Jewish groups have denounced the UK visit of 93-year old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, who has previously said Jews “rule the world by proxy”.
Fresh from his vehemently anti-Israel speech at the United Nations last week, Mohamad visited Imperial College and the University of Oxford before giving a speech to influential think-tank Chatham House.
Jewish groups have pointed to his 2012 blog post, in which he echoes his own past comments, saying: “Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight for them.”
In the same post, he said: “I am glad to be labelled antisemitic… How can I be otherwise, when the Jews who so often talk of the horrors they suffered during the Holocaust show the same Nazi cruelty and hard-heartedness towards not just their enemies but even towards their allies should any try to stop the senseless killing of their Palestinian enemies.”
In an interview with Associated Press last month, Mohamad was pressed on his past comments, he said: “We should be able to criticise everybody… Antisemitic is a term invented to prevent people from criticising the Jews for doing wrong things.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism chair Gideon Falter said: “It is utterly appalling that at a time when antisemitism is so raw, a man who is proud to be an antisemite is being courted.”
Falter added: “It is equally unforgivable that he was invited to tour our most prominent educational institutions and share his opinions with students.”
Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister, Mohamad re-entered politics in 2017 and was re-elected in May, ousting his former ally Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a billion-dollar corruption scandal involving state-run investment fund 1MDB.
Whatever you and I may say about Mahathir, I have to admit he has the guts and precise aim to criticise, condemn and castigate the Jews, though as RPK said, Mahathir doesn't give two figs about the differences among Jews, Zionists or Israelis.
And trust the Jews to confuse the world on that just as they (in the Bible) confuse many in the West about the differences among Hebrews, Israelites, Judeans, Jews (and sometimes even Samaritans) - one day I'll post my take on the latter differences, wakakaka - they were caused by sinister intra-family back-stabbings among Hebrews and Israelites.
wicked avaricious Jacob cheating his own father Isaac
When Isaac had grown old and was almost blind, he wanted to bestow his blessing on Esau, his eldest son, before he died. (This was the traditional way of recognising the eldest son as the one who would inherit his father’s position when he died.)
So Isaac summoned Esau and instructed him to hunt for game and prepare it for him to eat, after which he would give Esau the traditional blessing.
While Esau was out hunting, Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, who had overheard the conversation, told Jacob, the younger twin to Esau, to prepare two goats from their flock for Isaac’s meal so that they could cheat Esau out of his inheritance. (Jacob was her favourite.)
She also suggested Jacob wear Esau’s clothes and put a goatskin on his neck and arms so that Isaac would be fooled into thinking it was Esau, who was much hairier than Jacob.
Jacob served up the roasted goat to his father, and although Isaac was suspicious, he ate the delicious meal and gave Jacob the family blessing.
No sooner had Jacob left his father than Esau arrived, prepared the game he had hunted and presented it to his father. As soon as Isaac heard Esau speak, he knew he had been tricked, as Jacob’s voice was quite different to Esau’s.
He shook violently at the realisation of what he had done, but, despite Esau’s pleas, could not undo his blessing, simply confirming that Esau was now subservient to his younger twin. Esau was furious towards Jacob for robbing him of his birth-right.
kaytee's note: The Israelite God still loved Jacob despite his sinful cheating of both his father Isaac and brother Esau, mainly because it was Jacob's descendants who wrote the Bible in favour of their ancestor Jacob, wakakaka
Anyway, that of course is not fair to Jews, some of whom are concerned about, copacetic and compassionate to Arabs, with some actually being anti-Zionist or anti-State of Israel.
But Mahathir is Mahathir, which has been why he dislikes Chinese (in Malaysia and Sing) for, as we've heard, some 'bad' done to him by one or some Chinese in Singapore years ago. And poor innocent naive totally blameless kaytee is disliked by him, wakakaka.
Furthermore, to describe Jews as 'hooked nose' has been certainly vile, demeaning and over the top. I wonder what he would have described Chinese Malaysians as? Flat noses? Wakakaka.
But I have to admit Mahathir has been correct in saying “We should be able to criticise everybody … Antisemitic is a term invented to prevent people from criticising the Jews for doing wrong things” though not to the extent of 'hooked nose', wakakaka.
And he has been spot on to state the Jews who so often talk of the horrors they suffered during the Holocaust show the same Nazi cruelty and hard-heartedness towards not just their enemies but even towards their allies should any try to stop the senseless killing of their Palestinian enemies.
Just typical ethnic arrogant self-centred-ness, bolstered by American blind devoted religious-inspired protection.
Actually, the Israelis being against their Arab neighbours are being anti-semitic themselves. The term 'semitic' comes from the noun 'semite' which means 'a member of any of the peoples who speak or spoke a Semitic language, including in particular the Jews and Arabs'.
Being against an Arab is being 'antisemitic', but trust the Jews to appropriate and monopolise the term for only its race. Today being 'antisemitic', especially in Europe and the West (including Australia, NZ and South Africa), means being against Jews only. Very few are aware that it could also apply to being anti Arabs.
The best (unwitting) joke on this term came from George H Bush (the father, not Dubya) during one of his re-election campaign (which he lost in his attempt for a 2nd term as president). He said (words to the effect): I am anti racialism, anti-discrimination, anti-bigotry, anti-semitism, anti yadda yadda ........
But poor George Senior was said to lost his 2nd term bid because, among many issues, the Israeli lobby did not support him when he tried to stop Israel from building more settlements in the Occupied Territories.
He held up $10 billion in loan guarantees that Israel desperately need to build housing for Russian emigres, unless Israel gave him an assurance that the loans would not fund settlements on Arab land.
In doing so, he offended the Jews and doomed himself in the race for US Presidency.
Note: While Europe’s top rights court today rejected a call to probe the shooting deaths of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers by British troops in 1948, saying it came too late, any WWII Nazi caught for crimes against Jews, even if that was before 1939, will be charged and put on trial.
That's the difference between European Jews and Malayan Chinese rubber tappers.
For war crimes against Jews, nothing (not even time) is too late.
See Times of Israel - Nazi death squads are focus of latest war crime cases in Germany.
Just this year Ivan Polyukhovich was trialed for being involved in the mass execution of Jewish people, and for helping massacre more than 800 people outside a small town in northern Ukraine, but acquitted by an Australian court.