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Arab Antisemitism Documentation Project
Because they hate
Iranian Islamists' Hitleristic Hatred
Eulogy to Hitler?
Documenting "Palestinian" and other Arab Muslim hate preaching AT OFFICIAL MEDIA & EDUCATION
Are Palestinian Leaders Preaching Nazi-like Hatred of Jews? Two libels and escalation
"O God, destroy the usurper Jews" Jordanian Sermon 20 September 2002
"O God, destroy the tyrant Jews. O God, oppress the Jews" Saudi Sermon 20 September 2002
Death cult & hatred for non Muslims, Usama bin Laden declared: "Death is better than living on this Earth with the unbelievers among us."
Anti-Semitic Hate Speech in the Name of Islam Sowing the seeds of hate: The Hamas satellite station Al-Aqsa recently used a Mickey Mouse clone to teach Muslim children -- in Gaza and Europe -- to hate Jews... May 9, 2007 ... A Jihadist Mickey Mouse shows children how to hold an AK-47. .... 'Wipe Out the Jews'
The Arab legacy of hate
... The Arabs who fled "Palestine" during the war were ...
In 1973, Egypt launched a surprise attack against Israel
Horrific anti semitic book in PA
Arab/Muslim Nazi connection
More on Palestinian Nazi connection
PA daily describes: The Fable of the Holocaust
"All Lies... No Dachau, No Auschwitz. These Were Disinfection Sites"
Hamas advocates Killing Jews, simply for being Jews
The baby face of hate
The Swastika & the Crescent
The mother of all anti Jew sites
The roots of Arab Anti-Semitism Radical Islam's favorite Western tradition.
Primary Document: Saudi Telethon they're call for enslaving women
The libel of 'Blood for Baked Goods', Yes, that old bald-faced lie again. This time from Saudi Daily Al-Jazirah
A question of blood Rejecting medical help from Israel because of... blood!
Arab league to participate in Holocaust denial symposium
Candidly Speaking: The state of Jew-hatred - Islamic Judeophobia combines demonic religious xenophobia and racism; depicts Jews and Israelis as vampires or descendants of apes and pigs
Child abuse in the Palestinian Authority
Palestinian & other Arab EXTREMISM
Recent Examples of Arab Anti-Semitism
"Palestinian" HATE & LIES
An Old Story: Anti-Semitism, Past and Present
Canadian MP: Mahmoud Abbas Purveys Anti-Jewish Incitement... He also met with PA officials and told them that "hate breeds hate." Saying that Hamas, with "their charter with its genocidal objective, anti-Semitic ...
Who's/ What's Anti Semitic?
Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (Hardcover) http://www.amazon.com/Because-They-Hate-Survivor-America/dp/0312358377
A WorldNetDaily Exclusive! A struggle driven by a hatred that goes back over 4000 years. ... Why do so many Muslims hate Jews? Why do Islamic fundamentalists hate the United States ... http://shop.wnd.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=897
Amazon.com: A Hatred That Lasted 4000 Years...
Best Selling author Hal Lindsey explains how, on September 11, an ancient fight-to-the-death conflict exploded on the shores of the U.S. Though most Americans didn't realize it, we were already involved in this struggle. A struggle driven by a hatred that goes back over 4000 years. Islamic fundamentalism's purpose is to replace the Judeo-Christian world order with an Islamic world order. Every American needs to understand the enormity of the threat we face -- and why.
In the aftermath of 9/11 most Americans are asking:
Why do most Muslims hate Jews?
Why do Islamic fundamentalists hate the United States and call it "The Great Satan?"
Why did Islamic terrorists sacrifice their own lives to kill Americans?
Do Islamic fundamentalists have access to weapons of mass destruction?
Could Islamic terrorists imperil the survival of the United States?
What light does Bible prophecy shed on this?
Does the Koran call for violence and conquest?
