Jeff SiddiquiPosted May 12, 2009 •Permalink • Printer-Friendly Version
Neo-Nazis in Synagogues
by Jeff Siddiqui
Seldom have I felt as sick as I do today, seldom as frustrated and seldom as grief-stricken.
Why would Jews (okay, let us not get entangled in the semantic differentiations between “ALL” Jews and “SOME” Jews) allow the language of Nazis in their holiest of places?
Human memories are so convenient and short!
All-too recently, people in Europe were condemning Jews and Judaism; Jews are not humans, Jews and Judaism will destroy the world they would say; Judaism and Jews are evil and must be eradicated, just like TB Bacillii, said Der Fuhrer.
Events followed events, language against Jews became tougher and tougher until language itself was just not enough; a “Final solution” had to be found for the scourge of Jews amongst us.
Destroyed lives and businesses…
When added to the literally hundreds of years of persecutions, expulsions and pogroms, this “Final Solution” had such a deforming effect on the collective Jewish psyche that many Jews are to be found looking for enemies even when there are none and then reacting to those imaginary, existential threats with the vigor of facing a real danger…with grievous results for the imagined “enemy”.
I understand all this, I understand why so many Jews must feel almost on the verge of hysteria (fanned by so many self-promoting agents and agencies), but I fail to understand WHY they must give in to such a widespread hostility against Muslims that today. It seems as if so MANY Jews are jockeying to step in the shoes of Herr Hitler and create Islam and Muslims as the ones to persecute.
When will these persecutions cease? When Muslims are exterminated as Jews were? Are over two MILLION Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, not enough? Must all of the so-called “Judeo-Christian” world also be cleansed of Muslims before Jews start to feel comfortable or will other countries be targeted next because Israel must also feel comfortable? How many more Muslims must be sacrificed to make Jews feel safe enough that they do not promote hate-Islam propaganda?
Muslims are accused of much violence as if mindless violence were a Muslim monopoly. Muslims are also accused of having secret propaganda leaflets against Jews in their Mosques; Hate, say our Judeo-Christian brothers, is taught in 80% of all Mosques in America. Statements and numbers generated from thin air, yet most effective because there is no way of disproving such accusations.
I live in the Seattle area and I have had the privilege of attending Friday prayers at at least twenty different Mosques in the area. I have met with and spoken closely with uncountable Muslims in the area and we have often discussed Israel, Palestine, human rights in America etc., but some things I have NEVER heard or experienced.
I have NEVER heard any Muslim say Jews must be destroyed. I have NEVER heard any Muslim say Israel must be destroyed and Jews shoved into the sea. I have NEVER heard any Muslim say Jews must be kicked out of the US and Europe because they pose a deep threat. Never!
The great tragedy today is that so many Jewish organizations, groups and even congregations are single-mindedly pursuing the persecution of Muslims by actively and energetically helping to spread hate and fear of Islam and Muslims…very successfully at that.
Compounding this tragedy is yet another tragedy in which other, non-participating Jewish organizations, groups and congregations, remain steadfastly silent as this hate and fear is spread out all over this country. Almost as if they are afraid that by speaking out, they might undermine the state of Israel and the existence of Jews.
Obsession, an extremely disingenuous but dangerous film; full of fantasies and inaccuracies about Muslims, Islam and Arabs, was produced…to silence. 48-60 MILLION copies of Obsession were distributed all over the US…to silence.
Fitna was produced by Geert Wilders, full of fantasies and inaccuracies about Islam and Muslims…to silence.
Hate groups like the Israeli Security Solutions International (SSI) spread their venom under the guise of “security” from Florida, while others like the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) spread their hate and fear of Islam even as they “train” law enforcement agencies in “tolerance” of minorities…to silence
Now to the cause of my consternation and utter dismay.
Geert Wilders is in the US and among the places where he is lionized his words are greeted with thunderous applause, is a Synagogue in Florida. Geert Wilders is clearly seen and heard to say that Islam is not a religion and should not be afforded protection; he says that Muslims must be kicked out of Europe and America and he continues through a litany of hate-producing statements and is seen to be interrupted by much applause and given a standing ovation at the end.
In Stoughton, Mass, another Synagogue is seen to be hosting Wilders and his film Fitna, to wild enthusiasm. This Synagogue at least gave the de rigueur disclaimer that Wilders does not represent the views of the invitees (then why have him over?!!!), courtesy of the Middle East Forum Law Project and the Republican Jewish Coalition.
It would appear that Rabbis in Israel were calling Rabbis in the US to get them to have Geert Wilders make his presentation at American Synagogues. Even the Stoughton Police department got credit for making this presentation a reality…I am certain the Police supported Wilders largely because of the hard work and fear-mongering by SSI. Geert Wilders, this blond Aryan who would make Nazis proud, was called a hero and embraced by this Rabbi before speaking.
Some Wilders’ quotes:
We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe…a clear and present danger.
I have warned against the dangers of the Quran and the dangers of Islam…
My mission is to warn people of the Islamization of Western societies…
And if there is one country, one country in the world that is most dear to me and faces the threat of destruction of (by) the power of Islam, it is Israel…the only country in the Middle East that shares the values of our Western society…
The war against Israel…is war against the West…
From Jewish groups and congregations around America?
I would like my friends and readers to ponder this; what exactly would be happening in America if some hate-monger created a vile film against Jews, full of falsehoods and then was accorded a heroes welcome all across the US as he showed his film to enthusiastic Muslim crowds and warned against the dangers of Judaism and Jews, to the world, calling for the destruction of Judaism and expulsion of Jews?
Vilification and condemnation of such a person and all the Muslim congregations who would welcome him, would be extremely well-deserved and justified. I am willing to bet the MANY if not most Muslim congregations, would openly condemn such a man and congregations who host him.
I guarantee you I would be among the MOST who would openly and loudly condemn them.
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