Fight fire with fire: make "Islamic fascist" a household word.
Reader comment on item: Zionism's Bleak Present
Submitted by Dr RJP (United States), Oct 12, 2007 at 01:22
When I was six years old, somebody accused me of being a "Zionist." I immediately replied, "No, I'm not."
Like many liberal, secular Jews, I was taught that Zionism was something to be shunned. It wasn't until I grew older that I understood what it meant and how the Arab world had used as a pejorative to denigrate all Jews.
In their hearts, all Jews are Zionist whether they admit it or not. They may not consciously wish to emigrate to Zion, or even to do aliyah...but deep down inside, is a soul yearning to return home.
At the other end of the spectrum are Muslims and white supremacists who do not have a clue as to what Zionism really means. Christians get it, but Muslims don't. They've turned it into a synonym for Nazism, and repeated it so often that even people who should know better, treat it as an evil movement.
The Arab and Muslim world have done a major head job on the West by turning the world upside down. Their relentless PR machine took what is essentially a death cult and made it into a victim of imperialism, waging a "resistance movement," while simultaneously casting the victims of this death cult as serial killers and conquerors.
Indoctrinating their "Muslim Brothers" was easy to do. All they needed to do was to say that Mohammed called Jews, "the enemies of Islam."
And, as we all know too well: "Whatever Mohammed said...Muslims do."
Finally, I am glad that the West has coined a fitting label for the members of the radial Islam movement. Although "Islamist" is shorter and more parallel to "Zionist," "Islamic fascist" hits the proverbial nail on the head.
Now that we know the phrase offends the heck out of CAIR and is loathed more than a pork sandwich, we ought to use it as much and as often as we can, provided, of course, that the "shoe fits." We'll continue to say it every time they say "Zionist." We'll continue to say "Islamic imperialism" every time they say "Zionism." We'll continue to say Islamic occupation" every time they say, "Zionist occupation."
It's time to stop calling a spade a heart and pussyfooting around every time someone claims that we are "offending" Islam by telling the truth. If Muslims really want to know what it is like to be "offended," let them walk around in a Jew's footsteps for a week and expose themselves to all of the vile garbage being spewed out from their Muslim media.
As Jack Nicholson said in "A Few Good Men," they can't handle the truth.
I am proud to be a Jew, and proud to be a Zionist.
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