Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Norway: Muhammed Ali Chisti explains why he hates Jews

"It is a fact that during the attacks on the Twin Towers [World Trade Center] 1600 Jews were absent from work. OK, OK, what’s even more suspicious, is how unusually many Jews there were present in Mumbai on the day that Pakistani terrorists struck. How come?" (Muhammed Ali Chisti)

Source: Rabid anti-semite fights uphill battle?, Norway, Israel and the Jews blog

"On March 22nd the House of Literature in Oslo arranged a dialogue meeting about hatred, inviting among others spokesmen from the Jewish, Muslim and gay communities. One of the speakers was Muhammed Ali Chisti, whose speech was titled "Why I hate Jews". Here are some titbits from his speech:

"…I hate Jews, and how they operate and I will furthermore elaborate on why I hold such beliefs… It is raised beyond doubt that Jews are in a minority in the world. A very small minority, yet it cannot be disguised that they are among the most powerful. It is NOT wrong to be powerful, but to abuse ones power, to use illegal means, to use unnecessary military power against civilians, and to behave in a arrogant and barbaric manner is in violation of international law and the human rights. It is a fact that during the attacks on the Twin Towers [World Trade Center] 1600 Jews were absent from work. OK, OK, what’s even more suspicious, is how unusually many Jews there were present in Mumbai on the day that Pakistani terrorists struck. How come?"

Chisti failed to establish a successful rapport with the audience, which on several occasions interrupted him with loud and heartfelt expressions of disgust. After Chisti’s speech a young Jewish boy stood up and stated that it was bad enough that the synagogue, Jewish retirement home and Jewish kindergarten are under such threats that they are continually policed, and that Chisti’s statements scared him. Both the Norwegian crown prince - Håkon Magnus, and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs - Jonas Gahr Støre, stated that Chisti’s statements were both saddening and loathsome.

Only days later, Chisti countered his critics with a letter to Aftenposten, a large Norwegian daily, stating:

"What I said weren’t my personal beliefs, there were more than 200 people who were shouting the same during the demonstrations. Isn’t it better that I stand up and speak for them rather then that they turn to violence ? Why aren’t they allowed to speak out in the newspapers ? After all we live in a liberal society, where the freedom of expression is highly valued. It is not correct to claim that everyone booed me. On the balconies there was a lot of support for me. Unfortunately this has not been reflected in the newspapers. I cried after it was all over. Why ? Who defended my right to express myself?"

It is unknown whether Chisti has any supporters, and how many there might be of them. He is right about the claims that there were more than one person who was chanting "Death to Jews" during the riots in Olso between the 8th and 10th of January this year. His claim about "support on the balconies" during the debate in the House of Litterature has yet to be confirmed. As a spokesman for unrestrained anti-semitism Chisti appears to stand alone. But the fact that the Jewish synagogue has been attacked and is under continuous police guard is beyond doubt.

Another speaker at the hatred-debate at the House of Literature was British Ed Husein, who has written the book "The Islamist". Husein began his speech by criticizing the fact that the extremist islamist Chisti had been given the opportunity to speak at all. VG, the largest Norwegian daily, commented upon the event at the House of Literature under the heading: "Jew-criticism must be permitted". The public opinion is divided: should extremists be allowed to speak or not?

Below you find a film clip of the sort which Chisti would find inspiring. Ibrahim Mudayris speaks on the official tv-station of the Palestinian Authority on September 10th, 2004. Please bear in mind that Norway supports the PA and thus indirectly finances PA television. The Palestinian Media Watch has confronted Norway with this fact, but our foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre has not taken the message to heart."


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this Muhammed Ali Chisti sounds just like a neo-nazi to me... and I'm not Jew, so imagine how that kind of talk sounds to Jews themselves...