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the blind spot of anti-semitism

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Jan 28, 2015 at 13:21

Khaled Abou El Fadl has made a career of denigrating Israel and it's Jewish population while lionizing the so-called Palestinians. Yet, he and others like him evince a pathological blind spot. Israel has turned its territory into an Eden of 21st Century civility whereas the Palestinian-controlled Gaza strip and West Bank are festering, violent swamps filled with fevered adherents to a monstrous 7th Century death cult.

An overwhelming preponderancy of Nobel prizes speaks to the decency and humanism inherent in Judaism. From Japan to Jalalabad, however, the world bears witness to the horror fest fruit of Islamic thought.

And yet... like the lethal virus rabies, the cultural virus of anti-semitism continues to proliferate -- perhaps most worryingly in the academic circles within which El Fadl exerts his influence. For those like Mr. El Fadl who hate Israel and hate Jews, I've one question. When was the last time he observed a gang of Jews flying a commercial plane into a skyscraper or murdering innocent shoppers in a supermarket? In the epic struggle taking place in our world today, there is absolute good. And there is absolute evil.

For anyone with eyes to see, the difference between the two is not at all difficult to discern. Regrettably, El Fadl and his pseudo-intellectual fellow travelers have so become intoxicated by Islam's darkness that they appear blind to genuine light.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
the blind spot of anti-semitism [227 words]Charles MartelJan 28, 2015 13:21220747
"musulmanes moderados" [26 words]luciano tantoJan 18, 2015 18:13220457
Problems and solutions [72 words]Les PetersonJan 12, 2015 02:04220289
2This is soft Jihad [179 words]Charles MartelJan 11, 2015 00:05220263
2The worst enemy of Islam is not us kuffar but it is the Qur'an itself and the Islamic medieval sources [198 words]dhimmi no moreJan 9, 2015 17:12220206
6I wish you invite Khaled Abu al-Fadl and let us readers have a chat with him howls [430 words]
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dhimmi no moreJan 8, 2015 17:04220181
Calling Khaled Abu al-Fadl answer our questions please [181 words]dhimmi no moreJan 11, 2015 11:19220181
2Outing Professor Fadl [87 words]Gloria StewartJan 8, 2015 16:54220180
Just wait [52 words]JeffJan 18, 2015 11:52220180
4The Three Stooges [323 words]Pied PiperJan 8, 2015 12:38220174
4We're Better Off Without Islam [112 words]DaveJan 7, 2015 21:30220160
professors who hide the truth for the myths of this world. no wonder people are getting tired of professors ravings. [174 words]rodney allsworthJan 7, 2015 17:54220154
2Terminology I don't understand [60 words]Paul137Jan 7, 2015 14:12220148
2When do we live? [75 words]PermReaderJan 7, 2015 14:06220146
... "radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution." [44 words]George KeselmanJan 7, 2015 09:43220142
Stealth Islamists [152 words]
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Lorenz GudeJan 7, 2015 09:17220141

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