ONE MONTH OF JEW HATRED 2016…….

Time actually flies, but with Jew haters it seems to stand still.

This article by Dr.Gerstenfeld was first published at Israel National News and republished here with the author’s permission.

Antisemitism in 2016

Manfred Gerstenfeld

28 January 2016

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe frequency and pace of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel developments including incidents in the first weeks of 2016 already provide sufficient material for a multi-content overview. The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) only recently published its annual list of anti-Semitic slurs for 2015. At this rate of incidents it better moves to a bi-annual publication of the list in 2016.

Swedish Social Democrat Foreign Minister Margaret Wallström just missed making the 2015 SWC list, though she was apparently a serious candidate. Wallström has however already put forward her candidacy for 2016. She demanded a thorough credible investigation into the killing of Palestinian terrorists by Israel, which she termed “extra-judicial executions.” She made no such demands regarding the killings of Muslim terrorists in France after the January and November 2015 terror attacks in that country, demonstrating double standards which are the core of anti-Semitism. Even worse the Swedish government has shown itself to be an indirect supporter of terrorism.1

Over the last few days alone, even more negative events have occurred in Sweden worthy of investigation. A fifteen year old Somalian asylum seeker killed a female worker in the Mölndal refugee center.2 As a reaction an estimated hundred masked men marched in central Stockholm beating up immigrants.3 There were different reactions to the murder. The head of the Swedish police expressed his sympathy for both the victim and the murderer.4

A police patrol of ten officers were sent to extricate a 10-year-old boy from a refugee center in Västerås after reports that he had been repeatedly raped there. The police were threatened with violence and forced to flee for their lives.5 Police have also warned that the Stockholm main train station is now unsafe. It has been taken over by 200 Moroccan street children, who according to reports, steal, grope girls, and assault security guards.6 It is now also known that the Swedish press and police remained silent for over a year on matters relating to refugee criminality.7

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is also a strong candidate for the SWC list, for his sympathetic explanation, perhaps better termed justification, of Palestinian terrorism, calling settlements an affront to the Palestinians and to the international community.8 One wonders why he has never appeared on the list before.

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THE HOLOCAUST IN PUBLIC DOMAIN……

Dr.Gerstenfeld’s article on the Holocaust in the public domain was originally published in the Jerusalem Post, and republished here with the author’s consent.

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THE HOLOCAUST IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldHistorical events usually receive less and less public attention as time passes. Yet in recent years the Holocaust, its abuse and Second World War issues seem to have gained increasing prominence in public discourse. Until several years ago it was still possible to summarize public mention of the holocaust and related issues in an annual overview. This is no longer the case. Now all one can do is highlight several events over the last year or two which stand out from the multitude. This resurgence of references to Holocaust and the Second World War most probably derives from the rapidly increasing unrest throughout the world.

Holocaust and Second World War issues have come up a number of times in the campaigns for the upcoming American presidential elections. Examples include the Republican candidate Mike Huckabee’s accusation that US President Barak Obama was marching Israel to the ovens.1 In the debate on gun control, another Republican candidate Ben Carson claimed that the Jewish people might have stopped the Holocaust if they had guns.2 This statement incorrectly instrumentalized Jews and the Holocaust in an internal American debate. Well-armed Western governments couldn’t stop the Germans in their early conquests, let alone the dispersed and disenfranchised Jews.

Jewish Newsweek senior writer Alex Nazaryan tweeted “Ted Cruz has a strong ground game in Iowa,” attaching a Nazi-era photo of people carrying swastika-emblazoned flags. He afterwards half-heartedly apologized – but not to Cruz: “I deleted my tweet calling Ted Cruz a Nazi. Not fair to his totally decent supporters, as much as I dislike the man himself.”3

In an American mosque, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders criticized Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the United States, stating “we must never forget what happened under the racist ideology of the Nazis, which led to the deaths of millions and millions of people, including family members of mine.”4 Since Trump did not call for the extermination of Muslims, Sanders’ statement became one of many which distort what actually happened in the Holocaust when applied in such contexts.

The autocratic Turkish President Erdogan, an anti-Israel inciter, is known both for positive references to Hitler’s governance, and for being compared, himself, to Hitler. He termed Hitler’s regime an example of effective government. 5 Several years ago, Israeli then foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman compared Erdogan to Goebbels.6

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD: THE DEBATE ON MEIN KAMPF…….

More info on former Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin el-Hussieni, can be found here as well:

The Mufti’s Islamic Jew-Hatred (by Dr.Andrew Bostom)

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NOTE: This was first published at Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.

 

THE DEBATE ON MEIN KAMPF

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Mein Kampf has been much talked about lately, in view of the expiry of its copyright. Despite the fact that there has been some discussion, also sparked by the publication of an annotated scholarly edition by Germany’s Institute for Contemporary History (IFZ), there is hardly anything of practical value to debate about.

The State of Bavaria has held the rights to Mein Kampf from the end of World War II. Since that time, it has refused to authorize reprints as the book incites racial hatred. Nevertheless over the past decades a large number of versions of Mein Kampf have been published unhindered in many languages. It is widely read in Arabic countries. Copies have even been found to be available in London in neighborhoods with large Arab populations.1

Hitler’s book is also widely available in India. Curiosity appears to be the main reason, rather than any more sinister motivation, especially as to why the book had such an impact in its time.2 By contrast, several years ago, Rifat Bali, an expert on Turkish antisemitism wrote that the Turkish translation of Mein Kampf had become a bestseller in the country and could be purchased in some of the largest supermarket chains and bookstores.3 Here the anti-Semitic motivation seems self-evident.

It was also reported that it was a bestseller in the Palestinian territories. This should not come as a surprise. The main pre-war leader of the Palestinian Arabs was the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini. He saw major parallels between Islam and Nazism. He mentioned these during the Second World War in a lecture to the members of the SS division of Bosnian Muslims which he had helped establish.4

  • Husseini listed the following points in common:
  • monotheism, unity of leadership, and the Führer principle
  • notions of obedience and discipline
  • fighting for honor and fighting to the death in battle
  • attitude toward community: common interest precedes personal interest
  • valuing motherhood and the prohibition of abortion
  • attitude toward Jews – Islam and National Socialism are close to each other in the battle against Judaism
  • glorification of labor and creation –Islam protects and respects labor in every way5

Against this background and in view of the widespread anti-Semitism in the hatred-permeated Arab world, Mein Kampf serves as a tool for anti-Semitic incitement in those countries and will continue to do so.

