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Making the world ‘Judenstaatrein’ (Islamic Genocidal Anti Semitism)

March 2, 2009

Making the world ‘Judenstaatrein’ (Islamic Genocidal Anti Semitism)
jpost ^ | 02, 23, 09

Making the world ‘Judenstaatrein’

By IRWIN COTLER

Feb 23, 2009

Some 125 parliamentarians gathered together last week for the historic founding conference of the Interparliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism (ICCA), brought together by a new sophisticated, globalizing, virulent and even lethal anti-Semitism reminiscent of the atmospherics of the 1930s, and without parallel or precedent since the end of World War II.

The new anti-Jewishness overlaps with classical anti-Semitism but is distinguishable from it. It found early juridical, and even institutional, expression in the UN’s “Zionism is racism” resolution – which the late US senator Daniel Moynihan said “gave the abomination of anti-Semitism the appearance of international legal sanction” – but has gone dramatically beyond it. This new anti-Semitism almost needs a new vocabulary to define it; however, it can best be identified using a rights-based juridical perspective.

In a word, classical or traditional anti-Semitism is the discrimination against, denial of or assault upon the rights of Jews to live as equal members of whatever host society they inhabit. The new anti-Semitism involves the discrimination against the right of the Jewish people to live as an equal member of the family of nations – the denial of and assault upon the Jewish people’s right even to live – with Israel as the “collective Jew among the nations.”

As the closing “London Declaration” of the ICCA conference affirmed: “We are alarmed at the resurrection of the old language of prejudice and its modern manifestations – in rhetoric and political action – against Jews, Jewish belief and practice and the State of Israel.”

Observing the complex intersections between the old and the new anti-Semitism, and the impact of the new on the old, Per Ahlmark, former leader of the Swedish Liberal Party and deputy prime minister of Sweden, pithily concluded: “Compared to most previous anti-Jewish outbreaks, this [new anti-Semitism] is often less directed against individual Jews. It attacks primarily the collective Jews, the State of Israel. And then such attacks start a chain reaction of assaults on individual Jews and Jewish institutions… In the past, the most dangerous anti-Semites were those who wanted to make the world Judenrein, ‘free of Jews.’ Today, the most dangerous anti-Semites might be those who want to make the world Judenstaatrein, ‘free of a Jewish state.’

Genocidal Anti-Semitism

The first modality of the new anti-Semitism – and the most lethal type – is what I would call genocidal anti-Semitism. This is not a term that I use lightly or easily. In particular, I am referring to the Genocide Convention’s prohibition against the “direct and public incitement to genocide.” If anti-Semitism is the most enduring of hatreds and genocide is the most horrific of crimes, then the convergence of this genocidal intent embedded in anti-Semitic ideology is the most toxic of combinations.

 

There are three manifestations of this genocidal anti-Semitism. The first is the state-sanctioned – indeed state-orchestrated – genocidal anti-Semitism of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran, dramatized by the parading in the streets of Teheran of a Shihab-3 missile draped in the emblem “wipe Israel off the Map,” while demonizing both the State of Israel as a “cancerous tumor to be excised” and the Jewish people as “evil incarnate.”

A second manifestation of this genocidal anti-Semitism is in the covenants and charters, platforms and policies of such terrorist movements and militias as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah and al-Qaida, which not only call for the destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews wherever they may be, but also for the perpetration of acts of terror in furtherance of that objective.

The third manifestation of this genocidal anti-Semitism is the religious fatwas or execution writs, where these genocidal calls in mosques and media are held out as religious obligations – where Jews and Judaism are characterized as the perfidious enemy of Islam, and Israel becomes the Salmon Rushdie of the nations.

In a word, Israel is the only state in the world – and the Jews the only people in the world – that are the object of a standing set of threats by governmental, religious and terrorist bodies seeking their destruction. The London Declaration – again in a significant clarion call – recognized that “where there is incitement to genocide signatories [to the Genocide Convention] automatically have an obligation to act.” This promise must now be acted upon.

Ideological Anti-Semitism

Ideological anti-Semitism is a much more sophisticated and arguably a more pernicious expression of the new anti-Semitism. It finds expression not in any genocidal incitement against Jews and Israel, or overt racist denial of the Jewish people and Israel’s right to be; rather, ideological anti-Semitism disguises itself as part of the struggle against racism.

The first manifestation of this ideological anti-Semitism was its institutional and juridical anchorage in the “Zionism is racism” resolution at the UN. Notwithstanding the fact that the there was a formal repeal of this resolution, Zionism as racism remains alive and well in the global arena, particularly in the campus cultures of North America and Europe, as confirmed by the recent British All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism.

