Apartheid Apologists – A Response to Jordan Peterson & Benjamin Netanyahu
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim in Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Brothers and sisters and friends in the peace and blessings of God of Allah be upon every single one of you. This video is going to be addressing the recent podcast between Dr. Jordan Peterson and the wall criminal Benjamin Netanyahu. And I'm going to be addressing some of the deliberate omissions the false claims and at least one false assumption that was expressed by these two individuals. Now I have put some notes together, I'm going to be referring to them in sha Allah, God willing. And the first thing I want to say is this. Jordan Peterson has
recently displayed an immoral and inconsistent way of being, he has come across to his audiences as anti oppression, and anti authoritarian. However, he recently invited the war criminal, Benjamin Netanyahu and engaged in an interview or a discussion that can only be described as one sided, ideological and immoral propaganda. Now for someone who has immense following, he has huge influence, and he has a immense responsibility to be balanced. In fact, he has an epistemic and moral duty to be informed.
This is very important. Sometimes ignorance is an excuse, but not in this case, because we are talking about ethnic cleansing oppression, injustice and a modern day apartheid. So in this context, to invite a war criminal that has been responsible for crimes against humanity, human rights abuses and injustice is against Palestinians, Muslim and non Muslim. And he has also been responsible for what many authorities are now describing as a modern day apartheid, without holding him to account, or at least challenging him, is one of the greatest acts of cowardice and injustice that had been displayed on social media, especially in the context of who Dr. Jordan Peterson is, he should know
better even if Dr. Peterson does not agree with these assertions, the fact that they are expressed by mainstream academics. They exist in academic literature. They are expressed by mainstream politicians, media outlets, multiple human rights organizations and notable personalities, and he should have at least questioned him and held him to account
given the gravity of the assertions that have been made, he should have questioned him further, he should have not just giving him a platform to espouse the distortion of reality, and the twisting of history and to express such immorality and one sided ideological propaganda. Now, since Dr. Peterson did not hold him to account, then it can show and to be fair, if your looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, then it's a duck. And in this context, if your looks like a Zionist and it quacks like a Zionist then it's a Zionist because if you think about it, Dr. Peterson may have a conflict of interest, right? Given the fact that he has joined daily wire, which is a pro Zionist
organization that is run by the genocidal
apartheid apologist Ben Shapiro's, it may be the case that Dr. Peterson doesn't want to bite the hand that is currently feeding him.
Now before I share some of my thoughts and respond to some of the claims and omissions of the podcast, let me substantiate why I'm calling Netanyahu, a war criminal. There are many examples, but one should suffice.
Let's recall let's go back to the 2014 crazed assault of Gaza. Over 2100 people died mostly innocent civilians. 60,000 homes were destroyed. Over 100,000 People were made homeless 20,000 tons of explosives were fired into one of the most densely populated regions on Earth.
So he is a war criminal brothers and sisters and friends. Now I'm going to respond to some key false claims, some deliberate omissions and a false assumption. Now, as a caveat, I want you to please note that I'm not going to address everything because some things do not require a response. And I also believe that some things should just be laughed at, because anyone with some kind of moral intelligence, or emotional intelligence or social awareness will understand that very clearly. So there are six points I want to make. And they include addressing two false claims, addressing three deliberate omissions and addressing one false assumption. So the first point is a claim which was a
land without a people and a people without a land. That's the kind of colonial Zionist myth. The second is another claim that I want to address which is well, the Jews simply
We returned to her barren land, they returned home, they returned to a place where there was no one there maybe one or two villages. The third point is dealing with a deliberate omission. They omitted the fact
of the Nakba, that they were colonizers that were colonial settlers that came into the land into the region. And they expelled over 700,000 Palestinians with no right to return. The fourth point is another omission responding to another omission. And that is basically saying that it was peaceful, that Jesus came in and it was barren land, and they create a great society and create a great nation. And there was no brutality or occupation. Right. And that is obviously false. The fifth point is another mission. And they clearly are not mentioning a historical fact that there was peaceful coexistence between Arabs, Muslims and Jews. They have deliberately omitted this.
