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Zulqi'dah 11,1429/ November 10, 2008, #57
November 6, 2008: The media asked Imam Badi Ali, what would
he have to say to the new President of the USA if he were to
visit his masjid. For Imam Badi Ali's answer, please
In Marin County, northern California, American Jews are
trying to shut down a small paper, Coastal Post, because it
published criticism of Israeli torture in Lebanon. Veteran
New Trend writer Edward Miller lays it on the line and
exposes the attempts to stifle freedom of expression.. Please
scroll all the way down.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News] [Next 4 items]
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Race is a False Construct Used by the Oppressors and the
Power Structure to Divide, Exploit, Subjugate and Rule
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
Professor/The Endowed Chair in Mathematics from Grambling
State University, Louisiana, addressed the National Islamic
in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 8, 2008. This is an
abstract of his hour long presentation.
The real issue in politics, underlying the hype and rhetoric,
is the issue of the control of resources (human and
material). People are not allowed to focus on this basic
issue through the manipulation of their sentiments by the
clever, and often subtle, use of the race card.
European colonialists brought millions of human beings from
Africa to America as slaves and used them to create America's
wealth. The descendants of these slaves are known as
Barak Obama, the President Elect, is almost universally
considered African American and, therefore, African
Americans, and oppressed people the world over are rejoicing,
and rightly so, for he has become a symbol of change and hope
for a better future. However, as is well known Obama's father
is Kenyan and his mother is a European American from Kansas.
The issue of race in America is devious in the extreme. At
one time the White supremacist rulers of America divided the
population into White and Black. The term "Black" was given
numerous, derogatory and negative meanings in the American
Then in the 1970s, the "powers that be" decided to subdivide
"white" into various subdivisions owing to which all of the
people descendant from the original people of the Middle
East, North Africa and Europe are classified as "White." The
famous Mustafa Hefny case in Detroit was about an Egyptian
naturalized school teacher who resisted being forced into the
I have always been considered Black, but now a geneological
study tells me that my mitochondrial DNA is of European
ancestry, not an African lineage, and that about 60,000 years
ago my maternal antecendents moved out of Africa and their
descendants are found today in the Near East and Europe.
Race is a false construct which is used to confuse the issue
by ignoring the fact that all people came out of Africa and
then migrated into other continents.
The election of Obama has to do with a determined new effort
by the rulers of this country to control the resources of the
world. His dramatic emergence as the winner of the recent
election campaign has Zionist underpinnings and hence must be
looked at analytically and critically.
America Post-Bush: What is our Role as Muslims?
National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen Analyzes
Obama's Election Victory & Its Impact on U.S. Muslims and the
World of Islam
November 8, 2008: Representatives of U.S. Muslims from
various parts of the country met to analyze the November 4
victory of Barak Obama and fhe development of the Islamic
movement in America. Islamic scholars and activists explored
the situation in the Black, Latino and Asian communities. The
role of Zionist Jews, Zionist Christians and Zionist
"Muslims" was discussed in the light of verses from Sura
al-Baqarah and other chapters in the Qur'an. In addition to
several hour long presentations, there was extensive
interactive discussion as well as
Br. Sulayman Solano, from Texas, made an hour
long presentation about the Mexican and Central
American [Hispanic] populations in the U.S. He said that the
prospects for the spread of Islam among them are very high.
He explained that Hispanics voted for Obama in large
numbers because they saw in him a hope for change and
bright prospects for all minorities. Hence we should be happy
that change is acceptable to our people. Br. Solano traced
the history of the Hispanic people from the time when the
Inquisition tried to erase Islam from Spain. Extreme measures
were taken against Islam; hence we can see how much pork has
been popularized and Hispanics are taught to eat with both
hands rather than the right hand which Islam favors.
Br. Solano emphasized that most Hispanics are cultural
Christians. We can easily draw them into Islam by emphasizing
the pure UNITY [Tawheed] of Allah, as opposed to the trinity.