Are the Islamic fundamentalists an aberration of the Muslim religion, or are they - as they claim - the "True followers of Mohammad?" http://www.amazon.com/Everlasting-Hatred-Roots-Jihad/dp/1931628157
Amazon.com: The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History: Ibn Warraq, Andrew G. Bostom: Books
Muslim Hate Speech, Muslim Mullahs Hate Speech and a Prayer for Peace. ... teachings and preaching are spreading and injecting this hatred in hearts and minds of the Muslims. ... http://www.warriorsfortruth.com/mullahs-muslim-hate.html
YouTube - Teaching children to hate in Palestine and LebanonNo hate in Islam. During muslim conquests jews, christians and others had to pay a tax, ... Teaching hatred of the US and Israel - Lebanon and Palestine ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AiYIhdZcOg
TheReligionofPeace - Islam: Hatred and HellThere are hundreds of verse that speak of hatred for non-Muslims or of ... There are Hadith that tell Muslims not to hate (Bukhari (73:89)) and not to do ... http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/024-hell-and-hate.htm
Report: Saudis spread hate through U.S. mosques Report: Saudis spread hate through U.S. mosques ... through American mosques that teaches hatred of Jews and Christians and instructs Muslims that they are ... http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42603
Lessons in hate found at leading mosques
Lessons in hate found at leading mosques , Islamo fascism in mainstream Islam
Muslims who hate vitriolic hatred, that spews like a furnace ...Muslims who hate vitriolic hatred, that spews like a furnace. Omran Salman v. CAIR and MPAC. http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/57977
Society of Hatred and Holy War... "The Jews are our enemies and hatred of them is in our hearts. Jihad against them is our worship� Muslims must� educate their children to Jihad." ... http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20684
London a Longtime Haven for Radical Muslim Figures. Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews.com Friday, July 8, 2005. Terrorism experts have long warned that Islamists ... http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/7/8/84721.shtml
AIJAC Calls for Decisive Action on Melbourne Muslim Hate Literatureon Melbourne Muslim Hate Literature ... These books and pamphlets encoura ged Muslims to wage jihad against non-Muslims and advocated hatred and violence ... http://www.aijac.org.au/media_releases/2005/bruns_mosque.htm
israelinsider: Views: Nazi Hatred Dwells in the Arab World
23 Feb 2007 ... The virulent hatred that resonates today throughout the Arab world toward the Jews is a result of the living Nazi influence that never died.
netwmd - The other cartoons: Arab hatred of Israel
Israpundit � Blog Archive � The other cartoons: Arab hatred of Israel Says: March 20th, 2008 at 10:55 pm. [�] Cross-posted at IsraPundit and netwmd.com ...
WHITE-HOT, GENOCIDAL ARAB HATRED OF ISRAEL AND ALL JEWS IS SETTING ...
Subtitle In this article, we shall examine how God looks upon the tremendous hatred the Arabs have toward His Chosen People, and the End Times implications.
Articles by Mikael Knighton - Christians Standing with Israel
The Difference Between Love and Hate, Mikael Knighton examines Arab hatred and ... Arab propaganda and Arab hatred insist on the legitimacy of the ...
The Arab legacy of hate
One of the reasons why it is so difficult for the average American to relate to Arabs and to Palestinians in particular is the level of hatred that they ...
Harvard Using Hatred to Teach Arabic Language ...
9 Jul 2008
DTN DIRECTORY GROUPS ISSUES FUNDERS INDIVIDUALS MEDIA ACADEMIA ...
ARAB / MUSLIM HATRED OF ISRAEL AND JEWS. This section of DiscoverTheNetworks explores the phenomenon of anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world. ...
Iran Holocaust Denial--Rewriting history to suit their political ends
American-Born Imam Spews Message of Hate in England ...Abu Usamah at-Thahabi,, as seen in British Channel 4 report about radical clerics in the U.K.. NEW YORK � A New Jersey-born Muslim cleric with links to a ... http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,244263,00.html
Wave of hatred concentrates on Jews in Britain | the Daily Mail Vitriolic hatred of Jews is also a regular feature of the speeches and sermons of extremist Islamists and Jihadists. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=433182&in_page_id=1770
The following are some of the recent showing in US media, where up to now it was a taboo, so not to offend some Muslims it's called "Politically correctness", as Brigitte Gabrielle said this PC is killing us... on Glenn Becks's special (sill on a re-run on CNN this weekend) called "Radical Islam Extremist agenda". You can see how they compare their tactics to the nazis of WW2, (No, not the exaggerated slogans anyone throws in a political discurse, but) real fascism.
