by Felix Quigley
August 4, 2008
Who is Phyllis Chesler and who is Pajamas Media?
At the end of an article I find this self description
“Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York”.
I have also noticed Chesler promoted as a supporter of Israel and as an opponent of Jihad. I think I have seen her work being promoted on Israpundit. One of her articles goes like this:
How my eyes were opened to the barbarity of
Is it racist to condemn fanaticism?
The title of the piece above is
Read the whole thing on
So allow me to say a few things about this lady…
Chesler is an ignorant buffoon of a woman. This woman writes a piece on the Bosnian War and the arrest of Radovan Karadzic without once referring to the Jihad against the Serbs by the Islamofascists backed by US Imperialist state.
And therein lies the truth of the matter. Chesler like so many others in the American Jewish LEADERSHIP scene is essentially an American Imperialist type. Why does she support the monster Izetbegovic (she does this because she writes a defamatory article against Karadzic without once mentioning Izetbegovic and that Izetbegovic as an opponent of Karadzic was an Islamofascist, a Nazi)
This is the giant hoax of Chesler and Pajamas Media Inc political campaign.
What does Chesler say about the Jihad against Israel by Hamas, the Arab League and Iran? I presume that she is opposed and we on 4international are indeed glad of that.
But what about that other Jihad against the Serbian Christians and Communists. She is for that Jihad.
Now this is the bind that Ted Belman of Israpundit has found himself in. Does Ted Belman agree with Chesler that Jihad against the Jewish people is all wrong, but it is all right if it is conducted against the Serbs.
So Ted has remained dead quiet, quiet as a mouse, about the arrest of Karadzic. But this lady Chesler and this organization Pajamas Media is not.
What do we as Trotskyists make of all of this¿? Well firstly we are totally on the side of the Jews as they face the Jihad of Hamas, Hizbullah, the Arab League and especially of Iran, all backed to the hilt by US and British Imperialism.
We also defend the Serbs against precisely the same Jihad, backed precisely by US and British Imperialism as well.
Furthermore we ask ourselves the question! What is it that the Serbs need? What is it that the Jews need? And we answer to that what is surely needed is the closest possible alliance between Serbs and Jews.
That means that Serbs must fight in support of the Jews of Israel against Islamofascist and US Imperialist Jihad.
And Jews must fight in support of the Serbs, specifically of Karadzic, against that very same Jihad and those very same forces!
We do not start from the position of those who support Jihad, in the ranks of those who support US Imperialism. Let these rotten characters stew in their own juice. We start from the objective needs of the Jewish people and the objective needs of the Serbian people.
Serbs and Jews were together during the Holocaust, suffering together. They died together in great numbers. And they must be together again. That has to be changed; it can and will.