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The Myth About Free Speech in Western “Democracies” & America’s Fatal Obsession With Israel

Posted by yourpakistan on September 30, 2012

PKKH Exclsuive | By Kulsoom Khan

The dual standards of western democracy laid bare as Islamophobes receive royal treatment under Act of Free Speech with anti-Semitism and ads ‘mocking’ Roman Catholics hastily banned.

To understand the obsession America has with Israel, and how it blatantly ignores the state sponsored terrorism and ethnic cleansing of Arabs there, it is vital we briefly go through the systematic indoctrination of the American public with the Western (and only legally available) version of the holocaust.

One of the many things Americans like to pride themselves over is the Bill of Rights. The first and second amendment guaranteeing the freedom to speech and religion is one of the most important aspects of American society and history. So it comes as little surprise when Americans vociferously defend the amendment. Even if it may include defending hate speech or more recently, Sam Bacile’s Innocence of Muslims and Pamela Geller’s subway ads, despite the fact in multi-cultural and heavily populated Northern cities like New York, hate speech and racism is generally looked down upon. The contradiction few Americans are aware of is that there are in fact laws restricting the first amendment, from as far back as 1917 when the Espionage Act was introduced. People have been imprisoned for offenses that should have been protected by the first amendment, most recently American Muslim, Tarek Mahenna ). Free speech also cannot violate the sanctimonious holocaust. The amendment also does not protect one from anti-Semitism which is banned in many ‘democracies’. Last month, on August 28th, California passed state legislature suppressing anti-Semitism;

“to directly suppress legitimate criticism of Israeli policy and Palestine solidarity activism, and stifle robust political debate on public university campuses.” Although such cases are a rarity in America as very few Americans would think of offending Jews and their ’struggle for a national home after centuries of prosecution’ (the standard narrative). After decades of revisionist history of World War II, anti-Semites and holocaust-deniers are shown no tolerance.

Students from as early as first grade are introduced to short excerpts from Holocaust literature in Social Studies and English Comprehension classes. By fifth grade students have watched Hollywood films about gas chambers and have read heart-wrenching books (with fine photographic details) from The Diary of Anne Frank, Number the Stars, One Candle to Child of the Holocaust and etc. One of the saddest tales I read in third grade Reading class was Number the Stars. However, one of the most successful stories of all time was Anne Frank which in itself is a genre. There are versions available for all ages, short photographic books to publications in the Reader’s Digest for adult readers. It is a classic piece that makes its way to magazines and reading lists year after year.

With a whole massive library based on the ‘most important’ part of world history, the Jewish-American lobby has instilled a deep sense of regret and sympathy for the Jewish Israeli community among American students. The repetitive action of story-telling throughout students’ schooling and college life has rendered them incapable of questioning, let alone opposing the illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel. The books are taught as fact and (auto)biographies. Here is an excerpt about a 6th grade book, After the War.

“This novel follows a fifteen-year-old girl, Ruth, after the release from the concentration camps. When she attempts to return to her home in Poland, she is chased away by its present inhabitants. Joining the underground, she helps children with forged documents to enter Palestine.”

Another description of a 4th grade book called Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust.
“This photo essay begins with information about the history of anti-Semitism from the 1600s onward. Through photos we witness the deportations, forced labor, the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, and the discovery of the bodies by the liberators.”

Even children’s comic books are based upon the holocaust. Here’s Maus: A Survivors Tale for children. The comic shows Jews as mice and Germans as cats.

Naturally, the first instinct would be to support the ‘persecuted‘ Jewish community’s quest for a national home. Even if it may include dislodging another group from their homes to create new settlements for the Israelis (although such incidents go widely unreported in American press).

This is where the calm acceptance of the racist and Islamophobic NYC subway ads comes in. The country has been so thoroughly brainwashed into overlooking all Jewish wrongs, that it does not come as a surprisewhen pro-Israeli, anti-Muslim (calling Muslims ’savages’ and Israelis ‘civilized’) ads went up, there was littleuproar, despite the fact NYC is home to a large Muslim community. There were no protests, although half the ads were vandalized by street artists the night after. The following day, 5 people were arrested for defacing them. One of them was an American Muslim of Egyptian origin, Mona Eltahaway, an otherwise very liberal, secular Muslim and an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism. The rest were Palestinians and Dominicans.

