Professor Mark R. Cohen (Princeton University) is an ordained rabbi from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. However, he claims he never lead a congregation at Synagogue. He is author of 1994 book, ‘Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages’.
Mark penned an article, entitled ‘The new Muslim anti-Semitism‘, published by Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post on January 2, 2008. In the article, Mark debunked Zionist myth that Islam teaches hatred toward Jews and Christians. He stated that Muslim hatred toward Jews (Zionist Jews) was a recent development and not foundation of Islam.
“Jewish-Muslim relations are at a nadir today. But the mutual hatred and anti-semitism on the Muslim side are relatively new phenomena, born out of political, rather than religious factors. When the Islamic Caliphs ruled large swaths of Asia and Africa, their Jewish subjects enjoyed a protected status their brethren in Christian Europe – victims of anti-semitism – never thought possible. Islam and Judaism have much more in common than Judaism has with Christianity,” wrote Cohen.
Cohen’s article was later republished by the Jewish-Zionist propaganda organs like The Jewish Daily Forward, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and others, during the Israel lobby campaign against the proposed new Islamic Center a few blocks away from the so-called “Ground Zero”.
While receiving the Goldziher Prize at a ceremony in October 2010, Cohen spoke of his hope that Jews and Muslims put aside their difference. “In the dust of conflict between Islam and the West today, Jews and Muslims have lost sight of the similarity between their two faiths. If Jews and Muslims better understood the common ground they share, that knowledge would stem the tide of mutual fear that is today spreading across the globe,” he said.
Very “self-hating Jewish views”, I bet ADL leader Abraham Foxman would have said.
Jennifer Greenstein Altmann posted a good profile of Mark Cohen at Princeton University website – which is available here.
Zionist narrative of Jewish-Muslim relations is devoid of Muslim tolerance toward Jews and Christian during their 800-year rule in Spain (711-1492) which was called “Jewish Golden Age” by Arab-hating Jewish Orientalist Dr. Bernard Lewis. Jacob Bender, an American Jewish film-maker wrote a letter to editor of pro-Israel The New York Times, published on August 7, 2011 – in which he blasted anti-Shari’ah Jewish campaign leader, David Yerushalmi, for his bigotry.
“This is no more evident than in the life and works of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), the great Jewish thinker, who lived in Muslim lands and wrote most of his books in Arabic. In his Mishneh Torah , his influential code of halacha, the Jewish version of Shariah, as well as in his philosophical masterpiece “Guide for the Perplexed,” Maimonides cites numerous Muslim thinkers, and all his works clearly mirror the then-prevailing religious and intellectual trends in the Islamic world. Mr. Yerushalmi’s obvious prejudice against Muslims and Islam is a betrayal of Jewish history,” wrote Bender.
Pro-Israel Jewish individuals and organizations spend millions of dollars each year to keep Islamophobia alive. Barack Obama’s recent suggestion to put the “War on Terror” (read it “War on Islam”) to end – scared the hell out of Israeli poodles, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss and Tom Coburn called Obama “tone deaf”, claiming that threat to United States is building not declining.
Interestingly, a recent FBI report claims that terrorism acts on US soil between 1980 and 2005 – 6% were committed by Muslim extremists as compared to 7% by Jewish fanatics.
Jewish journalist and author Glenn Greenwald took Zionist Bill Maher (born to a Hungarian Jewish mother) to task for blaming “Islamic fundamentalism” behind the Muslim Holocaust around the world in a recent debate. Listen to the debate below.