The proof I promised you How many times had I heard the same cliché spoken as presumed truth and used to justify or excuse flagrant criminal behavior? Here’s what Tim said:
I defy you to name one religion that has not committed crimes in its names. Socrates was killed for blasphemy.
He was upset that I had written that the problem wasn’t with Muslims; the problem is with their religion, Islam. What follows is a history lesson posted by a colleague on the Net:
From page 464 (690 in the Arabic) of the earliest Muslim biography of Muhammad, Muhammad presides over the beheading of 600 to 900 disarmed, captive Jews:
Then [the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe] surrendered, and the apostle [Muhammad] confined them in Medina in the quarter of d. al-Harith, a woman of B. al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy b. Akhtab and Ka`b b. Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. As they were being taken out in batches to the apostle they asked Ka`b what he thought would be done with them. He replied, 'Will you never understand? Don't you see that the summoner never stops and those who are taken away do not return? By Allah it is death!' This went on until the apostle made an end of them.
Why is this relevant? That question is better asked this way: Why is it STILL relevant? Sadly, there’s an answer that is all too easy to understand, so easy that even the simplest mind can grasp it. Here it is: since Mohammad is regarded as the last prophet and the perfect man (and role model), everything he did sets an indelible standard. In other words, context be damned.
If he killed Jews and made concubines of their wives (and slaves of their children), then why should Jews be better treated now than then? To do so contradicts Islamic precedent as set by the actions of Mohammad.
That’s why Daniel Pearl was beheaded. The same as the Jews of the Banu Qurayza tribe. But that’s not all.
The Koran dictates a version of anti-Semitism that is permanent rather than the kind that might be ameliorated if they learn to like us better because we gave them Gaza or returned the Sahara or cared for their wives and children at Hadassah Hospital. They won’t and they can’t because of stipulations in the Koran as described by Dr. Andrew Bostom [please see: Why do the media’s Middle East pundits ignore the Jew-hatred intrinsic to Islamic doctrine? by Andrew G. Bostom, PJ Media February 3, 2013]:
…Referencing well-established Antisemitic motifs from the Koran (citations provided, below), Sheikh Youssef intoned,
Muslim brothers, God has inflicted the Muslim nation with a people whom God has become angry at [Koran 1:7] and whom he cursed [Koran 5:78] so he made monkeys and pigs [Koran 5:60] out of them. They killed prophets and messengers [Koran 2:61 / 3:112] and sowed corruption on Earth. [Koran 5:33 / 5:64] They are the most evil on Earth. [5:62 /63]
The crux of all these allegations is a central antisemitic motif in the Koran which decrees an eternal curse upon the Jews (Koran 2:61/ reiterated at 3:112) for slaying the prophets and transgressing against the will of Allah. It should be noted that Koran 3:112 is featured before the pre-amble to Hamas’ foundational Covenant. This central motif is coupled to Koranic verses 5:60, and 5:78, which describe the Jews transformation into apes and swine (5:60), or simply apes, (i.e. verses 2:65 and 7:166), having been “…cursed by the tongue of David, and Jesus, Mary’s son” (5:78). Muhammad himself repeats this Koranic curse in a canonical hadith, “He [Muhammad] then recited the verse [5:78]: ‘…curses were pronounced on those among the children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary’ .” The related verse, 5:64, accuses the Jews of being “spreaders of war and corruption,”—a sort of ancient Koranic antecedent of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion—invoked not only by Hamas and Hezbollah leaders, but “moderate” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who cited Koran 5:64 during a January 2007 speech which urged Palestinian Muslims to end their internecine strife, and “aim their rifles at Israel.”
Indeed the Koran’s overall discussion of the Jews is marked by a litany of their sins and punishments, as if part of a divine indictment, conviction, and punishment process. The Jews’ ultimate sin and punishment are made clear: they are the devil’s minions (4:60) cursed by Allah, their faces will be obliterated (4:47), and if they do not accept the true faith of Islam—the Jews who understand their faith become Muslims (3:113)—they will be made into apes (2:65/ 7:166), or apes and swine (5:60), and burn in the Hellfires (4:55, 5:29, 98:6, and 58:14-19).
The centrality of the Jews’ permanent “abasement and humiliation,” and being “laden with God’s anger” in the corpus of Muslim exegetic literature on Koran 2:61/3:112, is clear. By nature deceitful and treacherous, the Jews rejected Allah’s signs and prophets, including Isa, the Muslim Jesus.
Ikhwanonline.com from November 21, 2004 quoted Muhammad Morsi stating,
…it is confirmed by the Quran that Jews are the most hostile of men to Muslims. The Almighty says: “Certainly you will find the most hostile to those who believe are the Jews and those who are polytheists.” [Koran 5: 82] The verse confirms that Jews are the most hostile enemies of the Muslims..
Supplements to the perfect and unchangeable Koran are the Hadiths [please see: Hadith (Hadis), Hadith Sahih, Hadith Qudsi | Islam-Muslim According to Arabic lexicographers, the word Hadith or Hadis means news or new information. In technical terms it is understood to mean the ..... www.islam-muslim.net/hadith-hadis -]. Another Net correspondent points to those supporting documents that shore up Jew-hating as a requirement. Here is what was posted regarding jihad:
…This battle is not going to happen between Arabs and Zionists, or between Jews and Palestinians, or between Jews or anybody else. It is between Muslims and Jews as is clearly stated in the hadith.
Which hadiths does Qaradawi mean? He is clearly referring to some of the most infamous ones; even many non-Muslims have heard of them:
Muhammad says that one day the very stones will help Muslims to kill Jews.
Muhammad says it both in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, Islam's two most canonical hadith collections:
Narrated Abu Huraira [a companion of Muhammad]:
Allah's Apostle [Muhammad] said, "The Hour [that is, Judgment Day] 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."
Ibn 'Umar [son of the 2nd caliph, Ibn Umar was about 18 when Muhammad died] reported Allah's Messenger [Muhammad] (may peace be upon him) as saying: You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me); kill him.
There are many more hadiths that say the same thing.
Although these sources are ancient, they are currently regarded as essential and precedent setting. To the most religious Islamic fundamentalists, they retain their power as sacred guidelines written in impervious stone.
When it comes to promoting hatred and division among our human species, no other religion persists in doing it as well.
B. Koplen 5/12/13