The shooting at the Holocaust Museum yesterday demonstrates yet again that, contrary to the imaginings of libelbloggers, real white supremacist neo-Nazis are not pro-Israel, but rather hate Jews (as well as Christianity).
Much has already been made and more will be made of James Von Brunn's race hate, and attempts will be made to equate it with resistance to Islamic jihad supremacism. After all, for years now American Muslim advocacy groups -- including those with ties to jihadist groups such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood -- have portrayed opposition to the jihad as "racism" and even genocidal (as if opposing the slaughter of innocent women in honor killings, and the beheadings and stonings of apostates, adulterers, etc., were genocidal). Consequently, it is important to keep some truths in mind:
1. Real white supremacists do not resist the Islamic jihad. In fact, they support it. This AP story says of Von Brunn that "public records show that in 2004 and 2005 he lived briefly in Hayden, Idaho, which for years was home to the Aryan Nations, a racist group run by neo-Nazi Richard Butler," and that he bewailed the demise of the "Aryan gene-pool."
The Aryan Nations has stated: "Islam is our ally, and the 1500 cults all claiming to be 'Christian' are our opposition."
Note also that white supremacist David Duke has traveled to Syria to express his support for the jihad against Israel.
And remember that in World War II, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, allied with Hitler and recruited a Muslim SS division.
2. The Islamic jihadists want to impose upon the world a system of laws and governance that would restrict the freedom of speech and freedom of conscience, and deny equality of rights before the law to women and non-Muslims. There are Islamic jihadists of all nationalities, races and colors; jihad is not a race, and Islam is not a race. It is not racist or hateful -- in fact, it is just the opposite of racist and hateful -- to oppose this system that would institutionalize inequality before the law and destroy the principles enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. Jihad Watch has nothing to do with "hate," and there is no place for hatred here -- once again, it is not an act of hatred, but an act of love, toward Muslims, to resist an ideology and belief system that would deny basic rights to fellow human beings.
(And incidentally, those who charge that upholding the equality of all before the law means that we cannot do anything about the wholesale entry of Islamic jihadists into the U.S. do not understand the concept. There is nothing in the denial of special privileges to any group that implies that a nation cannot defend itself.)
3. It is the Left, not those who are resisting jihad, that has endorsed the jihadists' racist and genocidal program: cf. the chanting of "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas" in this video, while an addled Leftist politician charges on, oblivious to the reality of the forces with which he has allied.
The most virulent, violent, and widespread racist, genocidal movement in the world today is the global Islamic jihad. All free people should resist it -- and energetically counter the smears and lies of the jihadists and their allies and dupes, when they try to portray this defense of liberty as the opposite of what it is, and to cast their own characteristics upon their enemies.