Friday, December 09, 2005

quoting Eric Wijnants
Islam thought the ‘Arabs’, nomads at the time, in need of subjugation. The ‘shari’ah, was to base the legal code of the new faith on the more fluid tribal legal system, or ‘urf’.

Zionism was a spontaneous ‘non-governmental’ organization concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. The social experiment called the ‘kibbutz’ system, however was not to survive the changes in Israeli society of the 1960-70’s.

But when Ahmadinejad said that Israel when sanctioned by the U.N., "took islamic land” (in fact they bought it, and were given the land rights by a Muslim ruler), one also could argue that Muslims took Mesopotamia, Syria, Turkey, Egypt...

Neither were Arabs entirely innocent in the Holocaust when Haj Amin el-Husseini, mufti of Jerusalem, likened Nazism to Islam in a speech to the Bosnian SS division, the Handschar. Balkan and Soviet Muslims took part in massacring Jews as part of the Einsatzgruppen. And the mufti of Jerusalem finally negotiated with Hitler about extending the Holocaust to the Jews living in the Arab countries, and effectively prevented the release of Jews, including thousands of children. (See: L Hirszowicz, Third Reich and the Arab East,J Schechtman, The Mufti and the Fuehrer, Anwar Sadat, Revolt on the Nile.)

Three days ago Gulf News commented about Ahmadinejad earlier claim that he felt light around his head during a speach at the U.N.

Did the "Hidden Imam" send a flash signal to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was addressing the United Nations last September? Is the new president assisted by an army of djins and angels?

These and similar questions are now all the rage in Tehran. Designed as part of a campaign of character assassination against Ahmadinejad, they do not come from secularists or atheists who do not believe in the "Hidden Imam" or dijns and angels.

The architects of this campaign are mullahs in the Rafsanjani-Khatami faction that Ahmadinejad defeated in last summer's election.
Aimed at portraying the new president as a mentally imbalanced individual suffering from visions and hallucinations, the campaign replaces an earlier one in which Ahmadinejad was presented as a "terrorist and hostage-taker".


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