Just as jihad bomber strikes Stockholm, Reza Aslan claims Muslims in Europe are the “new Jews,” whines again about “Islamophobia”

AslanOct262010.jpgThe new Fritz Kuhn has a bad week

On February 20, 1939, before a crowd of twenty thousand at Madison Square Garden, Fritz Kuhn, the “American Führer” of the antisemitic, pro-Hitler German-American Bund, gave a major address before a huge portrait of George Washington, calling on “patriotic Americans” to join him in Nazi Jew-hatred: “The Bund is fighting shoulder to shoulder with patriotic Americans to protect America from a race that is not the American race, that is not even a white race …The Jews are enemies of the United States.”

Imagine if Kuhn had given a similar address denouncing critics of Hitler and Nazism as “bigots” and “Germanophobes,” and claiming that anti-Nazi sentiment in the United States was a recrudescence of the ugly nativism that had victimized Catholics in America in the nineteenth century, and was leading up to a wholesale persecution and possibly even a genocide of innocent German-Americans. Imagine further that a witless American reporter had printed his statements the day after the Germans invaded Poland, or the day after the full extent of the Nazi genocide of European Jews in the Holocaust was revealed.

Imagining all that will give you some idea of the situation our new Fritz Kuhn, Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan, was in this past week, when a lengthy interview showing him whining about “Islamophobia” and defaming those who are working to resist Islamic supremacism was published the day after a jihad-martyrdom bomber killed himself in an attempted mass-murder in Stockholm — thus instantly exposing just how hollow and grotesque is Aslan’s analogy in this interview between the situation of Muslims in Europe today and that of the Jews before the Holocaust. The Jews in Europe in Hitler’s day, you may recall, never committed any terror attacks, or proclaimed their intentions to conquer the continent.

Why is Aslan a new Fritz Kuhn? To recap: Aslan is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council, a group that genuine Iranian pro-democracy forces regard as an apologetic vehicle for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Thus it was no surprise that in a piece about the trouble Iran’s Thug-In-Chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is facing at home, he offered not one critical word about Ahmadinejad’s genocidal antisemitism, or the regime’s persecution of non-Muslims. Instead, he praised certain domestic policies of Ahmadinejad. Yes, and Hitler built the autobahn.

Aslan has called on the U.S. Government to negotiate with Ahmadinejad and Hamas — that is, with some of the most barbaric and genocidally-inclined adherents of Sharia. He has even praised the jihad terror group Hizballah as “the most dynamic political and social organization in Lebanon,” recalling the useful idiots and fellow travelers who used to praise Stalinist Russia and even Hitler’s Germany for their social services apparatuses.

“Europe’s Muslims Get to be the Continent’s New Jews,” by Arnie Cooper for Miller-McCune, December 12 (thanks to all who sent this in):

[…] M-M: So what about banning minarets and religious clothing?

RA: Let’s be very clear what’s happening here. Laws are being passed that are stripping away the rights and privileges that all the other religious communities in Europe are able to enjoy. That in and of itself is profoundly disturbing and despicably undemocratic. But the other part of it is that these laws are a joke. You know how many women wear the full-face covering? One half of 1 percent of Muslim women, yet that precludes some Islamization of Europe that requires a federal law. Do you know how many minarets there are in Switzerland? Four! There are four minarets in the entire country, yet that indicates the Islamization of Swiss society. It’s appalling, and it should be called exactly what it is: racist….

Reza Aslan has apparently never had an original thought; in all these fawning interviews he simply repeats talking points that others have originated. In this case, he is repeating the tired sand-in-the-eyes canard that resistance to Islamic supremacism — to Islam as a political ideology that must, in the words of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, “dominate and not be dominated” — is a form of racism. What race is Islam again? Islamic supremacists are found among all races, and Reza Aslan must know that. He just hopes that you don’t.

Meanwhile, he is also repeating here an argument that many Islamic supremacists made about the Oklahoma Sharia ban: that there was no chance Islamic law could come to Oklahoma, so why legislate against it? There are only four minarets in Switzerland, so why ban them? His idea here is that something is small will never grow and need not be fought against. Did he ever study logic? A bit of plutonium is small, too.

