Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Hamas Atrocities? Blame Poland


I've been paying a lot of attention to the Muslim Arab atrocities against Jews committed on October 7, 2023. I'm horrified. Decent people everywhere are horrified.
On social media, I saw a photo of audience members watching video taken by the Muslim Arabs as they raped, tortured, and murdered, as they violated corpses, and carried the decapitated heads of Jews around as war trophies. The audience members looked horrified. You can see some photos of audiences watching the vile Hamas footage here.


After the Hamas attacks, anti-Semitism flared up worldwide. This is disgusting and terrifying. Anti-Semitism has a very bad record. This insane hatred causes calamity.


Watching American and European youth, who have every reason to know better, chanting genocidal, anti-Semitic slogans about making "Palestine" judenrein "from the river to the sea" is nauseating and infuriating.


The world is in a very precarious place. Unlike during the rise of Nazism, we now live in a nuclear world. Humanity's stupid hatreds could render the planet unlivable.


I've donated to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Please consider donating to this or some other worthy organization. I've published a few articles about October 7 and subsequent events. I have very little power but I wanted to use what little power I have to contribute to light at a dark time.


I support Israel. I oppose anti-Semitism. I oppose jihad. I don't like Jews more than other people. I don't dislike Arabs or Muslims. I support peace. I support the international order. I think torture and murder and rape and the desecration of corpses are really bad things. I don't want to see a wider war.


In my pieces, I've pointed out that the Muslim Arabs committing atrocities against Jews on October 7 could cite Koran verses, hadith, and examples from the biography of Muhammad to support their behavior. I've also cited atrocities and discrimination against Jews in the Muslim world going back centuries. These facts are not often mentioned by others. People fail to mention these facts because they are ignorant, or they are cowards. Massacres of Jews in Morocco, Baghdad, Libya, and Algeria. Read more here.


Until we address religiously-supported anti-Semitism in Islam, we won't make progress.


On November 9, Ridvan Aydemir, a YouTube content creator, read from Documents on German Foreign Policy. The particular document he read from was a Nazi document detailing Muslim Arab support for Hitler, Nazism, and the Holocaust. You can watch that video here. The documents are online here.


I've been reading / watching / listening to much media devoted to the conflict. I listened to a podcast called "Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?" It was produced by "Open to Debate," a program that used to be called "Intelligence Squared." It's broadcast via National Public Radio. The mission of the organization is to "address the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics" and "restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse."  Their website is here.


Host John Donvan said that "Open to Debate" actually rejected the idea of holding a new debate after October 7 because the staff couldn't handle it. Why couldn't the staff handle it? Presumably the staff of such a prestige program are intelligent and highly educated. They are in touch with thought leaders.


Donvan doesn't say why the staff couldn't handle a debate devoted to the October 7 atrocities and subsequent events, but just look at any newspaper's front page since October 7. American's universities and media are full of anti-Semites who viciously attack the right of Jews to exist. And they think they are the righteous ones.


Instead of exhibiting the courage of their own convictions, "Open to Debate" re-broadcast a show from 2020, "Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?" Arguing yes, it is, were Bret Stephens, a New York Times columnist, and Einat Wilf, a former member of the Israeli Parliament. Arguing against the motion were Peter Beinart, author of The Crisis of Zionism, and Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.


Munayyer depicted Arabs as a tiny group of people oppressed by hateful and powerful Jews. He argued that Jews in Israel should just stand down and hand power over to Arabs. Arabs would grant Jews all rights and everyone would live in peace. Clearly, Munayyer's insistence that Muslim Arabs are a tiny, helpless group was absurd. His insistence that Jews had nothing to fear from living in a Muslim, Arab dominated state was also absurd. Hamas has openly stated its religiously-supported goal of genocide. See here.


During the "Open to Debate" debate, none of the debaters took on Munayyer's folly. His fellow debaters treated him and his transparently absurd promises with kid gloves.


Rather, the real problem was Poland. Poland was mentioned four times in the debate, a debate that lasted less than one hour. Poland was depicted as a country that is unsafe for Jews. Poland expels Jews because it is so anti-Semitic.


In fact, the event to which Wilf referred was a Soviet, Communist anti-Semitic action. Poland is now a country of "no Jews." Her statement is false; there is a small but vibrant Jewish community in Poland. Peter Beinart invoked Poland as a terrible place for Jews; in contrast, the Muslim world, like Morocco or Iraq, is preferable.


So there you have it. Intelligent, educated people, speaking on a network funded by taxpayer dollars, were afraid to state the simple fact that the Koran, the hadith, and the biography of Muhammad contain verses that inspire and justify anti-Semitic atrocities like October 7. They were afraid to say that the Muslim world has a history of anti-Semitic violence, violence condoned by explicit religious teachings. They were afraid to say that Muslim Arabs have a history of collaboration with Nazism. No one had the courage to peak any of these pertinent truths. But they could condemn Poland.


  1. Let's focus on this: "They were afraid to say that the Muslim world has a history of anti-Semitic violence, violence condoned by explicit religious teachings. They were afraid to say that Muslim Arabs have a history of collaboration with Nazism. No one had the courage to peak any of these pertinent truths. But they could condemn Poland."

    Quite a few Jews have long been effectively blaming Poland for the German-made Holocaust. That's old news. But now some Jews effectively blame Poland for Hamas.

    The wells of Jewish Polonophobia run very deep.

  2. The problem is not just that people -- not just Jews but many people, including some Poles -- support the Bieganski, Brute Polak stereotype.

    The problem is also that Poles have not effectively addressed the Bieganski, Brute Polak stereotype.

    Blacks and Jews, two stereotyped groups, have devoted energy to addressing negative stereotypes.

    Poles have not done that work, and Poles pay the price

    As ever, look in the mirror. Looking for a helping hand? Look at the end of your own arm.

  3. And yet, when Poles do stick up for themselves, they are called "nationalists" or "heroic narrative" or "Jesus Christ of nations". Go figure.

    1. Yes, we have been put in a Catch 22 here. If we do not protest this constant vilification, then it must be true, or else we would protest it. But when we do - and we do - then that means we are "deniers" - so it must be true.

      Any group put in this position by "the world" and its Movers and Shakers would find it impossible. But isn't that the point of a Catch 22?


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