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November 23, 2004
Opium Of The Masses

by Faisal Akhtar

“Blame the Jews, Blame the Jews”
“Come out, come out let’s flame the Jews.”

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting a rather conservative website and while most of the rubbish on there was easily refutable, one article was not. The author made the keen observation that without the Jews to blame, the Muslims would have to look at their own faults and correct them. Thus the Jews are a drug that is necessary to keep the Muslims subdued, to keep them blind to the fact that the reason they are humiliated all over the world is due to their own inaction and not because of the Jews. Israel’s existence is necessary for both the Muslim and the non-Muslim world because if it didn’t exist, the Muslims might recognize that it is themselves they must change and stop placing blame on others. If that happens, the Muslims might unite and that is bad news for everyone else and I couldn’t argue with that BECAUSE OF THE JEWS (Don’t ask).

The truth is that Muslims are in need of this Jewish drug. We are in need of this “Yahodi opium” that we must consume in order to be able to sleep at night. Without this daily fix, we wouldn’t be able to sit inside our homes, warm and comfortable, watching Jerry Springer and a plethora of other haram forms of entertainment on TV while failing to send that same 30 or 40 dollars we spend on cable TV to sponsor a Palestinian orphan. Why spend for the sake of Allah when we can always blame it on the Jews? “The reason I don’t do it is because the malaunin Jews you know they don’t let any aid reach the Palestinians. I would but I can’t BECAUSE OF THE JEWS”.

I hear this same excuse repeated over and over again every time there is a gathering of my family members. If you hear the confidence with which these “uncles” speak, you will think that there is no greater expert on the Jewish culture, the international political situation and the situation of the Muslims than them. In any single gathering, they will discuss topic ranging from the time of the Moses and the deliverance of the Jews to the most recent incident of Jewish miserliness that happened at someone’s workplace. The expensive suits these uncles wear and the sports cars they drive are not miserliness while the “Jew making exact change for a dollar” is. So why can’t they tone down their lifestyle and start spending a little for the Muslims at large. It is because the Jews are bigger misers I tell you, it is BECAUSE OF THE JEWS.

The plots, the plans and conspiracy theories that are advocated in these gatherings are rather remarkable. One of my friends recently said that “If you hear these people talking, you will think the Jewish nation is the only nation in the world capable of plotting planning and everyone else is just dumb”. Why is everyone else so dumb? BECAUSE OF THE JEWS!

Don’t get me wrong, I like conspiracy theories. One of my favorites is the one which advocates that the three greatest secular Jewish scholars: Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein; were somehow part of a massive Jewish conspiracy to destroy Islam, kill every Muslim and make the Jewish nation supreme. Karl Marx introduced communism and banned every religion, Sigmund Freud undermined the works of early Muslim scholars on the human psyche and thus distorted our understanding of ourselves and Albert Einstein introduced E=MC^2 thus implying that Allah SWT doesn’t create or destroy matter. So why did the plague of communism spread? Why is the west obsessed with human sexuality? Why did Hiroshima and Nagasaki get bombed? BECAUSE OF THE JEWS!

Mass conspiracy theories are all well and good but apparently there is a conspiracy in Rutgers to undermine the work of Muslim students by Jewish professors. I was talking with one of my friends and he had just gotten a B or his exam. I asked him why and he said the chair of the math department is Jewish and wouldn’t allow him to prosper. Why do Muslim students do badly in exams” It’s not because we don’t work hard, it is BECAUSE OF THE JEWS.

The Jews may rule the world by proxy but they are also ruling Muslims by proxy. We are unable to see the plain and simple truth that the reason we are humiliated, the reason we are being punished and the reason things aren’t improving is because this is what happens to those who disobey the command of Allah, NOT BECAUSE OF THE JEWS.

“Blame the Jews, Blame the Jews”
“Come out, come out let’s flame the Jews.”

The endless chorus is driving me crazy!

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Justoju said

You are right. We should blame the hindus instead.

Levity aside, we need to keep in mind the hadith of the Rasool (May Allah bless him and give him peace) that states that near the end of times the muslims will sell their deen and a dirham will be more valuable to them than their prayer (paraphrased from memory).

We need to wake up to the fact that the hadith corpus, when talking about the final days, blames the MUSLIMS for their state and doesnt blame the Jews/Hindus/Bush etc.. If the hadith blame us and dont blame others, do we really think we can contradict them?

on November 23, 2004 2:05 PM
Faisal Akhtar said

Hey I wanna know that Hadith. Can anyone find out?

on November 23, 2004 2:43 PM
Saleem said

Are you certain that the hadiths actually blame the Muslims for their state? I don't know that that statement is right. If you have some proof for that, I'd love to see it.

Fact is that the End of Times will (is?) a time that will have alot of trials and tribulations... maybe some of them will be the fault of Muslims themselves.. and some of them are just destined to happen...

but yeah - i love lender's bagels... and ben and jerry. and tom and jerry.

on November 23, 2004 3:26 PM
gillette said

a word of advice for all of the writers: good grammar is your friend.

on November 23, 2004 9:44 PM
Faisal Akhtar said

For native English speakers, maybe. For us FOBs, anything goes.

By the way, I am bad at English composition BECAUSE OF THE JEWS. lol

on November 23, 2004 9:53 PM
Saleem said


for the creative writers and poets:

Andalusia Award for Creative Writing/Poetry

Deadline for submission: Nov 26

for more info see:


on November 24, 2004 12:52 AM
plz make Dua 4 me said


wot does 'fob' mean?

on December 1, 2004 2:41 PM
Bint Abdul Khaliq said

As Salaamu Alaikum

As you probably know,2 Days ago was world AIDS day.Today this Lady came to visit us and she was telling us about an interesting article she was reading about how AIDS started off.Can you guess what she said?

it was because of the Jews


Was Salaam

on December 3, 2004 4:16 PM
Faisal Akhtar said

FOB= Fresh off the Boat

Meaning a recent immigrant.

on December 8, 2004 10:57 AM
gillette said

1. Fob

FOB - is a degrading term for people not up to date on the culture which is an abbreviation for (Fresh Of the Boat.)
meaning you still carry your sense of fashion from your country which clashes with the current countries cultures.

Origin: Hawaii 60's

Local Hawaiians used it to refer to white people who came from mainland US to Hawaii. Its was used a lot by locals and surfers. it was to refer to white people who wasn't up to date on the culture.

It is now used a lot by Asians to refer to immigrant Asians of the same sense.

"Man! whats up with your shoes? thats fob!"

"Dood! check out the howlie with the yellow hat. what a fob."


on December 8, 2004 12:36 PM
plz make Dua 4 me said

as salaamu alaikum

JazakAllah 4 the definition

I came across the translation of Ayah No. 82 in Surah Maa-i-dah today :

" Verily you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers ( Muslims ) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun, and you will find the nearest in love to the believers ( Muslims ) those who say : " We are the Christians," That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. "

on December 8, 2004 4:21 PM
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