Malaysia is in the forefront of countries expressing national hatred against Jews and Israel
WEDNESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2013 05:58
Malaysia has never had a direct dispute with Israel but the government encourages its citizens to hate Israel and Jews. Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and the infamous "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" are on prominent display at the Malaysian capital's International Airport. This hatred of Jews takes place in a country that is 7, 612 km (4,729 miles) away from Israel in South Asia.Although Malaysia currently has no Jewish population, the country has become an example of a phenomenon called*“Anti-Semitism without Jews."Malaysia's tiny Jewish community never numbered more than a couple of hundred in its prime. By the 1970s, that fragile community had vanished. This means that few Malaysians have ever even met a Jewish person.
So given Malaysia’s history of anti-Semitism, it was no surprise that its Prime Minister Najib Razak was the second head of government after Qatar to visit the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Jan. 22, 2013. Both Qatar and Malaysia have maintained a dialogue with the terrorist organization Hamas whose founding charter calls for the destruction of Israel.After the welcoming ceremony, Najib laid the foundation stone of the new Hamas Prime Minister's office. The old office was destroyed in an Israeli bombing last November. He also visited the site of the Malaysian-funded school in Gaza, Al-Madrasah Al-Malaziah.
Highlight of Najib’s*visit*was a meeting with the family of Ahmed Jabari, who was killed on November 14, 2012 at the start of Operation Pillar of Defense. Jabari was the Hamas military chief and had directed dozens of terrorist strikes against Israeli civilians.Malaysia has a long history of anti-Semitic acts. In 1984, the New York Philharmonic*cancelled*a visit to the country because the government demanded that a composition by Ernest Bloch, a Swiss born American Jewish composer, who died in 1959, be eliminated from their program because the selection chosen was based on Hebrew melodies.In 1986, then Prime-Minister Mahathir charged "Zionists" and Jews with attempting to destabilize the country through allegedly Jewish-controlled media. He subsequently banned The Asia Wall Street Journal for three months describing the publication as "Jewish owned."In 1992, Liverpool Football Club had to cancel a match in Malaysia after an Israeli football player on the team, Ronny Rosenthal, was refused permission to play in Malaysia.In March 1994, the government prohibited the screening of Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List on the ground that it was an anti-German propaganda film aimed at winning support for Jews.In 2003, the prime minister’s political party gave delegates to the United Malays National Organization copies of Henry Ford’s anti-Semitic book from the 1920s, The International Jew, a favorite of Hitler, which has been translated into Bahasa Malay.On July 21, 2011, Chelsea Football Club was invited to Malaysia for a 'friendly' match at the National Stadium. But Chelsea's midfielder Yossi Benayoun is an Israeli, and had anti-Semitic abuse directed at him.On July.20, 2011, the Utusan Malaysia daily, a Malaysian government-backed newspaper*accused*foreign Jewish groups of planning to take advantage of current calls for reform in the Southeast Asian country to push their own agenda, adding that “the Jews will find ways to destroy our prosperity and well-being.”
In March 2012, the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department sent out an official*sermon*to be read in all mosques, stating that “Muslims must understand Jews are the main enemy to Muslims as proven by their egotistical behavior and murders performed by them." “The honour of al-Quds and the al-Aqsa mosque must be defended by all Muslims as it is holy land that is blessed,” the sermon added.
On Sept. 21, 2012, about 3 000 Muslims marched on the US embassy in Malaysia,*burning*an American flag topped with the Jewish Star of David, over a US-made blasphemous 13-minute anti-Islam YouTube film.
Explanations for Malaysian Anti-Semitism
1. Foreign Policy directed at obtaining support from Muslim worldMalaysia’s anti-Israel actions began after its independence in 1957, and especially after 1965, in reaction to the hostility of Indonesia, which characterized Malaysia as a neocolonialist creation dependent on British bayonets.Malaysia’s leaders took steps to improve the country’s image, especially in the Afro-Asian world. To win Arab and especially Egyptian sympathy, Malaysia developed a*policy*of “Muslim solidarity” and made every effort to appear as a Muslim country. Meanwhile, various Malaysian figures made anti-Israeli declarations and opposed Israel in both bilateral and international contexts.