The sixth point is one false assumption. And that basically assumes that Israel is a good and decent and great country. And that's something that we're going to unpack. So let's deal with the first two claims. The first is a colonial myth, which basically says a land without a people and a people without a land. And the other claim is the Jews simply returned home or they return to this barren land. There was no one there, maybe one or two villages. And this is false. My dear brothers and sisters, these colonial myths, brothers and sisters and friends, were known to Zinus themselves. Take, for example, Moshe Dayan. He was close to Ben Gurion. And as you know, Ben Gurion was the
first prime minister of Israel, and he was the primary founder of the Zionist state. And Moshe Dayan was an Israeli military commander and a former defense minister, and he was addressing Technion Israel Institute of Technology and he is cited in 1969. To have said the following. Jewish villages were built in the place of our villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages. And I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Now Halal arose in the place of Malou kibbutz but in the place of jhipster kibbutz studied in the place of Huni fists, and Kefar Yahushua in the place of Tal al
chemin. There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population. Shame on you, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Dr. Jordan Peterson, other Zionist Arthur James Balfour, who was the Prime Minister of the UK and the foreign secretary in the Lloyd George ministry, and he issued the Balfour Declaration of 1917 on behalf of the cabinet, which supported a home for the Jewish people. Now, this is what he had to say. He said, and he admitted in Palestine, that the Arabs were the indigenous majority population. These are his words, indigenous majority population of another Zionist Israel Zangwill, who was a British author at the forefront of cultural
Zionism during the 19th century, and it was a close associate of Theodore Hutsul. In 1897, zango visited Palestine and saw for himself the indigenous population there. So in 1905, at design his speech in Manchester XANGO, said the following.
Palestine proper has already its inhabitants. The per shallick of Jerusalem is already twice as thickly populated as the United States, having 52 souls to the square mile and not 25% of them, Jews. Also, my dear brothers, sisters and friends connected to this claim is the Zionist myth or false assertion. That often argues that Palestine as a region with this name was taken by Arab conquerors. They claim that Palestine was put under the control of the Arabs after the Arab Muslim conquest of the seventh century. This is false, long before Islam even existed. Arabs lived in Palestine the urbanization of Palestine was done by Arab Christians hundreds of years before the
rise of Islam. Herodotus was the contemporary of Socrates. And he's referred to by Cicero as the father of history. He wrote a book and titled histories and it was written between 450
De two 420 BC. And in this book, Herodotus details his own visit to a land called Palestine. And Herodotus describes Palestine geographically as a country known today. And listen to this. He says the sea ports of Palestine were occupied by Arabs who controlled the instance treat. This is around 450 to 420 BCE, my dear brothers and sisters and friends and you have an academic David Asher, a professor of ancient history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He acknowledges that during Heraclitus is time Arabs lived in Palestine, but there were only a few Jews there. Nowhere does her auditors mentioned Israelites in Palestine. And you have many ancient figures who refer to Palestine
as a distinct region. These include Aristotle, Strebel, Pliny the Elder Pomponius, Mela, and pianos, my silliness, etc, etc, etc. The key point here is Palestine existed before 630 ad, and it was under our rule hundreds of years before the so called Arab Muslim conquest. Now, more remarkable is what archaeology has discovered. Now the mortuary temple of Ramses the third at the Medina. Hubbell temple in Luxor is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. In the temple and inscription dated 1150 BCE refers to Palestine, and you have an early Assyrian tablet dating from 717 BCE. Speaking of how Palestine was incorporated into the Assyrian Empire. Now, numismatics is the study of coins and
you can tell us a lot about history. Now, in the sixth to the fourth century BCE, Palestine had its own coinage and currency, known as the fillister Arabian coins. This showed the economic prosperity and autonomy of Palestine during the time. Now, the point is very clear that Arabs existed in Palestine before Islam. And there are many other examples to cite. But here's another one, the Council of Charleston held in 451 ad. As many of you know, it established the two natures of Jesus according to the Christian biblical perspective, that he was both men and God. Now the city of Gaza, in Palestine was represented at the Council of Charleston by an Arab Bishop. In fact, brothers and
sisters and friends, historically speaking, the Byzantine emperors of Constantinople were the ones who appointed Arab kings as rulers of Palestine, and per Justinian named Abu Kareem had been jhabvala as the ruler of Palestine. So now brothers, sisters and friends, let's deal with the next two points, which are two omissions, and the first omission is the admission of the Nakba. They have admitted that the Nakba happened the catastrophe. The fact that hundreds of 1000s of Palestinians were expelled from the homes have no right to return. The second admission we want to address here is the brutality and immoral foundations of the occupation of Palestine. Let's start with the Nakba.
Now the Nakba literally means disaster, catastrophe, or cataclysm, and it's also known as the Palestinian catastrophe. And this was the destruction of Palestinian society and homeland in 1948, and the permanent displacement of a majority of the Palestinian Arabs and remember, they had no right to return. And to summarize the Nakba. I'm citing Ahmed Hamada. He wrote an article for Islam 21 C recently, please read it, and it is called uncovering the unabashed allies between Peterson and Netanyahu.
