A reader recently wondered whether I was not in fact guilty of fomenting bigotry and stirring religious hatred similar to the actions of France during the Dreyfus Affair. France, like the rest of Europe (with minor exceptions) was anti-Semitic in the 1890s (as it still is now).
In order to provoke and at the same time justify these sentiments, anti-Semitic texts were fabricated that purported to show Jewish acts and schemes against the rest of the world. One of these was the literary forgery known as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion which describes a Jewish plot to achieve world domination. The reason for such texts was that it was impossible to find real world examples of Jews bombing, maiming, or slaughtering non-Jews.
To certain Jews, antisemitism and Islamophobia are the same. To them, there is no justification for fearing a religion no matter the circumstances, no matter the consequences. We all know what lemmings are: a rodent known for periodic mass migrations that occasionally end in drowning; there are also Jewish lemmings, a species of Jews known for periodic mass delusions that end in their destruction. There were Jews like Einstein and others who left Germany because they could see the bad end coming. There were others who refused to read the writing on the wall.
There are Jewish lemmings today who have deluded themselves into believing that Islam is no threat to Judaism; that the fear of Islam, or Islamophobia is unjustified intolerance. They point to antisemitism in France and Germany before WWI and equate that with Islamophobia today.
What is ignored is that antisemitism of that time was fueled by lies. There was no Jewish plot to take over the world. On the other hand, the Koran is not a fabricated document. Islam does in fact desire the entire world to be one Caliphate; one merely has to read the text that Muslims themselves in fact believe. The incidents of Muslim attacks against the West inspired by the Koran are real and not fabricated.
The Word Goy is Not like the word Infidel
Some clueless Jews like to point out that Judaism has a similar word to infidel: Goy. In this manner they say, "See, Jews are no different than Muslims, we too have a word for non-believer." Not quite. Goy is the standard Hebrew term for non-Jew. Literally it is the Hebrew for "nation." Infidel on the other hand does not mean non-Muslim only. The actual term is kafir which has the meaning "ungrateful bastard". From Wiki:
In the Islamic doctrinal sense the term refer to a person who does not recognize Allah or the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad and hides, denies, or covers the truth. In cultural terms, it is a derogatory term used to describe an unbeliever, non-Muslims, apostate from Islam and even Muslims from different sects. It is usually translated into English as "infidel" or "unbeliever."
To use Goy in a derogatory sense, a Jew would have to curl his lips and say it with disgust. At its worst it means a person whose nationhood is not Judaic. To use kafir in a derogatory sense, one merely has to utter the word. At its nicest, even with a smile, it means filthy unbeliever deserving of death, so please spare me that Jews and Muslims have similar words for non-believers.
So while anti-Semites rely on lies to justify their fear and loathing of Jews, Islamophobes like myself rely on the truth to justify their fear and loathing of Islam.
In addition, I do not encourage anyone to harm Muslims; I just do not want them in the Western world.
Perhaps if more Jews were not so forgiving and tolerant of Nazis earlier in the last century 98% of my relatives would not have disappeared from the face of the Earth, thank you kindly.
And while calling me racist, intolerant, bigoted and so on will make you feel morally superior and justified in your blindness of the impending holocaust, it will not save you from being called useful idiots who helped pave the way for more death and destruction.