2. Anti-Semitism of former Prime-Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Another reason for the development of such virulent Jew hatred in Malaysia was the*influence*of*Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth prime minister, who dominated his nation for 22 years from 1981 to 2003. His political career spanned almost 40 years.During Mahathir's tenure as Prime Minister, Malaysia experienced rapid modernization and economic growth, and his government initiated a series of bold infrastructure projects. Mahathir, however, as a radical Muslim, was severely anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic and gave Malaysia’s foreign policy a negative tone toward Israel. He accused his critics of being agents of Zionism and attributed to Zionists the goals of undermining Malaysia's integrity and trying to destroy Islam.His book The Malay Dilemma, written in 1969 in the wake of Malay-Chinese riots, manifests his racist outlook. In this generally anti-Chinese work, Mahathir maintained that races are distinguished not only by ethnic origin but also by many other characteristics. The Jews, for example, not only have hooked noses but also an instinctive understanding of finances. Jewish stinginess and financial wizardry gained them the economic control of Europe and provoked anti-Semitism which waxed and waned throughout Europe through the ages."Dr. Mahathir not only posited the rather localized Israel-Palestine conflict as a conflict between all Jews and the entire Muslim world but also urged the whole Muslim world to get united and find ways to defeat the Jews. Since Hitler, probably no other national leader expressed Anti-Semitism as viciously and bluntly as did Mahathir – a statesman of towering stature in the Muslim world.In the 1990s, Mahathir used the Malaysian news agency, Bernama, to accuse Australian Jewry of conspiring to topple him. In July 1997, during a severe financial crisis, Mahathir was convinced it was caused by the Jewish financier George Soros dealing in Malaysian currency. He attributed the collapse of the Malaysian ringgit to a conspiracy of Jews against a prosperous Muslim state: "The Jews robbed the Palestinians of everything, but in Malaysia they could not do so, hence they do this, depress the ringgit." "We are Moslems, and the Jews are not happy to see Moslems progress."On October 16, 2003, shortly before he stepped down as prime minister, Mahathir said at a Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Putrajaya near Kuala Lumpur: The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million [during the Holocaust]. But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong…. they have now gained control of the most powerful countries. And they, this tiny community, have become a world power.We [Muslims] are actually very strong; 1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews. There must be a way. And we can only find a way if we stop to think, to assess our weakness and our strength, to plan, to strategize and then to counter attack.In a speech on January 21, 2010 to the Conference for the Support of Al-Quds, Mahathir said: "Jews had always been a problem in European countries. They had been confined in ghettos and periodically massacred. But they still remained and still thrived and held whole governments to ransom. ... Even after their massacre by the Nazis in Germany, they survived to be a source of even greater problems to the world...The Holocaust failed as a final solution.”
On November 21, 2012, speaking at the 'Malaysians condemn unjust war in Gaza' event at the Putra World Trade Centre Mahathir Mohamad*said: "They (Israelis) have broken every law possible and shown no remorse over the innocent lives of civilians that have perished in this war. The people in the Middle East are now more threatened and terrified than anyone else." At the event, Dr Mahathir presented a cheque for RM100,000 from PGPF to Prof Paola Manduca, who received it on behalf of the Medical Aid of Palestine, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).In his blog in September 2012, following the Israeli court’s decision declaring the state blameless in the death of American activist Rachel Corrie, Mahathir wrote: “I am glad to be labeled anti-Semitic [...] How can I be otherwise, when the Jews who so often talk of the horrors they suffered during the Holocaust show the same Nazi cruelty and hard-heartedness towards not just their enemies but even towards their allies should any try to stop the senseless killing of their Palestinian enemies."
3. Influence of extreme Islamist views about Jews
The Quran and Sunnah of the prophet are themselves*sources*of rabid Anti-Semitism. The Quran has few kind words for Jews. Verse 5:82 is typical of Quranic teachings on Jews, and states, "You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews..."From the 1970s onwards, a clear process of Islamic*radicalization*has been underway — Muslims are become more pious, or at least make more of a show of it by wearing hijabs, tudongs and other Islamic garb, and attending mosque more often. Additionally, the growing Islamification is increasing the numbers of Muslims in Malaysia through procreation, conversion, immigration, and compelling non Muslims to leave. A dominant aspect in this radicalization has been to further connect Malaysia to the Palestinian issue and an increase in the anti-Semitic atmosphere.
