Friday, June 17, 2011

The Dhimmi roots of the conflict with Israel

Abraham Foxman: just six little words

Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) wrote an important piece for the Huffington Post this week pleading for the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, to make peace by uttering six little words: I will accept a Jewish state.

In many ways, Foxman puts his finger on the nub of the conflict between Muslims and the Jews of Israel. The root of Arab/Muslim rejectionism lies in Dhimmitude: the traditional lowly status of Jews under Islam. The master cannot stand the thought that his former underling now wants the freedom to run his own life.

Here's the money quote:

"It speaks to the long history of relations between Jews and Muslims through the centuries, a relationship that in many ways was better than that of Jews living under Christians in Europe, but was still characterized by a consistent Muslim belief in Jewish inferiority and second-class status.

"This kind of thinking suffused that part of the world, even when individuals or political parties were not Islamic in any way. It didn't matter if the ruler was pan-Arabist, Socialist, or otherwise secularist; even those of a non-Islamic bent shared pejorative notions about the Jews."

Israel, if it stands for anything in the Arab mind, is an assertion of Jewish equality. This is difficult for Arabs and Muslims to swallow under any circumstances, but particularly so because that assertion is being made in the heartland of the Arab world.

Nowhere is the status of the Dhimmi better expressed than in this poem by Yvonne Green, whose ancestors lived in Muslim Boukhara, central Asia. After reading it, you might call into question Foxman's assertion that 'the relationship was in many ways better than that of Jews living under Christians in Europe':

The Dhimmi

Dhimmi under Sharia law says Jew or Christian gav neza, don't speak.
Dhimmi says mekhusham, be careful. Dhimmi says dar a bah, close the door.
Dhimmi says, even inside be on your guard. Dhimmi Boukharian grandchild can teach Europe how faster to bend the knee. I forgot in your schools, but now I am reminded.
Build your house lower than a Moslem's.
Wear yellow raiment.
Hang a cloth from your window to identify your home. If you get hit or insulted by a Moslem say thank you.
Don't ride a camel or a horse but an ass or a donkey and dismount if a Moslem approaches, for you are less than the khar, beast of burden. If a Moslem approaches step off the pavement, lower your eyes and bend your back before him.
Dhimmi says you may not bear witness against a Moslem, you must guard against any derogation from Isalm and be prepared for a beating as you pay your tax for protection.
Dhimmi says contain women, hide aspiration and wealth.
Reprise conversation with Hamdellela, if Allah wills it, and mashalla, thanks to Allah's will.
Dhimmi says move as one, pray as one, think as one.
Dhimmi says you must leave your face in the mirror of your protector's sect, you must think about inner or actual conversion, forced or pragmatic.
Dhimmi says you must infantilise your household and protect it with rubric.

From The Assay by Yvonne Green (Smith/Doorstop books - 2010)


Anonymous said...

Arab apartheid / Muslim apartheid are the largest 'apartheid systems', that exist today. All non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims are second class citizens. Among minorities that feel the wrath of the bigoted Arab-Muslim world are:

* Berbers (native N. Africans, before Arab invasion).
* Copts (indigenous Egyptians suffer from both: Arab racism and Islamic bigotry).
* Kurds (Examples include: [Saddam's] Iraq and Syria.
* Blacks, in Arab lands or in Arab ruled Africa like the genocide in the Sudan and slavery in both Sudan and in Mauritania.
* Asians, particularly in the Gulf Arab states. [Sex slaves or "plain" slaves).
* Maronites-Christians [Native Lebanese] suffer from both Arab ethnic racism and religious bigotry, like the massacres in the 1970s by local Muslims and by Palestinian/Syrian forces.
* Assyrians, are/have been persecuted both racially and religiously. Still very much marginalized in Iraq, for example.
* Iran is not an Arab country but racism is huge against Kurds, Jews, Turkmens, etc. So is anti-non-Muslim bigotry against Christians, Bahai, Zoroastrians and other in the Islamic republic.
* Turkey is also a Muslim non-Arab country and Kurds, Greeks, Armenians and other ethnicities have been through much suffering, genocide. Still there's great wide racism against non-Turkish ethnic groups. Turkey's policy in Cyprus has also been recognized as a real Apartheid by many. All non-Muslims are automatically branded as "foreigners" at the "moderate" Islamic supremacy of Turkey.
* Al-Akhdam in Yemen.
* Gypsies in Jordan.


From anti-Jewish Apartheid:

- The Arab racist apartheid against the Jews attempted genocide ever since the 1920s, (Like Mufti of "Palestine at his incited massacres, and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood who called simply 'to kill Jews').
- Chased out a Million Jews in the late 1940.
- Has boycotted and demonized [every logical defensive action is branded "racist"] the Jewish democratic-free-equal-to-all state only because it's the "other". It is neither Muslim nor Arabs.
- The Arab racist world continues to play with Arab-Palestinians (grandchildren of Arab immigrants) like ping-pong against Israel.




As if we don't know the 'Arab oil lobby's power' over the UN and other major international organizations and some African officials to go along with the Arab propaganda.

Despite some non-Arabs who jump on this wagon out of: ignorance, of confusion complex, or of sheer bigotry, never forget, that this entire "apartheid, racism" label was invented by Arab racists ganging up in the UN since 1975.

Even promoter of the apartheid-slur J. Carter admitted on CNN: "I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis."

Incidentally, the lying Pallywood machine also created a fake "memorandum" claiming that N. Mandela ever uttered this crappy analogy.

Last but not least:

Isn't it true that the anti-Jewish "apartheid" slur campaign is: 1) to demonize Jews and 2) to hide the real apartheid practice by the Arab-Islamic world?

in the vanguard said...

One gets the impression - were Fatah to say, "OK, I'll recognize the Jewish state!" (and let's say he actually meant it) that, so many Jews would be relieved and thrilled that now they can go ahead and cut away a piece of Holy Land and give it to the "Palestinians" - to have peace!

There's one technicality these Jews are missing - and that is, from a Torah/halacha perspective it's forbidden to yield territory G-d gave us (during war with our enemies)!

Anonymous said...

from a Torah/halacha perspective it's forbidden to yield territory G-d gave us (during war with our enemies)!

Halacha does not represent mere legal decisions

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

The Anon who posted the fourth comment here, links to a video showing an Israeli anti-national peace fascist named Peled, probably related to Mati Peled.

This Anon does not have an answer to what Foxman said or what the first Anon in the first comment here said. Instead of ranting about fanatically imagined Israeli crimes, how about responding to Foxman's statement and other assertions of historical Arab-Muslim oppression of Jews??

I once heard Mati Peled speak. He was a notorious peacemonger who advocated unilateral Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines [= '67 lines]. I asked him if that would mean that the Arabs would no longer make terrorist attacks on Israel and how could Israel stop such attacks. Peled said that if the Arabs did make terrorist attacks after withdrawal to the 1949 lines, then Israel could use its artillery to shoot a few shells at an Arab town, like Qalqilya, and that would deter the Arabs. Of course the argument is absurd, as subsequent events have shown since Mati Peled said this in the 1970s.

bataween said...

I have removed Anon's link to the video - it is OT as well as being a piece of dishonest propaganda