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"Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment". (The Lamentations of Jeremiah, 2:14, 588 BC) 

The Jews should have accepted Jesus as their Messiah, but they refused and suffered the consequences. The Jews and the Christians should both have accepted Muhammad as God's final Messenger. They did not, and as a result, the world is in turmoil. In the light of the above warning by Jeremiah of the folly of continuing to follow false prophets, and the failure to correctly analyse the ongoing cause of their failure to find lasting peace; we read in Nathan Ausubel's 'Pictorial history of the Jews', the following account of the origins of the false creed of Zionism:

"The seeds of the Zionist movement were sown when the first grieving captive departed from Jerusalem for Babylon in 586 B.C.E. The Psalmist poet's ringing cry - "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning!" - was echoed down the ages by every pious Jew of every generation. Thenceforth, the thoughts, dreams and prayers of the persecuted ended with the yearning and consoling words: "Next year Jerusalem!" The very concept of the Messiah and the prophetic expectation that his coming would signalize the climactic "ingathering" of all the wanderers of Israel was an intense form of Zionism expressed in terms of  the supernatural and the religious. This was the emotional nourishment upon which the brused consciousness of the Jew fed through the centuries... This expectation reached unendurable climaxes of tension  among the plain people with the appearance of such Messianic adventurers as David Alroy, Prince David Reubeni and Sabbatai Zevi. Even the disillusionment that followed these will - o - the - wisps of Jewish redemption intensified the emotional need for it... It was the secularist spirit of the nineteenth century, seeking social solutions in practical terms, that saw the rise of the modern Zionist movement."

What is perhaps less well known is the origin of the use of the hexagram  as a symbol of Messianic Zionism. Regardless of the official explanation, it is a symbol of everything the Old Testament prophets abhorred. It is called the "Shield of David",  but certainly not king David the prophet; but, David El - Roy, an early false prophet, somewhat in the mould of Ibn Sayyad, the Jewish soothsayer who lived at the time of Muhammad, upon whom be peace, and who claimed that he also was a 'Messenger'.

Arthur Koestler points out in his 'The Thirteenth Tribe' that, while the conversion to Judaism by the Khazars:

"...was no doubt inspired by opportunistic motives - conceived as a cunning political manoeuver - it brought in its wake cultural developments which could hardly have been foreseen by those who started it. The Hebrew alphabet was the beginning; three centuries later the decline of the Khazar state is marked by repeated outbreaks of messianic Zionism, with pseudo - Messiahs like David El - Roi (hero of a novel by Disraeli) leading quixotic crusades for the re - conquest of Jerusalem."

In the famous 'Khazar Correspondence' between Hasdai bar Isaak in Spain and the Khazar King, or 'Kagan' Joseph, the epistle to the king, says Koestler, gives a glowing account of prosperity of the Jews under Caliph Abd al Rahman, 

"the like of which has never been known... And thus the derilict sheep were taken into care, the arms of their persecutors were paralysed, and the yoke was discarded. The country we live in is in Hebrew Sepharad, but the Ishmaelites who inhabit it call it al - Andalus".  

According to Koestler Hasdai bar Isaak then explains that he heard of the existence of the Central Asian, Jewish kingdom of Khazaria from the merchants of Khurasan, then in more detail from Byzantine envoys:

"I questioned them about it and they replied that it was true, and that the name of the kingdom is al - Khazar. Between Constantinople and this country there is a journey of fifteen days by sea ('This', he says, 'probably refers to the so - called 'Khazarian route: from Constantinople across the Black Sea and up the Don, then across the Don - Volga portage and down the Volg to Itil. The shorter route was from Constantinople to the east coast of the Black Sea') but they said, by land there were many other people between us and them. The name of the ruling king is Joseph. Ships come from their land, bringing fish, furs and all sorts of merchandise. They are in alliance with us, and honoured by us. We exchange embassies and gifts. They are powerful and have a fortress for their outposts and troops which go out on forays from time to time - (The fortress, was evidently Sarkel on the Don)."

