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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Obama's Jerusalem Apartheid

When Obama attacked Israel for building housing on Jewish owned land in Jerusalem, he was doing more than just pandering to his Muslim hosts with an obligatory dose of Israel bashing. He was diving once again into the ugly pool of bigotry, that first surfaced when he used Joe Biden as a proxy to launch a hate campaign against Israel over the same issue back in March.

And what it comes down to is Apartheid. Plain and simple.

Obama does not object to Arab Muslims living in Jerusalem. He objects only to Jews living in Jerusalem. The  issue is not about "Israelis", as the media likes to present it, because Jerusalem Arabs and Jews are all citizens of Israel. What distinguishes them is race and religion.

The media and the administration only attack the municipal authorities of Jerusalem and the Israeli government for providing housing for its citizens-- when those citizens happen to be Jewish. If they are Arab and Muslim, then there's no problem. If they're Jewish on the other hand, then the alarm bells go off and the politicians and the press denounce them as enemies of peace. How does one describe that as other than "Apartheid"? What else is it, other than the belief that one group of people should be segregated by race and religion. Forbidden from living in places that are deemed to be the sole property of their Muslim conquerors.

Mohammed's last act was to ethnically cleanse Jews and Christians from lands under his control. That is why you will find a shortage of synagogues and churches in Mecca and Medina. Today there are hardly any Jews left in territories under Muslim rule, and the number of Christians is dwindling year by year. In 1948, Jordanian forces invaded and ethnically cleansed all Jews from the parts of Jerusalem under their control. In 1967, Israel reclaimed the entire city, but now Obama and his media backers would like to turn the clock back to 1948.

According to Obama and the media, Muslims have a right to build a mosque near Ground Zero, but Jews don't have the right to live in apartments in their own city. How do you reconcile the two? Easy. Apartheid. Muslims can do anything they want, anywhere they want. If Muslims are offended by the odor of pork from a nearby restaurant, then the restaurant has to comply. If Muslims want exclusive use of municipal swimming pools, then they get them. If Muslims don't want a city that they conquered and ethnically cleansed to be filled with "dirty Jews", then Obama insists that they should get what they want.

And if they don't, it's an obstacle to peace. "Peace" being the condition in which Muslims finally stop blowing people up in the name of Allah. Anything that might serve as a justification for them to keep blowing people up, is an "obstacle to peace".

But this is not peace. It's bloody blackmail. It's an open invitation for Muslims to impose their hateful and bigoted demands on the rest of the world. And where exactly does it end? When the Jordanian conquered half of Jerusalem is as ethnically cleansed of Jews, as the villages and towns of Hamas ruled Gaza. And where next? Muslim persecution of minorities, including Jews, has gone on for over a thousand years. Surrendering to it will not bring "peace", only temporary hudnas, truces under which Muslims will agree to temporarily tolerate the Jews, before something makes them fly off the handle in a murderous rage again.

And among people who seriously believe that Israel laces chewing gum with aphrodisiacs, that it releases snakes and "super-rats" to terrorize them, or trains migrating eagles to spy on them, drops poisoned candies in front of schools or uses strippers in riot control-- just about any imaginary thing will set them off. And the victims will be held to blame.

Because there's no point in pandering to the victims. You always pander to the murderers. They're the ones with the real power. Even when they're on the wrong side of a technological and military disparity, their willingness to commit senseless acts of violence puts them in the driver's seat. The willingness to kill means power. Particularly when employed against those who are unwilling to kill.

In a nutshell, that is what Obama's trip is really about. Why are we so desperate to improve relations with the Muslim world? For all the nonsense about Islam being a "Religion of Peace", or rather the "Religion of Submit and We'll Stop Killing You"... it all comes down to a plea for mercy. Here, we'll give you a bunch of scholarships, some trade deals, foreign aid and praise for your insane book consisting of the 7th century homicidal fantasies of a megalomaniac-- and in return, maybe you'll stop killing us. Or at least kill us less.

In 1957, Golda Meir spoke at the National Press Club and opined that, "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us." But such a form of love contradicts the expressed will of the Koran, that Muslims put Jihad above their own families. As long as Muslims continue to follow the Koran, there can be no peace. Because the need to subjugate non-Muslims will always be important than their own welfare and prosperity. That is the fullest measure of Islam.

But the lies continue. Newspaper stories now routinely describe Jerusalem as a "settlement", a thoroughly Orwellian appellation for one of the oldest cities in the world. To describe the Har Homa neighborhood in Jerusalem as a settlement, is akin to calling the Bronx a settlement.

The Administration predictably cloaks its bigotry in talk of "creating facts on the ground", but when Arab Muslims occupy and demolish Jewish holy sites, there is no concern about creating facts on the ground. When Western leftists, from groups such as Rabbis for Human Rights, arrive to help Arab Muslims terrorize Jewish farmers in order to drive them off their land, again nothing to be seen here. When the Qatari government, which funds Hamas and Al Qaeda, underwrites an entire new city for Arab Muslims-- the same international community which goes into a slavering fit over an Israeli house, applauds the project.

