Comparing Muslims To Jews, Apples And Oranges
13 February 2015
By Karin Friedmann
On February 24, 2015, the
self-proclaimed ''anti-Zionist Jew'' blogger David Cole made his debut as
columnist for takimag.com by
pontificating against me.
The author had already warned me that
it was coming and invited me to respond. Quite frankly, I was disappointed.
It was supposed to be a discussion on ''blowback'' vs ''false flag'' theories
about Muslim terrorism, which could have been an interesting argument. Except
that he didnít really delve into either side of the argument but instead
engaged in back-stabbing, name-calling, straw man arguments, lazy
generalizations and general intellectual dishonesty. I realize this was his
first day on the job but he broke every rule of responsible journalism.
First of all, he starts by quoting a
private conversation with me at length, as if I were being interviewed. He
didnít even provide an introduction regarding who I am or why he chose me to
represent the ''false flag'' theory. This was unethical because he never even
asked me for permission to publish my comments. This is despite the fact that
I asked him several times why he contacted me out of the blue to pressure me
to talk to him about my personal business. Furthermore, he and I had never
even discussed any false flag theory.
Only after many paragraphs, does he
finally introduce me - as ''a young, attractive, and articulate spokesperson
for the intellectual cancer that has infected the conspiracy movement, which
was never a healthy body to begin with. Iím referring to ''false flag''
mania: the belief that Muslim terrorism doesnít exist, that every supposed
example of Muslim violence is a frame-up by the Jews, the CIA, the FBI, Baron
Rothschild, or perhaps even Wilford Brimley.''
So in his very first paragraph he is
engaging in typical tactic of the Zionist media: the straw man argument.
Nothing I said ever referred to any terror attack, any conspiracy theory. He
starts out with my premise: ''Homeland Security/FBI is to Muslims what the
Nazi Gestapo was to Jews.''
The reasoning behind this statement is
that Muslims are frequently the target of FBI frame-ups (an established fact,
not a conspiracy theory), which has resulted in many Muslims being imprisoned
under terrorism laws for non-violent activities such as speech. The book,
''Rounded Up'' by Shamshad Ahmad provides an in depth study of an FBI sting
operation on a mosque.
Cole goes on to say: ''But you see,
Jews DID use violence to resist the GestapoÖ Youíre saying that Muslims in
the US are facing their equivalent of the Gestapo, but none of them, zero,
zilch, are responding with violent resistance.''
My response was, ''I am not aware of
any organized Islamic group that is planning or committing any kind of
violence and I am also not aware of many or any Muslims committing acts of
violence (on US soil).'' Which is the truth. Other than a handful of cases
which seemed to involve mental illness, the vast majority of the hundreds of
US terror arrests have been based on bogus charges. And I know this because
of looking into them on a case by case basis. It is also a provable fact that
there are Zionist groups actively involved in providing fake ''intelligence''
and ''expert testimony'' to the FBI in order to target select Muslims for
So instead of providing me a single
example of terrorism in America committed by a US-based Islamic movement,
Cole leaps to the bizarre conclusion without providing any evidence, that
there is indeed a widespread Islamic conspiracy to commit terrorism on US
soil, and that people who think otherwise are a ''cancer.'' Well you canít
get any more Zionist than that mindset!
He then suddenly switches the topic to
9/11, and dishonestly summarizes my view as ''Cute little funny bunny Muslims
donít kill.'' This is a cheap trick because we were talking about the Muslim
community in the US, not 9/11. Also, when he defines ''blowback'' as
''Muslims are pissed, and theyíre fighting back,'' itís not clear if heís
referring to ''Muslims'' as an ethnic group, a religious group, or political
movement. The Muslims in the US donít have one monolithic top-down
organization like the Jewish community. They also have extremely divergent
Coleís assumptions about Muslims are
unsubstantiated, while the person he is mocking has spent over two decades
connected on a personal level to many different Muslim communities and
individuals. So when I say ''I just donít see it'' in regards to whether or
not there is any kind of revolutionary Islamic movement intending to
overthrow the US government, itís because I know for a fact that there is
none. I have been brutally disappointed, in fact, by the lack of serious
political or community organizing whatsoever. This is in part because many of
the most vocal Muslim American political leaders have been imprisoned,
assassinated, or intimidated into self-censorship. Yet by and large, Muslim
immigrants to the US really came here for two main reasons: for work, and to
escape political violence in other countries. If there was any inclination
towards violence, the Muslims would probably start by attacking each other!
Yet for decades, members of rival Islamic groups who might have shot at each
other back home, have lived peacefully and uneventfully here in the US.
The only political aspiration that I
have noticed among Muslim immigrants and their children is the desire for
full and equal citizenship rights. This alone is enough to make the Jews feel
terrorized. This is the reason they promote this bogeyman of ''Islamic
terror.'' Sensational headlines about ''the Islamic threat'' are intended to
keep the American population living in fear of the Muslims, so that US
Muslims do not succeed in obtaining an equal status to Jews as a religious
minority. The bottom line being funding Israelís existence and the Zionist
mafiaís fear that they could actually be prosecuted someday, the moment US
law gets applied equally to all.
If Muslims are pissed, and theyíre
fighting back, then why canít he provide even one example of an American
Muslim organization planning, promoting, fundraising and staging an incident?
Cole concludes by saying, '''False flagí has made you lazy. 'Blowbackí at
least keeps you in the conversation,'' but I canít conclude anything beyond
how sloppily this article was written.