Yesterday, Seraphic Secret predicted that Israel/Jews would be blamed for the massacre in Norway.
Not a hard call if you are familiar with the religious culture of hate that permeates the Muslim world.
In today’s edition, The Daily Star, a Lebanese newspaper, delivers a blunt salvo in this Jew-hating conspiracy theory which will spread and gain acceptance throughout the Muslim world.
Keep in mind that Lebanon, just a few years ago, was in the throes of the Cedar Revolution, a pro-Democracy movement that brought millions into the streets. The Cedar Revolution succeeded in putting an end to 20-years of Syrian occupation. But Syria left beind a ruthless security apparartus. The result is a Lebanese regime controlled by Hezbollah, genocidal-yearning terrorists financed and controlled by Iran.
Thus, it’s no surprise that this medieval Jew-hating meme emerges from Beirut:
Hezbollah condemned Monday the recent attack in Norway that left at least 76 dead as “proof” of the racism of Zionist culture.“
The terrorist act committed by a right-wing extremist, who supports Zionists in Norway, is additional proof that the culture stemming from the Zionist enemy, or ideas that support it, is deeply tied to the racism of its leadership,” a statement released by the party said.
In several online postings, Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed perpetrator of the attack, promoted fiercely anti-Islamic and far-right Zionist views, calling for “the deportation of all Muslims from Europe” as well as from “the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”
Hezbollah’s statement said “Zionist terrorism” poses a danger to Palestinians and Arabs as well as to Europeans and warned against “attempts to overlook terrorism tied to Zionism.”
And how does Amy Winehouse, the 27 year-old singer who died a few days fit into this picture?
It would be easy to dismiss Hezbollah’s statement as insane, but as my friend David Gerstman points out in his excellent Mideast Media Sampler, Roger Cohen, of the New York Times, “infamous for defending the official antisemitism of Iran, has also gone off the deep end on a piece about Breivik and his enablers.”
Nothing, however, can excuse the widespread condoning of an anti-Muslim racism once reserved for the Jews of Europe. Not on the weekend when Amy Winehouse, a Jewish girl from East London whose artistry would once have been dismissed by a racist and murderous European right as degenerate “cosmopolitan” trash, died. A good way to remember her is finally to confront the latest iteration of a European bigotry that kills.
David G. concludes: “This is sick and tasteless. Cohen conjures up phantoms of antisemitism so he can use the recently deceased singer to “show” the dangers of bigotry.”
Seraphic Secret concludes that Hezbollah and the New York Times are echo chambers wherein evil Jews/Israel are convenient levers for the cynical justification of evil.