Paranoia Creation and Its Implications
A Follow-up to Creation of Paranoia (part 1 and 2) by Karl Ericson
educating the children to Jihad and to hatred of the Jews, the Christians, and the infidels is what is needed now. Sermon of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid in Al-Daman, Saudi Arabia
You[r] heart must contain nothing but HATE to all kafers [infidels]...Not just plain hate it must be the peak of hate...
Even if the kafer never did anything personal to us even if he is a mere couch potate[sic] who reads the paper and sleeps and works,
he is kafer alone makes him an enemy to us and we must hate him for that. The answer is clear yes Islam was spread by the sword. Ahmad Jibril in Dearborn Michigan
We must never forget, brothers
, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them:
for Zionists, for Jews,...
Egyptian children must feed on hatred; hatred must continue..
The hatred must go on for Allah and as a form of worshiping him. Former President Morsi of Egypt
We must keep our hatred [against the U.S.] alive and fan it to paroxysm! Che Guevara
a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.
the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. Che Guevara
We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us. Vladimir Lenin
"Because the term "racist" is now so debased, I usually shrug such smears off by pointing to its new definition:
anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal. Peter Brimelow in Alien Nation
You cannot teach people hate and then ask them to practice peace British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a speech
at the United States Congress on July 17, 2003
in regard to Muslim indoctrination of children to hate Jews.
For a Great Song About Paranoia Click below
For a very disturbing example of Islamic creation of Paranoia click below.
An enemy is required by every would-be totalitarian Frank Gaffney, Putins Ploy, The Washington Times, 6/15/2007
All militaries need a straw man, a perceived enemy, for solidarity,
And as a young officer or soldier,
you always take the strongest of straw men to maximize the effect.
Chinese military men, from the soldiers and platoon captains all the way up to the army commanders,
were always taught that America would be their enemy. Huang Jing, a scholar of Chinas military and leadership at the National University of Singapore.
When the Debate is Lost Slander Becomes the Tool of the Loser Socrates
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
and hence clamorous to be led to safety
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Henry Louis Mencken
Veritas Odium Parit (Truth begets hate)
I hope that I will live long enough to see American politics return to vigorous debates
where we argue who's right and who's wrong, not who's good and who's bad.
Former President Bill Clinton at the unveiling of his and his wife's portrait at the Whitehouse (6/15/04).
Unfortunately in politics each side generally tries to create as much paranoia as possible to the opposing side.
It is ironic that President Clinton made this very praiseworthy statement in the presence of his wife Hillary who, when accusations
were made that he was philandering announced that a (bad) vast right wing conspiracy was making
false accusations in order to discredit her husband. Bill Clinton also accused critics of Obama of being part of a right wing conspiracy.
IIntroduction: Why Understanding Paranoia Creation is Important
There is vicious creation of paranoia during American elections and I presume elections elsewhere as well. Each side demonizes the other side. It is funny and tragic when the left that claims to be tolerant is so intolerant to the right. Here is a condensed appeal by a recent college graduate that points this out.
The consequence of this paranoia creation is that each side becomes unwilling to work together with the opposing side to make the world a better place and fails to listen to legitimate constructive criticism from the other side.
Survivors of the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur spoke in Geneva this week at the parallel conference on human rights to counter the UN Durban II event. Listening to them describe how they were systematically demonized by the killers made it clear that genocide does not happen in a vacuum. The hate condition of a population willing and anxious to commit genocide needs nurturing. Genocide must be framed positively to get the necessary broad public support.
Common to the framing of all genocide is a very specific kind of demonization. In Rwanda, the Hutus taught that the Tutsis were cockroaches and snakes. Tutsi women were portrayed as cunning seductresses who used beauty and sexual power to conquer the Hutus. In Bosnia, a fictitious news report said Muslims were feeding Serb children to animals at the Sarajevo zoo. Radio Rwanda repeatedly broadcast a warning that Hutus were about to be attacked by Tutsis, to convince the Hutus that they needed to attack first to protect themselves.
This demonization included two specific components. First, the victims had to be perceived as a clear and present threat, so that the killers were convinced they were acting in self-defense. Second, the victims were dehumanized, so that the killers convinced themselves that they were not destroying real human beings.
This web page list many different motives for creating paranoia with examples but there are 2 primary motives the desire for power and the desire to protect oneself. A lot of the motives listed on this page are secondary motives. So if a countries leadership blames others that falls under the category of maintaining power for example.
If a political leader wants to conquer another country he is likely to attempt to create paranoia among his countrymen to that country so that they will be motivated to invade it. A current example of creating paranoia for power is Putin's creation of paranoia toward Ukrainians so that he can motivate Russians to invade. This creates a need for the Ukrainians to protect themselves from Russia and alert the world to the threat Russia poses. If the Ukranians do this that's not creation of paranoia since they are telling the truth. If the Ukrainians were to make up atrocities in order to get the West to intervene that would be creation of paranoia for defensive purposes.
In most conflicts both sides have grievances against the other. Those who wish to resolve those conflicts attempt to get each side to compromise so that those grievances are met. The Palestinian Arab/ Israel conflict is a classic example of this. The Palestinian Arabs claim that the evil Jews violently took away their land and expelled their people and occupied their land took away their freedom and forced them to live in misery in refugee camps (There are exceptions to this, there are Palestinian Arabs who blame the Arabs for forcing them to leave before the attempt to destroy Israel in 1948). The Israelis have diverse opinions on the conflict. One of these opinions is that the land historically belonged to the Jewish people long before conquering Arab hordes invaded and that the Palestinian Arabs, through the corruption of their leaders and their constant attempts to destroy Israel and to kill Israelis bring poverty and misery on themselves. According to this argument Arab hatred and violence make it necessary for the Israelis to control Arab occupied areas of Biblical Israel in order to prevent terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians.
Those Americans who have attempted to resolve the Middle East conflict such as Dennis Ross, tend to attempt to address the grievances of both sides. The Israeli grievance is terrorist attacks and the Israeli concern is security so the Bush administration kept talking about the right of Israel to be secure and the need for the Arabs to stop terror. The grievance the Arabs have is that they are occupied and so the United States demands that Israel withdraw from lands such as Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem that the Arabs say are theirs. The assumption being made here is that both sides grievances are the cause of the conflict.
What if some of those grievances are created and not the root cause of the conflict? What if the root cause of the Arab/Israel conflict is Arab desire for power and what if allegations made against the Jews by the Arab are simply creation of paranoia to get the aid of the West in their efforts to annihilate Israel? What if Muhammad created paranoia in the Koran toward Jews because of his desire for power over them and what if that paranoia is fueling today's Middle East conflict? What if the Islamic desire for Jerusalem stems not from love of Jerusalem but realization that taking Jerusalem away from the Jews is key to the destruction of the Jewish state? The Koran is full of statements about how evil the non-believing Jew is and how the Muslim must fight the Jew until he is subjugated. Could grievances such as the Evil Jews violently and unjustly took away our land originate from such apparently unrelated statements in the Koran? Ayatollah Khatami of Iran gave a speech in which he said "As long as the enemy exists Jihad will exist too".
Robert Spencer pointed out that Khatami doesnt say, As long as the enemy has a foreign policy to which we object, jihad will exist. Nor does he say, As long as the enemy oppresses us, jihad will exist. He says As long as the enemy exists, jihad will exist i.e., no matter what the enemy does. What makes the enemy, the enemy? His being a free infidel makes him the enemy.
How can we determine what the true causes of conflicts are when creation of paranoia obfuscates those causes? An article addressing that question by Gamaliel Isaac can be found by clicking here. In addition we can draw conclusions about the behavior of Muslims in other situations having nothing to do with Israel. When Hindu Narendra Modi became prime minister of India Abd Al-Rahman, leader of thejihad group Ansar Al-Tawheed fi Bilad Al-Hind (The Supporters of Monotheism in the Land of India)described Hindus as hateful, and accused them of perpetrating crimes like expulsion, imprisonment, rape and killing, and other insults, on Muslims.Abd Al-Rahman said that Muslims of India are suffering today under the occupation of Hindus. Abd Al-Rahman called for the attack on Indian targets worldwide. Muslims in Burma claim that they are being occupied and persecuted by Buddhists when vast numbers of Buddhists throughout Asia have fallen to the sword of Muslim occupiers.
The tendency of Muslims to blame everything on the Jews, no matter how unrelated suggests that the true source of conflict between Muslim and Jew stems from Islam. After Brenton Tarrant, a non-Jew opened fire in a New Zealand mosque, The chairman of another New Zealand mosque was caught on video telling a rally in the city of Auckland that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and “Zionist business” were behind the recent shooting attack on two mosques in Christchurch.
There is evidence that concern for the refugees is not the root of the Arab Israel conflict but rather that the refugees are seen as useful tools to perpetuate the conflict. Mizra Khan, in an article titled The Arab Refugees A Study in Frustration, Midstream, included some quotes that I include here that demonstrate this:
It is perfectly clear that the Arab nations do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore, as an affront against the United Nations, and as a weapon against Israel. Arab leaders dont give a damn whether the refugees live or dieMr. Galloway, former UNRWA representative in Jordan to an American study group meeting in Amman in 1952
We shall be most insistent in perpetuating the Palestine problem as a life question The Palestine war continues by dint of the refugees only. Their existence leaves the problem open.Abdullah Nawass, member of Jordans Parliament on June 6, 1952
The existence of the refugee problem is an important harassing factor vis--vis the Jews and the West. As long as it remains unsolved, Israels political and economic existence are acutely endangered Member of Jordanian Parliament quoted in Falastin, June 3, 1952
Those human beings, whom political ambitions and intrigues turned into cave-dwellers overnight- what have the Arab rulers done for them these past eight years?Falastin August 26, 1955
We refugees have left our homes merely to enter a world of intrigue on the part of those who are our own flesh and bloodDifa of September 10, 1953
Palestinian TV airs shows that make the Jews out to be bloodthirsty sadistic monsters. Is this because the Jews are bloodthirsty sadistic monsters or is this creation of paranoia that has its roots in the paranoia created toward Jews in the Koran? Does this creation of paranoia have roots in a desire to subjugate the Jews in order to score points with Allah? Would the Palestinians hate the Jews even if there was no Israel? Does creating a grievance that the Israelis stole Arab land stem from the desire to fuel hatred among the Arab masses toward the Jew in order to conquer and subjugate him? Andrew Bostom while reading about a Sufi jurist in India came across overwhelming evidence that this is indeed the case.
Moshe Yaalon in a meeting with members of the Israeli Knesset (May 26, 2009) said:
"The Palestinians' extreme violence does not stem from despair over their situation, as the West tends to assume, but rather from hope hope that the State of Israel will disappear"
The key to peace then is to make it very clear to the Arabs that they will not attain their goal.
Obama appears to believe that bad past behavior of the United States has brought about Iranian paranoia toward the United States and that apologies and concessions are the way to win over Iran. What if Iran's leadership deliberately creates paranoia among its population. Michael Rubin wrote:
Iran's economy is in tatters and the regime preserves power through the ever more pervasive Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
To deflect responsibility for failure, it pays to have an enemy to rally masses around the flag. Iran's leadership has determined that the United States -- the "Great Satan" -- is it. Meaningful rapprochement would mean the regime's demise. Rather than work to improve relations with the US, therefore, Iranian authorities, either directly or by proxy, impose ever more obstacles.
The answers to questions about the roots of paranoia are clearly important when it comes to attempting to solve conflicts. If the grievance is only that a region of land is occupied then ending the occupation should resolve the conflict. If on the other hand this is a manufactured grievance to justify conquering the Jew, then addressing this manufactured grievance simply furthers the goals of those who manufactured it and encourage further paranoia creation and violence. This is exactly what occurred when the Israeli government under pressure from the U.S. and Europe as well as its own internal pressure, forcibly removed Jews from Gaza and turned their land over to the Palestinian Arabs. Nonie Darwish explained:
For decades, Arabs had demanded that Israel end the "occupation," and in 2005, Israel did so, disengaging unilaterally from Gaza. With their demands met, there was no cycle of violence to respond to, no further justification for anything other than peace and prosperity. With its central location and beautiful beaches on the East Mediterranean, a peaceful and prosperous Gaza could have become another Hong Kong; a shining trade and commerce center. But instead of choosing peace, the Palestinians chose Islamic jihad. They rolled their rocket launchers to the border and started bombing Israeli civilians.
The creation of paranoia toward the Jews continued and the Palestinian Arabs fired rockets towards Israeli cities such as Sderot and Ashkelon from the areas of Gaza from which the Israelis withdrew. Eventually Israel had to send ground troops into Gaza. The West didn't let the Israelis finish the job so now the rockets are falling again.
This is just one example of how the efforts to mediate conflicts without taking into account the role of paranoia creation has led to disastrous foreign policy mistakes by the United States.
This web page is full of examples of how and why one group will create paranoia toward another group. In spite of the existence of all these mechanisms the degree with which groups create paranoia toward is so great that there must be something else at work. The degree of paranoia held by the Nazis toward the Jews or the paranoia of Medieval Christendom toward the Jews or the paranoia of the Islamic world toward the Jews and the United States is of a magnitude of insane proportions. Both Islam and Christianity accuse the Jews of killing their most holy figure, the Christians accuse the Jews of killing Jesus and the Muslims accuse the Jews of killing Muhammmad. How did these religions develop to make the worst possible accusation they could make toward the Jews. It is likely that this insane level of paranoia is reached because paranoia feeds itself.
One obvious way creation of paranoia leads to more paranoia is illustrated in the cycle diagram below.
According to the Muslims a Jewess poisoned Muhammad after he and his followers wiped out her fellow Jews in the city of Khaibar. If this is true it is likely that it was done as revenge for the murder of her people. This fits the above cycles description of how paranoia feeds itself. The Hamas charter mentions this murder as a rationale for fighting the Jews as do rabid Muslim clerics.
Hostility provides the motive to slander the enemy so that others will be motivated to attack the enemy. In other words hostility breeds more hostility. This mechanism is a fundamental reason why anti-Semitism has been so virulent and has lasted throughout the centuries. A cycle diagram illustrating this is given below:
Group A hates Group B for not believing Group A doctrines
Group B rejects hostile Group A doctrines
Group A feels hostile to Group B
Group A becomes more paranoid of Group B
Members of Group AslanderGroup Bin order to motivate thegroupto attackGroup B
A recent example of hostility leading to slander was when a top Shiite cleric urged Kuwait to let Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of the Christ," be shown in this conservative Muslim state because it "reveals crimes committed by Jews against Christ." (Yahoo News 3/28/04)
A less obvious way was described by Daniel Pipes in his book Conspiracy. He writes how nineteenth-century anti-Semites argued that the Jews' unhappy experience (of being tormented by Christians) naturally turned them against their Christian tormentors and that Jews would use their power to exterminate the Christians. The way this leads to more paranoia is shown in the cycle diagram below.
The left creates paranoia and racism any time there is a difference never admitting other factors like economics etc.. Part of their paranoia creation involves calling certain words oppressive. Any time you make the most innocent comments now you can be accused of racism. Victimhood is seen by blacks and the Democrats as a way to gain advantage. In the following video Alexandria Ocasio Cortez charges the New York Post with racism toward progressive women after they responded to an outrageous comment by Ilhan Omar with a picture of the Twin Towers burning. Note that Ilhan Omar in the original video was complaining about Muslim civil liberties being taken away after 9/11 when she as proves the lie by being not only a Muslim in Congress but one on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Rashida Tlaib another Muslim congresswoman who proves the lie also uses the accusation of racism in the below video to her advantage.
AOC said it was OK for people who are hungry to
shoplift. This goes along with her anti-capitalist beliefs.
Who cares about the shopkeeper, he's a capitalist who has food the hungry
shoplifter doesn't have. Rep Yoho challenged her about these
statements and she responded by publicly slandering him. Rep Yoho
was interviewed about this and that interview is embedded below.
One of the comments following the video explains the damage victimhood indoctrination can cause. I've included the comment below:
Brandon's video really nails it at the end when he talks about the leftist propaganda about victimhood. I have young children who started out school oblivious to race. They played with everyone regardless of their race and the other children did as well. However in their school the children are being taught that black children are oppressed by whites. What will that do to children who never thought about race before? The black children will being to hate the white children and strike out at the white children. The white children will start to hate back. Children are also being taught that the war on drugs is a war meant to keep blacks down. If you are a black child you will now believe that you might as well make money by selling drugs and you might as well take drugs. Why not, if the only reason not too is because whites are putting you down. Why try and get a job that helps society if white society won't let you get one anyway?
Brandon is gay. As such he was part of a useful oppressed group for the left. Useful in a sense that oppressed groups would ally themselves with the left's goals of shifting power to itself. Then gay marriage was accepted and a law was passed against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Gays had won. Then a strange thing happened. Brandon thought the left should celebrate. Instead the left needed a new oppressed class, that became the transgenders. In addition Brandon found that he became one of the oppressors because he was white. His gayness just made him Queer not one of the virtuous oppressed anymore. It was transgenders and blacks that were the oppressed. The white privilege propaganda guaranteed that white was always the oppressor no matter what they did or didn't do, just because they are white and the only way they can redeem themselves at all is resign their positions of power and turn them and their money over to blacks. Senator Cory Booker suggested the money transfer. Piper Harron the woman who told white men to quit also said that she dedicates her work to everyone who dabbles in misery, trying to find their way in systems that don’t support them, and to "anyone trying to tear it all down". See Racist Professor Tells White Men To Quit Or Be Demoted. White privilege is a way to find fault with whites. The absurdity is obvious in the video below.
One of the goals of many on the left is to "tear it all down". Conservative Americans tend to be patriotic and white men tend to be a more conservative group than black women and that may be the reason for the propaganda against white men. The other reason is more power for one's group. Victimhood however is a two edged sword. In the following video Daisy Cousens talks about the oppression olympics.
Alan Dershowitz mentions the oppression Olympics in his discussion with John Stossel below:
The idea of white privilege can be traced to Peggy McIntosh who wrote an article in which she said that since male privilege is real (is it?) it is reasonable to assume that white privilege is a real phenomenon as well. She wrote: "I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. .. I did not see myself as a racist because I was taught to recognize racism only in individual acts of meanness by members of my group, never in invisible systems conferring unsought racial dominance on my group from birth.
Disapproving of the systems won’t be enough to change them. I was taught to think that racism could end if white individuals changed their attitudes. But a “white” skin in the United States opens many doors for whites whether or not we approve of the way dominance has been conferred on us. Individual acts can palliate, but cannot end, these problems. " Lets translate that. She's implying that she and all whites are racists no matter what they do because of "invisible systems". She continues "To redesign social systems, we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen dimensions." My translation: There is massive racism against blacks and if we are white we are racist whether we are aware of it or not and the only way to make amends is to acknowledge this and to redesign social systems in such a way that we transfer power and money from whites to blacks.
Peggy's message is being taught to school children. It is very harmful. It teaches blacks to see themselves as victims of whites no matter how nice those whites may be to them. It teaches blacks to resent whites. This is harmful for whites and for blacks. It results in blacks striking out at whites and in so doing to create real racism toward them. It teaches them to give up hope about succeeding through hard work since they are taught to believe that the system is rigged against them.
Peggy inverts the truth. There is a lot more black racism against whites then there is white racism against blacks and the blacks who hate whites are fully aware that they do. Affirmative action creates unfair privileges for blacks. Many white people have to struggle very hard in life. Brandon Tatum talks about the absurdity of white privilege below.
In the video below a black man talks about his accomplishments and is accused of having white privilege by a black woman who doesn't know he's black. The belief she has is that if you are successful and you're white it is because of white privilege. Can't be because of hard work. This belief can only fuel resentment.
Crying victim is seen as a way to gain power and money so one would expect the left and Muslims to fake hate crimes against themselves and they do. Lloyd Billingsley wrote about this in an article titled Fake Noose.
Jussie Smollett is an actor who paid two men to enact a fake racist hate crime against him. Smollett may have done this to get a higher salary than the already very high salary that he already had.
The same day that Jussie Smollett lied about a fabricated hate crime a real hate crime was committed against a Jew in NY . The press reported the false hate crime but not the real one. The first fit the narrative that the left is pushing of the poor oppressed black man the latter did not. Ben Shapiro wrote about this and included a video. The attack happened at night but it appears from the video that the attackers of the Jew were black. One reason the press may not have reported on this is that the mayor of NY is running for president and this would make him look bad. The left likes to say that he has reduced crime in NYand this doesn't fit that propaganda. In addition the perpetrators were black and at least one was Muslim. Blacks and Muslims are supposed to be innocent victims of right wing bigots not the perpetrators in the left wing narrative.
The growth of paranoia toward the Jews can be seen in the New Testament. John Dominic Crossan, the author of Who Killed Jesus Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus wrote in a web page on beliefnet.com how in Mark 15:6-15, "the crowd" comes before Pilate to obtain amnesty for Barabbas and only turn against Jesus when Pilate tries to release him instead. But now watch what happens to that Markan source as the story progresses through the later Gospels. Matthew 27:15-26 first copies Mark's "the crowd" but then enlarges it to "the crowds" and finally to "all the people." Luke 23:13-15 changes Mark to "the chief priests, the leaders, and the people." Finally, John 18:37-40 speaks simply of "the Jews." ... "The crowd," in other words, grows exponentially before our eyes.
One way to get a lot of prestige and influence among other Christians was to claim you had visions from God and to tell shocking horrific tales that people were likely to believe because of their pre-existing paranoia. Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich an 18th century nun, claimed to have a vision in which she rescued from purgatory an old Jewish woman who confessed to her that Jews strangled Christian children and used their blood in the observance of their rituals. (Jewish Week 7/4/03) Other visions she claimed to have had included
Jesus' cross being constructed at the orders of the high priest in the courtyard of the Temple.
Servants of the high priest bribing fellow Jews to demand Jesus' death and even paying some of his crucifiers.
Violence far beyond what the gospels present during Jesus' hearing before Caiaphas and Annas.
Pontius Pilate criticizing the high priests for physically abusing Jesus and suggesting that they are thirsting for both his body and blood (cf. John 6:53).
Scenes of the brutalizing of Jesus not present in the gospels, such as Jewish figures dragging him around with a bag over his head so that it violently impacts against stone.
Lest we think that mankind is now rational enough to reject such accusations we need only to realize that the visions of the Jews of Sister Emmerich, was incorporated by Mel Gibson in his movie The Passion which was released in 2004 and which has had a huge audience thoughout the world.
Sister Emmerich's vision of an old Jewish women confessing to the use of babies blood for rituals stems from the blood libel" which was first leveled in 1144 in Norwich, England. There, Jews were charged with kidnapping a Christian baby and draining the baby of blood. The charge became so popular it would sweep, in various forms, through Europe and then spread to other parts of the world. Why would someone levy such a charge? People make accusations all the time against other people, for motivations such as revenge etc.. Normally such accusations are judged in a court of law or ignored. In the case of this charge it became widely believed. Why would such a charge become so popular? Paranoia is self feeding. If people are paranoia toward another group to begin with they are more likely to believe paranoid accusations against them. One can think of the blood libel charge, as a match in a forest full of dried up tinder.
a. Jews suffered from hemorrhoids as a punishment for killing Jesus and drinking blood was the best cure for hemorrhoids at the time.
b. All Jewish men menstruate and need a monthly blood transfusion.
c. Jewish men, when they're circumcised, lose so much blood because of that surgical procedure that they need to drink Christian babies' blood.
d. It's the chief ingredient in matzah, and therefore prior to every Passover Jews would be requiring a large supply.
These explanations although absurd to any non-paranoid individual are plausible to people if they already are paranoid. It's ironic that Jews, who are prohibited by Jewish law of consuming any blood whatsoever (kosher meat is carefully washed and salted to remove all traces of blood), were precisely the people accused of drinking blood.
In the 13th century the Church adopted the doctrine of transubstantiation. This is a mystical idea which maintains that when the priest says mass over the wafer and wine, these objects mystically change into the body and blood of Jesus. Christians who consume the wafer and drink the wine are said to be mystically eating the flesh of Jesus and drinking his blood. It's ironic that the Christian world, while engaged in the ritual of "drinking the blood of Jesus" would accuse the Jews -- who are forbidden to drink blood -- of this totally fabricated hideous crime. But then the accusations got even wilder.
Starting in Switzerland and Germany in the 13th century, Jews were accused of kidnapping communion wafers from churches -- to torture it. Medieval documents tell stories describing how a Jew (usually called Abraham) would steal a wafer from a church, stick a knife in it, and blood would start pouring out. He would then cut it up into pieces and send it to different Jews who would continue to torture it. Thousands of Jews were slaughtered as a result of such stories. For example, the entire Jewish community of Berlitz, near Berlin in Germany, was all burned alive based on the accusation of torturing a wafer. These accusations became a pretext for other mass exterminations as well (see History of Antisemitism by Poliakov).
For a brief summary of an alternative view of Jesus's life and who was responsible for his death see the "Who was Jesus" and "Who Killed Jesus" web pages.
Morphed forms of the blood libel are reemerging in modern times. Andrea Levin wrote an article about accusations that Israelis plunder and sell Palestinian organs written by Donald Bostrom for the Scandanavian leading daily Aftonbladet. She wrote how his accusations:
quickly metastasized to mainstream Muslim media, spawning cartoons of Jews stealing body parts and drinking Arab blood. These have been published in Syria, Qatar, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, to name a few.
In early September, Algeria's al-Khabar newspaper echoed Mr. Bostrom in a new fantasy claiming Jewish-directed gangs of Algerians and Moroccans round up Algerian children, spirit them into Morocco and thence to Israel to have their body parts harvested and sold. On Sept. 17, Iran's PressTV breathlessly declared "an international Jewish conspiracy to kidnap children and harvest their organs is gathering momentum."
Hate-filled Web sites have also taken up the theme. Almost invariably, wherever such permutations on the idea of Israeli organ theft appear,Aftonbladetis cited.
One of the classic examples of the self feeding nature of paranoia creation was the Dreyfus case. This is described in the video below.
The French had no evidence that Dreyfus was guilty of espionage but charged him anyway because they wanted him to be guilty because he was Jewish. They wanted to blame Dreyfus to the extent that they manufactured evidence against him. It may also be that they were so sure that he did it that they felt it was OK to manufacture evidence since they knew they didn't have any that would justify punishing him. Their manufactured evidence consisted of a secret document that they could not show anyone because it would lead to war if they did as well as an accusation that the discovered correspondence with the Germans was his handwriting disguised. When an investigator Lt. Col. Picquart found out that Esterhazy and not Dreyfus was not the guilty party they sent him to Tunisia to get him out of the way. Emile Zola explained that the
"Crime (of punishing an innocent man) has been committed and the General Staff could no longer admit to it... acknowledging Dreyfus's innocence would make the War Office collapse under the weight of public contempt. And the astounding outcome of this great situation was that the one decent man involved, Lt Colonel Picquart who, alone, had done his duty, was to become the victim, the one who got ridiculed and punished...It was even claimed that he himself was the forger, that he had fabricated the letter-telegram in order to destroy Esterhazy. But, good God, why? To what end? Find a motive. Was he, too, on the Jews' payroll? The best part of it is that Picquart was himself an anti-Semite.
This is is an example of how the cancer of paranoia grows by suppressing any evidence in its path. There is hope though, after Emile Zola wrote j'accuse in defense of Dreyfus, Dreyfus was pardoned by President mile Loubet in 1899 and released from prison. On July 12, 1906, Dreyfus was officially exonerated by a military commission. The day after his exoneration, he was readmitted into the army with a promotion to the rank of Major ("Chef d'Escadron"). A week later, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Paranoia Creation in Society
There are incentives to be and to create paranoia. A conspiracy theorist who believes he is uncovering a sinister plot feel brilliant and excited, he feels like a great man who sees what the other fools dont see, he feels he is helping save the world by uncovering the sinister plot. A paranoid person in a mental institution may feel the same way. Member of society who want to overcome an enemy may incite the rest of the population by creating paranoid accusations toward the enemy. This article discusses many of the different incentives to be paranoid and to create paranoia.
