Beyond the Cusp

May 21, 2019

If Only We Would All Work Against Hate

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Hate, generally, is not a normal state of mind for a person. In order to reach the stage where one hates, a great deal of energy needs to be extended over time to reach such a hostile state. We are talking the kind of hate that has driven some of the worst mass killing sprees of history. We are talking about the hatreds which had no rational beyond they are different and by their existence the world has a conscience and thus cannot partake of all pleasures without concerns and limitations. Oddly enough, it was Adolph Hitler who defined why this hatred began and where it would lead by defining the basic affect the existence of any Jew meant for the rest of the world, the existence of a single Jew meant the world had a conscience and knew there was a difference between goodness and evil. This is why the Jews have been treated so differently than any other race, religion, people or group. The Jews meant that mankind was not free to pillage, rape and bash their way through life. Of course, Hitler had little if any use for conscience and was going to eradicate the world’s conscience, the Jews. That was why six-million innocent Jews and another approximately six-million of the wretched, the broken, the insane, the Gypsies (Roma), Polish, Russian and all others defined as inferior were eradicated. Hitler was going to purify the human race. This begs the question; how many will remain once you are finished? Where do you stop? Martin Niemöller, a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany framed the situation well when he stated, “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” That is the problem, eventually such a cleansing starts to run out of victims and by that point it is far too late.

 

Conscience is a Jewish invention

 

Well, the world is racing into that cauldron of hate which starts with anti-Semitism, the one hate which it appears everyone can rally to with willing acceptance that this is a holy cleansing. The Christians only need reach back a few hundred years to when they believed that they had replaced the Jews before Hashem. The Jews had gone astray and were no longer righteous, actually they were anti-righteousness and so unholy that they had to be kept apart. They could be permitted to perform those professions which were forbidden or below their Christian betters. Now it is Islam who believe that they are the final words from Hashem except he is now Allah and he appears to have ordered the Muslims to cleanse the world of all unbelievers beginning with the Jews and then the idolaters followed by the Christians and finally any Muslims who are not enthusiastic enough in their devotion to Allah and Muhammad. Their Quran and Imams demand that they Muslims are destined to purify the world removing all those who are not meeting the Quranic standards as interpreted by the many disparate Imams who often do not agree on exactly what meets the Quranic standards. They all agree that anyone who is not a Muslim is defined as an unacceptable being who is imperfect and can only become perfect through conversion to Islam. The Jews are familiar with this position as it was the position of the Church and later most of the Protestant founders also insisted that the Jews were unacceptable and required conversion or death. With time and maturity, the Christians mostly began to accept the Jews. According to surveys, the majority of Americans have positive feelings for the Jews and for Israel. With the massive influx of ‘refugees’ from MENA (Middle East and North Africa) nations, this has begun to alter the perception of some native Europeans concerning Israel and lagging behind is coming the adversity towards Jews in general.

 

The Christians had what is referred to as a Reformation where the Churches became more open and no longer held to the belief that they had to save the Jews from their Judaism and instead they were to become accepting. This was also supposed to cover the numerous other beliefs which were similar to Christianity but were sufficiently separate that they initially suffered scorn, derision and even persecution. Some of these groups extend to the Mormons, Mennonites, Quakers and other offshoots and denominations. The problem became people leaving the faith and becoming the latest religion the developed world had invented for their new future, Secular Humanism. Secular Humanism either rejects the existence of a Supreme Being or accepts such an entity but does not have any faith in organized religion, mind you the Secular Humanist belief system does have certain precepts which one must accept. One is that people can fashion a society which will be good without the need for anything which is recognized as a religion. They are unaware, largely, that they have defined a religion complete with rules and a belief system. G.K. Chesterton commented on such stating, “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” We do not believe that this applies to everyone, but it is likely more truth than many would wish to believe. The proof is the numbers of Secular Humanists who will admit they agree to numerous, what to Jews are, Blood Libels. The numbers of those who follow Islam who agree with the Blood Libels is a far greater percentage when they are sampled. This is particularly true amongst these immigrants even to include those in the United States. In all honesty, two such were elected to the United States Congress, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. These two have taken to a tag team of attacking Jews and Israel.

