Persecuted for being Jewish
Considering that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad himself, said, “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim,” it is difficult to find fault in the following Muslim behavior — from an Islamic perspective, that is.
“Al Qaeda’s Rise in Yemen Prompts Jewish Immigration,” by Avraham Zuroff for Israel National News, February 22:
(IsraelNN.com) The emigration of Yemen’s remaining Jews comes in wake of increased anti-Semitism, a rise in Al-Qaeda activities in the country, and the terrorist organization’s targeting of Jews.
Ten new immigrants arrived in Israel on Thursday afternoon from the Yemenite community of Raida, where Jews have recently been harrassed by Muslims. The group included Said Ben-Yisrael, one of the heads of the Raida Jewish community. Several weeks ago, Muslim extremists threw a grenade into the Ben-Yisrael family’s courtyard. After receiving threats against his life, Said went to live in the capital city of Sana’a, taking his family with him. From there he proceeded to the Jewish State.
Yemen, which does not share diplomatic relations with the State of Israel, nevertheless permits the immigration of its Jews to any location, including Israel.
In an opinion piece in the London-based Arabic daily, Ash-Sharq il-Awsat, columnist Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed warns that Al-Qaeda “is transferring its men and furnishings to the mountains of Yemen.” Al-Rashed adds, “Yemen will be turned into a free-for-all, not only by the terrorists, but by all the countries that want to hound Al-Qaeda wherever it settles.”…