The second manifestation is the indictment of Israel as an apartheid state. This involves more than the simple indictment; it also involves the call for the dismantling of Israel as an apartheid state as evidenced by the events at the 2001 UN World Conference against Racism in Durban.

The third manifestation of ideological anti-Semitism involves the characterization of Israel not only as an apartheid state – and one that must be dismantled as part of the struggle against racism – but as a Nazi one.

And so it is then that Israel is delegitimized, if not demonized, by the ascription to it of the two most scurrilous indictments of 20th-century racism – Nazism and apartheid – the embodiment of all evil. These very labels of Zionism and Israel as “racist, apartheid and Nazi” supply the criminal indictment. No further debate is required. The conviction that this triple racism warrants the dismantling of Israel as a moral obligation has been secured. For who would deny that a “racist, apartheid, Nazi” state should not have any right to exist today? What is more, this characterization allows for terrorist “resistance” to be deemed justifiable – after all, such a situation is portrayed as nothing other than occupation et résistance, where resistance against a racist, apartheid, Nazi occupying state is legitimate, if not mandatory.

Legalized Anti-Semitism

If ideological anti-Semitism seeks to mask itself under the banner of anti-racism, legalized anti-Semitism is even more sophisticated and insidious. Here, anti-Semitism simultaneously seeks to mask itself under the banner of human rights, to invoke the authority of international law and to operate under the protective cover of the UN. In a word – and in an inversion of human rights, language and law – the singling out of Israel and the Jewish people for differential and discriminatory treatment in the international arena is “legalized.”

But one example of legalized anti-Semitism occurred annually for more than 35 years at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. This influential body consistently began its annual session with Israel being the only country singled out for country-specific indictment – even before the deliberations started – the whole in breach of the UN’s own procedures and principles. In this Alice in Wonderland situation, the conviction and sentence were pronounced even before the hearings commenced. Some 30 percent of all the resolutions passed at the commission were indictments of Israel.

After the commission was replaced in June 2006 by the UN Human Rights Council, the new body proceeded to condemn one member state – Israel – in 80% of its 25 country-specific resolutions, while the major human rights violators of our time enjoyed exculpatory immunity. Indeed, five special sessions, two fact-finding missions and a high level commission of inquiry have been devoted to a single purpose: the singling out of Israel.

This week’s ICCA conference and London Declaration unequivocally condemned this “legalized” anti-Semitism, calling out that “governments and the UN should resolve that never again will the institutions of the international community and the dialogue of nations states be abused to try to establish any legitimacy for anti-Semitism, including the singling out of Israel for discriminatory treatment in the international arena, and we will never witness – or be party to – another gathering like Durban in 2001.”

The Resurgence of Global Anti-Semitism: Evidentiary Data

The data unsurprisingly confirm that anti-Semitic incidents are very much on the rise. Still, the available figures only show half the picture – they demonstrate an increase in this old/new anti-Semitism by concentrating on the traditional anti-Semitic paradigm targeting individual Jews and Jewish institutions, while failing to consider the new anti-Semitic paradigm targeting Israel as the Jew among nations and the fallout from it for traditional anti-Semitism. But the rise in traditional anti-Semitism is bound up with the rise in the new anti-Semitism, insidiously buoyed by a climate receptive to attacks on Jews because of the attacks on the Jewish state. Indeed, reports illustrate both an upsurge in violence and related anti-Semitic crimes corresponding with the 2006 Second Lebanon War and the recent Israel-Hamas war, which delegates to the ICCA conference characterized as a “pandemic.”

Conclusion

It is this global escalation and intensification of anti-Semitism that underpins – indeed, necessitates – the establishment of the ICCA to confront and combat this oldest and most enduring of hatreds. Silence is not an option. The time has come not only to sound the alarm – but to act. For as history has taught us only too well: While it may begin with Jews, it does not end with Jews. Anti-Semitism is the canary in the mine shaft of evil, and it threatens us all.

The writer is a Canadian MP and former minister of justice and attorney-general. He is professor of law (on leave) at McGill University who has written extensively on matters of hate, racism and human rights. He is a co-founder of the Interparliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism with UK MP John Mann.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=2&cid=1233304849224&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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3 Years to MUSLIMS’ FACSIST GANG ATTACK ON ILAN HALIMI – QURANIC TORTURE

February 23, 2009

(3 Years to) MUSLIMS’ FACSIST GANG ATTACK ON ILAN HALIMI – QURANIC TORTURE

MUSLIMS’ FACSIST GANG ATTACK ON ILAN HALIMI

The Shocking unimaginable Torture for weeks (to the sound of reciting the Quran…) and murder by a gang of (about) 30 Muslims called the “Barbarians” [with additional “drop in” Muslim friends that happily participated in the torture] of the young french Jew Ilan Halimi (seduced by a Muslim prostitute sent by the gang to get into a trap).

