Thursday, September 7

Why (really) Europe hates the Jews



The following is a long, but oh-so-worthwhile "fisking" of European attitudes against Israel and Jews in general:
Jostein Gaarder, the Norwegian science writer, novelist and children’s writer has written a thunderous prophetic denunciation of Israel that articulates well the moral posture of Europe when it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict. It’s reach and vehemence prompted many complaints and accusations of anti-semitism.

The prophetic cry was published on August 5, 2006, in the immediate aftermath of the Qana bombing and the international outrage based on what we now know was systematically distorted numbers and staged photos, all designed to arouse precisely the kind of moral outrage so eloquently expressed by Gaarder. Thus his response represents a good gauge of the power of the media’s narrative on people’s thoughts and emotions.

The following is an open-letter fisking, asking Jostein Gaarder to take the time and effort to reconsider his hasty vehemence, explore the underlying assumptions and emotions that drove his prophetic language, and finally, examine the possibility that he might have been the dupe of demopaths… a phenomenon that Europe can ill afford these days.

Again - long, detailed, but SO worth sticking with...

1 comment:

religion of pieces said...

The Church of England has quite a history of moonbats in the belfry. The worldwide Anglican/Episcopalian Church has long been a home for appeasers, Marxoids, fellow-travellers, Grauniad-readers, useful idiots, BBC-viewers and people too PC to become social workers. So I was amazed to find this anti-dhimmi Anglican organisation:

http://www.anglicansforisrael.com/aims

"Our Aims
1. To resist the call for a boycott of Israel.
2. To support the people of Israel and to secure defensible borders for the State of Israel.
3. To promote bonds of fellowship and interfaith understanding between Anglicans and the Jewish people.
4. To recall the Church to G-d’s Covenant with the Jewish people and to call the Church to affirm the centrality of Israel to the Jewish faith.
5. To call Anglicans to repentance for the wrongs-of both word and deed- inflicted by Christians on the Jewish people and the nation of Israel.
6. To fight all libels against Israel and the Jewish people and their State.
7. To promote reconciliation and ties of friendship between the people of Israel and the righteous Arabs who oppose terrorism and wish to have peaceful relations with Israel.
8. To protect the Christian communities threatened by Islamic extremism in the Middle East.
9. To bring the Church back to an understanding of the Jewish roots of our faith. "

These guys will obviously have their work cut out if they want to prevent the Anglicans going the same way as the dhimmi Presbyterians, who are boycotting Israel because: “…the occupation is the sole cause of the conflict. If the Israelis would return to the pre-June 1967 (1949 armistice) lines, there would be no Palestinian grievance and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would end along with the Muslim resentment of the West that it engenders.” From http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05089/479535.stm

The Anglican church matters far more than Presbyterians, because its worldwide membership is around 80 million, making it the second largest Christian denomination. It’s also active in front-line civilizational clash areas like Nigeria. The Muzzies would regard it as a major victory if they could subvert or subjugate the C of E.

So, all you bloggers out there – give http://www.anglicansforisrael.com a link. They’ll need all the support they can get!

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