By Ron Jager
Islam cannot conceive of itself as a minority in a secular State. Violent Islamists, an active and determined minority of Muslims, refuse integration. In Europe, they not only intend to keep their Islamic identity, but to Islamize the non-practicing and convert by force the natives of the host country that they inhabit. As the Belgian people, and the whole of the Western Europe, wake up to the growing threat of radical Islam, it is clear that the European Union’s comfort-zone has come to an end. The people of Europe are asking themselves, how and why they have so willingly allowed themselves to be blinded to the point of not seeing the proliferation and threat of radical Islam throughout the streets and towns of Europe.
Ever since the day of Napoleon's landing upon the shores of Egypt at the very end of the 18th Century bringing the modern era to the Middle East, Islam has been unable to free itself from the shackles of inferiority and self-destructive primal rage that typifies the hatred of Western civilization by modern day radical Islamists.
Now is the time to consider what makes an Islamic terrorist so barbaric and so hateful of Westerners that they have no reservations about blowing-up and murdering infants, children, women and men as they go about their daily chores. These terror attacks are reminiscent of the indiscriminate killing of Jews and Christians alike before and during the Holocaust. The Islamic terror wave that stalks Europeans to be murdered for no other reason than their Western identity has its roots in Islamic-Nazi ideologies established during the years prior to the Holocaust in Europe. Yet, rather than expose the similarities between Nazi ideology and the Radical Islamic incitement to murder Europeans, the international media chooses to report on the Islamic terror wave exclusively through the prism of a multicultural-politically correct terminology that refuses to demand of Islam to be accountable and take responsible action against the inherent radicalism that so many Muslim young adults have adopted and identify with.
For the Islamic suicide terrorists who blow themselves up, premeditated murder has become a tool for redemption. This current Islamic terror wave can trace its roots to the link between Nazism and the nascent radical Islamic movement during the years prior to World War II. For example, in a Nazi directive of 1943: "The extermination of Jewry throughout the world is the precondition for an enduring peace." Such a statement is remarkably similar, if not identical, to Islamic religious leaders then and now who proclaim at every opportunity that Jews and Christians must be wiped out for Muslims to become Martyrs and reach heaven. A common thread unifies the desire for the total destruction of those that do not accept the Nazi ideology of the past or the Islamist ideology of today; hence the validity of the term Islamo-Nazism. The Nazis spoke of “redemptive anti-Semitism,” namely a form of anti-Semitism that explains all in the world and offer a form of “redemption” by exterminating the Jews. Radical Islamic religious leaders provide the same rationale for murdering non-Muslims: their murder is a bridge that martyrs (Shahid) must cross to reach heaven.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini in Mandatory Palestine played leading roles in inculcating the spirit of Nazism into Muslim consciousness. Nazis found refuge after the end of World War II and continued their activities in exile in the Arab world, mainly Egypt. Academicians throughout the world are aware of the Islamic-Nazi connection knowing the historical consequences of redemptive anti-Semitism and its current manifestation in Islamic thinking and Islam as a religion. Yet, rather than exposing this indisputable historical fact, they lend their support to perpetuate the false belief that Islamic newcomers to Europe can be integrated and accept the norms, values, and principles of Western society.
The fact that since 9/11, the hatred of the West has reached truly epidemic proportions in the Islamic world has been also been downplayed or ignored by academicians, politicians, and opinion makers in the media. Overlooked as well in the history books is the fact that about 100,000 European Muslims fought on the Nazi side in World War II. They included two Bosnian Muslim Waffen SS Divisions, an Albanian Waffen SS Division in Kosovo and Western Macedonia, the Waffengruppe der-SS Krim formations consisting of Chechen Muslims from Chechnya, and other Muslim formations in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Islamic Anti-Semitism has long been recognized as the Arab world’s prominent vehicle for the hatred of the Jews. From Islamic academics teaching that Judaism permits murder and rape of non-Jews, to religious leaders teaching that Islam demands the extermination of Jews, Islamic redemptive anti-Semitism is a compelling force driving hatred and terror. Jews are depicted as the archetypal force of evil throughout history. Jews are said to be responsible for all the world’s problems: wars, financial crises, even the spreading of AIDS. In short, Jews are a danger to humanity.
While this paradigm has been used by Nazis before, the Islamists take it a step further, turning the demonization of Jews into the basis for Palestinian denial of Israel’s right to exist and a central component of Islamic thinking and Islamic religious identity. The Anti-Semitic oppression, persecution and expulsions suffered by Jews throughout history are presented as the legitimate self-defense responses of the Nazis then and the Islamic nations of the world today. The ongoing Islamic terror wave in Europe is a testament of the transformation of the Nazis’ redemptive anti-Semitism to an Islamic need to murder innocent non-Muslims for eternal redemption in heaven.
Radical Islam has created a false and deceptive reality that will sooner than later crumble and implode. Over the past five years we have all witnessed how quickly Arab leaders throughout the Middle East have had to flee from their own people due to the eruption of rage and hatred by Muslim believers. The true narrative of the Middle East is that no Islamic state genuinely respects human rights. No Islamic state hosts a responsible media. No Islamic society fully respects the rights of women or minorities, and no Islamic government has ever accepted public responsibility for its own shortcomings. Blame of Jews and the West has become the opiate of the Muslim world.
Thus is born the obsessive campaign to demonize and de-legitimize all members of Western societies, Jews and Christians alike. Only by spreading the word and exposing the historically lethal link between Nazism and Islamic terror, the modern torchbearers of redemptive anti-Semitism, can we regain the moral high ground in defending Western civilization against the global tsunami of Islamic terror throughout the world.