Sunday, February 18, 2007

He Must Have Read Toaff's New Book

These are the reported words of Sheikh Ra'ad Salah of the Islamic Movement (Northern Branch) [I haven't figured out why there's a north and a south yet] yesterday, Friday:-

"Israeli history is drenched in blood. They want to build their Temple while our blood is on their clothing, on their doorposts, in their food and in their water."

And he explains:-

"The occupying establishment that has ruined part of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque has no right to speak about incitement," Sheikh Raed Salah told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper Saturday.

"The establishment began to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, when it knew the mosque's great importance in the heart of every Muslim, Arab and Palestinian, from a cultural, historical and religious point of view," Salah said.

"It insisted on carrying out the crime of destruction, meaning that it is inciting a religious war in the region. The first to pay the price for this will be the Jewish people. They should be ashamed of themselves," he added.

In this sermon, the Islamic leader claimed that Israelis "want to build their temple while our blood is on their clothes, on their doors, in their food and drinks. Our blood goes from one terrorist general to another terrorist general."

"I'm fulfilling my duty of protecting Al-Aqsa Mosque, without fear of accusations or incitement by people or organizations in the formal or public Israeli establishment."

He must have read Ariel Toaff's book:-

Toaff has suggested some ritual murders might have really taken place, committed by Ashkenazi Jews seeking revenge for massacres, forced conversions and persecutions suffered by German Jews from the First Crusade of 1096 onwards. Such acts were "instinctive, visceral, virulent actions and reactions, in which innocent and unknowing children became victims of the love of God and of vengeance," Toaff wrote in the book's preface.

"Their blood bathed the altars of a God who, it was believed, needed to be guided, sometimes impatiently pushed to protect and to punish."

He was referring to Trento:-

A dark episode in the history of Trento involved the alleged disappearance of a three year old boy known as Simon of Trent (S.Simonino) in 1475, which was blamed on the local Jewish community and resulted in a series of executions.


And if you really want to know the outrageousness of Toaff, read this fictionalized history:-

...In the year 1475, Fra Bernardino was still merely one of a legion of itinerant preachers who roam the peninsula in bare feet exhorting Christians to revenge Christ and kill the Jews. Bur by the time he had delivered the last of his sermons, titled 'The Sins of the Jews'" -- here Papa's voice took on a deeper timbre -- "his name was inscribed in the Book of infamy. "

"What did he say, Papa, that was so evil?"

"The libel is breathtaking in its malevolent simplicity," Papa answered in the same stentorian tone. "He told the people of Trento that there was a secret ingredient in the matzoh that the Jews baked and ate at Passover time. And that this secret ingredient was human blood. Now here is the real cunning of the man. This blood, he told the people of Trento, was no ordinary blood, mind you, but the blood of Christian babies stolen from their mothers' breasts by the blood-hungry Jews, crucified in a mockery of the suffering of our Lord, and finally disemboweled, their tiny limbs torn from their bodies and their hearts milked for blood."

"But that isn't true!" I burst out.

"It is a falsehood so monstrous that it has achieved its own cognomen: the Blood Libel of Trento." He shuddered slightly as he spoke the word, "Now you, my daughter, are schooled enough in the law of Moses to appreciate the magnitude of the falsehood. You know well the categorical prohibition in the Mosaic Code against the consumption of blood in any shape, form, or quantity. You know that a Jew would rather die than eat blood, so repugnant is it to his faith. But how were the people of Trento to know this? Their saintly friar had verified the libel as true.

"On fire with blood lust, the crowd streamed out of the church bent on vengeance. In the street where they lived, the Jews of the town were conducting the first seder, celebrating the escape of their ancestors from bondage in Egypt. As the Jews bowed their heads in prayer, the crowd of Christians stormed the street like an enraged beast, shouting, 'Burn the Jews! Avenge the children!'"

"No!" I did not want to hear any more. But Papa plunged on as if unable to stop himself.

"The people of Trento put the houses of the Jews to the torch one by one. Then they lay back and waited, the way hunters wait for their dogs to flush out the prey. And after not too many moments, the Jews began to emerge, choking, from the fiery furnaces that moments ago had been their homes. As they came out, the Christians cut them down one by one. It is said that no one there got out alive. Women, children, the old, infirm, all perished."

He leaned back, exhausted.

From The Secret Book of Grazia Dei Rossi by Jacqueline Park

But don't forget that Sheik we started this post off with.

1 comment:

beniyyar said...

Our learned Israeli Moslem leader doesn't need any assistance in producing his twisted and demented anti Israel and anti Semitic drivel. Israeli Moslems are past masters at murderous anti Jewish diatribes and caricatures which they freely publish in their newspapers and publicly proclaim every chance they get. Perhaps not surprisingly, any Israeli Jew daring to even suggest that the Moslem world is full of hatred and violence can expect at the very least to be investigated by the Israeli Police and very likely to spend time in jail before and after his being charged with racism.