December 14, 2006
Financial Times Sets New Standard For Cluelessness and Dhimmitude
An appalling op-ed in the Financial Times gives some idea of how profoundly divorced from reality the mainstream media can be regarding the Islamic menace. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent What Holocaust? conference is denounced — for making it look like Muslims don't like Jews!
[Ahmadinejad's outrageous remarks regarding the Holocaust] give the impression that anti-Jewish bigotry is widespread across the Muslim world. In historical reality, anti-Semitism is a Christian disease. There is no trace of it in Persia's Shahnameh or Book of Kings, while the Koran enjoins believers to respect Jews and Christians as monotheist People of the Book, sharing the common legacy of Abraham. That is not less true because some modern Muslim and Arab leaders prefer to change the subject, from their failure to do anything about Israel's policies and behaviour to crude attacks on the Jewish people.
Whether this Shahnameh drips with Jew hatred or not, I couldn't say — but the Koran sure does. A few examples:
Ignominy shall be their portion [the Jews'] wheresoever they are found... They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them... because they disbelieve the revelations of Allah and slew the Prophets wrongfully... because they were rebellious and used to transgress. [Surah 111, v. 112]
And thou wilt find them [the Jews] the greediest of mankind.... [Surah 11, v. 96]
Taste ye [Jews] the punishment of burning. [Surah III, v. 18 1]
They [the Jews] are the heirs of Hell.... They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say ... When evil befalls you they rejoice. [Surah 111, v. 117-120]
Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. [Surah IV, v. 56]
Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews.... And of their taking usury ... and of their devouring people's wealth by false pretenses. We have prepared for those of them who disbelieve a painful doom. [Surah IV, v. 160, 161]
Allah hath cursed them [the Jews] for their disbelief. [Surah IV, v. 46]
And thou seest [Jews and Christians] vying one with another in sin and transgression and their devouring of illicit gain. Verily evil is what they do. Why do not the rabbis and the priests forbid their evilspeaking and their devouring of illicit gain? .... evil is their handiwork. [Surah V, v. 62, 63]
O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends. [Surah V, v. 51]
The most vehement of mankind in hostility [are] the Jews and the idolators. [Surah V, v. 82]
Fight against such of those [Jews and Christians] ... until they pay for the tribute readily, being brought low. [Surah IX, v. 29]
Allah fighteth against them [the Jews]. How perverse they are! [Surah IX, v. 30]
Believers, many are the rabbis and the monks who defraud men of their possessions... Proclaim a woeful punishment to those that hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allah's cause.... their treasures shall be heated in the fire of Hell.... [Surah IX, v. 26-34]
They [the Jews] spread evil in the land .... [Surah V, v. 62-66]
[The Jews] knowingly perverted [the word of Allah], know of nothing except lies ... commit evil and become engrossed in sin. [Surah II, v. 71-85]
Muslim writings aside, even small children and mental defectives would be capable of perceiving that the hostility of Muslims toward Jews is a major factor in world affairs. In backwards countries like France, Muslims have actually subjected Jews to ritual murders.
Yet it's only Christians who hate Jews — or at least, a good dhimmi ought to say so.
On a tip from V the K.
Posted by Van Helsing at December 14, 2006 6:45 PM
I've heard that lie so many times before. Where do these people get these ideas? Do they think that nobody has ever read or quoted the Koran? Do they think they will be able to brainwash people into believing that Islam is completely benign? Geez, English mainstream media is FAR worse than America's.
Posted by: Chris at December 14, 2006 10:20 PM
I know, this is so sad. They're afraid of being politically incorrect if they talk about Muslim anti- Semitism, yet see absolutely nothing wrong with accusing Christians of it.
Posted by: Adam at December 15, 2006 6:32 AM
If you want to make yourself feel better, and a lot less dhimmified, send Chanukah doughnuts to IDF soldiers through Pizza IDF . I did.
(Sorry for the Spam).
Posted by: V the k at December 15, 2006 6:48 AM
Evangelical Christians are some of the best friends of Jews and Israel.
Posted by: elmers brother at December 15, 2006 7:33 AM
I'm sorry, but quoting the Koran in English is not the same as reading it in Arabic. It can only be appreciated when read in its original text. Therefore, you must have gotten the true meaning wrong. Yeah, that's it!
Posted by: Pam at December 15, 2006 9:01 AM
What? But this means that Ahmadinejad will have to APOLIGISE for his anti-Jewish speaches!
Boy, his face must be red now!
Posted by: KHarn at December 15, 2006 12:30 PM
Pam, much like Dilbert, I think that the the Koran can only be appreciated in its original language of Klingon.
Posted by: Steve at December 15, 2006 12:53 PM
"Do they think they will be able to brainwash people into believing that Islam is completely benign?"
That's exactly what they think, and that's exactly what's happening. The left is not the least bit interested in finding out the truth. One of their main goals is to go against traditional or conservative values, and saying that it's Chistrians, not Muslims, who hate Jews fits the bill.
I've heard more derogatory crap against Christians since 9/11 than I've heard in my whole life before that (I'm 41)...and much of it coming from ordinary people who I thought were normal friends or coworkers. Then I find out they're democrats, and for some reason, they now hate Christians.
Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at December 15, 2006 2:33 PM
Yes, Nude, it is very sad and frightening to think that it is so easy for the Media to control what people think.
Posted by: Chris at December 15, 2006 7:43 PM