Friday, November 30, 2007

In Defense of Zionism

Malaysia Today's founder and editor, as have many others inside and outside Malaysia, have raked yours truly over the proverbial coals regarding my stance towards a much-maligned ideology usually referred to as Zionism. For the record, and let me make this very clear up front--I am an unapologetic Zionist.

Zionism is a dirty word in Malaysia. If you really want to offend or demonise someone, why of course one calls them, among other things, a Zionist ('apostate' and 'kufr' are also perennial favourites). Zionists are routinely portrayed in Malaysia's state-owned media and elsewhere in the Malaysian blogosphere as Nazis, murderers, and/or criminals of the worst sort. What's really going on is that anti Semitism--Jew hatred--is now masquerading under the disingenuous moniker known as 'anti Zionism'. Anti Zionism in reality is nothing but a thinly disguised pejorative for anti Semitism. Don't be fooled. Every aspect of Muslim culture and media remains geared toward the elimination of Israel.

It's no surprise that one in Malaysia never hears any alternative viewpoint to this rabid hysteria and venomous hatred. Zionism is also itself never explained, except perhaps as the 'sword of neo-colonialism' in the Middle East or something analagous, a propaganda flourish in itself that Herr Goebbels (Hitler's chief propagandist, may he burn in hell) would no doubt be proud of. Conventional opinion in Malaysia and elsewhere has it that one is entirely justified in using violence against anyone who breaks into one's home in order to occupy it. The libel of portraying Zionism as a colonial settler movement is therefore a key instrument in making the murder of Jewish men, women and children (God forbid) acceptable in our age. Every time M-T or any other Malaysian publication advocates 'anti Zionism', they are in fact (unwittingly or otherwise) participating in an ongoing conspiracy to commit mass murder.

Zionism, simply put, is Jewish nationalism, the belief that Jews deserve a national home on the land of their ancient birthright, the land of Israel. Theodor Herzl, a Austro-Hungarian journalist, founded modern, secular Zionism in the late 19th century. But he never lived to see his vision of the state of Israel come to reality, having died in 1904. Sadly, Herzl was wrong in one fundamental way about his own idea: he thought that the Jews having their own state would end all Jew-hatred. A brief tour of M-T's archives or the Arab/Muslim press shows every day how tragically mistaken Herzl was.

The reality is Israel is a modern democracy where Jews and non Jews enjoy equality, just as Herzl had foreseen. Israel does not foist a despicable NEP-style programme upon any of its inhabitants, nor does it cause any of its citizens to suffer from anything remotely resembling 'Ketuanan Yahudi'--nothing of the kind exists. The state of Israel is not fascistic, not colonial nor imperialistic, and does not indulge in practicing religious or ethnic apartheid, as is the usual practice in virtually all Muslim-ruled states.

One can also find support for Zionism in some of the most unlikely places. For example, there is one reference, a source that many Malaysians find authorative, that unequivocally supports the idea of Israel belonging to its rightful owners, the Jews.

This source says:

"And we said to the Children of Israel, 'scatter and live all over the world…and when the end of the world is near we will gather you again into the Promised Land."

And also this same source asserts this:

"Remember when Moses said to his people: 'O my people, call in remembrance the favor of God unto you, when he produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave to you what He had not given to any other among the people. O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned unto you, and then turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.'"

The source of these two quotes? It's the Quran--specifically Sura 17:204 and Sura 5:20-21, respectively. Even the Quran recognizes that the sovereign right of the Jews over the Land of Israel is the will of Allah.

The essential narrative is that Jews in Israel are not "colonial settlers", but its true and rightful inhabitants.

Shabbat shalom and have a good weekend.

Crossposted at Malaysia Today


Anonymous said...

Hi Anti-Jihadist,

That's eactly why I don't commennt at MT.

While Raja Petra is sufficient enlighten and his Blog is doing a great service to all races, his crowd includes plenty of thoroughly biased commentators who do not realize their erroneous world view because of ingrained religiousity and its fatalism involved.

I guess it's difficult to reveal to anyone that his late father was actually a an evil person as a matter of fact. He won't be able to accept that shock.

In fact I don't care to read all the damnations leveled at you there on this topic.


Anonymous said...

Plain English Adaptation



Weapons are used to create fear, so everyone hates them. This is why the wise person does not use weapons unless there is no choice. He prefers peace and quiet, and he does not celebrate victory in war. If we celebrate victory, we find happiness in killing, and when killing makes us happy, we can't grow spiritually.

War should be treated like a funeral, because many people are being killed. All of the victims should be mourned, and victory should not be celebrated." u/q

It's clear that following the Arabist ways in culture condemns one forever to NOT ever understanding the gem of true East Asian wisdom such as in the above quote. That's why the Arabs always dance in the streets and shoot into the air at the slightest "victory" and peace always eludes them always. They secretly love war, no matter what they say to the contrary.


kesava said...

How malay muslims turn around history:

Siapakah yang menghalau orang India Muslim dari bumi India ke Pakistan (dulu Pakistan Barat) dan ke Bangladesh (dulu Pakistan Timur)?

The writer says that indian muslims were expelled from India. Rubbish. But this is what the shitheads are taught.

second Anti Jihadist said...

Bless you Anti-Jihadist. It says in the Good book that those who Bless Abraham's desendents will themselves be blessed and those who curse them will be cursed. That fact will account for the shit that Malaysia is in, second to the fact that Malaysia runs on the idoitic NEP and the bunch of racist politicians who runs them, relatives of Tun Abdul Razak who first came up with the idea.

non hindu said...

Malaysia is the only country in the world now that has legalised racialist policy. Used to be South Africa, imagine the hypocirites who used to call South africa racist! All the hypocrite Kris kissing leaders including the Deputy PM and his nephew leaders would come out with these idiotic reasons to justify their racialist shit especially after the Hindraf rally!
Why don't those Hindraf organiser come out openly and sue the government of MAlaysia!