What the Guardian won’t report: Latest Pew Study demonstrates anti-Semitism in many Arab countries is universal


No, I shouldn’t have to post about this.  In a world where political correctness and ideology didn’t hold sway over often unpleasant realities about the nature of anti-Semitism in our day, the results in the following poll would be widely reported, and answers would be demanded of the groups shown, once again, to possess an animosity towards Jews that can only be described as shameful – a word which also could be used to characterize those who fancy themselves enlightened, sensitive souls and yet continually turn a blind eye to such bigotry.

The important factor when considering the validity of polls is whether the results of any given study can be duplicated.  That is, it’s one thing if one poll demonstrates a certain tendency but quite another when subsequent polls produce the same or similar results.  As such, during U.S. elections, you often see (in the months leading up to the Presidential election) the results from polls, conducted each week, gauging the likelihood that voters will vote for a particular candidate.  The result of such methodology is that you can see trends and test for the overall accuracy of the results.

Pew Global just released a poll on Muslim-Western attitudes which compares the results from their 2006 study.  Among the views explored was attitudes towards Jews – in the U.S., Spain, Britain, Germany, France, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, The Palestinian Territories, Indonesia and Pakistan.

While the U.S. leads in the percentage of citizens who have favorable attitudes towards Jews (82%), the nations where favorable attitudes towards Jews are in the single digits – mirroring the results of the same poll in 2006 – are the Muslim, or mostly Muslim, nations: Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, The Palestinian Territories, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

Here are the results:

Further results show:

  • An overwhelming percentage (over 90%) of citizens of these Muslim nations believe that, of all the major faiths, Judaism is the most violent religion.
  • Muslims in the predominantly Muslim countries surveyed are more likely to associate negative characteristics with Westerners than non-Muslims are to associate them with Muslims.
  • When asked about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, few among the Muslim publics surveyed believe these acts were carried out by groups of Arabs.

In a world where many continually claim that there isn’t a necessary relationship between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism – with the former being perfectly acceptable but the latter intolerable – the poll results pertaining to Muslim hostility towards Jews (and not merely Israelis) would seem to present a valid moral test to those who claim to be genuinely outraged when confronted with evidence of undeniable, explicit anti-Semitism.

In other words, we can expect the chilling results of this poll, demonstrating once again that anti-Semitism in the Muslim world is at epidemic proportions, to be completely ignored by the Guardian.

25 comments on “What the Guardian won’t report: Latest Pew Study demonstrates anti-Semitism in many Arab countries is universal

  1. Only 88% in Israel !!! I wonder who those constituting 12% are?

    I have my lingering suspicions.

    Let’s look on the bright side though. Nearly 50% among Israeli Arabs in all likelihood like Jews.

    • It’s pretty bad for Israeli Jews too, where only 9% have positive views of Muslims and 51% have positive views of Christians.

      • “It’s pretty bad for Israeli Jews too, where only 9% have positive views of Muslims…”

        Will the Muslims ask themselves, as it was demanded of Americans after 9/11, “What did we do to make them hate us?” Or will they blame it on “Zionist racism,” in which case permission is given to Israeli Jews to brush off all those “They hate us because of the occupation” tropes and play them at their game, blaming their hatred on “Arab racism.”

        How many standards are there going to be? Will one be enough, or is it going to be like glazing, where double is better?

      • One may attribute all this animosity to Jews wanting Medina back that Muslims took by force in the 7th century.

        Anyhoo, had the majority of Arabs been Christian or Hindu instead, the Arab-Israeli conflict would have been amicably resolved many, many moons ago.

        On a broader note, Islam or rather Muslim supremacist ideology is the root cause of so many conflicts around the world today.

        • It’s more appropriate to attribute it to the overcompensatory and overweening sense of importance of Islam (which is probably based upon subliminal realisation of very real fears of inferiority and is borne out in fact time after time) plus their rootedness in past “glory” rather than in looking to how they can better their lot in the future, and the insh’allah attitude, inculcated into them from childhood. This robs them of any sense of agency to effect positive change or do things differently, even if past experience has taught them that what they have done already patently isn’t working.

          Islamism is the root cause of many conflicts around the world because Muslims are taught that their allah will provide so they sit waiting for him to do so. They are utterly foxed, then angry, when he doesn’t and then tell themselves that Allah didn’t will such and such and that’s why it didn’t happen, rather than because of their own inability to act on their own behalf for the better, or they blame others for depriving them of the goodies.

          Add to that the increasing befuddlement mixed with pernicious envy when they see the Jewish state succeeding and thriving – if it is true that they are the chosen of Allah then why isn’t he destroying the Jewish state and why are the Jews thriving – and the resulting noxious brew lays them wide open to influence from extremist maniacs who promise much and deliver just as little and at immense cost, and the whole cycle is perpetuated.

          • Mitnaged, Great post.

            I have wondered whether the Jews of WW2 Europe also expected, waited for Hashem to save them from the nazi savages and anti-semites.

            Whether the Jews of Europe expected that Moshiach was about to arrive and believed that just waiting for the arrival would be the right thing to do..

            No mortal can predict what Hashem has planned.

            63 years ago Jewish self-determination became fact.

            Thankfully the Israelis have the tools and determination to make Jewish self-determination a reality.

          • It would be kinda redundant to post a lengthy reply. No need to pile up.

            Just this…

            Everything the Arabs/Muslims attained in the past, from Spain to India, was by the sword and not through goodwill toward others.