One anti-Semitic website lists where one can download Hitler’s book for free on the internet in various European languages. We should have no illusions regarding Europeans’ rising interest in Mein Kampf. In today’s Europe where anti-Semitism is on the increase, most of those interested in reading Mein Kampf are probably not motivated by curiosity, but rather seeking additional material for fomenting hatred of the Jews and classic anti-Semitism.

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EUROPE: MEDIA-GOVERNMENT COLLUSION OVER MUSLIM MIGRANT CRIMINALITY MIRRORS ITS BLIND EYE TO PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE AGAINST THE JEWS…….

This is not a new phenomenon, the European media (especially state media) being in line with official government policy.

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It can be seen in how badly they have treated the Jewish State of Israel in order to hide the truth about the Paleostinian Arabs. It’s just that now it’s being done in suppression of the news, due to it (violent Muslim migrants) shining a bad light on official government policy.

The media also shows its hands in how they deal with people who run counter to state policy, those motivated in defense of Western classical liberalism. Take a look at Vlad’s piece just posted yesterday, concerning the actions of the police, many of which having become as politicized as the media.

NOTE: This was first published at Israel National News, and republished here with the author’s consent.

MINORITIES AND CRIME: GERMANY’S CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldPro-Israel media watchers have been analyzing the anti-Israel bias in a variety of foreign media for a long period of time. Yet in their most extreme fantasies they could not have dreamt up the recent disclosures in Germany regarding another form of bias. It was revealed that media, police and politicians acted in collusion to suppress important news items involving Muslim migrant criminality.

These disclosures came in the aftermath of the massive New Year’s Eve sex assaults by refugees from Muslim countries on women in a number of German cities as well as in other European countries.1 Initially the national identity of the attackers was withheld, as well as information on mass assaults in two other German cities, Bielefeld and Dortmund.

It took for instance until 4th January for ZDF, one of the leading TV stations to admit that the main attackers in Cologne were Muslim refugees. This was already known to the police on New Year’s Eve.2 The original reports on the assaults in Germany concerned Cologne, where the number of complaints submitted by women has risen to 670 so far3, Hamburg, where about 300 women claim to have been harassed4, and to a lesser extent, Stuttgart. It took more than a week for the media to report that up to 500 immigrants had also taken part in riots and aggression against women, storming a nightclub in Bielefeld.5 In Dortmund there were reports of a threatening mob of about 300 people of foreign appearance.6 Additional incidents of harassment on a smaller scale were reported in other German cities including Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin.7

In these cases, the information was hidden for a relatively short time. This pales in comparison with later disclosures of deliberate suppression of important information over much longer periods of time. On 16 January the police in Dusseldorf conducted a massive raid in the town’s mainly North African Maghreb quarter. The large number of criminals in that neighborhood has been known for a long time. The police began their analysis and investigation, code-named Casablanca, in June 2014. By November 2015 over 2200 young North African suspects had been identified. They had committed almost 4000 crimes, including approximately 1300 thefts.8

One wonders how the police in a European democracy were able to hide information about so many criminals for a year and a half. Such a lengthy period of time could perhaps be required in acting against drug smugglers in a Latin American jungle. Dusseldorf, the capital of the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia, is located in Western Europe’s largest democracy. If one Googles the Casablanca project one finds no mention of it in 2014 or 2015. What did the local media know and how complicit were they in hiding the information?

It also became known that as early as October 2014, leading politicians in North Rhine Westphalia were informed about crimes by groups of North African refugees. These concerned large-scale thefts, drunkenness, sexual harrassment of women and use of violence. This was reported in a protocol that month by the state‘s commission for internal affairs. In order not to cause unrest among the population the information was not made public. This policy, hiding the truth from the public, received support from all the parties across the commission’s political spectrum.9 There are many indications of collusion in the way migrant crimes in Germany have been shrouded in silence. In this case however there is proof of a major political conspiracy.

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A STRATEGY TOWARDS SWEDEN’S ANTI-ISRAEL INCITERS……..

This is Manfred Gerstenfeld’s new new article on a strategy against Sweden which first appeared in the Jerusalem Post, republished here with the author’s consent.

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A STRATEGY TOWARD SWEDEN’S ANTI-ISRAEL INCITERS

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe Israeli government has taken three partly contradictory approaches in its verbal reactions to the attack by the Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström during a parliamentary debate on extrajudicial executions by Israel. “It is vital that there is a thorough, credible investigation into these deaths in order to clarify and bring about possible accountability,” the social democrat Wallström said.1

The Israel Foreign office thereupon declared that Wallström’s “irresponsible and delirious statements are giving support to terrorism and encouraging violence.”2 This statement contains two elements of the three-pronged Israeli approach. It questions Wallström’s mental sanity and accuses her government of encouraging terrorism. As far as the former is concerned, Sweden’s left-wing elite has indeed exhibited many examples of psychopathic behavior over the decades.

The country’s most prominent post-war prime minister Olof Palme, a social democrat, called Israel a Nazi state.3 If this were anything else but delirious there would be no Palestinians left by now. Palestinian Christian anti-Israel inciter Mitri Raheb and one of Israel’s leading self-haters, the journalist Gideon Levy were recently named as recipients of the Olof Palme award.4 These are appropriate recipients considering the nature of this prominent Holocaust inverter who gave his name to the award.

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GERMAN SEX ASSAULTS: EUROPEANS CANNOT LEARN FROM JEWS…….

First published in Israel National News, republished here with the author’s consent.

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THE GERMAN SEX ASSAULTS: EUROPEANS CANNOT LEARN FROM JEWS

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldOne skill of a true statesman is the ability to learn from the experience of other countries and peoples. The number of European politicians who have managed to learn anything from Israel’s experiences over the last decades seems minimal. The outbreak and handling of the recent mass sex assaults in Cologne and other German cities has also demonstrated their inability to learn anything from what has happened to Jews in Europe during the current century.

On 31st December 2015 a wave of sex assaults broke out in various German cities. Incidents also occurred in Zurich, Helsinki,1 Salzburg, Vienna2 and in Sweden3, reports of which were published later on. Cologne was the worst hit. Initially it was reported that an estimated 1000 men of Arab and North African extraction sexually attacked and robbed women at the town’s central station. By 5th January, the Cologne police had already received over 100 theft and sexual harassment complaints submitted by female victims.4 By January 10th the number of complaints had increased to over 500.5 In Hamburg by January 10 the police received 133 complaints.6

On the night of December 31 the Cologne police lost control of the situation, despite the town’s police chief’s insistence that his people had done their best .7 The police even issued a statement on 1st January that the night had been quiet.8 It took until January 6 before the Cologne police arrested the first two suspects. This is also surprising, as it later became known that many of the perpetrators had already been identified by the police on the evening itself. The police also knew that evening that many of those who harassed the women were recent refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. This information was concealed during the early days after the mass sexual assaults.9

From an Israeli viewpoint, the Cologne police behavior seems absurd. For Israelis unhappy with the Netanyahu government and the Israeli police in dealing with Palestinian terrorist murderers, this should provide food for thought about how efficient the Israeli authorities are in difficult circumstances.