M-M: So what do you say to those who perceive a real clash between the cultural values of the Netherlands, for example, which is otherwise very tolerant, and those of Muslims.

RA: They said the exact same thing about Jews before they started slaughtering them. The last time we saw that kind of ultra-nationalist rhetoric and ideology that we see now sweeping through Europe, it was against the Jews. Back then, how did you define yourself as European? You do so in opposition to the Jew. Now you’re hearing the exact same conversations and rhetoric being directed toward Europe’s Muslim population. That’s not to say we can expect another holocaust. Of course not; we live in a different society now. But this rhetoric is no different than what we’ve heard before, and it needs to be called out….

Yes, it is different, and that is because the Muslims are not the new Jews. Jews never carried out terrorist attacks in Europe — in contrast to the Stockholm bombing last week, and July 7, 2005 in London, and March 11, 2004, in Spain. Jews never boasted about how they were one day going to take over (in contrast to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s boast that Muslims would soon conquer Rome and all of Europe — a boast that other Islamic leaders have echoed). The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a vicious forgery, and there was no factual basis for all the conspiracy theories about Jews scheming to control the world, any more than there is today.

M-M: But this proves that using fear to promote one’s ideas is highly effective.

RA: And the crazy thing about it is that we’re seeing that same sort of playbook, that made European Islamophobia so successful and mainstream on the continent, now being adopted by these groups like Stop Islamization of America and Jihad Watch, which are also very successful about creating a mainstream sense of anti-Muslim sentiment.

In the margins of this country there will always be racists and bigots; it’s just that they were always on the fringes; now, hence we have people like Pam Geller and Robert Spencer appearing as regular guests on mainstream television….

Actually it is Reza Aslan, with his slick deceptions and evasions in the place of honest discussion about Islamic supremacism and violence and what to do about it, and others like him who create “anti-Muslim sentiment.” It’s actually Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore, who is spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland, is spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass-murderer, is spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer, is spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer, is spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber, is spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Muhammad Atta and Anjem Chaudary and Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza and Abu Bakar Bashir and Zawahiri and Zarqawi and bin Laden are spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.” Islamic jihadists, murdering in the name of Islam the world over, are spreading “anti-Muslim sentiment.”

But as far as the new Fritz Kuhn, Reza Aslan, is concerned, the real culprits are Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Well, remember that the first Fritz Kuhn, at that Madison Square Garden Nazi rally, denounced President Roosevelt (whom he called “Frank D. Rosenfeld”) for his anti-Nazi stance.

We passed laws in this country limiting how many Jews could come because these political, business and religious leaders like Louis McFadden, Henry Ford and Father Coughlin were saying that the Jews were immersed in a conspiracy to take over the country. We look back at that kind of rhetoric and those individuals with shame and laughter. And that’s exactly how we’re going to look at the Newt Gingriches and the Robert Spencers of the world 10 or 20 years from now….

I doubt it. But I have no doubt that if free people ultimately prevail, that Reza Aslan and his ilk will be remembered with the same kind of revulsion and disgust evoked by the memory of Fritz Kuhn. Why? Because there is one key difference between me and Henry Ford. I’ll let these guys explain what that difference is:

“We reject the U.N., reject America, reject all law and order. Don’t lobby Congress or protest because we don’t recognize Congress. The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it. . . . Eventually there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating the laws of Shariah.” — Muhammad Faheed, Muslim Students Association meeting, Queensborough Community College, 2003

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” — CAIR cofounder and longtime Board chairman Omar Ahmad, 1998 (denial noted and full story explained at link)

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.” — CAIR spokesman Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper, 1993

“If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.” — prominent American Muslim leader Siraj Wahhaj, 2002

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  1. says

    Do you know how many minarets there are in Switzerland? Four! There are four minarets in the entire country, yet that indicates the Islamization of Swiss society. It’s appalling, and it should be called exactly what it is: racist….