He writes, over 700,000 were expelled from the homes 600 villages were burned to the ground and water wells were poisoned to prevent Palestinians from returning Arabic village names where he brutalized and modern Hebrew language and customs were practically invented from the language and customs appropriated from the locals. Until the modern day. The policy of ethnic cleansing, land appropriation killing and hybridization continues. More than 78% of Palestinian land has been confiscated. alongside its water resources, livestock buildings of fertile earth, the rest is under militarized occupation. Forget leaving it barren. Palestinians in many cases are prohibited from
growing crops in swathes of their own land in the West Bank. If it is too close to a Zionist illegal settlement. More than 60% of the West Bank remains under exclusive Zionist control, even if owned by Palestinians, and is dead
stagnated as a firing zone for Zionist military training.
Also, my dear brothers, sisters and friends, let's not forget the immoral and brutal foundations of Israel. Now, in the book, the Israeli lobby and US foreign policy, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, they actually describe the brutal and immoral foundations of the Zionist entity. And they cite Ben Gurion, who was the first prime minister of Israel and its primary national founder. And what I'm going to read to you now is actually disgusting is disgraceful. And it's shocking. So these authors write this same scholarship. And the referring to Israeli scholarship also reveals that the creation of Israel in 1948 involves explicit acts of ethnic cleansing, including executions,
massacres, and rapes by Jews. Of course, Zionist leaders did not tell the troops to murder and rape Palestinians. But they did advocate using brutal methods to remove huge numbers of Palestinians from the land that would soon be the new Jewish state. Consider what Ben Gurion wrote in his diary on January 1 1948, at a time when he was involved in a series of important meetings with other Zionist leaders about how to deal with the Palestinians in the midst.
There is a need now for strong and brutal reaction. We need to be accurate about timing, place and those we hit. If we accuse the family, we need to harm them without mercy, women and children included otherwise, this is not an effective reaction. There is no need to distinguish between guilty and not guilty. And let's say Moshe Dayan, again, at an aeration at a funeral of an Israeli farmer that was killed by a Palestinian Arab in April 1956 said the following, let us not today fling accusation at the murderers, what cause have we to complain about their fierce hatred to us? For eight years now they sit in the refugee camps in Gaza, and before the eyes return into our
homestead, the land and villages in which they and their forefathers have lived. Now, we are ready to respond to another deliberate omission. And what is this omission?
The they are admitting that there was peaceful coexistence between Arabs, Muslims and Jews.
And maybe this omission is basically trying to tell us there was no peaceful coexistence between Arabs, Muslims and Jews. And I think this is very important, because this I feel addresses Peterson's main issue with Islam.
I don't think Peterson wants to adopt a religion or a worldview that has strong intellectual foundations alone. He wants some kind of civilizational aspect, because I think he believes that the Judeo Christian West is a successful civilizational project. And he may believe maybe subconsciously, that Islam is a failed civilizational project. And I think what we're going to mention now actually goes to show that Islam is the successful project, because the Islamic moral value, there is amic system, the Islamic authority was the only authority that enabled Jews, Christians and Muslims to live peacefully together in Palestine. And that shows the superiority of
the Islamic worldview in Islamic civilization. But we'll have to unpack that another time. But let's just mention a few things because I think it's very important to address this deliberate omission. Now, as another caveat, you have to understand that there are so many historical nuances and we're not here to go into a lengthy nuanced, academic historical study about this particular issue. And I do believe that we shouldn't over glorify our history, or anyone's history, because the over glorification of one's history is a sign of a defeated mind. However, the things that we are going to mention that I am going to mention are things that you can connect back to the Islamic source
texts, namely the Quran, and the prophetic way of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala he was salam, may God's peace and blessings be upon him. So the first thing I want to do is start with the biography of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, even Hashem a Islamic historian, he narrates the text of the Treaty of Medina. And I'm not going to mention the whole treaty, but I'm going to mention some of it in the context of Muslim Jewish relations. It says, It is incumbent on all the Muslims to help and extend sympathetic treatment to the Jews who have entered into into an agreement with us, neither and oppression of any type should be put
perpetrated on them, nor should their enemy be held against them. It is incumbent on the parties to treat each other sincerely, and to wish each other well. None shall be subject to the other to oppression and injustice, and the oppressed shall be helped. Now, interestingly, Jews felt safe in Jerusalem, all the way back
in the ninth century, and there is a ninth century Jewish source is called sefer patron Torah. And it says the following the people in whose hands the temple is today, namely the Muslims have made it into a choice, excellent and honorable place of worship. They say, let us worship the one God who created heaven and earth, to whom the creatures belong into the coming of the Messiah. And on that day, the true worship will be renewed, and will be acceptable before God consider Benjamin of Toluca, a Spanish Jew, who traveled to Baghdad in the 12th century in 1168. He described the situation of Iraqi Jewry, these are his words, in Baghdad, there are about 40,000 Jews, and they
draw in security, prosperity, and honor under the great Calif. And amongst them are great sages. The heads of the academies engaged in the study of lone sitter and Italian Rabbi Obediah Yara debate, Gennaro he traveled to Jerusalem, yes, Jerusalem in the 15th century in 1486, ce, and he wrote a letter to his father telling him about the country and its people and listen to this.
