Thursday, June 30, 2011

150. Moslim bashing.....why it happens.


A Palestinian blogger says that Islam is being bashed because the Koran has such good intentions with mankind that it makes the Israeli's look bad.

I think she is convincing.
Of course there are some young islamic rebels, but very few if you consider how the Islamic people are treated by 'us'. ( Gaza) ( Iran
Livia Rokach already showed us that ever since 1948 the Israeli policy was: provoke Palestinian violence and give that exorbitant exposure in the media.  Do not mention Israeli violence in the media. 
That is the essence of bashing. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Demonizing Islam, Cui Bono ?

By Nahida-Exiled Palestinian

Why are the zionists and their NWO allies fervently waging war against Muslims and Islam?

Why are they spending so much time, money and energy to disfigure this belief system and to dehumanize its followers? Why do they loath the Qur’an and spread abhorrent lies about it?

Is it simply because the Muslim world has some rich resources which they deem theirs and they are hell bent to control and exploit?

Or is it because the Muslims constitute a large section of humanity (almost ¼) which they want to reduce and cut down in their mad genocidal plans for the future?

Though the above reasons contain some truth and carry some weight in them, but that they are not the only reasons.

The “elitists” ambition is to deface and vandalize the ideology contained within Islam, because they know that this system could potentially threaten their objectives and jeopardize their plans of total control of world economy, politics and power.

Islamic heritage, values and morality that constitute a threat to world power:

Let us see what the Qur’an has to say that makes them shiver:
  • Justice is the core of Islam

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him:

“O ye who believe! be steadfast firmly for God, as witnesses to fair dealing, Let NOT a group’s hostility to you cause you to deviate from JUSTICE. Be JUST, for it is closer to piety. Be God conscious; for God is Well Aware of what you do.” (Qur’an; 5-8 )

“We thus made you an impartial community, that you may serve as witnesses among the people, and the messenger serves as a witness among you” (2:143)

"No soul shall be made to bear the liability of another." (35:18 )

“God commands justice, the doing of good, and kindness to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and antagonism: He advices you, that ye may be reminded.” (16-90)

"God doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due; and when ye judge between people that ye judge with justice: verily how excellent is the teaching which He giveth you! for God is the One who heareth and seeth all things" (4:58)

“The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from God; for (God) loveth not those who are wrong-doers”. (42:40)

“O you who believe, equivalence is the law decreed for you when dealing with murder ... If one is pardoned by the victim's kin, an appreciative response is in order, and an equitable compensation shall be paid. This is alleviation from your Lord and mercy. Anyone who transgresses beyond this incurs a painful retribution.” (2:178)

“And if you punish, you shall inflict an equivalent punishment. But if you resort to patience (instead of retribution), it would be better for the patient ones”. (16:126)

“You shall hand over to the orphans their rightful properties. Do not substitute the bad for the good, and do not consume their properties by combining them with yours. This would be a gross injustice.” (4:2)

“You shall test the orphans when they reach puberty. As soon as you find them mature enough, give them their property. Do not consume it extravagantly in a hurry, before they grow up” (4:6)

“O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly. Only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. God is Merciful towards you.” (4:29)

  • Islam calls for equality and brotherhood of mankind: No racism… No superiority… No tribalism but kindness and respect to the other;

“Ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for God can best protect both. Follow not the desires (of your hearts) (4:135)

"O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to recognize one another. Truly, the most honoured of you in God’s sight is the greatest of you in righteousness. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware". (49.13)

“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for those who know”.(30-22)

“Had God willed, He could have made you one nation/congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To God is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed” (5:48)

"An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white" saying of Muhammed

  • Islam forbids aggression:

Muslims do NOT believe in "wars of aggression", and NO war is "holy" according to Islamic tradition, but the Qur’an permits self defence, when you are occupied, attacked, oppressed, unable to negotiate constructively and effectively, when your rights are violated and when you are prevented from living your life in a dignified and free manner, then and ONLY then you have the PERMISSION to fight back

‘You may fight in the cause of God against those who fight you, but DO NOT INITIATE AGGRESSION. God does not love transgressors.’ (Quran; 2.190)

“ And when he turns away, he roams the earth corruptingly, destroying properties and lives. God does not love corruption” (2:205)

"And O my people! Give just measure and weight, do not withhold from the people the things that are their due: commit not evil in the land with intent to do mischief" (11:85)

“Pharaoh turned into a tyrant on earth, and discriminated against some people. He persecuted a helpless group of them, slaughtering their sons, while sparing their daughters. He was indeed wicked.” (28:4)

  • Islam gives the permission to fighting BACK and resisting all oppressive and tyrannical regimes in defence of the oppressed

“And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of God, and on behalf of those who are weak, ill treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town (to freedom) whose people are oppressors; and raise for us, out of Thy Grace, a protector, and raise for us, out of Thy Grace, one who will bring us victory.” (4:75)

“To those against whom war is made, PERMISSION is given (to fight back), because they are wronged; and verily, God is most powerful for their aid; (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,-(for no cause) except that they say, our Lord is God”. (22:39-40)

“ You shall not kill any person - for God has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder, he will be helped.” (17:33)

“ You may fight back those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder” (2:191)

“Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant.” (7:199)

“But show them forgiveness, and say "Peace!" and soon shall they know!” (43; 89)

'If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things.' (8.61)

“But God does call to the Home of Peace” (10-25)

  • Islam calls for democracy, religious tolerance, calls for freedom of thought and protection of the individual’s right to choose his/her ideology

“No compulsion in religion or ideology” (2:256)

“Say: O you that reject Faith! I worship not that which you worship, and you do not worship that which I worship... To you be your Way, and to me mine”. (109:1-6)

The verse “no compulsion in religion” (2:256) and the verse "To you your religion, to me my religion” (109:6) have been interpreted in the Islamic legal and theological traditions to mean that the "followers of other religions should not be forced to adopt Islam". Also they have been used as a "proof-text for pluralism and coexistence" and they served to implement tolerance of other religions under Muslim rule.

لَآ إِكۡرَاهَ فِى ٱلدِّينِ‌ۖ قَد تَّبَيَّنَ ٱلرُّشۡدُ مِنَ ٱلۡغَىِّ‌ۚ فَمَن يَكۡفُرۡ بِٱلطَّـٰغُوتِ وَيُؤۡمِنۢ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدِ ٱسۡتَمۡسَكَ بِٱلۡعُرۡوَةِ ٱلۡوُثۡقَىٰ لَا ٱنفِصَامَ لَهَا‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ (٢٥٦)

"Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And God heareth and knoweth all things" (2.256)

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرُونَ (١) لَآ أَعۡبُدُ مَا تَعۡبُدُونَ (٢) وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَـٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ (٣) وَلَآ أَنَا۟ عَابِدٌ۬ مَّا عَبَدتُّمۡ (٤) وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَـٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ (٥) لَكُمۡ دِينُكُمۡ وَلِىَ دِينِ (٦)

"Say : O ye that reject Faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship
To you be your religion and to me mine.”

