Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 8:33:44 am
The insane prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, outdid himself in a speech to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, telling the thousands of dictators’ cronies and bagmen assembled for the meeting that Jews rule the world, and Muslims must start using their brains (a novel idea!) to defeat the dastardly Zionists and their evil plans. (Thanks to all who emailed about this one.)
Oh, and he also ranted that Muslims are humiliated and wrongly depicted as terrorists, while at the same time calling on the Islamic world to arm themselves with “guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships.” That’s using the old noggin, Maha baby.
“The Europeans killed six million Jews out of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them,” Mahathir said, adding, “1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews.” ...
He told the biggest gathering of Muslim leaders since the 2001 attacks on the United States that all Muslims were suffering “oppression and humiliation”, with their religion accused of promoting terrorism.
Acknowledging weakness and division in the organisation’s ranks, Mahathir said they could at least take a common stand on the Palestinian struggle against Israel and it was time to plan a “counter-attack” against the enemies of Islam who treated Muslims with “contempt and dishonour”.
He called on Muslims to emulate the Jewish response to oppression, saying the Jews had “survived 2000 years of pogroms not by hitting back, but by thinking”.
“They invented and successfully promoted socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so they may enjoy equal rights with others.
”With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries and they, this tiny community, have become a world power.
“We cannot fight them through brawn alone, we must use our brains also,” he said.
“Of late because of their power and their apparent success they have become arrogant. And arrogant people like angry people will make mistakes, will forget to think.
”They are already beginning to make mistakes. And they will make more mistakes. There may be windows of opportunity for us now and in the future. We must seize these opportunities.“ ...
He called on Muslims to match their studies of religion with attention to science and mathematics because ”we need guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships for our defence“.
UPDATE: The Associated Press story about Mahathir’s appalling spew is a blatant whitewash: Malaysian Urges Muslims to Unite Vs. Jews.
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday told a summit of Islamic leaders that “Jews rule the world by proxy” and the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims should unite, using nonviolent means for a “final victory.”
You know, a final victory (which sounds an awful lot like “Final Solution,”) using those nonviolent guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships. It’s really amazing to watch Western media utterly refusing to confront the reality of what people like Mahathir are saying.