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Fantasy Terrorism League!

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Fantasy Terrorism!These days it seems that any sports fan worth his salt can't escape the fantasy sports craze. Every major internet sports site—including the Sports Illustrated site, the ESPN site and all of the official sites of major American professional sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)—allows fans to live the dream of running a sports franchise. Your friends have all joined at least one Yahoo! Fantasy league, and spend most of their days discussing player injuries, comparing statistics and suggesting stingy trades to the fellow "owners" in their leagues. American sports radio stations even broadcast entire shows devoted to fantasy sports and their would-be-Steinbrenners.

Well folks, the eXile sports desk never misses a chance jump on a bandwagon. And in response to this fantasy craze currently sweeping the States, we've come up with the latest, greatest fantasy league, guaranteed to captivate sports fans worldwide: Fantasy Terrorism!

That's right, the eXile is giving you, the eXhole, a chance to compete in the eXile's first annual Fantasy Terrorism League, in which you will be able create your own team by selecting some of the most feisty and talented terrorist organizations across the globe! Read on to find out how YOU can compete...and win BIG!

The League
The league will consist of six teams, each of which will consist of six terrorist organizations—or "players"—to be drafted by the eXhole team owners.

The most thrilling event of any fantasy league in the draft. This is the first chance for the owners to show their opponents that they have the front-office skills, savvy and know-how to build a championship team.

In the 2002 Fantasy Terrorism Draft, the six owners will build their six-man rosters from the list of 36 terrorist organizations, 35 of which make up the U.S. Government's current list of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. We've added the Chechens to this list in light of their recent plucky performance on Dubrovka.

There will be a lottery immediately preceding the draft to decide drafting order.

You can bet that our eXhole owners will be waiting with bated breath to see who gets the vaunted number one draft choice. But who will be drafted first?

You might decide to choose al Qaeda and go with the air-it-out strategy, desperately looking for another big-time play like the Doug Flutie hail-mary that was the September 11 attack.

Or you may opt for a "three schoolyards and a cloud of dust" strategy and rack up low-casualty-but-steady suicide-bombing numbers by taking Hamas with the number one pick. No one ever said the Palestinians couldn't move the chains...

And don't forget about the tenacious Tamil Tigers, whose negotiator Anton Balasingham recently told an Oslo peace conference that further violence in Sri Lanka could not be ruled out!

To assist our owners in the draft and to give you fantasy freaks the inside scoop on this season's ringers and duds, we've created the eXile 2002-03 Fantasy Terrorism Draft Guide (see adjacent article).

The eXile's Fantasy Terrorism league will use the Rotisserie scoring system, in which each team will be ranked against the other 5 teams in different categories. The team with the highest rank in a category will receive 6 points for that category, the second best 5, and so on. The team with the lowest rank in a category will receive 1 point for that category. The sum of the points for each category at the end of the season will determine a team's final score. The team with the highest score will be declared league champion. The following statistical categories will be used:

Publicity the Carter Factor (gets Jimmy Carter involved)

For categories more subjective in nature-such as creativity, versatility and publicity-the eXile sports desk will use specially-designed eXile U-sir-friendly fantasy terrorism software. This revolutionary software—not yet available to consumers—has been designed to analyze and produce consistent, fair and accurate statistical evaluations of each terrorist group's performance in these difficult-to-quantify categories.

A weighted evaluation will also be applied in the "kills" category, using the following scale:

1 American:

= 1000 brown peasants
= 10 Europeans (including Russians)
= 5 Commonwealth English speakers
= 2 Israelis

Should there be a tie between owners at the conclusion of the season, the owner whose terrorist organization produced the best CNN.com photo over the course of the season—as judged by the eXile League commissioners—will be crowned champion.

Lodging a Complaint
Anyone filing a formal complaint with the eXile League Commissioner will be automatically ejected from the league. The complainant's name and address will also be passed on to the current top-ranked terrorist organization for further penalties, which can range from crank phone calls to violent death.

The Season
The eXile 2002-03 Fantasy Terrorism League will commence at 12:00am the day after the draft, at which point terrorist organizations will be eligible to tally points for their respective teams. The season will end at 12:00 am on April 15—IRS tax-filing day, the only date on which Americans give any serious thought to violence against the state. On April 15, 2003, all scores will be totaled, and the winner will be announced in the next issue of the eXile.

What happens if an owner feels he's getting no production out of his supposed ringer? What if he wants to change his strategy mid-season from a suicide-boming-led offense to higher-octane hijack attack? Well, throughout the season, team owners will have the option of trading players with other owners. No need to worry about a salary cap or luxury tax: any owner interested in a trade can simply email the suggested trade to the League Commissioner, who will then forward the offer to the other owner. If both owners agree, the trade will be implemented. It's THAT easy.

In an effort to keep the integrity of the league, a deadline for trades will be imposed at 12:01 AM (Moscow time) April 1, 2003. No trades will be allowed after that time.

Grand Prize
The winner of the first annual eXile Fantasy Terrorism League will win a round trip plane ticket from Moscow to Tbilisi courtesy of the eXile! From Tbilisi, our winning eXhole can make his way to the Pankisi Gorge for a thrilling terrorism excursion! The less adventurous winner can just stay in the Georgian capital and enjoy the food, sites and hospitality of the country formerly known as "Italy of the Soviet Union"! We're serious here, folks. Tbilisi. On us.

