Ten Reasons Why the Igbo Are Not Jews!
– by Africastallestman – courtesy of Dr. Chukwudi Nwankwo
1 Jews will not stab other Jews in the back.
2. Igbo stab other Igbo in the back.
3. Jews believe in collective strength. There are three leading Jewish organizations in the US – AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), ADL (Anti-Defamation League), and AJC (American Jewish Congress). There are 48 other Jewish organizations, but they all come together under the umbrella of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
4. Igbo believe in individual strength. There are over 200 Igbo organizations in Houston, Texas. If you are not the President or Chairman of an organization, form one and become life President and Founder. There are four umbrella Igbo organizations in the US – two WICs (World Igbo Congress), IWA (Igbo World Assembly), and CISA (Council of Igbo States in America). All these mushroom organizations have not accomplished anything. Every Igbo Town has an organization in the US. In the Bible, the Jews were delineated into 12 tribes, but Jews do not have 12 tribal Jewish organizations in the US.
5. There is no single day in America that the Jewish Holocaust is not discussed on Radio, TV, Newspapers, or Internet.
6. Over a million Igbo were “holocausted” between 1966 and 1970. Some Igbo would actually scold you for mentioning the Igbo Holocaust.
7. The Jews are still asking for reparations for their World War II loses.
8. The Igbo were given a mere 20 Nigerian pounds after the Nigeria-Biafra War. Your bank deposit did not matter. Millionaires and paupers were given the same amount. The Igbo have not complained. The Gowon Government confiscated Igbo properties and Igbo have not complained. Whenever riotous mobs go on a rampage in Northern Nigeria, Igbo lives and properties are lost. The Igbo who claim to be highly educated have not sued the governments involved or taken their case to the world.
9. Jews introduced to businesses by other Jews will try to build the businesses and recruit other Jews to the businesses.
10. Introduce a fellow Igbo to your business and you will be looking for another job in a few months.
Therefore, anyone who thinks that Igbo are Jews is living in a fool’s paradise that is located in Southeastern Nigeria!
More seriously, scholars have pointed out similarities between the Jews and Igbo, such as worldwide dispersal, enterprise, ingenuity, the circumstances of birth determining the name of a child, monotheism; the Chukwu-Okike concept in Igbo’s cosmology, circumcision, and so on.
Africastallestman, therefore, urges the Igbo to become more Jewish. The Jews emigrated from Igbo land and this emigration improved rather than diminished their survival instincts. For the doubters, everyone agrees that humans originated from Africa. Consequently, Jews emigrated to Israel from Igbo land and not vice versa.