Updated: Aug 24, 2020
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
In response to an article and YouTube video titled, Peace in the Middle East by Pat Condell, I must say that his opening sentence stating, "This is harsh but the truth needs to be put out", is anything but truth. As a matter of fact, his so-called truth is a raging inferno of fear mongering and excuses. (See http://www.political-discussion.com/2019/01/if-islam-is-religion-of-peace-why-is.html?fbclid=IwAR3K6-K6EhvShYvUHTfB5bh39SYpPRjdFXvcEBnQh9RuyNLKnBFM0car9lw)
Condell's attempt to redirect blame from the Israeli government's severe and discriminatory restrictions on the Palestinians’ human rights, by casting blame on the Palestinian people for their reactions to such atrocities, reveals his deep-rooted disdain for Muslim people.
The Israeli Government continues to restrict the movement of people and goods in and out of the Gaza Strip; facilitating the unlawful transfer of Israeli citizens to settlements in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian people have had their land, homes, and communities overrun by an Israeli army that is equipped with state of the art weaponry, while Palestinians fight to defend themselves, with knives, slingshots, rocks, Molotov cocktails, and occasional rockets that are launched in desperation.
Condell says, "The Muslims who call themselves Palestinians are waging a Jihad war against Israel".
Yes, they are, and rightly so. I would question Condell about what he would do if invaders were to break into his home, and began killing his family members, and raping his wife and daughters? Is it wrong for people to stand up and fight against oppression and injustice?
The Qur'an says;
"And slay them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. But if they cease, Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression and there prevail justice and faith in Allah; but if they cease let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression."
Surah Al-Baqara 2:191-193
Condell claims that the Western world has abandoned Israel and is standing in solidarity with the Muslims. On what planet is that taking place? It most assuredly isn't this one!
Condell says; "The UN is silent when Muslims who call themselves Palestinians attack Israel but scream when Israel defends itself. Israel, like any other country has a right to defend itself."
The hypocrisy in Condell’s claims are truly disgusting. He cries for sympathy by stating that the Israelis (The Oppressors) have a right to defend themselves against the Palestinians (The Oppressed), while it is the Palestinians who have had their land overrun by foreign invaders with far superior weapons and body armor! There is no way that anyone with an ounce of concern for truth and justice, would ever make such a lopsided statement. This reminds me of a quote by Malcom X which parallels the obvious intentions behind Pat Condell’s article.
Malcom X says;
"If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people that are being oppressed and loving the people that are doing the oppressing."
Note the following quote from the website Human Rights Watch ;
"Israeli forces stationed on the Israeli side of the fences separating Gaza and Israel responded to demonstrations for Palestinian rights on the Gaza side with excessive lethal force. Between March 30 and November 19, security forces killed 189 Palestinian demonstrators, including 31 children and 3 medical workers, and wounded more than 5,800 with live fire. Demonstrators threw rocks and “Molotov cocktails,” used slingshots to hurl projectiles, and launched kites bearing incendiary materials, which caused significant property damage to nearby Israeli communities, and, in at least one instance, fired towards soldiers. Officers repeatedly fired on protesters who posed no imminent threat to life, pursuant to expansive open-fire orders from senior officials that contravene international human rights law standards. In May, the United Nations Human Rights Council set-up a commission of inquiry to investigate the events in Gaza, with a view to identifying those responsible, including in the chain of command, and ensuring accountability."
Yes, the UN is concerned with the "Muslims that call themselves Palestinians”, as Condell puts it, and they should be. But the efforts to stop the human rights violations being committed by Israel have been miniscule to say the least. The UN is turning a blind eye to the issues in Gaza, because it is Israel committing them. It seems the limited discussions by the UN are simply a means to save face. The UN response has been extremely slow and nearly nonexistent, as Palestinians fight to survive, while facing a never-ending threat.
