Tuesday, May 8, 2012

History Bites--and Rewrites

Joe Warmington writes re the Shia "teaching the moppets Jew-hate at the madrassah" kerfuffle (the one initiated by an intrepid feline):
And over at the East End Madrassah Sunday school, which rents space from a TDSB school, there is a program posted on its website called “The Purpose of Jihad” where it said: “Unlike the beliefs of the ancient Romans, the Jews, and the Nazis, Islam is not restricted to a certain community of a certain race.”
It also had a section called “End of Jewish Plots and Treacheries” where it said: “Ever since the Prophet’s entry into Madina, the treacherous Jews had vehemently opposed him and his Islamic call” and that “the crafty Jews ... conspired to kill Prophet Muhammad.”
When he returns home, maybe this school can invite terrorist Omar Kadhr in for show and tell.
The part about the crafty, trecherous Jews in Medina rang a bell. I read all about it yesterday--on a link I found on the ICNA Canada site. "Did the Prophet massacre and persecute the Jews in Madina?" it asks. Of course he didn't, it goes on to clarify that Madina
was the first multicultural, multi-religion constitution in the world that gave everyone equal rights, including the Jews.
In this proto-Trudeaupia, the Jews were not "massacred and persecuted." Which is to say that they were massacred--but only because they betrayed You-Know-Who. Even in meting out punishment, he was only following the Jews' instructions:
Penalty was imposed but it was not the Prophet’s sentence. The people of Banu Quraiza had their own arbitrator. He ruled according to the law of the Torah, which specifies killing of men for treason. The Prophet simply agreed with his sentence. To say that the Prophet massacred Jews is therefore a distortion of historical facts.
Here's an, ahem, distorted version of the facts that tells the truth about the slaughter (one that inspires and motivates many Muslims to this very day).

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