Archive for the ‘Arab and Islamist Antisemitism’ Category

What did the UN walkout achieve?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Some say the action played into Ahmadinejad

What Is Arab Antisemitism?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Menahem Milson (2004). MEMRI.

The author questions what is distinct in Arab antisemitism. He considers the relative importance of the three strands he identifies: anti-Judaism from traditional Islamic sources; stereotypes, images and accusations imported from European and Christaian antisemitism; and Holocaust denial and inversion.



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Antisemitism and Radical Islamic Organizations in Central Asia

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Alexander Vishnevetsky (2004). Jews of Euro-Asia.

Islamist antisemitism in post Soviet Central Asia is discussed. The inflammatory antisemitic rhetoric of Hizb ut-Tahrir in particular is highlighted.



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Muslim Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Bernard Lewis (1998). Middle East Quarterly.

In an article that predates the onset of the Second Intifada in 2000, Bernard Lewis examined antisemitism in the Arab and Islamic world during the time of the Oslo peace process. The penetration of traditional European antisemitic themes and motifs including conspiracy theory and the Protocols are considered, as are Holocaust denial and inversion. 



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Importing the protocols of the elders of Zion: Anti-Semitism in Islamic societies

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Thomas Schmidinger (2003). Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DOW).

The author describes the development of antisemitism in Islamic societies. It is suggested that antisemitism in Islamic countries is an import from its traditional European genus and has adopted many of the motifs, stereotypes and notions developed in Europe. Its appearance in Arab nationalist doctrine and Islamist ideology are chronicled.



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Arab and Muslim Anti-Semitism in Sweden

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Mikael Tossavainen (2005). Jewish Political Studies Review.

The emergence of antisemitism amongst Islamic youth in Sweden is discussed. The origins of the antisemitism evident today is linked to Islamist ideology and nationalistic anti-Zionism and is also seen to have been influenced by the key themes of race based antisemitism in 19th and 20th century Europe.



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Globalization & Antisemitism: Muslim Judeophobia in Europe

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Avram Hein (2007). Engage.

The author examines the growth of antisemitism amongst some second and third generation Muslim youth in Western Europe. The role of extremist Islamist ideology, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the influence of more traditional European anti-Jewish conspiracy theories are highlighted.



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Anti-Semitic Themes in Muslim Apocalyptic and Jihadi Literature

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

David Cook (2007). Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).

The article explores the nature and role of antisemitic themes in current Islamist ideology. The presence of Jewish conspiracy theories and blood libel themes and their reach are considered.



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Islamic Antisemitism And Its Nazi Roots

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Matthias Küntzel (2003).

The article traces the origins and current state of Islamist antisemitism. The historical roots of Islamist ideology and the early influence of Nazi thought are considered.



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Muslim Anti-Semitism: A Clear and Present Danger

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Robert S. Wistrich (2002). American Jewish Committee (AJC).

This in depth analysis challenges the thesis that Islamist and Arab antisemitism is solely related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, cynically exploited for propaganda reasons by Arab rulers and intellectual elites. The history of Muslim-Jewish relations is explored, and evidence of past and present allusions to traditional antisemitic themes and conspiracy theories and to Holocaust denial are highlighted as well as the more familiar anti-Zionist positions more widely acknowledged.



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