Antisemitism, Islamic World Conquest and Manipulation of Palestinian Nationalism
Below are brief explanations of each chapter accompanied by a link enabling a download of the chapter chosen.
Introduction: Surveys my personal journey as to how I came to writing the book, breaking point being the Second Intifada or the “low intensity conflict” in the early 2000s when the Oslo Accords broke down just as it seemed peace was within reach. There is also a brief review of the book’s chapters.
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Chapter 1 – Negative Image of the Jew in the Arab Muslim World: A brief historical review of anti-Jewish stereotypes and Muslim Jewish relations throughout the ages. Jews suffered under the discriminatory Islamic dhimmi statutes and were not only legally subservient to the Muslim community and forced to pay special taxes but often faces expulsion and pogroms at the hands of Muslim rulers.
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Chapter 2 – Arab Islamic Ideologues: Jihad Past and Present: A concise theological and ideological survey of the works and influence of the three greatest Jihadi theologians from the Arab World beginning with the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hasan al-Banna, continuing on to the “Father of 9/11” – scholar, prolific writer and viciously antisemitic theologian Sayyid Qutb and concluding with the greatest Jihadi warrior scholar Abdullah Azzam who successfully battled the Soviets in Afghanistan.
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Chapter 3 – Jewish National Liberation Catalyzes Islamic Antisemitism: The Arab-Israel conflict is very much an Islamic (and at times Christian) conflict with the Jewish People and Judaism. Islamic antisemitic stereotypes abound and integrate 19th and 20th century anti-Jewish accusations and diatribes especially as Jewish national liberation or Zionism demands nation state status for the Jewish People in its ancient homeland, the Land of Israel, known a Palestine internationally. The ensuing clash is no less theological than national as Islam denies the right of the Jewish People to return to the “Promised Land.”
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Chapter 4 – Development of Hamas from 1948 – 2000: The antecedents of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood begin in the 1920s – 30s but the rejuvenation and solidification only commence after Israel’s 1948 War of Independence known as the Naqba (catastrophe) by Palestinians. Here we first review the development and success of Palestinian Islamism/Jihadism under Jordanian (West Bank) and Egyptian (Gaza) hegemony from 1948-67. The relationship and coflict with Israel is broken down into the initial period from after the Six Day War until the First Intifada (1967- 87), the Intifada period and official establishment of Hamas (1987- 93) and finally the Oslo Accords, attempts at conflict resolution thru the Palestinian Authority and the breakdown in negotiations (1993-2000).
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Chapter 5 – Hamas Ideological Victory, Resistance and Pragmatism 2000-2016: The Second Intifada or Low Intensity Conflict (2000-2004/5) exploded when full conflict resolution between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) proved impossible. Although initiated by Yasir Arafat and the Palestinian Authority, Hamas led by Ahmed Yasin would lead the battle against Israel and eventually acquire the mantle of the leading Palestinian national (and religious) movement. Hamas would not only capture the Gaza Strip from the PA but challenge Israel in four border conflicts (2008/9, 2012, 2014 and later but not covered in the book in 2021). To this day Hamas popularity despite Islamic law and overall oppression (as seen by the West) is far greater than any loyalty to the PA.
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Chapter 6 – Hamas Covenant Analysis: The Preamble and all 36 Articles are presented and analyzed. Overall Hamas is foremost a world Jihadi organization bent on global Islamic conquest. The Hamas sector in the universal Jihad is Israel/Palestine in conjunction with all other Jihadi organizations. Hamas proudly presents itself as anti-secular Arab nationalist (including anti-PLO), anti-Christian, anti-Western, antisemitic, anti-Israel, anti-capitalist, anti-socialist and misogynist. Solidifying its position as a global leader in anti-Semitism, the Hamas Covenant borrows from the czarist Protocols of the Elders of Zion forgery and Hitler’s Mein Kampf thereby setting itself up as Israel’s most implacable, unyielding enemy.
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Chapter 7 – Comparative Analysis / The Palestinian National Charter (PNC) and The Hamas Covenant: The 33 Articles of the PLO’s PNC are presented, analyzed and compared to the Hamas Covenant. Although the PNC is a secular document there is more overlap between the two documents than one would initially expect yet obvious differences remain as pertains to religion and its role in identity, in particular the place of Islam. Interestingly enough, antisemitism is quite evident in the PNC but of the Bolshevik, extreme Leftist variety.
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Chapter 8 – Czarist Nazi Integration into Palestinian Islamic Jihad: In addition to traditional Islamic antisemitic stereotypes Hamas integrates both czarist (Protocols of the Elders of Zion) and Nazi (Hitler’s Mein Kampf) anti-Jewish diatribes into its ideology-theology and Covenant. Yet these 20th century roots go much deeper as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini was a full Nazi collaborator and participant in Jewish extermination during WWII, having signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with Hitler in November 1941. An in depth comparison of the Hamas Covenant alongside of Protocols and Mein Kampf follows proving Hamas as no less a Nazi collaborator today.
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Chapter 9 – Conflict Resolution in the Shadow of Islamic Abrogation: Call it a glimmer of hope as the Koran is very ambivalent towards the dhimmi subservient peoples, Jews and Christians. Early Koranic writings (Mecca period) project a positive image of both while the Medina period is hostile. The early positive period was nullified or “abrogated” by Islamic scholars early on over 1000 years ago but Koran verse 2:106 is still extant and allows for a verse to be “changed” or “forgotten” meaning a reverse abrogation where the Israelite claim to the Land of Israel may be reinstated and Islamic discriminatory behavior discontinued. Through use of the Islamic holy text itself we can seek the beginnings of conflict resolution.
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Chapter 10 – Summary and Conclusion, Analysis of Hamas Revolution and World Islamism: Hamas passed through the several known stages of revolution and overall has been successful in passing on their message despite only controlling the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority would have fallen to Hamas had there not been both Israeli and US intervention to keep Mahmoud Abbas in power. At the time the book was published in 2016 this chapter predicts an Islamization of the Palestine national movement and a concerted effort to integrate secular Palestinian identity into a more Islamic framework as a consolidating step to aid in the unity needed when confronting Israel. A year later the Political Document of May 2017 became one more step in the process outlined to destroy Israel.
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