He discussed the extreme poverty and suffering of the
Mexican people and their efforts to come to the U.S.
which contains lands actually belonging originally to Mexico.
He also outlined the issues involved in setting up small
masjids in southern Texas and in Mexico.
The Shoora went on from 9.30 AM to 8.30 PM with breaks for
prayers and lunch [halal chicken, rice and salads provided by
the local community.].
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's projects and programs for the coming
year were also outlined and formulated.
The following resolutions representing the Islamic
aspirations of the Muslims of America were passed by the
National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen and are being
published here for mass circulation in America and the
We understand the symbolic value of the Obama victory for
African Americans and people of color in general. The victory
represents a major break in the mental framework of racism
which has denied African Americans their sense of fulfillment
as Americans. So, we are not surprised at the celebration of
the victory. McCain was not a choice of any relevance.
However, we do NOT ENDORSE obama's victory as the victory
of the people. Islam helps us to understand that the
victory came about owing to Zionist Jewish manipulation of
the depressed mood of the American people linked to the
disastrous situation created by Bush.
The sense of manipulation and maneuvering by the Zionist
special interests linked to Israel was quite clear during the
election campaign, as could be seen in Obama's obeisance to
AIPAC, the control of key positions in his campaign by hard
core Zionist Jews and the unremitting stream of propaganda
produced in his support by the corporate media. David Axelrod
was his chief strategist, George Soros was his
Obama's special links to Israel were put beyond all doubt
a day after his victory when he chose a Jewish terrorist,
Rahm Emmanuel, as his Chief of Staff. This man is more an
Israeli than an American. He served with the terrorist
military outfit, the IDF. His father was a terrorist in the
Jewish Israeli organization, the Irgun.
The ongoing collapse of capitalism and its $810 billion
bail out supported by both Obama and McCain provided a
fitting background to the election campaign and played an
important role in the growing disillusionment of the American
people.The economic upper strata looted America's wealth and
are being compensated by the American tax payer for their
rapacity. It is time for America to stop mending a failed
system and instead pay attention to the Islamic economic
system which is the best economic model for himanity.
At this time the American people are looking for change
and we urge a rebuilding and re-formulation of the
American prison system and the unjust "justice" system
which creates and re-creates a pattern of incarceration which
is like a cancer at the heart of America.
We demand that ALL political prisoners be freed, in
particular Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, Imam Jamil al-Amin, Dr.
Ali Timimi, Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Jose Padilla, Masoud Khan,
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Prof. Sami al-Arian, Imam Siddique Hasan,
Abdul Kareem Ibraheem, of Trinidad, Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi and
all the others being punished for being Muslim.
We urge the media to give right of reply to
opponents of the power structure. It is time for America to
listen to the wisdom of its most eminent critics like
Ramsey Clark, Mark Weber, Charles Carlson, Mark Glenn,
Ralph Nader, Min. Farrakhan and others whose voices have
been denied to the American people owing to Corporate and
Zionist ownership and control of the media.
We remind the new rulers that REPARATIONS must be paid
to the descendants of the slaves whose labor built this
nation. This is the most opportune time for reparations
because Obama is being presented as the first
The President elect should take special measures to
ensure that drugs are not distributed in the Black
communities. All prisoners of African descent imprisoned
for non-violent crimes should be freed to herald the
President elect Obama promised to the Native American
nations that the treaties made with them will be
fulfilled. We urge that this promise not be delayed in
We condemn the ongoing exploitation of women in the
media. Urgent social reform is needed to stop crimes against
women and the battering of more than 4,000,000 women every
year in episodes of domestic violence. We oppose all attempts
to present women as commodities and instruments of money
making and business.
We urge the U.S. government to stop its raids on
undocumented people coming in from Mexico and
central American countries. We must treat them fairly in
a land which belongs to Allah the Creator and not to any one
race or elite.