Consolation prizes
The eXile equivalent of the "participant" ribbon given to special-ed kids in elementary school competitions will be presented to those owners finishing any lower than first place. Such items might include: used eXile t-shirts, as we can't seem to get new ones printed up; the eXile baseball cap of Sex Machine Jake Rudnitsky—currently MIA in Tynda; a certificate for a free massage from our very own John "Flounder" Heisel; and much, much more...

So hurry up and write us today! Be the first in your neighborhood to join the 2002-03 eXile Fantasy Terrorism League! All the cool kids are doing it!

Fantasy Terrorism
Draft Guide 2002-03

Abu Nidal Organization
The star, Abu N., got himself blasted in Baghdad—and without him, the rest of the team is probably shaking down Gyros stands in Damascus by now.

Abu Sayyaf Group
These Philippino beach-bums surfed in on a big wave of publicity after they started kidnapping Westerners from Mindanao resorts. Can they ride the wild surf, or are they just another one-hit wipeout?

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Would you die for Arafat? Well, these guys would—and do, on a pretty regular basis. There must be one hell of a coach out there in the slums of Jenin!

Asbat al-Ansar
Ass-butt who? Where? As if there aren't enough "Al-something" gangs around. If these knockoffs want respect, let them kill somebody famous. Till then they can write a letter to the editor.

Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
When they said "terror," they meant it: BBQing babies, impaling their moms, building cairns of villager-meat. They managed to terrorize even their supporters, and are now feared and hated everywhere in Algeria, losing out to the Salafists (see below).

Aum Shinrikyo
These are the morons who gassed the Tokyo subways on orders from their Manson, a fat monk straight out of Akira. To their surprise, the world failed to end—but their terrorist careers sure did.

Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
These quaint Cro-mags run a tidy little boutique-terror operation. They play within their limits, whacking the occasional cop or pol and avoiding too many civilian kills.

The toughest team the Israelis faced since leaving Lebanon, HAMAS took the Shiites' offensive scheme and brought it to the West Bank. They didn't invent the exploding vest, but they made it the biggest terrorist menswear news of the decade.

Harakut al-Mujahidin
Another "al-" gang. This one works out of Kashmir, where it competes with about six other Muslim village-slaughtering teams. None of them have any name recognition, and nobody cares who kills who in Kashmir anyway. Harakrishna al-muthafucka, muthafuckahs!

These are the 'don't-give-a-Shiite!' car-bombers who convinced the Israelis South Lebanon wasn't worth the trouble. They won at home, but like so many ambitious terrorist groups, they have to prove they can take their act on the road. They have the desire; do they have the game to match?

Islamic Jihad
They're not as big as HAMAS, but this is a young franchise with a depth-chart full of West Bank kids who dream of stepping onto an Israeli bus, pulling a string, and waking up to the admiring gaze of 64 heavenly virgins. If desire and C-4 can take a team to the top, Islamic Jihad will be there.

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Every 'Stan needs an Islamic Crazies' Movement, and Uzbekistan has the IMU. But their leader died in Kunduz and they're in a rebuilding phase. But with that huge Uzbek birthrate and no economy worth mentioning, the IMU can draw on a big pool of local talent.

Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)
Are the great days over for these old-school Al's? The talent-pool has dried up since the Egyptian police went to work with pliers and cattle prods on al-Jihad's offensive line. Many of their best signed as free agents with other franchises; the rest are keeping the mummies company.

Same old story: Kashmir. Muslim. Kill a lot of villagers. Nobody cares.

Kahane Chai (Kach)
"Kahane Chai" translates "Kahane Lives." Nah he don't. Meir Kahane, the Bobby Knight of Zionism, was offed by a towelhead NY cabbie years ago. Since then his Army of Dweebness has made a lot of noise but not much else. Why join Kach when you can join the IDF?

Kurdistan Workers' Party
One of the saddest stories in sports, this is an all-Madden team: tough, brave, always giving 110%... but not too smart. They took on the Turks, the Iranians, the Iraqis, and got shot, gassed, bombed, tortured, starved... will their luck ever change? Hell no. Just look at a map, guys! The atlas hates you!

Lashkar-e-Tayyiba ("Army of the Faithful")
Army of the unpronounceable. Another gang straight outta Kashmir, but unlike the other Islamic Kashmiri throatslitters' associations, LET doesn't just want a Halal Kashmir: it wants conversion by the sword of the whole damn Subcontinent. This is a franchise that aims high—with the help of Pakistani Intelligence, their oxymoronic backers.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
This may just be the best terrorist organization in the world. They're big, quiet, ruthless, and adaptable. They invented the suicide-bomber vest, and used it along with large-scale conventional warfare to turn Sri Lanka, former paradise, into Hell on Earth. If the LTTE ever takes a hankering after Oregon, sell that cabin in Bend pronto.

Unpredictable, with big potential and some serious problems in coaching and strategy. An army of anti-Khomeini Iranians, MeKh has 30,000 soldiers ready to march on Tehran. They're armed and fed by Saddam; that's one of their problems. With friends like him... .Their other problem is simpler: the other 60 million Iranians, who consider MeKh traitors. That's MeKh: all dressed up and nowhere to go.