“Had God willed, He could have made you one nation/ congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To God is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed” (5:48)

“We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will)”. (76:3)

“Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity”. (3:104)

"And their affairs are (conducted) through consultation among themselves." (42:38 )

“If any one does a righteous deed, it ensures to the benefit of his own soul; if he does evil, it works against (his own soul). In the end will you (all) be brought back to your Lord”. (45; 15)

“Proclaim: "This is the truth from your Lord," then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve” (18:29)

“Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, God will summon you all. God is Omnipotent.” (2:148)

“They respond to their Lord by observing the Contact Prayers. Their affairs are decided after due consultation among themselves, and from our provisions to them they give (to charity)” (42:38)

“They are the ones who examine all words, then follow the best. These are the ones whom God has guided; these are the ones who possess intelligence.” (39:18)

  • Islam calls for respect of people of other ideologies and religions: Every one will be judged fairly, salvation is for ALL good-doers, not just Muslims:

Anyone who does an atom weight of good shall see it, and and anyone who does an atom weight of evil shall see it" (99:7-8)

“Those who believe, and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (2.062)

“Anyone seeking dignity should know that to God belongs all dignity. To Him ascends the good words, and He exalts the righteous works. As for those who scheme evil works, they incur severe retribution; the scheming of such people is destined to fail” (35:10)

"Say: "O people of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than God." If then they turn back, say: ye! "Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to God's will)." (3:64)

“Whoever wrongs one with whom a treaty has been made ( dhimmi) and lays on him a burden beyond his strength, I will be his accuser” Hadith (saying of Muhammed)

"One who kills a man under covenant (peace treaty) will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise" Hadith (saying of Muhammed)

  • Islam FORBIDS USURY and rejects financial systems which are built upon interest, debt and the exploitation of the poor, and promotes kindness and charity as the foundation of caring society:

“O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but be God-conscious. That ye may (really) prosper” (3:130)

“Woe to those that deal in fraud, Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, exact full measure, But when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due. Do they not think that they will be called to account?” (83:1-4)

“If the debtor is in a difficulty, grant him time till it is easy for him to repay. But if ye remit it by way of charity, that is best for you if ye only knew”. (2:280)

“God will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked. Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. O ye who believe! Be God-conscious, and give up what remains of your demand for usury, if ye are indeed believers.If ye do it not, take notice of war from God and His Messenger: but if ye repent ye shall have your capital sums; deal not unjustly and ye shall not be dealt with unjustly"(2: 276-279 )

"Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom the Evil One by his touch hath driven to madness. That is because they say: "Trade is like usury, but God hath permitted trade and forbidden usury. Those who after receiving direction from their Lord, desist, shall be pardoned for the past; their case is for God (to judge); but those who repeat (the offence) are companions of the Fire: they will abide therein" (2:275)

  • Islam goes beyond social justice to compassion and generosity:

So he who gives (in charity) and is God-conscious, and (in all sincerity) confirms the good, We will pave his way to bliss. But he who is a greedy, stingy and thinks himself self-sufficient, and denies the good, We will indeed pave his way to Misery. His wealth will not be of any help to him when he falls headlong (into the Pit)” (92:1-11)

Do you know who really rejects the faith? That is the one who mistreats the orphans. And does not advocate the feeding of the poor. And woe to those who observe the contact prayers - who are totally heedless of their prayers. They only show off. And they forbid charity.” (107:1-7)

“They ask you about giving: say, "The charity you give shall go to the parents, the relatives, the orphans, the poor, and the travelling foreigner." Any good you do, God is fully aware thereof.” (2:215)

“Part of their money is set aside. For the poor and the needy.” (70:24-25)

"By no means shall ye attain righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, God knoweth it well" (3:92)
"Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret, and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve" (2:274)
“ (You shall give) to the needy who immigrated. They were evicted from their homes and deprived of their properties, because they sought God's grace and pleasure” (59:8)

  • Islam liberates, dignifies and restores the rights of women:

“The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey God and His Messenger. On them will God pour His mercy: for God is Exalted in power, Wise”. (9:71)

“If any do deeds of righteousness, be they male or female - and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them”. (3-124)

“It is He who created you from a single soul, and made its mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love)”. (7:189)

“And among His Signs is this: He created for you mates from among yourselves that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He plants love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect. (30-21)

“For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for truthful men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in Charity, for men and women who fast (and deny themselves), for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in God’s praise; for them has God prepared forgiveness and great reward”. (33:35)

“The divorcees also shall be provided for, equitably. This is a duty upon the righteous.” (2:241)

“If a couple fears separation, you shall appoint an mediator from his family and an mediator from her family; if they decide to reconcile, God will help them get together” (4:35)

  • Islam calls for equality of mankind; no man is a slave for another:

“Did we not show him the two paths? He should choose the difficult path. Which one is the difficult path? The freeing of slaves, and feeding, during the time of hardship. (90:10-14)

“Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in God, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the travelling foreigners, the beggars, and to free the slaves” (2:177)

“Charities shall go to the poor, the needy, the workers who collect them, the new converts, to free the slaves, to those burdened by sudden expenses, in the cause of God, and to the travelling foreigners. Such is God's commandment. God is Omniscient, Most Wise” (9:60)

  • Islam calls for equality before the law, no man is infallible:

All are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection without any discrimination.

“God knows best about your belief, and you are equal to one another, as far as belief is concerned” (4:25)

“He (Muhammad) frowned and turned away. When the blind man came to him. How do you know? He may purify himself. Or he may take heed, and benefit from the message. As for the rich man. You gave him your attention. Even though you could not guarantee his salvation. The one who came to you eagerly. And is really reverent. You ignored him. Indeed, this is a reminder.” (80:1-11)

  • Islam calls for open-mindedness and using one’s intellect:

“Let the human reflect on his creation.” (86:5)

“We made the Qur’an easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?” (54:17)

“You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them.” (17:36)

"Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of Night and Day,― there are indeed Signs for men of understanding. Men who celebrate the praises of God standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (with the thought): "Our Lord! not for naught hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire" (3: 190-191)

“They are the ones who examine all words, then follow the best. These are the ones whom God has guided; these are the ones who possess intelligence.” (39:18)

  • Islam calls for honest dealing, protection of human dignity and the right to privacy:

“Woe to every backbiter, slanderer.” (104:1)

“O you who believe, you shall avoid any suspicion, for even a little bit of suspicion is sinful. You shall not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite one another; this is as abominable as eating the flesh of your dead brother. You certainly abhor this. You shall observe God. God is Redeemer, Most Merciful.” (49:12)

“It was mercy from God that you became compassionate towards them. Had you been harsh and mean-hearted, they would have abandoned you. Therefore, you shall pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult them” (3:159)

"And do not eat up your property among yourselves for vanities, nor use it as bait for the judges, with intent that ye may eat up wrongfully and knowingly a little of (other) people's property" (2:188)

"Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. God is free of all wants, and He is Most Forbearing" (2:263)

"O ye who believe! Cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injury― like those who spend their substance to be seen of men" (2:264)

"O ye who believe! Give of the good things which ye have (honourably) earned, and of the fruits of the earth which We have produced for you, and do not even aim at getting anything which is bad in order, that out of it ye may give away something, when ye yourselves would not receive it except with closed eyes. And know that God is Free of all wants and Worthy of all praise" (2:267)

