Jewish Islamophobia breeds anti-Semitism
- Jewish Islamophobia, persecution of Palestinians is breeding anti-
Semitism among Muslims
by Khalid Amayreh
27 November, 2002
When American Muslim leaders recently criticized Rev. Jerry Falwell
and Pat Robertson for calling the Prophet of Islam "a terrorist"
and "a brigand," several Jewish leaders in the United States and
abroad hastened to contact the two evangelist preachers to express
their solidarity with them against "the common Muslims enemy."
The hostile gesture was by no means an isolated event. For many
years, the Zionist propaganda machine wasted no time in vilifying
Muslims and besmirching their image.
Zionist and Zionist-controlled publications around the world, from
the New York Times to the Jerusalem Post, along with many other
newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations as well as
numerous websites seemed to have made the vilification of Islam and
Muslims their top priority.
In fact, an army of journalists, writers, provocateurs,
propagandists, TV anchormen and so-called "experts" have been
enlisted to carry out this most nefarious task of vilifying the
religion of Islam and inciting millions of non-Muslims against
Jewish Islamophobia doesn't stop at attacking terrorist figures or
extremist movements which the vast majority of Muslims reject
outright. The Zionists actually attack the central components of
Islam, including its Holy Book, the Qura'an and its prophet Muhammed.
A random glance at the New York Post, the New Republic, Commentary
and other Jewish publications would be sufficient to discover the
extent to which Jewish hatred of Islam and Muslims has reached.
The phenomenon goes far beyond name-calling and employing derogatory
language. For example, an American Jewish professor of Law at
Harvard University by the name of Alan Dershowitz recently openly
called on Israel to commit Nazi-Bolshevik style war crimes against
Palestinian population centers. Several other Zionist writers went
as far as demanding the bombing of Mecca. Daniel Pipes, Steve
Emerson, George Will and Dershowitz are only a few samples of an
army of hate-mongers of the Peter-the-Hermit's ilk.
The audacity of Jewish Islamophobia reached the point of concocting
books on Islam containing all sorts of canards and lies.
Jewish vilification of Muslims, Arabs and the Palestinian people is
by no means a new phenomenon. For decades, the Jewish-controlled
Hollywood released hundreds of blatantly anti-Arab and anti-Muslim
Even cartoon films bear a strongly anti-Arab anti-Islamic messages,
some tacit, some subliminal, some quite blunt. Needless to say, the
purpose of this hateful indoctrination is to inject children with
hatred for Muslims, exactly as the Nazis injected German children
with hatred for everything Jewish. We all know the rest of the story.
Clearly, the bottom-line goal of this racist onslaught against
Muslims and their religion is to make non-Muslims, especially in the
West, simply hate Muslims. Of all people in the world, Jews know too
well that hate, leads to racism, and racism leads to dehumanization,
and dehumanization leads violence and murder, including mass murder.
Didn't Hitler start his holocaust against the Jews with a book?
But why would Jews hate Muslims so much? The simple answer is
Palestine, and the fact that many Muslims are putting up an
increasingly stiff resistance to Zionist hegemony and territorial
The apartheid Israeli regime is harboring and slowly-effecting Nazi-
like designs against the utterly defenseless Palestinian people.
Israeli leaders are shamelessly saying that Israel should deport all
Palestinians from their ancestral homeland if they refused to come
to terms with enslavement by the Jews. Some important Israeli
political parties have actually made "transfer" the crux of their
election platforms and programs. Who hasn't heard of people like
Eifi Eitam, Avigedor Liberman, Mikhael Kliener, Benny Elon, Eitan
At the practical level, things are even more macabre. There is so
much death and destruction. Palestinian children are gunned down on
a daily basis by Jewish snipers on high rooftops in the West Bank
for merely walking in the streets.
Israeli F-16 fighter airplanes drop one-ton bombs on apartment
buildings in Gaza, killing and maiming numerous civilians and
Israeli troops reducing Palestinian population centers to great open-
air concentration camps the perfection of which only require some
gas chambers. Didn't an Israeli army colonel suggest a few months
ago that Israel should draw some useful lessons from the Nazis?
And, above that, Israeli bulldozers have utterly destroyed several
thousand Palestinian homes and uprooted as many as a hundred
thousand grown trees in Gaza and the West Bank, creating an
environmental holocaust. Aren't these war crimes under international
Predictably, Israel's murderous oppression and humiliation of the
Palestinians have pushed them too far, forcing some of them to turn
their own bodies into human bombs. So far, as many as 200 such human
bombs exploded inside Israel, killing many Israelis, including
soldiers, settlers and regrettably some civilians.
The awesome phenomenon is by no means a romantic one. Indeed, many
Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims have genuine uneasy feelings about
However, in the absence of any protection for the Palestinians from
unbridled Israeli savagery and brutality, Palestinians are asking
themselves, what else can they do for survival?
More to the point, it is crystal clear that Israel is first and
responsible for the appearance of this phenomenon by constantly
tormenting the Palestinians and making their lives unbearable even
at the most elementary levels.
Many American and Canadian Jews, who believe that vilifying Muslims
and Arabs is the most effective way of making up or atoning for
their failure to immigrate to Israel, are actually poisoning the
atmosphere, not only in their own hemisphere, but here in Palestine
Their extremely vitriolic and hate-filled language only contribute
to more Israeli bellicosity, jingoism and radicalism. This is in
turn translated into ghastly war crimes against innocent civilians
in the streets of Hebron, Nablus, Jenin, Gaza and Ramallah.
These ghastly crimes against defenseless people lacking the most
rudimentary means of defense against a modern army which is actually
the world's fourth strongest, inevitably lead to desperate
reactions. The so-called suicide-bombings are only one of these.
Israel's murderous oppression of the Palestinian people also fosters
anti-Semitism among the estimated 1.5 billion Muslims around the
Just one gruesome scene of Israel's crimes in a given Palestinian
town or village is sufficient to galvanize viewers with hatred for
But we are not talking here about one, two, or even a thousand
gruesome scenes. We are talking about more than fifty years of
massacres, dispossession, homelessness, deportations, home-
demolitions, land-confiscation, curfews, roadblocks, humiliation,
apartheid and wholesale persecution.
We are talking about the extirpation and attempted-extirpation of an
entire people from their ancestral homeland.
We are talking about no less than a slow-motion genocide which has
nearly succeeded in dispersing an innocent people into oblivion.
After all of this, Zionists and their supporters should not be
surprised about the proliferation of anti-Semitism among Arabs and
Muslims. Even imbeciles realize that oppression breeds hatred.
Khaled Amayreh is a Palestinian Journalist from the West Bank Town