They show there the Wahabbi Saudi Arabian evil textbooks that are being spread into the US calling Christians and Jews "apes and pigs" (as if it's not enough that their Quran says that, they stress it out to adhere to in real life...).
Another Arab speaking out is M. Darwish that laments on how the Islamic adults brainwash the toddlers with so much hatred and glorifying mass murder in the name of Islam. Finally he has the segment of Nevada's Islamic group that is moderate and speaks out against it so do some cleric in Kuwait that regret the CULT of DEATH, "not giving the value of life to our kids"..
http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/ OBSESSION The Movie Obsession: The Threat of Radical Islam - Specials http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,227057,00.html
http://hotair.com/archives/2006/11/15/tivo-alert-glenn-beck-presents-exposed-the-extremist-agenda/ (CNN) Glenn Beck: 'Islamic Extremism' Greatest Threat to US
(Video) Exposed: The Extremist Muslim Agenda http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/185400.php FOXNews.com -
Some quotes from the "Obsession" On radical Muslims' war against Non Muslims (copied from http://attheagora.blogspot.com )
First, Walid Shoebat � Billed as a �Former� PLO Terrorist:
1. �When the terrorists attacked America on 9/11 � everyone asked, �Why do they hate us, Americans had no clue!�
2. �Muslims are also victims.�
3. �Jihad means to struggle � the struggle within � but so does Mine Kampf.�
4. �Radical Islam is way more dangerous than German Nazism because it is god not the Fuarer telling you to do this.�
Second, Khaled Abu Toamel � Palestinian Journalist:
1. �Radical Islam has declared War . . .�
2. �A campaign to bring down the West�.
3. �Islam has been hijacked�.
Third, Nonie Darwish � Daughter of a Shahid (martyr)
1. �When I saw the second airplane hit, I knew Jihad had come to America.�
2. �A down right declaration of war from Islam on Western Culture.�
3. �To conquer the world for Allah � That is Jihad.�
4. �They blame every little problem in the Arab world on the West.�
5. �We have been infiltrated by people who want the Koran to replace our Constitution.�
6. �. . . They are here to make Islam the law of the land.�
7. �America has to wake up because we are strangling ourselves with our political correctness.�
What follows now are direct quotes from Islamic Radicals. I have given names and dates when possible. Speakers are presented in the order of their first appearance, although many statements were presented by some later in the documentary.
1. Khattab � Chechen Terrorist Leader (Sept. 2004):
�From now on we will get our bombs everywhere! Let Russia await our explosions blasting through their cities. I swear we will do it.�
2. From a Lebanese Suicide Bomber Induction Ceremony (1996):
�We swear by the blood and severed bodies of our children and the torment of our prisoners, and we will reply blowing our bodies!�
3. Hassan Nasrallah � Hizbollah Sec. Gen. (2005):
�The most honorable death is by killing. And the most honorable killing and most glorious martyrdom is where a man is killed for the sake of Allah.�
�We consider [America] to be an enemy because it is the greatest plunderer of our treasures, our oil, and our rescores, while millions in our nation suffer unemployment, poverty, hunger, unmariageability, ignorance, darkness, and so on.�
�Our motto, which we are not afraid to repeat year after year, is: Death to America.�
4. Hassein Suadd � Al-Qassam Brigades Commander (Dec. 2005):
�We succeeded, with Allah�s grace, to raise an ideological generation that loves death like our enemies love life."
5. Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi (2001):
�We must educate our children on the love of Jihad for the sake of Allah. And the love of fighting for the sake of Allah.�
6. Little Girl on Palestinian T V:
�But I march quickly toward my death.�
7. Little boy on Palestinian T V:
�. . . And we swear to take vengeful blood from our enemies for our killed and wounded.
