By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
October 2, 2018
When we are thinking, following the fall of Islamic State’s from Iraq that this monstrous Jihadist outfit has come to a point of being extinct, we possibly are failing to understand or ignoring series of disturbing news on the rise of radical Islam in the West. Deceiving our eyes, a silent ‘conquest’ of radical Islam is continuing in the US, United Kingdom and some of the European nations. It certainly is a matter of grave concern. Radical Islam is expanding fast in United Kingdom enjoying patronization of major political force like Labour Party. The way it is expanding, I am afraid, within the span of 20-30 years, United Kingdom will turn into Islamic Kingdom. Pro Al Qaeda and ISIS Muslims are very actively polluting the British society under direct patronization and funding of some Arab nations. Here is just one example from hundreds.
Leading British newspaper the Daily Mail in November 2017 published an article titled – ‘I’ve been called a racist and a bigot’: Stepfather explains why he complained when school asked his girl, 12, to write a letter for homework about becoming a Muslim’. The story in brief is, Mark McLachlan, 43, complained to Kepier School in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland when he found the homework task in his stepdaughter’s planner. He refused to let her finish the ‘letter to my family about converting to Islam’, claiming it was ‘brainwashing’ her about the religion and did not see what it would achieve.
But since posting about it on social media he says he has received a lot of abuse. He told MailOnline: ‘My wife and I are terrified of the repercussions.
‘Any time anybody says anything negative about Islam they are torn to shreds.
‘I’ve been called a racist and a bigot, but I’m just terrified for my children and for the way this country is going.
‘In 50 years time I can see Britain becoming an Islamic state and my children and grandchildren are still going to be alive – I don’t want them wearing a niqab.’
McLachlan, who has been with the 12-year-old’s mother for five years, said he was particularly outraged by the task because he thinks she is being given a ‘false representation of Islam’.
Isn’t that a matter of grave concern? We must particularly look into a very worrisome statement by McLechlan, where said, “My stepdaughter is coming home talking about the Prophet Muhammad and halal meat saying Islam is the religion of peace.”
Instead of feeling concerned, principal of Kepier School, Nicola Cooper said, “At Kepier we feel it is very important to introduce our learners to all faiths and cultures and we do this throughout the academic year.”
So this is just one example of many proving, United Kingdom is embracing radical Islam and letting it turn it to Islamic Kingdom sooner or later.
We also have similar bad news even from the United States. On September 18, 2018, New York Post published a news item titled ‘Israeli student at Columbia says she’s being bullied by Palestinian group’. In this news, it is said, Dani Dayan, the 24-year-old daughter of Ofir Dayan, Israel Consul General in New York is harassed and threatened over her background by the group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and that Columbia University authorities are failing to protect her.
The political science major had her initial run-in about a month into the fall 2017 semester, when she was in the lobby of Knox Hall — home to the Middle East Institute — having a phone conversation in Hebrew.
“A girl heard me and started screaming, ‘Stop killing Muslim ¬babies! . . . You’re a murderer!’ ” Ofir said. “Then she screamed, ‘Zionist, get out!’ A nearby public-safety ¬administrator did nothing.”
In October 2017, Ofir said, she and four members of Students Supporting Israel (SSI) — she is the vice-president of the Columbia chapter — were leaving an on-campus event for Israeli beauty queen Titi Aynaw. “The ¬moment [members of SJP] saw us, they started screaming their slogans with a microphone to intimidate us. There were at least 50 SJP members blocking the walkway.
“They were really angry and it was scary,” said Ofir, a vocal supporter of the Jewish state. “I believed it would escalate to physical violence.”
Last year at the University of California, Irvine, an SJP chapter was issued a two-year probation for disrupting an on-campus pro-Israel event. The same group had been sanctioned in 2016 for “threatening chants,” according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
It is not only Students for Justice in Palestine, there are several campus-based antisemitic student’s organizations and websites such as National Students for Justice in Palestine, Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, The Electronic Intifada, Temple University, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA etc.
According to Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs:
The Students for Justice in Palestine network serves as the leading student arm of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States.
SJP is not as they claim, a “grassroots” student organization; it is a terror-affiliated anti-Semitic network that currently operates with autonomy and impunity at colleges and universities across the United States.
