Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More "blame the Jews" from Malaysia

Of course, when your own doctrine causes uncomfortable revelations, the best thing to do is find a scapegoat, the easiest being the Jews.  Throughout history it is always the Jews who are at the root of all evil.  Blame them, and the world agrees with you.  Global anti-semitism is at center stage when accusations fly that the Jews did this or that.  Nothing shakes peoples faith that it is indeed Jews at the heart of the troubles around us, the convenience of hating a historically blamed people makes it too easy to look anywhere else.

Malaysia has no Jews at all, no temple or synagogue, I doubt they even have a good corned beef sandwich, but in the end, the Malays blame the Jews for the ills they see around them.  As Malaysia is a Muslim-dominate country, it is no surprise, really to find the root of their hatred in the Qur'an and hadiths of Muhammad, not merely just a passing angst against the nearest prey.

From The Huffington Post July 22 by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

In Malaysia, When in Doubt, Blame the Jews

On July 9, 20,000 Malaysians gathered in Kuala Lumpur to demand more transparency in electoral laws in connection with next year's national elections.

Police unleashed tear gas and chemical-laced water on the demonstrators and temporarily detained nearly 1,700 of them. According to reports, authorities also detained six opposition activists without trial and accused them of trying to use the rally to spread communism. Police said they found T-shirts and other materials linked to communist figures.

Apparently, these measures didn't suffice for some of Malaysia's nervous ruling elite. The editors of Utusan Malaysia, owned by Prime Minister Najib Razak's United Malays National Organization ruling party (UMNO), defaulted to a time-tested maneuver: When in doubt, blame the Jews!

The Jews? Most citizens of the overwhelmingly Asian economic giant have never and will likely never meet a Jew in their lifetime. And yet the folks at Utusan Malaysia, which is influential among Muslims in rural areas who rely on government-linked media to shape their worldview, are apparently confident warnings about a "Jewish plot" would resonate in a land without Jews.

To understand why, you need only look at the track record of the man who dominated his nation for a quarter of a century, Malaysia's fourth prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad.

Mahathir was credited with engineering Malaysia's rapid modernization and spectacular economic growth. He was a dominant political figure, winning five consecutive general elections. He also used his political clout and controversial laws to detain activists and political opponents.

And Mahathir is an anti-Semite....

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

According to various sources there are less than 100 Jews living in Malaysia, most of them quite elderly.
Only 2 Jews carry a Malaysian passport as of July 28, 2011; one is 87 years old, the other man is 71.
The only synagogue closed in 1976 as the community could no longer fulfill the minyan, a quorum of ten or more adult Jews assembled for purposes of fulfilling a public religious obligation. The synagogue was sold and is now a photography studio.
The original Penang Jewish community has ceased to exist with the death of Mordecai (Mordy) David Mordecai on 15 July 2011.
Almost twenty years ago, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad cancelled a planned tour of Malaysia by the New York Philharmonic because the program included a work by a Jewish composer.
Of course all of those 87 year old Jews are out on the streets, agitating, fomenting riots and attempting the overthrow of Islam in Malaysia.
More racism, prejudice and hatred brought to you by the "religion of peace"!