Daily Israel Report

Muslim Zionist, Christian Arab Explain Islamic Hatred of Israel

A Zionist Muslim and a Christian Arab Reverend explain ‘anti-Zionism,’ call on moderate Muslim world to wake up.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 6/5/2013, 12:56 PM

Two Zionist, one a Pakistani Muslim and the other an Egyptian Christian Reverend, explained to Arutz Sheva why “anti-Zionist” has become the new code word for anti-Semitism in the Muslim world.

History shows that Muslim anti-Semitism predated the state of Israel, Zionist Muslim Kasim Hafeez said. However, he explained, it is now called anti-Zionism because the term has become acceptable in the Western world.

Israel "has become an excuse" for the problems in the Muslim world, he noted.

Both Hafeez and Reverend Majed El Shafie, human rights advocate and founder of One Free World International and a convert to Christianity, warned that moderate Muslims must stand up to extremist Islam.

“Radical Islam is a religious supremacist ideology,” Hafeez said.

If criticism of Muslim extremism is stifled, “then we’re going down a very dangerous path,” he warned.

Hafeez and Shafie also discussed the impact of Islam on Europe, persecution of Arab Christians, and Muslim reactions to their criticism.