1.The Jews claim they are the “chosen” people of God. Despite being persecuted by the European Christians who accused them of the crucifixion of Christ; despite being forced to live in ghettoes in Europe, despite having to endure periodical massacres (pogroms) by Europeans, the Jews never ceased to believe that they are superior beings who are the chosen people of God.
2.The Jews are Semitic people. So are the Arabs. But today the Jews behave as if they are the only Semitic people. They accused everyone of being anti-Semitic if they criticised the Jews or accuses them of wrong doings. For whatever they do, however criminal it may be they would accuse their detractors as being anti-Semitic.
3.In this free world we can accuse anyone of anything and it is tolerated because it is part of freedom of speech. But the Jews may not be a criticised in any way without the critic being labelled “anti-Semitic”. And many European countries support this view to the extent of jailing anyone accused of being anti-Semitic.
4.Clearly the Jews think of themselves as special beings who are privileged to the point of being above condemnation or even criticism.
5.Their present behaviour confirms this arrogance. They do what they wish even when the world considers their deeds as criminal, inhuman even. Currently they are engaged in killing hundreds of the people in Gaza and razing their cities to the ground. Hospitals, schools and private dwellings have been bombed and rocketed.
6. The world may condemn this inhuman acts but the Jews don’t care. They announce their intention to kill more people and devastate the Gaza strip.
7.When the Europeans took Palestinian land to create the state of Israel, they clearly stated that the rights of the Arab people within the new state must be respected.
8.The Jews just ignored this injunction and simply seized all Arab land and properties in Israel including houses and farms. Through violent attacks and massacres e.g. at Deir Yassin, they forced the Palestinian Arabs to flee their land. They then claim the Arabs left freely.
9.For more than 60 years these refugees have been forced to live in refugee settlements. No compensations have been paid for the expropriation of their property. They are not allowed to return and live in the Jewish State. This is racism at its worse.
10.Not satisfied with the seized Palestinian land which the UN made into the state of Israel, the Israelis occupied Palestinian land outside Israel. They built fortified settlements exclusively for themselves; another act unprecedented in the history of the nations of the world.
11.They built roads through Palestinian lands which no Palestinian may use. They built high walls through Palestinians villages, breaking them up so that the Palestinians cannot visit their own friends and relatives living on the other side of the wall. They did not allow the Palestinians to have a Palestinian nation. They can only be a Palestinian Authority. And the Europeans endorse this overbearing arrogance.
12.They laid siege to the Gaza strip so that food and medicines and building materials cannot be sent to the aid of the Gaza people after the bombings and rocketing by the Israel military forces. Ships trying to supply Gaza with their needs are seized in International waters and forced to sail to Israel where their cargo is confiscated. Frequently the ships are attacked by the Israelis navy outside Israeli waters and aid workers are shot and killed.
13.Israel has more than ten thousand Palestinians in custody at any time for alleged anti-Israel activities. No charges and no trial have been instituted. The length of the detention is not stated.
14.Periodically should the Palestinians capture an Israel soldier, Israel would offer to release a few hundred of these detainees in exchange for the Israel soldier. But very quickly new Palestinians are arrested so that they can be used in exchange for captured soldiers.
15.If in frustration the Palestinian send in suicide bombers or fire rockets to retaliate against Israeli atrocities, they would ensure the Palestinians pay a high price. They would send in their military forces to destroy Palestinian villagers and kill hundreds of innocent Palestinians, men, women, children the old and the sick.
16.Currently after the alleged killing of three Israeli students by unknown persons, Israel bombarded the Gaza strip with aerial bombs and rockets. Hospitals, schools and private houses are destroyed. More than 500 people have been killed and thousands injured. The hospitals where the injured are taken to are rocketed by Israel without any consideration for the sick who cannot flee.
17.The message for the world seems to be that Israel and Israelis are sacred and anyone touching them would have to pay a price a hundred times more than that inflicted on Israelis.
18.All these things the Israeli are doing are against International law, against morality, against human rights. They are criminals in every law of the civilised world.
19.But the Israeli Jews do this with impunity. They have the whole of America and Europe behind them. They are the chosen people of God and they are above any laws, any moral code, any human values.
20.When Jews were persecuted by the Nazis in Germany they seek the sympathy and support of the world. But their sufferings have taught them nothing, have not made them understand the pain of suffering. Instead they are now behaving worse than Nazis, not caring at all for the sufferings and deaths they inflict upon others.
21.The Europeans and the Americans created this monster and they care not for the atrocities committed by it. They will continue to support Israel even if the Israelis commit genocide, kill all the Arabs. This is their way to atone for all their treatment of the Jews in the past.
The Jews should really be venting their spite on the Germans and other Europeans. But they are too smart. Killing Arabs is easier and more fun.
While we celebrate the Gaza ceasefire, let us not be deceived. Let us not be rocked back to sleep. Palestinians continue to live without basic human rights in an apartheid state, where they are systemically humiliated, tortured and killed. This is not only a Muslim cause. This is a human cause. We must continue to boycott, spread awareness, and demand an end to US-sponsored state terrorism. We must continue to make duaa for Gaza and all oppressed people. And we must continue to struggle against our own inner monsters, against the oppressor inside us. Against the parts of ourselves that rebel against Allah. Because the liberation of Gaza is promised.
But first, you and I need to change. -Yasmin Mogahed