A PSYCHIATRIST COMMENTS ON THE UNRECOGNISED INSANITY OF ANTI-SEMITISM/ZIONISM
Gatestone Institute – International Policy Council
Reader comment on: Palestinians: Western Media’s Ignorance and Bias.
In response to reader comment: Not only ignorance and laziness.
Submitted by JEROME GELB, Jan 22, 2016 01:16
Israel’s quicksand remains the one fact that she has communicated to the world least well, the fact that Islam mandates the reclaiming of land deemed “Muslim”, by whatever means and regardless of how long it takes. This critical Mohammadean directive held that any land on which Muslims prayed must be considered Muslim land and cannot be negotiated away.
Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Muslims the world over have felt utterly humiliated and mortified that the people most hated by their prophet, who constantly strived to dehumanise Jews as the “Spawn of Apes & Pigs”, have defeated massed Arab Armies not once, not twice but 4 times, despite being grossly outnumbered.
The more that time passes, the more hopeless & enraged the Muslim world becomes, heading now for the unimaginable reality of gaining nuclear weapons, the only way that many Muslims believe that the Jews can be defeated. This line of reasoning is firmly based in knowledge of the Trilogy of Islamic Source Texts, the Qur’an, Haddiths and Sunnah. There are four main schools of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence and four in the Shia sphere of influence. Although similar, argument, recrimination and conflict about the “correct” path to follow, is ever-present.
In fact, Muhammad ordered his followers not to behave in this manner but instead, wherever theological disputes arose, Muslims were tasked with determining what course of action to take by emulating the life and deeds of Muhammad himself, as related in the story of his life as contained in the Source Islamic Texts. As “the perfect man”, Muhammad’s actions in respect of the disputed issue (or similar) are considered “perfect” and emulation is therefore considered the ultimate display of piety and observance.
If Israel ever wants to overcome Islamic Jihad, a pillar of Islam’s structure, by means other than violence and war, the theological fundamentals will need to be resolved. It may seem an impossible task but along with core Islamic supremacism and insistence on a One World Government under Shariah, imposed by the Sword, these two core beliefs must become the target for genuine Muslim reformers, who are currently organising themselves, gaining supporters and examining strategies with the goal of devising a plan that at least creates a receptive environment amongst Muslim leaders that might eventually allow a consensus on an agenda for Islamic reform to be reached.
The truth must be a vital component of any reform process. Israel’s Jewish history & that of its Muslim population must be clearly and unequivocally documented by a fearless, truthful process involving expertise drawn from both sides that establishes the history of Jewish connection with the land of Israel, the origin of the term “Palestinian” and those deemed Palestinian and exposure of the historical revisions inculcated into Palestinian youth that breed much hatred. Palestinian leaders must be persuaded that Israel cannot be defeated and removed from the Middle East and that other options for an equitable settlement must be courageously considered. The Peace process is a relic of failed attempts to soothe bitter Muslim resentment that Islamic theology creates and foments.
Journalists have allowed the hateful politics of religion, national identity and manipulation by self interests, to direct their reporting and the result is that poor journalsim has become the story rather than the verified, fact checked news.