   

   

The grisly murder of Ilan Halimi should concern the entire Jewish world.
 
The highest echelons of the French government — led by President Jacques Chirac and Premier Dominique DeVillepin — went out of their way Thursday night to express sympathy and solidarity with their country’s Jews, following the torture and murder of Ilan Halimi. Their attendance of memorial services at Paris’s Victoire Synagogue for the 23-year-old victim constituted the most unequivocal and authoritative admission that Halimi fell prey to a horrid hate crime.
 
The knee-jerk inclination of French officialdom, however, was refusal to categorize this as an anti-Semitic homicide. Initially there even was reluctance to note the Jewish identity of the victim.
 
The discovery of the dying Halimi near rail tracks in the Paris suburb of St. Genevieve on February 13 sent shock waves throughout France. The cell phone salesman was found handcuffed, gagged, battered, slashed and with burns over most of his naked body. He had obviously been tortured to death.
 
The interrogation of the since-apprehended gang, which abducted and then for three weeks held Halimi for ransom — before, as French police report, dousing him with flammable liquid and setting him alight — indicated that greed wasn’t the sole motive.
 
A pretty young woman lured Halimi from the store in which he was employed. He was kept naked, bound and hooded, subjected throughout to gruesome torments. The kidnappers, who demanded ransom, were told that the family was far from wealthy. They replied that funds be elicited “from the synagogue,” because “all Jews are rich.” The French-Arab and African-Muslim ringleaders also recited verses from the Koran in their communications with the family.
 
French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed that the perpetrators “were convinced that ‘Jews have money’… That’s called anti-Semitism by conflation.” He added that four of six persons the same gang attempted to capture were also Jews.
 
Sarkozy revealed that some suspects possessed extreme Islamic and pro-Palestinian literature and documents. What they confessed to the police further confirmed the apprehension that Halimi was subjected to barbaric abuse because he was a Jew.
 
The grisly attack came at a time in which some French higher-ups boasted that they had beaten back the anti-Semitic tide that accompanied the 2000 intifada. Indeed the French government oversaw a dramatic drop in anti-Jewish incidents. Reportedly the number of anti-Semitic assaults in France for 2005 is 47% below that of 2004. In this respect the French approach and record is better than that of other European states.
 
But this clearly isn’t the whole story. Physical attacks are only one expression of the distress experienced by French Jews, many of whom live in close proximity to Muslim immigrants (estimated at 12% of the population). Jewish children in public schools are frequently bullied by Arab classmates. It’s almost impossible to teach the Holocaust in schools with large Arab/Muslim student bodies.
 
In certain urban French neighborhoods it’s risky for Jews to wear skullcaps. Many French Muslims regard local Jews, their houses of worship and communal institutions fair game in their attempts to wreak vengeance on Israel. This indeed is something for Israelis to ponder. The Jewish state’s enemies often consider all Jews legitimate targets, as the 1994 blast in Buenos Aires’s AMIA Jewish Community Center (which claimed 86 lives) demonstrated on a tragic scale.
 
France was late in combating the “collective punishment” meted by some Muslims on their Jewish neighbors. It first turned a blind eye to numerous anti-Semitic outbreaks, insisting that “there is no anti-Semitism in France.” Jews were essentially requested not to bother the authorities.
 
Official downplaying of rampant anti-Semitism between 2000-2003 left deep emotional scars in the Jewish community. The Halimi murder and the initial disinclination to treat it as a hate crime reopened many old wounds. DeVillepin promised “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” about the crime that alarmed France’s Jews. He will have to convince them, but not only them.
 
Anti-Semitism in Paris isn’t just an internal French matter. It should concern all of us in the Jewish state. We mustn’t be wary of speaking up lest we offend French sensibilities. Ariel Sharon didn’t shrink a few years back from calling on French Jews to make aliya. Our government’s concern over the Halimi murder should be conveyed directly to the French government at the highest levels, and our solidarity more emphatically shown with the embattled French Jewish community.
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/jewishsociety/The_Halimi_Murder.asp

French authorities admit: RACISM played a “role” in barbarian act.
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/AntiSemi/7856.htm

 

Murder of Targeted French Jew: “They acted with indescribable cruelty,” the judiciary police chief leading the investigation said. “They kept him naked and tied up for weeks. They cut him and in the end poured flammable liquid on him and set him alight.”
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2006/02/murder_of_targe.html