SJP has adopted a policy of “anti-normalization” of relations with Zionist groups and most Jewish organizations with the exception of the equally radical, anti-Zionist and pro-BDS Jewish Voice for Peace. Students for Justice in Palestine advances their proprietary view of Palestinian justice by undertaking initiatives to isolate, demonize, and ultimately destroy the state of Israel.
Many students and university administrations have treated SJP as a pro-Palestinian equivalent to pro-Israel student groups such as StandWithUs, The Israel on Campus Coalition or Hillel. However, as this monograph documents, SJP is an extremist organization that maintains affiliations with Arab and Islamic terror groups, is overtly anti-Semitic, incites hatred and violence against Jewish students, and rejects the existence of the state of Israel in any borders.
SJP has been linked to terror groups. Some have defined SJP as a campus front for Hamas at University of California, Berkeley. Principal backers of SJP include founders, financial patrons and ideological supporters who have been connected to Islamist terror organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Students for Justice in Palestine is a byproduct of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), an organization whose leaders were former members of Palestinian and Islamist terror organizations. AMP was founded in 2005 by the former leaders of three organizations; Kindhearts, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. All three organizations were implicated by the U.S. government between 2001 and 2011 for financing Hamas.
Brandeis University and AMCHA Initiative studies reveal a direct correlation between BDS activities and anti-Semitism on campuses with large Jewish student populations. The studies also found a correlation between the presence of SJP and a rise in campus anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.
As of 2015, there were 115 SJP campus branches according to the Anti-Defamation League and as many as 120 according to a report by The Forwardthat same year. However, a March 2017 map issued by National SJP claims SJP groups operate at 189 U.S. campuses.
Jewish students on campuses across the United States have been victimized by anti-Semitic vandalism, verbal attacks, and outright violence at the hands of SJP members.
Exposing the intensifying activity of Students for Justice in Palestine at over nearly 200 American campuses is necessary to neutralize SJP’s support for terror and political warfare against Israel. Combatting SJP is also important to counter the spread of anti-Semitic and Nazi propaganda, incitement to terror, and the climate of fear and hate speech, which are drivers of domestic terrorism in the United States.
Tablet Magazine’s Jonathan Bronitsky was refused access to the 2016 SJP conference. However, as he interviewed attendees outside the assembly, he reported overhearing organizers warning attendees of “hardcore conservatives lurking around” and pro-Israel “spies” attending the conference in disguise. Later, conference organizers ordered him not to approach attendees. One SJP volunteer was assigned specifically to follow him and prevent him from speaking with conference attendees.
Only one university in North America, Fordham in New York, has rejected a student request to form a SJP chapter. Dean of students Keith Eldredge declared that a SJP chapter should not be established “in order to prevent polarization [on campus]…and the resulting possible negative impacts on student safety and the general security of the Fordham community.”
Northeastern University’s SJP faculty advisor, Professor M. Shahid Alam, has told SJP members that they should be proud to be called anti-Semites, and should wear the title as a “badge of honor.”
University alumni would be advised to speak with university administrations to call for investigating SJP, to ensure that these organizations are not operating with funding from terror-linked organizations or violating freedom of speech rights of fellow students. Similarly, trustees and major donors should demand that their universities follow Fordham’s example and reject SJP chapters on campus.
University trustees, donors, alumni and administration would be advised to remain vigilant, and demand that their campus communities and state governments unmask, expose, investigate, prosecute, and sanction SJP in order to reign in extremist terror-supporting and anti-Semitic actions on U.S. campuses.
Although the Washington Post played its anti-Trump bias in an article titled
‘The inescapable anti-Semitism of Western nationalists’, we get some important fact from it. There article said: A new study by the Anti-Defamation League, a U.S.-based organization that tracks anti-Semitism and other bigotry, found an alarming rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2017. “The ADL’s 2017 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents identified 1,986 examples of anti-Semitic harassment, vandalism and assault in 2017, the largest single-year increase and the second-highest number since it started tracking the data in the 1970s,” my colleague Tara Bahrampour reported. “Vandalism was up by 86 percent, and incidents targeting Jewish schools, community centers, museums and synagogues had surged by 101 percent since 2016, the report found. The number of anti-Semitic incidents in K-12 schools has roughly doubled each year for the past two years, the report said.”
