Racism in the name of religion

Dear Friends and Kindred Hearts.

Would not the Jewish media have screamed had a Christian country behaved as racist against it’s own citizens as Israel does?

Would not the Jewish media have crucified that nation by demanding it’s politicians be taken to every international court in the world and had them convicted of ‘racism’. Yet, why does this not happen to Israel? The main reason is that the weak politicians are afraid to do anything that might upset their BIG JEWISH MASTERS.

Look at what power Jews now hold over Northern Europe, a region of the European continent that 62 years ago was more or less racially clean and it’s citizens belonged to the Northern Germanic race. Germany has for the last 62 years been flooded with Turks, Negroes, Asians and Arabs from every Arabian country. The Scandinavian countries have been flooded with the same non-Germanic people as Germany. The same is the fact with Holland and Austria. And at the top, as controllers, sit the Jews writing their Anti-Semitic reports every year claiming these Germanic countries are reacting negatively towards Jews. These reports are false, but most Europeans are too much occupied in trying to protect what once was theirs to think about what the Jews are even doing to their own. And here, dear friends, is the reasons why Jews want Northern Europe to be flooded with all these people to whom to Northern Europe find as a strange people, this is their ancient trick to divide and rule by creating trouble among the citizens of one region.

In Sweden, Denmark and Norway more then 10 per cent of all inhabitants are non-Germanic. These racially strange foreigners multiply like rabbits. The majority of them refuse to work and live off the country’s social security and other benefits, getting free homes, education, and their children are trained to speak the tongue of their parents and NOT Swedish, Danish or Norwegian.

From pressure of the Jews these intruders have forced the governments of the Scandinavian countries to change their Constitution in order to give religious rights to the intruders over the Lutheran religion of Scandinavia. If any Scandinavian came to Israel and demanded Israeli schools to hold classes in a Scandinavian language and Lutheranism that Scandinavian family would be shipped back to where they came from – in fact they would never be allowed to entre Israel since they were not Jews.

Is it not time for every Christian all over the world to stand up to protect his rights against all the attacks from Jews and groups protected by Jews?

To overcome the outright lies and audacity – in Yiddish Chutzpah, the truth, in facts, must be spread, loud and clear …

Please forward this article to all your friends, and to those who are aware that something is drastically wrong in this world, but can’t understand what is happening; teach them, and they will learn.

There is an Israeli made documentary called “The Ringworm Children” which delves into the ashkenazi attempt to ethnically cleanse Israel of sephardic jews via irradiating the children with high doses of xrays, the excuse used being to cure ringworm. You can download the video from here:


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Racism in the name of religion


Sep. 23, 2008


There are moments when I find myself truly ashamed to be part of Israeli society. I had a moment like that recently as I stood outside the Supreme Court with women from Ahoti, a Sephardi feminist organization, waiting for a ruling on the religious girls’ school in Emanuel where racism is so entrenched that parents will do all it takes to keep antiquated Jim Crow-like separations in place.

What is happening in the Beit Ya’acov school is nothing less than the formalization of racism. Here the school implements a policy in which Sephardi girls are not allowed to be in a class with Ashkenazi or hassidic girls, and they have different teachers, different classes and even different recess times and a fence between their yards just to ensure that the two groups do not mingle during the breaks.

It’s not just Emanuel, but in other religious girls’ schools around the country, such as Elad, where parents protested to ensure that a Sephardi girl would not be allowed in to the class. Protested! There have been reports from around the country of girls being rejected or ejected from schools because of the color of their skin or their last name. And even though the High Court ruled last week that the apartheid has to end, the school and parents are refusing to comply, thus rejecting civil as well as moral obligations. This is not the post-Civil War South, but Israel of 2008, where I would have expected more people to be outraged by this blatant racism.

“WHAT’S HAPPENING in the Beit Ya’acov is outrageous,” said Yael Ben-Yefet, one of the leaders of Ahoti. “The girls get the message that they are deformed, that they are less good, that there is something inherently wrong with them. This happens everywhere in Israel, but it is the most prominent in this school.”

This story comes on the heels of a similarly shocking exposure of racist practice in a religious school in Petah Tikva. Earlier this year, in a state religious school, the school physically and academically separated the Ethiopian girls from the rest of the school – separate teachers, separate curricula, separate rooms, separate recess.

My kids and I spent some time last year at a predominantly Ethiopian preschool in Mevaseret Zion, shortly after the Petah Tikva events came to light. One morning, as the kids all played together in the sand, the teacher said, “This community is very hurt. It just doesn’t understand how such a deep-rooted hatred can exist in the country that its members dreamed of coming to.”