The Murder of Ilan Halimi
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
…Little by little, information emerged about the crime. There were at least fifteen thugs, maybe more. They had used a girl to seduce Halimi into the trap where he was captured. They knew he was a Jew and they had chosen him for that reason. In his pocket they found the phone number of a rabbi and he was the first person they called, telling him: “We have a Jew. The family has to pay. If the family cannot pay, it will be the synagogue.” In succeeding days, they called the rabbi again, howling sentences full of hatred. Later, they called the family, asking for $600,000, before lowering the price to $5,000. They spoke to the mother, to Halimi’s sisters, uncle, and father. When they were not asking for money, they were reciting suras from the Quran. In some of the conversations it was possible to hear Halimi screaming in the background. The thugs sent a videotape showing the young man naked, humiliated, handcuffed, just like on a Zarqawi videos from Iraq. ..
During the last ten weeks, the people who tortured and killed Ilan Halimi had tried unsuccessfully to kidnap four other Jews..
http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=609AC68E-E190-4749-A7E8-CF30DF89AF58

Barbarians seemed an appropriate name. The shocking cruelty inflicted on Halimi seemed to have little to do with efforts to extract money from his anguished family. It evoked the sadistic moral universe of A Clockwork Orange, the novel by Anthony Burgess, with a dose of anti-semitism thrown in.
Thanks to Yalda’s charms, Halimi was imprisoned and tortured with acid and cigarette burns for more than three weeks in the heart of a council estate.
More than 30 neighbours in the building knew what was happening but said nothing about the crime, part of a worrying wave of attacks against Jews all over the country.
Besides Yalda, several women have been arrested in an investigation into their role in botched efforts to lure other Jewish men into “honey traps”.

“He wanted a Jew,” a girl called Audrey told police, referring to Youssouf Fofana, the charismatic leader of the Barbarians, who was listed by the girls in their telephone directories as “Youssouf the barbarian”.
His choice of victims was based on two anti-semitic myths: that Jews are all rich and that they stick together. “They’re a big community,” Fofana told Audrey. “United and willing to pay.”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2114296_2,00.html

Brutal murder was anti-Semitic crime, says Sarkozy | World news …Feb 22, 2006 … Mr Sarkozy told the French parliament that the gang sought for the murder of Ilan Halimi, 23, whose naked body was found by railway tracks …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/feb/22/france.mainsection

Tale of Torture and Murder Horrifies the Whole of France …Feb 22, 2006 … The murder of a 23-year-old cell-phone salesman, Ilan Halimi, took place over three weeks, during which he was tortured while his captors …
http://www.nysun.com/foreign/tale-of-torture-and-murder-horrifies-the-whole/27948/

The murder of Ilan Halimi-Commentary
by Melanie Philips February 24, 2006

As if the kidnap, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi near Paris wasn’t bad enough, the way it has been dealt with and reported has graphically illustrated what can only be described as a pathological refusal within Europe to acknowledge the fact that French Jews are being attacked and murdered by Muslims in a kind of rolling pogrom. Ilan Halami was a Jew. He was… kidnapped and murdered because he was singled out as a Jew for this fate. A number of recent kidnappings have taken place of which the vast majority of victims have been Jews and their kidnappers Muslims. As Nidra Poller has reported in the Wall Street Journal [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114064452021880485.html]:

the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Quran, while Ilan’s tortured screams could be heard in the background. The family has publicly criticized the police for deliberately ignoring the explicit anti-Semitic motives, which were repeatedly expressed and should have dictated an entirely different approach to the case from the start. Police searches have now revealed the presence of Islamist literature in the home of at least one of the gang members. The highest echelons of the French government are now preoccupied with the murder of Ilan Halimi. Paris is well aware that the case threatens France’s international reputation, but far more than that is at stake. Once again, as in the suburban riots of 2005, the country is forced to come face to face with the criminalized, alienated and racist Muslim youth and their adult enablers in its midst. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin declared, in a long speech delivered at the annual dinner of the CRIF, that this heinous crime was anti-Semitic, and that anti-Semitism is not acceptable in France
http://www.israpundit.com/2006/?p=236

according to reports in the French press, some of the suspects in police custody said that they tortured Ilan with particular cruelty simply because he was Jewish.
No longer able to deny or play down the racial motive, the investigation is entering a new phase. One of the most troubling aspects of this affair is the probable involvement of relatives and neighbors, beyond the immediate circle of the gang, who were told about the Jewish hostage and dropped in to participate in the torture.
Ilan’s uncle Rafi Halimi told reporters that the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Koran, while Ilan’s tortured screams could be heard in the background. The family has publicly criticized the police for deliberately ignoring the explicit anti-Semitic motives, which were repeatedly expressed and should have dictated an entirely different approach to the case from the start. Police searches have now revealed the presence of Islamist literature in the home of at least one of the gang members.
http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110008006

