Thursday, October 30, 2003

Upside Down and Backwards

Graffiti On History's Walls

Arab terrorists, incredibly, have managed to inspire more sympathy than their victims. The Jews, having experienced the genocide of Europe, today stand accused of perpetrating genocide on the hard ground of the West Bank and Gaza. The vocabulary of the accusations presents the Jews as Nazis and their Arab enemies as helpless Jews. The worst crimes of anti-Semites in the past — racist and ethnic cleansing, attempted genocide, crimes against humanity — are now increasingly ascribed to Jews and to the Jewish state. The argument has become, if you are against Nazism, you must oppose Israel.

In the Muslim world, a culture of hatred of Jews permeates all forms of public communications — newspapers, videocassettes, sermons, books, the Internet, television, and radio. The intensity of the anti-Jewish invective equals or surpasses that of Nazi Germany in its heyday. The public rhetoric combines the blood libel of medieval Christian Europe with cockeyed Nazi conspiracy theories that echo the famous forgery, the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion," and the fanciful notion of a Jewish drive for world dominion. Throughout the Islamic world, one finds slanderous quotations about Jews as the sons of apes and donkeys. A leading Saudi newspaper has Jews using the blood of Christian and Muslim children to make their hamantascen pastry for Purim and their matzo, the unleavened bread of Passover. In this fundamentalist religious culture, America and Israel are seen as twin Satanic forces, "The Great Satan" and "The Little Satan," as Iran's religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini used to refer to them.

The insight of Amos Oz, the liberal Israeli writer, is pertinent. He is haunted, he said, by the observation that before the Holocaust, European graffiti read, "Jews to Palestine," while today it has been changed, to "Jews out of Palestine." The message to Jews, Oz says, is simple: "Don't be here, and don't be there. That is, don't be."

Genesis 16:10 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, "I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude."

11 And the Angel of the Lord said to her: "Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the Lord has heard your affliction.

12 He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."

15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

Americans don't really care about this so much but the Arabs know who they are.

Genesis 21:2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him--whom Sarah bore to him--Isaac

Isaac is the progenitor of Israel and is the younger brother of Ishmael, by a different Mother. There has always been rivalry between the two. BTW, there were (and are) thirteen tribes of Israel (Joseph is counted as two - Ephraim and Manasseh) and modern Israel (the Jews) consists mainly of three: Judah, Levi and Rueben. The rest are lost to the world - they don't know or deny who they are - because they changed God's Sabbath day to one of their own choosing.

The problems we have in the world today have their roots in history we mostly don't care about or deny happened.

The Bible is the most maligned, most twisted, most quoted, most misquoted, most loved, most hated, most popular, most unread, put on a shelf to collect dust, most written about, most mis-interpreted, most looked down on and most worshipped book ever and why is it such a part of the fabric of the American way anyway?

Here is some more reading that has to do with the modern problems of Israel and America and don't deal with or quote the Bible so they are safe reading.

The Jewish conspiracy revealed!

Should America blame itself for the Muslim world's hatred?

Know thy enemy

Muzzling the wrong dog *Stands out!

Palestinian death cult

It just fascinates me how the world views the Middle Eastern problems, as if they are being actively blinded to the obvious truth that Israel poses no threat to a peaceful Arab world not bent on the destruction of Israel. In fact, the world, and especially the Arab world, is incited against Israel. Of course the Arabs are too far along the path of self-destruction and hatred to turn themselves around now.

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