In November the head of the German detectives union predicted that 10% of the new refugees would turn out to be criminals.10 Statistics later published for the German state of Saxony showed that the number of asylum-seekers in that state tripled to 45 000 during the first nine months of 2015. The number of police suspects among asylum seekers increased from 3,100 to 4,700 over the same period. People from this group are responsible for about 10,000 crimes.11 Nor has the terrorism threat been unfounded. The Munich police closed two train stations on 31st December 2015 because of a warning that Syrian and Iraqi terrorists intended to commit suicide attacks in those locations.12

So where does what has been happening to the Jews come in? When evaluated against the percentage of Muslims as part of the total population in Europe, a disproportionally large number of anti-Semitic incidents were perpetrated by Muslim immigrants in Europe over the past ten to fifteen years.13 Worse than that, the forms of anti-Semitic crime which have been imported to Europe by Muslim criminals is far more extreme than that caused by Europeans in the decades since the Second World War. All murders of Jews in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe over the last ten years were committed by Muslims. The summer 2014 attacks on synagogues in Paris and Sarcelles by bands of Muslim hooligans are unprecedented in post-war Western Europe. Malmo’s importance in contemporary Jewish history derives uniquely from the fact that due to ongoing Muslim harassment, the town is now known as the capital of European anti-Semitism.

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OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN RACISTS……..

The EU ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen is a hypocrite, he should look in the mirror first before pointing a finger at Israel.

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NOTE: This article first appeared in Israel National news and republished here with the author’s consent.

Human Rights Activists and Humanitarian Racists

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldSeveral, but not all one-sided so-called Human Rights movements and supporters are becoming an increasing hindrance to the functioning of governments. Where Israel is concerned, much of this has been documented in detail by NGO Monitor over the past years. Yet in several Western countries, both governmental and public voices are being raised more frequently against those who indirectly facilitate the interests of terrorists and movements involved in asymmetric warfare.

Two recent developments serve to illustrate this trend. British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the UK government is drawing up plans to take Britain out of the European Convention on Human Rights. He explained that this was due to the over 2000 separate legal cases to date, which have been brought against the Ministry of Defense concerning actions of British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fallon remarked that such cases inhibited the operational effectiveness of British soldiers, weakening their fight against terrorists through fear of being dragged through the courts by human rights lawyers.

Fallon also mentioned heavy costs to the government and thus the taxpayer: approximately 150 million pounds for inquiries and compensation, including cases filed from 2004 and amounts earmarked for new claims. The government is now working on a new national Bill of Rights to replace the European Convention.1

A public investigation known as the Al-Sweady inquiry was launched in 2009 by the then Labour Government. It examined accusations that Iraqi civilians were killed and tortured by British soldiers in 2004. The investigation cost 31 million pounds sterling and found that the most severe allegations against the Army were deliberate fabrications.2

Fallon’s statements shed light, by extension, on another issue – the attempts of several British lawyers to have certain prominent Israeli political and military decision-makers arrested on their arrival in the UK. It is now clear that these moves were just the tip of a large legal iceberg which threatens the United Kingdom.

In France, the socialist government intends to bring a proposal to change the Constitution. If accepted, it will be possible to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality if they are also nationals of another country. A poll showed that 85% of the French people support the change.3

Many European socialists have given their indirect support to terrorism against Israel, claiming falsely that they are merely fighting for human rights. Such people may even take terrorists under their wing, claiming solidarity with the weak. This time their indirect pro-terror stance is oriented toward France itself. It was expressed by several senior members of the socialist party in their criticism of the proposed change in the Constitution. The left-wing daily Le Monde also joined the fray, and came out against the proposal.4

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AT THE CORE, ANTI-ISRAEL AND ANTISEMITIC MOTIFS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME…….

This was first published at INN

On Monday night Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld lectured in Jerusalem on the phenomenon of anti-Israel and anti-Semitism motifs, they are two branches of the same irrational impulse, the hatred of the Jews.

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‘Anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism are the same thing’

All the core anti-Israel and anti-Semitic motifs are precisely the same, author and anti-Semitism expert says at Jerusalem book launch.

By Joel Cohen

First Publish: 1/6/2016, 4:22 PM

On Monday evening, Honest Reporting and European Friends of Israel organized a discussion on Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld’s recent book The War of a Million Cuts (read the Arutz Sheva review here.) The volume analyzes the dynamics behind the anti-Israel movement and how it can be fought.

In his introductory statement, the author explained that the main motifs of anti-Israelism and the two classic types of anti-Semitism – religious and ethnic – are the same.

Gerstenfeld – who writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva – said that the core motif of all three is that Jews are absolute evil. Yet the perception of absolute evil has mutated over the centuries.

Christianity, and in particular Roman Catholicism, accused the Jews of having killed Jesus, the alleged Son of God. In Christian eyes there was no worse crime imaginable.

The Nazis saw the Jews as animals and subhuman. This constituted absolute evil in their view. The same motif existed already in many Muslim circles who saw and still see Jews as apes and pigs.

In post-war society absolute evil has again mutated, as “absolute evil” is now seen as being represented by the Nazis and their horrific legacy. Gerstenfeld mentioned several opinion polls which indicate that forty percent of Europeans believe Israel is a Nazi-like state conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians. He mentioned that he had discussed these polls with a number of high-ranking Israeli officials, who preferred to simply avoid confronting the issue.

At the outset of the meeting, which took place in the Agron Guest House in Jerusalem, Gerstenfeld said that he could only write the War of a Million Cuts because the Israeli government had failed dismally in the battle against propaganda. He pointed out that the only way to fight adequately would have been to set up a counter propaganda structure which would be integrated with activities of the IDF, the intelligence services and the cyber defense unit.

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JEWISH SCHOOLS IN THE UK: THE APES AND PIGS DILEMMA…….

This was first published in Israel National News, and re-published here with the author’s consent.