While Europeans propagandize the Holocaust to justify Israeli atrocities against Palestinian Arabs, many people are not as disconnected from Israeli state terrorism as much as Americans are. The level of systematic brainwashing through Hollywood, documentaries, media, shows, books, schools and the State Dept is unbelievably high in the US. Literature demeaning or questioning the Holocaust is not only banned, but simply unavailable. There is no alternative narrative, or facts and figures. Historians in Europe, who went to research on the locations of gas chambers have been arrested and imprisoned for publishing their findings:

“On Saturday, June 21, [2003] chemical engineer (Dipl. Ing.) Wolfgang Fröhlich, 51, was arrested in Vienna, Austria, and taken to prison…For seven years, Fröhlich had sent to jurists, members of parliament, politicians and journalists, thousands of copies of his writings, in which he says that the alleged wartime Nazi extermination gas chambers are, as he put it, a lie.”
Simply put, there is a gag order in the West, which is one of the worst violations of free speech, something the west so proudly boasts of.

It comes as no surprise that Islam is now of the most persecuted religion in the west after years of warfare against the Muslim world. The west isn’t oblivious to the long history of Crusades and the fact Islamists (especially since Palestinians are Muslims) threaten the existence of a Jewish national home. Thus it is imperative that the Muslims are gradually dehumanized through wars, propaganda and now; subway ads and blasphemous cartoons.

Another threatening aspect is the fact, in many Euro countries, Muslims are fast increasing in population (the growing trend of reverts and the high birth-rate among Muslims), soon to become the largest religious group in certain countries such as France (where many aspects of the Islamic faith is now banned, including the right to veil oneself).

The persecution of Muslims didn’t start with violating their amendments, but through invading their countries, crippling sanctions, resource-exploitation, installation of American-backed tyrannical dictators. The last decade alone saw the most cruel war crimes against Muslims in Iraq, Palestine (despite its shaky economy, the US has sent up to $200 billion in military aid to Israel), Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and recently Philippines. The drone wars have left hundreds and thousands of Muslims dead, increased militancy and destabilized countries. As if this wasn’t enough, the west has unleashed a string of Islamophobic and blasphemous attacks against Islam, which has recently united the Muslims in their efforts to ban blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad, just as anti-Semitism is criminalized.

The most central figure of the Islamic faith is their Prophet, who brought a message for all humanity for peace, love and worship of one God.; to fight oppression and bring mankind from servitude of kings and idols, to the servitude of One Lord. The Islamic Prophet was however rejected by the Jews of Madina who left no stone unturned to hurt and defeat him, which wasn’t new for the Jews who had a reputation for defaming and murdering Prophets.

Coming back to the issue of the film, the release of the vile and blasphemous trailer went unhindered and was given protection under the first amendment by US courts. YouTube refused to take down the material too, as it ‘did not violate YouTube’s guidelines’. The film remained unbanned in all European countries too, including France and the UK.

The first incident to highlight Britain’s and France’s double standards was the spread of Princess Kate’s scandalous photos taken by the Sun. The Royal Palace seeked to ban the spread and publication of the photos. The order was readily taken up by France, and soon the French Court banned the publications the photos.
Closer magazine in France, which first published the pictures, was also ordered to hand over all the images in 24 hours, and fined 10,000 euros (£8,000) for every extra day it takes to comply, according to the ruling from the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre, Paris.”
“In the criminal suit, the magazine could be fined up to €45,000 (£36,000) and the editor, Laurence Pieau, could be jailed for up to a year.”

Shortly after this blatant disregard for free press and speech, another ad depicting a pregnant nun was banned. (The ASA banned another advert for Antonio Federici in July 2009 that showed a priest and a nun appearing as if they were about to kiss.) The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered it to be discontinued, saying it mocked Roman Catholic beliefs.

The ASA said in its ruling: “We considered the use of a nun pregnant through Immaculate Conception was likely to be seen as a distortion and mockery of the beliefs of Roman Catholics. We concluded that to use such an image in a lighthearted way to advertise ice cream was likely to cause serious offence to readers, particularly those who practiced the Roman Catholic faith.”

Keep in mind, these are the same countries who opposed the banning of blasphemous cartoons and the “Innocence of Muslims“. The utter disregard for even attempting to hide its sickening display of double standards is no longer relevant. The west, it seems, has decided it will not show any tolerance to the Muslim communities, or even make an effort to conceal its hypocrisy.


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