We are constantly being told that Arab Muslim governments use Jew-hatred as a means by which to redirect the anger of their people; a classic strategy of blaming the Jews for all the ills of the backward Arab Muslim world.
And it is undeniably true that Arab regimes, from Tunisia to Gaza to Jordan, foment Jew-hatred.
But perhaps the corrupt Muslim regimes are simply reflecting what their people already believe.
Maybe, just maybe, it’s the Arab people who are steeped in Jew-hatred and their governments are just along for the ride.
This kind of thinking is, of course, heretical. It posits the theory that the Arab people are, at the core, a genocidal yearning collective.
It’s much easier and, natch, politically correct, to blame evil regimes and view the Arab street as a bunch of attractive, freedom loving tweeters.
However, as various Arab Muslim countries rebel against their totalitarian regimes, Jew-hatred boils to the surface drowning out the adorable but hopelessly naive bloggers, Tweeters and Facebook hotties.
Let me tell you a little secret that one of my Los Angeles Persian friends recently confided:
“A tweet is a joke compared to a Basij thug armed with an axe or a Kalachnikov.”
Indeed, common sense informs us that pathological Jew-hatred arises from the Arab Muslim street; it’s the Koran-soaked people who are the problem, their tyrants merely symptoms.
As we have previously observed regarding the march of freedom in the Arab Muslim world, there is nothing as democratic as a lynch mob.
And events in Tunisia are horrifyingly instructive:
Protesters demanding the ouster of their new unity government in Tunisia are also now calling for ‘Death to the Jews.’
A local source who spoke exclusively with Israel National News on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution warned this week “the situation is not getting better for the Jews,”
Members of the Jewish community are meanwhile staying out of sight, the source said. “Jews are very afraid, and trying not to show themselves.”
Two days earlier, on Friday, a smaller group of dozens of Islamists held an anti-Jewish rally outside the country’s main synagogue shouting, “Jews wait, the army of Mohammed is coming back. “We’ll redo the battle of Khaibar!” – a reference to the slaughter of Jews in what is now Saudi Arabia at the hands the founder of Islam.
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