Maccabee's Wars

A venting rage against the ills of our society with some hopeful observations.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Muslim Frumkeit

I came across a copy of Maimonides by Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D. It was a biography of the Rambam from a medical perspective.

One of the bits of information I did not know was the difference between Shiites and Sunnis.

The Shiites, similar to Karaites, only believe in Koran Sh-beksav while the Sunnis, like orthodox Jews, believe in Koran Sh-beksav and Koran Sh-balpeh.

I don’t know if this accounts for any variations in anti-semitism by the Muslim world, but I do know that the anti-semitism is insanely virulent.

Recently I saw a video where Dr Wafa Sultan, appeared on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic television network.

She described how, as a young girl, anti-semitism was inculcated in her and all Syrian children. It made her so terrified of Jews that she refused to act the part of the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir in a school play.

In her first week in the United States she and her husband went to a shoe shop in Hollywood. Her husband asked the clerk where he was from and when he said that he was an Israeli Jew, his wife ran away without shoes, barefoot.

Her husband followed her and said, ‘How stupid you are.’ She responded that she was scared to death because he was from Israel; “I reacted in a very bad, negative way, because of the way I had been raised, for the past 30 years of my life.”

It shouldn’t be surprising that this attitude is all over the Arab world and inculcated in every child from birth; if not, in the womb. The propaganda machine from the Palestinian Authority, has been expounding all of the above for years and I’m sure with Hamas in charge it will increase at least ten-fold.

It’s refreshing, however, to hear someone in the Arab world admit to it.

Copy and paste these two sites below to see the article and video:,,2092-2092167_1,00.html