He didn’t win, he never will. I had an interesting experience Tuesday Night. I was reading some very blatant radical propaganda on a site that the Israel/Palestine Mission Network linked to. Yes, it did make me think of Mordor and its evil Lord. And then my husband asked me to come and watch a video of a Christian Church in the Netherlands with people singing praise songs.
The church setting was very different. The sanctuary was filled with people of all ages with Down's syndrome and other such conditions. They were helping the various musicians, some stood by the singers, some by the drummers, some played the keys of a piano while the pianist played the song, and still others wandered here and there clapping their hands, many, sitting in the pews, joined in the joyous singing. And then I remembered that the Dark Power tried to kill all of these beautiful people more than seventy years ago.
That power also aimed its darkest assaults at the Jewish people. And then the thought, he didn’t win, he will never win, popped into my head and heart.
But like some constant rotating scene from The Lord of the Rings, such wickedness keeps gathering. The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is linked to an article entitled Christmas Resistance Activities in Palestine: The Best Christmas Ever. It is in the Salem-News.com and written by Mazin Qumsiyeh. The Salem-News is one of the sister sites of Veterans Today using many of the same writers, including Gordon Duff, editor of Veterans Today.
The Anti-Defamation League writes that VT “features anti-Israel and Holocaust denial materials,” and describes their editor, Gordon Duff, as a conspiracy theorist.” Their words are an understatement; VT does much more than that. They advocate for the death of Jews in the United States and the destruction of Israel.
Mazin Qumsiyeh offers a link to his web site, Qumsiyeh: A Human Rights Web, at the end of his article. He has linked to Christian resources including the PCUSA. But at the end of the list Qumsiyeh links to what he calls another Christian perspective which is mostly somebody’s gathering of news articles, but at the top is an absurd batch of material including a Bible verse which is ripped totally out of context.
But even more absurd and untruthful is this: “96% OF THE WORLD'S JEWS ARE ASHKENAZIM, WHO CAN TRACE THEIR ANCESTRY TO KHAZARIA, A CONGLOMERATE OF ARYAN TURKISH TRIBES WHICH CONVERTED TO JUDAISM IN A.D. 740.THE ASHKENAZIM HAVE NO HISTORIC RIGHTS TO 'RETURN' AND OCCUPY LAND IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THEY SHOULD 'TRANSFER' TO THE STEPPES OF SOUTHERN RUSSIA OR STRAIGHT TO MONGOLIA WHERE ALL TURKISH TRIBES ORIGINATED!”
And this leads to one of the biggest sections of Qumsiyeh’s site, his book, “Sharing the Land of Canaan.” In his book Qumsiyeh takes the historical minimalist view discounting the journey of the Israelites out of the land of Egypt and thus eliminating much of the important history of the Jews and desecrating the foundations of Christianity.
Qumsiyeh attempts to trace all of the indigenous peoples of Palestine to the Canaanites but goes much further. He attempts to make the case that most of the Jews who returned to Israel after World War II were converts to Judaism and related to the Khazars a small kingdom of warriors who converted first to Judaism and then to Greek orthodoxy. He writes:
“The claims of a "single Jewish origin" are not well substantiated with a wide variety of incredibly rich data from historical, archeological, and other sources. The research of Arthur Koestler, who happens to be an Ashkenazi Jew himself, clearly demonstrates that most Ashkenazis are convert Khazar's with closer ties to Turkish people than to Semitic people (20). This conclusion is further bolstered by evidence from language development (e.g. Yiddish origin and history and absence of use of Aramaic in ancient Khazar Jewish sources), and now genetics.”Additionally he writes, “In both Koestler's and Kevin Alan Brook's books … ample archeological and historical sources are examined leading to the conclusion that the origins of the majority of present day Ashkenazi Jews are Khazar-Turkish rather than Semitic.” This is an old anti-Semitic ploy and has not been proven; I refer the reader to Jacob’s Legacy: A genetic View of Jewish History by Davis B. Goldstein.
And an important point here is that while there is some positive proof that the Khazar’s converted to Judaism, one must remember that this was a small kingdom and does not at all cancel out the genetic relationship of any large group of Jews such as the Ashkenazic from their ancient Israelite ancestors.
There is another section in Qumsiyeh’s book where he attempts to prove there was collaboration between the Nazis and the Zionists as though there was something evil about Zionist leaders trying to quickly get as many Jews as possible out of Nazi Germany.
On another page of Qumsiyeh’s site are links and information about his most important project. That is attempting to bring about a one state solution for the Middle East, which Qumsiyeh refers to as the United States of Canaan.
It would not be a Jewish State. And the underlying principle of the plan is that the “occupation” covers the whole land of what is referred to as Palestine. The histories, used as a foundation for one state, are incomplete and misleading; nothing is told of the Arab nations attacking Israel in 1948, or of their threats to attack in 1967. A one state solution is a harmful solution based on half-truths.
Almost everyday there are bad, anti-Semitic sites linked to by IPMN. Constantly there are derisive and jeering words spoken against the Jewish people, Zionism and Israel by leaders and friends of IPMN on their Facebook site. Alas! Mordor draws all wicked things, and the Dark Power [is] bending all its will to gather them there. But he did not win and he will never win.
And they sang the song of Moses, the bond servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
Great and Marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are your ways, King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy; for all the nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. (Rev. 15:3-4)
 See, “Genes and Identities” A review by Jerome Groopman and relating to this subject, “A Plea for Justice: A Historical Analysis:” false beginnings, twisted thoughts- part 2
* David Fischler of Reformed Pastor has written two postings on both the Qumsiyeh link and another bad link: IPMN: Into the Dumpster Again and IPMN: More From the Gutter