The Protocols of the Elders of Islam

This post makes some very important points. It is a translation of an article by Domenico Losurno, published on Losurno is an Italian philosopher and historian, and a Communist, but I hope you will read his points with an open mind. It was first translated into French by Marie-Ange Patrizio.

How black legends are built
The "Protocols of the Elders of Islam"

[Introduction by Marie]

In order to justify the apartheid inside Palestine, and the Israeli war on the Palestinian people, the atlantist media resort to the usual technique of black legends. Lies upon lies end up creating the idea there would be a world-wide islamic plot with a global plan one could call "The Protocols of the Elders of Islam," in reference to the antisemitic forgery propagated by the tsarist police. The italian philosopher and historian, Domenico Losurno, analyses here this propaganda device with regard to some historical references.

[The actual text]

Leafing through the reactions to my last book Stalin, Storia e critica di una leggenda nera (Stalin, Story and critic of a black legend), I read beside largely positive comments some signs of incredulity: is it possible the infamies attributed to Stalin and accredited by a general consensus are most often the result of distortions and sometimes of complete historical falsifications ?

I would like to suggest a reflection to these very readers, in light of the events of the last days. We have under our eyes the tragedy of the Palestinian people in Gaza, first starved by the blockade and now invaded and massacred by the terrible Israeli war machine. Let us see how the great organs of "information" react. In the Corriere della Sera of december 29th, Piero Ostellino in his editorial condemns: "Clause 7 of the Hamas Charter not only defends the destruction of Israel, but the extermination of all Jews, as is affirmed by the Iranian president Ahmadinejad." We will note that, while he makes an extremely grave claim, the journalist does not offer any quote: he wants to be taken at his word.

A few days later (January 3rd) on the same newspaper, Ernesto Galli della Loggia goes at it again. In truth, he doesn't talk about Ahmadinejad anymore. Maybe he has realized his colleague's mistake. After Israel, Iran is the one country in the Middle-East hosting the most Jews (20.000), and they don't seem to suffer from persecutions. In any case, those Palestinians living under occupation could only envy the Jews standard of living in Iran, who not only have not been exterminated, but also don't have to face the threat of "transfer," which threat the most extreme Zionists project on Arab Israelis.

Of course, Galli della Loggia is way above all that. He contends himself with not saying a word on Ahmadinejad. To compensate, he goes further on another essential point: Hamas does not stop at demanding "the extermination of the Jews" of Israel, as Ostellino claims. One should not stop half-way in denouncing the barbarians' misdeeds: "Hamas wants the elimination of all the Jews on the face of the earth" (Corriere della Sera, Jan 3). In that case too, one does not begin to see a shred of evidence: scientific rigor is the last thing on Galli della Loggia's mind, whose courage in the face of ridicule must be nevertheless acknowledged: according to his analyses, the Palestinian 'terrorists' intend to liquidate the war machine not only of Israel, but even of the USA, so as to get done with the infamies, whose world-wide scale the editorialist from the Corriera della Sera denounces. Hence, those who are capable to inflict a decisive defeat to the world superpower, in addition to Israel, can very well aspire to world domination. To sum up: it is as if Galli was finally bringing to our knowledge The Protocols of the Elders of Islam !

And just like, in their time, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, The Protocols of the Elders of Islam have now acquired the statute of established truth, and necessitate no demonstration. In La Stampa on January 5th, Enzo Bettiza immediately gives the meaning of the massive bombings of Israel, unleashed from the sky, the seas and the earth, using weapons forbidden by international conventions, against a population virtually defenseless: "This is a drastic and very violent police operation, from a country threatened with extermination by a sect that swore to uproot it from the face of the earth."

This thesis, repeated again and again, is inscribed in the framework of a very precise tradition. Between the 18th and the 19th century, the moderate abbey Grégoire was fighting for the abolishment of slavery in the french colonies: he was to be accused of being the leader of "blancophages", those black barbarians eager for the taste of White men's flesh. A few decades later, something similar happened in the United States of America: the abolitionists, often of Christian faith and non-violent trend, demanded "the complete destruction of the institution of slavery"; they were promptly accused of wanting to exterminate the white race. Again in the middle of the 19th century, in South Africa, the champions of apartheid were refusing political rights for blacks, arguing that a possible black government would have meant the systematic extermination of whites and white settlers in their totality.

The currently fashionable black legend is particularly ridiculous: Hamas, several times, has signaled the possibility of a compromise, if Israel accepted to get back to the 1967 boundaries. As everyone knows, or should know, what makes the two state solution more and more problematic, and maybe now impossible, is the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. And yet, the substitution of the current Israel as a "State of the Jews" with a bi-national State which would be both the State of the Jews and the Palestinians, guaranteeing equality for all, would in no way comprehend the extermination of the Jews, exactly like the destruction of the white racial State, in the South of the United-Stated first, then in South Africa, certainly did not mean the destruction of Whites. In reality, those who wave, one way or another, the Protocols of the Elders of Islam want to turn the victims into executioners, and the executioners into victims.

Today's fashionable mythologies on Stalin and the communist movement in its entirety are no less grotesque and instrumentalised. Take the thesis of the "hunger holocaust", or the thesis of the "terrorist starvation", that the Soviet Union would have imposed on the Ukrainian people in the thirties. In support of this thesis, there exists, and we are offered, not a pound of evidence.

But this is not the most important point either. The black legend offered in a planified manner, especially in Reagan's time and at the time of the Cold War, serves to hide under the rug the fact that the "terrorist starvation," blamed on Stalin, has been implemented for centuries by the liberal West and, in particular, against the colonised people, or what it would have wanted to reduce to colonial or semi-colonial conditions.

This is what I have tried to demonstrate in my book. Immediately after the great black Revolution, at the end of the 18th century in Saint-Domingue/Haiti, that broke both the chains of colonial domination and those of the institution of slavery, the United States were answering through the declarations of Thomas Jefferson, saying he wanted to reduce to starvation the country that had the impudence to abolish slavery. The same behavior has been adopted in the 19th century. Immediately after October 1917, Herbert Hoover, at the time a senior official in the Wilson administration, later to be president of the United States, was explicitly waving the threat of "absolute hunger" and of "death by starvation" not only against Soviet Russia but against all the peoples ready to get contaminated by the bolchevik revolution. At the start of the 60s, an assistant to the Kennedy administration, Walt W. Rostow, was boasting about the fact the United Stated had managed to put back "decades" the economic development of the Popular Republic of China !

This is a policy that continues to this day: everyone knows imperialism tries to economically strangle Cuba, and if possible to reduce it to Gaza's condition, where oppressors can exercise their power of life and death, long before their terrorist bombings with, already, the control of natural resources.

We have thus returned to Palestine. Before they had to bear the horror he bears today, the people of Gaza had been stricken by a protracted policy that was trying to starve him, to deprive him of light, medicine, to reduce him to exhaustion and despair. In addition to the fact the Tel-Aviv government kept his right to proceed as usual, despite the "truce," with extrajudicial executions of its enemies. That is to say, even before being invaded by an army resembling a giant and experimented firing squad, Gaza was the object of a policy of war and agression. At the same time, a multi-media fire power was unleashed, especially in the West, to crush any critical resistance to the false and lying thesis according to which Israel would these days be committed to a self-defense operation: may no one question the authenticity of the Protocols of the Elders of Islam !

This is how you build the black legends: today's legend seals the Palestinian people's tragedy (the martyred people of our epoch), just like those other legends, by depicting Stalin as a monster and reducing to a criminal history the process that started with the October Revolution, mean to deprive the oppressed peoples of all hope of future emancipation.


Losurno seems to be saying

Losurno seems to be saying that powerful governments become genocidal in the pursuit of ever more power. Can't argue with that! It's the nature of power to destroy.
Further he says that these same governments invent "black legends" which are the reverse of the truth to justify it and trick people into assisting them in their plans of appalling destruction. Again, no argument here! It's the nature of power to create its own reality (necessary to become God!) by lying about everything and reversing the truth.

But I'm surprised that Losurno includes the "Protocols of Zion" as a "black legend" given its uncanny fulfillment over the last one hundred years and that there is only one group that has the cultural historical writings (motivation and justification), methodology and resources to have carried it out. Indeed, the Zionists are very visably in power and control now over much of the world and closing in for the coup de grace. Why would an historian ignore this?

I don't have much doubt that

I don't have much doubt that the Protocols are a forgery; they were the Tzarists' excuse for slaughtering Jews. I haven't seen the evidence, but it makes sense to me. Now that the same legend exists with regards to Muslims, you see the same pattern of killings, and I don't think it's a coincidence.

As for Zionists being "visibly in power and controlling much of the world", that's an overstatement; also, it doesn't necessarily prove the Protocols weren't a forgery. For once I must say what pisses off WP: it was probably a coincidence. There are other problems with your claim. The Zionists must have been the ones who created the Protocols. We should have found traces of references to it as some kind of guide, among Zionist circles. But from what I read in Lenni Brenner's work of excavating the darker side of Zionism, there is no such reference.

Finally, I have some problem imagining that a Communist historian who doesn't recoil from saying the stuff on Stalin is false, I have some problem understanding what would stop that historian from saying the Protocols are true, if there was some truth to it, which there obviously isn't, regardless of how well the Zionists have fared, until now. Communists are very hostile to Zionists and if there was any way they could denigrate them, if there was any truth to the Protocols, they would jump on it in the following nanosecond. As it happens, there isn't, and we don't need this forged document, that served as an excuse for pogroms, to condemn Zionism. There's already plenty of established Zionist bullshit propaganda at our disposal; let's not waste our time trying to rehabilitate what the entire world knows to be a fake when there's all this at-least-as-controversial material that's established.

For further proof of Communism enmity with Zionism, here's an extract from Lenni Brenner's Iron Wall:

Lenin is universally recognized as an extraordinary writer; prolific – his collected works run to more than 40 volumes – but rarely even minutely factually wrong. He was possessed with the truth, particularly the realities of social struggle and even bourgeois Jewish scholars often have the highest regard for his name. The Soviet Union has since undergone an immense and often sinister evolution on the Jewish question, as on every other. But none, save the inevitable cranks, even pretend he had the slightest trace of anti-Semitism or hostility towards non-Russians. Indeed, it is said he refused to tolerate even the most harmless ethnic or dialect humour. In power he mercilessly suppressed anti-Semitism, and after the Civil War the capitalist Jewish charities in America co-operated with the Soviets in the rehabilitation of the ravaged Jewish communities in the Ukraine.

Since our epoch is that of the decline of the venerable empires, perhaps it was inevitable that the struggles of the oppressed nationalities should have given their nationalism a patina of undeserved glory, an illusion invariably shattered by the grim realities of the national states that arose out of the ruins of empire. Lenin never entertained such self-deceptions – for him there could be only one opinion regarding the relationship of Marxism and nationalism:

Marxism cannot be reconciled with nationalism, be it even of the most just’, purest’, most refined and civilized brand. In place of alt forms of nationalism Marxism advances internationalism, the amalgamation of all nations in the higher unity, a unity that is growing before our eyes with every mile of railway line that is built, with every international trust, and every workers” association ... Combat all national oppression? Yes, of course! Fight for any kind of national development, for “national culture” in general? – Of course not. The economic development of capitalist society presents us with examples of immature nationalist movements all over the world, examples of the formation of big nations out of a number of small ones, or to the detriment of some of the small ones, and also examples of the assimilation of nations. The development of nationality in general is the principle of bourgeois nationalism; hence the exclusiveness of bourgeois nationalism, hence the endless national bickering. The proletariat, however, far from undertaking to uphold the national development of every nation, on the contrary, warns the masses against such illusions ... The proletariat cannot support any consecration of nationalism. [25]

With world Jewry it was an open and shut case. They did not have a common territory, language or economy, the minimal requirements of nationality. Lenin was contemptuous of Jewish nationalism:

The Jews in Galicia and in Russia are not a nation; unfortunately (through no fault of their own but through that of the Purishkeviches), they are still a caste here ... It is ... only Jewish reactionary philistines, who want to turn back the wheel of history, and make it proceed, not from the conditions prevailing in Russia and Galicia to those prevailing in Paris and New York, but in the reverse direction – only they can clamor against “assimilation”.


Well, I was going to ask, "Why would a Communist historian ignore this?" I didn't as I thought it would impugn a bias or an agenda other that the truth. But you have asked it for me. It's a genuine question. I'm curious why he would claim that the Protocols were a forgery when history has played out "as if" it were which must cast doubt on the claim it is (catagorically) a forgery. Why build a case (for Islam) based on some thing that MIGHT be false?
Littlehorn, you are relying on what people say about their own "tribe" (see note on Silber below). I am looking at what people have done. "By their fruits, you shall know them" has become a signpost to the truth for me. I don't know, and certainly cannot prove, that the Protocols were authored by one or more Zionists. I am saying that they may as well have been; that you or anyone else cannot say catagorically that they are a forgery especially in light of subsequent history. So, again, I am wondering why a (Communist) historian would do so?

