Hypocrite, and/or Arabs' Stooge?
by Gerald A.
Upon the death of Islam's Prophet, Muhammad, in the early 7th century C.E.,
the armies of his caliphal successors burst out of the
and spread out in all directions.
Over the next centuries--and continuing to this very day--Arab colonialism
and imperial conquests would either directly or indirectly forcibly
Arabize millions of native non-Arab peoples.
As just a few examples of this lingering ordeal, in Syria, Kurdish
children are currently forced to sing songs praising their
"Arab" identity; millions of Black Africans (not only Sudanese)
have been killed, enslaved, and so forth in the name of the Arab nation;
prominent Copts in Egypt have advised Israel to consent to the same
Arabization they have been forced to undergo in order to "be
accepted"; Berbers have been slaughtered for asserting their own
cultural identity; etc. and so forth. Get the picture?
But before we leave this thought, keep one other key example in mind...
's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has recently called on Europe to make a
's Jews. He, like Arab and other Iranian leaders, calls for
's destruction and actively participates--via supplying arms and support
to Arab terror organizations and states--in trying to accomplish this even
It seems that the Iranians--who at least partially jumped on the Arab
bandwagon centuries ago--have also bought into the Arab delusion...at
least when it fits their own needs.
So, Ahmadinejad simply ignores one half of
's 6 million Jews who know nothing of "
" as a home. They are from Jewish refugee families who fled what
Arabs refer to as "purely Arab patrimony" where, despite Arab
claims of tolerance; they were commonly known as kilab
dogs--and treated as such. Over a million more of these Jews who fled Arab
murder and subjugation live in
, and elsewhere as well.
itself, Muslim but not Arab, was the home of over 6,000 Jews who now
. Thousands of other Iranian Jews fled elsewhere.
's Jewish community dates back over 2,500 years--at least since the days
when Cyrus liberated them from Babylonian captivity. The Jewish holiday of
Purim, recorded in the Bible's Book
is about this allegedly "European" Jewish community.
supported Judaea's fight for independence against
, and on the eve of the Arab conquest itself in the 7th century C.E., an
army of tens of thousands of Jews was recorded to have allied
themselves to Persian armies fighting the hated Byzantines.
Today, with Jews intimidated, tried as spies for
, and the like, there are only some 20,000 Jews remaining in
itself. Most of the 100,000 present earlier last century are now in
's president, Moshe Katsav, was born in
Lots more could be elaborated upon here on this subject. Suffice it to say
that Ahmadinejad and
have simply used the Arab (and others') ploy of denial to further
their own national interests. So, he sees no Jews native to the region in
his midst. They're all simply European
The Tunisian Jewish professor, the Sorbonne's Albert Memmi, is an
important source for all of this. His book, Jews
is must reading for anyone wanting to get a sense of balance here. But
I've jumped ahead a bit, so let's return now to how this lie has been
In the wake of their own imperial conquests and colonialism of the region,
the very definition of "Arab" appears to have been deliberately
muddied so to allow for the Arabs to claim the whole region as
"purely Arab patrimony." So, the children of Arab fathers, all
Arabic speakers, and any who simply wish for convenience sake--i.e. among
other things, to escape taxation and subjugation--to identify as such
are as "Arab" as the Arabs who conquered and colonized them in
the first place from the Arabian Peninsula.
We thus currently speak of twenty-one "Arab" states--where this
identity is professed in constitutions and so forth--allowing Arabs to
live their lie and delusion. The 22nd (and second,
not first, within the original borders of the Palestinian Mandate as Great
Britain received it on April 25, 1920...Jordan emerging on some 80% of it
after 1922) expects to be born soon...and on the ashes of the Jews' sole,
microscopic state--not as its neighbor.
Before the age of nationalism, where one empire after the other (including
the Arabs' own caliphal varieties) absorbed numerous different peoples,
this had an imperfect unifying effect.