Radical Jews and Muslims
THE notion of radical Islam is widely used throughout the media, yet no one seems to see radical Judaism in the form of and under the guise of zionism.
Just as there are Muslims who distinguish themselves from Islamic State (radical Islam), there are Jews who distinguish themselves from zionism (radical Judaism).
Yet no medium of mainstream media calls out zionism for its ideas and ideologies as is done in the identification and description of the IS. Zionism piggy-backs on the victimisation of the Jewish community throughout history to establish a foundation for its radicalism and global acceptance of it.
Now, this may be considered antiSemitic, which brings about another point about the rhetoric often used in the mass media.
Any negative fact or report about the Jewish community (the front for zionism) is labelled anti-Semitic, whereas any negative fact or report about the Muslim community is labelled Islamaphobic, as if, in the latter case alone, it is a rational fear.
Why are the terms anti-Islamism and Judeophobic not used?
Is it so that a preconceived notion of good and evil, of “us” and “them”, can be established in the minds of people?
Perhaps alternative terms could be used, such as “counter-Judaism” and “counter-Islam”?