The term "Settlements" has now become completely meaningless, because it is being applied to housing in one of the oldest cities in the world. There can be no reasonable standard under which housing in Jerusalem is a settlement, and housing in Tel Aviv is not. After all Jerusalem is an ancient city whose very name comes from Hebrew. Tel Aviv is a fairly modern city. But in a twist of Orwellian logic, "settlement" is now a generic term for any place that Jews aren't supposed to be living. It has become a more genteel way to say "ethnic cleansing", to confine Jewish Israelis to a new Pale of Settlement, under a new Czar, in their own land.


What does one call a situation in which one race is permitted to build houses, but another is not? What else but Apartheid. Obama and the EU are not making this distinction based on citizenship. They are making it based on race and religion. While accusing Israel of doing the same.

We exist now in a land beyond history. A state of being adrift from fact and reason, governed not by historical events or realities, but hate and fear. By the Muslim hatred of the Jews. And civilization's fear of Islam. In the face of that hate and fear, words have lost their meanings and laws have lost their force. There is only the panicked imperative to appease the murderers of one's own country, with the land and freedom of others. To satiate the crocodile with another's flesh.

This is not about peace. It is not about fair negotiations. It is not about being an equal partner. It is about the same thing as in the UK or Australia or Canada or India. It is about giving Muslims what they want, at the expense of non-Muslims in the hopes of preventing Muslim violence. It's about Apartheid.


(Spanish translation at Reflexiones Sobre Medio Oriente)

30 comments:

SabaShimon said...

Right on the money Daniel...as usual..
I would only add that in your reference to the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Hamas ruled Gaza, you neglected to mention that it was the Jewish government of Israel that perpetrated said ethnic cleansing.
I had a dream that Sharon woke from his coma and was wearing a black Kipa, and that he asked forgiveness from the Jewish People for what he'd done.

lemon said...

Barry Soetoro-obama serves his own people first and foremost.
And no, it is not about peace at all. It is about destroying Israel and destroying the Jewish people.

Pastor Joseph Goebbels said...

I am writing on behalf of the Church of Adolf Hitler (pbuh), formerly known as the Nazi Party.

Having decided to transform ourselves into a religion, we have abandoned all political ambitions, and intend to concentrate on our objectives of spiritual tranquillity, non-violent world conquest and peaceful extermination of the Jews.

Since we are now a religion rather than a political movement, we demand the following rights and privileges:

- An end to Naziphobia in the media, especially war films showing the Nazis in a bad light.

- Tax exemption for all places of worship including airfields, munitions factories, extermination camps etc.

- Destruction of all blasphemous cartoons of Adolf Hitler(pbuh) produced in the Second World War.

- An apology from the British government for the campaign of Naziphobia waged by Winston Churchill, and the hurt feelings inflicted on the Afrika Korps at El Alamein by the Naziphobic bigot Montgomery.

- An apology from the American government for the insensitivity by the raging Naziphobe Eisenhower for failing to forewarn Nazi community leaders of the D-Day landings, which caused much distress among the peaceloving Nazis occupying Northern France.

- Burning 'Mein Kampf' must become a hate crime.

- Application of our parallel legal system known as 'The Gestapo' within westerm countries.

- Affimative action to promote Nazis to high positions in the security services to maintain community cohesion.

- The occasional Blitzkrieg invasions of sovereign states should NOT be portrayed in the media as being typical of Nazis as a whole, rather they are the work of a tiny minority of extremists who have hijacked a peaceful spiritual movement.


Peace in our time and Heil Hitler!
- Pastor Joseph Goebbels

mindRider said...

Not even total adherence of all people to Islam will change anything: They love to blow their brethern up too, indiscriminatly wether on marketplaces or in mosques. Plain and simple: Arabs are a bunch of murderous tugs.

Anonymous said...

The audacity! Jews wanting to build on Jewish land. and the audacity of Muslims and their ilk to not make a peep when an Arab sells property to a Jew and is threatened with death.


Most of Obama's followers and supporters regard him as a messianic figure. There's a Muslim twisted version of messiah and I think that's what the Muslim world expects him to be.


Keliata

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Saba, yes, but it was done in part in order to maintain current towns elsewhere, in response to international pressure... or that was the justification anyway

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Pastor,

mind if I borrow that idea for an article?

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

mind Rider, no it won't, but appeasement knows only one logic

Pastor Joseph Goebbels said...

Yes please use it. It first appeared on the EDL Forum with explanatory links questioning Islam's status as a religon in the subsequent comments http://s1.zetaboards.com/EDL_The_Forum/topic/3936520/1/

HermitLion said...

"The willingness to kill means power. Particularly when employed against those who are unwilling to kill."
Finally, someone tells it like it is! Giving in to the demands of violent criminals only whets their appetites, and makes them more power-hungry.

Pastor's bit was quite clever, as well. I wouldn't mind seeing an article that leverages his idea - in fact, it might be a big hit.

The Other Half said...

In the category of "I wish I'd said that":
"According to Obama and the media, Muslims have a right to build a mosque near Ground Zero, but Jews don't have the right to live in apartments in their own city."

