Opinion

Evolution of hatred into military threat

By Ruth King

A Quiz.

Question: Who said that Jews are descended from apes and pigs?
o Bashar Al Assad of Syria
o The Moslem Brotherhood
o President Morsi of Egypt
o Charles Darwin
o Al-Azhar Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, the highest-ranking cleric in the Sunni Muslim world
o Saudi Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam and preacher at the Al-Haraam mosque, the most important mosque in Mecca
o Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi, PA official and imam of the Sheikh Ijlin mosque in Gaza City
o Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah
Salim ‘Azzouz, columnist for the Al-Ahrar Egyptian opposition daily, affiliated with the religious Liberal Party
o British-Palestinian Muslim cleric Haitham al-Haddad
o The Koran

Answer: All of the above except for Darwin. Apologies to Charles Darwin, the naturalist and father of the theory of evolution, for being included in this exercise.

Calling Jews apes and pigs, is widespread in the Arab and Muslim world. Firmly grounded in Islamic religious sources, it dehumanizes Jewish people and justifies their subjugation and elimination: Jihad.
This all leads to the current situation where the leader of a country we formerly were allied with, the dictatorial Mohammed Morsi, easily glides into this language, and the U.S., while objecting, in point of fact ignores it. Instead, the Obama administration trots out the hapless Jay Carney to say, “We completely reject these statements,” and at the same time ships advanced weapons to that very dictator.
The pending delivery of American made F-16 fighter jets and 200 of our latest version of the Abrams tank to Egypt is a material development that considerably elevates the strategic threat to Israel. Egypt is now the third largest recipient of F-16’s in the world after Turkey and Israel and Israel is the only conceivable target of the Egyptian military.

This is a version of an article that appeared in OUTPOST in January 2013. Outpost is the monthly publication of American For a Safe Israel (AFSI) Find more at www.mideastoutpost.com.

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