UNESCO Edits The Jews Out Of History (Again)
Posted by Matthew Knee Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 9:45am
A recent United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on Arab contributions to science has declared Moses ben Maimon (also known as Maimonides or Rambam), generally considered the greatest of medieval Jewish philosophers and theologians (and incidentally, among the most prominent physicians of his day) to have been a Muslim named Moussa ben Maimoun.
For those who are skeptical, or who note that Maimonides, who lived under Muslim rule, was also called by that Arabic name, Elder of Ziyon has tracked down the original document in French. I double-checked his translation with a friend from France and with Google Translate, but then also realized that changing the “_fr” to “_en” in the URL would probably get me to the English version of the file, which it did. The English version contains the following passage:
“From AD 1100–1350 – during the first half of the European Middle Ages (AD 1100–1543) – the names of a few European scientists appear in scientific literature alongside a string of Muslim scientists, whose numbers include Ibn-Rushd, Musa Bin Memoun, Tusi and Ibn-Nafis.”
This is not the first time that UNESCO has changed history to replace Jews with Muslims. They have been prolific in Islamicizing sites long considered to have religious and historical importance to the Jewish people. Last year, Rachel’s Tomb, traditionally considered the burial place of the Jewish matriarch Rachel, was declared by UNESCO to be a Muslim historical site called “Mosque of Bilal Ibn-Rabach,” and the Cave of the Patriarchs, where most of the other Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs and a number of important later figures are said to be buried, to be an Islamic holy site called the “Al-Haram Al-Ibrahami” (“The Mosque of Abraham”).
The West has made no effort to prevent this rewriting of history, in part because these holy sites are located in areas currently controlled by the Palestinians, and neither Obama nor the Europeans have any interest in defending Jewish historical claims to those sites. In Judaism, the greatest curse one can utter is Yemach Shemo (“May his name be blotted out”). The worst thing that can happen to a person or a people is to be not only annihilated but forgotten, not only disempowered, but so thoroughly defeated as to have no legacy, no lasting impact on the world. To be as dust to the ages.
Erasing Jewish history and contributions – whether its holy sites or its heroes – is not only an attempt at delegitimizing the Jewish claim to their historical homeland, but an act of great violence, and one that must not continue.Anti-semitism is alive and well among Western elites. The quislings recognize the rise of Islam, just as they recognized the rise of Nazi paganism, and they are happy and willing to sell out Jews and Christians to advance the Muslim ad campaign. Whole Islamic cultures celebrate the murder of Jewish civilians and shamelessly call for a new Holocaust.
Obviously, the Islamic world today is an intellectual sewer, a stew of anti-Semitic venom and crude Islamic boilerplate. Islamic science and scholarship are rare pickings. Even the little glimmers of Islamic enlightenment have origins outside of Islam.
The references to an 'Islamic Golden Age' omit the fact that much of the scholarship from Muslim lands a thousand years ago derived from the Christian and Jewish dhimmi trapped in the dar-al-Islam. Sociologist/historian Rodney Stark has pointed out that in most civilizations overrun by Islamic armies, it took 250-300 years before even half of the population was actually Muslim.
Crediting much of the science in Muslim-conquered lands in the Middle Ages to Islam is akin to crediting the theory of relativity to German nationalism.
For many centuries after the Muslim conquests, most of the citizens in the Muslim world weren't Muslims. By the 14th century, when most subjects of the dar-al-Islam were Muslims, the "Islamic Golden Age" ended.
The Islamic Golden Age ended... when it became Islamic.
The reasons that Islam is a science-extinguisher are many: Islamic governance is theocratic, and intrinsically suppresses independent secular endeavor. There is traditional Muslim opposition to explication of natural laws because ulma declared such laws 'blasphemous' because they restrict 'Allah's freedom to act'. There is no "Render unto Caesar... Render unto God... "in Islam. There is only 'Render'.
Islamic theology depicts Allah as radically willful, capricious, without intrinsic reason. There is no 'Logos' theology in Islam. Islam means "submission", which is no prescription for science (except maybe for evolutionary biology).
Islam is a crude religion, a warlike political cult, utterly lacking in original scholarship. But imams know how to cultivate dhimmis. Western elites know where the money and the fatwas come from, and are only too happy to sell Jews (and Christians) down the creek to curry favor with the caliphate.