“You shall give full weight and full measure when you trade, equitably” (6:152)

"O my people, you shall give full measure and full weight, equitably. Do not cheat the people out of their rights, and do not roam the earth corruptingly” (11:85)

  • Islam hold parents in the highest esteem:

“And We have enjoined on the human being in (regard to) his two parents - his mother bore him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning was two years - Give thanks to Me and to your parents. To Me is the goal. But if they strive with you to associate with Me (gods) you do not know about, then do not obey them. But keep company with them both in the world in an honourable manner, and follow the path of who repents to Me. Then I will tell you what you have worked." (31:14-15)

"And We have enjoined on the human being in (regard to) his two parents the most beautiful conduct. But if they strive with you to associate with Me (gods) you do not know about, then do not obey them. You all will return to Me and I will tell you what you have worked" (29: 8)

"And We have enjoined on the human being in (regard to) his two parents the most beautiful conduct. His mother bore him under duress and brought him forth under duress. And his bearing and his weaning was thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of forty, he says, "My Lord and Sustainer, grant to me that I am thankful for the graciousness that You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may work righteousness pleasing to You, and make my offspring righteous. Surely I turn to You and surely I am of those who submit (to You)." (46:15)

"Your Lord has commanded that you shall not worship (anyone) but Him and to be good to the parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) 'Ugh' nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word. And lower for them 'the wings of humility' out of mercy; and pray; 'O my Lord! Have mercy on them as they brought me up (when I was) little.'" (17:23-24)

"O Prophet) say, "Come, I will read out to you the sacred rules your Lord and Sustainer has given you: That you do not associate anything as a partner with Him. That you give beautiful conduct to the two parents. That you do not kill your children fearing flat poverty - We will provide for you and for them. That you do not even go near lewdness, neither the obvious nor the hidden. That you do not kill the life that God has made sacred, except in the truth (when justified). That is what He has enjoined upon you in order that you become intelligent." (6:151)

"O humankind! Be in awe of your Lord and Sustainer, He who created you all from a single soul, and created from it its mate, and from the two of them brought forth many men and women. Be in awe of God and of the wombs (that bore you). Surely God is watching over you."(4: 1)

  • Islam calls for perfecting human values and elevating the standard of morality:
Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, declared "Verily I was sent to this World to define (and live by) the Generous Temperament."

According to him, the codes of Generous Temperament (makarem elakhlaq) are seven:

“Pardoning those who have oppressed you

Giving to those who have deprived you

Connecting with those who have shunned you

Benefiting those who have abused you

Counselling those who have deceived you

Forgiving those who have maligned you

Forbearing with those who have angered you.”

Prophet Muhammad also said:

“God, said: O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.”

“You will never enter Paradise until you become believers, and you will not become believers until you love each other.”

"None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself"

"God has no mercy on one who has no mercy for others."

"The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self"

"Do not belittle any act of kindness, even that of greeting your brother with a cheerful countenance."

"Your smile in the face of your brother is an act of charity"

"God does not judge you according to your appearance and your wealth, but He looks at your hearts and looks into your deeds"

" Who is the most favoured of God? He, from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures"

"It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path, that leads to bliss"

"Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know."

"Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith."

"Whoever is kind, God will be kind to him; therefore be kind to people on the earth. He Who is in heaven will show mercy on you"

" God has revealed to me, that you must be humble. No one should boast over one another, and no one should oppress another"

"Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people"

"The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to his wife."

"Practice humility until no one oppresses or belittles another"

"A believer is not the one who eats his fill while his next door neighbour goes hungry."

"A good word is charity"

From the above, it is not difficult to understand why does Islam constitute a threat to the “elitists”, the NWO orchestrates with their dark agenda of creating a Talmudic New World Order, with “new world religion”, that stems from the Chabadist Masonic Kabala and the Talmudic Noahide teaching which they have been paving the ground for, and shoving down the throats of spiritually parched people in the West, which on the surface looks appealing as it calls for unity of all religions, peace, and love, but upon closer inspection its dark core would be exposed

They start with the concept of “we humans have the divine within us” and end up with: “you are god in the making” and of course they the "mastersare gods already, hence ahierarchical system of superior beings and slaves would be established

The "New Age" concept of “gods in the making” leads to an immensely blown up ego and selfish individuals. it is the root of the kabalastic philosophy of precedence of individualism in opposition to the philosophy of primacy of the community and the whole.

They start with beautiful concepts such as “peace and love” and end up criminalising any voice of resistance, hence turning the masses into brainwashed and artificially smiling zombies

They start with observable norms of “duality” and end up with “there is no good or evil, both are the same and equally needed and valued”

That's what they are cultivating the earth for, and that's why Islam is a REAL THREAT

  • Islam also gave severe warning to those who have hijacked religions, distorted the authentic messages of God, and falsified the teaching of prophets:

“O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about God except the truth” (4:171)

“Say, "O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion beyond the truth, and do not follow the opinions of people who have gone astray, and have misled multitudes of people; they are far astray from the right path." (5:77)

“Therefore, woe to those who distort the scripture with their own hands, then say, "This is what God has revealed," seeking a cheap material gain. Woe to them for such distortion, and woe to them for their illicit gains.” (2:79)

Shall we have a look at some of the distortion and falsification that the Qur’an refers to?

“And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly, old and YOUNG, both maids, and little children, and woman: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.” (Ezekiel 9:5-6)

"Joshua said to the people of Israel, “The Lord has given you the city of the all silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the Lord: They shall come into the treasury of the Lord. The people utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep and ass with the edge of the sword". (Joshua 6:21,23)

“And he should go and worship other God and bow down to them or to the sun or the moon or all the army of the heavens, .....and you must stone one with stones and such one must die.” Deuteronomy (17:3-5)

“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare them for yourselves.” (Numbers 31:17-18)

"And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people" (Deuteronomy 2:33)

"And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain".(Deuteronomy 2:34

"Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took" (Deuteronomy 2:35)

"Now therefore go, and smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath; spare him not, nor covet any thing that is his; but slay both man and woman, child and suckling,ox and sheep, camel and ass." (Samuel 15:3)

“If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them” (Deuteronomy 21:18)

“Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place” (Deuteronomy 21:19)

“ And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard” (Deuteronomy 21:20)
“And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear and fear" (Deuteronomy 21:21)

“As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms of peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in force labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the Lord your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you must keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestocks, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoil of your enemies that the Lord God has given you.” (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

“When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it. And if its answer to you is peace and it opens to you, then all the peopled who are found in it shall do forced labeor for you and shall serve you. But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you your hand shall put all its males to the sword, but the women and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil you shall take as booty for shall save alive nothing that breathes, but you shallutterly destroy them...” (Deuteronomy 6:10 -12)

“If there is found among you, in one of your towns that the the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, and transgesses his covenant by going to serve other gods and worshipping them-whether the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden-and if it is reported to you or you hear of it, and you make a thorough inquiry, and the charge is proved true that such an abhorent thing has occurred in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has committed this crime and you shall stone the man or woman to death." (Deuteromy 17:17)

The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 60:16

"Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob"

Chapter 6, Halacha 1

"If the enemy accepts the offer of peace and commits itself to the fulfillment of theseven mitzvot that were commanded to Noah's descendents, none of them should be killed. Rather, they should be subjugated as ibid.:11 states:{slaves} 'They shall beyour subjects and serve you.'