The intense poverty and suffering of the people of
Haiti, so near the American mainland, smacks of racism
and planned subjugation/exploitation. We urge the incoming
administration to ease the restrictions on the immigrants
from Haiti and to spend a few billion dollars, now being sent
to Israel, in the reconstruction of Haiti.
The U.S. should ensure that further nuclear resources do not
reach this terrorist entity.
Sanctions on Gaza must be lifted without further
delay. We hail the activities of ships and boats which are
trying to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza but
these symbolic acts will not suffice without sanctions
We urge Palestinian factions to stop mutual
rivalries and conflict which are playing right into Israeli
We demand that all prisoners held by Israel be
released and the suffering of women prisoners be brought
before the International Court of Justice.
The Palestinian Authority [PA] should stop its
brutalities on opponents and should release the large numbers
of prisoners it holds.
All weapons of mass destruction in Israel need to
be identified and removed under international supervision.
Iraq and Afghanistan:
We reiterate our demand that the occupation of
both Iraq and Afghanistan be ended forthwith. U.S.
occupation of Iraq and the NATO occupation of Afghanistan is
bringing misery and mass suffering to the people but cannot
quell the Islamic resistance.
It is time for Karzai of Kabul to step down as the
occupation forces retreat.
We urge the U.S. to stop the bombing of civilians
which is resulting in mass deaths in Afghanistan approaching
Iran and Syria:
The American people must keep an eye on the Bush-Israeli
plans to raid Iran just before Bush leaves office. This would
be a final act of Bush's irresponsibility which would burden
America's future relations with the Muslim world.
We condemn the bombing raids on Syria which were carried
out to intimidate and suppress the Syrian people.
We hope that America under Obama will not continue the
blatant violations of the basic rights of various
The occupation of Somalia by Ethiopian military
forces and the bombing carried out by the U.S. every now and
then must stop. Suffering of civilians in Somalia is
comparable to the suffering in Iraq but the U.S. media
The conflict in the Congo, ostensibly backed by
the U.S. and Israel, has wrought havoc with the civilian
population and has displaced hundreds of thousands of
civilians. We see this conflict as an attempt by western
powers to grab the great wealth in the form of precious
minerals which exists in the Congo. We urge Americans to
investigate and oppose the conflict in the Congo.
Zionist attempts, in the name of "Darfur," to divide and
undermine Sudan must be opposed and stopped. Again
this is an attempt to destabilize an African country to
deprive it of it new found oil wealth.
Stop western inteference and destabilization in
Zimbabwe and stop opposing the transfer of land
Stop the import of westernization, linked to the AIDS
epidemic, into South Africa, Uganda and Kenya. This is
a form of cultural imperialism.
U.S. Muslims are watching with horror, Obama's plans
to invade Pakistan. Such blatant expressions of planned
aggression are a clear violation of international law. We
urge Obama to publicly put an end to fears that aggression
against Pakistan is part of his agenda.
We condemn the U.S. and Pakistani military's bombing
of Pakistani villages in their attempts to kill
Pakistan's military must stop its military occupation of
the Pakistani regions of Bajaur, Swat, Darra Adamkhel,
North Waziristan and South Waziristan. Such brutalities
have displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians and have
sown the seeds of further conflict.
Pakistan should focus on freeing Kashmir from
Indian occupation. Pakistanis should not forget that the K in
Pakistan stands for Kashmir.
By giving up Kashmir and attacking the Islamic tribal
populations, Pakistan's rulers are violating the
pledges given by the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam.
Khutba: November 7, 2008 to 400+ people in Greensboro,
Understand America: Do not become part of the Mass
Culture: Issues of Modesty, Food and Self-Study: Be Kind to
non-Muslim Oppressed People
The Islamic Center of the Triad [ICT] is deeply
involved in charitable activities. Its social services and
youth committee have made steady progress. The storage space
is packed with supplies for refugees who have come in from
Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. Women are playing an increasing role
in helping the community. As the numbers of juma' worshippers
increase, parking has become a serious problem which is being
tackled by one of the ICT committees.
