Why I love non-Muslims, especially Orthodox Jews

chillrabbi.jpgI was at the protest in NYC against Israel yesterday and I must say I had shocking eye opener. I will go into some details (what I remember) of my time in the city.

I took the train from my house to get to the city. Took the subway to the place where the protest was. I came half an hour early. I watched all the (bias) news media set up which included, CBS News, FOX News, CNN, ABC News and a whole lot more. I saw the people from A.N.S.W.E.R. setting up a large “Free Palestine” banner. As time passed on more and more people came. The protest began 20 minutes before the official start time. The NYPD set up the barricades on the street to box off the area where the protest was. When the actual time, 4:30, came for the official start of the protest, there were at least 300 to 400 people already there. By 5:00, there were probably 1,000 people there. You could see at least 10 to 15 Palestinian and Lebanese flags. A lot of signs saying “Israel is a terrorist state” and “Stop US Aid to Israel”. The chants were: “Free free Palestine!”, “Stop bombing Lebanon!”, “Olmert, Olmert, what do you say? How many kids have you killed today?”, “Hey hey, ho ho, Zionism’s got to go!”, “1, 2, 3, 4! Occupation no more! 5, 6, 7, 8! Israel is a terrorist state!” and others I forget.

Now the things that shocked my mind. There were so many non-Muslims there protesting with us. I had this thought that there were going to be a lot of Muslims (picture a lot of hijabis, bearded brothers, brothers with kufis, etc.). Instead I saw few Muslims and more non-Muslims. I had a great feeling inside that there is hope in this country after all and that Muslims aren’t the only ones that think Bush is an idiot and Zionism is evil.

The most craziest thing I have ever seen was a bunch of Jewish (yeah, JEWISH) rabbis holding Palestinian and Lebanese flags with posters of the Israeli flag with a red cross-circle over it. These were the Orthodox Jews of Neturei Karta (Jews Against Zionism). I will never ever again be bias towards all Jews. I put a picture in this entry of one of the rabbi’s holding up a sign.

Lastly, me and my friend posed next to the 5-10 pro-Israeli Zionists for fun. As you can see we are peacefully standing there smiling and taking a picture while the angry Zionists shout at us and one of them even gives us the finger. This shows the true nature of these Zionists.

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Check out Sulayman’s log for futher details (better than mine) about the protest.

Pictures of the protest: Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3 | Link 4 | Link 5

Check this video out:

104 Replies to “Why I love non-Muslims, especially Orthodox Jews”

  1. Next Step: Contact your congressman about Lebanon. Tell them to Urge the government to adapt a balanced stance on the conflict, and call for a cease-fire.

  2. Yea those Orthodox Jews are amazing at their rhetoric against Israel, I have read alot of their stuff along time ago. Let me tell you, they are more brutal sounding against the Israelis than we sound…and rightly so, their religion is being tarnished by the actions of a few…actually no alot of Jews. Most Jews in Israel (and around the world for that matter) are Atheists anyways. Its a whole nationalistic superiority thing that they are fighting for.

  3. “Free Free Palestine,” “Down, Down, Israel,” “Unity in Lebanon”, “Olmert, Olmert, what do you say, how many kids did you kill today,” “This is what democracy looks like, that is what hypocrisy looks like,” “Long Live Palestine,” “Free Lebanon,” “No Justice, No Peace! US Out of the Middle East!”etc. I also heard a lot of “Allahu Akbar!”

    At least 2 ITS people were there, sadly. They chanted something in Arabic against Jews, and something about supporting Hizbullah.

  4. Sulayman F on July 19, 2006 at 11:50 pm said:

    “Free Free Palestine,” “Down, Down, Israel,” “Unity in Lebanon”, “Olmert, Olmert, what do you say, how many kids did you kill today,” “This is what democracy looks like, that is what hypocrisy looks like,” “Long Live Palestine,” “Free Lebanon,” “No Justice, No Peace! US Out of the Middle East!”etc. I also heard a lot of “Allahu Akbar!”

