Muhammad And The Jews
There's confusion as to exactly what the revelation of Allah's transformation of Jews into apes and pigs means but it can't be good.
Shall I inform you of [what is] worse than that as penalty from Allah? [It is that of] those (i.e., the Jews) whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way. - Quran (5:60)
There is an internet rebuttal of the claim sometimes made that the Quran calls all Jews apes and pigs. Great news for Jews, the Loonwatch website (a looney anti-Islamophobia site) says only some Muslims believe they're all descended from apes and pigs though in this case "some Muslims" means hundreds of millions. Just search 'Jews' and 'pigs' on youtube.
In a 2010 interview, member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi referred to Jews as the descendants of apes and pigs and called on Palestinians to employ "all forms of resistance" against the Jewish state, including violence. "These blood-suckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs … there is no place for them on the land of Palestine" and that Muslims should "besiege the Zionists wherever they are." Well you can't get any more mainstream Muslim than Mohammed Morsi.
Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The Jews will fight against you and you will gain victory over them until the stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; kill him. - Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6984
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. - Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985
Et tu Arbor. These ahadith explain why groves of Gharqad trees are being planted all over Israel. Who says Jews don't have a sense of humour?
In his early years Muhammad relied heavily on treachery and treaty-breaking and this is especially obvious in his treatment of the Jews of Medina.
The first attack was on the weakest Medinan Jewish tribe (Muhammad wasn't stupid), the Banu Qaynuqa. This was shortly after the Muslims had their first major victory over the Meccans at the Battle of Badr. There were trumped-up charges and then the Jews were besieged in their forts. They surrendered after a couple of weeks and were sent packing from Medina with the Muslims keeping their property, 1/5 of which went to Muhammad.
The attack on the Banu Nadir took place in August 625. We can be certain that the Jews were treacherous because the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) whispered it to Muhammad and an angel's testimony is unimpeachable. The Jews enjoyed the strategic advantage that their thick fields of Date Palms provided some protection. Muhammad ordered the orchards destroyed which was a no-no according to the customs at that time and most times. To quell any Muslim consciences, Allah okayed the tree-killings:
Whatever palm-tree you cut down or leave standing upon its roots, It is by Allah's command, and that He may abase the transgressors. - Quran (59:5)
The Jews were sent packing taking only what they could carry on their camels and no weapons. This confiscation gave Muhammad and his companions land and financial independence.
In 627 Muhammad was strong enough to take on the most powerful Jewish tribe, the Banu Qurayza. The Meccans had besieged Medina but Muhammad had dug some defensive trenches which had apparently prevented the Meccans from making a full frontal attack. Once they gave up and went home Muhammad was taking a bath when the angel Jibreel told him to finish off the Jews. His men had done little but minor skirmishing and were waiting around so this time Muhammad really finished the Jews of Medina off, having up to 900 Jewish men and boys with pubic hair beheaded. The property and women and children of the tribe were divided up as slaves among the Muslim warriors who raped them at will.
In 628 Muhammad threatened an attack on Mecca and a ten year truce treaty was arranged: the Truce of Hudaybiyya. He then attacked the Jewish settlement at Khaybar which had the largest Date Palm plantations in Arabia. Ibn Ishaq wrote that We met the workers of Khaybar coming out in the morning with their spades and baskets. When they saw the apostle and the army they cried, "Muhammad with his force," and turned tail and fled … The apostle seized the property piece by piece …
The Muslims killed all the warriors including Kinana who was tortured by lighting a fire on his chest to reveal where the community's savings were hidden and then beheaded. His wife Safiya was a 17 year old Jewess and she was given to one Dihya Al-Kalbi as his share of the booty. Many of the Muslim men were talking about how exceptionally hot this Safiya was (as you do) and so Muhammad went and took a look and went "PHWOAH! Dihya, Mate! She's mine." Muhammad fucked her that night. Was it rape? Probably she just lay back and remembered her husband's head lying on the ground. It is good to be the Prophet!
All the details we have about this infamous career of betrayal and conquest is based on Muslim sources. I have removed the tendentious Muslim excuses, rationalisations, special pleading and similar obfuscation and treated the evidence as I would any similar stories.
As his dealings with the Jews demonstrates, Muhammad criminalized religion and perverted spirituality through his sanctification of treachery, violence and plunder to advance his ignoble ends. This is the basic reason for Muslim hatred of Israel, Jews are deemed inferior and attacked by aggrieved Muslims for exercising power and authority over fellow Muslims in what was once Muslim land. Muslim anti-Semites are just imitating Muhammad's attitudes and actions towards the Jews. Before he died, Muhammad demanded all Jews and Christians be expelled from Arabia and the second "Rightly Guided Caliph", Umar, carried this through once he was able.
Sheikh 'Atiyyah Saqr (died 2006), the Head of the Fatwa Committee at Al-Azhar University, the chief centre of Islamic and Arabic learning in the world, selected 20 attributes of the Jews as defined in the Quran. Click here to see what centuries of thoughtful Muslim scholarship has discovered about Allah's revelations about the Jews.
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