The teacher suggested that as a form of healing, kids from around the country come and play with Ethiopian kids in preschool. It sounds so basic, and yet that basic sense of morality and equality is so profoundly lacking.

It’s no coincidence that many these stories of racism take place in religious schools. Religious schools are drenched with practices that created social hierarchies between those who are “more” and those who are “less,” or those who are “in” and those who are “out.” Indeed, for my doctoral research on religious school culture, I discovered multiple hierarchies intersecting and intertwining in religious schools via a discourse that takes for granted Ashkenazi culture as morally, intellectually and religiously superior to Mizrahi or Sephardi culture.

The demeaning of Mizrahi kids is sometimes subtle, but often strikingly overt. Discrimination may take the form of teachers casually referring to “Ashkenazi intellect,” and “Mizrahi emotion,” or where the highest tracks become predominantly Ashkenazi and the lowest tracks predominantly Sephardi, based presumably on “intelligence.” Mizrahi students are typically penalized and suspended more often than Ashkenazi students; they are reprimanded for the same offenses that Ashkenazi kids get away with, and are lectured on how to avoid things like dropping out, getting pregnant or turning on a light switch on Shabbat. Mizrahi students are assumed to be “problems,” on the margins of society, teetering on the edge of an abyss or at high risk of being deemed the worst of all – non-religious.

Indeed, in religious schools, as opposed to state schools, discriminatory practices are rationalized on the basis of “religiousness.” That is, whereas in non-religious schools, discrimination revolves primarily around academics and class, in religious schools, there is an entire extra level of patronizing in which Mizrahi kids are assumed to be less religious. Thus, for example, United Torah Judaism MK Avraham Ravitz, in an attempt to “explain” the events in Emanuel and Elad, said that “the ethnic discrimination stems first and foremost from the desire to maintain the school’s educational atmosphere… We educate on internal and external values and there are differences among the different ethnic groups.”

IN OTHER words, Sephardim have different “values” that threaten the “educational atmosphere.” Mizrahi students are thus viewed as being on the margins educationally, economically and morally – and in religious schools, these hierarchies ultimately conflate into the view of Mizrahi students as less “religious.”

This language of Sephardi culture as “threatening” to religiousness is rampant. Yair Sheleg, in his book Dati’im Hadashim (The New Religious), documents Ashkenazi fear of “contamination” by Mizrahi families. He writes that the 21st-century version of “white flight” is among Ashkenazi religious families. That is, as soon as parents see that Mizrahi students are entering “their” schools, they open up a new elitist “torani” school in the name of creating a “higher” religious level, but is in fact simply Mizrahi-free.

These religious hierarchies are the latest version of 19th-century colonialist racism of the “Great Chain of Being” and “Social Darwinism.” Shlomo Deshen and Moshe Shokeid brilliantly write in Dor Hatemura (Generation in Transition) that Mizrahi and Ashkenazi religious identities take different forms – not superior and inferior, but simply different. Mizrahi religiousness is transmitted via people, families and traditions, while Ashkenazi religiousness is transmitted via the written word.

So a kid who spends Shabbat with her family and flicks a light switch is keeping the faith in Sephardi culture, whereas a kid who spends Shabbat all alone but does not flick the light switch is keeping the faith in Ashkenazi culture. But in state religious schools, only the Ashkenazi version of religiousness counts, and those who don’t abide by the Ashkenazi culture are just inferior outsiders.

“FOR A girl to make it in this system,” said Vardit of the organization Tmura, “girls in Beit Ya’acov are expected to give up their entire culture, everything they know and love from at home. They have to accept that their food, their customs, even their pronunciation of Hebrew, are wrong. They have to be willing to reject their entire spiritual and cultural heritage as inferior. It’s horrible.”

In the Beit Ya’acov in Emanuel, Vardit explained, Sephardi girls who want to enter the “regular” track are told to actually sign a written contract to the effect that they will conduct themselves according to Ashkenazi expectations – and, by the way, pay an extra school fee. “So far, no girls have agreed to sign,” she said.

As I discussed these events at home, my 11-year old daughter was dumbfounded. “Why won’t they let the girls into class?” she demanded. She could not get her head around this racist reality. Kids can be very wise – wiser, in fact, than many adults. My daughter understands how such practices violate our basic humanity.

The writer is an educator, writer, researcher and activist and blogs regularly for JPost.com at A Woman’s Own



Author: Randulf Johan Hansen

Source: k0nsl-archives

Dated: 10/4/08

Edited by k0nsl.

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