 

Halimi suspect Extradited
http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/world/?content_id=2941

Mideast Dispatch Archive: Ilan Halimi: Tortured and killed in …Feb 23, 2006 … ILAN HALIMI A VICTIM OF “ISLAMO-FASCISM” ….
http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/000645.html

Gang of Barbarians
http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=031506D

French suburban ‘barbarians’ (mainly Arab Muslims) target Jews
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060402-092358-1704r

Mark Steyn on the murder of Ilan Halimi
http://www.judeoscope.ca/breve.php3?id_breve=0860

May his memory be a democratic blessing
http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=8755

 

Halimi died because he was Jewish
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/692684.html

Halimi’s recent murder is only now being recognized in France as a racist hate crime. While the delay in such recognition needs to be addressed, the French are finally beginning to acknowledge that such offences are being perpetrated in France and must not be explained away or ignored – for the good of the country as a whole.
http://www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/text.pl?source=4/b/viii/010320061

NY Memorial for Ilan
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=99333

Commentary
http://www.israpundit.com/2006/?p=236

Remembering Ilan Halimi
http://powerlineblog.com/archives/013259.php

French leaders pay tribute to Ilan Halimi at Paris synagogue
http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/france/6232

 

Mother of murdered French Jew
http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=16437&intcategoryid=2

Father of Ilan Halimi describes kidnapping ordeal
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395555768&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

The story of Ilan Halimi’s murder at the hands of a terrorist gang of French Muslims brings to the surface the various pathologies now converging to make the prospect of annihilating all Jews seem possible to our enemies. First, there are the murderers who took such apparent pleasure and felt such pride in the fact that for 20 days they tortured their Jewish hostage to death.
This makes sense. Anti-Semitism in the Muslim dominated suburbs of Paris and other French cities is all-encompassing. As Nidra Poller related in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, “One of the most troubling aspects of this affair is the probable involvement of relatives and neighbors, beyond the immediate circle of the gang [of kidnappers], who were told about the Jewish hostage and dropped in to participate in the torture.”
It appears that Ilan Halimi’s murderers had some connection to Hamas. Tuesday, French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that police found propaganda published by the Palestinian Charity Committee or the CBSP at the home of one of the suspects. The European Jewish Press reported this week that Israel has alleged that the organization is a front group for Palestinian terrorists and that in August 2003 the US government froze the organization’s US bank accounts, accusing it of links with Hamas.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395477657&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

Ottawa memorial service recalls murdered/tortured Jew
http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=8735

There you have it, Quranic [Quran-ic] Torture, Islamic Fascistic hatred, “Palestinian – charity” & Propaganda, all in one case, involving around 30 Muslims, plus “ordinary” 30+ Muslims (neighbours) that knew and said nothing!

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A Follow-up attack?

Jewish teen tortured in French town where Ilan Halimi was killed
06/03/2008
The incident of brutal abuse began at 10 A.M. on February 22. Mathieu Roumi, 19, whose father is Jewish, was strolling through his neighborhood in the Paris suburb of Bagneux, which has been the site of violent riots by immigrants in the past two years. The suburb became notorious as the scene of Ilan Halimi’s 2006 murder, which horrified France.
…after which they beat him and, with the help of a third friend, dragged him to a dark basement. The three assailants were joined by three other youths, all neighborhood residents and neighbors of Roumi.
For two hours the attackers tortured the young man. One shoved cigarette butts into his mouth, another took issue with Roumi’s Jewish origin, grabbed correction fluid and scrawled “dirty Jew” on his forehead. The six men proceeded to scream at him and threaten that he would die the way Halimi did.
They identified themselves as members of the “Barbarians,” the same gang that kidnapped Halimi from his store, demanded ransom for his release, and when that was not forthcoming, tortured the 23-year-old over the course of three weeks. Moments after he was dumped on the street, Halimi died. …
“We admire Youssouf Fofana!” they shouted at him, referring to the leader of the gang that murdered Halimi. Fofana and 29 other suspects are on trial for abduction, torture and murder. If convicted, they can expect a life sentence.
…the six assailants were arrested. Most are in their 20s, two come from Muslim homes
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/961212.html

At least one case of “Moderate” Arab Muslims’ bigotry – defeated [Racism of Arabism]

February 22, 2009

At least one case of “Moderate” Arab Muslims’ bigotry – defeated

Bret Stephens on http://www.foxnews.com/journal/“hits & misses”, The Fining of UAE over denial of visa to Israeli tennis player is a “defeat for bigotry”

WTA fines Dubai Open organisers after Israeli Shahar Peer denied visa – Feb 20, 2009 The Women’s Tennis Association has fined the Dubai Open organisers $US300,000 ($A465,000) after the United Arab Emirates refused to grant a visa to Israeli …

