Israeli rabbi argues in favor of a Muslim Europe

A friend sent me an article from Ynetnews where Rabbi Baruch Efrati explains his support for the Islamification of Europe.

Efrati wrote in response that the Islamization of Europe was better than a Christian Europe for ethical and theological reasons – as a punishment against Christians for persecuting the Jews and the fact that Christianity, as opposed to Islam, is considered “idolatry” from a halachic point of view.
“Jews should rejoice at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its identity as a punishment for what it did to us for the hundreds of years were in exile there,” the rabbi explained as the ethical reason for favoring Muslims, quoting shocking descriptions from the Rishonim literature (written by leading rabbis who lived during the 11th to 15th centuries) about pogroms and mass murders committed by Christians against Jews.

While it’s true that Christianity is considered idolatry, while Islam is not, this does not apply to all forms of Christianity. Some forms of Protestantism are not considered idolatry by Jewish law. Furthermore, any validity Efrati’s arguments have might hold true in a test-tube society. Reality is more complex. Due to the State of Israel, Muslims are less tolerant of Jews now than during many other periods. Muslim attitudes toward Jews have varied wildly. But total acceptance and respect is not the norm. On the other hand, it is very unlikely that Christianity will return to the days of inquisitions, pogroms and crusades. Those days are over and we should view Christian Europe as it is today, not as it was a thousand years ago. Unfortunately, most people who call themselves “Christians” are hostile toward whites (as a group) but friendly toward Jews. So, from a Jewish point of view, it’s foolish to support the demise of one’s allies and then pray for tolerance from one’s enemies. From a white point of view, Christianity needs to be either repackaged or replaced, in favor of something more ethnocentric.
Regarding Efrati’s other point, that Christians have blood on their hands from centuries ago, it reminds me of the Christian belief that Jews have blood on their hands for the murder of Jesus. To hold current generations responsible for the actions of their distant ancestors is a recipe for genocide. This mentality serves as justification for the current persecution of whites in America. It makes no sense unless your goal is to dehumanize your victims.
If Rabbi Efrati is so fond of Islam, he should try living in Saudi Arabia for a while – but he’s not allowed there because he’s Jewish.

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10 Responses to Israeli rabbi argues in favor of a Muslim Europe

  1. Jehu says:

    This rabbi is really good at promoting anti-Jewish sentiment. The Jews in the US government and media elite ARE better than he is at this, but only barely. Maybe he wants to encourage his coethnics to relocate to Israel by inspiring pogroms against them in their home countries?

  2. stealth says:

    I makes me sad to think that he’s probably not alone among Jewish people. People who would wish their allies deatroyed to their own detriment are insane. One wonders if his feelings are (or were) shared secretly by destructive activists such as Mark Potok and Susan Sontag.

  3. Kiwiguy says:

    Perhaps he should look at EU reports on the rise in anti-semitic violence.
    “The EUMC report, while a significant step in recognizing the new anti-Semitism in Europe, and reflecting the end to the denial of the problem by European leaders, is flawed and contradictory.
    We are disappointed that in its public statements, the EUMC downplays its own conclusions that the new anti-Semitic outbreak is connected to the Arab-Israeli conflict and that incidents are being primarily perpetrated by Muslim immigrant youth, and concerned by the report’s narrow approach to the connection of anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism.
    Even after a previous EUMC report produced in 2003 was not released by the Centre, reportedly because of the report’s conclusion that Muslim immigrants were responsible for the sharp increase in anti-Semitic violence in the Spring of 2002, the EU still appears unwilling to acknowledge its own findings that Muslim immigrant youth are increasingly responsible for anti-Semitic violence motivated by the conflict in the Middle East.”

  4. Janon says:

    This Efrati lunatic’s opinion is not widely shared among either Orthodox or secular Jews. He’s basically a troublemaker and fool. There are a few of those in every sizeable group.

    • stealth says:

      I certainly hope he’s a part of a very tiny minority. I’m sick of the enmity between Christians and Jews.

    • EW says:

      Hmmm… if I remember correctly, Jews in Europe behave somehow schizophrenically. In France, they complain that they are targeted by Muslim “yoofs” from the suburbs and the French state does not much to protect them (not that the state does more to protect any one else, but I digress).
      At the same time their representatives join forces with local Muslim organizations to fight the Bloc Identitaire, for e.g., because of their “excluding” and nationalist winter charity for the homeless containing obligatory “soupe du cochon” (pork soup).

  5. bob sykes says:

    Re Janon. Let us hope so. If Efrati’s lunatic comments were majority opinion one would be forced to think that a Middle East without Israel is desirable.

  6. oogenhand says:

    Baruch Efrati specifically mentions the murder of women and children. Apparently he prefers the Khaybar treatment…
    That said, I do agree that Christianity is incompatible with ethnocentrism. But try to explain that to White Nationalists after admitting some Jewish ancestry.
    Varg Vikernes is far more hostile to AND FAR MORE WHINY about Christianity than either of us.
    There are variaties of ethnocentrism that are inclusive of both Jews and Whites, the latter called Ephraimites.

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