"If they agree to tribute, but do not accept subjugation or if they accept subjugation, but do not agree to tribute, their offer should not be heeded. They must accept both."

"The subjugation they must accept consists of being on a lower levelscorned andhumble. They must never raise their heads against Israel, but must remain subjugated under their rule. They may never be appointed over a Jew in any matter whatsoever."

The Book of Isaiah, 60:12

"For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted."

The Book of Isaiah, 60:14

"The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel."

“Soul of the nations contains no good whatsoever” 

"The souls of the nations of the world, however, emanate from the other, uncleankelipot which contain no good whatever"

"When a Jew has a Gentile in his clutches, another Jew may go to the same Gentile(=non-Jew), lend him money and in turn deceive him, so that the Gentile shall be ruined. For the property of a Gentileaccording to our law, belongs to no one, and the first Jew that passes has full right to seize it "

--Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 156

"That all property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation, which consequently isentitled to seize upon it without any scruples. An orthodox Jew is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to Jews in general. A Jew may rob a Goy(=non-Jew), he may cheat him over a bill, which should not be perceived by him, otherwise the name of God would become dishonoured

--Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat, 348
What shall we call the above: genocide? ethnic cleansing? extermination? or what?

Can such cruelty, racism, malice and sadism be from God? NO... of course not.

A final message to those Christian Zionists who are infatuated with what they call "Judea-Christian values", and condemn Islam for giving permission to its followers to resist slavery, racism, occupation and oppression and to fight back when they are attacked; I would ask: What kind of Judea-Christian values are they talking about?

My advice to them is to read again:

“ And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”


Sunday, June 26, 2011

149. The Jews, the world and the money.

The Jews, the World and Money, an Economic History of the Jewish People. 

This blog:

Author: Jacques Attali

The book was published in 2002, and a Belgian intellectual Dirk Verhofstadt wrote a review in 2003. 

Verhofstadt's brother was Belgian Prime Minister for 9 years.
Both are liberals. 

I read the review (not the book), because the subject is of central importance for the fate of the world.

I took the trouble of briefly correcting a some of the mistakes made by Attali and Verhofstadt. 

The article was in Dutch, and I translated it with Google Translate in English (below). I just had to change a few words to make it intelligible. 
Its clear what Attali  and Verhofstadt have to say.

