The Prime Minister SpeaksPrime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad is a fellow who is often quoted as a Muslim who believes that suicide bombing of innocents is not an Islamic activity. But recently, in an interview printed in the Straits Times reveals his understanding of the role of the Jews in the modern world.
Q: Do you still believe in this conspiracy of Jews in the Asian financial crisis?Remember, this is a moderate Islamic voice. Paranoid, if not psychotic, IMHO. But, compared to a society that honors a man who commits suicide, leaving two children of two and three years old, in the act of the murder of women and children on their way home from a religious site, maybe he IS the voice of reason. NOT! A sample:
A: I will have to give a very comprehensive answer to that. There are not that many Jews, only about 30 million. But they want to control the world, it has nothing to do with their religion, it's their personal Zionist ambition to rule the world.
The answer lies in capturing the most powerful country in the world — the United States.
How was it done? They invented and propagated the idea of democracy. If you are democratic, they have a right to all the rights of a democracy. They can stand for election, they can campaign, you cannot have any more massacres as they used to have in Europe.
Secondly, they promote the idea of human rights, that they must be given the same rights as anybody else. So again, there cannot be any discrimination against Jews.
Now, having spread these ideas among all the people, the majority feel that it is wrong to discriminate against the Jews.
At one time, Harvard University will not accept Jews. At one time, Jews were not allowed to participate in banking in America.
Through the spread of democracy and human rights, they can do all that. They can carry out banking, and they are very good in banking. From ancient times, they are the ones who collected the greatest amount of interest.
When they became equal, they went for institutions that have the most influence on society. They captured the media. The media in the West belongs to them, that includes the electronic media (TV) and Hollywood. It became a propaganda machine for them.
And then, having got the media, they go for politics. Today, the US Government, many of the members of Congress, are Jews. If they are not Jews, their staff members are Jews.
I appeared on the same platform as Mr Ashcroft in Davos, he was assisted by a young man whose name was Israel. Their staff are all Jews.
They come to Malaysia, and they have the same view.
So by controlling the Press and media, controlling the money through banking, and controlling now the Congress, they have become the power in the United States.
They may not be many, American political candidates are extreme candidates, but there are only six million Jews in America.
They can ensure that you win or lose, because they are united whilst the others are divided. In Malaysia, we have the same experience.
In a constituency with majority Muslim Malays, for example, and a minority made up of Chinese and Indians, the Muslims are actually divided. The Chinese and Indians will decide who will win, with their votes.
There are more Muslims than Jews in the US, but they are divided into 1,000 different groups. And they can never get together so they cannot play the same role as the Jews.
The biggest power in America now controls the world and economy. Their ideas about currency trading is that which resulted in the attack on Malaysia.
I said this, and of course, I was roundly criticised at that time. They said they want to make money, it's not because they are Jews. But whether they want to make money or not, the fact is that they are Jews and what they have done, benefit the Jews.
However, later Tuesday, Hamas distributed fliers in Hebron, saying the Jerusalem bombing was carried out by one of its supporters, identified as Raed Abdel-Hamed Mesk, 29, a mosque preacher from Hebron.Just another example of the members of the religion of peace, spreading the word, and righting wrongs.
Hamas released Mesk's farewell video. The plump man with the bushy beard said he was a member of the Hamas military wing, Izzedine al Qassam, accused Israel of violating the cease-fire offered by Hamas.
Mesk's wife Arij began clearing belongings out of her home late Tuesday, in expectation that it would be demolished by Israeli troops. The army routinely destroys the homes of suicide bombers, hoping it will act as a deterrent.
Arij Mesk said she was not sad. "God gave Raed something he always dreamed of. All of his life he dreamed of being a martyr," she said. The couple has two children, ages two and three.
The bus was blown up while making its way from the Wall to the ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood.