This week in Toulouse, France Mohammad Merah killed a rabbi and three children, dragging the youngest by her hair before he blew her brains out. Merah stated that he was avenging Israeli murders of Palestinian children.
On November 10, 1975, the United Nations passed General Assembly Resolution 3379. Which condemned Zionism as a form of racism.
Thirty years after the ovens went cold, the Jews were again labeled a people apart. We have since reached the point where anti-Semitism, disguised as empathy for “opressed Palestinians” is not only acceptable, but fashionable.
Immediately following the killings in France, we heard from the Baroness Ashton, E.U. foreign policy chief, deploring the murders but somehow equating the with dead children in Gaza. She has since somewhat nuanced her words, but not so far as to acknowledge that the innocent dead in Gaza have been and always are, killed as a result of conflict initiated by Palestinians.
And when Islamists kill it’s not their fault.
Tarik Ramadan, Oxford Don, and doyen of the Islamic apologetic circuit, said this:
(Merah was)”…A French citizen frustrated at being unable to find his place, to give his life dignity and meaning in his own country, he would find two political causes through which he could articulate his distress: Afghanistan and Palestine. He attacked symbols like the army, and killed Jews, Christians and Muslims without distinction.”
Mera hmade his motives quite clear, targeting Jews in the name of Palestine, and French soldiers as revenge for France’s role in Afghanistan. What do Palestine and Afghanistan have in common? Of course, it is Islam
Ramadan’s air brushing is typical of his ilk; that such people are lionized n western intellectual circles demonstrates that we are, in our own way, as sick as the Islamic world,
where Jew hatred has a provenance almost as ancient as that of Europe.
Sahih Bukhari Hadith Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177: Narrated by Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
It is time to dispense with the term “anti-Semitism.” Let’s call it what it is, Jew hatred. and those who practice it what they are – Jew haters.
You who toss a keffiyeh around your neck and sip coffee as you discuss “Israeli apartheid,“ you are Jew haters. Your black and whitechecked fashion accessory is your brown shirt. Call yourself progressive, antifash, or whatver you like, but only the empty abstraction and post modern obfuscation of your mimicked discourses distinguish you from Stormfront.
When you sign “Boycott and Divestment“ petition you are a Jew hater.
Your hatred, you think, is chic concern for the down trodden You are an engage. In fact, you are appallingly stupid. Your hatred is born in ignorance and intellectual superstition, What you regard as facts are instead mythical incantations, intended to conjure up a past that never was, and to transform the present into a future that will never be.
You repeat the baseless and self important assertions of whichever half lettered disciple of Edward Said filled your vacuous, but selfish minds in some overpriced classroom. Israel you say, is a colonial construct, a Western imposition on the Arab World. Yet you cannot make the parallel conclusion that the map lines which define every Arab country today were drawn in Western foreign ministries. All of these ramshackle polities calling themselves Arab states, miserable failures at providing anything but want and strife for their populations, hate Jews. And so do you.
“Palestinians deserve to be free,” you say. Yet Israel is the only country in the middle East where all can worship freely, or not at all, and whose citizens can choose to live as religous, atheists, gays, secualar democrats, indeed any identity the wish to choose or fashion on their own. The extant Palestinian territories are morasses of petty despotism, extortion and nepotism. This you would extend to a tiny, but highly successful, country in the name of a freedom that the Palestinians have long since shown they have no wish for, and you wish this on Israel because you are a Jew hater.
You would laugh at a Greek irredentist demanding a march on Constantinople. While vast areas of Central and Eastern Europe were once German and now are not, you do not demand right of return for Silesians, Pomeranians and Prussians.
But you do so for Palestinian Arabs.
Because you hate Jews.
If you truly cared for the Palestinians you would not urge them to continue on their fruitless absolutist quest. For when Palestine is free, from the River to the Sea, it will be the freedom of utter devastation.
It would be a lesser rhetorical excess than those you use against to Jews to say that the blood of Janathan Sandler, his sons Aryeh and Gabirel, and the little girl Miriam are on you hands, but it is fair to say that your are close enough to catch the spatter.
Tarik Ramadan is a liar. And so are you when you say You aren’t anti Jew, just anti-Zionist, so you support the One State “solution.” Jews understand when they hear talk of “solutions.
Muammed Merah was honest. You should be too.
I don’t love Palestine.
I hate Jews.