The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Here As Well

Whether it's France or Belgium, Sweden or Germany, violence and rapes perpetrated by gangs of "youths" have become alarmingly commonplace. In addition, anti-Semitic instances are growing in number and intensity across Europe, and overtly violent acts (beatings, bombings) against Jews and synagogues are on the rise. And who are the "youths" that are the perpetrators of such violence? Well ... political correctness blocks us from answering that question. After all, in the name of "immigrant rights," multiculturalism, concern for the "frustration" of "oppressed" people and, of course, our need to avoid condemnation as "Islamophobes," the "youths" remain youths—that's all.

Now, under cover of an analogous PC blackout from most left-leaning media sources in the United States, we see the same pattern of violent rhetoric and anti-Semitism beginning to emerge in the United States. Paul Sperry reports:
Muslim clerics are threatening the lives of Jews from the pulpits of American mosques, and they are doing it with virtual impunity, say former US law-enforcement officials who worry that the rhetoric could lead to violent attacks.

Over the past six months, at least five prominent US imams have been caught on tape preaching violence against Jews in sermons at mosques across America.

Yet these radical preachers inciting anti-Semitic violence aren’t prosecuted or even permanently banished by the leadership of their mosques ...

Many American Muslims are hearing a similarly evil sentiment each Friday at their places of worship.

Last month, for example, Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of Houston preached Muslims should “fight the Jews” in the wake of Trump’s decision. After a videotaped excerpt of his lecture was translated from Arabic by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute and posted online, the imam apologized and insisted he’s opposed to “all forms of terrorism.”

Speaking on the same day, Imam Abdullah Khadra of Raleigh, NC, invoked the same Jew-killing hadith (a collection of the sayings of Muhammad), saying the Muslim prophet “gave us the glad tidings that we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: ‘Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me,” according to MEMRI.

Also last month, Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh of Garland, Texas, posted a recorded prayer on his Facebook page calling for Israel’s destruction: “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionists and their allies,” according to a translation by Washington-based Investigative Project on Terrorism. His sermon reportedly drew several comments of “amen, amen.”

On Dec. 8, New Jersey Imam Aymen Elkasaby invoked “martyrdom” as a means to take revenge on the Jews, whom he called “apes and pigs.” He then prayed for their annihilation, eliciting cheers from the Muslim men attending his Jersey City mosque. [He was subsequently "suspended." But the people who cheered ... ah, that's another matter.]

“Count them one by one, and kill them down to the very last one! Do not leave a single one on the face of the Earth,” the cleric angrily beseeched Allah, to which his flock could be heard crying, “Amen!” One man was so moved by the call to action, he stood up and invited the rest of the congregation to march on Times Square, according to MEMRI.

And where are the voices of all of the progressive activists who tell us (continually) that they fight against "hatred and bigotry?" Crickets. For that matter, where is the condemnation of Democrat bigwigs like DNC co-chair Keith Ellison, a solid progressive and champion of ... oh wait, that would be the same Keith Ellison who has himself uttered blatantly anti-semitic sentiments.

Europe is in trouble. First, because far too many recent Muslim immigrants refuse to assimilate into the culture of the countries that have accepted them. And far worse, a non-trivial percentage have decided that violence and terror directed at women and Jews is an acceptable outlet for their "frustration." In Europe, radical Imams preach hatred.

And now, the same kind of preaching and hatred has begun here as well.