    No, you arab idiot… What we banned has absolutely nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but that was done because of the absolute necessity to preserve our country as it is, rather than see it sink in a cesspool of barbarism, misogyny, ignorance, illiteracy, arab supremacism, human-rights violations, inshallah-fatalism, foolish superstitions, rejection of science and reason, and the rest of the conditions which the “gift” from your beloved arabs has created in places such as Somalia, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Porkistan, Afghanistan, Sweden, the UK and Chad, just to name a few. Countries which, by the way, you would never EVER consider moving to Mr. Arabslan, since nothing in those places can even come close to the benefits of life in civilization that you hypocritically and shamelessly enjoy in the USA.

    Had we waited to ban minarets, or not had the chance to do it at all, chances are I would have placed Switzerland on the list of countries above a few years from now.

  2. says

    Dear Reza: There shouldn’t be ANY minarets in Switzerland, or in Europe.

    Capische?

    Say, since you love Islam so much, why don’t you go live in an Islamic country? You hypocrite. You shameless and dangerous hypocrite.

  3. says

    Eventually there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating the laws of Shariah.” — Muhammad Faheed, Muslim Students Association meeting, Queensborough Community College, 2003

    Would sane citizens have elected a Japanese president 7 years after Pearl Harbor?

    Yet 7 years after 9/11 what did we do?

  4. says

    To quote Shakespeare, Julius Caesar: But Aslan is an honourable man. End quote.

    That slick little bastard should go back to Iran and suck up to his foster dad Ahmadshithead. Four minarets in Switzerland are four too many. We don’t need that sort of shit in Europe. There are no churches in Saudi Arabia to say nothing of synagogues. Aslan go home or bettergo to Antartica and build a mosque there, you won’t encounter any Islamophobia among the tolerant penguins.

  5. says

    Ever since I heard Reza say during a debate about whether Islam is dominated by radicals that he would happily defend his religion through violence, the very sight of him has disgusted me.

  6. says

    It ought to be noted that there are far more anti-semitic hate crimes in the USA and, I believe, in the UK, than anti-Islamic ones, even if you include those fabricated by CAIR.

  7. says

    Reza Aslan makes me wanna puke my guts out.

    His preposterous argument ignores the fact that in much of 20th century – primarily the first half before WWII when Jews actually lived in much of Europe – Jewish citizens of Germany, France, and elsewhere did not come from 57 Jewish nations in the Middle East with a majority of the world’s oil. Perhaps “Professor” Aslan wishes to respond to this?

    Perhaps Mr. Aslan wishes to move to an Islamic paradise like Iran or Saudi Arabia and keep his pathetic nonsensical views to himself!

  8. says

    Interestingly enough, VP of suicidal dhimmitude himself, Former Amsterdam Mayor and current PvdA leader Job Cohen, SAID THE EXACT SAME THING this morning, word for word and going even further by comparing his own mother’s tribulations during WWII with Muslims in modern Dutch society today.

    Is there any information on the exact timing of these speeches? It would be very interesting to find out who copied who’s speech.

    http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/8501681/__Cohen_vergelijkt_moslims_met_Joden__.html?p=27,1

    Thank God he had no chance in the last Dutch elections.

  9. says

    You are a man of infinite patience and tolerance in the face of a monotonous slanderer, Robert.

    Keep up the good fight through your words and ideas. Reza Aslan is becoming more shrill and hysterical because he knows the truth that you articulate is growing in strength and his lies are being called out. His hysteria and slander is a sign of your success over him.

    Keep it up, you fight the fight with words for all of us.

  10. says

    ‘His idea here is that something is small will never grow and need not be fought against.’

    I’m just rereading Paul Fregosi’s book, Jihad which traces the history and events leading to where Islam is right now.

    It’s a wide angle, cinemascope production of necessity considering how far this warlike creed advanced into the Dar el Harb.

    What amazes is that one man, one solitary desert fevered visionary cum lunatic could con so many into believing his fantasies.