    At least 2 ITS people were there, sadly. They chanted something in Arabic against Jews, and something about supporting Hizbullah.

    I thought ITS hated shia? Hizbullah is shia…hhhmmm? I dislike ITS.

  5. In a beautiful display, a Palestinian man hoisted the rabbi on his shoulders and carried him down the street, leading everyone marching towards Grand Central station. It was amazing, Masha Allah.

  6. AA,

    another one was “hazza hazza hazza! get out of Gaza!” hazza=now.

    what time did it end? I left at 5:40ish.

  7. Shab… on July 20, 2006 at 11:25 am said:

    what/who is/are ITS?

    Bunch of Muslims who are extremists that support al-qaeda and osama. they call scholars like imam sudais and shaykh hamza “S.O.B.s'”. astagfirAllah! they are basically similar to groups like al-muhajiroun of the UK

    Ahsan on July 20, 2006 at 11:17 am said:

    AA,

    another one was “hazza hazza hazza! get out of Gaza!” hazza=now.

    what time did it end? I left at 5:40ish.

    i left around 6. there was a march right after to times square. i missed it.

  8. Just to let you know, when they call scholars S.O.B.s, they say it stands for Scholars Of Baatil (falsehood) and I’m sure any similarity to another expression is purely coincidental ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Sh. Hamza Yusuf is very lucky. so many ppl talk about him behind his back so inshAllah he’ll get their good deeds on DOJ.

  10. ahahaha lol. Man bro. seems like it was a lot of fun..to bad they arnt having one of these in Canada! I like those chants a lot, very creative!

    M’Salama,
    Aysha

    ps..Hamza Yusuf is awsommeee!! I dislike ITS as well

  11. Yaser on July 19, 2006 at 11:46 pm said:

    Yea those Orthodox Jews are amazing at their rhetoric against Israel, I have read alot of their stuff along time ago. Let me tell you, they are more brutal sounding against the Israelis than we sound…and rightly so, their religion is being tarnished by the actions of a few…actually no alot of Jews. Most Jews in Israel (and around the world for that matter) are Atheists anyways. Its a whole nationalistic superiority thing that they are fighting for.

    This is not surprising given all the atrocities and brutality against other human beings the Israelis commit time and time again.

  12. those jews are a very small minority that DO NOT represent the jewish religion. they especially do not represent all orthodox jews. They are just like the islamic extremists which you all say do not represent the true islam. The way you all speak on this site proves that the cycle of hate will never end because you teach it to your children and they teach it to thier children. just like you say that the us media is biased, what do you think that video is? it is palestinian propoganda made by people whos interest it was to make it. please open you eyes to the truth. in any case israel will do what it can to fight terror and will win God willing.

  13. dave on July 21, 2006 at 12:45 am said:

    those jews are a very small minority that DO NOT represent the jewish religion. they especially do not represent all orthodox jews. They are just like the islamic extremists which you all say do not represent the true islam. The way you all speak on this site proves that the cycle of hate will never end because you teach it to your children and they teach it to thier children. just like you say that the us media is biased, what do you think that video is? it is palestinian propoganda made by people whos interest it was to make it. please open you eyes to the truth. in any case israel will do what it can to fight terror and will win God willing.

    I’m not sure how protesting against the killing of innocent civillians is ‘spreading hate’, dave. On the other hand, killing close to 200 civillians, on the basis that “3 soldiers were captured” definitely is. How about the 10 000+ Palestinians held prisoners in Israeli prisons? In Israeli mathematics, that should equal “10,000 x 3 = 30 000/200” civillian deaths. But of course, you cant just put ‘ human life’ in a lifeless maths equation. Most ppl who attended the protests have as much respect for Israeli life as they do for Palestinian/Lebanese. They already have opened their eyes to the truth of this conflict. On the other hand, you probably havent, since it seems you’re not ready to acknowledge the gross violation of human rights here. Just like the propaganda about WMD in Iraq spread to justify the war on iraq, similarly, today, we see a new propaganda arising: hizbollah’s connection with Iran/Syria. We’ve heard it all before: Iran is now to be deemed another terrorist state; they probably also have *non-existent* nuclear weapons which are *possibly* a threat to the world…and who knows, maybe President ahmedinejad is also somehow connected to Osama bin Laden’s step-brothers, cousin’s, wife’s, dog’s groomer’s sister’s friend. So now that we have a connection, lets attack.

