Jerusalem Post Washington Correspondent Hilary Leila Krieger had a comment to an article she filed this week about a finding from the results a recent poll of American Jews. The comment was that American Jews allegedly preferred Muslims over the Christian Right sic Zionists, see here. That finding was drawn from a poll on Presidential prospects in 2012 that indicated that 62 Percent of American Jews supported Obama’s re-election, a drop from the 78 % that voted for him in 2008.
- Jews have warmer feelings towards Muslims and Mormons than the Christian right. None of the groups cracked the warm feelings half of the favorability scale, where 100 equals very warm feelings and equals very cold feelings. But Mormons came close with an average score of 47 out of 100 points and Muslims behind that at 41 out of 100 points. Jews rated the Christian right at an average of just 21 out of 100.
This may come as a shock, but it shouldn’t. Most American Jews are committed to interfaith dialogue, including with Muslims. However they are virtually ignorant of the primordial Jew hatred in doctrinal Islam. That is compounded by the Da’wa tactics of religiously sanctioned taqiyya and kitman used to great effect by Imams in Dar al Hijra (the land of immigration in the West) to deceive the unbelievers in these dialogue sessions, whether Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and other of the world’s major faiths.
We have written about how prevalent and dangerous dialogue is to American Jews in a January 2012 New English Review (NER) article, Dialogue with Radical Muslims is Dangerous for American Jews.
- At the B’nai Israel Synagogue presentation, a mixed audience composed of mainstream and Evangelical Christians, Reform, Conservative, and Messianic Jews with a sprinkling of religious skeptics listened attentively to his discourse on the broad sweep and diversity of Muslim demography across the Ummah, the EU and potentially here in America. He revealed how Jews and Christians fared in the wake of the Islamic Jihad conquest across northern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent. Israeli explained the Islamic system of dhimmitude for subjugated peoples in conquered lands under the oppressive creed of Islam. These conquered lands were predominately Christian with Jewish minorities in North Africa and the Middle East, Hindu and Buddhist in other realms.
Israeli’s presentation showed how rapid conquest and occupation of settled communities by rampaging Islamic Arab nomads evolved into a system of Islamic Sharia laws. This system pressured indigenous captured populations survived to accept the choice of conversion, living in a despised status without human or civil rights, or fleeing. Over time, the Islamic system turned once non-Muslim majority countries into majority Muslim ones.
He addressed examples of the contemporary eruption of fundamentalist Islam that appears poised to further deplete the remnants of ancient Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle East who suffered centuries of depredations from jihad conquest, subjugation and persecution. That is evident in the continuing pogroms against the Coptic community in Egypt and the Assyrian Christian one in Iraq. Like the one million Jews who fled Arab and Muslim lands and found sanctuary in the Jewish State of Israel and the West, the surviving Christian communities are now seeking refuge in their respective diasporas in the wake of the “Arab Spring.”
At the conclusion of Israeli’s Pensacola lecture the audience streamed up front to linger and ask both of us questions about the implication of his talk. Without hesitation the all too frequent response was, “there are no negotiations with their God Allah”. Proving that if a cross section of Americans, Jews, Christians and skeptics, can get this message after getting the facts about Islamic doctrine, then there is hope that message could penetrate the fog of ignorance conveyed by mainstream and even Jewish media.
That is the raison d’être for Jews Against Jihad, a new group now in the initial stages of development led by Don Feder, former syndicated columnist for the Boston Herald and coordinator for the Shariah Awareness Action Network Conference held in November 2011 and sponsored by theTennessee Freedom Coalition in Nashville in November 2011. Among others involved with formation of this new group are Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, an NER contributor and expert on Halacha Jewish Law versus Shariah and Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism and the forthcoming Sharia versus Freedom–The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism. I have signed on as one of the early backers of Jews Against Jihad, which despite the name of the group the invitation to join is extended all concerned persons.
Should you wish to join the new group, write directly to Don Feder at his website, here. In the alternative, you may write me at my NER email address and indicate your support by using this response, “I’m in” and indicating your affiliation.
Below is the Statement of Principles of Jews Against Jihad:
- Jews against Jihad — Statement of Principles
Everywhere the Jewish people are under attack by Muslim terrorists, regimes and religious authorities.
Jews are regularly murdered, tortured, terrorized and demonized in the name of Islam. This is happening in Israel , the Middle East, Europe, and the United States and around the world.
Far from being isolated incidents, these crimes are connected and come from a central source – Islam’s theological hatred for the Jewish people and paranoia stretching back centuries to its origins.
This can be met in one of two ways.
The Jewish establishment and Jewish left choose to pretend reality doesn’t exist – to ignore the atrocities and hate speech – or to blame it all on the Middle East conflict, thus rationalizing a pogrom in progress.
Worse, they indict those of us who dare speak the truth as “Islamophobes” – bigots and hate-mongers who incite violence against innocent Muslims.
While Jews are slaughtered by Muslims in the name of Islam – while a modern Kristallnacht takes place in Western Europe (spurred by Muslim immigration), while 80% of U.S. mosques contain pro-jihad material (according to one survey) — they engage in campaigns against “Islamophobia.”
It’s the Stockholm syndrome on a massive scale.
Or the gravest threat to the survival of the Jewish people since the fall of the Third Reich can be met by Jews who unflinchingly stand for the truth and are determined to sound the alarm.
Jews Against Jihad was born out of necessity and exists to warn both Jews and non-Jews of the nature of Islam and the relationship between this savage war against the Jewish people and the rhetoric of the Muslim elite and history and tradition of Islam.