Why shouldn't the Muslims call themselves Palestinians, when they are one and the same? Pat Condell making an issue about that implies that the Muslims are just calling themselves by another name in order to hide their identity. This again is another tactic used in fear mongering. It is an effort to make people think that "those bad people over there" are trying to sneak up on "us good people over here", in an "Us VS Them" game of cat and mouse. I have addressed this issue in depth in my book, Consider Islam: Disproving the Patriots of Propaganda, by stating the following;
"In 1991, the FBI supposedly came across a document by the “Muslim Brotherhood” titled Explanatory Memorandum. Afterwards, former federal prosecutor and writer for National Review and author of the book The Grand Jihad, Andrew McCarthy, spoke about the document saying: “Islamic supremacists mean us grave harm. We are understandably preoccupied with the fact that violent Jihadists are taking aim at our lives, but we should not let the immediacy and horrors of that threat obscure the fact that the Islamist Movement is taking aim at our way of life, and the movement’s intellectual leaders is the Muslims Brotherhood.”
The purpose of that statement was to draw attention to, not only a physical threat by this Muslim Brotherhood group, but also to imply that a silent and passive “Jihad” was taking place as well. People were led to believe that Muslims were attacking on all fronts in all out warfare, even though the only signs of those attacks were in news broadcasts."
In his article, Pat Condell goes on and on about the use of the word, Islamophobia, to imply that it is a newly coined term utilized to label people who have a genuine criticism of Islam. But in fact, the word “Islamophobia” has been in existence for decades. The earliest recorded use of the word in the English language was in 1923 to quote the French word, Islamophobie, found in a thesis published by Alain Quellien in 1910. In his thesis, he describes Islamophobia as being, "a prejudice against Islam that is widespread among the peoples of Western and Christian civilization."
The word, "Phobia", is defined as; "An irrational fear or aversion to something".
Pat Condell presents himself as the epitome of someone who lives in fear. He lives in fear of Islam, and he wants others to believe that they should live in fear as well. There are many like him. They spend valuable time inciting others to hate, and it is those people that I strive against in Jihad, in order to defend Muslims all over the world who have been labeled as the enemy, and who are targets of oppression.
Muslims have a right to fight in defense of self, and the community, as long as we do not become the oppressors. Defending oneself and the community in the face of danger is actually an obligation for Muslims. That is Sharia. That is Jihad. I commend the Canadian Government for implementing Motion M-103 in condemning Islamophobia. Pat Condell speaks as if Motion M-103 is irrational, but I say his fears of Islam are irrational and highly unwarranted.
In conclusion, I encourage people to be "Readers" and not "Repeaters". Relying on thirty second soundbites and glaring headlines is not a reliable means to reach the truth. I encourage you to talk to your Muslim neighbors, instead of fearing them from a distance. Islamophobia is nothing new. I have written extensively on the subject in my book, Consider Islam: Disproving the Patriots of Propaganda.
I will end this post by sharing a portion of my book, Consider Islam, in a chapter titled, “Why Do They Hate Us?”. I ask the reader to take note of the similarities between the early Muslims, and the modern-day Muslims. Primarily those Palestinian Muslims who are the targets of Pat Condell's obvious hatred.
From the book, Consider Islam: Disproving the Patriots of Propaganda, by Kenny Bomer
"In an article written by U.K. writer, Peter Oborne, published in the Daily Mail newspaper (July 4, 2008) he stated the following:
“Islamophobia - prejudice against Islam - is Britain's last remaining socially respectable form of bigotry, and we should be ashamed of ourselves for it. This dangerous demonizing of the country's 1.6 million Muslim inhabitants is happening all around us.”
This hatred for Islam, which is being fueled by Islamophobic rhetoric and propaganda, is nothing new. It has existed since the days of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He and his companions were hated and despised by the people of Mecca, who attacked the Muslims in a variety of ways. The Muslims were slandered, physically assaulted, killed, and were driven out of their homes after sanctions were implemented against them by their Meccan neighbors."
Pat Condell is just another Islamophobe among many, who have used fear and hatred as a justification for their actions. But one day the scales of justice will be brought out, and truth and falsehood will be weighed. On that day the words of the Qur’an will weigh heavy on the oppressors and hate mongers.
“Truth has come, and falsehood has vanished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to vanished."
Qur’an: Surah Al-Isra 17:81
I pray that Allah accepts my efforts to guide people to the truth.
Author Kenny Bomer
Zionist Islamophobe Pat Condell
THIS IS JIHAD - Defense of Self and Community