Paranoia is considered to be a symptom of individuals who are suffering from mental illness. Paranoia is actually pervasive among "normal" people and among groups of people. Groups can be considered to suffer from mental illness. Dr. Abd Al-Khaleq Hussein an Iraqi reformist,wrote an article about the insanity of Arab society called ,Arab Society and Schizophrenia(translated by memri.orgJune 22, 2006), which makes this argument.
Richard Hofstadter wrote an article in 1964 in Harpers Magazine called the Paranoid Style in American Politics in which he applies the term paranoia to groups of normal people. He wrote:
In fact, the idea of the paranoid style as a force in politics would have little contemporary relevance or historical value if it were applied only to men with profoundly disturbed minds. It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant
The paranoid style is not confined to our own country and time; it is an international phenomenon. Studying the millennial sects of Europe from the eleventh to the sixteenth century, Norman Cohn believed he found a persistent psychic complex that corresponds broadly with what I have been consideringa style made up of certain preoccupations and fantasies: the megalomaniac view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted, yet assured of ultimate triumph; the attribution of gigantic and demonic powers to the adversary; the refusal to accept the ineluctable limitations and imperfections of human existence, such as transience, dissention, conflict, fallibility whether intellectual or moral; the obsession with inerrable propheciessystematized misinterpretations, always gross and often grotesque.
Just as we can derive lessons about social madness from the madness of an individual, we can derive lessons about the madness of an individual from the madness of societies. When we study paranoia in society we find that it is deliberately created for a variety of reasons some of which are discussed on this web page. This suggests that perhaps individual may have reasons to create their own paranoia. I have written an article about this called Creation of Paranoia (Part 1, Part 2) which was published by the International Bulletin of Political Psychology. I encourage the reader to read the article before reading the rest of this web page.
Today there is massive creation of paranoia toward the infidel which is funded by the huge oil revenues of Saudi Arabia. Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote that (Jihad on the American Mind, frontpagemag.com 3/11/05):
Saudi Arabiaaccording to various Saudi official publications, has spent somewhere between $70-87 billion on the spread of Wahhabism around the world since the oil boom began in the mid- 1970s.
Into this fertile, disaffected immigrant soil came Saudi Arabia with its proselytizing, aggressive Wahabbist ideology. Wahabbism is vitriolic, anti-Western, xenophobic, and jihad-oriented. It encourages hatred of and actions against those defined as "infidels" and "non-believers." The Saudis continue to pour uncounted hundreds of millions of dollars into Europe, including France, to promulgate this offensive ideology. The result is that Muslims in France are highly radicalized, anti-French, anti-Western, and bent on ultimate conquest of their hosts. Texts from mosques in France -- issued by the Saudi public affairs office -- refer to Muslim residents in France as "living behind enemy lines" and "representing a force for the ultimate conquest by Islam of the infidels." Muslims are taught to hate their Christian, Jewish, and secular neighbors and to work assiduously to undermine the government. More than one thousand of these Muslim enclaves exist in France. It is said that French police will not enter 400 such communities.
An outstanding book that discusses Saudi funding of hate was written by Dore Gold and is called Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism. This paranoia is being spread via mosques in the West. The result is the production of radical Islamic terrorists, click here for an article about that in Minnesota. Eighty percent of U.S. mosques preach violence. In July 2004, German authorities raided a mosque in Frankfurt after a nine-year-old girl said that she had been shown graphic videos there calling for a holy war against unbelievers. Modern technology is spreading this paranoia creation into the Western world. One of the example of this was the broadcast ofAl-Shatat, a 29-part series, based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which depicts among other scenes the killing of a Christian child on the orders of a rabbi so the blood can be baked into matzot for Passover. This was broadcast in France through the Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat (Jerusalem Post 8/5/04). Another example was a disturbing home movie circulated widely on the Internet in June 2004, showing four Muslim children in Sweden playfully reenacting the savage beheading of American contractor Nicholas Berg. An online clip about the creation of paranoia by the Palestinian Authority and its consequences called Seeds of Hate is on the Coalition Against Terrorism Web Site.
The well known consequence of paranoia creation against the infidel West include the suicide attacks against the United States of September 11th 2001. This paranoia is likely to lead to more attacks against the United States some of which may be deadlier than the attacks of 9/11. The most obvious way to fight this is for the Western world to stop giving foreign aid to countries that incite hate. David Bedein in an article titled "An Unquiet Peace" (frontpagemag.com 2/14/05) wrote how after Mahmoud Abbas became leader of the Palestinian Authority the incitement continued yet president Bush requested an additional $350 million dollars for the Palestinian Authority despite the fact that it won't even stop its media calls for killing Israelis.
Another way to fight Islamic incitement is to cut our dependence on foreign oil. One way to achieve this would be to tax oil coming from Saudi Arabia, Iran and other states that create paranoia and/or sponsor terrorism. I think the tax increase on oil could be offset by a tax decrease on other goods especially alternative energy sources such as nuclear power. I subscribe to the theory of true cost economics in which the government should tax items according to their true cost to society when it is very clear that their true cost is higher than their actual cost.
There is vast paranoia creation in the European media against Israel and America. Reasons for this paranoia creation are discussed later in this web page. Often a distorted story with an element of truth is simply repeated in order to maintain the hate. One example of that is the story of the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty.
Are paranoid people mad mentally ill individuals? What Makes a Madman? This question was asked by Jacob Sullum in a column in the New York Post (7/15/02). Here are excerpts of his column:
It's clear to me that Zacarias Moussaoui (The 20th Hijacker) is a raving lunatic. But then, so are Michael Jackson, Lyndon LaRouche, and a certain percentage of the people who e-mail me each week....
The defense team's consultants are right when they say "there is considerable evidence that Mr. Moussaoui's thinking is dominated by irrational and unrealistic persecutory beliefs." They are also probably right to suggest that he qualifies for a psychiatric diagnosis. He seems to fit the criteria for "paranoid personality disorder," for instance.
But so what? Under this heading psychiatrists have gathered a set of characteristics that would describe just about any conspiracy-minded extremist, especially in hostile surroundings.
Putting these traits on a list and giving them a scientific-sounding name does not make them symptoms of a disease, let alone a disease with the power to dictate someone's legal strategy. If the capacity to believe ridiculous things is a brain defect, it's one shared by the whole human race.
A pervasive motive to create paranoia toward someone is to discredit them if they do not share one's viewpoint. This is not only done by religions but also by people with differing ideologies. During the campaign between Kerry and Bush, I saw several signs with Bush and a Hitler Mustache and a swastika painted on it. To some Kerry supporters, Bush the non-believer in progressive Kerry causes, was the equivalent of Hitler. Jeff Jacoby has written about the creation of Paranoia toward president Bush.
The Washington Post repeatedly compared Trump to, or characterized him as, Hitler, the newest extreme position was adopted by Salon, which called Trumps routine changes of staff a Stalinesque purge. At a mountain view high school, Holocaust scholar Frank Navarro compared Trump with Hitler in an attempt to show his students that the 2016 election is a reflection of the past. Navarro was put on paid leave on November 10, butreturned to the classroom a week later. In Texas, under the watchful eye of a teacher, two tenth-grade students staged a skit featuringThe Assassination of Donald Trump. Parents were outraged by the performance, in which one of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death. The teacher and his students were reprimanded.
People have been fabricating hate crimes by Trump supporters and Trump supporters have been violently attacked.
Millions of women around the world protested the day after Trump's inauguration. Ashley Judd recited a poem at the Woman's march in Washington D.C. about Trump with the line "I didn't know devil's could be resurrected but I feel Hitler in these Streets"
If any speech is full of creation of paranoia Ashley's speech is it.
After President Bashar el Assad dropped chemical weapons on the town of Khan Sheikhun President Trump ordered that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles be fired at the Syrian Shayrat airbase from which the chemical attacks had been launched. This increased the popularity of Trump. The left has been painting Trump as being influenced by Russia but Russia reacted in a very hostile way to the missile attacks on its Syrian ally. The consequence of the attack was to throw doubt on the leftist Russian influence propaganda against Trump. Lawrence O'Donnell peddled a conspiracy theory on MSNBC that Putin had orchestrated the attack to make Trump look good. You can view a video of him doing that here.
A year after the 9/11 attack, The New York Times' Frank Rich was carping about Bush's national security plans, saying we could judge Bush's war on terror by whether there was a major al-Qaida attack in 2003, which -- according to Rich -- would have been on al-Qaida's normal schedule.
Rich wrote: "Since major al-Qaida attacks are planned well in advance and have historically been separated by intervals of 12 to 24 months, we will find out how much we've been distracted soon enough." ("Never Forget What?" New York Times, Sept. 14, 2002.)
There wasn't a major al-Qaida attack in 2003. Nor in 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007. Manifestly, liberals thought there would be: They announced a standard of success that they expected Bush to fail.
As Bush has said, we have to be right 100 percent of the time, the terrorists only have to be right one time. Bush has been right 100 percent of the time for seven years -- so much so that Americans have completely forgotten about the threat of Islamic terrorism.
For his thanks, President Bush has been the target of almost unimaginable calumnies -- the sort of invective liberals usually reserve for seniors who don't separate their recyclables properly. Compared to liberals' anger at Bush, there has always been something vaguely impersonal about their "anger" toward the terrorists.
By my count, roughly one in four books in print in the world at this very moment have the words "Bush" and "Lie" in their title. Barnes & Noble has been forced to add an "I Hate Bush" section. I don't believe there are as many anti-Hitler books...
George Bush is Gary Cooper in the classic western "High Noon." The sheriff is about to leave office when a marauding gang is coming to town. He could leave, but he waits to face the killers as all his friends and all the townspeople, who supported him during his years of keeping them safe, slowly abandon him. In the end, he walks alone to meet the killers, because someone has to.
Do you think its a mental disease or do you think its business? He was actually talking about the general Bush-hating. I immediately said, Its a mental disorder, because dont underestimate the power of insanity. Bush-derangement syndrome is for real. But in the case of MSNBC, its also business. They have made a conscious business decision to corrupt an entire news organization in order to jump on a liberal bandwagon. Thats a journalistic sin. Thats not just the old bias. Thats a kind of corruption that runs very deep and is hurting the NBC news brand.
Blaming Bush for everything had bad consequences as explained in an article titled How Blaming Bush Led to the Ukrainian Crisis. The Obama administration saw bad relations with Putin as Bush's fault. Once Bush was gone they didn't expect Putin to do anything bad like invade the Ukraine.
President Bush wrote about the hatred expressed against him in his book Decision Points. He wrote:
Partisan opponents and commentators questioned my legitimacy, my intelligence, and my sincerity. They mocked my appearance, my accent, and my religious beliefs. I was labeled a Nazi, a war criminal, and Satan himself. That last one came from a foreign leader, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
A standard criticism of Bush was that no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. "Bush lied, thousands died" was a frequently heard refrain. During Obama's second term the Islamic terrorist army, ISIS seized chemical weapon stockpiles in Iraq. If there were no chemical weapons how did they do that? Iraq is known to have gassed the Kurds while Saddam was in power. If he didn't have chemical weapons how did he do that?
A very good video about why Bush ordered that America go to war with Iraq is embedded below.
Those who hate Bush love Obama. NBC's Chris Matthews said he had a thrill running up his leg when he heard Barack Obama speak. And Matthews said, "Youre not an American if you dont cry when you hear Obama speak." The Washington Post wrote the following about Obama:
The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.
Tea party protests were held throughout America to protest the huge escalation of debt by Obama. I believe the increase in debt is estimated to be $20,000 for every man woman and child in the U.S.. If a couple has one child that's the equivalent of charging $60,000 to their credit cards, taking the money and giving some of it as a stimulus package. It's understandable why Americans are alarmed. Supporters of Obama including the liberal media smeared the protesters. Michelle Malkin wrote:
The nightly airwaves turned into a soft-porn cesspool last week as liberal journalists derided and slimed hundreds of thousands of Tea Party protesters across the country who oppose reckless taxing and spending by both major political parties. Award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, mimicking his bottom-of-the-barrel competitors at MSNBC, smugly indulged in sexual puns about "teabagging." MSNBC devoted the entire week to sophomoric sexual slang and innuendo with references to "nuts," Dick Armey and "full-throated" protesters.
And White House adviser David Axelrod calls the Tea Party folks "unhealthy"?
Speaking of unhealthy, angry white liberal actress Janeane Garofalo venomously played the race card: "It's about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks." The theme was echoed by Jeffrey Kimball, a professor emeritus of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, who castigated the "extreme right" for organizing against Obama because "he's black and he's liberal."
Tell that to the thousands of activists in South Carolina who practically booed and heckled white Republican Rep. Gresham Barrett off the stage at a Tea Party in Greenville last Friday night for supporting the trillion-dollar TARP and embracing the pork-laden stimulus law after voting against it. "Go home!" they shouted.
When people turned out all over the country in the thousands to attend tea parties, Obama followers, especially those in the media, were shocked and bewildered, and it showed. The obvious explanation -- that many average, everyday Americans were not thrilled with the "change" they were getting from the new administration -- was not something those in the media or Obama supporters were willing to accept.
Instead we heard about how the estimated 500,000 or more people attending the 800 or so tea parties did not attend of their own free will as grass roots activists. One explanation from critics was that the protests were from "fake" grassroots. We were to believe those people didn't take time off from work and show up in the rain on their own. No. Fox News did it all. Fox somehow has enough control over those people to cause them, against their otherwise free will, to go to the trouble to interrupt their normal activities, make signs, pack up the kids and their diaper bags and strollers, travel to their nearest tea party site, find a parking space, walk to the protest area and raise their signs and their voices.
Those who opposed Obama were called racists. Black Republicans are called racists. Innocuous statements by Republicans are called Racist. Ann Coulter has an excellent article about this. Is it possible to oppose a black man because of his policies and not because you're a racist? This video helps answer that question.
Prager University put out an excellent video (below) that examines the racism accusations Democrats make against Republicans.
Rush Limbaugh as of this writing has 4 stage cancer. He was awarded the medal of freedom by President Trump at the 2020 state of the union address. Democrats who condemn Trump for everything expressed disapproval that Trump would award such a medal to such a racist. Problem is, Rush is not a racist. Rush wrote an answer to the charges of racism in the Wall Street Journal. One of the things he wrote in response to criticism of his racial views was:
My racial views? You mean, my belief in a colorblind society where every individual is treated as a precious human being without regard to his race? Where football players should earn as much as they can and keep as much as they can, regardless of race? Those controversial racial views?
Larry Elder is a black man who was called a racist. That's because he says things that many blacks and the left don't want to hear. Here he talks about that and explains what's wrong with blacks getting reparations.
The video below is called "10 most absurd things the Left Calls Racist"
After the press conference, one of the investigators, Zullo, told WND he was disheartened by the medias personal attacks and their unwillingness to examine the evidence.
The case is closed on the birth certificate from our point of view, because weve gone the extra mile now, he said.
He pointed out that two computer experts, independently of each other, have performed over 600 tests each.
Both came to the same conclusion that the document has been manipulated, Zullo said. A good interview with Arpaio about this can be seen below.
Natan Sharansky in his book The Case For Democracy wrote how regimes create enemies in order to maintain power and control. He wrote (p87)
During its seventy years, the Soviet regime used many enemies, external and internal, to stabilize its authority, but in its last four decades, none more so than the Jews. From the infamous Doctor's Plot, in which Stalin planned to blame Jews for trying to poison the Soviet leadership, to allegations that Soviet refuseniks like myself were Western spies, thwarting the "Zionist agents" was one of the regime's constant refrains. Though Hitler borrowed the concentration camp from Stalin, Stalin and his successors would learn from the German dictator that hatred for Jews could be the perfect glue to keep a fear society together, providing an "enemy" that was both internal and external, both old and new.
The former Soviet regime is certainly not unique in thinking that external enemies are the key to internal stability. For decades, the Assad family's Alawite dictatorship in Syria has used emergency laws to control the Syrian people, justifying these restrictive measures on the grounds that Israel threatens the security of the Syrian state. A half century after the Korean War, North Korea still demands from its people "iron clad unity under leader-party-nation" to keep the country safe from "external predators." And the Saudi family, by giving more and more power to the Wahabi religious authorities within its kingdom and more and more money to spreading their virulent form of Islam around the world, has used external enemies to whitewash its own decadent lifestyle and justify its repressive rule. While it was posturing in the West as a close ally of the United States and a force for stability in the Middle East, the policies of the Saudi regime were actually destabilizing the entire region by mobilizing millions for war against the West, Christians, Jews, and even fellow Muslims. Thus, the global spread of a fanaticism that now threatens our entire civilization is partly rooted in a non-democratic Saudi regime's need for internal stability.
Now we can see why nondemocratic regimes imperil the security of the world. They stay in power by controlling their populations. This control invariably requries an increasing amount of repression. To justify this repression and maintain internal stability, external enemies must be manufactured. The result is that while the mechanics of democracy make democracies inherently peaceful, the mechanics of tyranny make nondemocracies inherently belligerent. Indeed, in order to avoid collapsing from within, fear societies must maintain a perpetual state of conflict.
Non democratic societies have always been powder kegs ready to explode, but today the force of that explosion can be far more lethal than it was in the past. In an age of weapons of mass destruction and global terrorism, the dangers of ignoring the absence of democracy in any part of the world have increased dramatically.
[T]he virulent hatred that emanates from Egypt today is a perfect illustration of a dictatorship's use of an external enemy for internal stability. In return for signing a peace treaty with Israel, Egypt received the Sinai Peninsula that Israel captured during the 1967 Six Day War as well as tens of billions of dollars in aid from the United States - aid that helped Egypt upgrade the quality of its antiquated weapons systems. But in making peace with Israel, Egypt was also in danger of losing the "Zionist enemy" that had long helped the regime justify its repressive policies and excuse its immense failure to improve the lives of most Egyptians.... [T]he (Egyptian) regime's continuing need for external enemies has resulted in the indoctrination of yet another generation of Egyptians to hate Israel.
Putin's regime creates paranoia toward the West in order to maintain control. David Satter of the Hudson Institute explained that the Kremlin needs to exploit the notion of a hostile West, for domestic consumption, the better to consolidate its own hold on power. Jacob Laksin wrote in a Feb 2012 article in Frontpage Magazine about how Vladimir Putin creates paranoia as follows:
Stung by the rebuff of the December 4 elections, when his United Russia failed to win a decisive parliamentary majority despite rigging the results, and apparently shaken by the growing disaffection of urban middle-class Russians, who have poured out in record numbers to take part in anti-Putin demonstrations, Putin has sought to shore up his tarnished domestic standing by resorting to the familiar tactic of anti-American incitement...Russias top investigative agency, the Investigative Committee, has claimed that the widespread video evidence of fraud and ballot stuffing during the parliamentary elections was actually faked by American saboteurs.
There have been widespread demonstrations in the Ukraine against it's president Viktor Yanukovych protests because he refused to sign an agreement for closer ties with the EU. There was a lot of pressure from Russia on the Ukraine not to sign such an agreement. Putin wants to recreate the old Soviet Union and so doesn't want the demonstrations to be successful. Arnold Ahlert wrote:
Putin is keenly aware of the consequences of such success. Eight days ago, he characterized the demonstrations as a pogrom. This internal political process is an attempt by the opposition to destabilize the existing legitimate rule in the country, he said during a visit to the former Soviet nation of Armenia. Yesterday he upped the ante, dissolving the state news agency RIA Novosti. It will be replaced with an entity called Rossiya Segodnya, which will be tasked with the mission of promoting Russias image around the world. It marks Putins second effort in two weeks to accomplish what RIA described as a series of shifts in Russias news landscape which appear to point towards a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.
Unsurprisingly, Radio Free Europe reveals that Russian media coverage of the protests in Ukraine have been odd and misleading and have spared no efforts to portray the protesters as a horde of hooligans funded by the West to topple Yanukovych and sow chaos in Ukraine. Leading the effort is Dmitry Kiselyov, tapped to lead the newly-created Rossiya Segodnya. He has accused protestors of ruining Christmas, surviving on lard, and using ancient African military techniques against Ukrainian police. Kiselyov, who has publicly stated that homosexuals should be banned from donating blood, sperm and organs, described Ukrainian boxing champ and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko and his brother, Vladimir, as gay icons.
Klitschko demonstrated why hes a target. We call on people to stand their ground, and peacefully, without using force or aggression, to defend their right to live in a free country, he said according to Reuters. We are expecting the break-up by police of peaceful demonstrators. If blood is spilled during this dispersing, this blood will be on the hands of the person who ordered it: [President Viktor] Yanukovych. Russians disapprove of gays which is why Russian propagandists paint Klitschko as gay. They do this even though Klitschko is engaged to Hayden Panetierre who is definitely not a man.
One can view a video of Hayden telling the Ukranians that she sides with their struggle for democracy here.
In January 2010 a severe earthquake struck Haiti. The United States send in aid and troops to make sure the aid was distributed. Hugo Chavez the president of Venezuela told Spanish newspaper ABC that the earthquake was the product of a "tectonic weapon" launched by the U.S. Navy in a test-run for the U.S.' ultimate target: Iran. He also accused the United States of seeking a military occupation in Haiti. Chavez clearly does not want good feeling in Venezuela and in Latin America for that matter, toward the United States. Blaming the U.S. is probably a big component of how he stays in power.
China creates paranoia to anyone who advocates freedom for territories they have conquered or wish to conquer. China conquered Tibet and then had the nerve to complain to the United States over a decision to award exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. Afterwards China's state media lashed out at the Dalai Lama, accusing him of supporting "evil cults," such as Japan's Aum Shinrikyo and banned Chinese spiritual group Falun Gong. On Thursday, the overseas edition of Party mouthpiece the People's Daily said the Dalai Lama was involved in killing people during an uprising in the 1950s, in violation of Buddhist principles, and that he was a liar.
"The armed rebels set houses on fire, looted Tibetan people and raped women. What happened then still lingers in Tibetan people's minds today,"
said the commentary, signed by somebody called Shi Shan. (China Condemns U.S. Award for Dalai Lama, Reuters, MSNBC 10/11/07). I find it hard to believe that pacifist Buddhists and their spiritual leader the Dalia Lama would engage in violence let alone looting and raping Tibetans.
China has accused the Dalai Lama of colluding with Muslim terrorists to destabilise the country before the Olympic Games (The Times 3/24/08).
China considers Arunachal Pradesh which is now part of India as belonging to them. A Chinese military website that reflects official positions observed that the border issue may be symbolic of how India looks upon China as the "greatest obstacle" to its rise.
The website suggested that the border dispute over Southern Tibet constitutes a security threat to China and that Beijing may need to adopt a strategy to weaken control of the Indian central government.
China created paranoia to the U.S. when Hillary Clinton called for lifting of restrictions on the internet there. China said the criticism was false and threatened that it was damaging to bilateral ties. A state-run newspaper labeled the appeal from Washington as "information imperialism." (China lashes out at U.S. for internet criticism)
After the elections of 2009 in Iran there were widespread protests there of election fraud when Ahmadinejad was designated the victor. Manda Zand Ervin with the Alliance of Iranian Women in a message to President Obama said:
Mr. President it is now proven to you and your advisors that no matter what you say or dont say the Islamic regime in Iran, like all other dictators, will blame United States because without it they have no other reason for being in power. This is an inescapable fact. Your advisors also know that the Islamic regime in Iran will drag negotiations without any outcome the history has proven this fact. Now that the people of Iran have been able to use a window of opportunity to prove to the world that this regime is not their representative, standing with them, is the right political decision to make. Oppressed people have always looked to America for freedom.
Egypt is the Arab worlds biggest center of publishing anti-Semitic literature. according to a report by the Tel Aviv-based Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. (Hatred Egyptian Style) Nonie Darwish wrote that:
Foreign women are often called Israeli agents who are coming to seduce Egyptian men. As to foreign men, they are often accused of being what else? CIA agents.
The mere existence of western democracies success is a threat to these tyrannical religious and political regimes. Young Arabs and women see Western freedoms on TV. Now the world is closer when I was growing up there was no satellite dishes to show us what the west is all about we didn't have computers and internet we didn't have cell phones and travel as much as we have now so we were insulated. This jihad was kept behind what I call the Arab berlin wall psychological wall that separated us from the rest of the world. Now that we are all intermixed and there is a lot of travel and immigration so a lot of Arabs in the Muslim world are demanding we want the same we want to be like the West we want democracy we want to vote they see the voting here and they see our system they see two people running for the same office and one is winning and at the end they shake hands. This is unheard of in the middle east. I never I lived for 30 years I never voted there was nothing called voting we had a dictator and we all worshiped there were songs just to praise him all the time on the radio wherever we go statues, it's not just Saddam Hussein go to Syria and Gamal Abel Nasser his picture was everywhere wherever we went they adored them they treated them like Gods. The more Muslims citizens are exposed to Western freedoms the harsher the criticism of the West by these radical Muslims. They are in a race. The West is coming to them through all of these technology their people are boiling and angry and want freedom and to suppress this human need for freedom what they do they scare the hell out of them from the West and Israel. How long is going to last I don't know They are in a race with their hate propaganda. The key to the survival of this system is to maintain a state of total control over the minds of their citizens.
Omran Salman of the Middle East Media Research Institute wrote:
"The distortion of the image of the United States has become a political objective for Arab governments in their struggle for survival, and a tool to banish the specter of democracy and change in the Arab region."
Muslim creation of paranoia is not limited to the West, Sunnis for example create paranoia toward Shiites. The following is an excerpt from John Bradleys book Saudi Arabia Exposed that illustrates this.
A decades long campaign by the Wahhabi religious leaders, fully endorsed by the Al-Saud, has embedded in the minds of young Saudis stereotypes prevalent among many Sunnis elsewhere. Shiites, they were told, are not in fact real Muslims, and as such are a constant subversive threat to the well-being of the nation. The misinformation campaign alleged, falsely, that the Shiites believe Ali was a prophet (a total negation of Islam, which says that Muhammad is the last Prophet). It was also propagated that Shiites do not believe in the universally accepted version fo the Qu'ran, because they have secretly added chapters of their own. Meat slaughtered by Shiite butchers is not fit for consumption, it was claimed. Sunni Muslims were even encouraged to shun Shiites socially, with warnings like "Shiites will spit in cups of water before they hand them over to Sunnis" and "inherent tenet of Shiite belief is the absolute necessity of betraying Sunnis."
Even under King Faisal - the most progressive, clear-headed and best educated of Saudi Arabia's kings - a series of fatwas, or religous edicts, were issued that blindly condemned Shiites as heretics (although during his reign Faisal personally removed many restrictions against the Shiites and enabled them to benefit from state educational and health services). Even today many local schools continue to teach Shiite children that their sect is an apostasy from Islam, and even part of a Jewish plot to sabotage the Muslim nation. In order to pass certain examinations, they must damn themselves as infidels in the answers they give to questions.
Fatah and Hamas create paranoia toward each other. Both sides have chosen to accuse the other of defiling the Quran. This accusation is very significant. When American soldiers were accused of defiling the Quran in Guantanamo in 2005 it sparked riots across the Muslim world.
According to Palestinian Media Watchs 9/5/2007report
The anti-Hamas video produced by Fatah is a medley of scenes of destruction in a Gaza mosque that was attacked by Hamas gunman. The Fatah clip includes pictures of the dead and interviews with the injured Islamic Jihad members who had been in the mosque.
The Fatah cameras focus on the bloodstained floor of the mosque and on copies of the Quran, covered with grenades and bullet casings, to blame Hamas for the desecration. The caption makes the accusation, Whose grenades are these?
The Hamas clip is far more creative, featuring high-quality animation in which the Fatah members are depicted as rats wreaking havoc on Islam, while Hamas is a majestic lion. The lion, with a strong resemblance to Disneys character of the Lion King, arises to defend Islam and defeat the Fatah rats. The rats are shown crawling over, and burning, Islamic texts and the Quran. They also remove the veil from a womans face and target mosques with machine gun fire and RPGs.
In January 2010 Hamas create a video cartoon in which an Israeli soldier kills Palestinian children and the Palestinian Authority officer says "You killed our children before my eyes. I will respond with even more peace." The pilot cartoon, called "A Special Mission," is built around Bahlul, a boot-licking police officer in the US-backed Palestinian Authority. The New York Post reported (Jan 14, 2010)
In Gaza, this is ratings gold.