Palestine Liberation Front/Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine/PFLP-GC
These are the alphabet soup left by the breakup of an older generation of Palestinian guerrilla groups. Since Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al-Aqsa entered the Israel Conference, none of these top-heavy has-beens has meant a damn thing.

Everybody's first-round choice—but are they worth taking with the number-one pick? No group ever had a debut like Al-Q did on 9/ll. If Bigfoot had raped Queen Victoria on BBC 1, it wouldn't have had half the impact of seeing 3,000 investment bankers turn into ash when the towers went down. Al Q will always matter; the question is whether it's as dead legends or live bombers.

Real IRA
"Real" my ass. The REAL real IRA was a formidable, disciplined group—but it declared peace and went into politics six years ago. These losers stepped into those big shoes and fell on their freckled faces, killing 29 bystanders and running to hide in their Dundalk basements. Basking sharks are scarier.

The biggest, toughest rebels in Colombia—the bloodiest culture on this planet. They may have a silly acronym, but a farce they ain't. Luckily, they never messed with other countries... but if the US keeps fucking with them, that could change. If it does, we'll look back on Al-Qa'ida as quaint, harmless pranksters.

Revolutionary Nuclei (formerly ELA)
Some handful of grad students in berets, with beards going gray. Pamphleteers who tinker with bombs to outrad their cafe rivals. Nuclei? Try Neutrinos.

Revolutionary Organization 17 November
Look, it's hard enough remembering Kwanza'a. Want us to remember 17 November? Do something as memorable as your friends did on September 11.

Revolutionary People's Liberation Army/Front (DHKP/C)
Turkish Leftist guerrillas. Turks are serious people, and the DHKP/C used to be a scary group. But Turkish troops and cops are serious too, and there are a lot more of them. They caught a few comrades and tortured the names of the others out of them. Now most DHKP/C cadre are tucked away in their graves, arguing doctrinal mistakes with each others' ghosts.

Salafist Group for Call and Combat
Dumb name, good team. Currently champions of the Algerian terrorism league. Less crazy than the GIA (see above), the Salafists have kept popular support. They're very, very big in France. They have a rough truce with the French spooks and army, but that could change. Watch cette espace.

Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso)
Alas, the ol' Sendero ain't so Luminoso any more for these Peruvian Maoists. They made life in Peru mighty interestin' in the 80s, but once their Jerry-Garcia lookalike warlord got caught they lost the big mo' and never got it back.

United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (UAC)
These has-beens ain't nuthin compared to the FARC. They must've paid the State Dept. to get listed. Kidnapping the occasional missionary or geologist is about all they're good for these days.

Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
More initials than soldiers in this defunct militia. They did a deal with Manila and went back to teaching in the social science departments of the Philippines' many fine institutions of higher learning. Nobody—in Manila or anywhere else—worries about commies and their sickles, now that the Muslims have taken up the crescent scimitar.

Jemaah Islamiya (JI)
"Don't worry," they said. "JI is just an Islamic study group," they said. Then JI turned the nightclub district of Bali into an inferno, frying 190 Aussie kids alive. Whoops! After that, even the CIA and their Javanese sleaze friends had to admit JI might be a little bit terroristic. But with five years' head start and 100 million Javanese to recruit, JI may be the next big fireball on the terror horizon.

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You left out the BIG BOYS 29.Nov.2002 01:10

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

C'mon! You left out the big ones. What about the US Marines, CIA, NSA, and Israel's Lakud and the IDF? The KGB, MI-6 and SO MANY MORE! These guys have the sheer SCORES to back them up - and what is terrorism except killing in order to drive home a political point? So add these A-list-holes to the list, because some of them are PROS, going so far as to teach many of the teams on your list *everything* they know. And NOTHING says "effectiveness" in a terrorist organisation quite like state sponsorhip - it provides the legal sheen and cover to GET TERROR DONE!

Too bad that corporate media actually treats war like a game, or like a TV special.

Waste of time 29.Nov.2002 07:47

Sean Henderson lohan1@msn.com

Hey Seth, if you think the state of affairs is so rediculous, why don't you do something useful to help make positive changes, you apparently do have the time...

GRINGO STARS, I love you 29.Nov.2002 08:08

William Pierce


Good to see a good Jew hater on this website. Thanks for visiting matriots.com and spreading the hate.

Gringo aint heavy... 29.Nov.2002 11:28

Sean Henderson lohan1@msn.com

I know that Gringo Stars knows the difference between the Jewish (nazi) government and the Jewish people. Guess we just have to be careful when we talk about political groups.. after all.. politics like all ideas are just floating thoughts in the mind of a human being... we all grasp onto stupid thoughts now and then...

SORRY I keep exposing Israel's war crimes 29.Nov.2002 11:53

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

heya "William," sarcastic Zionist apologist! Hey, it's time for me to do what you HATE again - expose the ethnic-cleansing regime in Israel for the hate-mongers they have always been.

There is a double standard at work. Israeli supporters prowl the internet and the media shouting "hate speech" not at those who actually hate, but at those who focus on the embarrassing truths Israel does not want Americans to think about while they pony up another few billions dollars.

Let's just clear up the fact that the apartheid state of Israel has never intended to live in peace, even before the establishment of that country. Listen to real hate, the kind that has led to an ethnic cleansing that spurred vicious hatred from their victims, the Arabs. Listen to the Zionists and notice their hate tactics:

1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies ­ not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy."
-- Israeli president Moshe Katsav, The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more"
-- Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time, August 28, 2000, Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs."
-- Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts," New Statesman, June 25, 1982.

4. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle."
-- Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, New York Times, April 14, 1983.

5. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to."
-- Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister, March 8, 1969.

6. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed."
-- Golda Maier, Israeli Prime Minister, June 15, 1969

7. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war."
-- Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, March 19, 1972.

8. David Ben Gurion [the first Israeli Prime Minister]: "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?"
-- Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif [The Jewish Paradox], pp121.

9. David Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do everything to insure they [the Palestinians] never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget."

10. "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves."
-- Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

11. "We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz [Greater] Israel... Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours."
-- Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces - Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14 April 1983.

12. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, July 18, 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's "Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet," Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.

13. "We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai."
-- David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From "Ben-Gurion: A Biography," by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

14. "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."
-- Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"

15. "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."
-- Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969.

16. "We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'"
-- Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

17. Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet "We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters" Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From "The Arabs in Israel" by Sabri Jiryas.

18. "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument: the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish... with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary."
-- Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From "Israel: an Apartheid State" by Uri Davis, p.5.

19. "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them."
-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

20. "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands."
-- Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of July 14, 1972.

21. "Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly."
-- Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.

GRINGO STARS favorite Arab quotes 29.Nov.2002 13:04

Abu Ala

"The Children of Israel were enemies of Islam from the outset and continue, to this day.. Our battle against them is a religious war."
- Palestinian religious leader Sheikh Ismael Nohaba, in the weekly Friday sermon delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, July 18, 1997

"Our hatred for the Jews dates from God's condemnation of them for their... rejection of his chosen Prophet."
- King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, quoted by Jeff Jacoby in The Boston Globe, July 10, 1997

Moslems are urged to "follow the example of a page in history when the Prophet of Islam...described breaking up the center of Zionists in al-Medinah [Editors note: the reference is to the JEWS living in the Arabian city of Medina in the 7th century] and the execution of 700 of them in a single day as a step toward strengthening Islam, in order to crush the bastion of the global arrogance, and ...to eradicate this cancerous tumor."
- Iranian "moderate" Grand Ayatollah Nuri Hamadani

The Peel Commission Report stated in 1937 [Q: When was Israel established? A: 1948] that the conflict between the Arabs' and the Jews' aspirations is "irrepressible" and "irreconcilable" and that it is "difficult to be an Arab patriot and not to hate the Jews."

I did not forget the first song I learned in school just before the six day war titled "Arabs our beloved and Jews our dogs." I used to wonder at that time who the Jews were, but repeated with the rest of the kids the words without any knowledge of the meaning.
- Walid, a Palestinian Arab defector recalling antisemitism at school in Jericho, Jordan before it became administered by Israel

Later my father transferred me to the Government school where I grew in the faith of Islam, in which I was fed the idea that one day a fulfillment of an ancient prophecy by the Muslim prophet Mohammed will come to pass, this prophecy foretold a battle in which the Holy Land would be recaptured and the elimination of the Jews would take place in a massive slaughter.
...When I graduated from high school they sent me to the United States to seek a higher education, and of course I got involved with many anti-Israeli social and political events. I still remember my favorite sick joke I used to like to tell my friends, that I hated Hitler very much because he never got the job done, that is: he never finished the Jewish problem "once and for all".

With Hitler being my idol, and Mohammed my prophet, I went on with my life with little regard for Jews, Christians, or anyone who was not a Muslim. I believed that one day the whole World will submit to Islam, and that the whole world owes the Palestinians for their loss in all the battles with Israel, I also believed that Jews were prophet-killers and that they corrupted the Scriptures to serve their evil desires. This is what Muslims teach, they also teach that Mohammed is our only redeemer and God's favored prophet.

As I lived in America I could not forget the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who died just in the last 20 years in Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and in every single Muslim nation, I had to get revenge for them, and someone had to pay the price, and of course there is no question in my mind that the Jews had to pay the penalty, somehow we always managed to twist things together and make it their fault.

One day I fought with a man and struck his eye blind, I was so happy to learn that the man was a Jew.

I was fascinated with Islamic history as I learned that the Islamic prophet Mohammed extradited a Jewish tribe from Saudi Arabia and ordered the be-heading of all the men from another tribe, the women were taken as concubines. I used to believe as Islam taught, only a Caliph (Islamic ruler) can rule the world. Islam is not a religion for one's personal and moral life, but a system of law and government to the whole world, if not achieved through peaceful means would have to wage war against all whom do not submit to Islam, and with one billion Muslims living today I believed that it could happen.

- Walid, a Palestinian Arab defector
quoted from "Answering Islam"

More Anti-Semitism from the Palestinian Authority:
"Dennis Ross amuses himself on his visits like a Shylock, deriving pleasure from imagining how he will slice three percent from the body of the victim... [The] biased mediator [is] part of the oppressive racist Zionist apparatus [influenced by the] Likudnik Zionist lobby in the American administration."

Fatah newsletter, reprinted in official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda September 17, 1998

"The Israelis' haste in sending in a rescue team to Africa with American approval was in order to create solidarity among the victims for Israel... What the Israelis are doing is attempting to Judaize every tragedy on the face of the earth and erase the ongoing tragedies occurring to the Palestinian people. This is a despicable act from the point of view of turning the facts on their head, exploiting emotions and directing accusations at the victim. It is giving credit to the hang- men, the murderers and the thieves who have stolen land."

