Monday, October 17, 2016

Muslim and Jewish refugees: spot the difference

Given the media's renewed obsession for claiming that the current 'refugee crisis' is just like the Jewish refugees of the 1930's I thought it was important to update this previous post/graphic.

The current migrant crisis is terrible and tragic, but has been caused exclusively by Muslim wars and violence*****. Moreover, for reasons I pointed out in this article, attempts to draw analogies to Jewish refugees during the holocaust are wrong and insulting, as are exhortations that Jews must be especially welcoming of the refugees. Perhaps this table (click to enlarge) will make things clearer for those who do not understand the reality.

Update: 10 years a ago a very different international reaction to a refugee crisis

*Number of countries that are signatories to UNHRC convention on refugees and asylum seekers
** BBC report says each refugee costs £50,000 per annum the UK
***Pew Poll of 2015 showed 63% of Muslims want to live under sharia law
****Jews who fled Muslim antisemitism in Algeria and Morocco for France have now been forced to flee France mainly because of Muslims immigrants (especially from Algeria and Morocco). Almost all the current surge of antisemitism throughout European is due to Muslim immigrants.
*****The wealthy Arab Sunni Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE  have been the principle funders of the various wars yet have taken 0 Sunni refugees. And of course Shia Muslim Iran has played the biggest external role in all of the wars and has taken 0 Shia refugees. Meanwhile one minority who deserves refugee status - the Kurds - are being stopped by Turkey from getting a safe haven in their own lands. The other minorities like the Christians and Yazidis (who make up a very small minority) are of course not covered by the above and should be taken in by Christian countries.

Also note that for Syrian refugees Israel remains enemy #1, while 3 out of 4 Syrians support Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists.

UPDATE: The important article here by David Semple gives an indication of the ramifications of importing Muslim refugess into UK cities. While, Daphne Anson has a very good summary of the bias of western TV channels in their reporting on the refugee crisis. Pay special attention to this video.

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fairbrit said...

Your comparison graphs are an inspired piece of creative thinking and when facts are set out in this binary fashion it renders the truth chillingly clear.

No matter the continent, we Jews are extremely vulnerable [and vilified]right now.

Thanks, Edgar, for another brilliant post.

Edgar Davidson said...

Fairbrit: Thanks

Anonymous said...

Do you actually think that this feels different for the people on the run now than it felt voor the Jews while they were?

Edgar Davidson said...

Anonymous: seems like you did not actually read the article. Also the Jews did not actually have anywhere safe to go, whereas all of the current migrants do and most of them trying to get to Western Europe had already left Syria for Turkey, which although not comfortable for them was not a war zone and they were in no danger it all. But unlike Germany and Britain their co-religionists in Turkey do not give them lots of free services.

Daphne Anson said...

Brilliant, Edgar. I have linked to this post and have taken the liberty of posting most of the graphic. The "Australian Jewish News" comes out today (Thursday) and there are two letters (and one article, invoking the Shoah, calling for Jews to speak out loud and clear against "Islamophobia" and take in many many more refugees. I'm afraid that these three items are all written by women, who of all people should be aware of the dire potential consequences for females of the terrible culture clash being inflicted upon Western societies.

Edgar Davidson said...

Daphne. Thanks. There is lot more to say about the hypocrisy of those screaming about the current refugee crisis and if I get the time I will be writing more on it. The UK can certainly look forward to even more of this:
when the 20,000 Syrians arrive (Syrians being the most indoctrinated with antisemitism).

Nancy Montgomery said...

Thank you for sharing your blog spot with one of my FB friends! I am passing it along to my friends. Much help for those who wonder how to respond when anti-Israel or anti-Semites respond to something we post with Israel bashing rhetoric.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Edgar. Will forward to others. Deserves wide readership. The problem is that most people don't think: they simply react to the word 'refugee' and the western media along with the politicians must bear the responsibility for this. The lack the ability - or perhaps the will - to differentiate those fleeing for their lives and those seeking a better life.

Anonymous said...

Jewish refugees bring science and culture, whereas Arab refugees, you say, bring only rape and "a few good restaurants."

And you genuinely believe you're not a racist.

Bonnie Prince Charlie said...

You're quite right. It is a racist comment. Not nice but not entirely untrue. A bit of an overstatement. Perhaps you could provide a list of contributions to the world by Arabs / Muslims in the fields of high tech, medicine and peace.

Anonymous said...

It is true whether people like to acknowledge it or not. Thanku

Mike Davidsohn, The Voice Of Reason said...

Edgar is a REALIST not a Racist

Yonah said...

I'm blocked for 3 days by Facebook because of publishing this cartoon about 'Muslim and Jewish refugees: spot the difference.' Thus I would have violated Facebook community standards?
Why would this be wrong ??? Why ? This is clear bullying !!!

Anonymous said...

"The current migrant crisis is terrible and tragic, but has been caused exclusively by Muslim wars and violence" - of course western interventions in Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc have played no part in the current situation in the Middle East. No one but Muslims have any interest in propping up regimes that provide ready markets for arms sales and provide the west with cheap oil. Oh, and of course, it doesn't provide the current Iraeli regime with some spurious justification for its treatment of Arabs in the illegally occupied West Bank and Gaza, does it?
This is a humanitarian crisis, affecting thousands of innocent human beings, irrespective of their religion, and should be responded to accordingly, as should the persecution of Jewish people before and during WWII have been. Comparing the two does not make any of it right and only serves to divide and prolong conflict, or is that your purpose?