Daily Israel Report

Malaysian Pm: Jews Rule The World

Speaking at the opening of a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Malaysia today (Thursday)...
First Publish: 10/16/2003, 8:39 PM

Speaking at the opening of a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Malaysia today (Thursday), the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad urged Moslems to unite against the Jews and against Israel. However, he said that it should be done by emulating the Jews themselves, who "survived 2,000 years of pogroms not by hitting back, but by thinking. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy, so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so that they can enjoy equal rights with others."

While naming Israel as "the enemy allied with most powerful nations," Mohammad claimed that "the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.... [T]hey have gained control of the most powerful countries and they, this tiny community, have become a world power. We cannot fight them through brawn alone, we must use our brains also."

Turning to peace treaties with the Jews and others, he reiterated the Moslem view that such treaties are tactical, and are a prelude to victory, rather than peace: "The Koran tells us that when the enemy sues for peace we must react positively. True, the treaty offered to us is not favorable. But we can negotiate. The Prophet did, and in the end he triumphed."

In light of these comments by a non-Arab Moslem leader, Tovia Singer will examine the question "is Islam a religion of peace?" with former PLO terrorist-turned staunch Zionist, Walid Shoebat, on tomorrow’s Tovia Singer Show. The show can be heard live in Israel on Friday October 17, 5:00am - 7:00am (Thursday, October 16, 11:00pm EST - Friday, 1:00am EST) on Arutz-7 Israel National Radio or through the Internet at http://www.toviasingershow.com.