Thursday, March 1, 2007

Are Some Jews Advocating the Genocide of Muslims?

The section below in Joachim Martillo's essay, The Real Significance of the AJC Attack on 'Progressive' Jews, posted earlier on this blog, received a number of comments directed towards the author. I also criticized it as an example of Martillo's tendency towards extremism and wild statements. Here is the passage in question:
Because professional Islamophobes in the organized American Jewish community or among US Zionist groups would certainly not mind and would probably be overjoyed if their incitement against Islam led to the expulsion or even to the genocide of American Muslim communities (see Note below), these fanatic Muslim haters are probably guilty of the crime of fomenting genocide and should be indicted at the Hague for crimes against humanity.

Concerned Americans must begin seriously to consider whether fanatic and extremist Jewish Americans, more committed to Zionism than either to their fellow Americans or to basic human decency, should continue to play important roles in US media, academia and politics.

Certainly, the AJC and its spin-off Commentary are crossing the line into the sort of un-American and subversive activities not seen to such a degree since the pro-Soviet subversion of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.
He has since provided some evidence to back up this charge in form of an addendum here:


Mark Steyn, who is a Canadian political commentator of mixed Jewish ethnic Ashkenazi and Catholic Belgian ancestry and who is often associated with Neoconservatism, has already somewhat obliquely opened up the discussion of genociding Western Muslims in his recently published book America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, in which he states the following.
Why did Bosnia collapse into the worst slaughter in Europe since World War Two? In the thirty years before the meltdown, Bosnian Serbs had declined from 43 percent to 31 percent of the population, while Bosnian Muslims had increased from 26 percent to 44 percent.

In a democratic age, you can't buck demography - except through civil war. The Serbs figured that out - as other Continentals will in the years ahead: if you can't outbreed the enemy, cull ’em [my emphasis]. The problem that Europe faces is that Bosnia’s demographic profile is now the model for the entire continent.
Mark Kleiman discusses Mark Steyn's final solution to the Muslim problem here.

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon of Aish Hatorah proposes the final solution to the Palestinian problem in a video here.

Salomon is not really offering a "final solution" to the Palestinian problem. He is advocating that the West cut off all humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. I suppose they could still get it somewhere. Still, it's a pretty nasty way of thinking. He also uses Judaism (The Talmud) to provide religious backing for his plan.

Interestingly, a look at the Aish Hatorah website does not seem to indicate that it is an extremist Jewish site; on the contrary, it appears to be a relatively moderate Jewish site, which makes Salomon's comments all the more disturbing.

As far as Steyn, I am not exactly sure what he is trying to say but he is surely playing with rhetorical fire. I still do not agree with Martillo that these Jews ought to be tried for incitement to genocide at the Hague, but he has added some weight to his argument that some pretty prominent Jews are saying some pretty insane things about their Muslim enemies.

posted by Robert Lindsay at 2/28/2007 01:27:00 AM

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