The koran, in both its pre- and post-hijra forms needs to be read, with the reader becoming horrified of its incredible intolerance, discrimination, calls for genocide and Jew-hatred. The more you know about it, the less there is to be fooled by the creed’s propagandizing dawa pedlars and useful ignoramuses and stooges.

Koranic and Hadith invocations of violence and murder is one thing, but in my opinion, the inherent Jew hatred embedded in the koran with almost each turned page is the achilles heel to the apologists. It’s something that the irrelevant 1 percenters seek to obfuscate and cast your gaze from.

Dr.Andrew Bostom, an expert in the history and phenomenon of Islamic anti-Semitism, offers a sourced rich article on the same subject as well.

A front page New York Times story published January 10, 2009, included extracts from the Friday sermon (of 1/9/09) at Al Azhar mosque pronounced by Egyptian-government appointed cleric Sheik Eid Abdel Hamid Youssef. Referencing some of the well-established Antisemitic motifs from the Koran already discussed, Sheikh Youssef intoned,

Muslim brothers, God has inflicted the Muslim nation with a people whom God has become angry at [Koran 1:7] and whom he cursed [Koran 5:78] so he made monkeys and pigs [Koran 5:60] out of them. They killed prophets and messengers [Koran 2:61 /3:112]…

The continual, monotonous invocation by Al Azhar clerics of such antisemitic motifs from the Koran (and other foundational Muslim texts) is entirely consistent with the published writings and statements of the late Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi-Grand Imam of this pre-eminent Islamic religious institution from1996, till his death in March, 2010. Tantawi wrote these words in his 700 page treatise (“The Jews in the Koran and Traditions,” originally published in the late 1960s, and re-published in 1986), rationalizing Muslim Jew hatred:

JEWISH SCHOOLS IN THE UK: THE APES AND PIGS DILEMMA

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldRabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth has recommended that Islam be taught in Jewish schools in the UK. This follows a decision obligating British schools in the framework of religious studies to teach two faiths.1

The chief rabbi’s proposal raises many questions. Jewish children are taught the Ten Commandments from an early age, which explicitly forbid murder. How are teachers at Jewish schools going to explain that leading Muslim religious authorities issue fatwahs (religious legal decisions) to murder certain individuals. A case in point is the fatwa issued in 1989 by Iran’s highest Muslim leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie the British Indian author of the Satanic Verses. This merits to be mentioned in schools as the UK was Rushdie’s country of residence at that time.

Will Jewish schools in the UK teach the falsehood that some Islamists are not Muslims, for instance adherents of Islamic State or Hamas genocidal movements? Even if the spiritual leaders of these movements remain outside the curriculum, many deeply racist statements by other prominent Muslim clerics and leaders will have to be tackled.

Various leading Muslim clerics present a number of evil concepts as integral to Islam. Noticeable among these is the Koran-related view of Jews as pigs and apes. According to Islam, ancient Jews were turned into animals for disobeying the word of Allah. The Koran mentions this punishment in three verses, one of which says, “They are those whom Allah has cast aside and on whom His wrath has fallen and of whom He has made some as apes and swine… (5:60).” Although the Koran says that Christians received the same punishment, throughout history the term “apes and swine” has largely been reserved for Jews, in both Shiite and Sunni traditions, from the founding of Islam nearly fourteen hundred years ago to today.2

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ANTI-ISRAEL HATE MONGERING IN THE NETHERLANDS……..

The Netherlands is allowing itself to be swallowed up by the very hatred that they say they oppose.

This article was earlier in Israel National News.

Inviting hard core Jew hating Muslims into the country, canonical Islamic anti-Semitism (Jew hatred) is serving to supercharge traditional European Jew hatred, thereby creating such a toxic stew in which the Jews of the Netherlands haven’t seen since the demise of the Third Reich.

Anti-Israel Hate Mongering in the Netherlands

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldNowadays the Netherlands is proving an abundant source for anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hate mongering. We will limit ourselves here to several recent events and incidents concerning Israel. These occurred against the backdrop of an opinion poll which found that 38% of the Dutch population believe that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.1 This and other radical lies concerning Israel reflect the result of the widespread anti-Israel incitement in the Netherlands by left of center parties, numerous media outlets, various NGOs, some Christian groups and many others.

In October Youness Ouaali, a Turkish-Dutch representative of a Salafi charity World Wide Relief,2 suggested on his website that visiting Israeli tourists should be beaten up. Pauw, a leading Dutch talk shows invited him to explain his thoughts.3 A few days later the same talk show invited Constant Kusters, the leader of the NVU, a tiny extreme right-wing party. Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, a Labor party member, said in Parliament, “I was shocked to see a neo-Nazi representing concerned citizens on television.” 4 No such response was forthcoming from Asscher with regard to the incitement to beat up Israelis.

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UK HYPOCRISY: SUPPORTING TERRORISTS THEY LIKE AND BOMBING THE ONES THEY DON’T…….

This article by Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld on the debate in the British parliament on the bombing of Syria, first appeared in the Jerusalem Post, and republished here with the author’s consent.

UK: BOMBING SYRIA, HYPOCRISY AND SUPPORTING TERRORISTS

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldMajor parliamentary debates in Europe often have elements Israel should observe carefully. This is true of the UK parliamentary process, for instance, where hypocrisy, masked by illusions of fair play and good manners, can be exposed by examining speeches and voting history. One case is the major debate on 2 December when the House of Commons approved with a 174-vote majority the Government’s proposal to expand airstrikes against the Islamic State movement from Iraq to Syria.

The Labour party’s pacifist leader Jeremy Corbyn opened the debate for the opposition, and came out against the bombing.1 This extreme leftist had described Hamas and Hizbollah as “my friends” and several years ago, attended meetings organized by a Holocaust denier.2 Corbyn’s speech was however eclipsed by that of Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn. He spoke in favor of the airstrikes and said that Britain must attack the “fascists” of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant because “we never have, and we never should, walk by on the other side of the road.”3 In the current British environment it is still politically incorrect to use the more appropriate wording ‘Islamo-Nazis’ for the genocidal ISIS movement.

The Telegraph daily wrote that the speech would stand “as one of the great orations in our Parliament.”4 That may be, but Benn’s words will also stand as one more example of extreme hypocrisy in the ranks of the Labour party’s top brass.