"We received hundreds of letters from inside and outside [Gaza] asking for the program to be shown again," a network official told Agence France-Presse.
An enemy is required by every would-be totalitarian For Vladimir Putin, it is us. By building up the notion we are a threat, he is able to garner popular support for his growing consolidation of power and even repression at home. He is also able to justify a new military build-up and adventurism abroad
A good way to understand this is to put oneself in the shoes of a dictator and imagine that one wanted power over other people so that one can have their money and they will do what one wants. You need them to think you are the greatest and all those who oppose you are the worst. The last thing you would want is your people to want freedom because then you cant control them and if a country like the U.S. is an example for everyone of free happy people you have a problem. A country like the U.S. is a threat to your power, so you have the incentive to indoctrinate your population to hate the United States so that they will fight the any effort of the United States to remove you from power. You have the incentive to build up your military so that it will be too costly for the U.S. to fight you. You have the incentive to support enemies of the United States and make alliances with them. This behavior describes the actions of many dictators towards the United States through history.
If you are the leader of a religion and you dont want your followers to leave the religion you dont want them thinking that the non-believer is good. You have the incentive to portray the non-believer as bad.IslamicandChristianscriptures portray the Jewish non-believers as bad.
IIIA2Religion's Creation of an External Enemy for Internal Stability
The same mechanism of creating an external enemy for internal stability may be at work in religion. I read how a Muslim preacher told other Muslims in a mosque, how just nearby in nightclubs Fatimahs and Muhammads are drinking and how this is bad and therefore everyone should strictly adhere to Islam.
The non-believer represents a threat to the conviction of believers and so making the non-believer an enemy is another way to maintain the internal stability of a religion.
Kenneth R. Timmerman wrote a book called Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson about how Jesse Jackson used cries of racism to steal from individuals corporations and government, to give to himself. According to an editorial review of the book
Ken Timmerman has cracked Jackson's machine, found Jackson cronies willing to break ranks, and uncovered a sordid tale of greed, ambition, and corruption from a self-proclaimed minister who has no qualms about poisoning American race relations for personal gain.
Why would CAIR trump up hate crimes? Because victimhood is big business. The Department of Homeland Security recently unveiled a $24 million grant program for non-profit organizations who are deemed high-risk for a potential international terrorist attack and CAIR immediately issued anAction Alerturging American mosques to apply for money for surveillance and security systems.
In 2011 the governor of Wisconsin sought to cut the enormous debt of the state of Wisconsin by requiring teachers to pay more for their benefits. He also sought to eliminate the requirement compelling workers to pay union dues if they do not want to join the union. Democratic legislators left the state so he wouldn't have the quorum required to enact his policies. Plenty of paranoia was created against the Republican leadership in union efforts to rally people against these policies. Ann Coulter wrote that:
Anytime there is the slightest suggestion that perhaps in the middle of a deep recession, public school teachers should pay 1.5 percent of their salaries toward their extravagant health care plans for their entire families, suddenly we get television ads of hard-working men doing dangerous jobs on docks and in foundries while being abused by their greedy capitalist overseers.
The unions must be desperately hoping that no one will notice Wait a minute! WERE TALKING ABOUT TEACHERS! This isnt the Discovery Channels Dirty Jobs its Mrs. Coopers seventh-grade values clarification class.
IIIc Assumption that if a Group is Persecuted they must be Guilty
Yashiko Sagimori tells the story of how: (Freeman Center Broadcast 7/13/04):
A friend of mine recently went to Hong Kong on business. His local associates invited him for dinner, and the conversation somehow turned to World War II. The host told my friend it was hard for him to believe that Germans had really killed 6 million Jews. My friend assured him that as incredible as it might sound, it was historic fact. The host responded,
The Jews must have done something truly terrible if the Germans punished them in such a harsh way.
This video is a talk by a woman who was a student at Rutgers. In the video she speaks about how Feminist propaganda got her to hate men and hurt her relationships with men. She says feminists don't really care about women they just want to demonize men.
When you bring a misogynistic, white supremacist mens rights activist to campus in the name of dialogue and the other side, you are not only causing actual mental, social, psychological, and physical harm to students, but you are also paying for the continued dispersal of violent ideologies that kill our black and brown (trans) femme sisters. You are giving those who spout violence the money that so desperately needs to be funneled to black and brown (trans) femme communities, to people who are leading the revolution, who are surviving in the streets, who are dying in the streets. Know, you are dipping your hands in their blood, Zach Wood.
Zach Wood wrote:
These words were posted on Facebook Thursday evening, shortly after I began inviting people to an Uncomfortable Learning event, entitled One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back: Why Feminism Fails. The speaker, scheduled to come to Williams on Tuesday, October 20th, was Suzanne Venker, author of The Flipside of Feminism. Owing to the vehement reactions of students diametrically opposed to bringing Venker, a staunch antifeminist, to campus, the event has been cancelled.
Lets examine the words of whoever it was who criticized Zach Wood above. She accused Venker of being misogynistic. Venker is a woman. Saying that she hates women is the same as saying that she hates herself. Maybe Venker loves herself and her opposition to modern Western feminism is an expression of love and concern for women, not hate. The above accusations of Venker being a white supremacist men's right activist has no basis in anything. So why are these baseless accusations being made? The accusations of dispersal of ideologies that kill brown trans femme sisters is over the top. Susanne Venker published her speech after being disinvited. The text is here. Clearly none of the accusations made against her have any resemblance to reality. So why were the accusations made? They were made to silence Ms. Venker. Creation of paranoia is used to silence dissenting views.
The left looks for reasons to find fault
with people and society. Hence microaggressions. If a man
states his opinion to a woman and explains it, he's mansplaining.
When Pence debated Kamela Harris the left accused him of mansplaining.
You can't talk to a woman without misogyny. In fact all whites are
guilty of white privilege and implicit bias.
Google and youtube have acted to silence voices from people they label as "haters". They were questioned about this in Congress as shown in the video below.
the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush.
Six years after the attacks of 9/11 conspiracy theories are multiplying according to an article by MSNBC. A Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll of 1,010 Americans found that 36 percent suspect the U.S. government promoted the attacks or intentionally sat on its hands. Sixteen percent believe explosives brought down the towers. Twelve percent believe a cruise missile hit the Pentagon. The paranoia delusions of these conspiracy theorists was written about by MSNBC. One example from the article I found amusing was:
The Web is their mother lode. Every citizen is a researcher. There's nothing like a triple, Google-fed epiphany lighting up the laptop at 2:44 a.m.Did you see that the CIA met with bin Laden in a hospital room in Dubai? Check out this Pakistani site, there arereallyweird doings in Baluchistan . . .
It must be exciting to believe one is a brilliant detective uncovering the coverup of the sinister Bush Administration. This would fall under the category of creation of paranoia to boost self esteem. So many people believe this stuff that the National Institute of Standards and Technology felt it necessary to post a Web "fact sheet" poking holes in the conspiracy theories and defending its report on the towers.
Although one familiar with the Arabs would expect their schizophrenic response to 9/11 in which they are proud of Bin Laden carrying it out while they blame the Jews and CIA for carrying it out, it is surprising that most of the world thinks the Al Qaida did not carry it out even though Al Qaida boasts that they did carry it out. Michelle Malkin wrote about this in an article (GOPUSA 9/12/2008):
Al-Qaida's media relations department must be seething. Or rather, they must be seething beyond the usual Destroy America -- Kill the Jews -- Behead the Infidels -- Convert-or-Die seething that is their second nature. After years of churning out throat-slitting propaganda videos, investing in the finest video editing software and studio sets, and establishing cozy relations with sympathetic international newspapers and global network news channels, the jihadists still don't get no respect from world opinion.
They are the Rodney al-Dangerfields of global mass murderers.
A poll released this week of more than 16,000 people in 17 nations revealed that "majorities in only nine countries believe al-Qaida was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001." A mere 46 percent of individuals overall said they believed al-Qaida executed the attacks -- despite all the back-patting, fist-pumping video productions from AQ's media arm, al-Sahab, claiming credit.
The poll, conducted between July 15 and August 31 and involving over 16,000 respondents, suggests that America's European and NATO "allies" are in fact infested with legions of anti-American conspiracy theorists. A slight majority of Britons blame al Qaeda for the attacks (57 percent), but another 26 percent say they don't know who the perpetrators were. The numbers were roughly the same for the French and the Italians, many of whom (8 percent and 13 percent, respectively) think the United States authored the act. Among Germans, nearly a fourth of all respondents (23 percent) finger the United States. Yes, one in four.
On June 13, 2003, a Belgian citizen tried to blow up a synagogue in Belgium, using two gas balloons hidden in his car. On November 15, 2003, two cars exploded in front of a synagogue in Istanbul, causing the deaths of 23 people. In December 2003 a synagogue in Paris was set on fire. Palestinian Media Watch (January 11, 2004) reported that the editor of the PA official daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, in an interview on PA TV. explained that because Israel suffers from low immigration, it was Israel who set fire to the Parisian Synagogue -- to convince French Jews to immigrate to Israel. Hafez Barghouty said on PA TV that:
"The Secret Zionists gangs have been trying, and are acting in France in the same way they used to act in Arab countries- Iraq, Egypt and Morocco, blowing up... Jewish synagogues in order to force them [the Jews] to immigrate [to Israel]. So after the attack on a synagogue, the Israeli ambassador in France called for all the Jews in France to immigrate [to Israel]...
...There are Israeli or Zionist gangs that carry out terror attacks against Jews and force them to immigrate [to Israel], because Israel suffers from emigration."
In October 2002 Chechnyan Muslims took hostages in a Moscow theater with the result that 118 died as Russian forces freed them.
Fuad Abu Hajleh, senior columnist for the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, wrote on October 29 that the CIA masterminded the attack in response to Russia's opposition in the UN to American policy concerning Iraq. Abu Hajleh writes, "The CIA will never acknowledge its responsibility for this operation which claimed over 170 lives, including those of the perpetrators."
Those CIA women sure put on an excellent act when they told the Russian hostages in perfect Chechnyan Russian how they wanted to go to Allah and were going to take the hostages with them.
In order to explain disapproval of the Arabs when it is expressed by the American media Arabs blame the hostility on Jewish control of the media. On 60 Minutes (11/18/01) a student at Kuwaiti University told Wallace:
The media is controlled by Jews in AmericaThey have money, so they control all the financialTheyre strong lobbyistsThats why there is hate in the media for Arabs.
Pilar Rahola, a former member of parliament of the Spanish Republican Left in an Oct. 2 2003 interview with Marc Tobiass of proche-orient.com explained how European guilt feelings regarding the Jews has created a need to see the Jews as evil so that they feel less guilty. She said:
After the Holocaust, after Auschwitz, that is, after the ultimate stage in the destruction of the Jewish soul - a process which lasted for centuries in Europe - Europe is shattered, many of its elements are dead, but it also has a bad conscience; it knows it is guilty. Since then , Europe has looked for and found in the Palestinian cause the expiation for its guilt. Further, the more the Jews are presented as being the evil party, the bad ones, the less difficult it is to carry the responsibility ane the guilt. This is a process of collective psychology. From such a perspective, there essentially is no difference between France, for example, and Spain. It is unbelievable how Europe continues to hate its Jewish soul, even after it has expelled it!
In an article titled "In Favor of Israel" she wrote:
...with its Manichaeanism and its uncritical fondness for the Palestinian victims, Europe redeems its guilt, it denies it and makes it vanish. It is not about being indifferent, as Broch denounced. Now it is about being the accuser, a nice way to stop being guilty ...
The trivialization of the Shoah is part of this same process of extermination. And regarding this subject we must be very clear: the perverse use of the memory of the Holocaust as a point of view in the conflict of the Middle East is a radical degradation of morality, and, undoubtedly, it is the spearhead of a deeply reactionary way of thinking.
Irwin N. Graulich (JewishIndy, July 16, 2003) wrote:
The "Palestinian cause" is Europe's way of clearing their consciences of culpability from WWII genocide. If the Europeans can show that the Jews are really bad guys anyway, and indeed, are committing their own form of genocide against the poor, defenseless Palestinians, then their own actions during WWII weren't really so objectionable. By continuing to recognize Yasser Arafat as the leader who is persecuted by those "bad" Jews, Europe today believes they are wiping away their own guilt and blood stained hands.
Ralph Peters in an article titled Crocodile Tears (NYPost 3/10/03) also wrote that Europe vilifies Israel in order to obviate its guilt. He wrote:
Today, Europeans dismiss their historical guilt toward Jews by insisting that Israel is as bad as Nazi Germany - a Big Lie worthy of Hitler and Goebbels - while cheering on Israel's genocidal enemies.
One approach to sanitize Germany's immense past crimes is to accuse Israelof acting similarly. In 2002, Norbert Blum, a former German Christian Democrat minister of labor, wrote to Israeli ambassador Shimon Stein referring to Israel's "Vernichtungskrieg" against the Palestinians. This is the Nazi expression for a war of extermination. Blum repeated this in an interview with the weekly Stern.21
The Christian Democrat party expelled parliamentarian Martin Hohman many months after he called Israelis, in 2003, a nation of criminals, using the expression "Taetervolk," commonly reserved for Nazi Germany. He was praised by German General Reinhard Gunzel, who was subsequently retired by the German minister of defense.
While many conflicts are compared with World War II and aggressors are compared with the Nazis, this motif has never been more widely used than when judging Israel. No pro-Palestinian demonstration is complete without the symbol of the swastika within the Star of David on badges and placards. Indeed this symbol more so than any other has come to represent the pro-Palestinian movement. Since the Star of David is also the prime symbol of Judaism it can also be clearly interpreted as a symbol highly abusive to the Jewish religion and those that constitute the Jewish people, especially due to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Comparing Israeli figures with leading Nazi figures is also not uncommon. In Ireland, during Operation Cast Lead, Sein Fein (IRA) member Aengus OSnodaigh repeatedly compared the Israeli ambassador to Ireland with Josef Goebbels, the master propagandist, for merely trying to explain that the invasion was due to continued attacks. Divisive figures such as disgraced Scottish politician George Galloway declared during a UK protest last year: Today, the Palestinian people in Gaza are the new Warsaw ghetto, and those who are murdering them are the equivalent of those who murdered the Jews in Warsaw in 1943.
In 2000, France 2 television showed a Palestinian boy, 12-year old Mohammed al-Dura, being killed by Israeli soldiers during a gun battle in Gaza, sparking widespread anti-Israel hysteria. Doubting the veracity of the tape, Mr. Karsenty spent several years exposing how the network had broadcast staged footage of the alleged killing. Fiamma Nirenstein wrote that:
Somebody on a European radio program said that after the diffusion of the images of Muhammed al Dura, Europe could finally forget the famous picture of the boy in the Warsaw ghetto with his hands raised. The meaning of this statement, often repeated in other forms, is obliteration of the Holocaust through the overlapping of Israel and Nazism, namely racism, genocide, ruthless elimination of civilians, women and children, an utterly unwarranted eruption of cruelty and the most brutal instincts. It means pretending to believe blindly, without investigation, the Palestinian version of a highly disputed episode and of many, many others; it means taking for granted the "atrocities" that the Palestinian spokespersons always talk about, and ignoring every proof or fact that doesn't serve this position.
There are Jews who side with the critics of Israeli policies no matter how unfair their criticisms may be. They may be worried that people will turn against them because of Israeli policies and believe that if they join in the condemnation of the policies, they will not be targets of antisemitic hostility. It may be that they do this to show themselves that they are innocent and pure. Phyllis Chesler in an interview with Frontpagemag.com (2/24/04) said:
At one level, those Jews who are the first to condemn Israel (but not Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan) and religious Judaism (but not totalitarian Islam) are, in their view, practicing Jewish ethics; they have a point. Some Jews pride themselves on being a "light unto the nations," and on understanding the other fellow's point of view and feeling his pain, on being an internationalist in pursuit of justice for all. I have no problem with this. Indeed, I have practiced Judaism in precisely this way in the past. But, many such Jews are also refusing to extend any compassion to the Jewish and Israeli victims of suicide terrorism--or for that matter, to American civilians too. Many are, instead, demonizing Israel and religious Judaism as if their lives depended upon it.
Many such progressives end up romanticizing fascism and scorning democracy. Tony Judt, in a recent article for The New York Review of Books, said that he was a Jew but that he did not "need" the Jewish state. Let me suggest that he apply for citizenship in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, or Egypt and he will discover not only that life is harsher there than in Israel (for Jews, intellectuals, free spirits, non-Muslim westerners), but that, as Jew, he cannot even become a citizen. All 22 Arab Muslim states in the Middle East are judenrein, the Jews fled and were forced out. This does not bother Judt at all nor does the surreal level of Jew-hatred in the Islamic world or it's glorification in the West among intellectuals.
Bat Ye'or in her book, Eurabia wrote that a factor contributing to European anti-Americanism was:
the profound resentment that cowardly or impotent societies, which ahv echosen surrender through fear of conflict, have toward those who stand strong. Constant anti-American propaganda in Europe gives Europeans, even as they submit to the Islamic political agenda, a sense of moral superiority.
I would express this as anti-American hatred being a way to avoid low self esteem. It may be that the Europeans want to avoid a feeling of shame that they are not standing up to terror when the Americans are.
VITerrorists View those they are Fighting as Terrorists and Justify their Terrorism that Way
Hamas has threatened to kill Jewish children anywhere as Israel continues its counteroffensive in the Gaza strip.
"They have legitimized the murder of their own children by killing the children of Palestine," Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said in a televised broadcast recorded at a secret location.
"They have legitimized the killing of their people all over the world by killing our people," he said in the report, according to the London Times.
Islam expert Robert Spencer, director JihadWatch.org, reacted to Zahar's threat.
"Behold the brazen hypocrisy: Hamas launches attacks from civilian areas and uses children as human shields, and then uses the deaths of Palestinian children to justify murdering Jewish children anywhere in the world," he said
Osama Bin Ladin in an interview with John Miller of ABC News (May 1998) said:
Those who threw atomic bombs and used the weapons of mass destruction against Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the Americans. Can the bombs differentiate between military and women and infants and children? America has no religion that can deter her from exterminating whole peoples. Your position against Muslims in Palestine is despicable and disgraceful. America has no shame...We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing could stop you except perhaps retaliation in kind. We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian. As far as we are concerned, they are all targets...
Osama's justification for killing civilians is that it will prevent America from killing civilians. So from his point of view he is saving lives by committing acts of terror and killing people. What a rationalization! A rationalization like this probably is Osama's way of protecting his self esteem while satisfying his desire to kill Americans. He may hate America and desire to kill Americans because many Americans reject Islam and yet despite this outrageous sin America is a powerful country with a good standard of living.
ISIS is murdering Coptic Christians. Their excuse is their belief that the Coptic Church of Egypt is forcing Muslim women to convert to Christianity. The interesting thing about that, is that it is Muslims who are kidnapping and forcing Christian women into slave marriages to Muslims and it is Muslims who are forcing these women to convert to Islam. Why do Muslims propagandize that Christians are doing to them that which they are doing to Christians? It may be that these Muslims want to justify what they are doing. They an excuse to rape Christian women. They want an excuse to murder them since by doing so they will go to heaven in their warped belief system.
One should never underestimate the power of boredom -- and the subsequent yearning for excitement -- to affect people's thinking and behavior. Belief in a hidden conspiracy is far more exciting than accepting prosaic truths. Figuring out the "mystery" of who killed JFK is a much bigger thrill than accepting that one jerk was responsible. Deciphering who was "really" responsible for 9/11 is a lot more interesting than accepting that 19 Arabs with box cutters did it.
VIICreation of Paranoia Because of Greed
In my article I mention elimination of a threat as a motive for creation of paranoia. Another motive can be greed. When King Philip IV of France expelled the Jews from his country in 1306, he confiscated their property. He confiscated the property of the Knights Templar the following year. To justify his actions he created paranoia toward the Jews by saying they "dishonour Christian customs and behavior in inumerable ways" and he created paranoia to the Templars by accusing them of blasphemy, homosexuality and a host of misdeeds that proved that they were the devil's helpers. Daniel Pipes in his book Conspiracy writes that in both cases the King's motives included a fear of the suppressed group's power and a covetousness for their wealth.
A recent phenomena is the criticisms of people of cultural appropriation. I saw Palestinian Arab propaganda that accused Israelis of appropriating their food and calling it things like Israeli salad. This is just another hammer with which Arabs try and make people hate Israel. I don't understand however why an American chinese student became angry at Keziah Daum, an 18 year old white woman, for wearing a Chinese dress to the prom. Jeremy Lai tweeted "My culture is not your Goddamn prom dress". She was called a closet racist. There was a flood of hostility on social media toward Keziah but also a lot of support including support from white people. Cultural appropriation is a charge leveled by the left. One of the comments regarding an article about this said "Liberalism is a religion of hate". It certainly appears that liberals are looking for reasons to condemn people. They condemn all whites of being guilty of "white privilege" even if the whites haven't done anything or are in a bad situation.
Nonie Darwish said the following in testimony to the New York Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
I attended Gaza elementary schools where I learned hatred vengeance retaliation. Peace was never an option. We never discussed peace. It was all about Jihad and Martyrdom. They filled our hearts with fear of Jews which made hatred comes easy. Terrorism becomes acceptable. If the enemy is regarded as evil than terrorism becomes a good mission and this is how we were educated. The education of Arab children is to make killing of certain groups of people not only good its holy it becomes holy in our culture...
I used to hear cursing of the Kaffir the word Kaffir means non-Muslims calling them enemies of Allah after every Friday prayer. It's very common at the end of the Friday prayers to curse the enemies of Allah America the Europeans Israel the Jews the non-Muslims. Our religious leaders would curse and encourage us to do Jihad and martyrdom because After all if they are such monsters than Jihad and dying becomes an honor.
Many people want to blame those they loathe for as much of what they do not like as possible. Just about everyone who believes in hidden conspiracies attributes those conspiracies to those they hate. People who hate President George W. Bush blame him and his administration for 9/11. Egyptians who hate Israel have blamed AIDS on Israeli prostitutes. Indeed, attributing to Jews hidden conspiracies -- the "world Jewish conspiracy," theProtocols of the Elders of Zion-- is the oldest and most common belief in a hidden conspiracy.
The Egyptian TV station A-Nas aired virulent anti-Semitic propaganda in January 2009, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). The station broadcast a speech from cleric Ahmed Abd As-Salam, who accused Jews of corrupting Islam, creating sexual temptation and giving Muslims cancer. He said:
"The Jews conspire day and night to destroy the Muslims' worldly and religious affairs... The Jews conspire to infect the food of the Muslims with cancer,
He also said Jews
conspire to destroy the economy of the Muslims and spare no effort in stripping Muslim girls of their clothes.
In October 2011 Egyptian state TV admitted broadcasting false reports of soldiers' deaths, used to incite Muslims against Copts. As the army plowed armored personnel carriers into the crowd of protesters, state television worked to incite Muslims to "protect the army" from the Christians, and mobs of Muslims took to the streets to attack anyone they suspected of being a Christian.
VIIbCreation of Paranoia by Academia
Michelle Malkin wrote that progressive pranksters at Oberlin College were unmasked as the perpetrators of phony campus hate crimes that scored international headlines in March 2013. She wrote that this is not the first time such phony hate crimes were manufactured at Oberlin. She also wrote:
When Young Americans For Freedom sponsored Islamo-Fascism awareness week in 2007, phony hate flyers by a group that is against them were posted around George Washington University that read Hate Muslims? So Do We!! in order to discredit them.
The Center for Middle East Studies is a bastion of Israel bashing that is financed in part by Saudi money, including donations from those connected with terrorism.
There are thousands of Saudi funded schools in America. Barbara Stock in an article titled Home Grown Sleeper Cells (frontpagemag.com 3/7/05) wrote:
For a modest investment, the Saudi government has had total access to thousands of young American minds and has used that opportunity to corrupt and mold those young minds into its view of the perfect Muslim. The perfect Muslim is full of hate for all non-Muslims, has no loyalty to the United States, and is convinced that only radical Islam - Wahhabism - is the correct interpretation of Islam. There are now thousands of pre-programmed terrorists in America, waiting for the war against the American infidel begin in earnest. These soldiers do not consider themselves: they know they are loyal Muslims in the army of Islam...
Hatred for infidels is preached from American mosques. The absolute belief that Islam will rule the world is taught in Islamic schools in America and all over the world. New converts to Islam are isolated and indoctrinated to hate their country and their people. The war is here. It's just that the shooting hasn't started yet.
The media is supposed to objectively report the news. We don't expect them to do so in totalitarian states where the government controls the media but we expect this in democracies. Unfortunately this is not the case. Tommy Robinson talks about that in the video embedded below.
Here is a good video about the double standard of CNN in covering the Middle East.
Here is another one about reporting about Gaza in July 2018.
Here is a very good video with Ben Carson asking the media why they are so biased.
The Media demonizes people it doesn't agree with. Two outrageous examples are the demonization of Pamela Geller which can be read about here and the demonization of Sarah Palin which is described here. Pamela Geller wrote an essay called Media Jihad, Diet Coke vs. Decapitation in which she contrasted media coverage of a Muslim woman who created a crisis on a plane because of a Diet Coke vs. the news that Muslims had targeted her for beheading. Some of the media made it sound like Pamela Geller was making up the story that she was threatened with beheading whereas the lies of the Muslim women were treated as the truth and much more attention was given to the diet coke bruhaha than to the threat to behead Pamela Geller.
Daniel Greenfield wrote a great article contrasting the scorn of the media to those who opposed a mosque at Ground Zero with their support for the Gazan Arabs when they destroyed the synagogues left behind by the Jews of Gaza. The choice of words is indicative of the media bias, for example a star of David on one of the synagogues was described as a "hulking" star. Daniel wrote:
When Ken and Laurie and CNN and Reuters and the Telegraph dont like synagogues, then theyre hulking, destroying them becomes a matter of sensitively taking them down and the synagogues have it coming, because those damn Jews chose to leave them standing.
Media bias in regard to the Arab Israeli conflict is astonishing. A former reporter for the Associated Press wrote about it here. He gives an extensive list of what's wrong with the reporting. I've included an excerpt in which he addresses not the reporting but the general obsession with villifying Israel:
The Jews of the Middle East are outnumbered by the Arabs of the Middle East 60 to 1, and by the worlds Muslims 200 to 1. Half of the Jews in Israel are there because their families were forced from their homes in the 20th century not by Christians in Europe, but by Muslims in the Middle East. Israel currently has Hezbollah on its northern border, al-Qaeda on its northeastern and southern borders, and Hamas in Gaza. None of these groups seek an end to the occupation, but rather openly wish to destroy Israel. But it is nave to point out these facts. The facts dont matter: We are in the world of symbols. In this world, Israel has become a symbol of what is wrong not Hamas, not Hezbollah, not Great Britain, not America, not Russia...
Israels intellectual opponents can rant about the moral failings of the Jews, obscuring their obsession in whatever sophisticated way they choose. The gunmen of Hamas and their allies can stand on heaps of rubble and declare victory. They can fire rockets, and shoot up supermarkets. But if you look at Tel Aviv, or at any thriving neighborhood in Jerusalem, Netanya, Rishon Letzion, or Haifa, you understand that this is victory. This is where weve won, and where we win every day.
The following is a clip of the media slandering Lauren Southern. The clip analyzes how the audience is manipulated by the media.
The media makes money with exciting, outrageous and horrifying stories. That's what people want to read and the newspaper with the most shocking headline is the one most likely to be picked up by a customer on the way to work. During Israel's first Lebanon war, reporters paid kids to burn tires and ladies to wail in front of tombstones. In one episode the tombstone read that the interred had died 20 years ago but the newscaster somberly informed the viewers that this was her child killed by Israel.
In my piece, Creation of Paranoia, I mentioned how the press distorts the news in such a way as to create paranoia to the Jews. One of the ways in which they do this is by omitting information.
When terrorists attacked the city of Mumbai in 2008 they made phone calls explaining their grievances. The following comment was posted on Frontpage Magazine's web site in response to an article in the Washington Post which discussed these phone calls.
