John R. Houk
© May 24, 2014
I received a host of Google+ comments to the SlantRight 2.0 blog post ‘The New Palestinian “Journalists”’. Now I mention this because this particular line of comments were astoundingly ignorant. I found some people on my blog that either believe and/or propagate Arab Muslim (especially the ones called Palestinians) historical revisionism or just plain simple outright lies about Jews and Israel. It is no wonder that there are Leftists, gullible academic students and even extremist right wingers (like Aryan Nation, White Supremacists, etc.) fall for this junk.
Here is the group liars responding to my comments (to date – 3/23/14 – I’m sure more will follow) and my defense of Jews and the Jewish Homeland:
John Houk (that’s me): This story is for the morons who claim Israel persecutes Arabs that call themselves Palestinians and falsely accuse Israel of being an Apartheid State.
Great, just what everybody needs… yet another right-wing racist blog post. Find those mobile bioweapons labs in Iraq yet?
israhell=holocaust against Palestinians since 1948
+Christopher Poff Psycho Saddam was a huge supporter of terrorism while alive. Not only did he shoot Scud missiles into Israel during the 1st Gulf War but he sent reward checks to families of homicidal-suicide killers of Jews. I don’t care what anyone says. Taking Saddam out was a good move that George Sr should have accomplished in the first place.
+Victor Rudy Actually Rudy it is more the truth to say Jew-hell living in their own homeland surrounded by Jew-hating Arab Muslims since even before 1948.
+John Houk Before 1948 most “Israelis” were living in Europe.
jewish were transplanted to Israel after 1948 when the Rothschilds bought up most of the territory that is now Israel. Some jewish called any one “anti semitic” for just saying that Israrel did not exist before the purchasing of land made by the Rothschilds.
+Victor Rudy Only 6% of the land of Israel was ever owned by Jews. The rest of it was taken by bloody insurgency and ethnic cleansing of Arabs and other minorities living on 94% of the land.
Victor Rudy Responding to Christopher Poff
Christopher Poff please read jewish New York professor Simon Schama book, Two Rothschilds & the Land of Israel. In this book professor Schama shows many maps in displaying the huge territory the Rothschilds bought before jewish british Arthur Balfour got approval in the british parliament of the Balfour declaration rubbing stamping the foundation of Israel in 1948.
So would you called professor Simon Schama an “anti semitic” for researching, writing, divulging and demonstrating how the ultra powerful Rothschilds alone established Israel?
… land of Palestine (the only historical name) of the holy land.
[Blog Editor: Forgive me. I left the profanity unedited to demonstrate the lack of intelligence of Jew-haters.]
John Houk Responding to Woof Naser & ben hill
Woof Naser & ben hill are among the morons that claim Israel is an Apartheid State!
+John Houk Nelson Mandela, was he a moron for claiming Israel is an Apartheid state? Do you consider Archbishop Desmond Tutu to be a moron too? Is that your general reaction to Africans who fought against apartheid?
Yes! A commie loving Jew-hating individual.
The historical revisionism is almost stupefying! I was particularly annoyed by the by Nelson Mandela assertion that Israel is an Apartheid State. Mandela was a Marxist (Here’s a kinder link on Mandela’s Marxism) then when the Black majority of South Africa received their due full citizenship rights as voters, Mandela then mellowed his Marxist sentiments. Mandela was no dummy. He realized that there would have to be some fence mending with the former Afrikaner ruling elites. The Afrikaners had become politically inferior by having their Apartheid power taken away, but they still held the keys of prosperity for all South Africans – Black, White and Asian immigrants. Mandela chose a more Western style democratic-Capitalism over destroying the infrastructure like the Marxist oriented Robert Mugabe did to formerly white dominated Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia under White domination).
In my last comment, made in irritation to revisionist history and associating world icon Nelson Mandela with that historical revisionism I said, “Yes! [Referring to Mandela] A commie loving Jew-hating individual.” I have to admit error about Mandela being a Jew-hater. It turns out the letter, quoted by Leftists and Jew-hating Muslims, attributed to Mandela sending to Thomas Friedman was a fake. That fake letter accepted as valid by so many has Mandela telling Friedman that Israel is an Apartheid State. Since Mandela never wrote the letter that means he never used the accusation of Apartheid state in reference to Israel.
This view is largely based on a notorious memo from 2007, which was addressed to the New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman and signed “Nelson Mandela”.
It read: “Palestinians are not struggling for a ‘state’ but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa. The so-called ‘Palestinian autonomous areas’ are bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli apartheid system.
“Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality.”
The “memo” went viral on the internet. It was cited by Jimmy Carter, the former American president, during a speech at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, later that year, and has since been a principal factor in fashioning the public perception of Mr Mandela as an anti-Israel figure.
Indeed, the notorious Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — which William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, recently referred to as “unjust” — enthusiastically cites Mandela’s support.
The only problem is that the memo was a fake.
In 2007, Joel Pollack, the American political writer, revealed that it was actually written by Arjan El Fassed, a co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, a popular anti-Israel website.
Of course, it was not all rosy. Mandela was close to the PLO and, in the first decades of its existence, Israel did have an alliance with apartheid-era South Africa, acting as its most important arms supplier.
At the same time, however, Israel was often publicly critical of apartheid. In the late 1980s it sharply curtailed its support for the South African regime, cutting many military, economic and cultural ties. It also ruled that only non-white South Africans would be allowed to study on certain courses in Israel, voted to condemn apartheid at the UN and took part in sanctions.
…BUT OFTEN, HE WAS A FIERCE CRITIC OF THE JEWISH STATE
In October 1999, four months after he retired from the presidency of South Africa, Nelson Mandela arrived for his only visit to Israel.
He adopted a conciliatory tone, acknowledging that “Israel co-operated with the apartheid regime, but it did not participate in any atrocities”. He added that “I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing (from the territories) if Arab states do not recognise Israel within secure borders.” But he was adamant that Israel must be prepared to withdraw, saying that “talk of peace remains hollow if Israel continues to occupy Arab lands”.
On other occasions, however, he was much harsher towards Israel.
Whether it was due to Israel’s co-operation with the apartheid government, the fact that the ANC had been embraced early on by Arab and Communist leaders (as a result he remained a life-long friend of Muammar Gaddafi and Fidel Castro) or simply his world-view that was hostile to Western policy, Mr Mandela was a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and a fierce critic of Israel.
He met PLO chief Yasser Arafat shortly after his release from prison in 1990 and called Israel that year a “terrorist state”. In a famous speech in 1997 he said that “our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” and that “injustice and gross human rights violations were being perpetrated in Palestine”.
Two years later, when he did visit Israel, it was hard to ignore the fact that he had just come from visits to the Jewish state’s two mortal enemies — Syria and Iran.
… READ ENTIRETY (The big lie: that Mandela viewed Israel as an apartheid state; By Jake Wallis Simons; TheJC.com; 12/12/13 – Bold text is by author J.W. Simons)
It seems I should have called Bishop Desmond Tutu the Jew-hater rather than Mandela.
Now! I read an exposé from Palestine Media Watch on the Jew-hating Arabs that call themselves Palestinians yesterday. This is what made me think about these moronic historical revisionist Jew-hating commenters. In light of the revisionism and lies you should read this exposé which is actually only one of many on the PMW website. See the truth for yourself on the nature of these Arab Muslims that call themselves Palestinians!
Pope to visit PA Mufti who preached Jews are enemies of Allah destined to be exterminated by Muslims
PMW calls on the Pope to condition meeting on a retraction
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
May 19, 2014
In the course of his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority next week, as a matter of protocol, Pope Francis, the most senior figure in the Catholic Church, is scheduled to meet with Israel’s two chief rabbis as well as the most senior religious figure in the PA, the Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein. What Pope Francis may not be aware of is that the Mufti has an ongoing record of vicious Antisemitic hate speech, which has been condemned internationally. In 2012, the Mufti preached that it is Muslim destiny to kill the Jews. On a different occasion, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he taught that Jews were “enemies of Allah,” and in another speech he said that the souls of suicide bombers “tell us to follow in their path.”
In his 2012 speech at a Fatah celebration in East Jerusalem, the Mufti linked the extermination of Jews to “Palestine,” and claimed that Israelis know this religious war, “Jihad,” is coming and are trying to protect themselves by planting a special tree that will hide them from Muslims when they come to kill them.
Moderator at Fatah ceremony: “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith.
Long Live Fatah! [I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh.”
Palestinian Authority Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people’s history.
In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE], and continuing today, and until the End of Days.
The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad), in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says:
‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews.
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
“Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”
Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent].’
Therefore, it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees]
surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies.
[Gharqad trees] surrounding, surrounding and surrounding.