8. Jordanian and Palestinian School book (1998):
�This religion [Islam] will destroy all other religions through the Islamic Jihad fighter.�
9. 3 � year old Girl prompted by some adult (May, 2002):
�A - . . . Are you familiar with the Jews?
G - Yes.
A � Do you like them?
G � No.
A � Why don�t you like them?
G � Because.
A � Because they are whats?
G � They�re apes and pigs.
A � Who said they are so?
G � Our God.
A � Where did He say this?
G � In the Koran.�
10. Sheik Dr. Bakr Al-Samarai (February, 2003):
�If Allah permits us, oh Nation of Mohammed, even the stone will say, �Oh Muslim, a Jew is hiding behind me come and cut off his head! And we shall cut off his head! By Allah, we shall cut off! Oh Jews. God is Great; Jihad for the sake of Allah!� (There were thousands shown cheering this speech.)
11. Little girl on Palestinian T. V.
�When I wander into the entrance of Jerusalem, I�ll turn into a suicide warrior. I�ll turn into a suicide warrior. In battledress. In battledress.�
12. Sheidh Al � Bajrruni � Palestinian Religious Scholars Ass. (2004):
�Oh Muslim, as much as you yearn for death, so you will be given life�
13. Ahmed Abdul Razek � Palestinian Cleric (2002):
�Should we want honor the only way to honor is by jihad!"
14. Ibrahim Muderis � Palestinian Cleric (2003):
�America is the foremost enemy of the Muslim Nation because it wages war against the Arab, Islamic Nation.�
15. Nagi AL-Slihabi � Egyptian Newspaper Editor (2004):
�The truth is that the US wants to eradicate our religious and Islamic identities.�
�The only enemy of the Arab and Islamic peoples is the US and not only Israel.�
16. Saudi Cleric Aed Al-Qami (2004):
�Houses and young men must be sacrificed. Throats must be slit and skulls must be shattered. This is the path to victory.�
�Furthermore, reality shows that American is behind all problems.�
17. Al-Qaeda Operative, (In a hood) (2005):
�Come and join us. Join this blessed jihad. Come for the sake of Allah. Join us in the blessed jihad, with Mullah Omar and Sheik Osama bin Laden.�
18. Abu Hamza Al � Masri (1998):
�What makes Allah happy? Allah�s happy when (non-Muslims) get killed.�
�You see the Islamic rule, if a Kuffar (non-Muslims) goes into a Muslim country. And he�s walking by. He�s like a cow; boy, anybody could take him. That is the Islamic rule and this is the opinion of Islam. It�s not my opinion. If you read the books of jihad, you�ll see . . . A Kuffar is walking by, he walks inside � you catch him. �What are you doing here?� Then he�s a booty, you can sell him in the market. If Muslims cannot take him, you know, and sell him in the market then you just kill him. It�s okay.�
�It�s only a matter of time until we rule Earth, until we control Earth.�
�In the end of the day, Islam must control Earth whether we like it or not it�s a promis from the prophet.�
19. On Iranian TV� Momaoun Al-Tamimi � Political Consultant (May 2004):
�They [The Americans] are beasts in human form.��
20. Voice over on Iranian TV (2004):
The Statue of Liberty slowly turns in above a sea of blood. �There she is, the unique symbol of freedom. American is the enemy of God�s unity and an affront to God.� The statue turns to reveal a death�s head.
While showing a picture of President Bush, �This is Satan, the source of tyranny.�
21. Palestinian TV - Suliman Sutari, before thousands of chanting fanatics. (July 8, 2005):
�Annihilate the infidels and the polytheists. They�re [God�s] enemies and the enemies of the religion. God, count them and kill them to the last one, and don�t even leave one.�
22. June 2005 � The Islamic Thinkers Society � a video voice over while young "Americans" are stamping on an American flag:
�In this country, one of the loopholes of this government is they allow the freedom of expression.�
�Indeed, it is He [Allah] who sent His messenger, Mohamed, with the Islam to dominate over all other religions; to dominate the United Sates; to dominate the world even though the non-Muslims may hate it.�
