Friday, May 22, 2009

Islamic Anti-Semitism is a Very Old Story

By Alan Caruba

There is, in fact, nothing new in the recent arrest of four American-born Muslims seeking to kill Jews in their houses of worship, two synagogues in New York City.

The killing of Jews goes back to the early years of Islam when the Jews of the Qurayzah tribe, one of a few that had settled in Arabia, refused to accept Mohammed’s claim to be the prophet of a new religion called Islam.

By that time, after Islam was initiated in 622 A.D., Judaism had been around over two thousand years and the story of their own prophets had become a history that the emerging religion of Christianity incorporated as well, along with its own saints and martyrs

In true seventh century fashion, Mohammed ordered that all seven hundred men of the Jewish tribe be put to death and their women and children sold as slaves. (Hadith Book 019, Number 4364) Killing Jews entered the Koran and Islamic lore as a wholly
acceptable thing to do. Though Jews have lived in Arab nations for centuries, they have done so always at the sufferance of the ruling powers and with no hope of protection.

When Israel announced its founding in 1948, thousands of Jews throughout the Middle East were forced to flee to the new nation for their lives. In the years leading up to its independence, attacks on Jewish settlers were commonplace.

In America, Jews have been the victims of attacks by jihadists, radical Islamists, going back to the late 1970s. In March 1977 Hanafi Muslims seized three buildings in Washington, D.C., including the headquarters of the B’nai B’rith. They held hostages for 39 hours. There was one death as a result.

In November 1990, El Sayyid Nosair assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane in a New York hotel. In March 1994, Rashid Baz, a Palestinian immigrant, opened fire on a van carrying orthodox Jewish boys crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, killing one of them.

In 1997, another Palestinian, Ali Hasan Abu Kamal, shot at seven tourists visiting the top of the Empire State building, killing one and wounding another. His suicide note said that U.S. was using Israel against the Palestinians.

The 9/11 Islamic terrorists killed not only Jews in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, but co-religionists and, of course, many Christians. With the exception of the Muslims they killed, the others were all infidels, unbelievers, and their death is prescribed in the Koran. “When ye encounter the infidels,” Mohammed said, “strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter of them.”

Muslims deny the truth of both Jewish and Christian doctrines, nor are they apparently reluctant to kill other Muslims when they gather for prayer in their mosques.

There are other incidents, but they all represent the hatred many Muslims feel toward Jews even if they have never met one. More than sixty years of attacks on Israel tells you everything you need to know about how Middle Eastern Muslims feel about Jews. The entire region is suffused in anti-Semitism, they breathe it like the air.

So the news of the arrests of four criminals, all of whom had converted to Islam while in prison, will now be added to the scoreboard that all American Jews carry around in the back of their mind.

It is ironic that Barack Hussein Obama garnered so much of the Jewish vote to become President. This is a man who wants to close down “Gitmo” and put its terrorist detainees in American prisons where they presumably will be able to infect other prisoners with the same cancerous hatred that motivated the thwarted wannabe jihadists.

At this point, not only will no state will accept the Guantanamo detainees, but no other nation wants them either. One out of seven of those released to date has returned to the occupation of Islamic terrorist.

This latest batch of holy warriors for Islam was not taken on the field of battle in Iraq or Afghanistan. They were born here.

A word to the wise for all those who think America is to blame for terrorist acts; they are authorized by the Koran.

A tip of the hat to Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum for his catalog of attacks on American Jews in recent times.


Carolyn said...

Hi Mr. Caruba. I seem to remember an attack on Jewish women a few years back in Seattle (I think- somewhere on the North West coast) You are right though, about Muslim hatred for Jews and Christians. You are also right about many the Jews who gave Obama their vote. I read an excellent book by Rabbi Lapin a few years ago called "America's Real War". It's excellent, but mostly political in nature. It does give a good view of how many liberal Jewish people vote and why in this country. God Bless! Thank you~

Anonymous said...

Since its creation Islam is charged with world dominion. Spreading out from its homeland its annexations once took the form of outright mass invation and war.

In the 8th century, in the first invasion, they took Europe by storm colonising the Iberian Peninsula. It wasn't until the 15th Century that the Spanish reconquista succeeded in its complete reclamation.

Fortunately, in 732, further Islamic inroads into Gallic France were repulsed by Charles Martel.

Further, in the 15th Century, the Ottomans tried a second invasion of Europe which engulfed the Balkans and only stopping at the gates of Vienna before it,too, was repulsed.

It is no secret that Islam wants Andelusia, the Balkans, Palestine and even Istael back in its control.

For Europe in the 21st Century a new modus operandi is in motion - that of a 'soft invasion' by immigration and demographic explosion and is being remarkably successful. So far, within just one generation, 30 million Muslims have settled in Europe.

This is just the beginning of the quiet invasion. Look at France and the almost continuous unrest of its Muslim immigrants. Look at what has been allowed to happen in the UK. Look at the southern Philippines and any other part of the world with a minority Muslim population and it seems that trouble festers as their demands go unmet; autonomy; homeland; self rule; imposition of Sharia Law.

What is happening in Israel is but a window of what the next installment will look like in Europe and India.

If we are not more restrictive, instead of pandering to demands on our own soil which are totally alien to our Western way of Life, then we risk being subsumed. We risk being forced back to an age of barbarism and head-taking by an ideology that is steeped in blood and well past its sell-by date.

Anonymous said...

In the US, the fifth column enemies, like CAIR, manufacture bogus accusations to gain sympathy, and the well meaning fools fall for it, despite the evidence.

This is going to take a lot longer than I had hoped.