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Hate crimes targeting Jews and the Growing Muslim Population

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The recent arrest of a Muslim convert for the rash of anti-Semitic bomb threats throughout the United States points to an interesting gap in the FBI statistics on hate crimes.  Religiously motivated hate crimes include data on the religion of the victim, but not of the perpetrator.  This means that while we know that anti-Semitic attacks are increasing, we do not know who is perpetrating them.  Liberals have tried to claim that it was precipitated by Donald Trump’s election, but according to the FBI, the increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes began in 2014.  It would be difficult for anyone but the most delusional Democrat to blame Trump for an increase in hate crimes that began before he even declared himself a candidate (not that there is any shortage of delusional Democrats), but the question remains:  Why have the number of anti-Semitic hate crimes been increasing?  Is there another trend whose correlation matches this increase?

Yes.  There is.

Since 9/11, the number of Muslim immigrants admitted to the United States averaged approximately160,000 per year, but in 2013, the Obama administration admitted 280,276, an increase of almost 90%, and continued to do so until he left office.  At the same time Obama’s position towards Israel became increasingly hostile, culminating in his attack on Israeli settlements in the UN Security Council.  The increase in Muslim immigration and the ratcheting up of Obama’s attacks on Israel almost perfectly coincide with the increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States.

Of course, without the data on the perpetrators’ religions, this is simply speculation, but it can be resolved by having the FBI investigate the religious affiliations of those who commit religiously-inspired bias crimes.  Given that we already collect racial data on those whose crimes are motivated by race, it would seem perfectly logical to collect religious data on those who crimes are motivated by religious bias.  Since the Trump administration has recently directed the FBI to collect and report crimes committed by illegal aliens (a category that was previously left unreported) it’s clear that the president is already thinking along those lines.  Perhaps his next executive order can compel the collection of this potentially illuminating data.

Website Of Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood: The Days Of The Zionist Entity Are Numbered

In an article posted on the website of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Jordanian cleric Dr. Salah Al-Khalidi called Israel a “boil” on the body of humanity, and said that its days are numbered.

The following are excerpts:[1] 

“The Jewish State On The Soil Of Palestine Is [Like A Rash] Of Contaminated, Reeking Boils On The Body Of Humanity”

“On May 15, 1948, the Jews declared their state on the soil of Palestine. This year, their state (whose borders have changed since then) turned 64 – a short period of time in the history of countries and nations and [even] in the lives of men. The existence of the Jewish state on Palestinian soil is an anomaly and a deviation, [for] there is no basis for its presence or its continued existence. It has no historical, cultural, human or natural foundation – it is like an alien, stinking and festering boil that appears on one’s body, a repository of the body’s festering fluids, which one hurries to lance and to remove.

“The Jewish state on the soil of Palestine is [like a rash] of contaminated, reeking boils on the body of humanity, and today there is no justification for its continued existence. Years have passed [since its establishment], and it will continue to exist for some years more – but not too many. With God‘s help, future mujahideen will rid humanity of it.

“The lifespan of a nation is different from the lifespan of an individual. The latter can last only decades, while the former can last centuries. A man might live 70 years, but the Roman [civilization] lasted 1,500 years. History teaches us that the former Israelite nation, of the pre-Islamic era, lasted less than a century on the soil of Palestine, i.e., less than the lifespan of a single man, though it contained some honest people. Its end came after the death of Allah‘s prophet Suleiman [i.e., the Biblical Solomon], and the Jews then scattered all over the world, [and remained scattered] until the present era. Now they have flocked to Palestine, these infuriating and accursed infidels, and established their state on its soil. May God’s curses pursue the Jews…

“History teaches us that occupation by an invading nation never lasts long. The Tartars swept like a destructive storm through the Muslim lands, but they only passed through, and did not remain. Before the Tartars, the Crusaders came to the Holy Land with the intention of remaining there permanently, but they stayed for only two centuries before being driven off by the Islamic nation, in whom the spirit of jihad for the sake of Allah had awakened. Two centuries in the life of the nations is like 20 years in the life of a man.”

“There Are Indications That The Jewish Presence In Palestine Will Not Last Long”

“Facing the Jewish challenge today, we must turn to history, which is a reliable witness. We must [also] look to the future, and not remain trapped in the wretched Arab reality or the hyped up, empty and arrogant Jewish reality. There are indications that the Jewish presence in Palestine will not last long, and these indications are increasing, but it takes a sharp-eyed Muslim to see them and draw the nation’s attention to them.

“History will show that the Jewish state on Palestinian soil died in its childhood. Allah willing, it will fade away before it [manages] to stand on its feet. One of the cheering reports we received this Nakba Day was that the imprisoned [Palestinian] commanders, though unarmed, had triumphed over the Jews. The Jews were forced to reach an agreement with them in order to end their open-ended [hunger] strike, and most of the demands they presented in their campaign against the Jews were met. This is a tremendous lesson, which indicates the importance of determination and steadfastness in the confrontation with the enemy, and a sign for the future.

“The brave mujahideen are striding towards victory, with Allah’s help, whereas the Jews are experiencing a defeat that will lead them to the abyss, Allah willing. Dear [readers], we are on the ascent, despite the [dire] reality that surrounds us, while the Jews are going down, Allah willing, despite their empty boasts, and this will hasten the end of their entity, with Allah’s help.”

Endnote:

[1] Ikhwanjo.com, May 17, 2012.

