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Islamic Anti-Semitism is Islamic Imperialism

We ask that the verses of the Qur'an calling for the killing and punishment of Jews, Christians and unbelievers be rendered obsolete," the manifesto states.

It cites the murders of Sarah Halimi and Mireille Knoll, two elderly Jewish women murdered by anti-Semitic Muslim thugs, the fact that "French Jews are 25 times more likely to be attacked than their fellow Muslims", and the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Jews from the encroaching no-go zones.

"10% of the Jewish citizens of Île-de-France - that is to say about 50,000 people - were recently forced to move because they were no longer safe in some cities and because their children could not attend the schools of the Republic,” it courageously warns.

“This is a quiet ethnic cleansing being carried out in in the country of Emile Zola and Clemenceau."

The manifesto was written by former Charlie Hebdo editor Philippe Val, who had republished the original Mohammed cartoons from the Jyllands-Posten despite the threats, both terroristic and legal, and its signatories include former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, the former mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, famed singer Charles Aznavour, actor Gérard Depardieu, and many other significant figures.

The moral power and the importance of the manifesto should not be underestimated.

After 9/11, it was American Jews who brought attention to the plight of French Jews while their community leaders often preferred to remain silent. Now it is French Jews who speak out, who march and whose LDJ even confronts Islamic thugs in the street while American Jews keep quiet or collaborate.

The despicable alliance between AJC and ISNA, and the ADL’s attack on Canary Mission, carry with them the stench of Vichy on the spring wind. When an Islamic terrorist attacked a Kosher supermarket before the Sabbath, asking his victims if they were Jewish before he shot them, Obama dismissed it as a random attack on a “bunch of folks in a deli.” It’s become virtually impossible in the United States to have a discussion about Islamic anti-Semitism without being denounced as an Islamophobe.

Why did France and America trade places? France has faced worse terrorist attacks in recent years than we have. But, more significantly, it lacks the politically correct viewpoint consolidation of America. Despite certain views being criminalized, there are all sorts of non-traditional views in public life there that are actively debated, instead of being airbushed or silenced the way they are in the United States.

Neither the manifesto nor Charlie Hebdo could exist in the United States. The media in this country censored the Mohammed cartoons more vigorously than the Europeans did. Without any legal threat.

And yet, despite its moral courage and its vital message, the manifesto misses the true nature of Islamic anti-Semitism.

It’s a lot more than a few verses.

The verses are part of a larger Islamic narrative. They’re not random outbursts, but a story. And that story is the primal conflict between Mohammed and the Jews. It begins with the massacre of the Jews at Khaybar and concludes with an end of days that can only come when Muslims exterminate the Jews.

It’s not a few intemperate verses. Anti-Semitism is fundamental to the story of Islam. And that story with its visions of a conquest sweeping across the world has not ended. That’s why the violence goes on.

Jews and Christians have a paradoxical role in Islam. They are on the one hand, People of the Book, the unacknowledged originators of the ideas and texts that Mohammed looted to found Islam. But their precedence is removed by accusing them of having betrayed Allah and perverted the scriptures.

Unlike the polytheistic pagans wiped out by Islam, Jews and Christians are in theory monotheists, with a higher status, but they’re also accused of being mushrikeen, polytheists, who take “partners” with Allah. Jews and Christians had “taken Rabbis and monks to be their lords besides Allah”. (Koran 9:31)

The ambiguity of Jews and Christians gave them a special status and a special peril. Ritual humiliations of Jews and Christians were enacted to demonstrate their inferiority and the supremacy of the Muslim. In an honor-shame culture, Islamic superiority had to be demonstrated by humiliating other religions.

When Jews and Christians gained independence or won battles, it called the truth of Islam into question.

That, rather than a few verses, is what we are dealing with. The verses remain relevant to those Muslims who believe that they are in a zero-sum struggle with every other religion on a battlefield whose scope is as large as the planet and as small as a neighborhood or a building. And that’s the vast majority.

You can try to make an idea obsolete when it’s no longer relevant. But the anti-Semitic hatred in almost every country where Jews and Muslims both live shows that anti-Semitism remains quite relevant.

Hating Jews, attacking them and even killing them, remains a meaningful part of Islamic identity.

The Jews were a primal Islamic enemy. That enmity is written into Islamic scriptures, traditions and prayers. All of that can’t be made obsolete because the Islamic conquest is an ongoing project.

It’s not a few verses. It’s the context of the conquest. That’s the mission at the heart of Islam.

