The jihadists and their supporters keep telling us that this is a religious issue, not a political one, and the learned analysts in the West keep refusing to believe it, and keep telling themselves and us that a concerted effort at winning hearts and minds, to the tune of a few billion here and a few billion there, will solve the problem.
“Egyptian Cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar: The Arab World Is Ruled By the Scum of the Earth and the Garbage of All Nations; I Am ‘Absolutely’ Calling to Wage Jihad Against the Jews, Who Are Devils in Human Form,” from MEMRI, February 20 (thanks to Looney Tunes):
Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on January 6, 2009.
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Al-Naggar starts with some choice conspiracy fantasies:
“The West Wanted To Avenge Its Defeat In The Crusades, So It Gathered These Dispersed [Jewish] Communities… And Planted Them In The Heart Of The Arab World”
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: “I have written about the conspiracy against the Palestinian people, and about how this abominable conspiracy was hatched by Britain and France, in collaboration with several Western countries. In our days, this conspiracy has been adopted by the U.S.
“This conspiracy has many causes. The West wanted to avenge its defeat in the Crusades, so it gathered these dispersed [Jewish] communities — the scum of the earth and garbage of the nations — and planted them in the heart of the Arab world, thus saying to us: ‘We’ve returned, after you drove us out of this blessed land.’
“The Jews used to live a life of squalor and humiliation, and were fought and persecuted in Europe and the whole world.
“Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully. That is because they were rebellious and used to transgress.” — Qur’an 3:112
I lived in Britain from the early 1960s, and many stores and restaurants still had a ‘no dogs, no Jews’ sign. The Jews wanted to escape the humiliation imposed on them by the West, and to shift it to the Arab nation. In this case, two goals coincided: The Jews’ goal was to have a state, which would protect them from their humiliation all over the world, and the goal of the West was to avenge its defeat in the Crusades, by returning to the region.
“This conspiracy began in the 17th century CE, when the Jews convinced the British to form the Zionist-Crusader Committee. This committee devised the general outlines of the conspiracy. Later, Europe, because of its hatred for the Islamic Caliphate, launched a fierce war of attrition against the Islamic countries, and the Caliphate eventually collapsed.
“The Jews have never been faithful to agreements.”
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: “That is how they are described in the Koran.
“They are those with whom thou didst make a covenant, but they break their covenant every time, and they have not the fear (of Allah).” — Qur’an 8:56
They are not faithful to treaties or agreements. They depend upon American and Western aid. We — the Arab states, governments, and officials — made a huge mistake in dealing with this as a political issue, when it is, in fact, a religious issue.”
At this point the State Department analyst will stop reading. So long, my friend! He is too invested in “Land for Peace” and “Easing Poverty Will Ease Terrorism” to hear or understand this.
Interviewer: “An issue of faith.”
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: “The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘If [the enemy] treads upon even an inch of Muslim land, Jihad becomes a duty, and a child should set out on Jihad even without his parents’ permission, a wife without her husband’s permission, and a slave without his master’s permission.'”
Interviewer: “So are you calling to wage Jihad?”
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: “Absolutely. There is no solution…”
Interviewer: “But who has the right to declare Jihad?”
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: “Let me be clear. Jihad is the only way to resolve this issue. With the Jews, one cannot achieve anything by means of peace, or a settlement, or open borders, or diplomatic and commercial ties. They are devils in human form. Many people think that Judaism is a religion, but today’s Jews are not really Jews, and have nothing to do with Moses and the Torah. They are a gang of evil thieves who stole this land. By nature, a thief who knows he has no right to the land imposes his presence by means of force, by bloodshed, by excessive massacres, by excessive killings, and by destruction, in order to prove that he has rights in this region.”…
This manifests the Islamic belief that Judaism and Christianity are illegitimate, renegade, twisted forms of the Islamic message that was actually taught by the Muslim prophets Moses and Jesus.