As concerns grow over the increasing number of Muslims in Europe, it appears not everyone is bothered by the issue, including an Israeli rabbi who even welcomes the phenomenon.And what about the de facto worship of Muhammed? That's not a form of idolatry?
Rabbi Baruch Efrati, a yeshiva head and community rabbi in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, believes that the Islamization of Europe is actually a good thing.
"With the help of God, the gentiles there will adopt a healthier life with a lot of modesty and integrity, and not like the hypocritical Christianity which appears pure but is fundamentally corrupt," he explained.
Rabbi Efrati was asked to discuss the issue by an oriental studies student, who inquired on Judaism's stand toward the process Europe has been going through in recent years.
Following the election of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman as the mayor of the Bosnian city of Visoko for the first time in continent's history, the student asked the rabbi on the Kipa website: "How do we fight the Islamization of Europe and return it to the hands of Christians and moderates?"
Efrati wrote in response that the Islamization of Europe was better than a Christian Europe for ethical and theological reasons – as a punishment against Christians for persecuting the Jews and the fact that Christianity, as opposed to Islam, is considered "idolatry" from a halachic point of view.
What's really vomit-inducing is how he's turned a deaf ear and a blind eye at how the Islamization of Europe has taken a horrific toll on Jews in the continent. Let us be completely clear: no innocent Jew had to be assaulted and worse, lose their lives because of the encroachment of Islamofascism there. This vulgarian goes on to belch:
"Jews should rejoice at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its identity as a punishment for what it did to us for the hundreds of years were in exile there," the rabbi explained as the ethical reason for favoring Muslims, quoting shocking descriptions from the Rishonim literature (written by leading rabbis who lived during the 11th to 15th centuries) about pogroms and mass murders committed by Christians against Jews.While it's true that the followers of Christianity in the past have considerable blame to shoulder, and of course it's something crucial for history lessons, what about Islam? What about the pogroms led by Muslims in north Africa? Even Bernard Lewis has said that the notion Jews fared well living in Arab/Islamic countries is greatly exaggerated. Efrati's unjust celebration of creeping sharia completely trivializes the plight of Jews in Africa and the mideast under Islam, and does a grave disservice to the victims of the ummah as well. He continues to belch that:
"We will never forgive Europe's Christians for slaughtering millions of our children, women and elderly… Not just in the recent Holocaust, but throughout the generations, in a consistent manner which characterizes all factions of hypocritical Christianity…
"A now, Europe is losing its identity in favor of another people and another religion, and there will be no remnants and survivors from the impurity of Christianity, which shed a lot of blood it won't be able to atone for."
'Islam a relatively honest religion'Does this mean he has no problem with honor murders? Does he also ignore the plight of Jewish women who were victim of taqqiya? Now that I think of it, what he's barfing out is taqqiya itself. He sounds like the kind of dummy who's so ridiculously concerned about "modesty" he's willing to overlook all the blackest components of the Religion of Rape. And how can it be "misjudging" its so-called prophets when the Koran writes that Muhammed himself engaged in massacres of Jews in Medina and forced a 9-year-old to marry him? Is murdering and raping innocent people respect for God? No way.
The theological reason, according to Rabbi Efrati, is that Christianity – which he sees as idolatry – has a tendency to "destroy normal life and abstain from it on the one hand, while losing modesty on the other hand," as it "ranges between radical monasticism to radical Western licentiousness."
Islam, the rabbi added, is "a religion which misjudges its prophets but is relatively honest. It educates a bit more for a stable life of marriage and creation, where there is certain modesty and respect for God."
Efrati ruled, therefore, that "even if we are in a major war with the region's Arabs over the Land of Israel, Islam is still much better as a gentile culture than Christianity."I think we can all see who the real hypocrite is here. What if an Islamic takeover of Europe enables the construction of more nuclear launch sites just like what Iran has? How DARE this shoddy excuse for a human being ever suggest the Religion of Rape is better in any way, shape or form than Christianity. For all its faults, some of the followers of the religion of Jesus did make an effort to atone over the years. Furthermore, the nazis themselves were hardly Christian by any stretch and they collaborated with Haj-Amin el Husseini during WW2.
He added, however, that Jews must pray that the Islamization of most of Europe will not harm the people of Israel.
And considering that most of Europe, for better or worse, isn't so attached to Christianity for years now, I don't see how he can claim Europe is Christian anymore. So who's his beef with anyway? Regardless, he should have his rabbinical degree revoked and be banished from religious affairs forever. Prayer alone won't be enough to stop sharia if we allow an Islamic takeover of any part of Europe. Some of the commentors on the article recognize his grevious errors too. For example:
1. Clueless and dangerous RabbiAnd:
His final message undermines his whole premise - "Jews must pray that the Islamization of most of Europe will not harm the people of Israel. "
The Islamization of most of Europe is already hurting Israel, and will lead to all out isolation and war if it continues.
4. Too many generalisations!And:
Although Catholics in particular use graven images, they also accept the Hebrew Bible as their Old Testament and they certainly don't worship idols, although their trinity is less a pure monotheism than Judaism. Throughout history Germany had a high level of deadly persecution of Jews, much more than England, Holland, Italy and many other lands. Most present day terrorist acts against EU Jews are perpetrated by Islamist extremists, not by Christians.
15. Stupid and disgusting rabbiThat comment came from France, where they should know the realities he doesn't. And then:
The Jews and Israel will certainly not be in security the day Europe will be entirely ruled by Islam.
19. fascist rabbiYes, he should wake up and smell the engine oil for a change. Did it ever occur to such a shameless creep that the viewpoints expressed by people like him are exactly what end up causing Jews so much trouble and losing respect because he thinks the sins of the parents fall upon the child? He owes an apology not just to many decent Europeans but also to the Jewish community itself.
christianity worships the God of ABRAHAM, ISAAK AND JACOB, islam worships a moon god, called allah which requires sacrifices of children, blood, and keeps senidng bombs to the south of israel, rabbi - get a grip turn the tv on, get alive