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25086276-23209,00.html

Under-fire UAE likely to give Israel’s Andy Ram a visa
Israeli doubles specialist Andy Ram is likely to be granted a visa by the United Arab Emirates to play in the Dubai Championships next week, which could prevent a major crisis for tennis…
“To discriminate as the UAE did against one player in this way smacks of bigotry and racism,” the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations said in a statement. “This must be declared unacceptable by the WTA and all international sporting associations. As we learned in the past, failure to condemn such actions and take corrective measures, proves destructive to international sporting competition.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/4692024/Under-fire-UAE-likely-to-give-Israels-Andy-Ram-a-visa.html

Sponsors pull out of Dubai Open after UAE deny visa to Israeli
RACISM ROW: The Wall Street Journal Europe and the Tennis Channel have revoked their sponsorship of the WTA Dubai Open because the UAE denied a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer.

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25072951-5005401,00.html

Tennis: Racism Rears Its Ugly Head Shahar Peer is an Israeli tennis player. The United Arab Emirates barred her from participating in the Barclays Dubai tournament

http://ballhype.com/story/tennis_racism_rears_its_ugly_head/

United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has no diplomatic links with Israel, denied her an entry visa into the country. “To discriminate as the UAE did against one player in this way smacks of bigotry and racism,”

http://www.javno.com/en-sports/jewish-leaders-call-on-wta-to-sanction-dubai-event_235390

‘Palestinian’ Apartheid: Gaza campaign of terror against Christians and Westerners

October 19, 2008

Gaza campaign of terror against Christians and Westerners

Gaza : Campagne de terreur contre les chrétiens et les occidentaux. Gaza campaign of terror against Christians and Westerners.

Since the Israeli disengagement from Gaza, this strip of land is “juderein” in the sense that there is a single Jew who can live there. So now it is the turn of Christians to be shown the exit direction, with “the suitcase or the coffin”.

The experts report that there past two years to an upsurge in Gaza attacks against Christians and people perceived as Western culture, especially since the seizure of power by Hamas in June 2007. The targets are churches, Christian schools and the United Nations, the American International School, libraries and cyber cafes.

The last date of incident last Saturday, 31 May, where individuals were attacked with rifle guards the Al-Manara school, stole a vehicle belonging to the Baptist Society of the Holy Book, who runs this school, and threatened the director. The leadership of Hamas does nothing to stop the attacks and nobody has been brought to justice.

Involvement of international jihad.

A report by the Israeli Security has established that there was an increase in the number of attacks against individuals and Christian institutions, as well as those treated with Western values. These attacks are perpetrated by elements related to international jihad and radical Islam. Over the past two years movements associated with Al-Qaeda took responsibility for attacks against Christians and Christian institutions in order to expel openly declared Christians out of Gaza.

The Christian community in Gaza has about 3,000 people. Below is a list of attacks against Christians date, published by the Center for Intelligence and Information on Terrorism of IICC (Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center):

* May 18 2008: a high intensity bomb exploded at the entrance to a fast food restaurant near Al-Quds University in downtown Gaza City. The restaurant was completely destroyed. Groups associated with Al-Qaeda have claimed responsibility for attacks with the stated goal of driving Christians out of Gaza.

* May 16 2008 a bomb exploded outside the school Rahabat al-Wardia headed by nuns in the neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa in Gaza City… The previous year, when Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, the school had been subject to theft and arson.

* April 3 2008: a memorial cemetery for foreigners in the Gaza Strip was destroyed by a bomb.

* Feb 15 2008: Three armed men with the “Army of Islam in the land of Ribat”, a network headed by Mumtaz Dughmush, break into the library and YMCA trigger a bomb that caused extensive damage. Police condemned…, describing the attack as “criminal act” and promising to investigate. The security forces of Hamas have arrested a number of men of the Army of Islam but was released shortly after, following a recent threat to use force to free them.

* Jan 10 2008: a group called “Army of Believers – Al-Qaida in Palestine” attacked the International School in Beit Lahiya twice, torching vehicles and stealing equipment. to a statement issued two days later, the school was accused of making polytheism and propagate “hatred of Islam”. The attacks have been organized to coincide with the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush en Israël. Bush in Israel.

* Dec 31 2007: “Friends of the Bayt al-Sunna Maqdis” a manifesto published on the website Pal-today, affiliated with Islamic Jihad, threatening to attack all those who participated in the celebrations of the new Christian year.

* October 6 2007: militants linked to Hamas abducted Rami Ayad Khadr at his home and killed by a bullet. He was a Christian who worked for the Holy Bible Society.