De joden, de wereld en het geld – Jacques Attali 

Voor de enen zijn ze het uitverkoren volk, voor de anderen zijn ze de moordenaars van God. De joden hebben in de loop van de geschiedenis niemand onverschillig gelaten. Reeds vanaf het prille begin waren ze het voorwerp van vooroordelen, minachting, jaloezie en xenofobie.
 Daarin speelde geld een bijzondere rol. In tegenstelling tot andere godsdiensten die hun gelovigen niet toestonden rente uit geldleningen te winnen was dat voor de joden wel toegestaan. (1) Voor joden was het immers wenselijk rijk te zijn terwijl christenen werd aanbevolen arm te blijven. Voor de eersten was het een middel om God beter te dienen en de armen te helpen, voor de anderen was munt slaan uit geld immoreel en moest men zoveel mogelijk aan de kerk geven waardoor het genade opbracht voor de schenker. Over de relatie tussen het joodse volk en de wereld van het geld schreef de Franse auteur Jacques Attali een monumentaal werk onder de titel De joden, de wereld en het geld. Attali is zelf een jood, bankier en voormalig raadgever van de Franse president Mitterand. Zijn boek geeft een gedetailleerd beeld van de ontwikkeling van het joodse volk, de tegenslagen, de successen, de moeilijke verhouding met andere volkeren en vooral met de andere geopenbaarde godsdiensten, tot de oprichting van Israël.
Het boek verhaalt de onderdrukking van het joodse volk van in de Oudheid tot de Holocaust.(2)   Het vormt één grote aanklacht tegen intolerantie en de daaruit voortvloeiende misdaden die begaan zijn. Doorgaans door fanatieke christenen en moslims, maar ook door extreme joden zelf zoals bij de moord op Itzhak Rabin in 1995 nadat hij tot een basisakkoord met de Palestijnen was gekomen. Attali tracht de reden voor zoveel haat en geweld te doorgronden en zoekt die in de economische functie die heel wat joden in de loop van de geschiedenis uitoefenden. Vanuit de mogelijkheid die hun religie toestond om geld tegen rente te lenen aan anderen, hadden ze al snel het monopolie over het bankieren. (3) Het bezorgde hen een interessante positie om handel te drijven, nieuwe initiatieven op gang te brengen en welvaart te creëren. Vaak werden ze tot geldlenen en belasting ontvangen gedwongen door de wereldlijke leiders die er hun huurlegers mee financierden. Het maakte hen echter ook impopulair en kwetsbaar voor afgunst en verdachtmaking. Joden werden gelijkgesteld met woekeraars, profiteurs en parasieten die rijk werden op de rug van anderen. (4) En juist omdat de joden, waar ze ook woonden, een eigen culturele en religieuze traditie en een sterk gemeenschapsgevoel in stand hielden, werden ze niet individueel beschuldigd, maar als groep, volk en ras. (5)
Hiermee verlegt Jacques Attali de basisoorzaak voor het antisemitisme van het louter religieuze naar het economische. Het is een betwistbare stelling, maar de monetaire relatie tussen dingen en mensen is alvast een belangrijke reden voor heel wat ongenoegen en misbruiken geweest. (6) Binnen de joodse leer werd geld gebruikt als middel om schade te compenseren. Hiermee stond het moreel verder dan het klassieke principe van oog om oog, tand om tand dat in de Bijbel werd uitgesproken.(7) Een slachtoffer vergoeden voor zijn lijden was een middel om een kettingreactie van represailles te vermijden. (8)  Het was een houding die regelrecht inging tegen de andere godsdiensten. Ondermeer tegen de islam die in de zevende eeuw tot bloei kwam. Om de joden beter te kunnen identificeren ging men in het Oosten over tot de verplichting voor joden om speciale kledij te dragen. Het was de eerste stap naar de stigmatisering van een bevolkingsgroep. In het midden van de donkere middeleeuwen waren de joden nog bijna de enigen die van Oost naar West trokken en niet alleen zorgden voor een zekere vorm van handel maar ook voor uitwisseling van ideeën zoals de invoering van het numerieke systeem vanuit de Arabische wereld.
In het eerste millennium verdwenen diverse volkeren in de nevelen van de geschiedenis. Het joodse volk niet. Door hun aanhankelijkheid aan specifieke leefregels, taal, cultuur en voedingsvoorschriften behielden ze hun eigenheid. (9) Met hun koopmansgeest stonden ze aan de wieg van de cheque, de wisselbrief, het papieren geld, de dubbele boekhouding en van de ethiek van het kapitalisme. De joden zorgden weliswaar voor meer handel en welvaart maar ook voor een groeiende afgunst en afkeer vanwege hun schuldeisers. Bij de eerste kruistocht ontsloeg de kerk alle deelnemers van terugbetaling van vroegere leningen. Daarop volgden plunderingen door de kruisvaarders van joodse eigendommen. Toen Godfried van Bouillon Jeruzalem innam dreef hij de duizenden overlevende joden bijeen in een synagoog en stak die dan in brand. (10) Paus Innocentius III verplichtte de joden een merkteken te dragen: een kegelvormig hoofddeksel in de Germaanse landen en een stuk gele stof in de Latijnse landen.
In de 14de eeuw werden in Spanje tienduizenden joden vermoord. Na de herovering van Granada op de moslims in 1492 werden ongelovigen en joden voor de keuze geplaatst: zich bekeren of vertrekken. (11)  Het gevolg was een exodus die er toe leidde dat Spanje intellectueel terugviel. Het is opvallend hoe landen die andersdenkenden uitroeiden of uitwezen nadien een economische terugslag kenden. Alleen die landen die een open immigratiepolitiek toepasten en zorgden voor een vreedzame samenleving tussen diverse geloofsovertuigingen slaagden erin te bloeien en meer welvaart te genereren. (12) De onderdrukking van de joden was geen zaak van de West-Europese landen alleen. Ook in Oost-Europa werden de joden vervolgd, opgesloten en vermoord. In 1648 werden 200.000 joden vermoord in Odessa en rond de Krim. (13) In het Westen kregen ze het bevel om in getto’s te wonen, zoals in la Giudecca in Venetië in 1516 en later op bevel van de paus ook in Rome, Ancona en Bologna.
Pas vanaf de 17de eeuw kwamen er tegenstemmen. In zijn Epistola de Tolerantia schrijft John Locke dat religie een privé-aangelegenheid is. Spinoza stelde dat de bijbelse wetten niet van God kwamen maar menselijke teksten zijn die ieder aan zijn eigen geweten moet toetsen. Een eeuw later spoorde Lessing de joden aan om niet langer in getto’s te wonen. Met de Onafhankelijkheidsverklaring in 1776 werden de Verenigde Staten het eerste land waar joden een volledige politieke gelijkheid genieten. Hetzelfde gebeurde na de Franse Revolutie en overal waar Napoleon zegevierde kregen joden dezelfde rechten als anderen. (14) De getto’s werden opengegooid, de merktekens verdwenen en de joden mochten eindelijk alle beroepen uitoefenen. Merkwaardig genoeg ontstond hiermee ook de eerste breuk tussen het orthodoxe judaïsme en de joden die zich assimileren. Ze voelden zich Duitser of Fransman en stonden in de frontlinie van de industriële revolutie. Conform hun ethiek namen de joden initiatieven en stonden aan de basis van grote ondernemingen als ICI, AEG, De Beers, Havas, Reuter, Citroën, Rotschild en tal van andere banken. Ze leenden geld aan staten en werden aldus het doelwit van dezelfde kritieken die hun voorgangers al 2000 jaar lang hadden aanhoord. (15)
Het keerpunt kwam er in de loop van de negentiende eeuw. In zijn kritiek op het kapitalisme en de wereld van het geld haalde Karl Marx, nochtans zelf van joodse afkomst, fel uit tegen de joden. De haat tegen de joden was ditmaal niet louter religieus geïnspireerd maar ook theoretisch, profaan en economisch.  In Frankrijk werd de joodse kapitein Dreyfus veroordeeld wegens verraad alhoewel hij onschuldig was. (16) In Wenen werd Karl Lüger de leider van de antisemitische sociaal-christelijke partij. In Rusland verschenen de Protocollen van de Wijzen van Zion, een vervalste tekst die opgesteld zou zijn door wijze joden met de bedoeling ‘over de wereld te heersen en de christenheid te vernietigen’. (17) Er volgden talloze pogroms en het vormde de start van massale emigratie van joden naar Amerika. De golf van antisemitisme, en meerbepaald de Dreyfusaffaire, zette Theodore Herzl aan om de tweeduizendjarige droom van een eigen joodse natie opnieuw leven in te blazen. Joodse pioniers begonnen stukken grond te kopen in Palestina. (18)
En dan volgde die verschrikkelijke 20ste eeuw waarin de joden het opnieuw moesten ontgelden. Ze werden eerst afgemaakt door de vluchtende Witte troepen in Rusland en nadien vervolgd in de Sovjet-Unie onder Stalin. (19) Ze werden verantwoordelijk gesteld voor de economische recessie die volgde op de beurscrash van 1929.(20) De Verenigde Staten begonnen daarop hun deuren te sluiten voor de vluchtende Europese joden. (21) Intellectuelen als Einstein, Arendt, Marcuse en Oppenheimer kwamen er wel nog in maar het drama van de Saint Louis en de schande van de conferentie van Evian blijven in het boek van Attali merkwaardig genoeg onbesproken. (22) Ze probeerden naar Palestina te vluchten maar ook dat werd bemoeilijkt onder Arabische druk. Intussen werden de wetten van Neurenberg afgekondigd, de eerste stap naar de uiteindelijke uitroeiing van 6 miljoen joden in de vernietigingskampen van de nazi’s. (23) Tussendoor namen de nazi’s de Europese joden alles af. Ze moesten betalen om het land te kunnen ontvluchten, later voor de bouw van de muur rond het getto van Warschau en tenslotte voor hun enkele treinreis naar de dood (4 pfennig per kilometer spoor, kinderen aan halve prijs). Sommigen werden nog ingezet als productieve slaven in afdelingen van private bedrijven die zich daarvoor speciaal vestigden in de buurt van de concentratiekampen zoals de IG-Farben en Krupp. Finaal verdwenen ze in de gaskamers van Auschwitz, terwijl de paus in Rome, ondanks zijn kennis over wat gebeurde, zweeg.(24)
De Holocaust sterkte de roep naar een eigen joodse natie en in 1948 kondigde Ben Goerion de wedergeboorte van de staat Israël af met 700.000 inwoners. Hierna volgde een ware uitputtingsslag met de Arabieren die de joden op hun beurt wilden uitroeien. (25) Een strijd die duurt tot vandaag. Het joodse volk telt nu ongeveer 12,5 miljoen personen of 0,2% van de wereldbevolking tegenover 3% tweeduizend jaar geleden. Attali wijst er ook op dat ze 0,5% van de wereldrijkdom bezitten wat meteen elke verdachtmaking over de reusachtige fortuinen in joodse handen ontkracht. (26) Desondanks blijft het antisemitisme bestaan. In Frankrijk en Duitsland worden nog steeds joodse begraafplaatsen vernield en rabbijnen lastig gevallen. In Zwitserland en Japan zijn enkele antisemitische boeken bestsellers. In moslimlanden wordt de haat tegen de joden zelfs met de paplepel meegegeven. (27)
Attali eindigt zijn boek met de problematiek in het Midden-Oosten. Hij wijst erop dat, ondermeer ingevolge de hoge vruchtbaarheidsgraad van de Palestijnen, de Hebreeuwse staat alleen kan overleven door het bestaansrecht van Palestina te erkennen en door Jeruzalem een bijzondere status toe te kennen. Op langere termijn zou het kunnen opgaan in een soort ‘Verenigde Midden-Oosten’ met een eigen parlement en munteenheid en een uitvoerende macht waarin mensen uit verschillende culturen en diverse religies vreedzaam samenleven. Het lijkt een verre en onrealistische droom, maar was dat ook niet zo voor Europa dat gedurende 2000 jaar gebukt ging onder geweld en vandaag een toonbeeld is van samenwerking? “Behalve als het zich in een getto opsluit, zal geen enkel volk iets anders kunnen zijn dan een smeltkroes van rassenvermenging”, zo schrijft Attali.(28)  De geschiedenis van het joodse volk toont immers aan tot wat een gruwel xenofobie, intolerantie en het streven naar het ‘zuivere’ kan leiden.(29)
De terroristische aanslagen van Al Quaeda op de WTC-torens (30) , die symbool stonden voor de economische en financiële macht van het Westen, en de Amerikaanse aanval op Afghanistan en Irak dreigen de wereld in een nieuwe mondiale godsdienstoorlog te dompelen.(31)  De enen pleiten voor een jihad, de anderen voor een kruistocht. Dit boek komt dan ook op tijd want het laat zien dat oorlog, vervolging en onderdrukking in naam van God geen vrede brengt. We zijn gedoemd om samen te leven of zoals Attali zegt: om te worden gered, heeft ieder mens de ander nodig.