            • Everything the Arabs/Muslims attained in the past, from Spain to India, was by the sword and not through goodwill toward others.

              That’s complete bollocks. For a start: has any people in human history actively achieved anything “through goodwill toward others”?

              Who recommends this nonsense??

              And scientific advances in the Muslim/Arab world a thousand years ago were hardly attained “by the sword”.

              A ridiculous post.

              • “That’s complete bollocks. For a start: has any people in human history actively achieved anything “through goodwill toward others”?

                Who recommends this nonsense??

                And scientific advances in the Muslim/Arab world a thousand years ago were hardly attained “by the sword”.

                A ridiculous post.”

                Lemme ask you something…

                Do you ever get tired of looking foolish? Apparently not. But then again someone like you who just last week claimed ” the nazis attacked Germany” [sic] wouldn’t know any different.

                I premised it with ‘ from Spain to India’, referring obviously to land conquests and not other matters.

                Also, the Arabs did not invent algebra; they merely popularized it .

                As for your other strawman, I can cite several examples to back up my point.

                For starters, the Swiss put together the Red Cross after the battle of Solferino in 1859. The intent was to help combatants and civilians alike. It was a gesture of goodwill toward fellow men. By the way, Henri Dunant, founder of the ICRC , was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1901. The man was a true humanitarian.

                That’s about it for now.

            • Sad to see that this clearly anti-Muslim post garners unanimous agreement. Do you people actually have brains?


              • Sad to see that this clearly anti-Muslim post garners unanimous agreement. Do you people actually have brains”

                There is nothing bigoted or inaccurate in that comment, you imbecile.

        • One may attribute all this animosity to Jews wanting Medina back that Muslims took by force in the 7th century.

          Is this a joke? So hard to tell sometimes.

          • “Is this a joke? So hard to tell sometimes”

            You simply don’t get it. Peruse the thread again.

            • It’s a simple and honest question. Are you, as I hope, joking? The first part (“Jews wanting Medina back”) seems satirical, the second part (“that Muslims took by force in the 7th century”) serious.

              So?

    • guardian wouldn’t care offend their muslim demographic. that would kill their ad revenue.

      unrestrained rhetoric and shrills is all they know. question their agenda and OHHH you’re part of the israel lobby out to stifle honest discussion about how evil israel is!

      sigh.

  2. Is antisemitism the right word to describe Arab bigotry, Adam? “Antisemitism” is an all encompassing word used to describe prejudice against Jews. Sometimes antisemitism applies to people because of ignorance. Its used so much today that it softens its intended meaning.

    The term “antisemite” seems to fall far short in describing a person that steals into the night to slit the throat of a three month old baby. Here, deep-seated hatred seems far more appropriate to me – the kind that leads to hacking 800,000 Rwandans to death. We are not talking about ignorance, but a willful teaching of a dangerous “hatred” in the Middle East which could lead – under the right (wrong) circumstances – to mass murder. We have all seen this kind of hatred in the past.

    .

    • As far as I can see, according to the figures you show, France leads in the percentage of citizens who have favorable attitudes towards Jews, with 84%, rather than the US, with 82%.

    • The term “anti-Semite” is an artifact of the 19th century. It was coined by a converted Jew called Wilhelm Marr and rapidly adopted by people eager to dissociate themselves from the outmoded Christianity-based Jew-hatred (Jews as “Christ-killers”).

      It was a period of materialist theories and the wane in the influence of religion in Europe. The classical Christian type of Jew-hatred came to be seen as old-fashioned; racial theorizing, on the other hand, was now all the rage, and with the protean nature of Jew-hatred it was natural for it to be recast a racial theory, positing a conspiracy of Jewish Semites in the midst of Aryan Europe.

      Of course, as expected, there were cracks and detours in this scheme born of expediency. For example, most notoriously, Hitler didn’t mind making common cause with that very Semitic Mufti of Jerusalem when it come to “solving the Jewish problem.” But the official Nazi publications kept talking in terms of “Aryans vs. Semites” regardless, and so the term stuck.

      Today both Christian and race-based forms of Jew-hatred are no longer acceptable, so a new form has emerged to take their place: The two-headed Jew-hatred that has the Muslims carrying out the dirty work of actual murder (God forbid) by the force of Islamic Jew-hatred while the Marxists justify it with their usual “anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-tribal” narratives.

      I use the term “Jew-hatred,” if only to ward off the sophistry of saying, “Arabs are Semites too!” The reality of Jew-hatred is like that of the dinosaur DNA in the first Jurassic Park film: It will always find a way. The only human recourse is to understand that trying to curry favor with the Jew-haters (for example by land-concessions!) only makes things worse, and therefore, the duty is to resist, to keep fighting no matter what it takes, to stand fast even when the darkness is all around. If to die, then in upright honor, and not with bended knee.

      • Right On ziontruth.

        If there need be a choice of a world without Israel, as it was pre-1948 and the waves of genocide directed against all Jews,

        and a world WITH Israel, an Israel with the tools to defend itself, smash attackers, an Israel which decides its path, not as dependent on the good-will of others,

        clearly the latter is better for Jews and bad for anti-semites, racists, fascists, islamofascists.

        Happy NAKBA to all islamofascists and their allies in the progressively fascist left.

  3. The most disturbing figures are from Turkey. No military conflicts with Israel etc. and still this massive animosity towards Jews. I think Mitnaged makes a lot of valid points re. this situation.

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