* June 19 2007: at the capture by Hamas in the Gaza Strip of Hamas gunmen attacked and ransacked a monastery and the church.

* April 21 2007: elements linked to international Jihad attacked the American International School in Gaza City.

* April 15 2007: A group calling itself “the swords of truth in the land of Ribat” detonated bombs in two Internet cafes and a shop selling Christian books, causing damage.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://ch.novopress.info/?p=2031/

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Muslim gunmen crushed gates, set Christian building ablaze (more on the Palestinian Islamic Apartheid)

October 16, 2008

Muslim gunmen crushed gates, set Christian building ablaze (more on the Palestinian Islamic Apartheid)

‘Peace partner’ accused in YMCA attack Muslim gunmen crushed gates, set
Christian building ablaze

Posted: October 14, 2008 8:23 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

JAFFA, Israel – Members of Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization were arrested yesterday
for allegedly leading a 2006 anti-Christian attack in which gunmen set fire to
the Young Men’s Christian Association in the West Bank city of Qalqiliya, WND
has learned.

Following the arrest of four militants in conjunction with
the attack, Rabih Elkhangy, the Fatah mayor of Qalqiliya, held a press
conference yesterday in which he claimed the arrested attackers were from the
rival Hamas terror organization.

But WND has learned that of the four
arrested, two are Fatah members, one is a Fatah sympathizer and the fourth is a
member of Jihadiya Silafiya, a Palestinian Islamist organization ideologically
allied with al-Qaida values.

Sources in the security organizations of
Qalqiliya admitted Hamas members were not arrested for the attack. They pointed
out most Hamas leaders from Qalqiliya were jailed by the PA in recent months for
other purposes.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78037

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[Arab racism against Jews even inside Israel] Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist

July 12, 2008

[Arab racism against Jews even inside Israel] Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist
haaretz ^ | July, 2008

[Arab racism against Jews even inside Israel] Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist Ha’aretz, Israel – Jul 7, 2008 If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is not abject racism, I’d like to know what is. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/999795.html

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Anti-Semitic Hate Speech in the Name of Islam

June 30, 2008

Anti-Semitic Hate Speech in the Name of Islam Sowing the seeds of hate: The Hamas satellite station Al-Aqsa recently used a Mickey Mouse clone to teach Muslim children — in Gaza and Europe — to hate Jews… May 9, 2007 … A Jihadist Mickey Mouse shows children how to hold an AK-47. …. ‘Wipe Out the Jews’

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,553724,00.html

Israeli on Arab TV: Jerusalem Was Ours When Muslims [still] Worshipped Idols

June 12, 2008
Israeli on Arab TV: Jerusalem Was Ours When Muslims [still] Worshipped Idols

INN ^ 06/04/08,

Israeli on Arab TV: J’lem Was Ours When Moslems Worshipped Idols … Jerusalem is our city forever and is not an issue for you, for Al Jazeera or for anyone …Dr. Kedar: “Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran even once. You can’t rewrite the Koran on air on Al Jazeera.”… http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126403

 
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Related:

 

Why Jerusalem is Not Holy to Muslims
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/3691

 

Jerusalem is “not holy to Muslims at all,” nor has it ever been, and the claim that it is Islam’s third holiest site, after Mecca and Medina, is aimed simply at stealing the city from the Jewish people…
American Thinker: Islam’s mystical claim on Jerusalem Yet many Muslims today claim Jerusalem as theirs. Islam’s claim on Jerusalem can be questioned because of two dubious reasons and because these shaky …http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/12/islams_mystical_claim_on_jerus.html   

Jerusalm has no significance in Islam. It is significant to Jews …Dome of the Mosque in Jerusalem was never an important Islamic site. There is no reference to Jerusalem in the Koran. There was no pilgrimages of Muslims to …

http://engforum.pravda.ru/showthread.php?p=2480868  

 

False Moslem ClaimsThe Moslem “claim” to Jerusalem is based on what is written in the Koran, which although Jerusalem is not mentioned even once, nevertheless talks (in Sura …

http://www.unitedjerusalem.com/FALSE_MOSLEM_CLAIMS/false_moslem_claims.asp

 

The Islamic connection to Jerusalem began much later in history, during the 7th century CE. The central personality of Islam, Mohammed, was born and raised in the area of present-day Saudi Arabia and founded Islam in the early 7th century. (The first year of the Moslem calendar, or the Hajira, corresponds to the year 622 CE of the Christian calendar.)