In 2014, British Broadcasting Corporation in a report titled, Is there a ‘rising tide’ of anti-Semitism in the West said, “In France and Germany, synagogues and Jewish community centres have been firebombed. In Britain, a rabbi was attacked near a Jewish boarding school. And in Australia, a bus carrying Jewish schoolchildren was targeted by teenagers shouting “Heil Hitler” and threatening to slit the children’s throats.”
In an article titled ‘Anti-Semitism on the rise? Western European Jews think so’ German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said, “The report entitled “Antisemitism and Immigration in Western Europe Today: Is there a connection?” presented findings and recommendations from a 2016-17 project involving five separate national reports from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The research was commissioned by the Berlin-based “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” Foundation (EVZ) and led by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.
“The study examined various indicators of societal change, including increased immigration from predominantly Muslim countries in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). However, rather than measuring the number of anti-Semitic verbal or physical attacks, the team of researchers measured perceptions of anti-Semitism held by individuals from various religious, social and ethnic groups.”
In another report, Deutsche Welle said, “Asked if anti-Semitism is a growing problem in schools now that Germany has more pupils from countries that are hostile to Israel, she replied that “anti-Semitism in schools is a big problem.”
“We need to take religious bullying in classrooms and school playgrounds very seriously, regardless of who the bullies are,” she told the paper.”
CBN News in 2018 in a report, quoting Alan Hoffmann, the CEO and director general of The Jewish Agency for Israel, which helps Jews emigrate to Israel said, “In the years following the attacks in France, 2015 and 2016, Hoffmann said “we saw close to 8-thousand Jews coming to Israel. That’s 8,000 Jews out of a total population of 500,000. In one year, that’s a very big percentage.”
The Huffington Post in a blog article titled ‘Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe: History Repeating Once Again’ said, “The anti-Semitism news from Europe in over the past year has been terrible: Jews murdered in Paris and Copenhagen, synagogues attacked by mobs and firebombed, and increasing Jewish emigration attributed to fear of more attacks.
“…… For the first time, the ADL poll measured Muslim attitudes in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. An average of 55 percent of Western European Muslims harbored anti-Semitic attitudes. Acceptance of anti-Semitic stereotypes by Muslims in these countries was substantially higher than among the national population in each country (ranging from 12 to 29 percent), though lower than corresponding figures of 75 percent for Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in ADL’s 2014 poll.
“…… The fight against anti-Semitism must be waged in the public square and at schools, as well as by law enforcement. Political leaders must set the tone and devote the political capital to encouraging every sector of society to engage together to combat the scourge of anti-Semitism. Civil society and the business community, educators and journalists, religious leaders and students, parents and children, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and jurists must all join the battle.”
We can get some crucial information on the rise of antisemitism in the West from an article titled ‘On antisemitism: 1806, The West reacts to Jewish emancipation’, published in the Jerusalem Post.
The Middle East Forum in an article titled ‘The Western New Antisemitism Crisis: Why Right Now?’ said: “Western political parties are undergoing astonishing antisemitism crises. The British Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have been exposed as deeply and irrevocably antisemitic. The US Democratic Party has now nominated nearly a half dozen candidates for Congress who are implacably opposed to Israel, and stands on the verge of a millennial-driven transformation into Labour. Accusations of Jewish disloyalty and Israeli conspiracies are common, as are threats to banish Israel from the community of nations.
The question is why, and why now? Why have not only the Labour and Democratic Parties but universities, and, increasingly, the interlocked media and entertainment complexes, turned against Jews?
There are old and new explanations.
The first is the logic of socialism, where putative universalism and anti-elitism turn against their traditional nemesis, the Jews, despite outsized Jewish participation in these movements. Jewish difference is the enemy, and as affluent Westerners suddenly rediscover socialism in order to quell ennui and inner resentment against their bourgeois selves, traditional enemies have been rediscovered as well.
Since general approval of Israel is widespread, at least in the US, anti-Zionism is achingly transgressive, only a few stops beyond complaining about the cultural appropriation inherent in wearing a kimono or making tea. And for young Jews anxious to fit into the rapidly shifting cultural norms of the left, in universities and urban society, Israel support is an obvious target. The reluctance of Jews to conform on Israel then yields quickly to outright antisemitism.
