During the long period of the Judeo–Christian transatlantic slave trade of African Muslims two types of slaves existed: The House slave and the Field Slave. As the great Muslim revolutionary Malcolm X explained:
Back during slavery, when Black people like me talked to the slaves, they didn’t kill ’em, they sent some old house Negro along behind him to undo what he said. You have to read the history of slavery to understand this. There were two kinds of Negroes. There was that old house Negro and the field Negro
And the house Negro always looked out for his master. When the field Negroes got too much out of line, he held them back in check. He put ’em back on the plantation. The house Negro could afford to do that because he lived better than the field Negro. He ate better, he dressed better, and he lived in a better house. He lived right up next to his master – in the attic or the basement. He ate the same food his master ate and wore his same clothes. And he could talk just like his master – good diction. And he loved his master more than his master loved himself. That’s why he didn’t want his master hurt. If the master got sick, he’d say, “What’s the matter, boss, we sick?” When the master’s house caught afire, he’d try and put the fire out. He didn’t want his master’s house burned. He never wanted his master’s property threatened.And he was more defensive of it than the master was
And so it is with the current US war against the Muslim world numerous ‘House Muslims’ have appeared happy to promote the subjugation and oppression of Muslims at home and abroad. A particular feature of such sell outs is their anti-Arab racism , as evidenced by people such as Tarek Fatah and Irshad Manji and of course Spittoon’s Faisal Gazi.
What is even more astonishing about the latter is he indulges in anti-Arab racism (witness the latest post on Shittoon: More Arab Racism against South Asians May 18) whilst anti-Muslim hate site Harrys Place speaks out against the vicious anti Arab racism in Israel (below)!!
So while Harrys Place speaks out against the last acceptable racism in the Western world: anti-Arab racism…Spittoon indulges in more of it!!!!
Cross-Post, June 3rd 2013, 5:14 pm
I only found out earlier today that 20 children with cancer were refused entry to a swimming pool for a day of fun when the managers of the pool realised that the children were Bedouin.
I’m going to say that again because the fact that it happened is so utterly disgusting and unbelievable that you are going to have to hear it twice and probably more in order to believe it.
20 children with cancer were refused entry to a swimming pool for a day of fun when the managers of the pool realised that the children were Bedouin!
This came so soon in the wake of the Superland scandal, where an amusement park in Rishon Letzion had segregated Arabs and Jews into separate days that it was doubly hard to accept and yet I wasn’t outraged, not in the same way as I was when the state itself sanctioned Apartheid style buses for Palestinians or when it insisted that Arabs and Jews walk in separate paths. When I heard about those instances I was outraged.
The truth is that when I heard that these poor kids were denied their fun day because of racism I simply shook my head. Gone was the rage and gone was the surprise, it keeps happening, however this time I also discovered something to be proud of.
People found out about these instances of racism because they were told about them by the national news. Once the public were told they were horrified and that bastion of Israeli liberal values, Ben Gurion University of the Negev quickly stepped in to offer the children the use of their pool for their day of fun.
Quite frankly it’s the very least they deserve.
Now the bigots are named and shamed throughout the country, the wrong was righted. Unfortunately racism is a problem in every society in every country on the planet. It’s a problem inherent in human beings and yes it’s a problem here in Israel too. But this time the racists lost, this time those who allowed their bigotry to overpower their humanity have been shown up for who they really are.
Not an Apartheid Racist State