Thursday, November 05, 2015

Editor: "Jews are only safe under Arabs"

 The editor-in-chief of the Palestinian news agency Maan News Agency Nasser al-Laham embarks on a bizarre monologue on Muslim-Jewish relations. Central to his view is that Muslims are seen as controlling Jews throughout history.  Muslims define the Jews' identity - they are the Jews' protectors, in keeping with the conventions of 'dhimmitude'. Jews will only be safe under Arab rule. Report by Ari Soffer in Israel National News. (Via MEMRI)
Nasser al-Laham: Arabs are the Jews' protectors

What follows is a breathtaking rewriting of history, in which the pro-Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem is portrayed as a man who "gave the Jews protection," mixed with some truly creative portrayals of Jewish history and rituals.

"The Jews never had a golden age, except under Arab and Islamic states," he says. "Every time the Arabs were ousted the Jews would be driven from their homes and beaten senseless."

Yet his first choice of example is the Babylonian exile after the invasion of the Kingdom of Judea by King Nebuchadnezzar, which occurred around 597 BCE - many centuries before any Arab presence in the area.

During their exile from the very land he goes on to claim they never had any history in "the Jews kept crying until their eyes bled," al-Laham "recounts."
Then, "when Europe placed them in the ghetto prisons 150 years ago, they fled to Palestine," he says, summing up the rise of political Zionism, which sought to re-establish the Jewish people in their ancient homeland.

It gets better, with al-Laham claiming that at that point "the Palestinians allowed them to build the kibbutzim and the moshavim," with no mention of the numerous massacres of Jews carried out by their Arab neighbors.

Instead, he portrays a blissful existence during which the Jews "lived under the protection of (Ottoman) Sultan Abdul Hamid and Hajj Amin al-Husseini," the pro-Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem who famously met Hitler and encouraged him in his quest to annihilate the Jews.

"They fled as refugees in boats from Europe to the Jaffa port," al-Laham says of the Jewish refugees from Europe. "They came like locusts, and we fed them oranges and gave them fresh water, until they bit the hand that was extended to help them."

"Now they want to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque in order to build a false temple," he continued, echoing the constant incitement by the Palestinian Authority before detailing an utterly indiscernible "Jewish" ritual: "So they prepared nine red cows, four calves, a rabbi, a Maimonides, stolen gold and a scabies-stricken goat and said that they were looking for the messiah's donkey."

"They have turned the stables of our horses in to a wailing wall for their tears," he added, referring to the Kotel.

"Another wandering generation of Jews seeking an identity, seeking a savior, and searching in our homes and under our feet for the remains of the shattered menorah."

"They tried and will try to establish a state for the Jews," but to no avail, he states, apparently unaware of the existence of a thriving Jewish state next door.
Instead, he asserts, the Jews will have safety and security "only under the protection of an Arab state."

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1 comment:

Selina said...

Go home al-Laham, you're stoned