Daniel, I bow in admiration.

Anonymous said...

The weaker we become, they will increase their attacks. Israel today scrapes the bottom of the barrel in pride. They are being destroyed from inside by the weak, weak government, brainwashed by the media and education, don't know anymore who they are and what their purpose in life is, making money and traveling is not.

Anonymous said...

The term "ethnic cleansing" is a moral obscenity. Yet it sounds almost antiseptic. You're smart people. Could you come up with a term that would properly convey the monstrous evil that is this practice? "Extermination" is too intense, and "genocide" is too global. Find something that will stick. I challenge you all.

Paul said...

Well said and I can agree completely. It is still a capital offense to sell land to Jews in places controlled by Muslims in Israel. You can be executed by the governing authorities. Why is such a simple observation unobserved? Not even apartheid in South Africa saw such hysteria.

SabaShimon said...

Anonymous, How about "targeted depopulation"?
It has an almost Orwellian ring to it.

Anonymous said...

Daniel,

I would like to see you write an article explaining why Netanyahu is allowing this to happen. Obama would be powerless if Netanyahu refused to go along with this travesty.

I understand Obama’s obsession (sort of) with demonizing and destroying Israel, but what drives Netanyahu? Any gains that he would seem to get have been proven to be illusionary. This has been the case time and time again.

I just do not get Netanyahu’s willingness to sell his country down the river.

Do you? If so, enlighten me, please!

SarahSue American Jewess

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Obama unfortunately would not be powerless, and Netanyahu is trying to do what most PM's have done, put on a good show of wanting peace, to demonstrate that the other side does not. But since the balance is unequal, such demonstrations only make things worse.

But Netanyahu has a number of concerns, Iran, economic sabotage and an all out hate campaign aimed at Israel... all options for Obama.

Anonymous said...

I wish Netanyahu would put on a face of fighting for his life and the lives of his people.

There's a time for anger and it's now.

Keliata

lemon said...

Politicians are politicians in every nation. They work for pay and if someone will pay them more, threaten them more, own them more they will do that person's bidding.
Strength of character is not found much anymore amongst leadership in any nation.

SabaShimon said...

Lemon.....look to PM Stephan Harper of Canada for a rare example of a Nation's leader with the strength of character you seek.
Lord knows you won't find them in America or israel.

noboat1 said...

I must have missed something in recent history, I thought Netanyahu always took a hard line with the Arabs, if so what happened to him? Or since I don't know much about the political landscape in Isreal, is that what he's dealing with as well?

TBS said...

Hi Sultan,

just letting you know about this blog, the writer of which writes a lot about terrorism and tactics and suchlike. Knows a lot about the jihad.

I don't know whether you want to link to him on your blogroll, but thought I would bring it to your attention.
he posts on jihadwatch.org.
The blog is:
http://freemendo.typepad.com/undaunted/

cheers.

TBS said...

The willingness to kill means power. Particularly when employed against those who are unwilling to kill."

It is this line that made me think of the undaunted blog - he has a post on this subject somewhere in his blog.

best wishes.

Holger Awakens said...

Daniel,

This is a fantastic post - thank you.

Anonymous said...

Fun Fact: Korans make great coasters for schnapps and other tasty beverages. But seriously, this is a great, hard-hitting article. I have to reluctantly admit that I was initially on the Obama bandwagon--yes, I was foolishly sucked in--but it is so clear that his agenda is pro-Islamic. He has done nothing a Muslim wouldn`t do in terms of his policies and atrocious behavior. I fear the USA will be sold to the oil kings (who the big O bowed to as the first US president to do so), unless people wake up. I have no desires to learn Arabic. I move to impeach on the grounds that he is dangerous to the welfare of our children.

Miriam said...

@ SarahSue,

this is a website by Francisco Gil-White, I enjoy his articles. he has an article about Natanyahu.

http://www.hirhome.com/israel/netanyahu_eng.htm

Elsa said...

Why is the one-sided seeing-it-from-the-Muslim side happening? I've wondered about that. I see it as part of political correctness gone mad - when the West has gone from WE ARE RIGHT (white, male, Christian, etc) to WE ARE WRONG (whoever cries victim most is right). I write about this at:
http://www.elsas-word-story-image-idea-music-emporium.com/politically-correct.html
In fact, it's some of the rigid not-seeing-reality (all opinions, cultures and opinions are equal, etc) tha got me to do a lot of thinking and writing.

So, thanks for your blog post - and also the enlightening comments from Pastor Goebbels.

Anonymous said...

Great article!
From the homeland of ozero

Irwin Ruff said...

The more time elapses, the more paranoid I become. At present I believe little of what I read on the web, except for some sites and a few blogers; yours included, of course. Unless there is corroborating evidence, I assume that any statement by a muslim is a lie, and likewise with anything from a newspaper or its web site. And of course anything coming from Obama or his administration must be untrue. There is some moderation to my paranoia: I realize that in a large group of people there are honest individuals. There were such even among the Nazis. But today it is almost impossible to know if anyone is to be believed.
Keep up the good work!

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

yes there is no way to trust there

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