Editorial in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda August 15, 1998

"Everywhere, the Jews have been the subjects of hatred and disdain because they control most of the economic resources upon which the livelihoods of many people are dependent... There is no alternative but to say that the success of the Jews is not coincidental but rather the result of long years of planning and a great investment of effort in order to obtain their wretched control over the world's media... The winds began blowing in their favor when the campaign of persecution against them was begun by Hitler the Nazi... the international Jewish communications media under their control exploited this in the best possible way, and then the show started. They began to disseminate frightful pictures of mass executions and invented the shocking story of the gas ovens, where Hitler allegedly burned them... they focused on women, children and old people and have exploited this to arouse sympathy for themselves when demanding financial compensation, donations and grants from all over the world."

"The truth is that the persecution of the Jews is a deceitful myth which the Jews have labeled the Holocaust and have exploited to get sympathy.... And even if it is possible that Hitler's assault against the Jews hurt them a little, the fact is it did them a clear service whose fruits they are reaping until today..."

Article, "The Jews and the Media Monopoly," in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda July 2, 1998

"Washington's decisions are not made in the White House, which is busy cleaning up its bed- rooms, but in the offices of Netanyahu, who is feverishly trying to recruit America and its allies to serve the hated agenda of the Torah."

From an article in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda March 25, 1998

"[Israeli border control policy] should remind the Europeans of Nazi occupation by Nazi soldiers surrounding churches and places of worship during the Second World War. Israeli practices in many aspects are equal with, if not more brutal than, those practiced by occupying Nazi soldiers dealing with French-Dutch citizens during the Second World War."

PA Information Ministry press release December 10, 1997

"We must not lay aside the blade of the Palestinian struggle which we grasp with Arab and inter- national support, a blade with which we must struggle to shatter the two elements in the Likud's ideology: the racist-Torah part and the nationalist-fascist part."

Article in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda December 6, 1997

"... 'Netanyahu's Plan' completely matches the foundations of the greater Zionist plan which is organized according to specific stages that were determined when the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were composed and when Herzl along with Wiezmann traveled around the world in order to determine the appropriate location for the implementation of this conspiracy."

Article in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda November 30, 1997

"We must act on the international level in the framework of a detailed information plan which will expose the Zionist-Colonist plot and its goals, which destroy not only our people but the entire world."

PA Agriculture Minister Abdel Jawad Saleh in an interview with the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda November 6, 1997

"Whoever comes in contact with the banks discovers that they act in Shylock's way.... We do not want Shylock-style banks that empty our pockets, but national banks; we have had enough of the Shylock of the lands and settlements."

Article, "The Banks and Shylock" by Hafez al-Barghouti, Editor, in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda November 5, 1997

"Israeli society started feeling ashamed of Netanyahu's rise to the highest position of power... when all of his qualities amount to his outdated Talmudic arrogance and his absolute belief that he is the spoiled child of Brooklyn's nymphs."

Communiqueé issued by Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO, quoted in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda November 4, 1997

U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Israel Edward Walker "underwent extensive hearings in the Congress or, that is, in the 'Council of the Elders of Zion,' in order to win his post."

Article by Hafez al-Barghouti, Editor, in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda October 30, 1997

..."The Jews always set a trap for the community of Muslims... The Koran repeatedly warns against the traps and plots of the 'people of the book.' They relentlessly scheme in all times and places and this is what they do today and tomorrow against the Muslim camp."

Excerpts from the weekly Friday prayer sermon at Al-Aqsa Mosque broadcast on the official PA radio station, the Voice of Palestine October 24, 1997

"It is impossible to rely on international or Arab national circles as long as Netanyahu's claws of hatred dive into our Palestinian blood in search of oxygen-rich blood cells.... our movement found in Netanyahu something it could not ignore which is the dismemberment of the agreement by the fangs of hatred and the chewing of the peace by the teeth of the Talmud.... We must recognize that this stubborn enemy, locks itself in the Talmud's cocoon...."

Excerpts from a position paper issued by Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO, published in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda October 18, 1997

"Just as Hitler's Mein Kampf was a warning sign for his future political path which brought disaster on Germany and the world, so Netanyahu's A Place Among the Nations explains all of the author's initiatives since he took power in Israel... The racist curses against the enemy and the legendary praises of himself make a noticeable point of similarity between Hitler's and Netanyahu's books.... Netanyahu tries to calm Jewish fears about the demo- graphic superiority and the natural Arab birth rates in Palestine.... HE does not refer to the means he will employ to achieve the goal of a reduction of the Arab birth rate.... In this point we are reminded of Hitler's statements about the sterilization of undesired segments of the populations."

Article by PA Legislative Council member, Nahid Muir Al-Rayis, Al-Quds October 15, 1997

"This reminds me of the Goebbels [Hitler's propaganda minister] who said 'tell lies and lies, and in the end they will believe you.' The same is true of the Jews. It is a disgrace that they are issuing an arrest war- rant against me. Apparently they have learned Goebbels' methods."