"The concluding passage", says Koestler, reads as follows: 

"I feel the urge to know the truth, whether there is really a place on this earth where harassed Israel can rule itself, where it is subject to no body. If I were to know that this is indeed the case, I would not hesitate to foresake all honours, to resign my high office, to abandon my family, and travel over mountains and plains, over land and water, until I arrive at the place where my Lord, the [Jewish] King rules... And I also have one more request: to be informed whether you have any knowledge of [the possible date] of the Final Miracle [the coming of the Messiah] which, wandering from country to country, we are awaiting. Dishonoured and humiliated in our dispersion, we have to listen in silence to those who say: 'Every nation has its own land and you alone possess not even a shadow of a country on this earth.'"

Koestler then observes: 

"The beginning of the letter praises the happy lot of the Jews in Spain; the end breathes the bitterness of the exile, Zionist fervour and Messianic hope... these opposite attitudes have always co - existed in the divided hearts of Jews throughout their history."

King Joseph's reply, says Koestler, "proudly", emphasises that the Khazar Kingdom gives the lie that 'the Sceptre of Judah has fallen from the Jews' hands' and 'that there is no place on earth  for a kingdom of their own'... Joseph then proceeds to provide a genealogy of his people. Though a fierce Jewish nationalist, proud of weilding the 'Sceptre of Juda', he cannot, and does not, claim for them Semitic descent; he traces their ancestry not to Shem, but to Noah's third son Japheth; or more precisely to Japheth's grandson, Togarma, the ancestor of all Turkish tribes. 

'We have found in the family register of our fathers',  Joseph asserts boldly, 'that Togarma had ten sons, and the names of their offspring are as follows: Uigur, Dursu, Avars, Huns, Basilii, Tarniakh, Khazar, Zagora, Bulgars, Sabir. We are the sons of Khazar, the seventh...' ...the characteristic feature in this genialogical exercise is the amalgamation of Genesis with Turkish tribal tradition... It also throws a sidelight on the frequent description of the Khazars as the people of Magog. Magog, according to Genesis X,2 - 3, was the much maligned uncle of Torgarma."

In response to the question about the coming of the Messiah, King Joseph replies: 

"We have our eyes on the sages of Jerusalem and Babylon, and although we live far away from Zion, we have nevertheless heard that the calculations are erroneous owing to the great profusion of sins, and we know nothing, only the Eternal knows how to keep the count. We have nothing to hold on, only the prophecies of Daniel, and may the Eternal speed up our deliverance...."

"About a century after the Khazar Correspondence... Judah Halevi wrote his once celebrated book, 'Kuzari', the Khazars.(The Book of Proof and Argument in Defence of the Despised - Faith) ... Halevi (1085 - 1141) was a Zionist who died on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem; the Kuzaria, written a year before his death, is a philosophical tract propounding the view that the Jewish nation is the sole mediator between God and the rest of mankind. At the end of  history, all other nations will be converted to Judaism; and the conversion of the Khazars appears as a symbol or token of that ultimate event". 

This has been the perennial flaw in Judeo - Zionist thinking. The promise from Almighty God, was the result of the 'Everlasting Covenant' between Him and Abraham, upon whom be peace, which states that through his seed, all the world would be blessed. (Gen.10:18) The words 'Everlasting' and 'Covenant' are used in an unequivocal, absolute manner. Therefore, there could never be 'A New and Everlasting Covenant', and no abrogation of the law concerning circumcision (Gen.17:9), which is incumbent on anyone who decides to try and follow the religion of Abraham, which, of course, could not be Judaism, but, rather, 'Shalom', i.e 'Peace'. Peace, which was, and still is, only attainable through the willing 'surrender', to God's Will - in other words - Islam. Abraham was the first man in history to describe himself as a Muslim, 'one who has willingly bowed to God's better judgement, and on reflection has voluntarily, relinquished the option of utilizing his own free will in all important matters'.

The honour of being 'The Chosen People', was always conditional. For a long while, the Children of Israel were deserving of that epithet, holding fast to the 'Everlasting Covenant'. However, as is evidenced by their own Scriptures, they became contentious and rebellious, suffering two ignominious expulsions from the Holy Land and various periods of captivity and persecution. The reason being, that they have consistently failed to recognize the real causes of their trials and tribulations, having put their faith in princes, Occult - Messianic - Zionism, and Cabalah, rather than in an unconditional return to the principles and practices of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as the prophet Jeremiah so clearly spelled out in his Lamentations.