That’s the Palestine we are talking about, with the beginning of the Jihad and the continuation of the Jihad, with the struggle and the procession of the Martyrs.” [PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 9, 2012]
It is unknown whether the Mufti knew in advance that the moderator would refer to the Jews as “descendants of monkeys and pigs,” and that Islam is at war with the Jews. However – as can be seen in the video – he did not hesitate, retract or condemn these statements, asserting instead that Palestinians are destined to exterminate the Jews.
When Palestinian Media Watch publicized this hate speech, the Mufti’s words were condemned by Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, the British Foreign Office, the European Union and many others. (See condemnations of the Mufti’s hate speech below.)
In another speech the Mufti praised numerous suicide bombers who had murdered Israeli civilians as an “elite group of Martyrs.” He added an explicit call to murder: “The souls of the noble Martyrs envelop us, and their souls tell us to follow in their path.” [Official PA TV, May 31, 2012]
In another sermon, the Mufti called the Jews “enemies of Allah” who “have even deviated from their humanity.” [Al-Aqsa Mosque forum, June 25, 2010]
The Mufti has also promoted hatred by rejecting Jewish rights in Jerusalem and denying that a Temple ever existed in Jerusalem:
“In truth, there never was a Temple in any period, nor was there, at any time, any place of worship for the Jews or others at the Al-Aqsa Mosque site (built on the Temple Mount, 705 CE).” [Official PA TV, Jan. 5, 2012]
In addition, the Mufti has denied Christian tradition and has taught at least twice that Jesus was not a Judean, but a Palestinian who preached Islam.
[T]he Mufti calling Jesus “a Palestinian par excellence” and claiming that Jesus and his mother Mary were Palestinians.
The Mufti has also issued religious rulings presenting women as subservient to their husbands, declaring on PA TV that “in general, a woman must [only] leave home at the discretion of her husband,” and that a woman must not refuse her husband’s request to have sexual relations. He said:
“It’s his right [to have sex]… it is his right. This woman may not and has no right to deny him this right, especially during the permissible time, which is nighttime.” [PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 12, 2012]
Clearly, the Mufti’s preaching of Antisemitic and genocidal ideology will destroy any chance for peace. As long as Jews are portrayed as Allah’s enemy destined for extermination by Palestinians, peace talks are irrelevant. Adjusting a border or signing a peace treaty will not erase the stigma attached to the Jews by the PA’s most senior religious leader.
In spite of the Mufti’s call to exterminate Jews and the subsequent international condemnations of the remarks, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas did not remove the Mufti from his office as the highest Palestinian religious figure, nor did he demand a retraction.
Palestinian Media Watch is confident that the Pope, a symbol of peace and tolerance, will not knowingly honor a Palestinian religious leader who promotes hatred and intolerance. PMW is confident that should Pope Francis choose to meet with the PA Mufti, he will do his utmost to impress on the Palestinian religious leader the necessity of retracting his promotion of genocide of Jews by Palestinians and the abhorrent nature of those opinions.
EU statement condemns hate speech by Jerusalem Mufti:
“The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemn the Mufti of Jerusalem’s inflammatory speech on January 9 at a rally marking the 47th anniversary of Fatah’s founding…
In line with Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the EU firmly rejects ‘any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence’.” [http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/israel/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20120131_en.htm, Jan. 28, 2012]
British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt condemns Mufti’s hate speech:
“I condemn the inflammatory words used by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and others at a recent event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement. To refer to the Jewish people in such a way and to talk of killing Jews is anti-semitism, pure and simple.” [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-office-minister-condemns-grand-muftis-inflammatory-words, Jan. 23, 2012]
Excerpt from the Associated Press on the Mufti’s statements:
“The Palestinians’ top Muslim cleric faced sharp Israeli criticism Sunday for a speech in which he quoted a religious text that includes passages about killing Jews in an end-of-days struggle.” [Associated Press, Jan. 22, 2012]
Excerpt from Reuters that includes a condemnation by PM Netanyahu:
“Israel condemned the Palestinians’ top cleric on Sunday for reciting, at a meeting of the dominant U.S.-backed Fatah faction, a passage from Muslim scripture that called for the killing of Jews….
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has argued peacemaking has been blighted by incitement against the Jewish state from some Palestinian officials, said of the mufti’s sermon: ‘This is a very serious offence that all the countries of the world must condemn.’
He said he had asked Israel’s attorney-general to open a criminal investigation.”
[Reuters, Jan. 22, 2012]
Click to view the full articles from the Associated Press and Reuters
Jew-haters are Morons
John R. Houk
© May 24, 2014
Pope to visit PA Mufti who preached Jews are enemies of Allah destined to be exterminated by Muslims
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