PA Police Chief Ghazi Jabali, in reaction to the arrest warrant issued against him by Israel for his involvement in terrorist attacks, quoted in Ma'ariv September 12, 1997

"The appearance of the Zionist movement prompted the emergence of terrorist, racist ideologies, such as, the Nazi ideology. There is great similarity between the two ideologies: The Zionists believe that they are 'God's Chosen People,' and that other nations were created to be used and ridiculed... the Zionist Jews claim that they hate the nations since they persecute them out of jealousy of their wisdom, their success and their being God's chosen similarly, the Nazis claim that the Aryans are the chosen and the pure and that the anti-Semitism is the punishment of the Jewish Germans who betrayed their country.... Of course the similarity between the two racist ideologies -- the Zionist and the Nazi -- is obvious and the despicable racial content of each of them is clear... This proves the shared roots of Nazi and Zionist thought. This also ex- plains the cooperation between the Jews and the Nazis during World War II, through which were revealed the forged claims of the Zionists regarding alleged acts of slaughter perpetrated against the Jews during the same period.... There is no difference between Hitler and Ben-Gurion, and if there was a difference at all, it was one of quantity and not one of substance. Anyone who investigates the crimes of the Zionists. . . discovers explicitly the complementary traits between Zionism, which is a racist terrorist movement, and the Nazi movement."

Article in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda September 3, 1997

"Since its establishment, the racist Zionist entity has been implementing various forms of terrorism on a daily basis which are a repetition of the Nazi terror.... This also explains the cooperation between the Jews and the Nazis during World War II, through which were revealed the forged claims of the Zionists regarding alleged acts of slaughter perpetrated against the Jews during the same period."

Article in the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda September 3, 1997

"It is important to conduct the conflict according to the foundations which both are leaning on... particularly the Jews... such as the Torah, the Talmud and the Protocols [of the Elders of Zion]... All signs unequivocally prove that the conflict between the Jews and the Muslims is an eternal on-going conflict, even if it stops for short intervals...This conflict resembles the conflict between man and Satan... This is the fate of the Muslim nation, and beyond that the fate of all the nations of the world, to be tormented by this nation [the Jews]. The fate of the Palestinian people is to struggle against the Jews on behalf of the Arab peoples, the Islamic peoples and the peoples of the entire world."

Article from the official PA newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda, summarizing the work of a Palestinian researcher September 1, 1997

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Haj Amin el-Husseini

The older type of anti-Semitism, based on outright racial prejudice, is unfashionable today, and the modern anti-Zionist, whether by calculation or because he is a product of his times, tends to avoid it. He has therefore invented a neo-anti-Semitism, the logical inconsistencies of which are to some extent masked by ambiguity.
- Jacques Givet, "The Anti-Zionist Complex"

Today the boundary between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is often indistinct. It is clear, too, that the anti-Semitism proclaimed by a good many Arab governments is a veil designed to hide the negligence and corruption of the governing classes, and to divert attention from poverty and unemployment by focusing it on an external foe.
- G. Chaliand, The Palestinian Resistance, Penguin, London, 1972

Zionism, even as a code word, is the litmus test with respect to anti-Semitism throughout the world, even in America. The facile rhetorical linkage of Zionism with imperialism and racism is little more than an admission that Jews are uniquely not entitled to be like everyone else and live as citizens as part of a majority in a nation, for better or for worse. Zionism, as mirrored in the State of Israel, has proven the point that Jews are in fact just human. Israel has displayed a full range of human achievement and weakness and of decency and its absence common to all nations. Comparatively speaking, one can make the case that Israel has behaved better, given its circumstances. The anti-Zionist, like the anti-Semite a century ago, does not allow the Jew the privilege of normalcy.
- Leon Botstein, The New Republic, September 8, 1997

Looking back now over nearly 50 years, I have to say - regretfully - that I believe history has proved me right. The establishment of the State of Israel has merely provided a more "politically correct" name "Anti-Zionism" in place of "Anti-Semitism." If anything,the virulence has increased.
- Derek Prince, Canadian Friends of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem

In short, "anti-Israeli" sentiment at the UN is often a surrogate for two other predilections: anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
- John R. Bolton, Senior Vice President, American Enterprise Institute, July 14, 1999

The unprovoked attacks launched against Israel, whether against the State itself or its subjects, all derive from the same deliberate attempt at repression - repression of any aspiration towards emancipation of the Jewish people, in the Diaspora or in the resurrected homeland; repression which, alternating with periods of paternalism and condescension, has been a constant feature of the policy of many countries towards the Jews.
- Jacques Givet, "The Anti-Zionist Complex"

During the 1970's, an especially blatant and vulgar brand of anti-Semitism became a unifying global ideology of the totalitarian Left. Couched in the language of opposition to Zionism, this anti-Semitism became the preferred vehicle of the Soviet Union and its clients in international forums for political assaults against democratic nations - most obviously Israel, but ultimately all the West, and especially the United States.
- Ambassador/Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in the introduction to "The Anti-Zionist Complex", by Jacques Givet

