Muslims and Jews – You guys! Knock it off already!

June 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Atheism, Beliefs, bigotry, god, hypocrisy, Religion, terrorism | 4 Comments
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I received the following email in hopes, by the sender, I would forward it. I will not and my reasons for doing so follow.

The DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JEWS AND MUSLIMS

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is
ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s population.
They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1988 – Najib Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 – Elias James Corey
1994 – Yaser Arafat:
1999 – Ahmed Zewai

Economics:
(zero)

Physics:
(zero)

Medicine:
1960 – Peter Brian Medawar
1998 – Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: 7 SEVEN

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; only FOURTEEN
MILLION or about 0.02% of the world’s population.
They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1910 – Paul Heyse
1927 – Henri Bergson
1958 – Boris Pasternak
1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 – Nelly Sachs
1976 – Saul Bellow
1978 – Isaac Bashevis Si nger
1981 – Elias Canetti
1987 – Joseph Brodsky
1991 – Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:
1911 – Alfred Fried
1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 – Rene Cassin
1973 – Henry Kissinger
1978 – Menachem Begin
1986 – Elie Wiesel
1994 – Shimon Peres
1994 – Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 – Henri Moissan
1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
1910 – Otto Wallach
1915 – Richard Willstaetter
1918 – Fritz Haber
1921 – Albert Einstein
1922 – Niels Bohr
1925 – James Franck
1925 – Gustav Hertz
1943 – Gustav Stern
1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 – Felix Bloch
1954 – Max Born
1958 – Igor Tamm
1959 – Emilio Segre
1960 – Donald A. Glaser
1961 – Robert Hofstadter
1961 – Melvin Calvin
1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 – Julian Schwinger
1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
1971 – Dennis Gabor
1972 – William Howard Stein
1973 – Brian David Josephson
1975 – Ben jamin Mottleson
1976 – Burton Richter
1977 – Ilya Prigogine
1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
1978 – Peter L Kapitza
1979 – Stephen Weinberg
1979 – Sheldon Glashow
1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
1980 – Paul Berg
1980 – Walter Gilbert
1981 – Roald Hoffmann
1982 – Aaron Klug
1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
1985 – Jerome Karle
1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 – Robert Huber
1988 – Leon Lederman
1988 – Melvin Schwartz
1988 – Jack Steinberger
1989 – Si dney Altman
1990 – Jerome Friedman
1992 – Rudolph Marc us
1995 – Martin Perl
2000 – Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 – Si mon Kuznets
1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
1976 – Milton Friedman
1978 – Herbert A. Si mon
1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 – Franco Modigliani
1987 – Robert M. Solow
1990 – Harry Mark owitz
1990 – Merton Miller
1992 – Gary Becker
1993 – Robert Fogel

Medicine:
1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
1908 – Paul Erlich
1914 – Robert Barany
1922 – Otto Meyerhof
1930 – Karl Landsteiner
1931 – Otto Warburg
1936 – Otto Loewi
1944 – Joseph Erlanger
1944 – Herb ert Spencer Gasser
1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 – Hans Krebs
1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 – Joshua Lederberg
1959 – Arthur Kornberg
1964 – Konrad Bloch
1965 – Francois Jacob
1965 – Andre Lwoff
1967 – George Wald
1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 – Salvador Luria
1970 – Julius Axelrod
1970 – Si r Bernard Katz
1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 – Howard Martin Temin
1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 – Daniel Nathans
1980 – Baruj Ben acerraf
1984 – Cesar Milstein
1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 – Gertrude Elion
1989 – Harold Varmus
1991 – Erwin Neher
1991 – Bert Sakmann
1993 – Richard J. Roberts
1993 – Phillip Sharp
1994 – Alfred Gilman
1995 – Edward B. Lewis
1996- Lu Rose Iacovino
TOTAL: 129!

The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims! The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew that protests by killing people.

The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them!!

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more
violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more
Israel ‘. Benjamin Netanyahu

General Eisenhower Warned Us
It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:

‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bast___ will get up and say that this never happened’

Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet.. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beat, experimented on and humiliated’ while the German people looked the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people!

Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States?

It is unfair to Muslims, who are not radicals and who do not make the news, to categorize all who are Muslim. Jews don’t like it when other groups do the same (stereotype) to them yet have no problem getting this message out there.  Circulating this email only serves to foment more hate among the uninformed, the under-informed, and the ignorant. In my opinion it makes those who contribute, by forwarding this email, part of the problem not the solution.

I fail to see the relevance, to anything, of the number of Nobel Prizes won by any particular ethnic or religious group. If I’m missing something here then perhaps we should investigate the amount of Nobel prizes won by all religious and ethnic groups; and should we discover that another group won more than the Jews, what would that mean?

As far as removing relevant history from textbooks, I find it an abhorrent practice that, in case you didn’t know, the U.S. also engages in and has been re-writing history for quite a long time, omitting whatever those in charge see fit. Forget the history you learned in school; it is incomplete and in some cases apocryphal. Most recently (in the past year) Texas has decided to remove President Thomas Jefferson, the third President, from its History books.  Will the number three be removed from all math books so as not to confuse students who may wonder why the sequence of presidents goes: 1,2,4,5…?  The saying regarding text books is: so goes Texas, so goes the Nation.

When I see the subject line of an email: the DIFFERENCES between Jews and Muslims, I wonder if it would be more productive to point out the similarities between the two religions. I’m not a believer so I don’t know a lot about the two religions (or any religion) but I have become aware of some similarities. Both groups seem to have levels of religion, IE conservative, reformed, orthodox for Jews. I don’t know what the Muslims call these differences. I know that in one type of Judaism there is a lot of separation between males and females, true for Muslims as well. Some Jewish women must keep their heads covered as do some Muslim women. In both religions there are some who do not eat pork. The Jews eat kosher meat, the Muslims eat Halal meat. It is basically the same, and some Muslims in the US who are unable to find Halal meats are happy to be able to buy Halal meats at Jewish butcher shops.

There have been Muslims living and working among us in the US for a long time. You probably had no idea which of your co-workers, your neighbors, your friends may have been Muslim. Remember Muhammad Ali, he was Muslim. It wasn’t until we entered the information age and news of radical Islamic sects became noticed for committing acts of terrorism did our awareness of the Islamic religion increase. There have been terrorist acts committed by other radicals in the name of other religions yet people do not react by condemning an entire religion or its people. When Christian radicals bomb buildings, abortion clinics, murder physicians that perform abortions, no one condemns the entire religion. Believe me, I’m no defender of religion, if you know me or have followed my blog, there is no doubt about where I stand. However, I have an extreme sense of fairness and when I see this kind of unfairness it gets my dander up. (Kind of like the time I found myself in the unenviable position of defending a republican, Larry Craig).

Hitler was the worst of the worst when it comes to monsters, yet not all Germans are vilified in the way Muslims are.  I don’t believe that no act of terrorism has ever been committed by a Jew.  Do you condemn your own faith?

I urge people, when you get these kinds of emails, take a beat, THINK, don’t just react and hit forward.

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  1. Thank you for this post, Honjii. One point I would like to make is the writer of the email talks about how there are one billion, two hundred million Muslims compared to only fourteen million Jews, yet so few of this large Muslim population has won the Nobel Prize. How come the writer of the email didn’t realize that those same statistics also apply to the relatively small number of Muslims who are terrorist compared to the total number of Muslims on the planet? They only want to see the bad and make all Muslims look bad. I have met some very obnoxious Jews, so should I assume the entire fourteen million of them are also unpleasant?

    • Shandi, thanks for pointing that out. I had the same thoughts but forgot to add them. This post was intended to be just a quick reply to the email, then I decided to post it here and I’m sure I left out other salient points as well.

  2. Stimulating read, althoug it can be argued both sides. A bit like talking in the heart of a meticulous paper.

  3. A minor point of correction: halal (not Hillel) is the Muslim rough equivalent of the Jewish concept kosher. is in fact a Hebrew name fairly common among Jews through the ages.


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