 

The latest came from Rashida Tlaib was an interview with Seth Meyers where she again claimed unapologetically her false antisemitic version of history and falsely claimed that the Palestinian Arabs welcomed Jews to the Middle East when Palestinian leader Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini was actually an ally of Adolph Hitler, and coordinated attacks that killed thousands of Jews many of whom were recent Holocaust survivors (video is below with her controversial statements). Her concept of history left out a few little events where her relatives, assuming they were living where she claims, may have joined in or at least watched the riotous actions of Arabs in Hevron and Jerusalem where the Arabs attacked the Jews in 1920, 1929, plus other history from this period and from 1936 through 1939, which peaked in the first and last years. These were riots often encouraged by the British who were working against the Jews establishing their state. The British worked with Arabs to move numerous Arabs into the region while refusing to permit Jews to enter the Holy Lands. This left the European Jews with no place to escape the coming elimination of European Jews by the Nazis. This was the welcome arranged for the Jews and once Israel finally was opened to Jews and the nation of Israel declared, six Arab armies and numerous other Arab units and forces with some commanded by British military veterans (and some claim also active duty British officers) mostly in Jordan and some Nazis which have not been verified though it was a logical effort for them to assist as the Mufti of Jerusalem worked with the Nazis organizing Islamic brigades in the Balkans and worked to organize Arabs to fight against the British in the MENA regions. This was the welcome which was launched on May 15, 1948 with the rising of the sun. The armies involved with the invasion of the nascent Israel were Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. What she was forgetting also was that the Mufti of Jerusalem advised the Arabs to leave their homes and move to safety behind the Arab forces. He promised that after a few days when the Jews were all taken care of by the soon to be victorious armies, then they would share in the bounty of what had been the Jewish possessions. When the Arabs lost the war to exterminate the Jews, mistakenly called the Israeli War of Independence, the Arab nations forced these Arabs, who had fled obeying the Mufti, into camps where they have lived ever since as have their children and their children etc. This is the refugee problem which causes the world such consternation as they believe the Jews forced these people into camps. There are no Arab refugee camps in regions under Israeli civil control. What is amazing is there exist refugee camps within the Palestinian Authority ruled region and in Gaza ruled by Hamas. So Palestinian ruled lands have Palestinian refugees who they incarcerate in camps because they were refugees under Jordan and Egypt, thus they must remain refugees until the world forces them on Israel. That is the reality of how these refugees lost their homes and lands. Meanwhile, here is Rashida Tlaib and her slanted view of history.

 

 

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a trio of freshman Congress-persons, have all but taken center stage for the Democrat Party. What has made this trio even more frightening has been the range and amount of support in defending them from any and all criticism. Leading the charge to rally forces around the mad trio has been Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and other Democrats rallying at this latest outburst of the undefendable. Wait, we may have jumped the gun calling her comments anti-Semitic or controversial as there is another view one can take. What she stated was basically true, many Palestinian Arabs lost their homes. Where she goes off the reservation is blaming this on the Holocaust Jews being given Israel as a consolation prize after the horrors of World War II. The problem is two-fold. First is that the concepts and treaties plus conferences for establishing the Jewish State took place after World War I initiated by the San Remo Conference and on from there establishing the Mandate System. Further, Ms. Tlaib blames the wrong people for the Arabs who lost their homes and farms as those were the Arabs who obeyed the Mufti of Jerusalem and then were incarcerated by their own people in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world. There were a few Arab villages where the people were removed from their lands and sent behind the Arab lines, but these were the villages which permitted Arab forces to shelter and attack the Israelis from behind and with other ambushes. The Arabs who remained in their homes and were either neutral by not engaging in hostilities or fought alongside the Jews all today have Israeli citizenship and full rights just the same as every Israeli, Jewish, Christian, Muslim or any other religion.

 