    For instance Islamic claim on Jerusalem is based on one event, that Mohammed visited the place riding a donkey with a woman’s head then ascended to heaven on this strange steed.

    This is still believed and in Muslim eyes over rides the fact that Jews lived in the place for centuries prior to Mohammed’s miraculous horsemanship.

    That’s how deep the delusion infects the mind.

    The point I make is that all of this started with a single solitary soul with a grudge.

    And we’re all still paying the price.

  11. says

    If muslims are the new European Jews, well what bombs and killings did the Jews do in Europe to make Hitler and his SS men to angry at them! these muslims have more balls than any other people l have know or read about! Reslans veneer is getting more thin with each speech he pushes his agenda on the WEst!

  12. says

    TO Reza Aslan: IF “muslims are the new Jews of Europe” then they should act like it. No threats nor intimiadion and certainly no violence. Just keep to your selves in your enclaves, be good citizens, ODEY the laws of the land and don’t try to impose your minority will on the majority to try and force nonmuslims to adhere to your unusual dietary,sanitary,legal customs and dress,and marrage codes, plus taste in music (or lack of it)! However even IF you promise to avoid doing this I wouldn’t beieve you, because unlike Jews you as muslims are permitted by your god to lie to us nonmuslimS!

  13. says

    TO REZA ISLAN:

    Do you know how many churches in Saoudi Arabia? 0 So before talking about the only four minarets in Switzerland, think again.

    The anti-Muslim sentiment the violent Muslims spreads it everytime they strike with their violence! When they block streets in New-York or in Paris to pray, it is a sign of disrespect to the Parisians or to the New-Yorker! No other religion imposes like Islam.

    ISABELLA

  14. says

    One more big hole in Rezarab Aslan’s little analogy… Jews in the 1930s never turned Sweden into Europe’s rape capital, nor did they commit all cases of aggravated rape in the Norwegian city of Oslo over the course of a single year, did they?

  15. says

    Jews have never engaged in terrorism in Europe? Oh Robert, how wrong you are this go. Irgun carried out a fee letter bomb attacks against European targets and there was, of course, the unfortunate bombing of the British embassy in Rome in 1946. Remember, Irgun and khi were called terrorist organizations in their day and their tactics are indistinguishable from al Qaeda. Yeah, lambs I’m sure.

  16. says

    @ GarbledPee

    You wrote: ‘Jews have never engaged in terrorism in Europe? Oh, Robert,…….’

    Mr Spencer wrote: ‘The Jews in Europe in Hitler’s day, you may recall, never committed any terror attacks, or proclaimed their intentions to conquer the continent.’

    ‘…in Hitler’s day..’ Can’t you read?

    More taqqiya from another apologist for that 7th Century barbarity, Islam.

    Clown!

  17. says

    Oh my! Reza Barechest says that anti-Muslim sentiment is mainstream! And we have Jihadwatch and SIOA to thank for it!!

    You’re the best, Reza! Thank you so much for acknowledging Robert, et al’s hard work. Wonderful. I can sleep now.

  18. says

    By the way, has Reza Aslan taken down his youtube channel? I can’t find it anymore.

    Reza: “Laws are being passed that are stripping away the rights and privileges that all the other religious communities in Europe are able to enjoy. That in and of itself is profoundly disturbing and despicably undemocratic.”

    You think that banning minarettes is unfair. I don’t think so. Islam is more than a religion, it is a comprehensive (totalitarian) system of law, shariah, which is PROFOUNDLY undemocratic. Let me quote the leader of “democratic Turkey”: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers…” An antidemocratic institution should be stripped from its rights and privileges. A democracy has the right to defend itself against its enemies.

    “There are four minarets in the entire country, yet that indicates the Islamisation of Swiss society. It’s appalling, and it should be called exactly what it is: racist….”

    Dear Reza, Islam is not a race, there are muslims of all races. Islam is an ideology. Therefore, the opposition to islam is not racism.