"The responsiveness of post-Shoah Europe to anti-Zionism has many geo-strategic and economic reasons, but it also derives from the easy channeling of traditional judeophobia into anti-Zionism. Thus, it is not surprising that the PLO's official Christian representatives were much appreciated by politicians, intellectuals, and the European media. In antisemitic circles, they were endowed with a holy mission, embodied in the historic role of the Palestinian clergy..."
"...Among the multitude of events from the 20th century, historians in the next millennium may well be intrigued be two particularities: the first concerns the relentlessness shown by many European politicians in exterminating and pillaging European Jewry, the second concerns post-Shoah Europe, which is linked to the first by a similar desire of many to demonize Israel. Yet, this 20th century has witnessed important Western strategic defeats in the Middle East. Armenian independence, promised at the end of World War I (Treaty of Sevres) was never implemented; the same applies to the Kurds. Lebanon, considered as a paragon for the realization of an Islamic-Christian symbiosis, finally collapsed in a bloody tragedy. Massacres and slavery continue to ravage the Christian and Animist populations of southern Sudan; the war in the Philippines fueled be a secessionist Muslim minority group has claimed 120,000 lives over the past 20 years. Genocidal massacres have been perpetrated in numerous countries, but for 30 years the main target-constantly highlighted in the media remained Israel."

- Bat Ye'or in Dhimmitude: Jews and Christians Under Islam, published in MIDSTREAM. Born in Egypt, Bat Ye'or is the author of The Dhimma: Jews & Christians Under Islam (French, 1980; English 1985; fourth reprint, AUP, 1996).

There is no difference whatever between anti-Semitism and the denial of Israel's statehood. Classical anti-Semitism denies the equal right of Jews as citizens within society. Anti-Zionism denies the equal rights of the Jewish people its lawful sovereignty within the community of nations. The common principle in the two cases is discrimination
- Abba Eban, New York Times, November 3, 1975

Jew-hatred and its latest incarnation, Israel-hatred, are the price Jews pay for their role in history. They pay it often unwillingly and they live the role, for the most part unwittingly. But as the great French Catholic theologian Jacques Maritain noted: "Israel...is to be found at the very heart of the world's structure, stimulating it, exasperating it, moving it. Like an alien body, like an activating ferment injected into the mass, it gives the world no peace, it bars slumber, it teaches the world to be discontented and restless as long as the world has not God, it stimulates the movement of history...It is the vocation of Israel which the world hates".
- Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin, in their book, "Why the Jews? : the Reasons for Antisemitism",

A hundred years after Basel, fifty years after the founding of the state, no self-respecting Jew should have to defend Zionism. The argument from history was made a hundred years ago: Israel was our sovereign land from which we were exiled and the claim to which we never renounced; unlike the colonizers of, say, Australia, South Africa and North America, we are returning to--not creating--our patrimony. And the argument from necessity--that a people savagely persecuted and denied refuge in every corner of the globe needs at least one place of its own--was made fifty years ago, tragically and definitively, in the wake of the Holocaust. Moreover, the last fifty years of rebuilding the land with Jewish labor and genius, and of defending it with Jewish blood, have made denials of the Jewish claim unworthy even of reply. No one asks Australia to justify its right to breathe. The time for justifying Israel's is long past.
This is not to say that the deniers are not there. Entire nations deny. Entire leagues of nations deny. Why, the United Nations, speaking for the mass of mankind, would still be denying the legitimacy of the Jewish state were it not so beholden to the United States. The war against Zion is, of course, the leitmotif of Arab international life. And not just of the Iraqs and Syrias. It infuses the discourse of post-Camp David Egypt and of the post-Oslo Palestinians. "We know only one word: jihad, jihad, jihad.... We are in a conflict with the Zionist movement and the Balfour Declaration and all imperialist activities." That was Yasir Arafat in Bethlehem three years after Oslo. (Balfour, no less.)

Arguing with anti-Zionists is not just pointless. It is demeaning. The intellectual battle to be fought today is not with the anti-Zionists, those who maintain that the Jewish state should never have existed, but with the post-Zionists, those who maintain that the Jewish national idea has outlived its usefulness, that it is obsolete, an impediment now both to individual self-expression and to entry into the post-sovereign world of the coming century.

- Charles Krauthammer, The New Republic, September 8, 1997

Our disappointment is not in Zionism, but in anti-Zionism, the adjustment that anti-Semitism made when the Jews moved into modern statehood.
- Ruth R. Wisse, The New Republic, September 8, 1997

The anti-Zionist becomes an overt anti-Semite as soon as he goes beyond criticism of the policies of the Jerusalem government (a favorite activity of the Israelis themselves) and challenges the very existence of the State of Israel. For to refuse the Jews their right to nationhood is to perpetuate their bondage. To "de-Zionize" Israel would be like trying to "de-Helvetize" Switzerland. The fact that Israel has an Arab minority is shocking only to those for whom the idea of a Jewish majority in any country is intolerable.
- Jacques Givet, "The Anti-Zionist Complex"

Although Stalin said that anti-Semitism was the most dangerous sequel of cannibalism, his name will remain associated with an absurd variety of anti-Semitism born in certain socialist countries under the new name of anti-Zionism ...a sad, ridiculous, reactionary, and very dangerous phenomenon.
- Reporter, Prague, March 1969. Note the date; this publication, the official organ of the Union of Czechoslovak Journalists, was still (to its cost) faithful to the milder line inaugurated in January 1968, before the Soviet invasion. (from Jacques Givet, "The Anti-Zionist Complex")

