This post was first published on Sunday here.
Islam is a Jew-hating creed.
The only “debate” on this point occurs between those who have educated themselves on Islam and those who have not.
In October of 2003 my colleague and close friend Jamie Glazov conducted an important symposium on the subject of Islamic Anti-Semitism. Robert Spencer laid out some of the key verses from the Koran and Hadiths which demand Jew-Hatred:
Spencer: Muslim anti-Semites often appeal to several Qur’anic verses castigating Jews. In Suras 2:65 and 7:166 Allah says to a group of Jews, “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.” Muslim anti-Semites worldwide today refer to Jews as “apes” and “pigs” because of this verse and 5:60. Also, in authentic Islamic tradition there is much grounds for antagonism, such as these notorious hadiths: “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him’” (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, book 56, no. 2926, and many other places). Another hadith also strikes a chilling note: “When judgment day arrives, Allah will give every Muslim a Jew or Christian to kill so that the Muslim will not enter into hell fire” (Mishkat Al-Messabih, vol. 2, no. 5552.).
Bat Ye’or and Spencer further explain the theological roots of the hatred embedded within Islam:
Bat Ye’or: According to the Qur’an, Ibrahim (Abraham), the biblical figures, the prophet and Jesus were all Muslims prophets who preached Muhammad message, Islam (i.e. “submission to Allah”). They were not Jews and they are respected as Muslims, not as Jews. Here is the source of conflict. Muslims do not accept the Judeo-Christian interpretation of history. They do not see their religion as the third, but as the first, the religion of Adam and Eve. This is why they do not recognise the historical legitimacy of Israel today. Israel has no roots in the Holy Land because its biblical history is considered to be a Muslim history. David and Salomon were Muslim kings, and the Israelite prophets Muslims, as well as Jesus. It follows that Jews and Christians have no history and their beliefs are wrong. The only true version of biblical events is the qur’anic one – which is very different from the Bible – because the Qur’an is declared to be verbatim the word of Allah. This is the interpretation of Islamists, but not all Muslims share this view.
Spencer: In the traditional Muslim view, everyone is born a Muslim. Said Muhammad: “The mother of every person gives him birth according to his true nature. It is subsequently his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Magian” (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6429). The prophets were not Jews, but Muslims: “Abraham was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was an upright man, a Muslim, and he was not one of the polytheists” (Sura 3:67). Muslim anti-Semites exploit such passages to deny any Jewish origin for their religion; rather than considering Jews and Christians their Abrahamic brethren, they claim to be the only legitimate children of Abraham. The teachings of the prophets, in this view, were perverted by Christians and Jews to form the teachings of those religions, but the real, untwisted teachings of Moses, Jesus, etc., were identical to the teachings of the Qur’an.
For more on this subject I highly recommend the chapter “To Hate a Jew” from Jamie’s must-read book United In Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror.
This is the political religion that President Barack Obama has chosen to lie about and support. And they’re not just words on a page. They have penetrated the minds of millions across the planet. Sometimes it takes seeing it with your own eyes. And so I present five videos of Islamic anti-Semitism to bring to life what it is our civilization is up against right now. Remember: what they’re saying about Jews they’re saying about all non-Muslims. The Jew is merely first in line for the chopping block.