Jacques Attali, De joden, de wereld en het geld, Averbode Ten Have, 2003, 672 blz.

Here is the article, translated into English. ( Helped by Google) 
Suddenly some parts of the text appear in smaller print, or in a more bold fashion. I tried to make this better, but it was not succesfull..  

The Jews, the world and the money - Author: Jacques Attali 


For some, they are the chosen people, for others they are the murderers of God. 
The Jews in the course of history leaves no one indifferent. From the very beginning they were the object of prejudice, contempt, jealousy and xenophobia. This money played a special role. Unlike other religions whose believers are not allowed to gain interest on loans was that the Jews allowed. (1) For Jews it was indeed desirable to be rich while Christians were recommended to stay poor. For the first it was a means to serve God better and to help the poor, the others were profiting from immoral money and had to give as much as possible to the church which yielded the mercy of the donor. About the relationship between the Jewish people and the world of money wrote the French author Jacques Attali a monumental work entitled The Jews, the world and the money. Attali is himself a jew, banker and former advisor to French President Mitterand. His book gives a detailed picture of the development of the Jewish people, the setbacks, the successes, the difficult relationship with other nations and especially with the other revealed religions, to the creation of Israel. 
The book recounts the oppression of the Jewish people in antiquity to the Holocaust. (2) It is a major indictment against intolerance and the resulting crimes committed. Usually by fanatical Christians and Muslims, but also by Jews themselves as extreme in the murder of Itzhak Rabin in 1995 after he had come to a basic agreement with the Palestinians. Attali seeks the reason for so much hatred and violence and seeks to understand the economic role that many Jews in the course of history exercised. From the possibility that their religion is allowed to lend money at interest to others, they soon had a monopoly over the banking. (3It gave them an interesting position to trade, to launch new initiatives and prosperity. Often they were to lend money and collect tax enforced,  by the secular leaders who make them finance mercenary armies. It made them unpopular and also vulnerable to envy and suspicion. Jews were equated with usurers, profiteers and parasites who became rich on the backs of others.(4) And precisely because the Jews wherever they lived, had their own cultural and religious tradition and a strong sense of community persisted, they were not charged individually but as a group, nation and race. (5)
Here Jacques Attali pushes the root cause of anti-Semitism of the purely religious to economic. It is a debatable proposition, but the monetary relationship between things and people is already a major reason for dissatisfaction and abuses there have been many.(6) 
Within Judaism, money was used as a means to compensate for damage. This was the moral principle beyond the classic 'eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth'  that was spoken in the Bible. (7) Compensate a victim for his suffering was a means to avoid a chain reaction of retaliation. (8) It was an attitude that went directly against the other religions. Including against Islam , which in the seventh century flourished. To better identify the Jews, people in the East made the obligation for Jews to wear special clothing. It was the first step toward a stigmatized population. In the middle of the Dark Ages, the Jews were almost the only people who moved from East to West, they not only ensured a degree of trade but also for exchange of ideas such as the introduction of the numerical system from the Arab world. 
In the first millennium, several people lost in the mists of history. The Jewish people, by their adherence to specific rules of life, language, culture and food regulations retain their individuality. (9) Their business sense they stood at the cradle of the check, the bill, paper money, the double accounting and the ethics of capitalism. Although the Jews led to increased trade and prosperity but also a growing envy and distaste for their creditors. In the first Crusade sacked the church, all members of the repayment of previous loans. Followed by the looting of Jewish property by the Crusaders. When Godfrey of Bouillon took Jerusalem, he drove the thousands of Jewish survivors gathered in a synagogue and then put it on fire. (10) Pope Innocent III forced the Jews to wear a mark: a conical hat in the Germanic countries, and a piece of yellow cloth in the Latin countries. 
In the 14th century in Spain, tens of thousands of Jews were murdered. After the reconquest of Granada from the Muslims,  infidels and Jews in 1492 were given a choice: convert or leave.(11) 
The result was an exodus that led to Spain's fall, intellectually. It is striking how countries that excile people who  think differently, often have an  economic downturn,  afterwards. Only those countries with an open immigration policy applied and who maintain a peaceful coexistence between different faiths were able to thrive and generate more wealth. (12)  The oppression of the Jews was not a matter for the Western European countries only. In Eastern Europe the Jews were persecuted, imprisoned and murdered. In 1648, 200,000 Jews were killed in Odessa and around the Crimea.(13)  In the West they were ordered to live in ghettos, as in La Giudecca in Venice in 1516 and later ordered by the Pope in Rome, Ancona and Bologna. 
Only since the 17th century there were voices against this. 
In his Epistola de tolerantia John Locke wrote that religion is a private matter. Spinoza argued that the biblical laws of God were only human texts, for each person to his own conscience to test. A century later, Lessing urged the Jews to cease to live in ghettos. With the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the United States became the first country where Jews enjoy full political equality. The same happened after the French Revolution and everywhere where Napoleon triumphed Jews got the same rights as others. (14) The ghettos were thrown open, the marks disappeared and the Jews were finally allowed to all occupations. Curiously this was also the first split between orthodox Judaism and the Jews who chose assimilation. They felt German or French and were in the forefront of the industrial revolution. In accord to their ethics the Jews had initiatives and stood at the base of large companies such as ICI, AEG, De Beers, Havas, Reuter, Citroen, Rothschild and many other banks. They lent money to states and thus became the target of the same criticisms that their predecessors had been listened to 2000 years. (15)
The turning point came during the nineteenth century. 
In his critique of capitalism and the world of money, Karl Marx, himself of Jewish origin, however, strongly criticised the Jews. The hatred against the Jews was this time not only religiously inspired, but also secular and economically. In France, the Jewish Captain Dreyfus convicted of treason even though he was innocent. (16) In Vienna, Karl Luger was the leader of the anti-Semitic Christian Social Party. In Russia published the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were published, a forged text that was supposedly prepared by Jews with the intention "to rule the world and to destroy Christianity."(17) There were numerous pogroms and this marked the start of mass emigration of Jews to America. The wave of anti-Semitism, and particularly the Dreyfus affair:  Theodore Herzl turned  the two thousand year old dream of a Jewish nation back to life. Jewish pioneers began to buy land in Palestine.(18) 
And then came the terrible 20th century when the Jews were again targeted. 
They were first killed by the fleeing White Russian troops, and later persecuted in the Soviet Union under Stalin. (19) They were held responsible for the economic recession that followed the stock market crash of 1929.(20) The United States then began to close their doors to Jews fleeing Europe. (21) Intellectuals such as Einstein, Arendt, Marcuse and Oppenheimer were allowed in. The drama of the Saint Louis and the shame of the Evian Conference remain remarkably undiscussed in Attali's book. (22)They tried to flee to Palestine but that was complicated by Arab pressure. Meanwhile, the Nuremberg Laws promulgated, the first step towards the eventual extermination of 6 million Jews in the extermination camps of the Nazis. In between the Nazis took everything the European Jews. (23) 

