Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2017
“The Black Book of the American Left: Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews” by David Horowitz
This collection of essays and talks by David Horowitz showcases Muslim supremacism, which is built into the DNA of Islam. Islam aims to dominate the world, subjugating all non-Muslims under Sharia rule, since these non-Muslims have rejected Allah and Muhammad. Not all Muslims will strive to do this (thankfully) but enough of them will and herein lies the problem.
In Islamic theology, the entire Middle East should belong to the Muslims. The Jews, if there are any left in the Middle East, should be “dhimmis” or second class citizens, subdued and humiliated under Islamic rule. Why? Because the Jews have rejected Allah and Muhammad. Thing is, the Jews in Israel aren’t dhimmis. At all. In fact, they have a sovereign state, the State of Israel, which is the only democracy in the Middle East. The State of Israel also has a thriving economy, full human rights, women’s rights, gay rights, true religious tolerance, and a military that could turn any Middle Eastern country into a sea of glass. Overnight.
This is upsetting to the world’s Muslims, at least the super religions ones. They’re embarrassed by it. For over fifty years, the tiny Jewish state has survived attack after attack by Arab Muslim nations...with no victory in sight. This makes many Muslims insecure and angry. They’re ticked off and want Israel gone, blown off the map, so that the entire Middle East will belong to the Muslims. This is how Muhammad envisioned it, and if Muslims are to be good Muslims, then they must want what Muhammad wanted and strive to bring it about.
How bad do the Muslims want Israel and the Jews living in it gone? Here are a few quotes from “Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews,” quotes supported by millions of Muslims, both in America and abroad:
Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, claimed that “throughout history Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler by means of all the things he did to them—even though they exaggerated this issue—he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.” (307)
Here’s another gem by Mahmoud al-Zahar, a founder of Hamas: “There is no place for you Jews among us, and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed for annihilation.” (306)
And this beauty by Ahmad Bahar, also a member of Hamas: “Be certain that America is on its way to disappear. Allah take hold of the Jews and their allies. Allah take hold of the Americans and their allies. Allah count them and kill them to the last one, don’t leave even one.” (306-7)
Speaking of America, CAIR cofounder Omar Ahmad says that “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” (39).
With Islamic supremacism on display in America and with a cacophony of genocidal rhetoric coming from Muslims against the Jews of Israel, you’d expect there to be an outcry among Muslims on college campuses or among the fifty Muslim-majority nations on earth. After all, Islam is peaceful and tolerant, right? But there’s never an outcry. Which is telling. After all, Muhammad prophesied: “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” (307). This prophecy is also reflected in Hamas’ Charter, which claims, “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (307). This is in keeping with another peaceful and tolerant saying of Muhammad: “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.” (Sahih Muslim 19.4366).
Thankfully David Horowitz is educating the American college students through “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week,” which coincides with “Israeli Apartheid Week,” hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association and Students for Justice in Palestine. Here Horowitz corrects the many beautifully-told lies about Israel put out by Muslims and their Leftist allies. It’s entertaining to see Horowitz’s intellect on display as he speaks on various campuses to heavily Muslim audiences, presenting them with facts about Israel’s legal founding and Islam’s fascist elements, of which there are many, including but not limited to the following: Islam’s supremacism, Islam’s expansionism, and Islam’s longed-for worldwide government, ruled by Sharia, which is totalitarian to the core and will violate the basic human rights of non-Muslims who are unlucky enough to be subdued under it.
It’s clear from this book that the Muslims who attend Horowitz’s talks have nothing to stand on, both in the veracity of Islam’s truth claims and in the claims about the “illegitimacy” of the State of Israel, which the Muslims accuse of being a “Nazi” and “Apartheid state.” This is laughable. Israel is the most open, pluralistic, and tolerant country in the Middle East and has 1.4 million Arabs living in it. Not only that, but the quality of life and the freedoms these Arabs enjoy in Israel is superior to that of those Arabs living outside of Israel. How many Jews live in the fifty Muslim-majority countries? Hardly any. And there’s a reason why, too, which becomes all-too apparent as one turns the pages of this bold and much-needed book.
During Horowitz’s talks, the typical Muslim response is to call him a racist, a bigot, and an Islamophobe. That’s it. Nothing deeper is offered by the Muslim students and their brain-dead Leftist sympathizers. No logic. No argumentation. No critical thinking. Nothing. It’s just one ad hominem after another with lots of anger, intimidation, and potential violence on display (and sometimes real violence, too).
After reading this book, the reader may wonder what planet earth would be like if the Muslim armies were to invade Israel, massacring, enslaving, and deporting the Jews living there. This could happen. This is the goal, actually. At least for many Muslims it is. Thankfully the Israelis are holding the line; they’re taking an around-the-clock beating from the Muslim world, a beating that, once Israel is gone and the Jews are driven into the sea, will fall upon the rest of the planet and the infidels living on it. In other words, the blows that Israel is receiving from the Muslim world are the blows that are meant for all of us; Israel is just blessed to receive them first. As Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, has noted in various ways--because Israel is on the front line of the Islamic global jihad, the rest of us in Europe and America can sleep and dream at night. We must support Israel. We are all Israel.
Readers of this book may also enjoy “Jenna’s Flaw,” a novel about the death of God, the crumbling of Western civilization, and how modern Westerners can save it.