There is one item which is becoming ever more interesting. That are the comments originating from Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which will provide copious amounts to use as grist for the mill that is editorials and other commentaries including ours. Many of those who support Israel or are against hatreds such as anti-Semitism or support the Democrats but believe these three are harming the party all call for them to be far more calm and speak out less. We wish them to speak their minds and to repeat their messages loud and proud spreading their hatred of the Jews and/or Israel as far and wide as they are able. I want everybody to hear what they say and allow for their comments to force the world to have discussions and converse about this spiteful hate from Islam against Israel and the Jews. These anti-Semitic declarations and falsified history should be spread along with other people setting the records straight with a reality check. The only way to fight such lies are to place them out in the light of truth allowing for all to discover who are the haters and who are civil. Separating our world into those who hold Israel and/or the Jews with contempt, spite, hatred, malice, detestation, loathing, abhorrence or other excessively critical and negative assessments will allow us to define those who hold hatred which taints them and stands as a threat to all we hold precious in an open and civil society. These are people which will need our understanding and gentle nudging towards learning to accept others and shedding their hatreds. That is the service these individuals and the others who feel the same towards groups of those different from them provide by openly stating their hatred plainly and without reservations. We, as a civilized people, need to find out who those are who require being educated and taught acceptance over hatred and love over fear. Then there is the final item, the final challenge, will be to bring about a change in Islam which will allow for them to return to the Meccan Quran over the Medina Quran rather than using their rule of Abrogation which makes the Medina Quranic verses overruling those more peaceful verses from the Meccan Quranic verses. This would require changes in Islam which would refute their history up to the present reversing their decision that the violence written in the Medina Quran overrule the coexistence taught by the Meccan Quran. The Meccan Quranic verses were the first ones written after the revelations to Muhammad in the cave outside Mecca with the Medina written later at quite a distance from the cave and were instead inspired through Muhammad’s change in lifestyle and his stature and followings grew dramatically providing Muhammad with a large force with which he began caravan raiding. From this Muhammad also firmed his control over the region around Medina and then conquered Mecca and soon was unifying the entire Arabian Peninsula. His following rulers then broke out of the Arabian Peninsula and spread across MENA conquering Persia, the Holy Lands, Egypt and beyond to Spain and Morocco. Then they reached the decision that any lands which came under the control of Islam must never be permitted to revert to any other rule. This is at the center of the conflict with Israel as it goes directly against that rule. Changing Islam from the religion which is destined to rule the world and be the sole religion permitted with all other congregants who are not Islamic being put to the sword, being killed. Either this changes or the world either succumbs or completely defeats Islam forcing a change or facing being completely annihilated. These are our choices and the louder these anti-Israel and anti-Semites continue to speak, the more our societies will realize that there is a problem. Recognizing that there is a problem is the first step in finding a solution to said problem. We have yet to take the first step in solving these hatreds and currently we have most of one political party is defending these people and excusing their hates claiming that it is the problem of the rest of the people having unfounded fears of Islam. They even came up with a name for these people who have problems with the Islamic faith, Islamophobia. That technically would mean fear of Islam, but despite potentially being a possible person to accuse of suffering from Islamophobia, but I assure you that I am not in fear of Islam. I have concerns over Islam but also hold hope that they may soon realize that the world will not permit them to destroy their societies as they have developed over time. The Secular Humanists will definitely insist on retaining what they believe is their inherent right to retain their freedom of thought. Islam insists that the individual have no freedom under Islam and must surrender their entirety to Allah and do the best they are able to imitate the founder, Muhammad, and they demand they support Jihad. These are the beliefs which will eventually run the risk of causing conflict between Islam and the rest of the world. The question is how long before the world realizes the problem and addresses the problem once and for all.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

March 12, 2018

The World Ruled by Iran and Shia Islam

 

Shia Islam is not as well understood to many in the Western World and even Islam is greatly unknown or misunderstood. Islam has a completely separate value system to that of the Judeo-Christian Western World. Islam places a higher priority on the afterlife and portends that the life here amongst the living is supposed to be miserable and hardening of the senses while all pleasure awaits the holy who are obedient in the afterlife. It is part of this philosophy from which the concept of the martyr receiving seventy-two raven haired perpetual virgins in the hereafter. These virgins regain their virginity immediately after the martyr having taken them while additionally his lands have lush green meadows with rivers and waterfalls and the wine flows in near torrents and all the food one could ever imagine becomes available. The afterlife for the martyr is presumed to be the ultimate in sensual pleasures which were denied them on earth as they are considered to have lived perfect lives as martyrdom erased their every sin and replaced it with Quranic study or its equivalence thus not only is every physical and sensual pleasure available in the most perfect of imaginable surroundings, but the martyr will always be in total preparedness to take advantage of these pleasures eternally. This perfection in the afterlife stands in contrast to the defined perfect life for a follower of Islam in this life in the present here on Earth.