They had to pay in order to flee the country, later to build the wall around the Warsaw Ghetto and finally for some train to their death (4 penny per kilometer of track, children half price). Some were even used as slaves in productive departments of private companies that are specially settled near the concentration camps such as IG Farben and Krupp. Finally disappeared in the Auschwitz gas chambers, while the pope in Rome, despite his knowledge of what happened, said nothing. (24)
The Holocaust strengthened the call for a Jewish nation in 1948 and Ben-Gurion announced the rebirth of Israel with 700,000 inhabitants. 
This was followed by a true fight with the Arabs who wanted to exterminate Jews in their turn.(25) 
A battle that lasts until today. The Jewish people now has approximately 12.5 million people or 0.2% compared to 3% of the world two thousand years ago. Attali also points out that they are 0.5% of world wealth, which immediately have any suspicion about the huge fortunes in Jewish hands invalidated.(26) Nevertheless, the anti-Semitism stays there. In France and Germany are still being destroyed Jewish cemeteries and rabbis harassed. In Switzerland and Japan are some anti-Semitic books bestsellers. In Muslim countries the hatred of the Jews even with mother passed.(27) 
Attali concludes his book with the issue in the Middle East. 
He points out that, partly due to the high fertility rate of Palestinians, the Hebrew state can only survive by the existence of Palestine and Jerusalem, to recognize a special status to them. In the longer term it could merge into a kind of United Middle East 'with its own parliament and currency and an executive which people from different cultures and different religions live together peacefully. It seems a distant and unrealistic dream, but it was not so for Europe for 2000 years was suffering violence and today is a paragon of cooperation? "Unless it's in a ghetto confines, no nation will be something other than a melting pot of miscegenation," Attali writes. (28) The history of the Jewish people after shows to what an abomination to xenophobia, intolerance and the pursuit of "pure" lead. (29)
The Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the WTC towers  (30) that symbolized the economic and financial power of the West, and the American attack on Afghanistan and Iraq threatening the world in a new global religious war dipping. (31) With some calling for a jihad, a crusade for the others. 
This book is therefore timely because it shows that war, persecution and oppression in the name of God, no peace. We are doomed to live together or as Attali says, to be saved, each man needs the other. 

Jacques Attali, the Jews, the world and the money, Averbode Ten Have, 2003, 672 p

Some remarks: 

(1) Wrong.  Jews are not allowed to ask interest on loans. Well, not versus other jews.  But they are allowed to do this detremental behavior towards non-jews.  Could that be a possible reasoin for hatred towards them ?  See: Israel Shahak:  Jewish History, Jewish religion.  

(2) Een volk dat zich in andermans gebied vestigt kan verwachten dat het wordt onderdrukt. Is dat verwijtbaar?  Moeten we gasten/immigranten dan gelijk stellen aan de autochtone bevolking? Dan heeft geen enkel volk nog een eigen thuis, en is alles evenveel van iedereen. 
Opmerkelijk: joden gedragen zich, hoewel ze immigrant/allochtoon zijn, vaak barbaars t.o.v. de oorspronkelijke bevolking.  Voorbeelden: Perzië (Mordechai, Esther), Polen ( Arendar systeem),  Israel ( palestina).

(3) Ze hebben het Fractional Reserve systeem bedacht: ze creëerden geld uit het niets en vroegen daar rente voor. Een manier om anderen hard te laten werken en zelf niets te doen. ( Blog 92)   

(4) Correct. Joden hebben altijd de macht opgezocht en daarmee in symbiose gewerkt. De bevolking was daarvan de dupe. Die moest het gelag betalen.  Zo ging het 2000 jaar geleden, zo gaat het nu. Nu zìjn ze 'the government'.

(5) Groups have strategies to survive. ( At least those groups that did survive, have.) 
For the jews it is by way of selection for high intelligence and mild schizophrenia. Succesfull Talmud-students have the privilige to marry the daughters of rich men, so their offspring will survive better because of better food and protection. 
The mild schizofrenia is also present, as Jews always advocate principles that for some mysterious reason do not hold for themselves or for Israel.  ( All people are equal.... Immigration is good .... discriminatiopn is bad..... terrorisme is illigeal .... etc.etc.) 
If you want to 'breed ' an intelligent race, you cannot mix wth other races. Hence all these parts of the jewish culture that prevent mixing and assimilation:  kosher food, remarkable clothing and hair, creation of antisemitism ( Part V and VI ).

(6) Goyim have always had reasons enough to be angry to jewish people because of jewish economic terrorism. The 'killing of Jesus' argument was just an alibi. ( Not for the very religious people though).

(7) Wrong.   An eye for an eye is from the Old Testament. So it is part of the Torah. 
Christians changed this principle in the New Testament: " If someone hist your left cheek, offer him the other cheek." ( Als iemand je op de wang slaat, bied hem dan ook de andere wang aan.") 
(Lucas 6:29. )
Those who have to deal with the Jews can only hope for 'An eye for an eye".   On average one jewish death is wrecked by the killing of 100 goyim. In Arendar Poland, as well as in Gaza.

(8) Attali seems to give a positive explanation for the high value that the Jews attach to money. 
The millions of victims of the terrorist bankers will have difficulty to appreciate that. (Max Kaiser

(9) As argued in (5) the jews have an evolutionary strategy, not only to survive, but most probably to become the masters of all other people. This is written in their Holy Book. ( Blog 24)   
Evolutionary Psychologist Kevin MacDonald wrote 3 books about this subject. 

(10) Not very nice of Godfried. Attali did not mention the onslaught of Mamilla Pool, I suppose, where jews killes between 60.000 and 90.000 Christians. 

(11) The jews had invited the moors into Spain, as Benjamin Disraeli wrote.( ‘Coningsby” op  pag 326 en 327). Then they were asked to leave, and some of those that did not leave, were killed.  That is the order of the events.  Attali tells of jewish victimhood. But were they victims, or were they the perpetraters ?  