In 2014 under its previous left-wing leader Ed Milliband Labour presented a motion in Parliament for Britain to recognize the Palestinian State. Benn voted in favor, and later described his feelings at the time: “I was proud as a Labour member of parliament last year to go through that division lobby in the vote on Palestinian recognition in the House of Commons and I want to say that I stand by the vote that I cast on that day.”5 As Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, Benn is familiar enough with the Middle East to be well aware that when he cast his vote, he did precisely what he condemned in his opponents in his speech on Syrian airstrikes. When he voted for the recognition of Palestine, he ‘walked by on the other side of the road’, deliberately ignoring that the majority Palestinian faction Hamas are Islamo-Nazis, and that their charter calls for the genocide of Israelis and Jews.

Benn also ignored that the second largest Palestinian faction Fatah and its leader Mahmoud Abbas, glorify murderers of Israeli civilians in many ways, and continue to incite in the current terrorist killing spree. In the debate on Syria, Benn said about ISIS “they hold us in contempt. They hold our values in contempt, they hold our belief in tolerance and decency in contempt, they hold our democracy – the rules by which we will make our decision tonight – in contempt.”6 All this can equally be said about the Palestinians whose non-existent state he recognizes.

While Benn now supports extreme bombing of ISIS, an organization which although expressing evil intent rarely attacks British citizens, he was not at all supportive when Israel finally reacted to the many rockets fired by Hamas into the country over the years, until Israel fought back massively in summer 2014. Benn felt Israel should have its hands tied through sanctions on UK military exports, and should settle the dispute through discussions with the Islamo-Nazis Hamas and Fatah.7 Perhaps his voters should ask him why he voted in favor of stepping up the bombing of Islamic State rather than volunteering to travel to the ISIS capital Raqqa and trying to settle the dispute through political dialogue.

The double-dealing Benn and the terrorist sympathizer Corbyn represent two aspects of the widespread degeneration in many European social democrat parties.

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WESTERN RATIONALIZATION OF MUSLIM TERRORISM…….

And complicating their already deep seated bigotry, they’re getting influenced by all the wrong people who share similar views.

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WESTERN RATIONALIZERS OF MUSLIM TERRORISM

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Muslim terrorist actions in the Western world are directly linked to the major physical violence and incitement in certain areas of the Islamic world. Despite this, time and again we find some Westerners explaining and rationalizing the terrorists’ actions. Others differentiate between the targets of acts of terror in discussing the legitimacy of terrorism.

Islam is a complex of religion, culture and political ideology. Several of the worst cases of mass murder, extreme incitement and other crimes in the past decades have emerged from sections of this composite entity. The Spanish liberal philosopher Jose Ortega Y Gasset said that “Civilization is nothing else than the attempt to reduce force to being the ultima ratio [last resort].” 1 Indeed for democrats, violence should be initiated only as a last resort; for barbarians, it is in practice often the first option of choice. Nowadays many Muslim communities contain a disproportionate number of such barbarians. Their main targets are other Muslims

Fifty years ago, the Indonesian government and military suppressed the country’s communist party. About half a million alleged communists were killed.2 Over a million people were killed in the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.3 In Afghanistan’s two wars during the last thirty-five years roughly a million and a half people were killed. The first was the war between Soviet forces and the America-backed mujahideen from 1978-1987. The second war continues until today with slaughter carried out mainly by the Taliban.4 The Algerian civil war of the 1990s resulted in the deaths of at least 150,000 people at the hands of fellow Algerians.5

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THE UNRWA: THE EMBODIMENT OF WESTERN WHITEWASHING MUSLIM CRIMINALITY WITH MORAL RELATIVISM AS THEIR TOOL…….

This article on Westerners whitewashing Muslim criminality appeared in yesterday’s Israel National News  

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UNRWA: THE EMBODIMENT OF MORAL RELATIVISM

Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe UN General Assembly, UNESCO, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon frequently discriminate against Israel, through employing moral relativism.1 The latter may be succinctly defined as a worldview where “there is no universally valid morality, only moralities plural, each having merely local validity.”2

The very existence of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is an expression of moral relativism. This UN agency was established in 1949 to provide services for 750,000 displaced Palestinian refugees. Two years later the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was founded to “protect refugees and solve refugee problems worldwide.”3 It would have been commonsense to incorporate UNRWA into this new body, which looks after all other refugees throughout the world.4 The survival of UNWRA more than six decades later, while UNHCR deals with far larger numbers of refugees from all other countries, thus constitutes an expression of extreme moral relativism.

There are significant additional aspects to this issue. For every other category of refugees in the world, as dictated by the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, refugee status applies to each refugee personally, and cannot be passed down to subsequent generations. Only Palestinian refugee status can be passed down from generation to generation. Because of this mandate, there are currently an estimated 5 million so-called “Palestinian refugees” worldwide.5.6

Based on the UNHCR definition, the actual number of Palestinian refugees is not more than 30,000 -50 000, at most only 1% of the figure currently presented by UNRWA. By implication, UNRWA’s 2014 budget of $1.4 billion dollars, a budget funded by voluntary contributions from UN members, could be shrunk by more than 95%, if the organization were only required to support real refugees. Yet another unjustified exception to the UNHCR definition of refugees concerns 30% of the so-called “Palestinian refugees” in Jordan who were born after 1997. Although they are granted full Jordanian citizenship these youngsters are still eligible for refugee status.7 .

Descendants of refugees of far worse conflicts do not receive any benefits from the United Nations. For instance, the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a 2014 UNHCR estimate, has given rise to over 7 million refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people. The children of these refugees have not been deemed worthy of the status granted to the descendants of Palestinian refugees.8

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD: UNRWA AN EMBODIMENT OF MORAL RELATIVISM……..

And we just had the feckless leader of the highly corrupted institution in Finland pontificating that “we need more states like Finland”, (read = manageable lapdogs).

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UNRWA: THE EMBODIMENT OF MORAL RELATIVISM

Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe UN General Assembly, UNESCO, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon frequently discriminate against Israel, through employing moral relativism.1 The latter may be succinctly defined as a worldview where “there is no universally valid morality, only moralities plural, each having merely local validity.”2

The very existence of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is an expression of moral relativism. This UN agency was established in 1949 to provide services for 750,000 displaced Palestinian refugees. Two years later the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was founded to “protect refugees and solve refugee problems worldwide.”3 It would have been commonsense to incorporate UNRWA into this new body, which looks after all other refugees throughout the world.4 The survival of UNWRA more than six decades later, while UNHCR deals with far larger numbers of refugees from all other countries, thus constitutes an expression of extreme moral relativism.