On Novemer 7, Dr. Kaukab Siddique was the khateeb for
Juma' prayers. The following are the main points of his
khutba being published here to help khateebs prepare their
khutbas in communities which have large numbers of immigrants
from Arab and African countries.
Texts for the Khutba:
"The messenger of Allah, peace be on him, was more modest and
shy than a virgin hiding behind her veil. When he disliked
something, its signs could only be seen in his facial
features." [Hadith in
and Muslim, narrated by Abu Saeed al-Khudri, r.a..]
"For months at a time, nothing was cooked in the home of the
messenger of Allah and we used to live on dates and water.
Sometimes our Ansar neighbors would send camel's milk to the
messenger of Allah, pbuh, and he would give it to us."
[Hadith, narrated by 'Ayesha, r.a., in the Sahih of Bukhari
* Read a few verses of the Qur'an every day.
* Read one or two Hadith every day.
* Pray 5 times every day, because without regular prayer, we
are nothing more than cultural enclaves, exotic but powerless.
* In America, there is much good but also serious evil.
* Millions in this country want Islam, but you cannot reach
them by hooking up with the people in power. The Pharoahs
have their own agenda. Do not be fooled by them.
*Study America. Study slavery. Study the elimination of major
Native American tribes. Study the hard work ordinary people
put in here to make this country efficient.
* Taqwa and study are essential for our survival as
Muslims in this country.
* Sexual modesty [haya'] is central to our existence as
* The food we eat is related to our daily lives as Muslims.
If we drink Coca Cola and Starbucks coffee, eat Mcdonalds
stuff, and other "fast foods" loaded with sugar, fat and
salt, our health will deteriorate and in addition we will be
on the way to assimilation into this society.
* Honor and respect women: ALL women regardless of whether
they are Muslims or non-Muslims.
* Be aware of the evil being spread by the Zionist-controlled
media. Oppose their glorification of fornication and adultery.
* Homosexuality is being legitimized through an organized and
systematic campaign. The power of the "gay" lobby is such
that even Muslim imams are hesitant to speak out lest they be
not invited to the White House or be allowed to get on media
* Unless we understand MASS CULTURE, salat can become
ineffective because as soon as our young people step outside
the masjid, they are subject to the influence of MASS
CULTURE. This money oriented way of life is so powerful that
race barriers cannot stop it. Notice that almost all young
people, be they Black or White, dress alike from New York to
Los Angeles. They also eat alike and think alike in most
cases. Sexuality, food, dress, humor, trivialization of
religion are all manipulated by the currents of mass culture.
* Thus without awareness of Allah [Taqwa] at all times, we
may well be absorbed into the oppressive system though we may
pray and fast.
1. [Lot said] "Of all the people in the world, will you lust
after males and abandon the wives whom Allah has created for
you? Surely you are a people trangressing all limits. They
replied: O Lot! If you don't stop criticizing us, we will
drive you out...." [The Qur'an 26:165-167]
Imam Badi Ali's Questions for President Elect Barak Obama:
What will Change for Muslims?
The entire nation is looking forward to change for the
better, both at home and abroad, after 8 miserable years of
the Bush presidency.
Among those most concerned and hopeful are the Muslim
citizens of America who have suffered tremendously during
these eight years.
We are eager to know:
Will you order an end to warrantless searches, arrests and
Will you put an end to the Patriot Act and revert to the
normal Rule of law which the Constitution envisages?
Will you stop FBI infiltration of Muslim communities which
creates the sense of collective guilt?
Will you close down Guantanamo Bay?
Will you ensure that no one is treated as guilty until
proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?
Will you demolish Abu Ghraib prison?
Will you withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq? If so by when?
