Blaming the Jews for ISIS

A couple of months ago I blogged about the need to speak out against anti-Muslim cartoons that were being circulated on social media in the wake of the terror attacks in London earlier this year and said:

We as British Muslims also should be conscientious in discharging our responsibilities to our country. Bigotry in all its forms should be repudiated. Whether directed at us or directed at others by parts of our own community.

I had become very concerned that the terror attacks had emboldened racists into becoming more open about their bigotry against Muslims. Less than two weeks after I wrote those words there was a terror attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque which resulted in the death of a Muslim man.

So, after receiving the above rather nasty and evidently racist cartoon via social media earlier today I thought I had better follow my own advice and speak up.

The willingness amongst many Muslims to believe in outlandish conspiracy theories (ISIS are financed by the US/Israelis, 9/11 was an inside/MOSSAD job etc.) is reflective of a mindset that has not grasped that the cause of the success of the West and the long decline of the Muslim world lies in the former having given primacy to the role of reason over religion. In short, the embrace of the Enlightenment and the values it entailed propelled the West to develop a culture that continually seeks progress and scientific advancement unshackled by ancient religious books.

ISIS are manifestly not an Israeli or US-funded group. It is truer to say that they are the Muslim version of the Nazis. They have supremacist beliefs that dehumanise those who do not subscribe to their world view. They represent a serious danger to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

It is entirely right to criticise specific unjust US or Israeli policies. It cannot ever be right to propagate racist myths about them.

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7 Responses to Blaming the Jews for ISIS

  1. Ash says:

    “The willingness amongst many Muslims to believe in outlandish conspiracy theories (ISIS are financed by the US/Israelis, 9/11 was an inside/MOSSAD job etc.)”
    Just a bit of research on Isis and its origins makes some very interesting reading…! The fact some guy living in a cave in Afghanistan orchestrated 9/11 has to be the most Outlandish conspiracy theory in History. The origins and rise of these groups and Extremist individuals like Anwar al Awlaki, Omar Bakri Muhammad, Abu Qatada, Abu Hamza Al Misari Anjem choudhry. Is very interesting
    Just a bit of research in the rise of White supremacist in Europe who is funding them makes interesting reading.
    In the words of Malcolm X ” Look for yourself, see for yourself, research for yourself and then come to a decision for yourself. ” People are doing there own research looking at where the evidence leads. , whether the establishments enlightened house muslims like or not.

  2. Ash says:

    No I think you are a 9/11 Conspiracy theorist….If you blindly accept the establishment narrative.
    I dont know what exactly happened on 9/11 but what I do know is that one of the fundamentals of Forensic Detective work is they are supposed to follow the evidence. From what I recall within an hour of those Towers being attacked the Media were saying Bin Laden was the master mind thats before any evidence had been collected or any investigation had even begun.

  3. Steven says:

    “They have supremacist beliefs that dehumanise those who do not subscribe to their world view”
    Muslims are the best people. 3:110
    Non-muslims are wrong doers. 5:45
    The disbelievers are an open enemy to you. 4:101
    Disbelievers are liars. 7:66
    Only evil people are disbelievers. 2:99
    Jews and Christians are losers. 5:53
    Christians and Jews are perverse. Allah himself fights against them. 9:30
    Disbelievers will not be successful. 23:117
    Disbelievers are miscreants. 24:55
    Your only friends should be Allah, Muhammad, and those who believe correctly (Muslims). 5:55

    I can’t possibly imagine where they got that backwards idea from, maybe from their backwards, supremacist doctrine?

  4. Ash says:

    “They have supremacist beliefs that dehumanise those who do not subscribe to their world view”
    You mean just like there Zionist and Colonial paymasters.

    “I can’t possibly imagine where they got that backwards idea from, maybe from their backwards, supremacist doctrine?”

    Maybe from their Backward Zionist and Colonial benefactors Old Chap.

  5. Ash says:

    For those interested the above Old Chap went to some Islamaphobe websites and cut/paste stuff without any knowledge of what is actually in the Quran.
    Our Dear Old Chap above posted” Disbelievers are liars”. 7:66
    Here is an actual translation “Said the eminent ones who disbelieved among his people, “Indeed, we see you in foolishness, and indeed, we think you are of the liars.” 7:66
    The above verse is referring to the Disbelievers calling the Prophet Hood a liar.
    65. And to `Ad (the people, We sent) their brother Hud. He said: “O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other god but Him. Will you then not have Taqwa”) (66. The leaders of those who disbelieved among his people said: “Verily, we see you in foolishness, and verily, we think you are one of the liars.”) (67. (Hud) said: “O my people! There is no foolishness in me, but (I am) a Messenger from the Lord of all that exists!)
    These people are not the sharpest tools in the Box as this Dutch social experiment shows.
    https://youtu.be/lX0Zt0ODrEA

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