In the Age, of course:
Yusuf Irfan whines:
“…parallels between the rhetoric and attitudes of yesterday’s anti-Semitism and today’s Muslimphobia are striking.”
* For that parallel to be striking, we have to compare how the Germans reacted to Jewish extremists blowing up children, murdering artists, unleashing suicide bombers, preaching death, beheading hostages, blowing up trains, murdering aid workers and flying jets filled with passengers into office towers to the way we react to Islamic extremists doing the same today.
But already you see a slight difficulty…
Yusuf blames Jewish holocaust survivors for ‘Muslimphobia:’
“.. More unfortunate is the fact that prominent Jewish voices can be found among the chorus of Muslimphobes. Today’s targets should be the last to deny the suffering of yesterday’s victims. And the survivors of yesterday’s crimes should be the last to join in today’s lynch mobs.
* Telling Jews to shut up, are we Yusuf?
Muslims are not Jews. Never will be. But know that, Yusuf, don’t you?
Because nobody vilifies Jews more than Muslims. But the Christians cop it too:
It’s in the Qur’an: Suras 2:62-65, 5:59-60, and 7:166. Muslim spokesmen call Jews apes and pigs, 98:1 “The unbelievers among the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures.”
* There is lots more where that came from Yusuf. You can whine all you like, but it won’t go away. The ‘immutable’ text of the ‘holy Koran’ is there for all to see, and the exhortations to hate and kill , to subjugate and annihilate are undeniable. Like this one:
Qur’an 8:7: “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words, and wipe the unbelievers out to the last.”
The infidels can no longer be fooled and they won’t submit.
But as long as the AGE provides you with a forum you can always keep fishing for moonbats…
Geneva, Sept. 28, 2007 â€” An international coalition of non-governmental organizations today published a protest against a U.N. speech by Pakistan that accused Holocaust survivors of “campaigning against Muslim symbols in the Western world” and that called hatred of Muslims “a cruel form of Anti-Semitism.”
A Classic Case of Projection:
Those who continuously vilify Jews and pray for their annihilation, the same people who accuse ‘Zionists’ of every evil and calamity in the world from global warming to poverty in third world countries, are now blaming the Jooozzz again for not supporting the Islamization of Western countries.
Interesting psychology, to say the least.
Muhammad: Believe it or else…
A commenter from the Bolt blog nails it:
This is from Winston Churchill’s 1899 book, The River War, written when he was 24 years old:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.…A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities … but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome. [The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pp. 248-50.]
Please note that the Islam that Churchill is describing as inherently a slave system, as inherently presenting an ongoing threat to Europe, is not “radical” Islam, not “political” Islam, not “Islamo-fascism.” It is traditional, normative, orthodox Islam. And we are having this same disussion a 100 yrs later.
One of the more credible of those voices is the Danish linguist Tina Magaard, whose comparative study of the basic texts of 10 religions over three years concluded: “The texts in Islam distinguish themselves from the texts of other religions by encouraging violence and aggression against people with other religious beliefs to a larger degree. There are also straightforward calls for terror. This has long been a taboo in the research into Islam, but it is a fact that we need to deal with. There are hundreds of calls in the Koran for fighting against people of other faiths. If it is correct that many Muslims view the Koran as the literal words of God, which cannot be interpreted or rephrased, then we have a problem.”*
One more thing, just for you, Yusuf:
“This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”
–Arab League Secretary General Azzam Pasha, May 15, 1948, the day five Arab armies invaded the new state of Israel, one day after the nation declared its independence
“The Arab nations should sacrifice up to 10 million of their 50 million people, if necessary, to wipe out Israel … Israel to the Arab world is like a cancer to the human body, and the only way of remedy is to uproot it, just like a cancer.”
–Saud ibn Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia, Associated Press, Jan. 9, 1954
“I announce from here, on behalf of the United Arab Republic people, that this time we will exterminate Israel.”
–President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, speech in Alexandria, July 26, 1959