    “M-M: So what do you say to those who perceive a real clash between the cultural values of the Netherlands, for example, which is otherwise very tolerant, and those of Muslims.
    RA: They said the exact same thing about Jews before they started slaughtering them…”

    Well Reza, you are dodging the question. Is there a clash between the values of a liberal democratic society and the values of Islam? The answer is yes. We are for freedom of religion, which includes the right to change ones religion. Islam mandates killing apostates from Islam. Islam is PROFOUNDLY intolerant…

    Now that you claim that the muslims in Europe are being treated like the jews in Nazi Germany, you appear to have lost touch with reality. We know your tactic. Any criticism of Islam is effectively silenced by calling it racism, in particular by invoking the holocaust.

  19. says

    We must not let Jew-hating Islam and Muslim fanatics get away with this evil Nazi-style propaganda – that will let such savage murderers become more free to commit their evil crimes against the Jews and Christians, including the destruction of Israel. The real truth in history which has been whitewashed is that the Arabic Mohammed was the first to SYSTEMATICALLY racialize the Jews and committed the first racial Genocide of the Jews, in order to create supremacist and savage Nazi-like Arabic Empire, hence creating Islam and its blood-thirsty god to justify such savage mass murder! Further, such history of Jewish-Christian Genocide by Islam in Medieval Middle-East/Europe and later on in Armenia by the Turkish Ottomans, and its involvement with Hitler/Nazis needs constant exposure since the Muslim fanatics are shouting falsely “anti-Semitism”, to equate their so-called victimization with the Jews, including in the Jewish Holocaust, which they’re successfully but deceitfully manipulating guilt-ridden Germans or collaborating with the still left-over Nazis especially from the Left (Hitler was also a Socialist which the Left would like us to forget!) who have always loved Islam, especially Hitler.

  20. says

    We passed laws in this country limiting how many Jews could come because these political, business and religious leaders like Louis McFadden, Henry Ford and Father Coughlin were saying that the Jews were immersed in a conspiracy to take over the country.

    This is nonsense. We never passed laws limited the number of Jews that could enter the United States. I presume Aslan is referring to quotas under the immigration acts of 1921, 1924, and 1952, but those quotas had nothing to do with the number of Jews that were permitted in. They limited the number of individuals that were permitted to immigrate from each country, but did not distinguish between Jewish and gentile immigrants. If for example, Germany had a quota of 57,000 per year, then the number of Jewish immigrants from Germany in any given year could be zero, or 57,000, or any number in between.

  21. says

    Say, Reza. Could you give a speech on how wrong it is that one can’t openly profess or practice Judaism in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world?

    Is that racist?

  22. says

    “I think it is a good thing for CANADA, What do you think Canada will be missing when you think of it?”

    Nothing at all, and I’ll probably sleep better, too. I wish the other 56 countries would do the same.

    Ima

  23. says

    Ima Freeman wrote:

    Just as an aside, Iran has issued a “travel advisory” to Iranians considering traveling to Canada. This is the HEIGHT of hypocrisy
    …………………….

    Good grief. This, from the link:

    “…Canadian police often uses violence against protesters.

    The latest case involves the violent reaction of Canadian police against popular protests and the arrest of hundreds of people in the Summer of 2010. According to reports filed by human rights groups, those who were arrested were denied their most basic civil rights. Reports about threats of rape have been widely printed in local and government publications.”

    This is grotesque beyond words. Iran has brutally beaten and murdered protesters, especially last year with the protests over the stolen election.

    Prisoners are routinely tortured and killed in prison, and a prominent Iranian Imam issued a Fatwa *praising prison rape* by guards as a tool of torture.

    I just finished reading Houshang Asadi’s book, “Letters to my Torturer”, which gives a wrenching account on conditions in Iranian prisons.

    For Iran to accuse civilized *Canada* of “civil rights abuses” could not be more twisted.

  24. says

    Spirit Of 1683 said “the penguins and seals don’t deserve him”.
    Meaning Reza Asslan.

    Spirit Of 1683, I hope you meant to say that the penguins and seals don’t deserve to put up with him…