The Lebensraum and Drang Nach Osten of Islam might pause for periods, but it never actually stops. Iraqis, Pakistanis and Somali migrants pour into Europe seeking Lebensraum. They move into poorer areas associated with immigrants bringing them into contact with earlier Jewish communities.

When the second generation, usually more prone to supremacist violence and expansionism than its immigrant forebears, comes of age, the Jewish communities are violently driven out of their homes.

The verses that justify it won’t become obsolete until the modes of behavior behind them lapse.

Calls for the persecution of Jews and Christians won’t be outmoded relics of another time until Muslims make them so, not by changing words, but by changing deeds. The trouble is that the verses remain entirely relevant because Muslim populations around the world continue to fight religious wars.

Muslim hatred of Jews has unique elements. As anti-Semitism usually does. But it’s still a subset of an Islamic supremacism and xenophobia that is endemic and whose consequences can be seen in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, Muslims and Hindus in Kashmir, Muslims and Buddhists (and Hindus) in Myanmar, Muslims and Yazidis in Iraq, Muslims and Zoroastrians in Iran, Muslims and Atheists in Bangladesh, and those are just a few of the many examples around the world.

Islam is not on good terms with any other religion. Including its own spinoffs, like the Bahai, or its own subdivisions, like the Sunnis and the Shiites.

It’s not about the Jews. It’s about Islam.

The truth of Islam is validated by violence. Its theological disputes are settled by force.

The verses about Jews and Christians are not the problem. They’re a symptom of the problem. As are the terrorist attacks, stabbings, shootings, bombings, no-go zones, sharia police and sex grooming gangs.

The response from Muslim clerics in France to the manifesto has been to claim that the verses are meant to be seen in the context of their time and that Islamic wars are only defensive. Historically, that’s nonsense. But everyone would be perfectly happy if they believed that and really lived it.

Instead Islamic violence is always deemed to be defensive. Peace can only come from victory, not co-existence. War with non-Muslims who don’t submit to Sharia law is seen as inevitable and necessary.

The verses libeling Christians and Jews, and justifying violence against them, are just rationalizing this fundamental Islamic worldview and applying it to specific targets. Islamic anti-Semitism is born of Islamic supremacism and imperialism. Muslims aren’t persecuting Jews just because of anti-Semitic verses in the Koran. They’re persecuting Jews because the Koran is supremacist and imperialistic.

That’s why Muslim violence against Jews is not just a problem for Jews. It’s a problem for everyone.

Like the Yazidis, Jews are a tiny minority and more vulnerable. That’s what makes them the canaries in the coal mine of Islamic migration. Muslim attacks on Jews in Europe date back over a generation. Long before Paris, Brussels and London were being regularly terrorized; European Jews had already retreated into fortified synagogues, stopped wearing Jewish clothing in public and maximized their security.

That was the canary in the coal mine. If Europe had woken up then, it wouldn’t be choking now.

American synagogues and Jewish institutions are starting to resemble their European counterparts. A decade ago, armed guards were a rarity outside synagogues. I walk past them all the time now.

The French manifesto is an imperfect effort to call attention to a burning problem. It’s an attempt to start an urgent and necessary conversation in France that can’t even be had in the United States.

And it’s a conversation that we must have before civilization chokes in the coal mine.

(Due to an ongoing family medical crisis, I may have trouble answering emails, but I appreciate all the positive wishes and hopes for a full recovery.)

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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  1. Infidel7/6/18

    Good point about the second generation. In my experience, in California, the second generation of some immigrant groups tends to be lazier, fatter, more decadent, more degenerate, worse behaved, spoiled by the richness of American life. The teenage males tend to gravitate to the street gang culture.

  2. Mohammed’s last words before he died:

    “O Lord, kill the Jews and Christians.”

    SOURCE: Hadith Malik, 511:1588

    EXPLANATION: Islam teaches that Mohammed’s
    later teachings take priority over his older teachings.
    Therefore, the later the teaching, the greater it is.
    Therefore, Muslims must believe that Mohammed’s
    last words were his most important words.

    Hadith is a major Islamic holy book, like the Koran.
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali (an ex-Muslim) said on 2009 March 21:

    “Islam is NOT a religion of peace.
    It is a political theory of conquest
    that seeks domination by any means it can.

    Every accommodation of Muslim demands leads to a sense of euphoria and a conviction that Allah is on their side.

    They see every act of appeasement as an invitation to make fresh demands.”