Will you withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan? If not,
Do you consider anyone who puts up armed resistance
against the U.S. a terrorist? Are armed enemies supposed to
be terrorists under international law? Were German, Italian,
Soviet, Chinese or Vietnamese forces treated as terrorists?
Will you stop arming Israel seeing that it is already
militarily more powerful than all the Arab states
Will you urge Israel to let Palestinian refugees return
to their homes?
Will you stop U.S. citizens from working in Israeli
settlements and sending funds to Israeli settlers on land
declared occupied land by the U.N.?
What is your position on Jerusalem?
Why do you support Israel when the Soviet threat is no
more and all the Arab countries are willing to be your allies?
Will you condemn Israeli attacks on Palestinian opponents
of Israel on Palestinian territory?
Will you urge Israel to release the tens of thousands of
Palestinian prisoners it holds?
Will you stop funding regimes, like those of Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt and King Abdallah of Jordan, which are
violating the rights of their own people?
If the IAEA finds out that Iran is using its nuclear
project for peaceful purposes and cannot produce nuclear
weapons in the foreseeable future, will you stop pressuring
Iran and Syria?
Will you investigate Israel's nuclear weapons and stop
U.S. help for Israel's nuclear program?
Will you take steps to investigate the gross violations
of human rights in Kashmir and Chechnia by India and Russia?
McCarthyism in Marin: American Jews Attack Free Speech
trying to shut down a small paper: Daniel Pipes
by Edward W. Miller, MD [San Rafael, California]
"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal
vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you
must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. " --
Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837.
Freedom of speech and an unfettered media are required
underpinnings for a true democracy; however distortion of the
news by our compliant media plus misinformation from both the
White House and 10 Downing Street is being delivered daily on
TV in quick bites between endless ads, and separates many
Americans from the real world. We Marinites have been most
fortunate to have a locally-produced paper , the COASTAL POST
with a publisher, Don Deane, who is willing to fight to bring
all sides of all issues to his readers.
Of recent weeks, Don had been under fire from a group of
American citizens who represent a foreign entity, Israel, and
who are trying desperately to close down Don's paper because
both articles and letters critical of Israel have, from time
to time, appeared in the paper. The tinder box that ignited
this Israeli-linked crowd, was an in-depth and favorable
critique by writer Israel Shamir, of Ex-President Carter's
recent book: PALESTINE, PEACE, NOT APARTHEID.
To exhibit their displeasure, these American citizens , both
members of the ADL as well as local Jews are attempting to
close down Don's paper, using the usual dirty tricks such as
calling the paper's advertisers or writing them to either
threaten loss of business or question their support of an
"Anti-Semitic " paper.
To date, the COASTAL POST has lost 10-15 advertisers and
10-12 distribution locations, where owners are being accused
of "supporting anti-Semitism".
This punitive action makes one question whether these
American Jews understand democracy, or even deserve their
citizenship. Though many US Jews have dual-citizenship,
Israel, which advertises herself as "the only democracy in
the Mideast" has no constitution, no Bill- of-Rights, and
supports a Supreme Court which runs defense for
This is not the first time we in Marin have observed this
Anti-democratic behavior from God's Chosen People.
Here in Marin, a January 29,2004 headline in the Marin
Independent Journal read: SESSION WITH TERRORIST
A group of 9 students from San Francisco Theological
Seminary, on an educational tour of Mideast countries lead by
Seminary chaplain Dr. Charles Marks, while visiting a
deserted Israeli detention center in southern Lebanon at El
Khiam, on June 1, 2004, watched a 20-minute documentary on
the liberation of prisoners in 2000 after which a former
detainee described the methods of torture visited upon them
by the Israelis. The Seminar group was also addressed by
Sheik Nabil Qaouk, Hezbullah's commander in Southern Lebanon.
