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We Should Have Heeded the Warning Signs of Islamist Antisemitism

We must confront Islamist groups with what Prime Minister David Cameron referred to as “muscular liberalism.”
Secretary of State John Kerry shaking hands with Egyptian President Morsi. The Obama administration cannot even get itself to even use the word “Islamism,” let alone take a stand against the pervasive antisemitism created by Islamists at home and abroad.

Secretary of State John Kerry shaking hands with Egyptian President Morsi two years ago.

The Qatari owned Al Jazeera has aired countless sermons and programs vilifying Jews and Israel. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is arguably Sunni Islam’s most influential cleric in the world and wields considerable influence in the Muslim Brotherhood. Reaching weekly over 60 million viewers in his program “Shariah and Life,” he commonly spews anti-Western and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. On January 28, 2009, he stated “the last punishment was carried out by Hitler…this was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.”

The grim reality is that Muslim imams, scholars, and activists demonstrating the courage to publicly take on the antisemitism of Islamist leaders are far too few and have not made their presence known. They have neither the platforms nor the backing which petro-funded Islamist linked movements do around the world.

We must support them by heeding the warnings which the horrible history of Islamist antisemitism has shown and take action to prevent its prevalence on every front throughout the world. The Obama administration cannot even get itself to even use the word “Islamism,” let alone take a stand against the pervasive antisemitism created by Islamists at home and abroad. Just like Islamist inspired terror, Islamist inspired antisemitism cannot be treated without targeting Islamism. Instead, President Obama’s national security team has engaged Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups in the U.S. and oddly seems to consider the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt an ally in the making.

Our leaders have to take sides in the battle of ideas against Islamism by reviving our public diplomacy in support of universal human rights, whether popular or not. We need to systematically expose—name and shame—the antisemitic behavior and ideas promulgated by Islamist movements, including all forms of hatred against Jews, conspiracies, and anti-Americanism. Antisemitic ideas are not isolated incidents to be condemned and dismissed. We should expose their root cause, foremost of which among Muslims is Islamism.

The U.S. must engage and provide platforms for courageous reform-based civil society organizations dedicated to working against anti-Semitism. Conversely the administration must also disengage from Islamist groups and expose their ideology for what it is—incompatible with modernity. We must end the climate of political correctness and subtle bigotry, which gives Muslims a pass on accountability for the hate-filled ideas of antisemitism. We must not be seen as advocating for liberty only at home and turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism from our supposed “allies”.

We must confront Islamist groups with what Prime Minister David Cameron referred to as “muscular liberalism.” While hyper-secularists in Europe attack the faithful of all faiths, Islamists thrive in that blind multicultural environment. We ignore at our own peril what Islamist antisemitism tells us about who they are and what lies ahead for those of us in its way.

About the Author: M. Zuhdi Jasser is the author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith, and is President and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (the opinions here are his own).


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14 Responses to “We Should Have Heeded the Warning Signs of Islamist Antisemitism”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  2. Anonymous says:

    IT IS TIME TO CREATE RABBIS FOR PAMELA GELLER.

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG. SHAME ON THE CANADIAN POLICE. WHERE ARE THE RABBIS WITH BATZIM. I am not afraid to speak out, I AM NOT A COWARD. I HAVE SERVED AS A POLICE CHAPLAIN FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS AND NOW HAVE RANK OF CAPTAIN. Pamela Geller was invited by me to speak in my synagogue and I did not back down when threatened. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong. Beth-El – YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWbiRUdRHg

    Apr 15, 2013… Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong…. was asked by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg to give her address at his Congregation Beth-El…

  3. Gil Gilman says:

    ya think?

  4. Ethan Perks says:

    Warning signs! What warning signs! A warning sign is a subtle signal, easily missed. There is nothing subtle about the Muslim Brotherhoods anti Semitism. They proclaim it to the rooftops for all to hear. As do far too many "moderate" Muslims. The fact that the PC crowd refuses to see or hear is the cowardice that threatens our Western way of life!

  5. Chuck Morse says:

    Islamo-Communism The Communist Connection to Islamic Terrorism by Chuck Morse.
    http://amzn.com/B00CCVREKE

  6. Nazi plus Islamst equals NAZISLAMIST.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Obama and his Bros in the Hood are tight, biatch!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Or more simply, equals Muslim.

  9. Julane Jazzique says:

    PC is the Islamist best friend. Outlaw PC. Start yelling the truth, screw Government silencing of the Truth, PC is the great silencer. PC is causing rage to boil up, because We see the truth, but have been Told By Our Governments, to be Sensitive, to an insensitive group. Under the Guise of PC, multiculturalism , which doesn't work period.
    PC is destroying ALL that is good. PC. Is wrong

  10. Anonymous says:

    IT IS TIME TO CREATE RABBIS FOR PAMELA GELLER.

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG. SHAME ON THE CANADIAN POLICE. WHERE ARE THE RABBIS WITH BATZIM. I am not afraid to speak out, I AM NOT A COWARD. I HAVE SERVED AS A POLICE CHAPLAIN FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS AND NOW HAVE RANK OF CAPTAIN. Pamela Geller was invited by me to speak in my synagogue and I did not back down when threatened. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong. Beth-El – YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWbiRUdRHg

    Apr 15, 2013… Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong…. was asked by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg to give her address at his Congregation Beth-El…

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  11. Anonymous says:

    IT IS TIME TO CREATE RABBIS FOR PAMELA GELLER.

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG. SHAME ON THE CANADIAN POLICE. WHERE ARE THE RABBIS WITH BATZIM. I am not afraid to speak out, I AM NOT A COWARD. I HAVE SERVED AS A POLICE CHAPLAIN FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS AND NOW HAVE RANK OF CAPTAIN. Pamela Geller was invited by me to speak in my synagogue and I did not back down when threatened. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong. Beth-El – YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWbiRUdRHg

    Apr 15, 2013… Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong…. was asked by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg to give her address at his Congregation Beth-El…

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  12. Any Muslim who will not subordinate Islamic law to secular law is a potential terrorist. Ominously that included the vast majority on Muslims worldwide. Antisemitism is the glue that holds the Islamists together.

  13. Anonymous says:

    http://newsblaze.com/story/20130517120655nurg.nb/topstory.html

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  14. Kikker Land says:

    If Jasser is such a moderate why does he worship at a radical mosque which has an imam who is head of CAIR Arizona?

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