- Oct 30, 2015
Well the actual drivers behind it- and this can be found in mainstream scholarship- were people belonging to a weird off-shoot of Rabbinic Judaism who sort of pretended to be Muslims even though it was a total open secret that they were heterodox Jews because their false Messiah back in the 17 th century had converted to Islam because the Caliph basically said to him either do so or your head is going off (actually prior to this almost all the Jews globally believed he was their Messiah) so he "donned the fez" and ended up dying in I think Albania of all places. The early Zionists of course were opposed bitterly to the Ottoman Empire after their lobbying it to give them Palestine failed miserably to give them what they wanted. Were the early Zionists actually a party to it though? The Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews were convinced that Zionism was an operation of the same heretical Jewish sect these Turkish Jews belonged to (a majority of them did not take the route of pretending to be Muslim) and if you go to Iran that belief is actually taught in the Muslim seminaries and believed by very senior people.It doesn't surprise me in the slightest and early zionism was a party to it.
Before the Holocaust, Ottoman Jews supported the Armenian genocide’s ‘architect’