RELATIONS BETWEEN JEWS AND ARABS BY AN ISRAELI MUSLIM EXPAT
Sarah Elshazly grew up in my hometown of Haifa and is currently living in the US. (she can be contacted at (firstname.lastname@example.org) She has held her fire until now but no more. And when Sarah unloads, she minces no words:
"Israeli Arabs have always yearned to be with other Arabs. The language, culture and just being with other Arabs was enough to get a tear in our eyes. It took me a total of 10 minutes to see what I was, or wasn't missing. When I came to the US and started meeting Arabs from the Arab world I was so taken aback. We thought that we were one of them. I was having such a good time taking to what I thought were friends when I heard one of them call me a Zionist. At first I didn't think much of it. I grew up with Zionists and it was never a bad word to me. The way they looked at me after that was enough for me to realize what the Jews I knew had been talking about.
Because I grew up next door to Jews who were like family to us, I didn't hate Jews or Israel. When I heard a Jew talk about how the Arabs hate them and want them dead, I though it was an exaggeration. I knew they were not exaggerating when I actually sat with Arabs from outside Israel and heard the hostility. I remember thinking to myself, what do they have to do with this conflict? They don't even care about us. But the hate goes above and beyond the Palestinian"problem". It was scary to imagine that these people were parents and that these Governments mandated to people, to children, to hate like that. How can a society grow up healthy when the children, the future, is so focused on negative thinking and focused on killing and revenge against an entire nation that was declared an enemy? The hate is so imbedded in the culture that few would question it and those who did were considered traitors, or like me, Zionists!
Most of us worry about raising our children in a healthy manner. We don't want to give them too much sugar because it makes them hyper. We make sure they are dressed warm in he winter so they don't catch a cold. We stress the importance of studying in order to make sure that we secure their future. Yet, their mental health is not taken into consideration? Do they not think that by fomenting the Hatfield and the McCoy hate that they harbor they will do anything but bring up a nation with the need for revenge and fight? How healthy is that? It is pure unadulterated child abuse. To make it worse, they claim that the Jews raise their children to hate them. Perhaps they do and perhaps it is in reaction to the hate which assails them on a daily basis. Be that as it may, how does that justify ruining our children? What kind of objective is that?. So if a Jew decides that all their children must jump off a cliff we'll do the same? C'mon! _______________________________________________________
It is so confusing to me to imagine God these days. Does that bother anyone that I say that? Well, the God that I knew in my heart as an innocent child is a parent figure, one who loves me and cares about me. I can't imagine that I will be happy to break an ashtray that I made in school 30 years ago, much less hate and ordain hate for it. How then does a true Muslim feel without any questioning that the same God that is Merciful and forgiving has created an entire nation for our hating pleasure?
These are some direct quotes from someone who needs a life:
Why do we hate the Jews? We hate them for the sake of our Lord, we hate them for the sake of Allaah because they slandered Allaah and they killed and slandered His Prophets.
- They also say in their Talmud that God consults the rabbis on earth when there is a problem for which He cannot find a solution in heaven. Exalted be Allaah far above all that they say! Is there anything that the Lord is not able to do? Glorified and exalted be He, for He is Able to do all things.
"And the Jews say: ‘Uzayr (Ezra) is the son of Allaah"
[al-Tawbah 9:30 – interpretation of the meaning]
Exalted be Allaah above what they say!
- They themselves said in the so-called Talmud that God – we seek His forgiveness – is not infallible or free from folly, anger and lying.
- In their Talmud it also says that the rabbis have authority over God, and He has to carry out whatever they wish.
The ummah has to repent from the shirk (taking partners with God) and bid'ah and sins that it has fallen into.
- Some people are still confused about the matter of seeking help from the mushrikeen (those who take partners with God) and depending on the kuffaar (Infidels), or mixing the banners of Islam and the banners of the people of shirk. Among the conditions of victory is that this confusion must be dispelled:
"so that those who were to be destroyed (for their rejecting the Faith) might be destroyed after a clear evidence, and those who were to live (i.e. believers) might live after a clear evidence"
[al-Anfaal 8:42 – interpretation of the meaning].
Our path starts with the word of Tawheed ("Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah") so that we may unite on the path of the Messengers, may the blessings and peace of Allaah be upon them all.
- We have a long way to go before we are prepared as Allaah commands us. What are we doing to fulfil the command of Allaah? As He says (interpretation of the meaning):
"And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allaah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allaah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allaah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly" [al-Anfaal 8:60]
Finally, we ask Allaah to save the weak and oppressed believers and to humiliate the Jews and mushrikeen, and grant victory to the people of Tawheed . May He expel the Jews from Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), humiliated and defeated. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.
Amazing that this racist drivel is actually supposed to be a religious sermon. For me personally, a place of prayer is a place I go to seek peace and not to seek war. How can a preacher sleep well knowing that the only thing he can do to prove that his religion is right is by putting down the faith of others? Why is it necessary? If a person is perfectly happy, secure and content in their faith, they don't need to belittle anyone. If a person has a conscience and dignity, how can he instill such ungodly notions in his followers' hearts? I can't fathom that it is God's intention for any nation, Muslim or not, to justify hate and promote it against creatures who's only fault is that he created them of a certain creed. I mean if a person believes in God and believes that God creates and protects all then isn't it an oxymoron to also believe that God singles out a group for hate? If God wanted us to all be the same, he would have created us that way .
Counter hate! We have to hate them, they hate us!
What I find ironic is how much justification is founded for the hate. Ironic because the Arab arguments for hating Jews and Christians is this: They teach their children to hate us, they want to destroy us and my personal favorite, they deserve to be condemned because they have strayed away from God's message and true calling! OK? Be that as it may, how do we resolve that? We turn around and create a state of mind where God is viewed as a leader of a gang and an outlaw (By"law" I mean God's law. You see the Irony?)
I beg to differ. Not my God. My God has ordained us to be merciful and spread peace. My God has said to the believers that they will inherit the highest level in heaven if they would return ignorance with peace Quran, chapter 19, verse 63. So if we would accuse others of not following"the right message," hate and hostility is not justified.
Thankfully, I meet more and more Muslims/Arabs/Palestinians who reject this way of thinking and who have come to terms of the"prison state of mind" that they have been living in due to these irresponsible teachings. They realize that accepting being indoctrinated is a state of keeping free will away. Ignorance is NOT bliss!
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