In the 1990s, many of the Islamic social and political movements in the Arab world joined the resurgent trend of Holocaust denial among European anti-Semites. This was mainly the result and influence of the persistent activity in this field by Roger Gauroudi, a French scholar and leading European anti-Semite. Gauroudi, a former Christian Marxist and French Communist Party member of the French parliament, converted to Islam following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. He soon became a prominent figure in promoting anti-Semitism among Islamic movements. But since he was known for his anti-Jewish writings as a Marxist too, he gained the support of many Arab circles beyond the Islamic movements. When he was put on trial and convicted in France for Holocaust denial several years ago, his popularity in Arab and Islamic countries increased. Even the Islamic official establishments in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority (PA) supported him. For instance, in 1997, Al-Azhar, the official monthly of the highest Islamic religious authority in Egypt, published sympathetic articles supporting both Gauroudi and his ideas on Jews and Judaism.
- Reuven Paz is a visiting fellow at The Washington Institute and a Counter-Terrorism expert

Did even the fiercest enemies of United States policies in Vietnam ever open fire at random, with submachine guns, in Kennedy Airport or within the precincts of a New York nursery school? Has there ever been an incident in which some ferociously anti-communist group has gunned down Soviet tourists (denounced as "Stalinists")? No, and had such things occurred, those responsible would have been denounced as mad and bad. Not so when Israel is concerned.
Anti-Zionism carried to such a pitch is in fact madness. Israeli Jews are killed because they proclaim themselves as such. Israel is to be destroyed because it is a Jewish State. Incidentally, the hostage-taking is never designed to improve the lot of the Palestinian masses, but rather to obtain the release of other killers, previously detained, for further feats. At Munich (5-6 September 1972) and Entebbe (4-5 July 1976), the aim was to secure the release of the Japanese terrorist who had survived the Lod massacre (30 May 1972).

...So, at Munich and Entebbe, the Jews as such were not the target? Fair enough; the victims were not the ordinary kind of Jew, citizens of States liable to persecute or protect them as circumstances or political convenience might dictate. Although weaponless, they represented something to be feared - Jews with a country of their own, Jews disinclined to accept a "democratic, secular State of Palestine" which they know would not hesitate a moment in reducing them to stateless ciphers. Dub a Jew "Zionist" and any crime can be committed against him with the clearest of consciences.

This convenient confusion between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is nothing new. A similar cynicism, and similar sneers, were in order during the great Stalinist show-trials, conducted in Prague, among other places. The survivors have described how, arrested as Jews, they were addressed as "Zionists" so that the interrogators could feign to be anti-Zionist rather than anti-Jewish, while insulting their victims with taunts traditionally reserved for Jews, thus giving brutal bad manners a Marxist dimension hitherto lacking.

...Anti-Zionists, like traditional anti-Semites, see only the reverse side of the coin in Jewish history - the reaction not the act, the accident not the cause, the wastage not the process of creation. In this they display a lack of human understanding and also an inability to think dialectically - shortcomings from which they are the first to suffer. The way in which, to salve their consciences and in the interest of their policies, they picture the Jew as a sordid, guilty "Zionist" freezes their ability to think and feel. The freedom to exist which they refuse me prevents them from seeing the world as it is. Their reasoning is infantile, their information inadequate, their scale of values absurd in that one Palestinian equals 1,000 Kurds or 10,000 Balts or Armenians - and how many Nagas or Tibetans? (A scale in which an Afghan, incidentally, counts for nothing.) The anti-Zionist is not interested in the sufferings of these other peoples and takes no trouble to find out about them, or about many others in revolt against the imperialisms he is all too ready to praise. The free Jew, the Israeli, he is completely unable to understand.

- Jacques Givet, "The Anti-Zionist Complex"

Anti-Semitism is not dead. Although anti-Semitic incidents have declined and a multi-cultural acceptance has produced wider tolerance in many states including the US, a 2000-year-old virus has mutated, and lives on, often in a disguised form. And the existence and achievements of the Jewish state in an area of relative backwardness stimulate anti-Semitism and furnish a respectable cover.
...Hitler exploited anti-Semitism with deadly consequences for Jews and the world. But racial anti-Semitism has been tabooed after the Holocaust and the Nuremberg trials. Now the existence of the state of Israel permits anti-Semitism to assume a political form, safe from challenge as intolerance or racism. How many times one hears: "I like Jews but I can't stand Zionism," or "I have nothing against Jews, but I don't like Israel." The existence and achievements of Israel offer a visible and irresistible target for dormant anti-Semitic feelings aroused by a focus on Israel's mistakes and misdeeds, which are characteristic of every state including the US.

- UN Watch, December 1997

"This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades."
- Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League [Israel came into being on May 14, 1948. The five Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq immediately invaded the new microstate. Their combined intention, expressed as above, blurs the distinction with what had just happened in Europe 5 years prior.]

"The Palestine tragedy is unequaled in history. The Zionist imperialistic plot against Palestine was most inhumane and base. World Judaism plans to take over most of the Arab countries to fulfill its so-called historical dream of a homeland between the Nile and Euphrates. The Imperialist Jewish plot is not aimed at Palestine only...-,,
- Haj Amin el-Husseini, former Mufti of Jerusalem, Grand Mufti of Palestine, Hitler's Middle Eastern propaganda specialist during the WWII and head of the "Arab Republic of Palestine" in Baghdad, 1964. The similarity to 'Protocols' is probably not coincidental.