Alsahwa, Yemen

The First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland in 1897. The

birth of Zionism, which grew out of Jewish frustration with not

being accepted in Europe, gave birth to what Saddam Hussein

might have described as The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories:

That Jews are somehow plotting world domination along with

those ever-elusive Freemasons.

 

 

Alsahwa, Yemen

Arabs Must Let Go of Conspiracy Theories

 

"All strong nations believe they have the right to secure and expand their interests beyond their borders, just as America has done. The conspiracy theory has become the peg upon which weak societies - most importantly ours - hang their misfortunes The latest fashion is a conspiracy, hair-styles are a conspiracy - even freedom of expression can't escape conspiracy ..."

 

By Sabah Al Kheshni

 

Translated By Jenny Oliver and Nicolas Dagher

 

June 13, 2008

 

Yemen - Alsahwa - Original Article (Arabic)

Hungarian writer and journalist Theodore Herzl: Frustrated by the treatment of Jews in Europe, Hertl wrote a book in 1896 arguing for the creation of a modern Jewish state, launching the Zionist movement that resulted in the founding of the state of Israel.

 

We Muslims believe there is a huge conspiracy that has been hatched against us; woven throughout the decades beginning with the 1897 Basel Conference [First Zionist Congress ] in Switzerland, the speeches of which were said to form the basis of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion . This gave birth to the myth that the Jews are planning to exercise control over us and our thoughts, God bless us. The Protocols, which were translated into Arabic, released to the public and widely disseminated, created the modern sense of the term conspiracy theory, all the way from Sykes-Picot [when the European powers carved up the Middle East ] to the shameful chaos and conspiracy of the Iraq occupation. And since political conspiracy is the basis of our community, society needed additional conspiracies. So came conspiracies against women, young people and children. We go from one calamity to another ... And the reason is always a "conspiracy."

 

[Editor's Note: Zionism is a concept conceived of by French Jewish journalist Theodore Herzl in his 1896 book The State of the Jews. In light of Europe's history of cruelty and marginalization of Jews and after a French Jewish military officer named Alfred Dreyfus was accused of spying for Germany and convicted of treason in one of the most notorious cases of anti-Semitism in French history, Herzl concluded that Jews would never be accepted in Europe and needed their own homeland. This is the origin of modern Zionism and the drive to create a Jewish state in Israel. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was published in 1905 and is said to be an accounting of the First Zionist Conference. Rather, it is a literary forgery and a hoax that alleges a Jewish and Masonic plot to achieve world domination.]

 

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All strong nations believe they have the right to secure and expand their interests beyond their borders, just as America has done to date. In the usual course of events, the strongest nation imposes its history, culture and strategy on the weaker. History shows that within the Empire ruled by Athens, it was the Greeks who were the source of mythology, philosophy and military power. And it was the Greeks who mounted invasions and built the great glory that even today is so phenomenally influential. And so when the balance of power shifts toward nations that are imposing their beliefs on others, it is regarded as a conspiracy. When the Muslims were the prevailing power, the Kingdoms of Europe thought a plot had been hatched against them to seize their lands and wealth and change their beliefs.

 

[Author refers to the Muslim takeover of Andalusia - the Iberian Peninsula - where Spain and Portugal are located today, 711-1492 AD ]

 

The Muslim army directed the European people away from various kinds of worship toward a unifying belief [belief in Mohammad rather than Catholicism's father, son and Holy Spirit], and people there didn't accept this at first. Every nation thought that a conspiracy had been plotted against all that they held sacred and the goodness of their lands. Even in the Koran, the Pharaoh and his ministers had discussions with our Lord Moses. And even our Lord Abraham and other prophets of God, Mohammad and the messengers may appear to have been conspiring in various ways, Peace Be Upon All of Them. Those outside looking in always explain events through the lens of conspiracy.

 

It seems that people are suspicious of anything new. Anything that goes against custom is considered alien or attributed to a conspiracy theory. But you have to agree with me when I say that the repercussions take place largely within societies themselves. Thus, dictatorial and authoritarian governments blame everything contrary to their attempts to control and influence on conspiracies against the nation's interests and national security; hatched by enemies at home and abroad.

 

The conspiracy theory has become the peg upon which weak societies - most importantly ours - hang their misfortunes, recessions, domestic illnesses and problems. Everything that happens as a result of wrong policies is portrayed as a conspiracy against the regime. The latest fashion is a conspiracy, hair-styles are a conspiracy - even freedom of expression can't escape conspiracy ...

 

Even on the level of the family, there is always someone conspiring against their habits, customs, and traditional leaders - and perhaps the future head of the household. Conspiracy theories are not only transcontinental. They emerge in the human mind at all times, in all places and at all levels.

 

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[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US June 23, 2:05am]