You wrote- "As for Zionists being "visibly in power and controlling much of the world", that's an overstatement;"
How would you re-phrase this to take avoid the overstatement?

Speaking of power and control and also back to coincidence, see here (link via Smoking Mirrors)

Authur Silber has been writing a series on Tribalism which I think is essential to understanding politics and much more. I have assumed that most visitors here also visit Arthur's site but for those that don't-
Part 1
Part 11
Part 111

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As coincidence would have it..

I've slowly been making my way through Douglas Reed's Controversy of Zion ( so I thought I would throw a snippet of his take on the protocols into the discussion. You need to read the entire chapter on this (and probably chapters to 19-27) to get a full understanding of where he suspects they originate, what their purpose is, as well as how truth tellers are silenced. However, he cites four leading newspapers, who at the time the protocols were first published in English (1920), ran numerous articles calling for an impartial investigation into these "would-be documents and their history": The Times (of London), The Morning Post, The Spectator and Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent. According to Reed, the zionists went into overdrive to denounce them as a forgery. He also notes that the "attack was in effect on the demand for investigation, not simply on the allegation against "the Elders of Zion". In communist Russia all copies of the book were destroyed and it became a capital crime to be in possession of the book. In England, at the time of publication, the attack on the sale of the book "continued so violent that publishers feared it and only small local firms ever ventured to print it".

Reed Writes:
"Within two years the proprietor of The Times was certified insane (by an unnamed doctor in a foreign land; a later chapter will describe this episode) and forcibly removed from control of his publications, and The Times published an article dismissing the Protocols as a plagiarism of Maurice Joly's book. The proprietor of the Morning Post became the object of sustained vituperation until he sold the newspaper, which then ceased publication. In 1927 Mr. Henry Ford published an apology addressed to a well-known Jew of America; when I was in the United States in later years I was told by credible informants that he was persuaded to do this, at a moment when a new-model Ford automobile was about to be marketed, by hostile threats from dealers on whom the fortunes of his concern depended."

I too am curious about why a communist historian would ignore this?
Reed argues at length that what he calls 'world-revolution' (later to become communism) and zionism are twin engines running the same train on it's way to world domination:

"...these two movements appeared at first sight to be fixedly opposed to each other, for the one made nationalism its religion, even its god, and the other declared war to the death on nationalism. This antagonism was only apparent, and in truth the two movements ran on parallel tracks, not head on towards a collision on the same line. For the god who promised land to the nation to be gathered-in also promised to set it "above all people that are upon the face of the earth" and to destroy all other nations "with a mighty destruction until they be destroyed". The world-revolution, which pursued the second of these aims, thus fulfilled the condition set for the first of them; either by accident or by design, it too was doing the will of Jehovah.

That being so, the historian's task is to find out, if he can, what relationship existed between the organizers of Zionism and those of the world-revolution. If there was none, and the parallelism of purpose was coincidental, then history was evidently having a little joke with the West. If relationship can be shown, the pattern of the last 170 years [until the 1950's] prefigures the shape of coming events; in that case the world-revolution has been the handmaiden of Zion."

Snip from Chapter 27 "The Protocols":
in 1905 one Professor Sergyei Nilus, an official of the Department of Foreign Religions at Moscow, published a book, of which the British Museum in London has a copy bearing its date-stamp, August 10, 1906. Great interest would attach to anything that could be elicited about Nilus and his book, which has never been translated; the mystery with which he and it have been surrounded impedes research. One chapter was translated into English in 1920. This calls for mention here because the original publication occurred in 1905, although the violent uproar only began when it appeared in English in 1920.

This one chapter was published in England and America as "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion"; I cannot learn whether this was the original chapter heading or whether it was provided during translation. No proof is given that the document is what it purports to be, a minute of a secret meeting of Jewish "Elders". In that respect, therefore, it is valueless."

In every other respect it is of inestimab1e importance, for it is shown by the conclusive test (that of subsequent events) to be an authentic document of the world-conspiracy first disclosed by Weishaupt's papers. Many other documents in the same series had followed that first reve1ation, as I have shown, but this one transcends all of them. The others were fragmentary and gave glimpses; this one gives the entire picture of the conspiracy, motive, method and objective. It adds nothing new to what had been revealed in parts (save for the unproven, attribution to Jewish elders themselves), but it puts all the parts in place and exposes the whole. It accurately depicts all that has come about in the fifty years since it was published, and what clearly will follow in the next fifty years unless in that time the force which the conspiracy has generated produces the counter-force.