(12) A country that imports intelligent people, knowledge, money and en entrepreneurship will benefit from that.  Medieval Jews brought these assets. 
But the hispanics in the USA and the muslims that came to Europe in the last decennia did not bring these assets. And so they did not bring economic progress. ( except for the very rich, as wages went down). What they brought was internal division. That is precisely why the pro-immigration movement in the USA was always led by Jews: to divide the country, dilute the hegemony of the WASP's and eventually take over power in the States. This project is now succesfully finished. 

The same was done with Europe: in only a few  decades Europe became hopelessly multi-ethnic. Thanks to the Frankfurter School intellectuals who were able to take over academia and the media. 
They proclaimed everyone who questioned unlimited immigration to be a potential Auschwitz-killer. 
Those wise people who foresaw the ethnic strive that we are in now, were ostracised. Their careers ( in politics, academics or the media) were over.  
(13) The way that the jews treated the Polish and Ukraïnian people was the reason for the uprising, as also Jewish writers ( Nathan ben Moses Hannover, Jacopb Katz) and others ( Graetz) explained. Rabbi's had warned for this to happen. ( Part II

(14) Quite a few authors say that most of these Revolutions ( England, France etc.) were initiated and coordinated by jews. Not the least of them are: Benjamin Disraeli ( of jewish descent and a 'fan' of the jews, prime minister of England) See:  Lord Bentinck, pag 324.  Historian Sir Walter Scott, and MP Archibald Maule, Nesta Webster.  
Of course this part of History has vanished. We now have a history that is more convenient to the jews. 

(15) The best bussiness is to lend money tot a government, as a country can never disappear. There is always a way to get compensation if the loan cannot be paid back. And the nice thing is: Lending money to a government gives the bank power over this government. 
When the moneylenders installed the first Central bank in England it was to the comfort of the King, but the brittish people had to work like slaves in the decennia to come to pay the bankers the interest on money that the bankers never even posessed. ( Go to page 63)

(16) The Dreyfuss Affair is used as an example of anti-semitism. This shows the uninformedness of Attali and Verhofstadt. When Dreyfuss was rehabilitated it became known that he was falsely accused by a Rothschild agent ( Count Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy) in order to create animosity between Germany and France. The increasing cooperation between France and Germany had been a threat to England and the Rothschild interests. ( Engdahl 2004, pag31.)

(17) Two Jewish intellectuals, Gilad Atzmon and Yaov Shamir have a different opinion about these Protocols.  Gilad Atzmon: “Yaov  Shamir realises that if Abe Foxman and the ADL can guarantee a free pass to the American corridors of power, then the ‘anti Semitic’ message explored by the ‘Protocols of the Elders Of Zion’ is rather relevant and should be discussed in the open.”
The thing is this: he who studies the Protocols will have a much more profound understanding of what happens in the world than he who reads the New York Times and The Guardian every day. Quite an achievement for a 100 year old booklet.    

(18) It is not sure what was the main driving force in Herzl's mind. In any case, Herzl knew that anti-semitism was necessary for his dream to come true. ( Part V, third allinea) 

(19) De echte Russen werden door de Roden op de vlucht gejaagd. Die Witten wisten heel goed dat de Roden in feite deel namen aan een joodse greep naar de macht in hun eigen Rusland.  Als de Turkse allochtonen ons Nederlanders het land uit zouden jagen, zouden we misschien ook wel wraak nemen op Turken die we op onze vlucht tegen kwamen.  Dàt het een joodse staatsgreep was is dan wel uit alle geschioedenisboekjes geschrapt, maar dat verandert niets aan de feiten. Er zijn vele getuigenissen. 
Laat ik twee bekende filosemieten  als getuige nemen: Bertrand Russell en Winston Churchill. ( Citaat 4

(20) As the Great Depression was the result of unusual financial measures ( 'cheap money' followed by a huge withdrawal of money from the money-supply) and as the depression was wrongly handled ( See Milton Freedman) which 'mistake' made some big capitalists very rich, I am not surprised that even then the jews were blamed for the depression.  But I never heard this before.  ( Cf: Greenspan, Summers and Rubin did all that was in their power to create the financial crisis that we are in now: de-regulation, very cheap money etc.  Goldman Sachs thrives like never before... soon their friends will buy Greece for pennies on the dollar. ( Inside job.)(Max Kaiser) Max Kaiser thinks that after Greece a lot of other countries may go broke and be sold to the bankers friends, or better: those who  own and control the banks. Remember Carroll Quigley. (citation 20).

(21) Wrong. The Immigration Act that restricted immigration dated from 1924, long before Nazi Germany existed.

(22). The Dominican Republic always had his doors and harbor open for 100.000 German-jewish immigrants, but only 800 of them came. 

(23) Attali and Verhofstadt forget to compare the Nuremberg laws to the present Israeli law. 
Hard core Zionists were very happy with the Nuremberg laws, they welcomed them. Nobody then saw the holocaust coming. 

(24) Here is a one hour video of a jewish man searching for the famous Auschwitz gas-chambers
He wants to know what really happenend. For that he will soon end in jail, I am afraid. ( More

(25) Wacht even mijnheer Verhofstadt. Bedoelt U dat Attali niets schrijft over het volk dat reeds in Palestina woonde, in 1948 ? En over de tactiek die de joden gebruikten om dit volk te verdrijven? Schrijft hij niets over Ilan Pappé, en over Livia Rkoach ?  Dat kan toch niet waar zijn ! 

(26) Geeft Attali een onderbouwing, of beweert hij dit alleen maar ? 

(27) Het heeft toch iets onlogisch: een volk dat,  overal waar het gaat wonen,  na verloop van tijd wordt gehaat, terwijl het volledig onschuldig is.   
Als je op zoek bent naar hoe dat precies zit, zoals ik dat ben, dan eindig je met een blog zoals de mijne. 
(28) Attali sluit zich aan bij de lange rij van joodse 'deskundigen' die zegt dat de vermenging van volken en  rassen onontkoombaar is. Wie daar minder blij mee is, werd als 'fascist' ( Adorno's F-scale ) gebrandmerkt. Maar wat doen de joden zelf:  elke jood die een niet-joodse huwt wordt uitgestoten. Israel neemt nauwelijks vluchtelingen op, laat geen massa-immigratie toe om 'de volken te vermengen' en gaat zelfs zo ver de Palestijnen die daar geboren zijn, maar gevlucht na Deir Yassin, niet meer toe te laten. Dat is andere koek ! (Duke

(29) De geschiedenis van Israël sinds 1948 toont dat inderdaad aan. 

(30) A lot has changed since Attali wrote this book. To simply believe that Al Qaida did 911 is now obsolete among those who study the events. (Griffin) ( Gage) )( Sabrowski

(31) Een godsdienstoorlog? Als dat zo is, dan zijn het oorlogen die voortkomen uit de joodse godsdienst, uit hun geloof dat het einde der tijden pas kan komen als Israel de rest van de wereld overheerst. ( Blog 92)


Extra Information: 
Milton Friedman once made a speech named 'Capitalism and the Jews.'   (Speech) ( written)  ( Gilad Atzmon)  
Jerry Z. Muller: "Capitalism and the Jews." ( Amazon)  ( abstract
Review of part 2 of Mullers book: ( Brenton Sanderson
Review of part 3 of Mullers book: ( Brenton Sanderson
Review of part 4 of Mullers book: ( Brenton Sanderson)