By Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
Earlier this year, the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported that the last Jews in Norway are leaving. (Judenrein is German for cleansed of Jews. Some debate whether there are a few hundred Jews are still remaining, but the problem is the same.)
It does not stop with Norway. Jews are leaving England, and Jew hatred is on the rise in France, Italy and the Netherlands. This is a huge problem that has arrived with the Islamic invasion of immigrants.
Who cares? Certainly not the Jews or the Christians of America. The progressives, secularists, the media or any other social group you can find, do not care. NO ONE CARES. And why is this news ignored? Because if you recognize the effect (persecution) then you must inquire about the cause of the persecution. Norway is filling up with Muslims. The cause of the recent build up of Jew hatred in Europe is Islam, and Jews and Christians do not want to touch Islam, except to bend a knee to Mohammed. This is not to say that Jews do not resist anti-Semitism, but it seems that they only attack it when it is from the Christians. Christian anti-Semitism drives Jews nuts and they will attack it with a fury.
Why is Christian anti-Semitism unacceptable and Islamic anti-Semitism ignored? Although Christians and Jews may differ in theology, they have achieved a social unity. Most Jews have reduced the Torah to: Be Nice. In the same way most Christians have reduced their scriptures down to the same two word mantra: Be Nice. In short, if you get angry with Christians, nothing is going to happen. They will apologize and it is over. It is socially acceptable, even encouraged, to attack Christians, but any criticism of Islam is bigotry and no one, particularly a Jew, wants to be a bigot.
Normally, the “Be Nice” Christians and the “Be Nice” Jews show up at a Family of Abraham Dialogue dominated by Islam (the whole Family of Abraham idea is purely Islamic). The Nice Christians and Nice Jews smile as they listen to the Muslims tell them how the world works. Then they go home and they devote their time ignoring the destruction of Christianity and Judaism by Islam. Part of Being Nice is to be professionally ignorant of Islam’s doctrine and history.
So, who cares if the Christians and Jews are so corrupted by Nice that they are cowards, and ignorant ones at that? Well, we have a civilizational war going on and the Jews and Christians are aiders and abettors of Islam. They are co-conspirators with the Muslim Brotherhood, instead of being its enemy. Oops! Nice people don’t have enemies. We are all the same, so no one can ever be an enemy.
But, imagine if instead of the religion of Nice, we had Christians and Jews who knew Islam and its history. Imagine if Christians and Jews were to take a part in defending our civilization from Sharia. Here are two examples:
Biblical scholarship as war against Islam:
Islam makes unhistorical claims about Abraham, Ishmael and Mecca. Christian and Jewish scholars should take on Islam’s bogus claims about its origins. Although it is a natural area of interest, you cannot find university religious scholars who can tell you about the “religious stew” that was Mohammed’s milieu and the basis for Islam. The entire religious and generational history found in the Sira is fiction and needs to be addressed by scholars. Once you understand the myth of Mohammed and the myth of Mecca, Islam has no historical foundation.
Compassion as a protest against jihad:
There is push on today to nominate Malala Yousafzai for a Nobel Prize. She is a Pakistani girl whom the Taliban tried to assassinate because of her desire for women to be educated. This is an excellent moral idea.
But why let our moral concern stop there? In Africa a man named Umar Mulinde became an apostate of Islam and converted to Christianity. Under the Sharia he can be killed. Instead, he got half of his face burned off with acid. The murder, rape and torture of Christians by Muslims in Africa is a constant jihad. Why not nominate Umar for a Nobel Prize as a representative of freedom of conscience? (If you think this is a good idea—sign this petition.)
The compassion for the victims of jihad is a cure for the self-hatred of the Jews and Christians who are such cowards that they cannot even take care of their own. It is a war against Nice-at-all-costs, the cancer of our civilization.
Back to the Jews of Norway—who cares?