Monday, April 19, 2010

Connecting the dots in Sarkozy's anti-Muslim bigotry and anti-Iran zeal

Two years ago, I mentioned about Sarkozy's religious heritage and family connection which makes him a very hostile person when it comes to Islam and the Muslim world. Although I was aware back then about his grandfather Aron Mallah, born in a Jewish family, who had later half-heartedly converted to Catholicism to marry a French Christian girl named Adele Bouvier, I was not aware that his grandfather had actually migrated from Salonika in today's Greece. The region was once part of the Ottoman empire and became the homeland of many Donmehs that lived there since the time of Sabbatai Zevi, a 17th-century Jewish kabbalist who claimed to be the Messiah and was eventually forced by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV to become a Muslim. After Zevi's conversion, a number of Jews followed him into Islam and became the Dönmeh. Since the 20th century, many Dönmeh have intermarried with other groups and most have assimilated into Turkish society.
Donmeh people were the pioneers of the Young Turk Movement and the CUP - the Freemasons - which toppled the Ottoman Empire. Their innate enmity to Islam is known to most serious researchers of the Ottoman history. Mustafa Kamal Ataturk also came from Donmeh background.
France's president Nicolas Sarkozy is a Freemason. He is also very close to Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. It is not difficult to understand why Sarkozy is all agog about curtailing Islamic influence in Europe, esp. in France, where he wants to ban hijab and niqab, worn by many Muslim women.
It goes without saying that Sarkozy's enthusiasm to punish Iran and deny her the legitimate right to develop nuclear energy is deeply rooted in his Jewish heritage and doing the pitching for his friend Netanyahu and the rogue state of Israel. In this regard, it is worth quoting from an article written in May 2007 by Raanan Eliaz, a former director at the Israeli National Security Council and the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. In Jewish Journal, he wrote, "Although Sarkozy's family roots will not bring France closer to Israel, the president's personal Israeli friends may. As interior minister, Sarkozy shared much common policy ground with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two started to develop a close friendship not long ago, and it is easy to observe similarities not only in their ideology and politics but also in their public image. If Netanyahu returns to Israel's chief position, it will be interesting to see whether their personal dynamic will lead to a fresh start for Israel and France and a more constructive European role in the region."
As we know, Netanyahu has been the Prime Minister of Israel for more than a year. It is not difficult to connect now the dots in Sarkozy's crusade against Islam and Iran.

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