Islam and Israel
In the 19th century Jews began leaving Europe and migrating to Palestine in response to terrible oppression and pogroms in Eastern Europe. Their migration was legal and they bought land and settled. In 1917 the British government released the Balfour Declaration: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" shortly before the British conquered Palestine. As more Jews migrated after the First World War the local Muslims began attacking them. The Brits realised they might have created a problem promising the same land to more than one group. In 1922 the Poms cut off the eastern 80% of the land, called it Transjordan and made one of their Muslim flunkies (a Sharif or descendant of Muhammad's family) the king.
In the 1920s in Palestine the local Muslim citizens began rioting and murdering Jews shouting, "Death to the Jewish dogs!" The flash point was the Jews bringing seats to the Western Wall for the aged and infirm to sit on. Jerusalem is a holy site to the Jews because that is the site of their ancient temple and the Western Wall is a remnant of that temple. Jerusalem is a holy site to the Muslims because one night Muhammad was cut open and his heart removed and washed out with Zam-zam water in a golden tray. He then rode on his magic horsey al-Buraq and shortly landed in Jerusalem and led prayers with a posse of dead prophets. Al-Buraq then leapt up and took Muhammad to the 7 heavens where he chatted with John the Baptist and Jesus and went on to a Holy Tree … It's obvious why Muslims are touchy about criticism of Jerusalem as a Muslim Holy Site.
Muslim riots attacking Jews developed into a revolt against British rule that the British army suppressed and killed quite a lot of Muslims in the process. By then it was becoming more obvious that Hitler wanted to wipe out the Jews and so many more Jews escaped to Palestine, any which way they could. During WWII the Israeli Jews naturally supported the Allies while the Arabs supported the Nazi regime with The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini (appointed by the British in a spectacular political blunder) living in Germany and supporting the Nazis, conferring with Hitler and Himmler, doing everything he could to promote the Holocaust and trying to have it extended to Israel.
Past Palestinian population figures are highly controversial but by 1948 the UN decided ⅓ of the population of nearly 2,000,000 was Jewish. Because of Muslim aggression the United Nations decided they'd split the area in two and despite Muslim opposition they did so. After a brief period of guerilla warfare, Israel was invaded by the armies of numerous Muslim countries and to the surprise of everyone the Israelis kicked their butts. The Muslim soldiers and population within Israel could and did just run away but for the Israelis it was fight and win or genocide. The Muslims have continued to provoke violence and war since then and the descendants of the Palestinians live on in Gaza and the West Bank being supported by foreign aid - virtually all from the West. Whether this aid is given because of guilt or anti-Semitism is an open question.
It is often claimed that the Israelis are conducting genocide against the Palestinian people. It is also often claimed that the Israelis (and Jews overall) are particularly competent and intelligent people. Except it seems, in the case of genocide. The Palestinian population is and has been one of the fastest growing in the world. When you're living on handouts a man often has enough energy to follow Muhammad's recommendation and plough his tilth on a nightly basis with the expected results after 9 months.
These days the Palestinians kill more of each other than they kill Israelis or are killed by Israelis. The P.L.O. was an infamous terrorist organisation created in 1964 which waged terrorist attacks on Israel and hundreds of its members were killed by the Israelis during the 1960's. Their behaviour in Jordan was so bad that in September 1970 they were attacked by the Jordanian army. Yasser Arafat claimed between 10,000 and 25,000 Palestinians were murdered by the Jordanians during this "Black September." The Palestinian leaders continue to provoke attacks on Israeli citizens and consider the TV footage of the Israeli retaliation a satisfactory reward for the deaths of their young men.
While he later played the role of statesman, Arafat was happy to explain his ideas when he thought he was in sympathetic company:
A few months later, in the summer of 1956, Röhl took a trip to Moscow with his wife, Bruni, and a pair of married friends. Röhl and the other man's wife became involved with each other, Bruni and the husband returned to Hamburg, and Röhl and the wife together went on to the "Fourth International Student Congress" in Prague. There they met Peter Rühmkorf, who was a delegate of the West German student press. In one of his own books Rühmkorf recounts how some virus caused an epidemic among the delegates, and he found himself in a crowded ward with Algerians, Cubans, Venezuelans, and others of the Third World, all with inflamed throats and fever. In the next bed was an Arab whom the ward called 'Mr Palestine'. He moaned expressively, wailed colourfully, at first on his own behalf, but as he recovered continued to do so on behalf of the "bitter fate of a whole people". As throats became able to manage discussions of refugee policies and problems, 'Mr Palestine' became more and more excited and began to drive the Jews into an imaginary sea on the other side of Rühmkorf's bed, and to turn his blanket into a map to show how the campaign was to be conducted. The attack became so violent that Rühmkorf had to defend himself by gripping the Arab's wrists and finally pinning him to the floor, until he was released, not by sympathizers of the Third World, but by hospital staff. Mr Palestine's real name was Yasser Arafat. - Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang - Jillian Becker
The final irony is that if the Palestinian Muslims had just ignored the Jews or co-operated with them when it was in their self-interest to do so they would now be the majority population of the most prosperous and democratic nation in the Middle East. I don't know if Islam has a word for this but the Hindus do … karma.
There are many conflicts involving Muslims that are still ongoing and many involve only Muslims yet in Australia Muslims only complain and protest about the "West" killing Muslims and blame racism and Islamophobia for our general lack of interest. The hypocrisy is astounding. Muslims are killing, and in living memory have killed, far more Muslims than non-Muslims have killed Muslims. Possibly Muslims in Australia are working day and night to try to prevent Muslims killing other Muslims but if they are they're keeping it secret.
Deaths in wars involving Muslims since 1950 with over 10,000 Fatalities
1,900,000 Sudan, 1955-72; 1983-2006 (civil wars, genocides)
1,800,000 Afghanistan: Soviet and internecine killings, Taliban 1980-2001
1,250,000 West Pakistan massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh 1971)
1,100,000 Nigeria, 1966-79 (Biafra); 1993-present
1,000,000 Iran-Iraq-War, 1980-88
650,000 Indonesia: 1965-66 (450,000); East Timor, Papua, Aceh etc, 1969-present (200,000)
400,000 Somalia, 1991-present
300,000 Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Turkey, 1980s-1990s
300,000 Iraq, 1970-2003 (Saddam against minorities)
250,000 Syria Civil War 2011-
200,000 Algeria: between Islamists and the government 1991-2006
175,000 Serbia against Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, 1991-1999
140,000 Russia against Chechnya, 1994-present
150,000 Lebanon civil war, 1975-90
140,000 Kuwait War, 1990-91
130,000 Philippines: 1946-54 (10,000); 1972-present (120,000)
130,000 Burma/Myanmar, 1948-present
100,000 North Yemen, 1962-70
100,000 Sierra Leone, 1991-present
100,000 Albania, 1945-91 (own people)
80,000 Iran, 1978-79 (revolution)
75,000 Iraq, 2003-present (domestic)
50,000 Tajikistan, 1992-96 (secularists against Islamists)
50,000 Guinea, 1958-84
45,000 Muslim soldiers, Arab-Israeli wars 1948-present
40,000 Chad, 1982-90
26,000 Kashmir independence, 1989-present
25,000 Jordan government vs. Palestinians, 1970-71 (Black September)
20,000 Syria, 1982 (against Islamists in Hama)
16,000 Morocco: war in Western Sahara, 1975-present (16,000)
10,000 South Yemen, 1986 (civil war)
Figures from Wikipedia.
- Iran's Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi'ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran - Andrew G. Bostom
- Icon Of Evil: Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islan - David G. Dalin & John F. Rothmann
- Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang - Jillian Becker