There were four grievances given by the Muslim terrorists for the atrocities they committed in Mumbai, The destruction of the Babri Mosque by Hindus, the anti-Muslim riots that occurred in Gujarat in 2002, and the killing of Muslims in Kashmir. The fourth given to justify the torture murders of Israelis in the Chabad house was revenge for the treatment of the Palestinians by Israel. There is a common thread running through the grievances given by the Mumbai terrorists and that is one of omission. They did not mention that the Babri mosque whose destruction by Hindus they complain about, was built on a Hindu temple destroyed by Muslims and that archaeological digs have proven the existence of that temple. They omitted the fact that the anti-Muslim riots of Gujarat followed the burning alive of Hindu religious pilgrims by a Muslim mob. They neglected to mention that Kashmir was Hindu long before it was conquered by Muslims just as Palestine was Jewish long before the Muslims invaded. They also ignore the atrocities committed by the Muslim invaders against both Hindus in Kashmir and Jews in Palestine.
Two of the people they tortured in the Chabad house, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rifka were personal friends of mine and two of the nicest people I've ever met. Instead of choosing a life of safety in the U.S, they chose to provide a home away from home and a place people could go to for help in a country where they knew they were in danger. Even if the terrorists grievances had been legitimate it did not justify the torture killings of these wonderful people or the hundreds of other people they killed and injured.
The Washington Post article did not give the background information that was given in this comment giving the impression that perhaps the terrorists did have some legitimate grievances.
The terrorists themselves were probably not aware of this background information. The people who indoctrinated them would not want them to know such information. To generate paranoia it's important to only give one side of the argument, not both.
On Friday night, twelve-year old Tamar Fogel came home to find both her parents, Ruth and Udi Fogel, two brothers Yoav (11) and Elad (four), and her three-month old sister Hadas murdered in their beds. They had had their throats cut and been stabbed through the heart.
That's not shocking, either: In the broader Palestinian death cult, there are untold legions who, while disinclined to murder Jews themselves, are content to revel in the glorious victory of others.
What surprised Mark Steyn was the unwillingness of the media to cover the story. Melanie Phillips wrote:
Overwhelmingly, the media have either ignored or downplayed the atrocity or worse, effectively blamed the victims for bringing it on themselves, describing them as hard-line settlers or extremists. Given that three of the victims were children, one a baby of three months whose throat was cut, such a response is utterly degraded.
A startling opinion piece in this mornings Daily Telegraph by Conservative MP Louise Bagshawe shows there is still some decency and integrity left in Britains governing class. Ms Bagshawe was stunned to discover only via Twitter the circumstances of the Fogel family massacre and even more stunned to discover the cursory and misleading BBC coverage of the atrocity. She writes:
The more I read, the more the BBC's broadcast silence amazed me. What if a settler had entered a Palestinian home and sawn off a babys head? Might we have heard about it then?
...The next morning, the BBC's public affairs team emailed me a response that amounted to a shrug. The story featured prominently on our website, they said. It was important to report on the settlements to put the murder in context, they said. In reply, I asked a series of questions: for how long did the massacre feature on TV news bulletins? On radio? On BBC News 24, with all that rolling airtime? Why were the Hamas reaction and Gaza celebrations not featured? And what about the omission of all the worst details?
It was only when I tweeted about their continued indifference that the BBC replied. Then they informed me that the Fogel story had not featured on television at all. Not even News 24. It was on Radio Four in the morning, but pulled from subsequent broadcasts. The coverage of Japan and Libya, they said, drowned it out. Would I like to make a complaint?
Do you know, I think I would. The BBC has long been accused of anti-Israeli bias. It even commissioned the Balen report into bias in its Middle Eastern coverage, and then went to court to prevent its findings being publicized. As a member of the select committee on culture, media and sport, I was at the confirmation hearing of Lord Patten of Barnes as chairman of the BBC Trust. I asked him about political neutrality. In reply, he said that he would give up his membership of a Palestinian aid organisation. Both I and another member asked about bias against Israel. Lord Patten denied any existed. What would he do if shown an example of it? He would ultimately take it to the BBC Trust, he said.
The day after Lord Patten uttered those words, the Fogel children were butchered to almost complete silence from the BBC.
Here is an interview with Melanie Phillips.
Here is a video about the Fogel massacre.
On Monday April 21, 2014 Israeli police dispersed rioters in Jerusalem who barricaded themselves in the Al Aqsa mosque. Headlines included :
Top Palestinian Cleric Says Israel Threw Stun Grenades Into Al As; Israel Denies.
Leslie Deinhammer pointed out what the media left out. She wrote:
What is left untold is that the al Aqsa mosque sits at the edge of Judaisms most holy site, the Temple Mount.
What is left untold is that security presence increased because thousands of tourists and worshippers were expected at the Temple Mount for Passover.
What is left untold is that masked Palestinian protestors escalated tensions when they began pelting Israeli police with rocks.
What is left untold is that the protestors barricaded themselves in the al Aqsa compound where they continued to heave rocks and propel firecrackers at police through the mosque doors.
On 22 July 2011, Anders Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo, Norway killing eight people. He then killed 69 more people, mostly teenagers, in a mass shooting at a Workers' Youth League (AUF) camp on the island of Utya. Breivik claimed to murder these teenagers because he was a foe of Jihad terror even though the teenagers were not Muslim. This provided an opportunity for the left wing media to attack people like Robert Spencer and blame them for Breivik's actions. When Breivik confessed to having expressed support for the anti-Jihadists in order to discredit them the media ignored his confession.
The BBC discredits Israel by omitting who shot first when Palestinian Arabs are shot and by taking Palestinian reports about such incidents at face value without checking their veracity. An example from January 2014 can be viewed by clicking here.
After Palestinian Arabs opened fire on a car of Israelis and killed them Phyllis Chesler compared how the incident was reported in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. She wrote:
The New York Times, which presents this incident on page 4, not on page 1;
the early pages are usually reserved for all incidents in which
Israelis fight back so that Israeli evil is seen immediately and
framed as among the most important world news of the day. The
accompanying Times headline? Unbelievably, it is this: Killing of 4
Israeli Settlers on the Eve of Peace Talks Rattles Leaders on Both
Sides. Its really not clear who killed the settlers. What is
clear is that both sides are rattled. The piece opens with a
paragraph that made me see red, both literally and metaphorically. It
reads as follows:
The killing of four Israeli settlers, including a pregnant woman, in
the West Bank on Tuesday evening rattled Israeli and Palestinian
leaders on the eve of peace talks in Washington and underscored the
disruptive role that the issue of Jewish settlements could play in the
already fragile negotiations.
Notice how we aren't told who the killers are but the implication is that the leaders of both sides are against the killings. Notice how the New York Times blames the Jewish settlements for being responsible for the killings.
When Palestinian terrorists fire rockets at Israel the New York Times omits the fact that they did it. How can they do that? Honest Reporting cited several headlines, such as "Israeli Force Kills 9 in Gaza" in contrast with "Rocket Fired from Gaza Kills Woman in Southern Israel." In 22 articles that dealt with Israeli counterterrorist operations, the headline writers used the words "Israel kills" and "Israel shoots." However, a large majority of headlines describing Arab attacks omitted the names of the terrorist attackers and focused on the weapon, as in "Rockets Hit Israel Whose Strikes Kill 5" and "Suicide Attack in Israel Kills One."
The New York Times omits pictures that can elicit sympathy for Israel. When a Palestinian Arab is killed the reason the Arab was killed is omitted. One picture of a funeral for an Arab teacher shows relatives crying over the death, leaving the reader ignorant of a rocket attack near an Israeli playground and pre-school nursery that precipitated the counterterrorist operation that killed the teacher. The picture also did not show that the supposed school where the teacher worked was a series of huts used by terrorists to launch rocket attacks against Israel.
Another pictures showed Arabs fleeing with infants from an Israeli attack. although the accompanying article described the death of a three-year-old whose father was "a fighter" for the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization. He and his brother had fired on the IDF from alongside and inside the house that was hit by an IDF shell.
Kenneth Levine wrote about the selective Middle East reporting of the British Media as follows:
As Israelis were being killed by the score each month in suicide bombings, roadside shootings and other terror attacks, media coverage in Britain tended to portray the slaughter as nothing worthy of exceptional attention. In April, 2002, however, the Israelis finally launched a ground offensive in response to the terror assault - after 133 people had been killed in anti-Israel attacks the previous month. Israel invaded the terrorist safe-haven in the center of Jenin, an operation that, according to a UN investigation and reports by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, resulted in about 23 Israelis and 52 Palestinians killed, the latter mostly armed combatants even as the terror groups used civilians as human shields. The Israeli operation was almost universally decried in Britain as the "Jenin massacre," and Israel condemned in the most lurid of purple prose:
"We are talking here of massacre, and a cover-up, of genocide," feverishly exclaimed A.N. Wilson in Londons Evening Standard. (He also accused Israel of "the poisoning of water supplies," perhaps throwing this in because the other accusations didnt satisfy his appetite for traditional anti-Jewish libels.)
"Rarely in more than a decade of war reporting from Bosnia, Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, have I seen such deliberate destruction, such disrespect for human life," emoted Janine di Giovanni, the London Times correspondent in Jenin.
"Every bit as repellent" as Osama Bin Ladens September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, was the measured assessment of the Guardian in a lead editorial.
Similarly, Hamass incessant rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli communities in the three years since Israels total withdrawal from Gaza, attacks undertaken with the exclusive aim of killing civilians and forcing survivors to flee the area for safety, received minimal coverage in British media. Instead Israel was condemned for not being sufficiently forthcoming in allowing supplies to this government bent on its annihilation. It was also falsely charged with withholding essential food and medical supplies from Gaza. In fact, there has never been a shortage of either, except to the extent that Hamas has commandeered provisions and either offered international contributions for sale to Gazans or diverted them to the organizations own use.
And, of course, when Israel sought to end Hamass attacks by an air and ground offensive this past December, there was little in British reporting about the precipitating Hamas assaults or Hamass use of civilians as human shields.
In 2014 Hamas unleashed a barrage of rockets against Israel. They protected their rockets with human shields. If a human shield decided that they'd rather move to a safer environment this is what happened. (warning horrific).
Israel is often condemned for disproportional responses to the Palestinian Arabs. Colonel Kemp explained in a video why that isn't the case and what disproportional response really is.
The New York Times which was against American involvement in Iraq edited a fallen soldiers letter to say:
''I kind of predicted this, A third time just seemed like I'm pushing my chances."
Michelle Malkin wrote: (All the News That's Fit to Omit, frontpagemag.com 11/2/05)
The paper's excerpt of Corporal Starr's letter leaves the reader with the distinct impression that this young Marine was darkly resigned to a senseless death. The truth is exactly the opposite. Late last week, I received a letter from Corporal Starr's uncle, Timothy Lickness. He wanted you to know the rest of the story -- and the parts of Corporal Starr's letter that the Times failed to include:
"Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this, that is why I'm writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I'm pushing my chances. I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark."
But the media also practice another, time-honoured form of subterfuge, namely, omission. In an article for The Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. CXX, Issue 4, November 2005), entitled A Measure of Media Bias, Tim Groseclose and Jeffrey Milyo conducted a quantifiable analysis of how media prejudice cribbles the news, estimating that for every sin of commission, there are hundreds, and maybe thousands, of sins of omissioncases where a journalist choses facts or stories that only one side of the political spectrum is likely to mention. In the concluding statements to their 47 page study, the authors find a systematic tendency for the United States media outlets to slant the news to the left, in which the tactic of omission figures prominently. Despite its analytical complexity and its mammoth data collection, the study is worth consulting by anyone who still doubts the fact of media one-sidedness or that so much of the news we are fed resembles blacked-out letters from the front.
A recent powerful example of such dissimulation involves the virtual suppression of disturbing material, translated from the Arabic, emanating from reams of recently disinterred Iraqi documents as well as from witnesses accounts, that Saddam may indeed have possessed WMD. These would have been shipped out of Iraq (with Russian help) prior to the second Gulf War by truck convoy to Syria, conceivably to a prepared site in the northern province of Deir al Zour, where a nuclear installation was bombed by the Israelis in September 2007. The evidence suggests that Saddam may have acted with respect to his alleged stocks of WMD, or a considerable portion of them, precisely as he did with his airforce in the early days of the first Gulf War, only the destination on that occasion was not Syria but Iran. The hypothesis is certainly a plausible one. The U.S. recently facilitated the removal of 550 metric tonnes of remnant yellowcake uranium stockpiled at the Tuwaitha nuclear complex twelve miles south of Baghdadthe port of destination was my home city of Montreal (Associated Press, July 6, 2008).
The medias intention, of course, is to hinder the extrapolation from the Iraq situation to Irans current nuclear project in a misplaced effort to avoid the cost of pre-emptive actionthe Ostrich Syndrome that comes so naturally to us. The tactic of omission is probably an even more effective form of lying than that of its two correlatives, misrepresentation and exaggeration. Meanwhile the public welfare is dismissed as subordinate to the ideological gradient of the media barons who, like the mass of pontificating public intellectuals, political experts and Beltway operators, are for the most part deliberate obfuscators passing themselves off as oracular symposiarchs.
The following example of deliberate omission of information by the media was reported by Israel National News on 6/23/2005
Despite the IDF's distribution of a video of the Arab suicide bomber who intended to blow up a hospital, nearly all foreign news agencies chose to boycott the story almost totally.
An outraged former undersecretary in the late US President Ronald Reagan's administration, who was also a candidate to be the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Gary Bauer, has written a scathing critique of the world medias decision to avoid the story.
Excerpts from Bauers letter:
If you don't get the Fox News Channel then you didn't see any of the dramatic footage of the Israeli army's arrest yesterday of a 21-year old, female Palestinian homicide-bomber, strapped with 25 pounds of high-explosives, just moments before she was to commit mass-murder by detonating herself inside an Israeli hospital. No other television network featured the story.
Utterly ignoring the extraordinary video of the homicide-bomber's arrest, both the BBC and CNN focused extensively on how much 'damage Israel's early morning arrest - for which there was no video - of 55 Fatah and Islamic Jihad terrorists, described by CNN as Palestinian activists, would cause to today's scheduled summit meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
That only one network would air incredible footage of the seizure of a ticking human-bomb, just moments before she tried to murder hospital patients, means this story was not simply ignored by the mainstream media - it was boycotted by the mainstream media. Since nearly every aspect of this remarkable story contradicts everything the mainstream media has been trying to tell us about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they just opted for the easiest way to handle it - denying it ever happened.
"Ignoring the story meant that the networks didn't need to tell viewers that yesterday's homicide-bomber was not dispatched by terrorists of Islamic Jihad or Hamas, groups opposed to President Abbas - but was in fact working for the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, which is controlled by the political party Fatah, whose chairman is none other than President Abbas himself!
"Ignoring the story meant not having to reveal that the would-be-murderer had been traveling regularly to Israel for years on a valid medical pass, which granted the woman free treatment for burns she received in a home cooking accident, and was thus ruthlessly exploited by depraved terrorists whose shameless capacity to cynically manipulate goodness, in their pursuit of murder and death, knows no bounds.
"Ignoring the story meant not having to cover comments the female terrorist made in a rare army-supervised press conference in which she revealed what her mission was and who sent her. 'I believe in death,' she said on Israeli TV. 'All my life I have been preparing to be a martyr. Mother, please forgive me for failing in [my] mission.' Sentiments not exactly consistent with the line long peddled by the liberal media, and more recently even by the Bush administration, that Israel is the obstacle to 'peace.'"
Israelis cite one egregious example [of incitement] a televised sermon that defended the killing of the two soldiers [in Ramallah]. Whether Likud or Labor, Jews are Jews' proclaimed Sheik Ahmad Abu Halabaya in a live broadcast from a Gaza City mosque.
This makes it sound like the only incitement the Jews have to complain about are Sheik Halabaya's statement that "Jews are Jews". Well Jews are Jews, what's so bad about that? The following is what the New York Times left out.
They are the terrorists. They are the ones who must be butchered and killed, as Allah the almighty said: 'Fight them; Allah will torture them at your hands, and will humiliate them... 'Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them
Honest Reporting.com in an article called Terror-Denial wrote about how the media omits reports of terror attacks on Israel:
On Nov. 8, the Associated Press released a list of "Recent Terror Attacks Around the World" to accompany reports on Saturday's deadly bombing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The list notes Islamic terrorism all over the world since 1998, but completely ignores all Palestinian terrorist attacks that occurred in Israel. On Nov. 9, Reuters released a similar list of "Worst guerrilla attacks since September 11" that also omitted terror in Israel entirely.
This is becoming a disturbing pattern in media chronicles of Islamic terror - if it happened in Israel, it just doesn't count: AP published a similar list of "Recent World Terror Attacks" on May 19, which also omitted attacks in Israel, and The New York Times Online devotes a special section to world terror that leaves Israel conspicuously absent. [In response to HonestReporting subscribers' complaints, the Times adjusted not the content of the section, but rather its title, eliminating the word "terror."]...
For a list of "major" Palestinian terror attacks in Israeli in the past years - none of which are included in the AP or Reuters lists - click here.
Tom Gross wrote an excellent article (Dead Jews Aren't News, The Spectator, 10/26/05) about how the media ignores Israeli victims of Arab attacks but focuses instead on unintentional victims of Israeli self defense. Rachel Corrie for example has been widely featured in the British Press whereas the following Rachels were ignored. Rachel Thaler a sixteen year old from London, blown up in a pizzeria in an Israeli shopping mall, Rachel Levy (aged 17, blown up in a grocery store), Rachel Levi (19, shot while waiting for the bus), Rachel Gavish (killed with her husband, son and father while at home celebrating a Passover meal), Rachel Charhi (blown up while sitting in a Tel Aviv cafe, leaving three young children), Rachel Shabo (murdered with her three sons aged 5, 13 and 16 while at home) and Rachel Kol, 53, who worked at a Jerusalem hospital and was killed with her husband in a Palestinian terrorist attack in July a few days after the London bombs.
HonestReporting.com had an article titled Ignoring Israeli Kindness (12/29/04) which listed Israeli humanitarian efforts after the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and pointed out that:
With the exception of UPI (as of this writing - Tues. 4pm EST), none of the major news outlets have dedicated an article to this remarkable Israeli humanitarian effort.This, despite the fact that the IDF sent all Israel-based journalists a press release Monday evening (Dec. 27), inviting them to the airport to cover the departure of one IDF group.
This is all the more surprising given the fact that the major news agencies have entire teams of reporters in Israel, who submit at least one 'Israel-article' each day.
Deborah Orin wrote an article titled Reporting For the Enemy (New York Post 6/16/04) about how the American media won't show videos made of Saddam Hussein's torture of Iraqis but endlessly showed photos of humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops at the Abu Ghraib prison. Why does the media do this she asks? She quotes the answer of American Enterprise Institute schoalr Michael Ledeen.
Because most [journalists] want Bush to lose.
Worldnetdaily compiled a list of the most covered up stories of 2009. The agenda that emerges from this pattern of coverups is a radical left wing one.
The press chooses words to describe events in order to convince the reader of their point of view. The most obvious example in the case of the Middle East is the name the press uses for Judea and Samaria. They call Judea and Samaria the West Bank which is what Jordan called those areas after seizing them in 1948. If the press were to call those areas Judea and Samaria that would imply that the Jews have a historical claim to the area, a claim that the press does not want to support. The press called Yitzhak Shamir, a "hard liner" because he believed in his people's historical claim to Judea and Samaria. The Press calls Netanyahu a hardliner and Muhammad Abbas a moderate even though the reverse is true as can be seen by viewing this clip. Another area which the press labels in such a way as to undermine the Jewish attachment to it is Jerusalem. Although Jerusalem has been part of Israel since Biblical times, the press calls the old city of Jerusalem, which has had a Jewish majority for over a century, Arab East Jerusalem.
In response to a wave of suicide bombings Israel decided to build a sophisticated fence to keep them out. The press description was a fence that snakes it's way through the West Bank making it sound like the Israelis are snakes for trying to protect themselves against suicide bombings.
As Israel prepared to build a wall to protect worshippers at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, Reuters published this headline:
Israel to Split Christ's Birthplace with Barrier.
Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) the supposed great new hope for Middle East peace said (Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2003):
The fence is racist. It represents a title for no coexistence.
Other Arab propagandists have called the fence apartheid. So Israel's defense against suicide bombers, a defense that avoids the potential collateral damage of targetted strikes against terrorists, and that is the most humane way of dealing with terrorism possible, is used to create paranoia against them as being racist and having an apartheid state. These Arabs are against the fence because it makes it more difficult to carry out suicide bombings and terrorist attacks. On the other hand they can still shoot rockets over it and dig under it, it just makes it more difficult.
In a report about terrorist attacks on Jewish settlers Reuters wrote:
Palestinians regard Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as major obstacles to peace and have regularly attacked them. (Sept. 26)
This description suggests preposterously that Palestinian terrorists perpetrate the willful murder of civilians out of their quest for peace.
Another example was the reporting by CNN (2/2001) of Sharon's decision not to negotiate until terrorism by the Palestinian Authority ends. The CNN reported that as a decision by Sharon not to negotiate until Palestinian protests end. That casts him in a very unreasonable light. "Why shouldn't they protest if they want too?" is a reaction many would have to CNN's choice of words.
In his August 5, 2001 column, On Language, William Safire wrote: Words have connotations. In the disputed territory known as the West Bank, an Israeli village is called a settlement, implying fresh intrusion; a small Palestinian town, even one recently settled, is called a village, implying permanence. Although Safire correctly used the word disputed the press uses the term occupied. You'll never see the press use the term "liberated" to describe Judea and Samaria even though they were regained by the Jews after centuries of occupation by foreigners.
Steve Plaut wrote about how the media uses the word resistance to describe Arab terror: (Peace de Resistence 3/13/03 Freeman Center Mailing)
One of the clearest signs of the growing nazification of so much of the world's media is the increasing trend to label Palestinians atrocities, such as the exploding of the bus full of children in Haifa this week, as "Palestinian resistance". The PLO and its amen choruses routinely explain away such mass murders of Jewish children and other civilians as "Palestinian resistance", but so do the BBC and many other establishment media outfits.
Of course describing Palestinian behavior as "resistance" makes precisely as much sense as describing as "resistance" the campaign of the Wehrmacht and Gestapo in the 1940s against the various anti-German partisan forces. In other words, it is yet another Orwellian inversion. The Palestinians are not the forces that resist evil, but rather they are the savages. The Jews are those who are resisting savagery. Resistance against fascism and barbarism is what Israel does when it assassinates terrorists and blows up their homes.
The trendy use of the term "resistance" for Palestinian violence is a rather naked attempt by anti-Semites to justify those atrocities, exactly as would be an attempt to label 1944 German anti-partisan activity as "resistance". It is really entirely consistent with the long insistence by the press on referring to Palestinian mass murderers as "activists" and "militants", as if they are marchers in a gay pride parade or Save-the-Whales march, rather than terrorists and Nazis.
Steve Plaut contrasted the use of words to describe the terrorists who destroyed a nightclub in Bali with the user of words to describe terrorists who destroyed a bus in Israel. He wrote:
I suppose there is something reassuring whenever the world returns to its boring normal routine, and yesterday the world ended its campaign to demonize terrorists. When terrorists blew up Bali, the world was suddenly uncharacteristically outraged. It condemned the "terrorists" for the "atrocity", and demanded harsh retaliation.
And then Shimon Peres' friends from Jenin responded to Ariel Sharon's goodwill measures the way Arabs always respond to Israeli goodwill measures and blew up a bus yesterday at Karkur, murdering at least 14 Israelis. And within seconds, the BBC and CNN had reverted to speaking of "activists" and "militants", the carcasses of the dead suicide bombers were counted in the "death toll", and every news broadcast was accompanied by explanations of how it was all Israel's fault for occupying the Palestinians and that only a political deal (meaning capitulation by Israel) could end such tragic unrest. With Israeli leftists agreeing on the air (for balance) with these calls for more appeasements of terrorists.
One reason the media chooses not to call terrorists, terrorists is out of fear. Reuter's global managing editor, David A. Schlesinger, expressed concern about a Canadian media conglomerates (CanWest) insertion of the word terrorist in Reuters news stories concerning groups such as Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. He expressed fear that this could lead to confusion and endanger its reporters in volatile areas, indicating intimidation, and not objectivity, is guiding Reuters editorial policy. (New York Times 9/20/04)
Haim Harari, former president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, gave a speech on April 2004 in which he discussed the misuse of worlds in the world media in regard to the Middle East. Here is an excerpt of what he said:
A demonstration in Berlin, carrying banners supporting Saddam's regime and featuring three-year old babies dressed as suicide murderers, is defined by the press and by political leaders as a "peace demonstration". You may support or oppose the Iraq war, but to refer to fans of Saddam, Arafat or Bin Laden as peace activists is a bit too much. A woman walks into an Israeli restaurant in mid-day, eats, observes families with old people and children eating their lunch in the adjacent tables and pays the bill. She then blows herself up, killing 20 people, including many children, with heads and arms rolling around in the restaurant. She is called "martyr" by several Arab leaders and "activist" by the European press. Dignitaries condemn the act but visit her bereaved family and the money flows. There is a new game in town: The actual murderer is called "the military wing", the one who pays him, equips him and sends him is now called "the political wing" and the head of the operation is called the "spiritual leader". There are numerous other examples of such Orwellian nomenclature, used every day not only by terror chiefs but also by Western media. These words are much more dangerous than many people realize. They provide an emotional infrastructure for atrocities.
It was Joseph Goebels who said that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. He is now being outperformed by his successors.
Both Western leftists and Islamists brandish many tools against America and Israel in this war. Their first weapon is the systematic misuse of language. Mainstream and liberal newspapers write about insurgents, not terrorists, whom they describe as martyrs, not killers, and as freedom fighters, not as well educated evil men.
Anti-American and anti-Israel demonstrators, who are clearly and visibly filled with hate and rage, are described as peace activists.
Words matter. Words convey moral clarity. Without moral clarity, we will not succeed in Iraq. That is why the terms the press uses to cover this conflict are so vital. For example, take the word guerillas. As you noted, mainstream media sources like the New York Times often use the terms insurgents or guerillas to describe the Sunni Triangle gunmen, as if these murderous thugs represented a traditional national liberation movement. But when the Times reports on similar groups of masked reactionary killers operating in Latin American countries, they utilize the phrase paramilitary death squads. Same murderers, different designations. Yet of the two, insurgentsand especially guerillashas a claim on our sympathies that paramilitaries lacks. This is not semantics: imagine if the media routinely called the Sunni Triangle gunmen right wing paramilitary death squads. Not only would the description be more accurate, but it would offer the American public a clear idea of the enemy in Iraq. And that, in turn, would bolster public attitudes toward the war.
Supporters of the conflict in Iraq bear much blame for allowing the terminologyand, by extension, the narrativeof events to slip from our grasp and into the hands of the anti-war camp. Words and ideas matter. Instead of saying that the Coalition invaded Iraq and occupies it today, we could more precisely claim that the allies liberated the country and are currently reconstructing it. More than cosmetic changes, these definitions reflect the nobility of our effort in Iraq, and steal rhetorical ammunition from the left.
The most despicable misuse of terminology, however, occurs when Leftists call the Saddamites and foreign jihadists the resistance. What an example of moral inversion! For the fact is, paramilitary death squads are attacking the Iraqi people. And those who oppose the killers--the Iraqi police and National Guardsmen, members of the Allawi government, people like Nourthey are the resistance. They are preventing Islamofascists from seizing Iraq, they are resisting evil men from turning the entire nation into a mass slaughterhouse like we saw in re-liberated Falluja. Anyone who cares about success in our struggle against Islamofascismor upholds principles of moral clarity and lucid thoughtshould combat such Orwellian distortions of our language.
The International Solidarity Movement regularly sends out news reports in which armed terrorists arrested for attacking or murdering Israeli civilians by the Israeli army are described as "innocent Palestinians" arrested for no reason at all, or labeled "peace activists." Google News has decided to afford the ISM equal credibility by posting its propaganda missives alongside genuine news stories from major news agencies.
