Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Palestinan-Arab National Sport

Michael L.

Writing in Arutz Sheva, Yishai Karov and Cynthia Blank tell us:
palestine stone throwersA four-year-old boy was lightly wounded Sunday morning after rocks were thrown at a car he was traveling in near the Gush Etzion Junction. 
The rocks shattered the car's window and the boy was hurt by the glass fragments. 
Magen David Adom paramedics arrived on the scene to give the child medical care, before evacuating him to a clinic in Efrat. 
The MDA volunteers reported that the child suffered cuts to head as a result of broken glass. 
Last week, a Jewish Israeli was lightly injured after Arab terrorists hurled rocks at his car at the Habitot Junction south of Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria.
Arabs love to stone Jews.

Unfortunately, over the centuries they've done such a good job of keeping our numbers low and driving us out of our communities in the Middle East that the only real place to find Jews in that part of the world is within Israel, which is why it is up to the Arabs of the Land of Israel to maintain the national pastime.

{You can only imagine how jealous the rest of the Arab world is!  They don't even get the opportunity to throw rocks at Jews... at least, not yet.}

While western-progressives tend to think that Arabs have every right to try to kill Jews as a matter of righteous "resistance," the truth of the matter is that the hostile Arab majority has been pelting Jews with rocks at least since the time of Muhammad.

As the Elder of Ziyon noted in a piece on the Arab tradition of stoning Jews, quoting S. D. Goitein in Jews and Arabs: Their Contacts Through the Ages:
In former times–and in remote places even today–it was common for Muslim schoolboys to stone Jews. When the Turks conquered Yemen in 1872, an envoy was sent from the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul to inquire what grievance the Yemenite Jews had against their neighbors. It is indicative that the first thing of which they complained was this molestation by the schoolboys. But when the Turkish Governor asked an assembly of notables to stop this nuisance, there arose an old doctor of Muslim law and explained that this stone-throwing at Jews was an age-old custom (in Arabic ‘Ada) and therefore it was unlawful to forbid it.
While it is obviously true that living under the system of Arab-Muslim Supremacism known as dhimmitude was in some times and places better and in some times and places worse, it was almost always marked by contempt for Jews and Christians and the use of violence, and other restrictive and oppressive measures, in order to keep them in their place.

As the noted Muslim poet and jurist, Abu Ishaq, wrote of the Jews shortly before the Granadan massacre of 1066 in which an estimated five thousand Jews were murdered by enraged Muslims:
Bring them down to their places and
Return them to the most abject station.
They used to roam around us in tatters
Covered with contempt, humiliation, and scorn.
They used to rummage amongst the dung heaps for a bit of
     filthy rag
To serve as a shroud for a man to be buried in...

Do not consider that killing them is treachery.
Nay, it would be treachery to leave them scoffing.
(Martin Gilbert, In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands, 2010, Yale University Press, pg. 49.)

Many westerners, particularly those on the Left, tend to think that the Jews in Israel "have it coming" for suppressing the national aspirations of the "Palestinian" people.

Every generation they tell one another just why it is that the Jews deserve a good beating.  In previous generations, of course, we were targeted for violence and murder because we allegedly killed the Christian deity who, much to our misfortune, just happened to be one of us.

Later on we were targeted by socialists for inventing capitalism and targeted by capitalists for inventing socialism.

Of course, for the Nazis we did not even really need to do anything to deserve a good beating.  We were simply members of a vile and rat-like racial group that needed to be stomped out in order to ensure the health and well-being of other peoples, particularly the white, blondie, Aryan people of northern Europe.

And the thing of it is, most western progressives, when queried, would agree that previous persecutions and pogroms and expulsions of the Jews for the last two thousand years were wholly unjust.  The Jews, they would acknowledge, are among the most persecuted people throughout human history.  What they would want us to understand, however, is that while persecutions of Jews in previous generations were regrettable, in this generation the Jews, sadly, honestly do deserve whatever beating we get.

It has nothing to do with Jesus or religion.  It has nothing to do with being the alleged agents of either capitalism or socialism.  And it certainly has nothing to do with "race" which is a discredited nineteenth century notion of human biological hierarchies.

No.  This time we deserve a good beating because we are said to be mean to Arabs.

There are 400 million Arabs in the Middle East, or thereabouts, and about 6 million Jews.

This means that there are about 60 to 70 Arabs for every single Jew. Yet we are constantly told that the Jews in that part of the world are persecuting and oppressing a brand-spanking new subset of the larger Arab population - the so-called "Palestinians" - who only came into existence as an allegedly distinct ethnicity about a quarter past last Tuesday and who comported themselves as a distinct people for the sole purpose of seeking to destroy Jewish autonomy and self-defense on historically Jewish land.

For some reason Jewish people are expected to respect a group of people who came into being as a people for the purpose of undermining Jewish well-being.  That strikes me as, frankly, ridiculous.  The Jewish people have been brutalized and massacred by Arabs since the seventh century and now we are supposed to honor and respect a group of Arabs whose only reason to be is to destroy the Jewish State of Israel?

Ho.  Ho.  Ho.

I do not think so, fellahs.

The truth of the matter is that the conflict, as we see it today, is an extension of the conflict as it emerged out of millennia of Arab-Muslim majority persecution of the stunted Jewish minority, grounded in Koranically-based theocratic bigotry toward all non-Muslims.  The reason that the conflict goes on is not out of some alleged historical injustice against Arabs by Jews, but because of rank and long-standing Arab bigotry against Jews.

Period.

And, you know what?  If the local Arabs would teach their children to treat their Jewish neighbors as human beings they would find no better friend to themselves anywhere on the planet.  In fact, it is their fellow Arabs who view them with unveiled contempt and who have done more to make their lives miserable than the Jews ever did.

It is not Jews who keep Arabs in camps, but Arabs who do so.

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    1. Kol hahakod. What did I tell you?

      I might cross-post later, though I do have a links to do a like post saved.

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    2. Mi casa es su casa, Shirlee.

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    3. After looking it up Mike...thanks

      Yiddish, French, German YES.....Spanish NO

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  2. ISIS may very well spend a great deal of their time waging atrocities on other Muslims, they deem less then enthusiastic but they reserve their most heinous treatment for infidels. This is the Arab way, the Muslim way. If Israel consisted of one Jew the Arab reaction would be no different than it is now. And, in fact if there were no Israel at all, the Arab and Muslim media and clericy world wide would spend all of its effort blaming everything on the Jews. The US State Dept, the UN and the EU would still grind out antisemitic proclamation and plan after another after another. That is the nature of the thing.

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    1. And, thus, we go forth and kick ass.

      Jewish people almost never speak like you do, but I think that we should do so more often.

      The Day of the Dhimmi is Done and it is long past time that we let people know it.

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  3. "What they would want us to understand, however, is that while persecutions of Jews in previous generations were regrettable, in this generation the Jews, sadly, honestly do deserve whatever beating we get."
    And we point out that that's exactly what they said the last time, and the time before that, and the time before that, etc.

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