    Frankly, dave, I’m sick of ppl like you who are so naive about world politics. Try and spread ‘da luv’ mate! in any case, I certainly will be…in this weekend’s protest in Hyde park.

  14. There are numerous numerous Jewish organizations against Israel. Your argument does not stand Dave. And for the Muslims hatin on the people of the book don’t hate.

  15. dave on July 21, 2006 at 12:45 am said:

    those jews are a very small minority that DO NOT represent the jewish religion. they especially do not represent all orthodox jews. They are just like the islamic extremists which you all say do not represent the true islam. The way you all speak on this site proves that the cycle of hate will never end because you teach it to your children and they teach it to thier children. just like you say that the us media is biased, what do you think that video is? it is palestinian propoganda made by people whos interest it was to make it. please open you eyes to the truth. in any case israel will do what it can to fight terror and will win God willing.

    Thanks Dave for the comment. The Zionist Jews are the extremists Jews, just like we have extremist Muslims. Zionist Jews want to take over the Palestinian land. They want to remove all the Palestinians and now the Lebanese people. The true Jews, the Orthodox Jews, are the peaceful ones who want peace and will live with the Muslims peacefully. They have been doing it for a 1,000 years now, before Palestine was stolen by the Zionist Jews.

    Zionist Jews = Al-Qaeda Muslims.

  16. Salam

    That sign the rabbi is holding “authentic rabbis oppose the state of israel” is actually true for many jews.

    many jews belive that if an actual state of israel exists, it would be the end of the world “day of judgement”. They belive that once a state of israel has been established, day of judgement is very close, and they belive that god will send some people that will kill all jews and destroy the israel state on that day.

    “actually very close to what we muslims belive, except that we know that one of the major signs of the day of judgement is when the trees speak against the jews”

    alla knows best

  17. salaam. i went to a rally on wednesday. and it was truly aweseome to see all the ppl holding zionism is not judaism posters and the jews holding a huge banner that said free palestine. and before we left i stopped to hug the main lady who was with them and i told them how glad i was they were there and the response was so genuine and touching. they were so appreciative and they were like its our duty to be here masha Allah

  18. The only reason that israel is in lebanon right now is because THEY kidnapped soldiers. do you even realize that hezballa hides behind civilians so that when israel attacks civillians get killed. Yes israel is definitely using disporpotionate force and that is becasue they want to end this threat completely. dont tell me that i am naive in world politics becuase it is you who dosent put history in context. youre hate for israel stems from the naqba, so dont b.s. with me. The arabs will never forget that israel beat them in all the wars even when israel was outnumbered at least 20 to 1 if not more. but thigns are definetey changing as of late and that is why iran and syria are stepping in. the change is economic and security cooperation with israel and arab states like egypt and jordan. but what hezballa did with the orders from iran/syria is actually very smart…they realized this new shift and started this war so that arabs will unite. another thing that you guys wont admit the fact that israel does NOT target civillians EVER. Israel even sends down leaflets to let them know they must leave the area. I am not saying that there is no humanitarian crisis in gaza and now in lebanon but you guys must see that it is due to terrorism. israel finally snapped bec of all the mortars hamas/islamic jihad threw at israeli towns targeting civillians and the kidnapping of thier soldiers.
    BTW, The argument that there are pals prisoners in israeli jails is baseless bec most have blood on thier hands and will not be released. either way im not gona waste my breath here bec arabs will always be arabs and you will always hate israel even if they give back all occupied lands that they won in wars. the proof of that is in where the fighting is right now: gaza and lebanon where israel returned lands.