To really understand the bias of the media it is worthwhile to get an opposing view of what is going on in the Middle East. One place to find that is the primer page of Americans For A Safe Israel (AFSI). There is a large contrast between the way the media portrays the history of the Middle East and the way AFSI does. Granted one would expect AFSI to have a pro-Israel bias but there is a lot of information on their primer page whose accuracy can be verified.
Michael Radu wrote an article about how the press covered the riots in France in which he discusses choice of words. (Gangs in Search of an Ideology, frontpagemag.com 11/14/05)
Le Monde writes, "To the provocations of Nicolas Sarkozy answers the stupidity of teenagers, who ruin the fragile economic tissue and burn the buses borrowed by their families. Some of the arsonists were victims of a system, before becoming small mafiosos taking advantage of the situation." So, the mayhem was an "answer" to the Interior Minister's calling the criminals "criminals and hooligans"? Criminality becomes "stupidity" and criminals become "victims." It is precisely this kind of language to which philosopher Jean-Francois Mattei refers below:
The betrayal of the language: when one does not have the courage to face things, one speaks to better obscure them. We apply the usual meaning of words to the violence we know in the urbanized banlieues and elsewhere. In France one does not speak anymore of 'riots' but of 'harassment actions'; not of 'delinquents' but of 'youths'; not of 'drug trafficking' but of 'parallel economy'; not of 'policemen' but of 'provocateurs'; . . . not of 'lawless zones' but of 'sensitive neighborhoods'; not of 'infringement of the right' to work: but of 'movement of legitimate demands.'
Or from the statement of the "anti-racist" MRAP (Movement against Racism and for Friendship among Peoples):
MRAP has compassion for the victims of the riots [but] the words crime or riot are never used. Instead, all is explained through "social, ethnic and territorial 'apartheid,' the refusal to respond to a social fracture expanded by an ethnic one. If police were attacked, it is because there are 'tensions' between this daily victimized population and police. As for law, well, the only thing to do is check the circumstances of the deaths of the two teenagers self-electrocuted [in hiding from the police at a power station, which set off the riots] and of the tear gas canister falling in front of a Clichy mosque. Most importantly, MRAP demands 'total mobilization against racist discrimination' and against "any racist exploitation of these dramas and sufferings generated by violence.
In any situation in which there is an attack and a counterattack the media can blur responsibility for the violence. In addition the media can quote unreliable unconfirmed sources from one side that accuses the other side. When CNN reports on the ongoing violence in Israel it appears that both sides are aggressors in the conflict. In fact it appears that Israel has most of the responsibility since more Arabs have died in the violence than have Jews. The media doesn't make clear that the Arabs who died generally died while attacking Israeli soldiers while many of the Israelis who died were civilian victims of Arab terrorism. In the cases where Israeli soldiers died they were often not fighting at the time. One example of that is when an Arab bus driver drove his bus into Israeli soldiers and killed 7 of them and one civilian (2/2001). Mortimer B. Zuckerman, in his article "A shameful contagion" US News & World Report 10/7/02, called this the "Moral Equivalency Trap"and wrote:
When Israel responds to terrorism, Europe treats it as if the response and the terrorism are morally equal; as if there were no difference between the arsonist and the firefighter; as if Israel's response, which seeks to minimize civilian casualties, is equal to the terrorism, which seeks to maximize civilian casualties...
Of course, the point of the double standard and moral equivalency is to create the impression that Israel is an illegitimate state, among the world's worst human-rights violators, and thus legitimize the extinction of a state the Arabs have never accepted. The insight of Amos Oz, a liberal Israeli writer, is pertinent. He is haunted, he says, by the observation that before the Holocaust, European graffiti read "Jews to Palestine," only to be transformed in modern times into "Jews out of Palestine." The message to Jews, notes Oz, is, "Don't be here and don't be there. That is, Don't be."
Journalists intentionally avoid reporting that would put the Palestinians in a bad light perhaps out of fear of antagonizing the Palestinian Authority and being prevented from reporting at all. Fiamma Nirenstein in her article The Journalists and the Palestinians (Commentary January 2001 pp 55-58) gave an example. She wrote:
On October 12, two Israeli reservists on their way through Ramallah were seized, beaten, lynched, and horrifically mutilated at the hands of Palestinian police and a civilian mob. PA forces on the scene promptly hunted down and confiscated film and videotape of the incident to prevent its being aired-- but not before a crew from a private Italian TV channel managed to send a clip of the atrocity to Rome that was soon broadcast around the world. Thereupon Cristiano published a letter of apology in the official Palestinian daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. In it, he explained that he and RAI were not the ones at fault; blamed the misdeed on his colleagues at Mediaset, owned by Italy's right-wing opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi; reiterated his commitment to "respect" the "rules" laid down by the Palestinian Authority-rules that presumably prohibit anti-PA reporting; and promised to bend every effort to prevent similar images being shown in the future.
Perhaps this explains why the Associated Press in September 2000, described a photo they took as that of an Israeli soldier beating a Palestinian when in reality it was an Israeli soldier fending off a mob of Palestinians who had attacked a Jew.
Andy Ngo compiled a partial list of hate hoaxes by students at American Universities. He gave examples of how the Universities acted as if the hoaxes were true without due process. He wrote : Groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center make headlines by claiming hate crimes have surged since Trump’s election, but the real surge is in hate hoaxes, especially among college students... They all point to a sickness in American society, with our institutions of higher education too often doubling as “hate-hoax mills,” encouraged by a bloated grievance industry in the form of diversity administrators."
Thereal hate is against Andy himself who was violently attacked by Antifa. This is discussed below.
While Iran was experiencing a drought Iranian Muslims must have wondered why Allah would allow such a thing to happen. Perhaps Iranian Leaders got nervous that the people would blame them some how. What to do? Blame Israel of course! Brig. Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, in charge of Iran's civil-defense organization explained that: "
"Joint teams from Israel and one of the neighboring countries make the clouds entering into Iran barren. Moreover, we are faced with the cases of cloud theft and snow theft," he said.
Jalali did not name the other country he believed was stealing Iranian clouds and snow.
This is not the first time Iranian leaders have blamed other countries for their drought. In 2011, then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Western countries of causing a drought in Iran. He also accused Western states of creating the HIV virus to weaken the developing world and create a market for pharmaceuticals.
In 2003, the northern Nigerian state of Kano backed Muslim religious leaders in opposing an immunization program, claiming it was a Western plot to make people infertile. Health experts say this led to many people becoming infected by polio.
In an interview published in the London based Arabic newspaper al-Shark al-Awsat, Yousef Abu Safieh, the Palestinian Minister of Environment, accused Israel of spreading carcinogens to the Palestinians by manufacturing drinks containing Sweet and Low. He also said that the Egyptians confiscated two Israeli truckloads of toys that were highly radioactive. The trucks were en route, he said, to Palestinian children. (frontpagemag.com 6/16/05)
Here is a video of a Palestinian Authority mayor repeating the allegation in 2013.
I (the author of this website) was in Israel when I was 11 years old and I remember that Palestinian Arabs would leave booby trapped objects in parks and when I left something in the park some Israeli grabbed it thinking it might be an explosive. I never encountered an explosive object myself but I remember that was a concern. This is an example of Palestinian Arabs accusing Israelis of what Palestinian Arabs are guilty of.
Arutz 7 reported on May 22, 01 that the Palestinian Authority accused the Israel Defense Forces of dropping poisoned chocolate candies to Palestinian children.
A front-page declaration in the official PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Aug. 14, 2001, claimed that "the occupation is using naked women to hunt down intifada youth." (Jerusalem Post, Aug.15, 2001). Ironically it was the Palestinians who used a woman to lure an Israeli teenager to his death (Jerusalem Post 1/19/01)
The official PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on Dec. 24, 2001, that "When the occupying authority holds the bodies of martyrs ... they steal body parts of the martyrs." Similarly, Arafat said on Al Jazeera Television on January 13, 2002, that the Israelis "murder our kids and use their organs as spare parts."
Speaking to reporters on July 20, 2004, Arafat alleged that Israel uses depleted- uranium bullets, as part of its plot to "cause cancer that is like Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
After Arafat died a former senior aide Ahmed Abdul Rahman,claimed that an Israeli assassin killed the Palestinian leader by blowing a slow-acting poison into his ear. (Ex-aide Israeli assassin poisoned Arafat in Ear, worldnetdaily.com 11/17/05) Tzi Ben Gedalyahu reported that (PA: Americans Gave OK to Poison Arafat, Israel National News 11/18/05):
Bassam Abu Sharif, former advisor to Arafat, said on a Palestinian Authority (PA) television program that he warned Arafat that Israeli officials were planning to poison him with the knowledge of the American government.
"The Israelis planned to kill him by poison, because of Sharon's promise to the Americans that [Arafat] will not be killed by bombing," Abu Sharif told Arab viewers. He continued,
"According to the confirmed information I have, [Defense Minister Sha'ul] Mofaz spoke to [Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon in the following manner: 'This is an opportunity to get rid of Yasser Arafat...' Sharon was silent for a moment, and then looked [at Mofaz and said], 'Only if it would be done in a way that the accusing finger won't be pointed at Israel.' These are the exact words."
Abu Sharif also stated that France, where Arafat died after being hospitalized, knew about the alleged poisoning but hid it in order to prevent "igniting" Arabs. However, he added that "that every Palestinian will see it as his duty to avenge [the death of] Yasser Arafat."
The PA ambassador in Sri Lanka, Attalah Quiba declared that Israel killed Arafat with a high-technology laser. Quiba informed a news converence that two Israelis who met Arafat on the day he fell ill used a laser device to attack him, and that tests of Arafats blood in 16 coutnries revealed that he had been poisoned by high technology.
On August 11, 2007 Arafats personal physician Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi, disclosed that Yasser Arafat had the deadly HIV virus in his bloodstream when he died. WorldnetDaily reported that:
Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi, Arafat's personal physician, began telling Al Jazeera during a live interview he knew that Arafat had HIV in his bloodstream at the time of his death, but the satellite Arabic network immediately cut him off when he made the accusation.
Hours later, a Jordanian news website Amman quoted al-Kurdi as saying someone injected HIV into Arafat's body before he died and that the real cause of the Palestinian leader's death was poison
While Arafat was ill and after his death, some publicly speculated he was dying of AIDS.
In his book "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder", radio talk-show host Michael Savage speculated Arafat had died of AIDS. Savage also slammed much of the U.S. news media for its posthumous characterization of Arafat as "innovative" and a "freedom fighter," stating the PLO leader was a notorious terrorist leader.
The homosexual site 365Gay.com, which deals regularly with issues related to HIV/AIDS, ran a piece reminding readers that for several years it had been suggested Arafat was bisexual and could have contracted the disease.
"If suggestions that Arafat has AIDS are true, it is doubtful it would be made public," wrote its European bureau chief Malcolm Thornberry.
National Review diarist David Frum suggested in a column Arafat contracted AIDS from homosexual sex with his bodyguards.
Ion Pacepa, who was deputy chief of Romanian foreign intelligence under the Ceausescu regime and who defected to the West in 1978, stated in his memoirs the Romanian government bugged Arafat and had recordings of the Arab leader in orgies with his security detail In a WND interview, the National Security Agency's former analyst of Arafat's communications said the U.S. had information indicating the Palestinian leader may have been a homosexual who preyed on teenage boys.
James J. Welsh, who in the early 1970s monitored communications for the NSA related to Arafat's Fatah movement, said, "One of the things we looked for when we were intercepting Fatah communications were messages about Ashbal [Lion cub] members who would be called to Beirut from bases outside of Beirut. The Ashbal were often orphaned or abandoned boys who were brought into the organization, ostensibly to train for later entry into Fedayeen fighter units.
"Arafat always had several of these 13-15 year old boys in his entourage. We figured out that he would often recall several of these boys to Beirut just before he would leave for a trip outside Lebanon. It proved to be a good indicator of Arafat's travel plans. While Arafat did have a regular security detail, many of those thought to be security personnel the teenage boys were actually there for other purposes," Welsh said.
The official Palestinian media, credited by many for reformist policies reportedly implemented following the election of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, claimed last week Israeli forces X-rayed a woman to death at a checkpoint.
This is very clever propaganda because it makes the most innocuous defensive measures that the Israelis are forced to take into a dastardly deed against the Palestinians. I saw a similar approach concerning the wall/fence that Israel built to keep out suicide bombers and terrorists. The allegations became, the wall is walling us in and creating a prison. I walked passed a Palestinian propaganda poster once and they quoted someone as saying something to the effect of: "They've walled off the sky, I can't see the sky.
The Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of conducting horrific Nazi-like medical experiments on Palestinian prisoners. These fabrications have been featured repeatedly in the Palestinian Authority's official newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, which is under the direct authority of Mahmoud Abbas.
In the past week alone there were three new examples of this libel:
"The method employed by the Israeli Occupation in which they [are] instigating slow death ... doctors in Israeli prison clinics use the prisoners as guinea pigs for clinical drug testing under the pretense of 'treatment.'" [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2008]
"Many of the male and female inmates received injections from needles they had not seen before, and which caused their hair and facial hair to fall out permanently ... others lost their sanity, or their mental condition is constantly deteriorating... and some are suffering from infertility." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2008]
"The doctors in these prison clinics are using the prisoners as guinea pigs for clinical testing of drugs and treatment-methods." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2008]
In addition, a member of the Hamas terrorist organizations parliament in Gaza made similar accusations against Pepsi in 2008. Speaking with official Hamas TV station Al-Aqsa TV on April 23, 2008, Hamas MP Salem Salamah said, There are companies established by the colonialists and occupiers - large companies with branches all over the world, like Pepsi, Pepsi Cola. This is a well-known company. Pepsi is an acronym. P-E-P-S-I - Pay Every Pence to Save Israel. Pay every pence - pence is one-hundredth of a dollar to save Israel. Pay every pence to save Israel
Why does the PA media create such paranoia? Al-Hayat Al-Jadida explained that such reports about such "experiments" performed on Palestinian prisoners serve to "mobilize each and every human-being as such... to actively participate in activities aimed at their release and their return to freedom, properly meant as a return to life... all of us! all of us! all of us! - to confront the enemy in the war it wages." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 3, 2007] Creation of paranoia is a way to mobilize Palestinian Arabs to confront and fight the Israelis.
In June 2005, PA's official news service WAFA "reported" that (Irrelevant Visions, Jerusalem Post 6/24/05)
Israelis were sending hordes of wild pigs to Palestinian villages around Hawarah village in the Nablus district to attack them and destroy their fields.
The PA's official news service even interviewed Hawarah Mayor Mansour Dmaidi, who backed these ludicrous and incendiary statements.
After Sharon visited the temple mount the Palestinian Arabs started a massive shooting campaign against Jews living in Israel. Although the Palestinians claimed to the West it was because of Sharon Abu Mazen himself said on Palestinian radio that the visit was "only a pretext." Although the Palestinian Authority is responsible for the escalation of violence they blame the Jews for it. In response to a call from Colin Powell, about a terrorist attack in Azur Feb 14, 2001, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat said that Israel is responsible for the military escalation endangering any potential prospects for peace in the region.
Daniel Pipes in an article titled Arafat's Bedroom Farce (frontpagemag.com 11/10/04) wrote about the creation of paranoia against Israel resulting from the last days of Arafat.
What Arafat might be dying of has been conspicuously not mentioned, leading to many speculations. Of course, some Palestinians have hatched a conspiracy theory about Israel poisoning Arafat. The PLO's news service, WAFA, with a straight face demands an inquiry into the exact manner of his poisoning. "We have the right to know the type, the source of the poison as well as the antidote and how to get it," writes WAFA's political editor. More interesting, though, is the plausible thesis that the "president" is dying of AIDS, especially given his reputed pre-nuptial activities. David Frum elaborates on this hypothesis in National Review Online:
We know he has a blood disease that is depressing his immune system. We know that he has suddenly dropped considerable weight possibly as much as 1/3 of all his body weight. We know that he is suffering intermittent mental dysfunction. What does this sound like?
Former Romanian intelligence chief Ion Pacepa tells in his very interesting memoirs that the Ceaucescu regime taped Arafat's orgies with his body guards. If true, Arafat would a great deal to conceal from his people and his murderously anti-homosexual supporters in the Islamic world.
Although Arafat had access to doctors, food, running water and electricity in his compound, Abu Qusai, a spokesman for Arafat's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades said that Israel was to blame for Arafat's death, by forcing him to live in primitive conditions in his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. He said:
"Our groups together with brothers from other factions took to the battlefield with the enemy to make it pay the price ... The next days will witness violent clashes with the Zionists everywhere."
In Nov? 2002 Muslims murdered Bonnie Witherall, an American nurse and missionary while she was opening the clinic in which she ministered to Lebanon's poor. Michael Medved wrote that:
An influential Muslim publication in Lebanon, "The Pulpit of the Calling," denounced the Christian and Missionary Alliance in which Mrs. Witherall participated as "a Zionist organization. They destroy the fighting spirit of the children, especially of the Palestinian youth, by teaching them not to fight the Jews, for the Palestinians to forgive the Jews ".
Amir Taheri wrote Motqada el Sadr's attempt to create paranoia against the Americans in Iraq. He wrote that Sadr:
hoped that hiding in the "holy" shrines of Najaf and Karbala would provoke their destruction by the Americans, thus triggering worldwide Shiite rage against Washington.
When the Americans refused to play that role, Sadr ordered his own men to damage part of the shrines, blamed the Americans, then brought in arab satellite TV cameras to record "the greatest crime of the United States."
The hoax failed: The people of Najaf and Karbala knew who had damaged the buildings, and soon organized marches calling for Sadr and his henchmen followers to leave town. (The marchers, of course received no publicity in the Arab and Western media.)
In medieval times the Christians spread the blood libel about the Jews. In modern times the Moslems are doing and doing it with modern technology. For a video clip of the Syrian version of the blood libel click here.
Palestinian Media Watch Reported on April 5, 2009:
One thing that's fascinating about this is how it projects radical Islamic attitudes towards Jews on Jews. Radical Muslims believe it is their duty to hate the Jew and to kill the Jew. The skit explains that Jews wash their hands in Muslim blood. Click on the picture below to see a videoclip of Muslims holding up their hands covered with Jewish blood.
Egypt is preparing Egyptians to go to war with Israel. The problem is that Israel signed a peace treaty. So they produced a film called A Girl From Israel. Nonie Darwish wrote how in the film an:
Israeli father is shown trying to shake hands with Egyptians, while talking about peace and the normalization of relations. The Egyptians, however, regard him with utter disgust, rejecting his extended hand. In this way, the Israeli father is understood to be insincere in his quest for peace. In a final act of Jewish treachery, the film ends with the killing of the Egyptian young man, the only character to befriend Jews, at the hands of his Israeli friend!
The lesson is that not only are Israelis insincere in their quest for peace but also that they kill you if you befriend them.
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Egyptian researcher Muhammad Galaa Idris, which aired on Al-Rahma TV, September 23, 2011:
The Jews were responsible for all the depravity that has spread in society. ... The Jews were behind the spread of immorality, prostitution, and licentiousness in Europe. They were behind the spread of all sins, and they are to this day. This is written in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. We've discussed this. Moral corruption is part of the conspiracy... The Jews have managed to brainwash Europe.
Hindus create paranoia towards Christians.British Parliamentarian David Alton wrote to Nepalese officials (wnd.com 5/27/07).
"I am disturbed by reports that [a Hindu group] wishes to kill the main Christian leaders in Nepal and to destroy the church buildings. Hatred is also being incited in local newspapers against Christians. I am told that Christians have been falsely accused of involvement in Maoist activity, drug trafficking and trafficking of girls for prostitution.
The reality is that the churches are doing good works such as providing homes for orphans, help for the poorest of the poor, giving humanitarian and medical aid and education for the underprivileged as well as taking care of the spiritual welfare of the people.
IXAACreation of Paranoia to Hide Motives of Conquest
The notion of creating a perceived foe, which in this case is both the Jewish conspiracy and the frightening unknown world of spirits and demons, has proven very effective in diverting people's attention away from the real agendas of the Mahikari organisations. This is exactly what Hitler did.
According to Garry Greenwood the agenda of Yoshikazu Okada the head of the Mahikari organization is world domination.
Early in 1348, the Black Death struck Europe, spreading with terrifying rapidity... As more and more people were struck down, panic grew and the need to find the cause and destroy it. Nicholls writes:
It will be no surprise that blame fell on the Jews. That spring, as deaths multiplied, Jews were attacked. At Narbonne and Carcassonne, Jews were dragged from their homes and burned to death.
Clemente VI tried to stop this by issuing a bull in which he said that Christians who blamed the Jews for the plague had been "seduced by that liar, the Devil." He pointed out that everybody, including Jews, was falling victim to the plague. It existed equally where there were no Jews and where Jews did live they were suffering from it like their neighbors. He was ignored.
IXBCreation of Paranoia To Prevent Conflict and Violence
Amazingly people may create paranoia to prevent conflict and violence. An example of this is an essay called "Tips for Parents and Schools Regarding the Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001," prepared by Dr. Brian Lippincott of John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, Calif and recommended by the National Education Association. Professor Lippincott wrote that commemorative programs must avoid any suggestion that Islamic fanaticism can be blamed for the attacks explaining that:
protecting against harassment of our Arab American classmates and neighbors is most critical right now.
Here Dr. Lippincott is simply just advocating creation of delusion to protect Arab-Americans but he went further. He wrote that:
"We must not repeat terrible mistakes," demanding discussion of "historical instances of American intolerance. Internment of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor and the backlash against Arab Americans during the Gulf War are obvious examples."
Examples of what, precisely? Of America's unprecedented goodness and generosity? Even at the height of the Gulf War (and, so far, during the War on Terror), Arab Americans experienced no significant "backlash" continuing to enjoy full civil rights and to sustain the conspicuous success that has characterized this hard-working ethnic group for nearly a century.
Dr. Lippincott is distorting history and making America out to be the bad guy, he is creating paranoia to America and whitewashing Islam in order to protect Arab Americans.
Lord Halifax was Neville Chamberlains Foreign Secretary (1938-40) and has gone down in history as one of the architects of the Munich fiasco and the disastrous policy of appeasement that led to the Second World War. He was also the author of the 1939 White Paper which restricted Jewish immigration to a trickle and doomed millions to death. An early admirer of Hitler and a Nazi sympathizer, he reportedly told the German leader:
War would undoubtedly serve the purpose of all Jews, Communists and doctrinaires in the world for whom Nazism is anathema.
Thus the only people who wanted to go to war were wicked Jewish Communists. This was a convenient creation of paranoia to justify the prevention of conflict and violence.
In 1971 John Kerry told Congress that U.S. troops in Vietnam:
personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civlians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war...
Nor, said Kerry were these
isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day to day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.
These claims all came from the "Winter Soldier Investigation". Kerry just repeated the charges, leveled by 150 supposed Vietnam vets, word for word. Two journalists with strong anti-war credentials, Neil Sheehan and James Reston, later exposed "Winter Soldier" as a mass of fabrications by people who hadn't even been to Vietnam (What Kerry Left Out, New York Post 8/1/04). Why were these charges fabricated. Historian Guenter Lewy in his book America in Vietnam, wrote: It is more likely that this inquiry, like others earlier and later, had primarily political motives and goals." What political motives and goals would motivate such slander? William Crandall a vet without an atrocity tale to tell who however, believed the allegations wrote: (What Did America Learn from the Winter Soldier Investigation)
We wanted to bring our brothers and sisters in uniform home alive and untainted by further involvement in such deeds.
My guess is that those who gave false testimony wanted America out of Vietnam. Perhaps they thought that by slandering American soldiers they could convince the American public to end the war.
The media reaction to all of this before the elections of Nov 2004, was to paint the vets who complained about Kerry as warmongers who didn't like Kerry because he was a peacenik. (worldnetdaily 10/22/04)
Prime minister Sharon apparently believed that he was bringing peace to the Middle East by forcibly removing Jews living in Gaza, Judea and Samaria from their homes. Perhaps he knew better and thought he was scoring points with America. In order to prepare the public for violence against these people statements such as "The settlers are worse than terrorists," have emanated from his office (Israel National News 2/16/05).
IXCCreation of Paranoia to Protect Civil Liberties
CAPPS II (Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening system II) is an airline screening system designed to keep homicidal terrorists off of planes which verifies that a passenger is who he claims to be and checks whether government files list him as a terrorist suspect.
Heather MacDonald in an article titled Perils of 'Privacy' Extremists vs. Air Security (New York Post 4/26/04) wrote how organizations such as the ACLU made false charges regarding the infringements of civil liberties that would result from implementation of CAPP II in order to stop it. She wrote about the paranoia of organizations such as the ACLU as follows:
Every proposed national security technology is a Rorschach test of the viewer's special paranoia. Where the ACLU sees racial discrimination in CAPPS II, the libertarian Right sees the hand of left wing busybodies.
According to Ms. MacDonald Airlines that cooperated with the government in its effort to test whether computer technology could help identify terrorists now face hundreds of billions of dollars in class action lawsuits and development of CAPPS II has come to a standstill and private sector cooperation with the War on Terror has evaporated.
The Cultural Left is waging a war against the Christian Right . Cultural leftists fear Christian fundamentalists more than Islamic fundamentalists . They see in religion a threat to unfettered personal freedom . For the Cultural Left, freedom means the absence of any external moral constraint; it means complete moral autonomy, which logically includes moral depravity .
According to this calumny, the Jews obtained a consecrated host from the mass, with the assistance of a Christian who retained it from the administration of communion, took it to their synagogue or homes and subjected it to every indignity, including trampling on it and sticking pins into it... The accusation was made for the first time at Belitz, near Berlin; all the Jews of the town were burned. One hundred instances of the charge have been recorded , in many cases leading to massacres.
This accusation is particularly bizarre, because it assumes that Jews themselves actually believe not only the doctrine of transubstantiation but also a particularly materialistic, and strictly speaking heretical, popular version of it. Of course, no Jews believes such a doctrine in any form. To a Jew, the host is simply a piece of bread...
Christian in medieval times also believed the Jew was the devil. As such the Jew supposedly had the foetor judaicus, the sulphurous smell of the devil. The fact that they did not smell sulphurous was not taken as evidence that they were not the devil, bus simply that they were cunning and were able to hide the smell.
In May 1983, the Palestinians accused Israel of having "poisoned" schoolgirls in the West Bank, who were in fact fainting in a wave of mass hysteria. The affair was taken up by the rest of the Arabs and Muslims, then by United Nations bodies and the Western press, which wondered "how the Jewish people, who had experienced the gas chambers, now treated the Palestinians in the same way." Cries of "genocide" flew from all quarters, until an international medical inquiry team discovered it was, in fact, a case of mass hysteria. But the Palestinians did not budge; they had adopted the much more "plausible" theory that the Jews had schemed to "sterilize" young Palestinian women in order to affect the demographic balance which was ticking adversely in their disfavor.
Raphael gives other examples of this type of denial:
When the al-Aqsa mosque was burned by a mentally ill Australian tourist in 1969, Israel was directly blamed by the Palestinians and the entire Muslim world for having caused the arson. The fact that the arsonist was apprehended and sentenced, that he was Christian, and that it was the Israelis who rushed to extinguish the fire, did nothing to exonerate the Jews from their guilt, because it is in their "nature" to perform acts of profanation.
Jedediah Purdy in his book Being America, wrote that whenever he asked Egyptians about September 11 there was:
Always the same inconsistency: we admire Osama for attacking America, but in fact it was the Israeli secret service that attacked America.
According to Israel National News (1/22/04)
Sha'aban Abdel Raheem, the Egyptian singer who brought the Arab world the smash hit "Ana Bakra Isra'il ("I Hate Israel" www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=41433), has now come out with "Kharittat Al-Tariq" ("Road Map"). The new song features, among other themes, an accusation against the Americans for having carried out the World Trade Center attack.
The lyrics say, "Hey people, it was only a tower, and I swear by God that they are the ones who pulled it down." The new hit song "gives voice to widespread views in the Egyptian street regarding the September 11th events and the U.S.- Iraq standoff," according to an article in the Cairo Times weekly. Abdel Raheem sings that the U.S. purposely carried out the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York and Washington "to make people think that Arabs and Muslims are terrorists and were behind that disaster. Now the U.S. can do what it pleases to the Arab world since everyone thinks they are to blame," the Egyptian culture magazine detailed.