The replacement of the Children of Israel by the Children of Ishmael as the standard bearers and upholders of Abraham's 'Everlasting Covenant', has been strenuously resisted or denied, along with God's final words, placed in the mouth of the unlettered Prophet - Muhammad. The ersatz idea, that the Covenant was established to perpetuate the exclusive racial superiority of  the offspring of Sarah is patent nonsense. For example, Moses was black, and Zipporah, his wife was of non - Israelite, Arab stock; she was the daughter of Jethro, the Sheikh of Midian.(Exodus 18:2) Gershom, and Eliezer, their sons, were therefore half Arab; and yet, Shebuel, the son of Gershom, the son of Moses and a non - Israelite mother, is listed as a full blooded Levite in I Chronicles 26:20 - 24, where Shebuel is described as a Levite who "...was ruler of the treasures." This dispells the myth that inheritence and birthright could only come through an Israelite mother. Therefore, as Ishmael was the legitimate firstborn of Abraham, his progeny, as well as the Children of Isaac, form part of the legitimate 'seed of Abraham'.

A point clearly demonstrated in Deuteronomy 21:15: 

"If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated. Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated  for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is indeed the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his."

This passage in Deuteronomy is said to be in relation to the marriage of Jacob to Leah and Rachel. Rachel was the one whom Jacob, peace be upon him, loved, and Leah the elder whom he did not. Leah the unloved, or less loved, had Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then she bore Simeon, Levi, and Judah, and had no more children for a while. Rachel remained barren, and gave Bilhah her hand maid to Jacob who conceived a son (as it were by proxy) for Rachel, he was called Dan, and again she bore Jacob a second son who was called Napthali. Leah then gives Zilpah her handmaid  to Jacob, who had two sons named Gad and Asher. Leah then has a fifth son, who was called Issachar, and a sixth called Zebulun, and then a daughter called Dinah. Rachel then gave birth to Joseph and later Benjamin. Peace and blessings be upon them all.

Jacob, like his great grandfather, Abraham, had several consorts. And it would seem that their situation was very similar. In the case of Abraham, peace be upon him, Sarah offers him her handmaid, Haggar, peace be upon her, and she conceives Abraham's firstborn, Ishmael, peace be upon them all. Sarah then gives birth to Isaac, peace be upon him, and then Abraham marries Keturah. (Gensis 25:1) We know from the Qur'an that there was no enmity between Ishmael and Isaac, that they were both prophets and righteous men. Why is it, that the 12 sons of Jacob, from four different mothers, two wives and two handmaids, are considered equal with one another and yet Ishmael and Isaac, born in exactly the same circumstances as Reuben, Dan, Gad and Joseph are not? The Laws and Statutes which applied to Abraham, were the same Laws which later applied to Moses. Therefore, Ishmael was not less in the eyes of God than Isaac, only in the eyes of rabid, blood and land nationalists. Furthermore, it was Ishmael who was taken to be sacrificed and not Isaac.

The extent to which those propagating the myth of the chosen tribe went, in order 'to annul the Laws of God', included hiding or rewriting 'inconvenient' passages of scripture, and passing them off as 'divine revelations'; at times concealing entire books of Scripture, particularly laws prohibiting usury and fraudulent dealings, substituting in their stead biased commentaries and occult, magical, interpretations, which led on inexorably to the demise of Israel as 'The Chosen People'. This is clearly evident from a reading of II Kings, particularly chapters 21 and 22, dealing with the accession and reign of Manasseh at the age of 12, and his subsequent relapse into idolatry through the worship of Baal: 

"And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. And he set a graven image of the grove that he made in the house of which the Lord said to David and Solomon his son: 'In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put My Name forever: Neither will I make the feet of Israel move anymore out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them'. But they harkened not and Manasseh seduced them to more evil than did the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the Children of Israel... And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritence, and deliver them into the hands of their enemies..." (Kings 21:6 - 13)

Following the deaths of king Menasseh and his son king Amon, king Josiah, a righteous king came to power: 

