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Anti-Semitism - The Word
by Randal M. Bundy - 09 February 2015
word Anti-Semitism is often misunderstood because it is misused and
even in some dictionaries it is s incorrectly defined. I have
found is such dictionaries their definition as, "Hostility to or
prejudice against Jews" and of course in the literal definition, this
is incorrect. Now to some this point I am making may seem trivial
or unimportant but for those of us who believe that words mean things
and if you are going to use the words, you should at least use the
correct words and terminology to convey the proper meaning.
are many people who may be prejudice against the Jews, including the
Arab people themselves who are also considered a Semitic people.
There are a small number non-Semitic people such as people of European
ancestry who are prejudice against Jews but find allies amongst the
Arabs, who as I mentioned are Semitic people. So therefore it
would be incorrect to label them as Anti-Semitic. There are many
African people who hate the Jews also but who have no dislikes toward
the Arabs. It is the same with the Pakistanis, Afghans and other
from the region we refer to as the far east who also hate the Jews but
are themselves Muslim and have a close friendly relationship with
Arabs, who are Semitic.
So you see the mistake is obviously in
the way people mistakenly use that word Anti-Semitism and this is out
of ignorance. However that is understandable and clearly
forgivable. When I refer to people who hate the Jews or Israelis,
I refer to the term - "Anti-Jewish/Anti-Israeli" and therefore I cover
both bases at the same time. It makes sense and it‘s a lot easier
for me to make my point.
Often the use of this word,
Anti-Semitic and Anti-Semitism are often deliberately used by radicals
because the word itself invokes images of the Holocaust and Jewish
persecution. Often Jew Hating Muslims will use this word to
attack anyone speaking out against Islam or the Muslims or if a writer
makes use of the term, "Islamic Terrorist" or "Muslim
Terrorists". Again this is their tactic of assaulting any
outspoken person who dares criticize the doctrines of Persecuting Jews,
Christians and all non-Muslims which are clearly right there in the
same Quran they draw justification from for their own persecution of
all non-Muslims and especially the Jews.
I have also found
that when I speak ill of Islam, which is quite often and as often as
possible, sometimes I am verbally attacked and accused of being
Racist. Again the ignorant attacker is using an incorrect word
and term, since Islam is not a Race, it is an ideology and what I would
refer to as a Demonic Cult.
So now if anyone ever had a
question of why I use the "Anti-Jewish/Anti-Israeli" and never use the
terms, "Anti-Semitism" or Anti-Semitic" then you now have your answer
and you have received an added bonus of my clarifying another word,
“Racism” which is often incorrectly used.
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