23. Some unnamed, turbaned figure speaking on a computer capture.
�Islam�s superior than the Jews, than the Christian, than the Buddhists, than the Hindus. Who ever seeks any other thing apart for Islam will never be accepted. And the Christian or Kuffar, you may think to yourself. No, No, No, they are innocent. No Kuffar is innocent.�
24. Another shouting computer image:
�From yourself we�ll make your destruction because Allah�s tradition will prevail on this earth.�
25. Mohanoud Ahmadinejan � Iranian President (July, 2004):
�The message of the (Islamic) Revolution is global, and is not restricted to specific place or time. Have no doubt � Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountains tops of he world.�
26. �Palestinian T.V, Ibrahim Mudeins (March 2005):
�We have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again!�
27. Screaming demonstrator at a rally in Great Britain: (May 2005)
�One day this very flag will fly over the Parliament in London. We will see this flag that will fly over the White House, and we will see the Black House, the Kaaba [in Mecca] will take over the whole world!�
28. H. R. Saleen, Chairman of Muslim Youth Organization:
�You will take over USA! You will take over UK! You will take over Europe! You will defeat them all! You will get victory!! You will take over Egypt! We trust in Allah!�
More on the "apes and pigs" thing
NPR : Saudi Textbooks Still Teach Hate, Group Says- It says that the textbooks instruct students that Christians and Jews are apes and pigs, and warns students not to greet, befriend, or respect non-believers. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5426633
digg - Saudi Schoolbooks: Christians and Jews are "apes and pigs"-
Saudi Schoolbooks: Christians and Jews are "apes and pigs" - Allah Akbar! Jihadists behead, shoot Russian hostages - Muslim Village Evicts Rape Victim, http://digg.com/world_news/Saudi_Schoolbooks_Christians_and_Jews_are_apes_and_pigs
Teach Kids Peace � Saudi Education: Hatred of Christians & Jews-
Jews and Christians - Cursed by Allah and Turned into Apes and Pigs: A textbook for 8th grade students explains why Jews and Christians were cursed by Allah ... http://www.teachkidspeace.org/doc3516.php
In the Islamic traditions, Muslims too were threatened with being turned into apes and pigs. However, for Jews and Christians this punishment was a thing of ... http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=sr&ID=SR01102
Amazon.com: The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad: Books: Hal ... The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad: Books: Hal Lindsey by Hal Lindsey.
Islamic Jew Hatred & Jihad - New English Review, Islamic Jew Hatred & Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom (Aug. 2006) There are short-term reasons behind the attacks on Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas.
Islamism & Arabism, pitting the world against the Jew
"Divide & Concquer",Divide the west (Christians & Jews) and conquer???
It was not too long ago since the "blaming game" & scapegoating has resulted in active gas chambers, in plans for erasing an entire creed, origin from the face of the earth.
The new antisemitism has recent years been translated into "anti Zionism", not only in theory but in "action" as well, from plain terrorism on innocent Jews -- even outside Israel -- through Arabs attacking innocent Jews in Paris, and beyond.
True, some of Islamists are more open than others, like Adolf Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "wiping off" plan, or Hezbullah's "happiness" with Jews concentrated in one place so it will be easier for the Islamists to carry out "what they want", or Hamas' declaration "We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know there is no better blood than the blood of the Jews", and others.
Maybe the danger is no less from those that try to hide their agenda under a hypocritical "worry" for "Palestinians plight" mask, not only are the same "preoccupied for Palestinians" singers not helping "Palestinians" but they are the ones, usually, that will put any obstacle so that any improvement in their situation will NOT take place, Why else, do you think has a "solution" to "Palestinians" prolonged that much?
But the cynical weapon against the Jews, the Islamists use is simple: "It's all the Zionists' fault", just solver the Israel/palestine problem, and we will all dance in a picnic.
Amazingly enough, not a mere few gullible liberals are the ones, "buying" that crap.
Yea right, What is Islamists' plan for a world dominated by radical Islam (or Caliphate) connected to that "conflict"?
