Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month: “Be ye apes, miserably slinking!”

Hatred: jihadists today routinely refer to Jews as apes and pigs. This idea is rooted in Qur’an 2:63-66; 5:59-60; and 7:166. Here is 2:63-66:

And when We took compact with you, and raised above you the Mount: ‘Take forcefully what We have given you, and remember what is in it; haply you shall be godfearing.’ Then you turned away thereafter, and but for the bounty and mercy of God towards you, you had been of the losers. And well you know there were those among you that transgressed the Sabbath, and We said to them, ‘Be you apes, miserably slinking!’ And We made it a punishment exemplary for all the former times and for the latter, and an admonition to such as are godfearing.

Traditionally in Islamic theology these passages have not been considered to apply to all Jews. Ibn Abbas says that “those who violated the sanctity of the Sabbath were turned into monkeys, then they perished without offspring.” Others, however, such as the early Islamic scholar Ibn Qutaiba, held that today”s apes are the descendants of the Sabbath-breaking Jews.

Many Muslims use this passage today as a metaphor for the Jews” corruption, even unto bestial status. Muhammad himself began this when he addressed the Jews of the Qurayzah tribe, which he was about to massacre, as “you brothers of monkeys.” Several years ago, the late Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, called Jews “the enemies of Allah, descendants of apes and pigs.” The Saudi Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam of the principal mosque in Mecca, the Al-Haraam mosque, expanded on this, saying in a sermon that Jews are “the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the violators of pacts and agreements, the murderers of the prophets, and the offspring of apes and pigs.” Another Saudi Sheikh, Ba”d bin Abdallah Al-Ajameh Al-Ghamidi, made the connection explicit: “The current behavior of the brothers of apes and pigs, their treachery, violation of agreements, and defiling of holy places”¦ is connected with the deeds of their forefathers during the early period of Islam “” which proves the great similarity between all the Jews living today and the Jews who lived at the dawn of Islam.”

This series inspired by Pat Condell.

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  1. says

    From the article.

    Muslim, screeching slanderous accusations against Jews – “the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the violators of pacts and agreements, the murderers of the prophets, and the offspring of apes and pigs.”

    ‘Violators of pacts and agreements’.

    This, from an adherent of the cult that holds that any ‘agreement’ made with a non-Muslim may be violated at will, the moment the Muslim side feels able to go back in for the kill.

    Projection, thy name is Islam.

    Again, another Saudi Arab Muslim ‘cleric’ , or jihad gang boss, leaping up and down and screeching like the bandar-log, accusing the Jews of

    “treachery, violation of agreements, and defiling of holy places…”.

    Yup, more projection, un caso clinico.

    Of all cultural groups on the face of the earth, it is probably *Muslims* who could most truthfully be defined as practitioners of treachery (see all those ‘insider killings’ in Afghanistan, just for starters), of violation of agreements, and of ceaseless and gross defiling of the sacred places of others (e.g. the dynamiting of the Bamiyan Buddhas; the torching of Buddhist temples in Bangladesh only a couple of months ago; the thousands upon thousands of Hindu shrines smashed, razed, and then mosques built on top; synagogues in the Old City dynamited during the period of Jordanian Arab Muslim rule over Jerusalem 1949-1967; tombstones from the historic Mount of Olives cemetery removed during the same period **and used to build army latrines**; and those gibbering Mohammedthugs that we saw wrecking the WWII war graves in Libya, earlier this year…the list goes on, and on, and on, and on).

    Whenever Muslims accuse the kuffar of something – and perhaps most especially when they accuse the Jews – they are very often scapegoating or projecting.

  2. says

    i had occasion to view the chimps and apes at the St. Louis Zoo. those animals took care of each other, preening, gnit picking … truly seemed to get along

    a vast different scene than the highly evolved humans demonstrating in vengeful ways in Cairo and Gaza

    or, these examples of eminence taking care of things with various cruelties in other places … bombings, beatings, amputations … whatever the Allah god (unknowable; as imaginged) calls for through Muhammad( lately contrive, if not evolved), an unwanted mutant of humanity