There are significant additional aspects to this issue. For every other category of refugees in the world, as dictated by the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, refugee status applies to each refugee personally, and cannot be passed down to subsequent generations. Only Palestinian refugee status can be passed down from generation to generation. Because of this mandate, there are currently an estimated 5 million so-called “Palestinian refugees” worldwide.5.6

Based on the UNHCR definition, the actual number of Palestinian refugees is not more than 30,000 -50 000, at most only 1% of the figure currently presented by UNRWA. By implication, UNRWA’s 2014 budget of $1.4 billion dollars, a budget funded by voluntary contributions from UN members, could be shrunk by more than 95%, if the organization were only required to support real refugees. Yet another unjustified exception to the UNHCR definition of refugees concerns 30% of the so-called “Palestinian refugees” in Jordan who were born after 1997. Although they are granted full Jordanian citizenship these youngsters are still eligible for refugee status.7 .

Descendants of refugees of far worse conflicts do not receive any benefits from the United Nations. For instance, the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a 2014 UNHCR estimate, has given rise to over 7 million refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people. The children of these refugees have not been deemed worthy of the status granted to the descendants of Palestinian refugees.8

Much effort has been made to ‘justify’ the continued existence of UNRWA. In an interview with the official Palestinian Ma’an news agency, UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness defended the agency’s need to exist as a separate entity and not be absorbed into UNHCR, stating that this is due to the absence of a “negotiated conclusion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” He added that only then can UNRWA’s powers be transferred to the UNHRC.9

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UNESCO EXHIBIT SHOWING JEWISH ROOTS IN ISRAEL OPENS AT KNESSET, DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD AND DR.ROBERT WISTRICH AWARDED……..

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In 2015, Israel is under constant assault in an asymmetrical war to demonize, delegitimize and deny her history, deny her values, deny her very right to be counted as an equal among the nations,” he said.

All Jews are targets, from the streets of Jerusalem to the campuses of our universities. How should lovers of Zion respond? By telling the truth, the truth about an unparalleled love affair between the people and its homeland.”

UNESCO exhibit showing Jewish roots in Israel opens at Knesset

Knesset hosts Simon Wiesenthal Center-UNESCO exhibit on 3500 years of Jewish roots in Israel, a first for the UN.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

First Publish: 12/1/2015, 8:12 PM

UNESCO Exhibition

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Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, acclaimed author of over 20 books and a frequent Arutz Sheva columnist, is considered today’s foremost expert on anti-Semitism. In fact, a review of his recent and timely book on modern day anti-Semitism, The War of a Million Cuts, can be read on Arutz Sheva.

It was only natural, then, that he attended this week’s opening in the Knesset of the Simon Wiesenthal Center-UNESCO exhibition “People, Book, Land: The 3500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land.”

Another reason for his attendance was that the author of the exhibition was his late good friend, Prof. Robert Wistrich, head of Hebrew University’s Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and a world-famous expert on the subject as well, who died suddenly several months ago.

At the event, chaired by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Center and hosted by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud), the Simon Wiesenthal International Leadership Award was granted to Dr. Gerstenfeld and to Danielle Wistrich in memory of her late husband

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Dr. Gerstenfeld  said that he had had no idea that the honor was to be conferred upon him until he arrived at the Knesset, and, talking about his friend, stressed the importance of a visual exhibit that can show the Jewish people’s connection with the land from the dawn of its history and the centrality it has in Jewish tradition.

Rabbi Cooper said that Israel’s need to respond to the world’s delegitimization and denial of Jewish historical rights in its land was the motivating factor leading the Wiesenthal center to initiate the exhibition, convince UNESCO to back it and charge Prof. Wistrich with creating it.

In 2015, Israel is under constant assault in an asymmetrical war to demonize, delegitimize and deny her history, deny her values, deny her very right to be counted as an equal among the nations,” he said.

All Jews are targets, from the streets of Jerusalem to the campuses of our universities. How should lovers of Zion respond? By telling the truth, the truth about an unparalleled love affair between the people and its homeland.”

“Our truth-teller, of blessed memory, was a respected scholar and a prolific author”, he continued, alluding to the late Professor Wistrich. “For decades, armed only with the truth, Robert took on intellectual anti-Semites and a world largely apathetic to history’s oldest hate.”

This is the first time, thanks to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s efforts, that the United Nations has hosted an exhibit that outlines the rationale for the UN decision to grant recognition to a Jewish state in the land of Israel. The exhibition was originally scheduled to open on January 20 of this year, but the opening was cancelled due to pressure from Arab UNESCO delegates, who argued it would disturb Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. There remained “unresolved issues relating to potentially contestable textual and visual historical points, which might be perceived by Member States as endangering the peace process,” UNESCO said in a January 17 press release.

This is such a betrayal. To do it in this way is so disgraceful,” Wistrich had responded, but the event was postponed and finally opened in Paris in June. After the postponement, the US State Department decided to become a cosponsor of the exhibition, joining Israel, Canada and Montenegro.

The exhibition consists of 24 panels of about 800 words each, detailing various aspects of the Jewish people’s connection to Israel throughout the generations, showing clearly that there was always a Jewish presence in the land of Israel.

The exhibition is to travel to various countries around the world and is due to open in the Vatican on Wednesday.

EU ON THE COUCH: MENTAL STATE OF THE LEVIATHAN UNDER QUESTION…….

From an acute case of Sweditice……

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Sweden is a prime candidate for the appointment of a national psychiatrist. Its Prime Minister Olof Palme compared Israel to Nazis.1 Several of its social democrat foreign ministers, the late Anna Lindh, Laila Freivalds and currently Margot Wallström2 suffer(ed) from negative obsessions concerning Israel. The same is true for the Moderate party foreign minister Carl Bildt. Under the social democrat mayor Ilmar Reepalu Malmö has become the European capital of anti-Semitism.3 This can only be explained by defining these phenomena as a mental disorder not limited to Swedish social democrats.

Psychologists often claim that their profession is improving the world. The proposed EUPSYCH agency will give them much food for thought, and plenty of work to do.

EUROPE ON THE COUCH: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW EU PSYCHOLOGY AGENCY

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldIn view of the extensive confusion in the European Union it seems appropriate for the European parliament to establish a new office in the EU – the European Union Psychology Agency (EUPSYCH). The head of this body would be independent. EUPSYCH would represent the interests of the public by investigating absurd and irrational attitudes as well as major perceptual anomalies in the Union from a psychological viewpoint. Furthermore, the EU should legislate a requirement for all member countries to appoint a national psychologist tasked with specific focus on his particular country.

This idea did indeed start out as a parody. However the subject becomes more serious when one tries to view the EU response to the refugee inflow with some distance. The reactions to the Paris massacre have only strengthened the need for such an agency.

