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Blaming the Jews – Hate in Islamic culture

Posted by Atilla89 on August 25, 2007

This is a series of videos exploring Arab and Muslim Antisemitism. It is very well done and worth watching. The reporter interviews different Sheiks in Britain, Gaza, Egypt as well as interviewing Marcus of Palestine Media Watch (PMW).

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4 Responses to “Blaming the Jews – Hate in Islamic culture”

  1. dudianggawi said

    To show such video will only ignite more hatred. Is that what you expect it? I don’t see any good will, in opposite, you disseminate hatred and anger all over the world.
    As soon as you start to define the Muslims as the other, the new Holocaust will be the next to happen. The Fundamentalists are everywhere around the world. Might be muslim, jew, christian, hindu, atheist,or secular fundamentalist. May peace be upon you.

  2. Helen said

    I thought this was an excellent documentary. Having lived nearly two decades in the Middle East, unfortunately, this viewpoint is being promoted, and growing throughout the Muslim world, particularly among the younger generation. It shows why I am not optimistic about a settlement in the Middle East. These people are being taught that there can be no compromise on the issues of accepting the Jewish people or a place for them in the world.

  3. Semi said

    @ Helen: “These people are being taught that there can be no compromise on the issues of accepting the Jewish people or a place for them in the world.”

    this is ridiculous. Jewish people were never been seen as enemy. Muslims gave protection to the Jews during centuries.
    The clash with Jews started with the colonization of Palestine and the expulsion of the Palestinian people. It’s all a bout politics and the religion is used to give a legitimacy to the Jewish people to exclude the goyim (the non-Jews) and to the Palestinians to resist this racist state of Israel, which was the first “religious state” in the current history.

  4. Atilla89 said

    I very much agree with you Helen, and looking at the comments above and below yours confirms what I have believed.

    To dudianggawi, How does this video ignite hatred? I personally think that what the Palestinian media and the many other media sources in the middle-east show is much more deserving of that title. I have never defined Muslims as ‘the other’ however the same can not be said of Arab media. Now I am not saying that all Muslims or all Arabs are in the wrong, but you can’t deny that there is a large percentage that are.

    To Semi, Muslims may have given Jews protection earlier, but we are not talking about hundreds of years ago, we are talking in the last 100 years. The fact is, these people (fundamentalist Muslims) have never bothered to even compromise with the Jews on anything. Why when UN Resolution 242 came out, the response was the three No’s! Also, the Palestinian people have never passed up an opportunity to miss an opportunity with Israel.

    “The clash with Jews started with the colonization of Palestine and the expulsion of the Palestinian people.”

    No, even before the ‘expulsion’ of Palestinians, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Amin al-Husayni in 1937 paid a visit to the new German Consul-General, Hans Döhle, in Palestine. He repeated his former support for Germany and “wanted to know to what extent the Third Reich was prepared to support the Arab movement against the Jews.” He later sent an agent and personal representative to Berlin for discussions with Nazi leaders.

    As for Jews ‘colonizing’ the land and taking it away from the Palestinians, well that is just one big lie.

    A common misperception is that all the Jews were forced into the Diaspora by the Romans after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the year 70 C.E. and then, 1,800 years later, suddenly returned to Palestine demanding their country back. In reality, the Jewish people have maintained ties to their historic homeland for more than 3,700 years. The Jewish people base their claim to the Land of Israel on at least four premises: 1) the Jewish people settled and developed the land; 2) the international community granted political sovereignty in Palestine to the Jewish people; 3) the territory was captured in defensive wars and 4) God promised the land to the patriarch Abraham. Even after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the beginning of the exile, Jewish life in the Land of Israel continued and often flourished. Large communities were reestablished in Jerusalem and Tiberias by the ninth century. In the 11th century, Jewish communities grew in Rafah, Gaza, Ashkelon, Jaffa and Caesarea. The Crusaders massacred many Jews during the 12th century, but the community rebounded in the next two centuries as large numbers of rabbis and Jewish pilgrims immigrated to Jerusalem and the Galilee. Prominent rabbis established communities in Safed, Jerusalem and elsewhere during the next 300 years. By the early 19th century — years before the birth of the modern Zionist movement — more than 10,000 Jews lived throughout what is today Israel.1 The 78 years of nation-building, beginning in 1870, culminated in the reestablishment of the Jewish State.

    This is straight from http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html#a

    As for the assertion that “Palestine” was an Arab country, well that’s another lie. As well as this one, “It’s all about politics and the religion is used to give a legitimacy to the Jewish people to exclude the goyim (the non-Jews) and to the Palestinians to resist this racist state of Israel…”

    The term “Palestine” is believed to be derived from the Philistines, an Aegean people who, in the 12th Century B.C.E., settled along the Mediterranean coastal plain of what are now Israel and the Gaza Strip. In the second century C.E., after crushing the last Jewish revolt, the Romans first applied the name Palaestina to Judea (the southern portion of what is now called the West Bank) in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel. The Arabic word “Filastin” is derived from this Latin name. The Hebrews entered the Land of Israel about 1300 B.C.E., living under a tribal confederation until being united under the first monarch, King Saul. The second king, David, established Jerusalem as the capital around 1000 B.C.E. David’s son, Solomon built the Temple soon thereafter and consolidated the military, administrative and religious functions of the kingdom. The nation was divided under Solomon’s son, with the northern kingdom (Israel) lasting until 722 B.C.E., when the Assyrians destroyed it, and the southern kingdom (Judah) surviving until the Babylonian conquest in 586 B.C.E. The Jewish people enjoyed brief periods of sovereignty afterward before most Jews were finally driven from their homeland in 135 C.E. Jewish independence in the Land of Israel lasted for more than 400 years. This is much longer than Americans have enjoyed independence in what has become known as the United States.

    In fact, if not for foreign conquerors, Israel would be 3,000 years old today. Palestine was never an exclusively Arab country, although Arabic gradually became the language of most the population after the Muslim invasions of the seventh century. No independent Arab or Palestinian state ever existed in Palestine. When the distinguished Arab-American historian, Princeton University Prof. Philip Hitti, testified against partition before the Anglo-American Committee in 1946, he said: “There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history, absolutely not.”

    Prior to partition, Palestinian Arabs did not view themselves as having a separate identity. When the First Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations met in Jerusalem in February 1919 to choose Palestinian representatives for the Paris Peace Conference, the following resolution was adopted: We consider Palestine as part of Arab Syria, as it has never been separated from it at any time. We are connected with it by national, religious, linguistic, natural, economic and geographical bonds. In 1937, a local Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, told the Peel Commission, which ultimately suggested the partition of Palestine: “There is no such country [as Palestine]! ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria.”
    The representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations submitted a statement to the General Assembly in May 1947 that said “Palestine was part of the Province of Syria” and that, “politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity.” A few years later, Ahmed Shuqeiri, later the chairman of the PLO, told the Security Council: “It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.” Palestinian Arab nationalism is largely a post-World War I phenomenon that did not become a significant political movement until after the 1967 Six-Day War and Israel’s capture of the West Bank.

    This is from http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html#b

    “…which was the first “religious state” in the current history.”

    Are you forgetting such countries as Saudi Arabia? There are many countries, even European one’s that were purely religious.

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