WHENEVER intellectual heft is required at this site, a handful are considered “worthy” to do the heavy-lifting. This is no small feat, nor an exaggerated statement. Even more so, out of this select circle, the “few and far between” are considered experts in their niche field, but fewer are qualified, as such, in multiple spheres of scholarship.
AS always, the “gift that keeps giving” is Professor Paul Eidelberg. He is not only an esteemed political scientist, but a quintessential Renaissance Man. Not for nothing.
Muhammad, Islam, and Barak Obama
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Mohammad is the role-model of Muslims, hence of Barak Obama, who proudly calls himself a Muslim. How curious, since Muhammad was a warlord, whereas Obama coos like a dove. Let’s probe a little deeper.
As everyone knows, Muhammad is introduced in the Qur’an as the prophet of Allah. Since Allah is the God of all Muslims, Obama is not an “infidel,” like Benjamin Netanyahu. As a Muslim, Obama despises infidels as “dogs” and “pigs,” as does the Qur’an. Whatever one may say of Obama, his belief that Allah is God means he is not an atheist.
In, The Science of God, physicist Gerald Schroeder writes: “The god an atheist does not believe in is usually not the God of the Bible.” This may also be said of the god of a believer like Barack Obama, whose god, most emphatically, is not the God of the Bible. Indeed, it is the profoundest error to identify Allah with the God of the Bible, i.e., the Tetragrammaton, YHVH. The Zohar puts it, “the Name YHVH belongs only to Israel.”
Perhaps this fact underlies Obama’s animosity toward Israel, whose name is derived from the God of the Bible. One may therefore say Obama is an enemy of the God of Israel. Indeed, this is precisely the deeper but seldom said meaning of “anti-Semitism,” of which scholars have written ad nauseam. While they classify Jews as “Semites,” the Bible calls Jews the “Chosen People” who cannot be included under any general category without obscuring their uniqueness. Let me explain in a somewhat novel way.
It’s common knowledge that the people of the Bible are forebears of the Jews of the Talmud. It’s also well known that the Talmud is unique, sui generis. The Talmud is pretty much the subject matter of Maimonides’ monumental Mishneh Torah, a 14-volume codification of Jewish law. The scope of knowledge embodied in the Talmud extends from hygiene to cosmology. It’s of encyclopedic dimensions.
Therefore, to call Jews “Semites” trivializes them. It also obscures what anti-Semitism really signifies, but is almost never even whispered, namely, a denial of ethical and intellectual monotheism. This is the big picture obscured by countess scholars that dabble in the Lilliputian concept of “anti-Semitism.”
It may somewhat clarify the subject by saying a word about Islam’s malediction “Death to Israel.” This curse means the “death to the Jews.” But “death to the Jews” means death to the most persistent and more profound exponents of monotheism. But this touches only the surface of Islam’s malediction.
That malediction heralds the global ascendancy of Islam and a new and endless Dark Age. Islam would extinguish the light that would illuminate and liberate mankind by an unprecedented revolution approach as if on cat’s paws: the discovery of a convergence of the laws of nature, becoming more and more a matter of common knowledge to mankind, and what is hardly known at all to mankind, the laws of morality long known in the Torah of the Jews! It is no accident that Jews, as even gentiles admit, are the preceptors of the laws of morality, as well as the paragons of scientific knowledge.
This binary knowledge of the laws of nature and the laws of morality is an obvious derivative of Hebraic monotheism. We thus stand at the brink of a new and glorious age. As I show in my latest book Rescuing America from Nihilism: A Judeo-Scientific Approach, Jewish and even some gentile astrophysicists are studying knowledge – not mysticism – codified in the alphanumeric language of the Torah, which will eventually reveal the aforementioned convergence of the laws of nature and the laws of morality, which will actually enlarge human creativity and concept of man’s creation in the Image of God as mankind first learned upon reading the Creation Narrative in the Book of Genesis.
This “binary” knowledge will be accelerated by the further elucidations of the Big Bang theory, as manifested in the related observations of the space satellites launched by NASA and the European Space Agency, which are yielding more and more knowledge of the origin, history, and structure of the universe. But here a caveat is in order.
Given its correlation with the Bible of Israel, the emerging cosmological knowledge poses the greatest threat not only to the moral relativists and moral relativism that dominate higher education in the democratic world, but also to the moral absolutists and moral absolutism of Islam, hell-bent on Israel’s destruction via the unknown Muslim Barack Obama, an otherwise paltry individual.
Obama would need more than a teleprompter to respond to this remark of the renowned historian and philologist Ernest Renan (1823-1892): “To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him.”
By definition, however, the “Empty Suit” in the White House, elected by the disemboweled, the moral relativists of academia and the media, is beyond redemption. Perhaps this is why the perceptive Lee Harris warns us of The Next American Civil War, a book whose subtitle is The Populist Revolt Against the Liberal Elite.
The perennial hatred of Jews is easy to understand: They are envied for their superior intellects. As the Jesuit-educated Dr. Thomas Cahill graciously and astutely admits in his 1998 book, The Gifts of the Jews:
We Gentiles can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best words, in fact – new, adventure, surprise, unique individual, person, vocation; time, history, future; freedom, progress, spirit; faith, hope, justice – are the gifts of the Jews.*
*Thomas Cahill, The Gift, of the Jews (New York: Anchor Books, 1998), 241. In anticipation of writing The Gifts of the Jews, Dr. Cahill studied scripture at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and spent two years as a Visiting Scholar at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he studied Hebrew and the Hebrew Bible. He also reads French and Italian.
In 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Alfred University in New York. Cahill has taught at Queens College, Fordham University, and Seton Hall University, served as the North American education correspondent for the Times of London, and was for many years a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Prior to retiring to write full time, he was the Director of Religious Publishing at Doubleday for six years.