The Jews are not persecuted by the Arabs in these parts I have travelled through the country and its length and breadth, and none of them has put an obstacle in though in my way, they are very kind to strangers, particularly to anyone who does not know the language. And if they see many Jews together, they are not annoyed by it. In my opinion, an intelligent man versed in political science may easily raise himself to be chief of the Jews, as well as of the Arabs. Now the popular historian Karen Armstrong, she notes in her book history of Jerusalem, that the Jews held the early Islamic conquest of Byzantine lands as a mercy from God. And this is what she says, toward the end of the
seventh century, a Hebrew poem hailed the Arabs as the precursors of the Messiah, and looked forward to the gathering of the Jewish exiles and the restoration of the temple. Even when the Messiah failed to arrive, Jews continue to look favorably on Islamic rule in Jerusalem. In a letter written in the 11th century, the Jerusalem rabbis recalled the mercy God had shown his people when he allowed the kingdom of Ishmael to conquer Palestine. They were glad to remember that when the Muslims arrived in Jerusalem, there were people from the children of Israel with them, they showed them the spot of the temple and they settled with them until this very day. In about 750, the Jewish
author of the mysteries of Rabbi Simeon Ben Hall, he saw the building the Dome of the Rock as a prelude to the Messianic age. He praises the Muslim Calif as a lover of Israel, and had restored the breeches of Zion and the breaches of the temple. It is no wonder, an American Jewish historian Zion Zoho, he confirms the Jewish appreciation of the Muslim arrival in Spain, because whether it was in Jerusalem, or Baghdad or Spain, the Muslims carried the same values, the values from the Quran and the prophetic way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is what Zion Zohar says. Thus, when Muslims crossed the Straits of Gibraltar from North Africa in 711 CE, and invaded
the Iberian Peninsula, Jews welcomed them as liberators from Christian persecution. born during this era of Islamic rule, their famous Golden Age of Spanish Jewry produce such luminaries as statesman and diplomat, has stated Ben Shapiro that vizier and army commander shemwell Hana good point philosophers Solomon had been Gabriel and Judah Halevy, at the apex of them all. Moses been Mamoon, also known among the Spaniards, as Maimonides, and interestingly, Maimonides, he was the physician of Salahuddin Allah UB.
Now, having studied the Jewish history, and the Jewish sentiments about Muslim compassion,
Really historian Karen Armstrong says the following and Dr. Jordan Peterson needs to listen to this.
Islam is not a failed civilizational project. Islam is not a failed civilizational project. Once we are allowed to implement these timeless values from the Quran the prophetic way we will establish this again, peace and justice and harmony for all people, Muslim Christians and Jews, which is something that is not happening today under liberalism, secularism or Zionism. In actual fact, liberalism, Zionism and secularism are the failed civilizational projects, because they have not been able to bring Christians, Muslims and Jews together, living peacefully in Palestine, in Jerusalem, both under Islam and Islamic values under the successful civilizational project called
Islam that was able to do that and listen to what Karen Armstrong says. She says the Muslims had established a system that enabled Jews, Christians and Muslims to live in Jerusalem together for the first time.
So let's deal with the final point, which is a false assumption that Israel is a good country, it's a decent country. Now, by the way, I'm not passing comment on its citizens. This is a comment on the authority of Israel, the Zionist entity, the political structures. And there's so much to say, but I'll briefly just mention the fact that Israel, the Zionist regime, is actually brutal, and it is facilitating apartheid. And it is not a good country. The first point, Israel has violated 20 resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, which are legally binding on member nations of the UN is or has violated the Geneva Convention, specifically, Geneva conventions for article 33.
