Friday, November 26, 2010

Debunking the Myth That There's No Jew-Hate in the Koran

Tarek Fatah claims that Islamic Judenhass is fueled by "myths" in hadiths and a biography of Muhammad and not by the Koran itself--a claim that is simply not true (which is to say completely false). Andrew Bostom, who put together the work of scholarship on the subject--and what a doorstopper it is--puts that bollocks to bed here:

The central anti-Jewish motif in the Koran is found in verse 2:61, repeated at verse 3:112. This is where the Jews are accused of slaying the Prophets and transgressing against the will of Allah, and so they are condemned and cursed eternally. Verse 2.61 says ‘shame and misery’ are ‘stamped upon them.’ And this verse is coupled to verses like 5:60, and other verses about the Jews being transformed into apes and pigs, which is part of their curse. Verse 5:78 describes the curse upon the Jews by David and Jesus, Mary’s son. There is a related verse, 5:64, which accuses the Jews of being spreaders of war and corruption, a sort of ancient antecedent of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. (Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas cited this verse during a diatribe against the Jews of Israel, in 2007.) More generally, 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--as the Koran sees 'em and the Prophet turned 'em into

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