 

Let us now look into the defined perfect lives which presumed to be lived and are to be forced upon the people of Earth according to the founder of Iranian Shia Islam, Grand Ayatollah and Leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini. His edicts and defining laws are to be enforced by every following Grand Ayatollah and Supreme Leader and have been thusfar by the second Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei. Iranian law is based upon Ruhollah Khomeini’s interpretations of the Quran and the Hadiths. These interpretations use the far more austere Shia Islamic versions of these writings as they split from Sunni Islam upon the death of Muhammad as the Shia believe that the right of passage for power must remain within the relatives of Muhammad and disagreed with the choice made by the Sunni Muslims.

 

This split came when the Shia believing that Ali ibn Abi Talib, who was married to Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah, was the rightful successor to Muhammad while the Sunni believed that leadership should fall to the person who was deemed by the elite of the community to be best able to lead the community and thus invented the position of Caliph which led to a series of dynasties. At one point, Ali led both branches as he was selected as the fourth Caliph, but his lead was short lived as he was killed in the Battle of Kufa where the backers of another they desired to be the Caliph assassinated him and seventy-two members of his family in an attempt to stamp out his lineage. The Sunni continued with choosing Caliphs and the Shia next followed Hasan ibn Ali and continued through their Twelve Imams.

 

The definitions and rules set forth by Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini for Iranian subjects were to follow as applied to Shia Islam. These are the laws which the world would be ruled under, should the dream of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini become reality, once Iran reestablishes the Persian Empire with Iran ruling the world. We will be using mostly quotes from his speeches, interviews and writings which will be in bold-italics. Our first quote is, “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Islam does not allow swimming in the sea and is opposed to radio and television serials. Islam, however, allows marksmanship, horseback riding and competition… (source is from Meeting in Qom “Broadcast by radio Iran from Qom on 20 August 1979.” quoted in Taheri, The Spirit of Allah (1985) p.259)). So, first off forget parties with alcoholic drinks, music, laughter and spirited joy. There will be no jokes or humor so Saturday Night Live is replaced with an Imam reading Hadiths so as to raise your spiritual essence. Radio and television will be utilized for the glory of Allah and the furtherance of the rule of the Supreme Leader, the Grand Ayatollah. This quote pretty much defines itself and is not requiring our additional commentary, as many of his quotes will prove to be similar.

 

Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

 

Islam and divine governments … have commandments for everybody, everywhere, at any place, in any condition. If a person were to commit an immoral dirty deed right next to his house, Islamic governments have business with him. …. Islam has rules for every person, even before birth, before his marriage, until his marriages, pregnancy, birth, until upbringing of the child, the education of the adult, until puberty, youth, until old age, until death, into the grave, and beyond the grave.” (statement to his students in Najaf, 28 September 1977. Found in Khomeini, Sahifeh-ye Nur, vol.I p.234-235) quoted in Dabashi, Theology of Discontent, (1993), p.476-7) As far as the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini is concerned, his rule and the rules of Allah as interpreted by him already spread to the entirety of the world. He probably is using the belief that Adam and Eve were Muslims and all of humankind are born as Muslims and are diverted from the true course of surrender to Allah allowing Islam to rule there every act throughout life. This means that the Grand Ayatollah already is presumed to be the true ruler of the world and there are only temporary obstructions preventing this reality, small obstinate reprobates known as nations and followers of other religions and philosophies being utilized to guide the lives of their inhabitants. Of course there are two in particular which were the most foul and offensive to the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini which have alternate reference, the Great Satan and the Little Satan which are also known as the United States and Israel. There is another nation which has also been given special attention, Saudi Arabia. The Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini believes that the Royal family are all sinners and blasphemers unworthy of holding rule over the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. This is another item which Iran is being armed and prepared to remedy this unacceptable situation.

 

And I am confident that the Iranian people, particularly our youth, will keep alive in their hearts anger and hatred for the criminal Soviet Union and the warmongering United States. This must be until the banner of Islam flies over every house in the world.” (source Wright, In the Name of God 1989, p.196) Here we again see the solid intent to rule the entirety of our planet as well as his intent to overpower the two presumed greatest powers of his age. “If you have any tie or link binding you to this world in love, try to sever it. This world, despite all its apparent splendor and charm, is too worthless to be loved.” (source Islam and Revolution, p.357) Again we see the belittling of this world claiming it to be pathetic and unworthy of our affections, unlike the afterlife which is filled with splendor. This is an enticing reason for the state of life where the majority of the population is barely scratching out an existence, let alone having excess. The problem is that once people do achieve some level of affluence, even the slightest of affluence, then life takes on some happiness and this is a warning to these people that they should distance themselves from these enjoyments as they are evil sins and only wretchedness in this life is to be found as holy.