  19. Also to OECD, you must be very naive if you think that this war was caused only by the kidnapping of the soldiers. if only you all would understand that hezballa is working against you….they dont care at all if civillians die on either side. as long as peaople die it serves them. if civillains in lebanon die then they blame it on israel. either way they win. Except this time that the IDF decided they will not give in. for 6 years israel restrianed itself and that was a huge mistake. if lebanon had implemented un resolution 1559 then this wouldnt even be an issue! israel has absolutely no problem with the lebanese govt (excluding hesballa) in fact they want the lebanese army to deploy in the areas of southern lebanon when hesbulla is displaced. ALso israel has no interest in dragging this issue. economicaly its too expensive with the loss of business and tourism on both sides.

    when you guys will stop being ingnorant and brainwashed by youre whole generation on this conflict then maybe things will change till then israel will prevail.

  20. I leave you alone for 2 weeks and you end up in a protest? Nice picture. Have you seen the mosques in Toldeo and Hamilton Ohio? They look like something out of the middle east. Huge gold domes, spires, crescent/star on top of each spire. You can see them for miles and miles. We were on the interstate driving through Ohio when we saw them. We didn’t see any in Canada/Ontario or any where else that matched them.

  21. Dua for mujahideen

    “O Allaah Revealer of the Book, Recompenser of the Final account, Destroyer of the confederates. O Most Powerful, O Most Magnificent! O Allaah, verily we ask you to disperse their (the enemy’s) gunfire (upon our warriors) and to shake the ground from beneath their feet and strike terror into their hearts. O Allaah, cripple their support and blind their vision and send upon them decay and disease. O Allaah, divide them against one another and disperse their unity and strike heavy discord amongst their ranks, and make them flee to their destruction, and show us from amongst your wonders and strength that you mete out to them, and make an example of them for those who are heedless. O Allaah quicken their defeat and make their wealth war booty for the Muslims.” “O Allaah grant aid and victory to our brothers, the Mujahideen (all over the world in general, and specifically in Chechnya and Palestine, from amongst the people of the land and the Helpers), and unite their ranks and bring them together upon the word of truth. O Allaah, direct their aim and strengthen their support, and make them steadfast and send upon them your tranquillity and heal their hearts and guide them to all that is good, and cause us (who sit at home) to join their ranks, O Answerer of supplications.” “O Allaah, give them authority and rule, and aid them with your Army of the Heavens and the Earth, O Lord of the Worlds” And peace and blessings of Allaah be upon His Messenger and his family and all the companions

  22. It’s sad that fools like dave are so blind to the truth, even with it staring them in the face. Inshallah, someday people like you will open your eyes and see what is really going on in the world.

  23. dave on July 21, 2006 at 4:03 pm said:

    The only reason that israel is in lebanon right now is because THEY kidnapped soldiers. do you even realize that hezballa hides behind civilians so that when israel attacks civillians get killed. Yes israel is definitely using disporpotionate force and that is becasue they want to end this threat completely. dont tell me that i am naive in world politics becuase it is you who dosent put history in context. youre hate for israel stems from the naqba, so dont b.s. with me. The arabs will never forget that israel beat them in all the wars even when israel was outnumbered at least 20 to 1 if not more. but thigns are definetey changing as of late and that is why iran and syria are stepping in. the change is economic and security cooperation with israel and arab states like egypt and jordan. but what hezballa did with the orders from iran/syria is actually very smart…they realized this new shift and started this war so that arabs will unite. another thing that you guys wont admit the fact that israel does NOT target civillians EVER. Israel even sends down leaflets to let them know they must leave the area. I am not saying that there is no humanitarian crisis in gaza and now in lebanon but you guys must see that it is due to terrorism. israel finally snapped bec of all the mortars hamas/islamic jihad threw at israeli towns targeting civillians and the kidnapping of thier soldiers.
    BTW, The argument that there are pals prisoners in israeli jails is baseless bec most have blood on thier hands and will not be released. either way im not gona waste my breath here bec arabs will always be arabs and you will always hate israel even if they give back all occupied lands that they won in wars. the proof of that is in where the fighting is right now: gaza and lebanon where israel returned lands.

