vicious than the Nazis, if that is permissible to imagine.
What we are fighting for is the well-being of the Jewish State of Israel.
What we are fighting against is this:
And, finally, if the western left, including the western Jewish left, cannot bring itself to stand up forcefully and consistently and without hesitation against this movement than they have flushed their own values of universal human rights and social justice straight down the toilet.
Why should we stand with people who demonstrate such small inclination to stand up for their own values and who, thereby, betray their friends and neighbors in the process?