 

We are against this prostitution. We object to such wrongdoings … Is progress achieved by sending women to the majlis? Sending women to these centers is nothing but corruption.” (source Speech in Qom quoted in Esfandiari, Iran: Women and Parliaments Under the Monarch and Islamic Republic pp.1-24, quoted in The Last Great Revolution by Robin Wright c2000, p.151) This is self explanatory. “Islam differs sharply from communism. Whereas we respect private property, communism advocates the sharing of all things – including wives and homosexuals.” (source Abrahamian, Ervand, History of Modern Iran, Columbia University Press, 2008, p.179) There is enough stated here. “Since Allah Almighty has commanded us to follow the Messenger and the holders of authority, our obeying them is actually an expression of obedience to Allah.” (source Khomeini, Islam and Revolution, (1981), p.91) The interesting inclusion here is not so much obedience to Allah as Judaism believes in obedience to Hashem and most of Christianity preaches obedience to Hashem as well and some pray to Mother Mary while others to Jesus, but neither command obedience to the Rabbis or Priests or others in the religious hierarchy, but he is demanding as equal to Allah the commands coming from Imams, Ayatollahs and specially from the Grand Ayatollah and Supreme Leader as well as leadership of the government. This is support for totalitarian governance.

 

Khomeinism Essays on the Islamic Republic

Khomeinism Essays on the Islamic Republic

 

When conspiracy dominates political action, then “those with view different from one’s own were members of this or that foreign conspiracy. Thus political activists tended to equate competition with treason, … One does not compromise and negotiate with spies and traitors; one locks them up or else shoots them.” (source Abrahamian, Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic, p.130) This explains the reasoning behind the treatment in Iran of any dissidents. They disagree with the rulers thus are foreign agents and thus spies who are to be treated most harshly. The authorities in Iran often make sweeps through the universities taking any student who has taken part in demonstrations against the government and send many to Evin Prison while the ringleaders are simply tortured and then executed usually by hanging or shooting.

 

The next quote requires an introduction in order to make any sense. Khomeini believed that the huge turnout of Iranians in anti-Shah demonstrations during the revolution meant that Iranians had already voted in a `referendum` for an Islamic republic, and that in Muslim countries Islam and Islamic law, truly belong to the people. “In contrast, in a republic or a constitutional monarchy, most of those claiming to be representatives of the majority of the people will approve anything they wish as law and then impose it on the entire population.” (source Khomeini, Islam and Revolution, (1982), p.56) Here he is simply restating that those with the real power will exercise their power and the people have selected such a governance thus their rule has been validated and no further renewal of the theocratic structure need be taken and everything is set in stone.

 

We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry ‘There is no god but Allah’ resounds over the whole world, there will be struggle.” (source 11 February 1979 (according to Dilip Hiro in The Longest War p.32) p.108 from Excerpts from Speeches and Messages of Imam Khomeini on the Unity of the Muslims.) Do we really need to comment on this? Well, then we will use another quote. “Establishing the Islamic state world-wide belong to the great goals of the revolution.” (source Resalat, 25.3.1988) (quoted in The Constitution of Iran by Asghar Schirazi, Tauris, 1997, p.69)) Clear yet or do you need some more? Well, we can do that. “We have often proclaimed this truth in our domestic and foreign policy, namely that we have set as our goal the world-wide spread of the influence of Islam and the suppression of the rule of the world conquerors … We wish to cause the corrupt roots of Zionism, capitalism and Communism to wither throughout the world. We wish, as does Allah almighty, to destroy the systems which are based on these three foundations, and to promote the Islamic order of the Prophet … in the world of arrogance.” (source Bayan, No.4 (1990), p.8) This should clarify the aim of the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini set for Iran during his rule and forever after this is the goal set for all Supreme Leaders and Grand Ayatollahs who may follow him. They have the design to end the rule of world conquerors by being the final world conquerors themselves. What could make any more sense? These are the thoughts, designs set for Iran which they actually plan to make these plans into reality, and they seriously believe that they were chosen by Allah to rule the entirety of the world and believe the writings in the Quran which set as the supreme effort of Islam to become the sole religion of Earth. Now the Sunni believe it should be their version of Islam, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey believes he is to be the one by reestablishing the Ottoman Empire and, of course, the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini firmly believed that Shia Islam through Iran is to rule the world. The common thread between these rulers who believe they must conquer and subdue the world is Islam which makes it not just a religion, but also a theory of governance and a military initiative and the developed world had best take note of these delusions because they will be attempted to initiate and complete by actually conquering the world using every ability they can implement from open warfare to infiltrations, subversion, mass conversions, using the tools of democracy to vote Islam and Sharia into power and once in power ending the true democratic form of governance and replace it with the same theocracy as in Iran, as the land would be incorporated into Iran by either surrender or other form of absorption. There is a great similarity between fascism and Iranian Islam and other forms of Islam where voting is actually a sham and the real power is in the hands of the religious leadership through imposing Sharia and the absolute power of the Imams and Ayatollahs with the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah being perceived as directly in line immediately below Allah and Muhammad and only to be superseded by the return of the Twelfth Imam or the coming of the Mahdi. Either would also be a signal of the end times which makes who is ruling at the time of the coming of the end times soon becomes quite irrelevant. Still, the ideas and beliefs of Ruhollah Khomeini spell out the reality about Islam and its designs on the future, namely that Islam must rule all of mankind unless prevented by those wishing not to be ruled by their theocratic hell on earth just so the afterlife will be equally pleasant as our lives were miserable.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