‘Jewbags’ and the Democrats’ Anti-Israel Liaison

There’s a thin line between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. That’s true of Muslims and the left, but it’s also true specifically of the Jewish left, whose hatred for Israel manifests itself in a general contempt for Jewish religion, culture and tradition.

Take the “Jewbags” case of Danielle Gilbert, a staffer for Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz who had been appointed the DNC’s Jewish outreach liaison. In a social media mishap, Gilbert posed along with her friends in a photo that she captioned “JEWBAGS” and that a friend of hers captioned as “Jew cash money team.” This is the sort of incident that the hip crowd that thinks “Heeb” is a great name for a magazine and “Jewcan Sam” is hilarious will laugh off. But it’s hardly the most offensive thing about Gilbert from a Jewish perspective. It’s just a symptom of the problem.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has long been associated with J-Street, the anti-Israel group which has repeatedly worked to undermine Israel’s fight against terrorism. When a delegation from J-Street arrived at Schultz’s office last year, they were received by Danielle Gilbert who posed with them for a photo. That wasn’t the limit of Gilbert’s involvement with J-Street.

Danielle Gilbert’s twitter feed suggests that she attended the J-Street conference and she retweeted a call from the anti-Israel group to freeze “settlements.” Gilbert’s own anti-Israel background isn’t casual. She attended the London School of Economics and Political Science and while there was part of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism.

Gilbert had volunteered at Givat Haviva, a leftist group dedicated to pro-terrorist activism. Givat Haviva had a presence at the J-Street conference and has its roots in Kibbutz Artzi, which was far enough to the left that it identified closely with the Soviet Union and its leader eulogized Soviet mass murdering dictator, Joseph Stalin. The roots of Givat Haviva lie with Artzi’s Arab Department whose goal was a one-state solution.

Ilan Pappe founded and ran the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva. Pappe is a former member of Hadash, the Arab-Israeli Communist party, who supports the destruction of Israel via a One State Solution. An article on the Givat Haviva website features a photo of Danielle Gilbert with one of her friends, who writes about his own support for the One State Solution.

Through Givat Haviva, Gilbert conducted interviews with the residents of the Muslim Bartaa village which straddles the Green Line and has become a cause celebre for the anti-Israel left. Since then she has been a Jeremiah Fellow at Jews United for Justice, another left-wing group, which also participated in the J-Street conference, and whose board members intersect with a number of anti-Israel groups.

In 2008, Gilbert wrote, “We cannot see Mumbai’s events as anything less than the gruesome epitome of systematic terror. However, such a tragedy rightly makes us question our unequal treatment of minority cultures within larger communities,” shifting easily to calling the brutal murder of the Holtzberg family and countless Indians by Muslims a “tragedy” that serves to call attention to Muslim suffering.

For Jews there is far more to be offended by in that than in Gilbert’s use of a Jewish slur. There is also far more to be offended by in the fact that the DNC chose to elevate a woman aligned with J-Street and that she then elevated someone like Danielle Gilbert to conduct outreach to the people they no doubt fondly think of as the “Jewbags.”

If you want to understand why Obama thought he could treat Jews with such contempt, you have to remember that he thought Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was a normative figure and Schultz thought that Gilbert was a normative figure. In that echo chamber, a radical group like J-Street seems mainstream and Gilbert’s behavior seems equally mainstream.

Gilbert’s politics and contempt for the Jewish people make her completely unsuitable to act as any kind of liaison to the Jewish community. And yet Danielle Gilbert is not extraordinary. There are plenty of Jewish boys and girls in D.C. with the same privileged background, the same formal trips to Israel giving way uglier detours, foreign policy fellowships and eventually a place in a left-wing think tank or as congressional staffers. These are the people who show up to listen to J Street panels, break bread with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and denounce Israel. They are as banal as they are despicable.

In the last four years the Democratic Party has hardly bothered hiding its contempt for ordinary Americans. The same is true for the Jewish left which is hardly masking its contempt for the Jewish people anymore. This is not a new phenomenon, it dates back to the late 19th century, and the venom with which the Jewish left assailed the Jewish people eventually ended in the Gulags. Those who survived earned the privilege of participating in the Soviet Union’s campaign to smear Israel.

The post-Jewish left mirrors the Post-American left in its radical and destructive identity. Its promotion of a counter-Jewish identity based on ridiculing Jewishness and hostility to Israel is once again splitting the Jewish community into two camps. By elevating Schultz, Gilbert and J-Street, the left is asserting its power to define a destructive form of Jewish identity. The backlash to them is a reminder that the left does not have the power that it thinks it does.

Jewish Anti-Semitism is a very real phenomenon, but it’s not self-hatred, no more so than Bill Ayers’ desire to destroy America is self-hatred. The essence of the left is the rejection of the past in a perpetual war for a better future. The very nature of Jewish identity is built on a continuity of tradition and the nature of the left is to fly its progressive colors by showing contempt for tradition. There can be no balance between the two because to choose the one is to reject the other.

The more the Democratic Party moves in tune with the left, the more it mirrors the bigotry of European leftist parties toward Jews and Israel. This is an inescapable process and the further left the party goes, the more anti-Semitic it will become.

To join the left is to fragment your existing identity, whether it is Jewish or Christian, American or Australian, and adopt a new form of identity. The further the extreme, the greater the fragmentation becomes. Push harder and you go from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to Peter Beinart to Gilad Atzmon. It’s a slippery slope greased with lies and self-deceptions that ends at the bottom of a charnel pit, a gulag, a death camp or a terrorist training camp.Posted by Bio ↓

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