XBCreation of Paranoia to Explain Away Contradictory Evidence
Jamie Glazov wrote an article in Frontpage Magazine titled Hating Valentines about the hatred of Valentines Day by both the radical feminist left and radical Islam. He wrote:
In the West, meanwhile leftist feminists are not to be outdone by their jihadi allies in reviling and trying to kill Valentines Day. Throughout all Womens Studies Programs on American campuses, for instance, you will find the demonization of Valentines Day, since, as the disciples of Andrea Dworkin angrily explain, the day is a manifestation of how capitalist and homophobic patriarchs brainwash and oppress women and push them into spheres of powerlessness. As a person who spent more than a decade in academia, I was privileged to witness this grotesque attack and deconstruction of Valentines Day at close range. Feminist icons like Jane Fonda, meanwhile, help lead the attack on Valentines Day in society at large. As David Horowitz has documented, Fonda has led the campaign to transform this special day into V-Day (Violence against Women Day) which is, when it all comes down to it, a day of hate, featuring a mass indictment of men.
Why this hostility toward Valentine's Day? My theory is that people like Andrea Dworkin and Jane Fonda believe that men are evil oppressors of women. Valentine's Day is a day when men express their love toward women. This is a threat to the beliefs of these Females. They probably wants women to rebel against their evil male masters and see Valentine's day as sapping the motive to rebel.
In March 2016 the American College of Pediatrics listed a policy statement regarding transgenderism. They wrote:
Pre-pubertal children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. This combination leads to permanent sterility. These children will never be able to conceive any genetically related children even via artificial reproductive technology. In addition, cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.7,8,9,10,11
Rates of suicide are nearly twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?
Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to gender clinics where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures they will choose a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.
Did this lead the left to rethink their promotion of transgenderism? You have got to be kidding, of course not. Think Progress described the American College of Pediatricians as a hate group masquerading as pediatricians.
The Huffington Post wrote that Once again, Paul McHugh (one of the authors of the study) has used the ever more tarnished name of Johns Hopkins to distort science and spread transphobic misinformation.
What possible agenda could the left have to dismiss such important information. The homosexual agenda is to promote acceptance of homosexual behavior but think that transgenderism offers them. Supposing you are the female in a homosexual relationship. You want to be female. Acceptance of transgender hormones means you can be that much closer to being female and not be condemned for it.
In short the left dismissed the study by creating paranoia toward the American College of Pediatricians.
When Israelis sent people to help the Haitians after a major earthquake (Jan 2010) it created a problem for those who wish to incite hatred toward the Jews. The solution, warn the Haitians that the Israelis are stealing their organs. The aid America sent created a problem for Hugo Chavez who does not want goodwill to exist in Latin America for the United States. Chavez told Spanish newspaper ABC that the earthquake was the product of a "tectonic weapon" launched by the U.S. Navy in a test-run for the U.S.' ultimate target: Iran. He also accused the United States of seeking a military occupation in Haiti.
Darwins theory of evolution is perhaps the greatest threat to religion. It challenges the very basic religious belief that God created man and the basic Christian and Jewish beliefs that he did so in 7 days. One Christian response has been to create paranoia to Darwin and equate him with Hitler.
Worldnetdaily, a Christian news web site promoted a documentary called Darwins Deadly Legacy. They quoted Jerry Newcomb, one of the documentarys creators as saying that Darwins theoryhas probably been responsible for more bloodshed than anything else in the history of humanity."According to a worldnetdaily article
Before the advent of Darwinian beliefs, said Newcombe, the Western world's basic concept was that man was made in the image of God, and was therefore valuable. But Darwin changed all that. "Karl Marx wouldnt embrace all (Darwin's) tenets, but said, 'This is a scientific theory on which we can base our theory of man,'" Newcomb told WND... "We talk about the link between Darwin and Hitler, and in the middle ground, eugenics," said Newcomb. "Darwin led to eugenics, which led directly to Hitler."
"To put it simply no Darwin, no Hitler," said Kennedy, who is host for the special. "Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it."
Lets consider the assumptions here. One is that man is not valuable if he evolved. If we assumed are loved ones are a product of evolution does that make them any less valuable to us? Another assumption is that Darwinism is responsible for the crimes committed by those who claimed to believe in Karl Marxs theories. Karl Marx wanted to create a world that did not operate according to the paradigm of survival of the fittest. Karl Marx believed in socialism in which everyone gets equal pay no matter how fit or unfit they are. The idea that Hitler would not have existed without Darwinism is questionable, the Jews were seen as an evil group and persecuted by Christians long before Darwin, and Hitler is likely to have seen the Jews that way as well. There is nothing in Darwinism that says that Jews are in anyway inferior to anyone else. Hitler was trying to legitimize his hatred with science. Conquerors have conquered other groups and killed and subjugated them long before Darwin, in fact many of these conquerors did so in the name of religion which is challenged by Darwins theories. Darwin originally intended to join the ministry, but his study of nature made it clear to him that Church teachings were wrong.
Baigent et. al., in their book, The Messianic Legacy, wrote about the way Tertullian dismissed evidence against Christianity with paranoia. They wrote:
One can trace numerous specific elements in the Gospels to their origin not in history, but in the traditions surrounding Tammuz, Osiris, Attis, Adonis, Dionysos and Zoroaster, Many of them, for example were supposed to have been born of a god and a virgin. Mithraism exerted a particularly powerful influence on the coalescence of Christian tradition. It postulated an apocalypse, a day of judgment, a resurrection of the flesh and a second coming of Mithras himself, who would finally defeat the principle of evil... Baptism played a prominent role in Mithraic rites. So, too, did the communal meal. There is a passage in the Mithraic communion which is particularly interesting: 'He who shall not eat of my body nor drink of my blood so that he may be one with me and I with him, shall not be saved'.
When Tertullian, one of the early Church Fathers, was confronted with this passage, he insisted it was the Devil, centuries in advance, parodying the Christian Communion in order to diminish the import of Jesus's words.
MEMRI reviewed sermons in Saudi Mosques and published their observations on September 26, 2002. One was in regard to how Saudi preachers portray efforts to create religious harmony as evil.
International initiatives aimed at promoting interreligious harmony have been condemned by many Saudi preachers. In a sermon at a Mecca mosque, Sheikh Adnan Ahmad Siyami said, "[Islam] believes that only Islam and the 'Camp of Kufur' exist, and that there is no way to reach Paradise and to be delivered from Hell except by walking in the path of our Prophet Muhammad and joining Islam. Any other way leads to Hell. In light of this, my believing brethren, how can it be claimed that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all paths leading to Allah?!."
"Several years ago, a sinful call arose, which unfortunately garnered support from some clerics and preachers of this religion, Islam. [a call] for the unification of the monotheistic religions. They flaunted an empty and false slogan of 'religious harmony,' Christian-Islamic friendship, and uniting the three religions into a global religion'."
"The call for the unification of the religions is a call for the abolition of religious differences among people: No more Muslim and infidel. All will come under the unity of human harmony. This accursed call has ramifications that most certainly will shake Islam in the hearts of its people, leading them to the lowest of the levels of Hell.
The concern of Westerners for women's right in Islamic countries is portrayed as an effort to undermine Islam. MEMRI quotes a sermon at the Al-Huweish mosque in Al-Taif, by Sheikh Muhammad Al-Nimr:
Why do the West and the secular Westernizers focus on the [Muslim] woman? The answer is that they grasped the status of the woman and her role in the building of the nation, and her influence on society, and therefore realized that if they corrupt the woman and manage to entice her into deviating from the path of righteousness, it will facilitate their infiltration of the Muslim strongholds. The satanic Jews say in their Protocols: 'We must get the woman. The day she stretches out her hand to us is the day of our triumph'.
Many people react to those who oppose their cherished beliefs by thinking the opposers are stupid or bad. I knew two people who disagreed on whether or not the United States should go to war with Iran. The person who felt that the United States should go to war argued that there will be war one way or another and it will be either with a nuclear armed Iran or an Iran without nuclear weapons. The person who thought that the United States should not go to war, reacted to that argument by accusing the person who made it of liking war. I happen to know that the person who made the argument for going to war with Iran hates war and violence but believes that sometimes it is the lesser of two evils. So why was he accused of liking war. Probably because the person who accused him doesnt want to believe that there is a legitimate argument to be made for war. To do that he creates paranoia to people who say that there is. He also accused the other person of being a fool which is another way to rationalize away counterarguments to ones cherished beliefs.
Ann Coulter listed examples of hate crime hoaxes in an article titled Another Liberal Noose-ance, Frontpage Magazine 10/18/07. Here is an excerpt from her article
In 1997, at Duke University, a black doll was found hanging by a noose from a tree at the precise spot where the Black Student Alliance was to be holding a rally against racism. Two black students later admitted they were the culprits and were immediately praised for bringing attention to the problem of racism on campus. Indeed, four years later the president of Duke gave a baccalaureate address nostalgically describing the hoax as a "protest" against racism. Next stop: the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2003, vile racial epithets were scrawled on the dorm room doors at Ole Miss, producing mass protests and a "Say No to Racism" march. And then it turned out the graffiti had been written by black students, against whom no charges were brought. A "Say Yes to Racism" rally at Ole Miss was later canceled due to lack of interest.
In 2005, obscenity-laced racist and anti-Semitic messages appeared on dormitory walls at the College of Wooster in Ohio. The fliers were instantly blamed on "typical white males," even though all the letter I's in the epithets were dotted with little hearts. Breadcrumbs left by the culprits included the message "Vote Goldwater" among the obscenities. The matter was dropped and flushed down the memory hole when the perpetrators turned out to be a group of leftist students led by a black-studies major.
Just this year, anti-Muslim fliers were put out on the George Washington University campus by leftists, including a member of "Iraq Veterans Against War." When it was thought the leaflets were from the conservative group Young Americans For Freedom, the dean called for the expulsion of the culprits and the university demanded that YAF officers sign a statement disavowing "hate speech." But when it turned out leftists had distributed the fliers, the matter was dropped faster than Larry Craig was dropped from Mitt Romney's campaign.
Playing the game of He Who Is Offended First Wins, Americans seek status not by claiming to be rich or of royal lineage, but by portraying themselves as victims. In one recent hoax hate crime, a white woman professor at Claremont McKenna College said her car had been vandalized with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti, with the words "Shut Up!" spray-painted on the hood of her car.
She was not black or Jewish, but had recently converted to Judaism and spoke out against racism. So she was a victim! After the vandalism of her car, she promptly became Queen for a Day. Far from "silenced," this anonymous mountebank was given a national microphone to bore us with her race-gender-culture theories. The campus was shut down for a day for anti-racism rallies in the charlatan's honor. Then eyewitnesses identified her as the one who had spray-painted her own car, and the pity party was over.
Creation of paranoia is a way to justify violence against a group. One way this is done is by labeling. Jack Posobiec discusses this in the video below.
The American left is hell bent on blaming Trump for everything. Here is a good video about that.
In CharlottesvilleVirginia there were demonstrations for and against demolition of a statue of Robert E Lee. In addition to peaceful people two violent groups attended the March, Antifa and Neo-Nazis both who engaged in violence. After the demonstrations Trump pointed out that there were good people on both sides. The left accused him of saying that the neo-Nazis were good people which he never said. Here is a good video called the Charlottesville Lie.
There were 2 mass shootings in the beginning of August one by a shooter who said he was angry at the Hispanic invasion of the United States. After the shootings President Trump implored the nation to “condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.” He added, “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America, hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul. These barbaric slaughters are an assault on our communities, an attack on our nation and a crime against all humanity. We are sickened by this monstrous evil, the cruelty, the hatred, the malice, the bloodshed, and the terror.” President Trump said: “Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun.” The president also pointed to the “dark recesses of the Internet” and “gruesome and grisly” video games that help twist impressionable minds. Democratic candidates for president responded by accusing Trump of being responsible for the killings.
One of the most obvious creations of paranoia to overcome opposition was by Nicolas Maduro dictator of Venezuela who accused the United States of planning to assassinate his opponent. That way Maduro can assassinate him and blame it on America.
The Southern Poverty Law Center maintains a list of hate groups. If they disagree with a group which they often do since they are a far left organization, they label it a hate group. Pamela Geller wrote about the SPLC here and talks about it in the video below.
Murders with guns are used to discredit the gun lobby even though murders have been prevented by people with guns. If a racist commits a murder that is sometimes is blamed on the Republican party by Democrats.
Angie Harmon was accused of racism because she was critical of Obama. She complained that:
"If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist."
Portsmouth Democrat State Senator Louise Lucas accused Mitt Romney of engaging in racial tactics against Barack Obama. She argued that:
What I am saying to you is Mitt Romney, hes speaking to a segment of the population, who does not like to see people other than a White man in a White House or any other elected position.
All the folks who are saying We dont like Barack Obama they cant tell you any reason they dont because President Obama did not create the situation they have, this economic mess we are in, everybody knows this stuff happened under George Bush and they are trying to dump it on the President.
And intelligent people understand that President Barack Obama did not create this mess. And the mess that was created could not be solved in 2 or 3 or 4 years.
According to Lucas everyone knows the economic mess is all George Bush's fault so if they blame Obama it's because they are anti-black. Never mind that the debt went up more under Obama than all his predecessors combined. Never mind that when George Bush wanted to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac he was blocked by the Democrats.
The accusation of racism is made in order to discredit those who speak out against Obama and to prevent others from speaking out against him.
For these people, it is inconceivable that many Americans are outraged by the presidents spending policies, budget deficits, industry takeovers, not to mention the appointment of Czars... Obamas presidency is truly a remarkable commentary on the goodness of Americans and how far weve come in resolving matters of race. Obama convincingly won votes in states with insignificant black populations, such as the New England states, Iowa and Minnesota...
When one says that race is no longer the problem it once was, it is not the same as saying that there are not major problems that confront a large segment of the black population. Grossly fraudulent education is a major problem but it has nothing to do with racial discrimination as evidenced by the fact that the worse education received is in the very cities where blacks dominate the political structure. Crime is a major problem but it has nothing to do with racial discrimination, particularly in light of the fact that blacks commit most of the violent crime in America and well over 90 percent of their victims are black. The fact of a 70 percent illegitimacy rate and only 35 percent of black children raised in two-parent homes is a major problem but it has nothing to do with racial discrimination.
Well, two former Presidents-Jimmy Carter and now Bill Clinton-have labeled me such. Why? Because I oppose President Obama's takeover of our health care system. We're celebrating 200 years this December of the great Samuel Johnson who said "patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." Today, Dr. Johnson might say charging racism is the first refuge of liberals.
Pat Lehman, the "dean of the Kansas delegation" to the Democratic National Convention and the president of the Kansas Democratic Labor Committee, invoked Adolf Hitler to argue that Republicans are lying when they say voter ID efforts are designed to combat voter fraud.
Its like Hitler said, if youre going to tell a lie, tell a big lie, and if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you, Lehman said in an interview with The Wichita Eagle.
Wanting people to prove their identity when they vote is a totally reasonable way to prevent voter fraud. The fact that many Democrats oppose ID checking indicates that they believe voter fraud will get them the white house. The person telling the big lie is Pat Lehman.
Lehman also said Republicans, especially vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, are on track to dismantle Medicare and Medicaid and every other social program, including education.
She stated that education is the only route most Americans can use to improve their lives, and the thought of having our public education system basically devastated, Im really worried about that. Why isn't she worried about how the mounting debt threatens to destroy the value of the American dollar and make it impossible to pay for a decent education? What about the people in the future who have to pay off the education of today's children. Why not worry about how poor the quality of education is of Americans compared to that of students from other countries when America spends so much more on education than other countries?
Another democrat, John Burton echoed Lehman and said that Republicans are lying in order to defeat President Barack Obama.
"They lie and they don't care if people think they lie... Joseph Goebbels - it's the big lie, you keep repeating it," he told CBS News.
At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., a Jewish Democratic county chairman lashed out at evangelical Christians (who are mostly republican) , claiming they arent true friends of Jews and that Christians want Jews slaughtered to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
After Trump was elected I saw young people pouring along broadway toward the Trump tower in protest. I saw an anti-bigot sign. Since then I've seen a sign that said "love trumps hate" and "hate isn't great". The last sign is a play on Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again". These protestors believe that the Trump election is that of a racist bigot to office and a triumph for hate. Trump appointed Steve Bannon the chairman of Breitbart news media as a chief strategist for his presidency. There was outcry from the left that Steve Bannon was a racist anti-semite. Even the head of the Anti-defamation league, defamed and accused Steve Bannon of anti-semitism. You could probably not find someone more pro-Israel and more against anti-semitism than Steve Bannon except for maybe Donald Trump who the left also accuses of anti-semitism. Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel said that Trump was the best friend Israel ever had. Tommy Robinson an activist in England against Islamic extremism has been accused of anti-semitism when he is fighting against anti-semitic Islamic extremists. There is a video of Tommy below wearing an Israeli Defense Forces shirt.
The left also accused Steve Bannon of racism. Steve Bannon worked hard to help inner city children and one of those who knows him well wrote that Steve doesn't have a "racist or sexist or homophobic bone in his body". Despite all the evidence Bannon's accusers stick to their allegations because that is a way to get at Trump. Accusations of hate, racism, sexism, homophobia and bigotry are all weapons the left uses to overcome those opposed to their views.
In addition people and the media reported hate crimes that didn't happen and blamed them on Trump.
What is interesting is that there was little if any complaints from the left about Jeremiah Wright's anti-semitism or Bill Ayer's terrorism because they were both associated with Obama.
The chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party Dick Harpootian compared the Republicans female governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, to Adolf Hitlers mistress, Eva Braun. The Mitt Romney campaign issued a statement afterwards 9/5/2012 demanding Democratic officials "cease and desist from comparing those with whom they disagree to Nazis" after three analogies were made over the course of three days by the partys politicians
Last Thursday, a disturbed pilot flew a small plane into an Austin, Texas, office complex that contained an Internal Revenue Service office. ..
before taking off on his deadly journey. Investigators found a Web posting, identified as Stacks suicide manifesto, in which he railed against tax laws, inequity, government and crony capitalism. He also targeted puppet George W. Bush, murderous health care insurers and the pharmaceutical industry.
The manifesto ended:
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
At the eponymous mega-website of Arianna Huffington, a 2,000-plus comment thread was filled with allusions to teabaggers:
I would bet he has a membership card to teabag nation and the Glenn Beck fan club!
Tea bag bomb.
Good to see natural selection still works! Tea party Unite!
This guy sounds just like a teabagger.
Oh please. This has tea bags dripping all over it.
I hope teabaggers are proud!!
Great opening day for CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference) isnt it??
This guy sounds like a Tea Partier first class! Maybe that movement is more DANGEROUS to our freedoms than they let on! Be afraid America, BE VERY AFRAID!
He was a Tea Party Terrorist.
Tea Partiers are against government health insurance not private health insurance. They are more likely to be pro-George Bush and more pro-capitalist than their leftist opponents. There is no evidence that Mr. Stack was part of the Tea Party protest movement. Yet the Left in its eagerness to smear their opponents saw this as an opportunity to paint Tea Partiers as terrorists.
The smear merchants, of course, are simply following Rahm Emanuels advice to exploit every crisis. Pointing fingers at the Tea Party gremlin demonizes the lefts most potent political opponents. This is the blame-gamers ultimate agenda: criminalizing dissent.
David Checketts, an investor and owner of sports teams, approached me in late May about investing in the St. Louis Rams football franchise... Numerous sportswriters, CNN, MSNBC, among others, falsely attributed to me statements I had never made... I never said I supported slavery and I never praised James Earl Ray. How sick would that be?..
Having brought me into his group, Mr. Checketts now wanted a way out. He asked me to resign. I told him no way. I had done nothing wrong. I had not uttered the words these people were putting in my mouth. And I would not bow to their libels and pressure. He would have to drop me from the group. A few days later, he did.
As I explained on my radio show, this spectacle is bigger than I am on several levels. There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. "Racism" is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don't share the left's agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests.
These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society.
Paranoia is created to those who dont believe that global warming is a result of human activity yet"Carbon dioxide is 0.000383 of our atmosphere by volume (0.038 percent), and Only 2.75 percent of that is a result of human activity. Man is responsible for just 0.001 percent of this atmosphere. If the atmosphere was a 100-story building, mans CO2 contribution today would be equivalent to the linoleum on the first floor."
The issue of Global Warming being caused by carbon dioxide production by industry has been discredited by a documentary titled The Great Global Warming Swindle. A much more convincing argument was that global warming is caused by changes in the solar wind which changes the amount of cloud formation. That suggests a way to cause global cooling (seed clouds). It is probable that behind the global warming hysteria are people with agendas such as anti-corporate agendas. Corporations are the big producers of carbon dioxide. The Republican party is generally seen as the pro-corporate party so it is in the interest of the Democrats to turn people against the Republicans by creating global warming hysteria. Scientists who do not agree with global warming are afraid to speak up. In the Global Warming Swindle a scientist said that its
Harder to get research proposals funded because of the stands we have taken publicly.
Another reason to support the global warming hysteria is it generates fame. Another scientist said in the Global Warming Swindle that:
Even within the scientific community, you see its a problem. If I run a complicated model, and I do something to it, like melt a lot of ice into the ocean, uh, and nothing happens, its not likely to get printed. But if I run the same model, and I adjust it in such a way that something dramatic happens to the ocean circulation, like the heat transport turns off, ah! It will be published. People will say that this is very exciting; it will even get picked up by the media. So there is a bias, theres a very powerful bias within the media and within the science community itself toward results which are, uh, dramatizable."
Jeff Jacoby wrote an article about the paranoid hysterical reaction to those who are skeptical about the global warming models. He wrote: (The Boston Globe 8/15/07)
At the Live Earth concert in New Jersey last month, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced climate-change skeptics as "corporate toadies" for "villainous" enemies of America and the human race. "This is treason," he shouted, "and we need to start treating them now as traitors."
A few weeks ago, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Marlo Lewis published an article opposing mandatory limits on carbon-dioxide emissions, arguing that Congress should not impose caps until the technology exists to produce energy that doesn't depend on carbon dioxide. In response to Lewis's reasonable piece, the president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, Michael Eckhart, issued a threat:
"Take this warning from me, Marlo. It is my intention to destroy your career as a liar. If you produce one more editorial against climate change, I will launch a campaign against your professional integrity. I will call you a liar and charlatan to the Harvard community of which you and I are members. I will call you out as a man who has been bought by Corporate America."
Walter Williams wrote in Frontpage Magazine that:
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer said it was criminally irresponsible to ignore the urgency of global warming. U.N. special climate envoy Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland on May 10, 2007 declared the climate debate over and added its completely immoral, even, to question the U.N.s scientific consensus.
In July 23, 2007, CNNs Miles OBrien said, The scientific debate is over. Earlier he said that scientific skeptics of manmade catastrophic global warming are bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry, usually...
The fact of the matter is an increasing amount of climate research suggests a possibility of global cooling. Geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor at Western Washington University says, Recent solar changes suggest that it could be fairly severe, perhaps more like the 1880 to 1915 cool cycle than the more moderate 1945-1977 cool cycle. A more drastic cooling, similar to that during the Dalton and Maunder minimums, could plunge the Earth into another Little Ice Age, but only time will tell if that is likely.
Geologist Dr. David Gee, chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress, currently at Uppsala University in Sweden asks, For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?
One of the most successful creation of paranoia campaigns was carried out against the Serbs. Julia Gorin wrote an article about this in frontpagemagazine (3/16/05) titled A Jewish Albatross: The Serbs. The Muslims convinced the world that the Serbs were committing genocide against them. Julia Gorin wrote:
We were told that a genocide was in progress. We were told of mass graves. A hundred thousand killed and 800,000 displaced, Bill Clinton said.
Soon after the U.S.-led NATO invasion, the 100,000 figure turned out to be closer to 2,000 and included armed Albanian and Serb fighters. No Bodies at Rumored Grave Site in Kosovo, read a Reuters headline as early as October 99, above an article reporting the results of an excavation by international war crimes investigators to check the rumors that Serbs had hidden up to 700 Albanian bodies in a lead and zinc mine. Other mass graves turned up empty or hardly massive, and the Racak massacre, the feather that was used to break the NATO camels back, turned out to have been staged, according to three forensics teams sent in to investigate--but only after the first team, headed by Finlands Helena Ranta, initially gave a thumbs-up to massacre so that the bombing campaign could commence. (Two years and thousands of lives later, Rantas final report confirmed the opposite conclusion.) ..If, as we were told, there was systematic rape by Serbs, where are the resulting children? Or evidence of mass abortions? Jewish women had Nazi babies, and at Nuremberg there was plenty of testimony and plenty of evidence. So far at the Hague, there has been only testimony (much of which falls apart under cross-examination), and virtually no evidence.
If, as we were told, there was systematic rape by Serbs, where are the resulting children? Or evidence of mass abortions? Jewish women had Nazi babies, and at Nuremberg there was plenty of testimony and plenty of evidence. So far at the Hague, there has been only testimony (much of which falls apart under cross-examination), and virtually no evidence.
As a result of the successful Muslim propaganda campaign the West bombed the Serbs for 78 days. The Muslims are now in power in Kosovo and are committing atrocities against the Serbs.
Another very successful creation of paranoia campaign is carried out by Muslims against Israel. One way they do this is by shooting rockets at Israeli from civilian areas. When the Israelis strike back civilians get killed which enrages the Muslim world and turns the West against Israel.
According to the German scholar Matthias Kntzel, the Berlin daily the Tagesspiegel published a letter-to-the-editor from Dr. Mounir Herzallah, a Shiite from the South of Lebanon. Dr. Herzallah reports on how Hezbollah-terrorists came to his town, dug a munitions depot and then built a school and a residence directly over it. He writes: Laughing, a local sheikh explained to me that the Jews lose either way: either because the rockets are fired at them or because, if they attack munitions depot, they are condemned by world public opinion on account of the dead civilians. Hezbollah, he says, uses the civilian population as a human shield and then when they are dead as propaganda. (Stage Managed Massacre, by Robert Spencer, Frontpagemag.com 8/2/2006)
A link to pictures of the use of civilians as human shields by Hezbollah is included with aneditorialin the Washington Times (July 31, 200)6.Haaretz,quotesan Israeli paratrooper who sums up Hezbollah's tactics: "They are a lousy army. They only win when they hide behind baby carriages."
Arabs create phony photos of Israeli atrocities which are distributed by Western media. This practice has been dubbed "fauxtography."
It's the story that the journalistic elite would rather just go away. In the aftermath of Reuters' admission that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated two war images from Lebanon after bloggers smoked out his crude Photoshop alterations, and all 920 of his Reuters photos were pulled, evidence of far more troubling photo staging and media deception in the Middle East continues to pour in.
After citing other galling examples, Malkin noted: "Not all photographers overseas have their heads in the sand. Last week, Middle East-based photographer Bryan Denton, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, revealed on the professional photography website Light Stalkers that he had observed routine staging of photos and even corpse-digging by Lebanese stringers. (WND.com 1/3/2007)
deliberate strategy of the PLO meant to produce the appearance of Israeli oppression
The Egyptians created a staged movie of Israelis soldiers killing bound Egyptian prisoners. This has been aired by the Palestinian Authority in addition to the Egyptians in order to create paranoia and hatred toward Israel.
When a landmine blew up children on a Gaza beach Hamas accused Israel of killing the children. That this is not the case is supported by the fact that shrapnel removed from a girl who survived the blast was not from Israeli artillery. Other evidence was presented by Palestinian Media Watch which I include below:
PA TV falsifies video of Gaza deaths By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, June 12, 2006
Palestinian Authority TV has been repeatedly broadcasting a falsified video clip of the events surrounding the deaths of seven family members on the Gaza beach on Friday. In an attempt to blame Israel's navy for the deaths, PA TV took unrelated video of an Israeli missile boat firing at Gaza earlier in the day and edited them into the scenes, creating the impression Israeli responsibility.