    Israel says it is shelling Lebanon nito scorched-earth because it wants to get rid of Hezbollah, who captured 2 Israeli soldiers and requested an exchange of prisoners. So that is why Israel is bombing all over Beirut, the Airport, most if not all roads leading out of Lebanon, power-plants, trucks carrying food supplies, etc. in order to rid the country of Hezbollah. To me all that is happening from this disproportionate response is that innocent civilians are dying, infrastructure is being destroyed, and Lebanon is indeed being set back 20 years. Why punish the whole country for the actions of Hezbollah.

    Also, all those Palestinian prisoners do not have blood on their hands; some are taken without any real reason other than trying to resist an Israeli officer, etc. Is there anything wrong with fighting for ones own rights and land, which are so brutally denied to the Palestinian people.

    And finally, tell me why this situation exists to begin with. Why not give the European Jews a “homeland” in Europe instead of in Palestine. Why enforce the Bible upon a people who do not agree with your religious views?

  24. Bro… Your friend is a girl. Astaghfirullah ๐Ÿ˜›

    Good work. I hope we could do something like that in Denmark as well. There was a protest today… One organised by “Hizb ut-Tahrir”. Don’t know if you know them…

    I was so disappointed, when I stopped by. There was only a poor number of Muslims… But it doesn’t surprise me knowing Hizb.

  25. Why does everything have to be black and white?
    Neturay Karta are extermists on one end, and the extremist Zionists are on the other…. I think most people fall out somewhere in the middle. You know that whole 2 state solution ending the occupation and so on…
    I’m guessing the same spectrum exhists in Islam
    Extremist kill the non Muslim world on one side and the we are religious Muslims but dont need to kill the whole world to spread the word of Allah through Muhammed, with most people being somewhere in between?
    Am I wrong? Is the world really black and white only?

  26. Sorry Dave, Israel is fighting a war. Soldiers dont get kidnapped…they get captured, stop treating their soldiers as civilians, and every lebanoese & palestinian civilian as a terrorist/soldier. If anything, it is the other way around…since Israel has mandatory military service for everyone I believe at a certain age..if I’m not mistaken, ร™ห†ร˜ยงร™โ€žร™โ€žร™โ€ก ร˜ยงร˜ยนร™โ€žร™โ€ฆ

  27. im asking because would it be possible if muslims give dawah to the israeli’s??? Just because most are jewish does not mean they are off limits in being a muslim.

  28. AA,

    I think that it would be interesting to see what Neturay Karta supports their beliefs with. are there specific references to the Jewish holy books? Can someone quote them?

  29. I notice by reading your comments, that there is numerous Jews organizations against the state of israel. But why not in France, orthodox Jews don’t demonstrate in the street, maybe simply because there is not or little.
    Naturally, there are associations within which muslims and jews collaborate to show injustice of the state of israel. But regrettably, Jews of France support the military offensive Israeli and don’t care to know that there are innocent civilians who die.

    Association which I appreciate a lot is euroPalestine, site is in French.

    http://www.europalestine.com/

    I wonder, what is it necessary to make so that all countries notably USA wake up ? And hasten Israel so that it stops his aggression.
    France supports officially Lebanon and brings it a humanitarian aid but it has no power to put an end to the military offensive of Israel, no Europeans or Arabs or muslims countries can it, only USA can make it. USA are waiting for what ?

    French President Chirac said “Israel wants to ‘destroy Lebanon'”, I totally agree with him. Offensive is going to last several weeks with Bush’s blessing, time to destroy the whole country without forgetting Palestine occuped.

    Salam alikoum

  30. Keep up the work. Screw Israeli. They kill 400 people for 2 soldiers. Wheres the justice?

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