It is the other way around, it is the Zionists who fight the world's war against radical Islam.
Are the ones "buying" Islamists' propaganda really aware of the danger of this evil "blaming game"? of the fatal consquences of scapegoating? Or has a 'cowardice of facing the harsh truth' virus, blinded, paralyzed any senses in the west vs Jihad?
"Divide & Concquer",Divide the west (Christians & Jews) and conquer???
1) Those that started with the Jews never ended with the Jews, 2) Jihadists, that are after all non Muslims, the test of the reality ceck is: How many will let themselves fooled by Islamists' picking on the Jews = the "convenient" minority, more than others.
Some are still blinded by Islamic propaganda that it is "personal" so called "grievances" that drives the mass murderer Islamic Jihadists to massacre innocent people.
But time and time again, we all see that the Jihadists are also well established & even well educated in the west, (but use the very western aid & development to hit at the west, the same goes to Arabs educated in Israel), nothing in their life tells of "being desperate", for their real motivation is pure hate!
Look at the examples of Muslims carrying out or plotting to masscare.
(2005) London Bomber: 'Only The Beginning'
22 year old Tanweer Shehzad�s father ran a fish-and-chip shop, Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30 ran an Islamic bookshop & Khan was one of two learning mentors employed at Hillside Primary School in Beeston.
http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1063622007 From Baghdad with hate
The unexpected profile of the modern terrorist: 26, from a caring family, married, with children, graduate.
We expect suicide bombers to be uneducated social outcasts who have been twisted by fanatics. But the reality can be very different ...
Times Online, UK
Yesterday he told The Times that the existence of a terror plot involving foreign doctors should surprise no one. �When you look at the global Salafi jihad, ...
'The people who cure you will kill you'
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
The news that, of the eight suspects arrested in connection with the police investigations into the attacks in London and Glasgow, most were doctors...
No room for compromise with terrorists
...That seven doctors and medical students have been arrested in England, Scotland and Australia in connection with the attacks should at last establish, even in the knee-jerk British media, that the jihadis are not a collection of the poor and dispossessed but groups of economically comfortable, intellectually-committed ideologues who hate the West and all it stands for; perhaps their backgrounds explain the relatively amateurish nature of their bombs.
The best evidence for their motives is that the target in London was not Parliament, the City or the Israeli Embassy but a nightclub on ladies� night. Islamic extremists are motivated above all by a pathological hatred of a liberal, democratic capitalist society that lets women enjoy themselves, practises freedom of expression, protects gay rights and tolerates alternative lifestyles...
45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids
What doesn�t motivate Iraq suicide bombers
by Donald Sensing
Via Norm Geras, I learned of a fascinating account in The New Republic of biographies published of suicide bombers and jihadist death seekers in Iraq. Why do they deal in death? Here�s what missing from the screen of motivations:
[M]issing are some of the issues most commonly cited as driving anti-Americanism in the Arab world. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict barely registers on the jihadist radar, and Abu Ghraib merits few mentions. The motivation for jihad is almost always, in keeping with Salafi ideology, the plight of the humiliated Muslim nation, victimized by the joint evil forces of kufr (unbelief, embodied by the United States as the enemy bent on the destruction of Islam) and tawaghit (tyrants who have set themselves up, or are propped up, as gods on earth).
So what does motivate them?
Many of the jihadists profiled held good jobs or were well-educated. Faysal Zayd Al Mutayri of Kuwait �resigned from the Ministry of Defense, where he held a military post.� Sultan Al Hudhayl Al Qahtani owned restaurants in Riyadh. Fahd Abdallah Al Fayzi was from a rich Saudi family, his father a local real-estate tycoon. Tariq Bin Luwayfi Al Huwayti graduated from the meteorology faculty of King Abd Al Aziz University. Mahir Ali Al Jahni of Saudi Arabia studied in India, where he earned a degree in English and computer science. And Ahmad Said Ahmad Al Ghamidi, also of Saudi Arabia, was studying medicine at Khartoum University when he broke off his studies and used his tuition money to go to Iraq.
