antisemitism,  The Left

Bob Pitt Hits Rock Bottom

A couple of weeks ago, Qaradawi had this to say on his popular Al Jazeera TV show:

Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.
January 28, 2009:
To conclude my speech, I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Allah’s mercy and blessings upon you.

Now that is very clear. No “vanish from the pages of history” wriggle room there.

So what does Bob Pitt’s Islamophobia-Watch make of this frightening and explicit call for genocide against Jews? Have a read.

In a piece entitled “Another MEMRI-inspired witch-hunt of Qaradawi” Bob Pitt has only this to say:

And what is the source for this latest attack on Qaradawi? Yes, you probably guessed, it’s another cut-and-paste job by the Middle East Media Resarch Institute. For Qaradawi’s actual views on the Jewish community, see for example here and here.

He doesn’t dispute Qaradawi’s words. How could he? He can see him speaking them on Al Jazeera.

He doesn’t dispute the MEMRI translation. How could he? The translation is accurate, and Bob Pitt – with his connections in Islamist politics – will certainly know this to be so.

Instead, he simply pretends that they haven’t been spoken, slurs MEMRI in a non specific way, and then goes on to link to a quotation from Qaradawi in which he tells Neturei Karta:

Muslims have no problems at all with the Jews themselves. Our main conflict is with the Zionist movement

Well, frankly, I think that praying for God to allow Muslims to punish “the Jews” the same way that Hitler did, rather trumps that.

Anti-semitism is no longer a left-wing concern.