Martin M. van Brauman
We delude ourselves in thinking that the world has achieved an intrinsic goodness of the human spirit, moral maturity, and social progress and has learned the valuable lessons of the Holocaust, but we still witness ideological hatred through war, revolution, famine, repression and genocide in this world. The ideological forces of the world have not ignored the Holocaust, but have used it as a guidepost to dehumanize their enemy in the name of “religion,” or an “ism.” The Holocaust has become the blueprint for the targeted destruction of an entire people and its culture through demonization, dehumanization and delegitimization.
However, this hatred has existed since the Jewish people brought the Word of God into the world at Mount Sinai with His commandments for man’s relationship to God and man’s relationship to his fellow man. At Mount Sinai, the Jewish people accepted the yoke of God’s sovereignty and accepted the yoke of the responsibility for living according to God’s commandments. The Jewish historic nation dedicated to the Word of God is the immortal nation of the Covenant. Twice daily the Jewish people stand again at Sinai repeating the ancient vow of their ancestors with the Shema, the acceptance of God’s sovereignty and commands. The central teaching of Judaism is the redemption of man, as witnessed by the survival of the Covenant between the Jewish people and God, and the movement to a messianic end times.
The ancient anti-Semitism remains today as when Haman said to King Ahasuerus:
‘There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your realm. Their laws are different from every other people’s and they do not observe the king’s laws; therefore it is not befitting the king to tolerate them. If it pleases the king, let it be recorded that they be destroyed; and I will pay ten thousand silver talents into the hands of those who perform the duties, for deposit in the king’s treasuries.’ So the king removed his signet ring from his hand, and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, enemy of the Jews. Then the king said to Haman,’ The silver is given to you, the people also, to do with as you see fit.’ Esther 3:8-11.
The petroleum wealth of the Muslim world has paid the silver talents into the hands of foreign governments, world NGOs and mainline church organizations to be blinded and to participate in the raging Muslim anti-Semitism that is demonizing and dehumanizing the Jewish people and delegitimizing the State of Israel. The sinister nature of Islamic anti-Semitism is confronting Western liberalism, which through its misguided multiculturalism is ignoring or minimizing the growing threat to Western civilization and culture and destroying the future of true democracy around the world. No anti-Semitic government or political movement has ever been sensible or tolerant and yet Western liberalism continues to ignore, minimize, or make excuses for Muslim Holocaust behavior.
Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand . . . You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing, but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Matthew 13:13-14.