Monday, February 4, 2008

'The Path to the Final Solution'

I'm not one who sees anti-Semitism around every corner or believes that all major media is anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian. But The Jawa Report posted a powerful audio slideshow, "The Path to the Final Solution," to YouTube today that focuses on the rise of anti-Semitism around the world, and left me feeling more than a little queasy.

The video makes little effort to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and jihadi fanatics. And some of the facts can be argued and disputed, like when the narrator refers to all of the Muslim world as the Arab world and includes Turks and Persians and Southeast Asians. But what can't be ignored is the sheer vitriol exhibited in the photos, mostly of neo-Nazis and Muslim groups bent on the destruction of Israel, and cartoons portraying Jews to be a dirty and filthy and cunning people.

The video moves too quickly to fully ingest the offensiveness of many of the images, so you'll want to keep your cursor over the pause button. You'll certainly recognize some of the pictures, like those of Jimmy Carter and Mel Gibson. Others are more obscure, like the swastikas sprayed onto a bathroom stall at UCLA and the cartoon of Hitler smirking in bed with an emaciated and mortified Anne Frank, saying, "Write this one in your diary Anne!" All are appalling.

Here is part of The Jawa Report's post explaining the video:

As a member of the Global Zionist Conspiracy™ (although somewhat behind in my union dues), I was already aware that Jew hatred had been with us for some time, and that it still lingered in the shadows. What I was unprepared for was it's seemingly sudden reemergence into the light, and welcome acceptance into mainstream political and social discourse.

During the intervening months, this new awareness caused me some consternation... and I found myself going in search of this filth.

You'd be amazed how easily one can locate vast resources of images, quotes and comments, videos, blogs and a variety of other propaganda blaming the Jews for everything up to, and including, the attacks of 9/11, AIDS, every global economic tremor and even weather patterns in the Middle East!

You'd be amazed, that is, if you had not already encountered this in your travels - and if you've been on the Internet for more than 15 minutes, you have.


Kafir Alalazoo said...

Thank you for re-posting my video. I appreciate any additional exposure it can get, as I believe this is an important issue that is often overlooked.

However, I'd like disagree with a couple of things you said in your brief review:

1. The video makes little effort to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and the radical elements in their religion because where antisemitism is concerned, there is little distinction beyond their response to it.

While the radical Islamists may act violently in response to their beliefs, even the non-radical Muslims have an abiding dislike and distrust for Jews, as not only history has shown, but also numerous recent polls and studies.

This is strengthened by the state sponsored media of the Muslim world, as well as in schools and religious institutions, and while there may be exceptions to the rule, antisemitism (or at the very least, anti-Zionism)is the norm throughout the entire Muslim world.

2. You claim I made no distinctions between the Arab world and Persia, Turkey, etc.
In point of fact, the map I used at that specific part of the video clearly highlights Arab nations, while Iran and Turkey are not highlighted, and most of the Asian states are not even visible.

I very deliberately said "the Arab world", and used the map that I did, to make the distinction between Arabs, Persians, Turks, et al.

Thank you again for taking the time to view my video, comment on it, and repost it at your website.

Best regards,

Kafir Alalazoo

Kafir Alalazoo said...

Upon watching the video again, I see the image you are referring to.
In my previous comment, I was speaking of the part where I say that the Arab world is more organized, yet apparently you were writing about a later image showing "The Arab world" in reference to land ownership.

In that particular case, I misspoke, and should have said "land owned by Muslims" instead of "Arabs".

My apologies.


Brad A. Greenberg said...

No need to apologize, my infidel friend. Thanks for the video and for your response to my post.

Kafir Alalazoo said...

My pleasure.

I hope you'll subscribe to my YouTube channel. I plan to do many more videos in the future, covering a wide variety of topics.