Why, because due to the collective punishment of the Palestinians, especially in the crazed attack of Gaza in 2014, and to add to this, we have a press release that was released on the 25th of March 2022. And it was released by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, and it's entitled, Israel has imposed upon Palestine and apartheid reality in a post apartheid world.
And I quote Microlink Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, said the report addressed the question as to whether Israel's acquisitive and repressive practices over the course of its 50 year old regime had curdled from an endless occupation into something darker, harsher, and more ominous. He had concluded that the political system of a trench rule in the occupied Palestinian territory satisfied the prevailing evidentiary standard for the existence of apartheid. Yes, brothers and sisters and friends, apartheid another report by Human Rights Watch, and titled a threshold crossed Israeli authorities
and the crimes of apartheid and persecution.
State states, about 6.8 million Jewish Israelis and 6.8 million Palestinians live today between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River and area and compass in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, the latter made up of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Throughout most of this area, Israel is the sole governing power. In the remainder It exercises primary authority alongside limited Palestinian self rule across these areas and in most aspects of life. Israeli authorities methodically privileged Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. laws, policies and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the
objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power, and land has long guided government policy. In pursuit of this goal. Authorities have dispossessed confined, forcibly separated and subjugated Palestinians by virtue of the identity to varying degrees of intensity in certain areas, as described in this report. These depravations are so severe that the amount of the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution so to end brothers and sisters and friends, I have addressed certain key claims false claims, the deliberate omissions and one false assumption.
But to conclude, and I think it's important to mention this as CEO of Sapiens institute that will
would never engage with anyone in a neutral way if they are pro Zionist, or anti Palestinian, and this now includes Dr. Peterson.
Now, this doesn't mean we're not going to continue to give someone data to share Islam with them, of course, but there are contexts and variables here. If someone is against the truth against justice, they are against the Palestinians, they are pro Zionist, then we are going to hold them to account and hopefully, this video is just the beginning. So any engagement will be based on holding them to account responding to any lies and injustice, and at the same time, inviting them to Islam in the best way. Masjid Al Aqsa is one of our red lines, truth and justice is non negotiable in Islam. Peterson has opposed truth and justice in the way that he engaged with the wall criminal Netanyahu,
and with the way he facilitated the twisting of reality, and the distortion of history, not to mention the deafening silence of the brutality of Israel's birth, and its terror of the current apartheid and ill treatment of the Palestinian people, many of which include our brothers and sisters in Islam, and our brothers and sisters in humanity. And ignorance is not an excuse for such grave matters. However, Islam does allow you turns the door to Mercy and Forgiveness is always open until our last breath. Let us not forget the greatest enemies of Islam who fought and killed Muslims embraced Islam, and were subsequently embraced by our beloved prophet Sallallahu ala he was selling
them and let us not forget brothers and sisters, the Battle of Hood. Many lessons can be learned from this. But in our context, we have to understand that there was a mistake by some of the Sahaba the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and one can argue that that battle was lost, to the degree where the companions were killed, and the beloved uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was also killed and mutilated.
The person was injured he was bleeding.
And in that context, he was asked to invoke curse upon the polytheists. These are people who are fighting the Muslims. These are people who injured our beloved prophet Sallallahu ala hewison. But when he was asked to curse the polytheist What did he say? He said, I have not been sent at the Invoker of curse, but I had been sent as a mercy.
And this can be found in an authentic hadith narrated by Muslim finally brothers and sisters and friends. Palestine will be liberated, whether people like it or not whether Dr. Jordan Peterson likes it or not, or Benjamin Netanyahu likes it or not. Why? Because it is a truth. It is an inevitability. It is a guarantee from Allah Himself. We believe that the Liberation of Palestine will happen. We believe this more than we believe that the world is spherical. Why? Because it has come directly from the Lord of the heavens in the earth. It is a guarantee.
So I advise the likes of Dr. Jordan Peterson, and Benjamin Netanyahu, to be on the side of truth and justice be on the winning team. And Dr. Jordan Peterson. If you've listened to this video, I strongly recommend that you publish an apology for being an apologist for ethnic cleansing for being an apologist for apartheid, and an apologist for Zionism, and an apologist for the twisting of reality, and the distortion of history before I close brothers and sisters and friends, and I'm addressing this with Dr. Jordan Peterson as well. Here's some further reading the ethnic cleansing of Palestine buy in and pay the 100 Years War and Palestine by Rashid holiday. That is Israeli lobby
and US foreign policy by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, and a book by Nora masala, which is called Palestine a 4000 year history and I will provide other references and links at the bottom of this video my dear brothers, sisters and friends, thank you very much for watching Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh