Of course, Islam knows not a thing about the hatred of Jews. Except for passages like the ones found below (linked from pro-Islamic sources), including:
Qur’an 4:46, which says Allah has cursed the Jews for their disbelief.
Qur’an 5:41, which says the Jews love a lie.
Qur’an 5:51, which commands: “O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.”
Qur’an 5:82, which says “Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans.”
Qur’an 9:30, which castigates the Jews for extolling Ezra as the son of Allah (what?).
Then there’s the good old ahadith. Sahih (i.e., sound, or reliable in the Sunni tradition) Bukhari 4.52.177: “Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Bottom line: Is Daisy Khan accusing us of hating Muslims as much as Allah hates Jews?
Of course, Khan & Co. know this is not about hate. Accusations of hatred are a cheap shot, and a desperate shot aimed at stopping substantive discussions. But we won’t stop asking questions and demanding answers.
Anyway, you will want to read this one sitting down. “Islamic center leader says site is not moving,” from Politico, August 22 (thanks to E H):
Daisy Khan, one of the leading organizers behind the mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero in New York City, said Sunday that moving the project to another location is not currently on the table.
“Right now it’s not, until we consult with all our stakeholders,” Khan told ABC News’ “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” She appeared on the program with Rabbi Joy Levitt, executive director of the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and an adviser on the project.
Khan said she believed the project would be built.
“Of course, it has to go ahead,” she said. “There’s so much at stake.”
Asked if America was “Islamophobic,” Khan responded that it’s like “metastasized anti-Semitism.”
“It’s not even Islamophobia, it’s beyond Islamophobia — it’s hate of Muslims,” she said. “And we are deeply concerned.”
No, it isn’t, Daisy:
“I let no man drag me down so low as to make me hate him.” – Booker T. Washington