Coupled with the burgeoning of racialized identity politics and ‘intersectionality’ –localized versions of Third Worldism and the ‘red-green alliance’ with Islamists – traditional antisemitism has been updated. Jews are suddenly called upon to play their traditional role – reject their identity and join the vanguard or become an enemy of the people. This is familiar from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Another explanation for the current explosion of deep-seated antisemitism is at once more historically cyclical and au courant. Jews are simultaneously the most assimilated Western minority and the one that remains demonstrably – even uniquely – grateful to host nations, and to the idea of the nation-state and its opportunities. This is intolerable to left-wing positions that reject the nation-state, national identity, and national pride. Jewish attachment to Israel compounds the transgression against post-nationalism, and this connection to a unique and cosmic evil positions the attitude firmly as old-new antisemitism.”
It also said: “Conspiracism regarding Jews is thriving in Britain and growing in the US, with accusations of dual loyalties and blood libels. Accusations that Israel is a ‘Nazi state’ that ‘created ISIS’ conveniently joins the 20th century’s most unequivocal villain with that of the 21st century, both utterly anathematized. The other great villain is the US, the traditional Great Satan to the British Left (with Israel as the Little Satan). In this manner past and present enemies are unified, with limitless power as the sources of evil, demanding cosmic justice.
These are mostly elite formulae, but they have given license to popular outbreaks of what might be called middle class antisemitism, expressed most vividly by hundreds if not thousands of Labour Party members. A sudden eruption of mostly traditional antisemitism from the public was waiting for its moment, with oddly familiar rhetoric: Jews as disloyal, greedy, alien, clannish, manipulative, and conspiratorial. This is merely nineteenth century antisemitism updated, no longer theological but not yet racial.
But antisemitic attitudes also refract another phenomenon: the unrootedness of a broad swath of the British populace from Britishness. Few nations have repudiated their histories with the speed and anger of Britain, and post-imperial and post-colonial Britain possesses a deep self-loathing of its history and culture. Few cultures are so explicit about guilt and repudiation, although this is matched by the American far left, which sees the country’s founding as Original Sin. These are elite formulae that have been disseminated to the middle class through the educational system and media.
Self-hatred (indistinguishable from overweening expressions of self-righteousness and self-love) also partially explains British and European attitudes towards Islam. Official multiculturalism of the 1980s and later was designed precisely to weaken the position of ‘white’ Europeans in their own countries, both demographically and culturally, and was cast in the guise of progressive enrichment and post-colonial restitution.
In accepting millions of Muslims, especially from the most backward and unassimilated areas of Pakistan and Africa, the instrument of national self-mortification was chosen. Social dissolution in the form of ethnic partitioning, no-go zones, rape gangs, terrorism, and violence followed, along with separatist political parties. Was this an unintended consequence on the part of European elites accustomed to Olympian decision-making; a deliberate conspiracy, as the ‘Eurabia’ thesis suggests; or an unconscious choice to self-destruct? Perhaps it was all three.”
Let me tell my readers, the growing trend of antisemitism in the West is the preliminary process of an Islamic conquest. Those who are promoting or patronizing antisemitism certainly do not understand, this is what they are doing is called self-destruction. By promoting antisemitism they actually are heading towards implementation of Islam’s ultimate desire of conquering the West and finally establishing Caliphate, similar to the agenda of ISIS. People who are promoting antisemitism or appeasing it should understand what Koran exactly asks the Muslims to do. It asks them to kill the non-Muslims if they do not embrace Islam. Those who proclaim Islam as a religion of peace never say – in a number of verses in Koran, it strictly asks the Muslims to engage into Jihad and kill Jews, Christians and the non-Muslims. If we were looking for a book of terrorism – a book of hatred – a book of massacre, here is the book, which would meet all of our inquisitive searches.
