“Binyamin #Netanyahu said the 9/11 attacks would be good for #Israel“,

writes @MJayRosenberg




Who funds Muslim-baiting in the US?

A new report details how a small group of donors and ‘intellectuals’ have pushed Islamophobia into the mainstream.
MJ Rosenberg Last Modified: 27 Aug 2011  13:21



It has been just about a decade since Islamophobia exploded in this country.
That was of moment that the World Trade Center and Pentagon were hit by al Qaeda terrorists.

It existed prior to 9/11, but the losses that day and the general
terror it inflicted upon this country made many, many Americans much more wary
of Arabs and, fairly quickly, fearful of the religion the terrorists

The first sign that 9/11 would be exploited to advance various agendas came
from Binyamin Netanyahu, who was quoted
in the New York Times as saying the attacks would be good for

Asked tonight [September 11, 2001] what the attack meant for relations
between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime
minister, replied, ”It’s very good.” Then he edited himself: ”Well, not very
good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” He predicted that the attack
would ”strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced
terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive
hemorrhaging of terror.”

Netanyahu subsequently reiterated his views about 9/11, quoted here
in Haaretz.

And, of course, ever since 9/11 the “pro-Israel” lobby has successfully used
it to build support for right-wing Israeli policies in the United States.

But the lobby isn’t alone.

It is just one of the components of an orchestrated and well-financed effort
to make Americans fear and hate Muslims and Arabs.

I have to admit, however, that until I read a report
published today by the Center for American Progress (CAP), I had no idea just
how orchestrated and well-financed this movement was.

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