"And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the ways of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left (he kept on the Sirat al Mustaqim - the straight way)". On reaching the age of 18 he sent Shapan the scribe with money gathered from the people to pay 'carpenters, and builders and masons'. This was paid over without the need for a detailed account because they were sincere and honest in undertaking the restoration work being carried out on the temple: 'because they dealt faithfully." (22:2-7) 

During this work, The Law of Moses was discovered. The importance of this discovery cannot be stressed enough. For, only:

"By the Law is the knowledge of Sin" obtained. Shaphan, having read "The Law" of Moses, went to the king and was instructed to recite it. "And it came to pass, when the king had heard  the words of the Book of Law, that he rent (tore) his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest... Go ye, enquire of the Lord for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not harkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us." (22:11-12)

He obtained the following answer from Huldah the prophetess: 

"Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, tell the man that sent you to me, Thus saith the Lord, 'Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read: Because they have foresaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands; therefore my wrath will be kindled against this place, and shall be quenched. But to the king of Judah that sent you to enquire of the Lord, thus shall you say to him - Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, as touching the words which you have heard: Because your heart was tender, and you have humbled yourself before the Lord, when you heard that you would become a desolation and a curse, and have rent your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you, saith the Lord. Behold, therefore, I will gather you with your fathers, and you will be gathered into your graves in peace; and your eyes will not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place.' And they brought the king word again. And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. And the king went up to the House of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of  Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the House of the Lord. And the king stood by the pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep His commandments and his testimonies and His statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant. And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Beth'el. And put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah  had ordained to burn incense... unto Baal, the sun and to the moon, and to the planets and to all the host of heaven..."

By his contrite submission, king Josiah obtained a stay of execution for Judah and Jerusalem. Ironically, the Zionist conference, which was largely responsible for the return of  the Zionists to Palestine, was convened at Baal (Basle) in Switzerland in 1897. As the saying goes - They never seem to learn. Which brings us back to the backdoor attempts of certain non - Torah observant Jews and their Masonic cohorts to retake the Holy Land by military conquest, under the guise of messianic and masonic Zionism.

Following their last expulsion from the Holy - Land, it is well known, and widely recognized by Torah -observant Jews that, no obedient, God fearing Jew was to return to Palestine before the Messiah came, regardless of the fact that he has already been and we all await his second coming. To the less observant, and in many respects, atheistic Jews, this restriction to their fervent nationalistic aspirations was a constant source of irritation, which eventually found its mark in the fall of the Caliphate, World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, World War II, and finally the United Nations. Much of the inspiration came from having seen the success of the Central Asian kingdom of the Khazar Jews.

According to Arthur Koestler: 

"...as Poliak has pointed out, 'the point to retain is that in the eyes of the Russian people the neighbouring Khazariah in its final period was simply 'the Jewish State', and its army was an army of Jews... The legends which circulated among Western Jews in the Middle Ages provide a curious parallel to the Russian bylina (heroic epics). 

To quote (A.N.) Poliak again: 'The popular Jewish legend does not remember a 'Khazar' kingdom but a kingdom of 'Red Jews'.' And (S.W.) Baron comments: 'The Jews of other lands were flattered by the existence of an independent Jewish state. Popular imagination found here a particularly fertile field. Just as the biblically minded Slavonic epics speak of 'Jews' rather than Khazars, so did western Jews long after spin romantic tales around those 'Red Jews', so styled perhaps because of the slight Mongolian pigmentation of many Khazars.'" 

