7 billion people: 2 billion Christians/Catholics: 2 billion Muslims: 14 million Jews
I am introducing a new word into our lexicon. I didn’t come up with it. A friend did. And I thought, what a great word.
Jacism; racism against the Jews. The word Jacism fits the crime much better than antisemitism.
Guido von List wrote: “What the Jew believes is all one, in his race lies his swinishness.”
But, you say, Jews are not a race. True.
Then again, Islam is not now, and has never been, a race, but that has not stopped the world from providing Muslims and Islam protection as a race.
The United Nations says so. They are working with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to prohibit all speech that Muslims consider offensive. Pakistan’s ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said Islamophobia was
“today the most prevalent expression of racism and hatred against ‘the other.’ ”
The British All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) proposed the following one-sentence definition of Islamophobia:
“Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
Canada updated the definition of Islamophobia in 2019.
“Islamophobia – Includes racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear or acts of hostility directed towards individual Muslims or followers of Islam in general. In addition to individual acts of intolerance and racial proﬁling, Islamophobia can lead to viewing and treating Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level.”
In order to equate Islam with race, language had to be abused. Racism needed a new definition. “[W]hile it is true that Islam is not a race but a religion,” the director of the anti-racism think tank Runnymede Trust, Omar Khan, explained:
“Defining Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism properly locates the issue as one in which groups of people are ascribed negative cultural and racial attributes which can lead to a wide range of experiences, either as an unconscious bias, prejudice, direct or indirect discrimination, structural inequality or hate incidents.”
There is one minor detail. The definition is not in conformity with the Equality Act 2010, which defines “race” as comprising color, nationality and national or ethnic origins — not religious practice.
But never let a fact get in the way of a feeling.
So if Muslims are now a race, because race is now as fluid as gender equality, then Jews are a race and have the right to the same protections. Right?
Stockholm Declaration, the founding document of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance states: “With humanity still scarred by …antisemitism and xenophobia the international community shares a solemn responsibility to fight those evils.”
The committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial refers to the May 26, 2016 Plenary in Bucharest for the non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism:
“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
To guide International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in its work, the following examples may serve as illustrations:
Manifestations might include the targeting of the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. However, criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic. Antisemitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for “why things go wrong.” It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and employs sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.
Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.
Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
So why is BDS, Boycott, Divest and Sanction, allowed on college campuses all over the world? Does it not go against the definition of antisemitism?
The UN rapporteur wrote that one stream of antisemitism is the “objectives, activities and effects of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement.”
Does it not call for the destruction of Israel? The BDS movement supports Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people and build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It now takes place in more than 200 cities across the world, where events such as lectures, film screenings, direct action, cultural performances, postering, among many more help in grassroots organizing for effective solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle.
If I recall correctly, the call is “Palestine will be free from the river to the sea.”
So where is Israel?
It seems the definition of antisemitism isn’t as strong as the definition of Islamophobia. So perhaps it is time to incorporate racism into the definition and voila-Jacism. Perhaps that will curb the meteoric rise of Jew hatred around the world.
Re-configuring the definition of Islamophobia we have:
Jacism is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Jewishness or perceived Jewishness.
After all hitler stated the Jewish danger is based on more than religion; it is based also on racial knowledge. If it were only religion, “If the worst came to worst, a splash of baptismal water could always save the business and the Jew at the same time.” To hitler, the Jews were no longer a religion; people who could be converted. They were transformed into a race.
A race that had to be exterminated.
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”