A bru ha ha erupted after Syria's newspaper The Daily Star,
reported the meeting and quoted Chaplain Marks as saying: "I
am certain that my positive image of Hezbullah is different
from that pictured in the West. I am happy to meet Hezbullah
officials and listen to what they have to say." (Daily Star
June 2, 2004)
San Francisco's Jewish Community Relations Council got wind
of the student meeting and Yitzhak Santis, Director of Middle
East Affairs for the Council met with Seminary President
Phillip Butin. Santis (who refused to talk with me) was
"troubled" by the group's "failure to condemn Hezbullah," The
Seminary's Chaplain Marks was right on target. Hezbullah is
largely a social service organization and political party
with, at that time, 12 seats in Lebanon's parliament. Its
military wing in 2000 kicked the Israeli army out of Lebanon
after 22 years occupation and over 900 Israeli soldiers
killed, and is, of course, designated as "Terrorist" by
Washington's favorite terrorist, Israel.
Needless to say, San Francisco's Jewish Community Rellations
Council had no business commenting on the Seminary's student
tour. Israel has been making her own enemies for years while
asking the US to support her fascist foreign policies.
Israel's lobby not only interferes with student and media
activity here in Marin, but has organized a McCarthy-like
activity on University campuses across our country to control
any criticism of her misbehavior.
On American university campuses, however, open and
intelligent discussion had always been available, even in
Universities sponsoring Mideast studies. Beginning sometime
in late 2001, however, on some campuses, Zionist
organizations attempted to stifle criticism of Israel and its
fascist behavior just as Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in his
anti-Communist campaign during the Nixon Administration tried
to stifle criticism and control public discussion, employing
character assassination, innuendo with threats of political,
economic and even judicial retaliation.
In March 2002 a network of Jewish organizations formed the
Israel On Campus Coalition (ICC) in partnership with Hillel
and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation which
donated $1,050,000 to the Coalition. McCarthyism then
made its appearance on the Web as "Campus Watch." Organized a
by Zionist, right-wing columnist, and sometime professor,
Daniel Pipes. Student members of Hillel, the popular
on-campus Jewish fraternity, were indoctrinated as "thought
police" to report back to Pipe's headquarters in Washington
any professors who made disparaging remarks about either
Israel, the Zionist movement, or appeared to intimidate
Jewish students in discussions relating to
Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Jewish organizations then
pressured their Representatives from districts where targeted
departments were located., warning university administrators
that support from federal funding might be removed unless the
accused professor was either chastised, or dismissed
The administration at Columbia University in New York City
responded, naming a five-member academic panel to investigate
Jewish student charges. After many interviews the panel
decided there was neither evidence of student intimidation
nor racial bigotry at the University.
I had called Professor George Saliba, one of three Columbia
professors targeted by Damiel Pipes. Saliba told me he was
much encouraged by the support he and fellow professors were
receiving from the student body, and that the academic
atmosphere was "improving."
Back in 2006 our Coastal Post editor, Don Deane, had the
foresight to print for his readers the original essay on
AIPAC by Professors John Mearsheinger* and Stephen Wal
Titled: THE ISRAELI LOBBY/ The piece had appeared in the
British press and, in 2006, on the website of the John F.
Kennedy's School of Government, where in four months it
received more than 275,000 downloads. Since then the two
authors have published a book expanding on their research. On
October 20th, 2007, the authors, after discussing their book,
and answering questions from a crowded auditorium in San
Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, expressed to me their thanks for
Don Deane's courage in printing their original work. Few
other US papers touched it.
The two authors conclusion is that for the past several
decades... the centerpiece of US Middle East policy has been
its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering
support for Israel and the questionable effort to "spread
democracy" throughout the region has inflamed the Arab and
Islamic world and jeopardized not only US security but that
of much of the entire Middle East.
