Monday, December 29, 2014

To Hate or Not to Hate?

Michael L.

hateThe Jewish people have every reason to despise Arabs and Muslims.

{How do you like that statement?}

In fact, the Jewish people have every moral reason to despise Arabs and Muslims.

This is because the Arab and Muslim majority population in the Middle East has oppressed the Jewish minority in that part of the world since the time of Muhammad.

According to Efraim Karsh - the founding director and professor emeritus of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College, London - there was at least 200,000 Jews in Israel at the time of the Arab-Muslim conquests in the 7th century but that by the nineteenth-century 95 percent of the Jewish population was wiped out, leaving a mere 24,000 in the area by the time Samuel Clemens showed up to wonder where everyone had went.

{See Efraim Karsh, Palestine Betrayed, Yale University Press, 2010, pg. 8.}

The truth is that while Christians were beating the crap out of Jews throughout the Medieval period in Europe, the Arab-Muslims were doing likewise within Israel.

The Arabs have treated the Jews with little more than contempt and violence since they first started chopping off our heads in the 7th century for refusing submission.

Furthermore, the Arabs come from the Arabian peninsula, while the Jews come from Judea along the eastern Mediterranean coast, yet we are constantly told by Arab-Muslims and western-secularists that Arabs are the true owners of our small bit of land.

Because Arabs, Muslims, and western-secularists have decided that historically Jewish land actually belongs to Arabs it means, therefore, by definition, that the Jews (also known as "Israel") are occupying and exploiting and murdering and abusing the "indigenous Palestinian population."

There are 6 million Jews in the Middle East and around 400 million Arabs who control 99.9 percent of the landmass, yet we are constantly told that the fault for the ongoing war against the Jews is due to Jewish behavior.  Whenever we are killed by Jihadis we are told by our alleged western allies that the murder of Jews is a matter of righteous resistance against the occupation.

That is, the western Left largely considers theocratically-based Muslim efforts to murder Jews as a perfectly understandable response to the Jewish persecution of the "native" Arabs.

In addition to this, of course, Arabs are currently on a killing spree (intifada) against Jews throughout Israel, but the west could hardly care less.

The most recent attack was upon Ayala Shapira, an eleven year old Jewish girl who got fire-bombed in her father's car.  Often when Arab kids are having fun they throw rocks at Jews, but this time it was a Molotov cocktail.   She may live, but if she does will do so with scars from third degree burns over fifty percent of her body throughout the rest of her life.

{Speaking for myself, quite frankly, I would rather be dead.}

So, yes, when defeated conquerors kill Jewish children on the land where we come from and when their western-left friends tell us that our tiny bit of land actually belongs to our conquerors, hatred develops within the Jewish heart.

Given the rise of political Islam, with all its righteous and glorious head-chopping, it is not surprising that some Jewish people would come to despise Islam as a whole.

I know that your average western-leftist would consider the natural Jewish response to centuries of persecution to be "racist" but it is not.  On the contrary, it is "racist" to hold Jews to a standard of perfection that people never hold anyone else to.

What I would suggest, however, is that to hate Muslims, as a whole, is nonetheless vile.

It may be understandable given the history of the Jewish people under the boot of Muslim imperialism from the 7th century until the twentieth, but it remains unethical to hate people merely for being born into an Islamic household.

Our problem is not with self-identified Muslims.

Our problem is only with those who seek to advance Islam onto the rest of us.

From a strategic standpoint, opposing the entire Muslim world is foolish.  We are outnumbered by a factor of over 100 to 1.

From an ethical standpoint, it simply is unacceptable because it is the political movement that is the significant enemy of the Jewish people, not your average Muslim seeking to put food on the table.

I will never condemn my Muslim friends and neighbors merely for being Muslim and it is entirely unethical for any of us to do so.

If I am required to despise Muslims, in general, then leave me out.


