RE: Another Example of the Radical Islam Memeplex

From: joedees@bellsouth.net
Date: Sun 15 Dec 2002 - 22:27:17 GMT

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    > Clearly, Scott, the 'blood libel' falsity is horrible and not helpful.
    > There have been many worse things said about Jews, and many worse
    > things said about Arabs and Muslims. Sometimes they are said by each
    > other, and sometimes by Europeans or descendents of Europeans. E.g.
    > the "Jews killed Christ" slander that is periodically revived by those
    > seeking to harm the Jewish people. It is all shameful. Easy to
    > denounce, but much harder to correct, as undoubtedly those who create
    > and circulate these libels are aware.
    >
    > The difficulty is not, I think, in finding stupidities that are slung
    > back and forth by the different sides in their desperate struggle to
    > get the upper hand. The difficulty is in finding ways to help those
    > folks move beyond their hatred and toward a negotiated settlement. And
    > it has, as the voices of strident ignorance and malevolence on both
    > sides have multiplied, become much harder to do so. But there are
    > still many people working toward a peaceful resolution, people in both
    > Palestine and Israel, in the Jewish and Muslim and Arab worlds, and
    > people outside those regions who have some understanding of what is
    > going on and wish to help the parties find a solution.
    >
    > How can we contribute to the dissolution of those slanders? The anti
    > discrimination organizations of both Jews and Arabs are busy trying to
    > dissolve the worst of the slanders. I wonder what things might be like
    > if they cooperated? I've had a couple of opportunitites to see
    > representatives of both anti-discrimination organizations talk
    > together, and there was a great deal of good-will expressed by both to
    > the other. The more thoughtful Jews and Arabs both realized, it seemed
    > to me, that both would lose if either succumbed to the temptation to
    > pass on the slanders as truth.
    >
    > My hope is always to find memeticists who might wish help with this.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Lawry
    >
    Here is what MEMRI has posted on the Muslim repetition of the blood libel:

    http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP15000 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP20101 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA10702 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP43202 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA9902 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP40002 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP6699 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP19001 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP4399 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP7200 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP35702 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sr&ID=SR00802
    >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: fmb-majordomo@mmu.ac.uk [mailto:fmb-majordomo@mmu.ac.uk]On
    > > Behalf Of Scott Chase What has MEMRI to say about instances of the
    > > infamous anti-Jewish "blood libel" in Arab media?
    > >
    > > That is a disturbing bit of propaganda that has apparently been
    > > handed down through the ages (I recently posted on this topic) and
    > > would be hard for aplogists to candy-coat just like any instances of
    > > the tsarist rubbish _Protocols_ being utilized as anti-Jewish
    > > propaganda in Arab media.
    > >
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