Another source for Islamic anti-Semitism is to be found in the abundance of*Dajjal-related literature, which can be found in book shops and booths across Malaysia. This literature relates to an apocalyptic prophecy about the emergence of Dajjal, a false prophet considered to be "the Jewish King," whose coming will incite Armageddon. Dajjal signifies the ultimate evil under Islamic belief. The Jewish King is to rule the earth a mere 40 days until Allah's true messenger will defeat and destroy him and all his followers, leaving only Muslims to walk the earth.According to Islamic oral tradition, upon Dajjal's arrival, an army of 70,000 Jews from Iran's Ispahan will follow him. The uncompromising prophecy ignores the fact that Iran currently boasts only 20,000 Jews. Nevertheless, according to Muslim scholars, Dajjal is undoubtedly Jewish, or as they put it: "The son of a Jewish mother." Some even argue that he was already born and is residing in the Jewish State.Many clerics argue that Dajjal’s coming is correlated with conflicts in the Middle East: Prediction of a nuclear war between Iran and Israel; Jewish domination of the Temple Mount and the expulsion of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock; revolution in the Arab world; the suffering of Muslims by the hands of Christians and Jews. On top of everything, recent natural disasters – from massive earthquakes to floods in Southeast Asia – are perceived as omens for nearing fulfillment of the apocalyptic prophecy.
4. Islamic Malaysian confrontation with Chinese minority and Christianity and not with Jews
Anti-Jewish perceptions in Malaysia are also linked to a political atmosphere of general xenophobia by the country’s Muslim majority – though it comprises only 60.3% of the population –against the Chinese, Indian, and Christian minorities. As of 2010, almost a quarter of the population self-identifies as "Chinese" and 7.1% are Indians. Christians make up 9.1% of the population of Malaysia.Constitutionally, one must be a Muslim to be Malay in Malaysia. The rationale for this is that Islam is considered intrinsic to Malay ethnic identity. Therefore, technically, a Muslim of any race who practices Malay customs and culture can be considered a Malay and allocated privileged status in the form of the Bumiputra rights stipulated in the constitution.While freedom of religion is enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution, it also provides that Islam is the religion of the country. Strenuous efforts are made to appear that the country is a ‘harmonious’ mixture of various belief systems but this is based on the assumption that Islam must remain culturally and politically dominant. On September 29, 2001, the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, declared that the country was an Islamic state (negara Islam).Since Islam is the official state religion, it enjoys all sorts of official and unofficial privileges, such as lavish state-built mosques, massive taxpayer-funded proselytization programmes for Muslims, sprawling Government-run Islamic universities, a distinct pro-Islamic and pro-jihad tilt in the state-owned and influenced media, and more.Ever since the independence, there has been an*affirmative action*program for Malays. Preferential placement for ethnic Malays has resulted in 95% of all new intakes are Malays for the army, hospital nurses, police, and other government institutions. As of 2004, only 7% of all government servants are ethnic Chinese, a drop from 30% in 1960. All eight of the directors of the national petroleum company, Petronas, are Malays, and only 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese. Additionally, 95% of all government contracts are awarded to ethnic Malays and companies are required to employ at least 30 percent Malays.Malays are given preferential treatment for cheap loans and discounted blocs of stock in big companies. Public universities are required to reserve at least 60 percent of their openings for natives. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to send the country's native population — or "sons of the soil" — to leading universities in the United States, Britain and Australia.There has never been a large Jewishcommunity*in Malaysia. Following the British Empire's mid-19th century conquest of the emirates that would later create the Federation of Malaya, a few merchant families from Iraq, India, and China settled in the multicultural port-cities Melaka and George Town.The original Penang Jewish community ceased to exist with the death of Mordecai (Mordy) David Mordecai on July 15, 2011. The rest of the Penang Jews have either embraced Christianity or else have emigrated to other countries.
Penang's 82-year-old synagogue, located on 28, Nagore Road, closed down in 1976 as the community could no longer fulfill the minyan, a quorum of ten or more male Jews assembled for purposes of fulfilling a public religious obligation. Jahudi Road (or Jew Road) in Penang, where the majority of the Penang Jewish population stayed, has since been renamed Jalan Zainal Abidin.
The Penang Jewish Cemetery, established in 1805, is believed to be the oldest single Jewish cemetery in the country. The oldest Jewish tombstone is dated 9 July 1835. There are approximately 107 graves located in the cemetery, with the most recent tombstone dated 2011, incidentally the grave of the last ethnic Jew on the island.Trade with Israel was officially banned in 1974 — but goes on nevertheless, through covert*arrangements*with third countries. In particular, it is MNC or Multinational Companies that use Israel subsidiaries to supply their manufacturing companies in Malaysia.Indeed, it is Israel's Intel factory that sends semi-manufactured computer chips from its processing plant in Kiryat Gat to Intel Malaysia's plants in Penang and Kulim for finishing. This accounted for some 98% of Israel's exports to Malaysia between 1999 and 2002. Intel Penang is home to a high-tech campus with 10 buildings; including one of Intel's largest assembly and test sites and a design and development center.While Christianity in Malaysia is practiced by 9.1% of the population (2000 census), most of whom come from indigenous groups in the Borneo island states of Sabah and Sarawak, there are intensive efforts by the government to limit its influence and growth.Malaysian Christians have been the one group to find a serious*problem*with the government’s anti-Israel actions since they consider themselves as Christians to have strong spiritual ties to Israel. And then there is also the commandment for believers to bless, and not to curse, Israel. It was not until November 28, 2012 that Malaysia removed quotas and other restrictions on Christians making their pilgrimage to Jerusalem.New church construction is heavilydiscouraged, and it takes years if not decades for new churches to be approved and built. And they must be built in a ‘low profile’ manner if they are allowed to be built at all. For an example of this, consider one Catholic church in Malaysia which took 28 years to construct and was finally completed in 2005.In 2002 the government*banned*the Bible in Malay (Alkitab) and in Iban (Bup Kudus). The ban has since been rescinded. Most Christians in Malaysia, however, put a standard disclaimer on literature and advertisements stating "For non-Muslims only".A total of 10 churches were*attacked*or vandalized since the December 31, 2009 decision in Malaysia vs. The Herald, a controversial court decision holding government regulations prohibiting non-Muslim publications from using the word 'Allah' to be unconstitutional.Even though Muslims may proselytize, it is almost impossible to proselytize Muslims by members of other religions. Malaysia is a federation comprising thirteen states and three federal territories, with proselytizing Muslims prohibited in 10 of the 13 states (i.e. excepting Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territories) and can lead to lengthy jail sentences and many strokes of the rotan (whipping).Those showing interest in the Christian faith are usually sent either by the police or their family members to state funded Faith Rehabilitation Centres where they are counseled to remain faithful to Islam.Actual conversions to Christianity are only possible in Negeri Sembilan state; no other state allows Muslims to officially convert. In five states — Perak, Malacca, Sabah, Terengganu, and Pahang — conversion is a criminal offense which can be punished by a fine or jail term. In Pahang, convicted converts may also be punished with up to six strokes of the cane.The case of Lina Joy demonstrates thebarriers*placed on conversion to Christianity. Lina Joy, who was born Azalina Jailani, converted from Islam to Christianity, arguing that it came under her right to freedom of religion under Article 11 of the Constitution of Malaysia. However, like all other Malaysians, she has her religion listed on her identity card that all Malaysians, by law, must carry on their persons at all times.She first approached the National Registration Department (NRD) in February 1997, seeking permission to change her name to Lina Joy, and also her religious status. The application was rejected in August 1997 on the grounds that the Sharia Court had not granted permission for her to renounce Islam. In 1998, the NRD allowed the name change, but refused to change the religious status on her identity card.Joy appealed against this decision in the High Court, arguing that she should not be subject to sharia law, having converted to Christianity. In April 2001, Judge Datuk Faiza Tamby Chik ruled that she could not change her religious identity, because ethnic Malays are defined as Muslims under the Constitution. Joy then took her case to the Court of Appeal. On 19 September 2005, the court ruled in a 2–1 majority decision against Joy.Joy further appealed to the Federal Court of Malaysia, the highest court and the court of last resort in Malaysia. On May 30, 2007, the Federal Court, in a 2–1 decision, dismissed Joy's appeal. The Court's panel ruled that only the Sharia Court had the power to allow Joy to remove her religious designation of Islam from her national identity card. The non Muslim judge was the sole dissenting voice on the panel.In the aftermath Lina Joy dropped from public view altogether and it is believed that she left the country for safer (non Muslim) shores. She could also have been thrown into a government ‘religious purification centre’ for ‘treatment’.
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Mossad’s Passport Thieves, the Malaysian Airlines Crash, and Global Terror Attacks
Mossad’s Passport Thieves, the Malaysian Airlines Crash, and Global Terror Attacks
Regarding terror attacks in airports or on airplanes Mossad is the likely culprit. 911, though not involving actual planes but surely involving airport security, was theirs, as were both the shoe and underwear faux bombings.Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was most likely brought down as a result of a terrorist attack by the Mossad. Such an attack is standard Mossad operations. It was this entity which was responsible for the PAN AM Lockerbie crash, perpetrated by remote control detonation of an explosive device. That bombing was wrongly blamed, maliciously so, on a Libyan espionage agent in full cooperation with secretive Israeli and Zionist mole, Muammar Qaddafi.Terror is being regarded as the most likely cause of the crash and regarding this, the placement of a bomb that could be detonated by remote control or through some other nefarious means is being seriously considered:Investigators are checking the identity of four passengers on missing Flight MH370, but have not yet determined if the plane was downed by an attack, the country’s transport minister said on Sunday“All the four names are with me,” Hishamuddin Hussein, who is also defence minister, told reporters.He confirmed that Malaysian investigators had met counterparts from the U.S. FBI, and said the investigation was focusing on the entire passenger manifest.However, as is usual, it is Islaam and Muslim groups which are being blamed, even though a goodly portion of the passengers were Muslims, as the flight originated in a primarily Muslim land. The blaming of the impossible upon Islaamic people, citing links to al-Qaeda, is standard operating procedure of the Mossad:Former Army soldier Colonel Richard Kemp says the possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had been attacked by terrorists must be given serious consideration.Col Kemp, a former*head of counter-terrorism for the Joint Intelligence Committee and chairman of Cobra, said: “The possibility of this being a terror attack has to be seriously considered.“Two passengers appeared to be travelling on stolen passports and there was no distress signal.“We have seen recent terror attacks in China itself.“We know the Uighurs minority have terrorist links.“They are Muslim separatist militants and for quite a long time have carried out terrorist attacks.“Only last weekend they were blamed for the knife attack at a station in Yunnan province, which left 29 dead.“It is not beyond the bounds of possibility these people could be involved in the latest incident – either the Uighurs themselves or others seeking to support them.“This group is known to have links with al-Qaeda – and we know that Islamist terrorists remain obsessed*with attacks carried out by aircraft.Corner of the mouth Kemp, the man who runs cover for the Israeli murderers, like the ones who committed 911, blaming it on “obsessed” Muslims? Who can trust this liar-in-chief and agent of world Jewry?
Two on missing Malaysia flight used stolen European passports
Italian and Austrian men, listed as passengers on Malaysian Airlines flight, had passports stolen in Thailand.
By*The Associated Press, Reutersand*DPAPublished 05:13 09.03.14Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed Saturday that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.A passenger manifest issued by Malaysia Airlines after itsplane went missing off the Vietnamese coast*with 227 passengers and 12 crew included the names of Christian Kozel, 30, from Austria, and Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Italy.Neither European was on the plane, which disappeared Saturday less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, officials said. The Italian was traveling in Thailand and the Austrian was located by police in his native country.The father of the Italian man told The Associated Press that his son's passport had been stolen a year and a half ago while traveling in Thailand."He deposited it with rental car agency, and when he returned the car it was gone," Walter Maraldi said by telephone from his home in the northern Emilia-Romagna region.Walter Maraldi said authorities could not tell him whether the stolen passport or a counterfeit copy was used by a passenger to board the aircraft.The father said his son Luigi Maraldi, 37, called his parents from Thailand to tell them he was fine after hearing news reports that an Italian with his name was on board the missing airplane.Meanwhile, Maraldi's mother told Reuters her son's passport had been lost, presumed stolen, in Phuket in 2013."He lost his passport in Thailand, and he reported it to the authorities... Maybe the one who stole it came to a bad end, we don't know, they have to investigate," Renata Lucchi, the mother of 37-year-old Luigi Maraldi, told Reuters.Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss confirmed that a name listed on the manifest matches an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand. Weiss would not confirm the Austrian traveler's identity."We have no information on who might have stolen the passport," Weiss said.The Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "It's interesting that there were two cases on the same plane but we just know that our Austrian was not on board."Someone used a document to get on the plane. But whoever used that, we have nothing to say about that, we don't know, that would be for the authorities to look into," he said.Late Saturday it was reported that the United States is sending FBI agents and experts to help investigate the jet's disappearance.According to the LA Times, FBI agents will help review video from the Kuala Lumpur airport for images of departing passengers that can be checked in the bureau's vast counter-terrorism database.At least three US citizens, and an infant who could be a US citizen, were on board the plane. "This gives us entree" to the case, the official told the LA Times, speaking on condition of anonymity.The disclosure that two people on board were travelling on stolen passports raised questions about a possible terrorist attack, but US intelligence officials earlier told US media that stolen passports "don't necessarily say to us that this was a terrorism act."On Sunday it was reported that Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports.Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said a security official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said.