Scholars agree that Mohammed was influenced by Judaism (and Christianity). This influence was significant enough that Mohammed’s original plan for the direction of prayer (Qibla) was also Jerusalem. Mohammed later changed the direction of prayer to Mecca in Saudi Arabia — a place that was converted from a pagan pilgrimage site to the ‘eternal city,’ and the center of the Moslem religion. (Moslems also placed Mecca as the spot where Abraham nearly sacrificed Isaac’s brother Ishmael.)

Mohammed never made it to Jerusalem, and the word ‘Jerusalem’ appears nowhere in the Koran.

http://www.middleeast.org/forum/fb-public/1/4408.shtml

 Rael Isaac Reviews The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism… Mohammed began by wooing Jewish tribes (Jews were numerous in Medina, which was originally a Jewish city), adopting Jewish ceremonies, even stipulating that his followers turn to Jerusalem in prayer. But the Jews dismissed him…
http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2008/06/11/rael-isaac-reviews-the-legacy-of-islamic-antisemitism/

Jerusalem Means More to Jews Than to Muslims

http://www.meforum.org/article/pipes/343

 

The Greatest Lie Ever Told About JerusalemMohammed never again mentioned the word Jerusalem in his compilation of Islam”s holy book, the Koran and directed his “quibla” (prayers) to Mecca. …

http://www.gamla.org.il/english/article/2001/jan/win2.htm

 

The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy city

Radical Islam has long desired to seize Jerusalem and cut it off to Christian and Jewish believers. In this book, Israeli diplomat Dore Gold explains why the battle for Jerusalem is intensifying today. Gold shows why only Israel can preserve its holy place

http://books.google.com/books?id=fHkhe_vNppgC&pg=RA1-PA89&lpg=RA1-PA89&dq=jerusalem+koran&source=web&ots=fefvC-8HFn&sig=zYHesvdh22fP2AyFDjx0Q8f3qXA&hl=en

 

In the last decades, radical Islam has been fed by its sense of victory in the face of repeated withdrawals: a re-division of Jerusalem would not only endanger its holy sites, but also unleash new jihadist momentum, on a scale that most political leaders have not begun to consider.

www.heritage.org/Press/Events/ev020107a.cfm

 

[Muslim sheik] Palazzi cites Koran passages showing that the Land of Israel was given to the Jews

http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/1002.htm

 

‘The Koran Says The Jews Would Return To Their Land’: Exclusive Interview With Sheikh Abdul Palazzi

http://www.jewishpress.com/displayContent_new.cfm?mode=a§ionid=15&contentid=14905&contentName=’The%20Koran%20Says%20The%20Jews%20Would%20Return%20To%20Their%20Land’:%20Exclusive%20Interview%20With%20Sheikh%20Abdul%20Palazzi

 

Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Koran. Jerusalem is mentioned in Jewish prayers three times daily. It is mentioned every time a Jew eats, …

http://www.dangoor.com/75045.html

 

The Muslim Claim to JerusalemWhere does Jerusalem fit in Islam and Muslim history? It is not the place to which they pray, is not once mentioned by name in prayers, and it is connected …

http://christianactionforisrael.org/muslim_claim.html

 

The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/84  

 

Muhammad’s Night Journey wasn’t to Jerusalem, so why all the fuss?

http://www.strategypage.com/militaryforums/91-1103.aspx

 

Historical Truths About Jerusalem and the Temple MountIn fact, the Koran says nothing about Jerusalem. It mentions Mecca hundreds of times. It mentions Medina countless times. It never mentions Jerusalem! …

http://www.masada2000.org/templemount.html  

 

 

Technorati –

“They simply want to take away our heart and our soul,” … in a speech he gave before 200 congregants shortly before the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/11610.htm  

[‘Palestinian’ ISLAMIC APARTHEID ATTACKS CHRISTIANS]

June 10, 2008

[‘Palestinian’ ISLAMIC APARTHEID ATTACKS CHRISTIANS]

FEATURE-Qaeda groups active in Gaza after year under Hamas
Reuters – June 10, 2008
Despite an official Hamas policy of respecting the rights of Gaza’s small Christian minority, there has been an increase in attacks on Christians
http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSL03810861

[“Moderate – Palestinians”] Fatah’s Embrace of Islamism UNC Chapell Hill
http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2008/0406/iar/iar_fatah.html

Technorati –

Palestinian Terrorism Created Need for Roadblocks, Expert Says (tell it to the Arabized UN)

April 1, 2008

Palestinian Terrorism Created Need for Roadblocks, Expert Says (tell it to the Arabized UN)
cns ^ | Mar-31-08

Palestinian Terrorism Created Need for Roadblocks, Expert Says CNSNews.com, VA – Mar-31-08 By Julie Stahl (CNSNews.com) – Palestinian terrorism that developed as a result of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process created the need for Roadblocks… http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200803/FOR20080331e.html

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