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Muslim anti-Semitism, Israel and the dynamics of self-destructive scapegoating
Telegraph ^ | December 1st, 2011 | Richard Landes

Posted on 12/01/2011 4:00:23 PM PST by SJackson

Anti-Semitism is everyone's problem, including the Muslims'.

One of my daughters recently wrote to me: “I was speaking to a friend of mine who had been dating a very, very, anti-Israel activist for about a year. We don't usually broach the topic but she asked me if most of the Muslim anti-Semitism in Europe wasn't based on their dislike of what is going on in Israel and not so much on religion.”

This is a widely held belief among not only anti-Zionists, but among liberals in general. It takes a number of forms, all of which serve to explain the explosive and virulent hatreds of the Muslim world for Israel and the Jews (who support it), as a function of the evil that Israel has done to the Palestinians. It includes the widely held assumption that suicide bombings were a response to the despair that Palestinians felt because Israel denied them independence and dignity. It is also directly related to the problem of “Islamophobia is the new Anti-Semitism,” in which speaking of Muslim anti-Semitism becomes a new form of anti-Semitism.

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TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; jihad; muslimantisemitism; shariah

1 posted on 12/01/2011 4:00:29 PM PST by SJackson
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Title should have been dynamics of self-destructive scapegoating . No Jews or Isreal, they'd be scapegoating Christians, aka Crusaders. AKA Crusaders, the first Crusade was lead by Bush the Ancient Elder in the 12th century, part of the Protocols of the Elders of Texas. That's what their school texts would say. Paid for by the US and Euros. It's a really messed up situation.

2 posted on 12/01/2011 4:03:13 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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