"Another bit of semi - legendary, semi - historical folklore connected with the Khazars", says Koestler, "survived into modern times, and so fascinated Benjamin Disraeli that he used it as material for a historical romance: The Wondrous Tale of Alroy. In the twelfth century there arose in Khazariah a Messianic movement, a rudamentary attempt at a Jewish crusade, aimed at the conquest of Palestine by force of arms. The initiator of the movement was a Khazar Jew, one Solomon ben Duji (or Ruhi or Roy), aided by his son Menahem and a Palestinian scribe. They wrote letters to all the Jews, near and far, in all the lands around them... They said the time had come in which God would gather Israel, His people from all lands to Jerusalem, and that Solomon Ben Duji was Elijah, and his son the Messiah. Though the movement started in Khazariah, its centre soon shifted to Kurdistan. Here David assembled a substantial armed force - possibly of local Jews, reinforced by Khazars - and succeeded in taking possession of the strategic fortress of Amadie north - east of Mosul. From here he may have hoped to lead his army to Edessa, and fight his way through Syria into the Holy Land... Among the Jews of the Middle - East, David certainly aroused fervent Messianic hopes. One of his messengers came to Baghdad and  - probably with excessive zeal - instructed its Jewish citizens to assemble on a certain night on their roofs, whence they would be flown on a cloud to the Messiah's camp... The rabbinical hierarchy in Baghdad, fearing reprisals by the authorities, took a hostile attitude to the pseudo- Messiah and threatened him with a ban. Not surprisingly, David al Roy was assassinated - But the cult did not stop there. According to one theory, the six - pointed 'Shield of David' which adorns the modern Israeli flag, started to become a symbol with David al Roy's crusade. 'Ever since', writes Baron, 'it has been suggested, the six -cornered 'shield of David', theretofore mainly a decorative motif or a magical emblem, began its career towards becoming the chief national - religious symbol of Judaism. Long used interchangeably with the pentagram or the 'Seal of Solomon', it was attributed to David in mystic and ethical German writings from the thirteenth century on, and appeared on the Jewish flag in prague in 1527'. Baron appends a qualifying note to this passage, pointing out that the connection between al Roy and the six - pointed star 'still awaits further elucidation and proof'. However that may be, we can certainly agree with Baron's dictum which concludes his chapter on the Khazaria: 'During the half millenium of its existence and its aftermath in the East - European communities, this noteworthy experiment in Jewish statecraft doubtless exerted a greater influence on Jewish history than we are as yet able to envisage'."

In summing up, Koestler has this to say in Chapter 8, 'Race and  Myth':

"The Jews of our times fall into two main divisions: Sephardim and Ashkenazim. The Sephardim are descendents of the Jews who since antiquity had lived in Spain (in Hebrew Sepharad) until they were expelled at the end of the fifteenth century and settled in the countries bordering on the Mediteranean, the Balkans, and to a lesser extent in Western Europe... In the 1960's the number of Serphardim was estimated at 500,000. 

The Ashkenazim, at the same period, numbered about eleven million. Thus, in common parlance, Jew is practically synonymous with Ashkenazi Jew. But the term is misleading, for the Hebrew word Ashkenaz was, in medieval rabbinical literature, applied to Germany - thus contributing to the legend that modern Jewry originated on the Rhine. There is, however, no other term to refer to the non - Sepharad majority of contemporary Jewry. For the sake of piquancy it should be mentioned that the Ashkenaz of the Bible refers to a people living somewhere in the vicinity of  Mount Ararat and Armenia. The name occurs in Genesis 10,3 and I Chronicles 1 - 6, as one of the sons of Gomer, who was a son of Japheth. Ashkenaz is also a brother of Orarmah (and a Nephew of Magog) whom the Khazars, according to King Joseph, claimed as their ancestor. But worse was to come. For Ashkenaz is also named in Jeremiah 51,27, where the prophet calls his people and their allies to rise and destroy Babylon: 'Call thee upon the kingdoms of Ararat, Mini and Ashkenaz.' This passage was interpreted by the famous Saddiah Gaon, spiritual leader of Oriental Jewry in the tenth century, as a prophecy relating to his own times: Babylon symbolized the Caliphate of Baghdad, and the Ashkenaz who were to attack it were either the Khazars themselves or some allied tribe. Accordingly ... some learned Khazar Jews, who heard of the Gaon's ingenious arguments, called themselves Ashkenazim when they emigrated to Poland. It does not prove anything, but it adds to the confusion."

Like British Israel, were the Ashkenaz led to believe that they also constituted one of the lost tibes of Israel? Furthermore, If we take literally the statement in the Qur'an, 2:65 that because of their 'contumacious defiance of the Law', some of the Children of Israel - who were, after all, the descendants of Shem, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - were transformed into 'Apes despised and hated', then, is it not also possible, that some of the descendents of Japheth, such as Gog and MaGog, were similarly 'transfigured'? But in their case, they became, among other things, giants and creatures of abominable appearance?...

Author: Islamic Party of Britain
Date Published: Jan 1995

 

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