Muslims believe, Hindus are infidels and enemies of Allah. They find extra comfort in causing any harm to the Hindus. Muslim youths and men are taught in the mosques and Islamic centers to get Hindus converted into Islam, for which they are promised ‘special status’ in the ‘heaven’ along with their forefathers. Isn’t this pathetic and unacceptable? Still I feel surprised witnessing Indian leaders are embracing Palestinian terrorists and the leaders of these rogue Arabs. Should India really understand the hidden agenda of Muslims, antisemitism would have been outlawed in that country years back. But that is not happening – very unfortunately. I know a lot of Hindus living in the West, who do not consider Israel as the only democratic and legitimate country in the Arab world. They [the Hindus] show sympathy towards the Palestinian terrorists and even remain silent at the alarming rise of radical Islam in the West, without understanding, one day, this growing monster will become their prime enemy.
Koranic teachings of Jihad and Tablighi Jamaat:
The Koran contains detailed instructions and examples of how to meet unbelievers. The Qur’an states categorically that Muslims cannot have non-believers as friends, advisors, consultants or protectors (Qur’an 3:118and 4:144). If a Muslims wife is, or becomes, a disbeliever, the marriage can be discontinued and the dowries paid for them can be demanded back (Qur’an 60:10). The second instruction is that unbelievers should be called to Islam; in fact, the Qur’an says you cannot wage war against unbelievers until you have preached to them. The third instruction is that if they do not convert to Islam, then, they must be fought. The fourth instruction is that if they surrender, or convert, then you must stop waging war. If they do not convert or surrender, then they must be killed. This is the optimum route for Islamist expansion: A tidal wave of war, subjugation and conversion.
Please note the Koranic verse where is says “If they do not convert or surrender, then they must be killed”, this is exactly what an ‘innocent’ Tablighi Jamaat currently is doing. Their prime mission is dawah – meaning, they are calling the non-Muslims to embrace Islam. Once this ‘preaching’ period will be over, Tablighis will proclaim war against the non-Muslims – Jews and Christians in particular.
If individuals like Jeremy Corbyn or his Labour Party comrades are ready to embrace Islam, they certainly are on the ‘right’ path. Tomorrow’s England will witness extreme hostility from the Muslims if the Britons will refuse to ‘embrace’ Islam. That is the point, where Muslims will begin implementing Koranic instruction of killing the non-Muslims. Similarly in the United States, people like Barack Obama or the anti-Israel Democrats, Republicans and even Jews are welcoming radical Islam with widely open arms to ‘conquer’ America and one day – transform United States of America into Islamic States of America. Those who are feeling amused in seeing the ugly dance of those appeasers of anti-Israel bloc will soon find themselves captive into the whims of radical Islam. If the people of the United States are really eager in letting their country be hijacked by Islam, they must promote anti-Israel groups and individuals with full vigor. If they think, by supporting Israel they are doing a huge favor to the Jewish nation – I will say, they are totally wrong. Should there be no Israel, radical Islamic militancy would have by now become a terrible headache for every Western nation and they would already felt the heat.
Let’s look into our Muslim neighbors:
While the Western societies are considering the Muslims as the ‘most righteous people’ and believing Islam as a ‘religion of peace’ should at least look into the Muslim neighbors with an inquisitive eyes instead of being Islam biased.
Being an investigative journalist, I have been closely monitoring the silent rise of radical Islam in the West. In each of the mosques and Islamic Centers, jihadist indoctrinations are being planted into the minds of the Muslims by the members of Tablighi Jamaat as well as sister organs of Jamaat-e- Islami and other radical Islamic groups. During 2010-2018, a very large proportion of Muslim females in the West have started using hijab and burqa while males have been notoriously radicalized. Over 98 percent of the Muslims in the West do openly oppose to the existence of the State of Israel while over 70 percent feel delighted in seeing the rise of radical Islamic militancy groups. I have personally interviewed several Muslim male and female, mostly living in the United Kingdom, who are dreaming of the non-Muslims ‘embracing Islam’ within ‘a short span of time’. Affluent Muslims especially those in the Arab nations are donating millions of dollars behind various Islamic charitable organizations, mosques and Islamic centers in the West with the nefarious hope of Islamizing the western nations. What is happening in the Western educational institutions are just tip of an iceberg. The gravity of potential danger is much beyond our imagination. Unless antisemitism, anti-Zionism and anti-Israel notions are not immediately banned in the West, no one can stop the disturbing rise and spread of radical Islam in the Western societies.
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a multi award winning anti militancy journalist and editor of Blitz.