For decades, Germany’s society was characterized by fear, or Deutsche Angst. It was thought partly to result from the feeling that there was something inherently warped in their nation’s character, following the atrocities committed by their ancestors under Nazi rule. This Angst has now returned, awoken by the incongruous open-door policy of the German government toward the refugees.

A poll this month in Germany found that 87% of the population are worried about the rise of right wing parties. More than 75% expressed concern that the influence of Islam in Germany will be too strong, that the number of criminal acts will increase, and that the risk of terror in Germany will rise.1

In France the Islamic State bombings have led to greatly increased levels of anxiety, shared to a lesser extent by the populations of other Western European countries. This fearfulness is not entirely rational. The Islamic State movement does not have the ability or means to undertake regular attacks of that size in France, or in any other European country for that matter. However heavy and horrific the toll of the dead and wounded is, the figure represents only 1:100,000 of France’s total population. Yet the attacks have led many foreign tourists to cancel their bookings. There was far more logic involved when tourists cancelled their bookings in Sharm el Sheikh due to the local situation. The rational and irrational aspects of fear are typical subjects for psychological investigation.

The idea that countries can be put on the couch is not new. This concept emerged, for example, at the end of the previous century when after decades of silence, the issue of Holocaust restitution came to the fore again. It led to soul-searching in many countries occupied by the Germans in the Second World War. It could be explained as a desire on the part of those nations involved, during a relative quiet period at the end of the twentieth century, to take stock of where they had morally failed in the past decades.

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THE FAST MUTATION OF MAJOR HATE MOTIF: “ISRAEL IS BEHIND ISIS”…….

This was first published at Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.

“ISRAEL IS BEHIND ISIS”: A FAST MUTATION OF A MAJOR HATE MOTIF

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldFor many centuries Jews have been accused of embodying absolute evil by their most vile enemies. This motif formed the unifying thread passing through blood libels, accusations of poisoning, conspiracy theories involving Jewish financial and military manipulations, and suchlike. The central hate tactic used was frequent emotive, often religion-oriented repetition.

We are currently witnessing this process in action yet again, as modern anti-Semitic hate propaganda constantly reiterates the absurd proposition that Israel, the lone democracy in the Middle East, is associated with the most negative developments faced by people throughout the world.

From June 2014 the Islamic State movement ISIS became notorious worldwide for its conquests and cruelty. The latter was extreme, even for a Muslim terrorist movement. Soon after ISIS began to attract public notice, accusations arose that it was created by Israel or linked to it.

Extreme Iranian hate mongers were among the first to point the irrational finger. In summer 2014 Iran’s state-run Islamic Republic News Agency published a story accusing America of mounting its offensive against ISIS as a means of destabilizing the region to protect Israel. The article cited a fabricated “interview” with American whistleblower Edward Snowden. The authors of the lie attributed a statement to Snowden that the US, UK, and Israel collaborated to “create a terrorist organization capable of centralizing all extremist actions across the world.” Similarly, in June of that year the Iranian Fars news agency quoted Major General Hassan Firoozabadi, Chief of Staff of Iran’s armed forces, who claimed that ISIS “is an Israel[i] and America[n] movement for the creation of a secure border for the Zionists against the forces of resistance in the region.”1

The World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates is an umbrella group for scholars connected to Al-Azhar University. It is the leading academic institution of Egypt, a country which is at peace with Israel. In June 2014 this association published a statement on its website claiming that ISIS and other extremist groups were “[a] Jewish product under various names that change every now and then.” The statement also quoted the head of the association’s Pakistani chapter Sheik Sahab Zadeh Aziz, who said, “the terrorist organization ISIS is a Zionist plot which aims to murder Muslims, shed their blood, and rape [their] women and girls.”2

Ayatollah Sayed Mortada Al-Qazwini, a popular Shia cleric in Iraq gave a sermon in summer 2014 declaring ISIS a Jewish Israeli organization, established to tear apart the land of Muslims.”3 In February 2015 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir – wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide – referred to ISIS and Boko Haram: “I said CIA and the Mossad stand behind these organizations. There is no Muslim who would carry out such acts.”4 Al Jazeera’s Arabic website, published in August 2015 an article claiming that Israel was behind ISIS.5

Many in the Western world are only gradually accepting the view that ISIS represents absolute contemporary evil. The Paris November 13 massacres have strengthened this perception. At the same time, additional elements have started to relate Israel to ISIS. Palestinians have been in the frontline in putting forward such claims.

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ARE MUSLIMS MORALLY OBLIGED TO CONDEMN JIHAD……?

I think so.

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I disagree in principle with the equating of diaspora Jews who are demanded to apologize for actions taken by the Israeli government, with that of Muslims being expected to apologize for the terrorist actions being done in the name of Islam.

The former does not represent the political government of the Jewish state, the latter however adheres to, and to some degree, even promotes the ideology which these 7th century throwbacks are acting upon. The duality of the koran makes it ‘their issue’ by default, even if they’re not willing to admit to it.

NOTE: People of course can make up their own minds about this, I don’t always have to agree with people that I greatly respect. That said, I do however agree with a lot of what is written here, what you don’t agree with, or have problems with provides some healthy thought provoking exercises.

This however leads us into a labyrinth, because many lay and religious Muslim leaders and organizations in a multitude of countries explicitly incite to murder. How can they condemn the very acts they promote? How can they condemn killings which they interpret as active adherence to Koranic requirements?

When can one request Muslims – and Jews — to publicly condemn crimes?

Manfred Gerstenfeld
Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe recent mass murders by Muslims in Paris raise again the question whether other Muslims are morally obliged to publicly condemn these murders. This issue is directly related to regular demands on Jews in the Diaspora to publicly condemn Israeli actions.

One of the best-known such demands was by the Swedish Social Democrat and part-time anti-Semite Ilmar Reepalu, when he was mayor of Malmö. That town, partly due to his mode of governance, has become perceived by many as the European capital of anti-Semitism.1 2

Why was Reepalu’s demand anti-Semitic? The Jews in Malmö are Swedish, not Israeli, citizens. Why should they distance themselves from acts in a country where they cannot vote, and thus have no say in its policies? What one could reasonably ask of Swedish Jews, or better yet, of representatives of the Jewish communities in that country is that they should condemn crimes committed in Sweden perpetrated by Jews in the name of Judaism. One should expect that in such cases both the rabbis and the lay leaders of Jewish communities there would come out against the crimes. In truth, the issue is for the most part theoretical. Jewish lawbreakers in Sweden usually do not usually claim to do so in the name of Judaism.

