Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Orthodox Jewish Christian Lover's Religious Double Standard

Sheikh Yusuf Quaradawi, chief Rabbi of the Muslim brotherhood, has been quoted saying this:
‘Today the Jews are not the Israelites praised by Allah, but the descendants of the Israelites who defied His word. Allah was angry with them and turned them into monkeys and pigs….There is no doubt that the battle in which the Muslims overcome the Jews [will come]….In that battle the Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them.
This is a viciously anti-Semitic remark, and I condemn it absolutely, but guess what? The belief that God rejected the Jews after the golden calf, and that we are the decedents of those rejected Israelite, some of whom were turned into monkeys and pigs, is a very old, very traditional Muslim belief.  A Muslim who speaks this way is behaving like a good and faithful Muslim, just as a Christian who speaks about Jews being condemned to hell, or destined for slaughter at the Rapture is speaking as a good and faithful Christian. Why do I mention this? Because our dear GOP Jewish friends can't seem to behave consistently.

When a Muslim speaks as a traditional Muslim he's condemned by the GOP Jews, but when a Christian  says things that are just as ugly, the GOP Jews defend him. Wevre seen it happen time and time again. After some Christian public figure insults us, the sniveling flack-like XXX of the world tell us the insult must be graciously accepted because, after all, the obnoxious Christian was only speaking from his heart and sharing a sincere religious belief. It happened when Ann Coulter insulted us.  And when Pat Robertson insulted us. And when Jerry Falwell insulted us. And when Mel Gibson insulted us. And too many other times to count.

Unlike the GOP Jews, I say an anti-Semitic remark is to be condemned no matter what. I offer no religious exemptions. A believing Christian who says we Jews are unloved and rejected by God, practicing an "imperfect" religion and preordained to die when Jesus returns is no different from a believing Muslim who says Allah magically made our forefathers into monkeys. Both remarks are hateful. Both remarks should be condemned. And both speakers should be ostracized, together with any court Jewish conservative who dares to defend them.

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