Impoverished Arab men are too busy working for their next meal to allow themselves the luxury of religious fantasy.
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If poverty causes terrorism, why is Pakistan aiding the Taliban, and edging ever closer to implementing the strictest possible version of Islamic law, so many billions of dollars later?
In fact, the poverty-terror connection has been debunked many times. Fortune magazine, for example, reported in March 2007 that of the 50 poorest countries in the world only Afghanistan (and perhaps Bangladesh and Yemen) has much experience in terrorism, global or domestic. The 9/11 hijackers were middle-class sons of Saudi Arabia and many were well-educated. And Osama bin Laden himself is from one of the richest families in the Middle East.
Fortune noted that a 2003 study of Palestinian terrorism found higher-status respondents (merchant, farmer or professional) were significantly more likely than those lower down the ladder (laborer, craftsman or employee) to agree that there were circumstances under which you would justify the use of terrorism to achieve political goals. And Harvard professor Albert Abadie studied 1,776 terrorist incidents, only to find no connection between poverty and terrorism: When you look at the data to find such a connection, he said, its not there.
Thoughts Of A Conservative Christian
The London bombers [check them out, not poor nor desperate]
July 15, 2005
45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids - Telegraph A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist ...
Terror plot hatched in British hospitals
By Kim Sengupta, Ian Herbert and Cahal Milmo
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
A suspected secret cell of foreign militants, believed to be linked to al-Qa'ida and using British hospitals as cover, are being questioned over the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.
Five of the eight people under arrest last night are said to be doctors. Another of those detained is the wife of one of the doctors, who is a medical assistant working for the NHS. The home of a sixth doctor is said to have been searched by police. Late last night an Australian television network reported that a suspect wanted in connection with the attacks had been arrested in Brisbane.
Attention has been focused on a group of nationals from the Middle East, who had not previously attracted the interest of security agencies.
That terrorists themselves are reasonably well-off does not by itself disprove the argument that terrorism springs from poverty and ignorance. Terrorists might simply be a self-selected elite, who hope to serve the needs of an impoverished and despondent populacein which case, providing money and education to the masses would be the best way to prevent terrorism.
From what we know now, this theory appears to be false. Krueger and Maleckova compared terrorist incidents in the Middle East with changes in the gross domestic product of the region and found that the number of such incidents per year increased as economic conditions improved. On the eve of the intifada that began in 2000, the unemployment rate among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was falling, and the Palestinians thought that economic conditions were improving. The same economic conditions existed at the time of the 1988 intifada. Terror did not spread as the economy got worse but as it got better.
This study agrees with the view of Franklin L. Ford, whose book Political Murder covers terrorist acts from ancient times down to the 1980s. Assassinations, he finds, were least common in fifth-century Athens, during the Roman republic, and in eighteenth-century Europeperiods in which a certain quality of balance, as between authority and forbearance was reinforced by a commitment to customary rights. Terrorism has not corresponded to high levels of repression or social injustice or high rates of ordinary crime. It seems to occur, Ford suggests, in periods of partial reform, popular excitement, high expectations, and impatient demands for still more rapid change.
But if terroristssuicide bombers and other murderers of innocent peopleare not desperate, perhaps they are psychologically disturbed. But I cannot think of a single major scholar who has studied this matter who has found any psychosis. Terrorists are likely to be different from non-terrorists, but not because of any obvious disease.
In short, recruiting religiously inspired or nationalistically oriented terrorists seems to have little to do with personal psychosis, material deprivation, or family rejection. It may not even have much to do with well-known, high-status leaders. Among West Bank and Gaza Palestinians, for example, there is broad support for suicide bombings and a widespread belief that violence has helped the Palestinian cause, even though as late as June 2003 only about one-third of all Palestinians thought Yasser Arafat was doing a good job. Indeed, his popularity has declined since the intifada began.
What is Islamic Terrorism and How could it be Defeated? :: Faith ...Palestinian problems, wars of Iraq and Afghanistan etc. are only a plea to wage Islamic Jihad. Poverty or frustrations are not the cause of terrorism, ...