What has been said here about Swedish Jews may serve as a guideline of what public statements can reasonably be expected of Muslims after the mass murders in Paris. One has no right whatsoever to insist that individual Muslims or even Muslim organizations abroad express their opinion publicly on the murders. However, as with Sweden’s Jews, lay and religious Muslim leaders in France should be expected to condemn publicly such acts carried out by Muslims in the name of Islam.

This however leads us into a labyrinth, because many lay and religious Muslim leaders and organizations in a multitude of countries explicitly incite to murder. How can they condemn the very acts they promote? How can they condemn killings which they interpret as active adherence to Koranic requirements?

Let us look at where the French imams stand on this issue. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles published an article on November 15 in which he described a meeting between a SWC delegation and French President François Hollande, which took place a year and a half ago. Cooper wrote that the SWC dean Rabbi Marvin Hier asked the President: “‘How many imams are there in France, and how many have condemned terrorist attacks’? ‘Six thousand imams…and about 10 have publicly spoken out…’ These days the number has been reduced to one: Imam Chalgoumi of Drancy. The others have been cowered into silence…”3 Unsurprisingly perhaps, this imam requires ongoing police protection.

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JUST HOW SERIOUS ARE THE FRENCH ABOUT THAT WAR ON MUSLIM TERROR…….?

This article about how serious is France in the war against Muslim terror first appeared in Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.

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How serious is France about the war against Muslim terror?

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldMany tough words have been used by President François Hollande and other French leaders after the terrible massacres in Paris on November 13. “Even if France is wounded, she will rise,” Hollande said. “Even if we are in grief, nothing will destroy her.” He also called the massacres an “act of war.”1 Prime Minister Manuel Valls said “we are at war.” The government has also called a state of emergency which it now wants to extend for three months.

The French government gives the impression that it is going to undertake a huge program to fight the Islamic State. French planes have already bombed the Syrian city Raqqa, the de facto capital of the organization. As an aside one might mention here that a summer 2014 poll found that 16% of the French population viewed ISIS favorably at that time.2

France or indeed any other country going to war, has to assess the battlefield. In a post-modern society this is radically different from classic warfare, as it is not limited to a geographically defined area. The battlefield includes a disparate collection of many individuals with seditious intentions. Radical Muslim ideology is widespread in France and elsewhere in Western Europe. The Islamic State variant is just one among several others.

Some of the terrorists came from the Molenbeek quarter, a radical Muslim hotbed in Brussels. The Belgian government has admitted that it has lost control over the area.3 France has temporarily closed its borders. However, instituting permanent border controls is a prerequisite in any effective fight against radicalized Muslims. Such a measure will inevitably undermine the Schengen open borders agreement, one of the major achievements of the EU.

France’s leaders have given no indication, in what we have heard from them thus far, that the country intends to deal with the entire battlefield. On the contrary, after the January 2015 murders of the Charlie Hebdo journalists and the Jews in the Hyper Cacher supermarket, Hollande stated: “these fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion.”4 He thus nonsensically claimed that when a Muslim with intent to murder shouts “Allahu Akbar” as a battle cry it has nothing to do with Islam. Valls spoke more truthfully when he commented on the minority ghettoes at the time. He said that there is a “territorial, social, and ethnic apartheid” separating these neighborhoods from the rest of France.5

These attacks pose a problem far greater than that faced in January this year, as the target is clearly no longer limited to journalist and Jews. The whole of France — and by extension Europe – its population and culture, is under attack.

Problems in the French Muslim community have multiple aspects, as for instance pointed in a study by Gilles Kepel.6 It is probable that only a small percentage of the anti-democrats among the Muslims in France currently harbor terrorist intentions. However, many more are susceptible to radicalization, and therefore must be seen as potential terrorists. Convincing a few more French Muslim leaders to condemn the murders is not going to help much. The real postmodern war against violent and other antidemocratic Muslims requires a master plan that goes far beyond interim measures such as the closure of radical mosques.

This means reclaiming the lost territories in French cities and society, a move tantamount to the elimination of defined urban areas currently ruled, to all intents and purposes, by Sharia law, where French law has been marginalized. It would mean the end of “no go zones” where the police can only enter in large numbers on an ‘ad hoc’ basis.

To state explicitly that government control would have to be restored in self-contained Muslim enclaves would verge on the sacrilegious for a socialist politician in France. This is not the result of a conspiracy of silence on the part of the French government and politically correct media. Such avoidance has its origins in something more insidious: a sanitization of public expression encouraged by the establishment’s main actors, both social and political. The absence of any clear mention of problems specifically related to the French Muslim population and to Islam, allows for the fallacious belief that such problems are not major.

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REPUBLISHING GERSTENFELD PIECE IN WAKE OF PARIS MASSACRE: “FRANCE ALLOWED MILLIONS OF IMMIGRANTS ENTRY FROM CULTURES HOSTILE TO JEWS”…….

France did not learn it’s lesson from attack on Charlie Hebdo staff.

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Aftermath of the Paris Killings: Symptoms of French Disease

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldAfter the recent spate of killings in Paris, French President François Hollande said that, “these fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion.”1 Hollande’s words whitewash rather than clarify the problem, and was just one of the many events in the aftermath of the Paris murders which merit further attention.

Among world leaders, Hollande is not alone in whitewashing the Muslim identity of criminals. In a speech about the Islamic State movement, President Barack Obama said it was “not ‘Islamic’” and added, “No religion condones the killing of innocents.”2 This sentiment about the extreme Muslim movement was shared by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who stated, “They boast of their brutality. They claim to do this in the name of Islam. That is nonsense. Islam is a religion of peace. They are not Muslims, they are monsters.”3

The fact that the Paris murderers were very much Muslims was made even clearer when a variety of Muslim religious leaders and organizations in the Middle East identified with them.4 One does not even need to go that far. Many Muslim pupils in France refused to participate in the minute of silence, held at schools out of respect for the victims.5

The murderous events in Paris and the subsequent reactions are still too fresh to allow for a full-fledged assessment. Yet there are already a number of aspects which can be pointed out in the meantime, even if they merit further investigation.

First of all, between the two main killing sprees, there were marked differences in motive. The Charlie Hebdo journalists were killed for what they wrote and drew; the Jews in the supermarket were killed for who they were.

There is great symbolism in the four Jewish victims having been buried in Israel, even though they are Frenchmen. France has deceived them. The betrayal started long ago. France gave entry to millions of immigrants from a culture hostile to Jews. Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco are among the ten most anti-Semitic countries in the world. These results are from a 2014 ADL study on classic anti-Semitism in the world.6

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