The following is the time frame of the PA TV editing and falsification: 00 - :32 Seconds: PATV clip introduces the scene by showing an Israeli missile boat firing on the Gaza coast. Audio of ambulance siren is added to visual to create false impression that boat was shooting at same time as ambulances were present. 0:32 - 1:05: Scene switches directly to the victims, creating a false connection between the events. 1:05 1:09: PA TV returns to the naval vessel showing sailor with binoculars looking at shore, again creating the false impression he is observing the evacuation. 1:09 2:00: The evacuation scene continues ending with the word "Why" on the screen only in English, indicating a foreign target audience, possibly media.
The video of the Israeli navy was unrelated to the deaths, having been filmed earlier in the day and had already released to the media and to the internet by the Israeli army at 4:00 PM, an hour prior to the deaths.
Comment: It should be noted that not only is the video falsified, but the beach scene clearly backs the Israeli contention that the deaths were not caused by an Israeli shell. Any Israeli shell would have left a giant crater and spread sand over the entire area, as well as on the victims. There is no crater and the beach scene is not disturbed in a way that indicates an Israeli shell could have landed nearby.
One tactic used to create paranoia by anti-American Muslims is to take photos of dead people and claim the U.S. did it.Middle East news website Al Jazeera published a provocative photo (wnd.com 6/15/06)purporting to show a "massacre" by Marines in Haditha, Iraq, despite the fact several papers already issued retractions admitting the image was of fishermen executed by terrorists months before the incident under investigation.
Egypt has always been a factory of anti-Israel paranoia and it's production of this paranoia has increased since the fall of Mubarak. Eldad Beck wrote that:
The best way to eliminate someone politically is to accuse him of having ties with Israel. Egyptians are eagerly reading reports about Israel's "secret takeover" during Mubarak's era; most of the stories are pure inventions meant to implicate former top officials in the gravest crime of all: Normalization with Israel.
Meanwhile, businessmen associated with the previous regime are accused of planning to sell Cairo's main streets to the Jewish Agency, "which is planning to take over Cairo as it took over Palestine." If this hysterical witch-hunt, which is replete with anti-Semitic tones, wasn't enough, Egyptian daily al-Wafd reported this week that Israel also stole the opera Aida from Egypt.
"Israel, as usual, is exploiting events in Arab states in its favoras it considers itself a Middle Eastern state, it organized several Aida shows at the Dead Sea on June 5th and 6th. It appears Israel chose those dates in order to celebrate our defeat in the 1967 war. Aida was written especially for Egypt, yet Israel is always trying to take over the property of others."
Much of the outrage against Mubarak's regime stemmed from him not being anti-Israel enough. Despite this Dubai's police commander said Egypt's trial of former President Hosni Mubarak was an 'Israeli plot.' Whether he really believes this or is trying to protect Mubarak is hard to know.
Inez Laufer explained how supporters of Female Genital Mutilation create paranoia to those who oppose them:
To the relativists - who kept their eyes closed to the fact that the anti-FGM movement started in Africa, not in the Western world - this was an infamous affront to what they see as a significant part of African culture and identity. They called the Western opponents of FGM cultural imperialists and racists - and simply ignored the voices of the growing number of men and women who opposed this butchery in their own African, Arabian or Asian countries.
The opposition to the ruling United Democratic Front of Malawi spread rumors that the country's government is colluding with vampires to collect human blood for international aid agencies (Reuters 1/10/03). As a result hundreds of angry Malawians accusing Governor Eric Chiwaya of harboring vampires and stoned him.
Lest we think we Americans are too civilized to spread false rumors to overcome opposition, the Democrats put out an internal manual that advises Democrats to launch "pre-emptive" strikes charging the GOP with voter intimidation - even if none exists. The manual reads:
If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a 'pre-emptive strike'
The manual goes on to provide ways in which Kerry workers can spotlight intimidation, including organizing ministers or other civic leaders to protest it, writing press releases etc..
Tad Devine, a top Kerry aide, defended the manual on CNN saying "We're going to make sure people of color are not turned away from voting places" (New York Post 10/15/04). This is clearly a way of trying to mobilize the black vote. I never before heard the charge that people of color were turned away from voting places, something like that would have made headlines in all the newspapers in the United States, and would have resulted in a major law suit, therefore I suspect the charge is a fabrication in order to mobilize blacks.
Before the re-election of John Street as mayor of Philadelphia, in 2003 or 2004, an eavesdropping search was found in his office. The FBI had planted it because of a corruption investigation. Mayor Street's campaign used the charge that the FBI was out to get him the way they went after Dr. Martin Luther King, to mobilize the black vote and succeeded in relecting him in a landslide.
There is overwhelming evidence that the American left, in an effort to defeat George Bush forged accusations against his National Guard Service (New York Post 9/10/04).
Ms. Burkett, mentioned at a Frontpage symposium (The Left's Hatred of Bush, 11/15/04) the creation of paranoia by the left toward Bush and suggested that one motive might have been to overcome him and reelect Kerry. She said:
I certainly don't agree with Bush on many things. However, the demonizing of Bush and his administration, with its attendant refusal to acknowledge that he has, in some cases, struck blows for justice, suggests to me either that the Left doesn't care much about justice and freedom or that it is more interested in promoting John Kerry than in those principles.
As one who grew up on the Left, that death of principle makes me extremely sad.
Because it was an election year, the leadership of the Democratic Party found wisdom in feeding the worst paranoia about the Patriot Act without ever seeming to care that they were undermining a vital law designed to prevent another 9/11. An entire phantasmagoria of tyrannies, oppressions and injustices were alleged to have been spawned out of the hateful Patriot Act - most particularly the dreaded Section 215, which allowed the government to search library records. So intense was the propaganda campaign about this bat-winged clause that Sen. Russell Feingold could say with a straight face that Americans had become "afraid to read books, terrified into silence." Librarians burned their card catalogs lest The Man find out who borrowed "Huck Finn."
Of course, not one library was ever searched. Ever.
Leftist rhetoric routinely depicts opponents of the Left in extreme terms. Opponents of race-based affirmative action are racists. Opponents of same-sex marriage are homophobes. Opponents of illegal immigration are xenophobes, racists and engaged in Nazism (that is the word that Cardinal Roger Mahony used to describe Arizonas anti-illegal immigration law). And so on.
On September 19, 02, Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri in an effort to gain support against the United States at the U.N. read a paranoia-creating message from Saddam Hussein to the U.N. General Assembly as follows:
In targeting Iraq the United States is acting on behalf of Zionism, which has been killing the heroic people of Palestine and seeking to impose their domination on the whole world, not only militarily but also economically and politically...
The U.S. administration wants to destroy Iraq in order to control the Middle East oil and, consequently, control the politics, as well as the oil and economic polices of the whole world.
The speech elicited applause from the U.N. chamber. Yet it was Iraq who invaded Kuwait in order to control Middle East oil. It was the U.S. who drove him out and left an independent Kuwait. The Iraqi speech also makes use of the Arab hatred of Zionism and ties the United States to Zionism thus creating more paranoia against the United States.
The Democrats in their opposition to Bush also created paranoia against him for the invasion of Iraq. Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote in Frontpagemag.com (Iran's Growing Threat 7/23/04) that the politicians of the Democratic party have said that each American and Iraq death the intended are the by-product of President Bush's willful lies. She wrote:
Ted Kennedy claimed the war was "cooked up in Texas" months or years before it was launched; Al Gore screeches that President Bush "betrayed us!"; and the Left at large has claimed the president massaged intelligence to manipulate the public into attacking the benign despot of Iraq.
On January 13, 1952, the Soviet government announced that nine Kremlin doctors, six with identifiably Jewish names, were involved in a plot conceived by Western intelligence agencies and Zionists to kill the top Soviet political and military leadership. Over the next forty days, the Soviet media whipped an already hysterical anti- Semitism into a mass psychosis. Amid this climate of hate, the government circulated a letter for the signature of prominent Soviet Jews. This so-called "Jewish Statement" appealed to the authorities to evacuate all Jews -- for their own safety -- to camps in remote regions of the country.
The Doctor's Plot was to be Stalin's pretext for the Final Pogrom... (Stalin's death in March 1953) ... abruptly concluded this meticulously organized campaign against Soviet Jewry. Within days, most of those arrested were released, and the Kremlin issued a statement that the plot had been a complete fabrication. In "Stalin's War Against the Jews," Jerusalem Post editor Louis Rapoport has produced an extraordinarily chilling tale of an era of civic terror most Americans literally could even imagine. (Khrushchev described life under Stalin as "The Lottery.")
Before the U.S. elections in 2004, the North Koreans created paranoia against Bush because they didn't want him reelected. According to frontpagemag.com (9/23/04)
The North Koreans already know that President Bush is going to maintain a hard line with them: he will demand nuclear disarmament, transparency in processes, cessation of sale of missile parts to rogue states, cessation of trafficking in narcotics and it is hoped immediate improvement in the human rights situation in North Korea. Conversely, North Korea expects that a John Kerry presidency would be in essence a return to the Clinton policies of live and let live. North Korea would expect bilateral talks that provide the opportunity for them to play one side off against the other and to negotiate very favorable deals. They expect that a threat of hostile action will convince Kerry to placate and appease rather than challenge and demand.
For these reasons the North Korean regime has openly supported the Kerry candidacy and runs pro-Kerry messages within North Korea and on its web sites. Bush, conversely, is portrayed as a monster and warmonger who oppresses their fellow Koreans in the South. In a recent BBC production entitled "Access to Evil," the news crew interviewed North Korean students whom when asked if they had a message for President Bush replied "stop killing the children of South Korea."
The Creation of the fictitious Protocol of the Elders of Zion is a classic example of paranoia creation to discredit an opponent. The charter of the fundamentalist Palestinian group, Hamas, cites The Protocols of the Elders of Zion by name and frequently reflects the message of that fraudulent text:
The enemies (The Jews) . . . have labored to amass astounding and influential material wealth, which has been exploited to realize their dream. They have used their wealth to gain control of the world media, news agencies, the press, broadcasting stations, etc. . . . They were behind the French revolution and the Communist revolution. . . . They instigated World War I. . . . They caused World War II. . . . It was they who gave the instructions to establish the United Nations and the Security Council to replace the League of Nations, in order to rule over the world through them.
The Protocols purports to be the secret transcription of a Zionist Congress that met in Switzerland in 1897 as taken down by a tsarist spy and first published in St. Petersburg in 1903. At the meeting Jewish leaders allegedly discussed their plans to establish Jewish "sovereignty over all the world." The Protocols includes their boasts of being invincible and plans to establish a "Super-Government Administration" that will "subdue all the nations."
Robert Carroll in the Skeptic's dictionary explains that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a forgery made in Russia for the Okhrana (secret police), which blames the Jews for the country's ills. It was first privately printed in 1897 and was made public in 1905. It is copied from a nineteenth century novel (Biarritz, 1868) and claims that a secret Jewish cabal is plotting to take over the world.
The basic story was composed by a German novelist and anti-Semite named Hermann Goedsche who used the pseudonym of Sir John Retcliffe. Goedsche stole the main story from another writer, Maurice Joly, whose "Dialogues in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu" (1864) involved a Hellish plot aimed at opposing Napoleon III. Goedsche's original contribution consists mainly of introducing Jews to do the plotting to take over the world.
The Russians used big chunks of a Russian translation of Goedsche's novel, published it separately as the Protocols, and claimed they were authentic. Their purpose was political: to strengthen the czar Nicholas II's position by exposing his opponents as allies with those who were part of a massive conspiracy to take over the world.
The Protocols were exposed as a forgery in 1921 by Philip Grave, a correspondent for the London Times; by Herman Bernstein in The Truth About "The Protocols of Zion": A Complete Exposure, reprinted with introduction by Norman Cohn (Ktav Publishing House, New York,1971); and Lucien Wolf in The Jewish Bogey and the Forged Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (London : Press Committee of the Jewish Board of Deputies,1920).
After the Russian Revolution in 1917, frustrated supporters of the ousted Czar rescued the document from obscurity in order to discredit the Bolsheviks.
Hitler endorsed the book and made it a key argument in justifying his murder of 6 million Jews. In the words of historian Norman Cohn, the Protocols served as the Nazis' "warrant for genocide."
Israel's Channel 7 reported on 12/7/01 about Arab use of the protocols which I quote below:
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports that several Arab television stations, including those in Egypt, are broadcasting a special series on the "evidence" of a Jewish conspiracy to rule the world, as described in the above Czarist anti-Semitic tract. While "Protocols" is still widely sold in the Arab world, this is the first television series on the subject purporting to show how the Jews and Israel act today to enact the strategy described in the work. The 30-part series, entitled "Horseman Without a Horse," is a huge undertaking starring over 400 Arab actors, including prominent ones, from Egypt, Syria and France. MEMRI reports that the series was produced by Arab Radio and Television, which broadcasts to the Middle East, North America, Latin America, Australia and Africa.
An Egyptian weekly, Ruz al-Yusuf, lauded the series for "courageously tackl[ing] the 24 Protocols of the Elders of Zion, revealing them and clarifying that they are the central line that still, to this very day, dominates Israel's policy, political aspirations, and racism..." The book contain 24 aspects of an alleged Jewish plot to take over the world, and the TV series states that "19 of the 24 protocols [have already] been put into practice" - and then proceeds to give examples. For instance, the presidency of Bill Clinton is alleged to be the application of a Jewish plot to "choose someone corrupt [for the presidency of the superpower] and when he resists us - we will expose him." Other alleged Jewish "protocols" such as 'Feed a dog, [but] not a Muslim or a Christian' and 'Kill a Muslim or a Christian and take his house as your house and his lands as your lands' are also highlighted.
According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Muhammad Sobhi, a co-writer and actor or The Horseman without a Horse said:
Zionism exists and it has controlled the world since the dawn of history.
Daniel Pipes (New York Post 11/4/02) wrote how:
For some weeks now, the Arab Voice (an Arabic language newspaper published weekly in Paterson New Jersey) has been serializing an Arabic-language version of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in its pages....That a forgery that helped caused the Holocaust is now openly published in New Jersey points to two important realities:
1.Arab and Muslim institutional life in the Untied States remains as radicalized after 9/11 as it was before.
2.Arab and Muslim institutions are now the primary advocates of anti-Semitism worldwide, including in the West.
Syria published an updated version of the Protocols in which they included allegations that the Jews burn out the eyes of Palestinians with red-hot iron pokers and that they open up their stomachs, remove their kidneys, liver and heart and then sew them up again. (wnd.com 3/9/05)
Ibrahim Nafi, the editor of Al Ahram, the Egyptian government controlled newspaper, has claimed that the food the U.S. is dropping in Afghanistan is genetically poisoned.
Al Jazeera, the popular Qatari satellite channel transmitted pictures of Afghan toddlers with charred limbs and crushed skulls -- the results, it says, of the latest American bombing raid. Again an effort to stir up the Muslim masses.
Abu Bakar Bashir, leader of Jemaah Islamiyah whose organization is probably behind the car bombing of the Sari nightclub in Bali which killed 188 people and wounded hundreds of others, accused the United States of carrying out the bombing saying, (New York Post 10/14/02)
It would be impossible for Indonesians to do it. Indonesians don't have such powerful explosives. I think maybe the U.S. is behind the bombings because they always say Indonesia is part of the terrorist network.
In a Newsweek interview he was asked if it was possible that some other Indonesian Islamic group carried out the bombing. He replied:
Definitely not, it was carried out by America. They probably hired some people who claim to be Muslims or are amateur Muslims. That's a possibility but I'm sure that America and Israel were the masterminds.
When asked about the perception that he is the new Osama bin Laden he replied:
Praise the Lord. Osama bin Laden is a Muslim hero and warrior of God. Not a terrorist. The real terrorists are [U.S. President] George Bush and [Israeli Prime Minister] Ariel Sharon. Osama bin Laden was acting in self-defense. He was defending Islam. He saw Islam being attacked, so he fought back. Thats what we call a mujahedin, not a terrorist. America attacked Afghanistan first, without any reason. Israel kills Palestinians for no reason.
The pattern of committing an atrocity and then blaming it on the United States and/or Israel has been used before by Muslim groups, notably in the accusation that the U.S. and Israel was behind the attacks of 9/11/2000.
Saudi Sunnis blame Jews for the existence of the Shiite branch of Islam. When Sheikh Abel Aziz bin Baz was Saudi Arabia's highest ranked Sunni theologian he was asked why Sunnis don't like Shi'ites. He answered:
When the Shi'ites say that reason must be favored over tradition what they mean is putting man in place of God. For us Islam is a truth from the beginning to the eternity. It cannot be something today and something else tomorrow.
The Saudi Sunnis in order to discredit the Shi'ites have written into some of their government financed books that Shi'ism was "invented by a Jew as a means of splitting Islam" and accuse Shi'ites of practicing incest and cannibalism in secret. (Amir Taheri, Apartheid, Saudi Style, New York Post 5/22/03)
Muslim terrorists also blame India for their atrocities. On March 24, 2003, Islamic militants dragged 24 Hindus from their homes and massacred them in a remote village in Indian Kashmir. Women and children were among those shot by a group dressed as soldiers. (Times Online 3/25/03)
Hizbul Mujahidin, the main Kashmiri militant group, condemned it and accused India of orchestrating it.
Farouq Qaddumi, head of the PLOs Political Department, was interviewed on December 12, 2001 by Londons al-Hayat newspaper. In that interview Qaddumi described the methods used to fight Israel. He said:
It is a war based on the element of surprise, in time and place. In this war, one incites the public for 20 hours, and fights for perhaps two hours.
Examples of incitement in the Palestinian media can be found at Palestinian Media Watch. After a wave of suicide bombings Israeli soldiers engaged in hand to hand fighting in towns such as Jenin in order to rout out terrorists. The Palestinians declared that the Israelis carried out a massacre in Jenin. According to Israeli intelligence, the Palestinians in order to convince the international community that the Jews had massacred Palestinians, dug up graves and moved the remains from those graves to one large grave so as to produce a mass grave to show the international community. In addition Palestinians held phony funerals in the Jenin refugee camp to make the death toll appear worse than it was. An Israel Defense Force drone filmed a funeral procession on April 28, during which the stretcher-bearers dropped the purported corpse. The "dead" man hopped back onto the stretcher, but the next time he was dropped, he walked away in a huff (The Jewish Week 5/20/02). In reality the Israelis went to great efforts to avoid hurting the civilians of Jenin. The Palestinians have been circulating a movie Jenin, Jenin at Palestinian film festivals on American college campuses in which they interview Palestinian Arabs who fabricate atrocity stories and make wild accusations of Israeli F16 attacks killing thousands of Arabs in Jenin. An excellent article about this called "PLO Propaganda Film, Jenin Jenin" (frontpagemag 2/20/04) can be viewed online.
Films of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy crouching behind his father in terror as Israelis gunned them down in Netzarim junction on Sept 30, 2000 were shown across the world. A journalistic study of the incident concluded that it was a piece of Palestinian street theater. A report about this study titled "Mohammed al-Dura martyrdom a media myth?" is published in the March 2003, edition of Whistleblower. Phyllis Chesler in her book The New Antisemitism, wrote:
A German television documentary that aired in March 2002 strongly concluded that "it is not possible to determine with absolute certainty that Palestinans shot the boy, but the extensive evidence points, with high probability to the fact that the Israelis did not do it. Israeli shooters were all stationed in low places, and the boy was shot from above. (IsraelInsider, Mar 20, 2002)
Whistleblower cites reports of Palestinians playing to the camera, including Israeli commentator Amnon Lord's account of the larger scene at Netzarim Junction when al-Dura was supposedly shot to death. He describes "incongruous battle scenes complete with wounded combatants and screeching ambulances played out in front of an audience of laughing onlookers, while makeshift movie directors do retakes of botched scenes."
Palestinian journalist Sami El Soudi echoes Lord's observation, who discloses that
Almost all Palestinian directors take part more or less voluntarily in these war commissions, under the official pretext that we should use all possible means, including trickery and fabulation, to fight against the tanks and airplanes the enemy has and we dont. Our official press reported 300 wounded and dead at Netzarim junction the day when Mohammed was supposedly killed. Most of the cameramen there were Palestinians. They willingly took part in the masquerade, filming fictional scenes, believing they were doing it out of patriotism. When a scene was well done the onlookers laughed and applauded....
Tatiana Menaker in an article called "College Film Festival: Kill the Jews" wrote that (frontpagemagazine.com 12/16/03) :
Palestinian Arabs have become professional victims and actors in the "Israelis-and-Jews-Are-Horrible-Child-Murderers series. These films are constantly shown in Europe and especially in the Middle East due to heavy demand and plentiful funding.
In another effort to create paranoia toward the Israelis the Palestinians fired on Israelis from the Church of the Nativity and when the Israelis fired back they lit three fires in the church and blamed it on Israel. Arafat shaking with feigned fury said to reporters: (New York Post 5/2/02)
I don't care if this room I'm sitting in blows up. It is not important what happened to me here. What is important is what is happening in the Church of the Nativity. This is a crime that cannot be forgiven. How could the world possibly be silent about this atrocious crime?
This is hypocritical to say the least as Palestinian gunmen took refuge in the Church of the Nativity, took the Christians inside hostage and fired on Israelis from there and according to Israeli intelligence refused to leave as a result of orders from Yasser Arafat. According to the Jerusalem Post (4/28/02), monks who managed to flee the church have told security officials how the Palestinian gunmen were looting and destroying property inside the church and threatening the hostages.
It is also hypocritical when one considers the history of the PLO's lack of respect for churches or for Christians for that matter. In January 1976 Arafat's men destroyed Damour, a Christian town of 25,000 people in Lebanon. There were five churches and three chapels in Damour. Some 500 people gathered in the Church of St. Elias. They did not know how to escape the murderous assault. An old man suggested that they raise a white flag. "Perhaps if we surrender they may spare us." Pretty soon two men who fled the town earlier knocked at the door of the Church. They saw the white flag from the shore and rushed to the church to tell the people that it would not help to raise a flag. "We raised a flag in front of Our Lady, and they shot at us." The people decided to flee the town, except of one old man who said that he could not walk and would prefer to die in front of his own house. He was not killed. Several weeks later Father Mansour Labaky, the priest of Damour, found him in a PLO prison, and learned what happened after the people left the Church of St. Elias. Soon after they were gone "the PLO came and bombed the church without entering it. They kicked open the door and threw in the grenades. The people that left would all have been killed had they stayed" (Jillian Becker. The PLO. St. Martin's Press, New York, 1984).
The fact that there still is a Palestinian refugee problem is the result of the desire of the Arabs to create paranoia to the Jews. With all the oil money the Arabs had they could have easily resettled the Arab refugees who fled Israel when the United Arab world tried to destroy Israel in 1948. Some of these camps are in Arafat controlled territory yet these refugees still live in squalid conditions despite generous aid from the World to Arafat. Instead of improving their living conditions Arafat has kept the refugees in camps as a propaganda tool while he spent donated money on buying weapons. Sharon aide Dani Naveh prepared a dossier based on the vast intelligence information garnered as a result of Operation Defensive Shield that revealed that huge amounts of cash sent by Europeans for Palestinian economic projects were funneled to the Tanzim, Arafat's Force 17 presidential guard, and other Palestinian Authority organizations that took part in terror (5/4/02). By diverting funding from the camps Arafat not only accomplished his goal of increased terrorism against Israel, he also accomplished his goal of keeping the level of hatred up against Israel since the poor conditions in the camps probably increases the hatred of the camp inhabitants towards Israel. Hatred of Israel and the United States is fomented in these camps, children are taught in their textbooks to hate Israel. 30% of the funding of these camps comes from the United States according to the Special Report with Brit Hume TV program(April 30, 2002).
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and the International Coalition for Nazareth, said that local residents told them that every night cars drive through the city with loudspeakers blaring anti-Christian and anti-Israel propaganda (Jerusalem Post online edition 1/21/02).
As part of the roadmap agreement the Palestinian Authority agreed to stop incitement. Indeed they did erase some incitement off some walls but on the same day that they were being praised by the International media for doing that Palestinian TV broadcast a high school graduation ceremony during which the graduates sang this song:
With words and with a rifle we will sing. From Jerusalem to Gaza, Ramallah, Al Bira, Haifa, Jaffa, and Ramla. There is no alternative even if they promise us the Garden of Eden. The sound of the submachine gun is heard. We will live and die only that our homeland should return to us. I am a Palestinian. My weapon is the stone and the knife.
On July 13th, not long after the roadmap agreement Palestinian television broadcast a sermon of Hassan Khader in which he reminded his Muslim audience that (Worldnetdaily 7/15/03):
Muhammad said in his Hadith: "The Hour [Day of Resurrection] will not arrive until you fight the Jews, [until a Jew will hide behind a rock or tree] and the rock and the tree will say: 'Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!'
The Palestinians produce music videos to indoctrinate children to become suicide bombers.
One way the Palestinians make propaganda against the Jewish settlers is to accuse them of cutting down their olive trees. Left-wing activist Arik Asherman who is against the settlers investigated the charges. He said that he knows of incidents in which Arabs cut down their own olive trees in Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) in order to later blame the Jewish residents and thus benefit from a "propaganda" victory. The PA's agriculture department pays the damages for cut-down trees from money arriving from Saudi Arabia. (Israel National News 11/27/03)
Moslems create paranoia to Steven Emerson, a reporter who investigated the network of Islamic terrorist groups in the United States in order to silence him. Ali Abunimah, a leader of the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network convinced NPR to ban Emerson by accusing Mr. Emerson of being a "well-documented anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racist" and threatening them if they allowed him to speak on the air again. Arabs actually went further than that and dispatched an assassination team to kill him.
The cry of racism is often used by Moslems and their supporters in attacking their critics. Daniel Pipes warned of the dangers of al-Qaida to the U.S. several months before Sept. 11, 2001. Yet his warning was reviled as racist by some, including Columbia University professor Edward Said, who scoffed at "highly exaggerated racial stereotyping" that talked of hijacking jetliners and blowing up buildings. (WorldnetDailyMuslims Protest Possible Bush Appointment August 14, 2003)
David Horowitz the organizer of Islamo-Fascism week on campuses discussed in an interview with Glen Beck described how the accusation of racism is used to silence opponents. He said:
The term Islamo fascism first doesn't mean all Muslims We were defending most Muslims. If you believe that there are moderate Muslims and I do we were defending them. We were defending Muslim women from being abused and yet we were called sexist. Because the terms are not used to describe anything real. What they are they're terms to shut you up. To paint a target on your back and make everyone hate you so they won't listen to you to begin with.
Oriana Fallaci in her book The Rage and The Pride wrote:
"What logic is there in respecting those who do not respect us? What dignity is there in defending their culture or supposed culture when they show contempt for ours? I want to defend my culture, not theirs, and I inform you that I like Dante Alighieri and Shakespeare and Goethe and Verlaine and Walt Whitman and Leopardi much more than Omar Khayam." Well: I got crucified. "You racist, dirty racist!" It was our cicadas who crucified me with the fraudulent word "racist."And later, that is during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, they did it again. They did it because each time the bearded warriors yelled Allah-akbar while shooting the mortar, I had a foreboding and said: "Let's admit it. Soviets are what they are, but in this case we should thank them." Besides, I got crucified also when I pointed out what they used to do to the Soviet prisoners. I mean they cut off their arms and their legs. (The same atrocity, don't forget they performed at the end of the nineteenth century on Queen Victoria's ambassadors and on other European diplomats based in Kabul. After such mutilation, they decapitated the victim still alive, and with the cut head they played buskachi, a sort of Afghan polo.As for the arms and legs, they sold them as trophies in the bazaar...). I got crucified then, too, yes. ...They called me "racist" for that too remember?
Ironically it is the Palestinian Arabs who are the real racists. An excellent article about this was written by Alan Dershowitz (The Palestinians Genocide Campaign, Jerusalem Post 4/14/04). He wrote that the random targetting of civilians in Israel because they are Jewish by terrorists is racist. He wrote that:
It should not be surprising that Palestinian terrorists employ racist criteria in selecting their civilian targets, since the entire goal of Palestinian terrorism is racist to its core. It seeks to deny the Jewish people the right to self-determination. Under their version of Islamic law, it is impermissible for Jews to govern any land that was once under Muslim control, and it is equally impermissible for a Jewish majority to govern a Muslim minority, namely Israeli Arabs.
