|Re: the Armenian Genocide...again|
- Thursday, November 24 2016, 19:58:23 (UTC)|
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In case you've not the time to read the entire piece by Bernard Lewis, here are a couple of paragraphs from it:
"In the classical Islamic view, to which many Muslims are beginning to return, the world and all mankind are divided into two: the House of Islam, where the Muslim law and faith prevail, and the rest, known as the House of Unbelief or the House of War, which it is the duty of Muslims ultimately to bring to Islam. But the greater part of the world is still outside Islam, and even inside the Islamic lands, according to the view of the Muslim radicals, the faith of Islam has been undermined and the law of Islam has been abrogated. The obligation of holy war therefore begins at home and continues abroad, against the same infidel enemy.
"Like every other civilization known to human history, the Muslim world in its heyday saw itself as the center of truth and enlightenment, surrounded by infidel barbarians whom it would in due course enlighten and civilize. But between the different groups of barbarians there was a crucial difference. The barbarians to the east and the south were polytheists and idolaters, offering no serious threat and no competition at all to Islam. In the north and west, in contrast, Muslims from an early date recognized a genuine rival—a competing world religion, a distinctive civilization inspired by that religion, and an empire that, though much smaller than theirs, was no less ambitious in its claims and aspirations. This was the entity known to itself and others as Christendom, a term that was long almost identical with Europe."
-- What Lewis says about the Armenian issue is pretty spot-on, and I'm surprised that an Orientalist like Lewis did not (like neo-Orientalists, Maher and the rest of his crew) use this argument to batter the world Muslim community by condemning them for what Armenians claim as a "genocide", which I've come to understand and believe as being a simple case of Ethnic Cleansing via various uncoordinated massacres, deportations, and what ever else transpired. It's been written that Lewis, being a British Zionist, has a soft spot for the Holocaust... and if any one or any agency decides to compare certain aspects of the Jewish SHOAH (Holocaust) to what happened to the Armenians... he loses his shit!! "How dare they? WE are the sole "chosen" victims!" So... yeah. In the clip you posted, Lewis seems coherent, but does he have an agenda? I do think so. So did Edward Said. So those Columbia professor, the Iranian, Hamid Dabashi, who is on a list of "anti-Semites" which Lewis keeps in his chest pocket.... much like Obama's "Tuesday Kill List".
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