Not content with thought control on campuses in October 2007
an AIPAC subsidiary tried to tell their fellow Americans just
what they could and couldn't read. The Jews campaigned in Ann
Arbor Michigan to terminate the distribution contract the
University of Michigan Press had with PLUTO PRESS, a small
book-publishing company located in London, which had recently
printed Professor Joel Kovel's book: "Overcoming Zionism" as
well as "Married to a Stranger" by Palestinian author Ghada
Karmi. Jews were determined to keep these books out of
The University of Michigan Press after receiving a series of
complaining and threatening e-mails and letters from an
ultra-Zionist group called "Stand With us" (an offshoot of
Pipe's "Campus Watch"), withdrew Kovel's book, but then
restored it to distribution after numerous protests by
academics and scholars across the USA, including myself and
Professor Howard Zinn, who called on supporters of freedom of
the press to protest this Jewish lobby's campaign.
To cancel distribution of a small British company would have
the same effect as the Nazi's practice of book burning.
Books, instead of being turned into ashes, would collect dust
on Pluto's London shelves.
The behavior of these Jewish lobbies, which support our
dangerous parasite,Israel, has not changed through the years.
Americans seem unaware that today over 80% of their
representatives in Congress have AIPAC interns working on
their staff, interns who are positioned to both monitor and
interfere with telephone and e-mail communication between an
unwary public and its Representatives.. Israel's supporters
have even hidden the identity of their PACs' (Political
Action Committees) from Americans. Only four of their 91 PACs
have names that even suggest affiliation with Israel,
Zionism, or even the Mideast.
We Americans can't say we haven't been warned. About
dangerous parasites .President George Washington, in his
final address to the nation on 19th September 1796 said:
" A passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces
a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation,
facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in
cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into
one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a
participation in the quarrels & Wars of the latter, without
adequate inducement or justification.........
And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens
(who devote themselves to the favorite Nation) facility to
betray, or sacrifice the interests of their own country,
without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding with
the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation a
commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal
for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition
corruption or infatuation............ Such an attachment of a
small or weak, towards a great & powerful Nation, dooms the
former to be the satellite of the latter. Against the
insidious wiles of foreign influence, the jealousy of a free
people ought to be constantly awake; since history and
experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most
baneful foes of Republican Government."
Our second warning came in 1946. It was the adoption of
fascist policies by Israel's Freedom Party, headed by
Menachem Begin, ex-terrorist and then Prime Minister which
stimulated Professor Albert Einstein and other prominent
American Jews to publish that full-page warning letter in the
NY Times in 1948; I quote from the Einstein letter:
"Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our time is
the emergence in the newly created State of Israel, of the
Freedom Party... a political party closely akin in its
organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal
to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the
membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi...
This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom
terrorism and misrepresentation are the means, and a "Leader
State" is the goal.
Begin's Freedom Party, which (in modern slang) "morphed" into
the Likud Party, clearly exhibited the fascist nature of
Zionism. Like Germany under the Nazis, Israel has invaded and
attempted to colonize its neighbors: Lebanon in 1982, Syria,
Jordan, Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza in 1967. The political
ideologies are surprisingly similar: Hitler said the Teutonic
Gods promised his people: "Lebensraum." The Zionists say
Abraham's God promised the Jews "Eretz Israel." Both parties
embrace "racial purity," the Jews as "God's Chosen People "
vs. the Nazi's "Pure Aryan Race" and both Hitler and later
Sharon, arising from democratic roots, found support in their
country's military-industrial base. One major difference
stands out. The German people funded Hitler's expansionism,
whereas it has been the US taxpayers who, to a great extent
have, and are still, paying for Israel's expansionism. Adolph
Hitler never received complimentary press coverage in the US
but President Bush has stated more than once, that "Sharon is
a man of peace."
We Marinites are determined to support Don Deane and keep his
great COASTAL POST arriving on schedule. Don has received
several monetary gifts from friends, and some of us are
planning a money-raising event in West Marin to help out.
(watch the news) Tell your friends and if you know any
advertisers who signed off, encourage them to ignore our
Dangerous Parasite and keep supporting Democracy at home.
2008-11-11 Tue 19:26:53 cst