I have to say, I was surprised by this forwarded email from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. They are the last place I would have expected to have noticed the virulent and systemic antisemitism, no thats too soft a word, Jew hate in the Muslim world. Typically they don’t seem to do much other than raise the Nazi spectre as far as I know. I could be wrong, and perhaps they have done splendid work that I am unaware of, and I am ready to be corrected, but it seems to me that these guys walk one way and look behind them the whole time.
Then I saw the video of the conference and realized that they still do not get it. Cherry picking abrogated Koranic verses out of the Koran to try and extricate Islam for any connection or guilt for the crescendo of bitter bile from those colostomy bags in the middle east as if it was just some kind of awful coincidence that so many say the same thing at the same time for no apparent reason.
All I can say to Jewish people is, if you have your hopes pinned on these guys to inform you about the facts of the state of Jews in the world today, you better settle your affairs soon. Make sure your tombstone doesn’t have your actual name on it either.
Los Angeles — Muslim pro-democracy advocates joined with officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center to denounce last week’s riot in front of Tunis’ main synagogue. Rabbi Hier called on Egyptian leaders and other pro-democracy leaders in the region to repudiate anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence that has accompanied some of the demonstrations calling for greater freedom in the Arab world.
…”Oh Allah, … kill them, down to the very last one.”
Today as two million Egyptians participated in a “Victory March”, the long-exiled spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, addressed those gathered for noon prayers in Tahrir Square. Qaradawi, a virulent Jew-hater and advocate of suicide bombings, has often called for the death of all Jews:, “…oh Allah, take this oppressive, tyrannical band of people…take this oppressive, Jewish Zionist band of people…do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.”
“Jew! Jew!”, was screamed by a mob during the sexual assault and brutal attack of veteran CBS correspondent Lara Logan during the celebration in Tahrir Square of Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. Just one day earlier, Logan told Esquire.com that Egyptian soldiers accused her and her crew of “being Israeli spies”. Logan, the mother of two, is not Jewish.
•Action: A SWC op/ed published in today’s Huffington Post warns that “Egypt’s future will not be secured only through free and open elections but…[must] begin to de-construct the culture of anti-Jewish hate.”
“Jews wait, the army of Mohammed is coming back!”
“Jews wait, the army of Mohammed is coming back!”
Last Friday, a mob outside Tunis’ main synagogue called for the murder of all Jews in the world raising fears for the security of the Jewish community.
•Action: Center officials reached out to leaders from www.freetunisia.org, the organization that played a key role in Tunisia’s democratic transformation. The group denounced the incident online and a press conference with SWC officials.
Israel is a “Terrorist state that will be destroyed” – Jordan’s newly-appointed Justice Minister Hussein Mjali
Jordan’s new Justice Minister continued to inflame tensions with Israel, when he told Jordan’s Al-Arab Al-Yom newspaper that Israel is a “Terrorist state that will be destroyed”. He was condemned in Israel after he joined protesters calling for the release of a terrorist serving time in Jordan for killing seven Israeli school children in 1997.
• Action: Rabbi Marvin Hier spoke at length with a senior Jordanian personality to express the Jewish world’s deepening concern over developments in the country that has the longest border with the State of Israel
Hezbollah chief tells IDF: “Watch your heads”
Lebanon’s head, Hassan Nasrallah called on ‘Islamic resistance fighters’ to ‘be ready for the day when war is forced on Lebanon’; Hezbollah leader who escaped Egyptian prison appears at rally where Nasrallah spoke.
• Action: SWC urges the US and European Union to make a commitment to work towards the reversal of anti-Jewish hate a requirement for future financial aid and diplomatic support for NGOs in the Arab world.
The unanticipated historic upheaval in the Middle East comes at a time where in the words of Rabbi Hier, there is also “a bold new kind of anti-Semitism [that] is emerging around the world”. Read Rabbi Hier op/ed in today’s Los Angeles Times
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Always thought they only hunt down old Nazis. They seem a bit helpless with their so called actions. Asking the EU to to work towards the reversal of anti-jewish hate? The answer will be yes and at the same time the same EU keeps the immigration doors open for the all-time champions of classic antisemitism, pretending that antisemitic acts of violence have nothing to do with Muslimism whatsoever. Hope, the SWC finds more effective ways, there’s a lot of work for them out there.
This rabbi, I suspect, speaks for millions of fools like him; jew, non jew or myopic blind dummies, who think that this movement in the arab muslim jungle is a sister to famous demonstrations in the west; ie, Paris 1968 or Hungary 1956.
This rabbi is a naive fool and there are many like him.
What happened to Lara Logan, Anderson Cooper or Katie Kouric and all the other female foreign journalists is called ISLAM!
This organization is in complete disgrace for doing nothing about George Soros. All they hunt is old Slavic prison guards.
I stopped contributing to this organization years ago (perhaps when Wiesenthal passed on). It appears the organization is permanently blinded to reality when it comes to the threat Islam poses to all, especially Jews around the world. Rather, it appears they see Islamophobia as the new anti-semitism.
It feels better to be the saviour than the victim.
I wonder why they are starting to notice what is happening?