Monday, June 04, 2007

The Real Ugliness of Religious Fundamentalism

Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza: "'If they don't stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand,' said Shmuel Eliyahu. 'And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000. If they still don't stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop.'"

As Chris Floyd says, why not six million? But there are only about one million Palestinians in the Gaza strip so one million would be a virtual genocide.

Don't make peace with the Palestinians, say, along the lines of the Arab League offer. Instead, murder them - all of them. Read the article again - the Rabbi said this, wrote to the Prime Minister in fact. How can such a person have any position in Israel or anywhere else for that matter? This sort of thing brings down lethal disgrace and discredit for Israel, Zionism and the 'Jewish State.'

Year ago a big fuss and a bunch of denials were made when Israel Shahak alleged that a Rabbi taught that you need not help an Arab in distress on the Sabbath. Now look at the genocidal, murderous filth coming from a 'religious leader'.

When a position is indefensible logically or morally, when it is mere militarism, authoritarianism, imperialism and land hunger, religious fanaticism may be invoked. Perhaps this explains the rise of fundamentalism in the US, Israel and Al-Qaeda. Naturally it is a perversion of religion which brings it into the deepest disrepute.

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