It is informed by a mass of knowledge (particularly of human weaknesses) which can only have sprung from the accumulated experience and continuing study of centuries, or of ages. It is written in a tone of lofty superiority, as by beings perched on some Olympian pinnac1e of sardonic and ancient wisdom, and of mocking scorn for the writhing masses far below ("the mob" . . . "a1coholized animals" . . . "cattle" . . . "bloodthirsty beasts") who vainly struggle to elude the "nippers" which are c1osing on them; these nippers are "the power of gold" and the brute force of the mob, incited to destroy its only protectors and consequently itself.

The destructive idea is presented in the form of a scientific theory, almost of an exact science, argued with gusto and eloquence. In studying the Protocols I am constantly reminded of something that caught my eye in Disraeli's dictum, earlier quoted. Disraeli, who was careful in the choice of words, spoke of "the destructive principle" (not idea, scheme, notion, plan, plot or the like), and the Protocols elevate the theory of destruction to this status of "a fundamental truth, a primary or basic law, a governing law of conduct" (to quote various dictionary definitions of "principle"). In many passages the Protocols appear, at first sight, to recommend destruction as a thing virtuous in itself, and consequently justifying all the methods explicitly recommended to promote it (bribery, blackmail, corruption, subversion, sedition, mob-incitement, terror and violence), which thus become virtuous too.

But careful scrutiny shows that this is not the case. In fact the argument presented begins at the end, world power, and goes backward through the means, which are advocated simply as the best ones to that end. The end is that first revealed in Weishaupt's documents, and it is apparent that both spring from a much earlier source, although the Protocols, in time, stand to the Weishaupt papers as grandson to grandsire. The final aim is the destruction of all religion and nationhood and the establishment of the super State, ruling the world by ruthless terror.

"By their fruits, you shall know them" has become a signpost to the truth for me."
I like this and often find myself saying this. smiling

"I set it down,
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain..." -- Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, v

Reed Online

That's a very illuminating except, McJ.
I found Reed's book is also online here-
I have a vague feeling you may have already posted this link, McJ.

Further to Losurno's writing, there is an extremely good article on this very subject written by Gilad Atzmon
Zionist plunder and the Judaic Bible

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"That's a very illuminating

"That's a very illuminating except, McJ."

It is also available as a pdf download at link.
I've printed out about 1/3 of the book and and have started to read it cover to cover. I always seem to get sidetrack though, reading chapters here and there. Having only a high school level knowledge of world history and Sunday school knowledge of the bible smiling, I find it is a challenge to keep track of the details!

Thanks for the link.
Did you get your copy from the library yet?

"I set it down,
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain..." -- Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, v

That should have read

That should have read "excerpt" not "except". duh!
I just check with my library (it's online) and (as coincidence would have it!) Reed's book is now available for pick up.
As a long term autodidact, I can say you are better off finding out for yourself rather than having had a preprepared "education" from the winners' point of view.

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Sophie's comment: Glad to see you got your own private blog

This is a comment posted by Sophie on the Welcome message in the forum with a link to Edwin Wright's "The Great Zionist Coverup".
"Hello WP! It has been a while, at least a year if not longer since I was in touch with you. Oh, well, that is the way it is, we get busy and drift away. But your blog is on my blog list and also on my recommended websites list.

I am not sure if this is the place to drop a link. It is one of my favorite items over the years; it is the number one fetched item on my blog. But it had always been in pdf format. I had wanted to re-create it in html format. It was quite tasking, took me at least 25 hours to convert. I posted it on my blog. The original pdf document was 145 pages long, but once transformed into html, it shrunk to about 85 pages, (double space.) This is certainly a must read document. The author is highly credible and people do need to spend some time reading it carefully. Years ago I stumbled upon it and I could not believe my luck. I read it carefully and I looked for any other documents written by Edwin M Wright. There were a few, all in pdf format and I saved them all. Two years later when I begun blogging I searched the Internet for them, but they were nowhere to be found. I did a find on my own hard drive and I smiled to notice that I had saved them all. This most incredible document for some odd reason is not highly visible on the blogospher. I am hoping to make it more visible."

"I set it down,
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain..." -- Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, v

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