Of Muslims and Jews


A clear double standard of what constitutes as acceptable

What the political correctness or secular social justice crowd fails to see or at least acknowledge is the anti-Jewish rhetoric regularly seen in the Arab world.  We repeatedly hear about anti-Semitism in the Catholic Church, yet it was never as apparent in her as it has been in the Islamic community for 1400 years.  I would add that the source of Islamic anti-Judaism is the Quran, the sunnah and the hadith.  Muhammad frequently bumped into Jews after he was peacefully exiled from Mecca and travelled to Medina which at the time was a Jewish city occupied by the Banu Nadir, the Banu Qurayza and the Banu Qaynuqa.  Tensions led to several battles such as that at Khaybar which resulted in a mass execution of Jews.  Among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians for example), some were “transformed into apes and swine” as the Quran says (5:60); this is a reference many Islamic figures later like the Iranian ayatollah would make in reference to the Jews.  Among the non-Muslims, Jews for example, those who do not embrace Islam or submission to Allah (as is translated in the Yusufali text [3:85]) “are the worst of creatures” (98:6).

We hear about the alleged tolerance of the Muslims in Al-Andalus yet Maimonides — the famous Jewish rabbi, theologian, physician and mystic — was forced into exile after the Almohads took over and made things much more difficult for Jews and Christians living in Islamic Spain.


Maimonides, one of many Talmudic authors

It is no secret that the one cleric Adolf Hitler had personal connections to was Hajj Amin al-Husseini who previously had quite the resume in terroristic activities which repeatedly included Jews as victims.  The Führer was recorded as having even praised Muhammad, having said if it were not for the victory at Poitiers “we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism” and “would have conquered the world” [1].

Recently a Shiite mosque in Yemen’s capital was bombed by Al-Qaeda affiliates; little did many know the people in the mosque just prior to the explosion were shouting things like “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”, even “Curse upon the Jews.”  You can find the video here.



Muhammad receives the submission of the Jews of Medina

[1] Heim, Heinrich et al. Hitler’s Table Talk 1941–1944, p. 667 trans. N. Cameron.


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