  1. "A contentious art exhibit at an Israeli community college near Gaza includes displays calling for the “slaughter” of the Jews and “in blood and fire we will redeem Palestine,” Israel’s NRG News said on Monday.

    “The Power of the Word,” set to open Tuesday at Sapir College, near Sderot,” is seen by some as encouraging incitement, though its defenders insist that the exhibit is important because it showcases opinions on both sides."

    Oh Joy. Freedom of speech.

  2. "If you think ISIS’s killing methods are bad wait till you see what one video in Arabic done by a Muslim lady dressed in a Hijab circulated to Muslims worldwide. The video was a complaint to Caliph al-Baghdadi of ISIS as “the call of Muslim mothers” arguing that such methods as “beheading” and “shooting” are just too humane and will not work to stop the U.S. led coalition air raids which she complained that this is persecution against her living in Syria. To eliminate the attacks she suggested that an Ottoman method of execution be used to detract pilots from joining the coalition against ISIS.

    She suggested to use the captured Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh and begged not to execute him mercifully by using a bullet or a knife, but begged them to reinstitute the Khazouk.

    he Moors in Spain. The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, Iberian Peninsula, Sicily and Malta. The Moors invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 and called the territory Al-Andalus.

    Everyone in the Middle East knows three things told to them by their grand parents about the Ottoman Turks and what they spread throughout the Middle East: Sihr “sorcery,” Baksheesh “bribery”, and the Khazouk which is a spike driven through the victim’s rectum, which the Ottomans used to terrify locals and deter potential insurgents. And this is exactly what this lady wanted to reinstitute:

    “Are you going to execute him with a merciful bullet? Or are you going to execute him with a merciful knife?” she asks.

    Khawiskou “impale him” she cries out “then send him to his mother” she added.

    “Why are the Arab world fighting us. We are Muslim doing the will of Allah”.

    “I am pleading [ISIS] to honor my special request that you Khazouk him “impale him” and post it all over the social networks and the media”.


  3. Again, I never give my enemies the benefit of a doubt they themselves don't admit exists.

    1. Neither do I. It all comes down the definition of "enemy," then.

      I would guess that unless one is an active participant in holy war, I doubt that anybody's number of real enemies includes the entirety of any given religion.

    2. Not for me to parse or debate. I can't worry about the difference between the people who want me dead for the right reasons, the people who want me dead for the bad reasons, the people who support the people who want me dead or the people who allow others to want me dead in their name. I was pleasantly and somewhat not expectantly amazed when I had to travel to Austria once and I discovered that in no town or city ever were there ever any Nazis or people who held the Jews in hatred. It was 100% those other people in the next town.

      I simply don't have the time or the energy to worry about doing all the moral circumspection for everyone else while at the same time worrying that my own work to that end doesn't offend them.

    3. See, that's the thing. There is no "moral circumspection" required to note the obvious fact that the vast majority of individual Muslims are not screeching for the blood of you or me.

      When we sink to level of those who would like to pit "Us Against Them," is when we lose.

      It's possible to be an opponent of the (admittedly, significant) worst parts of political Islam, without viewing the entire Muslim world as enemies.

      I'm really sorry if all the Muslims you know truly do want you dead. That's certainly a horrible situation, but one which is hardly universal.

    4. And I simply don't care to survey who does and who does not.

    5. And I don't survey all Christians to find out which ones just want all of us to gather together so their end time fantasies can play out. Doesn't mean I view all Christians as my enemy, or just assume they all want me dead.

    6. That of course is your prerogative.

  4. Part of the problem is that the Jihad is entirely consistent with normative Islamic ideology.

    When Obama or Cameron say that the Jihadis do not represent real Islam they are wrong. Anyone who knows anything about the nature of Islam understands the aggressive and violent political nature of the religion.

    But, if only for my own clear conscience, I will continue to make the important distinction between those who want to see me dead (Jihadis) and those trying to put food on the table (regular Muslim).