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Muslim-born Somalian-born former Member of the Dutch Parliament, born in 1969.
    Dennis Prager said:

    “According to Pew Research, approximately 10%
    of world Muslims have a favorable opinion of
    the Islamic State and terror against civilians.
    That's more than 100 million people.”

    SOURCE: The World Is Getting Worse But This Time America Won't Save It by Dennis Prager, 2016 March 8, seen in Jewish World Review

  3. There is good evidence that Erdogan in Turkey is allowing and releasing waves of Islamists from Turkey who are targeting Germany. The meme with these releases is that they will do the work of the Brotherhood. Syrian passports made in Turkey enable these Islamists free entry because of course they are refugees.
    Various agents have recordings of German officials telling Islamiat how to bring their families in illegally. The video is called Muslim brotherhood in Turkey and Germany > from Bill Warner's site, when I subscribed.

  4. Anonymous9/6/18

    Islamic victimhood is Islamic imperialism - islamists are victims if they do not have dominance.

    Woe to us that Spain continues in the hands of the infidels!!!

    And the Israeli occupation, as we knew pre-1967, starts from the Mediterranean coast.

  5. Jack Diamond9/6/18

    Yesterday, today, and tomorrow the Jews are the scapegoat for everything that goes wrong in Dar al-Islam.

    Ahmad Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar: "A verse in the Koran explains the Muslims' relations with the Jews {'you shall find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers to be the Jews' s.5:82} this is an historical perspective, which has not changed to this day. See how today we suffer from global Zionism and Judaism...since the inception of Islam 1,400 years ago, we have been suffering from Jewish and Zionist interference in Muslim affairs. The Koran said it and history has proved it."

    "The jihad against them (Jews) is an obligation on every Muslim. It's valid and its viability decreed to be effective until the day of judgment and it can't be annulled from the laws of Allah by anyone. Whosoever believes that the jihad is nonexistent and attempts to nullify it, is a kafir and must be excommunicated as he would have denied the very core essentials of the religion... Islamic faith is based on the separation of Muslim and kafir and that the kafir is an enemy of Allah forever until he embraces Islam discarding his kufar, Allah has forbidden the believers from pleading any allegiance to the kuffar or showing them any affection, even if they were their fathers, brothers, children, kinsmen or their spouses, as stated in sura 58:22.
    --Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid Islam Q&A

    Islam's hate for Jews (and Christians) is in direct relation to its specious and baseless claims to be the replacement and abrogation of Judaism and Christianity. The entire foundation of Islam is built on this sand, no wonder Muslims want to criminalize the critical examination of Islam as a hate crime ("defamation of religion").

    The Qur'an says "the only religion before Allah (recognized by him) is Islam" s. 3:19; "whosoever (even) desires another religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him" s.3:85

    "(Islam) was always meant to be a claim that Islamic monotheism predated Judeo Christian monotheism and that there was never such a thing as Judaism or Christianity, but only people called Jews and Christians, and even they were all Muslims. It became essential, having claimed the roots of Judeo Christian monotheism itself, to redirect the earlier revelations in order to support their claims. (Muhammad) accomplished this by retroactively declaring all mankind to have also been Muslim by nature, from the time of Adam. He disenfranchised Jews and Christians of previous centuries... as only "custodians" of the earlier revelations and unfaithful custodians at that. By removing references to Muhammad as the Seal of the Prophets (and) bringing down Allah's permanent wrath upon themselves...Muhammad's own definition of his mission, which can be seen from the perspective of history as the systematic removal and replacement of key doctrines in order to validate his prophethood...as the only legitimate intercessor between Allah and mankind...constitute Islam's appropriation of the entire Jewish and Christian belief system, plus their claims to the Holy Land, without any real, viable, historical, logical foundation. Thus, the total fallacy of Islam rooted in its doctrine of enmity is exposed."
    --ex-Muslim professor of Shari'a law, Sam Solomon

    The jihad was declared in the 7th century, Muhammad told the Muslims they have enemies (because Allah has enemies), kill them. The Jews were thought such an enemy that they take up 60% of the Qur'an. As further inducement, let's not forget the promise of Paradise extended to those who kill and are killed fighting the enemies of Allah (s.9:111). Not to mention they get to bring along 70 of their relatives, hence the celebrations of the "martyr's wedding" by the grateful families/clans of the Islamikazies.

  6. Yes. Just like Lee's army advancing into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania so the Muslims advancing on Vienna were just defensive troops.


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