By Nathan Jones
Does Islam really need to do more to prove it is fanatically anti-semitic?
After the Mumbai (former Bombay), India terrorist attacks over Thanksgiving weekend, there is little reason to question the outlet of Islamic hatred — the Jew, and the heart of Islamic hatred — God Himself.
Columnist Michael Medved in his Townhall.com article "Messages From Mumbai" sharply analyses the horrific attacks, whittling the event right down to its core motivations.
"Islamist extremism is at its core fiercely, fanatically anti-Semitic — not just opposed to specific Israeli governments or particular western policies. Apologists for Islamo-Nazi terror try to describe it as an inevitable response to American imperialism or Israeli 'occupation' policies. The Mumbai atrocities highlight the absurdity of such claims. Local Muslim communities in India and Pakistan (which alone supplied the killers this time) bear no connection with Israel at all and no connection with America, other than receiving abundant American aid and business (showered on India and particularly on Pakistan). Neither the United States nor Israel has played any role in the ongoing dispute between Hindus and Muslims over control of the remote, mountainous territory of Kashmir — the main point of agitation for the Mumbai killers — and yet those killers nonetheless made a point of targeting Americans and Jews.
The specific focus on the peaceful, unarmed, social service/religious operation at Chabad House demonstrates that the Islamists count as fanatical, anti-Semitic Nazis, not just anti-Zionists or anti-imperialists. The total Jewish population of Mumbai was less than 4,000, before these attacks — barely .0002% of an overall population of 19,000,000. The targeting of this miniscule, quiet and obscure community shows the importance of describing the extremists as Islamo-Nazis, not Islamo-Fascists. Like the Nazis, and unlike other Fascist organizations in Italy and Spain, the Islamists embrace Jew-hatred as an essential, inseparable element of their very identity. Authorities in Mumbai say many of the bodies of hostages show signs of grotesque and indescribable torture, but the Jewish victims — particularly the women — apparently suffered even worse than the others. There's obviously no substance at all to the notion that the kindly, selfless and deeply religious personnel at Chabad House (who concerned themselves with providing kosher food, visiting the sick, performing weddings, and studying religious texts) somehow connected with Islamist complaints over Kashmir.
The West needs to understand that Islamo-Nazis feel motivated by implacable hatred for all Jews (and all Christians) rather than objections to particular elements European or American or Indian culture or policy."
One's hatred of the Jewish people is one's open declaration of hatred towards God.
How could I possibly make such a dogmatic statement? Because the Bible says the true power behind the rulers and authorities of this dark world are the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph. 6:12). Satan and his forces are at war against Jesus Christ, the ruler who is to come. Islam is merely a satanic tool used in an attempt to nullify God's promises of land (Gen. 17:7; 1 Chron. 16:17-18; Psalm 105:8-11; and Rom. 9:4) and the future honored Millennial position of Israel (Zech. 8:23), and so thwart God Himself.
Do you hate the Jews?
I'm not talking dislike of certain Jewish individuals, for we all don't get along with everybody. No, I'm asking about the Jews as a people and nation. If the Jew is the "apple of My [God's] eye" (Zechariah 2:8), then, as the Pharisee Gamaliel in Acts 5:38-39 wisely advised, "Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."