January 22, 2018

Current Assessments of Arab-Israeli Conflict Unhelpful

 

There are a number of glaring false assumptions about the Arab-Israeli conflict which serve only to minimize the antipathy felt by the aggressor which began the conflict and set it in motion for perpetuity. The most easily identified errors are that the conflict began in 1948 with the founding of the state of Israel, that the conflict is one-hundred years old, that the disagreement is over borders, that Jerusalem is a central core of the problem and a dozen other such falsities. This war started at the oasis of Khaybar outside Medina. For close to a thousand years Jews lived in the oases of Teyma, Khaybar, and Yathrib peaceably with the surrounding communities, both idolatrous and the growing Islamic community in Medina. There was one area of contention between the Jewish communities and Muhammad, the Jews refused to convert and refused to accept him as the final prophet holding to the historic Jewish belief that the period of the Prophets was long ended. In the year 628-9 A.D., Muhammad gathered his forces and invaded the Jewish community at the Oasis of Khaybar defeating them. In less than a decade, the Islamic forces had defeated all of the separate Jewish communities driving them from the area. It is partially because these were the first groups with whom Muhammad warred or due to the stiff resistance and lack of trust as treaties were disregarded when they were considered inconvenient and no longer to one’s advantage that a great animosity was built between the Jews and Muslims that the Jews are chosen for a particular hatred by Islam. Consider the example of the Qurayza Tribe of Jews, who were defeated by Muhammad despite their leader opting to stay neutral when their town was besieged by a Meccan army that was sent to take revenge for Muhammad’s deadly caravan raids. Their sin was not joining the fight to defend Muhammad and his fellow caravan raiders who were within their town. The tribe killed no one from either side and even surrendered peacefully to Muhammad after the Meccans had been turned back. Yet still Muhammad had every male member of the Qurayza Tribe beheaded. The wars between the Muslims and their continued history of periodic particularly harsh treatment of Jews emanate from these battles.

 

Further, the Quran even states, in Sahih Bukhari 52:177, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.’” This requires the followers of Islam to war against the Jews, some now interpret this to mean defeating Israel, before their end-times can commence or at least have its time set. This adds to their reasons to fight against Jews which now means Israel. Additionally there are the two spheres which the world is divided among in Islam, Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb. Dar al-Islam is the House of Islam, the area under Islamic rule and thus considered to be at peace; and Dar el Harb being the House of War which includes all lands with which Islam is at war that includes everything outside Dar al-Islam, simply put, everywhere else. Another point is that once Islam conquers any territory, it is to then remain under Islamic dominance forever and should Islamic territory be lost, even or especially were it to revert to previous (infidel) ownership thus falling outside Islam, that becomes a mortal affront to the supremacy of Islam. Hamas has in their preamble to the Hamas Charter a quote from their founder, Imam Hassan al-Banna “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” Obviously, throughout history at numerous times the Jews and even Israel was an area of supreme importance and considered to be the ultimate threat facing Islam. But then, we would simply ask ourselves, why should Islam be any different from everyone else. Before you get up and demand what we mean by everyone else, let us give a partial list of everyone else throughout history; the Pharos’s Egypt, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Roman Empire, Byzantines, Islamic Caliphate, Crusaders, English Empire, Rome’s Inquisition, Spanish Empire, Nazis, Communists and others.

