CAEF Bulletin - Islamic Antisemitism

Islamic Antisemitism - Quranic and Nazi Origins

August 20, 2019

It is clearly not a popular, liberal or humanistic view to examine antisemitism perpetrated, reinforced or endorsed by Muslim extremists. Few will deny that the Christian faith had adherents to antisemitism for eons, the Crusades were fought against Jews and Muslims, and Christian Europe is responsible for the blood bath that was the Holocaust. However, one cannot continue to present antisemitism as only a right wing, white nationalist ideology when clearly there is a long history of, as well as present day, hostilities dramatically dominated by Islamists globally. It is mere shadow boxing to say that fighting antisemitism starts and stops with fighting extreme rightist or Nazi views. Liberals have to wake up to the fact that the 3 headed monster of antisemitism is extreme right, extreme left and extremist Islam, the latter two often married to one another.

This video provides the correct history of the Nazi-Muslim Brotherhood alliance that aided Hitler and led to the Arab attacks on Jews in Palestine, continuing with Arab attacks on Jews in Israel, the intent of which has always been to extinguish Israel.

The Global Pandemic of Muslim Jew-hatred

Mort Klein, CEO of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), presented to the House Judiciary Committee of the US Congress earlier this year. As reported on April 12, 2019 in Arutz Sheva, he "courageously shattered the prevailing, enforced silence of our (American) national political class regarding this global pandemic of Muslim Jew-hatred, rooted in mainstream Islam."  His full presentation is here and the ZOA written report is here.

Klein noted data available from the Anti-Defamation League’s latest published survey on the Global Index of Anti-semitism. No surprise: the highest level of antisemitic attitudes among the 19 European countries surveyed (randomly by phone and in person) is among the Muslim population in each country, whether immigrant or European born. When looking at regions of the world as a whole, here is the picture.

Going into the detail, the study revealed that 93% of Muslims in Gaza and the West Bank (disputed territories) hold antisemitic attitudes. Clearly this insidious hatred varies in degree across countries and regions, but it cannot be overlooked that it is highest in Muslim majority countries, even where there are no Jews, and is often taught within the Islamic culture. Education is not the panacea we once thought as this chart illustrates.

Where Christians and non believers are less prejudiced if better educated, the reverse holds among Muslim respondents to the survey. This suggests that Muslim education feeds antisemitic attitudes or the curriculum is biased against Jews. That has proven to be true of the UNWRA funded educational content offered to Arabs in Gaza and the disputed territories.

The survey extrapolates based on population size by country using the index of antisemitism, to determine that 1,090,000,000 people worldwide hold antisemitic views. The survey and its methodology are available here.

Let’s ask the tough unpalatable questions: did Nazism bring antisemitism to the Muslim world?  Is the reported pandemic something now in the making? Is it entirely due to Israel’s existence which roused feelings of dispossession, oppression and of course, “occupation”, among Muslims? Is it inherent in the literal and fundamentalist teachings of the Islamic faith?

Senior Hamas Official Calls for Slaughter of Jews throughout World July 14, 2019

“We must attack every Jew on planet Earth and slaughter and kill them,” declared Hamas Political Bureau member Fathi Hammad.

Amid mounting tensions between Israel and Hamas, one of the terror group’s top officials in Gaza sent out a call on Friday July 12, 2019 to Palestinians throughout the world to attack Jews. The speech delivered at a “March of Return” rally, broadcast on the terror group’s television station, Al-Aqsa TV, demanded that Israel lift the “siege” on the Gaza Strip by Friday, July 19. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported this based on the video of the address, view here.

There are Jews everywhere,” Hammad shouted. “We must attack every Jew on planet Earth!"

Read the full article and watch the video here.

How are YOU sleeping at night?

Is the source of the pandemic, the existence of Israel leading to a newly developed antipathy for Jews, or did it begin with the alliance forged between Hitler and Husseini?

Here is where it’s imperative to look to “root cause” and one of the scholars who has studied the matter intensely is Dr. Andrew Bostom, an American MD whose written several books on the subject. Bostom commented after Klein spoke to Congress; a few excerpts here.

"Mr. Klein emphasized the disproportionate occurrence of hate crimes against Jews in America - a consistent phenomenon for over two decades based upon hard FBI data (1996 - 2017.