This is the language of hysteria calculated to provoke the assassination of the Iranian head of state and a US or Israeli air force bombing holocaust against Iran, in the name of preventing the alleged imminent Iranian threat of a holocaust against "Israel."
This is madhouse logic. It reduces complex geo-politics, revisionist homicidal gas chamber skepticism and legitimate outrage at the bloody racism of the Israeli government, to the lowest common propaganda denominator, "Jihad and Jew hate." How about an alarm over “Judaism and Arab hate,” which has engendered the mass murder of tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinian Arabs?
The execution gas chambers of Auschwitz are supernatural relics of the religion of Holocaustianity. They cannot withstand doubting-Thomas scientific investigation (see http://tinyurl.com/6xshlyf); therefore, any informed skepticism concerning these sacred totems must be criminalized, and debased into jargon intended for consumption by the dumbed-down American masses: Muslim Iran, which overthrew the Fascist Shah, becomes a Nazi nation, and jihad against the slaughter of the Palestinians constitutes "Jew hate."
The Zionists are the most nostalgic segment of all those who are stuck in the past. They are forever endeavoring to renamimate World War II and append the Allied narrative about the "Good War" to Middle East geopolitics in the 21st century. This reflects the abysmal poverty of their argument. They have nothing more to say in defense of rabbinic racism and Israeli apartheid than to chant schoolyard singsong equating the Iranians with the Nazis. Self-reflection is not an Israeli strong suit. Their megalomania prevents them from seeing the contours of the Third Reich in their own Talmudic backyard.
Jeffrey Goldberg is quoted toward the end of the "Jerusalem Post" article. He's the zero-credibility "Israel expert" who helped engineer the US invasion of Iraq by promoting the preposterous hoax that Saddam Hussein was implicated in the 9/11 terror attacks. Last autumn he sunk so low as to libel the recently deceased Roman Catholic scholar and writer Joseph Sobran as a "Nazi."
The ADL and the Jerusalem Post are peddling hallucination, but I'll bet you dollars-to-doughnuts that their delusions will be parroted throughout Right wing talk radio and the pulpits of Judeo-Churchianity.
(Hoffman's latest book is "Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not," forthcoming in July, if funds allow. A chapter from the book appears in the no. 55 issue of "Revisionist History Newsletter").
ADL LAUDS GERMAN SCHOLAR FOR STUDY ON ANTI-SEMITISM
By Benjamin Weinthal | Jerusalem Post | Feb. 14, 2011
BERLIN – Dr. Matthias Küntzel, a Hamburg-based author and political scientist who is currently a research associate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was honored last week by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League for his work exposing the interplay between Nazi ideology and modern Iranian anti-Semitism.
“In his writing on the anti- Semitism of the Iranian regime, which he terms the ‘stepchild of German National Socialism,’ Dr. Küntzel lays bare the genocidal intent of those who are striving for nuclear weapons,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director, said while presenting the ADL Paul Ehrlich-Gunther K. Schwerin Human Rights Award to Küntzel at the ADL executive committee meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
“He makes clear that the link between the anti-Semitism of the Nazis and of the Iranian regime is not just an analogy,” Foxman said.
“Matthias Küntzel has a long and distinguished record in speaking out against anti-Semitism and warning his readers in his native Germany and elsewhere about the dangers posed by this age-old virus that has no known cure. His work has been sorely underappreciated in this country. With this recognition, we hope to acknowledge his ongoing efforts and also let the American public know of the implications of this disturbing trend,” Foxman said.
Küntzel, speaking at the ceremony in Florida, said, “Today’s events in Tunisia and Egypt mark a watershed in the development of the Middle East. And it is precisely at such a time – a time of new beginnings – that it becomes more important than ever to publicly raise the issues of the roots and potential consequences of anti-Semitism in the Middle East.”
“Islamist movements – especially the Muslim Brotherhood – are a headline issue right now. I do of course strongly support the people’s fight in Tunisia and Egypt for freedom of opinion and freedom of assembly. But I am at the same time concerned about the tendency of Western governments and media to downplay the Muslim Brotherhood’s anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. While anti-Semitism from the far Right occasions justified outrage in the USA and elsewhere, the very same anti-Semitism is again and again downplayed and minimized when expressed by Muslims,” he said.
Küntzel continued, “Many are inclined to excuse these diatribes as a side effect of the Middle East conflict, and blame Israel for the anti-Semitism in the Arab world. Others – such as the London-based Prof. Gilbert Achcar [at the School of Oriental and African Studies] – even try to excuse the denial of the Holocaust.
To quote Prof. Achcar: “‘Are all forms of Holocaust denial the same? Should such denial when it comes from oppressors, not be distinguished from denial in the mouths of the oppressed, as the racism of ruling whites is distinguished from that of subjugated blacks?’”
Küntzel is an external research associate at the Vidal Sassoon Centre for The Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University.
He teaches political science at a technical college in Hamburg and co-founded the German chapter of Scholars For Peace in the Middle East.
He has focused his recent academic work, including "Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11," on contemporary genocidal anti-Semitism in Iran, and Europe’s, particularly Germany’s, response to threats from the Islamic Republic to obliterate Israel.
Küntzel argues that Iran is the first country since Nazi Germany to make lethal anti-Semitism — a second Holocaust targeting the Jewish state – a cornerstone of its foreign policy.
Küntzel, an impassioned essayist and author of groundbreaking books on modern anti-Semitism, has over the years sharply criticized the Merkel administration and the Bundestag for failing to take a tough posture against genocidal Iranian anti- Semitism and Germany’s 4 billion euro annual trade relationship with the Islamic Republic.
“Germany wants a special relationship with both Israel and Iran. And that’s impossible. Germany can’t have it both ways,” he told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
Writing in The New York Times Book Review on "Jihad and Jew Hatred," Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine and Israel expert, said, “The German scholar Matthias Küntzel... takes anti-Semitism, and in particular its most potent current strain, Muslim anti-Semitism, very seriously indeed. His bracing, even startling, book, "Jihad and Jew-Hatred" (translated by Colin Meade), reminds us that it is perilous to ignore idiotic ideas if these idiotic ideas are broadly, and fervently, believed.”
According to Goldberg, “Küntzel makes a bold and consequential argument: The dissemination of European models of anti-Semitism among Muslims was not haphazard, but an actual project of the Nazi Party, meant to turn Muslims against Jews and Zionism... Küntzel is right to state that we are witnessing a terrible explosion of anti-Jewish hatred in the Middle East, and he is right to be shocked.”
Great column Michael. However "dollars to doughnuts" is at best a 2:1 bet. How about dollars to dimes?
Or, use the singular, doughnut?
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