Photo Credit: Lubablog
In one of my previous articles, Google Search for Muslim Pussy, I failed to mention that in Islam cats are respected because the prophet Mohammed loved cats. The story goes that Mohammed's cat Muezza once fell asleep on his sleeve and instead of disturbing his beloved cat when he had to leave for prayers, Mohammed cut off the sleeve of his robe.
Another legend has it that a cat once saved his life when a snake crawled into his sleeve. Another legend claims that Mohammed blessed cats with the ability to always land on their feet.
The cats of Cairo are street-smart survivors, far from being pampered house pets. Yet, they share the legacy of life in Cairo with its human residents. You'll seldom see a street vendor without a cat at her side. An ancient man, sitting in the sun on an old wooden chair, will inevitably have a cat on his lap. Cats laze on prayer rugs in mosques. And everywhere--everywhere, you'll see the symbiotic relationship of Cairo people with the street cats. Lorraine Chittock has captured this spiritual and physical connection with her stunning photographs, and lest you missed it, the quotes from Egypt tradition will help you understand. She has encapsulated seven years of study of the Cairo Cats into a visual slice of life.
Actually it was while I was researching an article about the connections between Islam and Nazism that I came across this photo of a cat resembling Adolph Hitler. Of course, if the Nazi party had not been vanquished in WWII and still viable today, Nazis would be rioting in the streets over this insult to their Feuhrer and crying that their ideology was being mocked. And predictably Liberals would have been their biggest defenders calling anyone who complained about Nazism as intolerant racists and Naziphobes.
Canadian Jewish Organizations are to blame for the limiting of free speech in Canada and it is American Liberal Jews who prefer to live on their knees than allow any insult against Muslims for fear someone may say something intolerant about Jews.
But I digress. I wanted to discuss the connection between Nazism and modern Islamic Jew Hatred.
Jeffrey Goldberg, New York Times,
The German scholar Matthias Kuentzel... takes antisemitism, and in particular its most potent current strain, Muslim antisemitism, very seriously indeed. His bracing, even startling, book, Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 (translated by Colin Meade), reminds us that it is perilous to ignore idiotic ideas if these idiotic ideas are broadly, and fervently, believed.... Kuentzel is right to state that we are witnessing a terrible explosion of anti-Jewish hatred in the Middle East, and he is right to be shocked. His invaluable contribution, in fact, is his capacity to be shocked, by the rhetoric of hate and by its consequences. The former Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi once told me that "the question is not what the Germans did to the Jews, but what the Jews did to the Germans." The Jews, he said, deserved their punishment. Kuentzel argues that we should see men like Rantisi for what they are: heirs to the mufti, and heirs to the Nazis. --
Nazis are not always
recognized at first sight
Poster for the Green Party
in Lower Saxony
In his 2004 book The Return of antisemitism, Gabriel Schoenfeld declared that "the ancient and modern strands of antisemitism" have been "successfully fused today" in the Muslim world, "and from there the hatred of Jews receives its main propulsion outward." In the 2003 Never Again?: The Threat of the New antisemitism, Abraham Foxman added, "Virulent antisemitism is widespread throughout the Arab Middle East.... antisemitism is tolerated or openly endorsed by Arab governments, disseminated by the Arab media, taught in [Muslim] schools and universities, and preached in mosques. No segment of [Islamic] society is free of its taint." And in the 1999 Semites and Anti-Semites, Bernard Lewis concluded, "Classical antisemitism is an essential part of Arab intellectual life at the present time."
It is possible to trace modern Islamic antisemitism back along a number of different historical and intellectual threads, but, no matter which one you choose, they all seem to pass, at one point or another, through the hands of one figure—Hitler’s mufti, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the viciously anti-Semitic grand mufti of Jerusalem and the leader of Muslim fundamentalists in Palestine, who resided in Berlin as a welcome guest of the Nazis throughout the years of the Holocaust.
Point Five, [defunct blog]
Hitler Outraged Over Muslim Cartoon
REICHSTAG - The publication of a vicious anti-Hitler cartoon in Muslim newspapers
Cartoonists worldwide are struggling to see how this panel is anything but ham-fisted and intentionally cruel.
"Like looking at Doonesbury," said one. has caused "deep hurt" to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Coming on the heels of last week's comment by NAACP President Julian Bond, comparing him to the GOP, the beleaguered German dictator is feeling increased abuse from all sides.
"What have I to do with this battle between Islam and the west?" a distressed Hitler asked in a press conference. "What did I ever do to the Middle East?"