 

In all honesty, we are not claiming by any stretch of the imagination that Israel’s only difficulty is with Islam as there are a plethora of others who would love for Israel to disappear. Many groups outside the Arab and Muslim worlds would also be happy for Israel to disappear. We also need to point out not all of the Arab and Muslim worlds actively want to destroy Israel. One of the main forces which in ambivalent at best and animosity at the worst we have Rome, Vatican City to be more precise where the Catholic Church has a long history of following Replacement Theology which turned the Jews from the Chosen People into the Cursed People. Much of Replacement Theology is based upon the Jewish People being dispersed and denied any return to the Holy Lands. The fact that Israel had been destroyed and the Jews apparently thrown from their homelands was all the proof that the Christians, or in this case the Catholic Church, had replaced the Jews as the Chosen People and the Jews cursed. Then we come to Martin Luther who carries Replacement Theology one-step further and claiming that the Catholic Church has sold their souls and were to join the Jews as cursed and his church was the replacement and true faith. This idea of Replacement Theology continued being used by each Protestant Church during the Reformation. The Church of England, Episcopal Church, also took the position of being the singular holy church for the British Isles which led to years of fighting between the Catholics and the Anglicans. Every step along the way, Replacement Theology was utilized by each Protestant Church founder claimed to have the rights to the title of the Chosen People and all previous forms of Christianity and the Jews now being the cursed people. Islam was no exception as when Muhammad came forth with Islam, he declared that he was presenting the final incarnation of Allah’s word and Islam would be the last and only Chosen People as they replaced all the various Christian faiths and especially the Jews, just as the Christians had denoted the Jews.

 

Refuting the Lie of Replacement Theology

 

Along with each religion, the nation which adopted these various sects of Christianity, the different forms of Islam and the anti-religion Communism all declared their animosity against the Jews. When Israel was reformed by David Ben Gurion declaring Israel founded, all the aforementioned religions had a total conniption-fit expressing their protestation in various means. Most Christian faiths declared this not to be the real return of the Jews and in no way made them once again the Chosen People with the Catholic Church even declaring Israel as an abomination while much of the Islamic world and the Arab League declared total genocidal war of cleansing of the Zionist Entity. The thing which is interesting is how the Arab Islamic worlds ignore the reestablishment of the Jewish homelands of Israel by referring to Israel as the Zionist entity such that they can claim that this is not the reestablished Jewish or Israelite homelands. This is also why they also claim that the Jews of today are not related to the Jews from antiquity despite genetic proof of their having Middle Eastern DNA markers and many families have traceable histories back many centuries even beyond one millennium. They even doubt those Jewish families who have never left Jerusalem except temporarily after Christian and Islamic expulsions always to return as soon as they were able.

 

What makes much of the efforts in the modern era since 1948 to solve the various forms it has taken adjusting to changing conditions and models presented is that they take that the entirety of the problem either began in 1948 with the founding of Israel, it started with the treaties and conferences after World War I or it began with the onset of modern Zionism. These are all completely wrong, as Islam had been at active war with the Jews throughout their history at various levels. People will point to periods where Jews thrived under Islamic rulers but most of these rulers did not follow strict Sharia, the Quranic defined statutes of law. The other difficulty is that despite periods where Jews were treated fairly well, these were always limited periods similar to the periods under European rule in the various nations where Jews were accepted for periods always eventually to come under critical treatment and even actively murdered often by burning at the stake, hanging, boiled in oil and the many various tortures of the Inquisitions. Islam began with mistreatment of the Jews either demanding the Jizya, a special tax levied against non-Muslims for the privilege and protection living under Islamic rule. This tax varied depending on the requirements of the governance, the greater their need the greater the Jizya often leading to a condition which becomes unlivable. This war against the Jews began, as we pointed out at the beginning, in the year 628-9 A.D. and continued, as has the Christian warfare against the Jews, intermittently ever since or as the anti-religious forces of Communism and Nazism have constantly since their inception.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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