Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This is a perfect example of the paranoia, projection and delusion that infect the Muslim world today, and that I talk about in the previous post (hat tip: Siggy):

Ahmad Abd Al-Salam: "The Jews 'will not fail to corrupt' the believers. What does this mean? The Jews are never remiss - they invest their utmost efforts, day and night, in conspiring how to corrupt the Islamic nation, the nation led by the Prophet Muhammad.

"I want you, Muslim viewers, to imagine the Jews sitting around a table, conspiring how to corrupt the Muslims, and how to destroy their worldly and religious affairs. The Jews 'will not fail to corrupt you,' and this is why we hate them."

The Jews "Infect Food with Cancer and Ship It to Muslim Countries"
"The Jews conspire day and night to destroy the Muslims' worldly and religious affairs. The Jews conspire to destroy the economy of the Muslims. The Jews conspire to infect the food of the Muslims with cancer. It is the Jews who infect food with cancer and ship it to Muslim countries."

"We Hate the Jews Because They Spare No Effort in Stripping Muslim Girls of their Clothes";

"Sexual Temptations... Were Conspired By the Jews"
"We hate the Jews because they spare no effort in stripping Muslim girls of their clothes. It is the Jews who conspire to have Muslim girls, and even married Muslim women, wear clothes that are tight, short, or see-through, or clothes that are open from the front, or the back, from the right or the left.

"The Jews 'will not fail to corrupt you,' and this is why we hate them. The Jews conspire to destroy Muslims. The Jews conspire to bring Muslim youth down to the pit of sexual temptation. The sexual temptations, which are prevalent worldwide, were conspired by the Jews."

Frankly, you can't get much more paranoid or delusional than this.... In a healthy culture or society, someone like Al Salam would be marginalized--or hospitalized and treated for his paranoid delusions; but, in the Middle East, he is revered, and his words are considered intellectually and morally profound, and are ingested like manna from the desert, unquestioningly and without hesitation into the mind of the credulous population.

Notice how neatly his bizarre accusations relieve Muslims from having to take any responsibility for sexually "impure" thoughts; instead, their thoughts and behavior only come about due to a "conspiracy" of the Jews to "corrupt". Note also the profound hypochondriasis and fear that they are being infected by a "cancer"--again, a plot presumably put together by the Jews. The reality, of course, is that such hypochondriacal fears are a manifestation of the fragmentation of the of Muslim self/identity (see here for a discussion of the dynamics); and the real cancer that threatens to destroy them comes from within their own sick and dysfunctional religion.

No comments: