Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

“Muslims are not a race so hating Muslims cannot be racism”

“Muslims are not a race so hating Muslims cannot be racism” is a popular defense of Muslim haters. (Qui s’excuse, s’accuse, the French say so well: Excusing oneself is accusing oneself.) Well, how that is flawed reasoning, I will now explain.

Some men say that men are also a sex so men cannot be sexists. That is nonsense because sexism doesn’t mean the oppression of a sex. It means the oppression of women.

Quite identically, racism is not the oppression of a race. Rather, it is White prejudices and laws against all other ethnicity, cultures, roots.

US racists have often been obsessed with skin color but that doesn’t define racism. (To be precise, all humans alive for one race, homo sapience sapience.)

On top of that, most Muslims are not White, Western in background, and therefore hating Muslims is racism too. Otherwise, it’s like saying: I’m not anti-Semitic if I’m just against people who circumcise their sons on the eighth day after birth. Well, almost all of them are Jews – and you know it.

“Muslims are not a race so hating Muslims cannot be racism” is just a play on words to deny the obvious. Totally insincere.

So, hating Muslims is racism. Judging someone just because s/he’s a Muslim is racism. Rejecting someone only because s/he’s Muslim is racism. Westerners blaming Muslims in Western countries for Jew-hatred is racism because if the Western majority had a grip on its own Jew-hatred, Muslim animosity against Jews would not exist there.

Zero tolerance for racism. As well done by ABC.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff and Rav Meir Lubin. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (statistics), Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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