Paranoia is created by Moslems on American campuses. 200 pro-PLO activists convened a 2 day Israel divestment conference at the University of Michigan on Oct 12 and 13, 2002. University of Michigan graduate and Detroit Attorney Debbie Schlussel, told Israel's Channel 7 (10/14/02) that some of the speakers at the PLO conference delivered hate-filled incitement-laced speeches against Israel and Jews.
According to Schlussel one of the speakers at the PLO-conference was U of M student Fadi Kiblawi who published an article in a student newspaper the previous year calling on Arabs to strap on bombs and blow up Jewish students. Schlussel added that university authority's had knowledge of Kiblawi's article but nevertheless allowed him to speak.
Laurie Zoloth, a professor at San Francisco State University wrote, in a widely circulated email that: (New York Post 5/14/02)
I cannot fully express what it feels like to have to walk across campus daily, past posters of cans of soup with labels on them of drops of blood and dead babies, labeled 'canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites.'
According to John Podhoretz
That's the explicit return of the "blood libel" the foul accusation leveled against the Jews of England in the 12th century that they were killing Gentile babies and using their blood in religious rituals.
Moslem and Jew Haters in general, see some of Israel's support in the world as stemming from memory of the Holocaust. For this reason there is a lot of Holocaust denial among Moslems. Likewise sympathy for Israel increased after the Sept 11th attacks. This was one reason many Islamic countries accused the Mossad of having carried them out. Antisemitism has been on the rise in Europe with the results that Jews are attacked daily in countries such as France. Some anti-semites perceive that the widespread attacks against Jews occuring in France by Moslems could gain the Jews sympathy. For this reason the April 29 issue of The Tehran Times, cited a report published in the United Arab Emirates-based daily, Al-Khalij, referring to statements made by French anti-globalization activist Jose Bouvet.
According to Bouvet, the Mossad has been organizing daily attacks on synagogues in France "in order to divert French public attention from Israeli atrocities against Palestinians.
Ion Mihai Pacepa, the former acting chief of Communist Romanias espionage service, whose book Red Horizons was republished in 24 countries told about how the Soviet Bloc added to the paranoia of the Arabs against the United States in a symposium hosted by frontpagemagazine.com (The Terror War, How We Can Win, 11/15/04). He said:
During the last six years of my other life, as a Romanian intelligence general, the main task of the Soviet bloc espionage community was to transform Yasser Arafats war against Israel and its main supporter, the United States, into an armed doctrine of the whole Islamic world. America was our main enemy, and a billion adversaries could inflict far greater damage on it than could a mere one million. Islamic anti-Semitism ran deep. Our task was to convert its historical hatred of the Jews into a new hatred of the United States, by portraying this land of freedom as an imperial Zionist country financed by Jewish money and run by a rapacious Council of the Elders of Zion, the Kremlins epithet for the US Congress.
According to KGB theorists, the Islamic world was a petri dish in which we could nurture a virulent strain of America-hate. Islamic cultures had a taste for nationalism, jingoism and victimology. Their illiterate, oppressed mobs could be whipped up to a fever pitch. Terrorism and violence against America would flow naturally from their religious fervor. We had only to keep repeating, over and over, that the United States was a Zionist country bankrolled by rich Jews. Islam was obsessed with preventing the infidels occupation of its territory, and it would be highly receptive to our dogma that American imperialism wanted to transform the rest of the world into a Jewish fiefdom.
Vladimir Putin created paranoia toward his opponents in the November 2007 elections in Russia. Alex Alexiev wrote (Frontpage Magazine 12/6/2007):
It began with the unusually strident anti-western and anti-American propaganda campaign unleashed by the Kremlin, complete with lurid tales of CIA plots to overthrow the government, that eerily echoed Stalinist times, as did Putin's angry denunciations of his political opponents as paid agents of Russia's foreign enemies. In what may be a reflection of the man's paranoid views, he accused the former communists and their liberal victims both of having willfully destroyed the great Soviet Union.
It's quite possible that Putin really believes that those who call for Democracy including the United States were willfully destroying the Soviet Union. Glastnost led to many countries breaking away from the Soviet Union and one of Vladimir Putin's concerns is that those countries will join in a military alliance with the West. It is also possible that the United States did want the breakup of the Soviet Union which had been a formidable enemy for such a long time and which under Putin is a formidable enemy again.
Nashi (Ours, in Russian), is a pro-Putin youth movement.
Adi Ignatius wrote in Time Magazine that:
I went to Nashi's Moscow headquarters ... and met with Lyubov Serikova, a pretty 22-year-old redhead from Russia's Chuvash Republic who is a rising star in the organization. She was thrilled with the recent election and credited Nashi with helping thwart an unnamed enemy's attempt to launch an "orange revolution" in Russia. Her world seemed conspiratorial, and she echoed Putin's own statements: those who run against the President were trying to bring the country down. Putin, she said, "has made Russia a leading country in just a few years."
When we finish talking, I take a look at an official Nashi poster hanging outside her office, which excoriates U.S. policies. It's reminiscent of Soviet-era propaganda with its non sequitur acceleration of hysteria: "Tomorrow there will be war in Iran. The day after tomorrow Russia will be governed externally!" But this is no fringe group. Putin frequently visits Nashi's training camps and meets with its leaders. And from there he sometimes launches anti-Western tirades, including a recent blast at London authorities who are demanding the extradition of the suspected killer of Litvinenko.
Russian paranoia is immeasurable, with malice toward all and charity toward none.
After the Democratic convention in the United States that nominated Kerry, President Bush raised the terror threat. Bush was beseiged by left wing critics who claimed that he raised the terror threat to stall Kerry's momentum. One consequence of this creation of paranoia is that President Bush felt it necessary to defend himself by revealing that his reason was information gleaned by the British and Pakistanis when they arrested Mohammed Nasin Noor Khan in Pakistan on July 13. According to Dick Morris (New York Post 8/11/04):
This unfortunate release of information reportedly crippled ongoing British efforts to use Khan - or at least his computer and e-mail - to communicate with, and therefore identify, his al Qaeda colleagues.
John Podhoretz in an article called "Anti-War Psychosis" (NYPost 3/11/02) wrote:
Say this for the anti-war movement and its fellow travelers in the media: They're succeeding in driving everybody crazy, including themselves...
Craziest of all, however, is the logic of those who have decided to man the front lines in the anti-war movement: They seem to have convinced themselves that the coming war isn't about what George W. Bush says it's about. It's not about ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction now in the hands of a dictator who has broken every U.N. resolution he ever signed.
No, it's about oil. Or it's about revenge...Or it's about Bush dominating the planet due to his cowboy fantasies. Or it's about a bunch of Jews in and around Washington secretly manipulating stupid goyim into letting Israel commit genocide and get away with it...
Among those who prefer hate to love are the leaders of the anti-war movement , who have chosen to believe the very worst of those with whom they disagree, In the process, they have induced in themselves a kind of poltiical psychosis...
I know this political psychosis well, because I have seen it at work in conservative ideological quarters during the Clinton years. Many Clinton-haters would believe anything, literally anything, about Bill Clinton. They wanted to believe it...
George W. Bush is grappling with Iraq out of the very highest of motives - to protect and defend the American people and the world in the new, post 9/11 strategic reality. The inability of those who dislike him to grant him even that much is a mark of how politcally psychotic they have become.
Why do so many members of the anti-war movement believe these things? Why do they want to believe these things? One possibility is that believing that Bush has justifiable reasons for his actions would weaken their ability to defeat him.
Perhaps the most successful creation of paranoia was accomplished by Prince Abdullah, the de facto ruler of Saudia Arabia when he visited Bush's ranch in Crawford, Tex., in April of 2002. Glen Kessler wrote in the Washington Post (6/3/03):
In a scene that one senior Bush adviser later likened to "a near-death experience," Abdullah arrived at Crawford with a book showing pictures of Palestinian suffering and a 10-minute videotape of images of children shot and crushed by Israelis that had appeared on Arab television.
The adviser said Abdullah spoke eloquently about what these images meant -- conveying a respect for life rather than a hatred of Israel -- and then laid it on the line for Bush: Was he going to do something about this or not?
Bush replied that he was working on a vision and would present it soon, the current and former officials said.
"It certainly made an impact on the president," one official said.
Few leaders had ever spoken so directly to Bush. The president, the official said, concluded that Abdullah was a good person who has a vision of where he wants to lead his country. Since then, the president frequently asks aides whether Abdullah believes Bush is living up to the commitments he made at Crawford.
The video with pictures of Israeli tanks crushing Arab children were undoubtedly creations of the Arab propaganda machine. They were very effective in making Bush paranoid toward Israel who since then has aggressively pressured Israel into following a roadmap of territorial concessions and uprooting of Israeli settlements in exchange for Arab promises to fight terror, promises the Arabs already made when they signed the Oslo accords and failed to keep.
Creating the myth that the Holocaust is a fabrication created by Jews to gain sympathy is a widespread Arab tactic. Phyllis Chesler in her book The New Antisemitism, quotes Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah (The Jews and the Media Monopoly, July 2, 1998) about this:
Everywhere, the Jews have been the subjects of hatred and disdain because they control most of the economic resources upon which the livelihoods of many people are dependent...Teh winds began blowing in their favor when the campaign of persecution against them was begun by Hitler the Nazi...The international Jewish communications media under their control exploited this in the best possible way, and then the show started. They begain to disseminate frightful pictures of mass executions and invented the shocking story of the gas ovens, where Hitler allegedly burned them...They focused on women, children and old people and have exploited this to arouse sympathy for themselves when demanding financial compensation, donations and grants from all over the world.
The truth is that the persecution of the Jews is a deceitful myth which the Jews have labeled the Holocaust and have exploted to get sympathy...And even if it is possible that Hitler's assautl against the Jews hurt them a little, the fact is it did tem a clear service whose fruits they are reaping until today.
Phyllis points out that:
Palestinians seem to be accusing the Jews of doing exactly what I am accusing the Palestinians of doing: creating deceptive propaganda about a nonexistent genocide for the purpose of gaining sympathy, money, and power.
Mabel Elliott in her book, Beginning Again at Ararat wrote about the creation of paranoia by the Tsar of Russia. She wrote:
When, after the disastrous Russian Japanese war of 1905, the Tsar refilled his treasury by confiscating the wealth of the churches, the peoples of the Caucasus were driven to a frenzy. There were mass meetings, demonstrations, riots, and a sudden lovefeast of all the peoples. Armenians, Georgians, Tartars, united to resist the Tsar's attacks on their churches. Such friendliness among his subject peoples was the most imminent danger to the Tsar; if ever they were united his throne would be destroyed as by a hurricane. The Russian secret police desperately hastened to avert such a calamity as friendliness among the races of the Russian empire.
In Baku they disarmed the Armenians and gave arms to the Tartars. Then hundreds of them, working among the ignorant Tartar masses, inflamed their minds with stories of Armenian atrocities, until on a certain day they distributed free vodka to all the armed Tartars, withdrew the police from the city, and led the drunken mobs into the Armenian quarter. The massacre was one of the most terrible in Armenian history; for days afterwards thosuands fo bodies lay piled in the streets. The whole Armenian quarter was burned; even the oil wells owned by Armenians were set on fire. The sky was covered with black smoke, the blazing oil ran out over the waters of the Caspian Sea until even it seemed to be burning, and all the passions of ignorant men crazed by vodka rioted through this inferno during three days and nights. Satisfied, the Tsar's secret police brought back the Cossacks; the carnage ceased in a ruined city. The desire of the Tsar ahd been attained; there was no more love between Armenian and Tartar.
The war between Tartars and Armenians did not cease during fifteen years. From the massacres of 1905 until the establishing fo the Armenian Soviet government in 1920 there was constant war between Armenian and Tartar villages everywhere int he Caucasus. Men ventured from tehir villages only in armed groups; the life of a Tartar in an Armenian village of that o fan Armenian in a Tartar village was worth no more than the shortest possible time required to kill him. Every effort of the leaders of both races to stop this slaughter, to make peace betweent he peoples, was thwarted by the Russian secret police. So long as the peoples could be kept killing each other, they would not turn against the Tsar.
One would think that Al Qaeda would be part of the cheering squad for Hezbollah after Hezbollahs rocket attacks on Israel in 2006. Instead Al Qaeda sees Hezbollah as stealing their glory and worse their leadership in the Jihad against Israel. A speech allegedly made by Sheikh Abu Abdul Rahman, a senior Al Qaeda leader, has surfaced on a jihadi pro al-Qaeda website in which Rahman is cited as condemning the "infidel Hizbullah" and "the most corrupted regimes of Syria and Iran. (Lappin, Y., Al Qaeda Member: Hizbullah Backed by Evil, Ynet News.com 8/27/2006)
"We need to know the reality, and we already know how Hizbullah do not fight for the sake of Allah. They declare themselves that they
fight for the sake of Lebanon, are backed by the most corrupted regimes Syria and Iran and backed by the most evil people. We cannot be fools to die for nationalism and tribalism, if two entities of Kuffar (infidels) fight that does not bother us. What bothers us is if we side with any one of them Hizbullah has been the shield for the northern border of Israel, just like the eastern and southern shield is Jordan and the western shield is Egypt. These shields are all to prevent any Mujahideen (holy warriors) from entering Israel or to attack them. We remember when al-Qaeda launched rockets from southern Lebanon, it was Hizbullah who rose to defend Israel and condemned it and threatened to cut the hand of those responsible if they caught them.
Thats funny, I dont remember when Hezbollah defended Israel against rockets. I must be getting forgetful in my old age because that is something I think I would remember.
XIICreation of Paranoia to get Revenge
Senator Lieberman opposed some aspects of the Democrat's health care agenda so Blogger Jane Hamsher got revenge by accusing his wife, Mrs. Lieberman of being a lobbyist who should be fired from her position as global ambassador for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity. Only problem is that Mrs. Lieberman is not and never has been a lobbyist. Kathleen Parker wrote an article about this for the Washington Post. The comments in response to the article shocked me because they justify Hamsher's revenge on Senator Lieberman.
In my article Creation of Paranoia that appeared in the International Bulletin of Political Psychology I discuss how religious leaders created paranoia to those who rejected their message because of the hostility they felt toward those who rejected it. At the time I had not yet read the excellent book The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic. In that book he has a chapter on Muhammad and describes what his scholarship has led him to believe led Muhammad to turn against the non-believer. He writes that Muhammad started preaching to friends and family and that in about 613 AD he decided to go public with his "revelations". Serge writes:
The beginning of Muhammad's ministry, received with indifference or derision by most Meccans was slow...
His opponents, led by one Abu Jahl, suspected Muhammad of harboring political ambitions and seeking the position of leadership in the city. A mob raged against Muhammad, the "divider" who wanted to tell real men what they can and cannot do, calling him a blasphemous unbeliever.
Serge writes how in the beginning Muhammad was hoping to convert Jews and Christians and how in his Meccan revelations Muhammad wrote:
Do not argue with the "People of the Book, ... but say 'We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you." At that time he allowed for the possibility that Jews and Christians could attain salvation. They, and his own followers, "any who believe in God and the Last Day and work righteousness shall have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve." It was only later, in Medina, when Muhammad's prophetic claims were rejected by Jews and Christians, that his position underwent complete change to uncompromising hostility and justification of violence.
When Muhammad would tell tales delineating the life of the patriarchs and prophets and giving examples of divine retribution that fallen on impious nations, al-Nadr of the Quraysh tribe, would speak after him and say" "Listen now to things which are as good as those with which Muhammad has entertained you." Serge writes that al-Nadr:
would then relate the marvelous exploits of the Persian heroes Rustam and Isfendiar, adn finally ask his enchanted audience: "Are the stories of Muhammad more beautiful than mine? He is spouting ancient legends that he has gathered from the mouths of men more learned than he."
In a battle with the Quraysh, Muhammad's followers captured al-Nadr. As the corpses of Muhammad's enemies were cast into a pit Muhammad said "Woe unto this people! Ye have rejected me, your Prophet!" Muhammad then proceded to kill the prisoners. Al-Nadr bitterly complained that had the Quraysh taken Muslims prisoner, they would never have killed them. Even were it so, "Muhammad scornfully replied, "I am not as thou and Islam hath rent all bounds asunder." Al-Nadr was then beheaded.
Another condemned pleaded for his life, asking who would take care of his little girl. "Hell-fire," Muhammad replied, and as the victim was slain, he added, "I give thanks unto the Lord that hath slain thee, and comforted mine eyes thereby!"...
After his victory at Badr, Muhammad returned to Medina in triumph and proceeded to settle scroes with his detractors there. An atmosphere of fear descended on the city; informers passed all disrespectful or merely careless remarks to the prophet...His first victim was Asma bint Marwan, a poetess who disliked both Muhammad personally and the religion he preached. In one poem, she urged her fellow tribesmen not to obey a stranger who did not belong among them... Muhammad exclaimed, "Will no one rid me of this daughter of Marwan?" one of his followers by the name of Umayr duly did, that same night, stabbing her as she nursed her youngist child...
In Mecca, Muhammad had hoped to be accepted as God's messenger by the Jews and to win them over by ordering his followers to turn in the direction of Jerusalem during prayer, and adopting the Jewish Day of Atonement, Ashura, as the Muslim holy day.
The Jews did not accept Muhammad as God's messenger. Trifkovic writes that:
The perceived slight, as was customary with him (Muhammad), turned into rage.
Muhammad then engaged in ethnic cleansing and genocide of Jews. Trifkovic writes:
The first stage consisted of individual murders of Jews, the second entailed the expulsion of two tribes from Medina; the third was completed with the slaughter of one remaining tribe. ...He first received a divine warning that the Jewish tribe of Banu Nadir plotted his death, and promptly ordered them to leave Medina within ten days. At first they refused; but after a siege of several weeks, they surrendered and were expelled. All of their considerable belongings and land were distributed among Muhammad's faithful. (They were slaughtered two years later in their new abode.) His own royal fifth finally made him a wealthy man. The visible and very tangible benefits of being Muslim acted as a powerful inducement of the remaining doubters to embrace Islam, even if they remained unconvinced by Muhammad's preaching.
Muhammad accused the last Jewish tribe in Medina, the Banu Qurayzah of disloyalty and complicity with the Meccans. Trifkovic writes:
Muhammad offered the men conversion to Islam as an alternative to death; upon their refusal, up to 900 were decapitated at the ditch, in front of their women and children... Truly the judgment of Allah was pronounced on high" was Muhammad's comment... The women were subsequently raped; Muhammad chose as his concubine one Raihana bint Amr, whose father and husband were both slaughtered before her eyes only hours earlier; such treatment had already been sanctioned by prophetic revelation.As for the captured husbands fathers, sons, or brothers, the messages now grew even harsher; "Take him and fetter him and expose him to hell fire. And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. (Koran 69:30-37) Those are the lucky ones; others "will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternative sides cut off" (5:33-34)In this world, for the captured infidel, "we have prepared chains, yokes and a blazing fire." (76:4)
According to the New York Post of July 9, 2001, Moammar Khadafy has at least partly staked his career on as making the United States out as the sworn enemy of Muslims worldwide. On Sunday July 8, 2001, Moammar Khadafy warned rapt Muslim followers in the Zambian capital of Lusaka.
I say, beware of the Americans,do not allow them any influence in your countries...The Americans are infiltrating everywhere, using their intelligence agencies. See the Muslims fighting in Nigeria. It is the work of the Americans, spreading suspicion and confusion.
He also said that the United States is a cutthroat global troublemaker masterminding violence everywhere. The Libyan leader's description of the United States could better describe himself as he played a role in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie Scotland. United States warplanes bombed Libya in 1986 for ties to terrorist organizations so one of his motives for incitement against the United States may be a desire for revenge..
XIIICreation of Paranoia To Divert Hostility and Shift Blame
Early in January 2004 in Iraq, Charles Graner, handed Joe Darby a couple of CDs to duplicate. So Joe went down to the Internet cafe near the sleeping quarters and started duping the discs. Graner hadn't given him any warning about special files or secret folders, and Joe was sitting there scrolling through the images, mindlessly, when bam!, the first hideous photo came up. Then another. Then another. Then another.
He said,"What the heck is this?" remembers Janis Karpinski, the Brigadier General who ran Abu Ghraib. "It was very innocent. He was absolutely shocked by this."
Late one night, he slipped a copy of the disc under the door of the army's Criminal Investigation Division...
On campuses and in the halls of government, even within the upper echelons of the military command, few would question what Joe had done. But in his own hometown, plenty of people did... Joe Darby's decision didn't make him honorable; it made him a traitor. (The Conscience of Joe Darby, Gentleman's Quarterly September 2004)
Several of the people involved in the Abu Graib scandal were from towns near where Joe Darby lived. The message of disgrace he bought back to his neighborhood angered people who blamed him. His home was vandalized and the army found it necessary to put him and his family in protective custody. This is an example of how people blame the messenger rather than face that the soldiers that they were so proud engaged in disgraceful behavior.
When the Corona virus outbreak started in Wuhan China in 2020 doctors who reported on it were arrested. We know that one of them got the virus and died. Wuhan is where China's biological warfare lab is located. Tom Cotton a U.S. senator said that the virus might have been created in the lab in Wuhan. The Chinese said it was probably transferred to humans from a snake or bat in a market in Wuhan. Tom Cotton pointed out that the first patient had not been to that market. The Chinese government was clearly trying to cover things up. Was it because they were trying to prevent panic or was it because they knew the virus had escaped their lab? I am skeptical that a country would create a virus that they couldn't control and that could kill their own people but Tom was right to ask the question.
The Chinese population was angry at their government for silencing those who warned about the virus. The Chinese government is shifting blame from itself by blaming the United States. According to the Washington Times
China, Russia and Iran are flooding the global information space with false claims about the new coronavirus, according to U.S. officials, who say one of the biggest lies — that the virus that causes COVID-19 is a U.S. bioweapon and was brought to China by U.S. Army personnel — is just the latest in a “surge of propaganda” aimed at undermining America’s image on the world stage. Beijing, Moscow and Tehran are using a vast web of social media accounts, fake news outlets and state-controlled global satellite media to promote false claims by academics and, at times, government officials to blame Washington for the crisis now gripping most of humanity.
Jews have been accused of creating the Corona virus. Actress Rosanna Arquette is under fire from most corners of civilized society after she accused the nation of Israel of being part of a conspiracy to spread the COVID-19 virus, known as the coronavirus. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Mar 17 2020, the 60-year-old actress claimed Israel has been working on a vaccine for coronavirus for over a year. She insinuated that Jews were essentially allowing the outbreak to spread to heighten profits from a potential vaccine. Oxford researchers questioned thousands of English people about the coronavirus in May 2020. The study found that fully one in five English people concur with the false assertion that Jews are behind the pandemic, saying that they agreed to varying extents with the statement “Jews have created the virus to collapse the economy for financial gain.”
In Turkey, a senior official who is close to the president said that the virus “serves Zionist interests” and Turkish bloggers said that the Jews created the virus in order to take over the world.
Iran’s PressTV ran a piece clearly insinuating that Israel and the US deliberately “engineered” the novel coronavirus as a form of biological warfare against the Iranian and Chinese regimes.
Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical magazine. The magazine published cartoons about Muhammad and became the target of two terrorist attacks one in 2011 and the other in 2015. On 7 January 2015, two Islamist gunmen (directed by an "Al Qaeda cell in Yemen") forced their way into and opened fire in the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, killing twelve, including staff cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Honor, Tignous and Wolinski, economist Bernard Maris and two police officers, and wounding eleven, four of them seriously.
During the attack, the gunmen shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) and also "the Prophet is avenged".
Those cries have not prevented French Muslims from blaming the terrorist attacks on the Jews. Daniel Greenfield wrote:
The man, who gave his named as Mohamed, also said he was a devout Muslim but then changed his demeanor and added, grinning, that he was also a delinquent. Then he said he was a drug dealer and without prompting, invited the reporter into the (also very clean) gas station to show an array of hashish for sale in broad daylight on a shelf next to the ATM.
He also called the Paris terrorist attacks un complot, or conspiracy, and launched into a lengthy explanation of the magical Jews behind it. They were not ordinary Jews, he said, but a hybrid race of shape shifters who have extraordinary abilities. They know how to get in everywhere, he said. They are master manipulators.
You might dismiss him as a lunatic, except that minus the shape shifting part, this is the mainstream narrative in the Muslim world.
The Mayor of Ankara, Turkeys capital city, (occupied Ancyra) is blamed a Jewish conspiracy. Following the killings, two co-founders of the Free Gaza Movement suggested the attack was carried out by the Israeli Mossad spy agency to malign Muslims.
In 2013 pressure cooker bombs full of nails and ball bearings were detonated next to the Boston Marathon killing 3 including an 8 year old child and maiming many more. This is the type of bomb used in IEDs in the Middle East by Muslims. These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing by a Muslim was a pressure cooker, the intelligence report said. In addition multiple explosions occurred one shortly after the other which is a hallmark of Al Qaeda. Despite this the New York Post pointed out that the explosions occurred during tax day and reported that authorities think that it is a domestic terrorist who was responsible. Who is the most likely person who would be angry at taxes? Why a member of the Tea Party of course. Tea Partiers are opposed to the enormous spending and borrowing by the U.S. government and especially the Obama administration. The terrorist acts committed at the Boston Marathon were an opportunity to smear them as terrorists by saying that we don't know that Muslim terrorists are responsible and pointing out that it was tax day. Obama advisor David Axelrod And Im sure what was going through the presidents mind is we really dont know who did this, Axelrod said. It was Tax Day.
MSNBC talking head Chris Matthews blamed those on the Right, stating incorrectly that, Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right. Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.) played along on the TV show, also suggesting the bombing could have something to do with Tax Day.
Now, we have an international event, the marathon, the oldest marathon, Keating said. And we also have Tax Day, April 15, so we dont know if thats the kind of symbol a domestic terrorist might use as well.
Even a Senior U.S. Counterterrorism expert told CNN that the use of pressure cookers in explosives is asignature for right-wing extremists. Never mind the fact that the supposed right-wing terrorists never used pressure cookers in their explosives.
And never mind the fact that it was an Al-Qaeda publication that recommended the use of pressure cookers to their aspiring terrorist readership. In a 2010 article entitled, How to Make a Bomb in Your Moms Kitchen, it listed which ingredients would be needed in order to make an explosive device from common household appliances. But it said that the prescribed concoction only works in a highly pressurized environment. The pressure cooker is the most effective method, it advised...
And never mind the fact that using pressure cookers in IEDs have already been done many times in the Middle East and in the U.S. by Islamic terrorists. Breitbartdetailed a few examples:
In 2010, militants in Pakistan attacked the office of Christian aid organization World Vision and killed six workers there, all Muslim. After shooting workers, the terrorists exploded a locally made pressure cooker bomb.
Also in 2010, Faizal Shahzad attempted a bombing near Times Square by leaving explosives, including a pressure cooker bomb, in car a near Times Square.
In 2011, police seized two pressure cooker bombs from the hotel room of Naser Abdo, who planned to use them to bomb Fort Hood in Texas.
Yet, somehow this pressure cooker phenomenon is a right-wing thing.
When it became evident that the bombings were carried out by Islamic extremists the media made excuses.
When Ilhan Omar was asked about Islamic extremism she said that we should fear white men more. Many Muslims are white men. You can see her making this accusation in the video below. In fact the man interviewing her is a white Muslim. This is her way to deflect blame away from Muslims. She takes advantage of feminist and black paranoia toward white men. Muslims make up a minority of Americans yet have committed or attempted to commit a large number of terror attacks in the United States. See here for attacks in the U.S.. There are non-Muslim terrorists in the United States, in fact according to some web sites there have been years in which the more people have been killed by non-Muslim terrorists than by Muslim ones but that doesn't mean there is no reason to fear Muslim ones of that the Muslim religion is not responsible for Muslim terrorism. This picture is a reminder of that.
There is a video of Ilhan Omar deflecting blame to white men below.
Here is a video of the President of Egypt (before he was president) saying the Jews are bloodsuckers and the descendants of apes and pigs.