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03 07 2014

The Chairman & Council Members Assalamu alaikum
My heartfelt gratitude for allowing me the pleasure of presenting this brief resume of the book on Israel titled ‘Why Israel’, by Suraya Dadoo & Firoz Osman.

It is a book of the utmost importance to all who are interested in the tragedy of Palestine, and especially to caring Muslims of all countries of the world! It is supremely well researched & expertly written – it lays bare the heinously cruel & inhuman apartheid practices of the Zionist state of Israel.
Of-course, as South Africans, we are familiar with our former evil Apartheid state, & Allah willing, we are resolutely on our way to catharsis & healing – but reading this book will leave you in shock & dismay at the levels of inhumanity , such that, you will wonder whether any form of remedy or restoration will ever be possible. Apartheid SA, compared to what the book reveals, was really only a puerile attempt at morbid racism!!
Here are just a very few of the machinations of a state gone mad – there are 2 judicial systems, civilian & military. Palestinians are tried in the military systems, where recourse is severely compromised and unsympathetic. Just consider the plight of children as young as five years of age being terrorized by the Zionist military & detained in crude army centres. Think of your wives, often requiring medical attention, & pregnant even, waiting insufferably extended periods of time at the ubiquitous check-points, manned by unfeeling & crude boy-soldiers of the regime!!
Israelis have so severely de-humanised the Palestinian people that random acts of apparent cruelty committed, by Palestinians, become acceptable behaviour & are compromised in an environment of ghastly acts of state-sponsored racial intolerance. Think of bus bombings & suicide bombers!!!
But of utmost importance to us as South Africans is for us to act against Israel & its supporters . We can do this by not supporting any entity that supports Israel [or the USA – an abiding, ardent, insane bedfellow. There are others, of-course!!] & which insists on stocking goods imported from Israel!!
We must do this straight-away, in any which way we can, as consciously as possible.
Lastly, buy the book!! It is a treasure!!!
Yakoob Manjoo

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